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India Now follow Knowledgespeak on Twitter - 31 Mar 2009

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Netherland Elsevier implements Klopotek's PPM system for Science and Technology book titles - 31 Mar 2009

STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, has launched Klopotek's PPM (Product Planning and Management) system for the first group of their Science and Technology book titles in the US, the UK, and India. Klopotek PPM replaced the existing software systems with a centralised database solution integrating the classical publishing business with innovative business models in the areas of electronic products and content delivery.

Once the global rollout of PPM has been completed, a total of 1,000 users around the globe will be working with Klopotek's centralised database solution that integrates XML technology with Klopotek's extensive experience as the preferred software provider to the publishing industry. This combined business and technology model has been designed to support Elsevier's complex and unique business processes worldwide.

Elsevier's Electronic Warehouse, a central archival storage system for all electronic production content, is now seamlessly connected to PPM. PPM delivers all required metadata from title management and production to the Electronic Warehouse and receives status and update information from Elsevier's suppliers. As a result, PPM and the Electronic Warehouse function as the technical backbone of Elsevier's automated global supplier communication.

PPM is now Elsevier's title database for more than 40 different kinds of promotion material created by using Klopotek's XML catalog tool, as well as for the automated ONIX XML product export feeds that are delivered to more than 50 external recipients worldwide. Comprehensive information will ensure data and product integrity and reduce duplication of efforts through central development and control.

Additional rollouts of PPM are planned to be completed by June 2009 in order to accomplish the global rollout for all Science & Technology and Health Science book titles published by Elsevier.

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US Thomson Reuters and Egyptian Universities Libraries sign multi-year contract - 31 Mar 2009

The Healthcare and Science business of Thomson Reuters has announced that Egyptian Universities Libraries (EUL) has selected Thomson Reuters to provide research solutions to their consortium of university libraries. EUL signed a multi-year contract with Thomson Reuters to provide Egypt's researcher's access to ISI Web of Knowledge.

ISI Web of Knowledge is an integrated research platform that helps users find, analyse and manage information in the sciences, social sciences and arts and humanities.

Using the Web of Science, the multidisciplinary bibliographic resource within ISI Web of Knowledge, EUL members will now have access to nearly 11,000 prestigious research journals from around the world. Additionally, EUL now offers its researchers other key components of ISI Web of Knowledge, including Journal Citation Reports - a systemic, objective way to evaluate, categorise and compare the world's leading scholarly journals; and MEDLINE - a premier bibliographic database that indexes life sciences records from 1950 to the present.

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UK TBI launches viral marketing campaign for BMJ Group - 31 Mar 2009

TBI Communications, a UK-based strategic marketing consultancy for scholarly publishers, recently launched 'Perfect 10', a viral marketing campaign on behalf of medical publisher BMJ Group. Targeting about 250,000 initial recipients, the campaign is projected as the first major use of viral marketing technologies in the reference information sector. It takes the form of a quiz designed to test clinical practitioners' medical knowledge and encourage them to 'challenge a friend'. Its objective is to raise awareness and instigate free trials of Best Practice, BMJ Group's new clinical decision support tool.

The quiz was produced in conjunction with Tamba Internet and features patient diagnosis and treatment questions from OnExamination, acquired by the BMJ Group in 2008. It aims to draw attention to potential gaps in clinicians' knowledge that can be filled by Best Practice. Players can add their score to a global or custom leaderboard in order to compare themselves to the friends and colleagues they challenge.

The incorporation of existing BMJ Group content is also seen to highlight the potential for publishers to repurpose latent assets in exploiting viral marketing.

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UK HEFCE launches strategy for technology-enhanced learning - 31 Mar 2009

The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) has published 'Enhancing learning and teaching through the use of technology - a revised approach to HEFCE's strategy for e-learning'. This revised approach follows an independent review of the strategy and is designed to provide further support to higher education institutions as they develop their own e-learning strategies.

The new approach is intended to support institutions in considering where they may wish to prioritise their technology-related investment over the next few years, and to develop appropriate institutional learning and teaching strategies. Support and guidance is available from JISC and from the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Findings from the review, which was carried out with the support of the HEA and JISC, suggested the strategy has been useful in motivating institutional activity but that some of the information has become outdated, given the current level of maturity in e-learning in the sector.

In order to assist institutions in achieving their strategic aims for enhancing learning and teaching through technology, the document includes a suggested framework focusing on: pedagogy, curriculum design and development; learning resources and environments; quality; and research and evaluation.

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US LibraryU adds content to WebJunction 's training catalogue for library staff - 31 Mar 2009

WebJunction, an online learning community for librarians and library staff, is now offering a Custom Course Catalog, a new service that provides a central location to host, promote and track library staff training. In February, LibraryU, a US-based provider of online, library-specific staff development courses, joined the WebJunction catalogue. The topics added include web-based reference, marketing, library management, shelving, cataloging, readers advisory and children's services.

The Custom Course Catalog service allows a library organisation to build a training catalogue to meet the specific needs of its staff. The catalogue can combine an organisation's own course listings with selections from WebJunction's online course offerings in an easy-to-manage, always-accessible web environment. WebJunction's course catalogue contains nearly 700 courses selected to help library staff build the skills required to meet the needs of rapidly changing libraries.

With the Custom Course Catalog, the library staff learner is seen to experience a straight-forward registration process for courses selected and gathered together from multiple suppliers. The learner requires a standard web browser to access the catalogue and courses. Each learner can manage his or her own learning progress, taking multiple courses, tracking individual learning history, and printing certificates of completion.

All training offerings are housed in a unique, private online location, so that each library organisation can make courses available only to its designated staff. The catalogue is hosted by WebJunction on its platform and backed by its support and training groups.

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UK Emerald appoints new Business Manager for Middle East and Turkey - 31 Mar 2009

Academic and professional literature publisher Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., UK, has announced the appointment of Alastair Cook as business manager for Middle East and Turkey.

Alastair will be working alongside Brian Berry, who has represented Emerald for a number of years within the region, enabling him to meet existing and prospective customers. The establishment of a Dubai office will allow Emerald to further support customers within the region. Emerald now has regional business mangers in North and South America, India, China, Malaysia, Australia, Japan and Europe.

Alastair has previously worked within academic publishing and brings to Emerald over 17 years of experience having worked across various specialist areas including book commissioning, editorial, production, sales and sales management. He has previously worked for Elsevier Science, Wolters Kluwer Health and more recently Thomson-Reuters.

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India Dear Subscribers - 31 Mar 2009

We are happy to release the second edition of blogspeak. Featured are Peter Murray Rust(Would the NIH policy destroy the ACS?); the shifted librarian(Twittephemeraliness); Stevan Harnad (On Throwing Money At Gold OA Without First Mandating Green OA, Again); and the UK PubMed Central (enabling easier reporting on the outcomes of grants). A service of Knowledgespeak.com, Blogspeak includes blog posts relevant to the publishing industry,particularly STM publishing.Subscribers are invited to participate in the latest edition of blogspeak at http://www.knowledgespeak.com/Blog/Blog_Index_More.asp?MID=1#41.

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German PE firms put up academic publisher Springer for sale - 30 Mar 2009

Candover and Cinven, the private equity (PE) companies that own media group Springer Science and ­Business Media, Germany, have reportedly put the company up for sale with a price tag of £2 billion. The PE owners are believed to have appointed UBS and Goldman Sachs to sound out potential bidders. According to sources, prospective buyers have until the end of next week to register their interest.

If the sale does take place, it will mark one of the biggest transactions in any sector until now this year. While media reports say Springer could fetch up to £2 billion from financial or trade buyers, the current economic crisis could make it difficult for potential bidders to meet that price.

Media companies, many of which are heavily reliant on advertising, have seen their valuations fall in the wake of a global advertising recession. However, unlike other media groups, Springer has a relatively secure source of revenue. The global publisher brings out more than 6,500 new book titles every year and owns 60 publishing houses in about 20 countries across Europe, Asia and North America. It employs over 5,000 people. Its British operation, based in Surrey, oversees the publication of 20 journals.

Springer was acquired from Bertelsmann in 2003 for € 1.05 billion. It was merged with the academic publisher Kluwer, which had been bought by Cinven and Candover for £600 million a year earlier.

The scientific and academic publishing sector has experienced increasing attempted consolidations in recent years. In October 2006, specialist information provider Informa plc was approached by Springer about a possible takeover. The takeover would have then created a business worth over £4 billion. But negotiations collapsed. A separate bid for Informa also fell through last year. Several attempts to sell publishing assets have failed in recent months. These include Reed Elsevier's planned disposal of its magazines arm, Reed Business Information. The offer was withdrawn in December 2008 after bidders failed to match its asking price.

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Netherland Elsevier journal Biomaterials to host Biomaterials Asia 2009 - 30 Mar 2009

STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, has announced that Biomaterials, a leading journal in the field of biomaterials science, will host Biomaterials Asia 2009. Scheduled for April 5-8, 2009, in Hong Kong, the event will highlight the latest Asian research developments, institutions, and individuals in biomaterials science.

Under the chairmanship of Professor David Williams, Editor-in-Chief of Biomaterials, the conference programme will focus on the interface between advanced materials science and biological science, bringing the latest expertise in advanced medical engineering, clinical sciences and regenerative medicine under one roof.

This event, with keynote speakers drawn from the world's best scientists, will provide an opportunity for researchers, technologists and clinicians in the fields of bioengineering, medical device technology, pharmaceutical science, tissue engineering and biomaterials science to explore and debate the latest scientific developments, translational science and commercial applications. Conference sessions will be modeled after the scientific sections defined by the journal.

Biomaterials covers the science and application of biomaterials and associated medical devices. The journal seeks to provide a peer-reviewed forum for the publication of original papers and authoritative review papers dealing with the most important issues facing the use of materials in clinical practice. The journal is relevant to all applications of biomaterials including implantable medical devices, tissue engineering and drug delivery systems.

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US PLoS ONE launches community blog for journal authors and readers - 30 Mar 2009

PLoS ONE, a free online journal published by open access publisher Public Library of Science (PLoS), US, has announced the launch of everyONE (http://everyone.plos.org), a new community blog for PLoS ONE authors and readers.

As of March 2009, PLoS ONE has published over 5,000 articles, representing the work of over 30,000 authors and co-authors, and receives over 160,000 unique visitors per month. The blog is for authors who have published with the journal as well as for those who haven't.

The blog has been named everyONE for three main reasons: PLoS ONE is for every rigorous research article that passes the publisher's our peer-review process; it is a forum for research in every scientific discipline; and it is a source of information for every inquisitive reader with an interest in high-quality scientific research.

PLoS ONE is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal for all science and medicine. It features reports of original research from all disciplines within science and medicine. By not excluding papers on the basis of subject area, PLoS ONE seeks to facilitate the discovery of the connections between papers, whether within or between disciplines.

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UK Emerald signs 5-year agreement with CASPUR - 30 Mar 2009

Academic and professional literature publisher Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., UK, has announced a 5-year deal with CASPUR (Consorzio Interuniversitario per le Applicazioni di Supercalcolo per Università e Ricerca) Inter-University Consortium for the Application of Super-Computing for Universities and Research.

This agreement provides CASPUR's 27 members with the possibility of electronic access to 17 journals which are included in the Library and Information Studies collection. For 2009, these members include Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza (Rome), Università degli Studi Roma Tre (Rome) and Università degli Studi del Salento (Lecce).

Established in 1992, the consortium based in Rome seeks to promote the use of advanced information processing systems for scientific research while disseminating the culture of information and communication technology and their applications.

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US EMpact Sales and CSIRO PUBLISHING sign sales and marketing deal - 30 Mar 2009

EMpact Sales (EMpact), the publisher representation group of EBSCO Information Services, US, has signed an agreement with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) PUBLISHING to serve as the exclusive sales and marketing representative. Under the deal, EMpact will promote 23 scientific-based, peer-reviewed journals for CSIRO PUBLISHING, in both print and electronic format, in South Korea and Latin America, including Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean, including Puerto Rico.

Through its affiliation with EBSCO Information Services, EMpact is projected as the ideal partner for publishers who wish to expand their sales efforts and promotion of their products to additional targeted territories across the globe. The EMpact team can develop an exclusive and strategic plan to dramatically broaden the exposure for publishers' electronic products and content.

As part of the EBSCO group, EMpact brings to the sales process an expanded team of experienced sales and marketing personnel, many of whom have been working with publishers and libraries for many years. With the support of 32 fully staffed offices in 23 countries worldwide, EMpact's global reach makes it possible for content providers to take advantage of opportunities they might otherwise miss.

CSIRO PUBLISHING is an autonomous, not-for-profit business unit within Australia´s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, CSIRO. It's internationally recognised publishing programme covers a wide range of scientific disciplines, including agriculture, plant and animal sciences, physical sciences and environmental management.

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Ireland Research and Markets adds Journal of Aerospace Engineering to their offering - 30 Mar 2009

Market research and data services provider Research and Markets, Ireland, has announced the addition of the Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering subscription to their offering.

Published eight times a year, the Journal of Aerospace Engineering is a forum for the communication of ideas and methods presently in use at the forefront of technology in the field of aerospace engineering. It contains papers on both theoretical and practical aspects of all types of civil and military aircraft and spacecraft and their support systems. The scope is wide, covering research, design, development, production, operation, servicing and repair, components and auxiliary equipment, safety and reliability.

Research and Markets provides the latest data on international and regional markets, key industries, the top companies, new products and the latest trends. The company hold '1000's of major research publications from most of the leading publishers, consultants and analysts.

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US GLC announces new custom publishing partnership with OrthoCarolina - 30 Mar 2009

Publishing services provider GLC Custom Publishing, US, has announced a new custom publishing partnership with OrthoCarolina, one of the most comprehensive and prestigious orthopedic practices in the US. Fall 2008 was GLC's first issue of a consumer and referring physician magazine, OrthoCarolina, for this physician group. A complete redesign for this advertising supported magazine is planned for the Spring issue.

OrthoCarolina is mailed to 25,000 patients and referring physicians in the greater Charlotte, N.C. area twice a year. It aims to keep current patients and referring physicians up-to-date on the latest medical advances, research, patient care, practice and physician achievements, community lectures and events.

Established in 1969, GLC is on the forefront of healthcare, educational and corporate publishing and communications. The company is uniquely positioned to deliver custom publishing solutions designed to differentiate clients and help them achieve their marketing objectives.

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India Blogspeaks Second Edition - 30 Mar 2009

We are happy to release the second edition of blogspeak. Featured are Peter Murray Rust (Would the NIH policy destroy the ACS?); the shifted librarian (Twittephemeraliness); Stevan Harnad (On Throwing Money At Gold OA Without First Mandating Green OA, Again); and the UK PubMed Central (enabling easier reporting on the outcomes of grants). A service of Knowledgespeak.com, Blogspeak includes blog posts relevant to the publishing industry, particularly STM publishing. Subscribers are invited to participate in the latest edition of blogspeak at http://www.knowledgespeak.com/Blog/Blog_Index_More.asp?MID=1#41.

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India Dear Subscribers - 30 Mar 2009

STM Publishers can now add their Company to the Knowledgespeak Directory list. You can also update our events calendar, if you are organising an event which may be of interest to the STM publishing community. Also, you can send your company press releases to be included in our news section.

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India Now follow Knowledgespeak on Twitter - 30 Mar 2009

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US James J. Gormley named editor of Journal of Drugs in Dermatology - 27 Mar 2009

Multimedia publisher and events producer Physicians' Continuing Education (PCE), US, has announced the appointment of James J. Gormley as editor of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (JDD).

Gormley, who is an award-winning journalist, author, and medical editor, brings with him 20 years of healthcare communication, publication management, and scientific affairs experience.

The Journal of Drugs in Dermatology is a peer-reviewed, MEDLINE/PubMed-indexed journal committed to advancing clinical knowledge and discovery in dermatology, including original articles and case reports that deliver cutting-edge clinical practice science and insights relating to methods, techniques, technologies, devices, and drug therapies in dermatology.

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India Dear Subscribers - 27 Mar 2009

Knowledgespeak.com, published by Scope e-Knowledge Center, has introduced a new section under Knowledgespeak blogs. Called 'blogspeak', this section include blog posts relevant to the publishing industry, particularly STM publishing. Updated weekly by Scope's editorial board, subscribers are invited to participate in blogspeak at http://www.knowledgespeak.com/Blog/Blog_Index_More.asp?MID=1#41 .

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UK 'Current Medical Research and Opinion' formulates new Transparency Policy - 27 Mar 2009

Current Medical Research and Opinion (CMRO), an international, peer-reviewed clinical research journal published by Informa Healthcare, has developed, and will soon institute, a formal Transparency Policy. The policy, projected to go above and beyond normal medical journal standards, is seen as a consequence of the 'Medical Madoff' - a recent scandal that stunned the world's healthcare industry.

At the centre of the scandal was American anesthesiologist Dr. Scott Reuben, who published research papers that were based on fraudulent data and that benefited the drug companies who paid for his research. Dr. Reuben's treatment recommendations, reported in at least 21 published articles, were used by physicians around the world to provide pain relief to millions of patients undergoing orthopaedic surgery.

Under the new CMRO policy, readers will be provided with any relevant financial relationships of its staff, editor-in-chief, editorial board members, international advisory board members, authors and peer reviewers to the content contained within each journal issue. The policy will go into full effect from the June 2009 issue onwards.

CMRO publisher Jay Magrann will be part of an expert panel discussing the topic of author transparency at 7th Annual Meeting of The International Publication Planning Association, June 15-16, in San Francisco.

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US ALPSP seeks proposals for survey on scholarly book publishing with particular focus on online publication - 27 Mar 2009

The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishing (ALPSP), the international trade association for scholarly and professional publishers, is seeking proposals to carry out a study of scholarly publishing practice by academic book publishers, with a particular focus on online publication. ALPSP has carried out three similar surveys of policies and practices related to online journal publishing which were conducted in 2003, 2005 and 2008.

The 2005 survey did include a limited number of questions on eBooks. However, with the increased importance of eBooks in scholarly communication and other changes such as Print on Demand affecting academic book publishing, ALPSP has therefore decided that a comprehensive survey of the policies and practices of book publishers is appropriate. This will enable subsequent surveys to track changes in policy and practice from a 2009 baseline. It is proposed that the new survey should review book publishing policies and practices overall to establish the context within which online publishing is presently being developed.

The survey is expected to cover a representative sample of non-profit, commercial, university presses and other academic publishers throughout the world. It will include ALPSP members but also provide a wider sample from such organisations as the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP), the Association of American University Presses (AAUP), the Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers (STM), and other publishers as appropriate. It should be noted that a total of 400 questionnaires were sent out for the Scholarly Publishing Practice, Third Survey in 2008, with a total of 263 responses received.

The survey will include the use of an online questionnaire which ALPSP will promote to its membership and to the wider academic publishing community. Suggestions for what might be covered in the survey should be proposed by researchers. All proposals must be received by April 15, 2009. It is expected that go-ahead will be given in early May 2009, and that the survey results should be available for publication to coincide with the ALPSP International Conference in September 2009.

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Netherland Elsevier launches global online community - Innovation Explorers - 27 Mar 2009

STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, has announced the launch of Innovation Explorers, an online community of 300 researchers from 69 countries. Through online activities ranging from facilitated chats to one-on-one interviews, the members will help the global publisher identify, design and deliver relevant products and services that resonate with and inspire research scientists around the world.

Communispace, which has created more than 325 online communities for the world's largest brands, started the Elsevier community in November 2008 and is now actively leading member activity and the delivery of insights. Through ongoing discussions with members and facilitated activities, Elsevier hopes to better understand the challenges and unmet needs of researchers, gaining deeper insight into the pressing issues within the research community. Elsevier has already begun involving the community in developing new products that more precisely match the needs of researchers, from the early ideation phase to usability testing of prototypes.

Innovation Explorers enables a select group of top scientists to interact and engage with colleagues from around the globe and across a broad range of fields of study. These interactions offer Elsevier an unprecedented opportunity to listen to and learn from researchers as they communicate with one another.

In December 2008, Elsevier added librarians to the Innovation Explorers community, facilitating interactions among 150 librarians from 40 different countries. Librarians are an important partner, alongside researchers, in designing the research library of the future. These members participate in unique activities with fellow librarians as well as in joint activities with members of the researcher group.

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US SAGE launches new social network for discussion of research methods - 27 Mar 2009

Academic publisher SAGE has announced the launch of Methodspace.com, a public social network for discussion of research methods online.

Methodspace aims to bring together researchers from across the academic spectrum looking for support and advice on any aspect of methodology. Registered users can participate in discussions about methodology issues and controversies; find out about relevant conferences and events; and discover and review new resources in methods, including free book chapters and journal articles. The site was launched to a private beta audience in February 2009.

