AIP Launches eBooks Site for Society of Exploration Geophysicists
New electronic resource speeds discovery of valuable SEG content
Melville, NY, March 5, 2010 — The American Institute of Physics (AIP) (www.aip.org) is pleased to announce the launch of a powerful, feature-rich new eBooks Web site for the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG). The SEG eBooks site (segdl.org/ebooks), hosted on AIP's Scitation platform, offers 35 books–including the option to purchase individual book chapters–with an additional 15 books slated for inclusion by May 2010. The eBooks are fully integrated with the SEG Digital Library so that researchers and students can search and access journals, books, and papers from SEG meetings on a single site.
"From the outset of our partnership with SEG, we've focused on advancing the goals of their publishing program by bringing to bear the technological capabilities that have solidified AIP's position as one of the leading innovators in scholarly publishing today, said Paul DeCillis, AIP's Director of Online Publishing. "We've created a new revenue stream for SEG by repurposing their existing content and hosting it on a consolidated eBooks site. It's is just one example of the added value we deliver to all our publishing partners."
AIP's eBook capabilities leverage the enrichment and discovery tools of Scitation's C3 infrastructure, setting the stage for content mixing, faceted browsing, guided search, and new features that allow users to find related content across a publisher's entire catalog. In addition, user activity is tracked and made available to subscribing institutions through AIP's COUNTER-3 compliant usage statistics service.
"Before we came on board with AIP back in 2001, our online presence was rudimentary at best," said Ted Bakamjian, SEG's Director of Publications. "Within three years, AIP had built a comprehensive Digital Library for us, greatly increasing our visibility. And now, with our new eBooks site up and running, we fully expect to further enhance discovery of our content, increase traffic, and spur overall use of our publications. The site offers us a high degree of flexibility and extensibility for future growth."
Institutions may gain access to SEG eBooks by annual subscription to the entire collection or by perpetual-access purchases of individual titles.
AIP's Scitation publishing platform currently hosts more than 2,000,000 articles from more than 200 scholarly publications for 28 learned society publishers, in fields including physics, chemistry, geosciences, engineering, acoustics, and other sciences. Scitation's evolving, next generation platform, C³, represents today's best-of-breed technology, with an XML foundation and flexible framework for multi-channel distribution of content and services that enables both publishers and end users to manipulate and deliver content as never before and creates the tools and environment for content producers to position themselves for future publishing.The Society of Exploration Geophysicists, founded in 1930 with headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is the world's largest professional applied geophysics society, with more than 30,000 members in 130 countries. SEG promotes the science of geophysics and the education of a wide range of geoscientists. The society fosters the expert and ethical practice of geophysics in the exploration and development of natural resources, in characterizing the near surface, and in mitigating earth hazards. The society fulfills its mission through its publications, conferences, forums, Web sites, and educational programs.
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