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Health Research Alliance launches new application powered by Figshare and Dimensions
- 13 Mar 2018

The Health Research Alliance has launched a new application, HRA Open, powered by Figshare. HRA Open will allow HRA member-funded awardees to link their awards to their research outputs and deposit publications into PubMed Central.

HRA Open is an HRA-sponsored web-based service that promotes open science by providing a space for awardees to upload and share other materials related to funded projects, including figures, datasets, presentations, and other funder-approved research outputs. In addition to being able to deposit publications into PubMed Central (PMC), awardees can search the database of grants and awards for their awarded funding and submit their research outputs under that grant.

HRA has partnered with The National Library of Medicine (NLM) to enable HRA member-funded awardees to deposit their publications into PMC using the HRA Open platform. Links that have been made between awards from HRA member organisations and their awardees are provided to the NLM to facilitate open and public access of awardees' publications and research outputs.

Awardee information is provided by HRA Reporter, HRA's awardee database. HRA Reporter is powered by Dimensions, a Digital Science platform that connects awards, grants, publications, clinical trials and patents. From Dimensions, HRA Open enables users to explore information on over $1.3 trillion of grant funding from more than 250 research funders around the world.

This application is live now and research outputs are available at https://hra.figshare.com/

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National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to move flagship journal Environmental Health Perspectives to Atypon’s Literatum online publishing platform
- 08 Mar 2018

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), one of the institutes comprising the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), will move its flagship journal, Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP), to Atypon's Literatum online publishing platform. It will be the first US government publication hosted on Literatum and is the result of a competitive federal bid.

The new publication website, which will be 508-compliant with the US government's accessibility requirements, will host a podcast library, abstract proceedings, and Chinese language translations of articles that will be discoverable through the site's search interface. Videos will be added to the site post-launch.

The fully responsive site will be designed by the Atypon Design Studio using UX 3.0, Atypon's streamlined design-and-build system for modern, consumerised websites. Page Builder, Literatum's easy-to-use UI and UX design tool, will give the publisher complete control of their site's look, feel, and content.

Currently hosted on WordPress, EHP is a monthly peer-reviewed journal of research and news. With an impact factor of 9.78, it is one of the most highly ranked journals in Toxicology, Public, Environmental and Occupational Health, and Environmental Sciences. Its new continuous publication website will house the journal's complete archive-45 years worth of back issues.

The project will be funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services.

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Figshare and the Genetics Society of America partner to promote data underlying publications
- 05 Mar 2018

Figshare, an online digital repository for academic research, has announced a partnership with the Genetics Society of America (GSA). The Genetics Society of America is the professional membership organisation for scientific researchers and educators in the field of genetics.

GSA is dedicated to promoting research in genetics and to facilitating communication among geneticists worldwide through its scholarly journals and professional conferences. GSA has more than 5,000 individual members who work at colleges and universities, government and private research institutes, medical schools, corporate and industrial settings, and other institutions.

Authors submitting to GENETICS and G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics will now have their supplementary material - from datasets and graphics to 3D files and code - visualised in figshare. Submissions will be made through a branded submission portal that includes guidance on the data policy and contact information for support.

With Figshare, authors can upload any file type of any size. All supplemental material and data will now have a DOI that's linked to the paper, and authors get to choose the type of open source license their data is published under – which gives them control over how their data is used.

Supplemental material and data from papers published at GENETICS and G3 will now be available at https://gsajournals.figshare.com.

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Atypon’s Artificial Intelligence R&D awarded four BioASQ Awards in semantic technology categories
- 22 Feb 2018

Atypon has been placed in the widely respected International BioASQ Awards competition for the fifth year in a row. Atypon's ongoing research and development (R&D) into artificial intelligence technologies led to four awards for four different semantic technology categories in the 2017 BioASQ Challenge.

BioASQ organises international contests in biomedical semantic indexing and question answering (QA) to help advance technologies that make it faster and easier for researchers to find the most relevant and actionable information from within the vast corpus of published biomedical research.

Atypon's R&D in machine learning and natural language processing-two branches of artificial intelligence-contributed to their award-winning semantic technologies. The R&D team's work in the areas of recommender systems and knowledge representation-specifically, entity recognition, entity extraction, semantic search, search augmentation, and publication knowledge graphs-is also expanding the search and discovery capabilities of Literatum, the company's online publishing platform.

Entity recognition, a type of semantic enrichment, uses deep inference and reasoning to improve the accuracy, speed, and ease with which content can be automatically assessed and classified.

Entity extraction, another type of semantic enrichment, will be used to automatically add funding and grant information to enrich an article's metadata, as well as to individuate compound figures and then match them with their captions and other associated content.

Semantic search, a type of search augmentation, will enable Literatum users to ask natural-language questions rather than search by keyword. Publication knowledge graphs that make use of knowledge representation technology will improve individualised content recommendations and predict trending research topics.

Previous AI-related innovations from Atypon's R&D team are already featured in Literatum, including an auto-tagger that helps personalise Literatum search results and auto-populate topic-specific web pages with relevant content, search augmentation algorithms that rank and organise results according to each user's interests, and automated topic modeling that analyzes a set of documents, determines their subject matter, and instantly assigns tags that characterize each topic.

All of these Literatum features make valuable content and information easier to find and monetize, and create a more productive, convenient research experience.

Atypon's BioASQ team was joined by professors from Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece, a research institution that Atypon works closely with on projects combining machine learning, natural language processing, and other applied software technologies.

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American Journal Experts, Scholastica, and Research Square offer guide on author management for journal editors
- 12 Feb 2018

American Journal Experts (AJE), author services provider, has partnered with Scholastica and Research Square to offer a free training guide on author management for journal editors. This guide provides tips for communicating with authors, shares information on setting author guidelines, and recommends best practices for setting ethical policies for the journal.

The guide also provides worksheets to help editors implement the suggestions more easily. The worksheets include a sample submission checklist that journals can use for authors, email templates to help with author communication, and a template for an ethics statement that journals may use.

The guide is available for free download at https://lp.scholasticahq.com/journal-editor-course-managing-authors/.

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NEJM launches redesigned website on Literatum
- 08 Feb 2018

The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) recently relaunched the NEJM.org website on Literatum.

The new website was redesigned specifically to enhance user experience, and includes streamlined navigation that makes content discovery faster and easier; search facets and filters that let readers quickly drill down into multiple search results by date, article type, and/or specialty; a new Multimedia page that aggregates audio interviews, videos, Interactive Medical Cases, Case Challenges, and CME learning resources to provide more comprehensive information while increasing site engagement; a redesigned user interface responsive to smart phones and tablets, including enhanced cross-device access for a better user experience; and an extension of the redesign to the layouts of the NEJM.org eTOC alerts.

The website was created by Atypon with Page Builder - Literatum's fully integrated design-and-build tool for creating and managing websites. Page Builder's easy-to-use drag-and-drop widgets make it easy for NEJM to modify the site in real time, create new products from existing content, build new landing pages and microsites, and deliver content bundles and targeted advertising - without having to rely on developers or assistance from Atypon.

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BIR Publications partners with ReadCube to enhance discoverability of its collection
- 24 Jan 2018

BIR Publications, the publishing arm of the British Institute of Radiology (BIR), has partnered with ReadCube's Discover program to index their collection of over 35,000 articles. Through the Discover service all of BIR's journals, including BJR, BJR|case reports, Dentomaxillofacial Radiology, and Imaging, will be searchable in ReadCube's browser, desktop and mobile applications. Each journal will also be accessible in ReadCube's search engine, related article feed and personalised recommendation engine.

In addition to enhanced discoverability, when readers view any article from BIR within any of ReadCube's app, they will enjoy interactive features including hyperlinked in-line citations, annotations, clickable author names, direct access to supplemental content and figures, social sharing, and Altmetrics.

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The University of the Andes (Colombia) unveils trilingual OA journal site on Atypon’s Literatum online publishing platform
- 18 Jan 2018

The Universidad de los Andes (University of the Andes) in Colombia, a private research institution and one of the top universities in South America, has launched a new site for all of its journals on Literatum, Atypon's online publishing platform. The trilingual site offers researchers content in Spanish, Portuguese, and English, with interfaces available in Spanish and English. The Literatum platform natively supports content in any language.

Designed by Atypon, the new mobile-optimised site includes individually branded sections for each journal, with related editorial content at the article level. Multimedia such as videos and reader surveys with real-time results are enhancing users' experience.

For the first time, the University can document content usage across all journals. And as of November 2017, 75% of site visits were resulting in a full text download. Literatum's visualised reporting informs the editorial teams which articles are most accessed and downloaded, by journal, year of publication and the selected reading format, allowing them to closely monitor content usage.

An integrated dual-search functionality allows users to search the entire corpus of ten OA journals, or a single journal, making it fast and simple for researchers to find the content that they need. The new journal site cross-promotes relevant titles from, and links to, the University's book catalogue. Additionally, the new Author Services section provides a portal for authors to both prepare and submit their articles. The site includes the entire published backfile of each journal, starting from 1979.

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Research Square's new multimedia product, Video Bytes, helps share research results with the public
- 11 Jan 2018

Research Square, a provider of innovative solutions for improving scholarly communication, has announced the launch of a new multimedia product, Video Bytes. These brief, informative videos summarise a piece of published research for a lay audience in a 1-minute overview. Each Video Byte combines on -screen text, relevant imagery and footage, and music to create a compelling and aesthetic take on recent research and how it impacts society. Two samples can be viewed on Research Square’s website: www.researchsquare.com/videos.

Video Bytes are an offshoot of Research Square's successful Video Abstract product, first developed in a trial with Nature Publishing Group in 2015. Like Video Abstracts, Video Bytes cover any field of research and are available for purchase by authors, editors, institutions, funders, or any other interested parties. They are created by Research Square's scientifically trained animation and scriptwriting teams, with input from the authors of the research being summarised. After creation, Video Bytes are posted on social media with appropriate tags and descriptions to enhance their chances of being found.

Video Bytes are available for researchers, universities, funders, and other interested parties to purchase through Research Square’s website, https://www.researchsquare.com/videos.

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AACR Publications partners with ReadCube to enhance discoverability of its collection
- 09 Jan 2018

The American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) Publications has announced a partnership with ReadCube's Discover program. The eight, highly ranked journals of the AACR cover the entire spectrum of cancer research and will now be fully indexed and discoverable through ReadCube's web, desktop and mobile platforms. The entire collection will also be included in ReadCube's search engines, related article feeds and popular personalised recommendation engine.

In addition to deep-indexing, when read within any of ReadCube's apps, over 40k articles will be available with ReadCube's popular Enhanced PDF features. These include hyperlinked in-line citations, annotations, clickable author names, instant access to supplemental content and figures, social sharing, and Altmetrics.

Founded in 1907, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) claims to be the world's first and largest professional organisation dedicated to advancing cancer research and its mission to prevent and cure cancer. AACR membership includes 40,000 laboratory, translational, and clinical researchers; population scientists; other health care professionals; and patient advocates residing in 120 countries. The AACR marshals the full spectrum of expertise of the cancer community to accelerate progress in the prevention, biology, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer by annually convening more than 30 conferences and educational workshops, the largest of which is the AACR Annual Meeting with more than 21,900 attendees.

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American Physiological Society transfers its journals to new online platform
- 13 Dec 2017

The American Physiological Society (APS) has announced the transfer of its journals to a new online platform, to provide journal readers and authors with an upgraded user experience. The move transfers 13 APS physiology research journals to Atypon's Literatum online publishing platform after more than 20 years with its previous and original online journal host.

The new custom site was designed by the Atypon Design Studio using Atypon's UX 3.0 design language and implementation system for modern scholarly websites that prioritises readers' and authors' needs.

Among the state-of-the-art features and functionality users can expect from the new website: the same experience on every type of device; convenient side-by-side full-text reading that places figures and references adjacent to related text; interactive PDFs with image enlargement, reference citation links and quicker downloads ('PDF Plus'); multimedia, including video abstracts, podcasts and social media, played within the article; fast, precise search and discovery across all journals; enhanced and openly viewable article-level usage statistics (Altmetrics); a single user login with APS member credentials for the entire site; fast, regular delivery of new features; and many other features designed to enhance the author and reader experience.

Journals hosted on Literatum are the American Journal of Physiology (AJP), which will have been continuously published for 120 years in 2018 (composed of AJP-Cell Physiology; AJP-Endocrinology and Metabolism; AJP-Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology; AJP-Heart and Circulatory Physiology; AJP-Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology; AJP-Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology; AJP-Renal Physiology); Journal of Applied Physiology; Journal of Neurophysiology; Physiological Genomics; Physiology; Physiological Reviews; and Advances in Physiology Education. Comprehensive Physiology and Physiological Reports (the open access journal collaboration of APS and the Physiological Society) will move to Atypon's Literatum platform in early 2018 under the aegis of Wiley, which publishes those two journals on APS' behalf.

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ICE Publishing partners with ReadCube to enhance discoverability of journals and eBooks
- 01 Dec 2017

ICE Publishing, the publishing division of the Institution of Civil Engineers, has announced a partnership with Boston-based technology company ReadCube to enhance discoverability of its journals and eBooks.

The ICE Publishing portfolio, covering all major civil engineering and construction disciplines, as well as a burgeoning collection of materials science journals, will now be indexed in ReadCube's Discover service. In addition to being searchable across ReadCube's web, desktop, and mobile reading portals, the content will also be included in ReadCube's search engines, personalised recommendation engine, and related article feeds.

In addition to deep-indexing, when viewing content within any of ReadCube's apps, the ICE Publishing collection will be available in ReadCube's popular Enhanced PDF format. Dynamic features include hyperlinked in-line citations, annotation tools, clickable author names, instant access to supplemental content and figures, social sharing, and altmetrics.

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Figshare’s annual report ‘The State of Open Data 2017’ looks at global attitudes towards open data
- 24 Oct 2017

Figshare, an online digital repository for academic research, has launched its annual report, The State of Open Data 2017, to coincide with global celebrations around Open Access Week. This report is the second in the series and includes survey results and a collection of articles from global industry experts, as well as a foreword from Jean-Claude Burgelman, Head of Unit Open Data Policies and Science Cloud at the European Commission.

In order to effectively examine attitudes and experiences of researchers working with open data – sharing it, reusing it, redistributing it – in 2016, Figshare released their first report collating findings of a survey undertaken in partnership with Springer Nature. The survey results, outlined in an article 'Open Season for Open Data', showed that open data was already a reality, and while researchers were unsure and lacked confidence on some specifics, there were indications the future would become more open. One year on, these survey results have been used to track the evolution of how researchers deal with data and the trends are positive with strong signals that open data is becoming more embedded.

For this year's survey, partnering with both Springer Nature and Wiley, there was a marked growth in respondents from just over 2000 to almost 2300.

Key findings indicate that respondents have become more aware of open data sets (82% up from 73%) than in 2016; age does not appear to be a major factor in this trend; 74% of researchers are curating their data for sharing; willingness of researchers to reuse open data sets in their own research has grown, a 10% increase to 80%, with the increase replicated across age groups; and researchers who routinely share their data has also grown since 2016, although by a smaller amount, from 57% to 60%. Further, the report notes that the proportion of researchers who have never made a data set openly available has reduced in the last year. Looking deeper there is further promise for the future of open data, as 70% of these researchers are now willing to reuse open data sets in their own research (up from 65%).

Some interesting findings in the survey from Asia reveal that awareness of open data has increased by 15%, compared to 9% globally, and sharing open datasets has increased by 10%, compared to 3% globally. Moreover, achieving impact is a much bigger motivator for Asian researchers when they make their data open for sharing, for example, compared to North American researchers for whom public benefit is a bigger motivator. These outcomes are just one of a number of interesting geographical differences which are revealed in this year's survey.

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Future Science Group Websites are first to benefit from Atypon’s new UX 3.0 system
- 12 Oct 2017

Future Medicine and Future Science, the publication websites of the Future Science Group (FSG), have been redesigned and relaunched using Atypon's UX 3.0, a comprehensive new design language and implementation system for delivering sophisticated, engaging publication websites. Future Science Group (FSG), whose websites have been hosted on Atypon's LIteratum platform since 2005, is the first publisher to benefit from UX 3.0.

The UX 3.0 system significantly accelerates the development and implementation of website designs. It includes a client-branded library of styles and site components for rapidly designing and assembling HTML page prototypes, eliminating the traditional, time-consuming process of wireframing. The UX 3.0 system also enables designs to be reviewed and adjusted in real time, reducing design cycles. And with technology for creating accurate HTML from the start, UX3.0 websites improve load times and SEO.

Launched in July, the new FSG sites' clean interface and frictionless user experience has already resulted in year-over-year increases of total sessions (14%) and downloads (7%).

UX3.0 is integrated into PageBuilder, Literatum's website building tool. With widgets that link directly to the UX 3.0 design library, PageBuilder expedites site changes and greatly accelerates the creation of new pages and products by non-technical publishing staff.

FSG is also combining Literatum's precise visitor targeting capability with in-house article-level ads. By targeting ads based on visitors' profile and onsite behaviour, FSG is driving readers to new content, increasing institutional usage, encouraging readers to sign up for alerts, and promoting their related community sites. Article-level ad placements open the door for FSG to offer targeted ads to paying third-parties.

The new FSG websites were designed by the Atypon Design Studio using UX 3.0 design principles for modern, consumerised sites that follow internet best-practices for search, eCommerce, authentication, and UX. UX 3.0 design principles give Atypon publishers new ways to present and surface content and ensure that they're giving readers the online experiences that they expect from successful consumer sites.

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Reprints Desk signs document delivery agreement with VIVA Academic Library Consortium
- 06 Oct 2017

Reprints Desk, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Research Solutions, Inc., has entered into an agreement with the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA) to provide access to essential scholarly content with Article Galaxy — Reprints Desk's online research intelligence and retrieval platform. VIVA is a consortium of more than seventy non-profit, academic libraries within the Commonwealth of Virginia, including all of Virginia's state-assisted colleges and universities.

Powerful complements to interlibrary lending and borrowing systems, Article Galaxy academic library consortia agreements provide an online gateway to journal articles from tens of thousands of scholarly publications, as well as hundreds of thousands of book records, at a low academic royalty rate from dozens of leading scientific, technology and medical (STM) publishers including Elsevier, John Wiley & Sons, and Wolters Kluwer. Reprints Desk delivers content in high-quality PDF format for a small transactional fee plus a copyright royalty charge.

VIVA’s access to Article Galaxy includes: 24/7 customer support; integration with popular interlibrary loan (ILL) lending software such as ILLiad, RapidILL and The Information Delivery Services (IDS) project; a searchable and browsable A-Z list of participating publishers and publications; optional secondary sourcing for articles beyond the main collection; access to Reprints Desk's automated Open Access Filter; and single-source billing.

Academic institutions, corporations and government organisations around the world rely on Reprints Desk and its online platform Article Galaxy for fast, legal access to full-text scientific, technical, and medical (STM) content.

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Atypon’s online publishing platform Literatum to house The ACM Digital Library
- 04 Oct 2017

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the world's largest computing society, has selected Atypon's online publishing platform, Literatum, to house The ACM Digital Library (ACM DL).

The ACM DL is the official guide to computer science research and literature, comprising not only all ACM publications, including journals, conferences proceedings, technical magazines, newsletters and books, but also a comprehensive bibliographic database with over two million entries from nearly all scholarly publishers in computing. ACM's new publications website will be designed in cooperation with the Atypon Design Studio.

For the last 20 years, The ACM DL has run on ACM's own platform. The move to Atypon will allow ACM to reallocate time previously spent on product maintenance to new product development in partnership with Atypon. All Atypon publishers benefit from client-specific enhancements to Literatum.

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Reprints Desk and RedLink partner to provide scholarly article subscription intelligence
- 15 Sep 2017

Research Solutions, Inc., a pioneer in providing cloud-based solutions for scientific research, has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Reprints Desk has entered into an agreement with RedLink, a rapidly growing provider of business analytics to academic publishers and libraries. Under the terms of the agreement, Reprints Desk may now offer RedLink's 'Library Dashboard' product to its corporate customers in the scientific, technology, and medical research industries.

Enhancing Reprints Desk's award-winning Article Galaxy research intelligence platform, RedLink's Library Dashboard provides a complete, normalised overview of usage and turn-away statistics to help with collection decision-making, and offers easy to use data integration, analysis, and visualisation tools. Library Dashboard gathers data from publishers via existing system access and allows users to see cost-per-download analyses, usage trends, and denials via bundles, journals, ebooks, databases, publishers, and disciplines, in addition to more granular and customised views.

Corporations, academic institutions, and government organisations around the world rely on Reprints Desk's Article Galaxy for copyright-compliant access to full-text scientific, technical, and medical content when subscription access does not yet exist. A cloud-based research intelligence platform, Article Galaxy provides one-stop shopping, automated data augmentation of scientific content, and lowest cost acquisition of full-text journal articles, ensuring copyright-compliant access when filtering requests against subscriptions and Open Access content.

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Annual Reviews relaunches completely redesigned publications and corporate website on Atypon’s Literatum
- 31 Aug 2017

Annual Reviews, a non-profit publisher dedicated to synthesizing and integrating knowledge for the progress of science and the benefit of society, has relaunched its completely redesigned publications and corporate website on Atypon's Literatum, the scholarly publishing industry's most widely used online publishing platform.

The new site enables Annual Reviews, an Atypon client for 14 years, to create and maintain a unique brand for each of its 47 journals that is carried through the entire site. Independent sections for authors, librarians, and researchers create a ‘three-in-one' site architecture that makes user-specific content easily accessible.

The new site design—the publisher's first in six years—is geared specifically to pre-empt 'grab-and-go' user behaviour by encouraging readers to engage with Annual Reviews' site rather than merely downloading a PDF.

Prior to the redesign, the ratio of PDF-to-HTML usage was approximately 2:1, and site visits were brief. After the redesign, that ratio began moving beyond parity for some journals, and users now stay onsite nearly twice as long as they do when they visit just to download a PDF. In addition, the number of onsite searches has doubled, indicating sustained engagement with the entirety of the site's content.

Annual Review's new responsive site features enhanced navigation, search across all content types, and a frictionless eCommerce journey. The website was built with Page Builder, Literatum's easy-to-use, widget-based user experience design tool, which gives Annual Reviews' nontechnical staff direct, real-time control of their content, website design, and branding. Changes can be easily made at the page level and journal level, or rolled out across the entire site at once.

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ReadCube partners with scholarly Publishing Platform, Sheridan PubFactory
- 27 Jul 2017

Technology company ReadCube has announced a collaboration with scholarly publishing platform Sheridan PubFactory. Host to scholarly content since 1999 and provider of the only truly content agnostic platform, Sheridan PubFactory will support the use of ReadCube Sharing services for publications hosted across the platform.

ReadCube Sharing will provide Sheridan PubFactory publishers, and subsequently their authors and subscribers, a simple channel for promoting and amplifying published work in a secure read-only format to non-subscribers. Participating publishers can design their own unique rights-managed content sharing policies that best align with their organisation's goals. Past partners have documented countless benefits from participating in this program, including seamless ways for their authors to amplify their work, improved reader engagement, increased readership, and new ways to drive marketing and PR campaigns.

Participating publishers will also benefit from enhanced discoverability and article viewing enhancements through ReadCube's popular web, desktop, and mobile reference management tools. Features include annotation tools, hyperlinked in-line citations, instant access to valuable supplemental materials, clickable author names, a high-resolution figure browser, and article metrics.

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Atypon announces new features in latest release of Literatum
- 13 Jul 2017

A fully integrated eReader, a new multi-user license framework, and three new login options are among the new features in Atypon's latest release of Literatum, the most widely used and fully featured online publishing platform for the professional and scholarly publishing industry. The first of three regularly scheduled yearly updates, this release also includes Atypon Insights, a new business intelligence module that significantly upgrades Literatum's reporting capabilities.

Atypon's new in-browser eReader replaces PDF with EPUB to provide a superior online and offline reading experience for both books and journal articles—an industry first—and to keep readers on publishers' sites. By providing an alternative to PDFs, the Atypon eReader also reduces unlicensed content usage. EPUB is a non-proprietary open publication standard and a portable format that can be easily shared.

Based on open-source technology developed by the Readium Foundation, the Atypon eReader provides synchronized reading across multiple devices and offline in-browser support. Upcoming releases will include annotation, social reading, collaboration, and a personalised user dashboard.

Atypon Insights is Literatum's new business intelligence module. It collects event-level behavioural data on readers' content usage to uncover actionable intelligence. Its drag-and-drop tools and clear, familiar visualisations allow for on-the-fly report creation and interactive data exploration.

Three new authentication solutions-secure 'remember me' cookie-based login, passwordless login, and login via phone number verification-give publishers new options for providing their readers with fast, seamless access to their content while eliminating password-related security risks.

Atypon has also added a new multi-user license framework that enables publishers to control concurrent content usage by combining multiple variables, including duration and the number of simultaneous users and/or access requests. These new parameters enable publishers to offer consumer rental options, emulate a lending library, and create new broader offers for unserved market segments.

Additional new Literatum features in this latest product release include proprietary search algorithms that improve relevance ranking; more accurate search results for inaccurately spelled names; a new tool that enables designers to build customised website search queries; faster search query results; and faster content availability.

Literatum has been in continuous development for 20 years. More than two-thirds of Atypon's staff is devoted to software engineering.

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The University of Sheffield and Figshare partner to launch ORDA, a custom portal to manage research data
- 30 Jun 2017

The University of Sheffield has announced the outcomes of a joint venture with Figshare, an online digital repository for academic researchers. Through this partnership, they have delivered an integrated hub for managing and sharing research data, named ORDA (Online Research Data https://orda.shef.ac.uk/). The University of Sheffield has developed this custom-branded portal on top of their Figshare portal (https://sheffield.figshare.com/) using the Figshare API.

By creating a public portal and assigning digital object identifiers (DOIs), Figshare makes an organisation's research products searchable, discoverable, and citable, and their impact and attention is captured through statistical reporting and altmetrics.

The University of Sheffield's solution enables staff, students and researchers to meet funding-body requirements for open access to data while providing a secure, long-term space for a wide range of content; all on one platform that encourages collaboration. The solution will also allow for the easy citation and re-use of their digital data by making it discoverable, citable and shareable from anywhere.

Figshare for Institutions functionality includes portals that showcase research of an institution or department; ability to group content into collections; data curation and administrative workflows; flexible storage options; increased file upload limits; and enhanced content discoverability through a revamped search, categorisation and metadata.

Figshare for Institutions operates under an annual subscription license and can provide data storage through Amazon Web Services. Alternatively, Figshare interoperates with existing institutional storage and infrastructure or centrally provided storage such as RDSI in Australia or other third party providers including DuraCloud.

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Figshare and ASHA partner to enhance discoverability and reuse of research outputs
- 23 Jun 2017

Figshare, an online digital repository for academic research, has announced a new partnership with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to showcase supplementary research outputs within the communication sciences and disorders discipline.

As a professional society representing 191,500 members and affiliates who are audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists, ASHA is committed to the publication of research, and has been for more than 80 years.

Research outputs published across ASHA’s peer-reviewed scholarly journals will be aggregated under one portal. The new customised Figshare portal is available at asha.figshare.com.

All files uploaded will be given a DOI, making them easily citable. Authors will be able to make use of Figshare’s viewer technology, which supports over 650 different file types, to display presentations, videos, data sets, documents, and more in the browser. Authors will be able to share their materials more easily-tracking usage through Figshare’s metrics and altmetrics-and will benefit from the platform’s integrations with other standards and systems such as ORCID.

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The Academy of Management to migrate journals to Atypon’s Literatum online publishing platform
- 21 Jun 2017

The Academy of Management (AOM), the preeminent global professional association for management and organisation scholars, has selected Atypon to host all Academy of Management journals content on the Literatum online publishing platform. In addition to articles, AOM content includes multimedia capabilities and conference proceedings.

Since their flagship journal launch in 1958, the Academy of Management publications have been an invaluable resource to members, authors and editors, institutional library customers and the many diverse audiences they serve. The Academy's six journals - Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Perspectives, Academy of Management Learning and Education, Academy of Management Annals and Academy of Management Discoveries - will be launching on the Literatum platform in late spring 2018.

Atypon's software development philosophy prioritises scalability, straightforward tools, and automation features that give publishers direct control of their content without requiring additional staff. Its consumerized websites are designed to keep readers engaged.

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Atypon’ Literatum to become the online platform for The FASEB Journal
- 31 May 2017

Atypon has announced that its Literatum will become the online platform for The FASEB Journal, the flagship journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), in late fall 2017. The FASEB Journal is the world's most cited biology journal, according to Clarivate Analytics Journal Citation Reports.

Atypon's software development philosophy gives publishers direct, real-time control of their content, website design, and digital brand. FASEB is the 13th publisher to migrate their journals to Literatum since 2016. The American Physiological Society (APS), a FASEB member, announced its move to Literatum in January.

The FASEB Journal is published by the Federation of the American Societies for Experimental Biology. It is the world's most cited biology journal according to Clarivate Analytics Journal Citation Reports and has been recognized by the Special Libraries Association as one of the top 100 most influential biomedical journals of the past century.

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Atypon heightens information security measures for protecting customers’ content and data
- 16 May 2017

Atypon has expanded its commitment to enterprise-level IT security and privacy, establishing a Department of Information Security and Privacy and appointing Michael Goodman its director. Goodman will lead Atypon's security and privacy environment with next-generation controls for protecting publishers' content, data, and other sensitive corporate information.

Goodman will be responsible for developing and implementing well-documented, transparent global information security and privacy policies and procedures, ensuring compliance at every level of the Atypon organisation, from employee conduct and technology protection to product application security for Literatum, the company's SaaS online publishing platform. This new position reports to Atypon CEO and founder Georgios Papadopoulos.

Goodman's career path spans every aspect of the information security lifecycle, from software development, systems engineering, incident response, vulnerability assessment, forensics, and threat intelligence to staffing, policy, processes, procedures, and management. He has led enterprise cybersecurity efforts for numerous US federal agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense, and the Department of Justice, and for corporations like Verizon, the Bank of New York Mellon, and Mars, Inc. He has built online banking systems for major financial organisations and has designed and implemented both private and public cloud solutions.

Last fall, after its acquisition by global publisher John Wiley & Sons, Atypon hired IBM Security Services to conduct a data security and privacy review of existing and planned security practices. Goodman's initial priority will be to address recommendations in the IBM report. He will work closely with Atypon's IT and engineering teams to improve current security and privacy best practices that continue to ensure that no Atypon customer, Atypon staff, or Wiley staff has unauthorized access to content, usage data, or other proprietary client information; that no data leaks occur across clients; and that Atypon clients’ information remains segregated, secure, and sequestered behind firewalls.

The newly established Atypon Publisher Advisory Board (APAB), comprising publishing customer representatives and attended by key Atypon employees, including the Director of Information Security and Privacy, is charged with reviewing the security and privacy plans and implementations, recommending policy, and coordinating an annual third-party audit.

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Figshare partners with ORCID to showcase staff contributions
- 10 May 2017

Figshare, an online digital repository for academic research, has announced that ORCID, provider of persistent identifiers (iDs) for researchers, is now using Figshare to showcase its resources, documentation, staff contributions and other publicly available materials.

Since launching in 2012, ORCID has become the de facto standard for researcher identifiers. Over three million researchers globally have registered for an ORCID iD, which they can use to uniquely identify them and ensure reliable connections with their affiliations and contributions.

All ORCID's publicly available materials will now be available in a customised Figshare portal available at orcid.figshare.com. All files uploaded will be issued a DOI, a persistent identifier that enables access, reuse, and citation, and will make use of Figshare's viewer technology, which supports over 650 different files types, to display presentations, videos and documents in the browser. The ORCID portal will make the organisation's resources and documents more discoverable to the wider research community with rich metadata and digitally preserved.

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Atypon’s Literatum online publishing platform now supports CHORUS
- 03 May 2017

Atypon has announced that its widely used online publishing platform, Literatum, now supports CHORUS and enables access while improving the discoverability of funded research.

CHORUS is a global non-profit organisation committed to enabling sustainable, cost-effective, and transparent public access to content reporting on funded research. Using elements of the existing research infrastructure, such as standards and identifiers, combined with open APIs, CHORUS optimises funder identification, content discovery and long-term accessibility, public accessibility monitoring, and dashboard reporting.

Atypon's unique implementation approach eliminates publishers' need to maintain a separate taxonomy and improves the contents' discoverability, making it faster and easier for funding agencies to find articles about the research that they funded, and for the public to freely access it after the publisher-determined embargo period.

Literatum's flexible CHORUS configuration syncs with Crossref's Open Funder Registry, creates a funder taxonomy, and automatically tags articles based on publisher-supplied metadata identifiers. Additionally, Literatum automatically provides CHORUS-specific metadata (including the public access date, the public and funder full-text access URLs, and the license URL) to Crossref.

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Springer Nature authors can now submit more of their research outputs via new data submission portal powered by Figshare
- 27 Apr 2017

Figshare, an online digital repository for academic research, has launched a new tool that enables authors to share their research outputs more efficiently during the publishing process.

Springer Nature is the first publisher to pilot this new data submission portal and have worked closely with Figshare to build a customised service to support open research. The tool will reduce the amount of information authors must complete to share data supporting their publications.

Springer Nature is using the new tool to support their new Data Support Services, where Research Data Editors carry out checks on submitted research outputs, advise authors on how best to link the files to their articles, and coordinate publication of their data. The new portal, and Springer Nature's service, will be developed further in response to usage and feedback.

It is expected that authors who use the data submission portal will save time and effort needed to deposit and curate data and link data to publications; promote citation and reuse of their data; enhance and increase visibility of their peer reviewed publications; more easily comply with data policies of funding agencies and institutions; contribute to more rapid scientific progress and increased reproducibility; and be able to share a wider variety of their research data files in conjunction with their articles.

The data submission portal is available now to support authors of six BMC journals: BMC Biology, BMC Research Notes, BMC Neuroscience, BMC Plant Biology, BMC Evolutionary Biology and BMC Genomics who wish to openly share their larger supplementary data files. Springer Nature expects to rollout to more journals following this pilot phase.

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The American Society for Cell Biology and Bone & Joint Publishing migrate journals to Atypon’s Literatum online publishing platform
- 20 Apr 2017

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) and Bone & Joint Publishing, the new imprint of the British Editorial Society of Bone & Joint Surgery, are moving their journals to Atypon's Literatum platform, becoming the eleventh and twelfth publishers to sign with Atypon since January 2016.

ASCB's two prestigious journals—Molecular Biology of the Cell and CBE/Life Sciences Education—will launch on Literatum in early 2018.

The Bone & Joint Journal, Bone & Joint Research, Bone & Joint 360, EFORT Open Reviews, and Orthopaedic Proceedings will join the publisher's open access Journal of Children's Orthopaedics, which was launched on Literatum earlier this year.

Atypon's customers include SAGE, the University of Chicago Press, the American Institute of Physics (AIP), the American Pharmacists Association, the American Physiological Society (APS), the Edinburgh University Press, Human Kinetics, and Health Affairs, all of whom announced the migration of, or launched their journals on, Literatum in 2016.

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Reprints Desk signs reseller agreements with European resellers Ritme and Alfasoft, provides researchers with one-click access to content and data
- 19 Apr 2017

Reprints Desk, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Research Solutions, Inc., has signed separate reseller agreements with Ritme and Alfasoft to deliver new tools and services that address the full spectrum of knowledge acquisition and information management requirements of researchers in scientific, technical and medical (STM) fields.

As part of the agreements, the new European resellers will expand Reprints Desk's market penetration in Western Europe and offer the company's Article Galaxy Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) research platform to European researchers and scientists, allowing for one-click access to scientific documents at the point of discovery and unlimited, data-driven research intelligence.

Selected features include: Full-text journal content 24/7 – any article, any publisher; lowest cost acquisition filtering for optimised spending; full-scale citation management and alerting; and powerful intelligence by data-driven insights.

Alfasoft AB, headquartered in Sweden, is a premium supplier of scientific and technical software for researchers, engineers and developers. For more than 30 years, the company has served customers in Central and North-Eastern Europe. Alfasoft has offices across Scandinavia, the U.K. and Germany, along with an extensive reseller network in Eastern Europe. Alfasoft will resell Reprints Desk's Article Galaxy solution in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Germany.

Selected products distributed by Alfasoft include: EndNote – Reference Management; Nvivo – Data Analysis; SigmaPlot – Data Visualization; Mathcad – Engineering Calculations; and Intel Software – Development Products.

Ritme Scientific Solutions, headquartered in France and founded in 1989, is a full solution provider to the science and technology industries, offering researchers the full spectrum of scientific software and expert assistance. With offices in Paris, Brussels and Lausanne, Ritme serves more than 50,000 customers across Western Europe with services ranging from pre-sales to training, support and consulting. Ritme will offer Reprints Desk solutions in Belgium, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, France, Switzerland and Italy.

Selected products distributed by Ritme include: EndNote – Reference Management; Stata – Data Analysis; Nvivo – Data Analysis; EViews – Econometric Modeling; Perkin Elmer – Suite of Laboratory Tools; and Intel Software – Development Products.

Corporations, academic institutions, and government organisations around the world rely on Article Galaxy for copyright-compliant access to full-text scientific, technical, and medical content when subscription access does not yet exist. As a cloud-based research intelligence platform, Article Galaxy provides one-stop shopping, automated data augmentation to scientific content, and lowest cost acquisition of full-text journal articles, ensuring copyright-compliant access when filtering requests against subscriptions and Open Access content.

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Reprints Desk introduces data-driven gadgets in latest version of SaaS research platform
- 17 Apr 2017

Research Solutions, Inc., a pioneer in providing cloud-based solutions for scientific research, and its wholly-owned subsidiary Reprints Desk, have announced the launch of a new version of the company’s Article Galaxy research platform. New features include full mobile responsiveness, design enhancements, an improved order history page, and the introduction of an ecosystem of gadgets – powerful apps that allow for sophisticated data augmentation of content.

The new Article Galaxy platform version has been introduced to selected customers in a phased approach starting on March 24, 2017. Initially, migration is optional and Reprints Desk will continue to support the current legacy platform until September 1st, 2017. Any existing order options used by customers today – such as IP and browser-based orders, online orders via www.reprintsdesk.com, email, OpenURL integration, and APIs interfaces – will not change.

The new Article Galaxy platform delivers a completely redesigned user interface with more friendly navigation capabilities, an enhanced technology infrastructure, improved order history and new functionalities, enabling quick look up of re-use rights, availability options and online mentions of journal articles. Features include: Enhanced Order Forms – easier and faster document orders; Improved Order History – filter, sort, search and download, all in one place; Re-Use Rights Check – view re-use rights information from anywhere in the system; Article Explorer – availability options, Altmetric scores and cited-by references at a glance; and Full Mobile Responsiveness.

The new Article Galaxy platform’s switch from multi-page applications to single page applications allows for faster response times, improved user experience and full mobile responsiveness across devices for seamless use on smart phones and tablets.

Debuting in this new version of the Article Galaxy platform, Reprints Desk’s ecosystem of gadgets will securely gather and enhance data from a variety of formats, such as bibliographic citations, table of contents and RSS feeds, PDF files, XML feeds, web content, and much more. An alternative to manual data filtering and extraction, gadgets are powerful apps capable of performing a particular function such as identifying protein structures from bibliographic information and instantly surfacing 3-D visuals, saving time for users and making data dramatically more usable.

Gadgets can be dragged and dropped across the user’s screen, removed if desired, and customised in a matter of minutes. The first flagship gadgets include: Order Documents – quickly opens the order form to order any documents; View Order History – instantly provides order information at a glance; Get Help – rapidly accesses customer support form for help requests; 3-D Protein Viewer – visualizes protein structures extracted from any bibliographic citation; Journal TOC – follows the newest journal articles in 24,000 publications; Trending Articles – tracks the most popular scientific papers based on Altmetric scores; Article Galaxy Widget Installer – enables one-click access to 70+ discovery sites; Product News – helps you to follow any product mentioned online.

Many more gadgets for a multitude of functions will be deployed in the future and can be custom-developed on-demand by Reprints Desk within days.

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Atypon triples staff size in four years, now hosts over 40% of all scholarly journals
- 12 Apr 2017

With the addition of its 330th employee in March, Atypon has officially tripled in size since 2013, adding 220 staff in four years. Atypon has been steadily expanding its teams to serve a growing customer base and support its continuous product development. The company is on track to exceed its hiring target of 100 more customer service and engineering staff in 2017.

The company's organic growth supports the development of several new product features for Atypon's Literatum, the industry's most widely used online publishing platform. They include an interactive exams module, recently premiered on the American Pharmaceutical Association's newly relaunched publication website; a business intelligence module that is in beta testing with 23 publishers; the industry's first in-browser eReader for both books and journals, a fully integrated feature of Literatum available this year; and the ability to support any content type as a first-class publication, from videos and blogs to magazines and interactive data sets.

Among the company's initiatives with industry-wide reach are universal resource access (URA)—which significantly improves the research experience with seamless access across all publisher sites via a single login—passwordless login, and R&D into artificial intelligence. Software developers and client services comprise 92% of Atypon staff—70% and 22%, respectively.

Atypon's staff expansion is supported by the opening of four new development hubs—in Oakland, California; Rochester, New York; Thessaloniki, Greece; and Prague—in addition to a second office in Athens, Greece, and a newly expanded office in Amman, Jordan, for a total of 11 offices in 10 cities worldwide.

Several publishers joined the Literatum community in 2016, including SAGE and Wiley, two of the world's largest. New publication websites launched by Atypon in the last year include SAGE, the American Institute of Physics (AIP), and Human Kinetics. Earlier this year, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the American Physiological Society (APS), and the British Editorial Society of Bone & Joint Surgery became Atypon clients.

Literatum now hosts 24 million articles, 11,400 journals, 188,000 eBooks, and 976 websites for over 2,400 societies and publishers - more than 40% of the world's English-language scholarly journal articles, based on statistics in the March 2015 "STM Report" issued by the International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers. Atypon's market share has increased more than 15% since 2015.

In October 2016, Atypon was acquired by Wiley and functions as an independent business unit of the publisher.

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Wolters Kluwer offers multilingual, workflow-integrated patient education for MEDITECH EHR users
- 12 Apr 2017

The Health division of Wolters Kluwer, a global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, has expanded its portfolio of offerings for MEDITECH® electronic health record (EHR) users by launching its industry-leading Integrated Patient Education for MEDITECH's Patient Discharge Instructions Integration solution. Integrated Patient Education brings together patient-facing medication and discharge instructions content from Lexicomp® and disease/condition content from UpToDate® into one broad-ranging resource and makes it easily accessible to clinicians from within the MEDITECH workflow.

For many years, Wolters Kluwer has worked closely with MEDITECH to provide smart, efficient options for its EHR platforms, including drug information and clinical decision support screening. Integrated Patient Education aligns with other Wolters Kluwer solutions to offer a greater depth of content and functionality for all MEDITECH platforms. In one click, healthcare professionals can reach more than 7,000 easy-to-read patient leaflets that encourage better patient compliance and health literacy, helping organisations reduce readmissions and pursue components of Meaningful Use.

To serve diverse patient populations, leaflets are available in multiple languages – English, Spanish, Portuguese, German and Italian.

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ReadCube and AAAS partner to enhance discoverability
- 29 Mar 2017

Publishing technology company ReadCube has announced a new partnership with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal, Science.

Through this partnership, all six Science-branded titles have been deep-indexed via ReadCube Discover program and are easily discoverable across web, desktop, and mobile reading portals, search engines, related article and recommendation feeds.

In addition to enhanced discoverability, Science articles viewed within any of ReadCube's apps are available in their Enhanced PDF format with enhancements including annotation tools, hyperlinked in-line citations, instant access to supplemental materials, clickable author names, high-resolution figure browser and article metrics.

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AIP Publishing hosts 38 journals and 'Physics Today' on Atypon's Literatum platform
- 21 Mar 2017

Publishing technology company Atypon has announced that its Literatum, a widely used online publishing platform, now hosts all of AIP Publishing's journals, the journals of its member societies and publishing partners, and Physics Today, American Institute of Physics' (AIP) flagship magazine. Atypon's in-house design team created the relaunched Scitation.org site, which houses all of AIP Publishing's publications—the most influential news, comment, analysis and research in the physical sciences.