A unique area, research methods is the common thread that unites all researchers, with research methodology a fundamental part of every research journey. SAGE is leading publisher in research methods, supporting researchers for more than forty years with a collection of more than 1200 books, journals and reference works in this diverse field.

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US CT Corsearch unveils latest version of trademark databases collection - 27 Mar 2009

CT Corsearch, a provider of clearance and protection solutions for trademark and brand professionals, has announced the availability of the latest version of Corsearch Advantage, its collection of trademark databases. The latest release provides users with a variety of new screening capabilities. It encompasses the addition of five new countries - Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay and Hong Kong - as well as the ability to refine Pharmaceutical Screenings by geographic location.

Partnering with intellectual property (IP) firms in Latin America, Corsearch Advantage: Screening seeks to offer comprehensive Latin American regional coverage. Additionally, its Pharma In-Use database now offers increased granularity for users, allowing them to select from over 70 jurisdictions covering more than 80 countries.

CT Corsearch, a Wolters Kluwer business, provides intuitive tools and expertise that trademark professionals need to effectively manage the trademark screening, search review and watching processes. Corsearch Advantage is claimed to have revolutionised the trademark search review process when it launched in 2004. The latest version is seen to demonstrate the company's continued commitment to providing a comprehensive, best-in-class screening solution that allows trademark professionals to take their first steps in clearing trademarks and brands with confidence.

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US John Wiley & Sons names Stephen M. Smith as Chief Operating Officer - 27 Mar 2009

Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc., US, has announced the appointment of Stephen M. Smith as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, effective May 1, 2009. In his new position, Smith will be responsible for the overall direction and leadership of Wiley's global publishing businesses. He will continue to report to William J. Pesce, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Smith is relocating to Wiley's global headquarters in Hoboken, NJ, from Chichester, UK, where he is currently based as Senior Vice President, International Development, with responsibility for Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Australia. Eric Swanson, Senior Vice President, Scientific ,Technical, Medical and Scholarly; Stephen Kippur, Executive Vice President and President, Professional/Trade; and Bonnie Lieberman, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Higher Education, will report to Smith.

Smith joined Wiley in 1992 as Vice President, Wiley Asia. In 1995, he was promoted to the new position of Vice President, International Development. He became Senior Vice President, International Development in 1996, when he assumed corporate responsibility for Wiley Australia. In May 2000, Wiley's Professional/Trade business in Europe was added to his responsibilities. In 2006, Mr. Smith became Chief Operating Officer of Wiley's UK business. He was appointed Senior Vice President, Wiley Europe in 2007, while continuing his role in Asia and Australia.

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India Dear Subscribers - 26 Mar 2009

Knowledgespeak.com, published by Scope e-Knowledge Center, has introduced a new section under Knowledgespeak blogs. Called 'blogspeak', this section will include interesting blog posts relevant to the publishing industry, particularly STM publishing. Updated weekly by Scope's editorial board, subscribers are invited to actively participate in blogspeak at http://www.knowledgespeak.com/ Blog/Blog_Index_ More.asp?MID=1#41.

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UK Twenty more publishers sign up for TRANSFER Code of Practice - 26 Mar 2009

The UK Serials Group (UKSG) has announced that 20 publishers have now signed up to its TRANSFER Code of Practice. TRANSFER provides best practice guidelines and outlines responsibilities to ensure that journal content remains easily accessible in the event of a change of ownership. Library and reader access to over 8,000 journals will now be protected in transfers between publisher signatories.

Major signatories to the code include STM publishers Elsevier, Nature and Wiley. According to UKSG, the guidelines are equally appropriate to smaller publishers. Those signed up so far include the American Diabetes Association, Earthscan and the Rural Sociological Society. UKSG's objective is to persuade all publishers of the importance and value of endorsing the TRANSFER code.

TRANSFER was developed by a cross-party working group to resolve problems encountered by subscribers when journals move from one publisher to another. Many critical issues, such as continuity of access during a transfer or perpetual ongoing access to archives, were previously a grey area in journal sale agreements. This resulted in frustration for end users and librarians as key e-journals became temporarily or even permanently unavailable despite licence terms.

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UK BMJ Group to exhibit point-of-care diagnostic tool at Chicago HIMSS event - 26 Mar 2009

Medical publisher BMJ Group, UK, has announced its participation at the 2009 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition, April 4-8, 2009, at McCormick Place in Chicago. HIMSS09 is expected to attract about 30,000 attendees, supposedly ranking it as one of the largest healthcare IT and management systems conferences in the world.

BMJ has partnered with US-based clinical information products and services provider Epocrates, Inc, to create BMJ Point of Care, a diagnostic and treatment guidance tool. Designed from the ground up with point-of-care needs in mind, the product features original, peer-reviewed disease diagnosis and treatment content authored by physician experts in collaboration with the BMJ Group. In addition, BMJ Point of Care disease monographs contain embedded, context-specific links to medical evidence in BMJ Clinical Evidence, as well as links to Epocrates' extensive drug database. BMJ will be demonstrating BMJ Point of Care at the HIMSS exhibit floor.

HIMSS - the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society - is a membership organisation focused on promoting the optimal use of information technology and management systems for the betterment of healthcare.

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US Thomson Reuters launches IDRAC Notes - 26 Mar 2009

The Healthcare and Science business of Thomson Reuters, US, has launched IDRAC Notes, an add-on commenting feature to IDRAC. This will allow colleagues within the same organisation to create, update and share comments attached to IDRAC PDF documents.

Designed from user feedback, IDRAC Notes seeks to improve collaboration and communication on regulatory affairs matters and improves information sharing and interpretation of regulatory requirements.

IDRAC, the regulatory intelligence solution of choice for the global pharmaceutical industry, allows organisations to get products to market faster and minimise regulatory risk by providing trusted information and analysis on the most up-to-date regulatory requirements. With the addition of IDRAC Notes, users now have the ability to capture, edit and share internal knowledge in a quick, easy and secure process.

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US Ariadne launches new Pathway Studio knowledge base - ChemEffect - 26 Mar 2009

Bioinformatics firm Ariadne Genomics, Inc., US, has announced the launch of ChemEffect, a new Pathway Studio knowledge base that contains more than 425,000 biological facts and relationships linked to more than 17,000 small molecules, chemicals, and drugs.

ChemEffect can be customised and installed to work seamlessly within existing pharmaceutical infrastructure. Scientists in target validation and lead optimisation can rapidly characterise their drug targets and development leads against known effects or standards, often obtaining information that supports mechanistic hypotheses of drug action and toxicity.

Together, ChemEffect and Pathway Studio serve as a one-of-a-kind knowledge hub housing and integrating biological facts from public sources. Through this centralised hub, disparate types of data from public and proprietary sources can be linked and displayed through interactive, interpretive visual networks. Scientists can use in-house experimental data to build hypothetical associations between a compound and potential phenotypical outcomes such as drug action, side effects, and drug-drug interactions. By coupling these investigative tools, a more comprehensive information set can often be assembled to help guide and support development activities on lead compounds.

Pathway Studio draws on the power of MedScan, Ariadne's patent-pending technology for text mining, which provides an accurate and rapid means of keeping abreast of up-to-the-minute published findings and aids in critical drug development decision making. Proprietary algorithms help interpret experimental data: perform functional analysis, identify regulated pathways, or discover new biological networks.

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US HarperCollins launches beta version of B2B tool for booksellers and librarians - 26 Mar 2009

Publisher HarperCollins Publishers, US, has launched the beta version of its digital sales catalogue. Located at www.harpercollinscatalogs.com, the content-rich catalogue offers an environmentally friendly, up-to-date tool for booksellers and librarians.

Launching with Fall 2009 titles, the digital catalogue features book jackets and covers, prices, on-sale dates, marketing information, reviews, sample spreads, quotes and important media alerts. Offering a significantly more dynamic experience than a traditional print catalogue, the digital version features rich media content, including author interviews, promotional videos, and audio samples. The site is updated multiple times a day to provide the most current information. Additionally, users will be able to browse inside galleys and Advance Reader Editions for select titles. These features make the digital catalogue an important marketing tool for all areas of the business from publicity to sub-rights.

In addition to the current titles, an author's complete backlist will also be viewable. An advanced search tool allows customers to sort titles in a variety of ways, including genre, on-sale date and format. Booksellers will also be able to simply and easily create a list using the 'My List' feature as well as write, store and share notes. Those who prefer a printed version can utilise the PDF feature or export a season's titles to Excel for easy viewing.

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Ireland Research and Markets adds The Journal of Strain Analysis for Engineering Design to its offering - 26 Mar 2009

Market research and data services provider Research and Markets, Ireland, has announced the addition of The Journal of Strain Analysis for Engineering Design subscription to their offering. The journal seeks to provide a forum for work relating to the measurement and analysis of strain that is appropriate to engineering design and practice.

Published eight times a year, The Journal of Strain Analysis publishes original research and authoritative reviews relating to any aspect of the measurement and analysis of strain at any scale. The journal is interdisciplinary and seeks to publish innovative papers that describe analytical, experimental or numerical techniques for the measurement, analysis or interpretation of stress and strain; including the novel use of such data in understanding nature; in engineering decision-making and in the design of industrial processes, structural components, or systems.

Research and Markets provides the latest data on international and regional markets, key industries, the top companies, new products and the latest trends. The company hold '1000's of major research publications from most of the leading publishers, consultants and analysts.

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UK Publishing Technology names Natasha Oostergetel as Online Sales Manager - 26 Mar 2009

Publishing-specific software solutions provider Publishing Technology plc, UK, has announced the appointment of Natasha Oostergetel as Online Sales Manager.

In her new position, Oostergetel will be responsible for generating sales for all of Publishing Technology's online platform solutions, including IngentaConnect and pub2web. She comes to Publishing Technology with a wide range of sales experience within the publishing industry and has held similar roles previously at Palgrave Macmillan, Taylor & Francis and Elsevier.

The Publishing Technology group enables publishers to focus on their core competences by providing a single, trusted partner for both technology requirements and business development services. Capabilities cover editorial & production, product information, billing & fulfillment, content conversion & hosting, website development, marketing programs, information commerce, customer relationship management, rights & royalties and business intelligence. All application modules can be configured independently to meet specific publishers' needs and to allow flexible integration with existing systems. Associated sales and marketing services include consultancy and research, sales representation and telemarketing.

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India Dear Subscribers - 25 Mar 2009

Knowledgespeak.com, published by Scope e-Knowledge Center, has introduced a new section under Knowledgespeak blogs. Called 'blogspeak', this section will include interesting blog posts relevant to the publishing industry, particularly STM publishing. Updated weekly by Scope's editorial board, subscribers are invited to actively participate in blogspeak at http://www.knowledgespeak.com/ Blog/Blog_Index_ More.asp?MID=1#41.

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Netherland CAPES expands local research community access to Scopus - 25 Mar 2009

STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, has announced that the Brazilian Federal Agency for the Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES) is expanding local research community access to the company's flagship product, Scopus. Scopus is projected as the world's largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature.

CAPES assists the Brazilian Ministry of Education in the formulation of national policies related to post-graduate study. Under the new initiative, CAPES will be making Scopus available to 200 universities and research institutes in Brazil, up from 44 in 2007.

Covering the world's research literature, Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality Web sources with smart tools to track analyse and visualise research. Its unique database contains abstracts and references from over 15,000 peer-reviewed journals from 4,000 publishers worldwide.

In addition, Scopus not only offers users citation information about the articles covered, but also directly integrates web and patent searches. Direct links to full-text articles, library resources and other applications like reference management software, make Scopus quicker, easier and more comprehensive to use. Recently,Scopus was selected by the Institute for Research Information and Quality Assurance (iFQ) for the the development of its new German Competence Centre for Bibliometrics.

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UK BMJ Group set to publish veterinary medicine titles - 25 Mar 2009

Medical information publisher BMJ Group, UK, will start publishing - Veterinary Record and In Practice - two leading veterinary medicine titles from May 2009, it was announced. The journals are currently published by the British Veterinary Association (BVA) for its more than 11,000 members and subscribers.

Starting from May 2009, the two titles will be published under BMJ Group's Affinity Brand, which now has several journals in its portfolio. Affinity provides publishing services from business development, through editorial support, to sales and marketing, to a wide range of professional societies.

The move marks the first time that doctors and vets have joined forces in this kind of venture. As part of the arrangement, which runs for an initial period of five years, the BVA's 11 editorial staff will become BMJ Group employees.

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US MIT Press launches e-book portal using iPublishCentral platform - 25 Mar 2009

E-content delivery solutions provider Impelsys, Inc., US, has announced that MIT Press has launched its e-book portal using iPublishCentral, its self-service e-publishing platform. iPublishCentral enables publishers of any size or in any location to digitise their content for sale online, and promote brands and titles across the web through strategic viral marketing.

Since its launch at the Frankfurt Book Fair in October 2008, more than 150 publishers have registered and used various components of iPublishCentral. Many, including Benchmark Education, Valiant Entertainment and the American College of Physicians, have fully implemented the complete solution, according to Impelsys.

iPublishCentral is seen to offer MIT Press an innovative, efficient e-publishing tool that would allow it to experiment with varied market segments at a low price; sell backlist content in new, electronic formats; and avoid lengthy development cycles and costs associated with traditional online publishing. MIT Press is projected to benefit from iPublishCentral's customised, branded interface, which enhances relationships with readers, as well as the tool's ability to enable monetisation of backlist titles electronically. It can now expect to manage and control its offerings through a low-cost, self-service interface, while retaining the flexibility to experiment with varied pricing models at minimal risk.

iPublishCentral provides a digital warehouse for storage of all MIT content and an end-user portal to deliver and monetise its e-books, all through a self-service model. Its features and functions include the creation of marketable content products and bundles, an administration system for managing content, users and subscriptions, an integrated e-commerce system, and a platform for creating web-based viral marketing programmes.

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US Dialog partners with QUOSA for streamlined search tool - 25 Mar 2009

Online information services provider Dialog, US, part of the ProQuest family of brands, has announced a partnership with specialist software company QUOSA. Under the deal, the two companies will enable their shared customers to explore full text and search results from Dialog's Datastar platform using QUOSA's document management tools. The integration with Datastar is the first step in a larger relationship that will include Dialog platform products later this year.

QUOSA creates tools specifically designed to streamline the acquisition, review and analysis of large bodies of scholarly articles, supposedly making it ideal for professional searchers. Under the agreement, Dialog's Datastar customers who also subscribe to QUOSA will be able to use QUOSA's Information Manager for dramatically more efficient article retrieval and full-text search on the corpus of articles. QUOSA will also enable better management of search results and imported documents.

Dialog provides mission-critical information that drives research in science, engineering, business and intellectual property. The online services provided by Dialog - offered through the Dialog and DataStar brands - give users the ability to search through more than 1.5 billion records from publishers. Sources include in-depth, deep web repositories of scientific, technical and biomedical data, patents and trademarks, and thousands of industry, news and company information sources. Librarians, researchers and information users from corporate, professional and government organisations in more than 100 countries use Dialog.

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US Journal of Correctional Health Care accepted for inclusion in MEDLINE - 25 Mar 2009

Academic publisher SAGE and the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) have announced that the Journal of Correctional Health Care (JCHC) has been accepted for inclusion in MEDLINE. MEDLINE is the premier bibliographic database of the US National Library of Medicine (NLM), containing more than 16 million journal article citations.

Published by SAGE, the Journal of Correctional Health Care is the official publication of NCCHC. The journal claims to be the only national, peer-reviewed scientific journal to address correctional health care topics.

Published quarterly under the direction of editor John R. Miles, MPA, JCHC features original research, case studies, best practices, literature reviews and more to keep correctional health care professionals up-to-date on trends and developments important to their field. It addresses areas such as clinical health care, health services and support, personnel and staffing, ethical issues, clinical services, medical records, continuous quality improvement, risk management and medical-legal issues.

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Ireland Research and Markets adds International Journal of Engine Research to their offering - 25 Mar 2009

Market research and data services provider Research and Markets, Ireland, has announced the addition of the 'International Journal of Engine Research' subscription to their offering.

The International Journal of Engine Research publishes papers on experimental and analytical studies of engine technology. With global coverage of the latest research developments and technological advances affecting the automotive, railway and marine industries, and other areas of transportation, this Journal is projected as an essential reading for engineers in engine research and development both in academia and industry.

Published in association with the Society of Automotive Engineers International and the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, the journal serves as the premier source of long-term reference information about all aspects of engines used in various means of transportation.

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US Emerald to display Emerald Management Xtra Plus at Computers in Libraries 2009 - 25 Mar 2009

Academic and professional literature publisher Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., UK, has announced that it will join fellow publishers and vendors at Computers in Libraries to be held in Arlington, VA, from March 29 - April 1, 2009.

Amongst the products on display will be Emerald Management Xtra Plus, a collection of peer-reviewed management journals that integrates a host of online resources tailored for communities of librarians, managers, students, faculty members and deans. Also on display is Emerald Management First, an award winning online library for business managers and professionals, it is a valuable resource which places management tools readily at your disposal. Recent developments will allow users to compile content from over 175 journals or a subject collection. Other products that will be exhibited include Emerald Books, eBook series collection and Backfiles.

Delegates are invited to visit booth #112 to find out more about Emerald's range of products and services.

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India Now follow Knowledgespeak on Twitter - 25 Mar 2009

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UK International Organization for Standardization releases ISO Standard for textual works - 24 Mar 2009

The International ISTC Agency, the official Registration Authority for the International Standard Text Code (ISTC), has announced that the International Organization for Standardization has formally published ISO Standard 21047, which is available now at http://www.iso.org/iso/iso_catalogue/catalogue_tc/
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The ISTC system provides a means of uniquely and persistently identifying textual works in information systems. It also facilitates the exchange of information about such works between publishers, authors and authors associations, collective management organisations, libraries, search engines and others on an international level. The ISTC makes it possible to group together products containing the same content, or even in some cases, different content with the same origins, optimising their discoverability in search engines, retail and library cataloging systems.

The International ISTC Agency has already received a number of formal expressions of interest from prospective ISTC registration agencies in Europe.

Founded in 2008, the International ISTC Agency is responsible for the promotion, coordination and supervision of the ISTC standard and system. Bowker, Nielsen, CISAC (International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers) and IFFRO (International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organizations) are its founding members.

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US NFAIS releases Best Practices for Publishing Journal Articles - 24 Mar 2009

The National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) has announced the release of their Best Practices for Publishing Journal Articles. The document has been in development for more than a year by a Working Group under the leadership of Linda Beebe, Senior Director, PsycINFO, and including representatives from primary and secondary publishing as well as from the library community. It provides guidelines for bibliographic policies that apply not only to article-by-article digital publishing, but also to the more traditional article publishing processes.

The need for a Best Practices document grew out of an NFAIS Roundtable discussion on this topic that was sponsored by the American Psychological Association/PsycINFO in late 2007. A group of interested information professionals from the publishing and library communities met to share their experiences in handling digital article-by-article publishing and they identified a set of common concerns that they believe needed to be addressed - such as the need to know when a specific journal issue is closed; what document is to be considered the article/issue of record; how to easily identify publishing gaps and duplicate articles; how to ensure that errata are not overlooked; how to avoid the use of diverse pagination across media (print, online) for the same article; how to identify the length of an article in the absence of traditional pagination, etc.

The first draft of their work was approved by the NFAIS Assembly in August 2008, but the Working Group revised the document in response to the many thoughtful comments that were supplied during the voting process. As a result the guidelines were expanded to apply to all journal article publishing processes and the revised document was approved on February 13, 2009.

NFAIS will now circulate this set of Best Practices to other industry organisations for discussion and possible further refinement.

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US MIT faculty votes for open access to their scholarly articles - 24 Mar 2009

The faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), US, has voted to make their scholarly articles available to the public for free and open access on the Web. The move is aimed at broadening access to MIT's research and scholarship.

The new policy was approved unanimously at a recently held MIT faculty meeting and took immediate effect. Under the new policy, faculty authors give MIT nonexclusive permission to disseminate their journal articles for open access through DSpace, an open-source software platform developed by the MIT Libraries and Hewlett Packard. The policy gives MIT and its faculty the right to use and share the articles for any purpose other than to make a profit. Authors may opt out on a paper-by-paper basis.

MIT's DSpace repository contains the digital research materials of MIT faculty and researchers and allows them to be saved, searched and shared worldwide. MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) was launched in 2001 with the goal of making all MIT course materials available, free of charge, to anyone over the World Wide Web. Since then, OCW has shared MIT course materials with more than 50 million visitors worldwide and inspired hundreds of other universities to do the same. The new open access resolution will now remove barriers to making all of MIT's research openly available to the world.

