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United Nations chooses Publishing Technology's digital publishing platform for its eCollection

Major deal brings Publishing Technology's 2011 new publisher signings to 40

(PresseBox) (Oxford, ) Publishing Technology plc (LSE: PTO), the largest provider of software and services to the publishing industry, today announced the latest signing for its pub2web platform to build the United Nations eCollection.

One of Publishing Technology's core solutions, pub2web provides custom web platforms, tailor made to any business model and any type of content. Louise Tutton, Chief Operating Officer of Publishing Technology's Online Division, comments, "With 40 new agreements so far this year, we are continuing to build on the success of our state-of-the-art solutions to the unique challenges of digital publishing. The new United Nations eCollection will take full advantage of the powerful combination of semantic web technologies and sophisticated information commerce capabilities available within the pub2web platform as standard. This combination allows for ease of breaking down content silos and moving away from the traditional containers of journals, books and reference works while allowing publishers to experiment with new business models (such as Patron-Driven Acquisition) and to deliver an enriched user experience."

The United Nations eCollection will be built on a custom interface on the pub2web platform that will allow cross searching, discovery and sales via pay-per-view or by subscription for over 1,500 publications produced by the international organization, and all new and forthcoming titles, including e-books, reports, periodicals and selected grey literature.

The United Nations eCollection will benefit library customers and patrons in higher education institutions, as well as commercial and individual end-users with centralized delivery of online content.

Valentina Kalk in the Department of Public Information of the United Nations commented, "Delivering a wealth of titles and serial publications to our readers worldwide via a single multilingual online platform is very exciting. It is increasingly important that we make information more discoverable and searchable in the easiest and most environmentally-friendly ways possible. Publishing Technology has the expertise to deliver this for us and we very much look forward to working with them in this venture."

About pub2web

The pub2web platform is a customized, multi-content publications portal-delivering all the functionality needed to support evolving online strategies and to satisfy the user base, however diverse their needs. Customers benefit from proven, regularly-updated technology while also maintaining full control of their brand, their content and their user relationships. It allows customers to help their users to explore all their content - whatever its format - with progressive browsing options driven by pub2web's award-winning data storage and modelling.

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About United Nations Publications

Since its establishment in 1945, the United Nations has published countless documents, reports and titles in many languages. United Nations Publications brings together over 5,000 titles produced by the Organization and its key agencies in one place, covering subjects such as international security, social and economic development, human rights, humanitarian affairs, environment and urban issues. Publications are available in print and electronic formats and as mobile apps. Visit www.un.org/publications, follow on Twitter @unpublications, or connect on www.facebook.com/unpublications.

Publishing Technology plc

Publishing Technology's products and services include advance, ingentaconnect, VISTA, author2reader, pub2web, ICS and PCG. The Publishing Technology group enables publishers to focus on their core competences by providing a single, trusted partner for both technology requirements and business development services. It is one of the largest providers of software and services for the publishing industry, servicing eight out of ten of the world's largest publishers. The group's proposition uniquely spans front and back office systems - complemented by a range of business development services - to provide the industry's only end-to-end suite of software specifically designed to support the publishing process. Capabilities cover editorial & production, product information, billing & fulfilment, content conversion & hosting, website development, marketing programs, information commerce, customer relationship management, rights & royalties and business intelligence. All application modules can be configured independently to meet specific publishers' needs and to allow flexible integration with existing systems. Associated sales and marketing services include consultancy and research, sales representation and telemarketing. The company is listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange and has offices in the UK, US, Brazil, India, China and Australia.