This October, Cambridge University Press will launch a new digital content platform called University Publishing Online, which is based on the existing digital platform Cambridge Books Online but open to outside academic publishers. Boydell & Brewer, Liverpool University Press, the Mathematical Association of America, and Foundation Books (based in India) have been named as early participants.
From the press release:
Dr Andrew Brown, Director of Academic Publishing at Cambridge University Press, said: “A key concept of University Publishing Online is to preserve the individual identity of each of its publishing partners, as every academic press makes a unique contribution to the world of scholarship through its own particular process of selecting, editing and presenting material. By respecting these differences, while offering the contributions of all on a single platform with a highly sophisticated common search engine, University Publishing Online will set new standards for the integration of key academic content with a user-friendly interface and customer-oriented purchasing models of unrivalled flexibility.”
Read the full press release at cambridge.org.