The breadth and depth of our experience in the industry gives us the ability to provide our clients with the services needed to succeed in today’s highly competitive world of electronic publishing.
iFactory's award winning work includes such products as OUP's Dictionary of National Biography, Rosen Publishing's Teen Health and Wellness database, SAGE Publications' Sage Reference Online platform and many others.
Here are just a few of the solutions we have built for our publishing clients:
Berg Fashion Library
From dance costumes in French Polynesia to runway couture in New York, the Berg Fashion Library spans the globe and the centuries to uncover the vastness of world dress. iFactory's customized solution provides:
- Rapid access to content via a single-term quick search or for more targeted results
- Taxonomy: a purpose-built classification system for the study of dress, will guide users via search and browse tools to the information they need
- Cross-referencing both within the resource and externally
- Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) will be available at chapter, article and entry level, ensuring content can be reliably located
- Interfaces with citation management tools so content can be referenced accurately and with ease
- Customization tools for individual needs
- Social networking tools provided so that items within the portal can be shared by means of users' tags and links
- Extensive online help and customer and technical support
Browse the Berg Fashion Library at: www.bergfashionlibrary.com
2010 SIPRI Yearbook
Built on iFactory's epublishing platform, PubFactory, the 41st edition of the SIPRI Yearbook includes a focus on the conflict in Afghanistan, the impact of the global financial crisis and nuclear disarmament. Coverage of 2009 developments such as military expenditure, international arms transfers, and multilateral arms embargoes, as well as special studies on a world without nuclear weapons, and armed conflict, are also included.
Browse the Yearbook at: www.sipriyearbook.org
Oxford Dictionaries Online
Oxford Dictionaries Online is Oxford's innovative modern English dictionary and language reference service. For this large, custom-built project, iFactory built an enticing and intuitive interface with underlying data sophistication and robust technology. Customizable features include a "My Oxford Dictionary" feature for creating your own profile and saving entries and searches, an innovative alpha word wheel for browsing, and a user-friendly advanced search.
Browse Oxford Dictionaries Online at: www.oxforddictionaries.com
MLA Literary Research Guide
iFactory collaborated with the Modern Language Association, a professional association of English and foreign language professors, to develop a searchable online version of its Literary Research Guide – an indispensable reference for the study of literature in English. The interactive site, based on the fifth print edition, allows users to search over 1,000 annotations of reference sources in English literary studies, including books, articles, and electronic resources. Updated regularly, the online guide features a "My Projects" tool for saving searches and writing notes about search results. It was this combination of dynamic features, detailed content, and clever functionality that earned the MLA's Literary Research Guide the 2009 PROSE Award for eProduct/Best in Humanities.
Browse the Literary Research Guide at: www.mlalrg.org
Vista Higher Learning
Vista Higher Learning, leading foreign language publisher, got a lift from the iFactory's designers. A gorgeous piece of design built on top of a Drupal CMS back-end. Vista and iFactory have been partnering for several years now on user interface, visual design and engineering work. Vista Higher Learning is focused on one mission: to raise the teaching and learning of world languages to a higher level.
Browse Vista Higher Learning at: www.vistahigherlearning.com
Oxford Biblical Studies Online
An exciting, authoritative, dynamic online resource for students, scholars, community groups and librarians. It includes six essential OUP Bibles, concordances, the Oxford Bible Commentary, over 5,000 A-Z entries and chapters from acclaimed Oxford references, written by leading scholars and specialists. In addition, hundreds of images and maps provide visual perspectives on the biblical world.
Browse Biblical Studies at: www.oxfordbiblicalstudies.com
Columbia University Press Granger's World of Poetry
The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry contains 250,000 poems in full text and 450,000 citations, numbers that will continually expand with each update. The poems in full text are the most widely-read in the English language, as well as in Spanish, French, German and Italian. A significant feature is the largest and most comprehensive subject browse. Granger's 6,000 subject headings are organized in a hierarchical structure of related themes and categories.
Browse Granger's at: www.columbiagrangers.org
Oxford University Press Islamic Studies
An authoritative, dynamic online resource for students, scholars, government officials, community groups and librarians. Encompassing over 3,000 A-Z reference entries, chapters from scholarly and introductory works, Qur'anic materials, primary sources, images, and timelines, Oxford Islamic Studies Online offers a multi-layered reference experience designed to provide a first stop for anyone needing information on Islam. Users can refine the rich array of content to search and browse by era, topic and geographic region, filter to view a specific type of content and make use of a variety of search forms to set criteria for locating biographical entries, bibliographic references, primary sources, terms in the Qur'an and Concordance and much more.
Browse Islamic Studies at: www.oxfordislamicstudies.com
Who's Who: The essential directory of the noteworthy and influential in all walks of life in the UK and worldwide, published annually since 1849. Plus, Who Was Who: Over 100,000 entries from the archives of Who's Who dating back to 1898: The definitive roll-call of the last 150 years of British history.
