River Valley cuts the cost of typesetting by half

River Valley Technologies, the 25 year old UK-based typesetting company is set to cut production costs and turn around times by half for publishers, by using its new RVPublisher platform. The system is a “pure” XML based end-to-end collaborative authoring and composition solution, comprising several modules that link seamlessly. Continue reading

Legal proceedings commence

River Valley Technologies commences legal proceedings against its old production partners, Focal Image India Pvt. Ltd, for infringement of software and IP rights.

ProofCheck – Setting the standard in author proof correction

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As Apple executives say, “we are really, really excited” to share something with you.

For quite a while we have been working on replacing the traditional method of sending PDFs to authors, and receiving annotations. We believe there should be only one “format of record“, namely the XML. Continue reading

RVFormatter – XML to PDF automatically and on demand

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Automatically generated PDFs have always been around, but the quality has generally not matched those created by a skilled operator, using a dedicated pagination system. Well, our pagination “engine” is TeX, which can be triggered to run automatically, and on a server. Continue reading

PeerJ wins ALPSP award

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The innovative new journal, PeerJ, has won the  the 2013 ALPSP publishing innovation award! River Valley Technologies are proud to have played a small part, by designing the PDF file for the journal. We worked closely with the PeerJ team to create a design that is comfortable to read both on paper and on screen, and is also suited for near automated typesetting, directly from XML files.