Scope eKnowledge Center (Scope), a leading provider of content enhancement and knowledge services, has announced that publisher John Wiley & Sons will partner with Scope to significantly enhance the chapter-level metadata for its frontlist books. ConSCIseTM, Scope's unique content abstraction solution, will be utilised to create abstracts and keywords for Wiley's Science, Technology, Medicine and Scholarly books.
Scope's ConSCIse offers publishers and other information providers a unique opportunity to enhance discoverability of content by providing keywords and keyword-rich abstracts/summaries via a semi-automated platform. ConSCIse cost effectively generates abstracts and keywords from professional and scholarly literature, including books, book chapters, journal articles, patents, conference proceedings and clinical summaries.
ConSCIse judiciously combines proprietary software in the form of Natural Language Processing ("NLP") rules and subject matter expert ("SME") curation. This proprietary technology has been developed based on Scope's extensive experience and understanding of the common traits of effective abstracts for unstructured documents.
Antonia Seymour, VP and Director STMS Books commented, "Our business objective is to enhance the discoverability of our book chapter content in Wiley Online Library. We need high quality keywords and abstracts for each chapter, but without any delay in the existing online publication schedule. After working with Scope in testing both the production workflow and ConSCIse, Wiley has now implemented Scope's solution to supplement those abstracts and keywords created by our authors."
"We appreciate the opportunity to partner with Wiley and deploy ConSCIse to support its keyword and abstract requirements", said M. A. Eswaran, Scope's Senior Vice-President. "Scope was happy to work with Wiley to create the abstract and keyword specifications, generate sample abstracts across a wide range of disciplines to ensure quality expectations could be met with no disruption to existing workflows."
STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, has announced the First International Conference on Global Food Security, scheduled for September 29 – October 2, 2013 in Noordwijkerhout, the Netherlands.
Organized by Elsevier and an International Scientific Committee, the conference will address food security at local and global levels with an interdisciplinary and systemic point of view. It will present state-of-the-art interdisciplinary insights and research on this topic and address the trade-offs that occur in reconciling competing environmental, economic or social objectives and outcomes at different spatial and temporal scales. In addition to the strong focus on integration across academic disciplines, ten parallel sessions will also focus on aspects of food security such as nutritional security, lost harvest and wasted food, and sustainable intensification.
Keynote speakers include Sir John Beddington, UK Government Chief Advisor; Rachel Kyte, Vice President of Sustainable Development at the World Bank; Meine van Noordwijk, World Agroforestry Centre, Indonesia; Tristram Stuart, Author & Founder of Feeding the 5000; Vaclav Smil, University of Manitoba, Canada; and Este Vorster, North-West University, South Africa.
More information about the conference including the full list of keynote speakers and sessions is available at www.globalfoodsecurityconference.com. Abstracts for oral and poster presentations about the conference themes can be submitted via the website until May 10, 2013.
Thomson Reuters, a leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, has announced the launch of the DataScope Workflow License (DWL). The DataScope Workflow License combines a series of technical indicators with pricing and reference data, enabling the investment community to streamline and integrate their data management and performance strategies.
Phase one of the DWL enables clients to access a wider and deeper set of value added content, including a range of technical indicators to specifically support the operation of their Order Management Systems (OMS) for equities, futures and options. Phase two will extend the capability to include a comprehensive range of fixed income assets.
DWL is delivered via DataScope Select (DSS) and provides full DSS functionality of universe and data field definition, as well as scheduling via the DSS Web Interface, FTP or API. Flexibility is another vital function of the product offering, with the data delivery solution designed to seamlessly fit into a clients' workflow, with a quick and easy integration process.
The launch of the DataScope Workflow License supports Thomson Reuters vision to connect and enable the global financial community. It represents a significant step forward in addressing the workflow needs of both the trading and investment communities.
Healthcare publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW), part of Wolters Kluwer Health, US, is sponsoring the conference Nursing2013 Symposium: The Conference for Clinical Excellence, which will be held March 19-22, 2013, at the Paris Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. The goal of the conference is to elevate the nursing practice and promoting innovation in quality of patient care. LWW is the publisher of Nursing2013.
The meeting is designed for nurses in direct care positions as well as aspiring new leaders. Nurses will reportedly attend a sweeping variety of sessions taught by the country's premier experts on such topics as heart failure, trauma, pain management, diabetes and healthy work environments. Symposium attendees will also earn contact hours, network with colleagues and meet with vendors and industry representatives in the exhibit hall.
The symposium launches on March 19, with four preconference workshops including the Med-Surg Certification Review Course, Pharmacology: Simplified, Not Mystified; 12-Lead ECG Interpretation; and Adult Physical Assessment. Jeff Doucette, Vice President and CNO of Mary Immaculate Hospital, delivers the Opening Address, 'Leading from Where You Are: Creating a Culture that Inspires.
