With our Digital Asset Management system, you have a centralised library to store all of your assets. This isn't necessarily just for images, videos or creative work in progress, but also for other departments across your business to store documents such as briefs, presentations and artwork. With everything in one place your team know where to go to find material, and all approved users can access, browse, search and download what they need.
Ingestion of content into MediaBank is as simple as dragging-and-dropping. MediaBank will then automatically generate all the Previews, Thumbnails, and any Transformations defined upon the cataloguing process. This also holds true when it comes to searching, downloading, sharing, modifying, or any other expected asset management function.
MediaBank Gold now incorporates a robust Analytics engine that automatically collects data regarding system and asset usage. All of this information is presented to administrators and users via graphical charts, called Dashboards.
Users can now work directly through their Creative Suite application. MediaBank's plugins now allow users to perform all their required tasks simply by logging in to MediaBank through the Creative Suite application. MediaBank's plugins also provide an easy way to deconstruct documents for importing.
MediaBank maintains and displays all "Usages" or links that were used in the creation of documents like InDesign, Word, PowerPoint, etc... MediaBank's bidirectional linking will list the assets that are used within a document. Showing the details of an individual asset will display all documents where that asset is currently linked to.
If you're excited as we are about MediaBank, and would like to see what it can do for you and your business, get in touch today!
Here at PDQ Digital Media Solutions, we believe that you should be in control of your content.
Our content management system (The Librios IMS) is the central component of our end-to-end publishing solution, and enables you to work efficiently, get to market quicker and create multiple products from one source - at no extra cost.
If you're excited as we are about our Content Management solution, and would like to see a demo of what it can do for you and your business, get in touch today!
Here at PDQ Digital Media we cut through the jargon. Using The Librios IMS avoids duplication of effort, increases consistency of content, and joins up management information and operational control. In publishing terms, it reduces costs by streamlining editorial, management and production processes, for output to both print and web.
If you're excited about our XML Workflow solution, and would like to see a demo of what it can do for you and your business, get in touch today!
Using PDQ Digital Media technology your content can be converted into a an ebook compatible with iBooks, Amazon Kindle, Kobo and many other reading devices. We can help you develop a digital strategy, as well as convert the actual content for you.
If you're excited as we are about our ePublishing solution, and would like to see a demo of what it can do for you and your business, get in touch today!
We're technologically led but we never forget the personal touch. We have the expertise, we have the capabilities and creativity, but most important of all, we have the people. Each and every member of the PDQ team is aware that the most important thing we can do is satisfy you, the customer.
We'll deal with your enquiries efficiently. We'll keep you informed of progress. And should there ever be any problem, no matter how minor, we'll resolve it quickly and satisfactorily.
PDQ was born in 1992, and over the years we've built up an enviable reputation in digital media. We count among our clients some of the biggest names in publishing and print, alongside them, we also work with small, local businesses, helping them to squeeze the most out of their modest budgets.
We've many years of experience providing the complete creative and pre-press solution for publishers, printers and agencies. Our investment in digital asset management brings together image/data capture and storage technologies from the best available in the world, and has been developed out of our work for clients who increasingly require the efficient control of everything from raw-photographs to high end HD-Video. However, we've not neglected our traditional skills. We still have our in-house scanning department.
We offer a group of prepress professionals, ready to start work on your next project. We can handle all your prepress needs, from scanning, through to the creation of press ready pdfs, or even film output. Regardless of the size of your project, timescales for delivery or complexity, our prepress group will always ensure that your projects are completed to the highest quality and that your business objectives are met.
Our prepress group covers a vast array of services, which we believe are key to providing the best overall package.
Our creative group covers a vast array of services, which we believe are key to providing the best overall package.
Graphic design and layout - Doing what we do best. We'll create and develop the concept through to the final product giving you the upper-hand over your business competitors.
A great site is not measured by looks alone; real success is delivering something secure, dependable and easy for users to navigate. Focusing on you, we use our technical skill and industry insight to meet your digital goals.
Company Name: PDQ Digital Media Solutions Ltd.
Company Registration No. 03231387 (Registered In the UK.)
Registered Address: PDQ Digital Media Solutions Ltd., Dunelm House, 65 Lower Olland Street, Bungay, Suffolk, NR35 1BY
Data Protection: We comply with all applicable UK Data Protection Laws. We do not ever sell or pass-on information gathered on this site to any third parties.
In these conditions (unless the context otherwise requires)
1.1 "Contract" shall mean the contract between the Company and the Customer for the supply of Work, and these conditions of business.
1.2 "Company" shall mean PDQ or any subsidiary thereof (which expression shall have the meaning ascribed to it by section 736 of the Companies Act 1985) as shall contract with the Customer for the supply of work.
