[Eril-l] Duke University Press Selects Silverchair for New Digital Products Platform

kim.steinle at dukeupress.edu kim.steinle at dukeupress.edu
Wed Jan 18 11:43:33 PST 2017

For immediate release

January 18, 2017




Charlottesville, VA, and Durham, NC-Silverchair Information Systems
(Silverchair) and Duke University Press announced today a new publishing
technology partnership to redevelop and host Duke University Press's
extensive collection of scholarly journals, books, and electronic
collections in the humanities and social sciences on Silverchair's online
publishing platform.


Duke University Press publishes more than 50 journals, offers five digital
collections, and has well over 2,000 scholarly books available online. All
humanities and social sciences journals and e-books will migrate to the
Silverchair platform, providing scholars with a single reading and research
experience across books and journals. 


"We are enthusiastic to collaborate with another of the world's most
respected university presses," said Thane Kerner, Silverchair CEO. "Duke
University Press's omni-format offerings will benefit greatly from our
integrated, flexible delivery platform, enabling rapid ideation and
experimentation in new ways to serve scholars and libraries. Supporting this
deep and interconnected body of scholarship in the humanities and social
sciences will drive Silverchair's technology in new and exciting


"After long and careful assessment of platform technologies and service
offerings, we believe Silverchair is the most capable of delivering the sort
of integrated, responsive platform we have long envisioned for our books and
journals-one that can showcase both the variety and the cohesion of our
highly interdisciplinary scholarship," said Steve Cohn, director of Duke
University Press. "Silverchair offers us a modern, secure technology
platform combined with the kind of creative and flexible approach necessary
to match our innovative, dynamic publications and products."


Duke University Press's content will be available on the Silverchair
platform in January 2018. Librarians and sales agents can consult our
Platform Migration Resource Page
https://www.dukeupress.edu/Libraries/migration.php for additional details.





About Duke University Press

Duke University Press supports scholars in doing what they are passionate
about: learning, teaching, and effecting positive change in the world. This
bold, progressive spirit drives both what and how DUP publishes. It
publishes about 120 new books each year, more than 50 journals, and multiple
digital collections that transform current thinking and move fields forward.
Duke University Press thrives as a nonprofit publisher because it adapts,
innovates, and forms strong global partnerships in pursuit of its mission.
That mission is to find, curate, enrich, and disseminate scholarship that is
vital to readers working at the forefront of their fields in the humanities,
social sciences, and mathematics. The offices of Duke University Press are
in Durham, NC. See http://www.dukeupress.edu.



About Silverchair Information Systems

Founded in 1993, Silverchair integrates and delivers scholarly and
professional content from 

a single platform-journals, books, video, custom formats, and more.
Silverchair has worked with some of the most accomplished names in scholarly
and professional information, spanning the worlds of commercial publishing,
professional societies and associations, governmental agencies, and academic
medical centers. Silverchair is headquartered in Charlottesville, VA. See


For more information, contact


Wes Royer

Director of Product

Silverchair Information Systems


wroyer at silverchair.com


Allison Belan

Associate Director, Digital Strategy & Systems

Duke University Press


allison.belan at dukeupress.edu


For general inquiries, contact 

platformqueries at dukeupress.edu

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