SOURCE: Knovel


December 07, 2010 08:30 ET

Knovel Expands Content for Engineers, Adds Four New Partners

Growth Reinforces Knovel's Mission to Be the First Place Engineers Go to Solve Problems

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - December 7, 2010) - Knovel, the leading provider of a Web-based engineering application integrating technical information with analytical and search tools, today announced new content partnerships with four highly respected publishers and societies. These new partners, in addition to the six others announced earlier this year, further position Knovel as the go-to, interactive reference for engineers. The latest partners include:

  • American Water Works Association (AWWA) -- the authoritative resource on safe water. AWWA offers technical content on water resource development, water and wastewater treatment technology, water storage and distribution, and water utility management and operations. Knovel will initially license 61 titles, including more than 40 current AWWA Manuals of Water Supply Practices and the Operational Guides to AWWA Standards.

  • Editions Technip -- founded in 1956 by the Institut Français du Pétrole (IFP), which is now the IFP Energies nouvelles. Technip organization is reputed throughout the world for its research in the field of oil and gas. Knovel will expand its offering in Oil and Gas, particularly in the upstream segment.

  • PennWell -- an established business-to-business media company offering deep, industry-specific content. Knovel will expand its offering in two subject areas: Oil and Gas Engineering and Electrical and Power Engineering.

  • SPIE -- is the international society for optics and photonics founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies. SPIE Press books cover a wide range of applications, from electronics to energy, to medicine to defense and security. Knovel will offer 51 books from SPIE. Of these, 31 titles will be available in its new subject area -- Optics and Photonics -- which will launch later this month.

"Safe water is a vital issue, and we continually seek new ways to provide information that helps to improve the quality and supply of water in North America and beyond," said AWWA's Interim Director of Publishing John Kayser. "By offering content via Knovel, we extend our reach to engineers and water professionals working on innovative projects globally and ensure they have easy access to authoritative information on water-related issues."

Knovel remains committed to providing an unmatched depth and breadth of validated engineering content, alongside interactive tools that help engineers improve productivity. Currently, Knovel partners with more than 70 international professional societies and publishers to ensure engineers have access to trusted sources of technical content across 24 engineering subject areas. 

"We continuously review the content we offer and adjust as necessary to serve the needs of our highly targeted segment -- engineers," said Meagan Cooke, Knovel's director of content strategy. "We work with existing partners to secure new content, and we aggressively pursue new relationships to ensure we have an array of authoritative sources of high caliber content across all of our subject areas."

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About Knovel
Knovel is a Web-based application integrating technical information with analytical and search tools to drive innovation and deliver answers engineers can trust. Knovel users include thousands of engineers and applied scientists worldwide. Knovel has more than 600 customers worldwide including 73 of the Fortune 500 companies and more than 300 leading universities. Founded in 2000, Knovel is a private company headquartered in New York City. For more information, visit or call (866) 240-8174. 

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