Atypon provides high-speed access to users in China through an agreement with CERNET

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Jeff Deneen, Ph.D.
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SANTA CLARA, CA – June 1, 2005 – Atypon Systems has now established high-speed connectivity for publisher customers who license content to institutions in China. Through an agreement with CERNET, the China Education and Research Network, Atypon can now provide publishers with a broadband avenue directly into the academic community in China. This will enable publishers using Atypon's Literatum e-publishing solution to reliably distribute their online journal, book, and other content to libraries within China.

In addition to users gaining fast and immediate access to content, Chinese librarian administrators will be able to manage their accounts with publishers and download important COUNTER-compliant reports.

"Atypon is pleased to provide high speed connectivity to China as part of our ongoing commitment to help publishers distribute their content more effectively worldwide," said Georgios Papadopoulos, Atypon CEO. "We tested this service for about a year with Blackwell before we made it available to all our publishers. The academic community in China comprises a large and important opportunity for our publishers."

Chinese scholars will gain fast and dependable access to the content that they license, while publishers will be able to use detailed usage statistics to better understand and serve their user community in an increasingly important market and source of content.

About Atypon

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

Atypon offers a suite of electronic publishing software and related services for scholarly publishers and other content providers. Atypon has two electronic publishing services, Literatum and Extenza. Literatum is a highly sophisticated platform that powers major websites such as Blackwell Synergy, Annual Reviews, and CrossRef as well as those of mid-sized commercial and not-for profit publishers. Extenza provides a streamlined, low-cost e-publishing solution, which serves over 45 publishers worldwide.

Other Atypon services include PDFplus, which dynamically adds links to PDFs, and LINKplus, a full service XML linking solution for publishers. Additional Atypon technologies include custom publishing software solutions, auto-classification and knowledge discovery products, and Internet marketing tools to help publishers use their online presence to grow.

The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, and maintains an office in Oxford as well as a sales office in New York, NY. For more information on Atypon Systems, please visit http://www.atypon.com.

Contact:
Kristen Fisher Ratan
Director of Marketing
Atypon Systems
Telephone (408) 988-1240 ext. 315
kristen@atypon.com