Announcing Caliber - new from Univerity of California Press Rachel Lee 29 Jan 2004 20:37 UTC
University of California Press is pleased to announce the arrival of its new online journal service - Caliber. California journals at Caliber - www.caliber.ucpress.net Beginning in January 2004, Caliber will be the new home for the full family of University of California Press Journals. The University of California Press is committed to providing its customers with the most sophisticated and flexible electronic delivery environment. As a result, the Press is enhancing its web presence by providing researchers, readers, and librarians with a new electronic journals service called Caliber. All University of California Press journals will be available on the new platform, which will also provide an environment that enables the integration of multiple content types within and across different disciplines and formats. A welcome addition to any library's suite of resources, Caliber will provide readers with all those features integral to an online service. Your institution will be able to receive alerts when new issues are released, review tables of contents, abstracts and, if you are a subscriber, search and view full-text articles, or arrange for pay per view. This new platform will also provide the Press with additional tools that enable dynamic management of electronic content and thereby cut publication times. Caliber comes with a proven pedigree. It is powered by Atypon Systems, one of the information industry's leading technology providers and backbone behind Blackwell Synergy, and CrossRef and provides the quality assurance that comes with COUNTER-compliancy. We are committed to helping institutions make a smooth transition from our current hosting service, Ingenta, to Caliber. For the next six months all journals will be available on both sites allowing institutions sufficient time to make the transition to Caliber. However our current intention is that all University of California Press journals will ultimately only be available through the Caliber site. Libraries are encouraged therefore, over the next three months to migrate their access arrangements from Ingenta to Caliber. We will be mailing all existing subscribers separately with further details on how to activate access to Caliber. Registering with Caliber early will safeguard your subscription during this transition phase. The Press's ultimate concern is to ensure that as a valued customer your institution does not receive any loss of service. We look forward to serving your information needs with Caliber. Please feel free to contact us at email@example.com with any questions or concerns you might have.