Thomson CompuMark, the trademark searching and brand protection solutions business of Thomson Reuters Intellectual Property & Science, has announced plans to launch 136 new databases for its SAEGIS on SERION online trademark screening solution. The addition of this content is expected to make Thomson CompuMark the world’s largest provider of trademark screening data, covering 186 countries and registers. The company made the announcement at INTA, the International Trademark Association’s annual meeting.
Throughout the summer, Thomson CompuMark will strategically roll out data for important and emergent regions in Central and South America, Asia and the Middle East. Many databases are available exclusively through SAEGIS.
Subscriptions are said to offer the benefits of a clear, transparent and predictable annual cost, enhanced convenience, and the potential to achieve significant savings.
Wiley-Blackwell, the STM and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons, Inc., US, has announced that it has been selected by The Obesity Society (TOS) to publish the journal, Obesity, effective January 1, 2013.
Obesity claims to be the largest society-owned journal in the field. Currently in its 20th volume, the journal will be edited by Dr. Eric Ravussin, Director of the Nutrition and Obesity Research Center, and Douglas L. Gordon Chair in Diabetes and Metabolism, and Dr. Donna Ryan, Professor Emeritus, at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, LA.
Publishing 12 times a year, Obesity covers all aspects of obesity, from basic research into the causes and nature of the disease to clinical research into prevention and treatment, including nutritional, behavioural, and psychological studies.
Information resources and technologies provider ProQuest, US, is launching a new research service that provides individuals with access to premium content and the latest tools. Instant and on-demand, Udini seeks to bundle a wide range of information, including peer-reviewed and trade journal articles, dissertations, international newswires, newspapers and magazines from thousands of publishers in a cloud-based workflow management tool designed for individual users. For knowledge workers without access to research libraries, Udini provides ease for finding and using high- quality information for professional projects. For publishers with already-strong academic distribution, Udini seeks to open a trusted and compelling new channel to reach an under-served group of users who want and need their content.
Proprietary content from publishers such as Springer, Nature Publishing Group, the Economist, The New York Times, The Washington Post, the World Health Organisation, Cambridge University Press and 3,800 others is already slated to be available through Udini. The service currently encompasses some 150 million full-text articles as well as ProQuest dissertations archive, the world’s most consulted collection of intellectual property and emerging research from universities. Udini is seen to combine the kind of information resources offered by scholarly libraries with the intuitive search and content management of a cloud-based web service.
Udini serves growing ranks of independent researchers, from freelancers, to workers in organisations without their own libraries, to unaffiliated authors. These users can search and then add desired content to the Udini cloud-based project organisation and management tool, which also welcomes information from personal libraries and the open web, enabling them to capture their projects' whole research file in one always-accessible space. All content types share an easy-to-read display that allows note taking and highlighting. Purchase plans are flexible – by the article, by the month or by the project – and some content is free. There’s no cost to use or store projects in Udini.
ProQuest is continuously developing the Udini service, including the exploration of new access models such as subscriptions for alumni associations.
Electronic research databases provider EBSCO Publishing, US, has released BusinessCore, its first e-book subscription collection for corporations. BusinessCore is designed to support the learning and research needs of business professionals. The collection is available as an annual subscription with unlimited access to the content.
The BusinessCore collection includes thousands of full text e-book titles from leading publishers. New titles will be added on a monthly basis. With BusinessCore, professionals are provided with an easy way to access e-books specific to their corporate research and learning needs. The collection provides a robust e-book experience that includes the ability to search alongside EBSCO’s industry-leading magazine and journal collections, create and add notes and bookmarks, as well as save research for future reference. Users can print, email and save chapters, or transfer them to a number of e-book readers and mobile devices including the Amazon Kindle, Barnes and Noble Nook and Sony Digital Book.
The BusinessCore collection offers more than 5,600 e-book titles and presents detailed, in-depth coverage of a wide variety of business topics including leadership & management, marketing, project management, business communications, finance & accounting, human resources and sales. The collection also provides many authoritative titles on more specialised subjects such as mergers & acquisitions, green business, strategic planning, negotiating, time management and corporate learning materials.
Annual subscription is the latest way EBSCO enables corporate libraries to add e-books to their collection. Corporate libraries or learning departments will also able to purchase titles to add to their permanent collection, lease titles they only need for a short time, and place other titles in a collection to be purchased only if/when users need them (Patron Driven Acquisition).
As with all e-books available from EBSCO, BusinessCore will integrate seamlessly with all EBSCOhost content. The BusinessCore subscription collection may also be integrated into corporate portals and Intranets, learning management systems (LMSs), as well as mapped to an organisation’s key competencies.
