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New eLibrary Site Will Offer Improved User Experience
RESTON, Va. and SANTA CLARA, Calif.—19 July 2011—The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) today announced that it has partnered with Atypon®, a worldwide leader in the digital content industry, for the development and implementation of AIAA's new eLibrary website. The partnership will create an eLibrary that will offer users greatly improved access to all of AIAA's publications and conference proceedings, significantly reducing the length of time necessary to conduct research.
The eLibrary will be designed to appeal to aerospace science and engineering authors, editors, librarians, researchers and students, as well as to members of the general public with an interest in aerospace research and science.
Mike Bragg, AIAA's vice president of publications, stated: "AIAA is pleased to enter into this partnership with Atypon. The AIAA eLibrary will comprise our books, journals, standards and conference proceedings—past and present. This information should form an essential part of every aerospace engineer’s education, work and business. With Atypon as AIAA's technology partner, the AIAA eLibrary will be a state-of-the-art technical resource for the student, engineer and business leader, delivering what they need when they need it." Bragg continued: "The new platform guarantees that when the highest quality aerospace technical information is needed, it will always be right at the researcher's fingertips, be it through their desktop, laptop or handheld."
Besides archiving all of AIAA’s research assets under one roof, the updated eLibrary, which is expected to be available in the first half of 2012, will offer the ability to save and schedule searches, highlight journal articles, download citations; sign up for alerts on subjects of interest to their research and post links to their research articles on a variety of social networking websites. The website will also be able to suggest other articles that might be of interest to them, greatly enhancing the flow of information and ideas in the collaborative research process.
"Atypon Literatum™ will improve the accessibility of AIAA content," said Audrey Melkin, Atypon's director of business development. Melkin continued: "Using Literatum for Mobile™, AIAA subscribers will be able to access the full text of the latest research and professional information anytime, anywhere."
Atypon is setting new standards for digital content delivery, discovery and monetization. Literatum, the company's flagship publishing platform, is used to host more than 11 million journal articles, more than 25,000 eBooks and many other types of professional and scholarly content. For more information, visit www.Atypon.com.
AIAA is the world's largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession. With more than 35,000 individual members worldwide, and 90 corporate members, AIAA brings together industry, academia, and government to advance engineering and science in aviation, space, and defense. For more information, visit www.aiaa.org.