(Charlottesville, VA and New York, NY) May 24, 2021 – Silverchair announced today a new partnership with the Modern Language Association (MLA) to host MLA Handbook Plus, a digital-subscription version of the flagship MLA Handbook and other resources, on the Silverchair Platform.

MLA and Silverchair

The MLA Handbook has been in print for half a century, with a ninth edition released in April 2021. The Handbook is a mainstay for college writers, providing guidelines for writing and documentation of research in the humanities. On the Silverchair Platform, the MLA Handbook will now enjoy robust search and browse functionality as well as a modern interface, making it easier for students to find and reference key information. Future plans include an expansion of resources, simplifying access and optimizing the user experience for scholars, teachers, students, and libraries.

“The MLA produces many cornerstone publications, and we are thrilled to help them meet the demands of remote instruction and to evolve their content through the ongoing addition of new features,” said Thane Kerner, Silverchair CEO. “As part of the Silverchair community, MLA publications will enjoy the same continuous upgrades as the many other society publishers on the platform, ensuring they stay at the forefront of industry trends and user needs.”

"MLA Handbook Plus will give students and teachers an easy way to access the MLA's trusted resources on writing, research, and citation from their campus library,” said Paula M. Krebs, executive director of the Modern Language Association. "Because it allows users to get guidance on writing and research in the same place they find their sources, this new digital platform is sure to become a staple of library holdings."




About the Modern Language Association
Founded in 1883, the nonprofit Modern Language Association of America is one of the world’s largest scholarly societies, with over 23,000 members around the world. The association aims to advance the many areas of the humanities in which educators, researchers, and students work. A recognized national leader in higher education advocacy, the MLA develops programs serving educators, administrators, and educational institutions; produces the ​MLA International Bibliography ​database; organizes an annual convention; and develops digital tools for scholars and teachers.

About Silverchair
Silverchair is the leading independent platform partner for scholarly and professional publishers, serving our growing community through flexible technology and unparalleled services. We build and host websites, online products, and digital libraries for our clients’ content, enabling researchers and professionals to maximize their contributions to our world. Our vision is to help publishers thrive, evolve, and fulfill their missions.


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