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iFactory Announces the Launch of the IMF eLibrary


BOSTON—December 1, 2010—iFactory, an award-winning digital design and development firm, together with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), announces the launch of the new IMF eLibrary (http://beta-elibrary.imf.org).

PubFactory, iFactory's e-publishing platform, will serve as a complete end-to-end solution, providing a unique combination of both functionality and design.

"The IMF generates a wealth of analysis and research on the global economy. The PubFactory platform will make our recent and archived content much more accessible to our audiences," said Sandy Donaldson, Publisher at the IMF.

The IMF sought to develop a new eLibrary that significantly enhances its former product, and better integrates with its overall online publishing architecture. The new eLibrary provides access control based on IP; powerful search and filtering tools; region/country browse using an interactive map; PDF and ePUB files; and dynamic XML. The eLibrary, released as beta, will continue to grow with additional features and content including counter-compliant statistics, digital object identifiers (DOIs), and richer metadata.

Major enhancements to PubFactory, which developed from the IMF project, include:

  • Search Alerts: allow users to save searches which provide notification emails to the user when new titles meeting search criteria are added;
  • Embargo Folder/Hot Folder: new loader tools that allow publishers to schedule loading operations. This allows publishers to set embargo periods for content, as well as set up hot folders that automatically load content on a pre-determined basis.

"We are thrilled to be working with the IMF on their new eLibrary. The project is a perfect fit for us and we are excited to roll it out to the public. The design is beautiful, and we think this will be a major upgrade for the current users," said Tom Beyer, Director of Publishing for iFactory.

About iFactory
Since 1992 iFactory has delivered innovative, inspiring, and intelligent interactive solutions to more than 150 organizations in a variety of verticals including publishing, higher education, health care, and nonprofit. The company brings together design vision, engineering knowledge, and project management skills that result in the highest quality digital media solutions every time, on time. Based in Boston, MA, iFactory is a division of RDW Group, a leading integrated communications firm. For more information, please visit www.ifactory.com.

About the International Monetary Fund
The IMF is an organization of 187 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world. For more information, please visit www.imf.org.

Media Contact:
Lori LoTurco
iFactory/RDW Group
617.235.5846
lori@ifactory.com

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