1.3 "Customer" shall mean the person, firm or company contracting for the Work.
1.4 "Work" shall mean the services undertaken by the Company for, and goods supplied to the Customer from time to time, and shall include, but not be limited to, the production and supply of materials and goods (together with all ancillary service related thereto).
2. ACCEPTANCE OF ESTIMATES
Estimates given by the Company shall be deemed to be withdrawn unless the Company receives notice of Customer's acceptance in writing within 30 days from the date hereof.
3. COST VARIATION
Estimates are based on current costs of production and are subject to amendment by the Company on or at any time after acceptance to meet any rise or fall in such costs. Additional charges may be made to cover any extra work involved where copy supplied is not clear or legible.
4. VALUE ADDED TAX
Where applicable Value Added Tax will be charged whether or not included in the estimates or invoice.
5. PRELIMINARY WORK
Work carried out at the Company's request whether experimentally or otherwise will be subject to an additional charge.
Author's and Customer's corrections, including alterations in style, and the cost of additional proofs necessitated by such corrections will incur an additional charge unless specifically included in the estimate. Proofs of all work may be submitted for Customer's and/or author's approval, and in that event no responsibility will be accepted for any errors in them not corrected by
the author or Customer as the case may be.
7. DELIVERY & PAYMENT
7.1 In the absence of the express written agreement of the Company to the contrary and in consideration of the Company accepting instructions from the Customer which first places an order, such Customer will be primarily liable for all sums due to the Company in respect of such order irrespective of whether or not such Customer is acting as principal or as agent.
7.2 Due date for payment of Work shall be upon delivery of Work to the Customer or the Customer's nominee.
7.3 If payment is not made on the due date the Company, without prejudice to its other rights hereunder, shall be entitled to charge, in addition to any monies due hereunder, interest on the overdue outstanding amount at the rate of 4% above the base rate of Lloyds TSB plc from time to time in force from the date the monies first become due until the outstanding amount is paid.
7.4 Risk in the Work shall pass to Customer when delivered to Customer or on notification that the Work has been completed whichever first occurs.
7.5 Should expedited delivery be agreed and require overtime or any other additional costs an extra charge may be made.
7.6 Should Work be suspended at the request or delayed through default of the Customer for a period of 30 days or more the Company shall be entitled to payment for the Work already carried out and material specially ordered, and may terminate the Contract on giving the Customer 14 days notice in writing.
7.7 The Company reserves the right to issue invoices to the Customer for work completed or materials of Services purchased by the Company pursuant to the execution of this contract and the Customer acknowledges that such invoices shall become due for payment on the terms herein contained.
8.1 Claims arising from damage, delay or partial loss of Work in transit must be made in writing to the Company and the carrier so as to reach them within 3 days of delivery and claims for non-delivery within 7 days of despatch of Work.
8.2 The Customer shall inspect the Work forthwith on delivery and any claim against the Company by reason of any defect in or damage to the Work shall be made within a reasonable time thereafter not being more than 7 days from the date of delivery.
8.3 All other claims must be made to the Company within 10 days of delivery.
9.1 Customers exclusive remedy for damaged or defective Work (howsoever caused, and including negligence), shall be the Company's election, be limited either to the repair or replacement of such Work.
9.2 Other than as provided in this condition 9, the Company shall not be liable for loss or damage caused arising directly or indirectly in connection with this Contract, the Work or completing of the Work, and for any loss to the Customer from delay on delivery of the Work (howsoever arising).
9.3 Notwithstanding the provisions of this condition 9 or anything else contained in the Contract, in no event shall the Company's liability exceed the value of the amount of charges payable to the Company by the Customer with respect to the particular Work which is the subject to the claim provided however that nothing contained in these conditions shall have effect so as to exclude or restrict the Company's liability for death or personal injury resulting from its negligence.
10. STANDING MATTER
10.1 Metal, film, glass and other materials used by the Company on the production of type, plates, moulds, film setting, stereotypes, electrotypes, negatives, positives and the like shall remain the Company's exclusive property.
10.2 Type may be distributed and lithographic, photographic or other work effected immediately after the Work is completed unless written arrangements are made to the contrary. In the latter event rent may be charged.
11. CUSTOMER'S PROPERTY
11.1 Customer's property and all property supplied to the Company by or on behalf of the Customer will be held, and carried at the Customer's sole risk and the Company shall not be liable for any loss or damage to such property howsoever caused and the Customer should incur accordingly.
11.2 The Company may make a reasonable charge for storage of any Customer's property left with the Company before receipt of the Work or after notification to the Customer of completion of the work, whichever first occurs.
