Good Magazine is asking readers to share stories about how design and technology helped you (or someone you love) learn. There are some interesting responses from students who detail how computer games, online resources, ebooks, and even TV helped them navigate educational/social challenges:

  • In 3rd grade, one girl used a computer game to learn spelling and grammar in Spanish
  • eBooks reinvigorated and recharged a young student to become more engaged with her schoolwork
  • Learning how to type via an online tool, inspired a young girl to write stories

Everyday we help publishers and media-centric organizations with their eLearning programs. We see first hand that it's not only about getting content online but also structuring it and developing it in such a way that it supports your complete pedagogical package.

Cenveo's eLearning team provides curriculum-aligned rich media content content for eLearning portfolios. Our digital services span the content development lifecycle and provide quality content that is architected for your needs and packaged in a way that educational publishers achieve their objective---helping people learn.

Contact us today and let us walk you through our eLearning portfolio!



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Professionals from all corners of the publishing industry converge on New York City today for Digital Book World Conference + Expo. Cenveo Publisher Services invites you to stop by Stand T1 and see examples of features and functionalities we help input into an ebook publishing program.

Not at the conference? Grab a copy of our latest info sheet, "Anatomy of an eBook!" Click here to download.


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This original, short film premiered at the 2013 PROSE Awards, February 6, 2014 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Washington, D.C. The Diffusion Handbook: Applied Solutions for Engineers by R.K. Michael Thambynayagam won the 2011 R.R. Hawkins Award and was presented to McGraw-Hill Professional at the Professional Scholarly Publishing annual meeting in 2012. 

Such an inspiring story about dedication, character, and publishing!

Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.
— Albert Einstein

Cenveo Publisher Services is a proud sponsor of the upcoming PROSE Awards, which will be announced on February 5th at the Ritz Carlton in Washington DC. 


WHAT'S NEXT FOR BOOKS + DIGITAL CONTENT?

Ebooks are mainstream and elearning is part of the everyday curriculum in schools. Does your digital catalog reflect the reality of today? 

Cenveo Publisher Services provides digital and print solutions to the world's leading publishers. Meet with us at Digital Book World Conference and Expo 2015 and let us demonstrate how we help publishers and media companies:

  • use ePub3 to create interactive ebooks
  • transform complex and interactive content into digital products
  • create mobile apps on the Cenveo Mobile dPub platform
  • automate production to multi-channel outputs
  • prepare for the next generation of readers 

Click here to meet with Cenveo at Digital Book World Conference and Expo!


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Next month at the annual Professional Scholarly Publishing Conference, the Prose Award ceremony takes place and for those working in the scholarly publishing industry, it's an event not to be missed. Last year's event opened up with a fun video:

Cenveo Publisher Services is a proud sponsor of this event and we look forward to congratulating all the entries along with the winners. 

Click here to learn more about the conference, review the agenda, and register!


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The University of Texas Press is a book and journal publisher of international scope, issuing works in a wide range of fields. The scholarly publisher remains committed to its beliefs that books matter; books educate; and publishing good books is a public responsibility and a valuable component of higher education.

The Challenge

Recognizing a wealth of information in its backlist, The University of Texas Press wanted to bring new life to this content and transform the archive into digital format. 

Solution

Cenveo Publisher Services partnered with the University of Texas Press on a backlist digitization project. The entire backlist of 2000 titles was converted to various eBook formats---ePub, Mobi, and print PDF. Due to limited print editions in the publisher’s vault, 400 titles were only available in hard copy format and required meticulous attention during the scanning process. The technology team from the Publishing Lab at Cenveo created and managed a cost-efficient transformation workflow while also accommodating special requests for particular titles such as special font and design requirements

On a monthly basis, source input files (image/normal PDF) or hardcopies were delivered to Cenveo’s offshore team in Mumbai, India. Upon successful and QA-tested conversion, files were returned to the publisher for digital distribution.

Result

Turnaround times were fantastic and we were happy with the quality of the results. The team was very responsive and excellent communicators. They contacted me immediately if there were problems with the files I submitted. Errors arise with any massive content initiative and when something went wrong, it didn’t stay wrong for long!
— Sharon L. Casteel Digital Publishing Manager, University of Texas Press

Within a short timespan, Cenveo Publisher Services digitized the library of legacy content and delivered three file formats (ePub, mobi, PDF) for each ebook.  Reinvigorated with a new digital life, the extensive backlist of titles is now available from the major online vendors (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google Play, Kobo) and digital libraries (Ebrary, Ebsco, OverDrive, 3M, JSTOR, and ProjectMuse). The University of Texas Press is discovering new revenue streams as a result of ebook distribution while remaining true to its mission and belief that books matter.


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Publishers have invested heavily in technology for decades. Have they reached the expected return on digital products? A 7-month long survey of a cross-section of publishers, media companies, and content-centric organizations conducted by Cenveo Publisher Services in conjunction with Publishing Executive magazine took the pulse of how organizations are investing and profiting from digital products. 

This white paper includes information on how companies are driving digital engagement and boosting profitability. The survey responses are included in the appendix.

Click to download your white paper!

 

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Publishers continue to struggle with print vs. digital issues, says Marianne Calilhanna, marketing director of Cenveo Publisher Services. “Bottom lines are getting squeezed and the pressure to produce multi-output content is intense,” she explains. “Publishers want to know whether apps make sense for the STM segment, how to make money from e-learning, how the market will adapt to HTML5, or what HTML5 means for their digital products. These complex questions have no easy, single answer. The real answer is, ‘It depends,’ but that is, of course, not a satisfying response.”

Challenging and Changing Mind-sets

What is definite—and obvious—is the way publishers are starting to think about how print can support digital and vice versa. Calilhanna finds that “consumers no longer exist within separate buckets, but rather move across different media. A digital product is just one aspect of a greater publishing ecosystem, of which the print medium still plays an important part. The ‘print-is-dead’ hysteria has died down, as it is proven to be untrue and rather passé, and it is becoming clear that print and digital will enjoy a synergistic relationship.”

[click here to read full article in Publishers Weekly]


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