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ICE Strengthens Online Presence with New Partnership

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has announced a new partnership for its publishing arm, ICE Publishing, with Atypon, a leading provider of software to the scientific and scholarly publishing industry, which will bolster its online platform from mid-2015.

The announcement of this new collaboration will mean that ICE Publishing’s e-content, which includes

  • archives dating from 1836
  • 34 peer-reviewed journals
  • over 1400 eBooks

will now be hosted on Atypon’s Literatum, the preferred platform of many leading scholarly publishers.

Mike Cookson, General Manager of ICE Publishing, comments: “The move to an online platform is a natural progression for ICE Publishing, making us more competitive and relevant than ever before. As a leading provider of information for academics, researchers and practitioners worldwide in the fields of civil engineering, construction and materials science, it was important to select a partner who can deliver enhanced online services for our clients.

“Atypon is at the forefront of digital scholarly publishing and already holds an impressive client base, including some of the largest brand names in the publishing industry. Our new virtual library will benefit from the support that Atypon offers and will allow us to deliver a step change in our digital platform for our readers, authors and subscribers.

"We look forward to working with Atypon and to unveiling our new look virtual library next year.”

“Atypon is extremely pleased to be chosen by ICE to host the Virtual Library,” said Jonathan Hevenstone, Senior VP of Business Development at Atypon. “In addition to improving the user experience for ICE clients, the Literatum platform will enable ICE to streamline back-end operations and gain greater flexibility in implementing new business models.”

Set to launch mid-2015, the new ICE Virtual Library will continue to be accessed via www.icevirtuallibrary.com.

Notes to editor

About ICE

The Institution of Civil Engineers is an international membership organisation that promotes and advances civil engineering around the world.

ICE is a professional qualifying body; a provider of resources to encourage innovation and excellence; and, through its publishing and conference programmes, a centre for the exchange of specialist knowledge for academics, researchers, and practitioners.

ICE Publishing

ICE Publishing, established in 1836, is a leading provider of information in the fields of civil engineering, construction, and materials science.

As the publishing division of the Institution of Civil Engineers, ICE Publishing produce a wide range of publications that disseminate best practice, expert advice, and ground-breaking research.

ICE Virtual Library is the exclusive online content platform for ICE Publishing.

About Atypon

Atypon delivers innovative solutions that revolutionize the way publishers do business. Literatum, Atypon's flagship SaaS ePublishing platform, provides all of the functionality that professional and scholarly publishers need to compete in the digital world, including advanced search and information discovery, access control, e-commerce, advertising and business intelligence. RightSuite, Atypon’s enterprise access and e-commerce solution, enables publishers and media organizations to monetize their digital content, experiment with new business models and optimize revenue streams. For more information, visit www.atypon.com.

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