|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
Contact: Dave Curran
57 Morehouse Lane
Red Hook, NY 12571
Phone: 845-758-0400 ext.109
Curran to Provide “On-Demand” Print Versions of IFAC Conference Proceedings
Red Hook, NY, February 2, 2009 – Beginning in February, 2009, Curran Associates will begin executing on an agreement with Elsevier Ltd, a publisher located in the United Kingdom, to produce printed versions of the proceedings of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), located in Zurich, Switzerland. Prior to this agreement, the IFAC proceedings published by Elsevier were only available in electronic format.
As 2009 begins, more and more technical publishers are migrating away from printing conference proceedings in favor of electronic delivery. According to John Curran, President of Curran Associates, “While electronic delivery is convenient for many, there are libraries and researchers who still have a need for print.” For more than four years now, Curran Associates has been printing “on-demand” editions of proceedings for societies who no longer find printing to be cost effective. For a complete listing of over 4,000 conference proceedings titles from more than 250 society publishers, go to the bookstore at Curran’s website, www.proceedings.com.
Curran Associates also manages standing order plans for over 1,200 unique conference titles, and is a valuable resource to many libraries and research institutes around the world.
For nearly 25 years, Curran Associates, Inc. has been focused on marketing and selling conference proceedings to science and technology libraries around the world. The company also has a unique service arm that works with technical and society publishers to offer “on-demand” printing of proceedings that are otherwise only published in electronic format (CD, DVD, USB, or web server). In addition, the company has a global network of importers and library suppliers who play a significant role in making printed proceedings available for those who still prefer print.