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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

HighWire Press and CHOICE, a publishing unit of the Association of College & Research Libraries, are pleased to announce the launch of Choice Reviews Online: Version 3.0 on the HighWire Open Platform. The newest and most sophisticated version of CHOICE's popular discovery and reference tool, CRO3 (www.cro3.org) includes a comprehensive collection of reviews and other timely editorial content from the CHOICE editors.

Choice Reviews Online is the go-to resource for thousands of collection development librarians who rely on CHOICE's experienced, expert reviewers when making buying decisions from among the vast list of new scholarly works published each year. Highly selective, CHOICE publishes concise, critical, and authoritative reviews of more than 7,000 new titles a year, spanning the entire liberal arts and sciences curriculum. CHOICE reviews are widely recognized by publishers, librarians, and authors as a benchmark of quality.

"HighWire has proved to be an ideal partner for the latest version of Choice Reviews Online," said Mark Cummings, CHOICE Editor and Publisher. "At CHOICE, our goal has always been to provide the academic library community with the highest quality content. Designed in response to the rapidly changing online environment, our users will find CRO3 on HighWire to be a helpful, flexible, and powerful tool."

Choice Reviews Online 3.0 takes advantage of the flexibility, discovery and advanced search options of HighWire's Open Platform to offer:

  • Integrated search options, allowing users to discover content in both the reviews and features sections;
  • Rich linking capabilities, both to external book content, and to internal related reviews, features and comments;
  • "Browse the Book" links in the Publisher's Choice Online program, allowing readers to view full book content;
  • Full compliance with academic web standards such as COUNTER, OpenURL and DOI's;
  • Expanded social media sharing options, and moderated user commenting.

"There is a natural synergy in the fit of this well-respected reference source being hosted by HighWire," noted Tom Rump, HighWire's Managing Director. "Choice Reviews Online, alongside our expanded eBooks offering, demonstrates the ongoing evolution of the HighWire Open Platform in delivering the best quality content in multiple display formats to support the scholarly community."

About CHOICE
CHOICE (www.ala.org/acrl/choice) is a publishing unit of the Association of College & Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association. Founded in 1964, CHOICE has been the premier review journal for scholarly publications for nearly 50 years and is the leading North American source for reviews of new scholarly books and electronic resources. The new site can be found at: www.cro3.org Twitter: @Choice_Reviews

About HighWire
At the forefront of strategic scholarly publishing, HighWire Press provides the latest in digital content development and hosting solutions to the scholarly community through its ground-breaking HighWire Open Platform. A division of the Stanford University Libraries, HighWire partners with influential societies, university presses, and other independent publishers, sharing ideas and innovations in publishing, and producing definitive online versions of high-impact, peer-reviewed journals, books, reference works, and other scholarly content. Since its inception in 1995, HighWire has embodied a commitment to helping publishers disseminate their content to the widest possible audience, provided superior innovation, integration and insights to advance and facilitate the research communication process from within the scholarly community to meet the ever-changing needs of today's online and mobile readers.
highwire.stanford.edu | Twitter: @highwirepress

For more information, contact:

Laura Mullen
Marketing Specialist
CHOICE
lmullen@ala-choice.org

Bonnie Zavon
Public Relations
HighWire | Stanford University
bzavon@stanford.edu

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