Scitation® Introduces C³, its Evolving, Next Generation Online Platform
London, UK, 2 December 2008 — Scitation (www.scitation.org), the online hosting platform of the American Institute of Physics (AIP) (www.aip.org) and 30 scientific and technical publishers, formally introduced its C³ development initiative at Online Information 2008 today. This ambitious program, begun more than a year ago with the release of Web 2.0-enabled abstract displays, set the standard for agile platform development in scholarly publishing.
"While the incorporation of Web 2.0 technology put us at the forefront of online publishing in 2007, C³ is now poised to take Scitation to the next level," said Paul DeCillis, AIP's Director of Online Publishing. "The heart and brains of our C³ next-generation platform – its engineered-for-XML foundation and flexible framework for multi-channel distribution of content and services – will enable both publishers and end users to manipulate and deliver content as never before, creating the tools and environment for content producers to position themselves for future publishing opportunities."
C³ incorporates two critical pieces of infrastructure – an XML content server, with powerful content storage, access, product development and enrichment capabilities, and a robust web content management system, with strong presentational, contextual, and connection capabilities. Together they will provide an extensible platform that connects users with meaningful content in the context they choose and deliver the tools they need to integrate with that content.
The new platform emerging from the C³ initiative will begin taking shape in 2009 as AIP's and other publisher sites are migrated to the new infrastructure. Moving forward, additional enhancements to features and functionality will be added, including advanced tagging and categorization, greater integration with popular web applications to accommodate features such as mash ups and geographic tracking, flexible publisher tools for adding and controlling content in real time, and enriching the functionality of non-journal content such as books, standards, magazines and newsletters.
AIP's Scitation publishing platform currently hosts more than 1,500,000 articles from more than 185 scholarly publications for 30 learned society publishers, in fields including physics, chemistry, geosciences, engineering, acoustics, and other sciences. AIP also offers a comprehensive suite of customizable publishing services, covering every aspect of content development, from processing of author submissions through print and online distribution of final deliverables.
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