ASHA Chooses Silverchair Platform for the ASHA Digital Publishing Portal

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Silverchair Information Systems (Silverchair) announced today that it will partner with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to develop and host the ASHA Digital Publishing Portal on Silverchair’s SCM6 platform.

“We chose to develop the ASHA Digital Publishing Portal on Silverchair’s SCM6 platform because of its ability to integrate our diverse content types on one platform,” said Gary Dunham, ASHA’s Director of Publications.

Silverchair Information Systems (Silverchair) announced today that it will partner with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to develop and host the ASHA Digital Publishing Portal on Silverchair’s SCM6 platform.

The ASHA Digital Publishing Portal will include ASHA’s four journals, American Journal of Audiology, Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, and Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools. Additionally, the Portal with feature ASHA’s news magazine, the ASHA Leader and ASHA’s Perspectives series of subspecialty publications.

“We chose to develop the ASHA Digital Publishing Portal on Silverchair’s SCM6 platform because of its ability to integrate our diverse content types—the journals, ASHA’s Perspectives, and our news magazine—on one platform,” said Gary Dunham, ASHA’s Director of Publications. “Even more important, however, is the foundation and semantic framework that Silverchair provides for future development of resources and tools for our members and stakeholders.”

SCM6 is the latest release of Silverchair’s natively semantic product development and hosting platform. SCM6 supports scientific, technical, and medical (STM) and scholarly publishers, societies, and other organizations to deliver the full array of content formats, functionality, and personalized user experience required by today’s rapidly changing information marketplace.

“We are thrilled to be working with ASHA, the leading association for audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and scientists working in an array of related fields. ASHA’s publications have a global impact that is advancing both clinical practice and applied research,” said Thane Kerner, Silverchair CEO. “ASHA’s forward-thinking, integrated approach to publishing provides an ideal partner for Silverchair. We look forward to our collaboration with ASHA on the next generation of their publishing program.”

About ASHA: The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 166,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists in the United States and internationally. Support personnel in audiology and speech-language pathology also affiliate with ASHA. Additional information is available at http://www.asha.org.

About Silverchair: Founded in 1993, Silverchair delivers advanced semantic technologies, publishing platforms, and e-learning solutions to scientific, technical, and medical publishers, professional societies, and the federal government. Inc. Magazine has ranked Silverchair as one of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies in 2011 and again in 2012. Silverchair is headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia. Additional information is available at http://www.silverchair.com.

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