BOCA RATON, Fla. and Santa Clara, Calif. September 10, 2010—CRC Press is the 2010 recipient of the prestigious award for “Best eBook Publisher-best platform” from The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP). The award, one of three awarded at the annual ALPSP Annual Conference in Wyboston, UK on September 9, follows the launch of the new Atypon powered CRCnetBASE in February of this year; the platform also received a “Highly Recommended” review from CHOICE Magazine. The ALPSP award, one of the most reputable in the industry, for Best eBook Publisher “recognizes exceptional expertise, innovation, and enterprise in the publishing of academic or scholarly book content in electronic form.”
“CRC Press was one of the first publishers to offer a virtual library of books on the web with the launch of ENGnetBASE in 1998 followed by CRCnetBASE,” said John Lavender, CRC Press Senior Vice-President of Publishing and On-Line Products. “I am delighted that our re-launch of the CRCnetBASE site this year has been acknowledged by ALPSP with this award and by our customers with their positive views on the site. However, we aim to continue talking to our customers to improve the site and hopefully this will not be the last award we receive.”
CRCnetBASE offers subscription and purchase access to over 7,000 scientific and technical eBooks spanning 40 disciplines. The platform allows users to create personalized accounts where they can save queries, place favorite content onto a virtual bookshelf, purchase individual chapters or eBooks, and recommend content to friends.
Institutional account management tools are integrated within the platform. Registered library administrators can view their IP ranges, add additional administrators, download COUNTER usage reports, and personalize their institutions site directly from their user account.
In addition to e-books published under the imprint of CRC Press, CRCnetBASE also includes online references from Auerbach and Chapman & Hall. Annual subscriptions and perpetual subscriptions are available for institutional, corporate, and academic customers. For more information, please contact email@example.com or visit www.crcnetbase.com.
About CRC Press
CRC Press is a premier publisher of technical and scientific work, reaching around the globe to collect essential reference material and the latest advances and make them available to researchers, academics, professionals, and students in a variety of accessible formats. CRC Press serves the needs of scientists and the community at large by working with capable researchers and professionals to produce the most accurate and up to date scientific and technical resources. CRC Press is a member of Taylor & Francis Group, an Informa company.
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For additional information, please contact:
Jeff Grubbs, Senior Marketing Manager – Online Products/Textbooks
CRC Press/ Taylor & Francis Group
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Kevin Cohn –Vice President of Operations
+1 (408) 988-1240, ext. 306