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Brighton, East Sussex, United Kingdom, 2009/09/23 - Semantico Limited, a leading provider of services and technology for online publishing, announces the launch of a new e-book platform designed and built for its client Brill.
Semantico Ltd, a leading provider of services and technology for online publishing, is pleased to announce the launch of a new e-book platform designed and built for its client Brill, starting with 855 e-books in PDF format. This is a key addition to Brill’s online publishing programme, allowing the company to monetise its Humanities and Social Sciences PDF collections while building on and improving its e-book platform.
A notable feature of the new platform is an enhanced user interface, the result of a user-orientated design phase which led to a number of new features. These include special display modes for content that the user is subscribed to, and advanced use of Ajax to make site controls more intuitive.
The website now carries 855 Brill e-Books published in 2007, 2008 and 2009, on the following subjects:
• Asian Studies
• Biblical Studies, Ancient Near East and Early Christianity
• Classical Studies
• European History and Culture
• Middle East and Islamic Studies
• Religious Studies, Theology and Philosophy
• Social Sciences.
Another 200 titles will be added before the end of this year.
Sam Bruinsma, Business Development Director, Brill, said: ‘We are delighted that our new dedicated e-book platform is ready to be offered to our customers. The demand for a digital version of our expansive book catalogue is rapidly growing and we were keen to offer it on our own platform. The development teams at Semantico and Brill did a great job in building this platform and preparing the content in a remarkable short time span. From now on we will be publishing annual e-book collections in all our subject areas.’
Richard Padley, Managing Director, Semantico, said: ‘We're thrilled to have delivered Brill a commercially successful e-book platform that raises the bar in this important growth area. Their new e-book platform is a great example of the success of SIPP in delivering a customised information architecture built on the core functionality of SIPP. Our partnership approach and our iterative development process allowed us to add features that offer meaningful search and display improvements to end users. ’
Brill is an internationally oriented, academic publisher located in Leiden since 1683 and listed at the Amsterdam stock exchange. The majority of the programs are in Ancient Near East and Egypt; Middle East and Islamic Studies; Asian Studies (incl. Hotei imprint); Classical Studies; Medieval and Early Modern Studies; Biblical and Religious Studies; Slavic Studies; Biology; Science (VSP imprint); Human Rights and Public International Law (Martinus Nijhoff imprint). The mainly English language publications consist to a large extent of (book) series, encyclopaedias and journals. In principle publications are made available in both print and electronic form. Under the imprint of IDC Publishers a large number of collections with primary sources are marketed in the above-named academic fields. Brill’s major markets are Europe, the United States and Japan. The majority of customers are academic institutes and libraries.
Semantico (semantico.com) was formed in 1999 to develop online publishing solutions for the publishing industry. Its mission is to be the partner of choice in helping clients realise the full potential of internet technologies for delivering digital information services. Semantico works to make clients' information ever more discoverable, more useful and more valuable.
Semantico's content delivery tool-sets, subscription management products, and hosting and support services enable rapid and robust, customised solutions for a wide range of clients.
Semantico's management team has a considerable breadth of experience in publishing, e-commerce B2B and B2C online sectors. Its strong engineering background allied with a focus on user-centered design processes ensure that it maintains high standards in its existing and new products, while providing the innovation necessary to compete effectively in emerging online markets.