Date: 17th May 2012
Oxford, 17 May 2012 – Publishing Technology, the largest provider of software and services to the publishing industry, along with Dutch publisher and long-term partner BRILL, announce the launch of the new aggregated scholarly portal, Brill Online Books and Journals.
For the first time, all of Brill’s content from 20 subject specialities across three imprints (BRILL, Global Oriental and Martinus Nijhoff Publishers) is integrated within a single resource. At launch, the site includes 175 journals and 2,400 e-books, equating to over 150,000 distinct articles and chapters. The new platform is designed with a semantic architecture providing students, researchers and teachers with an enhanced user experience through enriched content and increased discoverability.
Transitioning much of its content from Publishing Technology’s ingentaconnect solution, Brill has moved to a custom pub2web platform to consolidate content assets previously distributed across multiple resources. The publisher now commands an agile and adaptable site ensuring long-term cost efficiency and a solid and flexible base for future innovation and experimentation.
Brill Online Books and Journals now features;
• search and browse of content by title, type, subject or imprint
• preservation of individual imprint catalogues and brand
• faceted search and browse functionality, facilitating greater discoverability
• usability enhancements such as the introduction of auto-suggestions within search
• ability to create new categories of collections across both journals and e-books
• promotional features for generating content recommendations to libraries
• integration with back-end enterprise systems, for consolidated production workflow
Sam Bruinsma, Director of Business Development, BRILL, commented: “We are excited to launch our next generation online platform, one of the richest scholarly resources of its kind. We have worked closely with Publishing Technology to implement a digital strategy which drives discovery and usage, allows us to quickly and easily capitalize on the latest business models for online delivery, and gain important workflow efficiencies with close integration with our key back office systems.”
Louise Russell, Chief Operating Officer for Online Solutions at Publishing Technology, said: “As a highly-valued customer for over 12 years, we are very proud to deliver the next step in BRILL’s digital strategy. The combination of book and journal content within a single platform brings immediate benefits for BRILL and their customers but also generates a number of existing opportunities for future innovation. By providing the reassurance of a leading edge platform with a clear product development roadmap, we provide a foundation for agile and efficient innovation and look forward to collaborating further with BRILL – the journey does not end at launch!”
For more information about Publishing Technology’s online publishing services,
please visit our booth (#207) at the SSP 34th Annual Meeting,
May 30-June 1, Marriott Crystal Gateway, Arlington, VA.
Notes to Editors:
For more information, please contact:
Emily Taylor Gregory, Publishing Technology plc
Tel: +44 1865 397873
Publishing Technology plc:
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 & fulfilment, 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.
pub2web™ is a customized, multi-content publications platform—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 modelling.
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Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, BRILL is a leading international academic publisher in the fields of Ancient Near East and Egypt; Middle East and Islamic Studies; Asian Studies (incl. Hotei imprint and Global Oriental imprint); Classical Studies; Medieval and Early Modern Studies; contemporary History and History of War studies; Biblical and Religious Studies; Slavic Studies; Language & Linguistics; Biology; Science (VSP imprint); Human Rights and Public International Law (Martinus Nijhoff imprint). With offices in Leiden and Boston (MA), Brill today publishes more than 130 journals and around 600 new books and reference works each year. In principle all publications are made available in both print and electronic form. Following the acquisition of IDC Publishers in 2006 a large number of collections and databases with primary sources are marketed in the same academic fields. Key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. BRILL is a publicly traded company and listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For further information please go to www.brill.nl