Publishing is no longer the linear process it once was. Create, edit, produce, and publish to print is an obsolete workflow. Today, publishing organizations must consider print and digital along with the many configurations of each.
Publishing the core product is also just one component. Ancillary texts, content-based apps, online-first articles, and web content are just as important as core text. The pressure to do more is felt across departments---publishing organizations need to get things done faster, simpler, while spending less. Proper content management is at the heart of this issue and the starting point to create and deliver content on time and on budget. To have a smooth workflow, content needs to be organized, structured, and managed properly.
Our report, “3 CMS Strategies and How to Get Started” introduces a few examples of how to reduce, reuse, and refine your publishing process. With examples from Nature Publishing Group, Human Kinetics, and SAGE Publications, Inc., you'll learn how you can drive production efficiences by integrating content management into your dynamic publishing environment today.
RSuite CMS is a content management system for publishers that serves a wide range of workflow and content needs. To better serve our customers as well as the greater publishing community, we want to understand what's important in terms of a work-in-progress and finished goods repository. Most everyone agrees that an archive of published content is critical. The importance of maintaining versions of the various formats is also something no one will argue. Yet when it's time to roll out that new edition, or search for the latest file to do an erratum, content can be harder to find than it should (in theory) be.
Over the years, we've seen many different content storage scenarios:
- There's that person who has been with the company for 35 years and always seems to know where to find that last revision
- It's easier to send the published piece to a compositor to OCR and send back a new Word file
- Neatly organized file servers but lousy search to actually discover the latest version
- A hodge-podge of files on laptops, file servers, and media storage devices
Over the years, we've also maintained that a secure content repository is the first step in content management. Because if you can't find your content, how can you do anything interesting with it?
We invite you to take part in our short survey to assess how you approach the topic of content storage and a finished goods repository. Or as we like to call it, a publisher's warehouse.
The PROSE Awards annually recognize the very best in professional and scholarly publishing by bringing attention to distinguished books, journals, and electronic content in more than 40 categories. Judged by peer publishers, librarians, and medical professionals since 1976, the PROSE Awards are extraordinary for their breadth and depth.
The Awards ceremony is webcast live during the Professional Scholarly Publishing Conference in Washington, DC! You can watch it today from 12:00-1:30pm (ET) here.
The Oscar of the PROSE Awards is the R.R. Hawkins Award
. Last year's recipient was The Diffusion Handbook by R.K. Michael Thambynayagam, published by McGraw-Hill Professional. Hearing the effort an meticulous attention that goes into scholarly publishing is humbling. The editors, authors, and publishers committed 18 years to the publication of this text.
Watching these awards and understanding the expertise that goes into scholarly publishing is especially worthwhile in today's fast-paced publishing world.
RSuite CMS is a sponsor of the event. We congratulate not only the winners but everyone committed to advancing scholarly publishing.
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On January 17th, more than 550 Philadelphia-area executives joined SmartCEO magazine in celebrating 50 fast-growth companies at the Philadelphia Future 50 Awards ceremony. Barry Bealer, CEO and co-founder at RSI Content Solutions was honored for 10 years' of consistent company growth.
Fast forward to the 1:31 mark to learn the answer to the question above!
RSuite CMS, a content management system for publishers, recently joined the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) as an affiliate member. The AEP serves the diverse needs of the entire educational resource community, including publishers, content developers, IT professionals, service providers, researchers, instructors, and communication experts from around the world.
RSuite CMS is the software of choice for many of the world’s leading publishers. Publishing organizations of all sizes use RSuite CMS to search, store, manage, and transform content into print and digital products. Higher education publishers, such as Macmillan Higher Education, and K-12 publishers, such as Triumph Learning, have licensed RSuite CMS to manage complex content and provide quality products and courses to students and instructors.
“The AEP’s vision is to support our thriving educational publishing industry,” explained Jo-Ann McDevitt, vice president, sales, marketing and business development at The Association of Educational Publishers. “Affiliate members provide outstanding services and products to support our community.”
“The educational publishing market faces unique challenges,” stated David Saracco, vice president of business development at RSI Content Solutions. “Textbook pricing expectations, ancillary materials, customers’ digital demands, learning management systems---all of these situations necessitate that educational publishers manage, produce, and deliver products in an affordable and sustainable way. RSuite CMS is akin to the factory line that provides great efficiencies in content management.”
For more than a decade, RSI Content Solutions (makers of RSuite CMS) has been a trusted content management services and solution provider to the publishing industry. Learn how organizations like Oxford University Press, Macmillan Higher Education, Elsevier Health Science, LexisNexis Pacific, and many others use RSuite CMS and see the latest features of the software at www.rsicms.com.
RSuite CMS is an official sponsor of the 2012 PROSE Awards, which will take place at the AAP 2013 Professional/Scholarly Publishing (PSP) Annual Conference in Washington, DC from February 6 to 8. Jeff Wood, vice president, business development, RSI Content Solutions will be in attendance.The PSP Division is part of the Association of American Publishers (AAP). The Division represents the common interests of its members who publish for professional, scholarly, research and commercial markets in such areas as business, law, science, technology, medicine, social and behavioral sciences, and the humanities.
