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India Scope to conduct exclusive interviews with industry experts at Frankfurt Book Fair - 23 Sep 2010

Content enhancement and knowledge services provider Scope e-Knowledge Center (Scope), a Quatrro Group Company, will be exhibiting at the Frankfurt Book Fair from October 6-10, 2010. Apart from an impressive exhibit of Scope's diverse services, Knowledgespeak, a daily news alert service published by Scope, will also be conducting a series of exclusive interviews with select industry executives during the fair.

These interviews will be published in Knowledgespeak as part of its popular 'Executive Interview' section. The 15-minute interviews will feature a range of insights and opinions from influential industry leaders involved in strategically directing internationally known organisations including Wolters Kluwer Health and ProQuest, as well as companies evolving the information landscape, such as DeepDyve. The interviewees will also share their unique perspectives on the Book Fair.

Since Knowledgespeak's inception in 2005, several dozen insightful interviews with senior executives have already been published, making it one of Knowledgespeak's key features in providing insightful information to industry professionals.

Knowledgespeak, the free daily news service published by Scope e-Knowledge Center, is an authoritative news service focusing on the STM information industry. Launched in June 2005, the service has become the benchmark for STM news and is widely read by professionals across more than 80 countries. It is particularly relevant for those who need to understand and respond to the continuous challenges of the STM publishing industry.

Scope eKnowledge Center, a Quatrro Group company, is an award-winning provider of outsourced, cost-effective content enhancement and knowledge services to the global information industry. Scope uses a combination of deep subject matter expertise in a number of business and STM domains, innovative technology and proprietary intellectual property to provide world-class services. In operation for over 23 years, Scope has built a clientele loyal to its abstracting, indexing, semantic enrichment, database/directory development and content authoring solutions.

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Netherland Elsevier launches new journal publishing case reports only - 23 Sep 2010

STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, and the Surgical Associates Ltd have announced the launch of a new author-pays online general surgical journal dedicated to publishing case reports only. The journal, International Journal of Surgery Case Reports (IJSCR) has been created to publish case reports previously submitted to the International Journal of Surgery, a peer reviewed journal owned by Surgical Associates Ltd.

Case reports include stories, anecdotes and patient-based learnings that complement evidence-based medicine and are essential to the advancement of healthcare. This new online peer reviewed journal will only publish case reports which are clinically interesting, authentic, educational and understandable to an international audience of surgeons and clinicians in related specialties.

Ultimately, these case reports will form a rich database, a corpus of clinical information which could be mined for interesting trends/patterns, disease modeling and for the purposes of surveillance, especially of rare diseases. Also, Elsevier will send to PubMed Central (PMC) the final authoritative version of each case report and will authorise its public posting on PMC, and PMC mirror sites, immediately. These sites will also link directly to the case report which will be made universally accessible on Elsevier's websites.

The editorial board is led by Editor in Chief, Professor R. David Rosin and Managing and Executive Editor, Dr. Riaz Agha. Professor Rosin is currently Professor of Surgery, University of the West Indies at the Cavehill campus and Queen Elizabeth Teaching Hospital, Bridgetown, Barbados. He is a past Senior Vice President of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Past President of the British Association of Surgical Oncologists and the Association of Cancer Surgeons.

Dr. Riaz Agha is currently Founder, Managing and Executive Editor of the International Journal of Surgery and a Junior Doctor at Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in Cambridge. He is a Council Member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), a National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence Scholar and also sits on the Web Committee for the World Association of Medical Editors.

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US Oxford University Press completes journal content migration to HighWire 2.0 platform - 23 Sep 2010

Academic publisher Oxford University Press (OUP) has announced the successful migration of its 1.2 million online journal articles to its new HighWire 2.0 platform. The re-engineered Oxford Journals site has been designed around proven web publishing standards powered by HighWire Press's H2O web technologies.

The upgrade provides various enhancements in how articles are displayed including a cleaner and more readable page layout, improvements to image display, flexible page delivery to different devices, and easier navigation. In response to the fact that over 60 per cent of users are linking deep into content from search engines, journal articles now display contextual information alongside content, effectively making every page a home page.

The majority of the changes are behind-the-scenes to underlying technology that is not visible to users. Services such as access control are unchanged and linking syntaxes have been migrated so that there will be no effect on library and third party linking mechanisms.

Twenty pilot sites were successfully transferred during January and February followed by the remaining 223 journals in August and September. Further design and functionality enhancements will be made during 2010 and beyond.

