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Dear Subscribers - 31 Aug 2007

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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Elsevier announces publishing partnership with Tissue Viability Society - 31 Aug 2007

STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, has announced a publishing partnership with the Tissue Viability Society, an organisation representing more than 1000 wound care specialists in the UK. Under the deal, the global publisher will assume publication of the Society's official journal, Journal of Tissue Viability, starting January 2008.

A quarterly publication, the Journal of Tissue Viability covers all aspects of the occurrence and treatment of wounds, ulcers and pressure sores including patient care, pain, nutrition, wound healing, research, prevention, mobility, social problems and management. Each issue of the journal will contain a mix of publications ranging from systematic reviews, reports of randomised controlled trials, laboratory studies, case series and individual patient histories.

Members of the Tissue Viability will continue to receive the print edition of the journal. In addition, members will be able to access the entire contents of each issue online. Other online features will include a comprehensive search engine, allowing users to search JTV alone, or to include hundreds of other Elsevier journals in a single query; options to sign up for e-mail alerts; and more. The journal can also be accessed via Elsevier's online database, ScienceDirect.

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IMS, WK Health, Verispan file suit against restriction of prescribing information - 31 Aug 2007

Three health information companies - IMS Health, Wolters Kluwer Health (through its subsidiary Source Healthcare Analytics, Inc.) and Verispan LLC - have filed lawsuits in the US District Courts of Maine and Vermont. The lawsuits challenge new state laws that restrict the collection and disclosure of physician prescribing information. The move is aimed at maintaining greater transparency and the free flow of information.

The plaintiffs are seeking a court order to enjoin enforcement of the statutes that take effect on January 1, 2008, and deny access to information that is seen as central to improving patient care and safety. The statutes are based on New Hampshire's "Prescription Restraint Law," which was struck down as unconstitutional in the US District Court in April 2007 (IMS Health Inc. v. Ayotte). According to the plaintiffs, the statutes conflict with the national movement toward greater transparency in healthcare practices and with the ruling handed down by US District Court Judge Paul Barbadoro in New Hampshire earlier this year.

In the state filings, the three companies reiterated their strong, unqualified support for patient privacy, noting that the prescribing information each collects is anonymised and does not reveal individual patient health records.

Prescribing information is used extensively by pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, medical device manufacturers, providers, government agencies, academia and researchers. This is seen to help monitor and manage the safety of medications, implement drug recalls, rapidly communicate information to doctors about innovative new treatments and conduct public health studies. It also helps educate healthcare providers about the prescribing practices associated with certain medications to ensure that the right doctors receive relevant, timely information about drugs and have the knowledge they need to make the right choices for their patients.

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Informa makes £33.4 million profit from Blackwell sale - 31 Aug 2007

Specialist information provider Informa plc, UK, parent of Taylor & Francis, has announced its interim results, which showed that the business improved its adjusted profit by 14 percent to £95.6 million. This is despite flat sales of £532.5 million. The results revealed that the company made £33.4 million from the sale of Blackwell Publishing to John Wiley.

John Wiley & Sons acquired Blackwell Publishing for £572 million in November 2006. The £33.4 million profit helped push Informa's unadjusted profit up by over 130 percent to £68.9 million.

Revenues at Taylor & Francis' STM and Humanities units improved 9 percent to £151.2 million in the half-year to June 30, 2007. Adjusted operating profit increased 25 percent to £37.4 million and, on a pro forma basis, by 27 percent. The STM division pushed sales up from £86 million to £90.7 million, with adjusted operating profit up to £24.7 million, compared with £21.2 million a year earlier. The company's Humanities & Social Sciences division increased sales to £60.5 million compared with £52.7 million, with operating profit up by £4 million to £12.7 million. Informa's total publishing sales accounted for 39 percent of the first half year revenues.

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IOP journals to adopt article numbering system - 31 Aug 2007

Non-profit scientific publisher Institute of Physics Publishing (IOP), UK, has announced that most IOP journals will move from sequential page numbering to an article numbering system, from 2008. Article numbering offers important advantages and flexibility as it speeds up the publication process.

Journals which have till now introduced these changes include Environmental Research Letters, Journal of Breath Research, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, Journal of Physics: Conference Series and Nanotechnology. Other journals in the IOP portfolio will make the transition in 2008 with the exception of The Astronomical Journal, European Journal of Physics, Journal of Geophysics and Engineering, Journal of Radiological Protection, Metrologia, Nonlinearity, Physics Education, Physics in Medicine and Biology and Physiological Measurement. Turpion and Chinese partner journals are also excluded.

Articles will continue to be published on the web in advance of the print edition. The use of article numbering will allow for papers in different issues or sections to be published as soon as they are ready, without having to wait for a whole issue or section to be allocated page numbers. However, there will be a slight change in the bibliographic citation. Articles will now be referenced using the six-digit article number in place of a page number.

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Nature Clinical Practice Cardiovascular Medicine to accept original research - 31 Aug 2007

Nature Clinical Practice (NCP), the medical publishing arm of Nature Publishing Group (NPG), UK, has announced that NCP Cardiovascular Medicine will accept clinical and translational original research, starting September 2007. With this move, the journal seeks to offer original research as well as timely and succinct analysis of recent advances.

The journal seeks to provide everything a busy cardiologist needs to keep up-to-date with advances in the field. The editorial team has invited readers to submit studies on randomised controlled trials; systematic reviews/meta-analyses; observational studies; epidemiological studies; and translational research. In line with the ethos of Nature Clinical Practice - translating the latest findings into clinical practice - accompanying 'Clinical Context' articles will be provided, when appropriate. These will act as a forum for leaders in the field to interpret what impact the new results will have on clinical practice in the context of recent literature.

A monthly publication, Nature Clinical Practice Cardiovascular Medicine is a peer-reviewed journal for cardiologists. Published both in print and online, the journal features unique content designed to be of real, practical value in making diagnosis and treatment decisions. Sections include editorial and opinion pieces, highlights from the current literature, commentaries on the application of recent research to practical patient care, comprehensive reviews, and in-depth case studies.

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OCLC announces executive staff promotions - 31 Aug 2007

Global library cooperative Online Computer Library Center Inc. (OCLC), US, has announced executive staff promotions.

Chip Nilges has been promoted to Vice President, Business Development. In his new position, Nilges will assume responsibility for OCLC's content strategy, which will include OCLC's NetLibrary collections of eBooks and eAudiobooks, as well as the OCLC FirstSearch online reference service and the OCLC Electronic Collections Online service. He adds the NetLibrary management responsibilities to his role overseeing business development.

Bruce Crocco, who most recently served as Executive Director for Market Programs and Development, has been promoted to Vice President, Library Services for the Americas. In this position, Crocco will oversee sales and library services in the US and Canada. He will work with Library Services staff to execute the FY08 sales plan while continuing to manage customer support and market analysis and sales programmes. He will also work closely with the product management teams to provide input and intelligence regarding product strategy.

The company also announced the promotion of Rick Schwieterman to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In his new role, Schwieterman will continue to oversee all enterprise activities related to Finance, Accounting, OCLC's Board of Trustees administration, Human Resources, Administrative Services, and organisational controls, policies and procedures. He will also oversee corporate governance, corporate real estate holdings and OCLC's investment portfolio.

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Wiley-Blackwell launches new journal - Microbial Biotechnology - 31 Aug 2007

Wiley-Blackwell, the STM and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons, Inc, US, and the Society for Applied Microbiology (SfAM) have announced the publication of the first articles for Microbial Biotechnology. Professor Ken Timmis serves as Editor-in-Chief of the journal, the first issue of which will be published in January 2008.

A Bi-monthly publication, Microbial Biotechnology will focus on advances in the expanding field of biotechnology. Each issue of the journal will contain the original research papers on topics such as green chemistry, bioenergy, agriculture, pharmaceuticals, metabolic design, diagnostics, systems analysis, and protein engineering. In addition, the journal will feature regular special issues edited by guest editors, genomic updates, and webalerts, a selection of web sites relevant to topics in microbial biotechnology.

The global publisher will publish the journal both in print and online via Blackwell Synergy. All articles will be free of charge for the first year of publication. The journal will join Wiley-Blackwell's portfolio of microbiology titles that includes Molecular Microbiology, Environmental Microbiology and Cellular Microbiology.

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British Association for Psychopharmacology renews ten-year agreement with SAGE - 30 Aug 2007

The British Association for Psychopharmacology (BAP) has announced that it has renewed its contract with academic publisher SAGE, to publish the Journal of Psychopharmacology until 2016.The agreement renews a ten-year partnership between The BAP and SAGE. The global publisher has been publishing the journal on behalf of the society since 1997.

The official publication of the British Association for Psychopharmacology, the Journal of Psychopharmacology is a fully peer-reviewed international journal publishing original research and review articles on preclinical and clinical aspects of psychopharmacology. The journal, published six times a year, provides an essential forum for researchers and practising clinicians on the effects of drugs on animal and human behaviour, and the mechanisms underlying these effects.

The British Association for Psychopharmacology is one of the world's largest national psychopharmacology associations. The Association seeks to bring together those from clinical and experimental disciplines as well as members of the pharmaceutical industry involved in the study of psychopharmacology. It arranges scientific meeting and symposia covering all aspects of psychopharmacology from basic research to pharmaceutical development and clinical application, fosters research and teaching, encourages publication of results and research, and provides guidance and information to the public on matters relevant to psychopharmacology. In recent years the Association has begun to produce a range of consensus statements on the treatment of clinical disorders as well as on the investigation of psychopharmaceutical compounds.

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Dear Subscribers - 30 Aug 2007

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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Knovel, Brill announce content partnership - 30 Aug 2007

Web-based information services provider Knovel Corporation, US, has announced a new agreement with academic publisher Brill, Netherlands, to include Brill scientific books in Knovel's online technical reference collection.

Knovel's online technical reference collection is claimed to be one of the most advanced and comprehensive online search and information tool for engineers. It offers authors and editors a platform to reach out to an increasingly global audience.

Knovel's specialised suite of built-in analytical tools provides researchers with practical new ways to find and apply critical information. In addition to trusted content, engineers rely on Knovel for data extraction, calculations, tabular data analysis and equation solving. Brill joins other Sci-Tech publishers such as McGraw Hill, Blackwell, John Wiley & Sons, Elsevier, Springer, NCRP and World Scientific among others who have partnered with Knovel in the recent past.

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Marquette Books offers open access to communication journals - 30 Aug 2007

Independent book publishing company Marquette Books LLC, US, has announced that eight new scientific journals that focus on communication processes and effects will be available free of charge to scholars and the public in 2008. To compensate for some of the loss of subscription revenue, the online portal through which users will access the PDF content of the journals will contain some advertising for the publisher's scholarly and trade books.

The eight journals scheduled for publication in 2008 are Journal of Media Sociology, Journal of Global Mass Communication, Russian Journal of Communication, Journal of Health & Mass Communication, Journal of Media Law & Ethics, American Journal of Media Psychology, Journal of Communication Studies and International Journal of Media and Foreign Affairs. A table of contents for each issue of the quarterly journals and Internet links to the journals' web site (www.marquettejournals.org ) will be e-mailed to more than 20,000 scholars, librarians, politicians and journalists around the world.

This is reportedly the first time a privately owned publishing house has made all of its journals open access. According to the Directory of Open Access Journals (www.doaj.org), almost all open access journals are published by universities or nonprofit organisations, which in turn receive financial support from tax revenues or private donations. While most open access journals are available only in electronic form, Marquette Books will also publish hard copy versions of the journals for libraries and interested individuals ($35 to $85 for a single journal subscription).

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Nature Publishing Group set to publish Obesity - 30 Aug 2007

Scientific publisher Nature Publishing Group (NPG), UK, has announced a new publishing partnership with NAASO, The Obesity Society, a leading scientific society dedicated to the study of obesity. Under the deal, NPG will publish the society's international title, Obesity, starting January 2008.

The journal will re-launch with a new look in print, and with a new editor and editorial team. Dr. Richard N. Bergman, Chairman of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, will be the journal's new Editor-in-Chief. Dr. Marilyn Ader of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics was named Deputy Editor. A cadre of internationally recognised obesity researchers have been appointed as Associate Editors.

A monthly publication, Obesity seeks to increase knowledge, foster research and promote better treatment for people with obesity and their loved ones. The journal publishes important, peer reviewed original scientific articles, as well as relevant review articles, commentaries, and public health and medical developments.

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Thomas Telford opts for Aries' journal production tracking system - 30 Aug 2007

Thomas Telford, the knowledge business of the Institution of Civil Engineers, has announced an agreement with online submission system provider Aries Systems Corporation, US. Under the deal, the institution will deploy the latter's Preprint Manager.

Since 2005, Thomas Telford has successfully used Aries' Editorial Manager to manage the submission and peer review of manuscripts for its journals. It publishes 20 journals reaching civil engineers and construction professionals throughout the world.

Founded in 1986, Aries has developed several generations of technologies that serve the needs of STM publishing. This includes a search engine called Knowledge Finder, digital rights management solution called DocuRights, and Editorial Manager. Online manuscript submission and peer review system Editorial Manager is claimed to be the most widely adopted online peer review solution worldwide at present.

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Thomson Scientific launches new redesigned ISI Web of Knowledge platform - 30 Aug 2007

Information solutions provider Thomson Scientific, part of Thomson Corporation, US, has announced the launch of the redesigned ISI Web of Knowledge platform. The user-focused design introduces a unique approach to searching, discovering and organising premier scholarly research. ISI Web of Knowledge provides users the ability to search the right content and find relevant information - whether that information is found in international journals, open access resources, books, patents, proceedings or websites.

The new redesigned layout makes searching intuitive for beginners, yet offers advanced searching options that seasoned researchers can rely upon. The 'All Databases' search enables simple one-click searching across multiple Web of Knowledge resources. In addition, a unique approach to search refinement allows users to focus results by subject area, document type, author, language, and other qualifiers across diverse content sets. Individual records clearly highlight citation results and related records to support interactive and serendipitous discovery.

ISI Web of Knowledge is home to many of Thomson Scientific's prominent offerings. These include Web of Science; Essential Science Indicators; Journal Citation Reports; and now EndNote Web, a new bibliographic management tool that provides users with easy online access and storage for their references, and the ability to instantly format bibliographies in their word processors. The web-based platform supports all levels of scientific and scholarly research within academic, corporate, government or not-for-profit environments.

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Cadmus promotes Ted Winslow to Senior VP, Sales and Business Development - 29 Aug 2007

Publishing services provider Cadmus Communications, US, a Cenveo company, recently announced the promotion of Ted Winslow to Senior Vice President, Sales and Business Development.

In his new position, Winslow will lead the Cadmus Publisher Services Group's sales and business development efforts for the company's global end-to-end publisher services offerings. He has served in sales leadership positions with Cadmus for over 16 years spanning the core markets including scholarly, specialty and book publisher markets. Most recently, he directed sales and marketing efforts for the strategic and high-growth scientific, technical and medical (STM) publisher market segment, including book development for all book products. Cadmus is one of the largest providers of content management and production services to STM journal publishers. Also, it is the fifth largest periodicals printer in North America, providing end-to-end, and integrated graphic communications services to professional publishers, not-for-profit societies and corporations.

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Dear Subscribers - 29 Aug 2007

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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Eli Research raises $10 million from BIA Digital Partners - 29 Aug 2007

Healthcare publisher Eli Research, US, has announced that it has received a $10 million investment from BIA Digital Partners, a private investment firm focusing on mid- to later stage companies. BIA's Scott Chappell has joined the Eli board as an observer.

According to company officials, Eli Research will use the investment to make acquisitions and add subscribers by launching new products. The company is BIA's fourth business-to-business investment.

Founded in 1992, Eli Research publishes more than 120 print and online publications, teleconferences and audio learning products, primarily for physicians, nurses and professional staff in doctors' offices. The company has a customer base of more than 200,000 in the US. Its subsidiary, American Academy of Professional Coders, is a provider of education, examinations and certifications to the medical coding profession.

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Elsevier launches 23rd edition of Cecil Medicine - 29 Aug 2007

STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, has announced the launch of the 23rd edition of the Cecil Textbook of Medicine. The book is seen as one of the world's most trusted medical references, and has been in continuous publication for longer than any other internal medicine textbook.

The latest edition, now renamed 'Cecil Medicine,' is the first of Elsevier's new Expert Consult titles, all of which include full-text online access with each printed volume. The Premium Edition of this Expert Consult title will regularly incorporate updates directly into each chapter to reflect new clinical information. Other features for enhanced clinical reference and review will also be included.

In addition to regular updates, the latest edition's online features include downloadable illustrations for use in electronic presentations, step-by-step videos demonstrating key procedures, challenging case studies and more than 1000 review questions and answers to facilitate certification and recertification preparation.

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Prof. Mark J Kushner to be new Editor-in-Chief of Plasma Sources Science and Technology - 29 Aug 2007

Non-profit scientific publisher Institute of Physics Publishing (IOP), UK, has announced the appointment of Prof. Mark J Kushner to the position of Editor-in-Chief of Plasma Sources Science and Technology (PSST). Prof. Kushner will succeed Prof. Noah Hershkowitz, who has successfully led PSST since the journal was founded over 15 years ago. Prof. Hershkowitz will continue to serve the journal as an Associate Editor.

Prof. Kushner has had a long-standing involvement with PSST as an Editorial Board member, and has been very active in working with Hershkowitz and the rest of the team to manage the growth and development of the journal. Also joining the senior Editorial Team will be Prof. M C M (Richard) Van de Sanden and Prof. W G (Bill) Graham, who have agreed to serve as Associate Editors.

A quarterly publication, PSST reports on non-fusion plasma sources which operate at all ranges of pressure and density including neutral and non-neutral plasma sources; positive and negative ion sources; free radical sources; microwave, RF, direct current, laser and electron beam excited sources; resonant sources; plasmas for etching, deposition, polymerization, sintering; plasma sources for accelerators; lighting applications; plasma sources for medical physics; plasma sources for lasers; and other applications.

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Questia Media launches online books collection for school curricula - 29 Aug 2007

Questia Media, Inc., a US-based provider of copyrighted information and educational resources for the digital age, has announced the launch of Questia School, an online collection of more than 27,000 books. The books have been assembled to support English/language arts and social studies curricula, advanced studies and professional development.

Questia School comprises three content collections - Questia High School, Questia Achieve and Questia Professional Collection. Each of these has been developed to enrich and extend reading and research opportunities for high school students, educators and school administrators. Questia High School offers access to over 14,000 books in the English/language arts and social studies disciplines. Each title in the collection has been hand-selected by Questia content experts to align with curriculum and content-area standards. While Questia Achieve, an "add-on" to Questia High School, delivers over 9,000 titles appropriate for advanced level courses, Questia Professional Collection provides 3,500 books covering a range of educational professional development topics.

