Semantico Limited, a leading provider of services and technology for online publishing, is delighted to announce a new partnership with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) for the implementation of a new bibliographic metadata engine to support OECD’s online publishing solutions.
Semantico will work with OECD to develop a unique internal repository of publication metadata for OECD’s books, journals, working papers and databases. The repository will export a variety of bibliographical publication metadata in different languages and formats to a range of dissemination channels, including library systems. The data model used will provide a flexible publication description to fit the needs of the many discovery services used by OECD readers and allow increased flexibility in creating information solutions for OECD’s clients. The system will underpin OECD’s next-generation online platform, OECD iLibrary, due for release in 2009. The repository will be built using XML database technology and will offer OECD increased agility to support the needs of today's digital publishing environments.
Semantico will utilise MarkLogic Server to ensure the most cost-effective and agile solution to handle the diversity of OECD's data and requirements, strengthening Semantico's relationship with Mark Logic Corporation as preferred technology partner.
Toby Green, Head of Publishing, OECD: “We have a tough challenge: publishing a wide variety of content types (books, journals, papers, data and reference works) via many channel partners to reach our audiences. To enable us to work more effectively with our partners, build our own next-generation online platform and make librarians’ jobs easier, we realized we needed to upgrade and invest in our bibliographic metadata system. The result is a new data model and this new partnership with Semantico and Mark Logic. This is OECD’s first project using XML database technology and we’re looking forward to being able to improve our services to both readers and librarians as the fruits of this project are delivered in 2009.”
Richard Padley, Managing Director, Semantico: “We are delighted to be working with OECD on this project, which utilises our expertise in XML database technology in order to process diverse types of data for a variety of publishing requirements rapidly and efficiently. This project aligns perfectly with our company mission and we are proud to assist the OECD in achieving their exciting publishing goals”.
Max Schireson, Sr. Vice President of Field Operations, Mark Logic Corporation: “Mark Logic welcomes this opportunity to partner once again with Semantico and to deliver this innovative publishing solution for the OECD. Mark Logic customers have been using our products to find new ways to make the most of their information assets, and we look forward to see the results of this project with the OECD.”
Semantico (semantico.com) was formed in 1999 to develop online publishing solutions for the publishing industry. Its mission is to be the partner of choice in helping clients realise the full potential of internet technologies for delivering digital information services. Semantico works to make clients' information ever more discoverable, more useful and more valuable.
Semantico's content delivery tool-sets, subscription management products, and hosting and support services enable rapid and robust, customised solutions for a wide range of clients.
Semantico's management team has a considerable breadth of experience in publishing, e-commerce B2B and B2C online sectors. Its strong engineering background allied with a focus on user-centred design processes ensure that it maintains high standards in its existing and new products, while providing the innovation necessary to compete effectively in emerging online markets.
About Mark Logic
Mark Logic Corporation is the provider of the industry’s leading XML server. The company’s flagship product, MarkLogic Server includes a unique set of capabilities to store, manage, search and dynamically deliver content.
The company has two patents on its innovative technology and is privately held with Sequoia Capital as its lead investor.
OECD (oecd.org) brings together the governments of the 30 Member Countries* committed to democracy and the market economy from around the world to support sustainable economic growth, raise living standards, maintain financial stability and assist other countries' economic development.
OECD Publishing is one of the world’s largest publishers in the fields of economics and public policy. OECD Publishing disseminates OECD’s intellectual output, both analytical and statistical.
More information about publications is available through the OECD Online Bookshop and SourceOECD, the groundbreaking iLibrary of statistical databases, books and periodicals.
* OECD Member Countries and year of joining - Australia (1971), Austria (1961), Belgium (1961), Canada (1961), Czech Republic (1995), Denmark (1961), Finland (1969), France (1961), Germany (1961), Greece (1961), Hungary (1996), Iceland (1961), Ireland (1961), Italy (1961), Japan (1964), Korea (1996), Luxembourg (1961), Mexico (1994), The Netherlands (1961), New Zealand (1973), Norway (1961), Poland (1996), Portugal (1961), Slovak Republic (2000), Spain (1961), Sweden (1961), Switzerland (1961), Turkey (1961), United Kingdom (1961), United States (1961).