Replaced FileMaker system

Integrated with CoreSource

Implemented in 3 months

Background

Prior to using BiblioLIVE, Fordham University Press (FUP) used a FileMaker system which was maintained by an external developer.

Why Change

Fordham University Press has been relying on an outdated database for years that has not kept up with the rapid change of data transmission and delivery of assets. BiblioLIVE’s cloud based platform will help streamline workflow and improve efficiencies. The new system will better maintain up to date bibliographic information, marketing plans and production schedules, among other improvements, so that staff can spend less time doing manual data entry and more time acquiring, editing, producing and marketing books.

Why BiblioLIVE

BiblioLIVE is an industry solution based on Microsoft.NET and Microsoft SQL Server. Available in the "cloud", it can be used via different devices such as laptop computers, tablets or smartphones and provides security and transparency throughout the publishing process. Fredric Nachbaur, Press Director of Fordham University Press commented, “BiblioLIVE allows us to have access to data on a real time basis to better maintain title records, production schedules, and marketing reports ensuring information is as up to date as possible. This new database regularly feeds information to our website and distributor, along with retail and wholesale trading partners in an effortless and reliable manner.”

The Benefits

BiblioLIVE is an integral platform and plays a key role in successful business operations such as maintaining websites and managing digital assets.

This new database regularly feeds information to our website and distributor, along with retail and wholesale trading partners in an effortless and reliable manner.

Fredric Nachbaur, Press Director, Fordham University Press

Implementation Process

Fredric Nachbaur outlines, “Many publishers stick with existing systems due to the fear of change, lack of human resources needed for implementation, and the energy and time required for reformatting internal workflow – the aches and pains of cultural change – Virtusales supported us every step of the way.”

The industry solution has a modular architecture and can thus be set up according to individual requirements. User experience and the administration of the system is simple and intuitive; the range of functionality is comprehensive.

Rodney Elder, Vice President Commercial Operations at Virtusales commented, “Through BiblioLIVE, FUP can use 
the same technology as much larger publishers and gain operational efficiencies through the de-duplication of work.”

“With its web based publishing solution, BiblioLIVE has set 
up FUP to confront the challenges and rapid changes of publishing that rely more heavily on the accuracy and 
reliable delivery of data that is critical to our sustainability now and into the foreseeable future.” said Fredric Nachbaur, Press Director.

Many publishers stick with existing systems due to the fear of change – Virtusales supported us every step of the way.

Fredric Nachbaur, Press Director, Fordham University Press

About Fordham University Press

Fordham University Press, currently publishing 90 to 100 scholarly books annually, primarily in the humanities and social sciences, has an outstanding reputation for producing award winning studies in the fields of anthropology, classics, communications, the fine arts, history, literary studies, philosophy, political theory, religion, sociology, theology, and urban studies, with a particular emphasis on interdisciplinary work. Fordham University Press has a long history of publishing books focusing on the New York region and in 2010 established the Empire State Editions imprint to better brand and market these popular regional books.
The Press, a member of the Association of American University Presses (AAUP) since 1938, was established in 1907 to not only represent and uphold the values and traditions of the University itself but also to further those values and traditions through the dissemination of scholarly research and ideas. The Press has achieved this mission by publishing 3,000 books and maintaining 1,500 active titles, including both print and electronic versions.

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