Scitation.org was built and is maintained with Page Builder, Literatum's easy-to-use website creation tool. Page Builder gives AIP Publishing independent control of the web domain of each member society and publishing partner, and the flexibility to meet the unique needs of each partner's individuated branding.

Scitation.org houses both scholarly and journalistic content, including the new Physics Today website, with articles and recurring editorial columns enriched by vibrant imagery, high-resolution photos, video, and interactive content. Literatum was integrated with WordPress to enable Physics Today's online editors to continue to work in their existing authoring environment.

"In addition to an improved user experience for our online readers—with faster access to research and a more modern and intuitive site design—Literatum provides AIP Publishing the flexibility to enhance the brands of our publishing partners," said John Haynes, AIP Publishing's Chief Executive Officer. "Iterative search and enhanced navigation give researchers a more productive user experience on any device."

'Related articles,' 'most read,' and ‘most shared' features are dynamically populated by PageBuilder widgets to target readers with the content most likely to interest them. Curated 'editor's picks' and 'featured articles' are also powered by Page Builder. Commenting and one-click social media sharing further increase reader engagement, and searches fuelled by a shared taxonomy generate combined results from all of AIP Publishing's content, including journal and magazine articles, editorials, videos, and images. Hosting multiple content types on a single domain extends site visits and fuels SEO, helping publishers attract new visitors.

Librarians will benefit from simpler and more efficient management of all AIP Publishing holdings, including remote access and usage reports via Literatum.

In total, nearly 1 million articles from 38 journals from AIP Publishing, their member societies and publishing partners are hosted on the new Scitation, including the community leading journals - Applied Physics Letters, Journal of Applied Physics, The Journal of Chemical Physics, and AIP Advances.

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RSI Content Solutions release of two new fully-integrated modules - RSuite Edit and RSuite Publish
- 15 Mar 2017

RSI Content Solutions, creators of the RSuite Enterprise Information Management Solution, has announced the release of two new fully-integrated modules, RSuite Edit and RSuite Publish. Together, these applications enable RSuite customers to further enhance their ability to manage and produce print and digital content in a single enterprise-strength solution.

RSuite Edit provides a simple, user-friendly interface that allows RSuite users to seamlessly create and modify content directly within the publishing solution. Authors, contributors, editors, and reviewers can produce structured content in an intuitive, browser-based environment.

RSuite Publish provides an automated, template-driven capability to produce print and digital outputs, rather than having to rely on manual design processes. Publishers can automate the creation of both print-ready PDF and EPUB output with a simple click of a button.

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American Pharmacists Association relaunches PharmacyLibrary.com on Atypon’s Literatum platform
- 01 Mar 2017

The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) has relaunched PharmacyLibrary.com, its pharmacy education and reference website, on Atypon's Literatum, the scholarly and professional publishing industry's most widely used online publishing platform. Atypon now hosts APhA's core library of 44 pharmacy reference and technician training eBooks, case studies, educational materials, and board review tools for NAPLEX®, the North American Pharmacist Licensure Exam.

The site includes Literatum's newest feature—an interactive exams module—custom-built for APhA and now available to all Atypon clients. The module gives students a personalised dashboard for creating customised practice tests on the fly—by subject area and/or level of difficulty—from over 3,600 questions. The dashboard then dynamically displays content recommendations from APhA's library that are tailored to each student's test results and based on areas where the greatest improvement is needed.

Literatum's flexibility is giving APhA an unprecedented level of control over how its content is managed and displayed online. APhA can now customise content display and bonus offers based on the identity of the user: student, instructor, or Association member. APhA's newest initiative, titled PharmacotherapyFirst: A Multimedia Learning Resource, will incorporate the interactive exams module, reference content, and original multimedia elements into a peer-reviewed resource focused on disease-state management and patient care.

Atypon's engineers created a full-featured site in 10 months, meeting APhA's aggressive development schedule. The new site includes single sign-on with APhA's association management system (AMS) and Learning Tools Interoperability integration with APhA's 'Learner Community' learning management system. The NAPLEX® review module is powered by Atypon's Digital Objects technology, which gives all content the same degree of enhanced functionality, from APhA's test questions and answers to their books, Active Learning Exercises, case studies, and high-resolution streaming videos.

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Reprints Desk partners with The Copyright Licensing Agency to enhance copyright compliance for UK researchers
- 28 Feb 2017

Research Solutions, Inc., a pioneer in providing cloud-based solutions for scientific research, has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Reprints Desk has partnered with The Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA), enhancing copyright compliance and providing quick look-up of permissions for Reprints Desk customers with a CLA copyright license. As part of the agreement, Reprints Desk has integrated CLA’s Check Permissions API into Article Galaxy Widget, the company's bookmarklet for PubMed, Google Scholar and 70+ other discovery websites.

CLA's Check Permissions tool searches a database of millions of publications, including books, journals, magazines and websites, giving users a quick and simple solution to confirm whether a title is covered under their CLA license and what can be copied, shared or re-used. CLA is the recognized U.K. collective rights licensing body and its Check Permissions search tool currently handles 150,000 searches every month.

With CLA's Check Permissions API, Reprints Desk customers can instantly access publications and check copyright permissions from within the Article Galaxy Widget, saving them time and effort. Reprints Desk's Article Galaxy Widget is a web application that is injected into any web page via browser bookmark and extracts citations from more than 70+ discovery websites for simplified viewing, enabling researchers to access, purchase or rent documents directly from their search results on PubMed or Google Scholar.

Corporations, academic institutions, and government organisations around the world rely on Article Galaxy for copyright-compliant access to full-text scientific, technical, and medical content when subscription access does not yet exist. As a cloud-based service, Article Galaxy provides one-stop shopping and lowest cost acquisition of full-text journal articles, ensuring copyright-compliant access when filtering requests against subscriptions and Open Access content.

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Atypon announces new development hub in the Czech Republic and Greece, continues International expansion
- 22 Feb 2017

Publishing technology company Atypon has opened new development hubs in the Czech Republic and Greece and is expanding its presence in Jordan by 50% in response to the needs of a growing customer base.

Twenty software engineers in the company's new Prague office will work on further expanding the comprehensive feature set of Literatum, the scholarly and professional publishing industry's most widely used online publishing platform.

Atypon is also expanding its offices in Amman, Jordan, where a team of 140 employees will be joined by 60 new front-end, quality assurance, and user interface engineers, as well as project managers and solution architects. Atypon has partnered with the Jordan University of Science & Technology, the country's most prestigious technical school, to train software engineers in specific development technologies employed by Atypon, from which the company will recruit the most talented graduates.

In January, Atypon opened a new development hub in Thessaloniki, Greece, where it has been working closely with the Computer Science department of Aristotle University on machine learning research. The new office will help to expand that collaboration as Atypon continues its investment in machine learning technologies.

Atypon's staff has doubled since 2014, and in 2016 over 3,000 journals and 10 million articles were added to the Literatum platform. The most widely used in scholarly publishing, Literatum now hosts more than 40% of the world's English-language journals.

In addition to Prague, Thessaloniki, and Amman, Atypon has offices in New York City; Birmingham, Alabama; Athens; and Abingdon, UK. It opened a 40-seat development hub in Rochester, New York, earlier this year. The company, headquartered in Santa Clara in California's Silicon Valley, was acquired by Wiley in 2016.

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Reprints Desk appoints STM industry expert Sharon Mattern Büttiker as Director of Content Management
- 31 Jan 2017

Research Solutions, Inc., a pioneer in providing cloud-based solutions for scientific research, has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Reprints Desk has hired Sharon Mattern Büttiker as Director of Content Management. Mattern will work on expanding Reprints Desk's publisher relations and content portfolio in support of the company's planned launch of new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) product offerings later in 2017. Mattern's initial focus is on adding full-text content for improved search functionality within Reprints Desk's award-winning Article Galaxy research retrieval platform.

Well known within the STM publishing community, Mattern joins Reprints Desk following 18 years at S. Karger AG, where she was responsible for liaising between Karger's data partners and key online clients. At Karger, Mattern managed the presence of Karger content on partner web sites, improved discoverability of online content, and actively expanded the reach and revenue of Karger publications via the Internet. She also represented Karger on the Publishers' Rights & Licensing Group (PRLG), a forum for Publisher Permissions, Licensing, Intellectual Property, and Business Development Managers to discuss the challenges of the changing landscape of published content and formats.

An information professional dedicated to bridging the knowledge and communication gaps between scientific and medical markets on the one hand, and digital technology on the other, Mattern brings a unique skillset to Reprints Desk's full-text strategy aimed at enhancing content discoverability within the company's Article Galaxy solution.

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Atypon opens development hub in Rochester, New York
- 31 Jan 2017

Publishing technology company Atypon has opened an office in Rochester, NY to keep pace with their aggressive hiring of software engineers, front-end developers, solution architects, and project managers. The global company has nearly tripled its staff in the past three years. Atypon is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, with offices in New York City, Alabama, the UK, Jordan, and Greece.

Literatum, Atypon's online publishing SaaS platform, is the most widely used in scholarly and professional publishing. It provides easy-to-use tools and automated technologies for managing, marketing, and selling online publications. Literatum is the only online publishing platform that includes website design and development tools, automated semantic tagging, subscription modeling, eCommerce, and real-time analytics—in a single product. Atypon hosts over 24 million articles, 11,000 journals, and 154,000 eBooks for over 2,400 publishers and societies worldwide.

Formerly of Standards & Poor's and Rovi, Connolly was hired to oversee the company's growth in Rochester. The newly renovated office, on Brown's Race in the historic High Falls business district, is nestled among other high-tech companies, including Datto, Text100, and ShoreTel. The office overlooks the Genesee River Falls.

Atypon was recently acquired by global publisher Wiley for $120M.

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Atypon creates Bone & Joint Publishing’s new OA journal site on Literatum
- 26 Jan 2017

Bone & Joint Publishing, the publishing imprint of The British Editorial Society of Bone & Joint Surgery, has launched a new open access journal site on Atypon’s Literatum, the professional and scholarly publishing industry’s most widely used online publishing platform. The new site, home to Journal of Children’s Orthopaedics, the official journal of the European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society, was completed in two months.

The publisher signed the contract to publish the journal, previously published by Springer, in the autumn of 2016, and needed to relaunch it on their own site by early January 2017—a significant technological challenge. Atypon began work on the project in early November, migrating 800 articles from Springer while maintaining Springer’s proprietary DTD. The new website, designed by Atypon to match Bone & Joint Publishing’s existing online branding, was launched on January 10, 2017.

The new site will help meet Bone & Joint Publishing’s goals of increasing the journal’s usage, citations, and Impact Factor. The journal has been indexed by Web of Science since January 2016, and is already in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI).

The open access journal is supported by Literatum’s technologies for delivering, marketing, and monetising content, including integrated ad serving and enhanced SEO. Literatum’s modular architecture facilitated a rapid migration; researchers will benefit from Literatum’s faceted onsite search and personalized content recommendations.

Future site enhancements include the addition of a taxonomy to further improve and refine onsite search, automate the creation of new products, and personalize the reading experience for each visitor.

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Reprints Desk joins OpenAthens federation of trusted partners, simplifying secure access to research
- 19 Jan 2017

Research Solutions, Inc., a pioneer in cloud-based solutions for scientific research, has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Reprints Desk, Inc. has joined Eduserv's OpenAthens federation. The move expands the portfolio of secure authentication tools for Reprints Desk's Article Galaxy platform that provides a single point of on-demand access to full-text content across science, technology, medicine and other subjects.

OpenAthens offers a Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)-based framework for single sign-on (SSO) access to scientific content that eliminates the many hassles associated with managing multiple login credentials, particularly as researchers move from one online resource to another.

Information consumers from OpenAthens' global base of customers comprise more than 2,000 organisations across corporate, academic, and government sectors can now authenticate into Article Galaxy with one point of entry via OpenAthens using unified access credentials.

An OpenAthens reseller since 2015, Reprints Desk has recently completed full implementation of the OpenAthens solution. With OpenAthens, Reprints Desk's suite of authentication tools now includes SAML 2.0 Federated SSO with OpenAthens; Secure Access with OKTA for SSO Customers; Username and Password; IP-based Authentication & Access; and Access via Application Program Interface (API); among others.

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Reprints Desk appoints Raj Vaghela as Product Lead for next generation SaaS platform
- 12 Jan 2017

Research Solutions, Inc., a pioneer in providing cloud-based solutions for scientific research, has appointed Raj Vaghela to Director of Product Management for its wholly-owned subsidiary Reprints Desk. The company simplifies how organisations procure, access, manage, use, and legally share scholarly journal articles and other content in scientific, technical, and medical (STM) research.

An accomplished technology professional within the digital information industry, Vaghela joins Reprints Desk from ProQuest LLC and will own both strategy and design decisions for Reprints Desk's existing and future online technology platform. Reprints Desk is currently preparing to launch the next generation of its award-winning software-as-a-service research retrieval platform later in 2017.

Prior to his work with Reprints Desk, Vaghela served as Technology Manager and Project Lead for ProQuest's Pi2 drug safety software division. Vaghela previously also worked as a software developer at cyberThink Inc. and SunShine Enterprise. He has achieved multiple certifications from Microsoft and is a certified ITIL® professional, trained in consistent and comprehensive documentation of best practice for IT Service Management.

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The American Physiological Society and Health Affairs move to Atypon’s Literatum online publishing platform
- 11 Jan 2017

Atypon, makers of Literatum, the professional and scholarly publishing industry's technologically advanced and widely used online publishing platform, has signed multi-year agreements with two leading publishers - the American Physiological Society (APS) and Health Affairs.

APS will house 13 journals, including the seven titles of the American Journal of Physiology, on Literatum starting in 2018. Health Affairs journal and its award-winning blog, podcast series, policy briefs, and videos will be hosted on Literatum starting in 2017. Their content currently resides on two separate platforms.

Both publishers will benefit from Literatum's ability to create productive, personalized user experiences that allow them to connect with individual visitors and deepen their relationships with subscribers. From improved SEO that drives website traffic to enhanced onsite discovery and content tailored to each visitor, Literatum is engineered to support Active Publishing, Atypon's strategy for broadening readership, increasing revenues, and elevating a publisher's brand.

Literatum's native support for any content type gives publishers a significant SEO boost, facilitates cross-selling and upselling, and makes it easy for publishing staff to create new combined product offerings and automate their promotion.

Literatum provides all of the technologies for delivering, marketing, and monetizing content to convert visitors to subscribers. Atypon added 7 new clients in 2016, representing over 2,400 journals and 10 million articles.

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The Electrochemical Society and ReadCube partner to enhance discoverability of its collection
- 20 Dec 2016

The Electrochemical Society (ECS), the leader in electrochemistry and solid state science and technology, has announced a partnership with ReadCube to both index and enhance its collection of over 60k articles. The ECS Digital Library, hosted on Highwire platform, is home to 5 journals including the Journal of The Electrochemical Society, the flagship journal of ECS.

In addition to enhanced discoverability, when readers view any ECS article within ReadCube's free web, desktop, and mobile applications, they will enjoy interactive features including hyperlinked in-line citations, annotations, clickable author names, instant access to supplemental content and figures, social sharing, and altmetrics.

By continuing to work with publishers like ECS, ReadCube seeks to continue to improve and streamline the way researchers discover and interact with scholarly literature on a global scale.

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Wolters Kluwer enhances formulary monograph service and pharmacogenomics content in Lexicomp
- 19 Dec 2016

The Health division of Wolters Kluwer, a global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, is continuing its commitment to providing user-friendly access to timely, relevant drug information by enhancing valuable special features in its Lexicomp® Online electronic drug reference solution. This includes upgrading the interface of the Formulary Monograph Service module and introducing summary pharmacogenomics monographs for easier, point-of-care clinical use.

Formulary Monograph Service, available as an optional add-on module to Lexicomp Online, provides access to information on newly released and investigational drugs to assist with Pharmacy & Therapeutics reviews, drug use evaluations, and other formulary decisions. Its new, convenient interface looks and feels like the rest of Lexicomp Online, with more user-friendly navigation to provide a better overall user experience within the Lexicomp workflow.

Lexicomp has long been at the forefront of providing pharmacogenomics content and helping professionals incorporate this evolving field of study into clinical practice. New summary pharmacogenomics monographs facilitate quicker access to actionable content, focusing on a single drug or drug class, management considerations, and quality of evidence. Summary monographs also link to traditional Lexicomp in-depth pharmacogenomics monographs, which delve deeper into information on the relevant gene for research purposes.

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Atypon named to the EContent 100 list
- 17 Nov 2016

Atypon has been honoured by EContent magazine as a trendsetter in digital publishing. Atypon is home to more than one-third of the world's journal content and is one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the scholarly and professional publishing industry.

The EContent 100, now in its sixteenth year, is a list of the companies that matter most in the digital content industry. It also attempts to predict the industry trends that will be integral to success in the coming year.

The award was based on the magazine's review of Page Builder and Passport Analytics, two powerful, unique features of Atypon's online publishing platform, Literatum. The award also recognizes Active Publishing, Atypon's strategy for increasing readership and revenues, around which Literatum's easy-to-use, automated features were developed, as well as UX 3.0, Atypon's design and technology principles for creating modern publication websites that attract and engage visitors with dynamic content and intuitive user experiences.

The list also includes Adobe, Apple, Facebook, Google, and IBM.

Literatum, the scholarly and professional publishing industry's most widely used online publishing platform, is home to more than 10,000 journals, 20 million articles, 150,000 eBooks, and 1,800 websites for over 1,400 societies and publishers.

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New Figshare report provides new insights into the global state of open data
- 26 Oct 2016

Figshare, an online digital repository for academic research, has released the results of its global survey of 2,000 researchers and report, "The State of Open Data," to assess the global landscape around open data and sharing practices. This report has been supported by parent company Digital Science and the survey was conducted in partnership with Springer Nature. It highlights the extent of awareness around open data, the incentives around its use, and perspectives researchers have about making their own research data open.

According to the report open data is already a reality for majority of the respondents. Approximately three quarters of respondents have made their research data openly available at some point; a similar number are aware of data sets that are open to access, reuse, repurpose and redistribute. Researchers in the social sciences demonstrate the highest level of awareness by subject area, while by geography, researchers in Asia demonstrate the least familiarity.

The report notes that researchers place value on the credit they receive for making data open. Nearly 70% of researchers value data citation as much as an article citation. A further 10% value a data citation more than an article citation.

Encouragingly, Principal Investigators (PIs) and Professors consistently responded similarly to PhD students and Post-doctoral fellows in their awareness of open data usage.

Respondents admit to uncertainty and gaps in their knowledge and are hungry for more information, perhaps one set of critical factors that hold back progression in open data sharing, the report finds. Of the researchers who have already made their data open, 60% of respondents are unsure about the licensing conditions under which they have already shared their data, and thus the extent to which it can be accessed or reused. Further, researchers are uncertain who will meet the costs of making data open. More than half of respondents said they would welcome more guidance on compliance with their funder's policy.

Researchers are uncertain of how to cite datasets: less than half of respondents say they are confident in how to cite a secondary research dataset. There are indications that the future will be more open -researchers who have never made data openly available are considering doing so – of respondents who have not made any data open to date, 44% will definitely consider doing so in the future, and a further 46% might consider doing so.

The report gathers insights and narratives from leading professionals in the open data space from around the globe and a foreword from Sir Nigel Shadbolt, Chairman and co-founder of the Open Data Institute (ODI), UK.

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Wolters Kluwer enhances Lexicomp drug information reference solutions with new content and features
- 21 Oct 2016

The Health division of Wolters Kluwer, a global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, is once again enhancing its Lexicomp® drug information reference solutions with new content and features. All enhancements are intended to make Lexicomp Online and Lexicomp Mobile Apps more efficient and add to the wealth of information and tools healthcare professionals trust to support their medication decisions and help them reduce errors.

Chief among the recent enhancements is the addition of drug class monographs. Available to subscribers to the Formulary Decision Support Bundle of additional, specialized tools, drug class monographs feature details about drug properties common to given pharmacologic classes to assist professionals with drug therapy decisions. Links to class monographs have been added to more than 550 monographs in the Lexicomp core drug information database.

Other recent enhancements include: in-line referencing added to "Uses: Off-label" field in core drug monographs; new drug pricing field in pediatric and neonatal drug monographs to improve workflow efficiency; multinational drugs added to Toxicology module to support a more global view of medication safety; and addition of Brazilian and International Nonproprietary Names to architecture to support more effective searching in languages other than English.

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Atypon’s integration of Kudos increases discoverability and impact of publishers’ content
- 20 Oct 2016

Atypon's Literatum, the industry's widely used online publishing platform, now provides the benefits of its new integration with Kudos, the web-based service that maximises the discoverability of journal articles and other academic content. The integration includes a special enhancement to Kudos to facilitate data loading from Literatum.

By giving authors tools to easily distribute their articles via social media channels, increase their articles' visibility, and track the resulting usage, Kudos deepens engagement with a publisher's content, allows publishers to fine-tune their marketing strategies, and increases site traffic, readership, and journal impact. Kudos also enables publishers to identify high-interest content and benchmark its performance against a wide range of metrics.

Atypon publishers that use the Kudos service can set up an automated Kudos feed to deposit article XML metadata directly from Literatum. The integration will be extended soon to include metadata transfer for eBooks and the provision of usage data from Literatum to Kudos, which will help authors understand how their communications efforts increase their readership.

Page Builder, Literatum's drag-and-drop website creation tool, lets publishers easily add a Kudos widget to their article pages. The author's plain-language summary is then displayed alongside the article abstract on the publisher's site, increasing the article's discoverability and making it easier to understand. Publishers who have added the widget include Emerald Group Publishing and Liverpool University Press.

Twenty-five percent of Kudos's customer base of 71 publishers are Atypon clients, and Kudos is already in use by several Atypon customers, including the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), MIT Press, and Taylor & Francis. Another five are expected to begin using the link between the two platforms in the coming months.

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Altmetric data now available to Article Galaxy customers
- 13 Oct 2016

Research Solutions, Inc., a pioneer in providing on-demand access to scientific, technical and medical (STM) information for research-intensive organisations, has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Reprint Desk, Inc. have agreed to integrate Altmetric badges to scholarly content acquired via Reprints Desk's award-winning research retrieval platform Article Galaxy.

The Altmetric badges provide an at-a-glance visualisation of the attention an individual's research output (in this case a journal article) has received online from the mainstream and social media, public policy documents, blogs, Wikipedia and other scholarly forums, helping users to evaluate the reach and influence of their research.

A user accessing journal articles via Reprints Desk's paid add-on Article Galaxy Widget will receive real-time attention metrics at the point of individual discovery. Article Galaxy Widget users can also view the up-to-date metrics for any article previously accessed via their purchase history. By clicking on the badge visualisations, users will be directed to the Altmetric details page, where they can browse a collated record of all of the attention a particular item received.

Added to users' bookmarks bar, Article Galaxy Widget provides shopping cart-like access to and simplified viewing of content extracted directly from preferred discovery environments, currently more than 50 popular online research tools.

Corporations, academic institutions, and government organistions around the world rely on Article Galaxy for copyright-compliant access to full-text scientific, technical, and medical content when subscription access does not yet exist. As a cloud-based service, Article Galaxy provides one-stop shopping and low cost acquisition of full-text journal articles, ensuring copyright-compliant access when filtering requests against subscriptions and Open Access content.

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Human Kinetics moves journals to Atypon’s Literatum
- 15 Sep 2016

Atypon has announced that Human Kinetics' (HK) new journals website has launched on its online publishing platform, Literatum. HK's 29 journals will all benefit from a host of features previously unavailable to HK readers.

The site's enhanced search function lets readers drill down into results and refine them by facets such as keyword, article, author, article type, journal category, and publication; built-in social media feeds enable article sharing with just a few clicks. The site will also be optimised for reading on mobile devices—without requiring a separate app.

Literatum provides COUNTER-compliant statistics as well as over 80 standard reports. It also offers citation tracking and opt-in eTOC alerts with onsite promotion. The migration included integrating Braintree, HK's new payment processing solution, with Literatum.

Literatum was selected in part for its ability to host videos and books and enable HK to tag, index, target, discount, promote, bundle, and sell them just as they would a journal article. Human Kinetics joins the Literatum community of over 200 publishers. Prior to Literatum, HK's journals were on their own, in-house proprietary platform.

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Figshare partners with The Royal Society to increase data discoverability
- 08 Sep 2016

Online digital repository Figshare has announced a new partnership with Royal Society Publishing.

The Royal Society is a self-governing Fellowship of many of the world's most distinguished scientists drawn from all areas of science, engineering, and medicine. The Royal Society publishes high quality, peer-reviewed journals. Nine of their journals cover the full breadth of the biological, physical and cross-disciplinary sciences and Notes and Records is dedicated to the history of science. They also publish Biographical Memoirs, an annual compilation of individual memoirs, which celebrates the lives and scientific achievements of Fellows of the Royal Society.

As a result of the new partnership, Figshare has created a portal where research outputs published across 11 Royal Society journals will be aggregated under one portal. This will be showcased under one URL https://rs.figshare.com/ and each journal will have their own sub-portal. The aim of the new portal is to increase the discoverability of their data and give them a wider oversight of what is referenced in their journals.

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Research Solutions announces Summer 2016 Version Release of its research retrieval platform Article Galaxy
- 16 Aug 2016

Research Solutions, Inc., a pioneer in providing on-demand access to scientific, technical and medical (STM) information for research-intensive organisations, has announced the Summer 2016 Version Release of its award-winning research retrieval platform Article Galaxy powered by Research Solutions subsidiary Reprints Desk, Inc. New features include improved article order options on popular discovery platforms, enhanced document delivery APIs enabling Article Galaxy functionality to be made accessible via third-party discovery tools, and the launch of world's largest curated list of Open Access journals.

Article Galaxy users benefit from easier order options on PubMed NCBI and shopping cart-like access to Elsevier ScienceDirect and EBSCO Discovery Service, allowing for simplified viewing of content and accelerated research. In addition, users can now see critical Article Galaxy status updates via web APIs on third-party discovery tools. With the recently launched integration of its proprietary list of Open Access journals, Reprints Desk utilises granular, lowest cost acquisition filtering for research retrieval requests of Open Access research papers, providing Article Galaxy users with the most advanced access to Open Access research in the industry.

The latest features made available in the Summer 2016 Version Release include new third-party integrations; Open Access journal filtering; Article Galaxy enhancements; and Article Widget order improvements. In addition to new integrations with EBSCO and Elsevier, the Summer 2016 Version Release brings improved order options for Reprints Desk’s paid add-on and shopping cart tool Article Widget.

The Article Galaxy Summer 2016 Version Release entails updates for both administrator and user features within the Article Galaxy Library Portal. Administrators can now create users, export users to Excel and bulk-import users, among other added functions. Users can employ improved discover query language in their search and prioritise by publication date.

Bibliogo, Reprints Desk's paid add-on for content and reference management, has added some features as part of the Summer 2016 Version Release. These include an enhanced user interface for simplified searching within a bibliography, bibliography-level commenting to supplement citation-level commenting, new filtering options for search results, and more.

Corporations, academic institutions, and government organisations around the world rely on Article Galaxy for copyright-compliant access to full-text scientific, technical, and medical content when subscription access does not yet exist. As a cloud-based service, Article Galaxy provides one-stop shopping and lowest cost acquisition of full-text journal articles, ensuring copyright-compliant access when filtering requests against subscriptions and Open Access content.

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Atypon announces significant enhancements to its online publishing platform, Literatum
- 21 Jul 2016

In the most recent of its three regularly scheduled yearly releases, Atypon has added significant enhancements to Literatum, the most widely used and fully featured online publishing platform for the professional and scholarly publishing industry.

Atypon's new universal content type technology, known as Digital Objects, assigns a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) to any type of content or media, including blogs, news articles, videos, images, and interactive visualizations. Each Digital Object can then be tagged, indexed, packaged, targeted, promoted, bundled, and sold as easily as traditional content types like journal articles and book chapters.

As with all other website interface elements, Digital Objects are incorporated with Page Builder, Literatum's easy-to-use, widget-based website creation and editing tool. The Digital Objects widget enables publishers to customise the way each Digital Object looks and functions.

The idea of universal content types stemmed from a development for The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), an Atypon customer since 2008, who needed a means to replace Flash video with HTML on their site. Atypon developed NEJM’s initial requirement into a powerful feature that has been incorporated into Literatum and is now available to all Atypon customers.

Literatum has been in continuous development for 20 years. The latest Literatum release also includes a streamlined eCommerce interface modelled on the best practices of leading consumer-oriented websites. Subscriptions, pay-per-view options, and both print and electronic content can now all be purchased from the same shopping cart. Unpurchased items are automatically saved until the user next logs in, and the platform provides automated product recommendations, acquisition histories, and abandoned cart alerts. Literatum can also sell content and products from publishers' websites hosted elsewhere.

The new release also includes support for two-factor authentication (2FA), a security feature, and for JATS 1.1, the latest version of the XML standard.

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Reprints Desk adds 24/7 Subject Matter Expert advisory service to its research retrieval platform Article Galaxy
- 21 Jul 2016

Research Solutions, Inc., a pioneer in providing on-demand access to scientific, technical and medical (STM) information for research-intensive organisations, has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Reprints Desk, Inc. has added a new human-powered information search and alerting service for researchers and scientists to its cloud-based Article Galaxy solution designed to collect, track and deliver research retrieval requests.

Powered by Article Galaxy's advanced workflow tools and staffed by a panel of subject matter experts with advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering, medicine, mathematics, information science, and more, the company's new 'Ask an Expert' feature will be available 24/7 on-demand to selected customers through the Article Galaxy platform.

Reprints Desk's on-demand expert search and alerting service is a paid add-on that will be made available initially to customers through the online user interface for the Article Galaxy platform. The service will be expanded beyond the initial pool of BETA customers in a phased approach throughout the coming year.

The company's 'Ask an Expert' feature was designed for corporations without a library or information center, as well as small libraries with insufficient staff to support this function. Additionally, the expert help feature augments library departments, allowing them to support, automate and scale their own existing on-demand information service offerings with advanced query and citation workflow tools.

Corporations, academic institutions, and government organizations around the world rely on Article Galaxy for copyright-compliant access to full-text scientific, technical, and medical content when subscription access does not yet exist. As a cloud-based service, Article Galaxy provides one-stop shopping and lowest cost acquisition of full-text journal articles, ensuring copyright-compliant access when filtering requests against subscriptions and Open Access content.

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Atypon unveils Edinburgh University Press' new responsive website
- 30 Jun 2016

Edinburgh University Press (EUP) recently relaunched its publication website on Literatum, Atypon's online publishing platform. EUP's 40 journals have been hosted by Atypon since 2008.

The new, fully responsive site was constructed using Page Builder, Literatum's widget-based user experience (UX) design tool that allows publishers to manage their websites' interface and content, and easily create new journals, landing pages, and microsites.

Page Builder's responsive design widgets enforce Atypon's UX 3.0, a set of principles for designing and developing personalized, consumerized websites that actively attract new users and encourage their frequent return.

A special open access (OA) browse tool leverages Literatum's powerful onsite discovery engine. By filtering out all non-OA content from search results, it promotes the use and visibility of OA journals. A new intuitive interface and streamlined navigation reduce the number of clicks needed for readers to reach their desired content.

For the new launch, Atypon worked closely with EUP's design firm to create a site tailored specifically to every mobile device's size, shape, and screen orientation. Atypon's in-house team also offers end-to-end website design and development services.

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Amsterdam Universities select Figshare For Institutions to manage research data
- 30 Jun 2016

Online digital repository Figshare has announced that The University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (HvA) are the latest institutions to sign up for the Figshare for Institutions offering. Figshare for Institutions helps academic institutions manage, disseminate and measure the public impact of all their research outputs, while easing the route to compliance with open data mandates.

Following the meeting of the Competitiveness Council (a gathering of EU ministers of science, innovation, trade, and industry) in Brussels on May 27th, all scientific publicly funded articles in Europe must be freely accessible and the data must be reusable, unless there are well-founded reasons for not doing so as of 2020. Under the presidency of Sander Dekker, the Netherlands State Secretary for Education, Culture and Science, EU ministers all decided unanimously to support this mandate. In line with this move, UvA and HvA will go one step further and utilise Figshare for Institutions to provide an intuitive interface to enable the deposit and management of active research data, along with efficient mechanisms for open sharing, collaboration and discoverability.

The pioneering platform is already established at institutions across the UK, Australasia, and the USA, also supporting needs for better storage, preservation, accessibility and publication of the outputs produced by their researchers.

The key aspects of the Figshare for Institutions platform include portals that showcase research of an institution or department; ability to group content into collections and collaborative project spaces; data curation and administrative workflows; institutional storage and file uploads up to 5tb; and enhanced content discoverability through a advanced search, categorisation and metadata;

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Atypon announces eight Atypon client renewals
- 02 Jun 2016

Atypon has signed multi-year renewals with eight of its clients, including the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Economic Association, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, the American Public Health Association, Allen Press (a reseller partner), Annual Reviews, and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists. Together they publish 107 journals and 500 books, all of which are hosted on Literatum, Atypon's online publishing platform.

Atypon has also extended its relationship with the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), the world's leading medical journal and website, and an Atypon client since 2008.

Literatum offers a unique combination of features, including automated content marketing, analytics and business intelligence, and the ability to rapidly create and package new editorial products from existing content. Publishers gain unprecedented flexibility for creating and dynamically delivering website offerings and user experiences that match their readers' interests, as determined by demographics and site behaviour tracked by the platform.

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Research Solutions and WWIS partner to provide on-demand content delivery to academic libraries in South Africa
- 01 Jun 2016

Research Solutions, Inc., a pioneer in providing on-demand access to scientific, technical and medical (STM) information for research-intensive organisations, has signed a distribution agreement with WorldWide Information Services, Pty. (WWIS), a periodicals subscription agent for universities and corporations in South Africa. According to the agreement, WWIS will handle sales and inquiries for Research Solutions subsidiary Reprints Desk and the company's award-winning research retrieval platform Article Galaxy™, focusing on academic institutions.

Corporations, academic institutions, and government organisations around the world rely on Article Galaxy for copyright-compliant access to full-text scientific, technical, and medical content when subscription access does not yet exist. As a cloud-based, software-as-a-service, Article Galaxy provides one-stop shopping and lowest cost acquisition of full-text journal articles from the world's leading publishers, filtering against subscriptions, publisher-pay-per-view tokens and Open Access content.

WWIS works closely with various publishers and assists in the negotiation of deals with consortia such as South African National Library and Information Consortium (SANLiC), a major player in the provision of electronic information resources to public academic and research libraries in South Africa. Their knowledge of local market enables buyers and users across Southern Africa, providing the opportunity to develop business in these hard to reach markets.

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Figshare announces partnership with the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 20 May 2016

Online digital repository Figshare has announced a new partnership with the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). PNAS is one of the world's most-cited and comprehensive multidisciplinary scientific journals, publishing more than 3,100 research papers annually. Utilising brand-new technology, research outputs published on Figshare referenced in PNAS journal articles will be aggregated under one portal.

This service will increase the discoverability of PNAS data and give them a greater oversight of what is referenced in their journals. By tracking mentions of Figshare DOIs in the PNAS literature, this linking helps better join up publications and research data.

This new portal is now live at pnas.figshare.com.

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Research Square partners with Wiley for trial of video summaries for Wiley authors
- 18 May 2016

Research Square, leading provider of author services to researchers worldwide, announced a new trial with Wiley to make its Video Summaries solution available to authors publishing in a select set of Wiley journals.

As part of this pilot partnership, authors accepted at 20 Wiley journals, including Stem Cells, Journal of Biophotonics, and European Journal of Immunology, will have the option to purchase a Video Summary to help share their research to a broad audience in an engaging multimedia format.

Each Video Summary combines a 3-4 minute animated video with voiceover that summarizes the key findings and implications of a research article in language that is accessible to both researchers and the public. The final video is freely accessible on YouTube and can be shared by the journal and authors on websites, in presentations, and more.

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Figshare integrates Altmetric Badges to showcase attention surrounding research outputs
- 29 Apr 2016

Over 2.5 million research outputs deposited on Figshare will now display Altmetric Badges, ushering in a new era of data-level metrics.

This new integration means that the attention data for datasets, videos, images, code and other alternative research outputs will be presented within the Figshare platform, and users will be able to access a collated record of all of the comments, shares and discussion relating to an item with a single click.

The attention data for individual research outputs is gathered by Altmetric in real-time from thousands of non-traditional sources including public policy documents, mainstream and social media, online reference managers, post-publication peer-review forums, and other online forums such as F1000 and Wikipedia.

Both Figshare and Altmetric are part of the Digital Science stable which also includes ReadCube, Overleaf and Symplectic amongst others.

Altmetric Badges are live on Figshare now.

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The New England Journal of Medicine content now discoverable through ReadCube
- 27 Apr 2016

ReadCube, an innovative software developer serving researchers, publishers, academic and commercial organisations, has announced its agreement with the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), the world's most trusted and influential source of medical knowledge and clinical best practices, to index its content across ReadCube's platform as a part of the Discover service.

Over 180,000 articles including original research, review, perspective, and commentary articles are now fully enhanced and deep-indexed for improved discoverability across ReadCube's web, desktop, and mobile reading portals; search engines; and personalized recommendation feeds.

In addition to improved discoverability, NEJM articles viewed within the ReadCube environment are available with rich interactive features unique to the ReadCube platform. Enhancements include: annotation tools, hyperlinked in-line citations, instant access to supplemental materials and figures, related articles, clickable author names, social sharing, and Altmetrics.

The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM.org) is the world's leading medical journal and website. Continuously published for over 200 years, NEJM publishes peer-reviewed research and interactive clinical content for physicians, educators and the global medical community. NEJM is a publication of NEJM Group, a division of Massachusetts Medical Society.

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Figshare launches Collections – a ‘Pinterest’ for academic research outputs
- 28 Mar 2016

Online digital repository Figshare, has launched Collections, which offers the research community, including publishers and funders, a 'Pinterest' for academic research outputs. It enables users to gather any data types on Figshare including video, posters and code, whether public or private to give it new context.

As researchers have access to increasing volumes of data, Collections allows users to group together relevant content from within Figshare into themed 'Collections'. These Collections can be publicly shared with their own URL and view counts to gauge popularity. When a Collection is published it generates a DOI (digital object identifier) to provide more stable linking. These Collections can be updated and edited by the owner at any time to include new versions of research and new research outputs.

With Collections, publishers can group all supplementary data around a particular article; research funders can collate all the research outputs linked to a particular grant code; institutions can bring together all data and outputs around a topic or the presentations/information from workshop or conference they have hosted; and researchers can create personal Collections for all of the work related to a certain trending research area which is of interest to them and their collaborators.

Figshare claims to be the first digital repository to offer this functionality. An early example of Collections in use can be seen in action at a ZikaOpen Collection by researcher and CSO at Collaborative Drug Discovery, Sean Ekins.

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Research Solutions subsidiary Reprints Desk becomes a preferred vendor for LYRASIS Consortium
- 22 Mar 2016

Research Solutions, Inc., a pioneer in providing on-demand access to scientific, technical and medical (STM) information for research-intensive companies and organisations, and LYRASIS, a membership organisation serving libraries, museums, and archives, have announced that Reprints Desk's A-Z Academic Article Delivery Collection will be made available to the consortium's 1,200 member libraries and cultural institutions at specially negotiated prices.

LYRASIS member libraries benefit from using the award-winning Article Galaxy™ software platform to retrieve scholarly journal articles that are not available via subscriptions. In addition, member institutions can analyse spend management and content acquisition costs, ensuring cost-effectiveness of interlibrary loan and article delivery services.

The A-Z Academic Article Delivery Collection powered by Reprints Desk comprises specially priced scholarly journal articles from more than 40,000 academic publications – including content often embargoed by interlibrary loan (LL) – and millions of book chapters from hundreds of thousands of titles. Reprints Desk provides a high quality PDF within minutes of each order received and offers the service for a low transactional service fee plus a special academic royalty charge as low as fifteen US dollars.

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ReadCube acquires Papers from Springer Nature
- 17 Mar 2016

ReadCube, an innovative software developer serving researchers, publishers, academic and commercial organisations, has acquired Papers from global academic publisher Springer Nature. Papers is a London-based, reference manager tool which helps researchers find and organise a personal library and cite research literature. The business will be headed by Robert McGrath, CEO at ReadCube. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Both companies were borne out of academia; both Papers and ReadCube were created by researchers for researchers. ReadCube was developed by Harvard researchers, while Papers was the creation of postdoctoral researchers at the Netherlands Cancer Institute. Its founders set out with an identical goal, to solve the problem they faced on a daily basis - to enable academic and scientific researchers to organise, read, cite and share research material from the growing mountain of electronic papers and articles available to them.

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The Lancet selects Atypon’s Literatum platform to launch new Zika Virus microsite
- 07 Mar 2016

In response to the rapid spread of the Zika virus, The Lancet has launched the Zika Virus Resource Centre, a website created and managed by Literatum, The Lancet's online publishing platform. The new site provides a single point of access to information on Zika available from The Lancet and infectious disease journals published by Elsevier.

Because the pandemic is unfolding rapidly, the site had to be created quickly and made available to those working to contain the spread of Zika-related diseases. Literatum’s easy-to-use tools enabled The Lancet's editors to build the site in just a day and a half—without any IT development, support, or new code deployment.

Using Literatum's automated curation capabilities, together with Elsevier's Scopus database, relevant articles from across Elsevier's portfolio were quickly surfaced, compiled, and organised. Lancet staff employed Page Builder, Atypon's user-friendly website design and construction tool, to create the site's interface and architecture and manage its content.

Because Page Builder's intuitive drag-and-drop widgets are integrated completely with Literatum—and, therefore, linked directly to The Lancet's content— the website is updated automatically as new content is added. Other widgets integrate social media channels, user comments, and audio into the interface. Literatum's flexible licensing models allow subscription journal content to be offered free of charge exclusively on the microsite.

Modeled on a similar microsite launched by Elsevier in response to the Ebola epidemic that affected West Africa, the Zika site employed clones of the Ebola site's templates. Sharing the back-end code of the earlier site made the Zika site’s construction even easier and faster.

The Zika Virus Resource Centre has become a comprehensive resource comprising the latest research, analysis, commentary, and announcements about the virus. It provides policymakers and healthcare workers with crucial information on the effects of and responses to the outbreak.

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Atypon announces significant growth in 2015
- 11 Feb 2016

Atypon, the industry leader in scholarly and professional online publishing technology, has launched 17 new client websites in 2015 and significantly expanded its services for several existing clients, making it the most successful year in the company's history. Atypon now hosts nearly 8,000 journals, 13 million journal articles, and more than 900 publication websites for 210 publishers—more than one-quarter of the world’s English-language scholarly journal articles, based on statistics in the March 2015 'STM Report' issued by the International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers.

New websites powered by Literatum, Atypon's industry-leading online publishing platform, feature major advancements in user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) design, eCommerce, business analytics, and support for any digital format or publication type. Existing Literatum tools allow non-technical users to quickly create new products, bundles, sites and microsites, and deploy new business models. Literatum is the only software platform of its kind with this combination of capabilities.

Keeping pace with the growth in its business, Atypon has nearly doubled its staff in two years, expanding from 120 employees in January 2014 to 235 employees in January 2015, with an additional 100 staff planned for 2016.

Atypon's new clients signed in 2015 include the American Society of Clinical Oncologists (ASCO), the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), and the University of Chicago Press.

Publisher websites launched by Atypon in 2015 include Brepols Publishers, Hogrefe Verlag, Institution of Civil Engineers, Inderscience Publishers, Royal College of Surgeons of England, and the University of Toronto Press.

Atypon also signed a long-term renewal with every hosting client whose contract term was ending in 2015.

Additional publisher websites Atypon launched in 2015 include: Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, Alcohol Research Documentation (JSAD), Akadémiai Kiadó, Liverpool University Press, Multi-Science Publishing, National Academy of Sciences (Transportation Research Board), Practical Action Publishing, Russell Sage Foundation, University of Texas Press, Wageningen Academic Publishers, and the UN World Tourism Organization.