A faculty committee will work with the MIT Libraries to oversee implementation and determine a workflow for adding articles to DSpace. Under the new open access model, potentially thousands of papers published by MIT faculty each year will be added to DSpace and made freely available on the web and accessible through search engines such as Google.

MIT's policy claims to be the first faculty-driven, university-wide initiative of its kind in the US. While Harvard and Stanford universities have implemented open access mandates at some of their schools, MIT is the first to fully implement the policy university-wide as a result of a faculty vote. MIT's resolution is built on similar language adopted by the Harvard Faculty of Arts & Sciences in 2008.

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UK Nature Publishing Group partners with InnoCentive to facilitate open innovation - 24 Mar 2009

InnoCentive, Inc., the global open innovation marketplace, and scientific publisher Nature Publishing Group (NPG), UK, has announced a partnership to facilitate greater scientific collaboration and open innovation.

Under the deal, InnoCentive and NPG will work together to stimulate the involvement of scientists worldwide in solving global scientific challenges, via an online marketplace for problems and their solutions. The concept of 'open innovation' addresses the research challenges that organisations face, by using external expertise to solve problems and drive development of new products and technologies. Global challenges such as the development of better protection against malaria, finding ways to shorten the clinical trials process and the design of environmentally friendly, sustainable product packaging, to name a few, require broad and diverse expertise.

InnoCentive's open innovation web site provides a platform for organisations, companies and government agencies (known as 'Seekers') to post innovation 'Challenges' for the public (known as 'Solvers') to solve for financial reward. NPG and InnoCentive intend to jointly produce an online platform for open innovation challenges in the coming months, to facilitate the participation of NPG's large expert audience.

This agreement comes at a pivotal time when businesses, especially those in life sciences, are endeavoring to maintain research and development activities with reduced budgets and resources. The partnership of NPG and InnoCentive is expected to accelerate the uptake of open innovation as a complementary business model that has particular appeal during a global economic downturn.

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US Royal Society of Chemistry expresses concerns over EPSRC research funding plans - 24 Mar 2009

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) has expressed concern on the way the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the UK's primary science funding body for chemistry, is introducing new measures. EPSRC's failure to give adequate advance notification of new demand management procedures is causing confusion and concern on some campuses where important new research is being performed, RSC noted.

RSC has expressed appreciation that EPSRC felt the need to take measures to address the problem of the low responsive mode success rates. However, the Society is disappointed that it was not consulted about the new measures and had no advance notification of the details of the changes.

As a result of confusion, some chemical scientists have expressed concerns over alleged "blacklisting", and this has led the RSC to seek clarification of the new procedures that have been introduced by EPSRC. UK chemists - at all stages of their professional development - could find it very difficult to maintain momentum in their research programmes due to administrative constraints at the EPSRC, it is felt.

In addition, the RSC is worried that the policies may result in young, less experienced researchers not getting the support needed to launch their research careers. It is trying to gain a more accurate picture of how severe the problem is as a result of some researchers putting in many unsuccessful submissions. What is very clear is that there has been a very low rate of success (15%) by those entering to the EPSRC 'responsive mode' submissions to fund research projects, RSC has observed.

At the same time the RSC is pressing the EPSRC to communicate more candidly and more widely its new policy and intentions. Without greater transparency by the research council it risks losing the trust of a significant portion of the research community, it has stated.

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UK Progress in Palliative Care announces its Online Manuscript Submission, Tracking and Peer Review System - 24 Mar 2009

Academic publisher Maney Publishing, UK, has announced the introduction of the Online Manuscript Submission, Tracking and Peer Review System for the journal Progress in Palliative Care. Contributors now have the benefit of being able to upload papers direct to the journal by registering at the system homepage at http://www.editorialmanager.com/palliative.

The system is designed to speed the processing of submissions by facilitating electronic refereeing and streamlining communication with the author and coordination throughout the publication process. Authors can check the progress of submissions online.

Full guidance on the submission procedure, including tutorials and instructions to authors, is available via links from http://www.editorialmanager.com/palliative. A range of file formats are supported, but authors are advised to check the specific requirements before submitting, particularly regarding image presentation and quality.

Progress in Palliative Care is projected as an essential reading for all members of the palliative care community. The journal embraces all aspects of the management of end-stage disease and provides a forum for the rapid exchange of information amongst palliative care professionals. Current trends and controversies as well as a major list of international research literature is brought together to enable colleagues to keep abreast of new developments.

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US ACS Journals among the 100 most influential journals in biology and medicine - 24 Mar 2009

The American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society, has announced that its journals Biochemistry and Journal of Medicinal Chemistry are among the '100 most influential journals in biology and medicine over the past 100 years,' as voted on by members of the BioMedical & Life Sciences Division of the Special Libraries Association (SLA). SLA generated the list of 100 most influential journals as part of its 100th anniversary celebration. More than 400 journals competed in 64 different scientific categories.

Biochemistry began publishing in 1962. The journal has gained a reputation for very rigorous and fair peer review standards and for publishing exceptionally high-quality papers. The journal is among the three winners in the biochemistry category. The other winners are the Journal of Biological Chemistry and Biochimica et Biophysica Acta. The Journal of Medicinal Chemistry is one of two winners in the drug discovery category. The Journal of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics also won in this category.

SLA will reveal its top 10 journal picks, as well as the 'Journal of the Century,' during an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., on June 16. The complete list of 100 most influential journals is available online at http://units.sla.org/division/dbio/publications/resources/dbio100.html.

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India Dear Subscriber - 24 Mar 2009

Knowledgespeak.com, published by Scope e-Knowledge Center, has introduced a new section under Knowledgespeak blogs. Called 'blogspeak', this section will include interesting blog posts relevant to the publishing industry, particularly STM publishing. Updated weekly by Scope's editorial board, subscribers are invited to actively participate in blogspeak at http://www.knowledgespeak.com/Blog/Blog_Index_More.asp?MID=1#41.

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India Blog at Knowledgespeak - 23 Mar 2009

Knowledgespeak.com, published by Scope e-Knowledge Center, has introduced a new section under Knowledgespeak blogs. Called 'blogspeak', this section will include interesting blog posts relevant to the publishing industry, particularly STM publishing. Updated weekly by Scope's editorial board, subscribers are invited to actively participate in blogspeak at http://www.knowledgespeak.com/Blog/Blog_Index_More.asp?MID=1#41.


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US FAS unveils module on public reaction to scientific research - 23 Mar 2009

The Federation of American Scientists (FAS) has released a new module titled 'Public Reaction to Science Research'. It is designed to increase scientists' awareness of the general public's perception of their research; the possible consequences; and how scientists can engage the public to address their concerns. It has been observed that most scientific research goes largely unnoticed by the general public until media reports reveal major scientific breakthroughs or biosafety accidents.

Susan Ehrlich, a former Judge in the Arizona Court of Appeals, is the public representative on the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB) and featured in the new module. In a series of video clips, she stresses the importance of scientific research and explains why scientists need to engage the public and address their concerns.

The module is the latest addition to the FAS Case Studies in Dual Use Biological Research multimedia online education material. The series illustrates the implications of dual-use biological research through case studies of researchers and provides a historical background on bioterrorism, bioweapons and the current laws, regulations and treaties that apply to biodefense research. Continuing development and expansion of the case studies is funded in part through a grant by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

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Netherland Scopus to be used to develop in new Competence Centre for Bibliometrics - 23 Mar 2009

STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, has announced that its flagship product, Scopus, has been chosen by the Institute for Research Information and Quality Assurance (iFQ) to be used in the development of its new German Competence Centre for Bibliometrics. Scopus is projected as the world's largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature.

The iFQ is a scientific institute that was created by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) to focus on assessing Germany's funding programs, and analysing their global impact. The Competence Centre, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF), aims to set up a bibliometric database and develop checked bibliometric methods and indicators that meet today's requirements in reliability and validity. Scopus data and other bibliographic datasets will be used to quantify German research output and evaluate the impact it is having on the global scientific landscape. This insight will allow for a better understanding of how local researchers, institutions and funding agencies perform in areas key to German science policy and will ultimately be used to identify excellence and weakness within the German research system.

Covering the world's research literature, Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality Web sources with smart tools to track analyse and visualise research. Its unique database contains abstracts and references from over 15,000 peer-reviewed journals from 4,000 publishers worldwide, ensuring broad interdisciplinary coverage. In addition, Scopus not only offers users citation information about the articles covered, but also directly integrates web and patent searches. Direct links to full-text articles, library resources and other applications like reference management software, make Scopus quicker, easier and more comprehensive to use.

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German Springer to publish new book series focusing on European and international relations - 23 Mar 2009

STM publisher Springer, Germany, is set to launch a new book series called The Constantinos Karamanlis Institute for Democracy Series on European and International Affairs. The series consists of edited multi-author works dealing with contemporary political and socioeconomic issues of European and international concern. One to two volumes are planned per year. The first volume of the series, Turkey's Accession to the European Union: An Unusual Candidacy, will be officially presented at the European Parliament in Brussels on April 1, 2009.

Published together with the Constantinos Karamanlis Institute for Democracy (CKID), the new book series offers comprehensive, up-to-date accounts of the debates currently taking place in the field of international relations. The series is addressed to a wide audience including undergraduate and postgraduate students, scholars, think tanks and decision makers. Series editors are Professor Constantine Arvanitopoulos, Director General of the CKID and Chair of the Department of International and European Studies at Panteion University in Athens, Greece, and Nikolaos Tzifakis, Head of the International Cooperation Department at the CKID and Lecturer at the University of Peloponnese.

The first volume of the series, Turkey's Accession to the European Union: An Unusual Candidacy, edited by Constantine Arvanitopoulos, has been published. The second volume, Reforming Europe: The Role of Central Right, also edited by Constantine Arvanitopoulos, will be available in late summer 2009.

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US OCLC launches new programmes to lower costs for member libraries - 23 Mar 2009

Global library cooperative Online Computer Library Center, Inc. (OCLC), US, and its network of US Regional Service Providers are implementing new programmes designed to increase value and reduce overall service costs for OCLC member libraries. The new infrastructure and service design changes are intended to make it possible for most OCLC members to see flat or reduced cost levels for OCLC service for the next fiscal year.

The service cost savings, in combination with OCLC's goal to keep product prices at current levels, are expected to help libraries face the challenges brought on by the current economic downturn.

The new service initiatives, developed by OCLC and its network of US Regional Service Providers over the past 24 months, include streamlined billing statements; more account information online; simplified account administration; a centralised training calendar offering easy access to national training and education opportunities; and strengthened product support infrastructure.

The programmes are designed to take full advantage of current technologies and collaborative programmes, to enhance access to OCLC products and services and to improve cost efficiencies for libraries. OCLC continues to look for additional opportunities to increase value to libraries. Recently, it announced the expansion of the FirstSearch Base Package service to include ArchiveGrid, CAMIO and OAIster databases, as well as the new CONTENTdm Quick Start digital management software, all at no additional charge to subscribers. These additions will provide libraries access to more digital resources that draw attention to libraries' unique online presence, and provide the tools needed to expose digital collections through WorldCat to the rest of the world.

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US Mary Ann Liebert announces Spring 2009 launch of new Ecopsychology journal - 23 Mar 2009

Medical publisher Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., US, has announced the launch of a new peer-reviewed journal, Ecopsychology. Thomas Joseph Doherty, Psy.D., Graduate School of Education and Counseling, Lewis & Clark College (Portland, OR), will serve as the Editor-in-Chief of the journal, the first issues of which will appear in Spring 2009.

Ecopsychology will explore the relationship between environmental issues and mental health and well-being. The journal will examine the psychological, spiritual, and therapeutic aspects of human-nature relationships, concern about environmental issues, and responsibility for protecting natural places and other species. It seeks to provide a forum for international dialogue among experts from a range of disciplines including psychology and healthcare; environmental conservation, sociology, anthropology, and environmental studies; and related areas such as ecology, landscape restoration, eco-spirituality, and social and environmental justice movements.

The premier issue will include provocative articles such as 'Mindfulness and Sustainable Behavior: It Isn't Effortless Being Green,' 'Nature and Self: An Ambivalent Attachment,' 'Too Many People: Psychology, Population, and the Environment,' and 'Cohabitating with the Wild.' Future issues will encompass how to balance environmental and sustainability concerns with lifestyle choices and religious, societal, and cultural practices; the role of connection to nature in healthy development and identity; emotional and psychological factors that drive environmental issues; ecotherapy and the use of wilderness for health and healing; effective ways to motivate sustainable behaviors; coping with anxiety or grief about environmental destruction; and spiritual and cultural practices that support a healthy environment.

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UK Institution of Civil Engineers launches new journal - Engineering History and Heritage - 23 Mar 2009

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has published the first issue of a new journal - Engineering History and Heritage. The journal focuses on historical projects and techniques across the spectrum of civil engineering.

An addition to ICE's leading Proceedings series, Engineering History and Heritage will provide practical information for today's engineer as well as a wealth of detailed accounts for engineering history experts. Key areas that the journal will concentrate on include safety and sustainability of structures around the world, adaptation of our engineering heritage to meet the challenges of the 21st century, restoration and conservation of civil engineering's heritage, and assessments of milestone developments in the profession. The journal will also be of particular interest to practitioners and researchers who are faced increasingly with the challenges of maintaining or adapting the world's inherited infrastructure in a sustainable way.

The journal has an international outlook, with support for the publication garnered from engineering societies in the US, Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and with members of the profession across Europe and Asia signing up to provide content.

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UK New thematic series published by Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation - 23 Mar 2009

Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation (JNER), published by open access publisher BioMed Central, UK, has published a new thematic series entitled 'Noninvasive Brain stimulation' (NBS). The series gives an important evaluation of the emergent technologies of non-invasive brain stimulation.

The series of 6 articles brings together leaders in the fields of robotics, NBS, plasticity and motor learning, to provide an up-to-date overview for researchers and clinicians interested in physical neurorehabilitation, including their effectiveness and their possible future role in physical rehabilitation therapies.

JNER is an open access, peer-reviewed online journal that aims to foster the publication of research work that results from cross-fertilization of the fields of neuroscience, biomedical engineering, and physical medicine & rehabilitation. The journal seeks to provide a forum for researchers and clinicians interested in understanding the way neuroscience and biomedical engineering are continuing to reshape physical medicine & rehabilitation. All articles published in JNER will be listed in PubMed immediately upon acceptance (after peer review), and will be covered by PubMed Central, MEDLINE, Thomson Reuters (ISI) and Embase.

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India Dear Subscribers - 23 Mar 2009

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US MC Strategies introduces new online solution, Mosby's Imaging Suite - 20 Mar 2009

E-learning solutions provider MC Strategies, Inc., US, part of STM publisher Elsevier, has introduced Mosby's Imaging Suite, the first fully integrated, online solution developed to meet the routine research, education, communication and compliance challenges of radiologic technologists and managers.

Mosby's Imaging Suite is projected to enhance the productivity, efficiency and quality of any imaging environment - from the physician's office and freestanding imaging center, to imaging and radiology departments in hospitals and academic medical centers. By blending reference, education, communication and compliance into a single online resource, Mosby's Imaging Suite empowers managers and technologists to quickly search and retrieve data and information, communicate across shifts and locations, and achieve regulatory compliance by tracking announcements and competencies.

Mosby's Imaging Suite helps managers and technologists deal with this growing demand for imaging services by offering an online, searchable edition of Merrill's Atlas of Radiographic Positions and Radiologic Procedures. The online text features content integrated with colour photos and radiographs of the most effective imaging projections and positions. The solution delivers continuing education in a media-rich environment, providing technologists and managers with access to more than 50 Category.

Designed to facilitate faster, more efficient communication between managers, technologists and other healthcare professionals Mosby's Imaging Suite also allows users to verify and update physician and institutional protocols for projections and procedures, while also tracking communications through features such as digital "sign-off." The product claims to be the first product that brings together reference, education, and communication into a user-friendly, online format that will not only reduce the amount of paperwork in a department but also enhance productivity and quality for radiologic technologists, managers and administrators in any imaging environment.

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UK Nature Publishing Group announces first issue of Nature Chemistry - 20 Mar 2009

Scientific publisher Nature Publishing Group (NPG), UK, has announced the first issue of Nature Chemistry at www.nature.com/naturechemistry. The inaugural issue covers the breadth of chemistry, from inorganic microtubes to theoretical studies of how water behaves in detonations.

Nature Chemistry has evolved its production processes, including redrawing compound structures submitted by authors to be machine-readable, and converting these structures to International Chemical Identifiers (InChIs). An open source initiative, InChIs are an alpha-numeric way of representing a chemical structure. Machine-readable, InChIs enable data-mining and detailed linking between articles, databases and other information sources.

Nature Chemistry articles are annotated to identify all of the chemical compounds mentioned throughout the text. Users can choose to view the article with all of the compounds highlighted, and find out more about these compounds by linking out to other information resources including PubChem and ChemSpider. Articles published in Nature Chemistry include other innovative online features. Pop-up images of chemical structures are associated with the bold compound numbers, used to reference compounds, in article text. Users can click on the bold compound number to view enhanced compound pages. These compound pages provide Chemdraw files, 3-D structures, elemental analysis, links to external databases and other information.

Nature Chemistry will celebrate the launch of its first issue at the forthcoming American Chemical Society (ACS) spring meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah. Copies of the April print issue will be available from the Nature Publishing Group booth (#1508) in the exhibition hall.

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UK OCLC includes more content and a new platform for FirstSearch subscribers - 20 Mar 2009

Global library cooperative Online Computer Library Center, Inc. (OCLC), US, has expanded its offer to FirstSearch subscribers (to its base package) to include the OAIster, CAMIO and ArchiveGrid databases at no additional charge. CONTENTdm Quick Start, an entry-level, hosted version of the digital collection management software, will also be included at no additional charge from May 1, 2009.

The announcement of these additions to the FirstSearch Base Package coincides with news that FirstSearch, NetLibrary, OCLC's e-book and e-audiobook service, CAMIO and ArchiveGrid digital collections will be discoverable through the WorldCat.org platform later this year. A demonstration of the WorldCat.org platform with links to licensed content will be featured at the forthcoming JISC Conference in Edinburgh and UKSG Conference in Torquay.

OCLC has announced several agreements in recent months with the British Library, the Modern Language Association (MLA) and H. W. Wilson, and expects to make further announcements shortly. These organisations have allowed OCLC to index their article-level metadata in WorldCat.org to make it discoverable by users aligned to a library that maintains subscriptions to their databases.

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US Reed Construction launches latest version of building information modelling tool - 20 Mar 2009

Construction information solutions provider Reed Construction Data, US, has announced the launch of version 3.2 of SmartBIM Library (SBL) (www.reedconstructiondata.com/building-information-modeling/bim-library/). SBL is a building information modelling (BIM) content management tool for engineers and architects.

The latest version offers new features and enhancements including the drag-and-drop family publisher, allowing users to automatically publish and load Revit families into SmartBIM Library from a user's file system, Autodesk Revit project files or Autodesk Seek. Additional functionality allows users to attach files, including text documents, spreadsheets and images, to SmartBIM Objects using the drag-and-drop feature, and to view them from the attachment pane.

SBL 3.2 is also now an e-SPECS Compliant BIM Library to assist users in automating the specification process. Version 3.2 comes pre-loaded with over 21,000 high-quality Revit product types, including 200 new generic families. It still includes many features from prior versions including automatic content updates that deliver new Revit families directly to the users' desktops; automatic software updates to ensure users have the most up-to-date software features; and drag-and-drop functionality that allows users to drag objects from SmartBIM Library directly into Revit projects.

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US Lab Manager Magazine shows record sales in despite tough economic conditions - 20 Mar 2009

LabX, a B2B marketplace for scientific equipment and supplies, has announced that the February/March issue of Lab Manager Magazine achieved record sales and page count despite tough economic conditions. The print magazine combined with unique online resources has enabled Lab Manager Magazine and its parent company, LabX, to stand out as a successful media hybrid, successfully merging print and online audiences.

To further support its success, Lab Manager Magazine will continue to invest in editorial content that provides lab managers with in-depth, quality news and information specific to advancing their research and improving their business. Also, it will work to increase the number of lab manager's subscribing to the magazine. To enhance its online presence, the Magazine will offer a forum and a framework to help lab professionals stay current.

Published by LabX, Lab Manager Magazine provides practical information on business, leadership and staffing as well as the industry and technology news needed to effectively manage today's lab.

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UK New edition of Consortium Purchasing Directory available from Frontline Global Marketing - 20 Mar 2009

Marketing services provider Frontline Global Marketing Services Ltd, UK, has announced the publication of the fourth edition of the Consortium Purchasing Directory, covering 337 library consortia worldwide.

