SOURCE: Olive Software

February 09, 2007 15:33 ET

Olive Software Releases New Version of ActivePaper Archive APA Enhances the User Experience With New Search and Display Capabilities

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 9, 2007 -- Olive Software, a global leader in electronic publishing and digital archiving technologies, announced the latest version of its newspaper archive product, Olive ActivePaper Archive. Olive APA 3.0 provides publishers extensive control over customizing the user interface. As a result, readers will have increased ability to find relevant information, regardless of whether it originated as microfilm, microfiche, paper, or electronic files.

The Sydney Morning Herald, an Australian daily newspaper owned by Fairfax Media, has been using Olive APA 3.0 for its archiving needs. "Fairfax has a responsibility to provide access to the country's paper of record, and the Sydney Morning Herald's 175th birthday provided the necessary funding opportunity," said Dean Leith, Information Services Manager at Fairfax Media. "We chose Olive as it had the functionality we needed, a great reputation, and has been chosen by our colleagues at other leading international newspapers."

"The enhancements in Olive APA significantly improve the readers' experience while allowing publishers to monetize their content without relinquishing ownership rights," said Stephen Marks, Olive Software's Managing Director, Europe. "This version of APA makes it easier to consolidate old and new content, display it in an eye-catching manner, and find new audiences willing to pay for access."

Olive ActivePaper Archive 3.0 benefits include:

--  More Powerful Search Capabilities - Olive APA 3.0 allows users to find
    articles, images, or ads more quickly. Readers can search through multiple
    components such as title, byline, section, and date, as well as conduct a
    narrower search within the results. The ability to look for niche
    information will make it easier for newspapers to charge for access to
    relevant content.
--  New Display Options - Olive APA 3.0 enables newspaper readers to view
    the complete paper, individual sections, cover or single pages, all in the
    original format. They can display article headlines as text, images, or
    thumbnails. Clicking on individual components opens the paper to the page
    containing the chosen article. This viewing flexibility allows readers to
    interact with the archives on their terms.
--  Lower Maintenance Requirements - Olive implemented a number of
    usability improvements to make Olive APA 3.0 easier to manage for
    publishers that do not use Olive's production and hosting services. Easier
    customization speeds time-to-market and simplifies site maintenance.
    

Olive APA simplifies the consolidation of archived collections into a unified XML-based digital format, allowing easy information retrieval and permanent, open standards-based electronic storage. Articles, images, ads, and other content are easily accessible, searchable, and individual publications maintain their original look and feel. For more information on Olive APA, including a demo, please visit www.oliveapa.com.

About Olive Software

Olive Software (www.olivesoftware.com) enables its customers to transform their content resources into intelligent knowledge assets, enabling information discovery, effective search and future-proof preservation. Hundreds of companies and millions of end-users rely on Olive to unlock the information in their content and publish it through a browser, customized web application or portal, or knowledge management application. Olive's end-to-end electronic publishing platform understands the structure and semantics of electronic, paper, microfilm, and microfiche documents and automatically converts them to XML with highly searchable metadata. Olive Software is based in Santa Clara, California, with sales offices in New York, Washington DC, Denver, and Los Angeles, and R&D facilities in Israel.

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