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ERT’s Karin Beckstrom recognised as a Top Industry Innovator
- 08 Jan 2018

ERT, a global data and technology company that minimises uncertainty and risk in clinical trials, has announced that Karin Beckstrom, who heads up the company's Innovation Lab, has been named a Top 20 Innovator by CenterWatch.

CenterWatch's list of Top 20 Innovators recognises the smart and talented industry representatives who are exploring and developing innovative products and services that will improve drug development over the next decade.

Beckstrom's recognition is based on results from a months-long proof of concept initiative she and a team of ERT developers executed, which explored how patients could benefit from using voice assistant technology instead of traditional, manual methods to submit clinical trial data. Developed in collaboration with Orbita, a healthcare software provider, ERT’s Voice Assistant Data Capture Solution simplifies patient data collection by enabling clinical trial participants to complete daily assessment surveys, report vital statistics measurements, ask questions, receive training and report health concerns via voice recognition technology. Additional applications are under development.

ERT’s Voice Assistant Data Capture Solution has great potential for capturing important real-world data from clinical trial participants, as well as from patients participating in post-launch, late phase programs. Patients with manual dexterity limitations - including those with rheumatoid arthritis or Parkinson's disease - may benefit the most from the technology. Instead of having to manually enter or write down answers, which may prove difficult, they simply need to vocalise their responses and the interface will enter the data.

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Semantico announces partnership to provide native integration of TrendMD within their Scolaris digital publishing solution
- 02 Dec 2016

Semantico, suppliers of digital publishing solutions to the scholarly and professional market, has announced a partnership to provide the native integration of TrendMD within their Scolaris digital publishing solution. The partnership will deliver to publishers an enhanced research experience for their end-users and increased content discoverability, but above all, the potential for increased usage.

The market-leading content discoverability tool for scholarly publishing, TrendMD offers targeted recommendations for further reading. Suggestions based on reader interactions across the entire publishing network, as well as collaborative filtering similar to Amazon's 'People also bought', drive the recommendation engine.

The multiple award-winning Scolaris digital publishing solution delivers an integrated content experience. Developed to handle large, unique and diverse content sets with equal ease, Scolaris will now include TrendMD and other next-generation publishing tools, such as PaperHive, as standard with the option to opt-out.

Adding TrendMD to the Scolaris publishing solution platform will provide immediate and lasting benefit to publishers. Other publishing platforms have experienced a greater than 4% lift in traffic in a single month after TrendMD's installation. Furthermore, sponsored content on BMJ received a 28% lift in traffic during a test conducted in July 2015.

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Semantico announces integration of Scolaris digital publishing platform with PaperHive
- 26 Oct 2016

Semantico, suppliers of digital publishing solutions to the scholarly and professional market, has announced that their Scolaris digital publishing solution is now fully integrated with market-leading scholarly publishing tool, PaperHive. The integration will help publishers using Scolaris to develop new revenue streams through increased usage, while giving end-users enhanced usability and an enriched experience.

Publishers with sites on the Scolaris platform can opt to switch on the integrations at any point. PaperHive supports and develops scholarly communication networks by enabling open and private annotations and discussions to be added to research papers.

The first of a program of strategic partnerships, PaperHive is one of the most exciting scholarly publication tools available. The strategic focus of the Scolaris digital publishing platform is to give publishers commercial flexibility and end-users a great experience, and integration of best-of-breed tools within the platform's modular structure supports both aims.

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Semantico announces strategic appointments in sales team
- 19 Jul 2016

Semantico, suppliers of digital publishing solutions to the scholarly and professional market, have announced new hires in their sales team to further progress their commitment to strategic customer relationship development.

New Sales Director Jon White brings to Semantico a wealth of experience in the digital content sector. His previous roles include middle and senior management positions at Penguin, Macmillan and Publishing Technology Plc. More recently, he ran his own consulting business, where he led business and sales growth for a number of successful EdTech start-ups.

Also joining the sales team as a Senior Account Manager is Ruth Wells. With previous roles at HighWire and Ingenta, as well as a number of academic publishers, including Taylor & Francis and SAGE, Ruth has an excellent understanding of publishers' business needs.

Jon and Ruth bring a new focus to Semantico's service offering, with experience as both publishers and suppliers.

To further strengthen the team, an additional Account Manager has been appointed and will be announced in the next few weeks.

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New enhanced online edition of flagship textbook Rook’s Textbook of Dermatology launched
- 18 Apr 2016

Publisher Wiley has released the 9th Edition of the essential Rook's Textbook of Dermatology with a revised online edition offering a package of enhanced features built by Semantico. With a redesigned platform to boost search, navigation, discovery and usability, the fully-responsive online edition adds considerable value to the work and is projected as an invaluable reference for students and practitioners alike.

The project combines the best of Wiley's expertise in publishing major reference works and Semantico's expertise in creating user-friendly online platforms for complex and sophisticated content collections. Built on Semantico's award-winning Scolaris platform and utilising the SAMS Identity and Access Management solutions, the work has been well-received by users.

Universally respected, Rook's Textbook of Dermatology is a comprehensive, definitive and best-illustrated reference work for dermatologists of all levels worldwide and has been at the forefront of international dermatology publishing since first appearing in 1968.

The 9th Edition has been radically re-engineered to match the modern day challenges faced by dermatologists. Once again it has been published as a combined digital and print resource, but with a new online platform enabling easier and faster navigation.

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Oxford University Press adopt SAMS software across full portfolio
- 07 Apr 2016

Semantico, suppliers of digital publishing solutions to the scholarly and professional market, has announced that Oxford University Press plans to extend its existing use of Semantico's SAMS access and identity management system across its Academic publishing portfolio.

This marks a strategic collaboration between the parties to combine the Oxford University Press's publishing expertise with Semantico's market-leading access and identity management services.

SAMS will be integrated with Silverchair's SCM6 platform in late 2016, enabling an uninterrupted research experience for the platform's end-users, ensuring that both the OUP and its partners remain leaders in digital content delivery.

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Semantico announces organisational changes
- 07 Jan 2016

Semantico, suppliers of digital publishing solutions to the scholarly and professional market, has announced the appointment of David McNally as Chief Executive Officer succeeding Semantico's founder, Richard Padley, who steps into the role of Chairman.

David joins Semantico from Macmillan Science and Education where, as Chief Technology Officer, he led business transformations that supported strong growth in its scholarly publishing and education divisions. David has a wealth of commercial experience in digital media and oversaw the success of DC Storm as Chairman. His career spans academic research, software engineering, consulting, venture capital and technology leadership in digital media companies including the BBC.

At Semantico, David will focus the new leadership team on consolidating Semantico as the leading supplier of technology to the scholarly publishing sector, delivering market-leading products, customer service and usability. Semantico's customers can look forward to new and improved services across products with enhancements to publishing platforms and the launch of SAMS Sigma.

