Serials Solutions, a ProQuest business, has announced an expanded agreement with publisher Schattauer GmbH. With this new agreement, the company continues its commitment to add to the German-language resources discoverable through the Summon service.
All of Schattauer's 22 scholarly journals devoted to medical fields will now be indexed in the Summon discovery service. The journal titles span multiple medical specialties, as well as veterinary medicine, psychology, psychotherapy, psychiatry and medical informatics.
German-language content in the Summon service includes millions of catalogue items, journal articles and specialised repositories, all of which are optimised for discovery. Advanced German-language search capabilities in the Summon service, including search and relevancy specifically tuned for German-language searching, delivers more precision for native language researchers.
Education software firm Kno, US, has announced that it has partnered with global publishing company John Wiley & Sons, Inc., US, to add top digital textbook titles for college students. The new partnership with Wiley's Global Education business will reportedly provide Kno with a range of higher education digital content, including top titles from business, engineering, mechanics, organic chemistry, physics and trigonometry.
Kno offers more than 200,000 interactive K-12 and university digital titles from over 65 textbook publishers. Its textbooks are available for the iPad, Android, Web and Windows 7.
Wiley’s collection of leading higher education titles, including Psychology in Action, Principles of Anatomy and Physiology, Contemporary Business and Professional Cooking, will be enhanced with Kno's videos, Flash Cards, Social Sharing, and other interactive features.
Kno is seeking to transform the way both K-12 and higher education students learn by making educational content available on the broadest selection of devices at the lowest possible cost. The company is committed to making learning available and flexible by tailoring it to each student's learning style.
Kno aims to combine the best of a physical textbook along with more than 70 interactive features including a Course Manager to organise textbooks by course, chapter preview to visually navigate pages, and innovative features such as 3D, Smart Links, Journal, Smart Search and Social Sharing. These are engineered to increase students' learning potential and retain the most important information.
STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, has announced the publication of a position statement by the European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS) in the journal Maturitas. The society published a clinical guide on low-dose vaginal estrogens for postmenopausal vaginal atrophy also including a summary of recommendations.
Vaginal atrophy is common after menopause and adversely affects quality of life in one out of every two women. This guide provides the evidence for the clinical use of low-dose vaginal estrogens for this condition, focusing on publications since the 2006 Cochrane systematic review. The guide concludes that low-dose vaginal estrogens are effective and that there is no need for added progestogens for endometrial protection if topical estrogens are used in the recommended doses. With regard to duration of use, recommendations vary among patients, but vaginal atrophy is a chronic condition and will recur on cessation of treatment. Thus annual review would be prudent.
Maturitas is an international multidisciplinary peer reviewed scientific journal of midlife health and beyond, publishing original research, reviews, consensus statements and guidelines. The scope encompasses all aspects of post-reproductive health in both genders ranging from basic science to health and social care.
Electronic research databases provider EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO), US, has been named to this year's InformationWeek 500, an annual listing of the nation's most innovative users of business technology. This is the second year in a row that EBSCO has achieved this recognition. The annual list was revealed earlier this week at a gala awards ceremony at the exclusive InformationWeek 500 Conference which took place at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA.
EBSCO was ranked 203rd on this year's InformationWeek 500 – a list of the top technology innovators in the US. EBSCO Publishing provides online research databases -more than 350 learning and reference products - to corporations, universities, libraries and other institutions worldwide.
EBSCO earned its ranking on this year's InformationWeek 500 for a development enabling libraries to benefit from the improved integration of content through a unified interface. EBSCO released e-books and audiobooks via EBSCOhost in order to better serve the needs of library end users and also offer end users ease of access along with a familiar, powerful user experience.
By integrating e-books into EBSCOhost, EBSCO brought these essential resources to a familiar and easy to use interface to meet the needs of any library - from the serious academic researcher looking for the latest information on a subject who will now see e-books integrated with periodical content to the public library patron looking for an e-book or audiobook to download to the latest mobile device. EBSCO will continue its goal to develop an e-book service that provides the best user experience and unparalleled content along with the most flexible acquisition and licensing arrangements.
