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The Insourcing Boom in Digital Publishing

After decades in which it's seemed that all kinds of business tasks were inexorably moving offshore in pursuit of lower labor costs, publications like the Harvard Business Review and The Atlantic have begun to note a swing in the opposite direction.   “Insourcing” and “onshoring” are becoming buzzwords as manufacturers start to bring at least some kinds of jobs back in house.  The reasons are many, but key among them are the agility and time-to-market benefits of bringing most product development functions together under one roof.

We’re seeing the same thing in digital publishing, and if you think about it, it makes perfect sense.  Digital publishing is growing and changing as rapidly as any business, and at the same time, most publishing organizations now understand digital to be a core strategic activity essential to their future.

No longer is digital publishing primarily about shipping large backlists out for content conversion, or similar tasks that it has historically made…

Stanford's HighWire Press Picks Tizra

We're thrilled to announce a new partnership with Stanford University's HighWire Press.  It's exciting not only as an opportunity to work side-by-side with a longtime leader in online publishing, but also as validation of the robustness and flexibility we have worked so hard to build into Tizra.  HighWire has been serving up some of the most prestigious online journals in the world since 1995, and they are extremely selective about the technology they offer their customers.

But the real proof of the collaboration's value is the response from the marketplace, with organizations including Project MUSE (Johns Hopkins University Press), Duke University Press, and GeoScienceWorld already signed on in advance of the product's launch.  Clearly, the increased discoverability, ease of use and agility resulting from the collaboration are what publishers—and readers—are looking for.

Further details on the partnership are in the news release below.  A PDF version is also avai…