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05.16.2018 | Member News & Releases

ASM International Selects Silverchair Platform for Unified Materials Information Digital Library

May 16, 2018 – Charlottesville, VA and Cleveland, OH – Silverchair Information Systems (Silverchair) announced today a partnership with ASM International (ASM) to develop a unified hosting solution for ASM’s authoritative materials information resources.

ASM serves the materials research, reference, and education needs of engineers, scientists, and technicians through articles, books, databases, industry news, education courses, and international events on current engineering practices and scientific research in the development, manufacturing, testing, modeling, and application of engineered materials.

ASM’s migration to the Silverchair Platform will create an integrated ASM Digital Library that offers flexible, modular access across content types, facilitated by advanced search, navigation, and linking features. On the new ASM Digital Library, users will be able to seamlessly move between content sets and discover the full value of ASM’s offerings, comprised of more than 300,000 content items (articles, chapters, data sheets) that will migrate to the Silverchair Platform.

“By partnering with Silverchair, ASM will be on the technology platform that is fully aligned with ASM’s aims for content unification, modern user experience, improved discoverability, collection and product flexibility, cost efficiency, and robust use of taxonomy,” said Thane Kerner, Silverchair CEO. “The ASM Digital Library will be enhanced by Silverchair’s existing state-of-the-art functionality and flexible user interfaces.”

“We are excited to see the ASM Digital Library hosted on the Silverchair Platform, which is unparalleled in the market in its support for the many content types that ASM delivers,” said Bill Mahoney, CEO of ASM. “In seeking a long-term strategic platform provider, Silverchair’s reputation for excellent client service stood out among their competitors, and their clear vision for the digital future of research and technical content is in sync with ASM’s own goals for future development.”

The ASM Digital Library will launch in late 2018 with ASM Handbook content and additional content and products will be added in 2019 and going forward.

About ASM International – ASM International is a member-driven organization that serves the information needs of scientists, engineers, and technicians who develop, test, select, and apply advanced materials, including metals, composites, polymers, and ceramics. As the world’s largest and most established materials information society, ASM engages and connects members to a global network of peers and provides access to trusted materials information through reference content and data, education courses, international events, and applied research. www.asminternational.org

About Silverchair Information Systems – Silverchair integrates and delivers scholarly and professional content from a single omni-format hosting platform – journals, books, video, custom formats, and more. The Silverchair Platform provides distinctive online sites, unique products, and advanced technologies to STM and humanities publishers, professional societies, and the federal government, propelling their content to greater reach and impact. www.silverchair.com

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