January 20, 2022

Ebooks: MIT Press Partners with Silverchair to Launch MIT Press Direct eBook Platform

From Silverchair:

2018-10-15_09-29-34Silverchair announced today a partnership with the MIT Press to develop and host a new eBooks platform, MIT Press Direct.


MIT Press Direct will launch with more than 2,500 titles in 2018, offering a broad range of books from its distinguished front- and backlist, including significant works in economics, business innovation, machine learning and AI, environment, evolution, and energy. Using Silverchair’s suite of self-serve publishing tools, the MIT Press plans to introduce new subject collections, including science/technology/society, information sciences, digital humanities, and education in 2019.


Once launched, MIT Press Direct will offer institutional subscribers DRM-free books with chapter-level access for unlimited simultaneous users, MARC and KBART records for easy data ingestion, and standardized usage reports.


“Partnering with Silverchair will make it possible for the MIT Press to launch an elegant, responsive, full-feature ebook site that advances the fields to which the Press has contributed over the last 50 years,” said Terry Ehling, director of strategic initiatives at the MIT Press. “Delivering our high-value scholarly ebook content to a global community of scholars is a priority for us, and we look forward to utilizing Silverchair’s technology to help us advance research and education worldwide.”

MIT Press Direct will be available to institutional subscribers in 2019.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.