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RSuite 4 Delivers a Breakthrough in Content Management for Publishers
November 29, 2012

Audubon, Pa.—November 29, 2012—RSuite CMS, a content management system for publishers, today announced the latest version of its software, RSuite 4. Combining a superior user experience with proven and secure content management provides publishers with the ability to use the best of today’s technologies to create, store, manage, transform, and deliver any content to any format.

RSuite CMS, powered by MarkLogic®, has been the software of choice for many of the world’s leading publishers. RSuite 4 offers a redesigned, more intuitive user experience to enable users to efficiently find and interact with their content with minimal effort. Improved usability is based on Nielsen’s Ten Usability Heuristics and manifested in action-oriented contextual menus, search-based content navigation, accordion-style search results, and a user interface (UI) with intentional color design. The new UI provides even greater productivity while dramatically reducing the learning curve.

AAUP Names Peter Berkery Incoming Executive Director
November 16, 2012

November 16, 2012—The Board of Directors of the Association of American University Presses (AAUP) has named Peter M. Berkery, Jr., the next Executive Director of the Association, starting March 1, 2013.

Berkery comes to AAUP from Oxford University Press, where he has served for the last 4 years as Vice President and Publisher for the US Law Division. Prior to that he worked for Wolters Kluwer for 11 years in a series of positions, publishing works on securities licensing examination training, securities law, taxation, and financial planning.

Show Notes: Reporting from the RSuite User Conference
September 20, 2012

Book Business is reporting today from the RSuite CMS User Conference at the Cira Center in our hometown of Philadelphia.

The morning sessions, delivered to a packed house at the Cira Center’s Hub (just upstairs from the fantastic Jose Garces restaurant J.G. Domestic) have included a case study from Elsevier Health Science on “Managing Book and Journal Content with RSuite CMS to achieve an E-First Workflow”; a presentation from RSI’s metadata guru Lisa Bos titled “Search as the Center of the Customer Experience: How Metadata Management is the Key Component of Findability”; and a panel featuring SPi Global’s VP Solutions Architect John Prabhu, Merion Matters’ CIO Khader Mohammed and the American Institute of Physics’ CIO, Publishing, Evan Owens.

Getting Your Words' Worth
September 1, 2012

Scores of our generation's most celebrated authors have famously waxed poetic about the joys of using the original 20-volume "Oxford English Dictionary." David Foster Wallace, for instance, had a well-documented obsession with the OED. Simon Winchester wrote not one, but two nonfiction books about the dictionary's history. Even J.R.R. Tolkien, who briefly worked on the OED (he was assigned to the letter "W"), spoke fondly of his time there. But the simple fact is this: When I need to know the correct spelling of, say, "onomatopoeia," or "conscientious" or "hierarchy," there's a decent chance I'll be heading straight to Dictionary.com.

Publishing Technology invests in new positions to advance client strategies
July 17, 2012

Oxford, UK and Cambridge, MA, July 17, 2012 – Publishing Technology, the largest provider of software and services to the publishing industry, today announced two new appointments designed to lead and consult on the digital publishing strategy of customers on the pub2web platform.   

Digital colour is 'an opportunity' for book printers
June 26, 2012

Digital colour printing is an opportunity for book printers to win back work that is currently being offshored, according to speakers at last week's annual London Digital Book Printing Forum. HP business manager Roger Stabler, who spoke at the event last Wednesday (20 June), said he was seeing "a lot more onshoring of colour", which could be driven by publishers recognising the cost of producing a book over its whole life-cycle, including storage and transportation, rather than just the print costs. CPI UK head of digital Martin Collyer said that the printer, which launched its Quantum digital colour book

Unpacking Books: E-books have matured but questions remain about digital rights, access models and what a scholarly e-book really means today
April 15, 2012

Nine experts weigh in on scholarly publishing and ebooks:

Suzanne BeDell, managing director, Science and Technology Books, Elsevier:

When we talk about e-books we mean books to be read on devices and e-readers, which all our books are, in all e-book formats. One third of our e-book sales last year came through Amazon but access on the iPad is increasing. Our e-books are also available through the B&N platform on the Nook device and through Google Books too. It requires considerable work and investment to manage and support the different feeds…

An Important Win Against Internet Piracy
February 16, 2012

In a concerted action, a global group of publishers and publishers' associations achieved an important success in the fight against copyright piracy on the Internet. Overcoming significant technical and legal obstacles, the publishers were able to locate the alleged operators of two high-traffic rogue Web sites, the sharehoster service, www.ifile.it, and the link library, www.library.nu, and to serve judicial cease-and-desist orders to them. These sites have now shut down.