De Gruyter and ISTEX have signed a national license agreement for the acquisition of a number of landmark French-language series in Humanities (Classical Studies, Philosophy, Linguistics, Literature, Art & Architecture and History, Theology & Religion). The series include, among others, the Encyclopédie linguistique d’Al-Andalus, Études de linguistique française, Manual of Romance Linguistics, Œuvres complètes – Benjamin Constant and Scientia Graeco-Arabica.
Since its launch in November 2012, the ISTEX project has acquired scientific resources to create an international-standard digital library which can be accessed by all researchers in academia and at research institutions in France. ISTEX was initiated by the French Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research and is led by CNRS, ABES, the Couperin Consortium and the University of Lorraine. Previously, ISTEX acquired De Gruyter’s entire eJournal archive from 1826 to 2012.
“This national license is part of ISTEX’s main objective to provide the entire higher education and research community in France with high-level scientific publications. These are made available not only for searching and reading, but also for text and data mining purposes,” said David Aymonin, Director of ABES.
“We are excited that any researcher at any research institution in France now has access to these key series in our growing French-language program in the Humanities,” said Dr. Anke Beck, Managing Director of De Gruyter. “Our intention is to grow our Romance Languages and Linguistics portfolio not only in English and German, but also in French, Italian and Spanish thereby providing a home for an even larger group of outstanding international academic authors.”