Wayne State Press goes live with new publishing management system
Wayne State University Press (WSUP) has successfully moved from their legacy FileMaker-based software system to a modern online publishing system — BiblioLIVE.Background
Wayne State University Press’ previous database was a FileMaker-based solution which was first implemented in the mid-1990s. While in-house maintenance updates in 2003 and 2008 have stabilized and enhanced usability, FMDB can no longer keep up with the demands of a rapidly changing publishing world.
Below is a brief list of what Wayne State University Press can do with the new BiblioLIVE software that they couldn’t do with their old FileMaker system:
- Send ONIX 2.1 & ONIX 3 feeds
- Distribute eBooks directly out of their publishing system to various distributors
- Easily group contacts and titles together for producing catalogues
- Reporting that allows users to set up reports themselves, including content and output format
- Automated costing of projects using production scales engine
- Online schedules with automated reflowing when the pub date changes
- Automated production of TIP sheets
- Automated website feeds
- System allocation of ISBN
- Record rights and 3rd party permissions for assets
- Manage and track sales of rights
- Sharing of designs for approval and evaluation through the integrated digital asset management system
Bonnie Russell, Project Manager of Wayne State University Press discusses: “Virtusales was with us from start to finish on this project, helping us make sense of how BiblioLIVE fits into our processes. Rather than trying to change our process to fit around a new tool, the database and DAM folded into our existing process making the transition more comfortable for our users. The training and support we've received has helped our users become comfortable quickly, and has helped us hit the ground running after implementation”.
Jane Hoehner, Director of Wayne State University Press explains: “The entire staff is involved and motivated--using timely and authentic data, located in one place, seems like a no-brainer, but it's eluded us until BiblioLIVE. The Journal and Permissions and Rights modules make this system complete and just right for all our content and workflow”.
Rodney Elder, VP Operations at Virtusales Publishing Software noted: “We have been very impressed by the team at Wayne State and their commitment to the project’s success. With Virtusales BiblioLIVE Publishing Software, Wayne State University Press have a modern system that will support their operations now and in the future in the face of a constantly evolving industry".