InformationWeek identifies and honours the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual 500 listing, and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments, and administrative practices of America’s best-known companies. The InformationWeek 500 rankings are unique among corporate rankings as it spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders.
Academic publisher SAGE has reached an agreement with the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) to publish its flagship journal, the Canadian Pharmacists Journal (CPJ), beginning in 2013. Established in 1868, CPJ is the oldest continuously published periodical in Canada.
CPJ features original research and review papers on pharmacy-related news and innovative practice models as well as a variety of clinical and business topics. CPhA supports pharmacists as leading health professionals in their efforts to advance the profession of pharmacy, optimise medication use, and enhance health outcomes for their patients.
This is the second scientific Canadian journal to be published by SAGE, following the announcement of the Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy last month.
Software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider Pharmacy OneSource, part of Wolters Kluwer Health, US, is hosting a complimentary webinar, titled 'iPads and IPs: Maximizing the Use of Mobile Technology within Infection Prevention and Healthcare Epidemiology,' with Matthew E. Weissenbach. Weissenbach will review the expansion of iPad use in healthcare including important considerations with security, device selection criteria, and utilisation.
Weissenbach is an Infection Prevention Clinical Program Manager with Wolters Kluwer Health Clinical Solutions - Sentri7. As an epidemiologist, he has significant experience within healthcare informatics centered on leveraging automation to advance the fields of epidemiology and infection prevention. He has also been extensively involved in international public health, specifically infectious disease epidemiology and vector-borne illnesses.
Library information provider OCLC, US, has introduced a new OCLC WorldShare Metadata collection management functionality. This is projected to offer more efficient ways for libraries to manage electronic resources and improve user access to valuable collections.
WorldShare Metadata collection management automatically delivers WorldCat MARC records for electronic materials and ensures the metadata and access URLs for these collections are continually updated. This is expected to provide library users with better access to these materials, and library staff with more time for other priorities.
OCLC worked with libraries in North America to beta test the new functionality as part of OCLC WorldShare Metadata services. Pilots of the new functionality are planned in different regions around the world. Libraries use the collection management functionality to define and configure e-book and other electronic collections in the WorldCat knowledge base.
They then automatically receive initial and updated, customised WorldCat MARC records for all e-titles from one source. With the combination of WorldCat knowledge base holdings, WorldCat holdings and WorldCat MARC records, library users gain access to the same set of titles and content in WorldCat Local, WorldCat.org, the local library catalogue or other discovery interfaces.
OCLC WorldShare Metadata collection management services are available to all libraries with an OCLC cataloging subscription and work with other components of OCLC WorldShare Management Services as well as other library systems.
OCLC is conducting free webinars to explain more about the new functionality. Those who are interested can plan to attend one of the webinar sessions which are scheduled on September 18 and September 20 at 3:00 – 4:00 pm Eastern Time.
Journal production services provider Dartmouth Journal Services (DJS) and the Sheridan Technology Lab, together with the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH), have announced the release a full-text journal app – AJTMH – available October 2012 in Apple and Android platforms.
The iPad, iPhone and Android mobile app will offer immediate access to full-text articles, allowing users to read, bookmark, download, and search journal content at any time, including high resolution images and feeds. App users will receive alerts to new content and will be able to easily share content through social media tools. Free full-content access will be available to the public through January 15, 2013, after which access will be available only to ASTMH members and individual journal subscribers.
The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, a monthly peer-reviewed publication aimed at tropical medicine specialists including parasitologists, virologists, medical entomologists, and epidemiologists leads the tropical medicine field in the scope, quality and breadth of its published scholarship. The journal, available to members and through institutional subscriptions, is freely available to non-profit institutions in developing countries through ASTMH's participation in HINARI (Access to Research in Health Programme).
Sheridan's ongoing commitment to developing and providing the latest publishing technology advancements extends beyond Full-Text and Alert Apps to include Sheridan Mobile Alerts, Sheridan Mobile Editions, Sheridan Mobile ePrints, and Sheridan Print-to-Mobile QR Codes.