The Consortium Purchasing Directory is projected as a comprehensive guide to the library consortium market. It provides profiles on library consortia that acquire content for their member libraries, or those that have announced that they intend to do so. These are primarily academic, medical, public, school and government libraries. The Directory is devised to assist publishers and vendors and in dealing with the library consortium market. It contains information on some of the key issues of negotiation and provides links to the statements of policy and principle from major library groups around the world and further resources such as licensing models.

The latest edition of the Directory contains regional and country information to aid publishers and vendors negotiate in each region. Each region is described with relation to the library consortium market. The Directory also includes economic, health and education statistics from the OECD and World Bank for further guidance.

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India Dear Subscribers - 20 Mar 2009

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US ScienceBlogs.com launches ScienceBlogs Brazil - 19 Mar 2009

ScienceBlogs.com, part of science media company Seed Media Group, US, has announced the launch of its latest international site, ScienceBlogs Brazil (scienceblogs.com.br). ScienceBlogs.com is claimed to be the largest blogging network dedicated to science.

ScienceBlogs Brazil seeks to bring together original and influential voices within the Brazilian science community, some of whom have already won accolades for their blogging. Edited from São Paulo by Carlos Hotta and Atila Iamarino, ScienceBlogs Brazil launches with 23 Portuguese-language blogs on topics ranging from genetics to the environment.

With its growing science community and emphasis on science as a cornerstone of economic growth, Brazil is emerging as a vital player in global science culture. The country is the fifth most populous in the world and has over 67 million Internet users. ScienceBlogs publishes more than 130 blogs around the world spanning all areas of science and all intersections of science and society.

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US ASM Press announces new edition of Clinical Virology - 19 Mar 2009

ASM Press, the publishing arm of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), US, has announced the latest edition of Clinical Virology, an essential reference volume in one of the most rapidly changing fields of clinical medicine. Covering novel viruses, pathogenesis, epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention, Clinical Virology informs scientists and health care professionals about all the medically relevant aspects of this rapidly evolving field.

The new third edition of Clinical Virology has been extensively revised and updated to incorporate the latest developments and relevant research. This essential reference is divided into two major sections. The first addresses infections and syndromes related to particular organ systems, as well as the fundamentals of modern medical virology, including immune responses and vaccinology, diagnostics, antivirals, and the nascent field of gene therapy. The second provides agent-specific chapters that detail the virology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, laboratory diagnosis, and prevention and treatment of important viral pathogens.

The senior authors for individual chapters were chosen because of their internationally recognised expertise and active involvement in their respective fields. In addition, common templates for the syndrome-specific and separately for the agent-specific chapters allow the reader to readily access material. Since publication of the second edition in 2002, all of the chapters have been extensively revised to incorporate new information and relevant citations. In addition, the rapidly expanding field of antiviral drugs demanded dividing the subject into two chapters.

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US Shands HealthCare selects Thomson Reuters' CareNotes System for patient education - 19 Mar 2009

Information provider Thomson Reuters, US, has announced that Shands HealthCare has selected its Micromedex CareNotes System as a key component of its ongoing effort to improve patient education. Shands is a not-for-profit healthcare system affiliated with the University of Florida and its Health Science Center campuses in Gainesville and Jacksonville. It includes eight Shands hospitals and two home health agencies.

Carenotes provides more than 6,000 customisable documents covering general care, pre- and after- care, inpatient care, drug notes and hospital discharge instructions. The documents are available in English and Spanish and are written for a sixth- to eighth-grade reading level.

Shands will use CareNotes to provide patients with easy-to-understand information about all aspects of their care and health - and to meet patient education guidelines of the Joint Commission and the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990. It reportedly opted for CareNotes over other vendors because of the breadth of content and the specialty topics that are included, such as transplants.

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Switzerland Inderscience announces inaugural issues of 4 new journals - 19 Mar 2009

STM and business publisher Inderscience, Switzerland, has published the first issues of four new titles. The journals are: International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing; International Journal of Immunological Studies; International Journal of Power and Energy Conversion; and International Journal of Strategic Business Alliances.

International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing fosters discussion on the organisational processes surrounding the concepts of opportunity, growth and value creation. Edited by Dr. Terrence E. Brown, Scandinavian International Management Institute, and Prof. Dr. Sascha Kraus, University of Liechtenstein, the journal reflects the concept of entrepreneurship as not being limited to new ventures and start-ups, but as the concentration of opportunity, growth and value creation regardless of company size, age or kind. A free download of the papers from this first issue is available at http://www.inderscience.com/sample.php?id=123.

International Journal of Immunological Studies publishes a broad range of original experimental and theoretical papers on all aspects of immunology. It is the flagship journal of the Frontiers in Immunology Research Network. A free download of the papers from this first issue is available at http://www.inderscience.com/sample.php?id=257.

International Journal of Power and Energy Conversion highlights the latest trends in research in the field of power generation, transmission and distribution, reflecting the significant challenges in the power sector, such as the proliferation of power electronic devices, especially in deregulated/restructured power markets. A free download of the papers from this first issue is available at http://www.inderscience.com/sample.php?id=312.

International Journal of Strategic Business Alliances focuses on inter-firm collaboration in a variety of forms in various industries in both national and international environments. It promotes our understanding patterns and strategies of such ventures in the competitive global marketplace. A free download of the papers from this first issue is available at http://www.inderscience.com/sample.php?id=303.

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US DataSalon, Ringgold to offer combined customer data product for publishers - 19 Mar 2009

Data solutions provider DataSalon Ltd., UK, has announced a strategic partnership with Ringgold for enhanced analysis of publishers' customer data. Ringgold creates and maintains a hierarchic database of identifiers for institutions to support publishers and other parties in the delivery of e-content within the information supply chain.

Under the deal, Ringgold and DataSalon will combine the former's Identify database and the latter's MasterVision platform to provide publishers with a complete solution. The combined solution can be used by clients for the analysis of their existing customer base and for targeting the most appropriate new sales prospects.

MasterVision is a web-based system which cleans and integrates every source of customer information held by a publisher (including subscribers, authors, alerts and e-commerce), creating a complete 'single customer view' for each contact. The system combines user-friendly search and segmentation tools with visual reports, charts and maps, including detailed management dashboards.

In combining the data of Identify with MasterVision's powerful search and analysis tools, publishers can expect to explore and maximise the value of existing customers and target new prospects more flexibly than ever before. Customer segments can be visualised in many ways, including as hotspot maps of the World, USA and UK; as pie charts detailing the breakdown of customers' sectors and specialties; or as bar charts tracking signups or lapses over time. In addition, MasterVision can link thousands of individual contacts, authors or subscribers to their parent institutions using Identify to match up their e-mail domains.

Ringgold and DataSalon are already working together closely for several major publishers, including Oxford University Press in the UK and the American Medical Association in the US. Following this strategic partnership, the two will more closely integrate their services, including additional customisations of MasterVision to take advantage of the hierarchical data within Identify as it details the parent/child relationships between organisations.

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US Really Strategies' RSuite CMS selected 2009 CODiE Finalist - 19 Mar 2009

RSuite CMS, a content management system for publishers, has been selected as a finalist in the Software & Information Industry Association's (SIIA) 24th annual CODiE awards in the Best Content Management Solution category. RSuite is a content management system built for book, journal, newsletter, magazine, online, technical, and other publishers. Thousands of users perform complex editorial tasks and collaborative workflow routines, harnessing the power of RSuite to drive content creation, management, enrichment, transformation, and delivery.

The CODiE Awards hold the distinction of being the only peer-recognition awards programme of its kind in the industry. The Awards were established in 1986 so that pioneers of the software industry could evaluate and honor each other's work.

RSuite is a browser-based content management system that facilitates the creation, management, re-use, and distribution of XML, media files, and other document formats (Word, PDF, InDesign, etc). Powered by MarkLogic Server, RSuite provides native support for XML content storage services, full text search in combination with XQuery, a full suite of editorial capabilities for XML and other content formats, content re-use at many levels, and editorial workflow tools. It received the 2008 Mark Logic Innovation Award, was named a 2007 finalist for the SIIA CODiE awards in the Best Content Management Solution category.

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India Dear Subscribers - 19 Mar 2009

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US UK medical schools to gain access to Transplant Library database via Ovid platform - 18 Mar 2009

Information research solutions provider Ovid, US, part of Wolters Kluwer Health, has announced an agreement with the UK Department of Health. Under the deal, students and faculty of all medical schools throughout England, that have an associated transplant unit, will obtain electronic access to the Transplant Library via OvidSP, beginning April 1, 2009. The Transplant Library database, produced by the Centre for Evidence in Transplantation, is an electronic evidence-based resource for organ transplantation.

First released in early 2008, the Transplant Library now includes nearly 6,500 references to all reports (full articles and conference proceedings) of randomized control trials (RCT) in organ transplantation published since 1970. The database is updated every two weeks and, since the beginning of 2004, all RCTs are assessed for methodological quality. The Transplant Library also includes limits that allow users to search for trials of interventions in a specific organ transplant. Systematic reviews and meta-analyses are scheduled to be added during 2009.

First released in October 2007, the OvidSP platform incorporates Ovid's precision search technology and mapping tools. It is designed to deliver answers to important scholarly research questions faster, simpler, and more effectively for all types of users, from beginners to expert searchers.

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German Springer set to publish Anatomical Science International - 18 Mar 2009

STM publisher Springer, Germany, has announced that it has been selected by the Japanese Association of Anatomists to publish the latter's official journal, Anatomical Science International. The first Springer issue will be published in April 2009. Dr. Kiyotaka Toshimori, Professor and Chairman in the Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology at Chiba University School of Medicine, will take over from Dr. Shohei Yamashina as editor-in-chief in April 2009.

A quarterly publication, Anatomical Science International focuses on the morphological sciences in animals and humans. Topics include molecular, cellular, histological and gross anatomical studies. In addition to original research articles, the journal also publishes reviews, essays, case reports, book reviews and commentaries.

The journal will be published in both print and electronic formats. It will be available via Springer's online information platform, www.springerlink.com. It will include fast, electronic publication in Online First, as well as Cross Reference Linking and Table of Content Alerts. Springer will digitise the back volumes of the jouranl to 2002, making them available to readers through the Springer Online Archives Collection.

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US McGraw-Hill Professional launches AccessEngineering - 18 Mar 2009

Scientific and medical information resources provider McGraw-Hill Professional, US, has announced the launch of AccessEngineering (www.AccessEngineeringLibrary.com), a comprehensive aggregation of the best engineering content published in the past decade. Derived from a selection of more than 250 engineering handbooks, monographs, and textbooks, AccessEngineering supports multiple levels of scientific and technical research in the academic, corporate, industrial, and government sectors.

Developed from the highly successful Digital Engineering Library, AccessEngineering will feature a popular Pay-Per-View (PPV) access for 48 hours for individuals, in addition to one-year subscriptions to institutions. The site offers a broad and deep repository of fully searchable engineering content from industry-leading books that engineers have trusted and depended on for years. Updated biweekly with all new content, the site delivers authoritative information that accelerates research, innovation, and problem-solving, while featuring content from a broad range of must-have McGraw-Hill Professional engineering publications.

To accommodate the needs of engineers to have access to a broad and growing body of technical knowledge, AccessEngineering focuses on 14 major subject areas ranging from Mechanical and Civil Engineering to Green and Optical Engineering. Subscribers to the service will also gain access to the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Engineering, which is embedded on all search pages, offering access to more than 18,000 entries containing synonyms, acronyms, abbreviations, and a pronunciation guide.

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US ebrary partners with three book distributors to target European markets - 18 Mar 2009

E-book technology firm ebrary, US, has announced that it is partnering with three book distributors to make its e-books and other digital materials available to academic libraries in Europe and Israel under various subscription and purchase models. The company's new representatives are Massmann Internationale Buchhandlung in northern Germany; Dietmar Dreier Wissenschaftliche Versandbuchhandlung in southern Germany, Austria and Switzerland; and Ziur Information Systems Ltd. in Israel.

Massmann International Booksellers was founded in 1989 by booksellers Dorothea and Kay Massmann in Hamburg and has operated since then as supplier and service provider for university and research libraries in Germany. The company specialises in the worldwide procurement of books, monographic continuation orders, databases and e-books.

Dietmar Dreier is focused on university libraries, research institutions and other scientific libraries. It specialises in the supply of monographic titles and monographic periodicals from all over the world. Dealing with e-content has increased the range of titles Dietmar Dreier supplies.

Ziur Information has been in the information business in Israel since 1978. It is mainly active in information management within organisations and in marketing and distributing academic and scientific information. The information management activities include information work flow within the organisation, archives construction and management, operating a large microfilm and imaging service bureau, and hardware & software supply for these activities. Ziur also distributes in Israel academic and scientific information as per customer preference and need: online databases, journals and books in printed and electronic versions, information on microform and dissertations & theses from around the world.

ebrary seeks to help libraries, publishers and other organisations disseminate information to end-users, while improving end-user research and document interaction. The company has developed a flexible e-content platform, which customers may use in a number of different, integrated capacities.

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UK BioMed Central journals indexed in Cinahl and PsycINFO - 18 Mar 2009

Open access publisher BioMed Central, UK, has announced that its journals Chinese Medicine and Patient Safety in Surgery have been accepted for indexing by Cinahl. Cinahl indexes titles relevant to nursing and allied healthcare.

Chinese Medicine is the official journal of the International Society for Chinese Medicine. The journal is projected as a credible channel to disseminate unbiased scientific data, information, and knowledge in Chinese medicine to researchers, clinicians, academics, and students in Chinese medicine, integrative Chinese-Western medicine, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), and related biomedical fields.

Patient Safety in Surgery encompasses all issues related to safety and quality of patient care in surgery and surgical subspecialties. The journal provides a scientific platform for specialists from all surgical fields, and for other healthcare professionals, to report, discuss, debate, and critically review all aspects related to errors, complications, and other safety issues in the management of patients undergoing surgical procedures.

Neural Development, another journal published by BioMed Central, has been added to the indexing service PsycINFO. PsycINFO is an abstract database of psychological literature from the 1800s to the present. An essential tool for researchers, it contains bibliographic citations, abstracts, cited references, and descriptive information to help users find what they need across a wide variety of scholarly publications in the behavioral and social sciences.

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US Thomson Reuters Names 'Hottest' Researchers and Papers of 2007-2008 - 18 Mar 2009

The Healthcare and Science business of Thomson Reuters, US, has announced the results of its annual roundup of the "hottest" researchers and research papers. In its March/April issue of Science Watch, Thomson Reuters identified the top 13 authors who fielded the highest numbers of Hot Papers in 2007-2008 as well as the most-cited research papers of 2008.

Kuo-Chen Chou of Gordon Life Sciences Institute and Shanghai Jiao Tong University was this year's hottest researcher, authoring 17 Hot Papers published during this time period. His papers unveil a variety of sequencing tools used to predict protein location. Another hot researcher, Hong-Bin Shen, co-authored 13 of these Hot Papers. Also making to the list, both with 13 papers, are Rudolf Jaenisch, Whitehead Institute at MIT, and Konstantin Novoselov, University of Manchester.

Thomson Reuters Hot Papers are derived from the Web of Science database. A published work is identified as a Hot Paper if it is less than two years old and has achieved a rate of citations in scientific journals that is markedly higher than papers of comparable type and age. The researchers named have published the most Hot Papers in the latest two-year period indexed by Thomson Reuters for inclusion in Web of Science.

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UK EPG Online launches new interactive Contraception Knowledge Centre for physicians - 18 Mar 2009

e-communication and clinical information solutions developer EPG Health Media, UK, has announced the launch of a new interactive contraception knowledge centre within the web-based physician resource www.epgonline.org.

Sanctioned by the European Medical Association (EMA), EPG Online is a free educational service dedicated to providing healthcare professionals (HCPs) with access to best practice diagnosis and patient management guidance. This independent service provides access to a range of EU pharmaceutical drug data via an innovative search tool.

The EPG contraception knowledge centre is designed to help general practitioners, nurses and other healthcare workers in the UK to communicate with patients about contraception needs and ensure the patient is able to make an informed and considered choice. Detailed information is provided on all methods of contraception currently available, including hormonal and non-hormonal methods for women, male contraception, emergency contraception and surgery. Content also includes NICE guidelines, case studies and a KOL webcast.

The new contraception knowledge centre is the latest addition to the EPG Online 'library' of more than twenty knowledge centres. Other disease knowledge centres focus on a range of chronic and acute conditions including asthma, pain, hypertension, renal anaemia, migraine, diabetes and various types of cancer. In addition to disease knowledge centres, EPG Online includes a database of drugs (searchable by name and indication), clinical trials, guideline information and original medical news articles.

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India Dear Subscribers - 18 Mar 2009

STM Publishers can now add their Company to the Knowledgespeak Directory list. You can also update our events calendar, if you are organising an event which may be of interest to the STM publishing community. Also, you can send your company press releases to be included in our news section.

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US CCC adds rights for more than 9 million works to academic licensing services - 17 Mar 2009

Non-profit copyright licensing solution provider Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), US, has added more than 9 million rights to its licensing services for academic institutions. The company added more than 1 million rights for leading foreign and domestic books, scholarly journals, newspapers and magazines under its Annual Copyright License for Academic Institutions and photocopy rights for more than 8 million foreign works under its Pay-per-use service.

Since introducing the Annual Copyright License in the summer of 2007, CCC has worked with academic librarians, key rightsholders and organisations around the world to secure the necessary rights to a total of 1.5 million leading titles under the annual subscription service, and more rights are being added daily. Among the rightsholders to most recently join the program are Taylor and Francis Journals, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the University of Chicago Press, and Westminster John Knox Press.

The 8 million additional foreign works in CCC's Pay-per-use service are primarily books from Spain, Germany and France. These works are available to license for photocopy use in coursepacks, classroom handouts and interlibrary loan. CCC's Pay-per-use service, currently used by more than 1,000 colleges and universities, is available 24 x 7 at copyright.com.

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India TERI Press holds event on environmental challenges faced by publishing industry - 17 Mar 2009

TERI Press, the publishing arm of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), India, recently organised an event, Pathways to Green Publishing: a stakeholders' dialogue on ecological and sustainable publishing practices. The event emphasised on the role that the publishing industry can play in going green to save the environment. It brought together stakeholders involved in the process of publishing, including paper manufacturers and printers, on a common platform to discuss the environmental issues plaguing the publishing industry as a whole.

The highlight of the conference was the high level Business Leaders Forum, which saw CEOs from publishing conglomerates such as Pearson, Cengage and Elsevier, as well as printers like Thomson Digital and Gopsons. The discussion focused on the ecological issues facing the industry as a whole and their quest for sustainable solutions.

This year's conference had two special sessions titled 'Educational institutions as drivers of a greener tomorrow' and 'Author Speak'. Teachers and students from various schools participated in the conference to discuss the environmental initiatives that can be taken by educational institutions. The event also focused on 'green business', the economics of sustainability, and the role of the media in bringing about a change. The 'Author Speak' session saw renowned authors talking on best practices that the publishing industry can look into and also about the latest technologies available.

The conference is a culmination of a year-long series of workshops under the Green Publishers' Guild in collaboration with the German Book Office, New Delhi. The first and second workshops addressed issues related to the publishing industry, such as the feasibility of using recycled paper and management of hazardous wastes in the printing industry. The second and third workshops addressed a wider audience with an emphasis on greening office buildings and educational infrastructure.

The 'Green Publishers' Guild is a membership-based body of stakeholders from the paper, printing and publishing industries as well as corporate houses, government institutions, media, and educational and knowledge-based institutions.

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US MEDai clients to discuss deployment of predictive analytic solutions at annual event - 17 Mar 2009

Health information provider MEDai, Inc., US, part of STM publisher Elsevier, has announced that several of its clients will be presenting the benefits and successes they have realised from utilising MEDai's suite of predictive analytic solutions. The presentations will take place during World Research Group's 6th Annual New Innovations & Applications in Predictive Modeling Conference in Las Vegas, March 25-26, 2009. These presentations are expected to provide insight on how payors can maximise and improve resource allocation, improve the impact of care management efforts, and more effectively engage members and physicians in the healthcare delivery process.

MEDai's suite of predictive analytic solutions is designed to meet the needs of multiple constituents. Novant Health, a client, will share how MEDai's predictive solutions can be applied in the outpatient care environment. These solutions allow physicians to access health plan data in real-time for support in evaluating and managing high-risk patients within their practices and in acute care settings. Another client, Sentara Healthcare, will share how it has successfully identified its employer clients' pain points and provided specific reporting and analysis to improve the overall health plan-employer communication process. Finally, during a three-hour workshop, several other clients will team together to discuss demonstrable return-on-investment realised through the use of this technology, and innovative concepts to help employers and health plans gain control over rising health plan benefit costs.

