Aptara Digitizes 700,000+ Pages of Content for SAGE’s New eBook Platform

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Project Involves XML Creation for Rapid Digital Repurposing

...being familiar with Aptara's content technology expertise, attention to detail, scheduling, and quality, we felt very confident awarding them this exciting and large conversion project,” John Shaw, SAGE.

Aptara, a pioneer in digital publishing solutions, announces the award of a 730,000 page digitization project from SAGE. Within 8 months, Aptara will transform a significant collection of legacy print titles into XML format for posting to SAGE’s eBook platform.

Converting to the flexible digital format of XML gives SAGE the ability to easily repurpose their content at any time, for any other delivery platform or device. Working from a mix of print and PDF source files, Aptara is using a customer-defined DTD spec for coding and generating the XML. All print files must first be converted to a digital format using a double-key and compare methodology in combination with OCR (optical character recognition) to ensure an exact replica.

“Our mission is to help get more content online, quickly and cost-effectively, to give publishers’ readers more choices,” said Dev Ganesan, President and CEO of Aptara. “With an ever-increasing number of eReading devices and format requirements, future-proofing content against technology changes with XML is fast becoming an industry standard. SAGE will soon be in the enviable position of being able to capitalize on new digital outlets whenever they choose.”

“Having been an Aptara customer for more than five years, and being familiar with their content technology expertise, attention to detail, scheduling, and quality, we felt very confident awarding them this exciting and large conversion project” said John Shaw, Executive Director of Publishing Technologies at SAGE. “Their teams are generating over 3,000 pages a day to meet our aggressive timeline.”

About Aptara
Aptara provides digital publishing solutions that deliver significant gains in cost, quality and time-to-market for content publishers. With comprehensive solutions across all delivery media, Aptara’s expertise includes content technology solutions, eBook creation, app development, publishing services, content conversion, and eLearning. Founded in 1988 around its unique publishing technical expertise, Aptara is a US-based company with over 4,600 professionals deployed globally and serving leaders in Media and Publishing, Information Services, Professional Services, Manufacturing, Technology, Engineering, Hospitality, Healthcare and Government. For more information visit http://www.aptaracorp.com.

About SAGE
SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. Since 1965, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine. An independent company, SAGE has principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC. http://www.sagepublications.com


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