Springer has entered into a partnership with The American Meteorological Society (AMS) for the electronic distribution of their book titles for the next three years on SpringerLink (link.springer.com). The agreement includes the distribution of monographs, textbooks and popular science titles as well as approximately five new titles annually in Springer’s Earth and Environmental Sciences eBook Collection.
The collaboration with Springer will enable the society to benefit from Springer’s ePublishing technologies and long-term library relationships. Springer’s international sales and marketing teams will work to bring The American Meteorological Society’s publishing program to global institutional markets. The society will distribute print versions of the books in collaboration with the University of Chicago Press.
“The American Meteorological Society is committed to achieving the broadest possible dissemination of the important science published in our books. This agreement with Springer opens new avenues for distribution and therefore represents an important means to achieve our goals,” said AMS Executive Director Keith Seitter.
Robert Doe, Senior Publishing Editor in Earth Science and Geography at Springer, said “The AMS book program is internationally renowned, and many of their titles are classed as seminal. I am delighted that, through Springer, these quality books will now be available electronically for the very first time.”
Through the partnership, approximately 50 backlist titles will be available as eBooks. The collection includes key works on climate change and meteorological hazards including Lewis and Clark: Weather and Climate Data from the Expedition Journals and Deadly Season: Analysis of the 2011 Tornado Outbreaks, as well as instructional texts like Eloquent Science: A Practical Guide to Becoming a Better Writer, Speaker, and Atmospheric Scientist.