MEDai offers solutions for the improvement of healthcare delivery. Its solutions include severity adjustment (determining the severity of a disease and its effect on the patient's outcome through the analysis of relevant data), benchmarking and evidence-based care processes. Payors and care management organisations use MEDai to predict patients at risk, identify cost drivers for high-risk populations, forecast future health plan costs, evaluate patient patterns over time and improve outcomes.

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US Gale set to launch Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources - 17 Mar 2009

E-research and educational publisher Gale, part of Cengage Learning, US, has announced the June 2009 launch of a new electronic resource, GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources). A one-stop site, GREENR will provide authoritative reference content in the area of the environment, energy and natural resources.

GREENR focuses on the academic study of sustainability and the environment. Both interactive and current, the resource will allow users to navigate issue, organisation and country portals. It will provide news, background information, video, unique commentaries, primary source documents and statistics in highly accessible, visually appealing research areas, covering relevant categories including energy systems, healthcare, food, climate change, population and economic development.

This e-source also offers interactive maps, allowing users to browse by country or topic; opportunities for forums, networking and facilitating open discussion, allowing students and teachers to participate in general forums or those designed for specific classes; contextual multimedia, customisable journals and news, refereed case studies; localization to highlight community resources, allowing libraries to advertise their assets as well as upcoming local events; and Web 2.0 tools to facilitate content portability and community building.

GREENR is designed to support research in academic institutions. The resource addresses the growing needs of undergraduate students doing research in the area of the environment, energy and natural resources. Offering in-depth analysis, GREENR arms information seekers with the knowledge and skills needed to understand and succeed in an ever-changing world.

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Israel Ex Libris and BCR sign deal to provide digital preservation training and consulting services - 17 Mar 2009

Library solutions provider Ex Libris Group, Israel, and Bibliographical Center for Research (BCR) have signed an agreement to offer libraries, archives, and other information organisations foundation training and consulting services in the field of digital preservation. The training will include an overview of digital preservation as well as courses on policy and planning for digital preservation, and risk assessment planning and implementation.

These courses, available online and in a classroom format, will provide libraries with a foundation for implementing a digital preservation system such as the Ex Libris Rosetta. Supplementary consulting services to meet the specific needs of each organisation will also be offered.

The Ex Libris Rosetta digital preservation system provides libraries and archives around the world with a solution to support their task of collecting and preserving cumulative knowledge in digital format for the use of today's scholars and generations to come. The system is based on industry standards and best practices and supports the acquisition, validation, ingestion, storage, management, preservation, accessibility, and dissemination of all types of digital objects.

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UK More BioMed Central journals set to receive Impact Factors - 17 Mar 2009

Open access publisher BioMed Central, US, has announced that nine of its journals have recently been accepted for tracking by Thomson Reuters and are set to receive their first Impact Factors in June 2009 and June 2011.

The journals Diagnostic Pathology; Implementation Science; Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery; and Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy will receive their first Impact Factor in June 2009. Journals that will receive their first Impact Factor in June 2011 include BMC Biochemistry; BMC Cardiovascular Disorders; BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine; BMC Pediatrics; and Human Resources for Health.

These journals bring to a total of 83 BioMed Central journals that are now indexed in Thomson Reuters.

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India Dear Subscribers - 17 Mar 2009

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US SAGE set to launch Handbook Collection on SAGE Reference Online platform - 16 Mar 2009

Academic publisher SAGE is set to launch the SAGE Reference Online Handbook Collection, a set of 80 of its highest rated handbooks, digitised and hosted on the SAGE Reference Online platform. The Handbook Collection was developed following extensive consultation with librarians about how researchers are actually using reference collections in today's libraries.

Sold as a collection, the handbooks cover a range of subject areas across the social sciences. The Handbook Collection will be hosted on the SAGE Reference Online platform. Users will benefit from advanced searching and browsing capabilities, along with many options for displaying and utilising results.

SAGE will be previewing content from the new collection at the forthcoming UK Serials Group Conference.

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US EMpact Sales to promote IOP journals in regions of North, Central, South Americas and the Caribbean - 16 Mar 2009

EMpact Sales (EMpact), the publisher representation group of EBSCO Information Services, US, has announced an agreement with non-profit scientific publisher Institute of Physics (IOP) Publishing, UK, to serve as sales agent. The agreement grants EMpact the rights to sell IOP's print and electronic journals in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Trinidad, Central America, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Aruba and the Caribbean, including the Bahamas.

The Institute of Physics has an extensive worldwide membership and is a leading communicator with all audiences from corporate specialists through government to the general public. Its publishing company, IOP Publishing, is a leader in scientific publishing and the electronic dissemination of peer-reviewed research.

Through its affiliation with EBSCO Information Services, EMpact is projected as the ideal partner for publishers who wish to expand their sales efforts and promotion of their products to additional targeted territories across the globe. The EMpact team can develop an exclusive and strategic plan to broaden the exposure for publishers' electronic products and content.

EMpact brings to the sales process an expanded team of experienced sales and marketing personnel, many of whom have been working with publishers and libraries for many years. With the support of 32 fully staffed offices in 23 countries worldwide, EMpact's global reach makes it possible for content providers to take advantage of opportunities they might otherwise miss.

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Netherland AquaBrowser search platform to be implemented by Harvard University Library - 16 Mar 2009

Medialab Solutions, a US-based provider of library software, has announced that the Harvard University Library is to implement AquaBrowser Library, its search and discovery platform, in spring 2009. Medialab is part of bibliographic information provider R. R. Bowker.

The Harvard University Library implementation will include faceted navigation, word cloud discovery, relevancy ranking, an integrated Authority File, real-time availability information for items, and integration with the ILS for patron services. The patron services include placing holds, making requests, viewing checkouts and renewing items.

AquaBrowser is projected as an original search and discovery system for libraries. Medialab Solutions is dedicated exclusively to developing AquaBrowser for providing visual and faceted search solutions for libraries. According to the company, AquaBrowser has over 500 customers worldwide, and can be found in thousands of libraries of all types and sizes around the world.

The AquaBrowser platform is exclusively represented by Serials Solutions in the academic market in North America.

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UK BioMed Central journal hits 250 publications landmark - 16 Mar 2009

Open access publisher BioMed Central, UK, has announced that its journal BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making has recently hit the 250 publications landmark. The journal has known considerable developments since its launch back in 2001. It is attracting more submissions than ever before and publications have climbed by 50 percent in the last three years.

The 250th article, 'The influence of context and process when implementing e-health', by David Boddy and colleagues from the Universities of Glasgow and Aberdeen, discusses factors that affect the implementation of e-health projects. The article emphasises that research to support the delivery of appropriate e-health projects can usefully draw on the experience of information systems in other sectors. The article has already been accessed over 500 times since its publication in January.

BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles in relation to the design, development, implementation, use, and evaluation of health information technologies and decision-making within the healthcare setting. The journal is indexed/tracked/covered by PubMed, MEDLINE, CAS, Scopus, EMBASE, Current Contents, Thomson Reuters (ISI) and Google Scholar.

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US Gale enters e-books distribution pact with YBP Library Services - 16 Mar 2009

E-research and educational publisher Gale, part of Cengage Learning, US, has entered into a long-term agreement with YBP Library Services, Inc., a provider of materials to academic libraries. The deal is to expand the distribution of Gale's Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) e-book collection, Literature Criticism Online; and the CODiE-finalist Gale Directory Library.

YBP will distribute GVRL into the academic library market, where it claims to have a leadership position. GVRL is projected to offer nearly 3,000 reference sources from some 50 authoritative publishers on a stable, easy-to-use platform. Libraries have the flexibility to buy one e-book or multiple e-books; search across a single e-book or an entire e-book collection. The collection grows weekly and covers a wide variety of topics and subjects - ranging from current events to classics and from arts and humanities to small business management. Literature Criticism Online brings together 10 acclaimed literary series representing a range of modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras and genres. Gale Directory Library is an online collection of cross-searchable directories of companies, publishers and associations.

A Baker & Taylor company, YBP Library Services provides books and supporting collection management and technical services to academic, research and special libraries in North America and around the world. In January 2009, it had announced full cataloging support for Oxford Scholarship Online's e-book collections.

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US McGraw-Hill Companies names Lawrence P. Neal as President of Platts - 16 Mar 2009

Information services provider McGraw-Hill Companies, US, has announced the appointment of Lawrence P. Neal as president of Platts. Part of the McGraw-Hill Companies, Platts is a leading global provider of energy and commodities information. Neal succeeds Victoria Chu Pao, who is leaving the Corporation later this month after a successful four-year tenure.

Neal joins a management team that has led the global growth of Platts in recent years. His market knowledge and leadership skills is expected to help Platts build on its record of innovation and independent analysis across the global energy and commodity markets.

Neal is currently executive managing director of Standard & Poor's Equity Research Group, a global provider of independent equity analysis and opinion. He joined the Corporation in 1998 as vice president of Wholesale Markets. For the past two years, he has served as Executive Managing Director of S&P Equity Research Services, where he led a revitalization of the business, established a clear strategic direction, and substantially improved the unit's financial performance. Prior to his current role, Neal led the Portfolio and Index Services business and held key positions as Managing Director of Sales & Service and positions in project management and marketing.

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US Infotrieve's Content SCM selected as CODiE Award finalist - 16 Mar 2009

Information management company Infotrieve, Inc., US, has announced that software solution Content SCM has been selected as a finalist in the Best Online Science or Technology Service category of the 2009 CODiE Awards presented by the Software & Information Industry Association.

Content SCM is Infotrieve's latest solution for automating document sourcing and delivery with a full array of rights management capabilities, copyright compliance auditing, with a complete view of content usage throughout the entire organisation - both licensed and pay-per-view content - built right in. The solution brings document delivery and rights management together in one seamless solution. Content SCM claims to be the only integrated information center solution that can deliver more than 50 percent of all published scientific, technical, and medical content in five minutes or less.

The CODiE Awards celebrate achievement and vision in software, education technology and digital content, and are claimed to be the only peer-reviewed honour in the industry. Winners will be announced in May at the Annual CODiE Awards Gala.

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India Dear Subscribers - 16 Mar 2009

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US Microsoft, Creative Commons unveil ontology add-in for Office Word 2007 - 13 Mar 2009

Software vendor Microsoft Corp, US, and Creative Commons, a not-for-profit organisation that promotes the creative re-use of intellectual and artistic works, have announced the release of a semantic Ontology Add-in for Microsoft Office Word 2007. The web tool is projected to enable authors to easily add scientific hyperlinks as semantic annotations, drawn from ontologies, to their documents and research papers. Ontologies are shared vocabularies created and maintained by different academic domains to model their fields of study. The add-in was announced before an industry panel at the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference (ETech 2009, http://en.oreilly.com/et2009).

The tool is expected to make it easier for scientists to link their documents to the web in a meaningful way. Deployed on a wide scale, ontology-enabled scientific publishing will provide a web boost to scientific discovery.

Science Commons, a division of Creative Commons, is incubating the adoption of semantic scientific publishing through the creation of a database of ontologies (http://neurocommons.org) and development of supporting technical standards and code. Microsoft Research has built a technology bridge to enable the link between Microsoft Office Word 2007 and these ontologies.

Microsoft's earlier collaboration with Creative Commons includes the June 2006 release of the Creative Commons Add-in for Office 2003. It is a copyright licensing tool that enables the easy addition of Creative Commons licensing information for works in popular Microsoft Office applications. Another collaborative move was the July 2008 release of a similar add-in for Office 2007 as part of Microsoft's Scholarly Communication life cycle of tools. Updates to both add-ins were also released during the O'Reilly conference.

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German Springer set to publish Journal of Computing in Higher Education - 13 Mar 2009

STM publisher Springer, Germany, has announced that it will publish the Journal of Computing in Higher Education: Research and Integration of Instructional Technology, starting April 2009. Founded in 1989 by the New England Regional Computing Program, the journal focuses on the established field of instructional technology in higher education. Gary R. Morrison of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, USA, will serve as the new editor-in-chief of the journal.

The Journal of Computing in Higher Education publishes original research, literature reviews, implementation and adoption studies, and theoretical, conceptual, and policy papers. It provides a venue for exploring instructional technology in a rigorous and scholarly manner. The journal publishes research papers from a wide range of disciplines in higher education that reflect different research, theoretical, and application perspectives concerning computing and technology integration in higher education. Articles dealing with a broad spectrum of topics are considered.

The Journal of Computing in Higher Education will be available in print and on Springer's online platform www.springerlink.com. All articles will be published online via Online First before they appear in print, thereby ensuring rapid dissemination of research results. In addition, all authors, via the Springer Open Choice program, have the option of publishing their articles using the open access publishing model. The journal will be published three times a year.

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US Thomson Reuters releases white paper on competition from generic drugs - 13 Mar 2009

The Healthcare and Science business of Thomson Reuters, US, has released a white paper titled 'The Five Myths of Generic Competition.' The whitepaper highlights what originator pharmaceutical and biotech companies can do to improve their forecasting of the likely timing, source and intensity of competition from generic drugs.

The findings in the white paper are based on an independent survey of commercial professionals in pharmaceutical and biotech companies. The research, conducted by Thomson Reuters during May and June 2008, highlights a number of prevailing attitudes among commercial professionals. In analysing the study findings, Thomson Reuters offers guidance on when and how best to improve competitive intelligence processes by focusing on more effective sources of long-range signals; and by providing brand teams with the resources and tools necessary to better understand generic competition.

The white paper comes as part of Pharma Matters, a quarterly report series from Thomson Reuters. Pharma Matters covers various aspects of the pharmaceutical pipeline, leveraging strategic intelligence and competitive analysis from Newport Vision Premium, Thomson Pharma and the Thomson Messaging Mapping System.

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UK Burgundy to promote innovative and emerging publishers at UKSG Exhibition - 13 Mar 2009

Publishing sales resource provider Burgundy Information Services Ltd., UK, has announced that it will be showcasing a variety of products at the forthcoming UKSG Conference and Exhibition. The event, to be held from March 30 - April 1, in Torquay, UK, is projected as a key conference in the library calendar. The company has invited six of its publisher clients and contacts to exhibit their products at its booth at the conference.

The Burgundy team will spend the weeks leading up to the conference urging librarians to visit the Burgundy booths 27&28 for publisher meetings, trials and product demonstrations. Publishers who will be available for meetings include CINDAS LLC; Morgan & Claypool Publishers; Reviews.com; RMIT Publishing; journal Science; and SPIE Digital Library.

Other Burgundy Publishers will also be present at the conference at their own booths. These include Alexander Street Press, Cambridge University Press, Future Science Group, ebrary and the Institution of Civil Engineers.

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US RSNA signs three year deal with The Charlesworth Group and the NSTL - 13 Mar 2009

The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) has announced a three-year contract with The Charlesworth Group and the National Science and Technology Library (NSTL), a consortia headed by the Ministry of Science and Technology. With this move, the Society seeks to increase international exposure to its journals Radiology and RadioGraphics.

The deal allows access to RSNA online journal and database content by NSTL's ends users, more than 500 Chinese academic institutions. The three-year renewable agency agreement combines a comprehensive marketing plan, sales support, targeted subscription marketing, translated materials, and a Chinese-language Website in an effort to spread the word about the Society's leading radiology journals.

RSNA is an association of more than 42,000 radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists and related scientists committed to excellence in patient care through education and research. Starting in June 2008, RSNA began a close evaluation by embarking on a three-month free trial for Chinese academic institutions through the The Charlesworth Group. The trial gauged interest in online journal content among Chinese scholars. The trial proved that a contract with Charlesworth and NSTL would provide RSNA with access to this emerging market, create strong online brand recognition, and promote online Chinese usage.

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US McGraw-Hill Companies name Charles L. Teschner, Jr. as Executive VP, Global Strategy - 13 Mar 2009

Information services provider McGraw-Hill Companies, US, has announced the appointment of Charles L. Teschner, Jr. as executive vice president for Global Strategy effective March 23, 2009. Teschner succeeds Peter C. Davis, who recently began serving as president of McGraw-Hill Education.

In his new role, Teschner will lead the development of business strategies that help the Corporation to achieve its long-term objectives for business growth and global expansion. Working with senior leaders across the enterprise, he will play a central role in managing the company's portfolio of businesses, strengthening its efforts to enter new markets and developing new business capabilities.

Founded in 1888, The McGraw-Hill Companies is a leading global information services provider meeting worldwide needs in the financial services, education and business information markets through leading brands such as Standard & Poor's, McGraw-Hill Education, BusinessWeek and J.D. Power and Associates. The Corporation has more than 280 offices in 40 countries.

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UK LibreDigital announces key executive appointments - 13 Mar 2009

Digital Media Services Company LibreDigital Inc, US, has announced key executive appointments to support the growing demand for the company's Digital Media solutions and services. New additions to the LibreDigital management team include Bob Carlton, Vice President of Marketing; Sean Ramsey, Director of Product Marketing; Roger Tarras, Director of Sales; John Hale, Sales Manager for the EU countries; and George Chedzhemov as Director of Services.

In their primary roles, the new executives will help LibreDigital expand the solutions offered to publishers while providing services to help customers exceed their business objectives.

LibreDigital develops market-leading interactive digital publishing solutions used by many of the world's top publishers to maximize new digital channels including, eBooks, eInk, online and mobile, to market and sell content.

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India Dear Subscribers - 13 Mar 2009

STM Publishers can now add their Company to the Knowledgespeak Directory list. You can also update our events calendar, if you are organising an event which may be of interest to the STM publishing community. Also, you can send your company press releases to be included in our news section.

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US Wiley announces publishing partnership with the International Institute for Learning - 12 Mar 2009

Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc., US, has announced a partnership with International Institute for Learning Inc., (IIL). Under the deal, the global publisher will publish books for the Project Management market that also supplement IIL course offerings.

The new series of books will produce best practice insights for project managers and those responsible for sponsoring and supporting projects, including executives, in the global marketplace in which both Wiley and IIL play critical roles. The first books in the series are expected to publish in the fall of 2009.

The series will generate four to six books a year on topics such as, Project, Program, and Portfolio Management, Lean Six Sigma, Business Analysis, and Business Strategy. The first series of breakthrough books will be written by best-selling project management expert authors, Harold Kerzner and Frank P. Saladis, PMP. Titles include: Value-Driven Project Management, What Executives Need to Know about Project Management, and What Functional Managers Need to Know about Project Management. The books are seen to be a strong strategic fit with Wiley's successful list of titles on project management in global corporations.

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UK BioMed Central to host scientific programme 'Frontiers of Retrovirology' - 12 Mar 2009

Open access publisher BioMed Central, UK, has announced that it will be conducting a scientific programme 'Frontiers of Retrovirology: Complex retroviruses, retroelements and their hosts' in Montpellier, France. Scheduled for September 21-23, 2009, the conference will bring together leading human retrovirus researchers to review current progress and to chart future challenges.

Internationally renowned speakers will present their insights into the principles guiding the life cycle of endogenous retroelements, complex human retroviruses, and their pathogenic interactions with the hosts. The event is co-sponsored by the Institut Pasteur, Agence National de Recherches sur le Sida and the Institut de Génétique Humaine.

The scientific programme is relevant for scientists working across the full range of subspecialties. Dialogue will be fostered via keynote and plenary lectures. All participants are invited to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations. A significant number of talks will also be selected from registrants. Deadline for submission of abstracts is June 26, 2009.

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US Serials Solutions announces new beta partners for Summon unified discovery service - 12 Mar 2009

Serials Solutions, a business unit of ProQuest, US, has signed new beta development partners and new content providers to its Summon unified discovery service. University of Sydney and University of Liverpool join Dartmouth College and Oklahoma State University as beta development sites for the new service. New content will be contributed from the American Psychological Association (APA) and Alexander Street Press, both acclaimed sources of scholarly journal content. The new beta site and content additions are part of the Summon service's aggressive growth and development program in preparation for its launch mid-year.

Announced in January, the Summon service addresses what research shows is a fundamental barrier between libraries and users: a simple, obvious starting point for searches. The service is being developed in close cooperation with library beta partners, with a goal of not only bringing the researcher back to the library, but providing a channel for greater return on the library's content investment.

The participation of content providers is also vital component of the service's development. The Summon service surpasses federated search in favour of a single search against pre-harvested content enabling fast results, in true relevancy-ranked order. With lead participants ProQuest and Gale, the Summon service's list of contributors has expanded dramatically in two months. The journals of APA and Alexander Street Press are significant scholarly scientific and humanities contributions that join the works of Springer, Taylor & Francis, SAGE Publications, and other prestigious organizations.

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US Platts' new online service to provide comprehensive source of LNG market intelligence and analytical tools - 12 Mar 2009

Energy information provider Platts, part of the McGraw-Hill Companies, US, has announced the launch of a new online service, LNG TraderNet. The web-based service is designed to provide traders, analysts, and other members of the LNG community with 'one-stop' market intelligence and analytical tools.

