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Brighton, East Sussex, United Kingdom, 2010/11/15 - Palgrave Macmillan have released an update to The Statesmanís Yearbook online resource in partnership with Semantico, a leading provider of services and technology for online publishing.
The Statesmanís Yearbook is an authoritative and accessible resource; it remains the first point of reference for anyone needing reliable, concise information on any country in the world. An indispensable reference tool it has been published continuously since 1864, through two world wars, without missing an edition. It was ranked by Library Journal as one of the top 20 best reference resources of the millennium.
In this update Palgrave Macmillan have opened up the content by allowing free access to the beginning of each entry. This acts as a preview for users, who can sample the content before purchasing a subscription and also provides a far larger volume of information to be indexed by Google, making the site more visible in search results.
A complete redesign of the homepage includes recommended links into the content to demonstrate to new readers the wide scope of information provided. A streamlined login process allows users to access the information they are looking for more directly.
David Bull, Publishing Director, Palgrave Macmillan said "The Statesman's Yearbook, one of Palgrave Macmillan's premier publications, is a rich source of reliable and authoritative information on every country in the world. This enhancement to its online presence and visibility adds significant value for users."
Richard Padley, Managing Director, Semantico, said: ĎWeíre delighted to release this update of the Statesmanís Yearbook online resource with its improved user interface and enhanced discoverability that will drive increased usage of this important online resource.í
About Palgrave Macmillan
Palgrave Macmillan (palgrave.com) is an academic publisher with offices worldwide, serving learning and scholarship in higher education and the professional world. We publish textbooks, journals, monographs, professional, trade and reference works in print and online. Our programme focuses on the Humanities, the Social Sciences and Business. As part of the Macmillan Group, we represent an unbroken tradition of 160 years of independent academic publishing.
Semantico (semantico.com) was formed in 1999 to develop online publishing solutions for the publishing industry. Its mission is to be the partner of choice in helping clients realise the full potential of internet technologies for delivering digital information services. Semantico works to make clients' information ever more discoverable, more useful and more valuable.
Semantico's content delivery tool-sets, subscription management products, and hosting and support services enable rapid and robust, customised solutions for a wide range of clients.
Semantico's management team has a considerable breadth of experience in publishing, e-commerce B2B and B2C online sectors. Its strong engineering background allied with a focus on user-centered design processes ensure that it maintains high standards in its existing and new products, while providing the innovation necessary to compete effectively in emerging online markets.