Browse Who's Who at: www.ukwhoswho.com
Columbia Gazetteer provides a database of names, descriptions and characteristics of over 165,000 places in the world. The Gazetteer joins Columbia Granger's World of Poetry as part of the e-reference platform that iFactory has created for Columbia University Press.
Browse Gazetteer at: www.columbiagazetteer.org
Oxford Language Dictionaries Online
The innovative Oxford Language Dictionaries Online features essential language resources never before available online - fully searchable, completely comprehensive bilingual dictionaries (French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, and Chinese) and unique study materials that provide extra help with learning and using an expanding range of languages.
Browse the dictionary at: www.oxfordlanguagedictionaries.com
Rosen Teen Health and Wellness
iFactory designed, programmed and deployed a publishing platform that allowed Rosen's non-technical editorial staff to deliver credible, up-to-date, problem-solving information from the Rosen library to teenage students. By building the editorial management system first, Rosen's editorial staff could begin authoring and editing content while the rest of the site was designed and built. TeenHealthandWellness.com (the first online database Rosen ever published) launched in January 2007 to overwhelming acclaim from librarians and teachers, and Rosen plans to use it as a model for future websites.
Read testimonials about this valuable resource at: www.teenhealthandwellness.com
Behind the scenes: Content, Editorial and Account Management Systems
Rosen can control access to their content through iFactory's Account Management System which allows management of personal and institutional subscriptions and can authenticate users by IP, username and password and referring URL. By integrating the Account Management System with our Custom Content Management System, Rosen Publishing is able to easily offer customized versions of the Teen Health and Wellness site to their subscribers, all served from the same source material. In addition, Rosen's non-technical staff can easily create new polls and quizzes to keep the homepage fresh and compelling.
"This is what I call a Reference Experience",Sue Polanka reviews Rosen's Teen Health and Wellness database. Read the review
SAGE Reference Online
iFactory built a new online publishing platform to allow SAGE's editorial staff to upload their encyclopedia's content into the system, add metadata to the articles, and control how the encyclopedias are released to the live site. Users can search through 80 different encyclopedias or browse each one through their Reader's Guide. A customizable CSS-based design allows each online encyclopedia to reflect the colors and design of the print versions that users are familiar with. SAGE plans to use their new web-based system for all of their encyclopedias moving forward.
Discover more about SAGE eReference at: www.sage-ereference.com
Oxford African American Studies Center
The AASC allows Oxford University Press to combine the authority of carefully edited reference works with sophisticated custom-built technology. iFactory developed an information architecture for the AASC, designed its color scheme and layout, and built an online publishing platform that displays a wide variety of content, including articles, images, tables, graphs, maps and timelines.
Visit the online authority on the African American experience at: www.oxfordaasc.com
Behind the scenes: Oxford Publishing Platform
In order for Oxford University Press to manage the massive amount of content on their websites, iFactory built a completely new Oxford Publication Platform which provides an infrastructure for online reference sites. The "OPP" includes an XML-based content repository, search query and search form tools, and a modular API from which these sites can be built. This revolutionary approach to publishing ensures that every Oxford website maintains OUP's reputation for quality and accuracy while improving the efficiency of OUP's editorial and publishing process. The platform will greatly reduce the cost and time of creating new websites, and OUP plans to use this platform to develop all of their new sites in 2007.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
The arrival of the online Dictionary of National Biography allows Oxford University Press to extend the 60 volume print version of the DNB with up-to-date content, dynamic citation information, revision history for every article, free biographies, interactive holiday features, daily RSS feeds and podcasts. Users can search or browse through all 63 million words in DNB thanks to a powerful search framework built by iFactory. Users can quickly and easily refine their search by dates, place or genre, or browse over 55,000 biographies by alphabetical listing, date or theme.
Explore the Dictionary of National Biography at: www.oxforddnb.com
Behind the scenes: Publication Information Management and Account Management Systems
Leveraging Oxford's internal content management tools that manage the editorial process, iFactory deployed a publication management system that allows OUP's non-technical staff to manage the publication process between the content management system and the live site. iFactory also built and maintains an Account Management System that is used to handle and maintain all online subscriptions outside the UK for all of OUP's online reference works, and is integrated with OUP's SAP financial system and their internal UK subscription system.
RR Donnelley PubSelectSM
iFactory worked with RR Donnelley to develop PubSelectSM, the next generation custom publishing application. Users can build their book by selecting and rearranging individual chapter content from publishers' textbooks, customize the cover and title page and even upload their own content. Once the book is finalized, a PDF of the final book is sent to RR Donnelley and printed. iFactory also built an administrative system so that publishers can control content, access and pricing of their content.
For more information on PubSelectSM, visit: www.pubselect.com
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