LNG TraderNet features a comprehensive range of resources, including price assessments, fundamental market data, decision-support tools, and news from Platts' global editorial team. Key features include access to Platts' LNG Tracker database which provides detailed information on existing and proposed regasification terminals and liquefaction facilities; a calculator that helps gauge opportunities and potential netback pricing up to three years into the future using Platts proprietary forward curves; interactive global map that provides profiles of terminals, facilities and ports and shows tanker movements and their estimated times of arrival; summary data on deliveries of LNG cargoes and actual prices paid; and searchable and archived news coverage of the global LNG market.

In addition, in the near future, subscribers will be able to access weather-related information that shows how weather conditions are affecting selected shipping routes and LNG cargoes. Subscriptions are offered on either a global or regional basis (Asia, Americas, or Europe, Middle East & Africa), with pricing based on the number of users. A free two-week trial is available to qualified prospects.

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US Chinese Universities to gain online access to clinical oncology journals from CIG Media Group - 12 Mar 2009

Medical publisher CIG Media Group, US, has announced its participation in the 2009 Gateway to China programme through Swets and China Educational Publications Import & Export Corporation (CEPIEC). The China Road Shows programme is a unique exhibition with the purpose of promoting journals and electronic resources from global publishers to Chinese end users (http://journalfair.cepiec.com.cn).

All seven of CIG Media Group's -reviewed, tumor-specific clinical oncology journals will be on display during the China Road Shows program, offering online trial access to participating institutions. Fifty-eight universities and research institutions, including the Library of the Chinese Academy of Medical Science, Peking University Health Science Library, and Capital Medical University Library, will have free online trial access to the journals from March 10, 2009 to June 10, 2009.

CIG Media, a subsidiary of Medical Media Holdings, LLC, publishes peer-reviewed, tumour-specific medical oncology journals, all of which are indexed in PubMed. Each year, the company also publishes multiple tumour-specific journal supplements that provide oncology professionals with opportunities to earn American Medical Association-accredited continuing medical education credits.

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US H.W. Wilson Company appoints John Regazzi as Chief Strategy Officer - 12 Mar 2009

Web and print resources provider H.W. Wilson Company, US, has announced the appointment of John Regazzi to the newly created position of Chief Strategy Officer. He will report to H.W. Wilson President and CEO Harold Regan.

In his new position, Regazzi will focus on a broad range of initiatives, including new products, product enhancements, business development, and marketing. He currently serves (and will continue on) as a full professor in the College of Information and Computer Science at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University.

Regazzi has earlier served H.W. Wilson as Vice-President of Computer Services, overseeing the company's conversion from print to electronic publishing, from 1981 to 1988. In 1988, he was appointed President & CEO of Engineering Information, Inc., and in 1999, when Ei became part of Elsevier, Inc., he was appointed to the position of President & CEO of Elsevier, Inc. with responsibilities for electronic publishing. In 2004, he assumed the additional role of Managing Director, Market Development, where he was responsible for research and development, advanced technology and new strategic market initiatives.

H.W. Wilson provides researchers with references produced with editorial integrity. More than 60 H.W. Wilson databases - indexes, abstracts, full text resources, plus the acclaimed Retrospective Collection - meet the research needs of customers around the globe.

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Canada Dr. Elizabeth G. Nabel to be new Editor-in-Chief of ACP Medicine - 12 Mar 2009

Health science publisher BC Decker Inc, Canada, has announced the appointment of Dr. Elizabeth G. Nabel as the new Editor-in-Chief of its critically acclaimed internal medicine reference, ACP Medicine. The journal is the official publication of the American College of Physicians (ACP).

Dr. Nabel is an internationally renowned researcher and has been the recipient of many awards of distinction and is renowned worldwide for her contributions to medicine. Dr. Nabel is the third Editor-in-Chief of ACP Medicine since its inception 30 years ago.

In addition to many changes, Dr. Nabel envisions adding teaching videos to the online home of ACP Medicine, www.acpmedicine.com. She also intends to expand the scope of the content by infusing the opinions of multiple expert authors into each chapter, providing different perspectives on varying medical topics. Together with Decker, Dr. Nabel will expand the scope of ACP Medicine into the global medical education community and will strive to make ACP Medicine an internationally adopted medical reference.

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US Bradley Sheares elected to IMS Health Board of Directors - 12 Mar 2009

Pharmaceutical and healthcare information provider IMS Health, US, has announced that its Board of Directors has elected Dr. Bradley T. Sheares as a director, effective April 21, 2009. Dr. Sheares' career spans more than 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry. Most recently, he served as chief executive officer of Reliant Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a company with integrated sales, marketing and development expertise that marketed a portfolio of branded cardiovascular medicines.

Dr. Sheares is the former chair of the Board of Directors of the National Pharmaceutical Council, which focuses on broadly communicating the economic, clinical and societal value of pharmaceuticals. He serves on the boards of directors of Honeywell International, a diversified technology and manufacturing company; The Progressive Corporation, one of the nation's largest insurance holding companies; and Covance, a global leader in drug development services.

Operating in more than 100 countries, IMS Health offers market intelligence products and services that are integral to clients' day-to-day operations. These include portfolio optimisation capabilities; launch and brand management solutions; sales force effectiveness innovations; managed care and over-the-counter offerings; and consulting and services solutions that improve ROI and the delivery of quality healthcare worldwide.

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India Dear Subscribers - 12 Mar 2009

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US CARL, SPARC launch Canadian initiative to boost campus digital repository use - 11 Mar 2009

The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) and the Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) have announced a new educational initiative called 'Greater Reach for Your Research'. The campaign encourages Canadian authors to use their campus digital repository to increase the use and impact of their research outputs.

The initiative features a new brochure and matching web portal, a slidecast on the importance of retaining copyright, the SPARC Canadian Author Addendum and updated brochure. The other resources available include a video interview with Ernie Ingles, Vice Provost and Chief Librarian at the University of Alberta. Faculty associations and repository advocates are invited to print or order copies of the brochure and access the suite of resources available through the CARL and SPARC websites. A US version of the brochure will be released in 2009.

The campaign lays emphasis on the practical benefits of repositories - such as more exposure for researchers' articles, universal access to research literature and long-term preservation. Citation research has reportedly shown that articles posted to a digital repository are cited more frequently than articles appearing only in journals.

Digital repositories are online archives maintained by universities, colleges, funding agencies, and other institutions to collect, preserve and provide unrestricted online access to all types of institutional research outputs. These include published articles and research data, and are seen as key components of the emerging digital research infrastructure.

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US E-Publishing activities to fare well despite recession, says report - 11 Mar 2009

Media industry forecast and analysis firm Simba Information has released a report according to which global recession will lead to slower growth in professional publishing markets through 2010. However, e-publishing activities, such as online services, abstracting and indexing tools, electronic databases and Web directories, will plow through the economic doldrums.

According to Simba's Global Professional Publishing 2008-2009, the global professional publishing market has been growing in the 4.5 percent to 6.5 percent range for the past several years. Simba Information projects that the market will grow at a compound annual rate of only 3.6 percent through 2011. E-publishing services will fare much better than the average, while medical publishing - the second largest segment after legal publishing - will suffer from poor advertising sales particularly from the slumping pharmaceutical industry.

The newly released Simba report provides market sizing, strategic and competitive analysis, forecasts and critical insight into the markets for scientific, technical, medical, business and legal publishing. The report gives the financial outlook for the global professional publishing market based on specific research and analysis of the leading competitors and market performance in six content delivery categories.

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Israel The National Library of New Zealand Selects Primo from Ex Libris - 11 Mar 2009

Ex Libris Asia Pacific has announced that the National Library of New Zealand has chosen to expand its suite of Ex Libris products with the Primo solution, which will provide users with a unified interface for the discovery and delivery of the library's vast collections. The National Library of New Zealand is the fifth national library to join the rapidly growing international Primo community, which now includes more than 150 institutions.

In addition to Primo's interoperability with the Library's existing systems, the product's open interfaces, which enable institutions to develop unique extensions to meet their specific needs, were key to the National Library's choice of Primo.

Primo is claimed to be a one-stop solution for the discovery and delivery of local and remote resources, such as books, journal articles and digital objects. It assists libraries in fully utilising their collections and offering users an up-to-date discovery and delivery experience. Primo services can be embedded in commonly used applications such as course management systems and institutional portals, helping library serve users wherever they are.

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US E-textbook platform VitalSource witnesses significant increase in usage - 11 Mar 2009

Digital content services provider Ingram Digital, US, has announced a significant increase in the student and faculty adoption of VitalSource, its interactive e-textbook platform. In January 2009, the platform saw more than a 600 percent rise over the same period in 2008.

VitalSource allows publishers to reach out to emerging digital markets while also protecting their content from illegal use and piracy. The interactive format allows users to search, highlight and annotate their texts. VitalSource-powered e-books can be downloaded to a user's PC or Mac, making them accessible anywhere, anytime - even when the user is no longer connected to the Internet. The VitalSource Bookshelf application stores, indexes and displays the e-books and functions as a virtual meeting place for readers to trade notes, tips and techniques.

Bookshelf, an interactive e-book reader, is claimed to experience continued exponential growth as e-books are increasingly adopted by the higher education community. After adding 100,000 new users over the course of its first 10 years, the number of users has tripled since June, surpassing 300,000 users in January 2009. In January alone, 44,453 users downloaded Bookshelf.

The Bookshelf platform enables social networking in the classroom by allowing students and faculty to share their notes with each other - another feature seen to be contributing to its rapid adoption. In January 2009, over 3 million notes and highlights were shared. Professors are also choosing to share their notes with students.

The latest version of the platform, Bookshelf 5.1, incorporates changes based upon feedback from users. It features faster search capabilities, cited as the most valuable feature by students, as well as improved print functions and enhanced organising and downloading capabilities.

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US Baker & Taylor and ebrary announce licensing partnership to launch first phase of integrated digital media distribution platform - 11 Mar 2009

Information services company Baker & Taylor, Inc., US, has launched the first phase of its integrated digital media distribution platform through a strategic worldwide licensing partnership with US-based e-book technology firm ebrary.

The partnership enables Baker & Taylor to develop its own digital content products and services, as well as to integrate tens of thousands of e-books and other titles that ebrary has aggregated from more than 350 leading publishers. The new Baker & Taylor digital media distribution platform will be seamlessly integrated to efficiently deliver physical and digital content across its broad customer markets.

ebrary seeks to help libraries, publishers and other organisations disseminate information to end-users, while improving end-user research and document interaction. The company has developed a flexible e-content platform, which customers may use in a number of different, integrated capacities.

ebrary is a leading provider of e-content services and technology. The company helps libraries, publishers, and other organizations worldwide disseminate valuable information to end-users, while improving their research and document interaction. ebrary customers may purchase or subscribe to e-books and other content under a variety of pricing and access models, and they may license the ebrary platform to distribute, sell, and market their own content online. All options are delivered using a customizable interface and include a choice of ebrary Readers with QuickView for instant viewing in a browser and InfoTools software which provide contextual searching and integration with multiple online resources.

ebrary currently offers a growing selection of more than 170,000 e-books and other titles from more than 350 leading publishers and aggregators.

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UK Nigel Portwood named new Chief Executive of Oxford University Press - 11 Mar 2009

Academic and reference books publisher Oxford University Press (OUP), UK, has announced the appointment of Nigel Portwood as the new Chief Executive. His role will commence in the summer of 2009 upon the retirement of OUP's current Chief Executive, Dr Henry Reece.

The appointment of the new Chief Executive was made by the Delegates of Oxford University Press - the committee of Oxford academics appointed by the University to oversee the affairs of the Press. The Chief Executive of OUP is also known as the Secretary to the Delegates.

Portwood has more than a decade's senior management experience in the global publishing industry. He is currently Executive Vice President (EVP), Global Operations for the Penguin Group, based in New York. He has direct responsibility for several Penguin businesses including Dorling Kindersley and Penguin South Africa, as well as global responsibility for operational functions across Penguin, with an emphasis on modernisation and global co-ordination.

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

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India Dear Subscribers - 11 Mar 2009

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UK Scotland's shared digital library initiative to widen access for educational institutions - 10 Mar 2009

Scotland's university researchers are set to benefit from Scottish Higher Education Digital Library (SHEDL), a shared digital library that will widen access to over 1,500 specialist journals and publications. JISC Collections negotiated this pilot scheme, which will be led by the Scottish Confederation of University and Research Libraries. Three academic publishers - Cambridge University Press, the American Chemical Society and Springer - have already signed up.

The initiative, seen to be the first of its kind in the UK, is also expected to encourage collaboration between institutions as it gives researchers access to journals on the fringes of their chosen disciplines. SHEDL is considered vital to the development of Scottish-based research, over half of which was rated internationally excellent or world-leading in last month's Research Assessment Exercise.

SHEDL has been backed by all of Scotland's higher education institutions, who hope it will support research, learning and teaching. It is also expected to stimulate research both across different disciplines and between institutions.

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UK Bradford University Repository Project ready for launch - 10 Mar 2009

The Bradford University Repository Project (BURP) is ready for launch. The Project Team of the 1-year project has announced the forthcoming launch of Bradford Scholars - the University of Bradford online research archive. The archive is already available to users for viewing existing materials and contributing new content.

The archive currently hosts about 400 full digital objects ranging from traditional journal articles and conference papers to theses and video recordings. Scholarly materials hosted in Bradford Scholars may be browsed on-site at http://bradscholars.brad.ac.uk or located via any search engine. Furthermore, content is completely open access and free to any web user.

Bradford Scholars is registered with a number of repository registries, hubs and search services, including OpenDOAR, ROAR, Scientific Commons, Intute Repository Search and NDLTD. The archive also interacts with the University's current Blackboard VLE, Metalib and the forthcoming new library catalogue Encore. The new content management systems soon to roll out on campus will also permit staff to receive live feeds from the repository to their personal webpages.

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India Springer India launches Indian edition of Dentistry - 10 Mar 2009

Springer India Pvt. Ltd., in collaboration with FMC, part of the specialist publishing group Springer Science+Business Media, has announced the inaugural issue of the Indian edition of Dentistry, the UK Business Magazine of the Year 2008. First published in 1995, Dentistry claims to be the UK's highest circulation dental journal. The journal focuses on the latest news and information in the field of dentistry.

The announcement was made during the Indian Prosthodontic Society's 11th National Post Graduate Student Convention, hosted by the Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, New Delhi. Dr. Mahesh Verma, Director Principal of the Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences (MAIDS), has been appointed editor-in-chief of the Indian edition.

The bi-monthly Indian edition of the publication will include articles about the most current trends in dentistry in India as well worldwide. In addition, the journal will include key sections on implantology and prosthodontics, endodontics and conservative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and periodontics.

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US First international Open Access Week announced - 10 Mar 2009

The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), the Public Library of Science (PLoS), and Students for FreeCulture have jointly announced the first international Open Access Week (October 19 - 23, 2009). Open Access Week builds on the momentum generated by the 120 campuses in 27 countries that celebrated Open Access Day in 2008.

The now-annual event, expanded from one day to a full week, presents an opportunity to broaden awareness and understanding of Open Access to research, including access policies from all types of research funders, within the international higher education community and the general public. Key new contributors, who will help to enhance and expand the global reach of this popular event in 2009 include eIFL.net (Electronic Information for Libraries), OASIS (the Open Access Scholarly Information Sourcebook); and the Open Access Directory (OAD).

This year's programme will highlight educational resources on Open Access that local hosts can use to customise their own programmes to suit local audiences and time zones. OASIS will serve as the centerpiece of the 2009 programme, delivering resources for every constituency and every awareness level. The Open Access Directory will again provide an index of participants on five continents, as well as their growing clearinghouse for all OA resources. Through the collaborative functionality of the two initiatives, OA videos, briefing papers, podcasts, slideshows, posters and other informative tools will be drawn from all over the Web to be highlighted during Open Access Week.

The organisers will also work with registrants to develop a variety of sample programme tracks, such as 'Administrator's introduction to campus open-access policies and funds,' 'OA 101,' and 'Complying with the NIH public access policy' that take full advantage of available tools.

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US Thomson Reuters and the University Of Queensland to host bibliometrics conference on research evaluation - 10 Mar 2009

The Healthcare and Science business of Thomson Reuters has announced an upcoming international bibliometrics conference on research evaluation. Jointly organised with The University of Queensland (UQ) in Brisbane from April 16-17, the conference will address issues and challenges of metrics-based research evaluation.

National and institutional perspectives will be presented by a distinguished panel of international and Australian speakers in the field of higher education research. Additional discussions will address the role of university libraries in supporting research evaluation and the practical aspects of integrating publication management systems. Associate Professor Robert Tijssen will lead an extended session on measuring research excellence.

The conference will be held at the UQ Queensland Brain Institute Auditorium. Conference abstracts and podcasts of speakers' presentations will be available to delegates shortly after the conference. More information on the conference programme is available online at http://isiwebofknowledge.com/realnumbers.

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US American Business Media launches whitepaper on latest tech for B2B media firms - 10 Mar 2009

American Business Media, an association of business information providers, has announced the availability of a new whitepaper that helps B2B media companies leverage Web 2.0 and social media tactics and technologies. Created by ABM's Media Marketing Committee, the whitepaper is entitled "Leveraging Web 2.0 for B2B Media - Ideas & Best Practices,". It focuses on education for those B2B media executives who are not familiar with many of the latest Web 2.0 applications or whose companies have been slow to implement them.

A survey of ABM members, in conjunction with the whitepaper, shows that only 15 percent consider themselves 'pros' on the latest Web 2.0 technology, while 54 percent say they are actively trying to learn more. The same survey shows some interesting statistics in regards to how B2B media companies use Web 2.0 and social media tactics. According to the survey, the main purpose of B2B media websites is to increase reader engagement, followed closely by generating advertising revenue.

It was observed that executives with 20-plus years of industry experience - the leaders of many B2B media companies - are far less familiar with Web 2.0 tactics and technology than less-experienced executives. The survey noted that small-sized companies are significantly more familiar with Web 2.0 tactics and technology than their medium- and large-sized competitors. It was also found that respondents rank video, search content archives, and forums/discussion boards most successful at achieving their main goal of increasing reader engagement.

The whitepaper contains definitions and examples of various Web 2.0 tactics used by B2B media companies, including blogs, forums, podcasts, social networking, social bookmarking, video and wikis. It also contains a glossary of Web 2.0 terms and websites.

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US Sudanese Journal of Ophthalmology opts for Editorial Manager peer-review system - 10 Mar 2009

Online submission system provider Aries Systems Corporation, US, has announced that its Editorial Manager peer-review system has been selected by the Sudanese Journal of Ophthalmology (SJO).

SJO is published by Sudan Eye Center (SEC) in collaboration with Sudanese Eye Research Group. The journal publishes original research, clinical studies and reviews, with a special emphasis on the ophthalmic problems of the Sudan and neighboring regions. Authors, reviewers and editors will now be able to conveniently collaborate on research that will help address the ophthalmic problems of the region.

The Editorial Manager online submission system is used by more than 2,900 scholarly journals and processes tens of thousand of manuscripts per month. Earlier this month, EMH Swiss Medical Publisher Ltd announced an agreement to deploy Aries' Editorial Manager online peer-review system to journals published by EMH. The project will begin with deployment of Editorial Manager to two of the publisher's leading journals - Swiss Medical Weekly (SMW) and Kardiovaskulare Medizin.

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India Dear Subscribers - 10 Mar 2009

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US ARL publishes first e-only bimonthly report - Research Library Issues - 09 Mar 2009

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has published its first e-only bimonthly report, Research Library Issues (RLI), which now sports a new look and title. The e-only format enables broad distribution of the articles and the introduction of new features, such as audio excerpts from speaker presentations. The focus of the publication continues to be on the major issues that affect the ability of research libraries to meet the academic and research needs of the diverse communities they serve.

The first issue of RLI features two ARL statements - on the university's role in the dissemination of research and scholarship, and on the global economic crisis - and an article by University of Washington's Elisabeth Jones on "Reinventing Science Librarianship: Themes from the ARL-CNI Forum." In addition, ARL's Martha Kyrillidou writes on "Redefining Serial Counts and Remaining Relevant in the 21st Century."

RLI is a continuation of the publication ARL: A Bimonthly Report on Research Library Issues from ARL, CNI, and SPARC. RLI continues the numbering of this serial with no. 262. Current and back issues of the publication are freely available as PDFs on the ARL website.

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UK RSC Publishing set to launch two new journals - 09 Mar 2009

Scientific publisher RSC Publishing, UK, the publishing arm of the Royal Society of Chemistry, has announced the autumn 2009 launch of two new peer-reviewed titles - Nanoscale and Analytical Methods.

