Our approach

We consistently maintain a systematic and process driven approach for each of our conversion projects.

With higher costs associated with local data capture and mark-up, many organisations look to minimise costs by turning to offshore service providers.

eGloo has an established track record of working with offshore service providers. We can match the most suitable provider to fit the size and complexity of your project while managing it from start to finish.

Anyone can promise 99.995% accuracy of captured or converted data, but can they even provide an agreed definition of what that figure actually means. How do you know what level of accuracy is needed? How do you confirm that the data delivered meets the promised standard?

Our data inspection and acceptance testing is based on International Standard ISO 2859-1, and provides and efficient and cost-effective basis of verifying that agreed quality levels have been accomplished.

This tried and tested methodology includes:

  • data analysis which includes workshops with relevant stakeholders
  • specifications and plans that relate to the project inspection, migration, mapping, quality assurance and acceptance of data. These documents serve as instructions for relevant stakeholders to assist in the implementation and integration of the project and its technical requirements
  • Preparation of scripts/processes and conversion of data as detailed in the requirements and specification documents. Depending on the size of the project, economies of scale may dictate that this stage be completed offshore.
  • If not a one-off conversion, implementation and integration of scripts/processes to client internal systems
  • Overall testing of conversion scripts/processes
  • Quality Assurance of converted data based on ISO 2859-1

Project examples

LexisNexis is a global leader in legal publishing. They provide authoritative legal, news, public records, and business information; including tax and regulatory publications for online, print, and CD-ROM formats.

Since 2002, eGloo has been contracted by LexisNexis to provide a variety of specialised services in relation to their regional and global publishing content, processes, and standards.

Using our specialised knowledge of legislative drafting, consolidation, and publishing, we have completed a variety of projects ranging across several jurisdictions including New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia, South Australia, the Northern Territories, Tasmania and New Zealand.

LexisNexis has acknowledged that the quality of the research and documentation provided by eGloo has been a key factor contributing to the smooth and timely progress of projects, and also in containing the costs of managing overseas contractors.

In the course of these projects we have undertaken detailed data analysis, and written specifications for data migration, markup, and conversion. We have written, implemented, and continue to maintain, conversion scripts to handle a variety of input formats as supplied by individual jurisdictions for conversion to the LexisNexis XML formats.

In January 2011 eGloo completed development of the CaseBase Case Citator iOS application. It was Australia's most comprehensive and current case citator, placing more than 543,000 case citations, digests and journal articles at your fingertips. LexisNexis has recently decommissioned.

Thank you to the eGloo team for your professional approach and maintaining exceptionally high standards for the entire legislation conversion project.

Your guidance, support and tremendous efforts during this lengthy project was appreciated and I look forward to working with eGloo again in any future capacity.

New Product Publishing Manager

Thomson Reuters Australia is a leading global publisher in Legal, Tax & Accounting. They deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the Legal, tax, accounting and financial markets for online, print, and CD-ROM formats. From the beginning of 2012, several key publications were made available on Thomson Reuters ProViewTM - a professional grade eReader app for iPad and Android tablets.

Thomson Reuters ProViewTM provides access to purchased eBooks from Thomson Reuters using a free iPad app or directly from a web browser. eGloo was contracted by Thomson Reuters to convert a series of titles from XML into Thomson Reuters' ProView TM format based on HTML5, to set up the processing infrastructure to support regular and efficient content updates, and to integrate eBook production with existing workflows for print and online.

Phase One of the project covered a suite of best-selling titles including: The Australian Tax Handbook; Millers Australian Competition & Consumer Law; GST Legislation Plus; Australian Tax Legislation; Corporations - Court Rules and Related Legislation; and Corporations Legislation. ProView TM titles retain pagination information from the print titles to ensure easy cross-reference to the printed books, however ProViewTM provides additional functionality for an electronic publication above and beyond that of a standard eBook.

Working to very tight deadlines, eGloo conducted a detailed analysis of the source XML data, and of the requirements for HTML5 output to support key functionality including, pagination, cross-referencing, footnotes, indexing, and searching, and to ensure correct rendering of structures such as tables, legislation fragments, diagrams, and formulae.

eGloo has written a suite of scripts to process the source XML data and to convert it to HTML5 format, while also generating other detailed output that support complex data structures.

Thanks for all the work you guys helped us with!

I know the team here will be looking to eGloo in the future for some of that specialist XML and eBook conversion experience.

Chief Technology Officer