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Morgan & Claypool Publishes First Synthesis Lectures
Morgan & Claypool Publishers (http://www.morganclaypool.com) announces the publication of the first titles in Synthesis: The Digital Library of Engineering and Computer Science, a collection of original documents born digitally and delivered in a new "Lecture" format. The first titles will be available this month; approximately 100 titles are scheduled to publish in 2005.
The company says that a unique lecture format differentiates Synthesis from journal articles and monographs. Each Lecture is a 50- to 100-page self-contained document that is more current than a book and more comprehensive than a journal article. The Lectures are authored by prominent engineers and computer scientists from leading institutions, such as the University of California-Berkeley, MIT, Microsoft Research, Carnegie Mellon University, Apple Computer, and Sandia National Laboratory. and dozens of others. Synthesis lectures provide engineers, graduate students, and researchers with applications-oriented content that is specific to their particular field of interest. Due to their length, the Lectures can be written and published quickly and updated frequently, a significant advantage to both readers and authors.
Synthesis Lectures are available in three forms:
- An online digital library for institutional use on a state-of-the-art delivery platform with sophisticated linking and alerting features
- Digital files for individual purchase (Adobe PDF) with or without accompanying print
- Moderately priced paperbacks available from library vendors and online retailers
Source: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
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