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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

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organizations and provide access to unpublished gray literature with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

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 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 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.