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The American Medical Association partners with ReadCube to enhance reading experiment and discoverability of JAMA Network titles
- 11 Feb 2016

ReadCube and the American Medical Association have announced a partnership to enhance the reading experiment and discoverability of its JAMA Network titles. All titles, including JAMA, JAMA Internal Medicine, JAMA Oncology and JAMA Cardiology, have been indexed and are now easily discoverable via ReadCube’s search engine, related article feeds and personalised recommendations.

JAMA's collection is also now viewable in ReadCube's interactive reading format which includes features like hyperlinked in-line citations, annotations, clickable author names, direct access to supplemental content and figures, social sharing, and Altmetrics.

Building on a tradition of editorial excellence, The JAMA Network brings JAMA together with 11 specialty journals to offer enhanced access to the research, viewpoints, and medical news shaping medicine today and into the future. Published continuously since 1883 by the American Medical Association, JAMA is one of the most widely circulated, peer-reviewed, general medical journals.

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RSI Content Solutions unveils latest version of RSuite Publishing Solution
- 10 Feb 2016

RSI Content Solutions, a content agility company, has announced the availability of RSuite® 5, its next generation publishing solution based on the MarkLogic® platform. The latest version provides a more tightly integrated user experience to efficiently create and manage all types of digital content.

In addition, improved navigation and workflow features provide the user with a visualisation of workflow steps to better understand the state and status of individual and team work assignments. These innovative advances in managing content and business processes significantly improve user efficiency and support a product time-to-market reduction of 50%.

RSuite 5 builds on the solution's core publishing capabilities, including: Word-to-XML transformations; multiple integrated browser-based authoring/editing tools; support for Adobe InDesign as well as automated composition of PDF, HTML, EPUB and other outputs; component content reuse; and semantic content enrichment integration and exploration.

A live webinar showcasing RSuite 5's new and improved publishing automation features and user interface will be held on February 16, 2016 at 10:00AM EST.

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The Geological Society and ReadCube partner to enhance discoverability of scholarly journals and books
- 05 Feb 2016

The Geological Society of London (GSL), a major international Earth science publisher, has announced a partnership with Boston-based publishing technology company ReadCube to index their scholarly journals and books with ReadCube's Discover service. Over 20,000 articles are now searchable across ReadCube's web, desktop, and mobile reading portals and also included in ReadCube's search engines, related article feeds and popular recommendation engine.

When read within any of the free ReadCube apps, GSL articles will be available in ReadCube's Enhanced PDF reading format. Enhancements include hyperlinked in-line citations and figures, annotations, clickable author names, instant access to supplemental content, social sharing, and altmetrics.

The Geological Society Publishing House is a major international Earth science publisher. The Society publishes a diverse range of books and journals, with over 8000 pages of new peer-reviewed geoscience literature being made available every year.

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Atypon supports public access to reports on federally funded research, joins CHORUS
- 22 Jan 2016

Atypon has joined CHORUS as an Affiliate Member in support of its mission to provide a sustainable solution for agencies and publishers to deliver public access to articles reporting on funded research in the United States.

Literatum, Atypon's online publishing platform for scholarly content, contributes to that solution by providing support for publishers to integrate with CHORUS and to optimize identification, discovery, and access to all of their relevant content.

Powered by CrossRef's FundRef and other open technologies, CHORUS is interoperable with other public-access delivery solutions, agency search portals, publisher platforms, and scholarly repositories and archives. CHORUS operates at no cost to the government, academic institutions, and taxpayers and minimizes costs to publishers, overheads for funders, and administrative burden for authors.

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Research Square appoints Damian Pattinson as VP, Publishing Innovation
- 22 Jan 2016

Research Square, a for-benefit company with services to help researchers communicate their results, has announced the appointment of Damian Pattinson as Vice President of Publishing Innovation. Damian will oversee strategy for the suite of innovative solutions like Rubriq and JournalGuide that complement Research Square's flagship author services brand, American Journal Experts, and build towards a future of publishing that is increasingly author-focused and article-based.

Prior to joining Research Square, Damian was Editorial Director at PLOS ONE, the world's largest scholarly journal. In his six years with PLOS, he published close to 150,000 research articles across a wide range of scientific fields from authors around the world. Damian previously spent several years at BMJ and holds a PhD in neuroscience from University College London.

In his new role as VP of Publishing Innovation, Damian will focus on developing solutions to help researchers disseminate their work, consulting with key stakeholders in publishing, funding, and academia. He will oversee and set the direction of Research Square's independent peer review service Rubriq, its free journal selection tool JournalGuide, and the recently launched Video Summaries product, while continuing to develop tools and services to ensure that academics around the world publish quality research as quickly and easily as possible.

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Atypon becomes newest member of coalition for web-based scholarly knowledge sharing
- 21 Jan 2016

Atypon has been invited to join 'Annotating All Knowledge,' a coalition that includes some of the world's key scholarly publishers, software platforms, libraries, and technology organisations.

The coalition's goal is to link the research of all scholarly publishers and allow scholars and researchers to comment on and communicate about it by building an open-source annotation layer into the fabric of the web itself. When implemented, the technology would transform scholarship by fostering a level of collaboration among colleagues that is today difficult to achieve.

Literatum, Atypon's online publishing platform, is home to the content of over 200 scholarly and professional publishers—including nearly 8,000 journals and 13 million articles. The volume of content it hosts, together with its content discovery and delivery modules, make Atypon a natural fit for the coalition, whose prestigious membership includes a working group of the W3C, the organisation that sets the standards for the World Wide Web.

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Research Solutions and Third Iron announce initial integration between Article Galaxy and BrowZine Web Edition
- 21 Jan 2016

Research Solutions, Inc., a pioneer in providing on-demand access to scientific, technical and medical (STM) information for research-intensive organisations, and Third Iron, an information technology company developing innovative services that benefit libraries and their users, have announced their initial integration between Article Galaxy® from Reprints Desk and BrowZine Web Edition from Third Iron. The integration enables mutual customers to navigate from non-subscribed journal content identified in BrowZine to the Article Galaxy OpenURL order form where access to article PDFs is just clicks away.

BrowZine is a preferred service that researchers worldwide use to create personalised views for browsing, reading and following the scholarly journals available from their library. Corporations, academic institutions, and government organisations around the world rely on Reprints Desk and its online platform Article Galaxy® for legal access to full-text scientific, technical, and medical content when subscription access does not yet exist.

Article Galaxy® provides one-stop shopping and lowest cost acquisition of full-text journal articles from publishers without requiring the use of credit cards for each transaction.

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Figshare joins Digital Preservation Network, ensures survival, ownership and management of research data into the future
- 21 Jan 2016

The Digital Preservation Network (DPN), a membership organization that is sponsored by Internet2, has announced that its portfolio company Figshare is the first research data repository to join the DPN Federation.

DPN claims to be the only large-scale digital preservation service that is built to last beyond the lifespans of individuals, technological systems, and organisations. Just like insurance, the DPN service provides members of the academy and their successors with a guarantee that future access to their scholarly resources will be available in the event of any type of change in administrative or physical institutional environments.

Research data made public on Figshare will be deposited into DPN guaranteeing Figshare users long-term access to their scholarly resources which will be protected in the event of any type of change in administrative or physical institutional environments.

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Reprints Desk to offer document delivery services to Access Copyright’s Canadian customers
- 20 Jan 2016

Access Copyright and Research Solutions have jointly announced that Reprints Desk, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Research Solutions, has been selected as the preferred vendor to offer document delivery services to Access Copyright's Canadian customers.

The partnership provides Access Copyright's customers with the option to purchase content through Reprints Desk's Article Galaxy® platform wherein high-quality copies of journal articles, book chapters and other scholarly resources can be acquired. The organisations also announced plans to integrate information about Access Copyright's permissions into the Article Galaxy® platform which, once complete, will enable customers to view the reproduction rights available to them at the time of document ordering.

Permissions integration is scheduled for completion later this year, but Access Copyright customers can already avail themselves of document delivery services through Reprints Desk. Access Copyright permissions coverage is currently searchable through the Access Copyright's Permissions Look-up Tool.

Corporations, academic institutions, and government organisations around the world rely on Reprints Desk and its online platform Article Galaxy for copyright-compliant access to full-text scientific, technical, and medical content when subscription access does not yet exist. Article Galaxy provides one-stop shopping and lowest cost acquisition of full-text journal articles from publishers without requiring the use of credit cards for each transaction.

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The Geological Society of London and Figshare announce strategic partnership
- 13 Jan 2016

The Geological Society of London (GSL) has announced a strategic partnership with Figshare. The Geological Society of London, founded 1807, is a learned and professional body of nearly 12,000 Earth scientists with a remit to investigate, interpret, discuss, inform and advise on the nature and processes of the Earth, their practical importance to humanity, and, in the interests of the public, to promote professional excellence.

The GSL–Figshare partnership provides for an improved discoverability and archiving service for author data sets and other supporting material for articles published in the Society’s journal and book publications. The interactive software powered by Figshare enables readers to view author supplementary material, which GSL will deposit on behalf of their authors. The data can be displayed in more than 600 formats, including video and multimedia files, tabular data and geosite data. Access to supporting data within any GSL publication is now freely available to all users via the Society's Figshare portal at geolsoc.figshare.com.

Access to supporting data within any GSL publication is now freely available to all users via the Society's Figshare portal at geolsoc.figshare.com.

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Reprints Desk named to the EContent 100 List for sixth consecutive year
- 15 Dec 2015

Research Solutions, Inc., a pioneer in providing on-demand access to scientific, technical and medical (STM) information for research-intensive organisations, announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Reprints Desk has been named to the EContent 100 List published by EContent Magazine for the sixth consecutive year.

EContent Magazine's annual 100 list highlights companies that matter most in today's digital content industry and is compiled by judges, including Information Today, Inc. editors, EContent contributing editors, and other experts in the digital content industry. Other companies awarded in the 2015-2016 EContent list include Adobe Systems, Apple, EBSCO Industries, Elsevier, Google, IBM, Facebook and Twitter among others. The entire EContent 100 List is available at www.econtentmag.com and in the December 2015 issue of EContent Magazine.

Corporations, academic institutions, and government organisations around the world rely on Reprints Desk and its online platform Article Galaxy for legal access to full-text scientific, technical, and medical content when subscription access does not yet exist. Article Galaxy provides one-stop shopping and lowest cost acquisition of full-text journal articles from publishers without requiring the use of credit cards for each transaction. Founded by Peter Derycz, Reprints Desk has ranked #1 overall and in each category in a document delivery vendor survey of buyers conducted by Outsell since the company's inception.

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Research Square and MyScienceWork partner to offer Video Summaries to research institutions via the Polaris platform
- 11 Dec 2015

Research Square, a provider of solutions to facilitate the communication of research worldwide, has announced a new partnership with MyScienceWork to make its Video Summaries solution available to research institutions. Through this partnership, universities and other institutions will be able to purchase Video Summaries to highlight the research on their MyScienceWork Polaris platform. Polaris is a digital platform that helps institutions promote their full collection of scholarship, connect with outside researchers, and monitor the influence and impact of their research.

Each Video Summary consists of a 3-4 minute animated video with voiceover that summarises the context for a particular research project, its key findings, and its implications for future studies. Once created, Video Summaries are freely accessible on YouTube (youtube.com/researchsquare) and provided to the study's authors for sharing on their own websites, in talks, and more.

Research Square developed the Video Summaries in collaboration with Nature Publishing Group (NPG), and an early trial involving summaries for several NPG journals brought encouraging results that indicate the potential for video content to boost views and sharing of published research papers.

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Reprints Desk releases Autumn 2015 version of journal content access and management platform Article Galaxy
- 11 Dec 2015

Research Solutions, Inc., a pioneer in providing on-demand access to scientific, technical and medical (STM) information for research-intensive organisations, announced the Autumn 2015 version release of the journal content access and management platform Article Galaxy by subsidiary Reprints Desk, Inc. The Autumn 2015 release features short-term article rentals, instant access to subscription content from online databases and Article Galaxy's order form for requesting documents, as well as a new Article Galaxy Library Portal add-on. Screenshots and full release notes can be viewed online at http://info.reprintsdesk.com/autumn2015.

Article rentals provide scientists, engineers, product safety professionals and others with limited time, full-text previews, ultimately enabling them to access a greater amount of content and make better purchasing decisions. Instant 'link-resolver' type access to subscription content from online databases and Article Galaxy's online document delivery order form saves time for researchers by eliminating the need to manually check whether subscription access exists for each content asset of interest prior to purchasing content. The new Article Galaxy Library Portal provides a unified point of access and management for licensed journals, books, databases, publisher token content, enterprise content repositories, web content and document delivery order placement for non-licensed content.

Available via the Article Galaxy order form on the reprintsdesk.com website, the optional Article Rentals add-on enables end users to spend their budget on the articles that matter most, while providing research to directors and information professionals with comprehensive usage statistics to determine when to subscribe to a publication or publisher package. Users can identify rentals and rental pricing within the content requesting workflow by using the online order form. Once a rental is requested, the user will receive an email containing a link to an online rental. A rented article may be viewed for three days, starting when the document is first accessed. Rental transaction pricing varies by publisher and is generally between $3 to $21 USD. Users have the opportunity to upgrade their rental to a full PDF purchase at the regular price at any time during the initial rental period. Rentals will be available through Bibliogo in the near future.

Following up on the Summer 2015 release featuring Quick Downloads for non-subscribed content, Article Galaxy now offers an optional paid add-on for Quick Linkouts to subscribed content. When a user submits a request that can be identified within the licensed holdings for their organisation, Article Galaxy can now link the user to the requested content directly from the order form. Together, these two new features save time for users and provide immediate gratification by eliminating the need to wait for an email containing a link to a document delivery download or to their subscribed content.

Article Galaxy Link Resolver is a fully managed add-on that enables users to access the full-text for licensed content directly from the native interface of any OpenURL-enabled discovery environment. The user simply clicks the Article Galaxy Link Resolver icon for the content they desire. Article Galaxy Link Resolver is initiated and presents the user with full-text access if subscription access exists.

Article Galaxy Library Portal is an optional paid add-on that provides a unified point of access and management for licensed journals, books, databases, publisher token content, enterprise content repositories, web content and document delivery order placement for non-licensed content.

Article Galaxy Library Portal features searching, browsing and A-Z (subscription/database) list discovery functionality; export options to reference manager tools; RSS alerting for new or updated information; easy document delivery ordering for non-subscribed journal content; user alignment to organisational divisions and departments; multiple personalisation options at both the group and individual level, delivering a single, consistent online interface; full compatibility with mobile devices; full API support; built-in SUSHI statistics harvester; and more.

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Figshare announces next-generation of data management platform targeted at researchers, funders and publishers
- 12 Oct 2015

Figshare, an online digital repository for academic researchers, has announced the next-generation of its data management platform targeted at researchers – ranging from individuals to teams in all-sized organisations – as well as funders and publishers. Already the de facto standard for many users' research data planning and management, Figshare is introducing significant new capabilities designed to meet the challenges in collecting and sharing data.

In the past, researchers put together their own systems and methods to try to address these problems, each taking a different appro ach and resulting in few economies of scale or consistent best practices. This approach is no longer feasible.

Now, many researchers are being told by their institutions, publishers and/or funders they must have a data management plan and must make their data openly available in order to comply with changes in publisher's policy or with funders' mandates. Additionally, interdisciplinary research is occurring more often as scientists take on more diverse and complicated research.

Enabling users to continue to standardize on Figshare as "best practice" for managing day-to-day storage and backup systems, the latest enhancements include key new capabilities in the areas of control, discoverability and usability.

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Article Galaxy expands authentication solutions for STM content access with OpenAthensTM partnership
- 05 Oct 2015

Reprints Desk, Inc., a subsidiary of Research Solutions, Inc., has become a reseller of OpenAthens from Eduserv. The deal expands the company's robust suite of authentication solutions for accessing databases, articles in journal subscriptions, and other copyrighted content.

Reprints Desk will integrate and introduce OpenAthens' federated access management system, featuring a single username and password to its growing base of Article Galaxy customers comprising life science companies, academic institutions, and other research-intensive organisations that rely on the company's award-winning journal content access and management solutions.

Consumers of scientific, technical and medical content seek seamless access to library resources anytime, anywhere, and on any device. However, because STM content is typically under strict copyright control and made available via databases and subscription services, access is necessarily controlled, meaning users must be authorised. Organisations often resort to IP-based authentication, but widely acknowledged shortcomings can preclude optimal cost management and usage tracking. OpenAthens solves these and other access problems by providing a single sign-on solution, simplifying access to subscription-based content. Providing users with a single username and password eliminates the need to maintain multiple logins otherwise needed to access the myriad database, journal, and online resources that researchers need.

Reprints Desk's Article Galaxy is a digital solution for accessing the universe of high-value STM information, connecting users to licensed holdings and other resources managed by their organisations, and enabling single-source access to purchased non-subscribed content. With the addition of OpenAthens, Reprints Desk customers now have numerous options for research workflow authentication.

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Reprints Desk opens registration for Content Workflow 2015 events in London and Frankfurt
- 10 Sep 2015

Reprints Desk, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Research Solutions, Inc., has opened registration for Content Workflow 2015 conferences that will take place October 20 in London, UK, and October 22 in Frankfurt, Germany.

Content Workflow 2015 conferences are one-day events, in which attendees will be able to network with industry peers and hear from thought leaders about case studies, strategies, and cutting edge best practices on legal access, acquisition, management, and reuse of scholarly scientific, technical and medical (STM) content, as well as their integrations into workflow management systems.

The events are designed for corporate librarians and information management professionals, and professionals in Knowledge Management, R&D, IT, and Medical Affairs who control and influence corporate content budgets. Pharmaceutical information managers and drug safety management professionals will benefit from an afternoon session on Pharmacovigilance Workflow Management.

Content Workflow 2015 features sessions and presentations from information industry thought leaders such as Reprints Desk, Eduserv, The Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) and ProQuest along with a Technology Showcase, including 10-minute updates on the latest advancements in content workflow management from participating event sponsors.

Registration for content users is free and space is limited to provide the opportunity for networking among attendees, so early registration is strongly encouraged. Sponsorship opportunities and attendance options for industry suppliers are available. To register or for more information, including full agenda and sponsorship opportunities, interested parties may visit the event website at www.contentworkflow.net.

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Research Solutions announces new social connectors and export functionality for Article Galaxy Widget
- 04 Sep 2015

Research Solutions, Inc., a pioneer in providing on-demand access to scientific, technical and medical (STM) information for life science companies, academic institutions, and other research-intensive organisations, has announced new social connectors and export functionality for Article Galaxy Widget, a time-saving tool from its subsidiary Reprints Desk. Article Galaxy Widget provides Reprints Desk's corporate and academic customers with web browser access to scientific, technical, and medical (STM) research articles indexed by more than 50 popular search sites and discovery databases, like Google Scholar, PubMed, ResearchGATE, as well as numerous publisher websites – all from the point of discovery, and without requiring users to navigate away from search results or article abstract pages.

The newest Article Galaxy Widget functionality and features include the ability to open all references on a page that can be bookmarked and securely shared with others; export all references directly to RefWorks® or in RIS format, a format which enables data exchange between popular reference management systems like EndNote, Zotero and Mendeley; open all references in Reprints Desk's shared library-reference management solution Bibliogo; follow PubMed New and Noteworthy in Bibliogo; and follow a current PubMed search in Bibliogo.

Additional enhancements include verified compatibility with Embase, IOP Science, Soutron, and TDNet Discover; a new account setting to control whether Article Galaxy Widget launches with all citations selected or all citations unselected; support for credit cards (as an alternative to monthly invoicing), which can be used on a transactional basis directly from the Article Galaxy Widget user interface; SAML SSO 2.0 support as an alternative user authentication method to the existing username and password option; custom customer reference fields now available via a dropdown that can be applied to one, multiple or all selected citations; and customization options for colour, logos, web call-to-action (CTA) buttons, and 'Get Help' links.

Customers simply launch the Article Galaxy Widget as a browser bookmark while they are viewing any website that references published journal articles. The widget's intelligent user interface standardises the search and presentation of full-text articles, and can quickly source content from existing journal subscriptions, Open Access, tokens, past single article document purchases and publishing partners when subscription access does not yet exist. The widget also features quick filtering by source type, instant pricing and a 'more like this' function that identifies related scholarly papers.

Corporations, academic institutions, and government organisations around the world rely on Reprints Desk and its online platform Article Galaxy for legal access to full-text scientific, technical, and medical (STM) content. Article Galaxy provides one-stop shopping and lowest cost acquisition of full-text journal articles from nearly any publisher without requiring the use of credit cards for each transaction.

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Research Solutions, Inc. announces summer 2015 product release of Article Galaxy
- 01 Sep 2015

Research Solutions, Inc., a pioneer in providing on-demand access to scientific, technical and medical (STM) information for life science companies, academic institutions, and other research-intensive organisations, has announced the summer 2015 product release of the journal content access and management platform Article Galaxy by subsidiary Reprints Desk, Inc., featuring breakthroughs in research workflow efficiencies.

Already a platform for one-stop shopping and lowest cost acquisition of full-text journal articles from participating publishers without requiring the use of credit cards for each transaction, the Article Galaxy summer 2015 release further enhances to time-to-papers with 'in browser' PDF downloads for non-subscribed content so researchers worldwide can access full-text journal articles, book chapters, and other resources 24/7 and immediately within the online requesting workflow.

Summer 2015 enhancements, which moved into production for Reprints Desk customers on August 14, 2015, include: quick "In-Browser" document delivery downloads; auto-population of bibliographic information into order form fields; and type ahead functionality.

Article Galaxy is based on an 'any article, any publisher' sourcing model. Because the platform is not limited to any single collection, direct sourcing arrangements enable Reprints Desk to more quickly pull full-text content directly from publisher servers, then serve the content up to customers for online or offline viewing. The newest publisher partnerships enable Reprints Desk to expand electronic sourcing to Postgraduate Medicine, Hospital Practice, and The Physician and Sports Medicine from Taylor & Francis; to include titles in the social sciences, economics, and political theory from Palgrave Macmillan; and to more quickly deliver content from Thomson Reuters.

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Research Solutions, Inc. appoints John Regazzi as Chairman of the Board
- 27 Aug 2015

Reprints Desk's parent company Research Solutions, Inc., a pioneer in providing on-demand access to scientific, technical and medical (STM) information for life science companies, academic institutions and other research intensive organisations, has appointed John Regazzi as non-executive chairman of the board. He will succeed President and CEO Peter Derycz, who will remain on the board as a director and continue as president and CEO. Regazzi joined the board as an independent director in June.

The board has made the change to provide a better balance of corporate governance and responsibility, and allow Derycz to provide a greater focus on managing the accelerating growth of the company and particularly the upcoming launch of new products. The appointment also allows the company to take greater advantage of Regazzi’s four decades of experience in information technology, including as managing director of Reed Elsevier, the world's largest publisher and information services provider for STM content.

The reorganisation comes after the company reported double digit growth in new Article Galaxy customers, transactions and revenue in its third fiscal quarter, with the year-over-year growth sustained for 10 consecutive quarters. The company plans to report its fourth quarter and full fiscal year results on September 8.

Regazzi is a recognised innovator in the IT and information services industries. He is currently managing director of Akoya Capital Partners, a sector focused private investment firm where for the last few years he has served as its professional information services sector leader. He has also been a professor at Long Island University's College of Education, Information and Technology since 2005, and has served as dean of LIU's College of Information and Computer Science.

Regazzi has served on a variety of corporate and industry boards, including the British Standards Institute Group and the American Institute of Physics. He was recently appointed chairman of the board of the National Technical Information Service, a division of the U.S. Department of Commerce. He also currently serves as chairman of LawLogix Group and Inflexxion, both Akoya portfolio companies.

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The MIT Press becomes 60th publisher to partner with ReadCube
- 20 Aug 2015

The MIT Press, a world-leading university press, and ReadCube, the Boston-based publishing technology company, have announced a partnership that will bring MIT Press's collection to the ReadCube platform.

Through the ReadCube Discover service, over 29,000 articles from 30 scholarly journals across the arts, humanities, economics, science and technology, history, and political science have been indexed for enhanced discoverability through ReadCube's search engines, feeds and its popular personalised recommendation engine.

This partnership with MIT Press is a milestone for ReadCube as they become the 60th publishing partner to sign onto the service, joining the likes of Springer, Nature, Wiley, deGruyter, the Royal Society of Chemistry, Allen Press, and SciELO.

The agreement also includes the MIT press collection available as Enhanced PDFs when read within ReadCube's web, desktop and mobile applications. Features include hyperlinked in-line citations, annotation tools, instant access to supplemental materials and figures, clickable author names, social sharing, and Altmetrics.

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Figshare announces next generation platform customised for academic institutions
- 11 Aug 2015

Figshare, an online digital repository for academic researchers, has launched the next generation of its research data management platform, Figshare for Institutions, developed to address the specific needs of academic institutions to store research data securely. The pioneering platform has piloted at institutions in the UK, Australasia, and mainland Europe, and supports their needs for better storage, preservation, accessibility and publication of the outputs produced by their researchers.

New functionality includes portals that showcase research of an institution or department; ability to group content into collections; data curation and administrative workflows; flexible storage options; increased file upload limits; and enhanced content discoverability through a revamped search, categorisation and metadata.

St. Edward's University (Austin, TX) is the first academic institution in the US to adopt the Figshare platform and will be using it to showcase its digital humanities content.

Through close partnerships with pilot partners including Auckland University, Brunel University, Loughborough University, Melbourne University, Monash University, Salford University, Sheffield University and Stockholm University, Figshare has developed a system that satisfies institutions' needs for better management and control of research outputs while complying with funders' open data mandates. The user-friendly platform integrates into existing workflows, offers institutional single sign on systems and focuses on simplicity, so as not to add to the administrative burden on researchers. The newly created 'collections' functionality allows any openly available Figshare content to be grouped together as one citable unit, giving institutions and researchers a new way to organise and present related material.

One pilot partner, Monash University, Australia, will be using the collections feature to showcase the Music Archive of Monash University (MAMU), a physical and digital collection of musical instruments, scores, field recordings, and diverse other musical materials acquired since the foundation of the University's original Department of Music in 1965.

By providing a sanctioned and secure place to store data, institutions encourage researchers to move away from using generic cloud based storage, USB sticks and other poor data management practices that jeopardize the security and longevity of those data sets. The private project spaces give researchers a tailor-made solution for sharing and collaborating on their active data. The metrics and reporting dashboard offers institutions unprecedented insight into the outputs being produced and the collaborations being undertaken by their researchers. In addition, the data curation workflows give the institution control over what data is made public and to ensure objects are labelled correctly with appropriate metadata.

Figshare for Institutions operates under an annual subscription license and can provide data storage through Amazon Web Services. Alternatively, Figshare interoperates with existing institutional storage and infrastructure or centrally provided storage such as RDSI in Australia or other third party providers including DuraCloud.

Figshare and DuraSpace webinar to discuss possibilities for integration between Figshare for Institutions and DuraCloud
- 28 Jul 2015

London-based data repository organisation Figshare and DuraSpace will host a webinar to discuss the possibilities for integration between Figshare for Institutions and DuraCloud. The webinar, scheduled for August 20, from 7pm – 8pm BST, will be presented by Dan Valen, Product Specialist, Figshare, and Carissa Smith, Product Manager, DuraCloud. It will cover the integration and show how the collaboration combines the end-user experience of Figshare with the powerful storage, management, and preservation functionalities of DuraCloud.

With Figshare for Institutions, universities and colleges can manage their research outputs from point of creation and data management plan through to its publication and subsequent impact. DuraCloud automatically copies institutional content onto several different cloud storage providers. The Figshare and DuraCloud collaboration will then ensure all of the captured data is managed and preserved appropriately to align with institutional and funder policies.

Figshare, along with Digital Science, is a member of the DuraSpace not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to support open source technologies and services that promote durable, persistent access to the scholarly record.

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University of Salford selects integrated solution from Arkivum and Figshare to meet research data management requirements
- 24 Jul 2015

Arkivum, the provider of ultra-safe and secure, long-term, large-scale digital data storage and archive services has announced that University of Salford has selected an integrated solution from Arkivum and Figshare in order to meet its research data management requirements.

With funder mandated expectations on open access to data imposed by researching-funding bodies such as Research Council UK (RCUK) now in force, UK institutions like University of Salford are having to take measures to ensure their research data is stored securely and persistently, with appropriate metadata and made freely accessible on the Internet.

University of Salford's new solution enables staff, students and researchers to meet funding-body requirements for open access to data while providing a secure, long-term space for a wide range of content; all on a platform that encourages data discovery, collaboration and re-use.

Working together in partnership, Arkivum is providing its large scale, long-term, and assured digital archiving solution and Figshare, its research data management discovery platform which specialises in 'active data'. This new innovative integrated solution meets the key requirements set out by University of Salford by lowering operating costs. Additionally, the solution supports the storage of primary data generated during original research projects, alongside derived and summarised data used to support publications.

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Research Solutions, Inc. elects John Regazzi to its board of directors
- 26 Jun 2015

Reprints Desk's parent company Research Solutions, Inc., a pioneer in providing on-demand access to scientific, technical and medical (STM) information for life science companies, academic institutions, and other research intensive organisations has elected John Regazzi to its board of directors. His appointment increases the total number of board members to seven, with four members serving independently.

Regazzi is an information services and IT industry innovator, with more than four decades of experience. He is currently managing director of Akoya Capital Partners, a sector focused private investment firm, where for the last few years he has served as its professional information services sector leader. He has also been a professor at the Long Island University's College of Education, Information and Technology since 2005, and has served as dean of LIU's College of Information and Computer Science.

Before joining Akoya Capital Partners, Regazzi served for several years as CEO of Elsevier Inc. and managing director of the NYSE-listed Reed Elsevier, the world's largest publisher and information services company for journal and related scientific, technical and medical content. At Reed Elsevier, he oversaw its expansive electronic publishing portfolio, with a program staff of 3,000 and revenues exceeding $1 billion. He was previously CEO of Engineering Information, which he helped turnaround before being acquired by Reed Elsevier.

As a recognized industry thought leader, Regazzi has designed, launched, and managed some of the most innovative and well-known information services in the professional communities, including the Engineering Village, Science Direct, Scirus and Scopus, as well as numerous other electronic information services dating back to the early days of the online and CD-ROM industries.

Regazzi made his first mark on the information industry at H.W.Wilson Company, which was founded in 1888 as the nation’s first publisher of indexing service, monographs and library reference materials. As its vice president, he was the first to bring a publisher online with their own distribution services, successfully challenging the industry of established aggregation services. He also helped launch the content CD-ROM industry, creating the first commercially available CD-ROM text database and delivering the keynote address at Microsoft's first CD-ROM conference.

He has served on a variety of corporate and industry boards, including the British Standards Institute Group and the American Institute of Physics, and he recently was appointed and serves as chairman of the board of National Technical Information Service, a division of the U.S. Department of Commerce. He currently serves as chairman of LawLogix Group and Inflexxion, both Akoya portfolio companies.

Regazzi's accomplishments have been recognized with a number of awards, including the St. John's University President’s Award, Columbia University's Joseph Wheeler Award, and American Library Association's Dartmouth Medal. He also received the American Society for Information Science Award for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation. He has published numerous articles in leading trade publications, as well as two noted books regarding the information industry.

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Future Medicine and Future Science now discoverable across ReadCube platform
- 05 Jun 2015

Future Science Group (FSG), consisting of two imprints, Future Medicine and Future Science, has partnered with Boston-based publishing technology company ReadCube to increase the discoverability and enhancement of their articles within the ReadCube web, desktop and mobile environment.

All 28 titles from Future Medicine and 7 from Future Science have been deep-indexed for easy discovery across ReadCube's search engines and recommendation feeds.

The agreement also offers readers access to enhanced reading features on over 25,000 articles when read within any of the free ReadCube apps. Article enhancements include hyperlinked in-line citations, annotation tools, clickable author names, integrated altmetrics, and direct access to supplemental content.

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Design Science and *instinctools partner to provide MathML support in DITAworks CMS
- 02 Jun 2015

Enterprise software vendor Design Science, Inc., US, has announced a partnership with *instinctools to provide MathML support in DITAworks CMS (Content Management System) using Design Science's MathFlow™ product. This partnership opens a new avenue for organisations that not only want to have a state-of-the-art DITA CMS but also need to work with mathematical formulas in their content.

MathFlow is a set of tools that enable math editing, formatting and accessibility for publishing systems. The technology at the heart of MathFlow is MathML, the XML standard for representing mathematical notation that is an integral part of many documentation and accessibility standards, including HTML5, EPUB 3, DAISY, DITA, DocBook, NLM, etc. MathFlow is widely used in publishing, aerospace, defence, education, government, science and engineering, e-learning, assessment, as well as enterprise solutions and commercial products.

DITAworks is a ready-to-use DITA CMS with enterprise-grade component content management functionality. It comes in two versions - DITAworks Webtop for onsite installation and DITAworks Cloud, a cloud service that provides an affordable way for users to benefit from the productivity of a modern, topic-oriented documentation using the state-of-the-art CMS infrastructure. The DITAworks product line also includes other product variants and additional modules that can be deployed as per customer requirements. These DITA CMS products provide sound solutions in structured documentation, structured content and single-source publishing areas for small to big enterprises.

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SciELO and ReadCube partnership to enhance scholarly articles
- 27 May 2015

Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO) has announced the integration of ReadCube Connect's Interactive PDF viewer for over 285 scientific journals and over 280,000 articles of the SciELO Brazil collection. ReadCube Connect combines the familiar, print-like layout of PDFs with interactivity and a wealth of related content often lost when readers download the static PDF.

The core of ReadCube's Enhanced Article technology includes annotation tools, bundled supplementary information, hyperlinked in-line citations, and clickable author names that initiate searches to find related articles.

Aside from on the SciELO platform, ReadCube Enhanced Articles are also available offline, through the companion ReadCube desktop (Mac/PC) and mobile tools (Android/iOS). Readers can save Enhanced Articles directly from SciELO platform, with their full complement of enhancements and annotations directly to any of the free ReadCube apps. The free tools also can automatically import, build and curate the researcher's existing library of scholarly literature and help to discover other relevant articles via integrated search tools and personalized reading recommendations.

SciELO is a Program of the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) for the cooperative publishing of open access journals on the Internet. Especially conceived to meet the scientific communication needs of developing countries, it provides an efficient way to assure universal visibility and accessibility to their scientific literature published by nationally edited journals. In addition, the SciELO model comprises quality control and integrated procedures for the measurement of usage and impact of scientific journals.

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The University of Chicago Press: Journals Hosted on new Atypon platform in 2016
- 22 May 2015

Atypon, a provider of software to the scientific and scholarly publishing industry and University of Chicago Press, has launched a new online home for the University of Chicago Press's portfolio of nearly 70 journals, using technology developed by Atypon. Chicago's new platform, due for release by the end of 2015, will enhance the rigorous and cutting-edge scholarship for which Chicago's journals are renowned with advanced search and information discovery capabilities; superior readability and accessibility; and research tools for scholars in all disciplines.

Chicago is working to ensure a smooth transition of its content and subscribers to the new platform from JSTOR where, for the past several years, journals published by Chicago have been available as part of the JSTOR Current Scholarship Program, and where the complete back issues of all journals now published by Chicago will continue to be preserved and made available through JSTOR's archival collections.

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MA Healthcare announces new sales partner for nursing and medical education journals
- 19 May 2015

Mark Allen Group's MA Healthcare has announced a new sales partner for Nursing and Medical Education Journals hosted on Atypon's Literatum Platform.

MA Healthcare joins a select group of publishers as part of a new offering from EBSCO. Long known as both a subscription agency and a database vendor, EBSCO has pooled the resources from both areas and now offers selected publishers truly expanded worldwide sales and marketing efforts as part of a new program.

MA Healthcare, part of Mark Allen Group, is a publisher of nursing and medical information. It publishes 29 peer-reviewed journals for healthcare professionals working in nursing, midwifery, hospital and emergency medicine, allied health, health economics and animal health. Its publications include, British Journal of Nursing, British Journal of Midwifery, British Journal of Hospital Medicine, International Journal of Palliative Nursing, International Journal of Therapy & Rehabilitation and Journal of Wound Care. Its renowned nursing e-collection, internurse, includes the content from 18 journals covering all areas of specialist nursing, MA Healthcare's content is available on its e-journal platform, magonlinelibrary.com, powered by Atypon's Literatum platform.

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Reprints Desk and Association of Southeastern Research Libraries announce new purchasing agreement
- 11 May 2015

Reprints Desk, Inc., a Research Solutions company and pioneer in providing on-demand access to scientific, technical and medical (STM) content, has announced a new preferred purchasing agreement with the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL).

ASERL is a consortium of 38 research libraries located across 11 southeastern states. Founded in 1956, ASERL has a long history of developing innovative and collaborative programs to address the continually changing needs of its member libraries.

In the special consortium arrangement, specially-priced document delivery services are available to all participating ASERL member libraries via Article Galaxy, Reprints Desk's online portal that comprises content from more than 40,000 journals, and book chapters from hundreds of thousands of titles. The discounts provided by the Reprints Desk program encompass publisher-negotiated copyright royalty rates, as well as deep discounts on service fees and rapid delivery of high-quality, native PDFs.

Article Galaxy facilitates price-by-article lookups, supports browsing a growing list of participating publishers, presents an easy ordering process with 100 percent PDF delivery, and provides 24/7 service and support. Participating publishers include Elsevier, John Wiley & Sons, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Springer Verlag, Nature Publishing Group, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and dozens more. Securing these articles via Article galaxy is done via a seamless integration into workflows and popular ILL tools such as ILLiad and RapidILL.

ASERL members share more than 200,000 items annually through their resource sharing network. Reprints Desk's services help organizations like ASERL provide greater value to their members and help to ensure their budgets are used effectively.

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FASEB and ReadCube enter agreement to provide enhanced content discoverability solutions
- 22 Apr 2015

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), an international publisher of progressive academic research, has announced an agreement with Boston-based publishing technology company ReadCube to enhance its content via indexing on ReadCube's platform. Used by more than 6 million researchers worldwide, ReadCube Discover will enhance the discoverability of the peer reviewed articles published in The FASEB Journal by leveraging its web, desktop, mobile reading portals, search engines, and recommendation feeds.

FASEB's mission is to advance health and welfare by promoting progress and education in biological and biomedical sciences through service to its member societies and collaborative advocacy.

All articles within FASEB's journal titles will be available with ReadCube's signature enhanced PDF reading experience when read within ReadCube's web, desktop and mobile platforms. FASEB articles will feature enhancements include clickable author names, hyperlinked in-line citations, direct access to supplemental content and figures, social sharing, annotation tools, and Altmetrics.

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Article explores disruptive potential of new research retrieval tool ‘Article Galaxy Widget’ for researchers
- 16 Mar 2015

Reprints Desk, Inc., a Research Solutions company and document delivery supplier for scientific, technical and medical (STM) information, has announced the immediate full-text availability of the article 'The Ultimate Sophistication: Reprints Desk Launches its Article Galaxy Widget,' created by independent research and advisory firm Outsell, Inc. Authored by Outsell VP & Lead Analyst Deni Auclair, the article has been licensed by Reprints Desk as an eprint and is now freely available online at http://info.reprintsdesk.com/widget101.

Launched in January 2015, the Article Galaxy Widget is a time-saving tool that provides web browser access to scientific, technical and medical (STM) research articles indexed by more than 50 popular search sites and discovery databases, like Google Scholar, PubMed, ResearchGATE, Web of Science and Scopus, as well as numerous publisher websites. Article Galaxy is already in use at dozens of research-oriented organisations across biotechnology, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, engineering, consulting and other research-intensive industries.

Researchers simply launch the Article Galaxy Widget as a browser bookmark while they are viewing any website that references published journal articles. The widget's intelligent user interface standardises the search and presentation of full-text articles, and can quickly source content from existing journal subscriptions, Open Access, tokens, past single article document purchases or time-limited rentals. The widget also features quick filtering by source type, instant pricing, and a 'more like this' function that identifies related scholarly papers.

Corporations, academic institutions, and government organisations around the world rely on Reprints Desk and its online platform Article Galaxy for legal, low cost access to full-text STM content.

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Panacea Pharma Projects adopts Article Galaxy Widget from Reprints desk for improved pharmacovigilance literature access
- 13 Mar 2015

Reprints Desk, Inc., a Research Solutions company and document delivery supplier for scientific, technical and medical (STM) information, has announced that Panacea Pharma Projects, an outsourced pharmacovigilance and regulatory affairs supplier, will adopt the company's Article Galaxy Widget, a time-saving tool that provides web browser access to scientific, technology and medical (STM) research articles indexed by more than 50 popular search sites and discovery databases, like Google Scholar, PubMed, ResearchGATE, Web of Science and Scopus, as well as numerous publisher websites.

Launched as beta version in June 2014, Article Galaxy is already in use at dozens of research-oriented organisations—from Fortune 500 companies to boutique research firms in biotechnology and other industries. Article Galaxy Widget has also received widespread praise for its ease-of-use and advanced functionality, and was recently covered in the February 2015 article 'The Ultimate Sophistication: Reprints Desk Launches its Article Galaxy Widget' by research and advisory firm Outsell, Inc.

Researchers simply launch the Article Galaxy Widget as a browser bookmark while they are viewing any website that references published journal articles. The widget's intelligent user interface standardises the search and presentation of full-text articles, and can quickly source content from existing journal subscriptions, Open Access, tokens, past single article document purchases or time-limited rentals. The widget also features quick filtering by source type, instant pricing, and a 'more like this' function that identifies related scholarly papers.

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Reprints Desk' Senior Sales Engineer Chris Atwood to present to academic library users of ILLiad and Odyssey software applications at upcoming academic library conference
- 10 Mar 2015

Document delivery supplier Reprints Desk, Inc., a Research Solutions company, has announced that the company's Senior Sales Engineer Chris Atwood will deliver a presentation entitled 'Streamlining Content Acquisition and CONTU Compliance via ILLiad' to attending academic library professionals on March 18, 2015, at the ILLiad International Conference in Virginia Beach, VA. The Reprints Desk presentation will explore best practices for streamlining the acquisition of full-text journal articles via ILLiad, the library resource sharing management software from Atlas Systems Inc., while simultaneously clearing copyright to comply with CONTU fair use guidelines.

The presentation will also highlight the use of Odyssey, free software that enables library administrators to send and receive electronic documents to and from other Odyssey sites and OCLC ILLiad sites. Odyssey, available directly within ILLiad software and also as a standalone version, enables larger, lending libraries already using Odyssey to serve smaller libraries more efficiently by eliminating slower, more manual scanning and sending processes for article delivery. ILLiad is distributed exclusively by OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.

CONTU is an acronym for the Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyrighted Works, a group that was formed in 1974 by The United States Congress with a directive to examine issues associated with copyrighted works for computers and computer-related works. In their final report in 1978 and pursuant to the Copyright Act of 1976, CONTU recommended that academic photocopying and lending of up to five or more copies of an article or articles within five years for any given periodical represented a substitute for a subscription to or purchase of such work.

Many academic libraries in the United States adhere to CONTU fair use guidelines today, clearing copyright royalties on the sixth copy of any article acquired from a specific periodical. Reprints Desk's presentation will explore how the company's document delivery platform Article Galaxy can save time, lower costs, and improve document quality related to the acquisition of full-text scholarly research papers and copyright royalty clearance when CONTU's Rule of Five has been exceeded.

Article Galaxy serves as a gateway for fast access to specially-priced scholarly articles from more than 40,000 journals, as well as book chapters from hundreds of thousands of titles. The discounts are comprised of publisher-negotiated copyright royalty rates as well as deep discounts on service fees for rapidly delivered high-quality, native PDFs. Article Galaxy facilitates price-by-article lookups, browsing through a growing list of participating publishers and publications.

