Atypon

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Atypon
Subsidiary
Industry Software
Founded 1996
Headquarters Santa Clara, California, USA
Key people
Georgios Papadopoulos, CEO and Founder; Gordon Tibbitts, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development; Jonathan Hevenstone, Senior Vice President of Business Development ; Hisham Shahtout, VP of Engineering
Products Content management, content delivery, monetization, access control and ecommerce systems
Parent John Wiley & Sons
Website [1]

Atypon Systems provides software-as-a-service content delivery to publishers. The company sells Literatum, a hosted platform solution to manage, deliver and monetize online content, and RightSuite, an enterprise access and commerce platform to provide authentication, authorization, administration, registration and licensing functionality for digital content. Atypon works with clients such as McGraw-Hill Education, American Chemical Society, The New England Journal of Medicine, Oxford University Press and CBS Interactive to distribute their content over the internet.[1]

History[edit]

Atypon was founded in 1996 by CEO Georgios Papadopoulos who was involved in pioneering developments at several high-tech companies in Silicon Valley. Papadopoulos’ early works included developing an access control system for Rizzoli Publishing and data fabrication software for the Journal of Biological Chemistry, an early digital scholarly journal.

Atypon has grown both organically and through acquisitions. It acquired Extenza e-Publishing Services[2][3] in 2005. The acquisition of eMeta in 2008[4] expanded Atypon’s product portfolio to include RightSuite, an enterprise access and commerce platform for the publishing and media industry. Atypon acquired the Metapress business from EBSCO Online in 2014, with the Metapress platform to be discontinued and customers moved to Atypon's Literatum platform.[5]

In October 2016, Atypon was purchased by John Wiley & Sons.[6]

Products and services[edit]

Literatum is a hosted e-publishing platform that is used to manage, deliver and monetize online content.[7]

RightSuite is an enterprise access and commerce platform that provides authentication, authorization, administration, registration and licensing functionality for digital goods and services. It is available as server applications and as software-as-a-service.[8]

Clients[edit]

Atypon's clients include:[9]

  • ACS Publications
  • Annual Reviews
  • CBS Interactive
  • CrossRef
  • Elsevier
  • The Financial Times
  • Human Kinetics
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Institutional Investor Journals
  • McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)
  • Oxford University Press
  • Pearson Education
  • SAGE Publications
  • Taylor & Francis Group

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/private/snapshot.asp?privcapId=7759819
  2. ^ http://goliath.ecnext.com/coms2/gi_0199-3886653/Atypon-acquires-Extenza-e-Publishing.html
  3. ^ http://www.researchinformation.info/features/feature.php?feature_id=82
  4. ^ http://paidcontent.org/article/419-macrovision-sells-of-emeta-division-to-atypon-systems/
  5. ^ "Atypon Systems acquires Metapress from EBSCO Online, Inc". Atypon Systems, Inc. 14 April 2014. Archived from the original on 17 February 2015. Retrieved 17 February 2015.
  6. ^ "Wiley Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Atypon". www.wiley.com. Wiley. August 18, 2016. Retrieved October 24, 2016.
  7. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2010-07-14.
  8. ^ http://www.allbusiness.com/technology/software-services-applications-open/13923596-1.html
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-07-25. Retrieved 2010-07-14.

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