Casalini libri awarded Aldo Manuzio Prize for the full text collection Editoria Italiana Online

Casalini Libri is very pleased to share the news that EIO – Editoria Italiana Online, our collection of scholarly e-books and journals, has been awarded the third edition of the Aldo Manuzio Prize for the diffusion of European books and culture.

Organised by the Italian participants of the European Union Publisher’s Forum, in collaboration with Eurispes – Istituto di Studi Politici Economici e Sociali, the prize aims to promote publishing initiatives that contribute to establishing and reinforcing a Europe-wide cultural base. In awarding the prize, organizers cited “Casalini Libri’s ability in presenting itself, since 2004, as one of the most advanced and qualified pioneers of new technologies in the diffusion of Italian publishing in Europe and worldwide, and its success in maintaining a prominent position and reputation for excellence in an ever-changing industry.” The prize was awarded to Casalini libri in a ceremony in Rome on March 1 at the Camera dei Deputati, and a second award ceremony will be held in Brussels on March 30th at European Parliament headquarters.

EIO – Editoria Italiana Online (eio.casalini.it), provides exclusive access to some 6,700 e-books and 300 e-journals, all in original language, by some of Italy’s most prestigious academic publishers in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Casalini is dedicated to remaining at the forefront of European digital content supply and is currently developing a new full text platform, Torrossa.it, a beta version of which will be available from April, offering:

  • 180,000 digital items
  • 8,000 monographic works and conference proceedings
  • 440 periodical titles
  • 110 Italian and Spanish publishing houses

Torrossa.it has been presented at:

ALA Midwinter, San Diego, CA on January 9, 2011 in a presntation given by Michele Casalini Bibliostar, Milan (Italy), on 4th March, 2011 within the session:
E-books and electronic publishing: new relationships between publishers and libraries

 EbookLab Italia, Rimini (Italy), on 3rd March, in a presentation given by Michele Casalini, entitled:
E-books and e-journals between publishers and libraries: Casalini’s experience of supply and demand in the international marketplace

Certificate of the Aldo Manuzio Prize
http://www.casalini.it/Promozioni/PressReleases/PressRelease_Manuzio_EN.pdf

Casalini Libri would like to thank the publishers that have contributed to the success of this project:

AIDA – Associazione Italiana Documentazione Avanzata, AIE – Associazione Italiana Editori, Aipsa, Albisani, Alinea editrice, Altrimedia, Antenore, Aracne, Armando, Associazione culturale internazionale Sinestesie, Bibliopolis, Biblohaus, Blu Edizioni, Blu edizioni, Bulzoni, Cadmo, Carocci editore, Casalini Libri, CIM – Centro Italiano Microfiches, Città nuova, CLUEB, CNBA – Coordinamento Nazionale Biblioteche di Architettura, CRIC – Coordinamento Riviste Italiane di Cultura, CSA – Casa editrice Università La Sapienza, DeriveApprodi, Diabasis, Drengo, École Française de Rome, Ed.it, Editoriale Scientifica, Editrice Il Sirente, Edizioni All’Insegna del Giglio, Edizioni del Prisma, Edizioni dell’Ateneo, Edizioni di Pagina, Edizioni Otto/Novecento, Edizioni PLUS – Pisa University Press, Edizioni Pontegobbo, Edizioni Sabinæ, Edizioni Spolia, EGEA, Emmebi Edizioni, EPAP – European Press Academic Publishing, ETS, EUM – Edizioni Università Macerata, Fabrizio Serra Editore, Firenze University Press, Forum Editrice Universitaria Udinese, Franco Angeli, G.B. Palumbo, Giardini Editori e Stampatori in Pisa, Giunti editore, Giuseppe Laterza & Figli, Giuseppe Pontari, Gregorian & Biblical Press, Gruppo editoriale internazionale, Gruppo Editoriale Macro, Guerini e Associati, Halley, Interlinea Edizioni, Istituti Editoriali e Poligrafici Internazionali, Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato, Jovene, Junior, La Vita Felice, Leo S. Olschki, Liguori Editore, Loffredo, LoGisma, Longo, Luigi Pellegrini Editore, Marcianum Press, Marco Valerio, Metauro Edizioni, Morlacchi, Mucchi Editore, Name Edizioni, Negretto Editore, Osservatorio dei comportamenti e della devianza, Polistampa, Prospettiva Edizioni, Punto di fuga, Quodlibet, Rubbettino, Salerno Editrice, Salotto Letterario di Sesto Fiorentino – Salotto Conti, Salvatore Sciascia Editore, Sideral, Società Editrice Fiorentina, Stanford University Libraries – Ida M. Green Library, Storia e Letteratura, Tilgher – Genova, Università degli Studi di Parma, Vallecchi, Viella, Vita & Pensiero, Zanichelli.

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