Publishing Technology Announces Deal To Build 1st Ever Digital Content Delivery Platform for Chinese Library Market
From the Announcement (PDF):
Following the launch of Publishing Technology plc in China last August, [the company] is partnering with the China National Publications Import and Export Corporation (CNPIEC) to deliver the first ever digital publishing platform to supply content to Chinese libraries.
As the largest company fully licensed by the Chinese government to import publications, CNPIEC has more than 10,000 institutional users spanning academic and public libraries across the country. The ground-breaking new site will use Publishing Technology’s pub2web platform with interfaces in English and Mandarin and aims to offer all Chinese libraries digital access to both local and international content, part of a wider government-led scheme to improve online access and discoverability of content in libraries.
Furthermore, as part of this partnership, Publishing Technology will offer the 250+ publisher customers on its ingentaconnect platform the opportunity to extend their visibility and awareness into the burgeoning Chinese library market, attracting new audiences and opening up potential new revenue streams.
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