With this launch, the company seeks to offer affordable building- and district-wide subscription options. Every site and district subscriber will also have access to the company's professional training services which include onsite, web-based, pre-recorded and multiple-format options.

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Scientific publications increasingly moving to alternative media, says report - 29 Aug 2007

Pharmaceutical research firm Best Practices, LLC, US, has released a new report, according to which pharmaceutical companies are increasingly turning to e-journals and other alternative media to speed up the traditionally time-consuming scientific publication process. Fifty percent of companies participating in a recent benchmarking study indicated that they are becoming more focused on non-traditional media in order to expand and accelerate publication of clinical trial results.

The study titled 'Scientific Publications Strategy: Managing Reputation, Clinical Trial Results and Commercial Relevance', includes such companies as Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, Eli Lilly and Merck. It seeks to guide pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in the transition to the new publishing environment. Using new publication outlets, in addition to such standards as the Journal of the American Medical Association, is only one of the ways that pharmas are responding to a demand for faster and more transparent scientific publications. The study also found that companies are posting trial results on designated industry or government websites.

Other key topic areas in the research include transition of global publication function from commercial to clinical oversight; tactics for handling publication of neutral or negative clinical trial results; optimal structure for the global publications function; and strategy changes for the new marketplace.

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AquaBrowser expands North American sales and support team - 28 Aug 2007

Visual faceted search technologies provider AquaBrowser, US, has announced the expansion of its North American business development commitment with the addition of sales and support force in the US. The expansion is projected to allow the company to better service its existing customers as well as the number of sales leads in the region. This is the first in a series of investments toward international growth for AquaBrowser, following the purchase of its owner, Medialab Solutions, by bibliographic information provider Bowker.

AquaBrowser has been witnessing a sharp increase in demand over the past year and the additional personnel in sales and support in North America will be mandated to handle the demand. Currently, there are more than 130 library systems using AquaBrowser in the US and Canada, and an additional 250 libraries have expressed interest to purchase the tool this year.

The new AquaBrowser team in North America will begin with two existing experts on the product. Jimmy Thomas, former Director of Strategic Products with The Library Corporation, will become the AquaBrowser Library Product Director, North America. John Mihalick joins as AquaBrowser Sales Director, North America. Soon to be announced will be the addition of specialised technical support staff in the new US office. This staff will guide and cater to all new AquaBrowser implementations in the US and Canada.

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Dear Subscribers - 28 Aug 2007

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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KMWorld names CCC's Rightsphere as Trend-Setting Product of 2007 - 28 Aug 2007

Non-profit copyright licensing solution provider Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), US, has announced that Rightsphere, the company's innovative rights advisory and management service, has been selected by KMWorld as a Trend-Setting Product of 2007. The award recognises innovative products that have had the most impact on the knowledge management industry over the past year. The complete list of 'Trend-Setting Products of 2007' will be published in the September issue of the magazine.

Rightsphere is projected as a first-of-its-kind web-based rights advisory and management service that helps corporations promote the free flow of published information while respecting copyright. It seeks to provide a customised, comprehensive view of all rights assets held by a company and delivers instant answers to employees' desktops to the common question: "How am I allowed to do with this content?". A growing list of leading corporations, including Novartis, Astra Zeneca, Boeing and Eli Lilly, have purchased and implemented Rightsphere across their organisations.

A publishing unit of Information Today, Inc., KMWorld is a leading information provider serving the knowledge management systems market. KMWorld covers the latest in Content, Document and Knowledge Management and informs more than 50,000 subscribers about the components and processes that together offer solution for improving business performance.

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MuseGlobal to sponsor Center for Data and Search Informatics - 28 Aug 2007

Metasearch technology provider MuseGlobal, Inc., US, has announced that it is now a full sponsor of the Center for Data and Search Informatics (DSI), part of the Indiana University School of Informatics. DSI was founded in 2006 to promote cross-disciplinary research and education, and innovation transfer in the multidisciplinary area of large-scale data and search. The Institute is co-sponsored by industry contributions, the National Science Foundation, Florida International University and the Indiana University School of Informatics.

DSI's mission is twofold: first, to apply university research and innovation to pre-competitive government and industry research challenges in search, knowledge discovery, interaction, data mining, analysis and visualisation of large-scale and complex data. Secondly, it seeks to educate the next generation of technologists and informaticians in the multidisciplinary aspects of this important emerging field.

MuseGlobal seeks to optimise the productivity of information users and knowledge workers by enabling the discovery, integration, and delivery of information and services from different systems. With recent advancements in interface and content navigation technologies, the company is positioned to provide complete solutions to online publishers and ecommerce sites.

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NASA ties up with Internet Archive to digitise and manage space imagery - 28 Aug 2007

The US' National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has announced a five-year agreement with nonprofit organisation Internet Archive, US, to scan, archive and manage the Agency's vast collection of photographs, historic film and video. The imagery will be available through the Internet for free to the public, historians, scholars, students and researchers.

Under the deal, Internet Archive will digitise, host and manage still, moving and computer-generated imagery produced by NASA. In the first year, Internet Archive will consolidate NASA's major imagery collections. Digital imagery will be added to the archive in the second year. In the third year, NASA and Internet Archive will identify analogue imagery to be digitised and added to this online collection. In addition, Internet Archive will work with NASA to create a system through which new imagery will be captured, catalogued and included in the online archive automatically. Internet Archive will provide free public access to the online imagery, including downloads and search tools.

Currently, NASA has more than 20 major imagery collections online. With this partnership, those collections will be made available through a single, searchable 'one-stop-shop' archive of NASA imagery. The two organisations are teaming through a non-exclusive Space Act agreement to help NASA consolidate and digitise its imagery archives at no cost to the Agency.

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Reprints Desk in deal to deliver articles from Karger journals - 28 Aug 2007

Reprints Desk, a US-based content re-purposing company focused on medical and scientific publishing, has announced an agreement with medical and scientific publisher Karger, Switzerland. Under the deal, Reprints Desk will deliver PDFs of individual journal articles from more than 70 titles published by Karger.

Reprints Desk provides full-service article delivery that allows customers to order published articles via the means that works best for them. The company's article delivery service is an enterprise alternative to individual credit card purchases of articles, and can be integrated with existing databases and online subscriptions.

The Reprints Desk service provides access to both online journals and physical library collections. Articles are delivered in their original format and colour, either as a PDF or a professionally printed hardcopy, with no extra charge for colour. Reprints Desk claims to provide fast turn-around and integrated data management and reporting capabilities.

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WuXi PharmaTech CEO appointed to CrossFire Beilstein database advisory board - 28 Aug 2007

Pharmaceutical R&D services provider WuXi PharmaTech, China, has announced that the Company's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Ge Li, has been appointed to a newly established advisory board of Elsevier Information Systems GmbH, a subsidiary of STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands.

Elsevier Information Systems GmbH recently established an Advisory Board in order to further improve the CrossFire Beilstein Database, the world's largest organic chemistry and chemical facts database. The Advisory Board consists of eleven industry experts including two Nobel laureates - Prof. Robert H. Grubbs from and Dr. K. Barry Sharpless.

In early 2006, WuXi PharmaTech became the largest CrossFire Beilstein user in China by number of user seats. Now the Company is the largest user of the database in the world by search volume.

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Bowker introduces new sales analysis resource for academic book publishers - 27 Aug 2007

Bibliographic information provider Bowker, US, has announced the introduction of PubTrack Higher Education, a web-based business intelligence tool for higher education publishing professionals.

PubTrack Higher Education is the next generation of MIR (Monument Information Resource), the leading provider of college publishing intelligence for academic publishers, which was acquired by Bowker in 2004. The product is projected as a powerful next generation resource for editors, marketing managers, sales professionals and management teams at higher education publishing companies.

PubTrack Higher Education is the first sales analysis resource for the higher education market that provides timely and accurate data regarding textbook sales, tracks books-in-use on college campuses nationwide, and analyses market share data in ways that matter to publishers. It collects data about textbooks used within specific courses from more than 1,800 US college bookstores. The aggregated data is then organised and made available to subscribers through a variety of flexible search options and with a number of benchmark reports, such as summaries by publisher, discipline, course and books-in-use. It is projected as a powerful next generation resource for editors, marketing managers, sales professionals and management teams at higher education publishing companies.

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Cambridge University Press opts for WANdisco solution - 27 Aug 2007

Academic publisher Cambridge University Press (CUP), US, and WANdisco, a provider of distributed software development solutions, have announced that Cambridge has selected WANdisco for CVS to support their globally distributed software development efforts.

CUP has software developers at two sites in the UK and the Philippines. Prior to implementing WANdisco for CVS, poor WAN performance between these sites had become a significant drag on developer productivity. The check-ins and checkouts of large files that used to take a day or more over the WAN is now completed at LAN-speed in a matter of minutes, or in some cases seconds. At the same time, CUP's servers in the UK and the Philippines are kept in sync in real time.

CUP publishes a wide range of academic and educational books, journals and examination papers. It currently produces nearly 200 journals for the global market. More than 115 journal publications are owned by the Press, while others are published on behalf of learned and professional societies.

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Collexis named to KMWorld's Trend-Setting Product of 2007 list - 27 Aug 2007

Knowledge management and discovery software developer Collexis Holdings, Inc., US, has announced that is has been selected by KMWorld as a Trend-Setting Product of 2007. Each year the editors of KMWorld select Trend-Setting Products from among the thousands in the knowledge management marketplace. The complete list of 'Trend-Setting Products of 2007' will be published in the September issue of the magazine.

Collexis develops applications that range from search tools for users' websites to highly sophisticated discovery applications that are utilised by the intelligence community and R&D organisations worldwide. These applications allow users to identify and search for documents, experts, trends or new discoveries that may be hidden in the materials. Collexis software creates profiles of text - web pages, documents, e- mails, speech transcripts, grants, etc. These profiles represent the key ideas or concepts in those texts and are presented in a format known as the Collexis Fingerprint. Once Collexis has profiled a set of text, the Fingerprints (or document profiles) are used to create the applications.

A publishing unit of Information Today, Inc., KMWorld is a leading information provider serving the knowledge management systems market. KMWorld covers the latest in Content, Document and Knowledge Management and informs more than 50,000 subscribers about the components and processes that together offer solution for improving business performance.

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Duke University Press announce participation in SERU - 27 Aug 2007

Publisher Duke University Press, UK, has announced its participation in the Shared Electronic Resource Understanding (SERU) project. Sponsored by the National Information Standards Organisation (NISO), SERU offers an innovative alternative to the increasingly expensive and cumbersome practice of customer-by-customer site licence negotiations between libraries and publishers.

Libraries who wish to acquire access to Duke University Press participating journals can forgo a traditional site licence agreement, relying instead on the shared expectations set forth in the SERU statements of shared understanding.

Most Duke University Press journal titles will now be available to libraries for use with SERU. This includes thirty-one journals currently hosted by HighWire Press, as well as the Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic, hosted by Project Euclid. However, the Duke Mathematical Journal and two electronic collections, the e-Duke Scholarly Collection and DMJ 100 will not be available to libraries.

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FreshNotes launches ''Recommended Articles'' tool for online publishers - 27 Aug 2007

Internet tools provider FreshNotes, LLC, US, has announced the launch of its Related Article Engine, which allows web-based publications to provide a 'Related Article' suggestion tool on any content page. The new feature allows web sites to increase page views by drawing readers focus to interrelated content within a publisher's site. Consumers are thus encouraged to increase the time they spend on the site.

The system is easy to implement with minimal instructions, involving copying just few lines of code to the web site and providing immediate results.

By using the FreshNotes system, publishers are seen to benefit from more page views from extended site visits; increased advertising revenue from more advertising impressions and potential for action-based clicks; a more satisfying user experience that builds brand loyalty resulting in higher traffic returns; and search engine optimisation through a separate web service for publishers with multiple sites.

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NeoTrident to be Elsevier's corporate market sales agent in China - 27 Aug 2007

STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, has announced that it has appointed informatics solutions company NeoTrident Technology Ltd., Hong Kong, as its sales agent for the corporate market in China. NeoTrident has been providing sales and support for a portfolio of products and software solutions including PharmaPendium and the CrossFire Databases under a prior strategic partnership with chemical information and management systems provider, Elsevier MDL.

The new agreement expands representation to include Elsevier's flagship products, ScienceDirect and Scopus. The products are already widely used by China's universities and research institutes supported directly by Elsevier's own sales team.

NeoTrident will provide Elsevier product representation and product training in China to a fast-growing set of customers which include R&D focused enterprises. The company is well positioned to support sales of ScienceDirect and Scopus to the corporate market throughout China because of its local market knowledge, network of contacts across numerous industries and scientific subject matter expertise.

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PRISM initiative to inform public on risks of govt. interference in publishing - 27 Aug 2007

The Partnership for Research Integrity in Science and Medicine (PRISM) has launched a new initiative to bring together like minded scholarly societies, publishers, researchers and other professionals. The effort is to safeguard the scientific and medical peer-review process and educate the public about the risks of proposed government interference with the scholarly communication process. PRISM is a coalition formed with developmental support from the Professional & Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers (AAP) to alert Congress to the unintended consequences of government interference in scientific publishing.

The group has launched a website at http://www.prismcoalition.org. Here, it articulates the PRISM Principles, an affirmation of publishers' contribution to science, research and peer review, and an expression of support for continued private sector efforts to expand access to scientific information. The site includes features backgrounders on peer review, dissemination and access; preservation of the scholarly record and new approaches publishers are taking along with discussion about the risks of government intervention to the sustainability of peer review; copyright infringement; the possibility of selective bias in the record of science; federal budget uncertainties; and inefficient allocation of government funding that duplicates private sector investments.

Recently, there have been legislative and regulatory efforts to compel not-for-profit and commercial journals to surrender to the Federal government a large number of published articles that scholarly journals have paid to peer review, publish, promote, archive and distribute. According to the Association, government interference in scientific publishing would force journals to give away their intellectual property and weaken copyright protections. This is seen to de-motivate journal publishers from making substantial investments in content and infrastructure. Critics, however, argue that peer reviewed articles resulting from government funded research should be available to the public at no cost.

Anyone who wishes to sign on to the PRISM Principles may do so on the site.

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Indian Journal of Medical Informatics converts to OA - 24 Aug 2007

The Indian Association for Medical Informatics (IAMI) has reportedly converted its journal, the Indian Journal of Medical Informatics (IJMI), to open access (OA).

A peer-reviewed online journal, IJMI seeks to serve the wide domains for all possible applications of healthcare informatics, particularly on conditions similar to those prevailing in India. While all articles are accessible free of charge (as HTML file), PDF files are available only to the IAMI members.

The journal will encourage potential authors to submit high-quality manuscripts related to the entire gamut of clinical informatics, nursing informatics, imaging informatics, consumer health informatics, public health informatics, dental informatics, clinical research informatics, veterinary informatics, and pharmacy informatics. Also, it will publish articles related to the methodologies and applications of tele-health (e-Health and Telemedicine), especially under diverse regional and socio-economic backgrounds. However, the journal does not intend to publish articles in the domains of hard core Bioinformatics.

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BNF Joins Skyscape's portfolio of medical information resources - 24 Aug 2007

Mobile medical references provider Skyscape, US, has announced the availability of the British National Formulary (BNF) on mobile platforms. The BNF is the preeminent resource for prescribing and drug information. By offering this resource on multiple platforms, Skyscape seeks to address one of the most crucial information needs of health providers in the UK.

Skyscape has continued to develop partnerships with publishers of medical information, setting a high standard to deliver accurate, trusted, and evidence-based information. The company's patented context-sensitive linking and intuitive user interface supports physicians' natural thought flow to streamline their diagnosis, treatment, and prescribing decisions, right at the point of care.

The BNF joins Skyscape's rapidly expanding portfolio of UK specific titles from world-renowned publishers including the BMJ Publishing Group Ltd., RPS Publishing, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Blackwell Publishing, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins and others. All of these resources comprise the Skyscape STAT experience, offering healthcare professionals exactly the information that they need, when and where they need it.

Skyscape medical resources enable healthcare practitioners to improve the quality of care, reduce costs, increase efficiencies and reduce medical errors. Used by over 700,000 healthcare providers, the Skyscape portfolio includes over 500 resources representing more than 35 specialties. These resources span a wide variety of medical information including clinical titles, drug and lab guides, specialty-specific publications, guidelines, health plan formularies, Continuing Medical Education (CME), journals and breaking medical news and alerts.

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Dear Subscribers - 24 Aug 2007

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Elsevier, William Andrew announce distribution deal - 24 Aug 2007

STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, has announced that it has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with scientific and technical publisher William Andrew, US, for all territories outside of North America. Under the agreement, the global publisher will manage the sales, marketing and distribution of William Andrew handbooks, references, and databases, beginning December 1, 2007, for all regions except Japan. Distribution in Japan commences with immediate effect.

William Andrew is highly regarded in the niche disciplines for which they publish, particularly plastics and rubbers; industrial chemicals; adhesives and sealants; coatings, paintings and ink; materials engineering; and formulations. The company is undertaking an aggressive growth strategy by adding to the number of books it is publishing as well as expanding into new subjects such as micro and nano technologies, cosmetics and personal care. It will soon be publishing the 5th edition of 'Sittig's Handbook of Toxic and Hazardous Chemicals and Carcinogens' as well as the 4th edition of the 'Chemical Resistance' database.

This alliance is seen as an important building block in Elsevier Science & Technology's strategy to bring the world's leading high-quality content to its customers.

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KMWorld names FAST ESP 5.1 as Trend-Setting Product of 2007 - 24 Aug 2007

Enterprise search technologies provider Fast Search & Transfer, Norway, has announced that it has been named to the KMWorld list of 'Trend-Setting Products of 2007' for the third consecutive year. The KMWorld list of trend-setters is compiled by a team of editorial staff members and analysts through a year-long process of gathering and vetting information from vendors and users. The complete list of 'Trend-Setting Products of 2007' will be published in the September issue of the magazine.

FAST ESP is claimed to be one of the world's leading, most intelligent and scalable enterprise search platform. It primarily redefines how organisations access, interact with and exploit information. FAST ESP delivers secure, relevant, accurate, and timely answers and insight to find new revenue, improve decision making and transform the way organisations solve business problems.

A publishing unit of Information Today, Inc., KMWorld is a leading information provider serving the knowledge management systems market. KMWorld covers the latest in Content, Document and Knowledge Management and informs more than 50,000 subscribers about the components and processes that together offer solution for improving business performance.

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Oklahoma State University Libraries opts for BOSS catalogue interface - 24 Aug 2007

The Oklahoma State University Libraries has announced the launch of a new alternative catalogue interface, BOSS (Big Orange Search System). The interface, powered by AquaBrowser from Medialab Solutions BV, is expected to provide users with new ways to search, discover and refine results. In addition, the university has renamed its existing Voyager Online Catalog as 'Classic Catalog', remaining available for patrons who wish to use it.