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France's UNICANCER selects TEMIS and SWORD to accelerate clinical research by analyzing patients' Electronic Health Records
- 09 Mar 2015

Semantic Content Enrichment solutions provider TEMIS has announced that its solution Luxid® has been chosen by France's UNICANCER, the Federation of French Cancer Centers (CLCCs), as the semantic module for its ConSoRe (Continuum Soin-Recherche) project driven by SWORD Consulting and Services.

Clinical Trials help progress the fight against cancer by validating promising treatments on actual patients. The 20 French CLCCs drive such clinical studies on coherent cohorts of patients who have similar clinical profiles. But identifying patients whose profile matches trial requirements is traditionally a particularly laborious process involving the manual review of potentially millions of patient records. This pre-screening step therefore considerably slows down the launch of clinical studies.

The focus of the ConSoRe project is a search tool enabling Cancer Centers to rapidly aggregate coherent cohorts of patients who meet the required criteria (gender, tumor type, treatment …).

ConSoRe implements a data processing workflow that accelerates this identification phase. At the core of this workflow automated by Antidot's AIF and AFS solutions, TEMIS's Luxid® platform extracts medical references, family histories, TNM cancers and tumors classification as well as their locations, from patient records. This information is then indexed as metadata and leveraged in the form of facets to accelerate the search and navigation process within patient records and ultimately the selection of relevant candidates. ConSoRe is currently being tested in 4 pilot CLCCs: Georges-François Leclerc Center in Dijon, Regional Institute of Cancer of Montpellier, Curie Institute in Paris and Léon Bérard Center in Lyon.

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Greater Western Library Alliance announces preferred purchasing agreement with Reprints Desk, Inc.
- 25 Feb 2015

The Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA) has announced a preferred purchasing agreement with Reprints Desk, Inc., a Research Solutions company. GWLA members will receive preferred purchasing terms for single-article document delivery services. The agreement, which supplements interlibrary loan (ILL) and provides same-day acquisition of scholarly peer-reviewed journal articles, follows similar arrangements with other consortia and library organisations.

Document delivery services will be made available via Article Galaxy, Reprints Desk's online portal that serves as a gateway for fast access to specially-priced scholarly articles from more than 40,000 journals, as well as book chapters from hundreds of thousands of titles. The discounts comprise publisher-negotiated copyright royalty rates as well as deep discounts on service fees and rapid delivery of high-quality, native PDFs.

Article Galaxy facilitates price-by-article lookups, browsing through a growing list of participating publishers and publications, Reprints Desk's hallmark easy ordering, 100 percent PDF delivery, plus 24/7 service and support. Participating publishers include Elsevier, John Wiley & Sons, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Springer Verlag, Nature Publishing Group, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and dozens of others.

Other highlights of the academic library program include: easy implementation process with no set up costs; seamless integration into workflows and popular ILL systems such as ILLiad and RapidILL; sizeable coverage spanning a growing number of journal titles; beyond-the-collection options for access to any article, any publisher; 24/7 customer support and fulfilment; and no long-term or onerous contracts.

GWLA member libraries may sign up for the Reprints Desk program by contacting Anne E. McKee, Program Officer for Resource Sharing at GWLA.

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Thieme selects TEMIS's Luxid Webstudio for thesaurus management
- 21 Jan 2015

Semantic Content Enrichment solutions provider TEMIS has announced that scientific and medical publisher Thieme has chosen TEMIS's Luxid® Webstudio to help its teams manage their thesauri and terminologies. Luxid® Webstudio will help different departments of the group to manage, expand and customise the complex vocabularies they use to semantically enrich their content.

The Luxid semantic enrichment platform has already been in use at Thieme for several years in a whole range of projects to process content in domains such as radiology, veterinary medicine, nursing care, osteopathy and chemistry. With the acquisition of this additional Luxid® WebStudio module, Thieme will be able to manage multiple thesauri easily and autonomously.

In order to increase end-users' productivity in the context of everyday thesaurus management, Luxid® Webstudio provides them with advanced ergonomics as well as two more distinctive features enabled by the platform's underlying Natural Language Processing layer: Real-time Preview and Term Suggestion.

Real-time Preview enables users to verify in real-time how well their ontology applies to content, and to rapidly correct gaps from the same interface, for example by adding variants or adjusting extraction mechanisms.

Term Suggestion identifies concepts that are mentioned in the user's corpus but are not yet included in the ontology in order, thus facilitating thesaurus enrichment.

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Reprints Desk, Inc. launches Article Galaxy Widget, accelerates scientific discovery by simplifying lowest cost
- 20 Jan 2015

Reprints Desk, Inc., a Research Solutions company and document delivery supplier, has officially launched its Article Galaxy Widget, a time-saving tool that provides web browser access to scientific, technology and medical (STM) research articles indexed by more than 50 popular search sites and discovery databases, like Google Scholar, PubMed, ResearchGATE, Web of Science and Scopus, as well as numerous publisher websites.

Launched as beta version in June 2014, Article Galaxy is already in use at dozens of research-oriented organisations — from Fortune 500 companies to boutique research firms — where it has received widespread praise and appreciation for its ease-of-use and advanced functionality. Article Galaxy is now available to all Reprints Desk customers in biotechnology, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, engineering and other research-intensive industries.

Researchers simply launch the Article Galaxy Widget as a browser bookmark while they are viewing any website that references published journal articles. The widget's intelligent user interface standardises the search and presentation of full-text articles, and can quickly source content from existing journal subscriptions, Open Access, tokens, past single article document purchases or time-limited rentals. The widget also features quick filtering by source type, instant pricing, and a 'more like this' function that identifies related scholarly papers.

Article Galaxy Widget's journal subscription access and single article document delivery service are powered by Reprints Desk, with rental capabilities offered by DeepDyve. Reprints Desk and DeepDyve work closely with leading journal publishers in the areas of science, technology, engineering and medicine, supporting legal, convenient and cost-effective content access.

Corporations, academic institutions, and government organisations around the world rely on Reprints Desk and its online platform Article Galaxy for legal, low cost access to full-text STM content.

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Reprints Desk expands reach to over 200 academic libraries with three new library consortiums deals
- 19 Jan 2015

Research Solutions subsidiary Reprints Desk, Inc., a document delivery supplier, has announced new agreements with University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) Consortium of Libraries, Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS), and the Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium (PALCI) to provide group purchase pricing incentives to more than 200 academic library members who are now eligible to sign up for Reprints Desk’s award-winning Article Galaxy software platform to retrieve scholarly research articles that are not available via journal subscriptions.

An alternative to interlibrary lending and borrowing, academic library consortia members rely on Reprints Desk’s Article Galaxy as an online gateway to specially priced scholarly journal articles from more than 40,000 publications as well as hundreds of thousands of book records. Reprints Desk provides a high quality PDF of the article for a small transactional fee plus a special academic copyright royalty charge that can be as low as $15.00. Participating publishers currently include Elsevier, John Wiley & Sons, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Springer Verlag, Nature Publishing Group, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and dozens of others.

Other Article Galaxy features include 24/7 ordering and customer support, integration with popular interlibrary loan (ILL) lending software such as ILLiad and RapidILL, a searchable and browsable A-Z list of participating publishers and publications, optional secondary sourcing for articles beyond the collection, and single-source billing via subscription agents.

Academic institutions, corporations and government organisations around the world rely on Reprints Desk and its online platform Article Galaxy for legal, low cost access to full-text scientific, technical, and medical (STM) content.

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American Society for Cell Biology selects TEMIS for Science Navigator application
- 07 Jan 2015

TEMIS, a provider of Semantic Content Enrichment solutions for the Enterprise, has announced an extension of their collaboration with the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) to further hone the ASCB Science Navigator, a bespoke version of TEMIS Luxid Navigator - Biopharma Edition, as a tool for biomedical research. The ASCB Science Navigator aggregates information from millions of scientific documents and news releases, providing scientists working in basic biomedical research with an efficient, one-stop shop where they can discover insights to drive their research.

ASCB is an inclusive, international community of biologists studying the cell, the fundamental unit of life. ASCB is dedicated to advancing scientific discovery, advocating sound research policies, improving education, promoting professional development, and increasing diversity in the scientific workforce.

The ASCB Science Navigator is based on the 2014 CODiE Award-winning Luxid Navigator, TEMIS's user-friendly SaaS analytics application that helps scientists explore and then target pertinent information. Based on a dashboard approach, Luxid Navigator leverages advanced computational linguistics to dynamically build intuitive visualization widgets that with a few clicks, help users find information that would otherwise have taken hours or days to collate.

The ASCB's customized application uses some of the Luxid® Navigator's specific search lenses on key areas of interest such as identifying experts; science of diseases and their treatment; and updated literature and news in areas of interest.

Luxid Navigator also includes other dedicated search lenses like Clinical Trial Intelligence and Drug Safety modules that enable professionals to gauge the competition's trials pipelines and optimise their clinical trials, with a better understanding and awareness of relationships between drugs, reactions, patient populations.

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RSuite 4.1 provides extensive use of templates to drive efficiencies into the book publishing process
- 22 Dec 2014

RSuite CMS, a publishing automation and multi-channel publishing content management solution, has released version 4.1. RSuite 4.1 provides an extensive use of templates to drive efficiencies into the book publishing process. The pre-configured environment allows book publishers to realise their goal of multi-channel publishing by simply utilising the free Microsoft Word templates to automatically generate XML, ePub, PDF, and other outputs.

In addition, the out-of-the-box workflow plugin instantly allows for editorial and production staff to begin to organise, execute, and report on the entire production process. Managers can now monitor and report on the status of their production process by personalising the RSuite dashboard.

Key enhancements to RSuite include: Microsoft Word book template library to standardize author and editorial submissions; automate transformations to PDF, ePub, HTML, XML, and InDesgin; pre-configured editorial and production workflows can be setup in a matter of minutes; and manage and monitor entire production process through dynamic reporting and customizable dashboard.

RSuite CMS provides the ability to automate the full life-cycle of content and asset management for publishers, technical publishers, government agencies, and organisations who need multi-channel publishing.

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Stockholm University partners with figshare on research data management
- 17 Dec 2014

figshare, an online digital repository where researchers can preserve and share their research outputs, including figures, datasets, images, and videos, has announced Stockholm University as the first Swedish customer of their research data management platform, figshare for institutions. The partnership expands figshare's global portfolio onto the continent, hot on the heels of their recent announcements with Loughborough University in the UK and Monash University in Australia.

Stockholm University is one of Europe's leading research institutions specialising in science, law, social science and humanities. With many Swedish and European funders mandating Open Access to publications, Stockholm University is taking the initiative and proposing to extend the policy to a wider array of research outputs such as datasets, media and software code.

figshare for institutions can integrate with a variety of data storage solutions such as the RDSI in Australia, local institutional storage or deep archiving services such as Arkivum. Stockholm University has opted to use out-of-the-box figshare storage in partnership with Amazon, making implementation simple for the institution with no impact on their existing infrastructure or resources. Using Amazon also gives Stockholm University the ability to scale their storage with minimal effort and through more economic rates brokered through figshare's existing arrangement.

As the partnership is the first implementation in Europe the figshare team will also be engaging with the Stockholm University staff and researchers in a series of workshops, aimed at better understanding their needs and ensuring figshare for institutions meets all their requirements.

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Wolters Kluwer Health integrates Lexicomp Online with Facts & Comparisons Off-Label, VisualDx drug eruption content
- 08 Dec 2014

Healthcare information provider Wolters Kluwer Health has announced that Lexicomp® Online™, its hospital-wide referential drug information solution, now includes its industry-leading Facts & Comparisons® Off-Label database and VisualDx® drug eruption content. The enhancements are part of an ongoing integration of Wolters Kluwer Clinical Drug Information solutions to deliver to clinicians extensive medication decision support at the point of care.

The Facts & Comparisons Off-Label database provides information on more than 1,200 off-label medication uses, therapy statements, and evidence ratings, enhancing patient safety and providing valuable context. Users can also access nearly 350 in-depth off-label monographs including dosing studies and risk/benefits discussion for more informed decision-making. Availability of off-label indication information helps improve efficiencies by providing a summary statement of uses within core drug content while also enabling more in-depth research with intuitive access to a deeper level of information to support treatment recommendations and clinician education.

Also newly integrated with Lexicomp Online is industry-leading VisualDx drug eruption content to help clinicians identify drug-induced conditions of the skin. Offered by Logical Images, VisualDx is recognized as the premier solution that aids clinicians in the identification of a variety of skin lesions. By entering visual and other cues, such as lesion type, clinicians can quickly and easily confirm skin reactions and link directly to drug eruption content within Lexicomp drug monographs in the Warnings and Precautions fields. This integration also helps clinicians identify appropriate ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes and provides additional related information, such as supportive patient care and therapy options.

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American Psychiatric Publishing re-launches PsychiatryOnline with Atypon
- 21 Nov 2014

Atypon, a provider of software to the scientific and scholarly publishing industry, and American Psychiatric Publishing (APP), a division of American Psychiatric Association, have re-launched PsychiatryOnline on Atypon's Literatum platform.

PsychiatryOnline features DSM-5®— the most widely used psychiatric reference in the world — and The American Journal of Psychiatry as the cornerstones of a wealth of content that includes journals, textbooks, Psychiatric News, and a growing suite of DSM-5® products. With the significant increased flexibility conferred by Literatum, APP will now be able to continuously roll out upgrades and innovations that will enhance the value of the portal for subscribers.

Literatum, Atypon's flagship SaaS ePublishing platform, provides all of the functionality that professional and scholarly publishers need to compete in the digital world, including advanced search and information discovery, access control, e-commerce, advertising and business intelligence.

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Atypon to host all Inderscience content on Literatum platform, beginning mid-2015
- 25 Sep 2014

Scientific publisher Inderscience Publishers has announced the appointment of Atypon, a leading provider of software to the scientific and scholarly publishing industry, to host all Inderscience content from mid-2015 on its Literatum platform.

Atypon announced the acquisition of Metapress, Inderscience's former hosting provider, in April 2014. Inderscience Publishers is one of many Metapress clients taking advantage of the opportunity to transition to Literatum, one of the most technologically advanced platforms in the industry. Inderscience Publishers joins over 200 publishers who are publishing more than 6500 journals, 100,000 books, and 17 million articles on Literatum today.

Inderscience Publishers is an independent company established in 1979 through flagship titles International Journal of Vehicle Design and International Journal of Technology Management, and a mission to foster and promote cross-industry innovative thinking. Inderscience Publishers aim to provide a framework for authors to publish in new areas and to offer a range of high-quality peer-reviewed international journals in engineering and technology; computing; economics and management; healthcare and biosciences; and energy, environment and sustainable development.

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Figshare and Arkivum announce partnership
- 11 Sep 2014

Figshare, an online repository which enables researchers to securely host, and Arkivum, the provider of large scale, long term, safe digital archiving solutions, have announced a partnership to provide a solution covering the full spectrum of funder-mandated research data requirements for UK academic institutions.

Arkivum has an established reputation offering the only archiving solution that provides guaranteed data integrity via a fully-managed and simple to use service for research data within academic institutions.

Meanwhile, Figshare has been helping to maximise the impact of research data by making non- traditional outputs such as datasets, media and software code available in a manner that is citable, shareable and discoverable.

Combined, the solutions satisfy the funder mandates by ensuring that data are accessible to the wider research community in a timely, cost effective and user-friendly manner.

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Royal College of Surgeons of England in deal with Atypon for Literatum to power their online journals
- 10 Sep 2014

Atypon, a provider of software to the scientific and scholarly publishing industry, has announced that Royal College of Surgeons of England has signed an agreement with Atypon for Literatum to power their online journals. The Royal College of Surgeons of England chose the Literatum platform to manage, deliver and monetise their content and provide more valuable features to librarians and readers.

The Royal College of Surgeons publications include the Annals, the Bulletin, and the FDJ. The College also publishes the findings of working groups established to study particular issues and a wide variety of education, support, guidance and assessment materials.

The Royal College of Surgeons of England is a professional membership organisation and registered charity, which exists to advance surgical standards and improve patient care. The college supports 20,000 members in the UK and internationally by improving their skills and knowledge, developing policy and guidance, and carrying out projects to improve surgical care.

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JournalGuide initiates new verified status to help researchers identify trusted journals
- 09 Sep 2014

JournalGuide – a free tool created by Research Square to help researchers choose the best journal for their manuscript – has added a new designation to its database to help authors identify the most reputable publishing options.

Journals with this new Verified status are confirmed to be included in at least one high-value index or vetted by more than one subject-specialized index, saving researchers time and energy comparing multiple websites and formats to validate the coverage of a journal. In addition to viewing this status on the journal's profile page, users can filter their search results to only display Verified journals.

Instead of creating a new set of criteria to evaluate journals, JournalGuide builds on the work of the specialists and scholars who already select materials for scholarly indexes or research assessment, making the Verified tag a concert of voices – collected and filtered by JournalGuide into a centralized source. Because JournalGuide is intended to be comprehensive rather than selective, a positive "whitelist" approach was adopted to this process that highlights legitimate journals instead of attempting to exclude "blacklist" journals or publishers.

According to Research Square VP of Business Development Keith Collier, the need to evaluate the legitimacy of a journal has become an almost everyday occurrence. While intended to be inclusive, the list of Verified journals is not exhaustive. Journals lacking a Verified designation are not necessarily predatory. It is also important to note that the Verified list is non-tiered, and that a journal's impact and reputation were not considered as part of the inclusion criteria. JournalGuide will continue to expand their survey of scholarly indexes to identify additional journals that are accepted sources of validated research in their communities.

JournalGuide was designed to support multiple sources of journal information. Each title in JournalGuide, whether or not it has been identified as Verified, has been provided with a unique profile page that includes basic publication information provided by publishers, journals, or other public sources. However, the journal cannot and should not be the only voice, especially in the emerging environment where there exist journals that are known to misrepresent their content with the presumed intent of deceiving potential authors. This new Verified status is an independent check of journal data against major indexes that authors can use to make data-driven decisions about where to publish.

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Atypon's Literatum platform to host all ICE Publishing content from mid-2015
- 29 Aug 2014

ICE Publishing, a leading provider of information in the fields of civil engineering, construction, and materials science, has announced a partnership with Atypon, a provider of software to the scientific and scholarly publishing industry. Under the deal, Atypon's Literatum platform will host all ICE Publishing content from mid-2015.

The announcement of this new collaboration will mean that ICE Publishing's e-content, which includes archives dating from 1836; 34 peer-reviewed journals; and over 1400 eBooks will now be hosted on Atypon's Literatum, the preferred platform of many leading scholarly publishers.

Set to launch mid-2015, the new ICE Virtual Library will continue to be accessed via www.icevirtuallibrary.com.

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Russell Sage Foundation selects Atypon for new publication
- 28 Aug 2014

Atypon, a provider of software to the scientific and scholarly publishing industry, has announced that the Russell Sage Foundation has signed an agreement with Atypon for Literatum to power the recently announced open access RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences. The Russell Sage Foundation chose the Literatum platform to manage and deliver their content and to provide valuable features to librarians and readers.

The new journal is intended to promote cross-disciplinary collaborations on timely topics of interest to social scientists and other academic researchers, policymakers, and the public at large. Each issue will be thematic in nature and will focus on a specific research question or area of interest. The introduction to each issue will provide an accessible, broad, and synthetic overview of the research question under consideration and the current thinking from various fields.

RSF will be a peer-reviewed, open-access journal of original empirical research by both established and emerging scholars. The first issue is scheduled to be published in fall 2015.

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Liverpool University Press in deal with Atypon to host their online content
- 27 Aug 2014

Atypon, a provider of software to the scientific and scholarly publishing industry, has announced that Liverpool University Press (LUP) has signed an agreement with Atypon for Literatum to power their online content delivery. Liverpool University Press chose the Literatum platform to manage, deliver and monetise their content and provide more valuable features to librarians and readers.

Atypon announced the acquisition of Metapress, Liverpool University Press's former hosting provider, in April 2014. Liverpool University Press is one of many Metapress clients taking advantage of the opportunity to transition to Literatum, the most technologically advanced platform in the industry. They join over 200 publishers who are publishing more than 6500 journals, 100,000 books, and 17 million articles on Literatum today.

Atypon delivers innovative solutions that revolutionise the way publishers do business. Literatum, Atypon's flagship SaaS ePublishing platform, provides all of the functionality that professional and scholarly publishers need to compete in the digital world, including advanced search and information discovery, access control, e-commerce, advertising and business intelligence. RightSuite, Atypon's enterprise access and e-commerce solution, enables publishers and media organisations to monetise their digital content, experiment with new business models and optimise revenue streams.

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Wolters Kluwer Health’s Lexicomp Online integrates drug comparative efficacy content into its primary drug database
- 01 Aug 2014

Wolters Kluwer Health, a global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, has announced that Lexicomp Online, its hospital-wide referential drug information solution, has integrated drug comparative efficacy content into its primary drug database. This will support healthcare professionals in making safe medication decisions with access to drug comparison reviews in fewer clicks without interrupting their workflow.

With a vision of offering the most robust drug information resources on the market, Wolters Kluwer Health has been bringing together the strongest clinical content and tools from its referential resources Lexicomp and Facts & Comparisons. For several years, Lexicomp Online has offered its users access to respected Facts and Comparisons comparative efficacy information from the Formulary Monograph Service as a separate module. This new enhancement integrates comparative efficacy data directly into Lexicomp drug monographs, including links within the monograph to more in-depth comparative information, saving clinicians time and supporting safe medication decisions by providing immediate access information on drug classes and role in therapy relevant to the specific drug being researched.

Along with comparative efficacy integration, Lexicomp Online has also expanded its medical calculators module, adding 43 new calculators.

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Research Solutions, Inc. to provide paid content access to MyScienceWork's collaborative online science platform
- 06 Jun 2014

Research Solutions, Inc. has announced that it has been selected by MyScienceWork to provide paid content access to MyScienceWork's collaborative online science platform. Research Solutions is a pioneer in facilitating the flow of information from the publishers of scientific, technical, and medical content to enterprise customers in life science and other research intensive organisations around the world.

Research Solutions will facilitate paid content transactions via its online SaaS platform Article Galaxy, with content access provided only to participating publishers with whom the Research Solutions already has signed channel distribution agreements.

MyScienceWork is a collaborative scientific platform that aims to provide a clear and easy way for scientists to access and collaborate around scientific content by sharing comments and annotation around content. Through its centralised communication platform, MyScienceWork also offers a unique access point integrating the latest semantic technology to ease content discovery from unaffiliated scientist.

Corporations, academic institutions, and government organisations around the world rely on Research Solutions and its Article Galaxy online platform for single article document delivery research retrieval for obtaining copyrighted journal content that complies with applicable copyright laws when subscriptions do not exist.

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ReadCube announces expansion of its suite of scholarly literature tools
- 16 May 2014

ReadCube has announced the expansion of its suite of scholarly literature tools. Along with a new release of the popular free ReadCube desktop application, ReadCube welcomes the addition of ReadCube's iOS apps, its Word-compatible citation tool (SmartCite), and a premium offering with cloud sync (ReadCube Pro). Since launching its beta version in the end of 2011, ReadCube's suite of tools have supported over 5.7 million researchers worldwide.

ReadCube's desktop application is available free for both Mac & PC and offers researchers the ability to discover and access literature faster, organise their literature and enjoy interactive reading of scholarly articles. ReadCube Pro, a new premium add-on to the desktop application, offers cloud sync with unlimited storage space.

Priced at $5 per month (or $45 per year), ReadCube Pro allows ReadCube users to access their library, notes, and recommendations instantly across all their devices.

ReadCube's new free iOS apps are the perfect extension to the ReadCube desktop and includes all popular desktop features such as: integrated search for easy discovery and article downloads; interactive PDFs for enhanced reading with clickable inline references and annotation tools; personalized recommendations; simple integration with institutional proxies; and easy syncing across multiple devices with cloud sync capabilities.

SmartCite, ReadCube's Word-compatible citation tool, offers researchers an easy-to-use solution to what can often be a time-consuming part of writing a paper. SmartCite enables researchers to easily insert citations from their ReadCube library, create bibliographies, and choose from thousands of journal formatting styles. Plus, unlike other citation tools, SmartCite allows ReadCube users to directly cite articles from online databases and seamlessly collaborate with their co-authors. ReadCube users also enjoy seamless interactions with ReadCube's publishing and institutional partners, enabling readers to add articles direct from publishing partners sites including Nature.com, and access articles through ReadCube's innovative rental and cloud access program.

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Copyright Clearance Center names winners of its Conference Scholarship Program for Academic Librarians
- 14 May 2014

Global licensing and content solutions organisation Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC) has named the four winners of its Conference Scholarship Program for Academic Librarians: Susan Van Alstyne, Berkeley College; Nina Collins, Indiana Institute of Technology; George Gottschalk, Rogers State University; and John-Bauer Graham, Jacksonville State University. Each of the winners received a travel stipend of $1,500 to attend the ALA Annual Conference June 26 – July 1 in Las Vegas.

Applicants are full-time, permanent staff academic librarians employed by US-based academic institutions of higher education. Librarians submitted a response of up to 300 words to this question: "How will attending this conference benefit your institution and you professionally?" Responses were to include goals for attending the conference, how the conference would benefit the institution's use and respect of intellectual property, and the applicant's financial need in applying.

Founded in 1978 as a not-for-profit organization, CCC provides smart solutions that simplify the process of gaining access to and licensing content. These solutions let businesses and academic institutions get permission to use copyright-protected materials quickly, while compensating publishers and content creators for using their works.

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Atypon integrates CrossRef's CrossMark service in Literatum 14.1
- 07 May 2014

Atypon, a provider of software to the scientific and scholarly publishing industry, has announced that it will offer CrossRef's CrossMark® update and version identification service to publishers hosting their websites on Atypon's Literatum platform.

Publishers on Literatum 14.1, the latest release of Atypon's flagship platform, can now participate in the CrossMark service, allowing them to communicate the current status of articles and alert readers to additional publication record information.

The CrossMark system gives publishers a consistent way to convey to readers the steps they have taken to ensure the trustworthiness of their content. The presence of a CrossMark logo on a HTML, PDF or ePub document indicates that the publisher commits to communicating any updates, corrections, enhancements, retractions, or other changes. The reader clicks on the CrossMark logo to view status information about the document. If an update exists, the status information will include a CrossRef DOI link to the updated document. Even in the common case where a document is current, clicking the logo can show the reader important publication record information such as the review process, funding sources, licensing terms, related content, or whether it has been screened for possible plagiarism.

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Atypon unveils Figshare integration in Literatum 14.1
- 25 Apr 2014

Atypon, a provider of software to the scientific and scholarly publishing industry, and Figshare have announced a partnership to make authors' supplemental data more discoverable on publishers' Literatum-powered websites. Publishers on Literatum 14.1, the newest generation of Atypon's flagship platform for professional and scholarly publishers, can now embed tables, datasets, videos, and other supplemental material from Figshare on article pages in Literatum.

First implemented for Taylor & Francis, this new service enables users to view supplemental information hosted by Figshare alongside the article in Literatum via the Figshare widget, which renders the supplemental material on the publisher's website. Users who visit this article on Taylor & Francis Online, for instance, can watch a related video hosted by Figshare and embedded on the page.

In addition to enhancing article pages on the publisher's site, Figshare also provides publishers with their own Figshare portal where users can browse and filter the supplemental material based on the type of data and the impact. The content is also easily discoverable from search engines. This gives academics other ways to find datasets, videos, and other research outputs in their research area that may have previously been hidden in the supplemental data.

Taylor & Francis's Figshare portal currently hosts over 1,400 supplemental files. Every file is easily citable with a DataCite DOI allocated at the point of publication and stored under a Creative Commons License.

Publishers with interest in hosting supplemental information on Figshare are encouraged to contact Aldo de Pape at aldo@figshare.com

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Atypon unveils Literatum 14.1
- 24 Apr 2014

Atypon, a provider of software to the scientific and scholarly publishing industry, has unveiled Literatum 14.1, the next generation of Atypon's flagship platform for professional and scholarly publishers.

Literatum powers the websites of over 200 professional and scholarly publishers including many of the most prestigious publishers in the world.

The first of multiple releases scheduled for 2014, Literatum 14.1 adds dozens of new features such as: taxonomy management capabilities, which enable publishers to import and maintain their own taxonomies in Literatum and offer users the ability to search, browse and receive alerts by topic; support for the Patron Driven Acquisition business model, which allows institutions to purchase content based on demand in Literatum; integration of CrossRef's CrossMark® update identification service, which enables publishers to communicate the current status of an article and alert readers to additional publication record information; and Literatum for Mobile 3.1 provides users mobile access to Literatum-powered websites on Android and iOS tablets.

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Wolters Kluwer Health launches enhanced dental drug interactions screening tool with new Medication Safety Check feature
- 21 Apr 2014

Information and point-of-care solutions provider Wolters Kluwer Health, US, has launched an enhanced dental drug interactions screening tool with a new Medication Safety Check feature, allowing professionals to screen for drug-drug, drug-allergy, and duplicate therapy interactions and review safe medication options.

Available within Lexicomp® Online™ for Dentistry, Wolters Kluwer Health's referential drug information solution for dental professionals, this advanced interactions screening tool is designed to help improve patient safety and to help dental professionals feel confident in their prescribing decisions.

With an ever-increasing number of the US population taking multiple medications, dental professionals need fast, actionable information to help protect both their patients and their practice. The newly enhanced Lexicomp Online for Dentistry interactions screener includes ability to screen for potential drug, natural product and known drug allergy interactions, as well as for possible duplicate therapies; brand-new Medication Safety Check feature helps inform treatment decisions by instantly generating a list of drugs from a medication category that won't conflict with the patient's regimen or reported allergies; five-tiered risk rating scale to quickly identify an interaction's level of severity and inform decisions on whether the treatment benefits outweigh the interaction risks; and Dental Alerts of dental-specific contraindications or potential effects on dental treatments.

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Atypon Systems acquires Metapress from EBSCO Online, Inc.
- 15 Apr 2014

Atypon Systems, Inc. and EBSCO Online, Inc. have announced that Atypon has acquired the Metapress business from EBSCO Online, Inc., which has made the decision to discontinue the Metapress platform. Atypon and EBSCO will work together to transition Metapress clients to Atypon's Literatum platform. Under the terms of the agreement, Metapress will continue to service its current clients through the transition.

Atypon's leading platform Literatum meets the complex and evolving needs of over 200 professional and scholarly publishers worldwide. The platform is projected to be a strong fit for Metapress's clients.

Literatum, Atypon's flagship SaaS ePublishing platform, provides all of the functionality that professional and scholarly publishers need to compete in the digital world, including advanced search and information discovery, access control, e-commerce, advertising, and business intelligence.

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McGraw-Hill Professional in deal with Atypon to power McGraw-Hill Education eBook library
- 26 Mar 2014

McGraw-Hill Professional, a division of McGraw-Hill Education, has signed an agreement with Atypon for Literatum to power the McGraw-Hill Education eBook Library. McGraw-Hill Professional chose the Literatum platform to manage, deliver and monetise their content and provide more valuable features to librarians and readers.

The McGraw-Hill Education eBook Library brings a wealth of trusted, high value information to users and hosts approximately 1,050 titles available in 50-plus pre-assembled collections covering business, engineering and computing, medical, student study aids, and the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). McGraw-Hill provides libraries with regular updates to the eBook Library's content through subscriptions, ensuring users always get the latest, most cutting-edge content, as well as offering perpetual access for all titles.

Literatum, Atypon's flagship SaaS ePublishing platform, provides all of the functionality that professional and scholarly publishers need to compete in the digital world, including advanced search and information discovery, access control, e-commerce, advertising, and business intelligence.

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CCC awards scholarship for academic librarians to attend ALA midwinter conference
- 19 Mar 2014

Global licensing and content solutions organisation Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), named the four winners of its Conference Scholarship Program for Academic Librarians: Sarah Dahlen, California State University, Monterey Bay; Bruce Massis, Columbus State Community College; Monecia Samuel, The College of Westchester; and Michele Woods, Xavier University of Louisiana. Each of the four received a travel stipend of $1,500 to attend the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia.

CCC is currently offering the same program for four academic librarians to attend the ALA Annual Conference from June 26 to July 1, 2014 in Las Vegas. Applicants must be full-time, permanent staff academic librarians currently employed by a US-based academic institution of higher education.

To apply for the scholarship program, librarians should submit a response of up to 300 words to the question - How will attending this conference benefit your institution and you professionally? Answers should include goals for attending the conference, how the conference will benefit the institution's use and respect of intellectual property, and financial need in applying.

The application deadline is April 11, 2014. Winners will receive notification by April 25 and scholarship stipends by May 9. CCC encourages librarians who applied for an ALA Midwinter scholarship to resubmit their entries for the ALA Annual Conference.

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Reprints Desk exceeds 2 million mark for number of research papers delivered via the Article Galaxy software service
- 12 Feb 2014

Reprints Desk, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Research Solutions, Inc. (RSSS), recently reached the two million mark for the number of individual research papers delivered through the Article Galaxy software service.

Research-driven organisations rely on single article document delivery research retrieval as a method for obtaining copyrighted journal content that complies with applicable copyright laws when subscriptions do not exist. Corporations, academic institutions, and government organisations worldwide use Article Galaxy as a legal method for retrieving single copies of full-text papers from scholarly peer-reviewed journals when subscription access does not exist.

Reprints Desk has held lone honors as the top-rated document supplier in every document delivery market research survey conducted by information analyst and advisory firm Outsell, Inc., since 2008. A copy of the study can be found at www.reprintsdesk.com.

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World Bank unveils new eLibrary website powered by Atypon's Literatum
- 11 Feb 2014

Atypon, a provider of software to the scientific and scholarly publishing industry, announced the recent launch of the World Bank's new and redesigned eLibrary website. Driven by Atypon's Literatum, the new eLibrary website delivers enhanced online services so researchers can more easily discover and engage with World Bank publications.

By upgrading the eLibrary website to Literatum, the World Bank aims to improve the user experience and innovate as a publisher. The new eLibrary enables researchers, faculty and students to run more precise searches using Literatum's search engine, which offers full text and metadata-based searches. Users can also search the latest World Bank publications at the chapter level, browse content by region, country, and topic, and view "Most Popular" content.

Other features and benefits of the new eLibrary website include individual user accounts which allow researchers to bookmark favourites, save search results and receive content alerts; the ability to export citation data to reference management software such as ProCite, BibText and EndNote; and content sharing via email and social media.

The World Bank eLibrary offers full-text access to the complete collection of World Bank books, working papers, and journal articles – including the World Bank Research Observer and the World Bank Economic Review – published since the 1990s. The eLibrary covers more than 20 areas of research related to poverty and development including economic and human development, climate change, agriculture, infrastructure, health, education, natural resources, policy, law, gender equality, and emerging markets.

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CABI selects TEMIS's Luxid to enhance content, boost audience engagement and strategically expand its product line
- 22 Jan 2014

TEMIS, a provider of Semantic Content Enrichment solutions for the Enterprise, has signed a strategic agreement with CABI, an inter-governmental, not-for-profit organisation providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment.

CABI has scientific research, international development, knowledge management and publishing at its core. By generating and increasing access to scientific knowledge, and delivering change through development projects, CABI works to improve crop yields, combat agricultural pests and microbial diseases, protect biodiversity and safeguard the environment, which enables the world's poorest communities to feed themselves.

Two key trends that CABI faces as a major publisher of scientific information are the exponential growth rate of the volume of published articles on one hand, and on the other the emergence of the 'Web of Data', which is shaping a demand for more structured data products in addition to traditional information products based on content.

To address these trends, CABI has decided to optimise its content indexing which was previously primarily manual, by integrating TEMIS's Luxid Content Enrichment Platform in its content management workflow. CABI's first objective is to make efficiency gains through automation and reduce indexing costs associated with the increase of content volumes while ensuring high levels of metadata quality. The rich semantic metadata extracted from its content will enable more sophisticated search, navigation and discovery tools on CABI's online portals, promoting greater user engagement. Luxid's semantic enrichment pipeline will furthermore enable the extraction from text of structured information as well as semantic relationships, enabling CABI to create linked data products connected to the larger Web of Data.

Based on patented and award-winning Natural Language Processing technologies, Luxid exploits off-the-shelf extractors called Skill Cartridges to extract targeted information from unstructured content and semantically enrich it with domain-specific metadata. Luxid also includes Content Enrichment Studio, a suite of productivity tools that enables end-users to customize Skill Cartridges or develop their own. This will enable CABI to embed its own thesaurus within a dedicated Skill Cartridge and consistently align its metadata across its product line with its thesaurus.

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Lexicomp Online updated to reflect key concepts from the ACC/AHA Blood Cholesterol Guidelines
- 21 Jan 2014

Healthcare information provider Wolters Kluwer Health, US, has announced that Lexicomp® Online, its hospital-wide referential drug information solution, has been updated to reflect key concepts from the recent ACC/AHA Blood Cholesterol Guidelines.

The American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines (ACC/AHA) recently released treatment guidelines for the management of high cholesterol. These impactful guidelines have been highly anticipated for more than 10 years. Drug monographs in Lexicomp Online now include key concepts of these guidelines as they apply to the use of the Statin drug class to manage high blood cholesterol.

The monograph fields that were updated to reflect these new guidelines include: Dose; Monitoring Parameters; Dosage Adjustment for Toxicity; Use; and Clinical Practice Guidelines.

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ProQuest unveils free version of cloud-based document management platform, Flow
- 07 Jan 2014

Information resources and technologies provider ProQuest, US, has announced that its collaboration and document management tool Flow™ is now accessible free for researchers - including those in institutions that don't subscribe to the service.

Flow leverages a decade of experience with the RefWorks suite of tools, resulting in a unique service that manages researcher workflows while integrating document management and sharing with citation data. This enables users to discover and manage content, store and organise documents, and through integration with Microsoft Word, write papers, supported with instant bibliographies and annotation. Additionally, Flow's social capabilities allow simple document sharing.

Like RefWorks, Flow is designed to keep libraries at the hub of university research. Subscribing libraries can tap into usage data, revealing patterns that help them understand what their users are researching and which resources are most useful to them. Broadening access to Flow via free individual accounts is expected to yield richer analytics and content usage data.

Flow was introduced in mid-2013 and has been embraced for its intuitive, fluid approach to supporting researchers' workflow. Its integration of text documents and references enables researchers and scholars to easily organise their research. Sharing capabilities support team collaboration, providing a platform for study groups to work together from multiple locations and for instructors to make class readings accessible within the student workflow.

Users can save web page content and metadata, create collections to organise documents and citations, and upload PDF and Office documents. Flow has built-in recognition of documents and citations so users don't have to enter metadata manually. Once saved to the cloud, these documents can be read, highlighted, and annotated.

In addition to providing usage statistics, institutional subscriptions enable libraries to offer a premium service to their users, including a remarkable 10GB of storage per user (free accounts have 2GB storage), unlimited collaborators (free accounts can have up to 10 collaborators per project), training options that improve skills in using the service and personal support.

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Wolters Kluwer Health and Emmi Solutions partner to offer integrated patient education
- 17 Dec 2013

Healthcare information provider Wolters Kluwer Health, US, has announced that its Lexicomp Integrated Patient Education solution has been integrated into EmmiEngage™, a patient engagement platform offered by Emmi™ Solutions. This integration will help foster patient's understanding of their medical care by allowing clinicians to direct patients to information on topics such as medications, conditions and procedures from beyond the point of care.

The Lexicomp Integrated Patient Education solution allows clinicians across the continuum of care to provide reliable information regarding medications, procedures, conditions, and healthy living as well as discharge instructions to patients and family members at the point of care through integration with their EMR/HIS or other healthcare applications.

To accommodate the needs of an institution's system, multiple delivery options are available, including HL7 InfoButton, APIs, web services, and flat files. By integrating this content into Emmi Solution's patient engagement platform, clinicians can direct their patients to this same content after they have left the close care of clinical staff, offering consistency of information and helping to improve patient retention of healthcare instructions.

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RSuite CMS 4 now powered by MarkLogic 7
- 11 Dec 2013

RSuite CMS, a content management system for publishers, is now powered by MarkLogic 7, the industry's leading Enterprise NoSQL database.

RSuite CMS 4 provides an entirely new user experience through an intuitive user interface that minimises actions required to execute complex searches across an entire set of content, globally apply metadata, dynamically organise content into collections, package and distribute content to licensing partners, and much more.

RSuite CMS claims to be the software of choice for many of the world's leading publishers. Publishing organisations of all sizes use RSuite CMS to search, store, manage, and transform content into print and digital products.

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RSNA to deploy TEMIS's Luxid Content Enrichment Platform
- 04 Dec 2013

The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), an international society of radiologists, medical physicists and other medical professionals, has signed a strategic Software as a Service (SaaS) agreement with TEMIS, the provider of Semantic Content Enrichment solutions.

RSNA hosts the world's premier radiology forum, drawing over 55,000 attendees annually to McCormick Place in Chicago, and publishes two flagship peer-reviewed journals: Radiology, the highest-impact scientific journal in the field, and RadioGraphics, the only journal dedicated to continuing education in radiology.

RSNA will use Luxid® Content Enrichment Platform to provide its 53,000 members with an enhanced search and navigation experience within and across its Journal, Education and Scientific content.

Specifically, RSNA will embed Luxid within its Atypon Literatum ePublishing platform to power automated tagging, categorisation and linking of its Journal content. RSNA will also deploy Luxid on the myRSNA knowledge portal that hosts a broad variety of content including journals, education and certification materials, as well as conference proceedings. TEMIS will produce rich metadata on RSNA content assets by leveraging its off-the-shelf extraction components as well as RSNA's own taxonomy, RadLex.

Based on patented and award-winning natural language processing technologies, Luxid Content Enrichment Platform meets the needs of organisations to better structure, manage and exploit their unstructured content. Luxid includes domain-specific extractors called Skill Cartridges to extract relevant information from unstructured text and semantically enrich it with metadata that reveals its content. This enables Publishers to efficiently package and deliver differentiated and compelling information products to their audience, and helps Enterprises to intelligently archive, manage, analyze, discover and share increasing volumes of information.

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RSI Content Solutions named to EContent 100 List for third consecutive year
- 04 Dec 2013

RSI Content Solutions, a content management solutions provider to the publishing industry, has been named to the 2013 EContent 100 list of companies that matter most in the digital content industry for the third year in a row.

Selection of the companies for the EContent 100 list falls to a team of judges including editors from Information Today, Inc., EContent magazine contributing editors, and other industry experts. Additional companies on the list include Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, O'Reilly Media, and others.

RSI Content Solutions' flagship product, RSuite CMS, is the content management system trusted by leading publishers worldwide. It is a single-source, multi-channel system that allows you to create, store, manage, transform, and deliver content with speed and ease. RSuite is the leading solution for publishers big and small to manage their full lifecycle of content.

OECD selects Luxid to semantically integrate its knowledge, publications, and workflows
- 22 Nov 2013

TEMIS, a provider of Semantic Content Enrichment solutions for the Enterprise, has won a call for tender issued by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) for the company's Semantic Content Enrichment solution, Luxid.

The OECD provides its expertise, data and analysis to its 34 member governments and 100 other countries to help them support sustainable economic growth, boost employment and raise living standards. To fulfill its vision of increased relevance and global presence, the OECD has launched a Knowledge and Information Management (KIM) Program that establishes an integrated framework for managing and delivering information and improving its accessibility and presentation. The KIM framework is intended as the steward of the OECD's information lifecycle, with a universal knowledge referential at its core facilitating enhanced searching and findability, rationalised content re-use/repurposing processes, and supporting the organisation's Open Data and Linked Data initiatives.

In this context, the OECD has chosen TEMIS's flagship Luxid Content Enrichment Platform to address all Semantic Enrichment stages of the KIM framework. Luxid will help OECD to consistently enrich document metadata in alignment with its taxonomies and ontologies, providing a genuinely semantic integration layer across heterogeneous document storage and content management components. This semantic layer will both enable new search and browsing methods and improved relevance and accuracy of search results, as well as progressively build an integrated map of OECD knowledge.

Based on patented and award-winning Natural Language Processing technologies, Luxid exploits off-the-shelf extractors called Skill Cartridges to extract targeted information from unstructured content and semantically enrich it with domain-specific metadata. This enables professional publishers to efficiently package and deliver relevant information to their audience, and helps enterprises to intelligently archive, manage, analyse, discover and share increasing volumes of information.

