For the Section 108 Study Group, a group convened by the Library of Congress to address the provision in U.S. copyright law granting additional rights to libraries and archives, advised on current industry practices and technologies for library ebook lending to inform potential changes to the law.
For a consortium of educational publishers, developed the business plan for an industry collective designed to digitally distribute higher education learning materials. The entity has grown from a domestic U.S. operation servicing the sampling needs of five publishers to an international presence providing digital textbooks and interactive course materials representing over 90% of the core … Continue reading Digital Business Plan for Educational Publishing Consortium
For a large educational publisher, using the Creating Mutual Value framework of Synthesis, LLC., inspired by the work of Fernando Flores, initiated a process of cultural change within the production and manufacturing staff from reactive order-takers to partners in innovation with the editorial and technology teams.
For a large educational publisher, integrated a combined K12 and ELT publishing company into existing operations with substantial headcount, operating cost, PPB and plant savings.
For a large educational publisher, integrated an approximately $300mm acquired higher education division into existing operations with substantial headcount, operating cost, manufacturing and plant savings. Used best practices from each organization to improve the effectiveness of the combined entity.
For a large educational publisher, implemented systems and processes to capture assets to be used in a product and drive them through rights research, clearance and payment activities for new editions. Modified the existing rights systems to capture a broader range of rights information that is now used for reporting and remediation of potential term … Continue reading Rights Management System for Educational Publisher
For a small trade publisher, developed a web-based cookbook application enabling a consumer to select among a database of more than 2000 recipes, enter his/her own recipes and other personalizing material, and receive a printed cookbook within 5 business days. The project involved developing a recipe DTD, converting the recipes from various hardcopy and electronic … Continue reading Custom Cookbook Application