12 MATERIALS SUPPLIED BY THE CUSTOMER
12.1 The Company may reject any paper, plates or other materials supplied or specified by the Customer which appear to the Company to be unsuitable. An additional charge may be made if such materials are found to be unsuitable during production.
12.2 Where such materials are supplied or specified by the Customer responsibility for defective Work will not be accepted by the Company unless this is due to failure to use reasonable skill and care.
12.3 Quantities of materials supplied by the Customer shall be adequate to cover normal trialling, spoilage and wastage.
13. TERMINATION OF CONTRACT
In the event that in the Company's opinion, the Customer's financial position becomes unsatisfactory, or if the Customer ceases to pay its debts in the ordinary course of business, or cannot pay its debts as they become due, or being a company is deemed to be unable to pay its debts, or has a winding-up petition issued against it or being an individual commits an act of bankruptcy, or has a bankruptcy petition issued against them or the Customer is in breach of any of its obligations arising under the Contract (or where any of the above events appear to the Company to be likely to occur), the Company shall, without prejudice to its other remedies, have the right to terminate the Contract forthwith or materials purchased for the Customer, such charge to be an immediate debt due to the Company.
Without prejudice to other remedies whether under this Contract or otherwise, the Company shall, in respect of all debts due from the Customer whether under this Contract or otherwise and whether or not due for payment have a lien on all goods and property in its possession belonging to the Customer (whether worked or not) and whether or not in the possession of the Company under this Contract and shall be entitled to the expiration of 14 days' notice to dispose of such goods or property as it thinks fit and to apply any proceeds towards such debts.
15.1 The Company retains ownership of the Work and shall be entitled to dispose of the Work (or any part thereof) until
15.1.1 The Company has received unconditional payment in full for all the Work or
15.1.2 Property in the Work passes to a purchaser from the Customer by way of bona fida sale at full market value.
15.2 If payment is overdue in whole or in part the Company may recover or resell the Work and for that purpose the Company and persons authorised by it are irrevocably licensed to enter the Customer's premises or any other premises where the Company believes Work to be.
15.3 Until such time as ownership in the Work passes in accordance with Condition 15.1 above, the Customer shall at all times store and keep the Work clearly identified as being the property of the Company.
15.4 Notwithstanding the provisions of Condition 15.1 above, the Company shall be entitled, as its election and at any time, to transfer title in the Work, to the Customer, and without prejudice to any other remedies the Company may have, sue for the price thereof.
16. ILLEGAL MATTER
16.1 The Company shall not be required to print any matter which in its sole opinion is or may be of an illegal nature or an infringement of any third party rights.
16.2 The Customer shall indemnify and hold harmless the Company from and against all actions, proceedings, costs, claims, demands and expenses (including all reasonable legal expenses) whatsoever suffered or incurred by the Company of the Work containing any matter of a defamatory nature or being an infringement of any third party rights, including but not limited to copyright, patent, design and trademark.
17. PERIODICAL PUBLICATION
A contract relating to a periodical publication may be terminated at any time by either party giving to the other written notice as follows:
Nature of Publication Minimum length of notice Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly - 13 weeks
Two Monthly, Quarterly - 26 weeks
18. FORCE MAJEURE
Every effort will be made by the Company to carry out the Contract but its due performances is subject to postponement or cancellation by the Company as it may find necessary as a result of inability to secure labour, materials, or supplies or as a result of any act of God, war, strike, lockout or other industrial dispute, fire, flood, drought, legislation or other cause (whether of the foregoing class or not) beyond the Company's control. Any such postponement or cancellation shall be without liability to the Customer or any third party.
19. CONSTRUCTION OF CONTRACT
Neither the Contract nor these conditions shall be modified without written agreement of a duly authorised representative of the Company and these conditions shall govern the construction of the Contract, notwithstanding any inconsistencies which may arise as between these conditions and any other terms and conditions that the Customer may seek to impose. These conditions and all other express terms of Contract shall constitute the entire understanding agreement between the Company
and the Customer and no representations or warranties express or implied statutory or otherwise made by or on behalf of the Company or the Customer to the other party, in connection with or arising out of the Work and which are not contained in these conditions or such other express terms of the Contract shall give rise to any liability on the part of the maker thereof.
These conditions and all other express terms of the Contract shall be governed and construed in accordance with the Laws of England and the Customer hereby submits to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.
The Librios Flow platform moves the editorial and production process into an XML-based system that can be managed online. Manuscripts are converted into XML from a Microsoft Word document, edited on the website, enriched with digital assets and output to either an EPUB, which can be sold through the integrated web shop and third-party suppliers, or print production files via InDesign. Custom digital products can be created from pre-existing content.