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Insentia and TEMIS partner to bring value to Enterprise Content
- 21 Nov 2013

By becoming TEMIS' premier partner in Switzerland, insentia reinforces its Enterprise Content Management activities and now provides Luxid®, the flagship platform which received the CODiE Award 2013 for Best Semantic Solution. Embedded within a content management system, it powers more efficient categorisation, search and analysis processes.

Based on patented and award-winning natural language processing technologies, Luxid Content Enrichment Platform meets the needs of organisations to better structure, manage and exploit their unstructured content. Luxid is a powerful and flexible solution which identifies and automatically extracts relevant information from documents. Stored as metadata, they reveal the intimate nature of informational assets and help organisations to optimise the efficiency and performance of their enterprise content management.

As a renowned integrator on the Swiss market, insentia will provide its customers with integration services of the Luxid platform within flagship Enterprise Content Management solutions. Insentia supports its customers throughout their projects, whether it be for functional and technical consulting, architecture design, development, deployment and/or training.

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Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy launches new website on Atypon’s Literatum
- 20 Nov 2013

Atypon, a provider of software to the scientific and scholarly publishing industry, has announced the launch of the new website for the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy® (JOSPT®). Powered by Atypon's Literatum, the next generation JOSPT website features full-text articles, enhanced search and seamless content delivery to mobile devices.

All JOSPT content published from January 2010 onward – as well as the clinical practice guidelines JOSPT produces in cooperation with the American Physical Therapy Association's Orthopaedic Section and JOSPT's imaging features – are now provided in full text on www.jospt.org, in addition to PDF. This new full-text capability enables JOSPT to deliver content to desktop and laptop computers and mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets.

Several features of the new site are intended to improve the user experience. A content widget on the site's home page provides easy access to JOSPT content - whether the articles are recent, ahead of print, imaging, clinical practice guidelines, or written for patients. An improved search engine lets users explore content by author, title, keywords, collections, and publication dates. Searches can be saved, and search histories can be displayed. The home page also contains lists of most read and most cited articles. Each article page provides a link to related articles in PubMed and Google Scholar that have cited the JOSPT article. Users can also run faceted searches by keyword and author to access related articles in JOSPT and CrossRef.

In addition, individual article pages include an Article Tools box. This box provides single-click access to the article and the article's figures in PDF and PDF Plus, which includes references and citing articles. The toolbox also lets users add the article to their Favourites file, download the article citation to a variety of reference managers, track citations of the article, and email the abstract to a colleague.

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Reprints Desk announces release date for next version of Article Galaxy
- 15 Nov 2013

Reprints Desk, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Research Solutions, Inc. (RSSS), has announced January 2014 as the release date for the next major version of the award-winning Article Galaxy document delivery management system. Research-driven corporations, academic institutions, and government organisations use document delivery as a legal method for retrieving single copies of full-text papers from scholarly peer-reviewed journals when subscriptions do not exist.

First launched in February 2012, the next version of Article Galaxy is designed to deliver many customer benefits which includes enhanced researcher efficiency through system infrastructure enhancements and leveraging of digital object identifiers (DOIs) throughout the document delivery workflow; and better support for the specific needs of customers in the legal and small-to-midsized markets through new service configuration options such as concierge support, batch delivery, after hours production scheduling, and transaction-level credit card payment capabilities.

The other benefits include greater administrator insights through a re-designed administrator interface that shows active and available account features, provides easy access to view release notes and submit product feedback, and facilitates quick navigation to any needed documentation; and expanded delivery and data capture configuration options in support of regulatory (Sunshine Act) compliance related to the distribution of medical reprints for Pharmaceutical and other Life Science customers.

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CCC distributes over $188.7 million to rightsholders in FY’13
- 31 Oct 2013

Licensing and content solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC) has announced a record royalty payment of $188.7 million to rightsholders in FY’13, an increase of more than 5 percent over the $179.4 million paid the previous year. During the last ten years, CCC has distributed $1.4 billion to rightsholders.

CCC provides licensing solutions to rightsholders through several solutions -RightsLink, Open Access and APC Management, Annual and Pay-Per-Use Licensing Services, and the Republication Service.

Founded in 1978 as a not-for-profit organization, CCC provides smart solutions that simplify the access and licensing of content. These solutions let businesses and academic institutions quickly get permission to share copyright-protected materials, while compensating publishers and creators for the use of their works.

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CEO/Co-founder of RSI to moderate STM panel at NAPCO’s Business Conference and Expo
- 24 Sep 2013

Barry Bealer, CEO/Co-founder of RSI Content Solutions, makers of RSuite CMS, will moderate the STM panel 'Lessons For Trade Publishers From STM Publishers' at NAPCO's Business Conference and Expo on September 24 at 11:05 AM EDT. This event brings publishers dozens of sessions specifically geared toward book and magazine publishing executives.

This session will engage a panel of STM publishing executives to discuss the benefits of XML-early workflows, cultural changes necessary to adopt new technology, and barriers to change. Trade publishers will gain insight from decades of XML experience from the STM publishing community. Attendees will learn the main areas all publishers need to address to take full advantage of digital opportunities, how to determine where best to implement XML into your workflow, and gain ideas for successfully unifying content management and digital asset management.

For more than a decade, RSI Content Solutions (makers of RSuite CMS) has been a trusted content management services and solution provider to the publishing industry.

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Figshare launches Figshare for Institutions, a cost-efficient software solution to fulfill mandates to self-archive and share research data
- 06 Sep 2013

Figshare, a portfolio company of Digital Science – a technology company serving the needs of scientific research, has announced the launch of Figshare for Institutions, a simple and cost-effective software solution for academic and higher education establishments to both securely host and make publicly available its academic research outputs. Figshare allows academic institutions to publish, share and get credit for their research data, hosting videos, datasets, posters, figures and papers in a cost-effective way.

Institutions can choose to make as little or as much of its research publicly available as its funding mandates require, ensuring that they can take control of all their research outputs – to make them citable, searchable and discoverable. Academic publishers such as Nature, PLOS and F1000 are currently using Figshare to bring their published articles to life – either by making the entire supplementary article data open to their readers or by providing the article content.

With new funder mandates requiring institutions to provide self-archiving and to make increasing amounts of their research outputs publicly available, Figshare allows institutions to easily aggregate research at both the departmental and institutional level, automatically providing a self-populating institutional repository with reporting capabilities. Researchers can quickly upload their data and easily retrieve research and data with simple file curation. These research outputs are then just one click away from being made openly and persistently available if mandated by the institutional funder. The uploaded research is also citable and trackable via a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) and detailed reporting metrics are available for the institution, to track the interest in its publicly available research.

All publicly available outputs are citable and trackable with a unique DOI. The impact of these objects can then be tracked and Figshare offers institutions cumulative metrics, such as citations and downloads, as well as newer measures such as altmetrics. Figshare and the CLOCKSS Archive have partnered to preserve the content publically available on Figshare in CLOCKSS's geographically and geopolitically distributed network of redundant archive nodes, located at 12 major research libraries around the world.

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Reprints Desk’s A-Z Academic Document Delivery Collection now available to over 200 member institutions of CSU’s RapidILL system
- 05 Sep 2013

Reprints Desk, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Research Solutions, Inc. (RSSS), has announced that its A-Z Academic Document Delivery Collection for full-text retrieval of scholarly research papers will soon be available to over 200 academic institutions that are members of the Colorado State University's (CSU) RapidILL system.

RapidILL members will benefit from another cost-effective content acquisition option that features fast delivery of journal article PDFs with coverage across nearly 20,000 journal publications and special copyright royalty rates and delivery fees.

RapidILL is a library resource sharing system created by the interlibrary loan staff at Colorado State in 1997 to improve literature borrowing, and lending. Member libraries are able to request content that is automatically checked against a database of records to identify and initiate acquisition sourcing based on a number of business rules. Reprints Desk joins existing document suppliers Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (CISTI), Linda Hall Library, and the Center for Research Libraries.

Reprints Desk's A-Z Academic Document Delivery Collection comprises content from leading scholarly publishers, including Elsevier, John Wiley & Sons, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Springer Verlag, Massachusetts Medical Society and dozens of others. Reprints Desk provides a high quality PDF within minutes for each document delivery request that the company receives and makes the service available for a low transactional service fee plus a special academic copyright royalty charge that can be as low as fifteen U.S. dollars.

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UK Library webinar to highlight document delivery evolution and advances
- 04 Sep 2013

Reprints Desk, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Research Solutions, Inc. (RSSS), has opened registration for the '3rd Generation DocDel for the UK,' a free document delivery webinar to be held online from 12:00-12:30 British Summer Time (BST) on September 18, 2013.

Speakers will include Reprints Desk's recently appointed Director of Business Development Leon Skelton, who previously worked at Elsevier Ltd. and the Copyright Licensing Agency Ltd. (CLA), and Kenji Fujita, a senior sales engineer at Reprints Desk who previously worked at Infotrieve, Inc. and Thomson Gale.

Corporations, academic institutions, and government organisations use document delivery as a legal method for retrieving single copies of full-text papers from scholarly peer-reviewed journals when subscription access does not exist. Reprints Desk has held lone honours as the top-rated document delivery supplier in every document delivery market research survey conducted by information analyst and advisory firm Outsell, Inc., since 2008.

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Design Science and Vasont Systems partner for MathML tools and support
- 30 Jul 2013

Enterprise software vendor Design Science, Inc., US, has announced a partnership with Vasont Systems to provide a combination of XML content management and MathML editing and formatting tools to efficiently write and publish mathematical content to multiple formats.

At the core of these technologies is XML, an industry standard markup language for creating portable content that can be used with many publishing tools. The Vasont Content Management System (CMS), developed by Vasont Systems, stores XML content at a component or topic level to get maximum reuse of the content. Clients average 71 percent content reuse, which reduces their editorial, production, translation, and publishing costs by 63 percent on average and shortens overall lifecycle times by an average of 75 percent.

The MathFlow product line is a set of components used to add math editing, formatting, and accessibility to publishing systems. The technology at the heart of MathFlow is MathML, the XML standard for representing mathematical notation that is an integral part of many documentation and accessibility standards, including HTML5, EPUB 3, DAISY, DITA, DocBook, NLM, etc. Using MathFlow and the Vasont CMS, organisations can improve the time and costs it takes to create, reuse, and publish scientific, engineering, or other complex mathematical content.

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CCC announces winners of Conference Scholarship Program for Academic Librarians
- 26 Jul 2013

Licensing solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), US, has announced the winners of its Conference Scholarship Program for Academic Librarians. Each of the winners received a travel stipend of $1,500 to attend the American Library Association Annual Conference recently held in Chicago.

CCC is currently offering the same program for academic librarians to attend the Charleston Conference from November 6-9 in Charleston, SC. Applicants must be full-time, permanent staff academic librarians currently employed by a US-based academic institution of higher learning. A full list of requirements is available online at http://goto.copyright.com/LP=361.

To apply for the scholarship program, librarians need to submit a response of up to 300 words to a short question. The application deadline is September 20, 2013. Winners will be notified by September 30, and scholarship stipends will be issued by October 18. CCC encourages librarians who applied for an ALA scholarship to resubmit their entries for the Charleston programme.

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TEMIS announces Luxid for Microsoft SharePoint 2013
- 22 May 2013

Semantic Content Enrichment solutions provider TEMIS, US, has announced that its Luxid for SharePoint 2013 integration will become commercially available with immediate effect. Luxid for SharePoint 2013 is an integration of TEMIS' flagship Luxid Content Enrichment Platform into SharePoint 2013.

Based on patented and award-winning technology, Luxid Content Enrichment Platform is a powerful and scalable content enrichment solution that natively supports 20 languages and exploits specialised engines called Skill Cartridges to automatically extract relevant topics, entities, facts, sentiments, or categories from documents and generate rich metadata. This semantic metadata, stored in SharePoint 2013 columns, is then freely available for use by any application, opening new perspectives for content management, archival, business process automation, analytics and search.

Luxid includes a library of off-the shelf Skill Cartridges that address areas of recurring interest, as well as a suite of productivity tools that help customise them and create new ones that are relevant to customer business areas.

Luxid for SharePoint 2013 is a second-generation integration that builds on the same foundations as the TEMIS' Luxid for SharePoint 2010 integration, with significant extensions in key functional areas based on customer feedback.

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RSuite CMS to exhibit at AEP’s Content in Context Conference
- 15 May 2013

RSuite CMS, a content management system for publishers, will be exhibiting at the Association of Educational Publishers' Content in Context Conference (CIC) from June 2-5 in Washington, D.C. CIC aims to present a range of informative and practical sessions that address all issues relating to the development and distribution of high-quality learning resources.

The AEP provides information, training, and outreach to help its members navigate the global realities of today's educational resource industry. Through its services, events, and initiatives, AEP facilitates communication among key interest groups including educators, policy makers, businesses, educational foundations and associations, and the education media.

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CCC awards travel stipend for academic librarians to attend ACRL event
- 09 May 2013

Licensing solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), US, has announced the winners of its Conference Scholarship Programme for Academic Librarians. The winners include Bridgett Birmingham of Florida State University, Katie Hutchinson of Walsh University, Jennifer L. Kegler of SUNY Brockport, and Bing Wang of Georgia Tech University. Each received a travel stipend of $1,500 to attend the Association of College and Research Libraries' ACRL 2013 conference recently held in Indianapolis.

Due to the high number of submissions received prior to ACRL 2013, CCC is currently offering the same programme for academic librarians to attend the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference from June 27 to July 2 in Chicago. Applicants must be full-time, permanent staff members or academic librarians currently employed by a US-based academic institution of higher learning. A full list of requirements can be found at http://goto.copyright.com/LP=222.

To apply for the scholarship programme, librarians need to submit a response of up to 300 words to a short question. The application deadline is May 20, 2013. Winners will be notified May 31, and scholarship stipends will be issued on June 10. CCC encourages librarians who applied for an ACRL scholarship to resubmit their entries for the ALA programme.

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DeepDyve selects Reprints Desk to expand access to full-text articles
- 08 Apr 2013

Research Solutions company Reprints Desk, Inc., US, has announced a collaboration with DeepDyve Inc., an online rental service for scholarly and professional research articles. With this agreement, the companies seek to expand access to full-text articles for registered DeepDyve.com users by supplementing DeepDyve's existing article rental and PDF purchasing service with an expanded list of titles for which the full-text can be legally acquired via Reprints Desk.

Users can search or browse DeepDyve's catalogue containing millions of scholarly articles across thousands of peer-reviewed journals. Upon discovering a relevant article, users can rent 'view-only' full-text articles for as little as $1 per article. They can also purchase an article following a rental or buy immediately without renting if they need a printable-PDF version of a full-text article. Previously, users could purchase only a subset of articles directly from DeepDyve. With this agreement, Reprints Desk now makes the majority of DeepDyve's collection available for purchase.

Scholarly articles fuel research, innovation, and intellectual property protection for organisations around the world. DeepDyve provides simple and affordable access to millions of scholarly articles across thousands of peer-reviewed journals. DeepDyve has partnered with the world's leading academic publishers, including Reed Elsevier, Springer, Wiley-Blackwell and more. Reprints Desk helps customers to improve literature acquisition and spending.

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Reprints Desk launches Open Access for its document delivery service
- 21 Mar 2013

Research Solutions company Reprints Desk, Inc., US, has announced the launch of a new Open Access (OA) filter for the company's document delivery service that is used by research-driven companies and institutions to acquire single copies of scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles. The OA filter sends customers to the source and supplements other Reprints Desk order filtering capabilities for subscription, token, print collection, and workgroup repository content, employing a dynamic process-driven approach to identify OA content rather than a data-driven one that may have limitations in coverage and accuracy.

Open access (OA) is the practice of providing unrestricted online access to scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles and increasingly other content types. According to the results of one study, Open Access is responsible for roughly 20 percent of the total output of peer-reviewed articles published. Other recent developments include Research Councils UK (RCUK) announcement that beginning in April 2013, scientific papers must be made free to access within six months of publication if they come from work paid for by one of the United Kingdom's seven government-funded grant agencies, which spend billions of dollars each year on research.

Corporations, academic institutions and government organizations use document delivery as a legal method for retrieving single copies of full-text papers from scholarly peer-reviewed journals when subscription access does not exist. Reprints Desk has held lone honours as the top-rated document delivery supplier in every document delivery market research survey conducted by information analyst and advisory firm Outsell, Inc., since 2008.

RSuite CMS joins Association of Educational Publishers
- 05 Feb 2013

RSuite CMS, a content management system for publishers, recently joined the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) as an affiliate member. The AEP serves the diverse needs of the entire educational resource community, including publishers, content developers, IT professionals, service providers, researchers, instructors, and communication experts from around the world.

RSuite CMS is the software of choice for many of the world's leading publishers. Publishing organisations of all sizes use RSuite CMS to search, store, manage, and transform content into print and digital products. Higher education publishers, such as Macmillan Higher Education, and K-12 publishers, such as Triumph Learning, have licensed RSuite CMS to manage complex content and provide quality products and courses to students and instructors.

For more than a decade, RSI Content Solutions (makers of RSuite CMS) has been a trusted content management services and solution provider to the publishing industry.

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RSuite CMS to sponsor 2012 PROSE Awards at AAP 2013 PSP Annual Conference
- 30 Jan 2013

RSuite CMS, a content management system for publishers, is an official sponsor of the 2012 PROSE Awards, which will take place at the AAP 2013 Professional/Scholarly Publishing (PSP) Annual Conference in Washington, DC from February 6 to 8. Jeff Wood, vice president, business development, RSI Content Solutions will be in attendance.

The PSP Division is part of the Association of American Publishers (AAP). The Division represents the common interests of its members who publish for professional, scholarly, research and commercial markets in such areas as business, law, science, technology, medicine, social and behavioral sciences, and the humanities.

RSuite CMS is an enterprise content management system for publishers and is used by some of the world's largest publishers such as Elsevier Health Sciences, LexisNexis Pacific, and Macmillan Higher Education to create, store, manage, transform, and deliver content.

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RSI Content Solutions expands engineering operations in South America
- 17 Jan 2013

RSI Content Solutions, a content management solutions provider to the publishing industry, has announced that it is expanding engineering operations in South America. The announcement was made at the Digital Book World Conference and Expo.

The expanded operations are anticipated to triple the size of the current development team by the end of 2013. The expanded team will supply product engineering and support for both RSuite CMS and DocZone core products as well as specific implementation projects.

RSI Content Solutions, providers of two award winning content management products -RSuite CMS and DocZone - has been a trusted content management services and solution provider to the publishing industry for more than a decade. The service is used by organisations like Oxford University Press, Elsevier Health Science, LexisNexis Pacific, and many others.

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TEMIS named SIIA CODiE Award finalist for Best Semantic Technology Solution
- 10 Jan 2013

TEMIS, a US-based provider of Semantic Content Enrichment Solutions for the Enterprise, has announced that its flagship Luxid Content Enrichment Platform was named a finalist for the 2013 SIIA Content CODiE Awards for "Best Semantic Technology Solution."

Serving as the pre-eminent awards programme for the software and information industries, the SIIA CODiE Awards have been honouring excellence for 27 years. This year's programme has 75 categories organised by industry focus in Content, Education and Software.

Finalists in the Content categories represent the best products, technologies, and services created by or for media, publishers, and information services providers. CODiE Award winners will be announced during a special luncheon on January 31 in New York City during the SIIA's annual flagship conference for information industry leaders, IIS 2013: Breakthrough.

In 2010, TEMIS won the CODiE Award for "Best Business Intelligence or Knowledge Management Solution." This year, TEMIS was selected for its excellence in the "Best Semantic Technology Solution" category. This award recognises the Best Semantic Technology Platform specifically designed for media, publishers & information providers. Nominees include solutions that range from automated tagging and analysis to semantic advertising and content enrichment that can be industry focused (e.g. scientific) or designed for general or broad information.

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Acumen Publishing joins Metapress hosting platform
- 09 Jan 2013

MetaPress, a hosting service for academic content, has announced its recent association with Acumen Publishing. Metapress is ready to meet Acumen's speed-to-market needs by first hosting the publisher's content on the new Metapress Essential platform before launching the publisher's new online publishing platform, which is scheduled for deployment in spring 2013.

Hosting Acumen e-journals on Metapress Essential while the standard publisher website is in development provides a unique edge that allows Acumen to make articles available immediately online to researchers. The publisher will be able to offer instant access to subscribers as well as attract new customers through subscription and pay-per-view sales at Metapress Essential.

In business since 2000, Metapress became the industry's first content-management system with dimensional navigation across a variety of content types. The service offers a wide range of commercial models - from annual subscriptions to journals to short-term article rentals. Metapress provides a comprehensive solution to Web-publishing needs and offers an established way to electronically publish titles, including journals, books, reference works, and databases.

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RSuite CMS to exhibit at Digital Book World Conference
- 08 Jan 2013

RSuite CMS, a content management system for publishers, will exhibit at the annual Digital Book World Conference and Expo, scheduled to be held from January 15 - 17, 2013, in New York City. Digital Book World is the most important conference for digital publishing and digital publishing strategies. It brings together more than 1,000 publishing professionals focused on developing, building, and transforming their organisations to compete in the new digital publishing environment.

RSuite CMS is the software of choice for many of the world's leading publishers. Publishing organisations of all sizes use RSuite CMS to search, store, manage and transform content into digital products.

RSI Content Solutions (makers of RSuite CMS) has been a trusted content management services and solution provider to the publishing industry. The service is used by organisations like Oxford University Press, Elsevier Health Science, LexisNexis Pacific, and many others.

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Atypon names Kevin Cohn as Chief Operating Officer
- 20 Dec 2012

Atypon, a provider of software to the scientific and scholarly publishing industry, has named Kevin Cohn as its Chief Operating Officer. Cohn, who has been Atypon's Vice President of Operations since 2010, will continue to report to Georgios Papadopoulos, Atypon’s CEO.

Cohn will continue to be responsible for all of the company's client operations, including end-to-end management of Atypon's services and support. In addition, he will assume responsibility for business development and administration.

Cohn joined Atypon in 2006 as Product Development Manager, and was promoted to Director of Client Services in 2009. He joined the executive team in 2010.

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Reprints Desk ranks as top supplier in 2012 Document Delivery Vendor Scorecard Report
- 12 Dec 2012

Reprints Desk, Inc. has announced that it was ranked first in overall satisfaction and each category – breadth and depth of coverage, fair pricing and ease of doing business – in the Document Delivery: Best Practices and Vendor Scorecard – 2012 Update published by media, information and technology analyst and research advisory firm Outsell Inc. A free copy of the report can be viewed online at http://info.reprintsdesk.com/Portals/28841/docs/outselldocdel-rd.pdf.

The Document Delivery: Best Practices and Vendor Scorecard report updates the document delivery landscape that was last reviewed in Outsell’s 2008 report – vendor performance, the evolution of vendor offerings, and current document delivery practices and issues in the marketplace, The vendor scorecard was created using results from a September 2012 survey, which drew 156 respondents – 68 percent from the corporate sector, 14 percent from government, 13 percent from education, and 5 percent from healthcare.

Document delivery services are commonly used by corporations, academic institutions, and government organisations as a legal method for retrieving single copies of full-text papers from scholarly peer-reviewed journals that they do not subscribe to. Academic institutions are increasingly using document delivery when a quicker alternative to interlibrary loan (ILL) sharing networks are needed. Also relied on heavily for making ad-hoc decisions about adding new journal subscriptions throughout the year, the 2012 Outsell report states that document delivery is widely considered ‘still a bedrock service’ for information professionals that help their organisations fuel innovation through more efficient information acquisition and access.

Outsell Inc. is a research and advisory firm focused solely on media, information and technology. According to the firm, elite information industry executives from all over the world look to Outsell for trusted advice, bold insights, and confidential access to exclusive intelligence and decision support.

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RSI Content Solutions named to EContent 100 list for 2nd consecutive year
- 12 Dec 2012

RSI Content Solutions, a content management solutions provider to the publishing industry, has been named to the EContent 100 list for the 2nd consecutive year.

Now in its 12th year, this list of companies that matter most in the digital content industry is hand selected by EContent Magazine's judges who are experts in the digital content industry. Additional companies on the list include Amazon, Apple, Facebook, LinkedIn, O'Reilly Media, and others.

RSI provides content management software to traditional publishers, media companies, and technical documentation teams. Its enterprise software solution, RSuite CMS, serves many global publishers and has become a trusted content management system. RSuite CMS has proven to reduce the time to market for new product development by more than 50 percent, deliver packages of content in a fully automated fashion to licensees, and reduce content conversion budgets through multi-channel publishing.

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RSuite CMS announces latest version of RSuite software
- 29 Nov 2012

RSuite CMS, a content management system for publishers, has announced the latest version of its software, RSuite 4. Combining a superior user experience with proven and secure content management provides publishers with the ability to use the best of today’s technologies to create, store, manage, transform, and deliver any content to any format.

RSuite 4 offers a redesigned, more intuitive user experience to enable users to efficiently find and interact with their content with minimal effort. Improved usability is based on Nielsen's Ten Usability Heuristics and manifested in action-oriented contextual menus, search-based content navigation, accordion-style search results, and a user interface (UI) with intentional colour design. The new UI provides even greater productivity while dramatically reducing the learning curve.

RSI Content Solutions (makers of RSuite CMS) has been a trusted content management services and solution provider to the publishing industry. The service is used by organisations like Oxford University Press, Elsevier Health Science, LexisNexis Pacific, and many others.

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Research Solutions transitions document delivery customers to Reprints Desk
- 01 Nov 2012

Reprints Desk, Inc., the creator of the Article Galaxy software service for document delivery, medical reprints and literature management, has announced that Research Solutions, Inc. has agreed to transition its entire base of customers to Reprints Desk. Research Solutions co-founders Chris Atwood and Shane Hunt will join Reprints Desk in strategic customer-facing roles, where they will remain actively engaged with customers. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Document delivery services are commonly used by corporations, academic institutions, and government organisations, in order to retrieve full-text papers from scholarly peer-reviewed journals that they may not yet subscribe to. Document delivery is considered to be a top deliverable and "an integral part of content delivery that is crucial to satisfying a client need" for librarians and information professionals, according to a 2008 information industry briefing entitled 'Document Delivery - Best Practices and Vendor Scorecard,' by information industry analyst and advisory firm Outsell, Inc.

Reprints Desk's Article Galaxy system improves scientific, technical, and medical (STM) literature spending and processes, from monitoring and acquisition to management, re-use, and medical writing. The company earned the top ranking in the most recent ‘Document Delivery – Best Practices and Vendor Scorecard’ report from Outsell. It also won the ‘Best Online Science or Technology Service’ 2012 CODiE award from the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) for its all-in-one literature management system, Bibliogo. Reprints Desk was founded by Peter Derycz, a pioneer in the document delivery business since 1987 when he originally founded Infotrieve, Inc.

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Metapress announces addition of Practical Action Publishing
- 18 Oct 2012

MetaPress, a hosting service for academic content, has announced the addition of Practical Action Publishing, a subsidiary company of Practical Action, to the list of publishers who have recently signed agreements for services from Metapress.

Practical Action Publishing publishes both journals and books and is focused on using sustainable technology to challenge poverty, working with poor women and men from around the world.

A division of EBSCO Industries Inc., Metapress became the industry's first content management system with dimensional navigation across a variety of content types; the service offers a variety of commercial models — from annual subscriptions to journals to short-term article rentals. Metapress provides a comprehensive solution to Web-publishing needs and offers an established way to electronically publish titles, including journals, books, reference works, and databases.

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Metapress unveils the Essential platform to support small publishers
- 15 Oct 2012

MetaPress, a hosting service for academic content, has announced the Metapress Essential platform to support smaller publishers. This new platform allows small publishers to receive the same features that enable large publishers to launch an online presence and manage content.

The Essential platform is part of the Metapress service portfolio that includes Standard and Tailor Made services.

In business since 2000, Metapress became the industry's first content management system with dimensional navigation across a variety of content types. The service offers a variety of commercial models — from annual subscriptions to journals to short-term article rentals.

Metapress, a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., provides a comprehensive solution to Web-publishing needs and offers an established way to electronically publish titles, including journals, books, reference works, and databases.

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Metapress launches new mobile-optimised platform - Metapress Mobile
- 11 Oct 2012

MetaPress, a web hosting platform service for STM content as well as humanities and social sciences, has announced the launch of Metapress Mobile. This new mobile-optimised platform allows publishers to present their content attractively, while offering pairing for up to five devices and the ability to return to the most recently viewed items from any paired device.

Metapress Mobile is part of all three levels of service offered by Metapress: Essential, Standard, and Tailor Made.

In business since 2000, Metapress became the industry's first content management system with dimensional navigation across a variety of content types. The service offers a variety of commercial models — from annual subscriptions to journals to short term article rentals. Metapress provides a comprehensive solution to Web-publishing needs and offers an established way to electronically publish titles, including journals, books, reference works, and databases.

Metapress is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc.

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University of Utah, NPG join Labtiva’s pilot for access to single journal articles
- 28 Sep 2012

Software company Labtiva, US, has launched a pilot programme that seeks to provide libraries and institutions with affordable and instant access to scientific articles in non-subscribed journals. The first participants in the pilot programme, called ReadCube Access, are the University of Utah and Nature Publishing Group.

Labtiva aims to help scientists access any journal article they need, without having to pay per article or jump through other hoops. It has been noted that currently researchers rely on their libraries to purchase articles individually and at significant expense, spend research funds to purchase articles for themselves, or simply go without access.

According to Labtiva, researchers at the University of Utah no longer need to pay to read articles in any journal on Nature.com, including more than 50 titles for which the institution does not hold full site licences. Instead, the library picks up the tab as researchers download articles in a single click through the free ReadCube literature management application.

The library will pay only $5-10 for each download. Researchers can also choose to rent an article for 48 hours, which will cost the library $3-6. Articles downloaded through ReadCube Access appear as normal PDFs, but cost much less because they may not be printed or shared.

The goal for ReadCube Access is to establish a model mutually beneficial to researchers, libraries and publishers to expand access to research literature by supplementing existing site licenses. Discussions with other publishers and universities are already underway.

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Global publishing executives to attend 6th annual RSuite User Conference
- 18 Sep 2012

RSI Content Solutions, a US-based provider of content management services, has announced that it will host over 150 publishing executives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the 6th annual RSuite User Conference on September 20, 2012.

Now in its 6th year, the annual RSuite User Conference provides a forum for members of the global RSuite community, and those considering RSuite, to interact, learn about content management, and network with other publishing professionals. RSuite CMS manages the full life cycle of content.

From content creation through multi-channel distribution of print, ebooks, and licensed content, RSuite CMS is used by some of the world's leading publishers.



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Shore Communications president John Blossom to keynote RSuite User Conference
- 06 Sep 2012

RSuite CMS, a content management system for publishers, will host 150 publishing executives at its annual RSuite User Conference, scheduled for September 20 at The Hub Cira Centre in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

John Blossom, president at Shore Communications, will keynote the event and speak on the 'four Cs' of the second web - curation, collaboration, cross-platform, and cloud. As a leading content industry analyst, John Blossom will outline the cutting edge of content technologies and how they are yet again redefining successful models for high-margin publishing businesses. The presentation will include a profitability analysis of major enterprise-oriented media companies, touching upon key factors from the four Cs that have restrained publisher growth at key junctures in recent years.

The RSuite community continues to expand and the annual conference is a forum for both those using the CMS and those who want to learn more about content management, publishing trends, and the latest digital publishing metrics.

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De Gruyter to integrate Luxid into its primary online portal, De Gruyter Online
- 05 Sep 2012

TEMIS, a US-based provider of Semantic Content Enrichment Solutions for the Enterprise, and academic publishing house De Gruyter have announced a major license and services agreement.

With semantic content enrichment developing into mainstream technology for the information industry, De Gruyter made the strategic decision to integrate Luxid into its primary online portal, De Gruyter Online, ensuring uninterrupted delivery of next-generation products and services to its growing global customer base.

De Gruyter will deploy the Luxid platform as part of its publishing workflow - initially to enhance medical and linguistics-related content - providing advanced search and discovery tools designed to maximise searchability of content. De Gruyter subject matter experts will use Luxid to design domain-specific Skill Cartridges based on the publisher's thesauri renowned across the information industry.

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MetaPress appoints Mark Carden as Business Development Director for Europe
- 30 Aug 2012

MetaPress, a web hosting platform service for STM content as well as humanities and social sciences, has announced that it has retained Mark Carden to act as director of sales, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Carden is a technology and education consultant with more than 15 years experience in business development for scholarly content, software and service providers. Carden will continue as principal consultant at Naughton Consulting Ltd.

Carden is an experienced executive and consultant with over fifteen years of expertise in publishing and education technology, including senior roles at Publishing Technology, Ingram Digital and Dynix. He has a further fifteen years of experience in project management and information technology, working at blue chip companies such as Accenture and Barclays. He is a Principal Consultant at Naughton Consulting Ltd., which provides consulting and interim services to clients in education, publishing, libraries, financial services and government.

MetaPress serves publishers worldwide by hosting their e-content and making it accessible to an extensive audience that appreciates the high quality of client services offered by the company. Currently, MetaPress provides services and support to more than 200 publishers, serving as a silent partner dedicated to supporting and enhancing the publisher's brand in the marketplace. Services include content management, Web hosting, custom branded website development, and e-commerce support. MetaPress is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a diversified company founded in 1944.

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RSI Content Solutions appoints David Saracco as VP, business development
- 24 Aug 2012

RSI Content Solutions, a US-based provider of content management services, has announced the addition of David Saracco as vice president, business development to expand the RSuite CMS sales team and help further develop key publishing markets.

Saracco brings more than 20 years’ experience having worked at global publishing companies as well as publishing service and technology companies. He will be based at the RSI Content Solutions headquarters in Audubon, Pennsylvania.

RSI Content Solutions accelerates publishers' revenue and profit growth through better content management. Since 2000, RSI Content Solutions has provided publishers, media companies, and technical publishers with award-winning software solutions that transform their businesses to provide clients with the ability to delivery content in any format, to any channel, at any time.

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MetaPress announces addition of Zeta Books and Manchester University Press
- 21 Aug 2012

MetaPress, a web hosting platform service for STM content as well as humanities and social sciences, has announced the addition of Zeta Books and Manchester University Press to the list of publishers who have recently signed agreements for services from MetaPress.

Zeta Books, located in Bucharest, has the mission of providing humanities content in both print and electronic formats at affordable prices. Their editorial board includes scholars with backgrounds in anthropology, sociology, history, philosophy, history of art, and theology. Zeta Books also publishes several journals. MetaPress was also selected recently by Manchester University Press to host both journal and eBook content.

In business since 2000, MetaPress became the industry’s first content management system with dimensional navigation across a wide range of content types. The company offers a variety of commercial models, from annual subscriptions to journals to short-time article rentals. MetaPress provides a comprehensive solution to Web-publishing needs and offers an established way to electronically publish titles, including journals, books, reference works, and databases.

2012 RSuite User Conference spotlight - DITA for Publishers
- 15 Aug 2012

RSI Content Solutions, a US-based provider of content management services, has announced that attendees at the 2012 RSuite User Conference will hear how people are using the powerful combination of RSuite CMS and DITA. The 2012 RSuite User Conference is scheduled for September 20, 2012.

Publishing standards are intended to streamline data interchange and make the lives of publishers easier. But, with so many standards (and standards for standards), it is hard to keep track of what is important, which standards are emerging, and the usefulness to an organisation. Chet Ensign, director of standards at OASIS will speak on the array of publishing standards in use today and zero in on one standard that is helping publishers transform structured content to designed content.

RSuite CMS and the open source DITA for Publishers project (based on the DITA standard) streamlines the creation and production of content to multi-channel publishing formats, including InDesign, variable XHTML, PDF, EPUB, and MOBI. Attendees at the 2012 RSuite User Conference will get an opportunity to hear on how Human Kinetics Publishers and Macmillan Higher Education are using the powerful combination of RSuite CMS and DITA. Interested parties may visit www.rsicms.com/rsuc2012 to learn more about the conference and register.

RSuite User Conference to examine importance of metadata in content management
- 31 Jul 2012

RSI Content Solutions, a US-based provider of content management services, has announced that its Chief Technology Officer, Lisa Bos, will make a presentation titled 'How Metadata Management is the Key Component of Findability' at the 2012 RSuite User Conference. The event is scheduled for September 20, 2012 in Philadelphia.

The presentation will explain how metadata management is the foundation to new product development, content discovery and re-use, and content enrichment. Bos will reference customer use cases who harness RSuite's metadata management tools to unlock content from siloed departments and repositories.

RSuite is a CMS for publishers that manage the entire content life cycle. The RSuite User Conference is a forum for publishing and media professionals interested in learning how strategic content management and an XML-based workflow help deliver content in any format, to any channel, at any time.

To learn more about the conference and register, please visit www.rsicms.com/rsuc2012.

Semantico launches new publishing platform, Scolaris
- 29 Jun 2012

UK-based online publishing services provider Semantico Ltd has announced the launch of Scolaris, the new digital publishing platform for scholarly and academic publishing. The product launch took place at The Royal Institution of Great Britain, and was attended by a select group of industry professionals.

Scolaris is the next generation integrated content platform, engineered to manage the complexities of journals, reference works and dictionaries. It builds on the success of its predecessor SIPP and features specific new functionality for the journals sector.

According to Richard Padley, Managing Director of Semantico, Scolaris is a blazingly fast system that has been designed around the company’s industry successful SIPP platform. It features new functionality and enhanced features.

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Macmillan Higher Education opts for RSuite CMS to manage new publications
- 01 Jun 2012

Publisher Macmillan Higher Education (MHE) recently licensed RSuite CMS by RSI Content Solutions. RSuite CMS is the content management system for publishers who want to manage, store, and deliver content to any channel, in any format, at any time.

RSuite CMS will integrate with a number of existing tools, such as Word and InDesign, to provide a secure centralised repository to store content, related assets, and metadata for the organisation’s new publications. According to Barry Bealer, CEO and co-founder at RSI Content Solutions, RSuite CMS will provide the Macmillan Higher Education publishing team with workflow tools and content discovery tools that serve their global mission to deliver precise content to specific markets.

Since 2000, RSI Content Solutions has provided publishers, media companies, and technical publishers with award-winning software solutions that transform their businesses to provide clients with the ability to deliver content in any format, to any channel, at any time. RSI Content Solutions products include RSuite CMS (a content management system for publishers), DocZone Book Publisher (an end-to-end book publishing system), and DocZone DITA (a SaaS XML component content management system for technical publishers).

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Massachusetts Medical Society and Atypon renew contract
- 31 May 2012

Atypon, a provider of software to the scientific and scholarly publishing industry, has announced that the Massachusetts Medical Society has renewed their contract with Atypon to continue providing the platform for the New England Journal of Medicine.

The New England Journal of Medicine claims to be the most widely read, cited, and influential general medical journal in the world, completing its second century of service to the medical community in 2012. More than 600,000 people in 177 countries read NEJM each week, the majority of them on NEJM.org.

NEJM redefined the medical journal with the launch of its Literatum-powered website in 2010. The website gives users a deeper, broader, and more engaging experience through enhanced search and navigation, specialty and topic pages, interactive elements, and a number of integrated multimedia features.

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Version 2.0 of Utopia Documents web-enabled PDF reader for scientific content released
- 29 May 2012

Lost Island Labs Ltd (LIL) has, in collaboration with Academic Concept Knowledge Ltd. (AQnowledge), released version 2.0 of the Utopia Documents web-enabled PDF reader for scientific content. It is freely downloadable from http://utopiadocs.com and currently available for Mac and Windows, with a Linux version coming soon.

The Utopia Documents PDF reader seeks to bridge – while online - the 'linkability gap' between HTML and PDF, and make the latter just as easily linked-in to the web as the former. It allows readers, if they so wish, to experience dynamically enriched scientific articles. The tool is publisher-independent and is providing 'article-of-the-future-like' enrichment for any modern PDF (bitmap-only image scans accepted – they can be read with Utopia Documents, but without the enrichment features).

'Enrichment' means easy link-outs, directly from highlighted text in the PDF, to a variety of data sources and scientific information and search tools. It means – for articles from participating publishers – the possibility to export any tables into a spreadsheet format, and a 'toggle' that converts numerical tables into easy-to-read scatter plots. It provides for Altmetrics, whenever available, to let the reader see how articles are doing. A comments function lets researchers and students carry out relevant discussions that stay right with the paper, rather than having to go off onto a blog somewhere. It allows readers to quickly flick through the images and illustrations in an article.

With Utopia Documents, publishers and libraries can expect to offer enriched scientific articles just by encouraging the scientists and students they serve to use the free Utopia Documents PDF reader, and so make more of the scientific literature at hand. The tool is free – registration is only needed if one uses the comments function (for reasons of maintaining the integrity of scientific discourse, Utopia Documents does not allow anonymous comments).

Some journals, such as the Biochemical Journal published by Portland Press, and those published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, provide extra tags in their PDFs that enable Utopia Documents to extend its functionality even further, for instance by rendering pictures of protein structures into dynamic, rotatable, 'manipulatable' 3D formats. Publishers who wish to do the same or introduce similar features can contact info@utopiadocs.com.

Utopia Documents is usable in all scientific disciplines, but its link-out resources are currently especially optimised for the biomedical/biochemical spectrum.

Reprints Desk’ new mobile-web application makes medical reprints deployment on iPads and websites easier
- 08 May 2012

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.

MetaPress announces three new levels of service for publishers
- 18 Apr 2012

MetaPress, a web hosting platform service for STM content, has announced three targeted product offerings to meet the needs of publishers, regardless of size.

The three levels of service - Tailor-Made, Standard, and Essential - target the particular needs of large and small publishers.

In business since 2000, MetaPress became the industry's first content management system with dimensional navigation across a variety of content types with the release of MetaPress 2.0 in August 2006. MetaPress provides a comprehensive solution to Web publishing needs and offers an established way to publish titles electronically, regardless of existing content format.

MetaPress serves publishers worldwide by hosting their e-content and making it accessible to an extensive audience. Currently, the company provides services and support to more than 200 publishers, serving as a silent partner dedicated to supporting and enhancing the publisher's brand in the marketplace. Services include content management, web hosting, custom branded website development, and e-commerce support.

Gannett Co. selects TEMIS to provide semantic indexing and content enrichment solution
- 04 Apr 2012

TEMIS, a US-based provider of Semantic Content Enrichment Solutions for the Enterprise, has signed a license and services agreement for its flagship software solution, Luxid, with Gannett Co., Inc., an international media and marketing solutions company.

Gannett has chosen to deploy TEMIS' Luxid semantic tagging and linking software as a tagging engine that assists in the categorisation of news articles and consistent indexing of content against a common taxonomy.

Gannett will first deploy Luxid within its internal editorial workflow and content management processes. The company will later enhance online and mobile readers’ navigation and content discovery experience across the company’s full suite of digital products.

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TEMIS and SOQUIJ sign license and services agreement
- 03 Apr 2012

TEMIS, a US-based provider of Semantic Content Enrichment Solutions for the Enterprise, has signed a major license and services agreement with SOQUIJ, a legal publisher attached to the Quebec Ministry of Justice.

In order to enhance access and the navigation experience for its users, while processing an increasing number of court decisions, SOQUIJ wanted to revamp its content management workflow. Its main objectives were to automate the hyper-linking and cross-referencing of jurisprudence, legislation, laws or bodies of laws, and legal doctrines; automatically feed legal knowledge bases; create an open and scalable extraction system, based on easy-to-maintain and reusable components while simultaneously offering a development environment; process its legacy content to enrich it with hyperlinks; and reduce editorial costs while increasing volume of content processed.

Following a call for tender in 2011, SOQUIJ selected TEMIS’ semantic content enrichment solution, Luxid, to achieve its objectives. The Luxid for Content Enrichment platform, with its Skill Cartridge system, enables the extraction of precise information while processing huge volumes of text, integrating seamlessly with the publisher's editorial system.

