Virtusales Publishing Solutions has announced that Harvard University Press has gone live with Virtusales Biblio Rights and Biblio Royalties modules, just 12 months after commencing the project. The new system will provide significant time and cost savings to Harvard by streamlining the management of authors rights and royalty payments, enabling seamless integration with other publishing and distribution systems.
Prior to implementing Biblio Rights and Royalties, Harvard used separate systems including a royalty solution from IBS Bookmaster and an in house built rights management solution. This meant that there was no central view of rights and royalty information. Having separate systems led to a duplication of effort and a time consuming process when it came to consolidating information into an author royalty statement. Harvard decided in 2016 that they needed to update these systems to enable a fully integrated, intuitive rights and royalties system using Virtusales Biblio Rights Management and Biblio Royalties.