We’re excited to announce that the venerable scholarly publishing house, De Gruyter, has partnered with LibLynx to provide Identity, Access and Analytics for their new digital publishing platform.

De Gruyter’s goal is a highly customized digital platform that allows the publishing house to become more user-centered and data-driven and react much more flexibly to customer needs. In particular, they want to explore more efficient and innovative approaches that support a diverse portfolio of subscription and open access content.

“As we look to improve our digital infrastructure and experiences, it is vital that we found a partner who could seamlessly improve and integrate with our plans. LibLynx has proven that they are the perfect fit for what we need.” Scott Williams, Vice President of Platform and Technology at De Gruyter

LibLynx’s authentication API provides De Gruyter with a highly flexible method for confirming a user’s identity and entitlements that can easily be integrated into a variety of technical environments. A suite of supporting tools makes it easy for De Gruyter’s existing systems to seamlessly integrate into LibLynx, allowing for high levels of automation and simplifying customer support workflows.

LibLynx’s plug and play analytics widget enables De Gruyter to embed on-demand and real-time usage reporting dashboards into the new platform. Publishing staff can have a unified view of usage across the platform, while giving customers and other stakeholders the flexibility to view reports online, download files, or automate ingestion via a SUSHI feed.

“We’re delighted to collaborate with De Gruyter on building a new digital experience for their users from the ground up” added Tim Lloyd, CEO of LibLynx. “The nature of publishing is being actively disrupted by new technology and business models, so it’s a great time to focus on delivering innovative, user-centered solutions.”

LibLynx began working on the implementation in late 2019, in collaboration with De Gruyter’s project team and their recently announced new software development partners, 67 Bricks. Migration to the new platform is forecast for early 2021.

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About LibLynx: LibLynx provides flexible Identity, Access Management, and Analytics solutions to online resource providers and libraries. We make identity & access as simple as possible and as secure as necessary and deliver insightful analytics that are on-demand and in real time. We mitigate the risks of fraud and managing personal data. Our cloud native applications are technology and platform independent, with an architecture designed to simplify integration and facilitate customization.

About De Gruyter: De Gruyter publishes first-class scholarship and has done so for more than 270 years. An international, independent publisher headquartered in Berlin — and with further offices in Boston, Beijing, Basel, Vienna, Warsaw and Munich — it publishes over 1,300 new book titles each year and more than 900 journals in the humanities, social sciences, medicine, mathematics, engineering, computer sciences, natural sciences, and law. The publishing house also offers a wide range of digital media, including open access journals and books. The group includes the imprints De Gruyter Akademie Forschung, Birkhäuser, De Gruyter Mouton, De Gruyter Oldenbourg, De Gruyter Saur, Düsseldorf University Press, Deutscher Kunstverlag (DKV) and Jovis Verlag, as well as the publishing services provider Sciendo.

About 67 Bricks: 67 Bricks is a software development consultancy based in Oxford, UK. Our team of talented developers and market experts help publishers build information products for the data-driven world. Flexible,modern content platforms, AI, machine learning, natural language processing – we build and apply these in the deepest, most problematic parts of publishing businesses where they really make an impact and deliver most value. The result? Content platforms fit for the digital age, user-led experiences and the ability to continuously innovate and build new revenue streams.