Academic and professional literature publisher Emerald Group Publishing Limited, UK, has announced an agreement with Knovel, an online resource that helps engineers find reliable technical information. Under the deal, 11 titles from Emerald’s Transport portfolio will be accessible through Knovel’s online database. Over 600 organisations worldwide will now gain access to Emerald’s Transport collection of eBooks as part of their subscription to Knovel.
In July 2009, Knovel launched a Transportation Engineering collection to help engineering firms define, scope and implement ‘shovel ready’ projects. Knovel’s transportation subject area includes technical information engineers need for the design, construction and upgrade of transportation systems and infrastructure for air, rail, coastal areas, offshore, and on the road.
Among the 11 titles provided by Emerald are two of the highly acclaimed Handbooks edited by David Hesher, from the University of Sydney, and Kenneth Button, from George Mason University: Handbook of Transport Geography and Spatial Systems and Handbook of Transport Systems and Traffic Control. Emerald joins a number of other international publishers who have partnered with Knovel for the provision of engineering and scientific content.
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Copyright licensing solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), US, has announced that Oxford University Press, Inc. (OUP-USA) has signed an agreement to license the reuse of about 100,000 books and journals from the US and Oxford University Press in the UK (OUP UK). These titles will now be more broadly available to higher education institutions subscribing to CCC’s Annual Copyright License for Academic Institutions.
With the addition of OUP, Inc., there are now over 800 publisher and author rights holders participating in CCC’s Annual Copyright License. OUP joins a growing number of rightsholders making their content available for reuse under CCC’s Annual Academic Copyright License including Elsevier, Wiley, Taylor & Francis, Dow Jones and SAGE.
CCC’s Annual Copyright License is a single, institution-wide license that provides faculty and staff with convenient, pre-approved permissions to use content in course management systems, paper and electronic course packs, electronic library reserves, research collaboration, and other educational purposes. Created in partnership with colleges and universities, the License supplements existing CCC licensing programmes available to institutions of higher education and is designed to meet the copyright needs of today’s academic institutions.
A wide variety of works are licensed through the CCC service, including in-print and out-of-print books, journals, newspapers, blogs and e-books. The Annual Copyright License has been adopted by all 15 campuses of the University of Texas system in addition to other academic institutions including Middlebury College, Walden University and SUNY Downstate Medical Center.
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E-Resource Access and Management Services (ERAMS) provider Serials Solutions, US, has announced new Japanese-language enhancements for the Serials Solutions 360 services. These developments feature improved search results through enabling alternate kanji character matching in Japanese-language title searches; added support for many new databases unique to the Asia-Pacific region; and Japanese-language localisation for the New Serials Solutions 360 Search federated search service.
These enhancements add to a series of 2009 developments within the 360 e-resource access and management services that provide greater support for Japanese libraries. Previous enhancements include language localisation in the 360 Link OpenURL link resolver service and enhanced Japanese language title sorting in 360 Core and the Library Managed Holdings interface.
Subscribers can now customise Japanese-language sorting and alphabetisation options for tracked resources in both patron and client-facing interfaces. Also, they can provide their discovery interfaces in Japanese, facilitate accurate kanji searches and enable access to a large repository of Japanese-language databases.
STM publisher Thieme Publishing Group, Germany, has announced the publication of Ultrasound-Guided Procedures, a practical reference for the full range of common and complex ultrasound-guided procedures frequently performed in clinical practice. The publication provides a point-by-point, practical how-to check list for ultrasound-guided interventions and percutaneous access.
Authored by Dr. Vikram S. Dogra of the University of Rochester School of Medicine (US) and Wael E.A. Saad, an associate professor with the University of Virginia (US), the reference includes over 600 images. The text includes detailed information on how to perform ultrasound-guided biopsies and drainage as well as how to use the technology for interventional procedures.
Thieme is a publisher of neurosurgical content and claims to hold strong market positions in orthopedics, radiology, anatomy and chemistry. The company publishes 137 peer-reviewed journals and over 500 new books annually. It also has an array of web-based products in medicine and science. Some of its online products include Thieme eJournals, Thieme Electronic Book Library, the medical student website WinkingSkull.com and Thieme Teaching Assistant, a web-based platform for faculty.
US-based journal Science, published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), has announced that the December 18, issue of the journal takes a look back at the big science stories over the past 12 months and presents its selections for the 10 major scientific breakthroughs of 2009. Ardipithecus ramidus, or ‘Ardi,’ receives the top honour as the Breakthrough of the Year.
‘Ardi,’ a hominid species that lived 4.4 million years ago, was unveiled on October 1, 2009, by Kent State University Professor of Anthropology Dr. C. Owen Lovejoy and his colleagues. Research findings on ‘Ardi’ were presented in 11 papers that appeared in the October 2 issue of Science.
The official journal of the AAAS, Science is projected as one of the world's leading outlets for scientific news, commentary and cutting-edge research. Through its print and online incarnations, the journal reaches an estimated worldwide readership of more than one million.
Global education provider Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, US, has announced the appointment of James O’Neill as Senior Vice President of Portfolio Management. In his new position, James will oversee the efforts of the Portfolio Management group. He will report directly to Mike Lavelle, K–12 President, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Prior to this, James served as Vice President, Product Development at National Geographic School Publishing from 2008 through 2009, where he led product development efforts for the Secondary Education Publishing Center. He previously worked for McDougal Littell from 2005 to 2007 as Marketing Director for Social Studies, overseeing all aspects of product line marketing with an emphasis on new product development, new markets, and strategic growth of the market-leading product line.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt claims to be one of the world's largest publishers of instructional materials for pre-K-12 schools. The Company publishes a comprehensive set of best-in-class educational solutions, ranging from research-based textbook programs to instructional technology to standards-based assessments for students and educators.
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