Semantico also welcomes Lionel Levy as Chief Operating Officer. Lionel has an exceptional track record in service and delivery within the digital media sector. Previously at Sony DADC, Lionel was responsible for the implementation of Sony's industry-leading video content delivery platform throughout Europe, supporting the evolving requirements within the sector and helping them to meet the challenges of the digital media landscape.

With a career spanning over 20 years in global blue-chip consultancies and leading-edge technology companies, Lionel's proven track record in digital operational management, solutions and systems delivery, and customer service, will help Semantico reach their goal of providing the best customer service in the business.

The executive team is further strengthened by the addition of Dr Jianrong Chen who joins as Chief Technology Officer. Jianrong has nearly 30 years of experience in technology and has held senior positions at Macmillan Science and Education, Informa, AEGON and BT. Having worked in several different industries, Jianrong brings a wealth of experience in developing and delivering high-quality software solutions.

Additionally, Tasha Mellins-Cohen is stepping up to the executive team as Director of Product & Marketing, bringing her 15 years of scholarly publishing experience to the table. In her time with Semantico Tasha has led the delivery of the latest generation of industry-leading access and identity management system, SAMS Sigma. Previously, Tasha worked in various roles across the publishing industry, from small societies to large multi-national corporations, and on a wide variety of content types. Tasha has extensive experience in addressing the challenges in delivering optimal digital solutions to publishers' end users – as well as a deep understanding of the publisher viewpoint.

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Semantico announces significant upgrade to SAMS, launches SAMS Sigma
- 06 Oct 2015

Semantico, suppliers of digital publishing solutions to the scholarly and professional market, has announced a significant upgrade to SAMS, the leader in access and identity management for the scholarly community. SAMS Sigma will officially launch at this year's Frankfurt Book Fair.

SAMS Sigma is the next generation in access and identity management, building on 12 years of continuous innovation in SAMS. SAMS Sigma uses a software as a service (SaaS) model and is built on global security standards and an innovative cloud infrastructure.

SAMS Sigma supports multiple business models enabling publishers to choose how their content is packaged and accessed. From open access to freemium, subscriptions and trials, SAMS Sigma makes connecting customers with content simple, easy and secure. SAMS Sigma then enables publishers to analyse these connections and use them to inform key business decisions.

End users only have to sign on once to access content on any device, anywhere. By making identification so easy SAMS Sigma gives end users the experience they demand. SAMS Sigma empowers institutional customers by giving them a single, seamless view across all profiles, users and analytics.

By making identification easy and access to content flexible, SAMS Sigma will help grow usage. By enabling publishers and institutions to better understand usage patterns SAMS Sigma can open new sales channels to help grow revenues. As a scalable service with 24/7 global support and quarterly upgrades Sigma will grow with publisher businesses as the market develops and changes.

SAMS Sigma will officially launch at the Frankfurt Book Fair with a series of onstand demonstrations and talks. Richard Padley and Tasha Mellins-Cohen will be showcasing SAMS Sigma on stand K97, Hall 4.2, and Richard will also be giving an in depth presentation on the HotSpot Professional and Scientific Information stage in Hall 4.2 on October 15 at 17.30pm.

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Cerner and CoverMyMeds in deal to integrate CoverMyMeds’ ePA within Cerner’s Millennium EHR
- 24 Aug 2015

Cerner, a global leader in healthcare technology, and CoverMyMeds, the nation's leading electronic prior authorisation (ePA) platform, have announced an agreement to integrate CoverMyMeds' ePA within Cerner's Millennium® EHR. The advanced functionality will provide more than 350,000 e-prescribing end users the ability to accelerate the prescription review process by removing manual processes and help reduce transaction costs.

ePA is the process of automating and expediting prior authorisation (PA), which is used to determine patient benefit coverage for prescribed medications. The traditional PA process is paper-based and reliant on faxes and phone calls to connect healthcare professionals. CoverMyMeds will provide Cerner physicians the capability to process requests electronically in seconds and receive notification of a patient's authorization status within minutes.

According to a 2012 study by the Center for Health Transformation, PA and other medication formulary requirements are significant contributors to the cost of provider interaction with health plans, which exceeds $100 billion annually. The study also showed beyond the health care costs, PA requests can delay patient treatment and result in prescription abandonment.

CoverMyMeds' integrated ePA capability will be available to Cerner clients in 2016. More integration details can be found at https://cerner.covermymeds.com/.

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The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures from Wiley, delivered by Semantico, is now live
- 03 Mar 2015

Online publishing services provider Semantico Ltd. has announced that the latest version of The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures from Wiley has launched.

Semantico was involved with the first version of this online product, and is working with Wiley again to deliver this new edition. After much user and client feedback and research, Semantico successfully re-designed, re-built and delivered the 9th edition of this product.

The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures has been built using Semantico's Scolaris platform and developed in consultation with end users resulting in a customer-focused site with responsiveness and accessiblity features at the forefront.

Key features include more powerful search engine, with automated spelling and synonym matching, variant and UK/US spellings, search suggestions, and 'did you mean' functionality; accessible and mobile enabled responsive design; subscriber access to previous edition content, allowing trusts to comply with internal auditing requirements; enhanced ease of uploading customisable authenticated content; improved and simplified log in procedure for authenticated users; improved browsing experience; a focused reading view; and streamlined content management based on Semantico's Scolaris platform.

The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures has provided essential information on nursing skills and procedures for over 30 years, for qualified nurses. Now in its 9th edition, this manual provides up-to-date, detailed and evidence-based guidelines for over 200 procedures related to every aspect of a person's care including key information on equipment, the procedure and post-procedure guidance. In addition to the Online edition, the Professional edition is available for qualified nurses and a user-friendly Student edition packed full of additional pedagogy.

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Semantico announces changes to senior management team
- 07 Jan 2015

Online publishing services provider Semantico Ltd. has announced changes to its senior management team as part of the company's growth and strategic plan. Richard Padley, co-founder of Semantico will move up into the role of Chairman and CEO; Rob Virkar-Yates has taken full control over the day-to-day running of the business as COO.

In this new role Richard will leverage his wealth of experience to establish an innovation centre within Semantico – this wholly future focused business unit will drive the technical and strategic development of Semantico to enable the business to innovate and deliver new market leading products and services to the scholarly community. Richard will also continue to grow market leadership through increased strategic engagement with and contributions to the scholarly community at large.

Rob will continue to drive growth in consultancy, product, and service delivery to ensure that Semantico advances its position as a leading vendor within the marketplace.

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Meridian to implement Cerner HealtheIntent-based solutions across over 100 new jersey facilities
- 29 Dec 2014

Meridian Health, a leading not-for-profit health organization in New Jersey, will join Cerner Corp. to help manage patient population health data from multiple non-Cerner acute and ambulatory Electronic Health Records (EHRs).