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US National Archives and Records Administration releases Federal Web 2.0 use report - 23 Sep 2010

The US' National Archives and Records Administration has released a report on how Federal agencies are using web 2.0 tools to create and share information. The report titled 'A Report on Federal Web 2.0 Use and Record Value', is available online at http://www.archives.gov/records-mgmt/resources/web2.0-use.pdf. Tools examined include internal and external blogs, wikis, social networking, and other collaborative web-based technologies.

Social media and other web 2.0 tools are seen to be key aspects in furthering transparency and open government. Through this study NARA provides a foundation for understanding and addressing the records management challenges these tools present.

Six Federal agencies were assessed on their use of and policies regarding web 2.0 tools. Representatives from an additional 19 Federal agencies participated in a focus group session. The study concludes that based upon function and use, records created should continue to be appraised based on business, evidential, informational, and contextual values.

Study recommendations include clarifying the statutory definition of a Federal record, addressing transfer requirements for permanent web 2.0 records into NARA's holdings, mitigating public expectations of content longevity, and integrating records management into agency social media policy.

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US Carnegie Mellon to lead HP-sponsored consortium to develop new technologies for measuring learning - 23 Sep 2010

Educators at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) will lead a global consortium funded by the HP Catalyst Initiative to develop new technologies for measuring students' competency in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The six members of the consortium include institutions of higher learning in France, Hong Kong, Russia, South Africa and the US, as well as a New Jersey high school.

The Measuring Learning Consortium will be led by Candace Thille, director of the Open Learning Initiative at Carnegie Mellon, and CMU's Ananda Gunawardena, associate teaching professor in the School of Computer Science's Computer Science Department. The consortium is one of five supported by HP in 2010 as part of its Catalyst Initiative. Collectively, they aim to transform STEM education into learning experiences that better meet the needs of today's students.

HP is providing both technology and financial support for the consortium members with more than $6 million in funding this year for the overall HP Catalyst Initiative. Other consortia supported by HP are investigating online STEM education, developing new models of teacher preparation, enabling collaborative problem-solving using grid computing and creating new models of student-driven learning including 'learning how to learn'. Thirty-five organisations in 11 countries are represented among the five consortia.

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US WK Health and Joanna Briggs Institute partner to deliver evidence-based clinical resources - 23 Sep 2010

Healthcare information provider Wolters Kluwer Health (WK Health), US, has announced an exclusive partnership with the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI), a recognised global leader in evidence-based healthcare resources based at the University of Adelaide, Australia. The move is part of an expansion of the nursing, allied health, and medical content delivered to customers of products in the Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) journals and Ovid brands.

Under this agreement, LWW and Ovid will deliver JBI COnNECT+ (Clinical Online Network of Evidence for Care and Therapeutics) to its global clinical point-of-care services market immediately, with an expansion into all markets beginning in October 2012. JBI COnNECT+ is JBI's web portal for content and user tools designed to assist healthcare providers to access, appraise, and use evidence-based information in clinical decision-making processes. In addition, LWW and Ovid are now the exclusive global channels for online access to an expanded version of JBI's PACEsetterS publication, which brings the latest advances in evidence-based practice information, audit and implementation for healthcare providers and consumers.

This is the first step in a deeper long-term collaboration between JBI, LWW, and Ovid focusing on opportunities to further develop and integrate JBI content and tools into multiple Wolters Kluwer Health destinations.

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US Registrations closed for Web 2.0 Expo New York 2010 - 23 Sep 2010

O'Reilly Media, Inc. and UBM TechWeb, co-producers of Web 2.0 Expo, have announced that Web 2.0 Expo New York 2010 has sold out a week in advance. The venue has reached maximum capacity and registration is now closed. Now in its third year, Web 2.0 Expo New York will be held from September 27-30, at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers.

Web 2.0 Expo New York 2010 will feature influential keynotes and speakers, detailed workshops, a multi-track conference, a sponsor pavilion and many rich networking opportunities. Beginning September 28, keynote presentations will be live-streamed and highlights and announcements from the event will be available on the website. Industry leading companies that are participating and exhibiting in this year's show include Premier Diamond sponsor IBM; Platinum sponsor Microsoft; Gold Sponsor Rackspace; and Silver sponsors 3DVIA, Authorize.Net, HP, Neustar, OpenSRS and Open{subnet}.

Web 2.0 Expo brings together designers, developers, entrepreneurs, marketers, business strategists, and venture capitalists who have experiences to share and a passion for learning about Web 2.0 applications. As the meeting place for major innovation and change on the web, Web 2.0 Expo will return to San Francisco March 28-31, 2011.

