“The University of Pittsburgh Press chose Virtusales’ fully hosted BiblioLIVE publishing system, which will enable staff to manage the following functional areas from an integrated, web-based platform:
- Peer review management
- Pre-acquisition estimating using supplier scales
- Production cost and schedule management
- Purchase ordering
- Contracts and rights
- Royalties processing
- Editorial, bibliographic, and marketing data
- ONIX 2.1 and ONIX 3.0 feeds
- Comprehensive reporting
Why Virtusales’ BiblioLIVE?
It started with a Virtusales webinar! The press had looked at many other vendor systems, but were most impressed with BiblioLIVE and what they heard from from the many Virtusales’ customers they contacted. What really stood out about Biblio was that it provides a way to manage the diverse needs of users at the press in one place.
Peter Kracht, Director of the University of Pittsburgh Press, explains, “The main objective for this project is was to transform workflows at the press through improved management of information across departments including acquisitions, editorial, production, rights, marketing and sales. The outcome of this will be greatly reduced duplication of effort, improved visibility of information, and increased sharing of vital data among all staff, helping us to further decentralize our decision-making processes.”
Rodney Elder, VP of Operations at Virtusales, comments, “Due to Virtusales unique customer-driven development approach, UPP will benefit from continual upgrades every 6-8 weeks. Each upgrade will deliver new functionality requested by leading publishing houses to UPP at no extra cost.”