Meridian will use HealtheIntent™-based solutions, to help evolve from a hospital network to an organisation that manages its populations one person at a time.

The HealtheIntent platform aggregates and normalises clinical, financial, operational and claims data from multiple, disparate sources in near real time.

Meridian will implement HealtheIntent-based solutions, including HealtheRegistries™, HealtheCare™ and HealtheEDW™ (Enterprise Data Warehouse) across its more than 100 locations. These offerings can help Meridian provide clinicians with better insight of their patient population and improve engagement with members, their families and care providers.

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IOS Press selects Semantico to design new journals and book platform
- 06 Oct 2014

Online publishing services provider Semantico Ltd., UK, has been selected by IOS Press, an independent, international STM publishing house, to design and deliver a new publishing platform to support their growing collection of STM books and journals. IOS Press publishes more than 100 international journals and approximately 75 book titles each year on subjects ranging from computer sciences and mathematics to medicine and the natural sciences.

Semantico will design and engineer the new content platform with emphasis on a simpler, more elegant content delivery infrastructure, with improved discoverability and precise search functionality to create an excellent user experience. Semantico has taken an integrated approach to design ensuring a consistent look and feel for the IOS Press journals, books and website interfaces. In 2015 the IOS Press journals will migrate away from their current MetaPress platform and alongside their books will be incorporated into the newly designed comprehensive and cohesive online publishing platform.

Semantico will use their industry-respected products Scolaris and SAMS in the build. Scolaris is next generation integrated content platform, engineered to manage the complexities of journals, ebooks, reference works and dictionaries. Scolaris promotes discoverability by providing intelligent, full-text search which, allows rich taxonomy support for faceted search and browse.

SAMS, Semantico's renowned access management system will be used for ecommerce and to generate greater subscription opportunities for IOS Press. SAMS claims to be the most widely used access management system in its class and integrates seamlessly with Scolaris to control access across users and institutions, as well as providing a host of flexible options for business models and optimal monetisation of content.

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Intermountain Healthcare to consult with Cerner on DHMSM program
- 29 Sep 2014

Cerner recently announced a strategic agreement with Intermountain Healthcare to provide clinical governance of solutions and workflow to be proposed for the Department of Defense's Healthcare Management System Modernization (DHMSM) initiative. Cerner is a member of the Leidos Partnership for Defense Health, an alliance that includes Leidos, the domain experts in Military Health, and Accenture, a global IT and management consulting.

If awarded, the Leidos Partnership will transition the DOD smoothly and securely to an open, modern, secure and interoperable system, informed by the most comprehensive medical information across the continuum of care. Leveraging decades of clinical experience and research, Intermountain will work with Cerner to meet the military's specific requirements to modernise its electronic health record (EHR) process.

As part of the agreement, Intermountain will serve a key role on Cerner's advisory and governance structures, informing Cerner's participation in the DHMSM project from deployment to clinical systems architecture.

Through a multi-year partnership, Intermountain is implementing Cerner EHR solutions and revenue cycle across its internationally recognized nonprofit system of 22 hospitals and 185 clinics throughout Utah and southeastern Idaho.

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Semantico appoints Colin Meddings as new Account Manager
- 27 Aug 2014

Online publishing services provider Semantico Ltd., UK, has announced the appointment of Colin Meddings as the new Account Manager.

Colin Meddings has more than 10 years experience working in academic publishing. He spent seven years at Oxford University Press, initially marketing journals to academics and latterly leading an institutional marketing team across both journals and ebook products. Colin also worked at a marketing consultancy specialising in working with academic publishers and most recently was Client Director at DataSalon responsible for client relations and sales.

Colin will join Semantico's expanding sales team. He will be responsible for Semantico's new and existing client base. Colin will be joining the team at the Transforming Digital Publishing event and ALPSP conference, both in September. He will also be attending the Frankfurt Book Fair alongside Richard Padley, Tracy Capaldi-Drewett, Colin Caveney, Lorraine Ellery and Suzi Crean.

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Semantico announces new appointments
- 12 May 2014

Online publishing services provider Semantico Ltd., UK, has announced new appointments in the senior management team.

Richard Padley is now the Chief Executive Officer of Semantico Ltd (UK) and Semantico Inc. (USA). Richard will be working closely with the Semantico board of directors to direct UK and US operations.

Rob Virkar-Yates has been appointed to the post of Chief Operating Officer. Rob will lead the day-to-day operations of the company and will execute the strategy and business plan set out by the Semantico board. As part of this new role, Rob will run organisational performance improvement plan and direct resourcing and prioritisation activities.

Additionally, Tracy Capaldi-Drewett has been appointed as the new Sales Director. Tracy is an industry leader with over 20 years experience in the private, public and education sectors, both in the UK and internationally. He has extensive experience of implementing successful business, operational, commercial and marketing strategies, as well as developing global partnership networks. His particular strengths are business development, account management, people management, strategy and innovation, and technology. Tracy will manage and direct the activity of the sales and account management teams.

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Semantico Ltd. and Society of Petroleum Engineers launch redesigned OnePetro platform
- 17 Jan 2014

Online publishing services provider Semantico Ltd., UK, and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) have announced the launch of the redesigned OnePetro platform. OnePetro is an online library of journals and technical literature for the oil and gas exploration and production industry. It is one of the most comprehensive resources available on upstream oil and gas, with more than 145,000 documents produced by 18 publishing partners.

Semantico has redesigned and re-engineered OnePetro to feature a simpler, more elegant content delivery infrastructure. The new OnePetro platform gives users access to a wide array of information and includes the very latest technologies, including sophisticated search functionality, content enhancements, personalisation tools, multimedia and more.

Key features of OnePetro include: more than 145,000 documents; engaging videos and presentations; personalisation features that allow users to rate and save articles; automatic DOI registration through CrossRef; best-in-class user experience; delivery of content on all devices from smartphones to large workstations; and ecommerce, with multiple subscription options also available.

The wealth of information in OnePetro is delivered using Semantico’s industry-respected content platform, Scolaris. Scolaris is engineered to manage the complexities of journals, ebooks, reference works and dictionaries. Scolaris promotes discoverability by providing intelligent, full-text search which allows for rich taxonomy support for faceted search and browse.

SAMS, Semantico’s renowned access management system has been used to generate greater subscription opportunities for OnePetro. SAMS is the most widely used access management system in its class and integrates seamlessly with Scolaris to control access across users and institutions, as well as providing a host of flexible options for business models and optimal monetisation of content.

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Semantico appoints Lorraine Ellery as Business Development Manager
- 24 Sep 2013

Online publishing services provider Semantico Ltd., UK, has announced the appointment of Lorraine Ellery as Business Development Manager.

Lorraine is a sales, business development and strategic marketing professional with extensive experience of working with STM and professional publishers and intermediaries worldwide. Lorraine has more than 25 years of sales and marketing experience, with the over 15 years working in the information sector.

