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Blackwell Science Selects HealthGate's Content Management System

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Blackwell Science Selects HealthGate's Content Management System

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HealthGate, a leading provider of medical and health information on the World Wide Web, has announced that it signed a long-term contract with Blackwell Science Ltd., one of the world's largest publishers of medical, scientific, and technical journals, to manage more than 200 of Blackwell Science's publications online, including journals, textbooks, and supplements.

According to Bill Reece, CEO and chairman of HealthGate: "This agreement with Blackwell combines its expertise in content and our expertise in managing a complex and diverse collection of information on a Web site. For large publishers like Blackwell Science, HealthGate's Content Management System is a high-quality, less expensive alternative to distributing journals online. Online publishing is a different business from traditional print publishing. When putting a journal, book, or supplement online, you have to be able to design a site and manage the bandwidth, gigabytes of data, and varying levels of access or document delivery. To make all of this work together is complex, expensive, and extremely time consuming. …

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