Leiden (NL) / Boston (MA) – 17 July 2013
Brill has launched a new, re-designed version of its corporate website brill.com. The new version includes a cleaner homepage layout with improved navigation, faster and more dynamic search capabilities, an improved webshop, and new dedicated pages for each of Brill’s main publishing programs.
“The wants and needs of our customers and authors guided us in the re-design process” says Ove Kähler, Head of Marketing at Brill, “and the re-design allows us to provide a better user experience to our key stakeholders: librarians, trade partners, Brill authors, and the scholarly community at large.”
The new homepage has been re-designed using a “drop down” navigation menu providing amongst other things, an instant and active overview of the main subject areas Brill publishes in. The new carousel feature draws attention to key products and important news updates, while links to Brill’s four online platforms are clearly highlighted.
The search functionality has been improved, with the emphasis on enabling faster search results as well as presenting intuitive refine and sort features and a clear, interactive search results layout.
New improvements to the webshop on brill.com include a quicker, easy-to-use log in and checkout process. Authors of Brill monographs can now purchase titles with the Brill author discount of 35% more easily, and the ability to purchase titles with a discount code has been made more transparent and customer friendly.
Each of Brill’s main subject areas now has its own dedicated page on brill.com. The pages have a number of features, and highlight each subject’s product range via a search results overview, as well as displaying new titles, conferences, relevant news (like recent award recipients, for example), and the corresponding acquisitions editors in these areas. Visitors will also be able to sign up to Brill’s revamped RSS feeds, as well as find links to subject-specific presence on social media networks like Facebook and Twitter, allowing visitors another way to connect with the Brill community.
Brill encourages you to visit brill.com to see the new features and functionality firsthand. Feedback on the improvements is welcome, and can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in 20 main subject areas, including Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Biology, and International Law, among others. With offices in Leiden and Boston, Brill today publishes almost 200 journals and around 600 new books and reference works each year, available in both print and electronic form. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases. The company’s key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. Brill is a publicly traded company and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For further information please visit www.brill.com.