CLIENT CASE STUDIES
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A leading secondary publisher in e-research and educational content publishing creates and maintains more than 600 databases that are published online, in print, as eBooks and in microform.
However, it found itself experiencing problems of poor quality and high turnover among its existing outsourced abstracting and indexing vendors.
Data Gateway documented its first training for this project (done remotely via Internet), created its own training manual and conducted subsequent trainings as production ramp-up progressed. Data Gateway also created a Quality Manual for its team’s internal use, to ensure that consistent quality is attained.
A marked difference with other vendors was eventually observed by the client after evaluating Data Gateway during this period.
A leading provider of scientific and technical abstracts that maintains a database of over 12 million bibliographic records and catalogs. This provider has to deal with a range of problems in sourcing, processing and monitoring all the content that need to be uploaded daily to its database in order to be current and extensive in its coverage.
Data Gateway organized its team of indexers from Physics, Engineering, and Computing backgrounds. Data Gateway created its own production software as well as a monitoring software to keep track of all the publications received and returned by Data Gateway.
Within 6 months, Data Gateway was able to maintain average turnaround at 7 days (as required), which was later reduced to within 3-5 days. We also achieved the annual target volume in just 11 months.
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Data Gateway has created informative abstracts from highly technical patent documents and patent applications downloaded from various online resources. The scope of these patents encompasses engineering, computing, food sciences, hygiene and toxicology, biotechnology, human nutrition, and food packaging.
Data Gateway has gained expertise in creating comprehensive company profiles and business descriptions from financial reports and other corporate documents placed by publicly traded companies on their websites, or from company filings that can be obtained in the online resources of various securities exchanges.
This project involved the creation of original business abstracts from articles sourced from published periodicals in the chemistry and allied industries. Source materials were hardcopy magazines and journals as well as online subscription sites, while output files were in SGML-tagged format.
Data Gateway created health abstracts from source articles in published medical journals, newsletters, general interest magazines, medical schools and hospital publications, and bulletins. Data Gateway is capable of obtaining only relevant and objective information from source articles to produce informative abstracts used as reference by just about anyone interested in health information.
Consumer Health Abstracts
Editorial work for the creation of Engineering Abstracts involved data capture, intelligent indexing and abstracting of highly technical source materials with subject coverage encompassing physics, electrical engineering, computer science, and information technology. A proprietary software developed in-house was used in the creation of these abstracts, and comprehensive production systems were put in place to give Data Gateway the flexibility to process source materials either in hardcopy or electronic form.
Editorial work for this project involved the copyediting of engineering papers submitted for conference proceedings.