BOSS incorporates Indexed Content Enrichment (ICE) from Syndetics Solutions, an R.R. Bowker company. ICE provides book cover images, searchable tables of contents and summaries. For some titles, full-text reviews are also available. Adding this searchable content allows users to retrieve records for items previously hidden because keywords did not appear in the title or subject headings associated with a particular item. A table of contents also provides the convenience of browsing the book without having to pull it from the shelf.

Oklahoma State University is the first academic research library in the US to implement AquaBrowser and ICE. Additional enhancements will be implemented over the next six months including display of search results' distribution by class/subclass, MyDiscoveries and federated searching of abstracting and indexing databases via BOSS.

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Professional Engineering Publishing to launch journal on sports engineering - 24 Aug 2007

Professional Engineering Publishing, the publishing arm of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), UK, has announced the launch of the Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology. The journal, slated for publication in 2008, will form Part P of the Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Prof. Mike Caine of the Loughborough University has been appointed Editor of the new journal. It will be available as a combined print and online subscription in 2008.

The journal seeks to become the publication of choice for authors seeking to disseminate original research findings related to the development or application of technology in sports. The scope of the journal includes, but is not limited to, papers on equipment used for competition, training, rehabilitation and coaching; sports equipment related design and innovation (the ideation process, concept creation, embodiment refinement, design for mass manufacture and for sustainability); the development and validation of instrumentation, processes or software to enhance research activities within sports engineering and technology.

The launch is seen to come at a time when academic activity within the domain of sports engineering and technology is on the increase. Many universities, over 20 in the UK alone, offer undergraduate degree programmes in the subject.

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ProQuest and Oxford University Press announce new agreement - 24 Aug 2007

ProQuest, part of Cambridge Information Group, US, and Oxford University Press (OUP), UK, have announced that they are extending their long-time partnership. Under the new agreement, ProQuest will continue to provide its customers with access to 154 key OUP journals, that will be available in select ProQuest aggregated journal business and STM databases such as ABI/INFORM and ProQuest Medical Library.

Building on six years of continuous partnership and service to users, key OUP titles available from ProQuest include Briefings in Bioinformatics, Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Human Molecular Genetics, European Heart Journal, Journal of Economic Geography, and Oxford Economic Papers. The deal is expected to help increase the availability of these academic and research journals, giving ProQuest users access to important international content.

ProQuest seeks to provide seamless access to, and navigation of, more than 125 billion digital pages of the world's scholarship. It delivers the content to the desktop and into the workflow of serious researchers in multiple fields, from arts, literature and social science to science, technology, and medicine.

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CAS beats all previous records for input to databases - 23 Aug 2007

Chemical database provider Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), a division of the American Chemical Society, has registered the largest number of records added to the CAplus database in a single week. Nearly 24,623 records were added during the last week of July 2007, referencing chemical and related scientific research in the world's journals and patents. All researchers using CAS products such as SciFinder, SciFinder Scholar, and STN will now have access to a greater quantity of daily updated scientific information.

Currently in its centennial year, CAS has made several other enhancements to its literature and substance databases. These are: U.S patent records from 1870-1889 have been added to enhance the oldest segment of the CASM/CAplus databases; utility model patents issued from January 1, 2007 from the State Intellectual Property Office of the People's Republic of China (SIPO) have been added; bibliographic data and abstracts for patent applications from the Indian Patent Office are now available in CAplus within 14 days of publication; French- and German-language abstracts in basic patents from the European Patent Office (EPO) are now available in CAplus; CAS continues to improve the timeliness of Korean patent records in CA/CAplus.

CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society, provides the world's largest and most current collection of chemical and related scientific information, including the most authoritative database of chemical substances, the CAS REGISTRY. CAS combines these databases with advanced search and analysis technologies to deliver the most complete, cross-linked and effective digital information environment for scientific research and discovery, including such products as SciFinder, STN, STN Express and STN AnaVistTM, among others.

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Collexis-SyynX healthcare case study on Fingerprint tech implementation - 23 Aug 2007

IT firm Collexis Holdings, Inc., US, has announced that a case study describing the successful introduction of a knowledge and skills management system from SyynX Solutions will be a featured topic at the Massachusetts Health Data Consortium. The consortium, co-sponsored by Collexis, is aimed at hospital CIOs and CMOs and will be held at the consortium offices at 460 Totten Pond Road, Waltham, MA on August 23. The new system is based on the Fingerprint technology of Collexis, a developer of knowledge management and discovery software.

The case study took place within the Asklepios Hospital Group, which is the largest privately owned healthcare provider in Germany, operating over 90 medical facilities in Germany plus several facilities in the US. The group needed a solution that would make relevant knowledge for patient care quickly available to doctors. The solution was required to be capable of integration into the Future Hospital Programme, which involves a partnership between Asklepios, Intel and Microsoft. The answer was creating a central knowledge and skills management system developed and implemented by SyynX Solutions, the German partner of Collexis Holdings.

The Collexis Fingerprint Engine is a primary component of this system utilising automated document analysis, which enables expertise profiling or identification of experts within Asklepios who best fit a specific patient case or scientific/medical task. Collexis products and services are also utilised by Johns Hopkins University, Harvard University's Dana Farber Cancer Institute, the University of California, San Francisco, the University of South Carolina, Merck & Co., Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb, Lockheed Martin, the World Health Organization, the National Institutes of Health and the US Department of Defence.

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Dear Subscribers - 23 Aug 2007

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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Dialog, Ovid and DataStar to host Elsevier's EMBASE Classic database - 23 Aug 2007

STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, has announced that it has signed agreements with both Thomson Scientific and Wolters Kluwer Health to host the new EMBASE Classic bibliographic database on DataStar, Dialog, Ovid and SilverPlatter, beginning fall 2007.

The EMBASE Classic release will mark the first time that the EMBASE backfile from 1947-1973 will be accessible in electronic form. It will enable institutions to obtain perpetual access to this significant body of information. An introductory pre-launch sales offer is currently available to celebrate the upcoming release of EMBASE Classic.

EMBASE Classic is a fully digitised 27-year backfile that is drawn from 43 Excerpta Medica Abstract Journal print titles. It includes more than 1.8 million bibliographic records of articles published in 3,000 international biomedical and pharmacological titles. In addition, Elsevier's Life Science Thesaurus, EMTREE, has been implemented across the file for precision retrieval. The thesaurus contains more than 52,000 preferred terms and over 215,000 synonyms. Historic medical and drug terms have been identified and added to the current version of EMTREE.

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Investment Gilde acquires Swets under management buyout - 23 Aug 2007

Print and electronic services provider Royal Swets & Zeitlinger, Netherlands, has announced that its shareholders have agreed to sell 100 percent of the company's shares for an undisclosed amount to investment firm Gilde, Netherlands. The deal has the participation of Swets' executive management.

Earlier this year, the current shareholders of the company decided to sell their equity holdings after several consecutive years of strong performance.

According to company officials, Swets has entered a new phase in which it is driving an aggressive growth strategy involving geographic expansion, large scale sales force increases and continuously improving customer and publisher service levels. It is in this strategic context that the management is looking forward to working with Gilde to further accelerate its aggressive growth strategy.

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Mary Ann Liebert, EMpact partner to deliver online journals - 23 Aug 2007

EMpact Sales (EMpact), the publisher representation group within the EBSCO Information Services division, has announced a partnership with medical publisher Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., US, to promote the Liebert Online Journal Collection to organisations within South and Central America, Mexico, Malaysia, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, Poland, Taiwan/Hong Kong and Korea.

The Liebert Online Journal Collection includes more than 60 high-quality, cutting-edge STM journals allowing unlimited, simultaneous access to up-to-the-minute research and development in a fully searchable PDF format with links to external bibliographic databases. The collection is also open-URL and COUNTER Release 2-Compliant. Through participation with Portico, archival access is assured to all purchased content. The entire legacy content exceeds 30,000 papers, with almost half of the titles starting with Volume One.

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., is a fully integrated media company known for establishing authoritative peer-reviewed journals, books and trade magazines in the most promising areas of biotechnology, biomedical research/life sciences, clinical medicine and surgery, environmental studies, philanthropy and law. Its biotechnology trade magazine, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN), was the first in its field and is claimed to be the industry's most widely read publication worldwide.

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Medical Journalists' Association names Dr. Keith Barnard Health Editor of the year - 23 Aug 2007

The American Heart Association (AHA) and healthcare publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW), part of Wolters Kluwer Health, US, have announced that Dr. Keith Barnard has won the UK Medical Journalists' Association's (MJA) Health Editor of the Year award. Dr. Barnard was recognised for his work as Managing Editor of the 'European Perspectives in Cardiology' section of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.

Launched in the January 2006 issue of Circulation, the special section highlights the issues, developments, and debates affecting cardiology research and practice across Europe. Features include discussions and commentaries by European experts on current issues and controversies in cardiovascular medicine, profiles of key opinion leaders, news on the latest drugs and intervention strategies, a listing of European Cardiology meetings, and more.

The 'European Perspectives in Cardiology' section appears weekly in all print copies of the journal distributed outside North America, and is available online for subscribers worldwide on the Circulation website at http://circ.ahajournals.org.

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Thomson Scientific launches Endnote X1 for MAC OS X - 23 Aug 2007

Information solutions provider Thomson Scientific, part of Thomson Corporation, US, has announced the immediate availability of EndNote XI for Mac OS X - the bibliographic management software used by millions of researchers, librarians and students. EndNote XI introduces custom groups to view and manage subsets of references, AppleScript compatibility for key EndNote tasks, seamless connectivity with EndNote Web to simplify collaboration with colleagues and more.

With EndNote X1, users can drag and drop references into subject folders for immediate access to subsets of references. Each EndNote Mac library can have up to 500 custom groups. Action-specific groups are created automatically for search results, file imports and reference transfers from EndNote Web, the new web-based research and writing tool. In addition, AppleScript can automate repetitive tasks such as writing text into record fields from another application, importing and exporting records in and out of EndNote, and formatting a bibliography of selected references. Shortcuts for these processes enable users to be more efficient, while ensuring consistency and accuracy.

Other features include the ability to view all authors for a reference in the main list display, organise up to 45 files per reference using the 'file attachment' field, and integrate seamlessly with EndNote Web.

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BioMed Central, HHMI announce OA publishing agreement - 22 Aug 2007

Open access publisher BioMed Central, US, has announced a membership agreement with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), US. Under the deal, HHMI will pay the article processing charges for all research published by HHMI investigators in BioMed Central journals.

Articles published under this agreement will be made immediately and freely available on the web in their final published form. The articles will be deposited in international archives including PubMed Central (PMC). The agreement takes effect for articles submitted after September 1, 2007.

This agreement further complements HHMI's recently announced open access policy, which requires the results of research funded by the Institute to be deposited in PubMed Central not more than six months after publication.

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CrossFire Beilstein database hits 10 million compounds mark - 22 Aug 2007

Elsevier Information Systems GmbH, a German subsidiary of STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, has announced that the CrossFire Beilstein database will contain more than 10 million compounds, each with associated experimental property data, beginning September 2007.

CrossFire Beilstein extracts high quality data about compounds and reactions from relevant peer-reviewed publications. As the world's largest factual database in organic chemistry, it includes more than 320 million scientifically measured (not calculated) properties and facts for compounds and reactions. Since acquiring the Beilstein Database in March 2007, Elsevier has continued to expand the database contents. The aim is to make the database a rich source of chemical and physical property data for planning effective synthetic routes and enhancing research productivity.

CrossFire Beilstein and Patent Chemistry Database together constitute the CrossFire Databases which represent a vast compilation of chemical compounds, reactions and experimental data collated over time from numerous publishers and source types.

According to the company, organisations in the corporate and academic sectors of emerging markets are rapidly adopting CrossFire Beilstein, as illustrated by the growing popularity of the database in China. Since licensing the CrossFire databases in 2004, WuXi PharmaTech, a Chinese pharmaceutical and biotechnology R&D outsourcing company, has become the largest user of CrossFire Beilstein on CrossFire Direct.

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Dear Subscribers - 22 Aug 2007

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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eBooks from ebrary now available via YBP Library Services - 22 Aug 2007

E-book technology firm ebrary, US, and YBP Library Services, US, a leading provider of materials to the academic library community, have announced the availability of ebrary titles through YBP's GOBI online database. The two companies have integrated ebrary's platform and its growing selection of eBooks with the GOBI system, providing an easy and efficient way for libraries to preview, order, and manage ebrary titles along with their other print and digital holdings.

YBP customers who subscribe or purchase ebrary titles through GOBI will benefit from the unique features of the ebrary platform. This includes the ability to seamlessly integrate every title with their catalogue, other library resources, and information on the web through ebrary's InfoTools software. Also, it provides sophisticated research tools such as personal bookshelves, multiple search and navigation options, and automatic, customisable citations with a URL hyperlink back to the source when text is copied and pasted or printed.

ebrary's growing selection of eBooks and other valuable content span all academic subject areas. More than 260 of the world's leading publishers contribute to the selection. This includes McGraw-Hill, Springer, Elsevier, Taylor & Francis, and many university presses such as Yale University Press, Oxford University Press, and Cambridge University Press.

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German Research Society signs 3 year contract with Thomson Scientific - 22 Aug 2007

Information solutions provider Thomson Scientific, part of Thomson Corporation, US, has announced that the Fraunhofer Society has signed a three year contract for the ISI Web of Knowledge platform. The society, made up of 56 institutions throughout Germany, will now gain access to the Web of Science and Journal Citation report resources.

ISI Web of Knowledge is an integrated, web-based platform that supports all levels of scientific and scholarly research within academic, corporate, government or not-for-profit environments. It 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 offers users the ability to search the right content and find relevant information - whether that information is found in international journals, open access resources, books, patents, proceedings or web sites.

ISI Web of Knowledge is the platform for many of Thomson Scientific's prominent offerings, such as Web of Science, Essential Science Indicators, Journal Citation Reports and EndNote.

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McGraw-Hill Professional redesigns online science and tech encyclopaedia - 22 Aug 2007

Publisher McGraw-Hill Professional, part of McGraw-Hill Companies, US, has announced the redesign and relaunch of AccessScience, its online encyclopaedia of science and technology. The core of AccessScience is the 10th Edition of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, and the new platform that offers 8,500 online articles and 13,000 illustrations with full-text search capability. In addition, tools to speed and simplify work, such as e-mail forwarding and saved image collections, are also offered.

AccessScience also grants access to a range of McGraw-Hill online references. These include Research Updates from the McGraw-Hill Yearbooks of Science & Technology; over 110,000 definitions from the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms; bibliographies containing more than 28,000 literature citations; content contributed by more than 5,000 researchers, including 36 Nobel laureates; and biographies of 2,000 well-known scientists from the Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientific Biography and the latest news in science and technology from Science News and ScienCentral videos.

The latest version features a new semantic search engine that gathers and synthesises vast amounts of information. It then organises the information to give users fast, easy and accurate access to articles in all major areas of science and technology. With useful and up-to-date technology, the new media-rich site also offers RSS feeds, flash animations, image galleries, podcasts and videos.

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PennWell names Nicole Durham to lead Oil & Gas Financial Journal - 22 Aug 2007

B2B publisher PennWell Corporation, US, has announced the promotion of Nicole Durham to the position of Associate Publisher of Oil & Gas Financial Journal (OGFJ). He previously served as Sales Manager for OGFJ for two years.

Prior to joining PennWell, Durham worked as corporate relations manager for a financial membership organisation. Prior to being named corporate relations manager, she served as exhibition manager, where she handled logistics and sales for four vast conferences with a compelling growth record for six consecutive years.

A monthly publication, Oil & Gas Financial Journal provides a unique perspective on the financial E&P marketplace, focusing on presenting the story "behind" industry events. Besides providing comprehensive statistics and facts, the editorial staff reports on how individuals and companies react to, influence, and capitalise on market changes, issues, and happenings.

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University of Texas at San Antonio launches new research magazine - UTSA Discover - 22 Aug 2007

The University of Texas at San Antonio recently announced the launch of a new research magazine - UTSA Discover. A collaboration between the Office of the Vice President for Research and the Office of University Advancement and produced by the Office of University Publications, the publication will highlight cutting-edge research and creative activity in the university's colleges and research centers.

Published annually, each issue of the magazine will comprise in-depth articles on projects in various sectors. Also, it will include briefs on research projects and reviews of recent faculty publications.

The inaugural issue of the magazine features research projects currently under way at the South Texas Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases, the Child and Adolescent Policy Research Institute, the Institute for Demographic and Socioeconomic Research, and in the College of Engineering. The issue also profiles three of the university's Ph.D. graduates and their teaching and research activities.

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Aaron Goldberg joins Ziff Davis Enterprise as VP Market Expert - 21 Aug 2007

Integrated media firm Ziff Davis Enterprise (ZDE), US, has announced that Aaron Goldberg will be joining the company's Custom Solutions Group as Vice President - Market Expert. Goldberg joins Ziff Davis Enterprise following 15 years as a market expert for Ziff Davis Media. The move follows the company's recent sale and transition from Ziff Davis Media to a standalone entity.

In his new position, Goldberg will continue to consult with technology companies concerning competitive issues, market conditions, customer trends, and how best to increase the results of their marketing programmes.

ZDE offers online content, publications, events and lead generation services. With a database of nearly four million business and technology buyers, the company claims to understand the trends and needs of its influential technology and channel communities. It seeks to provide products driving results for the company's customers, and rich information for its community of technology market participants.

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CARE Affiliates, WebFeat partnership to enhance open source federated search solution - 21 Aug 2007

CARE Affiliates, Inc. has announced a partnership with search engine provider WebFeat, US. Under the deal, CARE will offer WebFeat translators, as well as other technology, in conjunction with the open source solutions that CARE provides. The initial offering will be to use WebFeat translators in conjunction with MasterKey, a federated search solution.

The Masterkey federated search will submit queries into the WebFeat API, which responds with parsed XML citations from its translator library, supporting over 9,000 databases. WebFeat's translators structure and parse citations from all databases, adding value to the over 80 percent of databases that do not offer APIs or standards-based offerings. WebFeat's translator library is claimed to be the world's largest.

WebFeat is used by over 8,000 public, academic, government and Global 1000 libraries and information centres. The search engine display results in their true native interfaces, delivering all the functionality that the content providers have built into their products.

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CAS to expand into allied science fields, launch new analysis tools - 21 Aug 2007

Chemical database provider Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), a division of the American Chemical Society, has announced that it is expanding into allied science fields, and developing analysis tools for researchers on a global platform. For instance, customers can access and review technical data on Japanese patents within 48 hours of the patents being issued. The move will mark CAS' 100th anniversary this year.

CAS provides access to the world's chemical and scientific literature and patents to speed and enable scientific discovery. Its databases are available through search and analysis software for scientists in all facets of the research process and anyone engaged in intellectual property investigation. The databases contain more than 27 million bibliographic records and 13 million reactions, while the CAS Registry includes more than 31 million records of organic and inorganic substances. The CAS Registry Number is claimed to be the globally accepted standard for describing a chemical substance.

