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ASM International Launches a Unified Materials Information Digital Library on the Silverchair Platform


MATERIALS PARK, Ohio and CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Jan. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- ASM International and Silverchair announced today the launch of the ASM Digital Library on the Silverchair Platform. The ASM Digital Library offers a single gateway to ASM's authoritative materials information resources.

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

The integrated ASM Digital Library offers flexible, modular access across content types, facilitated by advanced taxonomy-driven search, navigation, and linking features. Within the new ASM Digital Library, users may 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). The content from the ASM Handbook is now available on the Silverchair Platform and features Silverchair's split-screen view for a superior user experience in referencing figures, tables, and more. ASM's remaining content assets will migrate to the platform in 2019 and beyond.

"Silverchair 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 provides users with an immediate upgrade via Silverchair's 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 proven technology and excellent client service stood out among their competitors. Silverchair's clear vision for the digital future of research and technical content is in sync with ASM's current Renewal program goals, as well as for future development."

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.

About Silverchair
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.

For More Information Contact:
Scott Henry
Senior Content Engineer
ASM International
+ 440 338 5151 ext. 5401

Jim Pallotta
Creative Marketing Strategist
ASM International
+ 440 338 5151 ext. 5645

Stephanie Lovegrove
Marketing Manager
Silverchair Information Systems
+ 434 220 8313


SOURCE ASM International

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