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Elsevier celebrates International Year of Light 2015, collaborates in the production of documentary film - Einstein's Light
- 21 Jan 2015

STM publisher Elsevier has announced its collaboration in the film production of Einstein's Light which was first presented at the Opening Ceremony of the International Year of Light 2015 (IYL2015) held at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.

Einstein's Light explores how scientific imagination and innovation advance knowledge frontiers featuring Dr. Albert Einstein and Dutch Nobel Laureate Dr. Hendrik Lorentz as models. The film examines Einstein's discoveries as well as modern examples of scientific imagination and innovation, highlighting organisations on the front edge of discovery. It illuminates Einstein's quest to realise his General Theory of Relativity from his miracle year of 1905 to its finalisation amidst the horrors of the First World War, as he used the properties of light to guide his creative path.

The complete documentary can be viewed in cinemas across the globe in September 2015. The trailer was presented at the Opening Ceremony of the International Year of Light 2015 (IYL2015), held at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. Interested parties may view the trailer at https://vimeo.com/117005227.
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Editage becomes first adopter of Aries' manuscript ingest functionality for Editorial Manager
- 16 Jan 2015

Aries Systems, a provider of workflow solutions to STMS publishers, societies, and researchers, announced at their Eleventh Annual European Editorial Manager User Group Meeting in London, England, that Editage, the flagship manuscript editing brand of Cactus Communications, is the first adopter of its new 'ingest service' for Editorial Manager (EM). In September 2014, Aries announced the addition of manuscript ingest functionality to the EM platform's robust set of submission workflow streamlining tools. As part of the collaboration, Editage will soon be able to transfer author manuscripts directly to participating journal EM submission sites and simplify the manuscript submission workflow for both journals and authors alike.

Authors today use a range of manuscript services to assist with document preparation, including bibliography management, collaborative authoring tools, language polishing, and journal selection services. The addition of the manuscript ingest functionality to EM allows authors to save valuable time in manuscript submission to journals, by offering them a much simplified and hassle-free submission workflow. Journals will benefit from increased submissions owing to seamless manuscript submission processes, facilitated by a leading manuscript services provider such as Editage. The ingest functionality will be available to the thousands of scholarly journals using EM and the 70,000+ scholarly authors using Editage. The service also permits use of ORCID identifiers to ensure that transferred submissions are accurately mapped to prior author registration records.

Aries is exhibiting at the upcoming APE Conference, January 20-21, Berlin, Germany and the PSP Annual Conference, February 4-6 in Washington DC. For those who would like to learn more about the manuscript ingest service, may arrange to meet Aries representatives at an upcoming event by contacting marketing@edmgr.com.
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36th Annual IATUL Conference 2015: Call for papers and posters ends February 13
- 13 Jan 2015

The German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB) will be hosting the 36th Annual IATUL Conference 2015 of the International Association of University Libraries (IATUL) with the title 'Strategic Partnerships for Access and Discovery' in Hannover from July 5-9, 2015. The conference language will be English.

The call for papers and posters ends on February 13, 2015. Contributions to the 36th Annual IATUL Conference 2015 may be submitted on the topics: Library Strategy and Management: Methods of strategic planning and steering; Strategic Partnerships: International and national networks and alliances for improving library services; Changing Environment for Librarians: In between new types of publication, access options and discovery tools - challenges and solutions; Open Science/Science 2.0: Enabling networked web-based scientific collaboration; Management of Research Data: New approaches and best practices for data repositories; Non-textual Information: Novel ways to provide added value while managing growing data volumes; and Digital Preservation: Collaborative projects, service and business models, limitations in legal framework, involving researchers in curation.

Interested parties may visit http://www.iatulconference2015.org/general-information/call-for-papers-posters for more information about the call.

The German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB) in Hannover is Germany's National Library for all areas of engineering as well as architecture, chemistry, information technology, mathematics and physics. It primarily supplies the national and international research community and industry with literature and information.
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Allen Press' annual Emerging Trends in Scholarly Publishing Seminar titled Life in the Fast Lane scheduled for April 16
- 12 Jan 2015

Publishing services provider Allen Press, Inc., US, will present its annual Emerging Trends in Scholarly Publishing Seminar titled Life in the Fast Lane on April 16, 2015, at the Embassy Suites DC Convention Center.

Leaders in the field of scholarly and electronic publishing will share their expertise, experience, and analysis on a variety of topics ranging from access to research, developments in digital publishing, collaboration, and sustainability of scholarly publishing.

Rapid developments in the world of digital publishing are stirring the imagination of those who can see the possibilities and opportunities. Keynote speaker Joe Wikert will share his vision of what we might see through our windshield as we peer into the future.

In a session titled 'Engineering the Interchange of Ideas,' Jason Karl of JournalMap, Alberto Pepe of Authorea, and Adam Etkin of Peer Review Evaluation will present information behind the development of their respective organisations that have helped to create bridges and interchanges for many contributors, researchers, authors, and editors. Amy Brand of Digital Science will also present information about a new contributor taxonomy currently in development.

The day will wrap up with a final session titled 'Innovative Infrastructure for the Sustainability of Scholarly Communication,' presented by Rebecca Kennison of the Open Access Network. This session will cover creative solutions for sustaining and funding long-term access to scholarly content and its delivery in various forms.

Roundtable discussions, a popular and regular feature of the seminar, will create an opportunity for in-depth conversation with colleagues in an informal setting. More information - including additional speaker and roundtable topic announcements - will be available at http://allenpress.com/events/2015seminar/program in the coming weeks.

Registration includes breakfast and a networking lunch. For more information or to register, interested parties may visit http://allenpress.com/events/2015seminar.
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Digital content and publishing headliners to take the stage at the Digital Book World Conference + Expo
- 08 Jan 2015

Headliners, innovators and change agents of the digital publishing industry will gather in New York, from January 13 - 15, for the 6th Annual Digital Book World Conference + Expo (DBW). The event (@DigiBookWorld - #DBW15) is the largest conference worldwide dedicated to publishing's digital transition. Registration and program details are available at conference.digitalbookworld.com (the early-bird rates expire Jan. 12).

More than 100 thought leaders will present on digital content and digital book strategies, as well as the challenges and opportunities facing publishers and content providers of all sizes and business models.

DBW's prominent line-up includes: executives responsible for developing their organisations' digital publishing strategies, innovators who are bringing new ideas and new technologies to market, and path-making authors, agents, marketers and editors.

The event, which takes place at the New York Hilton Midtown, is expected to gather more than 1,500 professionals from the global book and digital publishing community.

Numerous educational sessions and workshops are one the key highlights of DBW 15. The event will cover the most pressing topics, including: industry growth, subscriptions, innovative business models, copyright policy, mobile marketing and discoverability, self-publishing, pricing and distribution, and the transformation of the K-12 market, among many other issues.

The winners of the 2015 Digital Book Awards will be named at the Digital Book Awards Gala on January 14 at 7 p.m. during DBW 15. The prestigious competition recently named more than 50 finalists, representing publishers both large and small from around the world. The winner in each category will be named at the Digital Book Awards Gala.

Additionally attendees will be able to discover some of the latest, most innovative, business enhancing products and services for the digital publishing industry at the DBW 15 Expo. DBW's expo hall is open two days, January 13 from 10 am to 7 pm and January 14 from 10 am to 3:30 pm.
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