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Focus Synthesis and eMolecules in chemistry e-commerce alliance - 30 Aug 2006

Chemistry search engine services firm eMolecules, Inc., US, has announced a partnership with research chemical supplier Focus Synthesis LLC, US, to establish an online catalogue of chemical structures with an e-commerce functionality.

The deal will allow Focus Synthesis to provide its customers with the ability to search their catalogue by chemical structure and place orders for lists of chemicals online. eMolecules will use its Internet search technology based on the 'Advanced Search' function of www.emolecules.com and a newly developed e-commerce component.

Focus Synthesis uses rational, chemoinformatics-based principles in the design of chemical building blocks that are ideally suited for DOS (diversity-oriented synthesis). Its products include members of unique and underrepresented substructure classes, building blocks designed for thorough property space coverage, and precursors for highly focused combinatorial libraries. eMolecules offers custom web search engines for databases and catalogues of chemical structures, including complete e-commerce solutions for chemical suppliers that host offerings of any size. Its free open-access chemistry search engine is created by continuously indexing public chemical information from across the globe.

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Elsevier, UCLA announce publication of Carranza's Clinical Periodontology, tenth edition - 30 Aug 2006

STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, and faculty from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry, Section of Periodontics, have announced the publication of the tenth edition of Carranza's Clinical Periodontology. Authored by Michael G. Newman, Henry H. Takei, Perry R. Klokkevold, and Fermin A. Carranza, the edition is considered to be the most comprehensive and a complete resource in Periodontology. The leading reference is also available on the web with added features not possible in a print-only textbook.

Carranza's Clinical Periodontology is a widely used periodontics text and provides the most up-to-date information on new technology and emerging concepts. A new section devoted to Evidence-Based decision making provides an in-depth presentation on critical thinking skills, accessing evidence and implementing evidence-based decisions in clinical practice.

The Carranza's Clinical Periodontology e-dition provides complete searchable text, downloadable content to PDA for point of care information, continual updates of content, video clips that bring procedures to life, electronic image collection, links to PubMed and other websites, access to dental drug monographs, case studies and a first time ever Legal Corner offering information on ethics and jurisprudence as it relates to Periodontics. The e-dition offers immediate access to the most comprehensive resource in Periodontololgy that is continually updated to keep students, clinicians and researchers on the cutting edge of dental science.

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SureScripts to integrate Gold Standard feature in e-prescribing network - 30 Aug 2006

Clinical software vendor Gold Standard, Inc., US, has announced a partnership with electronic prescribing services provider SureScripts, LLC, US. Under the deal, SureScripts will incorporate Gold Standard's Alchemy, a drug product file and clinical hierarchy drug classification feature, into its SureScripts Electronic Prescribing Network.

Alchemy will support the SureScripts medication history service, which compiles prescription data from multiple community pharmacies to provide physicians with a view of a patient's medication history. SureScripts will utilise Alchemy's drug product file, where required, to filter information on sensitive medications, and Alchemy's proprietary clinical hierarchy.

Alchemy's drug product file can be seamlessly integrated into any system or application and is updated daily. In complement to Alchemy's product data, the multi-tiered proprietary clinical hierarchy allows users to aggregate data into classifications that closely align with how the products are used in the market, rather than just therapeutic classifications.

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Google, UC, library scan terms made public - 30 Aug 2006

The University of California (UC) has released a copy of its contract with internet search services provider Google, Inc., US. The document, available online at http://www.cdlib.org/news/ucgoogle_cooperative_agreement.pdf, throws light on the type of agreement Google is reaching with some of the leading academic libraries as part of its Book Search project.

The contract grants Google 'sole discretion' to use scanned material in its online services, subject to copyright restrictions. Under the agreement, Google or its successors will not charge users for searching and viewing search results containing digitised material, nor for accessing full text of public domain works. The contract is set to run for six years, but can be terminated earlier. Consequently, it will be renewed automatically every year until the parties agree to end the project. The deal calls for the university to provide 2.5 million volumes to the digitisation project. Also, the university is forbidden from licensing, sharing or selling the material to any third party.

Google had recently signed the University of California to its controversial book scanning project. Under the new agreement, the search engine giant will scan, digitise and make searchable millions of books from UC's over 100 libraries across its 10 campuses. According to University sources, the university decided to post the contract publicly to satisfy a general interest in the document.

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EBSCO Publishing announces database partnership with ABC-CLIO - 30 Aug 2006

Publisher EBSCO Publishing, US, has announced a partnership with educational publisher ABC-CLIO, UK, which is projected to benefit mutual customers of both companies' online databases.

Users of ABC-CLIO's Historical Abstracts and America: History and Life databases can now link directly from relevant journal article citations in those resources to the corresponding full text in EBSCO's online databases via EBSCOhost. With this partnership, customers of EBSCOhost full-text databases and ABC-CLIO indexes will not need a link resolver to access full text from databases such as Academic Search through indexes such as Historical Abstracts. There will be no additional charge for this new feature.

In addition to producing many of the leading research databases, EBSCO provides access to other important resources from additional database providers. In cases, where the leading online index is not available via the EBSCOhost platform, EBSCO strives to make its full-text content readily available to users of that index that are also EBSCOhost customers through a simple and direct link. In addition, EBSCO also offers such linking for Chemical Abstracts and Zynx Health's suite of evidence-based clinical decision support tools.

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Library of Virginia selects ProQuest to digitise key historic newspapers - 30 Aug 2006

The Library of Virginia has announced a partnership with ProQuest Information and Learning, a division of ProQuest Company, US, to digitise historically significant newspapers. The Library is one of six pilot sites to receive funds from the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) to develop an internet-based, searchable database of US newspapers.

Under the deal, ProQuest will digitise key titles from 1900-1910. ProQuest developed its leading digitisation capabilities through the creation of the digital newspaper archive, ProQuest Historical Newspapers. The archive includes full runs of America's most notable newspapers totalling over 14 million pages of news, dating back to 1764. The company is working with the Library of Virginia to meet NDNP standards and to make these newspapers cross-searchable on its ProQuest Historical Newspapers platform.

In addition, the Library of Congress will contribute to the NDNP program by digitising the New York Tribune. The Library of Congress has chosen ProQuest to digitally convert 10 years of the Tribune to NDNP specifications for inclusion in the NDNP repository. The newspaper will be made available to the public as part of the Library of Congress digital collections.

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McGraw-Hill names Patricia Walsh as VP, Communications and Marketing, for its Information & Media segment - 30 Aug 2006

Information services provider McGraw-Hill Companies, US, has announced the appointment of Patricia Walsh as vice president, communications and marketing, for its Information & Media (I&M) segment.

In her new position, Walsh will be responsible for developing and managing communications and marketing programs to advance the segment's growth agenda. She will also be responsible for internal communications across the group's businesses. Prior to this, she served as senior vice president in the Corporate Branding group at Ruder Finn Inc. Earlier, she also held number of communications and editorial positions at Dow Jones & Co., including director of Internal Communications and director of International Development.

The McGraw-Hill Information & Media segment includes business information and media properties such as J.D. Power and Associates, BusinessWeek and ABC-affiliated televisions stations in Denver, San Diego, Indianapolis and Bakersfield. It also includes business information leaders in the energy, construction and aviation and defence industries.

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