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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2009/08/28 - SBS Radio, TV and Online Staff set to have immediate desktop access to the organisation’s Style Guide, Codes of Practice and Editorial Guidelines.
Leading Australian developer of electronic publishing technology, Eurofield Information Solutions, (EIS) today announced that the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) has licensed their eComPress technology with the intention of using it to produce their electronic reference manuals.
Initial documents to be published in eComPress include the SBS Style Guide, Codes of Practice and Editorial Style Guide. The eComPress manuals are designed to give journalists, producers, newsreaders and presenters immediate and authoritative guidance to the broadcaster’s specific editorial style and codes of practice. The completed manuals will be made available to 800 staff across SBS.
“It is a way for us to embed consistency into the editorial process at SBS while enabling us to quickly disseminate important information across the corporation in an efficient manner,” says Susanne Larson (Manager, Policy).
SBS was looking for a cost effective and efficient way to replace a manual process of production and distribution of these manuals throughout the organisation. In particular they were keen to ensure SBS employees had easy access to the most up to date information on editorial standards, preferred terminology and the corporation’s Codes of Practice. SBS is working closely with EIS to ensure the eComPress solution is a success.
SBS staff will have immediate access to their eComPress electronic manuals by dragging and dropping words onto an SBS logoed Drag-on icon on their computer screens. The manuals are compact and fast to access, with data compressed to less than 10% of its original size. All content is highly searchable with precise answers to search queries being returned in seconds. Users can easily collaborate in context with each other by sharing personal annotations, without compromising the authenticity of the original reference information.
Because these publications will be used in a broadcast production environment, SBS needed a system that was fast and easily searchable, easy for people to access and learn and that could be open on their desktops all the time.
About SBS Television
SBS is a national, cultural asset that delivers comprehensive media services to all Australians across television, radio and online. Broadcasting in a multitude of languages, we are the worlds most diverse and distinctive multilingual and multicultural broadcaster. On television on SBS ONE, SBS TWO and SBS HD; with radio services broadcast in 68 languages on-air and online; and across more than 50 live websites - SBS tells more Australian stories that reflect the true multicultural Australia, to all Australians.
About Eurofield Information Solutions (EIS)
Eurofield Information Solutions (eis.com.au) is an Australian technology company and the developer of a market leading electronic publishing and distribution solution, eComPress. Designed for organisations with a need to produce, distribute and maintain large reference publications, eComPress is a highly secure electronic publishing technology that provides efficient compression, very fast highly relevant searching and powerful annotation, capabilities with an intuitive easy-to-use interface. Microsoft Windows-based, eComPress produces electronic publications as diverse as operational and service manuals, dictionaries, standards, procedure manuals, handbooks, statutes, legislation, medical journals and directories.
Leading organisations globally and in Australia have discovered the powerful eComPress technology. Customers include the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the World Health Organization (WHO), the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), the Australian Federal Department of Health and Ageing, the Federal Parliament of Australia, and most recently the Australian Army Doctrine Division.
The company’s innovative solutions have received numerous awards, including the Australian Technology Showcase Award and a Consensus Software Award. EIS is also a Certified Microsoft Sales Partner.