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Brill and Semantico shortlisted for a British Media Award

Brill and Semantico have been shortlisted for a British Media Award based on the features and functionality of the new BrillOnline Reference Works platform.

Leiden / Boston  ()

We are pleased to announce that Brill and Semantico have been nominated for a British Media Award in the B2B Innovator of the Year category. The award entry was for BrillOnline Reference Works using Semantico's SIPP2 publishing platform. The British Media Awards celebrate innovation from companies, organisations or individuals.

BrillOnline aims to offer users the best of today's functionality and features in online publishing. In order to generate the optimal user experience, the content is clustered according to its nature and to the functionality required and presented on three platforms:

The BrillOnline project showcases the best from Brill and Semantico. BrillOnline Reference Works is now a faster, more efficient website that provides users with enhanced discoverability of Brill's online content, and since the launch in January 2012, the site has seen a major increase in traffic.

The site also offers more flexibility to individuals by selling time-limited access to content. Previously all users without institutionally purchased access were turned away with a request to get in touch with their institution. Now the user has the tools to fulfill their own research needs at a favorable price. Thus, the BrillOnline Reference Works platform offers a true win-win: a win for Brill and a win for the user.

Semantico's industry leading software, SIPP2 was used for the build of BrillOnline Reference Works. SIPP2 is the latest version of SIPP and is a blazingly fast, elegant and intelligent solution that allows publishers to curate their XML and PDF content online. SIPP2 has been built to make practical use of the best semantic technologies providing a platform that can adapt to the changing demands of customers.

Both Semantico and Brill are delighted to have been nominated for the award. The winners will be announced at a ceremony later this month at The Emirates Stadium, London. For more information and to see the shortlist category visit:

Notes to Editors

For questions and more information about BrillOnline, please contact Sam Bruinsma, Brill's Vice President Business Development (+31 715353 517 or

About BRILL (

Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, BRILL is a leading international academic publisher in the fields of Ancient Near East and Egypt, Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, Medieval and Early Modern Studies, contemporary History and History of War studies, Biblical and Religious Studies, Slavic Studies, Language & Linguistics, Biology, Human Rights and Public International Law. With offices in Leiden and Boston, BRILL today publishes more than 175 journals and around 600 new books and reference works each year. All publications are available in both print and electronic form. BRILL also markets a large number of research collections and databases with primary source material. The company's key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. BRILL is a publicly traded company and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For further information please visit


We are an innovative and market-leading digital publishing solutions company focused on helping publishers protect and grow the value of their content assets online. Aligning ourselves with the client's brand and business objectives, we operate as a strategic partner, providing a range of services and technologies including consultancy, publishing platform design and build, e-book system development, digital marketing, access management, support and hosting.

Many of the world's leading publishers and information providers have benefited from Semantico's e-publishing expertise, including Oxford University Press, Wiley, Nature Publishing Group, Springer, Macmillan Education and Dawson Books. We work across a wide range of publishing industry sectors, including Reference/Academic; STM; Education; Trade, Legal, Tax & Regulatory; Associations & Institutes, and Publishing Intermediaries.

Semantico was founded in 1999 by a group of people from publishing backgrounds who were -and remain ­excited by the potential of digital technology. Experts in access and discovery, we bring to bear an intimate understanding of search technologies and user-centred design in developing digital publishing strategies. Our best-of-breed SAMS access management platform is used by more than 150 sites worldwide. Our technical staff are acknowledged to be some of the finest in the industry, and we lead and inform the debate through our thought leadership activities: Semantico people regularly present at leading conferences and events, while the Discovery Blog is a popular resource for industry debate and discussion.

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