For the Publications Office of the European Union, conducted a study of single-source, XML-based, multi-channel workflows that led to recommendations by which an appropriate workflow or workflows could be established for the EU's very diverse General Publications—which consist of official publications from all European Union countries—and can integrate with the master repository and information architecture … Continue reading Study of XML-Based Multi-Channel Workflows for the EU
For a large educational publisher, developed an integrated, capabilities-based architecture to guide process and systems development. The architecture involved a services-based approach to promote scalability, allow for incremental investment in systems enhancement, and avoid "big bang" expenditure requirements.
For an association publisher, supported their decision to move from bespoke content production and hosting to standard tools for production and a hosted solution for content distribution. Researched vendor choices, worked with the association leadership on staffing and outsourcing models, and wrote RFPs for pieces of the eventual solution. The result was a more streamlined … Continue reading Transition from Custom to Standard Toolset for Association Publisher
For a professional association in the financial services industry, created a plan for converting the organization's existing PDF-based document production and distribution to a multi-channel EPUB-based e-book strategy.
For a national daily newspaper, helped design an Internet-delivered digital facsimile edition of the paper, including product format, production workflow, distribution channel, e-commerce strategy, and integration with the print circulation system. This helped boost circulation and ad rates while lowering costs of distribution.
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 publisher of aviation industry technical documents, developed a plan for transitioning from optical disc-based PDF publishing to XML-based online content distribution; defined technology architecture and new processes; created implementation RFP for systems integrators.