In the 1990s, CAS introduced SciFinder, a desktop research tool. Analysis and visualisation capabilities are now featured in STN AnaVist, supporting the evolving role of information professionals who are management advisers for major corporations and academic institutions looking to focus their R&D efforts. While it took 30 years for CAS to publish its first million abstracts, the organisation indexed more than a million records in 2006 alone, reflecting the accelerated pace of research and discovery worldwide.

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Conference Archives launches new technology platform, Ekatius - 21 Aug 2007

Conference Archives, Inc. (CAI), US, has announced the release of Ekatius, a new technology platform designed to process informational, contextual, and referential data associated with event-related multimedia presentations. Built upon proven technologies, the new platform includes proprietary software and systems-integration solutions to automate the input, creation, manipulation, processing, and output of rich-media data elements such as audio, images, slides, text, and video.

The new vendor-neutral platform offers several benefits and media-related solutions for associations that capture or are planning to capture the science presented at their annual scientific meetings and specialty conferences. It allows for easy integration of raw data elements digitally captured from live oral presentations, which can then be compiled, manipulated, and disseminated online. This helps in the creation of innovative educational resources including the delivery of all presentations captured during an event; continuing education projects based on select presentations; and specific content sets derived from content across multiple events.

For institutions, the platform presents a new and innovative educational resource that aggregates media-rich, hard-to-find, event-based science elements such as abstracts, posters, and oral presentations. The platform provides access to event-based science, which was previously limited to association members and attendees. Institutions will now be able access this science within 60 days of the conclusion of an event. Additionally, the Ekatius platform has advanced search functionalities allowing users to search either within a specific event or across several events.

Conference Archives, Inc. is widely known for its contributions to the meetings industry through its ConferenceOnDemand and ConferenceCompanion archiving products. The company's archiving services and media-rich products seek to enhance an end-user's knowledge base by delivering the conference experience via the internet or fixed media. CAI's clientele include the American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, Heart Rhythm Society, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Endocrine Society and the American Association for Thoracic Surgery.

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IHS acquires energy research firm John S. Herold for $48 million - 21 Aug 2007

Technical information provider IHS Inc., US, has announced the acquisition of John S. Herold, Inc. for nearly $48 million in cash. US-based Herold is an independent research firm that provides in-depth analyses and key financial and operational data on more than 400 global oil and gas companies.

Herold is projected as a uniquely positioned information services company, providing online transaction databases and deal analyses essential to understanding and executing energy mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions.

IHS is a provider of critical technical information, decision-support tools and related services to customers across the globe. The company's data and services are used primarily by the energy, defence, aerospace, construction, electronics, and automotive industries. IHS seeks to translate the value of global information, expertise and knowledge to enable customers to make informed decisions.

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MediMedia Information Technologies unveils new enhanced Formulary Compass website - 21 Aug 2007

MediMedia Information Technologies (MMIT), a division of MediMedia USA, US, has announced the launch of a new and enhanced Formulary Compass website for pharmaceutical organisations. Formulary Compass is claimed to be a complete and precise source of managed care drug formulary information.

Developed to enhance client's formulary data suite of information, this portal joins three previously separate MMIT websites. These include Formulary Compass, State Medicaid Monitor and Medicare Compass with a new, easy-to-use single interface. The new enhanced Formulary Compass site also features online data grids and a quick and simple look-up feature that allows a user to select a single drug, state of operation and a single plan. The results show instantaneously and include a plan type, formulary status and notes.

New features of the website are expected to allow users to automatically save recent report selections for one-click recall, save report selections with custom names, and provide one-click access to recently exported reports. Also, clients can view formulary statuses at a national level with a suite of National Plan reports.

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Taylor & Francis set to acquire Haworth Press, Inc. - 21 Aug 2007

Publisher Haworth Press, Inc., US, has announced that it will be acquired by academic publisher Taylor & Francis, UK. The Haworth Press publishes 194 scholarly/academic journals and nearly 150 books/monographs every year.

The Haworth Press is an independent publisher of books and journals for professional, academic, and general audiences. Their journals cover areas such as business and marketing, pharmaceutical science, library and information science, agriculture and horticulture, social work and human services.

Taylor & Francis Group is a leading international publisher specialising in journals, books, encyclopedia and abstract databases to distribute quality information and knowledge. The Group publishes over 1000 journals and nearly 1,800 new books every year.

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ASPRS' PE&RS journal receives top rankings - 20 Aug 2007

Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing (PE&RS), the flagship publication of the American Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing, has reportedly been ranked number one in terms of cost effectiveness and citation influence in the field of Imaging Sciences & Photographic Technology. This is according to a newly-released network-based journal ranking system developed by The University of Washington, Department of Biology. These rankings were determined using the Eigenfactor system which analysed over 6000 academic journals in a wide variety of scientific disciplines.

PE&RS excelled against 12 closely-related journals and was ranked first in the field of Imaging Sciences & Photographic Technology, ahead of IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, and Remote Sensing of Environment. The journal ranked second among 10 competing publications in Remote Sensing, behind only the IEEE Transaction on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. In the category of Geography-Physical, PE&RS held third place after Journal of Coastal Research and Polar Research journal.

The new network-based journal ranking system evaluates the influence of scientific journals using the same sort of network-based mathematics that Google uses to rank web pages. Using this system, scholarly references join journals together in a network of citations. Eigenfactor uses the structure of the entire network to evaluate the importance of each journal. While the Eigenfactor scores do not incorporate price information directly, the Cost-Effectiveness Search orders journals by a measure of the value per dollar.

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Author copyright addendum adapted for use in Canada - 20 Aug 2007

The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), UK, and The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), Canada, have announced the release of the SPARC Canadian Author Addendum, a new tool for authors in Canada to retain key rights to the journal articles they publish.

The new SPARC Canadian Author Addendum enables authors to secure a more balanced agreement by retaining select rights, such as the rights to reproduce, reuse, and publicly present the articles they publish for non-commercial purposes. The Canadian Addendum reflects Canadian copyright law and is an adaptation of the original US version of the SPARC Author Addendum.

An explanatory brochure complements the Addendum. Both the brochure and addendum are available in French and English on the CARL and SPARC Web sites and will be widely distributed.

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Emerald signs new agreement with Italy's largest university consortium - 20 Aug 2007

Academic and professional literature publisher Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., UK, has announced that it has signed a new consortium agreement with Italy's largest university consortium, Consorzio Interuniversitario Lombardo per l'Elaborazione Automatica (CILEA). After over two years of negotiations, CILEA has chosen the Emerald Management Xtra database in a five-year contract.

Under the deal, thousands of university staff and students from the institutions of this consortium will be able to access over 65,000 full text articles and more than 200,000 reviews from the world's leading management journals publisher, plus case studies, literature reviews, book reviews, conference information, interviews, and profiles. Any Italian institution whether academic, public or private, will now be able to buy access to Emerald Management Xtra quickly, easily and at an agreed low membership price.

The CILEA consortium is the third Southern European consortium to choose Emerald's services in the last two years.

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JISC-funded project to enhance journal content awareness - 20 Aug 2007

The UK's Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) is lead-funding a new project, ticTOCs, to develop a freely available service which will transform journal current awareness. The service will make it easy for academics, researchers and other users to find, display, store, combine and reuse journal tables of contents (TOCs) from multiple publishers in a personalisable web based environment. The project will run for two years from April 2007.

A consortium of 15 partners is involved in the project. Lead by the University of Liverpool Library, the consortium includes Heriot-Watt University, Cranfield University, CrossRef, ProQuest, RefWorks, Emerald, Nature Publishing Group, SAGE Publishers, Institute of Physics, Inderscience Publishers, MIMAS, Directory of Open Access Journals, Open J-Gate and Intute.

The ticTOCs project seeks to develop a freely available service which is expected to benefit not only academics and researchers, publishers and authors, but also service providers such as libraries, aggregators, discovery services and journal directories. It is likely to become a very important component of the scholarly communications process. ticTOCS will develop a service to enable users to discover, subscribe to, search, be alerted to, aggregate, export and re-use standardised TOCs RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds and their content for thousands of journals and publishers. They can achieve this without having to understand the technical or procedural concepts involved in the process.

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Latest edition of 'Principles of Tissue Engineering' launched - 20 Aug 2007

Regenerative medicine experts Dr. Robert Lanza, VP Research & Scientific Development for Advanced Cell Technology, Robert Langer, ScD, Institute Professor at MIT, and Dr. Joseph Vacanti, John Homans Professor at Harvard Medical School, have released the third edition of the Principles of Tissue Engineering. The latest edition of the resource provides an update of the rapid progress that has been achieved in the field. It seeks to combine the prerequisites for a general understanding of tissue growth and development, the tools and theoretical information needed to design tissues and organs, as well as a presentation by experts of what is currently known about each specific organ system.

The edition includes an expanded focus on stem cells, including adult and embryonic stem cells and progenitor populations that may soon lead to new tissue engineering therapies. These are likely to cover heart disease, diabetes and a wide variety of other diseases. The coverage of stem cell biology and other emerging technologies is complemented by a series of new chapters on recent clinical experience in applying tissue engineering.

The book includes contributions by almost 200 scientists and thought leaders. It is expected to be useful to students and experts alike.

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Wiley-Blackwell, CSChE announce publishing partnership - 20 Aug 2007

Wiley-Blackwell, the STM and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons, Inc, US, has announced an agreement with the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE), a Constituent Society of The Chemical Institute of Canada since 1957. Under the deal, Wiley-Blackwell will publish The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering on behalf of the Society, beginning February 2008 (Volume 86, Number 1).

Published by the CSChE since 1957, The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering is recognised internationally as one of the leading publications in its field. The journal contains original theoretical and practical research papers, in either English or French, in the areas of chemical engineering, biochemical engineering, environmental process engineering, and applied chemistry. Published six times per year, each issue contains nearly 120 pages of fully reviewed articles, notes, or reviews.

Wiley-Blackwell will publish the journal both in print and online via its online publishing platform, Wiley InterScience. In addition to launching the CSChE's new journal cover, the global publisher will provide online access to select articles in advance of print publication via its Early View service and will launch an extensive backfile initiative to digitise journal content prior to Volume 80. Currently, issues are available online starting August 2002.

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BioMed Central launches new journal on mental health system development and reform - 17 Aug 2007

Open access publisher BioMed Central, US, recently announced the launch of a new open access journal - International Journal of Mental Health Systems. Harry Minas, Director of the Centre for International Mental Health at the University of Melbourne in Australia, will serve as Editor-in-Chief. He will be supported by an expert Editorial Board.

International Journal of Mental Health Systems will cover all aspects of mental health system development and reform. The journal seeks to be a home for the latest mental health system research, policy and debates, as well as for articles with educational intent that will build the capacity for mental health system research and development.

The journal aims to stimulate greater attention to the central importance of building functioning mental health systems. Rapid publication and global reach through open access will make this journal a resource for all those who wish to contribute to such development.

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Book on herbs and supplements translated to Japanese - 17 Aug 2007

The Natural Standard Research Collaboration has released a Japanese translation of the Natural Standard Herb & Supplement Reference Book: Evidence-based Clinical Reviews, a comprehensive textual resource on herbs and supplements. The original English language book is now available in Japanese through a partnership with STM publisher Elsevier and SunChoh Publishing. The international editorial board includes experts from a variety of disciplines, including physicians, pharmacists, administrators, naturopaths, homeopaths, acupuncturists, chiropractors and researchers.

The book comprises evidence-based systematic reviews of herbs and supplements with high utilisation rates. Ninety-eight rigorously reviewed monographs provide data to help make unbiased clinical decisions. Validated rating scales are used to evaluate the quality of available evidence. Each monograph contains extensive information on synonyms or common names; a clinical overview of each therapy; dosing/toxicology information from adult to pediatric dosages; adverse effects- precautions, contraindications; interactions; mechanism of action; history; table with discussion and review of the evidence; and brands used in clinical trials and third party testing.

An evidence-based approach provides readers with credible information on the efficacy and safety of a therapy. Research summaries provide readers with an overview of what the research reveals concerning the efficacy, safety, indications, and contraindications of herbs and supplements. Evidence tables consolidate human clinical trial data, statistical analyses, magnitude of benefit, and quality of studies, summarising study results and relevance to aid in decision-making.

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Chiropractic Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research celebrates 10 years - 17 Aug 2007

The Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research (JVSR), a peer-reviewed scientific journal on research in the field of chiropractic, has announced that it is celebrating its 10th year as a research publication. Funded by subscriptions from doctors of chiropractic, chiropractic educational systems, the journal has become a leading research journal in the field.

The journal seeks to re-evaluate and update the progressive vertebral subluxation model to reflect research validating new insight. It publishes contributions relevant to the concept of vertebral subluxation and the myriad variables which affect the condition. Articles dealing with the anatomical, physiological, biomechanical, philosophical, clinical, epidemiological, legal, theoretical, administrative, technical, and practice realms which relate to the progressive model of vertebral subluxation, are within the domain of its publication content.

In addition, the journal also covers current information regarding conferences, seminars, and other colloquia promoting or enhancing understanding of vertebral subluxations. As a cross-disciplinary journal with international distribution, submissions are encouraged from all health care and science disciplines and other areas including the legal arena, government agencies, educational and quality of life programs from the US and abroad.

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Dear Subscribers - 17 Aug 2007

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Norwegian organisation opts for Vivísimo Velocity search platform - 17 Aug 2007

Search and clustering software provider Vivísimo, Inc., US, has announced that the Norwegian Knowledge Centre for Health Services (NOKC) has selected Vivísimo Velocity enterprise search platform to enhance searching on its library portal for healthcare professionals.

The Vivísimo Velocity provides enterprises with search solutions that allow users to access, extract and manipulate all available content, regardless of location. By combining the simplicity of consumer search with the flexibility and control of enterprise software, organisations are projected to reap the benefits of increased user adoption and satisfaction. This is seen to be achieved without compromising on performance, scalability, security or the ability to configure a solution specific to its business environment. Based on a service-oriented architecture that enables rapid deployment, Vivísimo Velocity can be up and running in just weeks.

The NOKC gathers and disseminates evidence about the effect and quality of methods and interventions within all parts of the health services. It provides nationwide access to medical journals, databases and other content resources relevant to healthcare personnel. The organisation will license Velocity's entire search platform in a bid to enhance access to its site and provide users a rich and comprehensive search experience.

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OHS EH&S Data now available in Oracle format - 17 Aug 2007

Informatics and database solutions provider Elsevier MDL, US, has announced that its OHS business unit, a provider of EH&S data and services, has released the 3.0 version of the EH&S Data Elements database with Oracle export files. The new format facilitates and accelerates the loading of reliable safety, health and regulatory information into Oracle databases for use with regulatory reporting, inventory management, OSHA/DOT hazards assessment and related business solutions required by companies that manufacture or use chemical compounds.

The 3.0 release enables integration with the MDL Isentris informatics system, the MDL Logistics inventory management system and Enterprise Resource Planning systems, giving researchers and health professionals fast, easy access to critical safety and hazard information for chemical substances.

Updated every quarterly, the OHS Data Elements database is available in ASCII and Oracle formats covering five types of safety information. These include substance identification, component identification for mixtures/preparations, physical property, regulatory and hazard assessment data. The database covers both pure and reference substances and is offered in US English, French and German.

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ProQuest's PRISMA adds more than 100 full text titles - 17 Aug 2007

Publicaciones y Revistas Sociales y Humanísticas (PRISMA), from ProQuest, has announced that it now has more than 100 full text journals available for customers. PRISMA provides access to scholarly journals pertaining to Hispanic and Latin America, and the Caribbean Basin. Offering the full text of many journals from the Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI), PRISMA features hard-to-secure Spanish language content needed for research in the social sciences and humanities.

These strategic additions to PRISMA is part of ProQuest's ongoing commitment to make specialist research content widely available to scholars. The expansion is projected to give researchers and scholars authoritative information from Hispanic and Latin American scholarly journals in an interdisciplinary resource.

ProQuest has forged a partnership with Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI), a database produced by the Latin American Institute of the University of California, which allows HAPI customers to access their index within PRISMA for maximum research value. PRISMA includes articles in Spanish, Portuguese, and English. Spanish and Portuguese interfaces are also available.

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American Chemical Society launches new journal - ACS Nano - 16 Aug 2007

The American Chemical Society (ACS) Publications Division, US, has launched the inaugural issue of a new, peer-reviewed journal - ACS Nano. Led by Editor Paul S. Weiss, the journal will publish comprehensive articles in one of the fastest growing research areas in chemistry and the related sciences.

A monthly publication, ACS Nano seeks to provide an international forum for the rapid dissemination of multidisciplinary research that embraces the fields of chemistry, physics, materials science, biology, and engineering. With nanoscience and nanotechnology uniquely positioned at the interface of these disciplines, the journal facilitates communication among scientists, advances the field through publication of seminal results, aids in the development of new research opportunities and reaches out to scientists at all levels. The journal is available for free to institutional subscribers at www.acsnano.org.

ACS Nano complements the ACS' successful rapid communication journal Nano Letters, which reported an impact factor of 9.960 for 2006. The debut issue features articles from the research groups of Dr. David Allara, Dr. Hongjie Dai, Dr. Prashant Kamat and Dr. Frank Caruso. Also, it includes reviews, perspectives, letters to the Editor and updates on noteworthy developments through NanoFocus.

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Ask.com ties up with Healthline for online health information - 16 Aug 2007

Health information services provider Healthline Networks, US, and online information provider Ask.com have announced the launch of Health Smart Answers featuring Healthline.

It has been observed that Ask.com and other major consumer-facing businesses are leveraging Healthline's technology to quickly obtain accurate and relevant medical definitions, images and links to doctor-reviewed content. The purpose is to enhance and improve consumer experience.

Healthline's taxonomy-driven, medically guided search, navigation and content platform provides consumer-facing businesses with accurate, comprehensive and relevant health search online. Since January 2007, more than 30 million health consumers have visited Healthline.com.

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CAUL libraries gain access to SAGE content - 16 Aug 2007

Academic and professional publisher SAGE has signed a three-year agreement with the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) to offer member institutions electronic access to over 450 journals published by SAGE.

Under the deal, 75 institutions in CAUL's Electronic Information Resources Committee (CEIRC) programme will gain access to SAGE Premier, one of the largest collections in the social sciences, including an extensive list of STM titles. CAUL members will now benefit from access to the latest high quality peer-reviewed content in the SAGE Premier.

Established in 1965, CAUL seeks to ensure a common voice and representation for all university libraries, provide a forum for discussion, and promote common interests. Its members include library directors whose parent institutions are full members of the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee. CAUL's consortial purchasing programme, CEIRC, facilitates purchasing by CAUL's 39 members and another 37 affiliated universities, higher education institutions, government departments and research organisations in Australia and New Zealand.

