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November 11, 2010 - SAE International can now sell electronic versions of select ASTM International books, in their entirety and as individual chapters, due to newly formed strategic partnership. SAE International Editorial Director Kevin Jost and ASTM International VP of Publications and Marketing John Pace indicated this partnership will benefit customers of both associations. While agreement currently covers 5 titles, more content will be added in the future.

SAE International and ASTM International Agree to Strategic Partnership


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Society Of Automotive Engineers, Inc. (SAE)
400-T Commonwealth Dr.
Warrendale, PA, 15096
USA



Press release date: November 1, 2010

WARRENDALE, Pa. -- SAE International and ASTM International have agreed to a strategic partnership that will enable SAE International to sell electronic versions of selected ASTM books both in their entirety and as individual chapters.

The agreement begins with five titles, with the intent to add more content in the future. The five titles include:

-- Fuels and Lubricants Handbook: Technology, Perspective, Performance and Testing -- Fuel and Fuel System Microbiology: Fundamentals, Diagnosis, and Contamination Control -- Aviation Fuel Quality Control Procedures: 4th Edition -- Guide to Friction, Wear, and Erosion Testing -- A Comprehensive Review of Lubricant Chemistry, Technology, Selection and Design

"We are very pleased to begin this partnership with ASTM International," Kevin Jost, Editorial Director, SAE International, said. "ASTM is highly regarded as a prestigious and leading society in the testing and materials market. We see this partnership as an excellent way to better serve our customers with even more relevant information."

"We very much look forward to the new business venture with SAE International," John Pace, Vice President of Publications and Marketing, ASTM International, said. "SAE International's strong global presence within the mobility engineering community, along with ASTM's strength in technical information should benefit all of our customers."

The agreement is part of SAE International's new Content Partnership Program, which seeks to expand SAE International's publishing program by partnering with book publishers, industry experts, multimedia producers and a variety of other technical knowledge providers. This includes the resale of premium content from sources such as commercial publishers, think tanks and research-driven corporations, co-publishing opportunities, recruiting new authors with expertise in cutting-edge technologies, and acquiring exclusive magazine and newsletter content. To learn more about SAE International's new Content Partnership Program, e-mail content@sae.org.

ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions.

SAE International is a global association of more than 128,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International's core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development. SAE International's charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series.

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