Semantico Limited, a leading provider of services and technology for online publishing, is pleased to announce the launch of a new e-book platform designed and built for its client Brill, starting with 855 e-books in PDF format. This is a key addition to Brill’s online publishing programme, allowing the company to monetise its Humanities and Social Sciences PDF collections while building on and improving its e-book platform.

A notable feature of the new platform is an enhanced user interface, the result of a user-orientated design phase which led to a number of new features. These include special display modes for content that the user is subscribed to, and advanced use of Ajax to make site controls more intuitive.

 The website (  now carries 855 Brill e-Books published in 2007, 2008 and 2009, on the following subjects:

  • Asian Studies
  • Biblical Studies, Ancient Near East and Early Christianity
  • Classical Studies
  • European History and Culture
  • Middle East and Islamic Studies
  • Religious Studies, Theology and Philosophy
  • Social Sciences

Another 200 titles will be added before the end of this year.