Lorraine's most recent role as Global Marketing Manager, Publisher Services, Swets focused on exploring strategic partnerships and developing the publisher product and service portfolio. Prior to that, she held various other roles at Swets, a global organisation providing content management services for publishers and libraries worldwide.

Lorraine will join Semantico's expanding sales team. She will be responsible for exploring new business channels and opportunities, and will be attending the Frankfurt Book Fair along with Richard Padley, Colin Caveney, Terry Hulbert, Barry Dunne and Scott Mason.

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Bioscientifica and Semantico in deal to develop new OA publication, EDM Case Reports
- 02 May 2013

Online publishing services provider Semantico Ltd., UK, has announced a new working partnership with Bioscientifica, the commercial subsidiary of the Society for Endocrinology. After an open pitch Bioscientifica awarded Semantico the contract to develop Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism (EDM) Case Reports, a new open access publication.

EDM Case Reports will publish and link together case reports in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, facilitating discovery, connections and comparisons. It will provide clinicians with a high-quality publishing outlet and will be an essential information resource, furthering both medical education and clinical practice. The product will publish case reports on common and rare conditions in all areas of clinical endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, with each case report highlighting clear learning points.

EDM Case Reports will be built on Scolaris, Semantico's award-winning integrated content platform. Scolaris is engineered to manage the complexities of journals, ebooks, reference works and dictionaries. Scolaris promotes discoverability by providing intelligent, full-text search, rich taxonomy support and faceted search and browse.

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Semantico expands Sales, Project and Development teams
- 06 Feb 2013

Online publishing services provider Semantico Ltd., UK, recently recruited five new personnel to join the Sales, Project and Development teams as a direct result of the company's strong sales growth and an expanding client portfolio. The new team members are: Giles Gailer, Susan Crean, Esther Moore, Luke Timms and Sean O'Connell.

Gailer has been involved in publishing since 2001 having worked with major players such as Springer. He joins Semantico's Sales Team as an Account Manager. Susan Crean has extensive project management experience in digital and traditional publishing environments. She will be working as an Account Manager for the Sales Team.

Moore is an experienced Project Manager having worked for an international IT company where she headed up the offshore service projects team. She will now assume the role of Digital Project Manager at Semantico. Luke Timms is also a Digital Project Manager. He has previously worked as a Producer for Electronic Arts, Zoe Mode and Kaplan International Colleges.

Sean O'Connell is Semantico's new Java Web Developer. His previous experience includes working for DB Education, Sigmer, BSkyB and HBOS.

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Society of Petroleum Engineers selects Semantico to redesign journals platform
- 11 Dec 2012

UK-based online publishing services provider Semantico Ltd has won the contract to redesign the OnePetro platform for the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). OnePetro is an online library of technical literature for the oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) industry. It contains more than 140,000 documents.

SPE claims to be the largest individual member organisation serving engineers, managers, scientists and other professionals worldwide in the oil and gas industry. It aims to collect, disseminate, and exchange technical knowledge concerning the exploration, development and production of oil and gas resources, and related technologies for the public benefit; and to provide opportunities for professionals to enhance their technical and professional competence.

The existing OnePetro platform was built in 2004 and has grown and evolved organically since inception. Semantico will redesign and re-engineer the existing platform to enhance current functionality and add specific feature sets. The new platform will be based on a simpler, more elegant content delivery infrastructure, with enhanced discoverability.

Semantico will use their industry-respected products Scolaris and SAMS in the build. Scolaris is the next generation integrated content platform, engineered to manage the complexities of journals, ebooks, reference works and dictionaries. Scolaris promotes discoverability by providing intelligent, full-text search which allows rich taxonomy support for faceted search and browse.

Semantico's renowned access management system, SAMS, will be used to generate greater subscription opportunities for SPE. SAMS integrates seamlessly with Scolaris to control access across users and institutions, as well as providing a host of flexible options for business models and optimal monetisation of content.

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Semantico to redesign web publishing platform for Now Publishers
- 21 Sep 2012

UK-based online publishing services provider Semantico Ltd has won the contract to redesign the web publishing platform used to deliver Now Publishers' series of Foundations and Trends reference journals. 'Now' is a rapidly growing, forward thinking publishing house whose products make research accessible worldwide.

Semantico will redesign and reengineer the existing 'Now' platform using industry respected technologies Scolaris and SAMS. Scolaris is the next generation integrated content platform, engineered to manage the complexities of journals, ebooks, reference works and dictionaries. Scolaris promotes discoverability by providing intelligent, full-text search which allows rich taxonomy support for faceted search and browse.

SAMS, Semantico’s renowned access management system will be used to generate greater subscription opportunities for 'Now'. SAMS claims to be the most widely used access management system in its class and integrates seamlessly with Scolaris to control access across users and institutions, as well as providing a host of flexible options for business models and optimal monetisation of content.

The new site will showcase Now's journals collection and Foundations and Trends (FnT) products. Each FnT covers a major branch of a scientific discipline and provides state-of-the-art review articles by leaders in their field. Each review is up to 150 pages providing a complete review of the topic. FnT combines the peer-review of journals, the high-usage of reference works and the pedagogy of textbooks.

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Semantico to build Brill's new platform for primary sources
- 19 Sep 2012

Academic publisher Brill, Netherlands, and UK-based online publishing services provider Semantico Ltd have announced a new collaboration for the design and engineering of a new platform for Brill’s primary source collections. The expected delivery date for the platform is early 2013.

Following a pitch in June 2012, Brill has chosen Semantico to design and engineer the new platform for Brill’s primary source collections. This new platform will consist of thematic collections holding unique materials such as rare books and documents from around the world. These essential research tools in the area of humanities and social sciences are an integrated part of Brill’s product portfolio.

Brill’s new primary sources platform will offer an enhanced user experience to researchers, librarians and scholars. The platform will focus on delivering smooth and fast access to over six million high resolution scans of documents, research data, models, algorithms, and illustrative images. Widely distributed metadata will point researchers to relevant documents and on-site browsing will be free.

The new platform has wider advantages for scholars as it combines primary sources with Brill’s secondary publications. This opens up a new world of possibilities as users will be able to search across the other Brill platforms: BrillOnline Books and Journals (booksandjournals.brillonline.com) and BrillOnline Reference Works (referenceworks.brillonline.com).

Semantico will build the site using its newly launched Scolaris and industry-respected Semantico Access Management System (SAMS). Scolaris is the next generation integrated content platform, engineered to manage the complexities of journals, reference works and dictionaries. Scolaris promotes discoverability by providing intelligent, full-text search powered by Solr and allows rich taxonomy support for faceted search and browse.

The platform will link Scolaris with SAMS to create greater subscription opportunities for Brill. SAMS is the most widely used access management system in its class and will be used by Brill to offer different levels of subscriptions to allow a broader range of customers to discover and engage with Brill content.

