British Library and Publishing Technology collaborate to make Document Supply Service content available via ingentaconnect

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – The British Library and Publishing Technology today announced a new partnership, which will make 5,400 new journal and book titles available via the ingentaconnect online platform.

With over 25,000 registered institutions and millions of end users in more than 170 counties accessing scholarly titles via ingentaconnect.com, the agreement offers the British Library a new channel for connecting key international audiences with its Document Supply Service content.

Journal content from an assortment of academic publishers, such as Oxford University Press, Elsevier Science, Nature Publishing Group and the Royal Society of Chemistry, will be available for ingentaconnect users to purchase as part of the collaboration. Content from a number of British Library sources are already live on the site with more to follow later this month.

The agreement instantly broadens the reach of the Document Supply Service titles and makes this content more discoverable online, both through library discovery services and the platform itself. In turn, the addition of these British Library-held publications to ingentaconnect increases the platform’s rich catalogue of academic titles by over 40%.

Sam Tillett, Head of Business Development at the British Library, commented: “We are delighted to be collaborating with Publishing Technology and to make our Document Supply Service available via the ingentaconnect platform. This collaboration helps to bring our content to an even wider user audience.”

Byron Russell, Head of ingentaconnect at Publishing Technology, stated: “We are extremely proud to be welcoming such a prestigious name to our family. The collaboration gives our institutional and individual users unique access to an expansive collection of sought after content held by the British Library, and now available online. In turn, the British Library will benefit from a new distribution channel that will drive large scale global readership to its service.”

Publishing Technology plc:
Publishing Technology is the world-leading provider of content solutions that transform business. We cover the publishing process from end to end with content systems, audience development and content delivery software and services. Combining our unmatched publishing knowledge, global operations and perpetual support model with our advance enterprise system, ingentaconnect scholarly portal, pub2web custom hosting platform and PCG (Publishers Communication Group) sales and marketing consultancy, we offer the industry’s only full spectrum of solutions to help publishers move their content forward. Listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange, the company operates jointly from Europe (Oxford) and North America (Boston and New Jersey), with local offices in Brazil, India, China and Australia. Assisting 450 trade and scholarly publishers for nearly fourty years, Publishing Technology solves the fundamental issues content providers face.

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The British Library:
The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and one of the world’s greatest research libraries. It provides world class information services to the academic, business, research and scientific communities and offers unparalleled access to the world’s largest and most comprehensive research collection. The Library’s collection has developed over 250 years and exceeds 150 million separate items representing every age of written civilisation and includes books, journals, manuscripts, maps, stamps, music, patents, photographs, newspapers and sound recordings in all written and spoken languages. Up to 10 million people visit the British Library website every year where they can view up to 4 million digitised collection items and over 40 million pages. See more at: http://www.bl.uk

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