News release

Date: 27th October 2010

pub2web gets global appeal as trio launch internationally

Leading provider of software and services to the publishing industries launches three new pub2web websites: PierOnline (for Sunmedia), the World Bank eLibrary, and the OECD iLibrary.

October 27 2010 - Publishing Technology plc (LSE: PTO), the largest provider of software and services to the publishing industry, today announced the launch of three new pub2web websites: PierOnline (for Sunmedia), the World Bank eLibrary, and the OECD iLibrary.

One of Publishing Technology’s core brands, pub2web provides custom web platforms, tailor-made to any business model and any type of content. Louise Tutton, Chief Operating Officer of Publishing Technology's Scholarly Division, comments: “This trio of launches carries significant strategic importance for pub2web and represents the vast range of content types and functionality supported via the platform. With technology evolving at a rapid rate and new business models, such as Patron Driven Acquisition, emerging the pub2web platform combines a proven, industry standard base with sophisticated information commerce and semantic web technology, allowing publishers to experiment within a low risk environment at a pace that suits them“.

As pub2web’s most recent Go-Live, PierOnline (developed for Sunmedia) is Publishing Technology’s first venture into the Japanese market. PierOnline is host to 36 journals from 7 Japanese publishers and has a full Japanese language interface. The launch of the new PierOnline site marks the launch of the next generation product for Sunmedia, with additional features and benefits and a completely new look and feel. Sunmedia selected Publishing Technology as their technology partner as a result of our experience building multi-publisher and multi-lingual platforms.

Launching earlier this summer, the OECD iLibrary is the prime vehicle for disseminating the OECD’s intellectual output containing some 390 complete databases, 2,500 working papers, 5,500 books, 14,000 tables and graphs, 21,000 chapters and articles in a range of languages. The citation tool for such datasets and tables is new and unique to the OECD iLibrary. Universities, think tanks and governmental agencies - over 25 million potential users - are the primary users of the site which is available in both French and English interfaces.

Another brand to join the pub2web portfolio is the World Bank eLibrary, the world’s most authoritative source on international development. The eLibrary is the portal to full-text books, reports, journals, working papers and other formal documents from the World Bank, available for individual purchase as well as subscription-based download. Fully-indexed and cross-searchable, the eLibrary is a dynamic, growing collection which brings together more than 6,000 publications in one convenient online collection.


Notes to Editors:

Publishing Technology plc:

Publishing Technology’s brands 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 Europe, North America and Australia.

About pub2web
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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For more information, please contact:
Emily Taylor, Publishing Technology plc
Tel: +44 1865 397873
Email: emily.taylor[at]publishingtechnology[dot]com

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