Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Princeton University Press Partners with Tizra to Take Einstein Papers Online

Unprecedented project will make nearly 30 volumes of Albert Einstein's papers available throughout the world.

October 9, 2013 (Providence, RI) -- Princeton University Press has selected Tizra as the digital publishing platform it will use to make The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein available online.  One of the most ambitious publishing ventures ever undertaken in the documentation of the history of science, The Collected Papers will ultimately comprise more than 14,000 papers selected from all phases of Einstein's career and fill nearly 30 volumes.

The online version hosted by Tizra will provide easy, searchable access to the full archive, and will offer features including:

  • Powerful, bilingual search, with page-specific search results.
  • Links between German text and corresponding English translations.
  • Persistent, page-specific URLs to facilitate citation, referencing and discussion.
  • Easy online viewing in all common web browsers, including those on the most popular mobile devices.

"The Einstein Papers Project is a major scholarly undertaking and we are very pleased to be able to make The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein available not just in print, but now online," said Kenneth Reed, Digital Production Manager. "We determined that Tizra was the right partner because of its highly flexible, open and intuitive content delivery approach, and strong reputation for reliability."

The Collected Papers provides the first complete picture of a massive written legacy that ranges from Einstein's first work on the special and general theories of relativity and the origins of quantum theory, to expressions of his profound concern with civil liberties, education, Zionism, pacifism, and disarmament.

"We are incredibly honored that our technology was selected by The Einstein Papers Project," said David Durand, CEO of Tizra.  "We founded Tizra because of our belief in the power of the web to make important content widely available, and it's hard to think of any that qualifies more clearly than the collected papers of Einstein."

About Princeton University Press
Princeton University Press is an independent publisher with close connections, both formal and informal, to Princeton University. As such it has overlapping responsibilities to the University, the academic community, and the reading public. Our fundamental mission is to disseminate scholarship (through print and digital media) both within academia and to society at large. We seek to publish the innovative works of the greatest minds in academia, from the most respected senior scholar to the extraordinarily promising graduate student, in each of the disciplines in which we publish. Through the publication of works of scholarly significance, Princeton University Press fulfills part of the mission of Princeton University by furthering its fundamental commitment to the dissemination of knowledge.

About the Einstein Papers Project
The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein were selected from among more than 40,000 documents contained in the personal collection of Albert Einstein (1879-1955), and an additional 40,000 Einstein and Einstein-related documents collected by the editors and the staff of the Einstein Archives since the beginning of the Einstein Project.  The Collected Papers will provide the first complete picture of a massive written legacy that ranges from Einstein's first work on the special and general theories of relativity and the origins of quantum theory, to expressions of his profound concern with civil liberties, education, Zionism, pacifism, and disarmament.  Sponsored by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Princeton University Press, the Einstein project was located at and supported by Boston University from 1986 to 2000. Currently located at and supported by The California Institute of Technology, the project will continue to make available a monumental collection of primary material. The Albert Einstein Archives are located at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

About Tizra
Tizra's powerful, proven web application makes it easy to sell ebooks and other digital content direct to readers, with unparalleled flexibility. Combining an intuitive web control panel with uniquely integrated content remixing, ecommerce, SEO and mobile web capabilities, Tizra empowers content owners to respond quickly to market feedback and build brands that will hold up over the long haul.  The company is headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, and funded in part by Rhode Island's Slater Technology Fund.

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