Librios Flow is browser-based and adaptive, which means that with a user name and password you can log on from any web browser, on any device. End-users can visit the web shop, create profiles and purchase access to web content via subscriptions or buy downloadable EPUB files through via an online payment provider.
Librios Flow provides an import tool for styled MS Word documents. Text is simply copied and pasted from MS Word into an importing box on the website. This content will be uploaded into the system and automatically converted and stored in XML as a new publication.
Once you have imported your content into Librios, you can then access it via our â€œPublications"area on the website. Here you can navigate through the pages of your new publication, editing via our web forms. You can amend and enrich the metadata and taxonomic information at publication or chapter level and author the content via our rich-text editing tool. The rich-text editor allows you to control paragraph, character and container styles, table handling and insert dynamic hypertext links to external and internal re-usable media like images and video with bi-directional linking. Other features includes endnote support and the ability to manage and navigate content indexes on the website. An index can also be generated when creating an InDesign or EPub3 file.
The Librios Flow media library allows for digital assets to be stored, managed and reused in multiple publications. Images can be uploaded onto the site and associated into the publication. Image metadata can be edited and enriched to encourage a higher level of search granularity and discoverability. The system also allows bulk uploading of multiple images using templates for inherited metadata.
Librios Flow's workflow tracking system allows you to manage the status of all publications by monitoring the editorial process through personal dashboards. Depending on their permissions, which can be pre-set in the system, users are able to create and assign tasks and actions which are logged on a shared calendar and communicated to other users via email. Red-lining and version history offers a more detailed view of any editorial changes to the publication.
Librios Flow can produce various downloadable outputs of a publication. InDesign files of content are created directly on the browser-based platform following InDesign templates configured by the user. EPUB3 files with accompanying metadata can also be created and sold directly on the integrated shop. Other output forms include styled MS Word documents, XML, print preview, and roundtripping documents.
Subscription packages can be created at publication and chapter level to allow end-users paid access to content via the integrated shop. A subscription can span any number of publications based on their metadata (e.g., a subscription to all modules of content classified as â€œBauhaus architectureâ€�), and any length of time configured by the site admin, with email reminders sent out when the subscription nears its expiry. Paywalls ensure that users are only able to view content they have bought access to. EPUB3 products can be created, bought and downloaded in the shop and discount codes assigned for use against all products or individual content types with a limited number of uses. The payment provider can be configured for seamless e-commerce on the website. End-users manage all of their subscriptions and product purchases via the â€œMy account"area.
Users are able browse the publication through a contents navigator or via the integrated on-screen index. Users can click through to see definitions of selected terms. Bookmarking and citing options are available, and notes can be created against specific content and stored in a user's personal â€˜My notes' area.
Coursepack products containing content taken from across the platform can be easily created and output to EPUB. These custom EPUB products are then able to be sold directly through the integrated shop.
Librios Flow provides advanced searching, using auto-fill (when you start typing â€œBau"the system supplies a drop-down list of suggestions such as â€œBauhaus architectureâ€�). Search facilities also span multiple content types and include geolocation. Search results can be filtered using search faceting and ordered via sort options.
Librios Flow encourages the creation of user profiles with role-based permissions. A simple form allows users to sign up with a personal profile on the site (including a profile picture, etc.).
Institutional profiles can be created and have a supplied IP range added against their profile. Users accessing the website within this IP range are automatically logged in under this institutional profile and inherit any subscription access or products bought by this institutional profile. Users can then create their own profile which is linked to the institutional profile and undertake their own customisations.
Librios Flow has built-in web analytics allowing the tracking and reporting of the website by page, user, usage and content type. These can be generated as on-screen graphs and downloadable .csv files. Elements of Google Analytics reporting have also been integrated directly onto the site.
The HTML5 website produced by Librios Flow utilises CSS3 and other web technologies to allow for seamless cross-browser display and has an adaptive interface ready for all mobile and tablet devices.
Librios Flow can be readily customised using branding, logos, fonts, a slider carousel and different colour themes.
Librios records all account and online payment transactions made from the website, sending confirmation invoices to the recipient and storing this information at user level within the â€œMy payments"area of a user profile. Admin area payment pages allow for the updating of account (offline) payments and reporting to track invoices by user, status and over a chosen period and export in a .csv format.
Access to the admin area in Librios Flow is configured via role permissions. This area gives administrators control over user profiles, all content types, newsletters, payments, site reporting, web analytics, site design and setup.
If you're excited as we are about Librios Flow, and would like to see a demo of what it can do for you and your business, get in touch today!
PDQ Digital Media Solutions Ltd.
65 Lower Olland Street
Tel: +44 (0) 1986 89 6128