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US Copyright Clearance Center expands partnership programme - 23 Sep 2010

Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), a not-for-profit organisation providing copyright licensing solutions, has announced the expansion of its partner programme and details of its recent partnerships with life sciences PDF search platform Pubget and Web-based learning resource Study.Net.

CCC works with leading application vendors, publishing platform providers and content aggregators to provide mutual customers with easy-to-use rights licensing and advisory tools within their applications' workflow. This is enabled through CCC's Web Services, which provide automated access to CCC's rich rights licensing database for the purpose of search, pricing, and ordering of copyright permissions. The partner programme has recently been expanded to include opportunities for business and academic associations, consortia and workflow enablers to improve the value of their own products and services by including licensing capabilities.

Pubget, the search engine for life science PDFs, has launched a 'Get Permissions' feature across its article pages, making one-click access to copyright licenses possible from the Pubget research platform, extending Pubget's copyright compliance efforts. Permissions now offered through Pubget include rights to post to course management systems, re-publish in journals or books, present at conferences, or make other commercial uses of the PDFs delivered through Pubget.

Study.Net, the Web-based learning resource designed to accelerate and enhance the educational experience for students and professors around the world, now allows users to obtain copyright permissions when a professor or staff member uploads digital scans of copyrighted content into Study.Net-based courses.

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US Czech data protection authority bans Google Street View - 23 Sep 2010

The Czech data protection authority has reportedly banned Google from collecting data for its Street View service. According to a statement issued by the Czech data protection office, Google was invading privacy by using high-level cameras capable of taking shots that go beyond the extent of ordinary sight from a street.

The Czech Office for Personal Data Protection said that it has received dozens of complaints about photographs of the interiors of homes and people engaged in private activities as well as invasive shots of private property beyond fences. Google has also been accused of failing to appoint a local representative to deal with personal data, as required by European law.

Google, which uses specially equipped vehicles to take 'street-view' pictures of municipalities worldwide, has appealed the decision. The data office has said that it would deal with the appeal.

In Germany, protests forced Google to launch a campaign giving citizens concerned about safety or privacy eight weeks to tell the company to pixel out pictures of their homes or businesses before they are published.

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UK Scientific American announces new appointments - 23 Sep 2010

Science magazine Scientific American has announced a trio of new appointments. Christine Gorman will primarily edit health and medicine features while Anna Kuchment will edit the front of the book section of the magazine. Bora Zivkovic will be joining the magazine as Blog & Community Editor. In this role, Zivkovic will develop Scientific American's blog network.

Christine Gorman began her publishing career at Time magazine, where she worked for more than 20 years in the business, nation, science and health sections. She inaugurated the magazine's personal health section, which won awards from the National Press Club and the Deadline Club. Her cover stories, which addressed such topics as AIDS, anxiety, cancer, diabetes and sleep disorders, consistently ranked among the magazine's top sellers each year.

Prior to joining Scientific American, Anna Kuchment was a writer and editor at Newsweek International and Newsweek magazine. At Newsweek, she worked out of the Moscow bureau and covered technology, science, and medicine among many other topics.

Bora Zivkovic is the former Online Community Manager at Public Library of Science, focusing mainly on PLoS One. In his new role at Scientific American, Zivkovic will recruit talented science bloggers and serve as moderator for the community, encouraging discussion and facilitating the exchange of ideas with both the bloggers and Scientific American readers.

Scientific American became part of Nature Publishing Group (NPG) in 2009, after many years as a sister Holtzbrinck organization. Claimed to be the oldest continuously published magazine in the US, the publication celebrated its 165th anniversary in August 2010.

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India Attention Subscribers - www.myscoope.com lets you access Knowledgespeak using your mobile devices - 23 Sep 2010

Mobile access for Knowledgespeak is now available via our new beta application, SCOOPE STM Mobile. Subscribers on the move can now gain easy access to Knowledgespeak through a reader-friendly mobile phone interface.

This application is uniquely available in two versions: a mobile browser version and a Java application version. The mobile browser version, www.myscoope.com, is designed specifically for all types of Mobile Phones and Devices including iPhone, iPod, iPad, Black Berry and Android phones. The Java version - SCOOPE.JAR - is for all other Java enabled phones which are not browser friendly.

Some of SCOOPE STM Mobile's user-friendly features include:

Selecting desired news items
Saving News articles in the local phone memory for later reading
Search options
Forwarding information via SMS or email
Navigating to the URL links listed in the news item

Knowledgespeak is currently inviting feedback/suggestions from its subscribers as to their experiences with the service. Please send in your feedback to us at kspeaknews@scopeknowledge.com

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