Specifically to meet the requirements of this key government office, TEMIS developed a powerful extraction module that identifies references to jurisprudence, legislation, and legal doctrines. The development of this component and the quality assessment of its results were successfully performed using the productivity tools available in the Luxid platform.

SOQUIJ will use this solution to enrich more than 100,000 legal decisions in Quebec every year as well as its entire collection of legacy content, a total of one million documents including summaries, full texts and legal doctrine.

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Really Strategies changes name to RSI Content Solutions
- 16 Mar 2012

Content solutions and services provider Really Strategies Inc., US, has announced a change in the name of the company to RSI Content Solutions. A new website (www.rsicms.com) has also been launched to reflect the company rebranding.

Founded in 2000, Really Strategies Inc was 100 percent focused on XML technology consulting to publishers and media companies. Currently 99 percent of the company’s revenue comes from its software products and related services. The company, therefore, felt the need to reflect the same in its name.

RSI Content Solutions seeks to accelerate publishers’ revenue and profit growth through better content management. Since 2000, RSI Content Solutions has provided publishers, media companies, and technical publishers with software solutions that transform their businesses to provide clients with the ability to deliver content in any format, to any channel, at any time.

RSI Content Solutions products include RSuite CMS (a content management system for publishers), DocZone Book Publisher (an end-to-end book publishing system), and DocZone DITA (a SaaS XML component content management system for technical publishers).



TEMIS and Agence France-Presse expand strategic partnership
- 09 Mar 2012

TEMIS, a US-based provider of Semantic Content Enrichment Solutions for the Enterprise, and Agence France-Presse (AFP), one of the three worldwide news agencies, have announced that they are greatly expanding their strategic partnership to deploy semantic enrichment on AFP’s future editorial console.

Covering the world with a combined 5,000 stories a day in English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese and Arabic, AFP required to increase the productivity and consistency of its news annotation process. To achieve that, AFP has launched a new innovative editorial system called Iris including advanced tools for journalists. The roll-out of the Iris system will begin Q2 2012.

Embedded within AFP’s new editorial Iris workstation, TEMIS flagship Luxid for Content Enrichment Platform will annotate the news on-the-fly. This semi-automated process will increase productivity, making news immediately available, as well as consistency of tagging, making the search more relevant.

The editorial Iris workstation will embed Luxid recently released version 6, combined with Text Mining 360° Skill Cartridge for entity extraction in English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic.

Text Mining 360° Skill Cartridge is an advanced multilingual text analysis solution for extracting entities such as people names, companies, organisations, locations, financial amounts, date & time, addresses, phone numbers, emails, etc...

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IOP Publishing and TEMIS sign license and services agreement
- 07 Mar 2012

TEMIS, a US-based provider of Semantic Content Enrichment Solutions for the Enterprise, has announced that it has signed a license and services agreement with non-profit scientific publisher, IOP Publishing (IOP).

IOP publishes a range of journals, websites and magazines and hosts over 450,000 articles spanning 135 years back to 1874 on its web platform, IOPscience. The company's output reflects the growth and interdisciplinary nature of scientific research and application in topics as varied as astronomy, mathematics, bioscience, and of course physics. IOP's services are used by more than 4000 institutions in over 180 countries.

As part of IOP's long term commitment to providing its customers with faster access to the most relevant research, the company has selected the TEMIS' semantic enrichment solution Luxid.

Luxid performs automated entity extraction and content recommendation through related documents linking, allowing users to discover the content most related to their research interests.

Part of the new arrangement will be to develop a Skill Cartridge using a new thesaurus developed from IOP's large collection of content in the physical sciences. Skill Cartridges are domain-specific modules which extract metadata from text and will provide Luxid with the scientific vocabulary for the semantic enrichment of content in the physical sciences, ensuring that the correct terms are identified and supporting their specialist semantics.

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Reprints Desk unveils Article Galaxy software service platform for research-intensive companies worldwide
- 28 Feb 2012

Reprints Desk, Inc., a Derycz Scientific company, has announced the launch of Article Galaxy, a software service platform for research-intensive companies worldwide. The new platform seeks to improve processes and lowers the total cost of ownership related to scientific, technical and medical (STM) research, evidence-based promotions, and medical information responses.

Article Galaxy features are accessible via a user-friendly dashboard and include current awareness aggregation and alerting for individuals and workgroups, with curation and RSS publishing capabilities for newsletters and other resources created by librarians and information professionals. Order forms for single article document delivery, bulk article clinical reprints and eprints are also available. Federated search, powered by Deep Web Technologies, allows for simultaneously searching across multiple online databases covering more than 52 million records, with easy ordering from search results that have been aggregated, ranked, and de-duplicated. Time-saving integration with PubMed and publisher websites allows researchers to access Reprints Desk’s services from search results and abstract pages.

Additionally, an optional shopping cart-like experience helps users view price estimates and easily order multiple articles with a single click. A bookmarklet inserts searches from popular discovery environments into a monitoring and alerting system where references can be added to private or crowd-sourced bibliographies. Other features include a new online helpdesk and searchable knowledgebase.

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CCC named to KMWorld’s 100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management
- 24 Feb 2012

Non-profit copyright licensing solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), US, has been named to KMWorld's '100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management.' The 100 Companies list was compiled by knowledge management practitioners, theorists, analysts, vendors, and their customers and colleagues.

KMWorld is the leading information provider serving the Knowledge, Document and Content Management systems market. It informs more than 45,000 subscribers about the components and processes – and subsequent success stories – that together offer solutions for improving business performance. KMWorld is a publishing unit of Information Today, Inc.

Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) provides smart solutions that simplify the licensing of content that lets businesses and academic institutions quickly get permission to use copyright-protected materials, while compensating publishers and content creators for the use of their works.

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Really Strategies to unveil DocZone Book Publisher at 2012 Digital Book World Conference
- 19 Jan 2012

Content solutions and services provider Really Strategies, US, will introduce the newly released DocZone Book Publisher at the forthcoming Digital Book World Conference 2012 in New York City (stand 31). The Digital Book World Conference 2012, to be held from January 23-25, 2012, offers trade publishers hard data on the state of the book business, as well as actionable, proven strategies for taking immediate advantage of opportunities as they develop in today's publishing industry.

DocZone Book Publisher claims to be the only end-to-end book publishing solution that automates output to both print and ebook formats, as well as provides online editorial tools, workflow, and language translation. Some of the world's leading publishers use DocZone Book Publisher to increase revenue with faster time-to-market and achieve an XML-first publishing process.

Really Strategies seeks to accelerate publishers' revenue and profit growth through better content management. Since 2000, the company has provided award-winning content solutions and services to publishers, media companies, and other content-centric companies. From content creation to delivery, Really Strategies helps bring strategy, content, and technology together to analyse, architect, and implement appropriate tools and technologies.

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TEMIS and American Society for Microbiology sign license and services agreement
- 11 Jan 2012

TEMIS, a US-based provider of Semantic Content Enrichment Solutions for the Enterprise, has signed a license and services agreement with the American Society for Microbiology (ASM).

To serve its 40,000 members better, ASM is completely revamping its online content offering, and aggregating all of its authoritative content at a new site. This includes ASM's journal titles dating back to 1916, a rapidly expanding image library, 240 book titles, its news magazine Microbe, and eventually abstracts of meetings and educational publications.

The organisation seeks to enhance access, search, navigation and knowledge discovery at a deeper level of detail - articles, chapters, collections by topic, podcasts and webinars. ASM has identified TEMIS as the content enrichment solution provider for the scientific publishing community and licensed its platform Luxid for Content Enrichment and its Biological Entity Relationships Skill Cartridge.

With its semantically-enriched content, ASM will offer its community of scientists, clinicians, authors and librarians a flexible and user-friendly online experience enabling visitors to search, browse and discover its content more effectively. They will also be able to explore new functionalities, business models, and formats of delivery.

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Human Kinetics implements Really Strategies' RSuite CMS
- 10 Jan 2012

Content solutions and services provider Really Strategies, US, has announced that Human Kinetics recently licensed its RSuite CMS, a content management system for publishers who want to deliver content to any channel, in any format, at any time. Human Kinetics provides information related to physical activity in the form of textbooks and their ancillaries, consumer books and journals, online courses, software, and audiovisual products.

RSuite CMS will deliver several business benefits to Human Kinetics, including the ability to reuse content components across its many publishing pipelines, integrate information across business systems, and streamline publishing workflows. A Word-based editorial workflow in RSuite will transform Human Kinetics’ content into XML and enable further transformations into ePub, mobi, HTML, and PDF formats.

Really Strategies provides content solutions and services to publishers, media companies, and other content-centric companies. From content creation to delivery, Really Strategies helps bring strategy, content, and technology together to analyse, architect, and implement appropriate tools and technologies.

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RSuite CMS launches support community to communicate with RSuite developers and engage users
- 04 Jan 2012

Content solutions and services provider Really Strategies, US, has announced that its RSuite CMS, a content management system for publishers, has launched a support community dedicated to the success of its customers and partners who have adopted RSuite CMS as a core foundation for their digital publishing strategy.

The RSuite CMS support community is a forum where problems are solved, topics are discussed, and ideas are exchanged. All discussions related to the ongoing support of RSuite CMS and its customers are now housed in one secure location that encourages professional discussion as well as submitting and resolving software tickets.

Really Strategies, Inc. will host a webinar on January 6, 2012, to introduce its customers and partners to the new RSuite CMS support community website, unveil new capabilities offered by the system for resolving support requests, and introduce forums to allow the RSuite CMS community to engage with each other as well as the development and product management groups at Really Strategies.

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Society for Exploration Geophysicists selects Atypon's Literatum platform
- 21 Dec 2011

Atypon, a provider of software to the professional and scholarly publishing industry, has announced that the Society for Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) has selected the Literatum publishing platform to power the future of the SEG Digital Library.

SEG is an applied geophysics organisation, having over 32,000 members in more than 135 countries. The SEG Digital Library, which comprises the SEG Research Collection, SEG eBooks, and the EEGS Research Collection, is key to the Society's mission of research and education.

Atypon’s flagship publishing platform, Literatum is used to host more than 11 million journal articles, more than 25,000 eBooks, and many other types of professional and scholarly content. It enables publishers to maximise the discoverability of their journals, books, reference works, databases, and other types of content, and to implement new business models.

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TEMIS to assist Karger Publishers with content discoverability initiative
- 21 Dec 2011

TEMIS, a US-based provider of Semantic Content Enrichment Solutions for the Enterprise, has announced a new contract in STM publishing with Switzerland-based S. Karger AG, an academic publisher of scientific and medical journals and books.

Karger has chosen to partner with TEMIS to provide the scientific community with next-generation navigation features within its information portal. Karger is licensing the Luxid for Content Enrichment platform as well as its Medical Entity Relationships Skill Cartridge, a semantic solution specifically designed to mine and enrich medical content.

Luxid for Content Enrichment produces value-added metadata that turn documents into actionable knowledge, enabling advanced content analytics and strategic information discovery. The Medical Entity Relationships Skill Cartridge identifies key medical entities and relationships such as diseases, symptoms, conditions, therapeutic treatments, diagnostic methods and anatomical terms. It also identifies related biological terms such as cells, tissues and proteins.

The Medical Entity Relationships Skill Cartridge also extracts relationships between entities, providing the user with semantic links between treatments and diseases, diagnostics and diseases, or even risks associated with treatments or diagnostics.

With this semantically-enhanced metadata, Karger seeks to increase the relevance of the search results available on its portal. It will provide users with content navigation features such as faceted searching and related document linking between articles and book chapters in its growing library which includes about 80 scientific journals and 60 serial and non-serial book titles.

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American Society of Civil Engineers selects Atypon' Literatum publishing platform for new digital library
- 14 Dec 2011

Atypon, a provider of software to the professional and scholarly publishing industry, has announced that the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has selected its Literatum publishing platform to power the next generation of the ASCE Library.

Founded in 1852, ASCE represents more than 140,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide and claims to be America's oldest national engineering society. The ASCE Library provides a comprehensive online tool for locating information of interest across all disciplines of civil engineering.

The new Library will make use of Atypon's latest innovations in publishing technology to become a single destination for all ASCE technical content, augmented by powerful discovery tools including a taxonomy and data visualisations, placing ASCE firmly at the center of civil engineering knowledge.

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Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics selects Atypon's Literatum publishing platform
- 07 Dec 2011

Atypon, a provider of software to the professional and scholarly publishing industry, has announced that the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) has selected the Literatum publishing platform to power its new publications website.

SIAM exists to ensure the strongest interactions between mathematics and other scientific and technological communities through membership activities, publication of journals and books, and conferences. SIAM publishes 15 peer-reviewed journals and about 25 books each year, and has a backlist of 400 titles.

The new digital library will use Literatum for Mobile to be accessible using modern smartphone and tablet devices. In addition, more than one billion users will be able to register and log in with one click using their Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn accounts, making personalisation easier than ever before.

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Really Strategies' Dan Dube to present at Online Information 2011
- 29 Nov 2011

Content management consulting and solutions provider Really Strategies, Inc., US, has announced that Dan Dube, EVP, Cloud Solutions, will speak at the ongoing Online Information 2011. Dube will present, 'Success Stories: automated production of print and ebooks, featuring RSuite Cloud,' on December 1 at 1:10pm in Theatre 4, near the XML Pavilion.

The presentation highlights RSuite Cloud, an end-to-end publishing solution for book publishers. Dube will detail how successful publishing organisations are using RSuite Cloud to increase revenues with faster time-to-market and produce content for print, web, and digital devices.

Really Strategies provides content solutions and services to publishers, media companies, and other content-centric companies. From content creation to delivery, Really Strategies helps bring strategy, content, and technology together to analyse, architect, and implement appropriate tools and technologies.

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Really Strategies selected for 2011 EContent 100 List
- 24 Nov 2011

Content management consulting and solutions provider Really Strategies, Inc., US, has been named to the EContent 100 list. Now in its 11th year, this list of companies that matter most in the digital content industry is hand selected by EContent Magazine's judges who are experts in the digital content industry.

The EContent 100 list comprises many well-known companies, including Apple, Adobe, Google, and MarkLogic. Interested parties may visit www.econtentmag.com for the complete list of 2011 winners.

Really Strategies provides content solutions and services to publishers, media companies, and other content-centric companies. From content creation to delivery, Really Strategies helps bring strategy, content, and technology together to analyse, architect, and implement appropriate tools and technologies.

Really Strategies' product line includes RSuite and RSuite Cloud. RSuite is a content management system designed specifically for publishers. RSuite empowers publishers to modernise publishing processes and monetise content. RSuite Cloud is a multilingual editorial and production system for multi-channel publishing, including print, web, and eBook production. RSuite Cloud provides editorial tools, workflow, language translation, and automated output in print ready PDF, HTML, and eBook formats.

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SAGE and TEMIS sign multi-year agreement to increase usability
- 22 Nov 2011

Academic publisher SAGE has signed a multi-year agreement with US-based text analytics solutions provider TEMIS to increase the usability of SAGE content.

SAGE will use the TEMIS platform Luxid for Content Enrichment to enhance its content in order to provide more sophisticated search and discovery tools to users. SAGE will also leverage Luxid to identify similar and related documents promoting greater user engagement across multiple platforms.

Luxid for Content Enrichment will be used in the creation of a new platform, SAGE Knowledge, that SAGE will launch in 2012. SAGE Knowledge will contain over 2,500 award-winning titles including an expansive range of SAGE eBook and eReference content, such as scholarly monographs, reference works, handbooks, series and more.

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Vista Equity Partners acquires Sage Healthcare Division
- 11 Nov 2011

Vista Equity Partners, a private equity firm focused on investing in software and technology-enabled services, has completed its acquisition of the Sage Healthcare Division from The Sage Group plc. The new company will be called Vitera Healthcare Solutions (Vitera), and will continue serving the ambulatory market with its current line of electronic health records (EHR), practice management and revenue cycle management products.

Vitera's industry leading products include Intergy, Intergy EHR, Practice Analytics, Practice Portal, STS, as well as the Medical Manager practice management product. Vitera serves more than 400,000 healthcare professionals including 80,000 physicians and claims to be one of the largest healthcare solutions providers in the EHR and practice management markets. The company's products are also used by about 20 percent of all community health centers in the US, and process more than 33 million transactions and 1.8 million e-prescriptions monthly.

As part of the closing of the transaction Betty Otter-Nickerson, former President of Sage Healthcare Division, will be transitioning her leadership responsibilities to the newly appointed CEO of Vitera, Matthew Hawkins. Otter-Nickerson will remain a part of Vitera to support the transition for the remainder of the year.

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HighWire Press and TEMIS announce strategic technology and business partnership
- 26 Oct 2011

HighWire Press, a not-for-profit division of Stanford University Libraries, has announced a strategic technology and business partnership with TEMIS, a provider of Semantic Content Enrichment solutions for the Enterprise.

Under the agreement, HighWire will integrate the full suite of Luxid software within its ePublishing Platform to provide automated content annotation, enrichment and linking to its customers.

It has been observed that end users have become much more sophisticated in their online information requirements and are demanding easier and more efficient ways of locating the most relevant information. Furthermore, publishers need to strengthen and differentiate their value proposition in order to increase customer satisfaction and retention. They are looking for ways to increase the value derived from their content by creating innovative online products targeted at specific professional audiences. Semantic content enrichment has become the strategic means to achieve these objectives.

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Head of content architecture at OUP to speak at RSuite User Conference
- 20 Oct 2011

Content management consulting and solutions provider Really Strategies, Inc., US, has announced that it will host 150 publishing executives at the 5th Annual RSuite User Conference to be held October 25, 2011, at the Chemical Heritage Conference Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Jess Lawson, head of content architecture at Oxford University Press, and Lisa Bos, CTO of Really Strategies, Inc. will speak at the RSuite User Conference and demonstrate how RSuite is a key component of Oxford University Press' (OUP) long-term digital publishing strategy. Oxford University Press is creating a repository for the outside world to search and discover its wealth of journal, reference book, and educational content. The Oxford Index, as it will be known, is possible because OUP has created and linked metadata records for all its content. This presentation will show how RSuite is used to manage and publish that metadata.

The RSuite User Conference is a forum for publishers who want to learn how content management is the key to building a successful digital publishing strategy. All publishing executives are welcome to register. Attendees will hear case studies from some of the world's leading publishers, learning what works and what doesn't work when developing and implementing a CMS.

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RBI-I to deploy EPiServer CMS across all of its European journal websites
- 19 Oct 2011

Reed Business Information International (RBI-I), a division of Reed Business Information, has chosen to deploy the EPiServer content management system (CMS) across all of its European journal websites. EPiServer CMS will be deployed to manage content and run digital marketing activities on the company's existing sites across Europe and for all new websites as they launch. Ultimately, EPiServer will help RBI deliver more engaging online experiences for audiences through its unique social community and real-time marketing analytics features.

EPiServer already has an established relationship with Reed Business Information UK, a subsidiary of RBI, through its partner Valtech. As part of this, Reed Business Information UK has already successfully deployed EPiServer CMS across its UK brands, including Flightglobal and Farmers Weekly.

RBI-I will use the EPiServer platform across the board for its entire European journal web presence, deploying EPiServer CMS, CMO, Composer and EPiServer Mail on its sites to build web pages, streamline and update content, create direct marketing campaigns and instantly analyse how digital marketing activities are performing. The company will also make use of EPiServer Relate to develop powerful and engaging online communities for its various brands, which include Strategies, Elettricoplus and Infofarma.

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TEMIS launches next generation of Luxid, positions semantic content enrichment at the core of the ECM
- 14 Oct 2011

Text analytics solutions provider TEMIS, US, has announced the launch of the next generation of Luxid, its flagship semantic content enrichment solution.

Luxid 6 is a powerful semantic tagging platform which automatically extracts relevant information (entities, topics, events, sentiments), identifies relationships residing in unstructured data and facilitates links between similar and related documents. It optimises the management of Enterprise content through the capture and structuring of targeted information. The software also enhances the utilisation of content within an Enterprise's key workflows such as competitive intelligence, research and innovation, voice of the consumer and reputation management.

Luxid 6 brings unparalleled capabilities to governments, powering their mission-critical applications such as financial fraud detection, homeland security, and risk prevention. It is also projected as an ally for digital publishers and content providers, who design, develop and market ever more innovative, targeted and flexible information products.

As a complement to its existing semantic tagging techniques, Luxid 6 now features three innovative approaches to content enrichment which adapt to virtually any domain. Taxonomy Skill Cartridges streamline and accelerate the use of an existing taxonomy to rapidly enrich document assets. Rule-Based Skill Cartridges capture domain experts' reasoning through an easy-to-use interface to immediately apply it to content and Machine-learning Skill Cartridges replicate experts' tagging strategies after preliminary training on an annotated corpus. These three new strategies accelerate deployments while simultaneously reducing their complexity by taking advantage of existing enterprise assets (i.e., taxonomies, domain knowledge and annotated corpus).

Version 6 of Luxid optimizes the knowledge extraction process, seeks to make annotator developments more efficient and brings semantic metadata to the whole information system, thereby representing a key milestone towards the mainstream acceptance of semantic content enrichment. It is currently available through TEMIS and its network of partners and system integrators.

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TEMIS and Thieme Publishing Group in deal to license Luxid
- 12 Oct 2011

Text analytics solutions provider TEMIS, US, has signed an agreement with Germany-based medical publisher Thieme Publishing Group to license Luxid, TEMIS' semantic software. Under the deal, Thieme will use Luxid to assist in the semantic enrichment and categorisation of its electronic content.

TEMIS and Thieme Publishing Group are both exhibiting at the Frankfurt Book Fair, which will take place in Frankfurt, Germany from October 12-16, 2011.

Thieme publishes 140 peer-reviewed journals and over 500 new books annually. The company also has a rapidly growing array of web-based products in medicine and science. State-of-the-art online products include Thieme eJournals, the medical student website WinkingSkull.com and Thieme Teaching Assistant, an innovative web-based platform for faculty.

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Triumph Learning CTO Robert Methven to speak at RSuite User Conference
- 11 Oct 2011

Content management consulting and solutions provider Really Strategies, Inc., US, has announced that it will host 150 publishing executives at the 5th Annual RSuite User Conference to be held October 25, 2011, at the Chemical Heritage Conference Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Robert Methven, CTO at Triumph Learning, will speak at the RSuite User Conference and demonstrate how RSuite is a key component of Triumph's long-term digital publishing strategy. Triumph Learning serves instructional materials to more than 25 million students across America. More than three brands serve up a range of curriculum needs, including test prep resources, digital curriculum, and classroom kits.

The RSuite User Conference is a forum for publishers who want to learn how content management is the key to building a successful digital publishing strategy. All publishing executives are welcome to register. Attendees will hear case studies from some of the world's leading publishers, learning what works and what doesn't work when developing and implementing a CMS.

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National Agricultural Library selects TEMIS to automate indexing process
- 28 Sep 2011

Text analytics solutions provider TEMIS, US, has announced that it was awarded a major contract by the National Agricultural Library (NAL), one of the world's largest agricultural information collections, part of the United States Department of Agriculture. Under the deal, NAL will use Luxid for Content Enrichment to automatically index hundreds of thousands of documents annually.

To keep up with the escalating demand for its information services, NAL has acquired through TEMIS an automated indexing software that vastly expands the potential number of articles indexed each year while simultaneously achieving a high level of quality.

TEMIS will tackle NAL's indexing challenge with its Luxid for Content Enrichment Platform. The Text Mining platform turns unstructured data into actionable knowledge, enabling advanced content enrichment for indexing, enhanced search and navigation, content analysis and strategic information discovery. Luxid's automated categorisation process will rely on the NAL Agricultural Thesaurus (NALT), a key component of the library's organisational tools.

With Luxid for Content Enrichment driving its indexing processes, NAL expects significant productivity gains. Six in-house indexers will be able to index by subject 300,000 articles per year, a four-fold increase over the current average indexer's level of production. The assignment of subject retrieval terms in NAL's AGRICOLA Index is currently performed entirely by human indexers who average 75,000 articles each year.

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Gilbane Group' Bill Trippe and Evan Schnittman from Bloomsbury Publishing to keynote 5th Annual RSuite User Conference
- 28 Sep 2011

Content management consulting and solutions provider Really Strategies, Inc., US, has announced that it will host 150 publishing executives at the 5th Annual RSuite User Conference to be held October 25, 2011, at the Chemical Heritage Conference Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Keynote speakers for the event are Bill Trippe, vice president and lead analyst from The Gilbane Group, a division of Outsell, Inc. and Evan Schnittman, managing director, group sales and marketing, print and digital at Bloomsbury Publishing Plc. The keynote speakers will focus on how ebooks have generated renewed interest in content management. While Bill Trippe from Outsell will illustrate real-world examples from both the latest research and metrics on the worldwide ebook market, Evan Schnittman from Bloomsbury will detail lessons learned from the world's leading independent publisher of fiction and (of course) home of Harry Potter.

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Atypon and Taylor & Francis announce broad development agreement
- 21 Sep 2011

Atypon, a provider of software to the publishing and media industry, has announced that its Literatum software is powering the new Taylor & Francis Online platform. Taylor & Francis Online hosts 1.7 million articles.

The Taylor & Francis Group, which is a division of Informa plc (LSE: INF) and includes such imprints as CRC Press, Psychology Press, and Routledge, publishes more than 1,600 journals and 3,000 new books each year and maintains an eBook backlist of 30,000 titles and a print backlist of 50,000 titles.

Additionally, Taylor & Francis has entered into a long-term product development agreement with Atypon. The agreement is a reflection of Taylor & Francis's commitment to provide innovative products to its customers.

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TEMIS and Alfresco in deal to integrate Luxid to Alfresco’s open source content management solutions
- 09 Sep 2011

Text analytics solutions provider TEMIS, US, and Alfresco, an open source alternative for enterprise social content management, has unveiled an integration enabling the deployment of its flagship content enrichment platform Luxid to Alfresco's open source content management solutions.

Based on patented TEMIS technology, Luxid is a powerful and scalable content enrichment solution that automatically extracts meaningful information (topics, entities, facts, sentiments, categories) from documents. When deployed on Alfresco Enterprise, Luxid can seamlessly access documents to generate rich metadata and complete the embedded Apache Tika's metadata detection and extraction with the power of semantic analysis. Once this semantic metadata has been extracted by Luxid, it can be leveraged throughout Alfresco Enterprise, to enrich search facets, recommend related content, link to enterprise knowledge bases, feed Business Intelligence dashboards or trigger business workflows.

The joint integration of Luxid for Alfresco Enterprise is currently available through TEMIS and its network of partners and system integrators.

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Health Shared Services BC signs multi-year contract with Lexicomp for medical information
- 09 Sep 2011

Healthcare information provider Wolters Kluwer Health, US, has announced that Health Shared Services British Columbia (HSSBC) has signed a multi-year contract with Lexicomp on behalf of the Health Authorities it represents following an extensive evaluation process.

Part of Wolters Kluwer Health, Lexicomp provides medical information and clinical content solutions for the healthcare industry. It provides the tools necessary to help improve patient safety, ensure compliance, and elevate the quality of care patients receive. The contract, which covers 57 acute sites and 5,769 acute beds, gives clinicians hospital-wide access to Lexicomp Online with three Health Authorities implementing Lexicomp. These include Vancouver Coastal Health (including Providence Health Care), Fraser Health Authority and Vancouver Island Health Authority.

These Health Authorities now have access to two independent drug information resources through Lexicomp Online - Lexi-Drugs and the American Hospital Formulary Service (AHFS). The systems feature a variety of medication topics including paediatric, adult and geriatric dosing and guidelines, adverse effects, drug interactions and patient education, I.V. compatibility, pregnancy and lactation and many more.

Lexicomp training has been in progress since the beginning of June immediately following HSSBC's finalisation of the contract. Lexicomp staff visited about 23 sites for on-site training that reached more than 300 professionals.

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Really Strategies to host 150 publishing executives at the 5th Annual RSuite User Conference
- 07 Sep 2011

Content management consulting and solutions provider Really Strategies, Inc., US, has announced that it will host 150 publishing executives at the 5th Annual RSuite User Conference, scheduled for October 25, 2011 at the Chemical Heritage Conference Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The RSuite User Conference is a forum for publishers who want to learn how content management is the key to building a successful digital publishing strategy. Attendees will hear case studies from some of the world's leading publishers, learning what works and what doesn't work when developing and implementing a CMS.

The RSuite user community continues to grow and publishers are using RSuite to streamline publishing workflows, facilitate content re-use, initiate XML-first production, and store content in one central location with powerful search technology. At this year’s conference, customers including Oxford University Press, American Society for Training and Development, Elsevier Health Science, Triumph Learning, American Institute of Physics, and others will share their success stories.

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American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education selects Atypon's Literatum platform to power newly-launched website
- 17 Aug 2011

Atypon, a provider of software to the publishing and media industry, has announced that the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education is using Atypon's Literatum platform to power its newly-launched website (www.AJPE.org).

The American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (AJPE) is the official journal of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. Its purpose is to document and advance pharmaceutical education in the US and internationally. The Journal considers material in all areas related to pharmaceutical education.

The new website offers a significant improvement in the user experience. Readers are greeted by a clean, spacious home page that highlights the latest content. Literatum provides AJPE staff with easy-to-use tools to change featured articles and post informational notices throughout the website.

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EPiServer launches MobilePack tools for fast and easy mobile web apps creation
- 08 Aug 2011

Web content management (WCM) platforms provider EPiServer, UK, has announced the launch of MobilePack for EPiServer, a set of templates and software for creating mobile web apps that extend a brand's reach to web users. With the introduction of MobilePack, EPiServer expects to empower marketers to quickly and efficiently extend their primary online presence, whether that is a website, e-commerce site or branded social community, to smartphones and tablets.

Marketers today are seen to understand the benefits of making their brands more mobile, but many fear the complexity and expense of entering the mobile channel. MobilePack is said to reduce marketers' reliance on their IT staff while enabling content reuse across multiple channels. Based on HTML 5, MobilePack allows marketers to use familiar analytics tools to understand visitor preferences before investing in more expensive native apps. Its key features include the ability to add new content specific to the mobile context and device-specific preview. Also, developers can customise it and create richer mobile experiences.

By 2015, eMarketer estimates that more than 135 million Americans will access the web via their mobile devices. Still, only a fraction of websites are optimised for mobile devices. In order to have an effective mobile web application, marketers need to develop a contextual mobile strategy to extend the reach of sales, delivery and services to reach new customers and retain brand loyalty with existing ones.

MobilePack is available immediately. EPiServer plans to continuously build more features and functionality in subsequent releases. Developer specialists can learn more by downloading implementation requirements and device preview onEPiServer.com.

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AIAA partners with Atypon to develop new eLibrary portal
- 20 Jul 2011

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has partnered with Atypon, a provider of software to the publishing and media industry, for the development and implementation of AIAA's new eLibrary website. The partnership will create an eLibrary that will offer users greatly improved access to all of AIAA's publications and conference proceedings, significantly reducing the length of time necessary to conduct research.

The eLibrary will be designed to appeal to aerospace science and engineering authors, editors, librarians, researchers and students, as well as to members of the general public with an interest in aerospace research and science.

Besides archiving all of AIAA's research assets under one roof, the updated eLibrary will offer the ability to save and schedule searches, highlight journal articles, download citations; sign up for alerts on subjects of interest to their research and post links to their research articles on a variety of social networking websites. The website will also be able to suggest other articles that might be of interest to them, greatly enhancing the flow of information and ideas in the collaborative research process.

The service is expected to be available in the first half of 2012.

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SLACK, Inc. implements Really Strategies' RSuite CMS
- 20 Jul 2011

STM publishing company SLACK Inc, US, has implemented RSuite CMS by Really Strategies, Inc. as its content management system (CMS) to automate distribution of its journal content to licensing channels.

To smoothly produce its journals, SLACK required a reliable CMS that will automate distribution to its multiple partners and streamline internal workflow. RSuite also allows SLACK to implement version control and manage metadata for all content (images, Word, XML, PDF, etc) to support its digital publishing programme.

Really Strategies' RSuite CMS empowers publishers to modernise publishing processes and monetise content.

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Atypon exceeds 11 million articles hosted by Literatum
- 13 Jul 2011

Atypon, a provider of software to the publishing and media industry, has announced that the Literatum publishing platform is now used to host more than 11 million articles.

Atypon passed 10 million articles hosted by Literatum seven months ago. The growth is driven primarily by the addition of new publisher clients; a small portion comes from clients' back file digitisation efforts and organic growth.

Literatum enables publishers to maximise the discoverability of their journals, books, reference works, databases, and other types of content, and to implement new business models, all with easy-to-use tools, backed by business and technical support from Atypon.

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American Public Health Association selects Atypon Literatum as new publishing platform
- 06 Jul 2011

Atypon, a provider of software to the publishing and media industry, has announced that the American Public Health Association (APHA) has selected Literatum as its new publishing platform. APHA is the publisher of the American Journal of Public Health.

The American Public Health Association claims to be the oldest and most diverse organisation of public health professionals in the world. Through its flagship publication, the American Journal of Public Health, the Association communicates the latest public health science and practice to members, opinion leaders, and the public.

Using Literatum, the APHA will deliver enhanced topical collections of articles culled from the Journal. It is expected that these subspecialty entry points will make it easier for public health professionals to find information most relevant to them. In addition, current book titles from the APHA Press will be available online for the first time.

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TEMIS raises funds to expand markets and boost development
- 17 Jun 2011

Text analytics solutions provider TEMIS, US, has announced a significant capital increase through a new reserved round of fund-raising. Participants are both existing investors in TEMIS, and, for the first time, the company staff.

The company provides content enrichment solutions to scores of customers throughout Europe and in the US, including leading life sciences and publishing companies. Recent additions to the list include Sanofi-aventis, a global leader in the pharmaceutical industry, and AAAS, American Association for the Advancement of Science, the publisher of the renowned journal 'Science'.

TEMIS is currently extending its product range to address the growing content enrichment market opportunity for the Enterprise. According to Eric Brégand, CEO of TEMIS, this capital increase marks a key phase in the development of the company. The company will use these funds to continue its international strategy of developing and expanding markets such as the US, UK, and Canada and maintaining a robust and market-leading pace of product innovation.

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World Scientific Publishing Company selects Atypon Literatum as new publishing platform
- 25 May 2011

Atypon, a provider of software to the publishing and media industry, has announced that scientific publisher World Scientific Publishing Company has selected Literatum as its new publishing platform.

Literatum will allow World Scientific to bring together all of its content products on a single platform for the first time. When it launches, the next generation WorldSciNet platform will enable researchers to search and browse a library of 85,000 journal articles, 4,000 books, and 1,000 conference proceedings.

Professional and scholarly publishers are using the Literatum platform to manage, deliver and monetise their digital content. Publishing organisations such as JSTOR, the American Chemical Society, de Gruyter, and Annual Reviews are using Literatum to provide controlled access to journals, books, reference works, and other types of publications.

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American Institute of Physics selects RSuite content management system
- 27 Apr 2011

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) has selected RSuite, a content management system for publishers from Really Strategies, Inc. AIP is a not-for-profit corporation that works to advance and diffuse knowledge of the physical sciences and its applications to human welfare. A pioneer in digital publishing, AIP is also one of the world's largest publishers of physics journals and produces the publications of more than 25 scientific and engineering societies.

Prior to RSuite, AIP did not have a content management system and managed its vast amount of content via a combination of home-grown applications and file systems. RSuite will seek to improve AIP's production workflow, metadata management, usability and delivery of content, which ultimately results in increased revenue. AIP currently has many inbound and outbound content feeds with no central repository that tracks tasks metadata associated with this content.

Implementing RSuite allows AIP to create, store, and manage content in a central location. AIP will manage metadata within RSuite, which affords the organisation better access to curate its content in a meaningful way.

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AAAS to work with HighWire Press and TEMIS to enhance search experience and linking of content
- 08 Apr 2011

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has announced its decision to work with its ePublishing partner, HighWire Press, and US-based semantic content enrichment solutions provider TEMIS to offer a new, integrated, semantically fueled digital publishing programme.

AAAS is the publisher of the renowned scientific journal Science. The goal of this strategic project is an enhanced online destination incorporating the content of the Science family of websites, and a number of other digital assets under the AAAS umbrella. The AAAS project is part of a larger undertaking touching many areas of AAAS' business, including the broad rubric of content enrichment.

TEMIS provides an enterprise-wide solution in content enrichment that can be extended to a variety of digital assets. The company's solution for Semantic Content Enrichment, Luxid, will play a pivotal role in AAAS's plans to better align advertising and marketing activities with its editorial products, improve linkage of a variety of content, enhance search across its daily workflow and archives, and ultimately drive membership and revenues. Luxid automates the semantic enrichment of unstructured content, producing metadata that help search engines return more relevant results. It creates 'facets' which are used to further explore the search engine's results. Luxid also connects content, creating a network of semantic ties between documents. This enables the suggesting of related and similar documents, furthering the process of knowledge recommendation.

HighWire has offered semantically-driven features and services for publishers for over 10 years. HighWire facilitates discoverability both through their long-standing, custom taxonomic and development efforts and through the integration of third party solutions, such as TEMIS.

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Really Strategies co-founder Lisa Bos accepts Chairman position at IDEAlliance
- 01 Apr 2011

Lisa Bos, CTO/EVP, publishing solutions, and co-founder of Really Strategies Inc., has accepted the position as Chairman of the Board at IDEAlliance, a global community of content and media creators, and their service providers, material suppliers, and technology partners. Lisa is an expert in the design of XML-based content management systems.

Lisa leads a staff of engineers in the ongoing development of RSuite, a content management system for publishers. She also manages Really Strategies' consulting practice and provides strategic and business analysis for various publishing technologies, analysing publishing workflows while recommending efficiencies to both tools and processes. Lisa is a frequent presenter at industry trade shows.

In her role as Chairman of the Board at IDEAlliance, Bos will provide guidance to advance seamless end-to-end media creation, production and distribution. She will be working with new directors such as Christopher Lien, president of BCC Software, Inc., A Bowe Bell + Howell Company as well as Penny Sullivan, vice president of editorial operations and technology of Meredith Corporation.

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MadCap launches version 7.0 of multi-channel publishing software, Flare
- 02 Mar 2011

MadCap Software, Inc., a US-based multi-channel content authoring and showcase company for Microsoft Visual Studio and Microsoft XPS, has announced the launch of version 7.0 of MadCap Flare. The company's XML-based Flare application is claimed to be the industry's only multi-channel software application for natively publishing documentation to the web, mobile devices, desktops and print.

MadCap Flare 7.0 is projected to expand the app's leadership in mobile-accessible documentation with another industry first - support for creating and publishing Quick Response (QR) codes in printed documents, which mobile devices can then scan to access searchable, interactive content on the web. Also new in Flare 7.0 are direct integration with Microsoft SharePoint and Apache Subversion, enhanced support for government accessibility standards, support for vector graphics, and new features for equation editing and publishing.

With the release of Flare 7.0, MadCap will cease producing MadCap Blaze, the XML-based alternative to Adobe FrameMaker for long print documents. Current MadCap Blaze customers will be provided an upgrade to MadCap Flare, which features all of Blaze's print functionality plus the ability to publish mobile, web and desktop content all from a single tool.

With the latest version, MadCap Flare is reported to become the first authoring tool to include a built-in QR code generator that lets writers insert QR codes into content files. In doing so, MadCap claims to extend its leadership in mobile publishing and bridge the gap between static print documentation and searchable, mobile content.

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Really Strategies announces RSuite Cloud
- 07 Feb 2011

Content management consulting and solutions provider Really Strategies, Inc., US, recently announced the availability of RSuite Cloud, a web-based editorial and production system for automated multilingual publishing to print, web, and eBook formats.

RSuite Cloud is a hosted end-to-end content management and publishing system for book publishers to create, manage, and distribute single-source content to multiple channels. The system also provides language translation tools to publish in 70 languages, including all major European, Asian, and bidirectional languages. RSuite Cloud is available on a per-user license or Pay-Per-Page model. Pay-Per-Page is a revolutionary payment model where the software is free of charge and the publisher only pays for final pages published from the system.

RSuite Cloud readily accepts Microsoft Word manuscripts into the system and automatically converts the Word files to XML for web-based copyediting and automated page composition. Production workflows are easy to setup and execute to generate page proofs and eBook drafts for content review and approval. The system is configured to automatically publish print-ready PDF files, HTML output, and eBook formats. RSuite Cloud's language translation tools facilitate localisation of content, enabling publishers to expand their markets and increase global revenues.

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Semantico and TEMIS announce strategic partnership
- 04 Feb 2011

Online publishing services provider Semantico Ltd, UK, and US-based text analytics solutions provider TEMIS have announced a strategic partnership. The text mining technology developed by TEMIS automates the semantic enrichment of unstructured content, improving its findability and discoverability by search engines and end-users.

In online publications, the resulting richer metadata can be used to help search engines return more relevant results; feed search facets to enable efficient drill-down in search results; and recommend related or similar documents and knowledge. By making online information products more compelling, semantic content enrichment helps engage, retain and cross-sell to Publishers' audiences. The technology can also be used to assemble innovative products such as highly focused Topic Pages that aggregate content coming from separate silos into a single product centered on any given area of interest. Richly tagged content also helps Publishers better align targeted advertising with the relevant audience.

Through this partnership, Semantico will offer a service that will allow a wide range of companies, including medium-sized and smaller publishers using Semantico's publishing software, to make the most of this technology to add value to their content much in the same way large publishers are already doing.

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Atex and TEMIS expand partnership, announce 7 new deals
- 01 Dec 2010

Text analytics solutions provider TEMIS, US, and UK-based software company Atex have announced that seven customers have already selected the Atex Polopoly Web CMS and the TEMIS Content Enrichment solution. Joint customers are leveraging the integrated solution to automate their publishing processes through the Polopoly Web CMS platform, including creating rich content packages, generating semantic driven landing pages, interlinking content and powering XML-based advanced search functionality.

The Atex Web CMS and TEMIS Content Enrichment solution is proving itself with leading media companies around the world as a single-vendor system that drives traffic, increases page views and time spent on sites, attracts unique visitors, thereby driving revenues for the publisher. Atex is soon to launch the new Polopoly 10 to include further integration with the TEMIS Content Enrichment solution.

Going forward additional capabilities such as sentiment analysis will also be available across all content. This will allow for social media to be further enriched with the addition of automatic tagging and classification, hence improving user generated content, blogs, forums, rating and voting.

The rich functionalities of the product suite will be showcased at the ongoing Online Information Conference, London Olympia- November 30 to December 2 - where both Atex (stand #338) and TEMIS (stand #532) will be hosting on demand demonstrations.

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MarkLogic CEO to speak on mobile apps at Online Information 2010 Conference
- 30 Nov 2010

Information infrastructure software provider Mark Logic Corporation, US, has announced that the company's CEO, Dave Kellogg, will share how publishers can increase the value of the information delivered to mobile devices at the Online Information 2010 Conference in London. His presentation is part of a panel discussion in the 'Managing Content in a Mobile World' track on December 2. Kellogg will address 'The Mobile Opportunity: Developing a New Generation of Personalized, Task-Aware Applications for Mobile Devices' during the discussion.

The Online Information 2010 Conference is projected as the place where information experts gather to discuss how best to adapt to a changing environment. This year's conference is expected to get to the heart of these issues and demonstrate that as the social media revolution continues, organisations are finding new and innovative ways of connecting with their customers and reducing operational costs. New leaders will emerge with the vision to adapt or change their business models to embrace the opportunities created by the social web, mobile, and the cloud.

Session attendees will have the opportunity to learn why content is more valuable when it is integrated with other content and can be enriched with relevant information; how to dynamically render content from a central repository to all of the various mobile devices consumers want and put into context; and hear real-world examples demonstrating the ways in which publishers have successfully built cutting-edge mobile applications for the iPad, Nook and Kindle.

The session will be moderated by Ed Keating, Vice President, Content Division, Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA). Joining Kellogg in the track session are Alan Pelz Sharpe, Principal, The Real Story Group (formerly CMS Watch), and Russell Reeder, CEO and President, LibreDigital, Inc.

