IOS Press selects Semantico to design new journals and book platform
New full text platform to be launched in 2015
October 2, 2014
Semantico and IOS Press have signed an agreement to work on an improved content platform with emphasis on a simpler, more elegant content delivery infrastructure, with improved discoverability and precise search functionality to create an excellent user experience.
Semantico, suppliers of digital publishing solutions to the scholarly and professional market, has been selected by IOS Press, an independent, international STM publishing house, to design and deliver a new publishing platform to support their growing collection of STM books and journals. IOS Press publishes more than 100 international journals and approximately 75 book titles each year on subjects ranging from computer sciences and mathematics to medicine and the natural sciences.
Semantico will design and engineer the new content platform and has taken an integrated approach to design ensuring a consistent look and feel for the IOS Press journals, books and website interfaces. In 2015 the IOS Press journals will migrate away from their current MetaPress platform and alongside their books will be incorporated into the newly designed comprehensive and cohesive online publishing platform.
Semantico will use their industry-respected products Scolaris and SAMS in the build. Scolaris is next generation integrated content platform, engineered to manage the complexities of journals, ebooks, reference works and dictionaries. Scolaris promotes discoverability by providing intelligent, full-text search which, allows rich taxonomy support for faceted search and browse.
SAMS, Semantico’s renowned access management system will be used for ecommerce and to generate greater subscription opportunities for IOS Press. SAMS is the most widely used access management system in its class and integrates seamlessly with Scolaris to control access across users and institutions, as well as providing a host of flexible options for business models and optimal monetisation of content.
Lorraine Ellery, Business Development Manger, Semantico added: “I am delighted that IOS Press has chosen to partner with Semantico and we look forward to building a long-term partnership providing a future-proof publishing solution that meets the ever-changing needs of their customers; an area Semantico truly understands.”
Semantico is an innovative and market-leading digital publishing solutions company. To help publishers protect and grow the value of their content assets online, Semantico provides a range of services and technologies, including consultancy, publishing platform design and build, ebook reader development, digital marketing, access management, support and hosting.
Semantico works with many of the world’s leading publishers and information providers including Oxford University Press, Nature Publishing Group, Springer and McGraw-Hill Professional to deliver scholarly journals, reference works and other academic and professional content across STM, HSS, professional and education sectors in the UK, Europe and the US.