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Brill renews its agreement with Chest for a further three years

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 19 December 2018

Brill is pleased to announce that it has renewed and extended its agreement with Chest in the UK for a further 3 years. The new agreement continues to offer a selection of Brill’s Online Reference Works and databases at discounted, fixed rates, including the prestigious Law e-resource Hague Academy Collected Courses Online, and bundles in core Brill subject areas such as Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies and Classical Studies. The expanded E-Book collection agreement continues to offer multiple purchase discounts in all subject areas and now also includes the new Brill Companions Online, designed for use by both students and researchers. Brill’s Companions are available in the fields of Asian Studies, Classical Studies, Early Modern & Modern History, Late Antiquity & Medieval Studies, Middle East & Islamic Studies, and Religious Studies, Theology & Philosophy. Another highlight of the E-Book collection agreement is the newly released Persian E-Books Miras Maktoob collection, consisting of 189 works in Persian and Arabic on Islamic history and culture, originally published by the Written Heritage Research Institute (Miras Maktoob), a non-governmental organisation in Tehran. The Miras Maktoob E-Books are exclusively available from Brill.

Nikki Rowe, Business Development Manager at Chest, said: “We are delighted to continue our agreement with Brill, offering the UK academic community access to Brill’s important online resources. Our institutional purchasers’ budgets are under increasing pressure, and this agreement offers them good value for money, with discounted subscription fees on online reference works and databases, and multiple purchase prices for ebook collections.”

Linda Empringham, Sales Director for EMEA and South Asia at Brill, added: “We are delighted to be able to offer Chest member libraries in the UK and Ireland the ability to retain and expand their range of Brill e-resources at highly favourable rates.”

For further information, please contact Chest on [email protected] or Linda Empringham at Brill on [email protected].

About Brill
Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Literature & Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Biology, Education, Social Sciences and International Law. With offices in Leiden (NL), Boston (US), Paderborn (GER), Singapore (SG) and Beijing (CN), Brill today publishes 300+ journals and close to 1,400 new books and reference works each year, available in print and online. 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

About Chest
Chest is a division of Eduserv a not-for-profit IT technology company. Chest's remit, since 1988, is to provide Universities and Colleges with quality software and online resources for teaching and research at affordable and sustainable pricing with terms that meet the needs of the education sector. Savings for academic institutions in 2017/18 were in excess of £78 million and are expected to grow in future years.

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