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De Gruyter selects MarkLogic for next generation publishing platform
- 19 Nov 2010

Information infrastructure software provider Mark Logic Corporation, US, has announced an agreement with academic publisher De Gruyter to use MarkLogic as the central component of its next generation publishing platform.

The agreement establishes MarkLogic as the primary database for De Gruyter, and will enable library, corporate, and individual customers to search and leverage the millions of pieces of content that currently lives within the walls of the De Gruyter publishing house.

De Gruyter publishes and commercialises books, journals, and electronic media in various fields. Its primary customers are booksellers, instructors, and librarians, in Europe, North America, and internationally. The company will use MarkLogic as the primary search and delivery component of a new platform designed to enable everyone to search and access De Gruyter content.

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EPiServer announces expansion plans for UK market
- 16 Nov 2010

Web content management (WCM) platforms provider EPiServer, UK, has announced expansion plans for the UK market, including a wholly-owned UK subsidiary, new customer and partner initiatives and the launch on the UK market of new services, including EPiServer Everweb.

The company aims to grow its organisation in the UK by at least 50 percent over the next 12 months, building on its established base of over 330 UK customers using EPiServer across 2,500 websites. These include Reed Business Information, Bauer Consumer Media, Cunard/P&O Cruises, Silverstone, Toshiba, Mazda and the NHS. Strategic partnerships will also play a key role, as EPiServer develops its relationships with some of the UK's leading digital agencies. Developing the offering to match the needs on the UK market is central to EPiServer's UK expansion plans.

EPiServer Everweb joins EPiServer Commerce, an integrated e-commerce platform for content, commerce, community and communications that was launched in June. As part of EPiServer's expansion plans, the company has also acquired Harbour Software, which formerly ran its UK operations. The owner, Neal Perry, will build on his proven success and experience in the UK to drive operations as Country Manager for the newly formed EPiServer UK subsidiary.

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BQFJ selects Atypon as journals platform provider for QScience.com
- 16 Nov 2010

Atypon, a provider of software to the publishing and media industry, has announced that Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Journals (BQFJ) has selected Atypon's Literatum as the publishing software for its portfolio of scholarly open access journals. BQFJ's platform, QScience.com, is slated for launch in December 2010.

Literatum gives BQFJ and QScience.com support for rapid publication in multiple languages, sophisticated search, and the ability to integrate other content types, including eBooks, datasets, conference proceedings, and audio and video multimedia. Superior new features are planned for next year.

Professional and scholarly publishers are using the Literatum platform to manage, deliver and monetise their digital content. Publishing organisations such as JSTOR, the American Chemical Society, de Gruyter, and Annual Reviews are using Literatum to provide controlled access to journals, books, reference works, and other types of publications.

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IK Investment Partners acquires EPiServer
- 11 Nov 2010

IK Investment Partners (IK), a Pan-European private equity firm, has announced that it has agreed to acquire EPiServer Group AB (EPiServer) from Amadeus Capital, Martin Bjäringer, Monterro Holdings, Northzone Ventures, Mikael Runhem and family and employees. EPiServer is a fast growing provider of platforms that drive online engagement with revenues of SEK 192 million in 2009. The transaction is subject to anti-trust approval. Financials for the deal were not disclosed.

EPiServer is a Swedish software company offering a broad range of products and services combining content, commerce, community and communication, which enables organisations to manage and optimise their complete online presence. The platform is distributed by EPiServer's strong partner network. The Company has experienced rapid expansion with an average annual revenue growth of more than 30 percent over the last five years.

EPiServer has its head office in Sweden, where the research and development department is also based. In addition, the Company is represented in several other countries such as Norway, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, the UK and the US.

This is IK's sixth investment in the year to date and follows the acquisitions of Snacks International, Hansa, GHD, Colosseum Dental and Agros Nova.

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Informa Healthcare selects Atypon for mobile content delivery
- 10 Nov 2010

Atypon, a provider of software to the publishing and media industry, has announced that medical and scientific publisher Informa Healthcare has selected Literatum for Mobile as the cornerstone of its mobile content delivery strategy.

Informa Healthcare, a division of Informa plc, publishes authoritative research and analysis as well as up-to-date news for all sectors of the healthcare and life sciences community. Being able to access this content anytime anywhere is seen to be of critical importance to readers.

Literatum for Mobile claims to be the only product that provides a fully integrated solution for delivering the full text of professional and scholarly journals to institution subscribers—even if the reader is roaming outside of the institution network. All usage is included in the institution's COUNTER reports.

Non-Apple devices account for nearly 40 percent of Literatum for Mobile activations to date, reinforcing the need for a cross-platform mobile strategy. The Nielsen Company recently announced that Android is now the most popular operating system among people who bought a smartphone in the past six months.

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Digital edition of Wiley-Blackwell's medicine administration guide powered by SIPP
- 26 Oct 2010

Online publishing services provider Semantico Ltd., UK, has announced that the online edition of the UCL Hospitals Injectable Medicines Administration Guide, published by Wiley-Blackwell, is powered by the Semantico Information Publishing Platform (SIPP). SIPP can create micro-sites for specific publications, allowing the book to maintain its own identity. The site can focus on content and functionality for a specific user group, delivering an online resource with powerful searching and browsing capabilities and easy navigation.

The UCL Hospitals Injectable Medicines Administration Guide online edition is a practical, accessible web-based tool providing an essential resource for nurses and other healthcare professionals. The Guide offers key information and advice needed for the safe and effective administration of many injectable medicines available on the ward. It covers intravenous, intramuscular, and subcutaneous methods of administration and includes general advice on dealing with extravasation, osmolarity, pH, flushes and syringe pump compatibility. The alphabetically arranged tabulated monographs ensure quick access to information on key injectable medicines, including preparative details, stability, compatibility, and acute bedside monitoring.

The easy to navigate format and clear organisation of information on screen helps healthcare professionals quickly access the information they need at the point of care, facilitating professional decision making and promoting patient safety. The Guide will be updated regularly to ensure that the latest and safest information is provided.

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Argosy extends use of Publishing Technology's author2reader application as business expands
- 25 Oct 2010

Publishing Technology, a UK-based provider of software and services to the publishing industry, has announced that Argosy Books, Ireland, has extended the use of its author2reader application for their new book distribution service.

Argosy has been successfully using Publishing Technology's VISTA-branded author2reader software for their wholesale business. The company has now implemented the application to support the expansion of its business into providing publisher distribution services at their warehouse in Dublin.

Publishing Technology operates across the trade and academic markets, in books and journals, print and online. It provides software for online solutions, market communications and enterprise applications in the areas of: advertising, customer care, customer self service, distribution & warehousing, financial analysis, fulfillment, membership, product information management, production management, publishing intelligence, royalties and subscription management.

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RSuite User Conference: Content experts to discuss how right content architecture can ease CMS implementation
- 13 Oct 2010

Content management consulting and solutions provider Really Strategies, Inc., US, has announced that the company's CTO and Co-founder, Lisa Bos, and client solutions architect, Eliot Kimber, will take the stage at the RSuite User Conference on October 20, 2010, to discuss how right content architecture eases content management system (CMS) implementation.

Content architecture - DTDs, schemas, metadata, and underlying design principles - is seen to have an enormous impact on CMS implementation. The right architecture enables elegant implementation and straightforward system design. In this session, Lisa Bos and Eliot Kimber will discuss what to consider when designing content architecture, and how those choices can positively affect an organisation's success. They will also present DITA4Publishers, an open-source, community project to enable the quick and productive use of DITA by Publishers.

During the conference, RSuite clients will discuss their implementations of RSuite CMS in their publishing organisations. This includes presentations from Oxford University Press, Wolters Kluwer Health, American Society for Training and Development and Upper Room Ministries.

The RSuite User Conference offers a forum for current users and prospective users to come together and learn from past experiences, hear industry experts discuss best practices, and preview the product roadmap. This year's conference is split into 2 tracks - business and technical. Business users can hear case studies from leading publishers while technical users can dive into RSuite's architecture, extensions, and customisations.

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Reed Construction Data and Source2 form new company, SMARTBIM LLC
- 07 Oct 2010

Construction information provider Reed Construction Data (RCD), US, a division of Reed Business Information, and Source2, a private investment group focused on technology enabled service companies, have announced the formation of a new company, SMARTBIM LLC. SMARTBIM LLC has acquired the BIM Solutions division of RCD with a plan to maximise its potential. The new company is led by Arol Wolford and backed by Source2.

SMARTBIM currently provides BIM object creation and distribution services and related BIM management software (SMARTBIM Library and SMARTBIM QTO) to users of the Autodesk Revit platform. The company plans to link these activities even more closely as an integrated service, and to introduce increasingly sophisticated analytics that help its AEC customers make their BIM models more useful, and maximise BIM's potential to improve design and reduce cost.

RCD will be a significant shareholder in SMARTBIM LLC. It will work in partnership with the new company to maximise the potential of information solutions to drive adoption and functionality of Building Information Modeling in the construction industry.

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Cadmus Communications announces speakers for 2010 Executive Management Retreat
- 06 Oct 2010

Content management and production services provider Cadmus Communications, US, a Cenveo company, has announced an all-star line-up of expert speakers for their 2010 Executive Management Retreat as part of the Cadmus Institute educational initiative. The invitation only retreat will be held October 26-27 in Baltimore, Maryland.

The event, themed Revitalizing Your Publishing Toolkit: Are You Ready for the Next Challenge, will include industry experts offering insights into key publishing topics affecting not-for-profit, association, commercial, and university press publishers. Among speakers who will present at the event are: Thad McIIroy, President, The Future of Publishing; Susan Sarfati, CEO, High Performance Strategies; and Beth Rosner, Publisher of Science and the Director of AAAS Office of Publishing and Member Services.

Thad McIIroy is an electronic publishing analyst, author, and well-established expert in the technology and marketing issues surrounding electronic publishing, colour imaging and the Internet. He will deliver the keynote address.

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Pennwell selects RAMP's solution suite for global industry websites
- 05 Oct 2010

Content optimisation platform RAMP has announced that B2B publisher PennWell Corporation, US, is deploying RAMP's universal search and publishing solutions for its specialised industry news and information websites. As a result, RAMP will automate publishing workflows with dynamic taxonomy development and applications to make search and publishing contextually relevant to users' online behaviour on these websites.

RAMP will enable Pennwell to optimise its content through integration with Pennwell's publishing platform across its five industry verticals that represent the publisher's more than 75 print and online magazines and newsletters. As a result of this integration, Pennwell's website content is projected to become highly searchable across all media types. Topic pages utilising universal content - video, audio, text and images - will be created in response to users' search and browsing behaviour, and allow thousands of relevant pages to be published dynamically on these sites.

RAMP is an advanced content optimisation SaaS platform providing publishers workflow, discovery and engagement solutions to drive monetisation of online content to users' search and browsing behaviour. It offers publishers an open, flexible and modular capability to optimise large amounts of content, including text, audio, video and images, within dynamic publishing environments.

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EPiServer launches EPiServer MobileCenter App for iPhone and iPad
- 05 Oct 2010

Web content management (WCM) platforms provider EPiServer, UK, has launched the EPiServer MobileCenter App for iPhone and iPad. The App, a mobile version of EPiServer OnlineCenter, is designed to give interactive marketers, content publishers and Web developers greater control over their online properties. MobileCenter claims to be an efficient way for users to keep a pulse on all of their online channels in one place and make decisions about content.

MobileCenter is the portable extension of EPiServer OnlineCenter, which lies at the heart of EPiServer CMS. OnlineCenter provides an easily accessible dashboard from which users can manage all their online activities, including Websites, branded social networks, email marketing and other marketing automation tools and ecommerce sites. The MobileCenter App provides access to OnlineCenter features through small customisable open source plugins, or gadgets, many of which are conceptualised and created by the over 10,000 members of the EPiServer World online developer community.

EPiServer MobileCenter is available immediately from the Apple App Store. The MobileCenter gadget is free to licensees of EPiServer CMS.

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TEMIS launches Luxid for SharePoint 2010
- 04 Oct 2010

Text analytics solutions provider TEMIS, US, has launched Luxid for SharePoint, a dedicated version of its flagship content enrichment platform Luxid specifically packaged for Microsoft SharePoint 2010.

Based on patented TEMIS technology, Luxid for SharePoint 2010 is a powerful and scalable content enrichment solution that automatically extracts meaningful information (topics, entities, facts, sentiments, categories) from documents stored in Microsoft SharePoint 2010 to generate rich metadata. This semantic metadata natively stored in Microsoft SharePoint columns is then freely available to enrich any Microsoft SharePoint applications, opening new perspectives for content management, analysis and discovery.

The automation of rich metadata extraction helps IT departments optimise their investments in search and content management technologies. Powerful content analytics also helps better define storage and archival strategies. Luxid for SharePoint 2010 provides a ready-to-use search interface with enhanced Microsoft SharePoint webparts for faceted navigation and query refinement. The semantically enriched results list enables end-users to efficiently drill down to the most relevant documents.

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Atypon launches Literatum for Mobile
- 29 Sep 2010

Atypon, a provider of software to the publishing and media industry, has introduced Literatum for Mobile, a pioneering product that enables professional and scholarly publishers to deliver their content to iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry devices.

Literatum for Mobile positions publishers for success by bringing the full power of Literatum, the leading platform for professional and scholarly publishers, to the mobile market. Individual and institution subscriber access to full-text content is seamlessly integrated with the core platform, as are COUNTER reports.

This is achieved through an industry-first access management scheme that transforms the device into a powerful authentication credential. A one-time process pairs a user's device with his or her profile and institution access. After completing the process, the user is instantly authenticated every time the app is launched. Literatum for Mobile is currently available as a public beta for launch client Annual Reviews.

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Semantico releases new control panel for SIPP
- 28 Sep 2010

Online publishing services provider Semantico Ltd., UK, has released a new control panel for the Semantico Information Publishing Platform (SIPP). The updated control panel features improved navigation and updated graphic design.

The control panel enables existing live sites to be updated with new material. It is also possible to upload new code-sets and test them in the live environment. This allows for testing to be done without interruption to the site, essential functionality for sites with a worldwide audience.

SIPP is a cost effective technology solution that provides publishers with their own publishing platform. More and more publishers are recognising the importance of having a central, stable online publishing platform that is under their control, while also pushing content out to vendors and aggregators to provide additional visibility. Using SIPP, publishers can create their own micro-sites which provide publishers with a consistent approach in managing business processes.

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TEMIS announces free public download for LuxidBar knowledge discovery service
- 24 Sep 2010

Text analytics solutions provider TEMIS, US, has made its LuxidBar knowledge discovery service available via free public download from its website at www.temis.com. LuxidBar extends the benefits of content enrichment services to the user's desktop and powers an enhanced, more productive navigation experience.

LuxidBar was initially made available to TEMIS's customers as a new gateway to their Luxid 5.2 Content Enrichment and Information Discovery Platform. The publicly available LuxidBar connects to a Luxid Content Enrichment Platform hosted and maintained by TEMIS in the cloud. The platform performs a broad range of business and scientific entities extractions together with their semantic relationships.

LuxidBar is a lightweight component for Internet Explorer and Firefox that delivers four key features. It identifies and highlights key information within any webpage or document, enabling the user quickly to spot, read and navigate within the most relevant content. It also inserts smart links on the fly within the text, enabling the user further to navigate and gather additional information in context. Further, it displays information analytics dynamically to provide the user interactive graphical views of the document content. The service summarises any webpage or document by displaying only key sentences explicitly referring to the user's topic of interest.

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Atypon powers the New England Journal of Medicine
- 22 Sep 2010

Atypon, a provider of software to the publishing and media industry, has announced that Literatum, its flagship platform for professional and scholarly publishers, is powering the new digital presence for the New England Journal of Medicine.

The New England Journal of Medicine claims to be the most widely read, cited, and influential general medical journal in the world. The journal is also the oldest continuously published medical periodical. More than 600,000 people in 225 countries reportedly read NEJM each week, the majority of them online.

Featuring an all-new design with enhanced navigation, the new NEJM.org is rich in content and features. Additions include 19 new specialty pages, innovative education and training tools, and the complete NEJM Archive, which includes every article NEJM has published, dating back to 1812.

Literatum is a leading platform used by professional and scholarly publishers to manage, deliver and monetise their digital content. Publishing organisations such as JSTOR, the American Chemical Society, de Gruyter, and Annual Reviews are using Literatum to provide controlled access to journals, books, reference works, and other types of publications.

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Content experts to discuss how right content architecture can ease CMS implementation
- 22 Sep 2010

Content management consulting and solutions provider Really Strategies, Inc., US, has announced that the company's CTO and Co-founder, Lisa Bos, and client solutions architect, Eliot Kimber, will take the stage at the RSuite User Conference on October 20, 2010, to discuss how right content architecture eases content management system (CMS) implementation.

Content architecture - DTDs, schemas, metadata, and underlying design principles - is seen to have an enormous impact on CMS implementation. The right architecture enables elegant implementation and straightforward system design. In this session, Lisa Bos and Eliot Kimber will discuss what to consider when designing content architecture, and how those choices can positively affect an organisation's success.

Along with client presentations that include Oxford University Press, Wolters Kluwer Health, American Society for Training and Development and Upper Room Ministries, Andrew Littell from the Google Books Partner Program will provide the keynote presentation. A technical track offers a closer view of RSuite's extension points, user interface, workflow designer and more.

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RSuite User Conference to highlight client implementation of RSuite CMS
- 15 Sep 2010

Content management consulting and solutions provider Really Strategies, Inc., US, has announced that four of its RSuite clients will discuss their implementations of RSuite CMS in their publishing organisations on October 20, 2010, at the RSuite User Conference. This includes presentations from Oxford University Press, Wolters Kluwer Health, American Society for Training and Development and Upper Room Ministries.

Each client will take a different approach to presenting their unique implementation of RSuite while communicating how RSuite addressed business pain points and allowed them to streamline their editorial and production processes which resulted in cost savings and a shorter time to market for new products.

RSuite is a content management system used by more than 4000 publishing professionals everyday to create, manage, re-use, and distribute XML, media files, and other document formats (Word, PDF, InDesign, etc). RSuite is powered by MarkLogic Server and provides editorial workflow tools, native support for XML content storage services, full text search, a full suite of editorial, and content re-use at many levels.

The RSuite User Conference is sponsored by MarkLogic, Knowledgespeak, DeltaXML, Jacquette Consulting, Silverchair, SDL, and YuxiPacific.

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Really Strategies celebrates 10 years in business serving publishers
- 13 Sep 2010

Content management consulting and solutions provider Really Strategies, Inc., US, recently celebrated its 10th anniversary in business serving the publishing and technical publishing industries.

Really Strategies was founded in 2000 by former Reed Elsevier executives Barry Bealer and Lisa Bos. The shift in strategy to also become a software solution provider has helped the company continue to grow and be recognised with industry awards. These include Information Today's People's Choice Award for Top Consulting Services and Content Management, the Deloitte and Touche Fast 500 Award, Benjamin Franklin Emerging Business Award, the Deloitte and Touche Rising Star Award (Delaware Valley), the Philadelphia 100 Award, and recognition as one of the 'Best Places to Work' in Philadelphia by the Philadelphia Business Journal.

Really Strategies provides content solutions and services to publishers, media companies and other content-centric companies. From content creation to delivery, Really Strategies seeks to bring strategy, content and technology together to analyse, architect and implement appropriate tools and technologies. The company's solutions encompass XML editorial tools, XML repositories, content management systems, and editorial and production systems. Its core product RSuite CMS is a content management system that facilitates the creation, management, re-use and distribution of XML, media files, and other document formats.

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Atypon launches refreshed website for Annual Reviews
- 01 Sep 2010

Information services provider Atypon Systems, Inc., US, has announced the launch of a refreshed website for US-based non-profit publisher Annual Reviews.

The new website, www.AnnualReviews.org, is powered by Literatum, a platform used by professional and scholarly publishers to manage, deliver and monetise their digital content. It includes innovative features that make it easier for researchers to find principal contributions in their field and stay up to date with new developments. These include the ability to quickly preview an article's figures from tables of contents, search results, and most popular content pages; tag-along navigation that keeps an article's figures, references, and related content visible while moving through the article; and snippets from cited Annual Reviews articles that accompany the references, giving insight into the context of the citations.

Annual Reviews provides the worldwide scientific community with a useful and intelligent synthesis of the primary research literature for a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines. Its publications are among the most highly cited in scientific literature as indexed by the Journal Citation Reports (JCR).

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Chris Palma from Google Books to keynote RSuite User Conference
- 20 Aug 2010

Content solutions and services provider Really Strategies, Inc., US, has announced the keynote speaker for the 2010 RSuite User Conference, scheduled for October 20, 2010, at the Hub Cira Centre in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Chris Palma, strategic partner development manager for Google, will be the featured keynote speaker for the event. Palma is responsible for Google Books partnerships in the Western US, India, Australia and New Zealand.

The Google Books Partner Program now has more than 30,000 publisher partners world-wide, representing over 2 million full-text books discoverable from the Google index in over 70 international domains. At the RSuite User Conference, Palma will share his insights and vision of Google Books Partner Program and Google Editions, detailing what publishers need to understand now and plan for the future and how this impacts content management at publishing organisations of all sizes.

Palma has spent 15 years in scholarly publishing (Yale University Press, Harvard University Press), before joining Palo Alto-based ebrary, where he was Vice President of Content and Business Development for this leading provider of eBooks to the institutional library market.

Really Strategies, Inc. is the provider of RSuite, a content management system for publishers The RSuite user community continues to grow and publishers are using RSuite to streamline publishing workflows, facilitate content re-use, initiate XML-first production, and store content in one central location with powerful search technology. At this year’s conference, customers including Oxford University Press, Wolters Kluwer, American Society for Training and Development, Upper Room Ministries, and others will detail their experiences implementing RSuite.

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Open Text Corporation launches semantic navigation tool
- 18 Aug 2010

Enterprise content management (ECM) software provider Open Text Corporation, US, has announced a tool called Open Text Semantic Navigation. The tool is designed to help audiences naturally navigate through volumes of information based on the inherent meaning of the content and increasing web marketing and online search effectiveness. Available as a cloud-offering or on-premise, Semantic Navigation seeks to give organisations an easy way to improve engagement with online audiences.

The announcement was made at the Search Engine Strategies conference, a global conference and training series focused on search engine marketing, taking place this week. Open Text is a top sponsor of the event and is exhibiting in booth 214.

Companies of all sizes invest heavily to develop content they hope will boost brand awareness, sell goods and services, and increase customer loyalty. This content, however, can be spread across multiple servers and repositories where it is difficult for readers and search engines to find. Simple keyword searches assume the audience is willing to manually scroll through pages of results and hunt down countless blind alleys to find relevant content.

Open Text Semantic Navigation offers a way to improve the user experience. At the core of the offering is the Open Text Content Analytics engine. The engine is claimed to intelligently extract meaning, sentiment and context from content, and in turn marries that content to what a customer or prospect is looking for on a website. Audiences are expected to more consistently and quickly find helpful, valuable information with much less effort.

A complete solution, Open Text Semantic Navigation is designed to complement any existing website, independent of the web content management system used, either installed on local servers or as an online service provided by Open Text. With the cloud-based offering (currently in beta), organisations can expect to rapidly and inexpensively upgrade their sites user experience using a free, fully functional 30-day trial.

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Informa Healthcare adds over 600 book titles to Atypon-powered platform
- 06 Aug 2010

Information services provider Atypon Systems, Inc., US, has announced that medical and scientific publisher Informa Healthcare is now publishing books on the redesigned informahealthcare.com platform, powered by Atypon's Literatum software.

Literatum is a platform used by professional and scholarly publishers to manage, deliver and monetise their digital content. Publishing organisations such as JSTOR, the American Chemical Society, de Gruyter, and Annual Reviews are using Literatum to provide controlled access to journals, books, reference works, and other types of publications.

Informa Healthcare, a division of Informa plc, publishes authoritative research and analysis as well as up-to-date news for all sectors of the healthcare and life sciences community. The company partnered with Atypon to deliver a single publishing platform for both books and journals. It has now decided to add more than 600 book titles to the 170 journals on informahealthcare.com to allow users to search across content type to easily obtain critical research.

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More publishers choose MetaPress for e-content hosting services
- 29 Jul 2010

MetaPress, a US-based web hosting platform service for STM content, has announced that more publishers have selected MetaPress as their e-content hosting provider. The latest publishers to launch their electronic content management and hosting services via the MetaPress platform include American Library Association; Association for Experiential Education; Council on Social Work Education; Edward Elgar Publishing; Harvard Education Publishing Group; National Council of State Boards of Nursing; NetBiblo/Groupo Biblo; The Open University; and ReVision.

In business since 2000, MetaPress became the industry's first content management system with dimensional navigation across a variety of content types with the release of MetaPress 2.0 in August 2006. MetaPress provides a comprehensive solution to Web publishing needs and offers an established way to publish titles electronically, regardless of existing content format.

MetaPress serves publishers worldwide by hosting their e-content and making it accessible to an extensive audience. Currently, the company provides services and support to more than 200 publishers, serving as a silent partner dedicated to supporting and enhancing the publisher's brand in the marketplace. Services include content management, Web hosting, custom branded Website development, and e-commerce support.

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NRC Research Press to launch new publishing platform using Atypon's Literatum software
- 30 Jun 2010

Information services provider Atypon Systems, Inc., US, has announced that Canadian Science Publishing, doing business as NRC Research Press, will launch a new publishing platform using the company's Literatum software.

NRC Research Press is a Canada-based scientific publisher, publishing 15 journals in all scientific disciplines. The Press recently became an independent not-for-profit corporation, having previously operated as a division of the National Research Council of Canada, a government entity.

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Really Strategies releases RSuite Version 3.5 with new features and functionality
- 28 Jun 2010

Content solutions and services provider Really Strategies, US, has released RSuite version 3.5. The latest software release includes new features, major enhancements and improved usability based on customer feedback and requests from its growing user community.

New search features provide editors and publishers the ability to drill down and locate content based on full-text, metadata, and XML fielded searching. RSuite customers can easily configure multiple search forms mapped to the publishers' content. Publishers' metadata and XML fields can be presented to the user in the search interface, revealing to editors the ways that content has already been classified. New tools allow users to easily search for content objects based on the metadata of their containing packages. Search results can be copied with one click to create a new package of content in the repository. This content package is dynamic and refreshed as content is updated throughout the system.

A personal clipboard feature provides users the functionality to quickly organise and work with select content in their own personal whiteboard space. Custom metadata forms are easily configured and offer users a quick way to update metadata. Metadata forms can be configured per role so that the correct fields are exposed to the appropriate staff.

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PreMedia Global consolidates branding across divisions
- 16 Jun 2010

Integrated multimedia content solutions provider PreMedia Global, Inc. has announced that it has consolidated branding across its divisions under the name 'PreMedia Global' eliminating former division names BeaconPMG, PrepressPMG/GGS Higher Education and GGS Creative Resources.

The company recently showcased the new branding at the BookExpo America conference in New York City.

PreMedia Global provides integrated multimedia content solutions to professional, scientific and educational publishers through a global delivery platform. It provides services across the content spectrum from product development and design/image services to interactive content creation and new media applications to project management and production.

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RCD forms alliance with Hanley Wood to provide construction industry content
- 11 Jun 2010

B2B information providers Reed Construction Data (RCD) and Hanley Wood, LLC have announced the formation of a strategic alliance. Under the deal, the companies will open up proprietary information channels in an effort to deliver richer, more valuable content to the construction industry.

The alliance will seek to leverage the existing products, audiences, customer relationships, capabilities and expertise of each organisation to deliver data and content rich directories in the commercial construction marketplace and other construction related audiences.

The companies will initially focus on integrating content from RCD's construction product directory, SmartBuilding Index, with information available through several of Hanley Wood’s web and tradeshow channels. In addition to providing enriched content, this joint effort will create new and unique marketing opportunities for building product manufacturers and construction companies.

Hanley Wood is a B2B media firm focused on the residential and commercial construction and design industries. Its portfolio includes magazines, websites, e-newsletters, exhibitions and conferences, custom marketing and data services. Hanley Wood is comprised of four operating platforms: Business Media, which publishes more than 30 magazines; Exhibitions; Market Intelligence; and Marketing, which plans, creates, and executes strategic and integrated marketing solutions for its clients.

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Reed Construction Data releases SmartBIM Library and SmartBIM QTO for Revit 2011
- 08 Jun 2010

Construction information provider Reed Construction Data (RCD), US, a division of Reed Business Information and the Inaugural Strategic Partner of the AIA, has announced new releases for two of its BIM products - SmartBIM Library 4.0 and SmartBIM QTO 2.0. These products now include support for Revit 2011 from Autodesk.

The enhancements to SmartBIM Library make object content management easier by improving performance for publishing and filtering large catalogues of BIM family content. According to the company, these enhancements along with the other features of SmartBIM Library can drastically reduce time spent managing and organising Revit families. SmartBIM Library 4.0 comes pre-loaded with over 23,000 Revit product types, including MEP families, and continually publishes new content from a growing list of building product manufacturers.

SmartBIM QTO, powered by RSMeans, enables early cost estimating for Revit projects. This product is designed to help architects and designers quickly estimate or refine costs for a project. As a project changes, architects have the freedom to run cost estimates for multiple design options to facilitate 'what-if' scenarios.

SmartBIM Library and SmartBIM QTO now also support network licensing, which simplifies software asset management and allows for concurrent usage of a given number of licenses. SmartBIM Library 4.0 still includes many features from prior versions including drag-and-drop functionality that allows users to drag objects from SmartBIM Library directly into Revit projects.

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Ariadne and Aureus Pharma join forces to deliver knowledge management solutions for life sciences industry
- 26 May 2010

Bioinformatics firm Ariadne, US, and Aureus Pharma have announced a partnership to deliver leading knowledge management solutions for the life sciences industry. Ariadne will also distribute Aureus' offerings in the US. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The two companies will initiate a collaboration to explore together further synergies between their respective knowledge management solutions and more particularly the interfaces between the protein pathway space and medicinal chemistry. Such interfaces will help customers to better understand mechanisms of actions between therapeutic proteins, protein pathways and small molecules and provide new insights in the disease biology area.

The collaboration will establish confidence between researchers in disease biology and medicinal chemistry that the technologies they use and deploy in their specific environments provide continuity in the pipeline discovery process, align common goals in knowledge management and increase scientific comprehension between these two groups.

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Oxford University Press implements RSuite to transform publishing operations
- 26 May 2010

Academic and reference books publisher Oxford University Press (OUP) has licensed RSuite, a content management system for publishers. OUP is implementing RSuite across an initial subset of its book content. The Press publishes more than 6,000 new titles a year.

RSuite will serve as the central repository for OUP's XML content. It offers OUP the tools and the facility to automatically ingest and store content from its authors and other content suppliers. RSuite also allows the delivery of OUP content both manually and automatically to multiple targets in various formats. Examples of content delivery range from XML documents that are converted to Word and sent via email for editorial updates to batch delivery of XML and media files based on user selection and other criteria for web site updates.

Having a central repository offers OUP the opportunity to do product development by allowing editors hands-on tools where they can create content packages for new products or simply to organise content for whatever purposes are useful to them in their work. They will also be able to streamline content delivery to third-parties automatically.

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LibreDigital secures $8.1 million in funding to expand e-book services
- 20 May 2010

Digital media services company LibreDigital Inc, US, has announced that it has closed an $8.1 million Series C funding round led by new investor S3 Ventures with participation from existing investors Adams Capital Management and Triangle Peak Partners. The company's other key investors include HarperCollins Publishers, The New York Times Company and Noro-Moseley Partners.

The new capital infusion will be used by LibreDigital to expand e-book services for publishers looking to capitalise on the unprecedented demand for e-books, which is being driven by the release of new devices like the Apple iPad. In addition to being a top Apple e-book aggregator, LibreDigital also powers the delivery of content to other digital devices and marketplaces, including Barnes & Noble NOOK, Amazon Kindle, Sony Reader, Google Editions and many more.

LibreDigital enables publishers, distributors and device manufacturers to securely market and deliver content across an expanding number of digital channels, including e-readers, tablets, smart phones, social networks and online stores. The company offers solutions designed to deliver digital books, newspapers and magazines in the highest quality format possible.

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Atypon releases Literatum 10.1 publishing platform
- 20 May 2010

Information services provider Atypon Systems, Inc., US, has released Literatum10.1, a new version of the leading platform used by professional and scholarly publishers to manage, deliver and monetise their digital content. Literatum 10.1 is available immediately.

Publishing organisations such as JSTOR, the American Chemical Society, de Gruyter, and Annual Reviews are using Literatum to provide controlled access to journals, books, reference works, and other types of publications.

Literatum 10.1 will allow publishers to enhance their offerings and the user experience. Discussions & Polls will enable publishers to create new content experiences by weaving user-generated content into their publications. These tools can be used to power blogs, article comment threads, and more, and can be customized for individual websites and pages. Collections allow publishers to group related content, for example everything related to cardiology, enabling users to search and browse the collection and sign up for new content alerts. Collections can also be licensed and made available for sale through the website.

Additionally, Zoomable Images offers a compelling user experience for viewing figures at extremely high levels of magnification and resolution. Literatum automatically generates JPEG 2000 images from source files. Publishers do not need to make any changes to their production process.

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iD8 Publishing Services opts for NVivo 8 software to sort and analyse peer reviews and competitive information
- 19 Apr 2010

Research software developer QSR International, US, has announced that publishing company iD8 Publishing Services, Inc., US, has opted for the NVivo 8 to speed up the process for classifying, sorting and analysing peer reviews and competitive information. iD8 Publishing Services specialises in scientific, health and medical publishing.

Developed by QSR International, NVivo 8 allows publishers to explore and analyse qualitative information in a range of formats, including documents, video and audio recordings. It helps publishers to carry out in-depth analysis on large volumes of data, removing the manual tasks associated with analysis, such as classifying, sorting and arranging information.

Utilising the NVivo 8’s coding, query and mapping functions, iD8 has developed an online service for clients, providing them with customised, targeted reports that give authors better editorial guidance and competitive insight. iD8 has already used the service for one of its largest clients, Pearson Education. The service is believed to be the only one of its kind in the publishing industry.

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APA' new website selects RightSuite to manage access and commerce
- 24 Mar 2010

Information services provider Atypon Systems, Inc., US, has announced that the American Psychological Association's new APA.org website has selected Atypon’s RightSuite product for identity management, access management, and commerce. According to APA, the website is its primary channel for providing services and content.

The new APA.org website will use RightSuite to provide single sign-on across the Association's digital assets; manage access to its leading journals, books, and databases, including PsycINFO; and enable the purchase and fulfillment of both physical and digital goods. With more than 150,000 members, the American Psychological Association claims to be the largest association of psychologists in the world. It seeks to be the primary resource for all psychologists, as well as the major catalyst for the stimulation, growth, and dissemination of psychological science and practice.

Atypon is a provider of software used by professional and scholarly, trade and consumer, and educational publishers of all sizes to manage, deliver, and monetize their digital content. The company's products include complete publishing platforms as well as identity and access management and commerce solutions.

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RCD to demonstrate construction lead services and cost estimating tools at AGC’s Annual Convention
- 16 Mar 2010

Construction information provider Reed Construction Data (RCD), US, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reed Elsevier, has announced its participation in the Associated General Contractors of America’s (AGC) 91st Annual Convention and Pavilion, March 17-19, 2010, in Orlando, FL. At the convention, RCD will demonstrate how its construction lead services and cost estimating tools can help contractors save time, enhance productivity and drive new business.

SmartProject News is an online service designed to help customers find work quickly, track preferred projects, and access project details, plans and specifications, bidders lists, firms and contacts. The SPN database contains thousands of private and public project leads, including the Federal Stimulus Projects released in 2009. Flexible and low-priced subscription options give customers unlimited access to search counties, territories or states to find relevant projects.

RSMeans cost-estimating tools and resources include cost-data books, CD’s and Web-based products that help construction professionals accurately project and control the cost of both new building construction and renovation projects. Along with the core cost data, these resources include guides such as city cost indexes, productivity rates, crew composition, and contractor’s overhead and profit rates.

Convention attendees can stop by RCD’s booth (#B21) for a chance to win The Modern Toolkit: free construction project leads, plans and specs, and cost estimating tools for one year.

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Atypon names Marty Picco as Director of Product Management
- 10 Mar 2010

Information services provider Atypon Systems, Inc., US, has announced the appointment of Marty Picco as Director of Product Management. Picco joins Atypon after serving as Vice President of Systems & Technology for Harmonic Inc.

Picco is a seasoned digital media executive and technologist. At Harmonic, he was responsible for on-demand products, network management, systems engineering, and advanced development activities for its digital television division. He was also involved in identifying acquisition targets. Prior to Harmonic, Picco founded two start-ups, Parallax Graphics and later Cogent Technology, both of which he led to successful exits (to Dynatec Corporation and Harmonic, respectively).

Atypon is a provider of software used by professional and scholarly, trade and consumer, and educational publishers of all sizes to manage, deliver, and monetize their digital content. The company's products include complete publishing platforms as well as identity and access management and commerce solutions.

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NPG implements RSuite for content management
- 24 Feb 2010

Scientific publisher Nature Publishing Group (NPG), UK, has announced that it has implemented RSuite, a content management system for publishers. NPG publishes journals, online databases and services across the life, physical, chemical and applied sciences and clinical medicine.

NPG needed to replace several legacy production systems while still being able to leverage the investment in some existing tools, including MarkLogic Server. RSuite reportedly enabled NPG to accomplish this by facilitating the automation of its workflows. This in turn is projected to enable scalability without additional resource requirements, and allow for a more streamlined production process.

The publisher consolidated multiple content-centric solutions and uses RSuite for the posting of live online journal content to the web. During the implementation process, it was recognised that adding multiple journals into the production stream would no longer require additional staff and training.

RSuite is a browser-based content management system that seeks to facilitate the creation, management, re-use and distribution of XML, media files, and other document formats (Word, PDF, InDesign, etc). It is powered by MarkLogic Server and provides native support for XML content storage services; full text search in combination with XQuery; a full suite of editorial capabilities for XML and other content formats; content re-use at many levels; and editorial workflow tools.

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Open Text to acquire Nstein Technologies for C$35 million
- 23 Feb 2010

Enterprise content management (ECM) software provider Open Text Corporation, Canada, has announced an agreement to acquire digital content management solutions provider Nstein Technologies, Inc., Canada. Under the deal, Nstein shareholders will receive C$0.65 in cash for each Nstein common share held, unless certain eligible shareholders otherwise elect to receive a fraction of an Open Text share having a value of C$0.65. The transaction is valued at approximately C$35 million.

The acquisition is projected to extend the breadth of Open Text’s ECM offerings. Nstein’s solutions are sold across major market segments, such as media and information services, life sciences and government.

The transaction is expected to close in the second calendar quarter and is subject to customary closing conditions, including approval of two-thirds of the votes cast by Nstein’s shareholders and applicable regulatory and stock exchange approvals. A special meeting of Nstein’s shareholders is expected to be held to consider the amalgamation in early April 2010.

The definitive agreement includes customary non-solicitation and right to match provisions and Nstein has agreed to pay Open Text a termination fee in certain circumstances if the amalgamation is not completed.


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Really Strategies’ DocZone ranked best-in-class for supporting multilingual content and multiregional process
- 18 Feb 2010

Content solutions and services provider Really Strategies, US, has announced that DocZone has been ranked best-in-class for supporting multilingual content and multiregional process by independent market research firm, Common Sense Advisory, Inc.

DocZone claims to be the industry’s first award-winning software as a service (SaaS) XML content management system designed for publishers and technical publishers. It delivers multi-channel output from single-source content at an affordable rate. Achieving the only perfect 4.0 score, DocZone ranked above Author-IT, SDL Trisoft, Vasont, and other well known component content management systems.

Common Sense Advisory recently published the report ‘Global Content Management' to help provide guidance for the challenge of managing multilingual content to meet the needs of a global economy. According to the company, any organisation that operates internationally faces the cost and time barriers associated with content delivery in multiple languages. This body of research represents a thorough analysis of the leading content management solutions that will help global companies properly and objectively evaluate the available options.

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Atypon names Gordon Tibbitts as President
- 17 Feb 2010

Information services provider Atypon Systems, Inc., US, has announced that Gordon Tibbitts has joined the company as President, reporting to CEO Georgios Papadopoulos. Tibbitts joins Atypon after serving as CEO of Berkeley Electronic Press.

Prior to Berkeley Electronic Press, Tibbitts served as President of Blackwell Publishing (now Wiley-Blackwell) for seven years, during which time he transformed the company into the world’s largest society publisher and spearheaded the development of its digital publishing platform. He has also served as Director of Information Systems for Aster Publishing (later Advanstar) and as a Vice President for the Thomson Corporation.

Atypon is a provider of software used by professional and scholarly, trade and consumer, and educational publishers of all sizes to manage, deliver, and monetize their digital content. The company’s products include complete publishing platforms as well as identity and access management and commerce solutions.

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Dartmouth Journal Services to provide production services for The Journal of Immunology
- 05 Feb 2010

Journal production services provider Dartmouth Journal Services (DJS), part of The Sheridan Group, US, has announced an agreement with The American Association of Immunologists. Under the deal, DJS will provide services for the production of The Journal of Immunology (The JI). The JI is owned and published by the AAI.

Over 1700 manuscripts are published every year in The JI, resulting in about 16000 text pages. DJS will provide copyediting and composition along with print production, fulfillment, author billing and reprint services for The JI. Utilising an article-based workflow, DJS will also assist the AAI with the timely production of Publish-Ahead-of-Print content.

Issued in print and online twice monthly, The JI claims to be the most highly cited journal in the field of immunology.

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Dartmouth Journal Services to provide editorial and print production services for CHEST
- 12 Jan 2010

Journal production services provider Dartmouth Journal Services (DJS), part of The Sheridan Group, US, has announced a partnership with the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP). Under the deal, DJS will provide editorial services and print production for CHEST, the official publication of the ACCP.

A monthly publication, CHEST features original research in the multidisciplinary specialties of chest medicine, such as pulmonology, critical care, sleep medicine, cardiorespiratory interactions, thoracic surgery, transplantation, airways disease and more. The journal also features recent advances, topics in practice management, medical writing tips, pulmonary and critical care pearls, chest imaging and pathology for clinicians, contemporary reviews and more. Editorials and communications to the editor explore controversial issues and encourage further discussion.

The decision to utilise DJS’s services was announced by ACCP Vice President of Publications and Editorial Resources, Stephen Welch.

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CQ Press implements RSuite to manage complex staff directories content
- 07 Jan 2010

Enterprise software vendor RSuite, US, has announced that CQ Press, a division of academic publisher SAGE, has successfully implemented RSuite to manage the latter’s complex staff directories content.

Over the years, CQ Press has added new content to its directories products, acquired other directory publications, and identified the need to shift from a product-based to a topic-based editorial and publishing format. RSuite was selected to manage CQ Press’ XML and related assets and become the company’s single repository for all directory content. Initial testing began with three titles in February 2009. At present, additional titles and 18 users (internal and external) interact with the system and the content feeds CQ Press’ web and many online products.

RSuite is a browser-based content management system that facilitates the creation, management, re-use, and distribution of XML, media files, and other document formats (Word, PDF, InDesign, etc). Powered by MarkLogic Server, it provides native support for XML content storage services, full text search in combination with XQuery, a full suite of editorial capabilities for XML and other content formats, content re-use at many levels, and editorial workflow tools.

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Vasont Systems launches Version 12.2 of Vasont Content Management System
- 15 Dec 2009

Content management software and data services provider Vasont Systems, US, has announced the release of the next interim version of their content management system, Vasont 12.2. The latest version enables users to store multilingual content once for maximum reuse and delivery to multiple channels.

New features provide terminology management, content branching, and additional reporting capabilities. The Controlled Vocabulary feature allows organisations to manage the terminology used in their documentation by defining ‘allowed terms’ to be used and ‘restricted terms’ to be avoided. The Revisions feature is a branching capability that allows users to track and manage changes to modular content in relation to its original source content. This feature makes it easy for clients to work on multiple versions of their content simultaneously. The Content Exception Report feature allows users to avoid taking action on content before it is approved and complete. It is particularly useful for identifying items that may interfere with publishing, and may also be used for diagnosing referenced modular content with specific criteria, such as draft status and specific edit dates.

