Atypon launches new e-publishing services that enable reference linking and enhancement of PDFs

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LONDON, UK and SANTA CLARA, CA – December 2, 2002 – Atypon Systems, a leading technology provider for the information industry, today announced at Online Information 2002 the introduction of a program of services for publishers of all sizes.

The first two of these services are now available:

  • PDFplus adds reference and other links to PDFs and reduces download size, making PDFs a cost-effective and highly functional alternative for delivering content. Links can be added to CrossRef, abstracting and indexing and other databases, and more.
  • LINKplus removes all the headaches of establishing up-to-date linking within documents by providing full XML linking files for publisher content in a matter of days. Links can be added to CrossRef, abstracting and indexing and other databases, and more. Atypon will also deposit all linking data into CrossRef, PubMed, and other abstracting and indexing databases.

Atypon's new services were developed from the firm technology foundation created for publisher services such as the Academic Press' IDEAL Library, Blackwell Synergy, and CrossRef. Building on Literatum, Atypon's full service adaptive information management platform, as well as the technology that Atypon developed for CrossRef's new system, both PDFplus and LINKplus will add the richness to publisher content in affordable, quick to implement solutions.

"Atypon's new PDFplus technology will revolutionize the use of the PDF as the primary delivery format for publishers. This service solves the last remaining obstacles for PDF—linking and download speed," said Gordon Tibbitts, CEO of Blackwell Publishing, USA. "As usual, Atypon has delivered the right solution at the right time."

"CrossRef recognizes that certain publishers face barriers to reference linking. The LINKplus service is a good way for our member publishers to become fully compliant with CrossRef and benefit from other linking options," said CrossRef Executive Director, Ed Pentz. "Having partnered with Atypon on the recent CrossRef system rewrite, I have first-hand knowledge of their technological excellence as well as their dedication to customer service."

"Atypon's mission is to provide the highest quality technology and services to publishers that will enable them to truly enrich their content and serve their user communities," stated Atypon CEO, Georgios Papadopoulos. "These new services will help in maximizing the value of scholarly research."

"Over the last several months, Atypon has worked closely with a wide variety publishers to learn the technological problem areas that they face," explained Ravi Singh, Vice President of Corporate Development at Atypon. "Both PDFplus and LINKplus are cost-effective, targeted services that add substantial value to electronic content." Atypon will be showcasing PDFplus and LINKplus at the Online Information 2002 conference from December 3 - 5 2002.

About Atypon

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

In addition to software, Atypon provides publishers the option of a complete outsourced solution in conjunction with 16 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 office in Athens, Greece. For more information on Atypon Systems, please visit http://www.atypon.com.

Contact:

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