The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has announced a new partnership
for its publishing arm, ICE Publishing, with Atypon, a leading provider
of software to the scientific and scholarly publishing industry, which
will bolster its online platform from mid-2015.
The announcement of this new collaboration will mean that ICE
Publishing's e-content, which includes
will now be hosted on Atypon's Literatum, the preferred platform of many
leading scholarly publishers.
Mike Cookson, General Manager of ICE Publishing, comments: "The move to
an online platform is a natural progression for ICE Publishing, making
us more competitive and relevant than ever before. As a leading provider
of information for academics, researchers and practitioners worldwide in
the fields of civil engineering, construction and materials science, it
was important to select a partner who can deliver enhanced online
services for our clients.
"Atypon is at the forefront of digital scholarly publishing and already
holds an impressive client base, including some of the largest brand
names in the publishing industry. Our new virtual library will benefit
from the support that Atypon offers and will allow us to deliver a step
change in our digital platform for our readers, authors and subscribers.
"We look forward to working with Atypon and to unveiling our new look
virtual library next year."
"Atypon is extremely pleased to be chosen by ICE to host the Virtul
Library," said Jonathan Hevenstone, Senior VP of Business Development at
Atypon. "In addition to improving the user experience for ICE clients,
the Literatum platform will enable ICE to streamline back-end operations
and gain greater flexibility in implementing new business models."
Set to launch mid-2015, the new ICE Virtual Library will continue to be
accessed via www.icevirtuallibrary.com.
Notes to editor
The Institution of Civil Engineers is an international membership
organisation that promotes and advances civil engineering around the
ICE is a professional qualifying body; a provider of resources to
encourage innovation and excellence; and, through its publishing and
conference programmes, a centre for the exchange of specialist knowledge
for academics, researchers, and practitioners.
ICE Publishing, established in 1836, is a leading provider of
information in the fields of civil engineering, construction, and
As the publishing division of the Institution of Civil Engineers, ICE
Publishing produce a wide range of publications that disseminate best
practice, expert advice, and ground-breaking research.
ICE Virtual Library is the exclusive online content platform for ICE
Atypon delivers innovative solutions that revolutionize the way
publishers do business. Literatum,
Atypon's flagship SaaS ePublishing platform, provides all of the
functionality that professional and scholarly publishers need to compete
in the digital world, including advanced search and information
discovery, access control, e-commerce, advertising and business
Atypon's enterprise access and e-commerce solution, enables publishers
and media organizations to monetize their digital content, experiment
with new business models and optimize revenue streams. For more
information, visit www.atypon.com.
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