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SANTA CLARA, Calif.—13 December 2011—Atypon®, a leading provider of software to the professional and scholarly publishing industry, today announced that the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has selected its Literatum™ publishing platform to power the next generation of the ASCE Library.
Founded in 1852, ASCE represents more than 140,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide and is America's oldest national engineering society. The ASCE Library provides a comprehensive online tool for locating information of interest across all disciplines of civil engineering.
The new Library will make use of Atypon's latest innovations in publishing technology to become a single destination for all ASCE technical content, augmented by powerful discovery tools including a taxonomy and data visualizations, placing ASCE firmly at the center of civil engineering knowledge.
"The ASCE Library is the richest and most comprehensive collection of civil engineering content in the world," said Bruce Gossett, Managing Director of Publications for ASCE. "With Atypon as our partner, the Library will achieve its potential as a fully-integrated research and learning environment."
"Innovation is deeply embedded in Atypon's DNA, and we're passionate about helping our clients develop the next generation of information products," said Gordon Tibbitts, President of Atypon. "ASCE will benefit not only from our technology, but from our thought leadership, and we from theirs."
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.