Knovel, provider of a Web-based application integrating technical information with analytical and search tools, has announced the addition of five new publishing partners. With this initiative, Knovel will seek to expand its content collections to meet demand across several industries.
Knovel’s new publishing partners provide engineers in the oil and gas, chemical and aerospace industries with the mission-critical technical data and leadership strategies necessary for success in today’s competitive environment. Content from these new partners includes primary materials research, design best practices, cutting-edge applications of nanotechnology, and in-depth strategic management resources focused on creating successful engineering workforces.
New partners include Fire and Blast Information Group (FABIG); Trans Tech Publications; American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE); AD Airframe Consulting Company; and Management Concepts.
Knovel partners with more than 90 societies and publishers worldwide to ensure engineers have access to trusted sources of technical content across 28 engineering subject areas.
Reprints Desk, Inc., a Derycz Scientific company, has announced the launch and first sale of its new mobile-web application Article Viewer for deploying medical reprints on iPads, mobile devices, product websites, and portals for healthcare professionals (HCPs) and patients. Reprints Desk specifically designed Article Viewer for use by companies in Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology, Medical Devices and Diagnostics, as well as Scientific Publishing.
Article Viewer is powered by a content management console that enables authorised administrators to efficiently load and deploy article eprints, then access on-demand usage analytics. Users with iPads can access the content they need by downloading the free Article Viewer mobile app from Apple’s App Store, then load articles they have licensed for anytime-anywhere access. Users can also access article eprints, both single eprints and collections of eprints, via a sleek interface on the web. Articles remain accessible according to license agreements secured with rights holders.
Scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles known as ‘clinical reprints’ are important educational tools for healthcare professionals, helping them to understand new therapies and stay current on changing standards of care. HCPs access journal articles through subscriptions and libraries, discovery tools such as PubMed, alerting services, and through the sales, marketing, and medical affairs channels of Life Science companies. Reprints Desk provides software and services to improve enterprise reprints acquisition and deployment, both for eprints and professionally printed reprints.
The materials range from research documentaries, interviews with noted scientists, and public health education campaigns, to films shot on location in regions beset by cholera, dengue fever, and yellow fever, demonstrating local and international efforts to curb their devastating impact. Produced between 1927 and 2007, the online content is a component of the Library's Digital Collections.
In the globalised economies of the 19th and early 20th centuries, Western societies came up sharply against the constraints imposed by tropical diseases. Cholera, malaria, yellow fever and other widespread diseases factored into the logic of empire: in war, commerce, and industry. Ambitious plans for global development were often thwarted by the burden of disease, with its attendant conditions of poverty, hunger, and loss of productivity. Through this collection, the western response to tropical disease is vividly shown, in multi-pronged campaigns of research, eradication, control, and education.
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Ex Libris Group, Israel, has announced that it will include the Harvard Library's catalogue records in the Ex Libris Alma Community Catalog, and Harvard's Digital Access to Scholarship (DASH) article repository in the Primo Central Index of scholarly content. Endorsing the recommendations of the Alma Community Zone advisory group, Ex Libris will make the content from the Harvard Library open and available to the growing international community of Ex Libris customers.
The news from Harvard Library follows the October 2011 announcement by the Conference of European National Libraries (CENL) and Europeana, Europe's digital library, that they are adopting CC0, a Creative Commons tool for waiving copyright protection, thus making the content of their 49-member national libraries available to the public and further supporting the recommendations of the Alma Community Zone advisory group. Ex Libris Alma and Primo provide an ideal platform for collaboration between libraries and the sharing of library content through open metadata principles, as exemplified by Harvard and the European consortia.
Ex Libris applauds this move by Harvard and joins many in the library community in encouraging others to follow suit.
Ingram Content Group, US, has launched its new comprehensive ipage search and order platform. Created collaboratively with users, the newly designed site includes intuitive navigation, enhanced search and browsing options, and additional customisation options that make finding, organising and discovering new products easy for booksellers and libraries worldwide.
With more products available than ever before, the new features and search option additions give ipage users enhanced tools to track bestsellers, view custom lists, access Ingram buyer recommendations and online catalogues, and manage and track orders. The latest search features include one-click access to all search tools from the home page, and new functionality additions allow discovery of items by any term or product type across the entire ipage database including books, e-books, audiobooks and gift products.
Throughout the redesign process Ingram has relied on a select group of ipage users to help shape the improvements.
With major upgrades and enhancements since its initial launch in 1998, further development of ipage was accelerated as the needs of retailers and libraries continue to change. In 2011, search improvements, faster navigation, enhanced stock status, more product information and images for all users were added. In 2012, customisation tools were introduced that provided customers the ability to prioritize critical information required to search, order and deliver more content to consumers and patrons.