Yale University Press and East View Information Services Join Forces to Launch The Stalin Digital Archive

For Immediate Release

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., USA - November 13, 2012 - East View Information Services (www.eastview.com) is pleased to announce it has entered an exclusive distribution agreement with Yale University Press to launch its recently developed Stalin Digital Archive (SDA). Under this agreement, East View assumes responsibility for SDA-related marketing, sales, provisioning, and support of institutional and individual users.

The Stalin Digital Archive is the result of years of collaboration between the Russian State Archive of Social and Political History (RGASPI) and Yale University Press to publish, in different media, materials from the holdings of RGASPI including the recently declassified Stalin archive. In addition, the SDA contains the twenty-five volumes of Yale University Press’ acclaimed Annals of Communism series. An invaluable resource for research libraries, academic institutions, and organizations focused on Russian and Slavic studies, the SDA can be accessed at www.stalindigitalarchive.com.

In addition to its rich corpus of content, the Stalin Digital Archive uses technology to enhance the process and impact of scholarship. The SDA allows users to conduct advanced searches, save searches and documents in personalized workspaces, and create tags and annotations. Users can also engage in discussions and share annotations and tags with one another. These robust capabilities to interact with the materials and collaborate with others represent a major advancement in scholarly publishing.

Kent D. Lee, East View’s founder and CEO, and former doctoral student of Soviet Studies shared, “East View is most pleased to enter this partnership with Yale University Press to represent a breathtaking collection of critical scholarly materials. The digitization is of the highest quality and the content is unique and highly sought after. Until SDA, scholars and other researchers needed to travel to Moscow to gain access and even access to some of the documents within SDA would have been off limits.”

John Donatich, Director of Yale University Press, says, “We are so proud to be publishing the SDA, fulfilling our mission of disseminating research and scholarship in a way that marries digital innovation and scholarly tradition. This archive will enable significant further scholarship on and understanding of the Soviet Union. East View was the natural choice to bring SDA to market given their long history serving the Slavic Studies community.”

For more information about The Stalin Digital Archive, contact info@eastview.com.

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For more information, contact:
Rodney Buhrsmith
Chief Marketing Officer
Email: Rodney.Buhrsmith@eastview.com
Tel: +1.952.252.1201

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About East View
Founded in 1989, East View is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. East View is comprised of East View Information Services (www.eastview.com), East View Geospatial (www.geospatial.com) and East View Map Link (www.evmaplink.com). East View maintains thousands of supplier/publisher relationships throughout the world for Russian, Arabic and Chinese-produced social and hard science content, as well as to maps and geospatial data. East View manages a data center, library and warehouse in Minneapolis where it hosts and stores dozens of foreign language databases, hundreds of thousands of maps and atlases and millions of geospatial, Russian, Chinese and Arabic metadata records.

About Yale University Press
Founded in 1908, Yale University Press is one of the oldest and largest university presses in the United States. Based in New Haven, Connecticut, with offices in London, England, the Press publishes more than 400 books annually in a wide range of disciplines, including art, history, politics, religion, literature, science, and philosophy. Its foreign-language program features widely used textbooks on Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, Italian, Hebrew, and French. More at www.YaleBooks.com
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About the Russian State Archive of Social and Political History (RGASPI)
Formerly known as the Central Party Archive, RGASPI is the chief repository of materials on the social and political history of Western Europe, Russia, and the Soviet Union as well as the international labor, socialist, and communist movements. It also preserves the archives of the contemporary political parties of Russia. More at www.rusarchives.ru/federal/rgaspi/
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