American Anthropological Association (AAA) Delivers One-Stop Electronic Resource for Research and Study Rachel Lee 13 Jan 2005 19:49 UTC
AnthroSource (sm) - the premier online resource for anthropology - now available to libraries, AAA members, and the public American Anthropological Association (AAA), the world's largest organization of anthropologists, and the University of California Press, its publishing partner, today announced the release of AnthroSource (sm), the premier online resource for anthropology now available at http://www.anthrosource.net. This pioneering electronic scholarly resource provides access to the complete full-text archive of all peer-reviewed journals, newsletters, and bulletins published by the AAA - over 100 years of published scholarly research across 31 publications - and access to current issues of 11 AAA journals. Available to libraries at a low subscription price and to AAA members as a benefit of AAA membership, AnthroSource serves the research, teaching, and professional needs of anthropologists by providing users with a centralized electronic access point to the core scholarship in the field. "AnthroSource is a long overdue addition to the suite of electronic resources available to anthropologists," said Bill Davis, Executive Director of the AAA. "We envision AnthroSource as the nexus for anthropological scholarship - a resource that will revolutionize the way that anthropologists, researchers, and students work." In its first release AnthroSource is a dynamic content resource. Powered by Atypon Systems, the technology provider behind Blackwell Synergy and CrossRef, AnthroSource combines core AAA journal content with a powerful search engine and a robust delivery platform that allows users to personalize their research experience with options such as saved searches and email alerts. The AAA plans to greatly expand the content available in subsequent releases of the product. AnthroSource will eventually provide scholars with a venue to access and exchange information such as bibliographic data, reference materials, conference proceedings, dissertations, multimedia objects, audio, and video. AnthroSource will also include articles from journals published by other organizations and provide access to unpublished gray literature with relevance to anthropological research. "AnthroSource is much more than a content collection," said Rebecca Simon, Assistant Director for Journals Publishing at the University of California Press. "It is an evolving, interactive repository of research and communications tools designed to unite anthropological scholarship in one place and support a strong community of scholars, teachers and students in the field." Individual scholars are invited to join the AAA to receive AnthroSource as one of its many membership benefits. For more information on this exciting product, including full pricing, and free trial access for librarians, please visit http://www.anthrosource.net. About the American Anthropological Association (AAA) Founded in 1902, the American Anthropological Association (AAA) is the world's largest organization of anthropologists and largest single publisher of anthropological journals. The AAA's unparalleled and long-standing reputation as a publisher of seminal anthropological scholarship uniquely positions the Association to guide the development of AnthroSource. The AAA currently publishes 31 publications annually, and has over 10,000 members. For more information about the AAA, please contact Ghita Levine at email@example.com or 703.528.1902 ext. 3039. About the University of California Press The University of California Press produces 52 journals annually, including the 19 journals of the AAA. One of the oldest scholarly publishers in the United States, the Press commands a distinctive repertoire of periodicals in the humanities and social sciences, with concentrations in anthropology, history, sociology, cultural studies, law, and area studies. For additional information, please contact Rachel Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org or 510.643.4366. About Atypon Since 1996, Atypon Systems Inc. has provided software and services to the information industry. Atypon's electronic publishing software, Literatum, manages content for electronic journals for major websites such as Blackwell Synergy, Annual Reviews, the University of California Press, and CrossRef. Atypon's customers range from non-profit organizations to the world's leading publishers.