March 20 will begin with the 'Nurse of the Year Award' presentation, followed by keynote speaker Charles Denham, Founder and Chairman, Texas Medical Institute of Technology. Dr. Denham will explore high performance leadership in his session, 'A Lifesaver for Lifesavers: How to Survive the Rough Seas of Patient Safety and Value-Based Purchasing Demands'.
Breakout sessions follow and will continue through March 21. Topics include patient safety, kidney failure, sleep apnea, caring for the oncology patient, writing for professional publications and workplace conflict. Experts will also present general sessions on patient advocacy, achieving a healthy lifestyle and end-of-life issues.
On March 22, Laskowski-Jones will deliver the closing session on 'Developing the Leader in You: A Plan for Success.'
Digging into Data Challenge has launched its third round in Canada, the Netherlands, the UK and the US. The event aims to help arts, humanities and social science researchers and developers build new insights into data on both sides of the Atlantic.
The international grant competition sees the UK's Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) deliver the programme management and grants administration, with £1 million funding for the successful UK grantees coming from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
During the first two rounds of the Challenge, held in 2009 and 2011, nearly 150 teams, representing universities from across Canada, the Netherlands, the US and the UK, competed to demonstrate how innovative research methods could be used to address questions in the humanities and social sciences.
Twenty-two of those teams were awarded grants during those earlier rounds, each of them demonstrating new methods for analysing vast digital resources used for humanities and social science research, like digital books, survey data, economic data, newspapers, music and other scholarly, scientific and cultural heritage resources that are now being digitised on a huge scale.
Due to the overwhelming popularity of the earlier rounds, two additional funders have joined for round three, enabling this competition to have a world-wide reach into many different scholarly and scientific domains.
The nine sponsoring funding bodies include the Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK), the Economic and Social Research Council (UK), the Canada Fund for Innovation, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (US), the National Endowment for the Humanities (US) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (Canada).
The others include the National Science Foundation (US), the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research in collaboration with the Netherlands eScience Center (NLeSC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Canada). The deadline for applications is May 15, 2013.
The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Diversity seeks proposals for its Diversity Research Grant program. Applications may address any diversity topic, including the recruitment and promotion of diverse individuals within the profession or the provision of library services to diverse populations that addresses critical gaps in the knowledge of diversity issues within library and information science. The application deadline is April 30, 2013. Applicants must be current ALA members.
The Diversity Research Grant consists of a one-time $2,500 award for original research. A jury of ALA members will evaluate proposals and is encouraged to award a total of three awards. Grant recipients will be announced ahead of the 2013 ALA Annual Conference and are required to compile the results of their research into a presentation or publication delivered by September 1, 2014.
A complete proposal must include a cover letter; a one-page vita for each of the researchers involved, including a current ALA membership number; a concise abstract of the project; and a description of the project detailing the justification and needs for the research project, research objectives, expected outcomes and benefits, budget plan and timeline.
Electronic submissions are preferred and should be submitted in a Word document attachment. Email electronic submissions may be made to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publisher Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., US, has announced the preview issue of New Space, an international peer-reviewed journal dedicated to space innovation and entrepreneurship. This publication facilitates the emerging multidisciplinary opportunities for space-based collaborations of industry, academia, and government agencies. The journal will be available in print and online, with an open access option. The articles are available online on the New Space website at http://www.liebertpub.com/space.
Featuring world-class content that covers innovative and expanding applications at the intersection of space science, engineering, policy, and business, this innovative journal encourages the growth of rapidly expanding enterprises and products that will advance knowledge, benefit society, and improve the way we live. New Space is the forum in which innovative applications of emerging space-based technologies and initiatives will be discovered, identified, discussed, and applied. The journal will publish leading-edge research in all engineering, business, policy, and technology disciplines required to support and advance the new epoch of international space endeavours including commercial cargo and crew services, tourism, colonization, deep space research, and resource utilization in both the private and public sectors.
New Space Editor-in-Chief Scott Hubbard is the Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University, an expert on the emerging entrepreneurial space industry, and Director of the Stanford Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation (COE CST).
In addition to peer-reviewed manuscripts, New Space will publish interviews with leading innovators, roundtable discussions with experts in a variety of fields, point-counter-point discussions, and briefs describing lab demonstrations and field trials.
Non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico, US, has announced that bepress has entered into an agreement with Portico to preserve e-journals hosted on bepress Digital Commons publishing repositories. The journals are all participants in the new Digital Commons Publishing Services programme, which is designed to give library published journals access to professional publishing infrastructure.
The initial addition to Portico's archives includes 19 journals published by 10 different university libraries and other academic organisations. These include: AcademyHealth, Butler University, Grand Valley State University, Kennesaw State University, Pacific University, Purdue University, University of Massachusetts Amherst, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Western Kentucky University, and the Global Summitry Project at the University of Toronto.
Founded by professors in 1999, bepress exists to serve academia. Bepress delivers scholarly communications and publishing services for academic institutions, empowering their communities to showcase and share their works. Through their services, bepress seeks to link communities of scholars, listen to their needs, and provide solutions to support emerging academic missions and goals.