The IPG judges liked Drama Online for its excellent design and usability. They also saw evidence of strong early sales and positive feedback: “I would have loved this when I was a student. It goes way beyond text to include a heap of content, and is a very creative use of technology.”
Supporting independent publishing, the IPG represents a wide range of publishers from one-person operations to medium sized companies to international heavyweights. Now in its 50th year, it currently has a membership of 560 companies.
Drama Online library is delivered using Semantico’s award-winning content platform, Scolaris. Scolaris is engineered to managed the complexities of journals, ebooks, reference works and dictionaries. Scolaris promotes discoverability by providing intelligent, full-text search which allows for rich taxonomy support for faceted search and browse. Access management is controlled by SAMS, Semantico’s industry-leading access and authentication system. SAMS controls access to some 300+ websites globally and handles over 50 million API requests per month.
“Drama Online deserves to be nominated for an IPG Award. We will await the outcome of the awards with a great deal of excitement,” said Rob Virkar-Yates, Marketing and Communications Director, Semantico.
The 13 winners of the IPG Independent Publishing Awards will be honoured at a Gala Dinner during the IPG’s Annual Conference on Thursday 27 February 2014.
About Drama Online
DRAMA ONLINE is the ultimate online resource for plays, critical analysis and performance for libraries, educators, students and researchers. Developed in partnership by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc and Faber and Faber Ltd, Drama Online features the pre-eminent drama titles from the Methuen Drama, Arden Shakespeare and Faber lists, to form a collection of the most studied, performed and critically acclaimed plays from the last two and a half thousand years.
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.