Vasont 12.2 focuses on enhancing productivity for writers managing modular content using DITA, other industry-standard and custom DTDs. This interim release provides more tools for clients to better manage their editorial and publishing processes. It is currently available for both the perpetual license and hosted (SaaS) content management system models.

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ASCO signs multi-year contract with Cadmus for journal production services
- 15 Dec 2009

Content management and production services provider Cadmus Communications, a Cenveo company, has announced that it has been awarded a three-year contract by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).

Under the deal, Cadmus will provide a full range of journal production services including copyediting, composition, content management, and printing for the Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO) and other ASCO publications including the Journal of Oncology Practice (JOP) and multiple meeting publications. ASCO is a not-for-profit publisher with a longstanding relationship with Cadmus.

Cadmus provides end-to-end, integrated graphic communications services to professional publishers, not-for-profit societies, associations and corporations. The company claims to be the world's largest provider of content management and production services to scientific, technical and medical (STM) journal publishers.

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Atlas Co selected as preferred reseller for Atypon's software in Japan
- 10 Dec 2009

Information services provider Atypon Systems, Inc., US, has announced that it has appointed Atlas Co., Ltd. as a preferred reseller for Atypon's software. Under this arrangement, Atlas will market and support Atypon's software to professional and scholarly publishers in Japan.

Atypon's software is used by some of the world's most prestigious professional and scholarly publishers to manage, deliver, and monetise their digital content, including journals, books, and other types of publications. The software is expected to make content from Japanese professionals and scholarly publishers more discoverable within and beyond Japan.

Atlas is Japan's leading technology partner for publishers, having developed the J-STAGE journal hosting platform under contract to the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST).

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Atypon releases latest version of identity management tool, RightSuite
- 02 Dec 2009

Information services provider Atypon Systems, Inc., US, has unveiled RightSuite 4.5, an upgraded version of its identity and access management and commerce solution for publishers. The product is available immediately.

According to Atypon, RightSuite is used by large media conglomerates such as CBS Interactive, The McGraw-Hill Companies, News International and Turner Broadcasting System, to sell and control access to their digital assets. The latest version includes out-of-the-box reports, an ETL platform, a star schema for access and commerce data, and integration with OpenReports, a flexible open source reporting solution.

RightSuite consists of two licensed modules - RightAccess and RightCommerce - which can operate together or individually as server applications or as Software as a Service. Consulting and implementation services are also available. The Multiple Active Data Centers feature is seen to enable RightSuite to be deployed and operated across geographically dispersed data centers, all simultaneously online and active, without the need for any third-party tools.

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Cadmus announces organisational changes within Publisher Services Group
- 01 Dec 2009

Content management and production services provider Cadmus Communications, a Cenveo company, has announced organisational changes within the Publisher Services Group (PSG). The move is designed to further strengthen the company's focus on publishers in the essential information markets. The announced changes elevate leaders with extensive backgrounds in meeting the needs of scholarly publishers.

John Grinnell, formerly Executive Vice President of Global Content Services, has been promoted to Executive Vice President of PSG. In his new role, John will be responsible for all content services, conventional print, and sales operations within Cadmus PSG.

The first of several changes to come under the strategic plan to further align Cadmus with its publishing partners is the repositioning of the content operations in Columbia, MD, as ‘The Publisher's Office.’ Debbie McClanahan will lead The Publisher's Office as Vice President of Publishing Services, reporting directly to Atul Goel, Senior Vice President of Global Content Operations & Technology. Debbie brings almost 40 years of market expertise.

The Publisher's Office will also be the central location of an R&D team of Publishing Workflow Analyst focused on creating innovative tools that allow publishers to be on the cutting edge of preparing and delivering dynamic content. Clark Lindsay will lead this team as Director of Publishing Technologies. Prior to joining Cadmus, Clark was Vice President of Operations for ATLIS Systems, Inc. He has more than 20 years of publishing technology experience working with such organisations as the National Library of Medicine, the American Chemical Society, AARP, IEEE, Hanley-Wood, the Library of Congress, Thomas Directories, and Thomson (Gale Research and Delmar).

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Reed Construction Data announces software updates for BIM solutions
- 19 Nov 2009

Construction information provider Reed Construction Data (RCD), US, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reed Elsevier, has announced updates for two of its leading BIM solutions, SmartBIM Library (SBL) and SmartBIM QTO, to help Autodesk Revit users increase efficiency and organization in the design phase.

SmartBIM Library is a Revit family cataloging tool for architects, designers and engineers that provides search and management capabilities. The release of version 3.8 offers users improved thumbnail creation for all Revit families and adds support for publishing curtain wall panels in user-created catalogues. SmartBIM Library version 3.8 comes pre-loaded with over 22,000 high-quality Revit family types and includes a content update service that publishes families on a continual basis from a growing list of building product manufacturers.

SmartBIM QTO allows architects and engineers to rapidly perform quantity takeoffs from a Revit project and generate design-level cost estimates using RSMeans cost data. As a project changes, architects also have the freedom to run estimates for different design options to facilitate ‘what-if’ scenarios. After an estimate is created, any line item can be edited manually allowing users to input their own costs or further refine the estimate using the RSMeans CostWorks database. SmartBIM QTO 1.3 has improved functionality for exporting a quantity takeoff to Microsoft Excel.

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Content DSI brings Castle Connolly Graduate’s Medical Board Review Manuals online
- 30 Oct 2009

Publishing software developer Content Data Solutions, Inc. (Content DSI), US, and Castle Connolly Graduate Medical Publishing (CCGMP) have announced the launch of the latter’s new interactive website. The site brings Castle Connolly Graduate’s Medical Board Review Manuals and interactive study tools online.

According to CCGMP, changes in medical education funding have forced it to alter its business model. To maintain free access for all US senior residents and fellows, it has gone online with its entire catalogue. The aim is to create new revenue streams by changing from a single-commercial sponsor model to an advertising-supported model.

Over three months, Content DSI worked collaboratively on the website design, digitised the content of 18 specific medical specialty publications and associated study tools, and integrated the content into a newly designed e-commerce-enabled website.

CCGMP will offer its digital books and its print books to practicing physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and medical students internationally via www.ccgmp.com.

Content DSI is a software and systems integrator providing content management, publishing solutions and services to commercial publishers, manufacturers and other content centric companies. It seeks to help publishers acquire, create, edit and process information and release it to their audiences via websites, hardcopy publications, CD/DVD, e-readers and other output media.

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Symyx Available Chemicals Directory moves to monthly updates
- 20 Aug 2009

Symyx Technologies, Inc., a US-based provider of technologies for R&D, Inc. has announced that the Symyx Available Chemicals Directory (ACD) has moved from quarterly to monthly updates of supplier catalogues. Continuously improving the update frequency of ACD enables scientists to identify the optimal set of compounds for their synthesis or library with increased confidence that those compounds will be available at the indicated prices from the selected suppliers.

Symyx ACD claims to be the most widely integrated and accessible commercial compound directory in the world. ACD information consolidates sourcing information from over 870 compound suppliers and is available to scientists through the applications they use every day. With ACD, scientists can access up-to-date chemical property, availability, and pricing information in the context of their workflows through in-house, custom applications or standard applications such as Symyx Notebook, Symyx Isentris, ISIS and Symyx Logistics lab informatics software. Scientists can also access ACD sourcing information via smartphone applications and the Symyx-hosted DiscoveryGate and DiscoveryGate Web Service platforms.

Used by researchers in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical and agrochemical sectors worldwide, Symyx ACD is a meticulously curated chemical sourcing database containing over one million unique chemicals (including 2D and 3D structures), over three million products, and over six million packages offered for purchase in bulk and research quantities.

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Really Strategies and DocZone announce keynote speaker for 2009 RSuite User Conference
- 20 Aug 2009

Content solutions and services provider Really Strategies, US, and DocZone, the industry’s first SaaS XML content management system, has announced the keynote speaker for the 2009 RSuite User Conference to be held October 6, 2009. Howard Ratner, CTO, Nature Publishing Group (NPG), will be the featured keynote speaker for the event.

Howard is in charge of all US operations and has global responsibilities for web development, web services, content services, production and manufacturing, and information technology across all NPG products. NPG is a leader in exploring and implementing new technologies, and recently announced the implementation of MarkLogic Server as its XML repository. At the RSuite User Conference, Howard will illuminate the opportunities that are revealed to publishers once content management is implemented throughout an organisation.

RSuite is a browser-based content management system that facilitates the creation, management, re-use, and distribution of XML, media files, and other document formats (Word, PDF, InDesign, etc). The RSuite user community has blossomed over the past year. At this year’s conference, existing customers, including Cengage Learning, MIT, ASTD, IGI Global, and others, will detail the process and benefits of implementing RSuite.

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Reed Construction Data launches next phase of SmartProject News
- 12 Aug 2009

Building information modeling (BIM) solutions provider Reed Construction Data, US, has unveiled the next phase of SmartProject News, a construction lead service helping contractors and small construction companies grow their businesses through easy-to-use online tools and a powerful back-end database of projects, firms, bidders and contacts. With the launch of this service, RCD is running a special promotion (www.reedconstructiondata.com/spn) until August 31, 2009 offering free plans and specs for new subscribers.

SmartProject News (SPN) is designed for contractors that are looking for hard bid and negotiated, non-residential work. The SPN database includes tens of thousands of private and public project leads available to customers. Flexible and low-priced purchase options include full access to localised territories or states, as well as project bundles of 10 or 25.

The upgraded service provides over 30 new metro-area subscription options and several advanced search features to help customers quickly identify local projects, as well as opportunities in surrounding areas. High-potential projects are easily identified with SPN’s revamped user interface and search tools. Users can track projects using automated e-mail alerts and access project plans and specs with the click of a button.

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Reed Construction Data unveils latest versions of BIM products
- 10 Aug 2009

Building information modeling (BIM) solutions provider Reed Construction Data, US, has announced new releases for two of its BIM products, SmartBIM Library (SBL) v3.5 and SmartBIM QTO 1.0, which now include compatibility with Autodesk’s Revit 2010. SmartBIM Library is a BIM content management tool for architects and engineers. SmartBIM QTO 1.0 is projected as a new time- and cost-saving BIM tool that instantly provides a quantity takeoff and early cost estimate on a project using RSMeans cost data.

SmartBIM Library 3.5 comes pre-loaded with over 21,000 Revit product types, including new MEP families. The tool can also publish content on a continual basis from a growing list of building product manufacturers. Additional key developments to SBL v3.5 include improved installation support and enhancements to Reed’s content publishing feature for large catalogues. SmartBIM Library v3.5 still includes many features from prior versions including automatic content updates that deliver new Revit families directly to users’ desktops; automatic software updates to ensure the most up-to-date software features; and drag-and-drop functionality that allows users to drag objects from SmartBIM Library directly into Revit projects.

The speed and automation of SmartBIM QTO (www.reedconstructiondata.com/bim/qto) purportedly allow architects and designers to check or refine costs for a project as they go, eliminating expensive and time-consuming efforts to redesign projects to meet budget demands. As a project changes, architects also have the freedom to run estimates for multiple design options to facilitate ‘what-if’ scenarios. After an estimate is created, any line item can by edited manually allowing users to input their own costs or further refine the estimate using the RSMeans CostWorks database.

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Symyx Technologies' ChemMobi application now available for free on App Store
- 24 Jul 2009

Symyx Technologies, Inc., a US-based provider of technologies for R&D, has announced that its ChemMobi application is now available for free on the App Store. ChemMobi gives on-the-go scientists access to chemical structures, chemical properties, suppliers and other information in the Symyx databases directly on their iPhone or iPod touch.

Powered by DiscoveryGate Web Service (DGWS) and ChemSpider Search, ChemMobi provides access to over 30 million chemical structures, enabling chemists to search for Chemical Names or IDs and quickly retrieve associated information including chemical structures, calculated properties, commercial availability from over 860 suppliers, synonyms, and material safety data sheet summaries from ChemADVISOR.

The ChemMobi App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore/.

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Really Strategies acquires DocZone.com
- 03 Jul 2009

Content solutions and services provider Really Strategies, US, has announced the acquisition of DocZone.com, a SaaS XML content management provider. DocZone.com is known for its affordable DITA-based technical publications solution that is easy to configure and use. The acquisition will complement Really Strategies' RSuite product line, offering publishers, media companies, and technical publishers an array of pricing and implementation models that fit their business needs.

With this acquisition, Really Strategies has an established customer base in several new markets, including Fortune 500 technology and manufacturing companies. The acquisition was led by Brook Venture Partners. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

With over 100 clients in the publishing, media, and technical publications markets, the combined company will be headquartered in Audubon, PA, with a strong European presence to serve a global client base.

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Unbound Medicine and AAP launch mobile version of Red Book
- 19 Jun 2009

Healthcare knowledge management solutions provider Unbound Medicine, US, and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) have announced the launch of Red Book for Mobile + Web. The latest findings and clinical guidelines contained in the new 28th edition of Red Book is now available on any popular phone or handheld platforms.

Up-to-date information about vaccines, emerging infectious diseases, and new methods of diagnosis and treatment is essential for clinicians who encounter childhood infectious diseases. Red Book for Mobile + Web, powered by the Unbound Platform, is designed to make this critical information accessible whenever and wherever it is needed. From any location, clinicians can refer to Red Book via the Web or download to iPhone/iPod touch, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Mobile or Palm.

The Red Book is AAP's authoritative guide to the latest pediatric infectious disease information. It is seen to be an essential resource and reference for clinical practice with the most recent guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of infectious diseases.

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Unbound Medicine announces iPhone application for institutional customers
- 15 Jun 2009

Healthcare knowledge management solutions provider Unbound Medicine, US, has announced an application for iPhone and iPod touch devices in institutions that subscribe to uCentral. uCentral, a custom point-of-need solution for institutions, delivers trusted medical information where and when it is needed.

Among the references now available for iPhone within the uCentral application are 5-Minute Clinical Consult, Harrison's Manual of Medicine, The Merck Manual, Davis's Drug Guide, and Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary.

The rapid adoption of iPhone technology by members of the health care community has significantly increased demand at medical libraries for mobile content. Medical Students and physicians at Yale University School of Medicine and the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University have just completed a beta test of uCentral. When surveyed, all participants reported that the uCentral application was simple to download and use. Eighty-one percent stated that they referred to uCentral while with a patient, whether at the bedside or in the clinic.

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Reed Construction Data and TME, Inc partner to create comprehensive BIM Library
- 09 Jun 2009

Building information modeling (BIM) solutions provider Reed Construction Data, US, has announced a partnership with TME, Inc., an energy engineering firm. The deal will provide the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) community access to thousands of Revit MEP families through the SmartBIM distribution network, including Reed's SmartBIM Library.

The combination of MEP content from TME and the SmartBIM Objects from Reed Construction Data is expected to create a comprehensive library of high-quality Revit BIM objects. BIM content created by Reed Construction Data and TME, Inc. is designed to meet the highest quality standards in the industry and represents the real-world characteristics of the objects. Reed delivers BIM content to the market through SmartBIM Library, SmartBIM Spaces, and SmartBuilding Index.

SmartBIM products shipping with the latest MEP content is expected to be available this summer.

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BookMasters partners with Ingram Digital to provide digital content services for publishers
- 02 Jun 2009

Digital content services provider Ingram Digital, US, has announced that it has been selected by BookMasters, Inc. to enhance its e-content capabilities with next generation digital asset management technology as well as tools for content discovery, sampling and marketing online. With a 40-year legacy in book printing, fulfillment and distribution, BookMasters acts as a full-service partner to publishers.

The agreement with Ingram Digital enables BookMasters to offer digital services alongside its manufacturing and distribution services. BookMasters customers will be able to utilise Ingram Digital's digital asset management and distribution platform, CoreSource, to streamline file digitisation, format conversion and distribution to multiple channels. In addition, BookMasters will use Ingram Digital's Retail Solutions for secure and efficient e-book fulfillment.

Ingram Digital will also provide BookMasters' customers with the ability to make print books searchable in order to drive content discovery and sales online. Ingram Digital's 'Browse and Buy' widget, a tool that enables publishers to leverage Web 2.0 technology to create awareness for their products, will also be available to BookMasters' publisher clients. The agreement between the companies will make up to 23,000 titles available in digital formats from BookMasters' roster of STM, trade and university publishers.

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Unbound Medicine releases medical applications for Android mobile platform
- 25 May 2009

Healthcare knowledge management solutions provider Unbound Medicine, US, has announced the availability of premier medical references for smartphones running the Android mobile technology platform from Google, Inc. The Unbound Platform already supports native applications for popular handheld devices including iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, and Palm. With the addition of Android support, the Unbound Platform further enables healthcare professionals to access up-to-date medical knowledge from the device of their choice.

Among Unbound's products now available for Android are best-selling medical and nursing titles that help clinicians answer questions at the point of need. These include The Merck Manual from Merck & Co, Inc.; Davis's Drug Guide and Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary from F.A. Davis; and the Five-Minute Clinical Consult from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. In addition, Unbound's unique aggregated offerings, Nursing Central and uCentral, for individuals and institutions may be downloaded to Android devices.

Combining sophisticated content designs with powerful Android-specific navigation, Unbound's applications feature rapid search, easy-to-scan text, high resolution images, integrated audio, bookmarking, links to 18 million journal articles in MEDLINE, and extensive cross-linking between resources.

Symyx Technologies launches next-generation scientific informatics software
- 07 May 2009

Symyx Technologies, Inc., a US-based provider of technologies for R&D, has announced the release of Symyx Isentris Personal Edition scientific software. Designed for small to mid-size R&D organisations and for individuals, Isentris Personal Edition brings advanced scientific information management, exploration, and sharing capabilities to scientists without requiring an enterprise deployment.

As the successor to the ISIS desktop system (replacing ISIS/Base, ISIS for Excel, and ISIS/Draw), Isentris Personal Edition surpasses ISIS in meeting scientists' needs for storing, searching, viewing, and sharing personal experimental results while still providing the powerful functionality of an enterprise scientific informatics system. By helping scientists share databases and associated files easily with colleagues, Isentris Personal Edition drives effective collaboration within and across partnering organisations.

Using the new and improved Isentris for Excel component of Isentris Personal Edition, scientists can manage, explore, and share chemical and biological information in Microsoft Excel spreadsheets that maintain the integrity of chemical structures and reaction information. Researchers are free to use the power of Excel to sort, filter, analyse, and visualise scientific data and then easily share their Excel spreadsheets with colleagues and partners. Advanced features enable scientists to enumerate virtual compound libraries, analyse the effects of substituents on biological activities, and search chemical spreadsheets using structure searching and filtering techniques.

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Reed Construction Data launches BIM product, SmartBIM Spaces
- 05 May 2009

Building information modeling (BIM) solutions provider Reed Construction Data, US, launched its latest BIM offering, SmartBIM Spaces, at the recently concluded AIA 2009 National Convention and Design Expo. Reed also demonstrated the benefits of its upcoming release, SmartBIM QTO, at the AIA convention.

SmartBIM Spaces seeks to offer architects a simple way to view and download BIM objects specific to their projects. It also seeks to provide building product manufacturers with a targeted distribution method to get their products in the hands of architects during the design phase.

SmartBIM Spaces uses Reed's SmartBIM content, including manufacturer-specific and generic BIM objects, and packages it by project type (school, library, office building, etc.). These 'spaces' are delivered proactively, allowing designers to view products within the context of a specific project and download the objects needed to complete their projects.

Manufacturers can use SmartBIM Spaces as a targeted way to market their products to the design community and promote their BIM objects. By packaging their project-specific objects within Spaces, manufacturers make it easier for architects to locate the products and information they need. Manufacturer-specific BIM objects are available through the SmartBIM Object Creation Program. Manufacturers can have their products modeled as 3D, high-quality and highly parametric BIM objects for use in designing a building or project.

In addition to SmartBIM Spaces, Reed delivers BIM content to the market through SmartBIM Library, SmartBuilding Index and Autodesk Seek (http://seek.autodesk.com/).

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Content Data Solutions unveils browser based content management solution as SaaS
- 04 May 2009

Publishing software developer Content Data Solutions, US, has announced the release of its Web Publishing Solution (WPS) as Software as a Service (SaaS). WPS SaaS is being offered to reduce or eliminate the upfront financial investment typically required when implementing a content management system.

WPS, targeted at news, journal and book publishers, is projected as a comprehensive application for the creation, enrichment, management and delivery of content to the web and other publishing channels such as print, CD-Rom or E-Reader. WPS' standard editing controls are similar to Microsoft Word, thus allowing quick adoption by users with little to no training.

WPS SaaS is seen to result in an immediate return on investment for businesses, allowing companies to publish content at an extremely low cost with minimal infrastructure costs. The built-in automated publishing process allows companies to publish information quickly and accurately with features such as future scheduling and expiration capabilities. This is expected to provide customers with timely and accurate information. WPS' browser based solution has a built-in workflow feature. This is seen to allow authors, editors and content managers the ability to efficiently revise, approve and release documents in a collaborative environment, resulting in a vastly decreased publication to market cycle time and increased employee flexibility.

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Nstein launches editor-centric web CMS - WCM 4.1
- 04 May 2009

Nstein Technologies, Inc., a Canada-based provider of online publishing solutions for newspapers, magazines and online content providers, has announced the launch of WCM (Web Content Management) 4.1, a feature-rich upgrade to its content management system (CMS). Most notable among the additions is WCM Mojo, a portable, mobile back-office version of WCM designed to empower smart-phone equipped writers, journalists and editors to create, edit and publish content in the field.

Since its inception, Nstein WCM has focused on being the most editor-centric, intuitive and intelligent Web CMS on the market. WCM 4.1 continues that tradition, featuring a fully extensible drag-and-drop-enabled customisable dashboard that allows users to develop their own layouts from a pre-configured widget library.

Nstein's new mobile content management tool, WCM Mojo, is an optional, lightweight add-on client that connects seamlessly to WCM via newer smart phone browsers. This functionality allows writers, journalists and editors to create and edit stories, slideshows, manage contributions and follow editorial and behavioral statistics in real-time. Also, it allows editors to execute repetitive editorial tasks such as content approvals and content bundling while in transit.

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Really Strategies unveils tool to speedily build content management projects on MarkLogic
- 29 Apr 2009

Content solutions and services provider Really Strategies, US, has announced the availability of the RSuite Engine, a tool that lets organisations jumpstart the development of content management projects on top of MarkLogic Server, an XML server. The Application Programming Interface (API), which forms the foundation of RSuite CMS, seeks to provide a robust API for technical teams to accelerate the development of sophisticated content management applications.

RSuite Engine is a Java-based environment that runs on both Windows and Linux. The API enables developers to load, create and search content; to assign and manage metadata at any element level; to build user interfaces for browsing and interacting with content; to version and lock/unlock content; and to interact with other content management functions. RSuite Engine is offered as either a perpetual or term licence. Additional RSuite components such as the user interface and workflow modules can now be purchased separately.

MarkLogic Server includes a set of capabilities to store, search, analyse and dynamically deliver content. Mark Logic customers and partners build information access and delivery solutions used by organisations to accelerate the creation of content applications.

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Reed Construction Data and CADworks partner to deliver BIM content to AEC industry
- 28 Apr 2009

Construction information solutions provider Reed Construction Data (RCD), US, and CADworks have announced an agreement to partner to extend the delivery of high-quality content to building product manufacturers (BPM's) and help accelerate the adoption of building information modeling (BIM).

The partnership will allow the Reed Construction Data national sales force to identify BIM opportunities for MEP manufacturers. CADworks will be Reed's preferred provider for mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) content creation.

Despite a recent increase in the adoption rate of BIM, there are still several obstacles to overcome before BIM is integrated on a widespread level. According to many architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry sources, the availability of quality BIM content is one of the leading barriers. In a study by RSMeans Business Solutions, firms rated accuracy (objects represent a real product), level of detail and time to develop an object as the most important factors for use of a BIM object.

Reed's SmartBIM Objects and CADworks' Intelligent Content, designed fully parametric, accurately represent the real-world characteristics of products, and meet the standards in the industry. These are loaded with the critical data Revit users need to design a detailed and coordinated BIM model.

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RefWorks launches mobile phone interface, RefMobile
- 27 Apr 2009

RefWorks, the research tools arm of ProQuest, LLC, US, has announced the launch of RefMobile, a new interface that enables students and researchers to use the RefWorks web-based research management service from anywhere, via web-enabled mobile phones, smart phones, and personal data assistants (PDAs).

The RefMobile interface gives users immediate access to the most commonly used RefWorks functions, including searching their entire RefWorks databases, viewing references by folders, adding and removing references from folders, creating new folders, and adding comments to Notes fields. Users can also efficiently import new references to their RefWorks account using the new SmartAdd feature.

With SmartAdd, users simply enter basic identifying information for a publication, such as ISBN number, digital object identifier (DOI) number, partial title, or author and publication year, and SmartAdd searches the Internet for the reference and import it to RefWorks.

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Bundling print and digital drives electronic sales, says study
- 24 Apr 2009

John Smith & Son, an academic and professional bookselling chain in the UK, has released results of a study proving market demand for e-textbooks and confirming their value as a new revenue stream for publishers. The programme is powered by VitalSource, an interactive e-textbook platform offered by Ingram Digital, an Ingram content company focused on solutions for digital content management, distribution and promotion.

E-textbooks were sold using various sales models, with bundled print and e-textbooks proving more successful than e-textbooks sold as a discounted point-of-sale add-on or as a single full-price product. Not only were e-textbook sales strong in the first semester, but these encouraging sales have continued into the second semester, it has been observed.

The study also revealed that titles available digitally realised a decrease in used textbook sales. Used textbook sales force publishers to compete with their own material, leading to more frequent new editions and, subsequent higher costs for printed textbooks. Titles available digitally realised as much as a 68 percent decrease in sales of their used, printed counterparts in a year-to-year comparison.

John Smith's chose VitalSource for its ability to support multiple formats, flexible digital rights management and interactive features such as the ability to search within text, highlight in the book, copy and paste sections as needed and the ability to share notes with classmates and professors. After a successful pilot in 2007, the programme was expanded for the 2008 autumn semester, with almost 100 of John Smith's bestselling textbook titles available in digital and print.

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Semantico offers rapid versions of publishing platform and access management system
- 16 Apr 2009

Online publishing solutions provider Semantico Ltd., UK, has announced a redesign of its service offering around the introduction of 'rapid' versions of its online publishing platform, Semantico Information Publishing Platform (SIPP), and its identity and access management system, Semantico Access Management System (SAMS). The new rapid offering is projected to enable dramatically shortened implementation times and lower cost without sacrifice of quality. The move is expected to better meet the needs of publishers struggling to fund the development of their online offerings in the current financial climate. The company is also introducing a number of 'crunch-buster' service additions alongside its core offering.

Semantico, a developer of high-end custom digital publishing solutions, is now additionally offering lower entry points for its richly-featured publishing solutions, and faster time-to-market.

The basis of the rapid offering is a streamlined, 'Pareto principle' implementation which is seen to provide the vast majority of the functionality publishers look for in an online publishing platform and a clear upgrade path. SIPP is now offered in three versions - SIPP Rapid, SIPP Rapid+, SIPP Classic. All three come bundled with the corresponding version of SAMS (SAMS Rapid, SAMS Rapid+ or SAMS Classic), providing a fully integrated access management solution.

Each version offers an upgrade path allowing additional functionality and enhancements to be added at a later date. SAMS is also offered in all three versions as a stand-alone solution, which can be easily integrated with an existing publishing platform using SAMS Gatekeeper.

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Symyx releases latest version of ELN with synthetic chemistry capabilities
- 02 Apr 2009

Symyx Technologies, Inc., a US-based provider of technologies for R&D, has announced the release of the latest version of its enterprise electronic lab notebook (ELN), Symyx Notebook. Version 6.2 of the product supplements existing functionality for analytical chemistry research and biology with new capabilities supporting synthetic and medicinal chemistry investigations by adding Symyx chemical representation, chemical reaction, and compound registration capabilities.

The Symyx chemistry engine powers the ISIS scientific information platform that underlies many chemistry registrations, inventory and other systems used in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries. In addition, Symyx Notebook 6.2 adds essential chemistry information enabling scientists to access current chemical sourcing, molecular property, synthetic methodology, bioactivity and toxicology information from Symyx and participating content providers in the context of laboratory workflows.

With Symyx Notebook 6.2, scientists can expect to rapidly design and share single and multi-step synthesis plans. For instance, scientists designing reaction steps can handle stoichiometry calculations more efficiently by easily accessing Symyx Available Chemicals Directory to look up key properties like molecular formula, molecular weight, density and purity. They can then use the Symyx Registration service to register purchased or synthesised compounds in a corporate registry. Finally, scientists can utilise Symyx Isentris to explore notebook-captured reaction information together with Symyx reaction content for improved synthesis speed and success.

Isentris enables scientists to combine notebook-captured and Symyx-provided molecule and reaction information for use in retro-synthetic synthesis planning. Symyx synthesis databases accelerate successful synthesis planning by providing access to over 6 million publicly available reactions.

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Reed Construction launches latest version of building information modelling tool
- 20 Mar 2009

Construction information solutions provider Reed Construction Data, US, has announced the launch of version 3.2 of SmartBIM Library (SBL) (www.reedconstructiondata.com/building-information-modeling/bim-library/). SBL is a building information modelling (BIM) content management tool for engineers and architects.

The latest version offers new features and enhancements including the drag-and-drop family publisher, allowing users to automatically publish and load Revit families into SmartBIM Library from a user's file system, Autodesk Revit project files or Autodesk Seek. Additional functionality allows users to attach files, including text documents, spreadsheets and images, to SmartBIM Objects using the drag-and-drop feature, and to view them from the attachment pane.

SBL 3.2 is also now an e-SPECS Compliant BIM Library to assist users in automating the specification process. Version 3.2 comes pre-loaded with over 21,000 high-quality Revit product types, including 200 new generic families. It still includes many features from prior versions including automatic content updates that deliver new Revit families directly to the users' desktops; automatic software updates to ensure users have the most up-to-date software features; and drag-and-drop functionality that allows users to drag objects from SmartBIM Library directly into Revit projects.

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UK medical schools to gain access to Transplant Library database via Ovid platform
- 18 Mar 2009

Information research solutions provider Ovid, US, part of Wolters Kluwer Health, has announced an agreement with the UK Department of Health. Under the deal, students and faculty of all medical schools throughout England, that have an associated transplant unit, will obtain electronic access to the Transplant Library via OvidSP, beginning April 1, 2009. The Transplant Library database, produced by the Centre for Evidence in Transplantation, is an electronic evidence-based resource for organ transplantation.

First released in early 2008, the Transplant Library now includes nearly 6,500 references to all reports (full articles and conference proceedings) of randomized control trials (RCT) in organ transplantation published since 1970. The database is updated every two weeks and, since the beginning of 2004, all RCTs are assessed for methodological quality. The Transplant Library also includes limits that allow users to search for trials of interventions in a specific organ transplant. Systematic reviews and meta-analyses are scheduled to be added during 2009.

First released in October 2007, the OvidSP platform incorporates Ovid's precision search technology and mapping tools. It is designed to deliver answers to important scholarly research questions faster, simpler, and more effectively for all types of users, from beginners to expert searchers.

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E-textbook platform VitalSource witnesses significant increase in usage
- 11 Mar 2009

Digital content services provider Ingram Digital, US, has announced a significant increase in the student and faculty adoption of VitalSource, its interactive e-textbook platform. In January 2009, the platform saw more than a 600 percent rise over the same period in 2008.

VitalSource allows publishers to reach out to emerging digital markets while also protecting their content from illegal use and piracy. The interactive format allows users to search, highlight and annotate their texts. VitalSource-powered e-books can be downloaded to a user's PC or Mac, making them accessible anywhere, anytime - even when the user is no longer connected to the Internet. The VitalSource Bookshelf application stores, indexes and displays the e-books and functions as a virtual meeting place for readers to trade notes, tips and techniques.

Bookshelf, an interactive e-book reader, is claimed to experience continued exponential growth as e-books are increasingly adopted by the higher education community. After adding 100,000 new users over the course of its first 10 years, the number of users has tripled since June, surpassing 300,000 users in January 2009. In January alone, 44,453 users downloaded Bookshelf.

The Bookshelf platform enables social networking in the classroom by allowing students and faculty to share their notes with each other - another feature seen to be contributing to its rapid adoption. In January 2009, over 3 million notes and highlights were shared. Professors are also choosing to share their notes with students.

The latest version of the platform, Bookshelf 5.1, incorporates changes based upon feedback from users. It features faster search capabilities, cited as the most valuable feature by students, as well as improved print functions and enhanced organising and downloading capabilities.

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VHA selects Clinical Xpert for mobile clinical improvement systems
- 02 Mar 2009

The Healthcare business of Thomson Reuters, US, has been selected by VHA, Inc., the national healthcare alliance, as its preferred vendor for mobile clinical quality improvement solutions. With this preferred vendor designation, Thomson Reuters is authorised to sell its Clinical Xpert suite of products to VHA members across the US. Clinical Xpert has been named the KLAS Category Leader for Mobile Data Systems for the past seven years.

Clinical Xpert Navigator provides clinicians with real-time access to patient data via mobile devices such as Palm, Windows Mobile and BlackBerry smartphones, as well as through web-based platforms such as desktop, laptop and tablet PCs. Navigator consolidates data from multiple hospital information systems and delivers it to clinicians at the point of care.

Clinical Xpert CareFocus provides clinical surveillance, automating the process of identifying high-risk patients and informing the appropriate caregiver when clinical intervention is needed. VHA hospitals using CareFocus have shown significant improvements in length of stay, cost savings and mortality rates. The suite also includes offerings for handoff, charge capture and medication reconciliation.

VHA, a national healthcare alliance serving more than 1,400 not-for-profit hospitals and 23,000 non-acute health care facilities in the US, helps member organisations improve clinical and economic performance. It achieves this through its network of agreements with leading healthcare vendors across the continuum of care.

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Reed Business Information-US opts for Nstein's digital supply chain platform
- 18 Feb 2009

Nstein Technologies, Inc., a Canada-based provider of online publishing solutions for newspapers, magazines and online content providers, has announced that B2B publisher Reed Business Information (RBI) - US has chosen Nstein's WCM (Web Content Management), TME (Text Mining Engine) and DAM (Digital Asset Management) to upgrade its digital content supply chain for its more than 80 print publications, and its associated 80 websites and portals.

Reed Business Information - US is a division of Reed Elsevier Group PLC. Its properties include Design News, Interior Design and Variety, among many others. RBI initially sought to simply replace its legacy CMS, but later opted to streamline its entire approach to the content supply chain.

Furthermore, under its legacy system, not all of RBI's assets were tagged. Nstein's linguistic solutions re-tag magazine articles to fit multiple categories. Tagging is the process of determining the 'aboutness' of content so it can be found easily and used in different ways by editors across the entire RBI network. On the front end, readers can find related content more easily, so they 'consume' more pages. That, in turn, increases page views and revenue.

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Reprints Desk announces enhancements to its STM Document Delivery service
- 13 Feb 2009

Reprints Desk, a US-based content re-purposing company focused on medical and scientific publishing, has announced enhancements to its STM Document Delivery service. The service enables research-oriented organisations to transform article ordering and delivery into an enterprise-wide content workflow solution. Notable enhancements include the addition of web services technology capabilities that allow users to order directly from their intranets or corporate websites, and client access to the Reprints Desk delivery engine for filling document delivery orders from existing in-house library collections.

For companies that require document delivery services as a critical research support function and want to improve researchers' ability to order directly without mediation, Reprints Desk works directly with customers' IT and library staff to integrate web services. The benefits of web services for document delivery include saved time for researchers who no longer need to manually provide user-related information for each order, increased security for companies that no longer have to manage user identity access across multiple locations, and the ability to seamlessly integrate article delivery with e-detailing and consumer healthcare websites. Reprints Desk now also provides client access to its article delivery engine, enabling a single reporting view across internal and external document delivery operations and providing patrons with a uniform document delivery experience regardless of the source of the article.

The STM Document Delivery service was launched by Reprints Desk in 2007. The service simplifies single article procurement, offers delivery of most articles within a few minutes to a few hours, and provides original and clean colour articles by default. Reprints Desk delivers PDFs using a proprietary Adobe-based DRM solution that requires no plug-ins.

Atypon Systems and Allen Press launch integrated content delivery platform for BioOne
- 12 Feb 2009

Information services provider Atypon Systems, Inc., US and Allen Press, Inc. have announced the successful launch of the new BioOne e-publishing site (www.bioone.org), hosting both full text journals and books. BioOne's new platform is serviced by Allen Press and powered by Atypon's online publishing technology.

The latest platform brings a host of new functionality and a more user-friendly interface to all of BioOne's community members - researchers, participating publishers, and subscribing libraries. Users can now create personal profiles using the "My BioOne" feature, allowing them to save searches, favourite journals, and e-alerting preferences. They can also make use of article and title-level tools such as RSS feeds, related article, and author searches.

BioOne is home to 113 not-for-profit society and institutional publishers from around the world. The new site offers these participating BioOne publishers previously unavailable branding, customisation, and promotional opportunities, including information pages for each publication and society. For BioOne subscribing libraries, the new site means an increase in core access and reporting functionality including easy download of COUNTER statistics and MARC records, Open URL compliance and Shibboleth supported access.

Bringing together a wide range of work on the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences from scientific societies, libraries, academe, and the private sector, the new platform had to be capable of supporting multiple product types. The BioOne site hosts full-text HTML journal and book content fully integrated on the one site. This benefits the user by providing a consistent user experience and single sign on irrespective of the content they are seeking. BioOne benefits by being able to deliver book and journal content together, or separately, from a single platform, and being able to manage the site using a single administration tool from the desktop.

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Informa Pharmaceutical Science to launch new web platform for its journals
- 11 Feb 2009

Informa Pharmaceutical Science, a division of Informa Business Information, is set to launch a new web platform for its 40 journals, providing readers with a high-tech one-stop-shop for drug discovery and development scientific news and research. The new Atypon-hosted platform, www.informapharmascience.com, provides access to all Informa Pharmaceutical Science content. This includes journals such as Current Medical Research and Opinion, the Critical Reviews and Expert Opinion series, Drug Metabolism Reviews, Xenobiotica and the Journal of Medical Economics. Amongst the many new features offered by the platform, end users have the option of table of contents alerts, online trials, single article purchase and subscription opportunities.

The new online content management and delivery system is being provided by Atypon Systems, Inc. The Atypon system enables Informa Pharmaceutical Science to integrate the online content of all 40 journals with a comprehensive archive service giving pharma and healthcare professionals one central source of information spanning the fields of pharmaceutical science and discovery.

The changeover will be made as easy and seamless as possible for subscribers, with most of the groundwork being done by Informa in the run up to and during a significant dual-hosting period which will run into April 2009. Clear guidelines of how to register and activate the subscription are being provided to all users.

RSuite unveils latest version of content management system
- 10 Feb 2009

Enterprise software vendor RSuite, US, has announced the launch of version 3.1 of its content management system (CMS), RSuite CMS. The latest release includes a new graphical user interface design, as well as changes in the underlying interface architecture, that are seen to improve all-round functionality and usability.

As well as enhancing the overall look and user experience, enhancements were also made to RSuite's forms functionality. These offer publishers an easy-to-use interface to insert metadata or quickly edit content at the element level of their liking.

RSuite is a browser-based CMS designed for publishers. It was named a 2007 finalist for the SIIA CODiE awards in the Best Content Management Solution category. The software was also a recipient of Information Today's People's Choice Award for Top Content Management as selected by colleagues and peers in the information industry. RSuite is powered by MarkLogic Server and provides native support for XML content storage services; full text search in combination with XQuery; a full suite of editorial capabilities for XML and other content formats; content re-use at many levels; and editorial workflow tools.

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Unbound Platform powers online and mobile editions of F.A. Davis' Taber's 21 Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary
- 09 Feb 2009

Healthcare knowledge management solutions provider Unbound Medicine, US, and health care publisher F.A. Davis Company have announced the release of the new Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary for Mobile and Web. Powered by the Unbound Platform, Taber's content is delivered from a single XML repository to students, educators, and practitioners in nursing, allied health, and medicine via the web and mobile devices.

From any location, end users will now be able to access the dictionary at tabers.com or download Taber's to any of the popular phone or handheld technologies available. This includes iPhoneT/iPod touch, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, or Palm.

Unbound's device-specific interfaces take full advantage of the navigational and graphic capabilities of each operating system to deliver the dictionary's unabridged contents - detailed definitions, full colour illustrations, audio pronunciations and extensive appendixes. By deriving individual applications from a single well-structured database, Unbound's technology offers the flexibility to provide an increasing number of digital solutions as new distribution channels proliferate.

Wireless handheld devices such as Blackberry, iPhone and PDA are being projected as an ideal platform for mobile learning and reference, particularly in medical education and practice. Earlier last month, the company announced that its platform now supports application download to Apple iPhone and iPod touch devices. Adding delivery of iPhone applications to existing support for BlackBerry, Windows Mobile and Palm OS devices is seen to further strengthen Unbound Medicine's position as a leading provider of point-of-care clinical information in the healthcare segment.

Reed Business Information opts for EPiServer CMS for web content management
- 04 Feb 2009

Web content management (WCM) platforms provider EPiServer, Sweden, has announced that B2B publisher Reed Business Information (RBI), UK, has selected its content management system (CMS). RBI will use EPiServer CMS to help redevelop and manage content for existing websites and deploy new ones, with an aim to deliver news and content faster and more efficiently to its customers.

RBI reportedly carried out a thorough examination of the CMS available from some of the world's leading vendors and chose EPiServer. The decision was based on the product's ability to cut overheads on RBI's many websites, as well as its speed of deployment and user-friendliness.

After the initial look and feel of an RBI site is established by internal developers on the EPiServer platform, new sites can be quickly created. Each individual site's owners will be responsible for updating and uploading new content as well as quickly configuring page layouts with the drag and drop functionality using X3. This in turn enables individual RBI product owners to have complete control of their online presence.

RBI also wanted a Microsoft .NET solution because of the considerable investment and expertise it already has in this technology. According to EPiServer, RBI joins thousands of organisations and companies of all sizes around the world who are saving time and money by using its CMS to manage their websites and intranets.

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Unbound Medicine offers download support for iPhone and iPod
- 16 Jan 2009

Healthcare knowledge management solutions provider Unbound Medicine, US, has announced that its platform now supports application download to Apple iPhone and iPod touch devices. Adding delivery of iPhone applications to existing support for BlackBerry, Windows Mobile and Palm OS devices is seen to further strengthen Unbound Medicine's position as a leading provider of point-of-care clinical information in the healthcare segment.

The first native iPhone application to become available on the Unbound Platform is Nursing Central, a nursing application that provides up-to-date information on diseases, tests, drugs and procedures. Designed to take full advantage of the iPhone's visual and navigational support, Nursing Central also provides cross-links connecting related information and personalised bookmarking of favourite topics. It is the first of many iPhone applications arriving soon from Unbound Medicine.

Unbound's interface leverages the iPhone's Internet capabilities by delivering frequent content updates, tables of contents from just-published journals, and citations and abstracts from more than 18 million medical journal articles.

Wireless handheld devices such as Blackberry, iPhone and PDA are becoming increasingly popular among the academic community. Handheld devices are being projected as an ideal platform for mobile learning and reference, particularly in medical education and practice. In November 2008, Unbound Medicine released new 'digitally born' products developed in partnership with Merck & Co., Inc. The new products extended the Merck Manual franchise with a new database focused on the assessment and treatment of patient symptoms. Using these products on the Unbound Platform, end users can access the integrated content using all major technologies of the day - iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Palm or the web.

Earlier in October 2008, business information provider Thomson Reuters released the latest version of its Charge Capture solution - Clinical Xpert Charge Capture 2.0. Clinical Xpert Charge Capture 2.0 allows physicians to record charges and procedures via their BlackBerry smartphones and Palm and Windows Mobile handheld devices, regardless of location.

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