Scolaris launches new publishing platform at S3UG event
- 05 Jul 2012

UK-based online publishing services provider Semantico Ltd has announced the launch of Scolaris, the new digital publishing platform for the scholarly and academic publishing. The product launch took place at the S3UG event on June 28, 2012 at The Royal Institution of Great Britain. The event 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.

Semantico is a digital publishing solutions company focused on helping publishers protect and grow the value of their content assets online. The company operates as a strategic partner, providing a range of services and technologies including consultancy, publishing platform design and build, e-book system development, digital marketing, access management, support and hosting.

Semantico appoints Barry Dunne as Business Development Director, Journals
- 15 Jun 2012

UK-based online publishing services provider Semantico Ltd has announced the appointment of Barry Dunne as Business Development Director, Journals.

Barry is a well respected industry professional with vast experience in directing global accounts for leading STM publishers. He is also an experienced sales performance consultant and business development leader, with specialist knowledge in the journals space.

Semantico is launching a new digital publishing platform with significant new journals functionality later this month. Dunne will be heading up the journals team with a mandate to develop and grow this business globally.

BA Insight ties up with MuseGlobal to expand offerings via TotalView Applications
- 25 May 2012

BA Insight, a US-based provider of integrated search technologies and search-based applications, has announced a partnership with metasearch technology provider MuseGlobal, Inc., US. As a result of the partnership, BA Insight has expanded the number of content sources it can securely integrate into its TotalView Applications. These are projected as search-driven and role-specific solutions built atop the Microsoft SharePoint platform that integrate an organisation's various data sources to provide knowledge workers with a 360-view of any topic, task, or subject matter.

Under the terms of the partnership, MuseGlobal's library of connectors to hundreds of 'beyond the firewall' content sources - including Internet databases, digital news sources and online libraries - will now be added to BA Insight's existing library of connectors to over 40+ enterprise systems. This will enable BA Insight to deliver TotalView applications that surface and fuse content from not only all of an organisation's internal systems, but also all of the external data streams, news feeds and proprietary information services it needs to make informed decisions.

BA Insight's TotalView applications are said to deliver the same 'contextual' search experience that users have grown accustomed to in the consumer space - where search-driven applications like Expedia.com and Zagat.com not only surface information from across multiple sources, but also present that information in a manner customised to the user, his/her role, location, and objective(s). Because TotalView applications are built atop of - and integrate seamlessly with - Microsoft SharePoint and/or FAST Search for SharePoint, they can be deployed at a fraction of the time and cost associated with traditional data integration or business intelligence initiatives. TotalView applications have been deployed by organisations of all types and sizes, to meet the needs of a of a variety of business processes — including customer call centre consoles, attorney matter & client-centric information centres, and intelligence analysts' workbenches.

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MuseGlobal and Infor Library and Information Solutions collaborate to offer libraries a mobile search platform
- 20 Apr 2012

Metasearch technology provider MuseGlobal, Inc., US, and Infor Library and Information Solutions have announced their collaboration to offer libraries a custom mobile search platform. Through this collaboration, Infor Library and Information Solutions will offer MuseGlobal's mobile search interface within the NOW mobile solution, providing mobile access to a library's catalogue and subscription databases.

The Muse mobile search platform is entirely cloud-based and utilises standard protocols such as SIP2 and Z39.50. Libraries are not required to export data, and the platform is readily implemented with minimal resources. Through Muse, library users can search a library's catalogue or subscription databases and enjoy access to their accounts to place holds, renew items on loan, and more.

Infor Library and Information Solutions, a business unit of Infor, offers a suite of products that redefine the user experience, provide access to quality information, manage customer relationships, gain insight into trends, and create an engaging online environment.

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ORCID, Inc selects Semantico to build global scholarly author registry
- 06 Dec 2011

Online publishing services provider Semantico Ltd, UK, has been selected by ORCID, Inc. to help build the first phase of their worldwide registry for scholarly authors. ORCID is a not-for-profit global consortium of academic institutions, publishers, scholarly societies, corporate companies, governmental bodies and not-for-profit agencies.

For the scholarly research community the issue of name ambiguity and attribution is a persistent and critical problem. Cultural differences, inconsistent use of name abbreviations, name changes due to marriage, different writing systems and individuals with the same name, all make it difficult for electronic recognition. To solve this, over 275 organisations from 40 different countries have come together to actively participate in and support ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID).

The ORCID initiative aims to establish an open, independent registry by assigning unique identifiers linkable to an individual's research output. The system will also enhance the scientific discovery process and improve the efficiency of research funding and collaboration within the research community.

Thomson Reuters has provided ORCID with a perpetual license and royalty free use of ResearcherID code and intellectual property, giving ORCID the critical technology to create its system.

Semantico has been appointed to build the ORCID software platform. The technical solution is a significant advancement on the existing ORCID alpha demonstration system based on ResearcherID code. It will use an API-driven service-oriented architecture, and is being developed using an agile, iterative process.

The ORCID software platform will be released as Open Source software using an MIT license.

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The official 2011 Frankfurt Book Fair app launches
- 06 Oct 2011

Publishing-specific software solutions provider Publishing Technology plc, UK, has announced the launch of the Frankfurt Book Fair App – Book Fair to Go, the fair’s new official app. The app is now available for free download on Apple iPhone and Google Android devices.

The Book Fair’s 2011 app, developed by Eyeled, has been designed to make life easier for delegates, helping them to navigate around the show with ease, familiarise themselves with all participating exhibitors, keep up-to-speed with the events programme and plan their time accordingly.

The app contains traditional features, such as exhibitor listings, detailed hall plans and a full event schedule. It also includes the brand new Tour Planner module, allowing users to take a visual air tour of the halls, along with extended information on each exhibitor. The app even caters to the social media savvy with Twitter integration capabilities.

The Frankfurt Book Fair, scheduled for October 12-16, 2011, claims to be the biggest book and media fair in the world - with around 7,500 exhibitors from over 110 countries. It also organises the participation of German publishers at around 20 international book fairs. It maintains the most visited website worldwide for the publishing industry at www.book-fair.com and its directory of decision-makers in the book and media industries features around 31,000 contacts.

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Semantico and Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana partner on major online project
- 27 Sep 2011

Online publishing services provider Semantico Ltd, UK, has announced that it has been chosen by Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana, a leading publisher in Catalan, as the digital development partner in a major project to publish their extensive range of encyclopaedic, academic and literary works online.

The Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana (EC) was established in Barcelona in 1965 to grow and promote Catalan culture and language. Since its inception, the group has collated an extensive body of work including encyclopaedias, dictionaries, school text books, fiction and non-fiction works. The new suite of websites will be a platform for these resources and will help to grow the cultural heritage of Catalonia.