RSuite CMS is an enterprise content management system for publishers and is used by some of the world's largest publishers such as Elsevier Health Sciences, LexisNexis Pacific, and Macmillan Higher Education to create, store, manage, transform, and deliver content.
"I look forward to this year's PSP Annual Conference and think the theme of building collaboration, innovation, and sustainability is particularly important in today's publishing environment," stated Jeff Wood, vice president of business development at RSI Content Solutions. "I welcome the opportunity to speak with any attendees about how content management is a key component to securing value in the professional publishing industry."
For more than a decade, RSI Content Solutions (makers of RSuite CMS) has been a trusted content management services and solution provider to the publishing industry. Learn how organizations like Oxford University Press, Elsevier Health Science, LexisNexis Pacific, and many others use RSuite CMS and see the latest features of the software at www.rsicms.com.
RSI Content Solutions, a leading content management software provider, was recognized by Philadelphia SmartCEO magazine as a winner of the 2013 Philadelphia SmartCEO Future 50 award. The Future 50 Awards program recognizes 50 of the area’s fastest-growing companies based on employee and revenue growth over the past 3 years. The 2013 Future 50 winners collectively generate $1.23 billion in annual revenue and employ more than 12,000 individuals in greater Philadelphia.
The Future 50 Awards program, now in its 3rd year of celebration in Philadelphia, kicked off with an application process in September 2012. More than 650 local business executives and guests attended a gala on January 17th, 2013 at the Drexelbrook to celebrate the winners and their achievements.
“The companies we are honoring this year are growing in spite of the economic hardships we have all been facing. These companies are investing in themselves, and investing in their people and are rising above the rest. They deserve to be recognized and celebrated because they are moving our economy and this region forward,” says Jaime Nespor, group publisher of SmartCEO magazine, “We are proud to recognize them for their achievements and growth.”
“We are honored to receive this recognition for the second year in a row,” stated Barry Bealer, CEO and co-founder at RSI Content Solutions. “But it's worth stating that RSI Content Solutions is only as successful as its customers. If our publishing clients can increase revenue and growth through better content management, then we have done our job.”
For more than a decade, RSI Content Solutions has been a trusted content management services and solution provider to the publishing industry. Learn how organizations like Oxford University Press, Elsevier Health Sciences, LexisNexis Pacific, Texas Instruments and many others use RSuite CMS and DocZone and see the latest features of the software at www.rsicms.com.
RSI Content Solutions, providers of two award winning content management products---RSuite CMS and DocZone, has announced today at Digital Book World Conference and Expo that it is expanding engineering operations in South America. The expanded operations are anticipated to triple the size of the current development team by the end of 2013.
“We see the need to continue to build hybrid on- and offshore teams to provide cost competitive services to our client base,” stated Steve Quirke, vice president of operations at RSI Content Solutions. “RSI Content Solutions has created a deeply integrated onshore and offshore development team who will deliver affordable development and product customizations.”
The expanded team will supply product engineering and support for both RSuite CMS and DocZone core products as well as specific implementation projects.
“I am thrilled to be leading up the expansion of the RSI engineering team,” stated Gert Olie, director of engineering for the South American-based team. “We have a strong team of engineers that have been providing high quality content management development for 15 years. Additionally, we are conveniently located in the Eastern Standard Time zone, facilitating daily communication between teams and customers.”
For more than a decade, RSI Content Solutions has been a trusted content management services and solution provider to the publishing industry. Learn how organizations like Oxford University Press, Elsevier Health Science, LexisNexis Pacific, Texas Instruments and many others use RSuite CMS and DocZone and see the latest features of the software at www.rsicms.com.
John Corkery and Michael Edson from DETI Group will be the panelists for our February 20 webinar entitled, Truth of Digital Content Transformation and Conversion. This webinar will be an hour long and will begin at 1:00pm.
Revenue from digital products is set to soar in 2013. A recent study from Pew Internet & American Life Project states that one-third of the US population 16 and older now owns an e-reader. Ownership of tablets and e-reading devices has grown from 18% in late 2011 to 33% in late 2012. For the publishing industry this means a sustainable strategy to support digital and print products is the only option. It’s imperative for publishers to support a workflow that automates content transformation to digital formats for all titles moving forward and develop consistent plans for conversion projects to better monetize backlist titles.
Join publishing consultants Mike Edson and John Corkery from DETI Group in this free webinar. Mike and John will present strategies they’ve helped publishers implement to ensure that an epub strategy is an ongoing success that meets customers’ expectations while increasing publishers’ bottom line. They will separate fact from fiction and answer all your questions around epub, ebook formats, content conversion, XML, and more.
Today, stresses on the publishing industry are more accelerated than most other industries. New expenses are added to reach publishing targets and those expenses don't always add to total revenue. A content management system (CMS) helps publishers manage, store, transform, and delivery content in a sustainable and economical way. A CMS is a publisher’s factory.
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