BioOne (www.bioonepublishing.org) is delighted to announce that it has signed a new agreement with Allen Press, Inc. that will continue the organizations’ seven-year partnership and provide for a superior new online platform through a strategic alliance with Atypon Systems, Inc. Now entering its eighth year of operation, BioOne includes three full-text collections (two subscribed and one open access,) representing 143 publications from 102 not-for-profit society and institutional publishers. In order to better serve this growing community of publishers, libraries, and end users, BioOne leadership issued an RFP for online hosting services to leading industry providers in mid-2007.
Allen Press’ response to this call was buoyed by their own recently signed agreement with Atypon Systems, providing Allen Press with superior online platform hosting services and robust technological tools to offer BioOne.
Under the terms of this new agreement, Allen Press will continue to provide comprehensive customer service and support for BioOne, with the new platform build, content migration, and ongoing technological development managed by strategic partner Atypon Systems. “Both BioOne’s publisher and library communities will benefit by the enhanced technology and services afforded by this partnership,” commented BioOne Executive Director Susan Skomal, “We are confident that the caliber and professionalism of Allen Press and Atypon will ensure a seamless transition.”
“We are extremely pleased to renew our partnership with BioOne and remain committed to the BioOne mission. We share their confidence that the new platform and features will meet the needs of the scientific community BioOne serves, now and into the foreseeable future,” said Allen Press CEO Gerald Lillian.
“Atypon is looking forward to bringing technological innovation to BioOne and the communities that they serve,” said Atypon Systems CEO Georgios Papadopoulos, “BioOne is a critical resource for scholars and researchers all over the world, and we are committed to enhancing their user experience on a dynamic new platform.”
BioOne, Allen Press, and Atypon Systems will begin development of the new BioOne platform in early 2008, with a public launch date of the new interface in early January 2009. The new BioOne website will focus on enhanced administrative capabilities for both publishers and subscribing libraries, as well as a superior user experience for scholars and researchers.