Semantico’s digital publishing solution for Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana will use its own industry-respected products - SAMS (Semantico Access Management System) and SIPP (Semantico Information Publishing Platform). The new sites will form the heart of the Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana brand online.

The project is in the initial planning phases with completion and launch planned for spring 2012.

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Semantico launches Dictionarium for Android
- 17 Aug 2011

Online publishing services provider Semantico Ltd, UK, has announced the launch of Dictionarium for Android. Dictionarium is a free online English dictionary.

The app brings the GNU Project's publication of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (CIDE) to the Android platform in a fully searchable form. Dictionarium for Android features include 300,000 words available; Word of the Day button; ability to save bookmarks and to see recently viewed items; synonyms; etymology (word history); pronunciation; and alternative spellings.

The app available for download from https://market.android.com/details?id=com.semantico.dictionarium&feature=search_result

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Diversinet enhances MobiSecure mobile healthcare platform
- 21 Feb 2011

Mobile health applications technology provider Diversinet Corp, Canada, has released a significant upgrade to its MobiSecure platform, including support of additional mobile devices and introduction of more than 50 new features.

The MobiSecure product suite has been upgraded to support additional mobile devices, including tablets, while making it simpler for healthcare payers and providers and the users they serve to manage mobile health applications. The enhanced offering also enables healthcare organisations to easily achieve HIPAA compliance, as well as more easily and quickly meet 'meaningful use' criteria.

Relying on patented technology, Diversinet offers a single platform supporting multiple applications that help healthcare payers and providers and their users take advantage of the boom in mobile communications to advance healthcare reform by improving service while reducing costs. Applications encompass case and disease management; storing, accessing and exchanging personal health records; scheduling medical visits and treatments; and reminding patients to take medications and keep appointments.

The upgrade affects the recently renamed MobiSecure Publisher (formerly MobiSecure Wallet and MobiSecure Vault), which facilitates secure, two-way communications and convenient information storage and access, as well as MobiSecure SMS, a handset client that supports secure text-message-based communications.

MobiSecure Publisher now supports 70 additional models of tablets and smart phones, including the latest releases of the Apple iOS and Android-based platforms, as well as BlackBerry and Windows Mobile devices. It interoperates with all major mobile and tablet platforms, including Apple, Google, RIM, Microsot and Java.

Diversinet will host demonstrations of its products and applications in Booth #778 at the ongoing HIMSS11, February 20-24 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

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Semantico deploys Shibboleth 2 compliance for Koninklijke Brill
- 27 Jan 2011

Online publishing services provider Semantico Ltd, UK, has implemented Shibboleth 2 compliance for academic publisher Koninklijke Brill. Compliance with the latest Shibboleth release covers Brill Online, Brill Linguistic Bibliographies, Brill Nijhoff and Brill eBooks.

Alongside the upgrade, Koninklijke Brill has extended Shibboleth coverage across Europe. Users in Spain, France, Germany and the UK will now be able to log in using Shibboleth authentication.

Access to the sites is controlled by SAMS, Semantico's industry-leading access management software. SAMS has been specifically developed for publishers who have to manage the complex authentication issues created when students, academics and professionals access publisher platforms through institutional subscriptions. The software lets publishers identify institutions and users with permission to access content, and keeps subscription information up to date in a central location. The system has extensive reporting and tracking features to help publishers get the most from customer and usage data.

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Taylor & Francis and Semantico update World Who's Who resource
- 21 Dec 2010

Online publishing services provider Semantico Ltd., UK, and publisher Taylor & Francis have completed an update to World Who's Who. The expanded online resource includes current and hard-to-find biographical information on more than 60,000 of the most gifted and influential men and women in all fields.

Using a range of sophisticated search and browse functions in World Who's Who, researchers can quickly find the current career, contact and other biographical details they need. The publication includes details on heads of state, key ministers, politicians, diplomats and religious leaders, the famous and successful in business, finance, technology, film, music, literature, fashion, sport and a host of other professions.

Established in 1999, Semantico develops online publishing solutions for the publishing industry. The company's content delivery tool-sets, subscription management products, and hosting and support services enable rapid and robust, customised solutions for a wide range of clients.

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Software to assist in publishing technical papers now available to SAE's international sections
- 21 Dec 2010

The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International, US, has announced that a web-based software designed to assist in the publishing of technical papers is now available to SAE's international sections.

According to the Society, SAE's international sections are increasingly sponsoring conferences in which technical papers are presented. The software - MyTechZone - enables conference organisers, authors and reviewers to track the progress of technical papers.

The software manages the entire technical paper presentation process and simplifies the communication between parties, from creation of the abstract to the final product. It enables reviewers to make comments and suggestions at a single location. Rather than having multiple reviewers corresponding with authors via email with attachments, all the comments and changes can be made with the technical paper housed at MyTechZone. Organisers will now be able to better manage and monitor the process because of the single location.

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Semantico's SAMS e-commerce to help publishers drive sales
- 15 Sep 2010

Online publishing services provider Semantico Ltd., UK, has announced the release of an e-commerce component for the Semantico Access Management System (SAMS). With library budgets under pressure, selling access directly to students and researchers is becoming an increasingly important business model. The SAMS e-commerce component allows end users to purchase e-books immediately rather than requesting that someone authorise the purchase.

Users can search for publications and be prompted to buy a subscription where none exists through their library or department. In order to purchase access they will be required to create a personal account. The ability to gather details about end users provides publishers with the opportunity to establish a direct relationship with readers, who can be strong advocates for individual titles.

Semantico was formed in 1999 to develop online publishing solutions for the publishing industry. The company's content delivery tool-sets, subscription management products, and hosting and support services enable rapid and robust, customised solutions for a wide range of clients.

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Japanese researchers develop technology to scan a book in one minute
- 13 Sep 2010

A team of researchers from the University of Tokyo's Graduate School of Information Science and Technology have reportedly developed a technology to scan a book as fast as a person can flip through it. According to Yoshihiro Watanabe, who leads the research team, a prototype ultra-speed scanner capable of digitising a book in one minute will be built within two years.

The 'book-flipping scanning' system operates with a camera that can take up to 500 photographs per second, enabling it to record about 170 book pages in 60 seconds as a person thumbs through them. The system fine-tunes the distortion caused by the curvature of the moving pages. It does this by measuring their three-dimensional forms using infra-red beams, so that the images can be electronically 'flattened' to look like the original.

Earlier this month, the university researchers teamed up with Japan's Dai Nippon Printing to put the technology to practical use. Printing firms in Japan are reportedly diversifying into e-books that can be read using handheld devices such as Amazon's Kindle or Apple's iPad tablet computer.



Infotrieve in deal with publishers and content aggregators for document delivery
- 09 Sep 2010

Information management company Infotrieve, Inc., US, has entered into agreements with six leading publishers and content aggregators. With this move, the company seeks to further expand the depth of content available from Infotrieve in the global scientific, technical and medical marketplace.