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Dear Subscribers - 16 Aug 2007

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins' journals post impressive impact factors - 16 Aug 2007

Healthcare publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW), part of Wolters Kluwer Health, US, has announced that its periodical CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, continues to hold the highest impact factor of any medical journal in the industry, according to the 2006 Thomson scientific Journal Citation Reports. The company also stated that it has experienced strong gains in impact factor across its publishing programme.

With a 27 percent increase, CA topped the chart in the Oncology category. Overall, 64 percent of the LWW titles increased their impact factor in the 2006 Journal Citation Reports. 52 LWW titles now place within the top ten journals in their subject area. LWW has a dominant presence among the top ten in selected fields, including Anesthesiology; Otolaryngology; and Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Other notable LWW gains with the 2006 Journal Citation Reports include Neurology; The Laryngoscope; and Transplantation, which have once again garnered the title of most- cited journal in their respective fields. Spine is now the most-cited journal in Orthopedics, and The American Journal of Surgical Pathology maintained its position as the second most-cited journal in Pathology.

Impact factors are a benchmark of a journal's value and recognise how frequently peer-reviewed journals are cited by other researchers. Thomson Scientific announces these rankings annually, and they serve as an industry standard in gauging the notability of research published in peer-reviewed journals.

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NPG to introduce 'Nature Chemistry' in 2009 - 16 Aug 2007

Scientific publisher Nature Publishing Group (NPG), UK, has announced the planned launch of Nature Chemistry in 2009, and is now scouting for the editor-in-chief. The launch is seen to mark a significant new expansion of NPG into chemistry publishing following its successes in publishing in the physical sciences.

Over the past five years, NPG has expanded its portfolio of Nature-branded titles in the physical sciences domain. Nature Materials, celebrating its 5th anniversary in September this year, has soared above all competing journals to establish itself as the most highly cited journal in the fields of materials and related physical sciences. It reported an impact factor of 19.194 for 2006. Nature Physics, launched in October 2005, has also shot straight to the top of its field, as the number one primary research journal, with a debut impact factor of 12.040.

Nature Chemical Biology marked NPG's first major foray into publishing in chemistry with many papers in this journal coming from chemists as well as life scientists. Launched in June 2005, the journal has established itself as the home for primary research covering the interface between chemistry and biology.

Nature Nanotechnology and Nature Materials also publish substantial numbers of papers in chemistry and the output of published papers in chemistry from NPG has increased three-fold in the past five years. Nature itself has also expanded its coverage of chemistry with the employment of additional chemists as editors to select research papers for publication. They also report relevant news in the News and Views and News sections of the journal.

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Thomson Scientific publishes The Ones to Watch report - 16 Aug 2007

Information solutions provider Thomson Scientific, part of Thomson Corporation, US, has announced that it has released its quarterly The Ones-to-Watch report. The report provides an expert insight into the five most promising drugs to enter each new phase of clinical development between April and June 2007.

Data for this report was compiled and analysed using Thomson Pharma, a comprehensive global pharmaceutical information solution that covers the entire drug discovery and development pipeline. Its competitive intelligence and strategic data can justify and speed decision-making, facilitate more focused collaboration, and encourage innovation.

Thomson Pharma is a comprehensive pharmaceutical information solution that covers the entire drug discovery and development pipeline.

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Warrington Borough Council Libraries to implement SirsiDynix Unicorn System - 16 Aug 2007

Library technology solutions provider SirsiDynix, US, has announced that the Warrington Borough Council library system in England has selected the SirsiDynix Unicorn GL3.1 Library Management System. Along with Unicorn, additional integrated modules will be installed, including SirsiDynix Enterprise Portal Solution and SirsiDynix Director's Station.

SirsiDynix Enterprise Portal Solution will enable library users to access all the relevant, high-quality information, resources and services Warrington offers. This includes remote access to the library catalogue and local history collection and online electronic databases and virtual reference through a single user-friendly application.

SirsiDynix Director's Station gives library managers a quick and easy-to-use system for both data analysis and in-depth circulation analysis to uncover trends and assist in future planning. Director's Station, with its data-mining and online analytical processing tools, will allow Warrington Borough Council libraries to make the most of their data, resulting in enhanced services for their users.

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EBSCO launches E-journal Package Change Report - 15 Aug 2007

Publisher EBSCO, US, has launched the E-Journal Package Change Report in response to rising customer demand for smarter tools to manage e-journal package content. Available via EBSCONET, this report lists titles that have been added to or removed from the e-journal packages a library subscribes to through EBSCO.

With the E-Journal Package Change Report, libraries have an efficient means to identify package change activity, allowing staff to quickly evaluate the titles which require immediate action. Package titles can be tracked to facilitate intelligent purchasing decisions. If a popular title is moving out of a package, libraries may want to consider alternative options for acquiring the title. Conversely, the report can also indicate whether a title is moving into a package to which a library already has a subscription.

In addition, libraries can utilise the report to identify which titles are no longer included in certain packages before the changes are discovered by students and faculty. The report is also helpful in evaluating package changes prior to the end of the subscription year, which can both simplify renewal decisions and help staff plan for updates to the library OPAC or e-resource access and management systems such as a link resolver or A-to-Z title list.

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Emerald launches new journal on place management - 15 Aug 2007

Academic and professional literature publisher Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., UK, has announced the launch of a new journal - Journal of Place Management and Development. Prof. Cathy Parker, Development Director of the Institute of Place Management, will serve as Editor.

Slated for launch in 2008, the journal seeks to further knowledge and best practice of the management, marketing and development of places worldwide. It will become the official publication of the Institute of Place Management (IPM). Multidisciplinary in scope, the journal will provide a central repository for research into this expanding topic, pulling together theory and practice in the field. Contributions will be included from all related fields, including geography, sociology, public administration, property and real estate management, marketing, tourism and leisure, retailing, planning and design.

As the official publication of the IPM, members will be able to access selected articles from across the Emerald database as well as being able to access the online version of the new journal when it is published next year. Emerald will offer a free online trial or sample copy of the inaugural issue of the Journal of Place Management and Development.

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ICIS in joint venture with Chinese commodity market information provider - 15 Aug 2007

Chemical and oil information provider ICIS, part of Reed Business Information, US, and CBI China Ltd., a China-based commodity market information provider, have announced a joint venture. The new entity will deliver information on Chinese markets to a global audience involved in/or monitoring commodities in this region.

As part of the agreement, Reed Business has acquired an equity stake in CBI. Simultaneously, the new company will offer global market intelligence to their Chinese customers.

Through this alliance, ICIS seeks to further boost its position as a global provider of market information on petrochemical markets. It also provides Reed Business with a strong base upon which the company can build its business in China.

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McKesson Pharmacy Systems forms partnership with WK Health - 15 Aug 2007

McKesson Pharmacy Systems (MPS), a pharmacy technology subsidiary of the McKesson Corporation, US, has announced a partnership with medical information provider Wolters Kluwer Health (WK Health), US.

The agreement extends an existing relationship between MPS and WK Health to include McKesson's pharmacy management system, EnterpriseRx. Going forward, EnterpriseRx will incorporate Medi-Span's drug and clinical information databases as its preferred data source.

WK Health, a division of Wolters Kluwer, is a provider of information for professionals and students in medicine, nursing, allied health, pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry. Major brands include traditional publishers of medical and drug reference tools and textbooks, such as Lippincott Williams & Wilkins and Facts & Comparisons; electronic information providers, such as Ovid, Medi-Span and ProVation Medical; and pharmaceutical information providers Adis and Source.

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MedWire News wins World-Wide-Web health award - 15 Aug 2007

Current Medicine Group (CMG), part of STM publisher Springer Science+Business Media, Germany, has announced that MedWire News has won the Summer 2007 World-Wide-Web (WWW) Health Award. Judged by a panel of international experts the bronze award was presented to MedWire in the 'Websites for Health Professionals' category.

Organised by the Health Information Resource Center (HIRC), the WWW Health Awards recognise the best web-based health-related content for consumers and professionals. Entries were judged on accuracy, success in reaching the targeted audience and overall quality.

An independent online news service, MedWire News provides healthcare professionals with consumer medical news garnered from leading medical journals, biomedical research center reports, international conferences and government agency bulletins. The service provides daily, weekly or monthly news feeds that can be easily uploaded and seamlessly integrated into any website. The content is used by pharmaceutical companies and other healthcare organisations to encourage repeat visits and drive usage on product and educational websites.

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Versatile online searching meets 7 decades of acclaimed Applied Science coverage - 15 Aug 2007

Web and print resources provider H.W. Wilson, US, has announced the launch of Applied Science & Technology Index Retrospective: 1913-1983, a vast mine of historical content from the H.W. Wilson references Applied Science & Technology Index and Industrial Arts Index. With coverage of over 1,400 periodicals encompassing more than 3 million articles, Applied Science & Technology Index Retrospective helps users track important studies, probe historical controversies, find papers by innovators, research the development of technologies, explore corporate chronicles, review historical opinion and predictions, and much more.

Coverage includes the gamut of applied science specialties - acoustics to aeronautics, machine learning to meteorology, textiles to transportation. Updated subject headings make finding information easy with contemporary terms, though original subject headings are also displayed and searchable on WilsonWeb. Names used as subject headings are standardised throughout the years of coverage, to ensure retrieval of all records about an individual or a company.

Applied Science & Technology Index Retrospective searches seamlessly with Wilson's Applied Science & Technology Full Text database, offering nearly a century of data combined. The Wilson Retrospective databases also include Art Index Retrospective: 1929-1984; Biography Index: Past and Present; Book Review Digest Retrospective: 1905-1982; Education Index Retrospective: 1929-1983; Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective: 1907-1984; Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective: 1908-1981; Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982; and Business Periodicals Index Retrospective: 1913-1982, which is slated for launch later this year.

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Convera Corporation completes sale of RetrievalWare business - 14 Aug 2007

Search technology provider Convera Corporation, US, has announced that it has completed the sale of its RetrievalWare business to search and filter technology developer Fast Search & Transfer (FAST), Norway, for a purchase price of $23 million in cash.

The agreement enables Convera to focus its technology and professional service resources on the rapidly growing vertical search market serving specialist publishers.

Convera is a leading provider of vertical search services for publishers. Based on a semantic index of the web, the company enables publishers to generate additional revenue by creating customised search applications for specialist audiences under their own brand. Many of the world's largest publishers rely on Convera's vertical search services to accelerate their e-publishing strategies, meet growing monetisation goals and build loyal online professional communities.

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EBSCO enhances EBSCOhost platform with advanced features - 14 Aug 2007

Publisher EBSCO Publishing, US, has teamed with accessibility experts to make it easier to search EBSCOhost using screen readers and keyboard controls. The company worked with the EBSCO Accessibility Interest Group, led by the Illinois Center for Instructional Technology Accessibility (iCITA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign (http://cita.uiuc.edu). It was able to determine that Text-Only interfaces, the industry standard for web accessibility which is referred to as 508 compliance in the US, are no longer enough.

The EBSCOhost Text-Only interface met the standards for 508 compliance, as outlined within the Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Standards. However, the Text-Only interface still incorporated various elements that presented roadblocks to functional usability for impaired researchers using screen readers. By working with the Group, changes have been made making the full features of EBSCOhost available to all users, including those with various physical and visual disabilities.

EBSCO has ventured to invest time and resources to exceed web accessibility standards by improving page orientation and navigation of EBSCOhost. Notable improvements include elimination of most tables to improve searching with screen readers or keyboard controls; descriptive page titles, section header tags and selected link labels; redesigned form controls for easier tab navigation; streamlined code for simpler page structures; access keys which support international keyboard functionality across multiple browsers; and detailed alternative text image descriptions. With the new features, visually and physically impaired users can perform searches independently most of the time. Also, decreased page size means shorter download times for all users.

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Oxford, IBLS partner to create book series on Internet and E-Commerce law - 14 Aug 2007

Oxford University Press (Oxford), UK, has announced a partnership with online legal publisher Internet Business Law Services (IBLS), US, to create a series of books on Internet and E-Commerce law. Each volume of this series will include a country-by-country analysis of a particular Internet and E-Commerce law topic. The books will be updated both in print, by Oxford, and online on the IBLS website.

The online component is projected to give readers timely access to the latest developments of laws and regulations worldwide. Internet Law blog, edited and managed by IBLS, will encompass readers' comments and address practical issues that arise when there is a regulatory development.

The first book, with the working title 'Global E-Business Law and Taxation', will be part of an Internet/E-Commerce Law series. The publication will compare and contrast e-business tax topics and their corresponding regulations throughout the major regions and explore what multinationals are doing to comply with these regulations worldwide. Contributing authors to the book are IBLS selected legal experts from major law firms globally.

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Portico conducts study on preservation of e-books - 14 Aug 2007

Non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico, US, has announced that it is conducting a study in order to assess how to extend its archival infrastructure and service to respond to the emerging need to preserve e-books. The purpose of the study is to develop a robust solution for the long-term preservation of e-books that addresses the technological preservation requirements of the genre. It should also offer an economic model able to support and fairly distribute the costs of preservation, and garner the support of the scholarly publishing and academic library communities.

The company will analyse the structure and preservation needs of e-books and determine what adjustments to Portico's existing infrastructure and the economic model developed to support e-journal preservation might be required to respond to this new genre. Portico's e-journal archiving service was developed through a pilot project that drew heavily upon engagement with publisher and library pilot participants.

Publishers participating in the study will be required to contribute sample e-book data and related documentation, respond to content-related queries, and share information regarding e-book production processes; engage in discussions of preservation needs and potential economic models; and respond to draft preservation contractual language. Libraries on the other hand will be expected to share information regarding e-book collection development strategies; and usage and uptake. They will also be required to engage in discussions of preservation needs and potential economic models; and respond to draft preservation contractual language.

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ScholarOne releases upgraded version of manuscript submission system - 14 Aug 2007

Workflow management systems provider ScholarOne Inc., US, a Thomson business, has announced the release of an upgraded version of its manuscript submission and peer-review system, Manuscript Central. Version 4.0 of the product introduces new features including Manuscript Central Optima, an integration with Thomson Scientific's Web of Science and EndNote, as well as eForms and eCommerce. These are designed to create easier and more streamlined processes for manuscript submission, review and production.

Manuscript Central Optima, a key feature of the new release, is the result of the collaboration between ScholarOne and its customers. The feature allows authors to create their manuscript in EndNote and seamlessly submit it for review using Manuscript Central. Through Optima's integration with Web of Science, reviewers and editors have one-click access from the manuscripts to the times cited, related records, and links to the full record files, allowing for a well-organised and proficient reviewing process.

Manuscript Central 4.0 is designed to streamline the online process as well. It offers its users an easier, faster way to send and receive forms, including copyright and disclosure agreements, automatically through its electronic form processing feature. Allowing users to pay fees electronically is an improved feature that simplifies the submission and production processes for users.

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Symyx Technologies set to acquire MDL Information Systems from Elsevier - 14 Aug 2007

Symyx Technologies, Inc., US, has announced a definitive agreement with STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands. Under the deal, Symyx will acquire specific content and software products of informatics and database solutions provider MDL Information Systems for $123 million in cash. The transaction, expected to close during the fourth quarter of 2007, is subject to customary closing conditions and documentation.

The combination of Symyx and MDL offerings is expected to create a complete set of solutions available to enhance the efficiency and productivity of R&D in these industries. Post acquisition, Symyx expects to work closely with Elsevier in key areas as part of a continuing strategic relationship to support existing and new customers. As part of this continuing relationship, customers will benefit from investment and enhancements to MDL offerings; full, uninterrupted access to key scientific databases and relevant content currently accessible through MDL offerings; significant enhancements in the ability to meld internal and external literature sources through ELNs as part of a fully integrated research and development technical documentation platform; and an extended comprehensive experimental planning, execution, and analysis platform.

Following the sale, the content assets of MDL retained by Elsevier - including CrossFire Beilstein, the Patent Chemistry Database, Gmelin and PharmaPendium - will be integrated within Elsevier's Science & Technology operations. The global publisher will capitalise on these through a content-led approach, providing researchers essential content linked to new R&D and productivity tools.

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Bepress to acquire Digital Commons institutional repository from ProQuest - 13 Aug 2007

ProQuest, part of Cambridge Information Group, US, has announced an agreement to divest its Digital Commons institutional repository to publisher Berkeley Electronic Press (bepress). Post deal, bepress will be adding sales and marketing staff and augmenting its existing customer support and services in addition to the hosting and technology services that it has always provided Digital Commons customers.

With the notion that institutional repositories play an important role in the mission of academic libraries, ProQuest plans to offer tools that enhance, or are complementary with, institutional repositories.

Founded by academics in 1999, bepress is both a publisher of peer-reviewed e-journals and a software developer, having created a variety of tools to facilitate open access publication. The bepress Institutional Repository platform currently powers the eScholarship Repository of the University of California system as well as over 50 schools using Digital Commons.

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CrossRef lowers back-file deposit fee - 13 Aug 2007

Publisher linking services provider CrossRef, US, has announced that it is lowering its fee for registration of back-file content. The company will now charge 12 cents per back-file record, as against the 17-cent fee that is has been charging for the past several years. This discount can be availed until the end of 2008.

The move comes as part of a larger push for CrossRef to expand its already impressive coverage of older research publications. Of the 28 million-plus Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) registered with CrossRef, over 400,000 point to resources published in the 17th, 18th, or 19th centuries. The Oldenburg Epistle Dedicatory, dating from 1665 and published in the first volume of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, is the earliest publication linkable via CrossRef DOI.

CrossRef will however continue to charge a $1 fee for registration of current content items, where 'current' refers to works published within the last three years. The company's various deposit fees have remained unchanged or been reduced for several years running. CrossRef registers nearly 15,000 content records each day.

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ICIS Pricing Launches European Fatty Acids report - 13 Aug 2007

Pricing and market intelligence service provider ICIS Pricing, US, has announced the launch of its new price report for European Fatty Acids. The report has been developed in response to customer requests following the volatility in prices and strong demand in the oleochemical and biodiesel markets.

The European Fatty Acids report will include assessments of contract and spot tallow-based oleic and stearic acids in Europe. The report will also feature market intelligence and commentary of alternative vegetable-based product including palm oleic, soybean, coconut and rapeseed. The European version will complete the global coverage of fatty acids in Asia and the US markets.

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Nielsen launches specialised service for healthcare industry - 13 Aug 2007

Information and media firm Nielsen Company, US, has announced the launch of NielsenHealth, a specialised service that seeks to provide transparency, effectiveness and efficiency for clients seeking a better understanding of the healthcare consumer. The service will offer clients 'consumer centric' analytical tools to more effectively understand and address the attitudes, behaviours and needs of patients and physicians.

