OverStory Joins ALPSP

OverStory is delighted to be accepted into The Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) as an associate member. ALPSP is the largest trade association for scholarly and professional publishers around the world. Chris Hayes of OverStory said:

"I'm so pleased we're now members of ALPSP. When I joined OverStory, I was keen to emphasize that we're more than just software consultants, but have years of experience delivering value to the STM community. Joining ALPSP helps us emphasize this, and we hope to use it as a springboard to deliver value to the members, whether that is via consultancy, training or product development. Exciting times!"

OverStory is a UK based consultancy with specialist expertise in the systems and technology that underpin XML based content delivery systems, especially using MarkLogic. We are technology experts, familiar with cutting edge techniques and industry thinking.  But we also understand the STM publishing world and the issues it faces.  We've designed and built content systems from top to bottom, handling content ingestion, content enrichment (semantic and otherwise), entitlement constraints, search and transformation at massive scale, delivery of personalised content on the fly, etc.  We also know how to integrate with other systems and services, such as Crossref, PubMed, etc.  We're also experienced in finding ways to disconnect from legacy systems that are holding you back.

OverStory Director of Operations Chris Hayes managed the development of IOP’s journal delivery platform for over 10 years, managing development of features such as Article of the Future, eBooks, Semantic enrichment, AltMetrics and Video Abstracts amongst others.

OverStory Founder and Principal Consultant Ron Hitchens helped develop MarkLogic itself (employee #20), has worked at companies such as IBM, Unisys, and Motorola and passed up opportunities to get rich at Dell and Pixar.  After MarkLogic, Ron has consulted with most major publishers in the UK, including Wiley, Springer, Elsevier, IOP and Cambridge University Press.

We look forward to getting to know other members of the ALPSP and collaborating where possible to help them achieve their goals.  If you think we could be of help to you, please contact us and let's discuss how we can help each other.