3 CMS Strategies and How to Get Started

Posted by Sarah Silveri on Feb 12, 2013 10:58:00 AM

Publis3cms strategieshing is no longer the linear process it once was. Create, edit, produce, and publish to print is an obsolete workflow. Today, publishing organizations must consider print and digital along with the many configurations of each.

Publishing the core product is also just one component. Ancillary texts, content-based apps, online-first articles, and web content are just as important as core text.  The pressure to do more is felt across departments---publishing organizations need to get things done faster, simpler, while spending less. Proper content management is at the heart of this issue and the starting point to create and deliver content on time and on budget. To have a smooth workflow, content needs to be organized, structured, and managed properly.

Our report, “3  CMS Strategies and How to Get Started” introduces a few examples of how to reduce, reuse, and refine your publishing process. With examples from Nature Publishing Group, Human Kinetics, and SAGE Publications, Inc., you'll learn how you can drive production efficiences by integrating content management into your dynamic publishing environment today.


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Topics: content management for publishers, RSuite CMS, CMS Strategies, How to

Lost and Found: A Survey of Publishers and How They Find Their Content

Posted by Marianne Calihanna on Feb 8, 2013 3:01:00 PM

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RSuite CMS is a content management system for publishers that serves a wide range of workflow and content needs. To better serve our customers as well as the greater publishing community, we want to understand what's important in terms of a work-in-progress and finished goods repository.  Most everyone agrees that an archive of published content is critical. The importance of maintaining versions of the various formats is also something no one will argue. Yet when it's time to roll out that new edition, or search for the latest file to do an erratum, content can be harder to find than it should (in theory) be.

Over the years, we've seen many different content storage scenarios:

  • There's that person who has been with the company for 35 years and always seems to know where to find that last revision
  • It's easier to send the published piece to a compositor to OCR and send back a new Word file
  • Neatly organized file servers but lousy search to actually discover the latest version
  • A hodge-podge of files on laptops, file servers, and media storage devices

Over the years, we've also maintained that a secure content repository is the first step in content management. Because if you can't find your content, how can you do anything interesting with it?

We invite you to take part in our short survey to assess how you approach the topic of content storage and a finished goods repository. Or as we like to call it, a publisher's warehouse.

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Topics: content management, RSuite CMS, publisher's warehouse

The Very Best in Scholarly Publishing | Live Awards Show Today

Posted by Marianne Calihanna on Feb 7, 2013 11:14:00 AM

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The PROSE Awards annually recognize the very best in professional and scholarly publishing by bringing attention to distinguished books, journals, and electronic content in more than 40 categories. Judged by peer publishers, librarians, and medical professionals since 1976, the PROSE Awards are extraordinary for their breadth and depth. 

The Awards ceremony is webcast live during the Professional Scholarly Publishing Conference in Washington, DC! You can watch it today from 12:00-1:30pm (ET) here.

The Oscar of the PROSE Awards is the R.R. Hawkins Award. Last year's recipient was The Diffusion Handbook by R.K. Michael Thambynayagam, published by McGraw-Hill Professional. Hearing the effort an meticulous attention that goes into scholarly publishing is humbling. The editors, authors, and publishers committed 18 years to the publication of this text

Watching these awards and understanding the expertise that goes into scholarly publishing is especially worthwhile in today's fast-paced publishing world. 

RSuite CMS is a sponsor of the event. We congratulate not only the winners but everyone committed to advancing scholarly publishing.

PROSE AWARDS | http://proseawards.com/prose-live.html


Topics: RSuite CMS, Professional Scholarly Publishing, PROSE Awards

What Does Juggling Have in Common With 50 Fast-Growth Companies in Philadelphia?

Posted by Marianne Calihanna on Feb 6, 2013 10:17:00 AM

On January 17th, more than 550 Philadelphia-area executives joined SmartCEO magazine in celebrating 50 fast-growth companies at the Philadelphia Future 50 Awards ceremony. Barry Bealer, CEO and co-founder at RSI Content Solutions was honored for 10 years' of consistent company growth.

Fast forward to the 1:31 mark to learn the answer to the question above!

Topics: RSI Content Solutions, Smart CEO Magazine, Fast 50

RSuite CMS Joins the Association of Educational Publishers

Posted by Sarah Silveri on Feb 4, 2013 9:30:00 AM

RSuite Joins the Association of Educational PublishersRSuite CMS, a content management system for publishers, recently joined the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) as an affiliate member. The AEP serves the diverse needs of the entire educational resource community, including publishers, content developers, IT professionals, service providers, researchers, instructors, and communication experts from around the world.

RSuite CMS is the software of choice for many of the world’s leading publishers. Publishing organizations of all sizes use RSuite CMS to search, store, manage, and transform content into print and digital products. Higher education publishers, such as Macmillan Higher Education, and K-12 publishers, such as Triumph Learning, have licensed RSuite CMS to manage complex content and provide quality products and courses to students and instructors.

“The AEP’s vision is to support our thriving educational publishing industry,” explained Jo-Ann McDevitt, vice president, sales, marketing and business development at The Association of Educational Publishers. “Affiliate members provide outstanding services and products to support our community.”

“The educational publishing market faces unique challenges,” stated David Saracco, vice president of business development at RSI Content Solutions.  “Textbook pricing expectations, ancillary materials, customers’ digital demands, learning management systems---all of these situations necessitate that educational publishers manage, produce, and deliver products in an affordable and sustainable way. RSuite CMS is akin to the factory line that provides great efficiencies in content management.”

For more than a decade, RSI Content Solutions (makers of RSuite CMS) has been a trusted content management services and solution provider to the publishing industry. Learn how organizations like Oxford University Press, Macmillan Higher Education, Elsevier Health Science, LexisNexis Pacific, and many others use RSuite CMS and see the latest features of the software at www.rsicms.com.

Topics: RSuite CMS, Education, Association of Educational Publishers, AEP

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