Infotrieve currently has partnerships with more than 140 publishers around the world and provides fast and cost effective copyright compliant delivery of their content to clients globally. New agreements with East View, Medknow and World Scientific expand Infotrieve's ability to deliver content published in China and India. Agreements with SPIE, Smithers Rapra and ACM add important content in the technical documents specialty segment.

In addition to the collections managed by each of these organisations, Infotrieve client's ordering via Virtual Library 2.0, Virtual Library 2.0+ and Content SCM platforms have access to more than 50 million citations within Infotrieve's proprietary database and its unique STM Library of managed print collections, including the NRC-CISTI Canadian national science library collection. More than 70 percent of client orders are delivered electronically, typically within five minutes or less.

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Semantico expands international Shibboleth support
- 08 Sep 2010

Online publishing services provider Semantico Ltd., UK, has announced that it has extended its international Shibboleth support.

Shibboleth integration is available as an additional component to the Semantico Access Management System (SAMS). Semantico now support Shibboleth integration for countries such as UK, Switzerland, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, Ireland, Spain, Netherlands, USA, Australia, Sweden and Denmark.

With librarians able to view increasingly detailed and sophisticated statistics that tell them how many users are reading a publication, reliable, straightforward access is essential in avoiding cancelled subscriptions. Allowing users from different countries to log in using their Shibboleth credentials makes access easier.

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UBM TechInsights appoints new Director of Sales for US East and Canada
- 02 Sep 2010

UBM TechInsights, a provider of sophisticated information services, consulting, and management software for technology companies, has announced the appointment of Ingo Rutenberg as Director of Sales for US East and Canada. This appointment continues UBM TechInsights investments to better serve the needs of the growing North American market. Earlier appointments in 2010 include Emilio Martinez, Director of Sales for US Central and Russ Huffman as Director of Sales for US West. All three Directors report to Richard Waterhouse, Vice President of Sales for the Americas.

Rutenberg has worked extensively in the technology sector with experience selling in the defense, medical and telecommunications markets. Most recently he was the North America Sales Manager for Amphenol RF, a global manufacturer of RF connectors and custom assemblies.

UBM TechInsights assists in the management of their technology and intellectual property portfolios, ensuring the reduction of risk and maximising return on investment. The company has more than 20 years of industry experience in servicing top tier technology companies in a wide range of market sectors.

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Semantico adds fourth research project to The MLA Handbook
- 26 Aug 2010

Online publishing services provider Semantico Ltd., UK, has added a fourth research project to the Modern Language Association of America's essential style guide, the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers.

A supplement to the print edition, the online research project narratives outline the steps successful students take in researching and writing papers. Each narrative in the online Handbook includes a sample paper. In addition to the research narratives, sample papers, and the full text of the print version of the MLA Handbook, the online edition offers two hundred extra examples to illustrate the text. Users can search across the full text and the additional content to find the information they need easily and quickly.

The new research paper adds value by providing further detailed information to students, including how to use foreign words and English translations in a research paper and examples of the citation of sound recordings and lyrics.

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Shibboleth implementation opens up new market for Koninklijke Brill NV
- 24 Jun 2010

Online publishing services provider Semantico Ltd., UK, has announced that it has completed an important update to the Brill access management system. German users will now be able to login using Shibboleth authentication when accessing Brill online, Brill ebooks, Nijhoff Online and Linguistic Bibliography Online.

With usage statistics becoming increasingly sophisticated and library budgets under pressure it is becoming more and more important for publishers to make sure that end users can access their publications as easily as possible. The addition of DFN-AAI, the German Shibboleth federation, to Brill's online publishing platforms helps widen the readership of their publications by allowing end-users easy access through a mechanism they feel comfortable with.

Shibboleth allows users to identify which institution they would like to use to authenticate their access to online resources. Users gain access through a Where Are You From (WAYF) log-in screen that asks them to choose which institution they belong to. They can then login using a consistent user-name and password rather than having to remember different passwords for different online resources.

Access to Brill's online resources is managed through the Semantico Access Management System (SAMS). SAMS provides a refined solution that can integrate with third-party systems to control access and subscriptions across multiple product sites containing journals, e-books, reference works, directories and scholarly publishing.

SAMS allows publishers to offer different access models to meet the varying needs of institutions and their end-users including perpetual and renewable subscriptions, limited free access, token or voucher based access and pay-per-view. Users can use a variety of methods to login, including IP address, secure referrer page, using a username & password, library card access and using Shibboleth authentication.

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Semantico's online publishing expertise helps Nature improve discoverability
- 29 Apr 2010

Online publishing services provider Semantico Ltd., UK, has announced that it has completed an important consultancy project for scientific publisher Nature Publishing Group (NPG) examining the use of taxonomies across their online content.

It is observed that readers frequently use search facilities to find articles that interest them and taxonomy plays a vital role in determining which content is returned by search engines. Taxonomy also has implications for the placement of advertising on content pages. For online journals that carry context-driven advertising a good taxonomic scheme has a direct impact on revenue. Semantico helped NPG to identify ways in which their subject term definitions and labelling can increase their discoverability.

Nature Publishing Group’s more than 80 journals are hosted on www.nature.com. The website provides over 5 million visitors per month with access to NPG publications, online databases and services. Working to a complex set of requirements demanded by NPG's extensive offering of online content, Semantico provided valuable insights into how the publisher can provide useful and productive labelling of the content in their online journals.

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Semantico technology enables partnership between OUP and BBC
- 16 Apr 2010

Online publishing services provider Semantico Ltd., UK, has announced that academic and reference books publisher Oxford University Press (OUP) will make The BBC College of Journalism website available to an international audience using technology from Semantico.

This project, powered by the Semantico Access Management System (SAMS) Gatekeeper technology, will enable Oxford University Press to sell subscriptions to the BBC College of Journalism site to a worldwide audience.

SAMS Gatekeeper will be embedded within the existing website to provide integration with the Semantico Access Management System that manages all access management needs for Oxford University Press. The Gatekeeper technology acts as a proxy between end users and the product site, bringing existing products under the control of SAMS so they can begin earning revenue.

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Semantico releases SAMS 3.9 with Shibboleth 2 compliance
- 12 Feb 2010

Online publishing services provider Semantico Ltd., UK, has announced the release of the Semantico Access Management System (SAMS) version 3.9. The latest version, compatible with Shibboleth 2, will enable publishers to upgrade to Shibboleth 2 well in advance of the June 30, 2010, deadline recently announced by the Internet2 Shibboleth team as the end-of-life date for Shibboleth 1.3. Implementing SAMS 3.9 before June will help publishers to avoid disruptive unplanned upgrades after this date.

