CAPES Consortium Signs Deal with AAP and ACCP

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March 19, 2012 | Leiden, The Netherlands – In a landmark deal that took
three years to negotiate, all member institutions of the CAPES consortium in
Brazil have subscribed to Pediatrics (AAP) and CHEST (ACCP). CAPES is an
academic consortium of the Brazilian government with more than 150
members. The consortium deal was brokered by ACCUCOMS.

CAPES, or Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior, is a
Brazilian public organization attached to the Ministry of Education. All member
institutions have online access to many STM publications via the portal

Allison Durocher Tarazona, Licensing Manager at the American Academy of Pediatrics
(AAP): “We are excited to provide access to Pediatrics – the world-class source for
up-to-date research and clinical information related to children’s health- to the
universities in Brazil through the CAPES consortium. We share CAPES’ commitment
to providing researchers with groundbreaking research, which in turn furthers our
organization’s mission to improve the healthcare of children worldwide.”

Pat Micek, Manager, Subscriptions and Advertising at the American College of Chest
Physicians (ACCP): “The ACCP is very pleased to expand its presence in Brazil. Our
members as well as our subscribers benefit from this deal. The latest research and
knowledge on chest diseases will be disseminated to a large number of institutions,
which will improve lives and stimulate further research.”

Anouk Snijders, Sales Manager Latin America at ACCUCOMS: “CAPES is one of the
largest academic consortia in Latin America. ACCUCOMS introduced CAPES to AAP
and ACCP approximately three years ago and went through the full negotiation
process with this consortium. Among other things, we activated a trial for all member
institutions and presented several consortium proposals. It is very rewarding to see
the results of our efforts and to know that so many Brazilian libraries now have
access to journals as renowned and relevant as CHEST and Pediatrics.”

About the AAP
The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 60,000 primary care
pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists
dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and
young adults.

About the ACCP
The American College of Chest Physicians represents 18,400 members who provide
patient care in the areas of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine in the United
States and over 100 countries throughout the world. CHEST is the official peerreviewed
publication of the ACCP.


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