• The Platform and The Process

    The DPS Platform provides an easy way for publishers to create records, upload source files, place orders and take delivery of finished work.

The Process

Add A New Title

Every account has a dashboard where you can add new titles with basic metadata.  The Biblioshare webservice supports the addition of ISBN to facilitate data entry.

Rules Sheet

Every account is furnished with a "Rules Sheet" which serves as a stylesheet to outline the standards applied to every order. This may be modified to add or change requirements for any title, or to set "house rules" for all conversions.

Upload Source Files

Every title in your account has an "Add Source files" module for uploading or dragging/dropping source files in any format (PDF, InDesign, etc.) Covers are required, and supporting files like Onix may also be added at this stage.

Choose Formats and Order

Place titles for conversion into the cart and select output formats required. For every format you may attach a format-specific ISBN or internal reference number which will be used for filenaming and invoice entries.  

Receive A Quote

After placing your order you will receive an email confirmation showing formats to be delivered, pricing and estimated delivery date (usually within a week.) 

Initial Delivery

We proceed with production based on the terms of the order confirmation. Under the "initial delivery" concept, the files are delivered with the guarantee that files will be amended or corrected on demand before payment is requested.    

Alt-Text & Proofing

If you have ordered the ATAR Service, delivery will include an Alt-text spreadsheet which you'll be able to use to add Alt-text. When you upload this, it will be integrated with the initial EPUB3 and a final version will be provided.  If you have opted for Alt-text Composition, the ATAR sheet will contain our work. You will be expected to approve this before the final product is delivered  

Onix Remediation

Since the Onix record must be upgraded to reflect accessible features, an upgraded record will be added to the "Files delivered" folder.  If publisher Onix is not supplied with the file,  the Biblioshare ONIX is copied and used as the basis for the enhancements described here.  

The Finished Product

All files delivered, including initial and final versions of the EPUB3, as well as ACE reports, ATAR sheets and the Onix record, will be found on the "Files Delivered" tab of each Title. 
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