PROVIDENCE – Princeton University Press has selected Providence-based Tizra as the digital publishing platform it will use to make The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein available online.
One of the most ambitious publishing ventures ever undertaken in the documentation of the history of science, The Collected Papers will ultimately comprise more than 14,000 papers selected from all phases of Einstein’s career and fill nearly 30 volumes, the company said in a release Oct. 9.
The online version hosted by Tizra will provide easy, searchable access to the full archive and offer features including: bilingual search with page-specific search results; links between German text and corresponding English translations; persistence, page-specific URLs to facilitate citation, referencing and discussion; and easy online viewing in all common web browsers, including those on the most popular mobile devices.
“The Einstein Papers Project is a major scholarly undertaking and we are very pleased to be able to make The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein available not just in print, but now online,” said Kenneth Reed, digital production manager for The Einstein Papers Project. “We determined that Tizra was the right partner because of its highly flexible, open and intuitive content delivery approach, and strong reputation for reliability.”
The Collected Papers will provide the first complete picture of a massive written legacy that ranges from Einstein’s first work on the special and general theories of relativity and the origins of quantum theory, to expressions of his profound concern with civil liberties, education, Zionism, pacifism and disarmament.
“We are incredibly honored that our technology was selected by The Einstein Papers Project,” said David Durand, CEO of Tizra. “We founded Tizra because of our belief in the power of the web to make important content widely available, and it’s hard to think of any that qualifies more clearly than the collected papers of Einstein.”