NielsenHealth is projected to help clients, like pharmaceutical and over-the-counter (OTC) manufacturers, drive greater efficiency and effectiveness in how they target, reach and communicate with patients, consumers and physicians. By integrating all health-related information from Nielsen, the service expects to provide breakthrough capabilities in such areas as trendspotting, segmentation, physician messaging and advertising effectiveness.

In addition, NielsenHealth seeks to address many unmet needs of the healthcare industry. These include a thorough understanding of how patients treat their conditions and manage their lifestyles, and how best to reach them; optimising resource allocation among physician detailing and Direct-To-Consumer (DTC) channels; new product launch forecasting; improved TV and online media targeting; tracking real time disease outbreak in the US; and measuring the impact of in-store clinics for drug retailers.

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OCLC opens new office in Beijing - 13 Aug 2007

Global library cooperative Online Computer Library Center Inc. (OCLC), US, has announced the setting up of a new office in Beijing. With this move, OCLC seeks to better serve the growing information needs of libraries and other cultural heritage institutions in China and other parts of Asia.

The OCLC office is located in Zhong Guan Cun, the academic center of Beijing often called 'the Silicon Valley of China.' OCLC Chief Representative, Qiu Dongjiang, is joined by three other OCLC staff members in the Beijing office.

OCLC's relationship with libraries in the People's Republic of China began in 1986, when it introduced its CJK system for cataloging Chinese, Japanese and Korean materials. An OCLC Service Center was set up at Tsinghua University in 1996 and access to the OCLC FirstSearch online reference service was made available to nearly 100 academic institutions in China. In 2004, the CALIS (China Academic Library and Information System) consortium, under the leadership of Beijing University, began providing access to a NetLibrary eBook collection for 80 libraries in China.

In addition, OCLC has also been selected as the host site for the 4th China-US Library Conference scheduled from October 23-25 in Dublin. Last held at the Shanghai Library in 2005, this scholarly conference brings together leaders from libraries, museums and archives in China and the US for three days of presentations and meetings regarding cooperation among their institutions in China and the US.

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OUP and Unbound Medicine launch PDA version of popular medical handbook - 13 Aug 2007

Knowledge management solutions provider Unbound Medicine, US, and Oxford University Press (OUP), UK, have announced a partnership with the release of the new 7th edition of the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine on the Unbound Platform. Medical students and residents can now consult the handbook at the point of need using a personal digital assistant (PDA) or the Internet via computer or wireless device.

Since the publication of the first edition in 1985, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine has become the one of the most popular medical pocket reference, selling over a million copies. The book is supported on Palm, Pocket PC, and all Windows Mobile platforms. Wireless implementation is certified for iPhone, Palm OS 5 or later with Palm Browser v. 3.0 or higher, Windows Mobile OS with Internet explorer browser, and BlackBerry with the latest BlackBerry browser.

Unbound Medicine develops knowledge management systems for the healthcare sector. It's handheld, wireless and web-based technology platform and information architecture services help partners provide healthcare professionals with advanced systems for acquiring, managing and sharing knowledge.

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Thomson Scientific' new study analyses 10 years of Geology Research - 13 Aug 2007

Information solutions provider Thomson Scientific, part of Thomson Corporation, US, has announced the results of a survey analysing citation patterns in the field of geology. The July /August issue of Science Watch analyses data from 224 journals and more than 150,000 papers published during the last decade to rank institutions, authors and journals based on total citations. Science Watch is a subscription newsletter that uses citation data from Thomson Scientific to provide rankings, interviews and reports on present day's most significant science.

The US Geological Survey garnered over 23,000 citations over the past decade, while NASA amassed more than 20,000 citations, making them the first and second most-cited, respectively. Out of the top 10 most highly cited institutions, six are located in the US, while institutions located in China, France, Russia and the UK round out the top-10 list, each having been cited more than 11,000 times.

The study also looked at the 25 most highly cited Geosciences authors over the past decade. Frank C. Hawthorne, a crystallography/mineralogy researcher from Canada's University of Manitoba, took top honors with 2,204 citations. Hawthorne is the only researcher to have been ranked in Science Watch's previous Geosciences report in 2001 and this current survey. The US topped the list of most-cited researchers with three researchers representing US based institutions. The UK took second place with two researchers, while Australia, Canada, France and Norway each had one researcher in the top 10.

Looking at Geosciences journals, Geophysical Research Letters topped the most-cited journals category by publishing over 13,000 papers and garnering more than 116,000 citations. This was followed by Geology with more than 42,000 citations and Journal of Hydrology with over 22,000.

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BioMed Central responds to Yale university library withdrawal from OA initiative - 10 Aug 2007

Open access publisher BioMed Central, US, has clarified its approach to sustainable funding for open access (OA) publishing after the scientific and medical library at Yale University recently ceased its support for the company's OA publishing effort.

The main concern expressed in the library's announcement is that the amount payable to cover the cost of publications by Yale researchers in BioMed Central's journals has increased significantly, year-on-year. According to the publisher, an increase in the number of OA articles being submitted and going on to be published has led to an increase in the total cost of its OA publishing service. However, the cost per article published in its journals represents excellent value compared to other publishers.

To ensure that funding of OA publication is sustainable, BioMed Central has encouraged institutions to set aside a small fraction of the indirect funding contribution that they receive from funders to create a central OA fund. As library budgeting practices continue to evolve and other resources for funding OA publishing also become increasingly available, BioMed Central looks forward to working in tandem with librarians and research administrators at Yale library. The aim is to develop a solution that will make it as easy as possible for Yale's researchers to continue publish their OA research articles in BioMed Central's journals.

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Cornell University Library joins Google Book Search Library project - 10 Aug 2007

Cornell University Library, one of the leading academic research libraries in the US, has announced that it is partnering with internet search services provider Google, Inc., US. Cornell University is reportedly the 27th institution to join the Google Book Search Library Project, which digitises books or parts of books from major libraries and allows Internet users to search their collections online.

Under the initiative, Google will digitise nearly 500,000 works from the Library and make them available online using Google Book Search. Materials from Mann Library, one of 20 member libraries that comprise Cornell University Library, will be digitised as part of the agreement. Mann's collections includes titles in subjects such as biological sciences, natural resources, plant, animal and environmental sciences, applied economics, management and public policy, human development, textiles and apparel, nutrition and food science.

Over the next six years, Cornell will provide Google with public domain and copyrighted holdings from its collections. If a work has no copyright restrictions, the full text will be available for online viewing. For books protected by copyright, a search will provide basic information such as the book's title, author's name and at most a few lines of text related to the search. In addition, Google will provide Cornell with a digital copy of all the materials scanned, which will eventually be incorporated into the university's own digital library.

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IOP Publishing set to publish AAS' research journals - 10 Aug 2007

Non-profit scientific publisher Institute of Physics Publishing (IOP), UK, has announced a partnership with the American Astronomical Society (AAS) to publish the Society's flagship research journals.

Under the deal, IOP will publish The Astronomical Journal, starting with the January 1, 2008 issue. It will begin accepting manuscripts for publication in the journal in September 2007. Contingent on a successful transition for The Astronomical Journal, The Astrophysical Journal Part I, Part II Letters and The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series will commence publication with IOP on January 1, 2009.

Wholly owned by the Institute of Physics, IOP Publishing is an international leader in scientific publishing and electronic dissemination of information and news in the field of physics.

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McGraw-Hill Higher Education, MERLOT partner to enhance online content for colleges - 10 Aug 2007

Educational material publisher McGraw-Hill Higher Education (MHHE), US, and Multimedia Educational Resource for Online Learning and Teaching (MERLOT) have announced a strategic alliance to support the latter's Accelerating Development of Quality Hybrid and Online Courses initiative. MERLOT is a leading edge, user-centered, searchable collection of over 17,000 online learning materials created and used by over 48,000 registered members and a set of faculty development support services.

Under the agreement, instructional designers from McGraw-Hill Higher Education's Learning Solutions team and MERLOT will work closely to explore and evaluate strategies for blending publisher and open education resources, improve learning outcomes, and reduce the costs of course materials for students.

In addition, MHHE's Learning Solutions team will integrate MERLOT peer-reviewed learning materials throughout their online course offerings, providing higher education institutions with a 'MERLOT Enhanced' online course library. Also, users will be able to access MHHE's online course library via a sponsored portal on the MERLOT website.

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StayWell Custom Communications launches new corporate website - 10 Aug 2007

Custom print and online health publisher StayWell Custom Communications, a division of MediMedia USA, has launched a new corporate website for hospitals, health plans, employers and retailers.

Developed in response to the company's expanded portfolio, the site features StayWell Custom's latest product offerings, including the recent acquisition of Greystone.net's consumer Health Libraries package, service-line specific content packages and multimedia tools like podcasts, vodcasts, video and animation. The website also includes information about StayWell Custom Communications' expertise in how a publication can be taken to the next level of effectiveness.

StayWell Custom Communications is a full-service, custom publisher of health-related custom print publications and online health information solutions. The company is part of the StayWell family of companies that reaches 80 million individuals each year with print and online health information. This includes Krames, StayWell Health Management, Consumer Health Publishing Group/Harvard Health Publications, StayWell Productions, and the Red Cross Strategic Business Alliance.

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University of Chicago Press selects PCG to deliver increased revenues in Europe - 10 Aug 2007

Research, sales and marketing services provider Publishers Communication Group (PCG), a division of Publishing Technology, Inc., has announced an agreement with academic university press publisher University of Chicago Press (UCP), US, to deliver a comprehensive European Sales and Marketing programme.

Under the agreement, PCG will work closely with the Press to expand the circulation of its 44 journal publications spanning medicine, social sciences, economics and philosophy, in European libraries, hospitals, medical schools, government agencies and research facilities. The agreement began at the start of July, and PCG is currently recruiting for a European Business Development Manager to cover Europe from PCG's UK office.

The University of Chicago Press is one of the largest American university presses. Chicago Journals publishes periodicals and serials in a wide range of disciplines, including several journals that were the first scholarly publications in their respective fields. Online since 1995, Chicago Journals has also been a pioneer in electronic publishing, delivering original, peer-reviewed research from international scholars to a worldwide audience.

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Wiley-Blackwell and SCI launch journal on sustainable energy - 10 Aug 2007

Publisher Wiley-Blackwell, UK, and the Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) have announced the premier issue of Biofuels, Bioproducts, and Biorefining (Biofpr), a new journal covering the emerging field of sustainable products, fuels and energy. The first online issue will be freely available to the biorenewables community. Prof. Bruce E. Dale from the department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Michigan State University, serves as Editor-in-Chief of the journal.

Biofpr publishes peer-reviewed critical reviews, commentary, patent intelligence and business news highlights. It seeks to provide an overview of the key advances in all areas related to the biorenewables sector - from the science and technology of feedstock design and processing to business and commercial analysis.

The journal adopts Wiley's new business model for new journal launches, in which complimentary online access will be available to institutions throughout 2007 and 2008. In addition, the free access web portal, www.biofpr.com, supplements the journal by guiding users through the latest advances in the academic, industrial and government sectors. The portal includes latest product news and features, patent intelligence and community pages.

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Library Journal selects Firstlight technology for online publication - 09 Aug 2007

B2B information provider Reed Business Information (RBI), US, has announced that www.libraryjournal.com is the company's latest website to go live with Industry Leaders, its new search and contextual advertising programme. The Industry Leaders Programme is powered by Firstlight technology, a white label contextual advertising and search technology for online publishers.

A publication of Reed Business Information, Library Journal, is read by more than 1, 00,000 library directors, administrators, and staff in public, academic, and special libraries. The journal, now in its 132nd year of publication, is one of the oldest publications covering the library field.

As a white label solution, Firstlight allows publishers to offer their advertisers its patent pending Editorial Related Advertising (E|R|A) technology. The E|R|A technology drives targeted users to online marketing and product messages via related editorial links, custom search directories and SEO expertise. Firstlight's technology and consultancy services offer companies the most targeted online advertising while giving publishers complete go-to-market sales support.

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Ángel Estrada completes sale of publishing business - 09 Aug 2007

Educational publisher ángel Estrada y Compañía S.A., Argentina, has announced the completion of the sale of its publishing division, Editorial Estrada, S.A., to Macmillan Publishers Limited. A preliminary announcement was made in May 2007.

The sale comes at time when Angel Estrada's publishing division is showing strong growth, solid results, and owns a substantial share of the market in educational textbooks and books for school libraries.

Post deal, ángel Estrada will continue to operate, focusing on its school and business stationery business. The company, founded in 1869, is the nation's first publishing house. Its flagship stationery brands include Arte and Rivadavia. The company's two business divisions - school and business stationery - possess the brands Rivadavia, América, el Nene and Arte. The divisions publish creative educational texts as well as complementary teaching materials. Angel Estrada runs a stationery factory in the province of La Rioja. It also has a modern distribution facility in Spegazzini, Buenos Aires province.

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ebrary signs new publishing partners - 09 Aug 2007

E-book technology firm ebrary, US, has announced that it has partnered with a number of new publishers. These include University of Virginia Press, Allen & Unwin, Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), A&C Black, and Vandeplas Publishing.

Under the deal, ebrary's new publishing partners will allow their content to be available to libraries and other organisations through the ebrary platform, under flexible payment and access models.

ebrary seeks to help libraries and publishers 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. It currently offers a growing selection of more than 120,000 e-books and other titles from more than 260 publishers and aggregators.

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PCG to represent University of California Press in Europe - 09 Aug 2007

Research, sales and marketing services provider Publishers Communication Group (PCG), a division of Publishing Technology, Inc., has announced an agreement with the University of California Press to deliver European sales representation.

Under the deal, PCG will provide a full-time, dedicated sales representative to UC Press, based in the UK and covering most of Europe. The agreement began at the start of July and covers the Press' own journals, along with those of the societies on behalf of which it publishes, including the American Anthropological Association's electronic collection of anthropological scholarship, AnthroSource.

The official European presence for UC Press is expected to deliver a more direct, personal level of contact with potential customers in that key market, ensuring greater exposure for its books, journals and digital content.

University of California Press is a university press and publisher of humanities and social sciences journals, with a focus on anthropology, musicology, history, religion, cultural and area studies, sociology, law and literature.

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Southern Medical Journal launches expert Commentaries on latest studies - 09 Aug 2007

Healthcare publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW), US, and the editors of the Southern Medical Journal (SMJ) have announced a new online feature designed to help physicians learn about, interpret and implement the results of new studies. The new feature, called 'Rapid Response,' is currently available on the SMJ website at http://www.sma.org/smj/rapid_response. The SMJ is published by the Southern Medical Association (SMA) and LWW, which is part of Wolters Kluwer Health.

In the new Rapid Response section, the editors of SMJ identify and provide links to important new studies focusing on research likely to have a significant impact on clinical practice. Each topic is accompanied by one or more invited commentaries written by experts in the relevant fields. Initial topics selected for Rapid Responses include several studies that have made headlines in recent weeks. These include the possible cardiovascular risks of rosiglitazone, the safety of antipsychotics for patients with dementia, and the relationship between vitamin D intake and breast cancer risk. New articles and commentaries will be posted at frequent intervals.

Rapid Response is available free of charge to all readers. In the near future, the editors hope to add new interactive features, including the opportunity for readers to post comments, opinions and questions.

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Springer to publish new technical book series from Aachen - 09 Aug 2007

Publishing House Springer Verlag, Germany, and RWTH Aachen University, one of Germany's leading technological universities, have announced the launch of a new book series - RWTHedition.

RWTHedition seeks to make innovative research results available to the international research community. The new series will present selected work from researchers at RWTH Aachen University in English. The first book in the series, Auralization Fundamentals of Acoustics, Modelling, Simulation, Algorithms and Acoustic Virtual Reality, deals with the computer-generated production and reproduction of sounds and will be published in 2008.

The series evolved from the long-standing cooperation between the two partners and its purpose is to foster the dissemination of cutting-edge research results to the international scientific community on a lasting basis.

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WK Health's sports science journal gets top impact factor ranking - 09 Aug 2007

Medical information provider Wolters Kluwer Health (WK Health), US, has announced that its journal Adis Sports Medicine has achieved the highest impact factor ranking in its category, making it the most frequently cited journal by researchers on the subject of sports medicine.

Launched in 1984, Adis Sports Medicine is claimed to be the first journal to focus on publishing review articles on the topic of sports science. The journal is seen as an essential source for review articles in exercise science and sports medicine. Published by WK Health, it seeks to bridge the gap between science and practice in the promotion of exercise and health and the scientific assessment, study and understanding of sports performance.

The 2006 Impact Factor ranking, recently announced by Thomson Scientific, shows Adis Sports Medicine to have an Impact Factor rating of 3.5, ahead of the Journal of Applied Physiology in the sports sciences category. Two other WK Health publications, Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews and Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, also received higher impact factors than the previous year.

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AFS launches new technical journal - 08 Aug 2007

The American Foundry Society (AFS) has announced the launch of a new publication - the International Journal of Metalcasting (IJMC). The premiere issue will be available from September 2007.

A quarterly publication, the IJMC will work closely with the annual AFS Transactions to provide scientific leaders in the industry with the latest developments in metalcasting research and technology throughout the year. All technical white papers published in the journal will be approved only after a rigorous peer review process. The editorial peer review board represents three international metalcasting groups - academia (metalcasting professors); science and research (personnel from national labs, research and scientific institutions); and industry (leading technical personnel from metalcasting facilities).

A not-for-profit technical and management society, AFS promotes the interests of the metalcasting industry before the legislative and executive branches of the federal government. With the direction of its volunteer committee structure, the society provides support in the areas of technology, management and education to further activities that will enhance the economic progress of the metalcasting industry.

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Aries unveils latest version of online manuscript submission system - 08 Aug 2007

Online submission system provider Aries Systems Corporation, US, has announced the latest upgrade to Editorial Manager, its online manuscript submission and peer review system. The product is reportedly used by over 2,400 scholarly and scientific journals.

Version 6.0 of Editorial Manager extends the system's web-based configuration options, so that journals can enhance their capture and use of peer review content. Using the new configuration options, a journal can choose to create a new data field to identify that a manuscript has 'press release potential'. This data can be selectively displayed to appropriate users, and searches can be run to identify manuscripts that meet the criteria. Using traditional software customisation methodologies, adding such new workflows would cost tens of thousands of dollars, but in Editorial Manager it can be configured by users in minutes at no cost.

As part of the release, Aries' Preprint Manager Product Tracking has also undergone numerous enhancements. Production workflows now include 'must be started by dates' so that journals are warned that a particular task such as copy editing or author proofing must be started by a certain date in order to meet an established journal issue deadline. Journals can also configure production status terms that are triggered by the completion of selected production tasks.

A growing number of publishers and scholarly societies use Preprint Manager Production Tracking including Nature Publishing Group, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the American Roentgen Ray Society. All Editorial Manager journals will be upgraded to the new release within two months.

