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

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