Mary Ann Liebert chooses Atypon to build new Liebert Online site for its authoritative publications

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Santa Clara, CA – March 1, 2004 – Atypon announced today that it will provide the technology for Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers' new Liebert Online electronic journals website. Liebert Online will provide internet access to peer-reviewed journals published by Mary Ann Liebert in the areas of biotechnology, biomedical research, clinical medicine and surgery, and law.

Atypon's Literatum Online platform will be the technology behind the new Liebert Online site. Literatum is a full service information platform for electronic publishing that is a cost-effective solution for publishers of any size. Literatum was first created for publisher solutions such as the Academic Press. IDEAL Library, Blackwell Synergy, Annual Reviews, and for CrossRef's enhanced reference linking service.

"Beyond the first rate technology of Literatum, Atypon offers us the highest level of service and innovation," explains Mary Ann Liebert, founder, president, and CEO. "In Atypon, we found a technology partner that we know is reliable and responsive to our needs and the needs of our customers."

In selecting a technology partner, Mary Ann Liebert found several criteria to be crucial:

1. A risk-free technology solution that will help to grow usage and revenue
2. A proven customer service track record that comes with guarantees and references
3. Technological excellence and responsiveness to the real needs of publishing

"We are very excited to be partnering with Mary Ann Liebert to build the right online environment to showcase this interesting range of content," said Georgios Papadopoulos, Atypon's CEO. "After carefully reviewing the goals and requirements of Mary Ann Liebert, we are confident that we can help foster growth and strategic innovation moving forward."

The partnership gives Atypon full responsibility for all aspects of online content production and management, hosting, managed services, hardware and software upgrades, security, and delivery of Liebert Online. In addition, Atypon's ongoing R&D efforts ensure that Mary Ann Liebert will be in a leadership position as online content usage continues to increase and expand.

"It is clear that having a first rate online presence is not only a requirement from our user community, but can also contribute substantially to our company's growth." said Lewis Liebert, Chief Operating Officer at Mary Ann Liebert. "Atypon technology gives us hands on control over our content and our website, while having an experienced technology partner gives us the security we need to continue expanding our reach."

About Atypon

Since 1996, Atypon Systems, Inc. has focused on providing software and services to the information industry.

Atypon offers a suite of software and services for the Information Industry. Atypon's electronic publishing software, Literatum manages content for eJournals, eReference Works, eBooks, and other digital media. This software powers major websites such as the Academic Press. IDEAL Library, Blackwell Synergy, and CrossRef. Other services include PDFplus, which dynamically adds links to PDFs and LINKplus, a full service linking solution for publishers.

In addition to software, Atypon provides publishers the option of a complete outsourced hosting solution in conjunction with 17 leading technology vendors including Akamai, IBM, Dell, Oracle and Sun Microsystems.

Atypon's customers range from non-profit organizations to the world's leading publishers. The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and maintains a European support office. For more information on Atypon Systems, please visit http://www.atypon.com.

About Mary Ann Liebert

Founded in 1980, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. is universally acknowledged for establishing authoritative peer-reviewed journals in the most promising areas of biotechnology, biomedical research, clinical medicine and surgery, and law.

For more information on Mary Ann Liebert, please visit http://www.liebertpub.com.

Contact:
Kristen Fisher
Director of Product Marketing
Atypon Systems
408.988 1240 ext. 315
kristen@atypon.com