World Tourism Organization Chooses Ingenta

Aug 05, 2003

The World Tourism Organization has signed an agreement with Ingenta, Inc., a provider of online publishing services to academic and professional publishers, to create an e-library. The three-year agreement includes the creation and maintenance of the Web service, which officially launches at the Organization's General Assembly in Beijing this October. An indexed and cross-searchable database of over 200 full-text reports published by the WTO, the service offers its 141 member states free access to the service, while tiered subscriptions are available for associate members, libraries, and individual users. The World Tourism Organization's recommendations on tourism statistics were adopted by the United Nations in 1993 and are being implemented by countries around the world, in an effort to create a common language of tourism statistics that allows destinations to compare their success with that of their competitors. An archive of statistics, analysis and forecasts is held in the e-library. In addition to providing an online journal service via and, Ingenta has built more than 60 publisher-branded Web sites for its clients and hundreds of journal Web sites ranging from branded home pages to customized stand alone sites.

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