Nanoscale will be a collaborative venture between RSC Publishing and the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST) in Beijing, China. The journal will publish experimental and theoretical work across the breadth of nanoscience and nanotechnology. It will have monthly issues containing a full mix of research articles including communications, reviews, and full papers. Nanoscale will appeal to scientists, researchers and professionals interested in nanoscience and nanotechnology, including the areas of medicine, materials, energy/environment, information technology, detection science, healthcare and drug discovery, and electronics. Chunli Bai, Director of NCNST and Executive Vice-president of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, will be Editor-in-Chief of a new Asia-Pacific editorial office for the journal. Markus Niederberger of ETH Zurich and Francesco Stellacci from Massachusetts Institute of Technology will head two further regional offices in Europe and North America.

Analytical Methods will highlight new and improved methods for the practical application of analytical science. The journal scope includes pharmaceutical and applied industrial analysis, agricultural and food analysis, forensic analysis and heritage science. It will particularly focus on fundamental and applied modern analytical science, and will provide a forum for the wider scientific community, appealing to both academic and industrial scientists.

From launch, the latest issues of both journals will be freely available to all readers via the website. Free institutional online access to all 2009 and 2010 content will be available following a simple registration process.

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US SAGE, CIBSE agreement to widen access for two journals - 09 Mar 2009

Academic publisher SAGE has signed an agreement with the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) that will widen access to its two journals - Building Services Engineering Research and Technology Journal (BSER&T) and Lighting, Research & Technology Journal (LR&T). CIBSE members can now benefit from free online access to BSER&T, while Society of Light and Lighting members (SLL), a CIBSE society, can view copies of LR&T. Together, the two journals will reach more than 20,000 members.

The agreement coincides with CIBSE renewing their journals contracts with SAGE in January 2009. In addition to current content, members will also have access to the full archive of each journal - 40 years of publications for LR&T and 30 years for BSER&T.

BSER&T publishes original research relevant to today's Built Environment. It covers the full range of energy and environmental services in buildings. This includes heating, ventilation, air conditioning, electrical services and water supply.

LR&T publishes papers on all aspects of the subject of light and lighting ranging from the human response to light, to all aspects of the science of light generation, light control and measurement.

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UK Emerald Group Publishing to sponsor ACRL conference - 09 Mar 2009

Academic and professional literature publisher Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., UK, has announced that it is sponsoring the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) conference in Seattle, Washington, to be held March 12-15, 2009.

Emerald will be exhibiting its new eBook series collection at the event. These two collections both complement the focus of existing Emerald journals and extend it into new subject areas such as Psychology and Sociology. The Business, Management and Economics collection includes 65 series titles covering subjects like strategy, accounting and finance. The Social Sciences collection complements the current portfolio, with titles in sociology, education and psychology. In total, they represent over 500 volumes and feature leading international authors in each field covered.

The ACRL 14th National Conference, 'Pushing the Edge: Explore, Engage, Extend', offers an opportunity to meet with and influence the decision-makers in academic and research libraries. More than 3,000 registered librarians, 300 "exhibits-only" guests, and others will come together for three-and-a-half days of learning and networking.

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UK Maney Publishing announces 10 new journals for 2009 - 09 Mar 2009

Academic publisher Maney Publishing, UK, has announced ten new journals for 2009, taking Maney's list to almost 90 titles. The new journals are: Bubble Science, Engineering and Technology; International Journal for the History of Engineering & Technology; Ming Studies; T'ang Studies; Dutch Crossing; Early Medieval China; Folk Life; Italian Culture; Language and History; and Tel Aviv.

The company continues to grow its society journal publishing partnerships. The American Association for Italian Studies, the Association for Low Countries Studies, the Early Medieval China Group, Inc., the Society for Ming Studies and the T'ang Studies Society are amongst its new clients in 2009.

With the publication of the International Journal for the History of Engineering & Technology and Folk Life, Maney extends long-standing relationships with the Newcomen Society and the Society for Folk Life Studies, with whom it has worked for several years now. The three Chinese studies journals - Early Medieval China, Ming Studies and T'ang Studies - represent a new subject area for Maney, which already publishes many language, history and cultural studies journals in European, American and Middle-Eastern studies.

Tel Aviv: Journal of the Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University joins Maney's exceptional archaeology and heritage list, and complements titles such as Levant and Palestine Exploration Quarterly.

Bubble Science, Engineering and Technology has been launched in response to a rapidly growing interest in the production and control of bubbles in numerous disciplines. The journal's coverage includes drug and gene therapy, food science, medical physics, materials science and engineering, climate engineering, environmental engineering and biotechnology.

The journals also come to Maney with complete archives which will be made available online via IngentaConnect.

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Netherland New Editor-in-Chief named for Nanomedicine: NBM - 09 Mar 2009

STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, has announced the appointment of Dr. Lajos P. Balogh, as the new Editor-in-Chief of the journal Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine (Nanomedicine: NBM).

Dr. Balogh has been involved in nanotechnology research since 1996 and is presently active in various interdisciplinary directions. He has published over 180 scientific papers and has been awarded 12 patents on dendrimers, nanocomposites, cancer imaging and treatment, analytical chemistry, separation science, technology, polymer synthesis and characterisation.

An online journal published by Elsevier, Nanomedicine: NBM presents basic, clinical, and engineering research in the field of nanomedicine. Article categories include basic, diagnostic, experimental, clinical, engineering, pharmacologic, and toxicologic nanomedicine. The journal is indexed in MEDLINE from Volume 1, issue 1 and is available online at www.nanomedjournal.com.

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US TEMIS named to KMWorld's '100 Companies That Matter Most in Knowledge Management' - 09 Mar 2009

Text analytics solutions provider TEMIS, US, has announced that it was named by KMWorld Magazine to its prestigious '100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management' for 2009. The company is recognised for the third consecutive year for its customer-driven agile innovation.

KMWorld's list of 100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management is compiled by KMWorld practitioners, theorists, analysts and vendors, as well as the publication's customers and colleagues. The 'KMWorld's 100 Companies that Matter In Knowledge Management' list recognises companies capacity for agile and customer-driven innovation.

Founded in 2000, TEMIS is a leading provider of corporate text mining and text analytics software solutions for the enterprise. The company's flagship information intelligence solution Luxid 5.0 provides powerful Text Analytics capabilities supporting the increasing needs for agile solutions, enabling customers to make better decisions and deliver higher quality products whilst reducing the costs of information delivery.

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India Dear Subscribers - 09 Mar 2009

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UK UK study moots formation of cooperative service to store research data - 06 Mar 2009

A recent gathering of research, education and IT experts reportedly found that there is a need for a UK Research Data Service (UKRDS), based on a 'cooperative service model'. The service would build on existing good practice in data management and fill gaps in the UK's provision. More than 700 researchers at four case study universities were interviewed as part of the investigations. Nearly 200 delegates gathered in London recently to debate the issue.

The study was funded under the HEFCE shared services programme with additional funding from JISC, Research Libraries UK and the Russell Universities Group IT directors.

According to JISC representatives, institutional repositories could fill gaps left by the lack of suitable subject repositories. If subject repositories in all disciplines cannot be created, a horizontal vision across institutional and disciplinary repositories would be required, they stated. This would include subject practitioner advice on what to save and how.

Most of the subject-specific data centres were established by researchers in response to a research need, the conference heard. Examples include protein and genome databases maintained by the European Bioinformatics Institute and environmental data centres managed by the Natural Environment Research Council. The initiative behind the UKRDS study, however, came largely from the library and information communities.

The meeting also heard that researchers are often not good at managing data beyond the lifetime of a funded project. Generally, data is never fully analysed by the researchers who generate it. Most data is stored locally if no national or international facility is available. It was also found that while 88 percent of researchers already share data, even if only with collaborators or through informal peer exchange networks, 43 percent say they would like to access others' data.

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Netherland Elsevier announces publishing partnership with the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians - 06 Mar 2009

STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, and the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) has announced the July 2009 launch of a new peer-reviewed medical journal - Osteopathic Family Physician. Jay H. Shubrook Jr., Director, Diabetes Fellowship, Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, will serve as the Editor-in-Chief of the journal. He will be supported by an eminent Editorial Board.

Osteopathic Family Physician is the official publication of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. It will deliver information that helps osteopathic family physicians care for their patients and improve their practices. Reflecting the interests of Association members and other health professionals, the journal's content will cover such diverse topics as preventive medicine, managed care, osteopathic principles and practices, pain management, public health, medical education and practice management.

Providing a forum for careful systematic reviews of primary care, Osteopathic Family Physician's particular emphasis will include an active forum for the presentation of family medicine research in diverse settings, involving medical students, residents, fellows and practicing professionals.

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US Portico and INFORMS announce digital preservation agreement - 06 Mar 2009

Non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico, US, has announced an agreement with the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). Under the deal, Portico will preserve the latter's online collection of 12 journals. With this inclusion, more than 8,400 e-journals and more than 5,600 e-books have now been entrusted to the Portico archive.

Through this agreement, INFORMS seeks to further its preservation strategy. Since 2000, INFORMS has worked with JSTOR to provide a trusted archive of the back issues of seven of its publications. Through Portico, it will provide for the ongoing preservation of its electronic current issues. As part of this agreement, INFORMS will make an annual financial contribution to Portico.

INFORMS is a society for professionals in the field of operations research. It was established in 1995 with the merger of the Operations Research Society of America (ORSA) and The Institute of Management Sciences (TIMS).

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US Deep Web Technologies launches advanced alerts service in Scitopia.org - 06 Mar 2009

Federated search services provider Deep Web Technologies, US, has launched their advanced alerts service in Scitopia.org, the free, federated search portal powered by Deep Web Technologies' Explorit Research Accelerator. Scitopia.org Alerts delivers science and engineering content of interest to users through email and RSS feeds automatically, rather than forcing users to come to scitopia.org to perform searches themselves. The service makes it easy for users to stay current on research from the deep web libraries of major science and engineering societies, such as IEEE, Institute of Physics, American Physical Society as well as patent databases and government sources.

Scitopia.org, designed for direct access to the best in science and technology research, provides a one-stop search interface to more than three and a half million peer-reviewed articles and conference proceedings, fifty million patents, and full-text documents from government websites. Founded in 2007, scitopia.org spans 350 years of data, federating the scholarly content from twenty-one societies, and six government information sources. Each search is run against all or selected digital collections. Results are then aggregated, de-duplicated and ranked for maximum search efficiency.

Scitopia.org Alerts service automatically runs searches requested by users on the terms and those societies they choose to include in their search. The technology "remembers" which search results have already been delivered to the user and sends only new results, making it a powerful tool for researchers to identify new publications and articles in their areas of interest. Alerts can be created for any term or field, including author, abstracts, and affiliations. The technology also recognizes institutional subscriptions to society content and automatically authenticates those users, allowing them to click through to the full text from the Alert. Others can purchase full text on a pay-per-view basis.

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UK Royal Society of Chemistry selects DataSalon for a fully-integrated 'single customer view' - 06 Mar 2009

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) has announced that the Society has adopted UK-based data solutions provider DataSalon Ltd's product MasterVision to establish a complete 'single customer view'. The solution cleans and integrates all of the RSC's existing data sourced from 12 different systems, and builds a single record for each customer.

This new, fully-integrated customer view presents major new opportunities for the RSC's sales and marketing teams. The detailed analysis and segmentation which is now possible will further enhance the relevance of customer communications, and different types of customer data will be cross-referenced to create targeted cross-selling campaigns closely tied to each contact's interests.

MasterVision is a fully-managed web-based service which provides users with an interface to search, analyse and export their customer data. The system also provides a rage of visual reports including pie charts, bar charts, cross tabs and maps: all enabling staff to explore and visualise their customers in a variety of different ways. Management dashboards are also included, combining charts and tables into a single view to provide one-click access to essential management stats and trends.

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US ResNet update for the Q4 2008 now available - 06 Mar 2009

The latest quarterly update of the ResNet Mammalian database is now available for subscribers to download. The ResNet 6 update includes new data from PubMed for the Q4 2008.

The ResNet Mammalian includes curated signaling and cellular process regulation pathways, ontologies and annotations. Also, it contains a database of over 1.5 million molecular interactions and functional relationships extracted from the entire PubMed (17,000,000 abstracts) and 61 full text journals.

ResNet Mammalian can be used for data mining and pathway building. It contains information on over 1.5 million functional relationships for human, rat, and mouse, linked to all of their original literature sources.

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US Two new titles added to Ugly's Electrical Reference Series - 06 Mar 2009

Educational publisher Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc. (J&B), US, has announced the first two titles in the new Ugly's Electrical Reference Series - Ugly's Electrical Safety and NFPA 70E and Ugly's Referencias Eléctricas.

Ugly's Electrical Safety and NFPA 70E is the first pocket-sized summary of recently approved NFPA 70E 2009 as well as current OSHA regulations, and the 2008 National Electrical Code. With the industry's increased emphasis on electrical workplace safety, this reference guide has been designed to provide quick access to - and clear explanations of - the most critical safety codes, standards, and regulations. The title focuses on the safety requirements of electrical systems operating at or below 600V, and includes safe electrical work practices, personal protective equipment and life-saving first aid procedures. J&B is co-publishing this title with the National Fire Protection Association.

Ugly's Referencias Eléctricas is based on Ugly's Electrical References. The Spanish translation covers critical industry topics most requested by electrical professionals for the country's rapidly growing Spanish-speaking workforce. Ugly's, which was first published in the late 1970s, is completely updated for today's codes and standards. It features many resources that make it what is claimed to be the industry's best-selling pocket reference, including mathematical formulas, National Electrical Code tables, wiring configurations, conduit bending and voltage drops.

The next titles in the Ugly's series include Ugly's Electric Motors and Controls; Ugly's Electrical Calculations; Ugly's Electrical Desk Reference, 2008 Edition; and Ugly's Residential Wiring.

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India Dear Subscribers - 06 Mar 2009

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UK University of Aberdeen partners with Elsevier for new library - 05 Mar 2009

The University of Aberdeen has announced a partnership with STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, to obtain expanded access to Elsevier's complete back catalogue of e-journals, e-books and other reference works. The subjects range from medicine, health and life sciences to physical and environmental sciences, energy, engineering, information technology, mathematics and psychology.

The agreement is expected to boost the university's strength in research across a wide range of disciplines, and its consequent attractiveness to academics and students from around the world. As part of the deal, Elsevier will showcase the university and its new library through creating a case study illustrating the university's professed commitment to flexible, modern learning, and the role of e-resources in the mission of a global university.

The University of Aberdeen library, due to start construction late spring, is designed to provide a visually striking piece of architecture and a modern learning environment. E-resources are offered alongside the university's existing collection of books, manuscripts and archives. The collections, along with the new e-resources, will be available to students, researchers and the wider public through individual and group study. Additionally, there will be public events including exhibitions and seminars.

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UK Open access option now available on European Journal of Human Genetics - 05 Mar 2009

Scientific Publisher Nature Publishing Group (NPG), UK, and the European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG) have announced that authors publishing research in the European Journal of Human Genetics (EJHG) can now opt to make their articles open access. The EJHG Open option, introduced by NPG and ESHG, gives authors the choice of immediate open access on publication. This includes deposition of the final published version in PubMed Central.

The open access option is available to authors submitting original research articles to EJHG. Authors who opt in to EJHG Open agree to pay a publication fee of £2,000 / $3,000 / € 2,400 per accepted article. Open access articles will display the EJHG Open logo in both the print and online editions of the journal. EJHG Open articles will be freely accessible on the journal website and via PubMed Central immediately after publication. Authors who choose EJHG Open are also entitled to self-archive the final published PDF of their articles upon publication.

Open access articles will be published under a Creative Commons license, meaning the final published version of EJHG Open articles can be shared and reused for non-commercial purposes as long as the author and original publication are cited. Authors can choose from two Creative Commons licenses, including one which permits derivative works, ensuring that authors can comply with funders such as the Wellcome Trust.

Authors submitting original research articles who do not wish to take up the EJHG Open option can still comply with funder and institutional mandates, by self-archiving or opting into NPG's Manuscript Deposition Service. The author's version of the accepted manuscript can be made publicly accessible six months after publication, in line with NPG's License to Publish and self-archiving policy.

The European Journal of Human Genetics (www.nature.com/ejhg) is the official journal of the European Society of Human Genetics, published in partnership with NPG. The journal joins 14 other journals published by NPG that now offer an open access option to authors.

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UK Faculty of 1000s launch new journals - F1000 Biology Reports and F1000 Medicine Reports - 05 Mar 2009

Expert-driven article evaluation services Faculty of 1000 Biology and Faculty of 1000 Medicine are each launching a journal to complement their service. Most of the content in the new journals, called F1000 Reports, are already filtered for importance by Faculty of 1000's community of over 5,000 of the world's top scientists and clinicians.

The rise of online publishing has given academics a completely new platform for publishing their findings, which has been beneficial in some respects but has also contributed greatly to doctors' and scientists' sense of information overload. With human community-driven filtering, Internet users can get straight to the best online content. Faculty of 1000 has added a new level to this model with the launch of F1000 Reports.

F1000 Biology Reports and F1000 Medicine Reports select and highlight the most significant and interesting articles recently evaluated on Faculty of 1000, as well as identify emerging trends within the large F1000 database of articles. In this way, F1000 Reports spot the tips of some new scientific icebergs before they become apparent elsewhere. With so much new literature for scientists and clinicians to read, F1000 Reports are projected as easy routes to the must-read content.

Designed to make sense of the vast and growing body of scholarly literature in the fields of biology and medicine, the F1000 service comprises over 5000 of the world's distinguished and respected researchers and clinicians who select key recent articles and evaluate them. This 'faculty of experts' highlight articles that make a difference to biomedical scientists in their research and to clinicians in their every-day practice. The articles are identified from over 2000 reputed biomedical journals from a wide range of publishers, and they are then graded from an expert perspective.

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US Thomson Reuters launches InCites - 05 Mar 2009

The Healthcare and Science business of Thomson Reuters, US, has announced the launch of InCites - a web-based solution that provides users with the tools needed to demonstrate the impact and importance of their institution's research. Through InCites, Thomson Reuters seeks to provide its customers with a one-stop system to quantitatively evaluate productivity and influence in order to make strategic decisions.

InCites provides unique value through the delivery of customer-defined datasets in a web interface for research and analysis. The product enables users to conduct analyses on their own institution's productivity and benchmark its output against peers in both a national or international context. Also, it enables users to create sub-sets around entities such as departments or authors, providing additional analysis at a local level.

This product integrates the same high quality citation content users have come to expect from Thomson Reuters. Datasets derived from Web of Science include bibliographic data and citing articles, current metrics, inbound linking to full records, and the ability to export data and graphs. More information on InCites is available at www.isiwebofknowledge.com/incites/.

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US GenomeQuest unveils new functionalities in sequence data management tool - 05 Mar 2009

GenomeQuest, Inc., a US-based provider of biological sequence search, content and analysis services, has announced the release of two new functionalities for sequence data management. The new functionalities - GQ Rapid Annotation Pipeline (RAP) and GQ Gene - are both part of the latest 5.2 version of GenomeQuest, the company's sequence data management solution.

Researchers can utilise GQ RAP and GQ Gene in compliment, based on their scientific needs, and can also employ the recently announced GQ Base for next-generation workflows. The GQ RAP works with reads from Roche/454's Titanium instrument as well as with Sanger reads.

GenomeQuest is a sequence data management company providing applications and services to search, manage and mine the world's sequence data. The company's flagship product, GenomeQuest, is a web-based sequence data management platform that enables users to exploit genomic information resources including the latest sequencing tools and worldwide biological sequence reference databases.

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UK New COUNTER statistics interface for IOP Publishing - 05 Mar 2009

Non-profit scientific publisher Institute of Physics Publishing (IOP), UK, has announced that librarians with subscriptions to IOP Publishing titles can now access COUNTER Release 3 results, via a new interface called MPS Insight, ahead of the compulsory deadline of August 2009. MPS Insight is a new service that has passed an independent COUNTER audit to provide the new reports required by COUNTER Release 3.

The new interface allows librarians to access reports through a much more user-friendly system. Librarians will also benefit from the functionality to retrieve reports via SUSHI in addition to the familiar CSV spreadsheets. This allows libraries with SUSHI enabled ERM systems to automate report collection.

MPS Insight, a service delivered by MPS Technologies, is seen to offer an attractive, easy-to-use interface, allowing customers to make real-time changes to accounts and create additional user accounts for non-library staff. The service is claimed to have been very well received by a group of librarians invited to beta test the new service; over 96 percent rated MPS Insight as "easy" or "very easy to use".

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US IEEE names new executive director - 05 Mar 2009

Technical professional society IEEE has announced the appointment of Dr. E. James (Jim) Prendergast as its new executive director. He succeeds former IEEE Executive Director Jeffry W. Raynes, who resigned in June 2008.

