BioOne Announces New Agreement with Allen Press, Powered by Atypon

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Aggregation will launch new website in January 2009 with superior functionality and improved user experience

BioOne (www.bioone.org) is delighted to announce that it has signed a new agreement with Allen Press, Inc. that will continue the organizations' seven-year partnership and provide for a superior new online platform through a strategic alliance with Atypon Systems, Inc.

Now entering its eighth year of operation, BioOne includes three full- text collections (two subscribed and one open access,) representing 143 publications from 102 not-for-profit society and institutional publishers. In order to better serve this growing community of publishers, libraries, and end users, BioOne leadership issued an RFP for online hosting services to leading industry providers in mid-2007.

Allen Press's response to this call was buoyed by their own recently signed agreement with Atypon Systems, providing Allen Press with superior online platform hosting services and robust technological tools to offer BioOne.

Under the terms of this new agreement, Allen Press will continue to provide comprehensive customer service and support for BioOne, with the new platform build, content migration, and ongoing technological development managed by strategic partner Atypon Systems.

"Both BioOne's publisher and library communities will benefit by the enhanced technology and services afforded by this partnership," commented BioOne Executive Director Susan Skomal.

"We are confident that the caliber and professionalism of Allen Press and Atypon will ensure a seamless transition."

"We are extremely pleased to renew our partnership with BioOne and remain committed to the BioOne mission. We share their confidence that the new platform and features will meet the needs of the scientific community BioOne serves, now and into the foreseeable future," said Allen Press CEO Gerald Lillian.

"Atypon is looking forward to bringing technological innovation to BioOne and the communities that they serve," said Atypon Systems CEO Georgios Papadopoulos. "BioOne is a critical resource for scholars and researchers all over the world, and we are committed to enhancing their user experience on a dynamic new platform.

BioOne, Allen Press, and Atypon Systems will begin development of the new BioOne platform in early 2008, with a public launch date of the new interface in early January 2009. The new BioOne website will focus on enhanced administrative capabilities for both publishers and subscribing libraries, as well as a superior user experience for scholars and researchers.

About BioOne

Established in 1999, BioOne is the product of innovative collaboration between scientific societies, libraries, academe, and the private sector, who seek a sustainable, mission-driven alternative to commercial publishing. BioOne brings to the Web a uniquely valuable aggregation of the full-texts of high-impact bioscience research journals. Most of BioOne's titles are published by small societies and non-commercial publishers.

BioOne provides integrated, cost-effective access to a thoroughly linked information resource of interrelated journals focused on the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences.

About Allen Press

Allen Press, Inc., plays a vital role in the dissemination of knowledge and information by partnering with organizations in the scientific, technical, and medical community to promote their interests and to achieve their goals. Headquartered in Lawrence, Kansas, Allen Press provides a comprehensive portfolio of integrated services in the broad areas of content management, online and print delivery, association management, and publishing services. Founded more than 70 years ago, Allen Press is a trusted partner of scholarly societies, professional associations, and corporations nationwide.

About Atypon Systems, Inc.

Since 1996, Atypon Systems, Inc. has provided software, hosting, and systems development to the information industry, allowing publishers to grow their business by providing superior technology and service that supports the electronic exchange of scholarly information. Atypon's solutions include Atypon Premium, a complete e-publishing solution for publishers who wish to manage the entire process of delivering and managing their content online, and Atypon Link, a cost effective, aggregated hosting platform for publishers who require a well managed, outsourced e-publishing service. For further information please visit http://www.atypon.com

For further information, please contact:

Lauren Kane
Director of Publisher Relations
BioOne
lauren@arl.org

Melanie Dolechek
Director of Marketing
Allen Press, Inc.
Email: mdolechek@allenpress.com
Tel: 785 843 1234

Nash Pal
Strategic Marketing Manager
Atypon Systems, Inc.
Email: npal@atypon.com
Tel: +44 (0) 870 350 2032