Semantico to redesign AccessScience for McGraw-Hill Professional

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Semantico, supplier of digital publishing solutions to the scholarly and professional market, has been chosen by McGraw-Hill Professional to deliver a redesign of its AccessScience content platform. McGraw-Hill Professional and Semantico have already worked together to design and deliver AccessEngineering.

AccessScience is part of a family of Access products in McGraw-Hill Professional's portfolio, delivering science and technology information to university and advanced secondary school students. The new AccessScience platform will continue to offer a wealth of trusted and engaging material from more than 8,000 scientists and specialist sources.

The new platform aims to bring the study of science alive for students with rich, engaging contributions created by noted scientists specifically for AccessScience. The new AccessScience platform will give users access to a wider array of information and will include the very latest technologies including sophisticated search functionality, content enhancements and more.

This information will be delivered using Semantico's content platform, Scolaris, which has been engineered to managed the complexities of journals, e-books, reference works and dictionaries. Scolaris promotes discoverability by providing intelligent, full-text search which allows for rich taxonomy support for faceted search and browse.

Laura Friedman, publisher of digital initiatives at McGraw-Hill Professional said: 'Consolidating AccessScience and AccessEngineering onto the same platform will be a real benefit to our customers. Our goal is to offer the best possible experience to our users and this new platform enables us to keep doing just that.'

Andrew Grimes, senior consultant at Semantico, added: 'We are thrilled that McGraw-Hill Professional invited Semantico to work on this prestigious and exciting project. We enjoy the challenge in designing and delivering complex, multi-faceted sites like AccessScience. We are very proud to add this to our portfolio and look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with MHP.'

The project is in the initial planning phases with completion and launch planned for last quarter 2013.