SAN CARLOS, Calif. — March 31, 2010 — MarkLogic Corporation, a leading provider of information infrastructure software, today announced that the American Institute of Physics (AIP), a non-profit scholarly publisher, used MarkLogic Server to build its next-generation platform for hosting online publications, Scitation C³. AIP has moved its 12 archival journals to the MarkLogic-based Scitation C³ platform, which hosts 2,000,000 articles from more than 200 science-related publications.
By leveraging the power of XML to slice, dice, and repurpose content, Scitation C³ significantly reduces the time for search and discovery. The platform boasts a new object browser that allows subscribers to see tables, figures, and other valuable information within an article from the abstract view. This helps physics researchers easily navigate rich content and find relevant information more quickly.
“Representative of a new class of information application, C³ is the result of AIP’s work to create a flexible framework to deliver content to researchers in a more efficient way. We are pleased to offer new features like faster search and more refined results to help our busy users maximize their time on the site,” said Paul DeCillis, director of online publishing, AIP. “Without an extraordinary product like MarkLogic Server, we would not have been able to deliver such a rich feature set in such a short period of time.”
AIP selected MarkLogic Server for its next-generation publishing platform because traditional relational database and search engines did not provide the agility required to create this customized information product. MarkLogic enabled AIP to re-use content from multiple assets to offer both publishers and end users multi-channel delivery options for content and services, allowing them to be well positioned to take advantage of future publishing opportunities.
“MarkLogic’s infrastructure software is ideal for products like C³ because it allows users to quickly find specific information in large collections of assets,” said Tracy Eiler, vice president of marketing, MarkLogic Corporation. “Today’s information applications need to do more than point to a document. By driving access to high value information and retrieving relevant content quickly, AIP offers users a more compelling and personal experience.”
Other Scitation C³ features include full-article HTML rendering, improved visual presentation of inline math, and in-context links to references, figures, and tables. AIP now offers “Smart ToCs” that allow users to further customize listings with abstract previews and the ability to hide non-relevant content. AIP has also added more search options and controls to explore content based on article type, topic, author, keyword, PACS, journal, and publication year. In addition, researchers can find information faster by highlighting a term within an article to produce a list of related content.