LSU Press has chosen Virtusales' BiblioLIVE publishing system to replace its press-wide database and streamline and automate data flows to its distributor and website.
When Louisiana State University (LSU) Press needed to upgrade its existing publishing database management system, it sought an integrated, web-based platform that would enable the press to capture title information securely, track book and author information from acquisition to publication, produce sales and other performance reports, provide estimating, budgeting, and scheduling tools, and allow for growth through expansion of the system in the future.
LSU Press has been considering BiblioLIVE for several years and has seen how the software continually evolves. It is fantastic that we can now start a project with them
Rodney Elder, Vice President North America, Virtusales Publishing Solutions
Peer review management
Production costing and schedules
Contracts, rights and permission sales
Third party rights management
Editorial, bibliographic, and marketing data management
Unlimited ONIX 2.1 and ONIX 3.0 feeds
Business intelligence and sales analytics
The main aim was to replace a legacy press-wide database and to enhance internal workflows through improved management of acquisitions, editorial, production, marketing, contracts & rights and digital asset management. A key objective was to streamline and automate data flows for sending title data to its distributor, to its Acumen business management system, and to the press' own website, which is powered by Supadu.
MK Callaway, the Director of LSU Press, notes that, "BiblioLIVE offered everything we were looking for in a database management system. Their experience with other university presses, the regular updates they provide, and the quality of their system were all attractive to us. We’re delighted to work with Virtusales and to implement the BiblioLIVE system."
BiblioLIVE offered everything we were looking for in a database management system. Their experience with other university presses, the regular updates they provide, and the quality of their system were all attractive to us. We’re delighted to work with Virtusales and to implement the BiblioLIVE system.
MK Callaway, Director, Louisiana State University Press
About Louisiana State University Press
For over 80 years, Louisiana State University Press has published significant scholarship and works that preserve Louisiana's history and culture. LSU Press currently publishes 70-75 new titles per year and has a backlist of over 3,500 titles.