STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, has provided access to Reaxys, an online workflow solution for research chemists, for five Czech universities - the University of Pardubice, the Masaryk University, the Palacky University in Olomouc, the Tomas Bata University in Zlín and the University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno.
The 5-year access agreement is supported by the European Structural Funds (ESF) through their Operational Framework Program for Research, Development and Innovation.
Reaxys is a unique workflow solution for researchers across all chemistry related domains. Researchers can get the information they need in a single overview, from source publications carefully selected for their importance and relevance to research chemists.
Library automation solutions provider SirsiDynix and Bibliotheca have announced their intent to extend and strengthen their global strategic partnership. Working together, the two companies continue to win the business of some of the largest and most demanding RFID projects in the world. The most recent of these includes Halifax Public Libraries and Northern Ireland Library Service.
The Halifax project is a comprehensive implementation that includes RFID for over 1.3 million items, inventory devices, RFID staff stations, security gates and training. The Northern Ireland project will introduce RFID technology into all public libraries managed by Libraries NI, all of which will incorporate a selection of Bibliotheca equipment and tagging the service's entire collection of over 1.8 million library items.
SirsiDynix and Bibliotheca have committed to working closely together on development that will deliver a tighter integration to benefit existing and new customers. This includes a clear commitment to deliver integration utilizing web services, thus supporting the International adoption of the Library Communications Framework (LCF). This will allow the flexible enhancement of features such as circulation and inventory which have been, to date, restricted by the narrower approach of previous communication protocols such as SIP2 and NCIP.
Information services provider Wolters Kluwer Health, US, has announced that MedCentral Health System has selected its ProVation Order Sets, powered by UpToDate Decision Support, software as its electronic order set solution and ProVation Care Plans, powered by Lippincott's Nursing Solutions as its evidence-based interdisciplinary care plans solution.
Headquartered in Mansfield, Ohio, MedCentral Health System is a non-profit health system serving more than 400,000 people in Richland and five surrounding counties. The health system is Joint Commission-certified and comprises two acute care hospitals, Mansfield and Shelby, with a combined total of 351 beds. In addition to a Level II Trauma Center and Level III Perinatal Department, MedCentral offers comprehensive neurological services, complete cardiac care at MedCentral HeartCare, walk-in medical care at MedCentral Rapid Response, and industrial health and safety at MedCentral WorkAble.
A central component of a healthcare organisation's care quality and core measures improvement strategy, ProVation Order Sets is an easily customisable order set authoring and management solution. It integrates seamlessly into clinical processes to streamline delivery of standardised care for improved patient safety, outcomes, clinician performance and regulatory compliance. Built upon the award-winning clinician-designed ProVation platform, ProVation Order Sets also provides continuous updating of clinical content and medical evidence, including direct links to UpToDate, the resource of choice for more than 700,000 users worldwide.
ProVation Care Plans offers evidence-based care plans developed in conjunction with Lippincott's Nursing Solutions and its network of hundreds of practicing clinicians. Combined with the dynamic ProVation software, it allows hospitals to define and maintain a custom care plans library while adhering to industry-accepted nursing and medical diagnoses, goals and interventions. Complete with a database of more than 270 evidence-based care plans, including reference links to online resources of current best practices, quality and safety measures, treatments, drug information and diagnostic tests, ProVation Care Plans allows hospitals to drive clinical consensus on standards of care and extend the reach of evidence-based practice across the organisation.
Publisher John Wiley&Sons, Inc. has announced that Fernhust Books has acquired assets from its nautical consumer publishing program. The terms of the acquisition, which closed May 31, 2013, were not disclosed.
Fernhurst acquired the digital and print assets for about 180 Wiley titles from its consumer nautical publishing programs. Among the titles purchased are such classics as the bestselling Rules in Practice, the Ultimate Adventure series and Cruising Companions.
It is the fifth and last sale associated with Wiley's planned consumer asset divestiture, which was first announced in March 2012. Those assets included consumer print and digital publishing programs in travel (including the well-known Frommer's brand), culinary, general interest, pets, crafts, Webster's New World, and CliffsNotes. On August 30, 2012, Wiley completed the sale of all of its travel assets, including the Frommer's brand, to Google. On November 6, 2012, Wiley completed the sale of its culinary, CliffsNotes, and Webster's New World Dictionary consumer publishing programs to the Boston-based global learning company, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH). On April 3, 2013 Wiley completed the sale of its pets, crafts and general interest consumer program to Turner Publishing; and on the following day HarperCollins Canada completed the purchase of select titles from Wiley Canada.
Online submission system provider Aries Systems Corporation, US, has announced a partnership with ProQuest to empower journal editors with reviewer discovery utility. Submitted manuscripts can now be automatically matched with reviewers drawn from an external pool of more than 3.5 million curated scholar profiles.
Using an Application Programming Interface (API), Editorial Manager transmits manuscript metadata to the ProQuest Pivot service, which streamlines workflow in university research offices. The proprietary software algorithms of Pivot create a digital 'fingerprint' from the metadata, match the fingerprint to its embedded collection of scholar profiles, and then generate a relevance-ranked candidate reviewer list.
Editors can click on names to view biographic and bibliographic details including CrossRef links to candidates' published articles. This makes it quick and easy for editors working in Editorial Manager to find and assess the viability of candidates as reviewers for manuscripts under consideration.
On the same web page, editors can then conveniently invite selected reviewers. Editorial Manager takes care of downstream workflow activities such as email notifications, due date tracking, reminders, review submission, etc.
Aries Systems will market the solution under the product name of 'Reviewer Discovery.' For a limited time, journals can evaluate Reviewer Discovery at no charge for a three-month period; thereafter annual fees apply. Reviewer Discovery can be activated in Editorial Manager Version 10.1 (currently in Beta Test and planned for initial release in June 2013). It will be available for demonstration in the exhibit hall at the upcoming SSP Annual Meeting in San Francisco on June 5-7.