News release

Date: 25th January 2012

Engineering institution selects Publishing Technology’s pub2web to develop its Digital Library

Partnership to develop a new website that will be home to the IET's journal, eBook, magazine and conference content dating back to 1872 and integrating more than 185,000 articles.

Oxford, UK, January 25, 2012 - The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has announced a partnership with Publishing Technology to redevelop and extend its Digital Library, the central access point for the organization’s full text content online.

The new website, to be developed on Publishing Technology’s pub2web platform, will be home to IET journal, eBook, magazine and conference content dating as far back as 1872 and integrating more than 185,000 articles. The platform will eventually also incorporate access to IET.tv and its archive of 3,500 videos, all utilizing pub2web’s innovative data storage solution, the Metastore.

The revamped Digital Library will offer the academic and corporate research audiences and the IET’s 150,000-plus international membership an improved, user-friendly online experience, more efficient discoverability and search capabilities driven by pub2web’s unique semantic technology and integration of IET’s taxonomy. The IET will benefit from having a single aggregated platform for all of their content under pinned by industry-standard architecture that is both flexible and highly interoperable, providing efficient processes and workflow between core systems as well as safe-guarding IET’s future integration needs.

Daniel Smith, Head of Academic Publishing at the IET, commented: “With the recent addition of eBooks and two new journals launching this year, this is an exciting time for IET academic and digital publishing. The redevelopment of the existing IET Digital Library will provide users with easier access to the information that they need and flexible e-commerce options as well as offering us a firm foundation for our future digital strategy. As an established player in this field, Publishing Technology provides us with an excellent partner for future development but also the reassurance of a smooth migration”.

“We are delighted to be partnering with the IET on this important project” stated Louise Russell, COO of Online Solutions at Publishing Technology. “The pub2web platform provides a smooth migration path with immediate benefits. pub2web’s approach to content storage and delivery is completely content agnostic, allowing the IET to bring together all of its content within a single platform, where each content type is modelled, stored and delivered according to its unique needs, bringing important benefits for the end user experience as well as new product and revenue opportunities for the IET. But that’s just the start of a new digital strategy for the IET! We’re looking forward to collaborating with the IET on their future digital strategy over the coming years,” she concluded.

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Notes to Editors:

For more information, please contact:

Emily Taylor Gregory,
Publishing Technology plc
Tel: +44 1865 397973
Email: emily.taylor[at]publishingtechnology[dot]com

Publishing Technology plc: (www.publishingtechnology.com)
Publishing Technology’s products and services include advance, ingentaconnect, VISTA, author2reader, pub2web, ICS and PCG. The Publishing Technology group enables publishers to focus on their core competences by providing a single, trusted partner for both technology requirements and business development services. It is one of the largest providers of software and services for the publishing industry, servicing eight out of ten of the world's largest publishers. The group’s proposition uniquely spans front and back office systems – complemented by a range of business development services – to provide the industry's only end-to-end suite of software specifically designed to support the publishing process. Capabilities cover editorial & production, product information, billing & fulfillment, content conversion & hosting, website development, marketing programs, information commerce, customer relationship management, rights & royalties and business intelligence. All application modules can be configured independently to meet specific publishers' needs and to allow flexible integration with existing systems. Associated sales and marketing services include consultancy and research, sales representation and telemarketing. The company is listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange and has offices in the UK, US, Brazil, India, China and Australia.

The IET:
IET’s Inspec database, research journals and books provide a wealth of research and information in the areas of engineering and technology. The portfolio of research and letters journals and monographs (print and e-Book) in electronics, electrical engineering and related subjects are available online through the IET Digital Library together with conference proceedings, seminar digests and magazines. The IET Inspec database contains over 12 million abstract and indexing references to journal articles, conference proceedings, technical reports and other literature in the fields of science and technology. As a membership organisation, IET is Europe’s largest professional body of engineers with over 150,000 members in 127 countries offering a professional home for life and supporting members throughout their careers.

For more information, visit www.theiet.org

About pub2web
The pub2web platform is a customized, multi-content publications portal—delivering all the functionality needed to support evolving online strategies and to satisfy the user base, however diverse their needs. Customers benefit from proven, regularly-updated technology while also maintaining full control of their brand, their content and their user relationships. It allows customers to help their users to explore all their content – whatever its format – with progressive browsing options driven by pub2web’s award-winning data storage and modeling.

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