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Case Study of an XML Journal project with a reputed American Institution


Company Overview

The institution has been publishing books and journals for the advancement of mathematics and science since 1905. The institution publishes 8 original research journals, 4 translations journals, 2 open access journals; over 1,100 articles published annually. The robust book program involves 80 new books published annually; over 3,500 titles in print; monographs and proceedings in 27 active series and others not in series; eBook collections and subscription.

Challenge

Production of Journal Publications

Arinos worked with this institution on transforming the huge content that comprised converting more than 1000 articles. The production team from Arinos split its content into simple, medium, and complex categories allowing the client to specify time-frame for the delivery of each content category. The type of content that Arinos will be converting to XML include Editorials (including Forwards), Research Papers, Correspondence Papers, Book Reviews, Obituaries, Patent & Abstracts, Society Awards etc using Journal DTD.

Solution

Arinos’s services for Journal XML Materials

XML Generated from this Institution’s Publishing system will be annotated in the French and/or Spanish versions to match the supplied English sample.

While XML tagging front matter, body and end matter elements are linked to the Images.

All the tables are captured as Live Text.

Parsing Journal XML using Journal DTD NLM version 3.0.

XML QC and XSLT used for viewing purpose since it support browser view for checking content and styles.

Uploading the XML to the proofing system which renders the pages as a self-contained web site (access supplied by the Institution)

Delivery of final Journal XML files as per the client specifications uploaded to the FTP folder.

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A Case Study of Taylor & Francis UK Conversion Project


Company Overview

A leading trade publishing and distribution house in the world, working on 25,000 titles with distribution channels across 100 countries.

Challenge

To effectively convert the books in hardcopy to various digital formats such as XML, ePDF, ePUB, MOBI, KF8, Fixed Layout ePUB, Fixed layout MOBI, ePIB (Fixed layout format for Nook devices). The titles range from fiction, non- fiction to children’s and comic books etc. Some of the titles are in Hebrew, Greek and Arabic languages;

As the publishing house wanted its eBooks to be converted in a shorter period of time, a large number of skilled work-force were employed to convert the titles swiftly into the above formats.

Solution

Arinos’s conversion experts pre-analyzed the titles (before the actual conversion) and came up with an efficient process flow in order to achieve consistency in the quality of deliverables throughout the process in the stipulated timeline. Some of those employed are as listed below.

Effective QA and automation process for file conversion and file validation.

File management portal for the client with real-time tracking and email notifications on status updates and file delivery.

Using subject matter experts for titles in Hebrew, Arabic etc.

Result

Arinos’s conscious effort to employ an efficient project management system helped the publishing house in launching the 25,000 titles in the expected short duration which in turn also helped us in achieving a cost effective working model.

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Case Study of an HTML project with International Baccalaureate, USA


Company Overview

The International Baccalaureate is a non-profit educational foundation that runs educational programmes with students between 3 to 19. The IB works with 3035 schools in 138 countries to offer the three IB programmes to approximately 783,000 students.

Challenge

Production of HTML Publications

Due to a re structure in staffing and roles, as well as a move from one UK locations to 3 global hubs there is a need to outsource the production of HTML publications that have previously been produced in house

Solution

Arinos’s services for HTML Materials

Arinos’s conversion experts pre-analyzed the titles (before the actual conversion) and came up with an efficient process flow in order to achieve consistency in the quality of deliverables throughout the process in the stipulated timeline. Some of those employed are as listed below.

XML Generated from IBP Publishing system will be annotated in the French and/or Spanish versions to match the supplied English sample.

Giving links to the Images in the Raw Output HTML file with the help of Document Information.

Parsing XML/XHTML against xhtml-rdfa-1 .dtd

XML QC

Uploading the XML to the proofing system which renders the pages as a self-contained web site (access supplied by the IB)

Proofing and making the annotations until correct output is achieved.

Result

Arinos’s conscious effort to employ an efficient project management system helped the publishing house in launching the 25,000 titles in the expected short duration which in turn also helped us in achieving a cost effective working model.

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A Case Study of Taylor & Francis UK Conversion Project


Company Overview

Taylor & Francis group publish more than 1,000 journals and over 1,800 new books each year, with a backlist of over 20,000 titles. The journals and e-books have been delivered through the Taylor & Francis Online website since June 2011. The group has at least nine offices, in the United Kingdom, New York, Boca Raton, Philadelphia, Singapore, Sydney, and New Delhi.

Challenge

To effectively convert the books in pdf or indesign format to various digital formats such as XML, ePUB Adobe PDF, Web PDF and Cover. The titles complexity ranges from simple, medium and complex categories with heavy math equations.

The publishing house wanted its eBooks to be converted in a shorter period of time with 99.995% quality.

Solution

Due to a re structure in staffing and roles, as well as a move from one UK locations to 3 global hubs there is a need to outsource the production of HTML publications that have previously been produced in house

Solution

Arinos Team analysed the titles and designed a new automation based workflow system. Arinos software team developed the conversion and validation tools based on the complex categories.

1. Arinos conversion tool automatically converts the special characters and symbols into entities. Also the conversion tool adds tag for the known styles and delivers the partially converted xml and epub files.

2. Similarly the batch validation tool of xml validates the batch of xml files against the client specific DTD and batch validation tool for epub ensures the files are as per IDPF current standards.

The above two process resulted in reduction of the 50% manual intervention.

XSLT have been used for viewing the final file in browser. This resulted in checking the content and styles which in turn assures the final quality of the deliverables to the standard 99.995% accuracy level.

For Adobe PDF, Web PDF and cover deliverables, Arinos has developed an inhouse scripting tool which reduces the manual intervention in time consuming processes like linking, bookmarking and the size creation process in the PDF creation process, preview and thumbnail process for the creation of covers

Benefits

As a result of the change in workflow and introduction of automation tools, Arinos was able to deliver more than 500 titles in XML, ePUB, Adobe PDF, Web PDF and Cover formats with 99.995% accuracy in a short period of time.