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Atypon Systems Acquires Metapress from EBSCO Online, Inc.

Atypon Systems, Inc. and EBSCO Online, Inc. today announced that Atypon has acquired the Metapress business from EBSCO Online, Inc., which has made the decision to discontinue the Metapress platform. Atypon and EBSCO will work together to transition Metapress clients to Atypon’s Literatum platform. Under the terms of the agreement, Metapress will continue to service its current clients through the transition.

“Atypon’s leading platform Literatum meets the complex and evolving needs of over 200 professional and scholarly publishers worldwide, and it will be a strong fit for Metapress’s clients,” said Georgios Papadopoulos, CEO and Founder of Atypon. “We look forward to helping the Metapress customers take advantage of our innovative technology to drive their business strategies and increase user engagement.”

"We are excited to work with Atypon on this transition,” said Vicki Denmark, President, EBSCO Publishing and Digital Media Group. "We believe our clients will experience a high level of service from the Atypon platform. We will work with Atypon to deliver a smooth transition of our customers’ content and subscribers."

About Atypon

Atypon delivers innovative solutions that revolutionize the way publishers and media organizations do business. Literatum, Atypon's flagship SaaS ePublishing platform, provides all of the functionality that professional and scholarly publishers need to compete in the digital world, including advanced search and information discovery, access control, e-commerce, advertising, and business intelligence. RightSuite, Atypon's enterprise access and e-commerce solution, enables publishers and media organizations to monetize their digital content, experiment with new business models, and optimize revenue streams. For more information, visit www.atypon.com.

About EBSCO Industries, Inc.

Founded in 1944 by the late Elton B. Stephens, EBSCO Industries, Inc. has evolved into a global company with diverse business platforms that include Information Services, Publishing and Digital Media, Outdoor Products, Real Estate, Manufacturing, and General Services. Headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., EBSCO operates divisions and subsidiaries in 23 countries employing almost 6,000 people. EBSCO Information Services is the leading provider of resources for libraries including EBSCONET®, EBSCO’s total e-resource management system, and EBSCOhost®, the world's premier for-fee online research service, including full-text databases, subject indexes, point-of-care medical reference, historical digital archives and e-books. EBSCO Information Services is also the provider of EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS), which provides each institution with a fast, single search box for its entire collection, offering deeper indexing and more full-text searching of journals and magazines than any other discovery service.

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