Cornell University Library
Duke University Press
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 University 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 Cornell University Library
The Cornell University Library is one of the ten largest research libraries in North America. Its holdings exceed 7.5 million volumes and over 395,000 networked electronic resources. The Library has a distinguished record in the area of scholarly communication for the physical sciences and mathematics. In addition to Project Euclid, the Library operates the physics e-print server, arXiv, the first and still the most important example of open access to current scientific research. The Library’s early digitization of 576 mathematics monographs (1991) served as the basis of their participation in a collaborative NSF-supported project involving the University of Michigan Library and the Göttingen State and University Library to develop an interoperable digital collection. For more information, please visit http://www.library.cornell.edu/
About Duke University Press
Duke University Press publishes approximately 120 books annually and more than 30 journals, including the prestigious Duke Mathematical Journal, which the Press has published since the journal’s inception in 1935. Duke University Press is known as a publisher willing to take chances with nontraditional and interdisciplinary publications, both books and journals. Like the University as a whole, the Press seeks to pursue its objectives with vision and integrity. In the case of Duke University Press, that means a commitment to the highest standards of both critical scholarly review and professional publishing judgment. For more information, please visit http://dukeupress.edu/
About Project Euclid
Since its launch in 2003, Project Euclid has been recognized worldwide as a distinctive online environment for the distribution of serial literature in theoretical and applied mathematics and statistics. Established in 2000 with generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Euclid’s mission is to assure that the mathematics and statistics communities continue to benefit from a healthy balance of commercial enterprises, scholarly societies, and independent publishers. For more information, please visit http://projecteuclid.org