Content is King at World Book
So how does a company that handles so much content daily store it? Electronically, of course.
"Everything new we do is stored electronically, on CDs, on our server, with backup," Ross says, adding that WB creates pages in QPS and uses various databases to store images and text-only documents.
The big project is to convert all legacy materials into digital format. Currently, the company does that on an as-needed basis, for example, when a series is up for a revision. It's not cost-justified to transfer all files into digital format, says Ross.
"We're happy with the systems we have, though they've gone through significant upgrades," he notes. "Our electronic storage systems are constantly being revised and upgraded.
"We continue to scale the technologies we use for greater electronic access and ease of use," Ross summarizes.
"From my point of view, we're content providers. We're neutral about what media it gets disseminated into, as long as the product is easy to use."