Scenario Planning for “Library of the Future” and Strategic Fit of Reference Unit for Major Educational Publisher

For an educational and reference publisher, assessed the reference unit's strategic fit with its parent in light of its market position and the impacts of alternative futures for the public, K-12 and academic library markets.

Rights Management System for Educational Publisher

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

E-Commerce for Educational Publisher

For a medium-sized education publisher, implemented an online student store to allow new commercial models in print and digital including rental, subscriptions and digital bundles. Project involved process change across Finance, Marketing, Operations, and Customer Care functions and integration of a new Hybris e-Commerce solution with many legacy applications. 

LMS Evaluation for Major Educational Publisher

For a large educational publisher,¬†evaluated several learning management systems (LMSs) they were maintaining after a series of acquisitions. Worked with marketing and acquisitions leader to document the broad requirements for the platforms, performed a market scan to look at competitors and available technologies, and worked with the technology team to target platforms for retirement. The … Continue reading LMS Evaluation for Major Educational Publisher

Transition to XML Workflow for Educational Publisher

For a mid-sized educational publisher, assisted with transition to XML-based authoring and production for print and digital textbooks. Designed high-level content architecture, oversaw the detailed XML design, wrote the RFP, and supported the publisher in choosing a new primary vendor for their print production and digital production. The result is a significantly improved editorial and … Continue reading Transition to XML Workflow for Educational Publisher