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JSTOR and Atypon Systems, Inc. Announce Agreement to Develop Custom Content Delivery Platform

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NEW YORK, New York and SANTA CLARA, California-January 19, 
2007-JSTOR, a community-supported not-for-profit archive of more 
than 800 scholarly journals, and Atypon Systems, Inc., a 
California-based software solutions provider to the publishing 
industry, today announced an agreement to develop a new software 
platform to support the delivery and use of scholarship archived 
with JSTOR by faculty, researchers, and students.

The platform will be co-developed by JSTOR and Atypon and will 
utilize the existing Atypon Premium software as its base.  It 
will be deployed on JSTOR's globally load-balanced server 
infrastructure in the US and UK and managed by JSTOR staff. When 
completed, the new platform will replace the existing JSTOR 
delivery system.

This effort will result in a more flexible platform to support 
access to the growing set of journals and other scholarly content 
archived with JSTOR. JSTOR and Atypon also intend to work 
together in the future to deploy new applications on the system 
specifically aimed at maximizing utility and other benefits that 
the online environment offers for scholars.

"JSTOR's mission is to utilize technology to preserve scholarship 
and to encourage the widest possible access and use of the 
archive in education and research," said Michael Spinella, 
Executive Director of JSTOR. "Advancing access over the next 
decade will require a network infrastructure with features and 
functionality that contribute meaningfully to the work of 
scholars and students. As a leader in developing innovative 
systems for managing and delivering content for the academic 
community, Atypon is a welcome collaborator with us."

"Atypon is recognized for its robust technology and 
future-focused product development," said Georgios Papadopoulos, 
founder and CEO of Atypon.  "By working with JSTOR, we will not 
only help to advance their important mission but will enhance 
Atypon's reliable and scalable electronic publishing platform 
with additional features and functionality to support a wider set 
of publishing requirements in general."


JSTOR is an independent not-for-profit organization with a 
mission to help the scholarly community take advantage of 
advances in information technology. Today, JSTOR is responsible 
for preserving and extending access to a high-quality, digital 
archive of more than 800 scholarly journals. JSTOR is supported 
by a community of participating publishers, libraries and 
foundations, and is available to scholars and students in over 
3,200 institutions worldwide.  For more information, visit JSTOR 
at http://www.jstor.org.

About Atypon

Since 1996, Atypon Systems, Inc. has provided software, hosting, 
and systems development to the information industry, allowing 
publishers to grow their business by providing superior 
technology and service that supports the electronic exchange of 
scholarly information. Atypon's solutions include Atypon Premium, 
a complete e-publishing solution for publishers who wish to 
manage the entire process of delivering and managing their 
content online, and Atypon Link, a cost effective, aggregated 
hosting platform for publishers who require a well managed, 
outsourced e-publishing service. For further information please 
visit http://www.atypon.com

For further information, please contact:
Kristen Garlock
Associate Director, User Services
Tel: 734-998-9101
Email: kristen.garlock@jstor.org

Nash Pal
Strategic Marketing Manager
Atypon Limited
Tel: +44 (0) 870 350 2032
Email: npal@atypon.com