For an academic publisher, led the development of four major new websites using the Drupal open source platform. Two were launched as subscription platforms for licensing books and journals to research libraries. The platforms included integrations with business systems, back-end content management systems, and eCommerce and authentication platforms.
For the University of Toronto Press, developed an integrated XML-based infrastructure comprising digital asset management, XML modeling, Word template development, eXtyles integration, XML-based composition with InDesign, EPUB generation, and creation of a master XML repository. The result is their PShift system, which UTP uses for its scholarly book, journal, reference, and textbook publishing divisions and provides … Continue reading XML Infrastructure and Workflow for University of Toronto Press
For a leading editorial and workflow technology company, provided competitive analysis in the content management and workflow system markets.
For a Fortune 50 information technology company, created a strategy for new business opportunities in the publishing market centered on next-generation editorial and content management systems. The strategy brought together the company's existing products, lab R&D technology, and professional services as well as acquisition opportunities. It targeted educational, news, trade book, and consumer magazine publishing, and envisioned … Continue reading Publishing Industry Strategy for Global IT Vendor
For a medical information publisher, gathered requirements for enterprise-wide XML content management and led a vendor/tool selection process.
For a global news provider, led a requirements gathering effort for content management and enterprise content integration across text, image, audio, and video production organizations. Created business requirements for a new type of newsgathering workflow system that increases cross-divisional and cross-geographical visibility into story coverage while enabling more efficient production and distribution of multimedia news feeds.
For a global technical journal publisher, created a technology strategy and implementation plan for integrating two separate online digital library (content management) systems. Created system architecture for the merged system.