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iFactory and Oxford University Press Launch the SIPRI Yearbook Online


BOSTON—August 17, 2010—iFactory, an award-winning web design and development firm, and Oxford University Press, the largest continuously operating university press in the world, are thrilled to announce the launch of the 2010 SIPRI Yearbook Online – the authoritative source of data and analysis on security and conflicts, military spending and armaments, and non-proliferation, arms control and disarmament.

Built on iFactory's epublishing platform, PubFactory, the 41st edition of the SIPRI Yearbook includes a focus on the conflict in Afghanistan, the impact of the global financial crisis and nuclear disarmament. Coverage of 2009 developments such as military expenditure, international arms transfers, and multilateral arms embargoes, as well as special studies on a world without nuclear weapons, and armed conflict, are also included.

"We are thrilled by the release of the SIPRI Yearbook," said Tom Beyer, VP of Publishing for iFactory. "As the first product to launch using the PubFactory Plus platform, it is exciting to see our efforts at providing a lower cost and quick-to-market solution, come to fruition."

The selection of PubFactory for SIPRI continues a long-standing relationship between iFactory and OUP. Among some of the Web design and development projects where OUP has partnered with iFactory are Oxford Dictionaries Online, Oxford Bibliographies Online, Oxford Language Dictionaries Online, Oxford Biblical Studies Online, which received an APA PROSE Award for "Best in Reference Works", and the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, which received an International Information Industry Award for "Best User Experience".

About iFactory
Since 1992 iFactory has delivered innovative, inspiring, and intelligent interactive solutions to more than 150 organizations in a variety of industries including publishing, higher education, health care, and nonprofit. The company brings together design vision, engineering knowledge, and project management skills that result in the highest quality digital media solutions every time, on time. Based in Boston, MA, iFactory is a division of RDW Group, a leading integrated communications firm. For more information, please visit www.ifactory.com

About Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press, a department of the University of Oxford, furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. The world's largest and most international university press, Oxford University Press currently publishes more than 6,000 new publications per year, has offices in around 50 countries, and employs some 5,000 people worldwide. It has become familiar to millions through a diverse publishing program that includes scholarly works in all academic disciplines, bibles, music, school and college textbooks, children's books, materials for teaching English as a foreign language, business books, dictionaries and reference books, and journals.

Media Contact:
Lori LoTurco
iFactory/RDW Group
617.235.5846
lori@ifactory.com

Jennifer Clark
Oxford University Press
+44 (0) 1865 353265
jennifer.clark@oup.com

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