Cornell University Library and Duke University Press Announce Partnership; Duke to Provide Enhanced Services for Project Euclid
For immediate release
For more information, contact
ITHACA, NY and DURHAM, NC, USA (April 11, 2008) – In a publishing agreement that reaches across boundaries by bringing together a leading U.S. academic research library and one of the nation’s outstanding university presses, Cornell University Library (Cornell) and Duke University Press (Duke) today announced that they have established a joint venture to expand and enhance the services of Project Euclid, the premier online information community for mathematics and statistics resources from independent publishers.
Effective July 2008, Duke will provide publishing expertise in marketing, sales, and order fulfillment to Project Euclid’s participating publishers and institutional subscribers. Duke will work to broaden and deepen Project Euclid’s subscriber base, resulting in greater global exposure for 54 journals and a growing number of monographs and conference proceedings. Cornell will continue to provide and support the vital IT infrastructure for Project Euclid and assume responsibility for archiving and preservation activities, ensuring robust and reliable access to the content deposited with Project Euclid for future scholars, researchers, and students.
Now home to 93,000 journal articles (75% of which are open access), along with 60 monographs and conference proceedings, Project Euclid and its partner publishers will benefit from Duke’s commitment to Project Euclid’s mission and from the Press’s publishing proficiency, reputation for quality consciousness, and university-based value system. Duke’s recent initiative to expand its journals publishing program into science, technology and medicine further ensures that together the Cornell Library and Duke University Press will achieve Project Euclid’s goal to become a primary “destination site” for mathematicians and statisticians.
“A collaboration that pairs the complementary strengths of a leading research library and a university press from different universities is an extraordinary move. The result is nothing less than securing the future of alternative publishing options for independent presses in the fields of mathematics and statistics,” said Anne Kenney, Carl A. Kroch University Librarian, Cornell University Library.
“I am delighted that our long relationship with the Cornell University Library has resulted in an agreement that will be of great benefit to both parties, as well as to the partner journals in Project Euclid and to the many users of Project Euclid in the mathematics and statistics communities,” said Steve Cohn, Director of Duke University Press.
This joint venture was undertaken in cooperation with the Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), an alliance of universities, research libraries, and organizations, created by the Association of Research Libraries.
Leadership for Project Euclid will be assumed by management at both Cornell and Duke.
About Duke University Press
About Project Euclid