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(Charlottesville, VA and Wokingham, UK) July 20, 2020 – Silverchair announced today a partnership with IFIS to host content from their renowned FSTA database.
FSTA is the key resource for searching over sixty years of research in the sciences of food and health. This includes food science, nutrition, agriculture, biotechnology, metabolomics, and many other disciplines. This abstracting and indexing database contains over 1.5 million records from authoritative sources, including journals, conference proceedings and patents. Scientists, students, and information professionals worldwide use FSTA for their research.
The move to the Silverchair Platform opens up greater access to FSTA in the non-academic market. Silverchair offers flexibility to deliver and package FSTA in new ways. The specialized search and browse functionality will also provide an enhanced user experience.
“In seeking an online hosting solution, IFIS needed a platform that specializes in the hosting of scientific content, enables the creation of new sites and products through administrative tools, and includes robust user and subscription management functionality,” said Thane Kerner, Silverchair CEO. “Silverchair is perfectly suited to provide IFIS with the flexibility they need to experiment and grow cost-effectively, and we welcome them to our community of publishers.”
“We are delighted to be working with Silverchair” said Jonathan Griffin, Managing Director at IFIS. “We publish the definitive database of information relating to the sciences of food and health. However, we recognize that there are many different user groups for this content. The Silverchair Platform will enable us to better customize our services to meet their needs. Our corporate users have typically come from multi-sector, multi-national companies. We will now be able to develop services for individual sectors and deliver content that is quicker to access and more reliable than from any other source.”
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About International Food Information Service (IFIS)
IFIS is a leading international provider of information in the sciences of food and health. We produce FSTA®, a specialist database of curated content which is indexed using the unique FSTA Thesaurus, the most comprehensive food and beverage thesaurus in the world. As a not-for-profit publisher and educational charity, our mission is to fundamentally understand and best serve the information needs of the food community.
Silverchair is the leading independent platform partner for scholarly and professional publishers, serving our growing community through flexible technology and unparalleled services. We build and host websites, online products, and digital libraries for our clients’ content, enabling researchers and professionals to maximize their contributions to our world. Our vision is to help publishers thrive, evolve, and fulfill their missions.