Bibliocloud was born from the need of Snowbooks, a well-established genre publisher, to work efficiently as a single team, to communicate effortlessly with trade partners, and produce beautiful marketing materials.
To our trade publishers, we extend that foundation with advanced features which include:
Our University Press clients have metadata needs beyond that of the general trade.
We provide them with metadata support for Open Access publication, based on a wide range of CC licensing options.
We also support the ability to acknowledge research funding support in metadata.
Complex metadata support is a must, with complex work derivations, contributions, research support by parent and partner institutions being essential features of Bibliocloud.
Our professional institute clients run a variety of publishing programmes, for a variety of audiences.
They often publish accessible works to a general trade audience, and need the kind of strong marketing material and metadata support that we provide to our more general trade customers.
At the other end of the audience spectrum, they are producing highly technical, often periodic, works for their own membership, and selling directly to corporate and educational libraries.
We provide the complex pricing management that these models require, without any restrictions on the currency or type, with particular combinations such as "US and Canadian dollar library prices" being sent to specific trade partners.
Although our roots are in the UK publishing industry, we offer world-wide access, since Bibliocloud is a cloud-hosted web application.
Our core technologies allow clients to store metadata in any script supported by the Unicode consortium, and there is no limit on the range of currencies available to use.
We are quick to adopt new international metadata elements, based on customers' market requirements. A recent example: we added Flemish NUR subject code support, and market-specific publisher and supplier identfication schemes.