Springer has entered into a partnership with The American Meteorological Society (AMS) for the electronic distribution of their book titles for the next three years on SpringerLink (link.springer.com). The agreement includes the distribution of monographs, textbooks and popular science titles as well as approximately five new titles annually in Springer's Earth and Environmental Sciences eBook Collection.
The collaboration with Springer will enable the society to benefit from Springer's ePublishing technologies and long-term library relationships. Springer's international sales and marketing teams will work to bring The American Meteorological Society's publishing program to global institutional markets. The society will distribute print versions of the books in collaboration with the University of Chicago Press.
"The American Meteorological Society is committed to achieving the broadest possible dissemination of the important science published in our books. This agreement with Springer opens new avenues for distribution and therefore represents an important means to achieve our goals," said AMS Executive Director Keith Seitter.
Robert Doe, Senior Publishing Editor in Earth Science and Geography at Springer, said "The AMS book program is internationally renowned, and many of their titles are classed as seminal. I am delighted that, through Springer, these quality books will now be available electronically for the very first time."
Through the partnership, approximately 50 backlist titles will be available as eBooks. The collection includes key works on climate change and meteorological hazards including Lewis and Clark: Weather and Climate Data from the Expedition Journals and Deadly Season: Analysis of the 2011 Tornado Outbreaks, as well as instructional texts like Eloquent Science: A Practical Guide to Becoming a Better Writer, Speaker, and Atmospheric Scientist.
Founded in 1919, The American Meteorological Society (http://www.ametsoc.org) promotes the development and dissemination of information and education in atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic science. The Society has a membership of more than 14,000 professionals, professors, students and weather enthusiasts.
Springer Science+Business Media (http://www.springer.com) is a leading global scientific publisher, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content via innovative information products and services. Springer is also a trusted local-language publisher in Europe – especially in Germany and the Netherlands – primarily for physicians and professionals working in the automotive, transport and healthcare sectors. Roughly 2,500 journals and more than 7,000 new books are published by Springer each year, and the group is home to the world's largest STM eBook collection, as well as the most comprehensive portfolio of open access journals. Springer employs more than 7,000 individuals across the globe and in 2011 generated sales of approximately EUR 875 million.
For more information, see http://www.springer.com/ams.
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