I am very pleased to present you this General Catalog from IDC Publishers, the rst since thecompany was acquired by Brill in January 2006. This catalog is also the rst complete listingof all currently available and forthcoming IDC publications since 2001, as well as Brill’s majoronline databases and electronic resources.
IDC: a new imprint of Brill
IDC’s thematic primary source collections contain unique materials, such as rare books andarchival documents from libraries and archives around the world. These sources are essentialtools for researchers in the humanities and the social sciences. Combining IDC’s primarysources with Brill’s secondary publications opens a world of new possibilities for librariansand scholars. Brill has been known for decades for its essential source publications of the NagHammadi texts and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Through the acquisition of IDC’s collections Brill isnow able to oer primary sources and research collections from antiquity to the present day.It is our mission to make these sources not only available, but also searchable in the best wayspossible. This is why we highly value the importance of metadata in the form of MARC21 orEAD bibliographical records. Furthermore, Brill oers a wide range of reference materials, bothonline and print, such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, and bibliographies.
Digitizing the past
The millions of pages of text contained in IDC’s collections are particularly suited fordigitization and online publication. All new publications are digitally captured and storedwhile making use of state-of-the-art technology. This makes it possible to publish this contentboth in digital and analog media, and through publishing-on-demand. We welcome yourfeedback on our electronic publications and would like to talk to you about your wishes fordigitization. Digitizing current microlm or –che collections you have purchased from us inthe past means protecting your library’s investment, while at the same time oering onlineaccessibility to these collections for your patrons. This solution combines both your library’spreservation needs with much improved accessibility and functionality.
IDC’s Digital Library
In November 2005 IDC launched its Digital Library platform. Through IDC Digital Library, it isnow possible to access (a selection of) our collections online. Current and future IDC collectionswill therefore be made available in both digital (online/local hosting) and analog (microform/paper) format. Searching in the metadata is free of charge. Access to the available titles ispossible on a subscription basis. IDC has developed an ambitious program to digitize manyof its existing collections and add these to the Digital Library in the near future. For more onDigiLib (see p. 2)Other online products include important databases such as Comintern Online (see page 3),Taxonomic Literature (see page 4) and Art Sales Catalogues Online (see page 4).
In order to address the concern of long-term archiving solutions for our electronic publicationsBrill is investigating several e-depot possibilities, among others it has started a partnershipwith the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (National Library of the Netherlands) in The Hague.This library has developed a digital information archiving system which ensures long-termaccess to electronic publications deposited in the library’s e-depot.We at Brill look forward to developing and expanding IDC Publishers publication program andto serving your information needs for many years to come.Sincerely,Hans van der MeijGeneral Manager
Welcome to IDC Publishers General Catalog 2006-2007