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BioMed Central journals tracked by MEDLINE and Thomson Scientific - 08 Aug 2007

Open access publisher Biomed Central, US, has announced that the International Journal of Health Geographics has been accepted for tracking by Thomson Scientific as part of the Social Science Citation Index. The journal will receive its first official impact factor in 2010.

In addition, three more titles from the independent journals portfolio have recently been accepted for indexing in MEDLINE. These include Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine; Journal of Neuroinflammation; and Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases.

The journals were selected for MEDLINE based on the recommendation of the Literature Selection Technical Review Committee (LSTRC), an NIH-chartered advisory committee of external experts. These journals are among 73 BioMed Central titles now indexed in MEDLINE. In addition, all BioMed Central journals are included in PubMed, PubMed Central, Scirus, Scopus and Google Scholar.

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Mary Ann Liebert launches new journal, 'Environmental Justice' - 08 Aug 2007

Medical publisher Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., US, has announced the launch of a new peer-reviewed journal, Environmental Justice. Slated for launch in early 2008, the journal will focus on the legal challenges threatening and adversely affecting the population's health and well being, especially among minority and low-income groups.

A quarterly publication, Environmental Justice will cover legal challenges and lawsuits to ensure prevention of harmful policies, projects and developments, as well as issues of compliance and enforcement, activism and corrective actions. The journal will publish studies that demonstrate the adverse health affects on population who are most subject to health and environmental hazards as well as the complicated issues inherent in remediation, funding, relocation of facilities that pose hazardous risk to health, and selection for new locations. Questions of legalities in relation to these concerns will be anticipated and discussed.

The target readership includes not only attorneys, but professionals in public health and health policy, housing and community development, environmental planners, legislators, industry and citizen activists.

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Thieme Publishers releases new book - Teaching Atlas of Acupuncture - 08 Aug 2007

Thieme Publishers, part of STM publisher Thieme Publishing Group, Germany, has announced the release of 'Teaching Atlas of Acupuncture Volume 1: Channels and Points'. Authored by Dr Piero Ettore Quirico and Dr. Tiziana Pedrali, this comprehensive atlas-textbook integrates Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with western medicine by studying the fundamentals and clinical practice of acupuncture.

The book is divided into four sections. While the first section offers a concise review of all major acupuncture points, presenting their clinical applications in table format, the second section includes more than 200 full-color illustrations. Cross-sections depict concrete anatomic structures in the vicinity of each acupuncture point, illustrating skin, muscles, nerves, blood vessels, and bones. The following sections provide additional information on auricular and scalp acupuncture points, Chinese therapeutic techniques other than acupuncture, and reflexology plates.

With more than 400 pages, the atlas-textbook provides concrete answers and guidance on a wide range of questions pertaining to anatomy in acupuncture practice. The forthcoming volume 2, Clinical Indications, is projected as an ideal supplement to this atlas, providing detailed clinical indications and comparisons between Western and TCM indications for each acupuncture point.

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University of Melbourne and DA Information announce distribution deal - 08 Aug 2007

The University of Melbourne has announced a new distribution deal with DA Information Services, Australia. DA is one of Australia's largest full service library suppliers of professional and scholarly books, journals, electronic databases and online tools.

Under the deal, DA will market worldwide the University's wide range of new-generation teaching resources. Through this partnership, the University seeks to propagate its work across the globe. DA is also evolving its content aggregation models.

The new arrangement will provide an opportunity for the University to participate in content aggregation activity via DA and to commercially benefit from its participation in such activities. In addition, DA has appointed two well-known industry figures, Marek Palka and Susan Dunne, previously with Oxford University Press, to work directly with the University on this project to ensure that the material receives exposure through the company's global networks.

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Ziff Davis names new Chief Executive - 08 Aug 2007

Integrated media firm Ziff Davis Media, Inc., US, has announced the appointment of Jason Young, currently President of Ziff Davis Media's Consumer/Small Business Group, as CEO. He succeeds Robert F. Callahan, who will continue in his role as Chairman of Ziff Davis Media. The shift was made in concert with the sale of the Ziff Davis Enterprise Group (ZDE) to Insight Venture Partners, which closed July 31, 2007.

Young has spent the majority of his career at Ziff Davis, originally joining the company in 1990. Since 2004, Young has been President of the Consumer/Small Business Division, overseeing market-leading brands PC Magazine, PCMag.com, ExtremeTech.com and DL.TV, as well as the development of the highly successful DigitalLife show.

ZDE was sold for nearly $150 million cash, subject to certain adjustments in accordance with the purchase and sale agreement, plus an earn-out payment of up to $10 million in cash based on 2007 full-year results of ZDE.

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Collexis names new Executive VP/Chief Marketing Officer - 07 Aug 2007

Knowledge management and discovery software developer Collexis, US, recently announced the appointment of Darrell W. Gunter as its Executive VP/Chief Marketing Officer.

Prior to this, Gunter served as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for STM publisher Elsevier. During his tenure with Elsevier, he successfully launched a new regional office for sales and service to the academic, government and corporate markets in North, Central and South America.

In his new position, Gunter will join the executive team of a company whose software enables researchers in government, educational institutions, pharmaceutical and other industries to better research an ever-increasing body of literature, data and discoveries.

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EBSCO Information Services reaches major content milestone - 07 Aug 2007

Journal subscription services provider EBSCO Information Services, US, has announced that the company has recently crossed a significant content milestone. End Users will now be able to view over 16,000 e-journals and 10 million articles through EBSCO's access services.

EBSCO's suite of access services provide end-users with a diverse set of tools to enable and simplify access to e-journal content. These include an A-to-Z listing service, an e-journal gateway, searchable and browsable tables of contents, authentication services and direct links to e-journal articles from within the search results of virtually any EBSCOhost database. E-journals ordered through EBSCO are automatically made available throughout its suite of services.

EBSCO Information Services is the leading service provider for e-journal, e-book, package and print subscriptions, a suite of e-resource management tools, full-text and secondary databases and related services for all types of libraries and research organisations. EBSCO's comprehensive solutions include proven systems to consolidate ordering, invoicing, claiming and renewals as well as assistance with licensing and registration requirements for its e-journal and e-package customers worldwide.

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FDC Reports launches new website - FDA Legislative Watch - 07 Aug 2007

Publisher FDC Reports, Inc., US, part of STM publisher Elsevier, has announced the launch of FDA Legislative Watch (http://www.fdalegislativewatch.com), a new beta website to understand current FDA reform initiatives.

FDA Legislative Watch is written particularly for biomedical industry professionals who need to understand how current legislative developments will affect their business. It features highly insightful, original reporting on some of the latest legislative issues, including follow-on biologics, drug safety, food safety, DTC advertising, patent reform, medical devices (MDUFMA), FDA Revitalization Act (PDUFA) and more. In addition, it will provide complimentary coverage from FDC publications such as 'The Pink Sheet' and 'The Gray Sheet'.

FDA Legislative Watch seeks to help readers stay on top of the latest legislative efforts to reform the FDA with complimentary news and analysis about legislative developments that affect FDA-regulated businesses; complimentary weekly email newsletters and legislative alerts; complimentary archives and online search; and a complimentary round-the-clock newsfeed featuring FDA legislative news from the web.

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Nanoethics Group publishes anthology with John Wiley - 07 Aug 2007

The Nanoethics Group, a non-partisan research organisation formed to study nanotechnology's impact on society and related ethical issues, has announced the release of a collection of papers. Published by John Wiley & Sons, a publisher in science and nanotechnology, the 416-page anthology seeks to address both urgent and distant issues related to nanotechnology's impact on society. It is projected to become an indispensable resource in educating and starting a dialogue among students, policymakers, industry stakeholders, as well as the general public on nanoethics.

With papers from nearly 40 respected experts worldwide, the anthology entitled 'Nanoethics: The Ethical and Social Implications of Nanotechnology' is seen as the first to tackle a full range of issues facing nanotechnology. The anthology also reprints influential articles, such as Bill Joy's 'Why The Future Doesn't Need Us' that already had sparked much debate.

The paperback version of the anthology is priced at US$39.95 to encourage university and broader adoption as a way to further public discourse in nanoethics.

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Publisher Jones and Bartlett forms new global partnerships - 07 Aug 2007

Educational publisher Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc., US, has announced new partnerships with several international organisations. These include the British Paramedic Association, Toronto Emergency Medical Services, the British Association of Chief Police Officers, and the Association for Health Research and Development in Latin America.

J&B has long sought to create strategic partnerships with prestigious and influential national organisations. By expanding existing partnerships and securing new relationships in international markets, the company seeks to broaden its product offerings to include numerous custom publications for overseas markets.

Among new international initiatives are three new programmes geared towards emergency response personnel, which are the result of a new partnership with the British Paramedic Association. The Association's College of Paramedics provides support for ambulance professionals throughout the UK. It has authored a customised version of two of J&B's top selling programmes - Nancy Caroline's Emergency Care in the Streets and First Aid, CPR, and AED Standard.

First Aid, CPR and AED has proved to be a popular resource internationally, with another custom version of the book published in partnership with Toronto Emergency Medical Services. Toronto EMS is using the J&B materials to train over 15,000 emergency response and public service professionals throughout Ontario. In other public safety news, the Portuguese government has recently chosen J&B's First Responder programme to train members of its military in vital, lifesaving skills.

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USP, Ascend Media partner to publish 'Remington: the Science and Practice of Pharmacy' - 07 Aug 2007

University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (USP) on behalf of its Advanced Concepts Institute (ACI) has announced a partnership with medical and healthcare publisher Ascend Media, US.

Under the deal, Ascend Media will publish the 22nd edition of 'Remington: The Science and Practice of Pharmacy,' which is seen as an essential resource for all in the pharmaceutical industry. The deal allows USP to better reach students, educators, and professional sectors, while providing Ascend access to the extensive pharmaceutical, science, and health care resources and expertise.

Currently in its 21st edition, 'Remington' covers all aspects of the science and practice of pharmacy. The publication is used for pharmaceutics, therapeutics, and pharmacy practice courses in primary curricula. It is widely recognised as being both practice-oriented while maintaining its traditionally reliable coverage of scientific aspects of pharmacy. The latest edition will be developed maximising the latest technology available to deliver content that is more timely, accessible, and searchable.

Ascend Media publishes more than 30 journals and magazines in the medical and allied health care industries. The company serves more than 40 medical associations with daily newspapers, directories, and marketing programmes, as well as organises continuing medical education programmes and symposia.

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Yale University libraries drop BioMed Central's open access membership - 07 Aug 2007

The Cushing/Whitney Medical and Kline Science Libraries of Yale University have reportedly decided to end their support for BioMed Central's Open Access publishing effort. The libraries claim to have covered 100 percent of the author page charges which allowed these papers to be made freely available at the time of publication via the Internet. The libraries will however continue to support all Yale-authored articles currently in submission to BioMed Central as of July 27, 2007.

The libraries' BioMedCentral membership represented an opportunity to test the technical viability and the business model of the OA publisher. While the technology proved acceptable, the business model failed to provide a practical long-term revenue base. Instead, the OA publisher has reportedly asked for more contributions from libraries to subsidise its activities.

The Yale libraries have had to deal with unprecedented increases in electronic resources, forcing them to make choices about which resources to keep. The BioMed Central model therefore had to be dropped at this juncture. Library authorities have noted that if BioMed Central develops a more viable economic model, they may consider renewing their financial support.

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Physical Therapy Reviews special issue on World Physical Therapist Education - 06 Aug 2007

Academic publisher Maney Publishing, UK, has announced that the latest issue of Physical Therapy Reveiws is a special issue on World Physical Therapist Education. The issue was timed to coincide with World Physical Therapy 2007, the Congress of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT).

The issue contains papers on physiotherapy education in Australia, Canada, Greece, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Taiwan, Sweden, the UK and USA. It features a Guest Editorial, which highlights the value of the experiences of individual physical therapists in revealing the state of physical therapy education around the worldwide. The editorial is available for free download at www.ingentaconnect.com/content/maney/ptr.

Physical Therapy Reviews is aimed at all those involved in research, teaching and practice within the area of physical therapy. The journal publishes contemporary reviews, discussion papers and editorials within the field. The wide diversity of peer-reviewed papers covers both basic and clinical sciences which form the basis of physical therapy.

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Brian Crawford to head ACS Publications - 06 Aug 2007

The American Chemical Society (ACS) Publications Division, US, has named Brian D. Crawford as President, effective August 6. He will succeed Robert D. Bovenschulte, who is retiring after 10 years in the role. Crawford is currently senior vice president of ACS's Journals Publishing Group.

In his new position, Crawford will work to ensure that the Publications Division continues to strive for publishing excellence by leveraging innovative web publishing technologies, creative editorial products in response to R&D trends and market needs, and flexible information access models for authors, customers, and readers worldwide. He is currently serving a two-year term as chairman of the executive council of the Professional & Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers. He has also served on the board of directors of the American Medical Publishers Association and the Wiley Foundation.

The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society provides the worldwide scientific community with a comprehensive collection of the most cited peer-reviewed journals in the chemical and related sciences. The division publishes or co-publishes 36 chemistry journals in addition to its weekly newsmagazine covering the chemical enterprise, Chemical & Engineering News.

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CMP Technology's Marie Myers to be inducted into the Publishing Executive Hall of Fame - 06 Aug 2007

Marketing solutions provider CMP Technology, US, has announced that Marie Myers, Senior Vice President, Manufacturing, will be inducted into the 2007 Publishing Executive Hall of Fame.

Myers has been employed with CMP for 25 years and has nearly 30 years of experience in the publishing industry. A strong leader and innovative thinker, she has added new processes such as a digital asset management system, ad portal and virtual proofing. Currently, she is working on changing CMP's internal work flow from Rampage ripped files to a PDF work flow. Myers was responsible for CMP's flagship publication, InformationWeek's co-binding with the US News & World Report, which was the first time weeklies from different publishing companies coordinated the process on the bindery machines at the printer.

Louis J. Milani, Senior Director, Publishing Operations and Business Affairs, Consumers Union; and Michael Weinstein, Vice President, EDP and Manufacturing, Oxford University Press, were also inducted into the 2007 Publishing Executive Hall of Fame. These executives represent the best of the best in the publishing industry and will be honored for their achievements and contributions to the printing and publishing industry at a Hall of Fame gala in Chicago's McCormick Place.

The Gold Ink Award winners were chosen from nearly 1,500 entries submitted within 50 different categories. Winning pieces surpassed their competitors based on print quality, technical difficulty and overall visual effect.

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Engineering Information's Compendex Database adds 10 millionth record - 06 Aug 2007

Engineering Information (Ei), Inc., a US-based provider of online information to engineering researchers, has announced that the 10 millionth record has been added to the Compendex database and loaded on the Engineering Village discovery platform. Compendex is a bibliographic database covering published engineering literature, which is used by professional engineers, engineering students, researchers and information professionals worldwide.

The 10 millionth article added to Compendex on the Engineering Village discovery platform is titled 'Hydrothermal synthesis of hydroxyapatite powders using alkyl ammonium bromides as surfactants.' The article appears in the journal Key Engineering Materials, volume 342-343, 2007, and is authored by a team of researchers led by Hyun-Jung Park from the Department of Ceramics Building Materials at the Korea Institute of Ceramic Engineering and Technology.

Since its creation in 1969, Compendex has offered broad coverage of significant engineering literature available. The database has expanded its coverage steadily as the volume of published engineering literature has grown. More than 650,000 new records were added to the database in 2006 alone. Records are carefully selected and indexed to ensure a breadth of literature upon which researchers can rely. Compendex now covers over 5,600 serial sources each year, originating from over 55 countries.

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Gale, Elsevier announce publishing partnership - 06 Aug 2007

Educational content provider Gale, US, has announced STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, as its latest publishing partner on the Gale Virtual Reference Library. Elsevier is the 38th publisher with content housed on Gale's recently enhanced platform for delivering electronic reference material as eBooks.

Under the deal, Elsevier will add 42 titles focusing on chemistry, mathematics, medicine, animals, physics, and physical and social science to the Gale Virtual Referenced Library. These include Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition, Encyclopedia of the Solar System, International Encyclopedia of Hospitality Management, Encyclopedia of Insects and Encyclopedia of Volcanoes, among others.

The Gale Virtual Reference Library delivers electronic reference materials in a convenient, easily searchable and downloadable format. Other partners recently added to the Library include Greenwood, Brill Academic and Springer; also added were new titles from Wiley and Sage Reference.

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Learning Light partners with Cambridge University Press to distribute UK LearnOnline materials - 06 Aug 2007

Learning Light (LL), UK, a non-profit centre of excellence in the use of learning technologies, has announced a partnership with academic publisher Cambridge University Press (CUP), US. Under the deal, LL will use the latter's Global Grid for Learning platform to distribute learning content worldwide on behalf of the UK LearnOnline consortium.

UK LearnOnline is a consortium of learning content producers which promotes the UK learning industry on a global scale. LL was appointed trustee of the consortium in May 2007. The company's role within the consortium is to be its exclusive representative to manage the marketing, sales licensing and administration of the National Learning Network materials directly and through resellers worldwide.

The Global Grid for Learning is a subscription-based website and web service providing reliable and copyright-cleared educational content to schools and teachers across the globe. The Grid supports the University's aims to advance learning, knowledge and research worldwide. The service integrates with a wide variety of software platforms and devices and brings together established publishers to provide teachers and learners with the capability to search, preview and download from a library of diverse and rich digital assets including video, simulations and graphics that teachers can use to design personalised learning for their students.

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NRC-CISTI launches Pay Per Article service - 06 Aug 2007

The National Research Council of Canada's Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (NRC-CISTI) has announced the launch of a new Pay Per Article service. The service allows any researcher to search a database of over 11 million articles, and pay by credit card to view and print those selected. No pre-registration, user name or password is required.

The new service provides speedy access to a range of scientific, technical and medical articles held locally in NRC-CISTI's electronic and print journal collections. Articles that are not available through the Pay Per Article service remain accessible through CISTI's catalogue.

The Pay Per Article option gives researchers in science, technology and medicine a simple way to find and use the information they need. While articles from NRC-CISTI's electronic collection (indicated with a green mouse symbol) are available for viewing immediately, those in the print collection (indicated with a red flying envelope symbol) must first be scanned. Users will receive a link by e-mail when the article is ready to be viewed and printed. Access to all articles is for one view, one print. Access begins when the link is opened and ends when the link is closed.

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BRILL selects IngentaConnect to support 50,000 article backfile - 03 Aug 2007

Information and publishing services provider Ingenta, UK, recently signed a new agreement with Dutch publishing house, BRILL. Under the deal, 50,000 digitised articles, dating back to 1890, will be added to BRILL's presence on IngentaConnect, the home of scholarly research.

The new content will be available in early 2008, at which point many of BRILL's 119 publications will be accessible back to volume 1, issue 1. Also, Ingenta will supply the backdata to BRILL's archiving partners, to ensure that content is both immediately available via IngentaConnect, and preserved for perpetuity.

