AccessScience from McGraw-Hill Education won Best Multidiscipline Platform/eProduct in the 2013 PROSE Awards. Semantico recently redesigned and delivered the platform using their CODiE award-winning software, Scolaris. Winners were announced at a special awards luncheon on February 6 in Washington DC during the PSP annual conference.
AccessScience is one product in the family of Access digital platforms and solutions in McGraw-Hill Professional’s online portfolio serving the science, engineering, and healthcare markets. McGraw-Hill Professional and Semantico have already worked together to successfully design and deliver the 2012 PROSE award-winning AccessEngineering digital platform.
AccessScience continues McGraw-Hill Professional’s long tradition of delivering rigorously vetted scientific knowledge to provide users with the absolute gold standard of science reference information. The site builds upon the renowned McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology and the McGraw-Hill Yearbook (s) of Science & Technology with new and updated content written specifically for students and non-specialists by thousands of highly distinguished contributors – including 38 Nobel Prize winners – and is enhanced by compelling online features and functionality, such as animations and videos, as well as by links to primary research, citation generators, and curriculum maps that help reduce classroom preparation time for educators.
“We are extremely pleased that AccessScience has been honored with a PROSE Award, one of the most sought-after recognitions in the world of professional and scholarly publishing,” said John Rennie, Editorial Director of AccessScience. “Given the proliferation of inaccurate or outdated scientific information online, it has become crucial that students and generalists should be able to turn to an engaging, current, and trustworthy digital science reference – something we see as being our mission to provide. This award shows that we have been highly successful in that mission. Our special thanks go to Semantico for helping us build a platform that has fully realized our vision of what the gold standard of science references should be.”
The wealth of information in AccessScience is delivered using Semantico’s award-winning content platform, Scolaris. Scolaris is the next generation integrated content platform engineered by Semantico to manage the complex needs of journals, reference works, ebooks and dictionaries. Scolaris gives all users a flexible, convenient and device independent way to engage with content. The forward-looking, open technical architecture of Scolaris has been designed for easy integration and maximum interoperability with external discovery services including A&I services, citation trackers and web scale discovery engines. ‘Out of the box’ or bespoke, the options for configuration are extensive. The Scolaris platform delivers complex scholarly products with outstanding user experiences.
“We recently won a CODiE and now one of our PRODUCTS has won a PROSE Award! We are equally delighted for McGraw-Hill Education and for our team at Semantico who delivered AccessScience!” said Rob Virkar-Yates, Marketing and Communications Director at Semantico.
About the PROSE Awards
The PROSE Awards annually recognize the very best in professional and scholarly publishing by bringing attention to distinguished books, journals, and electronic content in over 40 categories. Judged by peer publishers, librarians, and medical professionals since 1976, the PROSE Awards are extraordinary for their breadth and depth.
About McGraw-Hill Professional
McGraw-Hill Professional, a division of McGraw-Hill Education, is a leading global provider of electronic and print content and services for the medical, technical, and business communities. Its offerings include online solutions on medical and health, engineering, business, and scientific topics and reference and certification books for all professional and educational disciplines.. For more information, visit http://www.mhprofessional.com.
Semantico is an innovative and market-leading digital publishing solutions company. To help publishers protect and grow the value of their content assets online, Semantico provides a range of services and technologies, including consultancy, publishing platform design and build, ebook reader development, digital marketing, access management, support and hosting.
Semantico works with many of the world’s leading publishers and information providers including Oxford University Press, Nature Publishing Group, Springer and McGraw-Hill Professional to deliver scholarly journals, reference works and other academic and professional content across STM, HSS, professional and education sectors in the UK, Europe and the US.