Society of Exploration Geophysicists chooses Atypon Literatum

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—20 December 2011—Atypon®, a leading provider of software to the professional and scholarly publishing industry, today announced that the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) has selected the Literatum™ publishing platform to power the future of the SEG Digital Library.

SEG is the world's leading applied geophysics organization, having more than 32,000 members in more than 135 countries. The SEG Digital Library, which comprises the SEG Research Collection, SEG eBooks, and the EEGS Research Collection, is key to the Society's mission of research and education.

"We chose Atypon because of their flexible technology and their willingness to work closely with us," said Ted Bakamjian, Director of Publications for SEG. "The new Digital Library will be more tightly integrated with other products and services, offering added benefits to our members and customers as well as improved discoverability of relevant content."

"SEG publishes a multitude of content types, including journals, books, conference proceedings, magazines, major reference works, and bibliographic databases," said Gordon Tibbitts, President of Atypon. "Literatum is perfectly suited to delivering these products through a unified user experience."

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SEG relaunches on the Atypon Literatum platform
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About Atypon
Atypon is setting new standards for digital content delivery, discovery, and monetization. Literatum, the company's flagship publishing platform, is used to host more than 11 million journal articles, more than 25,000 eBooks, and many other types of professional and scholarly content. For more information, visit

About SEG
The Society of Exploration Geophysicists (, the international society of applied geophysics, is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the science of geophysics and the education of applied geophysicists. SEG fosters the expert and ethical practice of geophysics in the exploration and development of natural resources, in characterizing the near surface, and in mitigating Earth hazards. The Society, which has more than 32,000 members in 138 countries, fulfills its mission through its publications, conferences, forums, Web site, and educational opportunities.

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