2008 Winner Profile

American Psychological Association

Project Description:
The professional association uses PsycNET as its platform to deliver scholarly content in psychology. During the past two years, the organization conducted extensive usability testing and tailored PsycNet's search capabilities to the different ways users interact with the database of 2.5 million abstracts, 140,000 full-text journal articles, 25,000 book chapters, 38,000 book reviews and other materials. Among the business benefits of the open-source project: There has been an increase in the subscriber base from 221 to 345 institutions in the first six months of this project.
Project type:
E-Business, Search, Virtualization
Business Functions:
Research & Development/Product Development, Order Processing/Fulfillment, Publications & Databases Group
Business Goal:
Strategic/Competitive Advantage
CEO:
Norman B. Anderson, CEO
Headquarters:
Washington
Industry:
Nonprofit
Revenue (2007):
$106 million
Website:
www.apa.org
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