Dr. Prendergast will assume the role 6 April 2009. In his new position, he will serve as chief operating officer and will manage the more than 1,000 IEEE staff members at seven US and overseas locations. Prior to this, he served as vice president and chief technology officer for DuPont Electronic and Communication Technologies in Wilmington, Del.

With 375,000 members across 160 countries, IEEE is projected as an authority on several areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics. It publishes 30 percent of the world's literature in the electrical and electronics engineering and computer science fields and has developed nearly 900 active industry standards. The organisation is commemorating its 125th anniversary in 2009 by celebrating 125 years of engineering the future around the globe.

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India Dear Subscribers - 05 Mar 2009

STM Publishers can now add their Company to the Knowledgespeak Directory list. You can also update our events calendar, if you are organising an event which may be of interest to the STM publishing community. Also, you can send your company press releases to be included in our news section.

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UK JISC launches e-book on e-business models for further education - 04 Mar 2009

The UK's Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) has launched its first e-book, titled The e-Revolution and Post-Compulsory Education: Using e-business models to deliver quality education. The book seeks to offer senior managers in further and higher education best-practice guidance for applying e-business approaches to their institutions.

Particularly in the current economic climate, information technology - especially web technology - is seen as a powerful tool that enables institutions to manage their business in a more innovative, cohesive and strategic way. Applied effectively, in support of clear business processes, it can confer competitive advantage, as well as provide enriched opportunities for collaboration. From supporting teaching and research to managing strategic partnerships as part of business and community engagement, e-business is bringing new opportunities in efficiency and service improvement.

The e-book launch coincides with a new 'e-textbook business models' study that forms part of the JISC national e-books observatory project3. The study will trial a variety of business models to determine the viability of delivering e-textbooks through the library. It will also explore the management and economic impact of the trials on publishers, e-book aggregators and educational institutions over the course of the 2009-10 academic year.

The e-Revolution and Post-Compulsory Education was originally published in paperback by Routledge in 2008. Following its own lead on open access publishing, JISC agreed with Routledge that its contents would be made available on an open access basis, one year after publication.

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US Thomson Reuters partners with CABI to expand life sciences content - 04 Mar 2009

The Healthcare and Science business of Thomson Reuters has announced that ISI Web of Knowledge now includes Global Health and the Global Health Archive from CABI. The comprehensive database of public health information will provide users with global and regional public health coverage.

Derived from over 3500 journals, plus reports, books and conferences, Global Health contains over 1.2 million scientific records from 1973 to the present and more than 90,000 records are added each year. The addition of these records provide users access to weekly content updates, the ability to detect emerging trends to pursue successful research and grant acquisition, and help to identify potential collaborators through their publication records.

ISI Web of Knowledge, an integrated, versatile research platform, delivers easy access to high quality, diversified scholarly information in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities, as well as search and analysis tools that enhance this content. The platform provides users the ability to search the right content and find relevant information for discovery and research evaluation - whether that information is found in international journals, open access resources, books, patents or proceedings.

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US Ingram Digital announces agreement with Taiwan Library Consortium - 04 Mar 2009

The Taiwan Library Consortium, in conjunction with the government of Taiwan, has announced a three-year agreement with digital content services provider Ingram Digital, US. Under the deal, Ingram Digital will supply 250,000 users with access to 5,000 digital titles covering a wide spectrum of subject matter.

Through this agreement, the Taiwan Library Consortium will provide 88, or about 75 percent, of the country's libraries with access to e-books. E-book titles will be accessible to member libraries via Ingram Digital's e-content aggregation platform, MyiLibrary. Titles that will be available through this agreement were methodically chosen after a one-year survey evaluating usage patterns of print titles. Content will be available in both Chinese and English, continuing a longstanding tradition of providing citizens with access to education through the highest quality reference materials available.

The agreement marks the third international government-funded deal for Ingram Digital. Ingram Digital is also currently engaged in partnerships with the Canadian Research Knowledge Network and the Joint Information Systems Committee in the UK.

Ingram Digital's MyiLibrary platform is claimed to be the fastest-growing e-content aggregator, adding an average of over 5,000 titles each month to its current catalogue of more than 175,000 e-books. Thousands of libraries and hundreds of publishers worldwide choose MyiLibrary for its premium front-list content, flexible pricing models and global distribution networks.

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UK Drug Administration via Enteral Feeding Tubes now available on MedicinesComplete - 04 Mar 2009

RPS Publishing, the publishing arm of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, has announced that Drug Administration via Enteral Feeding Tubes is now available on the MedicinesComplete platform. The move further strengthens the platform's position in offering online access to world-leading drug and healthcare resources.

Enteral Feeding Tubes is a practical guide to administering medicines safely and effectively via enteral feeding tubes such as nasal gastric tubes. It includes drug therapy review, medication formulation choice, health, safety and interactions, restoring and maintaining patency, tube flushing and type of tubes available.

MedicinesComplete is a comprehensive online service that brings together some of the world's leading drug and healthcare references on one integrated platform. The platform now offers users access to fifteen resources including Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference, Stockley's Drug Interactions and the BNF. Packages can be tailored to suit the needs of each client to ensure they receive an optimum solution.

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Netherland 'Behavioural Processes' publishes special issue for Darwin's 200th birth anniversary - 04 Mar 2009

STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, has published a special issue of Behavioural Processes, coinciding with the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin on February 12, 2009. Guest edited by Karen Hollis, the issue features 16 papers. These include original research articles as well as theoretical reviews by researchers in the field of comparative cognition, demonstrating how animals perceive, learn about and understand their physical and social worlds.

Titled "Comparative Cognition in Context", the special issue honours the scientific contributions of Sara J. Shettleworth, whose book Cognition, Evolution, and Behavior (Oxford University Press) argues for an evolutionary approach to animal cognition.

This year, all around the world, Darwin's 200th birthday and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his work, On the Origin of Species, are being celebrated.

Behavioural Processes seeks to publish high-quality original research on animal behaviour from any theoretical perspective. It welcomes contributions that consider animal behaviour, from behavioural analytic, cognitive, ethological, ecological and evolutionary points of view.

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Israel Ex Libris releases version 20.0 of Aleph integrated library system - 04 Mar 2009

Library solutions provider Ex Libris Group, Israel, has announced the release of version 20.0 of its Aleph integrated library system. More than 85 enhancements, the majority of which have been garnered from the Aleph user community, focus on further streamlining staff workflows to maximise efficiency and reduce total cost of ownership. New functionality in this release enables library staff to be even more responsive to the special requests of their users.

Significant enhancements have been made in all the modules of Aleph 20.0, assisting libraries worldwide in continuing to meet their goals. Among these enhancements are features that enable librarians to perform a wide range of cataloging and administrative tasks on bulk records, perform editing work offline, and accelerate their response to user requests. For this release, collaborative testers from Utrecht University (in the Netherlands), Porto University (in Portugal), the Online Dakota Information Network (ODIN) and University of Minnesota (both in the United States) joined Ex Libris development and product management staff at Company headquarters to test Aleph version 20.0.

The Ex Libris Group provides automation solutions for academic, national, and research libraries. The company maintains an impressive customer base consisting of thousands of sites in more than 70 countries on six continents. Dedicated to developing creative solutions in close collaboration with its customers, Ex Libris enables academic, national, and research libraries to maximise productivity and efficiency and, at the same time, greatly enhance the user experience. By empowering users to discover and obtain the information they need, libraries ensure their position as the bridge to knowledge.

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US Hindawi's monthly submissions exceeds 1,000 - 04 Mar 2009

STM publisher Hindawi Publishing Corporation, US, has announced that it has received more than 1,000 monthly submitted manuscripts in its Open Access journal collection for the first time in February 2009. Hindawi's monthly submissions exceeded 500 for the first time in May 2007, less than two years ago.

Hindawi currently publishes over 150 journals covering several subject areas of science, technology, and medicine, and is aggressively expanding its Open Access journals into all areas of STM.

Earlier in January 2009, Hindawi announced the addition of the ePUB digital format on its online platform for all of its journal and book publications. ePUB is a modern, industry standard format developed by the International Digital Publishing Forum, of which Hindawi is a member, as an XML format for reflowable digital books and publications.

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India Dear Subscribers - 04 Mar 2009

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US American Chemical Society forms Board-Presidential Task Force on Education - 03 Mar 2009

The American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society, has created a Board-Presidential Task Force on Education to identify a unique role for the society in transforming education in the US. The task force's charter calls upon it to review recommendations contained in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) reports released in the last five years. This is to identify specific actions the ACS might take to implement those recommendations, and to create a list of priorities to determine areas where the Society might have a unique impact on STEM education.

The task force - created in late 2008 - grew out of discussions among then ACS President Bruce Bursten, Chair of the Board of Directors Judy Benham, and Society Committee on Education Chair Bryan Balazs. It is led by Richard Zare, chair of the chemistry department at Stanford University and a prominent researcher and educator. The task force is slated to report its findings at the ACS National Meeting in Washington in late August.

The task force's charge extends across all educational levels, from primary through graduate and post-graduate science studies, as well as continuing professional development and more informal science education forums, such as museums and programs sponsored by civic and special interest groups.

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US TechTarget launches site to guide IT firms in compliance with Federal regulations - 03 Mar 2009

Information technology (IT) media company TechTarget, Inc., US, has announced the launch of a web portal, SearchCompliance.com. The site seeks to give strategic technology and business professionals the resources they need to better understand Federal regulations and bring their organisation into compliance. The expert editorial for the site is lead by Mark Schlack, TechTarget's vice president of editorial and a 20-year veteran of IT publishing.

SearchCompliance.com aims to serve the needs of business and technology professionals actively engaged in compliance-related projects. It enables technology solution marketers to align themselves with respected, relevant content and generate interest in their compliance-related products and services.

The site will cover a wide range of editorial topics designed to help IT professionals in understanding the regulations; detailing the processes and procedures needed to comply with regulations; describing governance structures needed to manage those processes and procedures; examining key technologies to leverage for compliance; and discussing best practices for automating compliance technologies and meeting compliance challenges. Because compliance encompasses more than just a single technology market, SearchCompliance.com includes links to relevant server, networking, data centre and security content from other TechTarget sites.

SearchCompliance.com launches with more than 40,000 active members from large companies, who have expressed interest in compliance-related content. On-going audience development is expected to increase the member base to more than 100,000 by the end of 2009.

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US Portico and Medknow Publications announce archiving deal - 03 Mar 2009

Non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico, US, has announced an agreement with Medknow Publications, India. Under the deal, Portico will preserve the latter's entire online journals collection of 77 titles. Medknow is a publisher of academic and scientific peer-reviewed open access journals.

Through this agreement, Medknow Publications seeks to ensure that its online journal collection will be preserved and available for future scholars, researchers and students. Medknow has also agreed to make an annual financial contribution to Portico and has named Portico as a mechanism to fill post-cancellation access claims.

With the inclusion of Medknow's publications, nearly 8,300 e-journals and 4,700 e-books have now been entrusted to the Portico archive.

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US EMH Swiss Medical Publisher selects Editorial Manager for online peer-review - 03 Mar 2009

Online submission system provider Aries Systems Corporation, US, has announced an agreement with EMH Swiss Medical Publisher Ltd. (Schweizerische Ärzteverlag AG). Under the deal, Aries' Editorial Manager online peer-review system will be deployed to journals published by EMH.

The project will begin with deployment of Editorial Manager to two of the publisher's leading journals - Swiss Medical Weekly (SMW) and Kardiovaskulare Medizin. First published in 1871 and indexed in Medline, the Swiss Medical Weekly has recently transitioned to English only Open Access format. The deployment of Editorial Manager is expected to further strengthen the rigorous statistical and peer review already undertaken by the journal.

The Editorial Manager online submission system is used by more than 2,900 scholarly journals and processes tens of thousand of manuscripts per month. Earlier in January this year, Editorial Manager was selected by the journal Behavioral and Brain Sciences (BBS), published by Cambridge University Press, to successfully transition editorial workflow to the web.

Schweizerische Ärzteverlag EMH (www.emh.ch) is a joint venture of the Swiss Medical Association FMH and the Basel based Schwabe AG. With nine renowned medical journals, a comprehensive online offering as well as its book program, the publisher covers the wide spectrum of topics relevant to medical discussion and constitutes an important player in Swiss health care. All the publisher's journals are the official organs of the respective associations.

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US Six Gale resources make it as CODiE Award finalists - 03 Mar 2009

E-research and educational publisher Gale, part of Cengage Learning, US, has announced that six of its resources have been selected as finalists in the Software & Information Industry Association's (SIIA) 24th annual CODiE Awards. The awards celebrate achievement and vision in software, education technology and digital content, and are claimed to be the only peer-reviewed honour in the industry. Winners will be announced in May at the Annual CODiE Awards Gala.

Gale has three finalists in the Best Online General Reference Service category. These include Gale PowerSearch Plus, Academic OneFile and Encyclopedia.com, which joined the Gale family through the HighBeam Research acquisition in December. This category awards the online service that best packages reference information and includes encyclopaedias, maps, wikis and other information for home and business use.

Gale Directory Library is a finalist in the Best Online Directory & Business Leads Service category, which awards the online service for comprehensiveness and usability in providing directory and /or business lead data.

Books & Authors is a finalist in the Best Education Reference or Search Service category. This category awards the service that either best packages reference, library or research information, or best brings relevant information to educational users, with primary use in educational settings, either preK-12 or postsecondary. The service can either include content, such as encyclopaedias, maps, databases and source material, or indexing and abstracting tools, such as web crawlers, spiders or robots.

HighBeam Research (www.highbeam.com) is a finalist in the Best Content Aggregation Service category, which awards the best service that combines third-party content for distribution for wholesale or retail markets. Services may be directed toward other sites and services or directly towards end-users.

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US Association of American Publishers names new President and CEO - 03 Mar 2009

The Board of Directors of the Association of American Publishers has announced the appointment of Tom Allen as President and CEO. He succeeds former Congresswoman Pat Schroeder, who served in that position since June 1997.

The Association of American Publishers is the national trade association of the US book publishing industry. Its more than 300 members include most of the major commercial publishers in the United States, as well as smaller and non-profit publishers, university presses and scholarly societies. AAP members publish hardcover and paperback books in every field, educational materials for the elementary, secondary, postsecondary, and professional markets, scholarly journals, computer software, and electronic products and services.

AAP advocates on issues of paramount importance ranging from free speech and education to the protection of intellectual property rights and international freedom to publish.

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India Dear Subscribers - 03 Mar 2009

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Ireland Lenus makes Irish health research freely available - 02 Mar 2009

Healthcare services provider Health Service Executive (HSE), Ireland, has launched LENUS, a comprehensive online repository of health-related reports, research and official publications. Built on BioMed Central's 'Open Repository' system, LENUS makes available a wealth of material from former Irish health boards, the Health Service Executive, the Department of Health and Children and many other organisations active in Irish healthcare.

With this launch, HSE will now be able to provide a personalised in-house repository that maximises the distribution of its research and publications. LENUS embraces the 'open access' movement by allowing authors to submit their original research directly to the repository. Librarians are also encouraged to submit electronic documents, including articles, pre-prints, monographs, reports, movies and databases. As the only Irish resource of its kind, LENUS is a vitally important facility for medical professionals, policy-makers, academics, librarians, students and the general public.

The HSE is one of 16 organsations globally that have adopted Open Repository since its inception. Open Repository is built upon the latest version of DSpace, an open-source solution for accessing, managing and preserving scholarly material.

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UK RSC Publishing to provide COUNTER 3 journal usage statistics - 02 Mar 2009

Scientific publisher RSC Publishing, UK, the publishing arm of the Royal Society of Chemistry, can now provide customers with COUNTER 3 compliant journal usage statistics, as the result of a new service delivered by MPS Technologies. RSC Publishing claims to be the first chemistry publisher to announce the availability of COUNTER 3 statistics for its journal customers.

RSC journal customers will now be able to access their reports via MPS Insight, the new service from MPS Technologies for providing usage reports to librarians on behalf of publishers. MPS Insight provides an easy-to-use interface and greater flexibility for users. The objectives of the new COUNTER release are to improve the reliability of COUNTER usage reports; to provide tools to facilitate consolidation, management and analysis of COUNTER usage statistics; and to improve COUNTER usage reports for consortia.

An important part of version 3 of the Code of Practice for journals is the provision of SUSHI (Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative) as a method of delivery, enabling libraries to automate the retrieval of reports into local systems. Consortia administrators can also access both consolidated and individual member sites' statistics.

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Netherland SwetsWise Online Content now available on Apple iPhone and Apple iPod Touch - 02 Mar 2009

Subscription services provider Swets, Netherlands, has announced that SwetsWise Online Content can be accessed through the Apple iPhone and Apple iPod Touch. Powered by SwetsWise Subscriptions, SwetsWise Online Content is a single point of contact to one of the most extensive collections of electronic journals currently available in the scholarly information market.

SwetsWise Online Content provides users with access to direct links for more than 11,000 journal titles − all from a seamless Web interface and through the convenience of their Personal Digital Assistant. Information users can search relevant online content, utilise multi-level linking, download subscription lists and much more. SwetsWise Online Content offers over 25 million searchable references along with links to full-text articles through an intuitive Web interface. This service also provides informative usage statistics on each title, and includes fast access set-up for new electronic journal subscriptions.

In addition to SwetsWise Online Content, SwetsWise Subscriptions is also available through the iPhone and iPod Touch. Information users can manage their subscriptions, view publication schedules, check the title status to thousands of print and electronic content and many other SwetsWise Subscriptions functions.

The Apple iPhone 3G also support WiFi, a standard wireless connection that allows SwetsWise Online Content and SwetsWise Subscriptions access using IP authentication. Customers can easily facilitate research and view e-content.

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US DynaMed adds feature to link update reason directly to new content - 02 Mar 2009

Electronic research databases provider EBSCO Publishing, US, has announced the addition of a new feature to its clinical reference tool, DynaMed. The feature is aimed to help DynaMed users immediately go to content updates in topics.

When significant new content is added to a DynaMed topic, the update reason will contain a link to the new content in the topic. The new feature can be viewed by clicking on any of the topics shown on the Recently Updated page.

DynaMed is a clinical reference tool created by physicians for physicians and other healthcare professionals for use primarily at the 'point-of-care'. With clinically-organised summaries for nearly 3,000 topics, the tool is claimed to be the only evidence-based reference shown to answer most clinical questions during practice. Updated daily, DynaMed monitors, evaluates and integrates the content of over 500 medical journals and systematic evidence review databases directly and indirectly by using many journal review services.

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US VHA selects Clinical Xpert for mobile clinical improvement systems - 02 Mar 2009

The Healthcare business of Thomson Reuters, US, has been selected by VHA, Inc., the national healthcare alliance, as its preferred vendor for mobile clinical quality improvement solutions. With this preferred vendor designation, Thomson Reuters is authorised to sell its Clinical Xpert suite of products to VHA members across the US. Clinical Xpert has been named the KLAS Category Leader for Mobile Data Systems for the past seven years.

Clinical Xpert Navigator provides clinicians with real-time access to patient data via mobile devices such as Palm, Windows Mobile and BlackBerry smartphones, as well as through web-based platforms such as desktop, laptop and tablet PCs. Navigator consolidates data from multiple hospital information systems and delivers it to clinicians at the point of care.

Clinical Xpert CareFocus provides clinical surveillance, automating the process of identifying high-risk patients and informing the appropriate caregiver when clinical intervention is needed. VHA hospitals using CareFocus have shown significant improvements in length of stay, cost savings and mortality rates. The suite also includes offerings for handoff, charge capture and medication reconciliation.

VHA, a national healthcare alliance serving more than 1,400 not-for-profit hospitals and 23,000 non-acute health care facilities in the US, helps member organisations improve clinical and economic performance. It achieves this through its network of agreements with leading healthcare vendors across the continuum of care.

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UK New editor named for Occupational and Environmental Medicine - 02 Mar 2009

Medical information publisher BMJ Group, UK, has announced the appointment of Professor Dana Loomis as the new editor of international specialist title Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Professor Loomis succeeds Professor Keith Palmer, who has edited the title for the past five years.

Loomis has served as deputy editor of the journal since 2004. He has published widely and served on the editorial boards of several international peer reviewed journals on epidemiology and occupational health. He has also been a member of many US expert panels and committees, including for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and the Centers for Disease Control.

Published monthly by the BMJ Group, Occupational and Environmental Medicine is an international peer reviewed journal concerned with areas of current importance in occupational medicine and environmental health issues throughout the world. Original contributions include epidemiological, physiological and psychological studies of occupational and environmental health hazards as well as toxicological studies of materials posing human health risks. The journal is the official journal of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians of London.

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India Dear Subscribers - 02 Mar 2009

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