|Alliances, Partnerships & Consolidations (8)|
|New Release - Journals/Products/Services (10)|
|Multi-channel publishing / Innovative e-publishing services / New content formats (1)|
|Scientific Data Management, Indexing & Archiving (2)|
|Results/findings from research reports (2)|
|Business strategy / restructuring / management (1)|
|Awards, Certifications and other Achievements (1)|
|Open Access (1)|
|Events and conferences (3)|
|Search Technologies (1)|
|New appointments and other Executive movements (5)|
|Alliances, Partnerships & Consolidations|
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.
Information services company Baker & Taylor, Inc. 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.
STM publisher Elsevier and the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) have 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.
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.
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.
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 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. The first books in the series are expected to publish in the fall of 2009.
Serials Solutions, a business unit of ProQuest, 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 Physics Association (APA) and Alexander Street Press, both acclaimed sources of scholarly journal content.
Online submission system provider Aries Systems Corporation has announced that its Editorial Manager peer-review system has been selected by the Sudanese Journal of Ophthalmology (SJO). Authors, reviewers and editors will now be able to conveniently collaborate on research that will help address the ophthalmic problems of the region.
|New Release - Journals/Products/Services|
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 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.
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.
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.
Academic publisher Maney Publishing 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 journals come to Maney with complete archives which will be made available online via IngentaConnect.
Educational publisher Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc. 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. 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.
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.
Scientific publisher RSC Publishing, 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. From launch, the latest issue 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.
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. It features a new brochure and matching web portal, a slidecast on the importance of retaining copyright, the SPARC Canadian Author Addendum and updated brochure.
|Multi-channel publishing / Innovative e-publishing services / New content formats|
Digital content services provider Ingram Digital has announced a significant increase in the student and faculty adoption of VitalSource, its interactive e-textbook platform. In January 2009, the platform saw over a 600 percent rise over the same period in 2008. 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.
|Scientific Data Management, Indexing & Archiving|
Non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico 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.
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.
|Results/findings from research reports|
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.
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. 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.
|Business strategy / restructuring / management|
Medical publisher CIG Media Group 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.
|Awards, Certifications and other Achievements|
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 event 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.
|Events and conferences|
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.
Open access publisher BioMed Central 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.
Academic and professional literature publisher Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. has announced that it is sponsoring the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) conference in Seattle, Washington, to be held March 12-15, 2009. 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.
Federated search services provider Deep Web Technologies 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.
|New appointments and other Executive movements|
STM publisher Elsevier 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). The journal presents basic, clinical, and engineering research in the field of nanomedicine. Article categories include basic, diagnostic, experimental, clinical, engineering, pharmacologic, and toxicologic nanomedicine.
Web and print resources provider H.W. Wilson Company 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.
Health science publisher BC Decker Inc has announced the appointment of Dr. Elizabeth G. Nabel as the new Editor-in-Chief of its critically acclaimed internal medicine reference, ACP Medicine. Dr. Nabel is the third Editor-in-Chief of ACP Medicine since its inception 30 years ago. The journal is the official publication of the American College of Physicians (ACP).
Pharmaceutical and healthcare information provider IMS Health 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.
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