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09.10.2019 | Member News & Releases

Project Euclid and SPIE Announce Publishing Technology Partnership

September 5, 2019 – Ithaca, NY | Durham, NC | Bellingham, WA – Project Euclid and SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, announced today a publishing technology partnership to launch a new Project Euclid platform late in 2020. Project Euclid, jointly managed by Cornell University Library and Duke University Press, is an online host and aggregator of over 100 scholarly journals, book series, and conference proceedings in mathematics and statistics. SPIE will develop and power Project Euclid’s new platform in an innovative technology model that brings nonprofit organizations together for the shared development of major publishing infrastructure.

Over the last twenty years, Cornell University Library has developed and operated a dedicated e-publishing platform in support of Project Euclid’s success. The project’s growth and the sector’s accelerating technical requirements now demand a new technology strategy. “At our current scale, there’s a strong business case for moving to an externally supported platform where we can provide advanced publishing services more cost-effectively by developing solutions together with like-minded partners,” said David Ruddy, Project Euclid’s Director of Information Technology.

“In addition to their powerful technology, SPIE’s collaborative spirit and nonprofit ethos fit with Project Euclid’s culture and mission,” said Leslie Eager, Euclid’s Director of Publishing Services. “We are thrilled to work with SPIE to offer more competitive services to the mathematics and statistics community and support our shared goals for growth and innovation.”

SPIE Chief Technology Officer Scott Ritchey adds, “We are excited to work with Project Euclid and believe our partnership will help demonstrate the value that compatible, not-for-profit organizations can create together. The SPIE mission is better achieved with the shared insights and economies of scale created by our relationship with Project Euclid.”

Over the next year, Project Euclid will communicate closely with librarians, researchers, publishers, and discovery services to ensure a smooth platform migration.

About Project Euclid
Project Euclid is a nonprofit, university-based online publishing platform for theoretical and applied mathematics and statistics literature. Its mission is to provide powerful and affordable online hosting and publishing services, allowing independent scholarly publishers to remain competitive. Project Euclid currently hosts over 100 journals, book series, and conference proceedings from 41 publishers worldwide. Over 75% of the scholarship is openly available. Project Euclid is jointly managed by Cornell University Library and Duke University Press, with the goal of sustainably balancing the needs of scholars, libraries, and independent and society scholarly publishers.

About SPIE
SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics, an educational not-for-profit organization founded in 1955 to advance light-based science, engineering, and technology. The Society serves 257,000 constituents from 173 countries, offering conferences and their published proceedings, continuing education, books, journals, and the SPIE Digital Library. In 2018, SPIE provided more than $4 million in community support including scholarships and awards, outreach and advocacy programs, travel grants, and public policy and educational resources.

For more information, contact:

Leslie Eager, Director of Publishing Services, Project Euclid
+1 919-687-3630 | leslie.eager@dukeupress.edu

Patrick Franzen, Director, SPIE Digital Library
+1 360-685-5615 | patrickf@spie.org

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