IngentaConnect (www.ingentaconnect.com) provides access to over 10,000 electronic journal, book and monograph titles and over 20,000 fax- and Ariel-delivered publications. The site receives over 20 million user sessions a month from over 5 million unique users, and enables users to view full text via subscription and through a variety of different payment models such as library payment accounts, individual subscription sales and article pay-per-view access.

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CrossRef, iParadigms sign agreement to develop cross-publisher plagiarism detection service - 03 Aug 2007

Publisher linking services provider CrossRef, US, has announced an agreement with iParadigms, US, to develop a system that allows scholarly and professional publishers to verify the originality of submitted and published works.

The service, when launched, will be called 'CrossCheck.' Six leading academic publishers have already agreed to allow their full-text content to be indexed for the pilot, and to test the service along several measures. These include Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Taylor & Francis, BMJ Publishing Group Ltd. and the Association for Computing Machinery.

iParadigms, LLC is a leading provider of web-based solutions to check documents for originality and plagiarism. The company's products include Turnitin, an internet service used by millions of students and faculty for the digital assessment of academic work, and iThenticate, an internet service which enables companies to determine originality and check documents for misappropriation.

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GlobalSpec forms partnership with McGraw-Hill Professional - 03 Aug 2007

Search engine and online engineering community operator GlobalSpec, US, has announced a partnership with McGraw-Hill Professional, part of McGraw-Hill Companies, US. Under the deal, GlobalSpec's 3.8 million monthly visitors will now have access to more than 17,000 copyrighted definitions from McGraw-Hill Professional's new Digital Engineering Library.

Engineering, technical and industrial professionals who visit the GlobalSpec 'Definitions' page located at http://www.globalspec.com/definitions, will now be able to find comprehensive definitions in a variety of disciplines. These include chemical engineering, design engineering, electronics, mechanics, systems engineering and thermodynamics.

McGraw-Hill Professional is a provider of engineering information and provides the engineering community with authoritative reference in print and on demand through The McGraw-Hill Digital Engineering Library. The Digital Engineering Library is structured around 12 major areas of engineering and more than 200 topics, allowing users to quickly narrow their search down to their specialised information needs.

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Knovel, JISC Collections sign agreement to make science and technology resources available to UK academic institutions - 03 Aug 2007

Web-based information services provider Knovel Corporation, US, has announced a three-year agreement with JISC Collections. Under the deal, academic institutions in the UK will gain access to Knovel's engineering resources. JISC member institutions will now benefit from the addition of Knovel to the JISC Collections portfolio of resources, and will be able to subscribe to a collection of resources in science, technology and engineering.

Knovel aids academic teaching, learning and research by providing reliable resources that are relevant to the subjects taught in academic institutions, and by enabling precise enquiries to be fulfilled using the optimised search and interactive tools. Through the use of the JISC Model License, it will be possible for undergraduate and postgraduate students, teaching staff and researchers alike to use Knovel in a variety of ways to enrich education and research.

JISC Collections was established as a mutual trading company by the UK further and higher education funding councils in 2006 to negotiate with publishers of online information and other owners of digital content. The range of resources licensed for use by such agreements constitutes a large national collection of online resources for education and research.

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NIDA renames scientific journal - 03 Aug 2007

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a component of the National Institutes of Health, has announced that it is changing the name of its scientific journal Perspectives to the Journal of Addiction Science & Clinical Practice, starting with the November issue. The new title is designed to better reflect the journal's commitment to covering the exchange of ideas between researchers, clinicians, and others in the field of addiction science.

NIDA will also increase the number of issues per year from once to twice a year, to accommodate the sizeable portfolio of scientific literature being produced in the growing field of drug abuse and addiction research. Also, the journal will be included in the National Library of Medicine's MEDLINE (Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online) database.

Addiction Science & Clinical Practice seeks to promote dialogue between scientists and addiction treatment professionals with the aim of improving drug abuse treatment and research. The journal's exchange of information, observations, and insights helps clinicians make the most of their programmes and treatment outcomes while providing researchers with tools to construct new hypotheses and design studies highly relevant to the needs of providers and patients. Each issue includes up-to-the-minute reviews by leading researchers; top service providers' perspectives on what can and does work in diverse community treatment settings; panel discussions on the practical implications of each article for both researchers and service providers; and examples of successful research-practice collaborations.

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Reprints Desk in deal to deliver articles from Oxford Journals - 03 Aug 2007

Reprints Desk, a US-based content re-purposing company focused on medical and scientific publishing, has announced an agreement with Oxford Journals, a division of Oxford University Press, UK. Under the deal, Reprints Desk will deliver PDFs of individual journal articles from nearly 200 journals published by Oxford University Press.

Reprints Desk provides full-service article delivery that allows customers to order published articles via the means that works best for them. The company's article delivery service is an enterprise alternative to individual credit card purchases of articles, and can be integrated with existing databases and online subscriptions.

The Reprints Desk service provides access to both online journals and physical library collections. Articles are delivered in their original format and color, either as a PDF or a professionally printed hardcopy, with no extra charge for color. Reprints Desk provides fast turn-around and integrated data management and reporting capabilities.

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ZDE spun off from Ziff Davis Media with investment from Insight Venture - 03 Aug 2007

Integrated media firm Ziff Davis Enterprise (ZDE), US, and Insight Venture Partners have announced that, following an equity infusion by Insight, ZDE has been spun off from Ziff Davis Media as a standalone entity. Insight Venture is a software and Internet focused private equity investor. Its acquisition of ZDE is projected to help the latter build on its recent successes in delivering content and marketing solutions to the technology industry. Larry Handen and Deven Parekh, managing directors at Insight Venture, and Sloan Seymour, President and CEO of ZDE, will join the ZDE board.

ZDE offers online content, publications, events and lead generation services. With a database of nearly four million business and technology buyers, the company claims to understand the trends and needs of its influential technology and channel communities. It seeks to provide products driving results for the company's customers, and rich information for its community of technology market participants.

With the close of this transaction, the company will continue to do business using the name Ziff Davis Enterprise, with locations in New York, Boston and San Francisco.

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AutoTrader launches new publication for 30 fuel-efficient vehicles - 02 Aug 2007

AutoTrader Publishing, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cox Auto Trader, US, has announced the launch of a new publication, AutoTrader Green, dedicated to vehicles that get 30 miles per gallon (mpg) or more. The journal is claimed to be the first US publication to focus exclusively on fuel-efficient vehicles.

The recent spike in gasoline prices and an increasing concern for the environment has dramatically accelerated consumer interest in fuel-efficient vehicles. Demand for fuel-efficient vehicles is reportedly greater in the US than anywhere else in the world. The new journal is projected to provide consumers in the community with a local mechanism to view hundreds of fuel-efficient vehicles at the same time. Editorial content will include informational articles on different types of fuel-efficient cars and trucks, including Alternative-Fuel Automobiles (AFAs) such as hybrids.

AutoTrader Publishing publishes 341 automobile and light truck titles for a total circulation of 3.5 million per week. The company is also a premier provider of online consumer information, garnering 4.2 million unique visitors per month through its companion website, AutoExtra.com.

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Dear Subscribers - 02 Aug 2007

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Elsevier e-book content added to EBSCO portfolio - 02 Aug 2007

Journal subscription services provider EBSCO Information Services, US, has announced that it has added Elsevier's offering to its e-book repertoire to meet its growing customer demand for e-book collection content. Elsevier is a publisher of STM information products and services.

Accessible via ScienceDirect, Elsevier's e-book collection includes over 4,000 STM-focused eBooks, including titles from Pergamon and Academic Press imprints. Each month, this collection will be enhanced with 50 newly published titles.

In addition, the collection includes over 50 reference works, ranging from specialist studies to multi-volume broad-based encyclopedias; handbook series covering four key disciplines - economics, mathematics, physics and chemistry; and seven book series with topics ranging from business, management and economics to psychology and the social sciences.

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General Learning to publish cancer journal for UMHS - 02 Aug 2007

Publishing solutions provider General Learning Communication, US, has launched a new custom magazine called Thrive for the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. The quarterly will focus on continuing and reinforcing the relationship between the Cancer Center and its patients.

An integral part of the University of Michigan, the University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) is composed of the University of Michigan Medical School, University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, and Michigan Health Corp. UMHS seeks to improve the health of patients and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, and research and technology development. General Learning has already developed a number of original publications for the UMHS, including Michigan Cares magazine, Women's Health Newsletter and Inside View, an employee newsletter.

Established in 1969, General Learning is engaged in healthcare, educational and corporate publishing and communications. The company seeks to deliver custom publishing solutions designed to differentiate clients and help them achieve their marketing objectives.

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Inderscience launches new journal - International Journal of Liability and Scientific Enquiry - 02 Aug 2007

Scientific publisher Inderscience Publishers, Switzerland, has announced the publication of the first issue of the International Journal of Liability and Scientific Enquiry (IJLSE).

A quarterly publication, IJLSE deals with the application of scientific knowledge to litigation, adjudication, legislation and public policy, with emphasis on the implications that informed interpretation of science exert on policy choices. The journal serves as a vehicle for exploring systematic approaches to scientific evidence in specific disputes. It particularly focuses on issues involving medicine, ecological analysis and risk assessment, and 'critical appraisal' (as applied in health care sciences) to assist courts, administrative agencies, and policymakers.

With more titles to be announced shortly, Inderscience's publishing programme continues apace, pushing towards 200 and beyond. With over 14,500 papers on its full-text database, the publisher has a collection of ever-increasing significance, mapping new frontiers in emerging technologies in research, industry and governance.

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Mary Ann Liebert offers free online access of Breastfeeding Medicine - 02 Aug 2007

Medical publisher Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., US, has announced complimentary online access to all issues of its peer-reviewed medical publication, Breastfeeding Medicine, in recognition of the World Breastfeeding week (August 1 - 7 2006). The offer can be availed of till August 31, 2007 at www.liebertpub.com/bfm.

An official publication of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, Breastfeeding Medicine publishes original scientific papers, reviews, and clinical case studies on a wide spectrum of topics in lactation medicine. This includes the epidemiology, physiological and psychological benefits of breastfeeding; breastfeeding recommendations and protocols; health consequences of artificial feeding; optimal nutrition for the breastfeeding mother; breastfeeding indications and contraindications; breastfeeding the premature or sick infant; breastfeeding in the chronically ill mother; management of the breastfeeding mother on medication; and more.

Published both in print and online, the journal provides physicians with the evidence-based information they need to further educate themselves, their hospital staff, and patients on all aspects of breastfeeding to ensure optimal care for both mother and infant.

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Platts launches Chinese language petroleum information service - 02 Aug 2007

Energy information provider Platts, a division of the McGraw-Hill Companies, US, has announced the launch of Platts China Alert, a new Chinese language real-time petroleum information service. The new service is aimed at the world's most populous country and the second largest oil consumer.

Platts China Alert seeks to provide energy professionals in China with breaking industry news, market analysis and price assessments globally, via a convenient web-based platform. Presented in Chinese, the service is projected to give the Chinese audience an unbiased, independent and trusted information and price assessments available worldwide. Platts is leveraging its existing capabilities and network of industry contacts to meet the diverse requirements of China's oil and gas sector, and will utilise the expertise of a team of analysts from within China as well as its experienced global editorial group.

This is the first local-language real-time alert launched by Platts. It joins the greater suite of hundreds of long-established global energy information products, including Platts Global Alert, a real-time petroleum information service; and regional and global newsletters including Platts Oilgram Price Report, Global Power Report, Platts International Coal Report, Platts Energy in East Europe, Platts Petrochemical Report, Platts Renewable Energy Report, Platts Inside Energy, Platts UK Gas Report, Platts Nucleonics Week, Platts Energy Trader, Platts Electric Utility Week and Platts Steel Markets Daily.

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SirsiDynix names Matthew Hawkins as new COO - 02 Aug 2007

Library technology solutions provider SirsiDynix, US, has announced the appointment of Matthew J. Hawkins as chief operating officer (COO).

In his new position, Hawkins will be responsible for the company's Client Care, Implementation and Consulting & Education organisations. He brings varied experience from a range of high-level operational roles, including most recently the role of vice president and general manager of Henry Schein Practice Solutions, a Utah-based provider of healthcare software, equipment and value-added services.

SirsiDynix provides libraries with the software and services that are critical to managing their operations. The company was acquired by private-equity firm Vista Equity Partners for an undisclosed sum in January, 2007. It has about 4,000 library and consortia clients, serving more than 300 million people via over 20,000 library outlets in the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific.

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ALPSP launches ALPSP Author Choice - 01 Aug 2007

The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP), US, has announced the launch of 'ALPSP Author Choice'. ALPSP Author Choice is an optional Open Access model whereby authors can choose to make the online version of their article freely available immediately on publication.

The service is currently being offered on a trial basis that will run for 12 months, before being reviewed by the ALPSP Council. The new open access option is being tested by ALPSP to see if it provides a viable way of sustaining the costs of peer review, editing and other aspects of journal publication. The first article to be published under the new service appeared in the July 2007 issue of Learned Publishing (Volume 20, No. 3), and is entitled 'Going all the way: how Hindawi became an open access publisher' by Paul Peters.

Learned Publishing is the journal of the ALPSP, published in collaboration with the Society for Scholarly Publishing. The journal already provides 'Delayed Open Access', where all papers can be accessed free of charge 12 months after publication. The journal is also freely accessible to all ALPSP and the Society for Scholarly Publishing members, and to participants in the HINARI and AGORA projects.

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CMPMedica names Sally Shankland as CEO of CMPMedica US - 01 Aug 2007

Healthcare education and information provider CMPMedica, UK, part of United Business Media plc, has announced the promotion of Sally Shankland to CEO of CMPMedica US, effective immediately. She formerly served as SVP of CMPMedica's US promotional business unit. Shankland succeeds Vicki Masseria, who spent 26 years working at CMPMedica and its predecessor companies.

Shankland served as SVP of CMPMedica's US promotional business unit for six years prior to accepting the promotion. She orchestrated the 2006 launch of SearchMedica, an innovative series of specialty oriented professional medical search engines that contain only trusted and practical clinical information, including SearchMedica Primary Care, SearchMedica Psychiatry and SearchMedica Oncology.

CMPMedica is a global provider of healthcare information and education. It has a unique portfolio of professional media products including newspapers, magazines, drug directories, electronic databases, websites and events.

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Dear Subscribers - 01 Aug 2007

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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ProQuest to provide information science students with complimentary access to acclaimed reference tools - 01 Aug 2007

ProQuest, part of Cambridge Information Group, US, has announced that enrollment in the ProQuest Library School Program is now open for the 2007- 08 academic year. The programme makes ProQuest's acclaimed reference tools available to information science students at no charge. The programme is aimed at supporting library education, allowing students to learn essential search skills on the data resources they are likely to encounter after graduation.

All ALA-accredited library schools in North America, and library and information science degree-granting institutions outside of the US, are eligible for free term access to resources such as CSA Illustrata: Natural Sciences; Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management; eLibrary; LISA: Library and Information Science Abstracts; ABI/INFORM; Black Studies Center; COS Research Support Services; Literature Online; and more.

In addition to providing reference tools, ProQuest will make its professional training team available for on-site and/or remote training to classes utilising these products. As part of this programme, RefWorks, a sister organisation of ProQuest, has also made their web-based research management, writing, and collaboration tool available for in-class instruction.

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SAGE to publish new editions of sociology textbooks - 01 Aug 2007

Academic and professional publisher SAGE, together with its sociology imprint, Pine Forge Press, will publish several new editions of textbooks that have been released from prior publishing giants. This is part of the company's strategy to publish quality textbooks at prices that students can actually afford.

Selected new editions that Sage and Pine Forge Press will be publishing include criminal justice, communications and sociology titles such as Introduction to Criminology, Sixth Edition, Frank E. Hagan, August 2007; Juvenile Justice, Sixth Edition, Steven M. Cox et al, August 2007; Close Encounters, Second Edition, Laura K. Guerrero et al, Now Available; Schools and Society, Third Edition, Jeanne H. Ballantine and Joan Z. Spade, December 2007; and The Kaleidoscope of Gender, Second Edition, Joan Z. Spade and Catherine Valentine, December 2007.

SAGE, along with Pine Forge Press, is an international publisher of academic, educational, and professional textbooks, reference works, journals and electronic media.

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USGENE database made available on STN International - 01 Aug 2007

Biosequence information provider SequenceBase Corporation, US, and scientific information services provider FIZ Karlsruhe, Germany, have announced the launch of the USPTO Genetic Sequence Database, USGEN, on the STN International online service. USGENE is a new resource for freedom-to-operate, prior-art, validity and patent infringement searches, and is seen to perfectly complement STN's range of biosequence databases. Its collection of about 200 scientific and patent databases is expected to make the online service STN a leading provider of sci-tech information.

USGENE covers all available peptide and nucleic acid sequences from the published applications and issued patents of the US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), from 1982 to date. The database is ideal for competitive analysis of organisations with biosequence patents and current awareness alerts from the very latest USPTO sequence data.

USGENE offers three advanced sequence searching methods - NCBI BLAST, the FastA-based GETSIM, and GETSEQ for fragment or motif sequence queries. Also, it provides fully searchable organism name, sequence length, publication sequence identity number and feature tables for modifications and other features. The database includes extensive bibliographic and text search options, including publication title, abstract, patent claims, patent assignees at issue, full inventor names, plus the complete set of publication, application and parent case WIPO/PCT numbers and dates. Single-click full-text links from USGENE sequence records to USPTO original documents on the web are available to all searchers using STN Express and STN on the Web.

From August to September 2007 each STN login ID holder will benefit from a special introductory offer for USGENE usage.

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Wiley-Blackwell set to publish SAEM's official journal - Academic Emergency Medicine - 01 Aug 2007

Publisher Wiley-Blackwell, US, part of global publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc., has announced that it has been chosen by the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) to publish their flagship publication - Academic Emergency Medicine (AEM). The first issue will be published in January 2008. Dr. Michelle H. Biros from the Hennepin County Medical Center will continue to serve as editor-in-chief of the journal.

A monthly publication, Academic Emergency Medicine seeks to promote the advancement of emergency medicine research, education, and clinical practice. The journal is claimed to be the second largest peer-reviewed scientific journal in the specialty of emergency medicine. A monthly publication, Academic Emergency Medicine features original articles on the advancement of knowledge concerning emergency medicine research, investigation, education, and clinical practice. Each issue contains a broad range of topics relevant to the improvement of emergency, urgent, or critical care of the acutely ill or injured patient. Also, the journal includes review articles, conference proceedings, letters to the Editor, and short communications.

Academic Emergency Medicine will join Wiley-Blackwell's portfolio of leading medical journals and books. The global publisher will provide necessary publishing expertise and resources, enabling the journal to reach a wider international audience.

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