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BioOne Announces New Strategic Partnership

BioOne Announces New Agreement with Allen Press, Powered by Atypon

Aggregation will launch new website in January 2009 with superior 
functionality and improved user experience

BioOne (www.bioone.org) is delighted to announce that it has 
signed a new agreement with Allen Press, Inc. that will continue 
the organizations' seven-year partnership and provide for a 
superior new online platform through a strategic alliance with 
Atypon Systems, Inc.

Now entering its eighth year of operation, BioOne includes three full-
text collections (two subscribed and one open access,) representing 
143 publications from 102 not-for-profit society and institutional
publishers.  In order to better serve this growing community of 
publishers, libraries, and end users, BioOne leadership issued an RFP
for online hosting services to leading industry providers in mid-2007.

Allen Press's response to this call was buoyed by their own 
recently signed agreement with Atypon Systems, providing Allen 
Press with superior online platform hosting services and robust 
technological tools to offer BioOne.

Under the terms of this new agreement, Allen Press will continue 
to provide comprehensive customer service and support for BioOne, 
with the new platform build, content migration, and ongoing 
technological development managed by strategic partner Atypon 

"Both BioOne's publisher and library communities will benefit by 
the enhanced technology and services afforded by this 
partnership," commented BioOne Executive Director Susan Skomal. 
"We are confident that the caliber and professionalism of Allen 
Press and Atypon will ensure a seamless transition."

"We are extremely pleased to renew our partnership with BioOne 
and remain committed to the BioOne mission.  We share their 
confidence that the new platform and features will meet the needs 
of the scientific community BioOne serves, now and into the 
foreseeable future," said Allen Press CEO Gerald Lillian.

"Atypon is looking forward to bringing technological innovation 
to BioOne and the communities that they serve," said Atypon 
Systems CEO Georgios Papadopoulos.  "BioOne is a critical 
resource for scholars and researchers all over the world, and we 
are committed to enhancing their user experience on a dynamic new 

BioOne, Allen Press, and Atypon Systems will begin development of 
the new BioOne platform in early 2008, with a public launch date 
of the new interface in early January 2009.  The new BioOne 
website will focus on enhanced administrative capabilities for 
both publishers and subscribing libraries, as well as a superior 
user experience for scholars and researchers.


About BioOne

Established in 1999, BioOne is the product of innovative 
collaboration between scientific societies, libraries, academe, 
and the private sector, who seek a sustainable, mission-driven 
alternative to commercial publishing. BioOne brings to the Web a 
uniquely valuable aggregation of the full-texts of high-impact 
bioscience research journals. Most of BioOne's titles are 
published by small societies and non-commercial publishers. 
BioOne provides integrated, cost-effective access to a thoroughly 
linked information resource of interrelated journals focused on 
the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences.

About Allen Press

Allen Press, Inc., plays a vital role in the dissemination of 
knowledge and information by partnering with organizations in the 
scientific, technical, and medical community to promote their 
interests and to achieve their goals. Headquartered in Lawrence, 
Kansas, Allen Press provides a comprehensive portfolio of 
integrated services in the broad areas of content management, 
online and print delivery, association management, and publishing 
services. Founded more than 70 years ago, Allen Press is a 
trusted partner of scholarly societies, professional 
associations, and corporations nationwide.

About Atypon Systems

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 support 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 more information, please contact:

Lauren Kane
Director of Publisher Relations