SAMS handles access and subscriptions for leading publishing sites including Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press and Wiley-Blackwell. Semantico is already in the process of upgrading this essential access management software for several of its clients. The dawsonera book platform has already been upgraded thus allowing dawsonera users who access the site using Shibboleth to continue to use the service without interruption.

Sites need to be Shibboleth 2 compliant in order to join the latest federations such as FEIDE in Norway. With more and more federations beginning to insist on Shibboleth 2 compliance, the upgrade is projected to be essential for publishers with an international audience.

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Macmillan Education Group selects Semantico for online English learning products
- 26 Jan 2010

Teaching and school curriculum materials publisher Macmillan Education Group, US, has announced that it will implement the Semantico Access Management System (SAMS) across its industry-leading range of English teaching materials and e-learning products. SAMS provides a flexible and sophisticated approach that can integrate simply with third-party systems to control access, subscriptions, reporting and contact information across multiple product sites. It supports up-to-date, and industry-standard, authentication mechanisms and reporting features such as support for Shibboleth 2.0 and COUNTER-compliant statistics respectively.

SAMS will enable Macmillan Education Group to manage users and subscriptions from a single place through a self-service web interface. This provides a more consistent access authentication model to end users across all online product lines covered by Macmillan Education Group, including Macmillan English Campus. It will also enable the business to handle hundreds of thousands of customer logins and transactions each year with plenty of room for further growth when required.

SAMS offers Macmillan Education Group a scalable, enterprise access management system with a proven track record of managing subscriptions for leading academic and educational publishers. It is an essential component of a flexible system enabling publishers to meet existing and emerging customer requirements for online publications. The broad range of access and business model support enables publishers to maximise the value of their online content.

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Atypon Systems launches integrated content platform for Institutional Investor Journals
- 07 Aug 2009

Information services provider Atypon Systems, Inc., US, and B2B publisher Institutional Investor Journals (IIJ) have announced the recent launch of a new, integrated online publishing and e-commerce site for the IIJ journals, guide series and backfile article collections.

The new IIJ e-publishing site (http://www.iijournals.com) is powered by Atypon’s Literatum technology. It features a very polished UI design, including dynamic site elements such as video interviews and testimonials that highlight the editors and opinion leaders that drive IIJ’s publications. Content discoverability on the site is enhanced with the inclusion of lists of most read and most cited articles. In addition, links to related blog posts provide supplementary resources for readers, creating a most engaging publishing site. All of these features are updated regularly to maintain user interest in the site and drive e-commerce.

Atypon worked closely with IIJ to integrate the e-publishing site with Editorial Manager for manuscript submission, and with AdTech Helios ad server for delivery of paid and in-house advertising. IIJ’s nine journals will be presented in both full text HTML and PDF Plus format. Users have the option to purchase subscriptions, single print issues, or individual articles; and via integration with IIJ’s fulfilment house, existing subscribers are able to renew their subscriptions.

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Semantico implements Shibboleth for Brill
- 24 Jul 2009

Online publishing services provider Semantico Ltd., UK, has completed an upgrade of SAMS, its industry-leading access management system, on sites created for its client Koninklijke Brill NV, to provide the Shibboleth access mechanism for scholarly publishing. This is one of a number of Shibboleth implementations that Semantico has undertaken for leading global publishers in recent months. These deployments signal a growing mainstream acceptance of the Shibboleth protocol.

Over the last five years, Semantico has worked closely with Brill to develop a range of sophisticated online publications to match the complexity of the publisher's academic publishing output. The company has also developed the online site for Martinus Nijhoff Publishers (MNP), an imprint of Brill, whose portfolio focuses on areas in Public International Law, Human Rights, and Humanitarian Law.

Using SAMS, Semantico has successfully designed and implemented access management systems on behalf of many major international publishers, and manages the access control of some of the world's busiest and most successful product sites. Growth of its large installed base has been aided by its flexibility in covering access models for journals, e-books, reference works, directories and scholarly publishing. The largest SAMS deployment handles more than 5 million authentication requests per month, and over 20 million API requests.

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Semantico deploys Shibboleth access management protocol for Palgrave Macmillan
- 16 Jul 2009

Online publishing services provider Semantico Ltd., UK, has completed deployment of the Shibboleth access management protocol across all its sites for global academic publisher Palgrave Macmillan. This is the latest in the series of Shibboleth deployments which Semantico is currently carrying out which includes OUP, Brill and Wiley-Blackwell. Taken together, these deployments signal a widespread acceptance of the Shibboleth technology by global publishers and their willingness to embrace federated access.

The Palgrave Macmillan upgrade means that end users can now use federated, single sign-on access and will have improved data security and convenience. For both institutional users and end-users, Shibboleth removes barriers and increases ease of access. At the same time it is enabling publishers to meet the strengthening of demand for Shibboleth in the US market.

Palgrave Macmillan is a long-standing client of Semantico. Products of the partnership to date include The Statesman's Yearbook Online and The Dictionary of Economics Online, both of which Semantico designed and built on behalf of the publisher and which it continues to support and maintain. Access management on these sites is handled by SAMS, Semantico's robust, next-generation access system, which already has a wide installed base among online publishers.

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ATP and GE partner to provide CF700 and CJ610 digital engine publications
- 12 Jun 2009

General aviation solutions provider Aircraft Technical Publishers (ATP), US, has announced an exclusive agreement with GE to distribute all digital engine technical publications for the CF700 and CJ610 engines. The GE engine publications and ADs are available separately or can be purchased with other ATP libraries.

All ATP digital libraries are provided with the NavigatorV platform for compliance and safety information management. NavigatorV improves productivity, safety, and compliance by providing expedited access to view, search and manage your maintenance publications and FAA & EASA regulations and ADs.

Aircraft Technical Publishers claims to be the general aviation industry's single-source for aviation maintenance, regulatory, compliance and safety information products and services. It maintains the world's largest digital collection of regulatory and maintenance information for a global consumer base that includes civil aviation authorities, maintenance facilities, repair stations, FBOs, aircraft operators, flight schools, and universities.

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TEMIS to organise first TEMIS User Conference 09
- 09 Jun 2009

Text analytics solutions provider TEMIS, US, has announced the first edition of its User Conference gathering its worldwide customers and partners. The conference, set for July 8 -10, 2009, will bring together customers, partners and staff from North-America and Europe, providing an exceptional forum for exchange among professionals from TEMIS strategic verticals including Life Sciences, Publishing, Enterprise and Homeland Security.

TEMIS User Conference 09 will strike the balance between Corporate and product presentations, best practices, customer round tables and informal exchanges between attendees. Plenary sessions will feature a leading Analyst Keynote, select customer testimonials by the likes of BNP Paribas, CARMA International and a leading homeland security organisation as well as TEMIS Corporate and Product strategy insights.

Breakout sessions will feature vertical round tables as well as application tracks providing customers with an open environment to share their experience and learn about successful Luxid deployments.

Founded in 2000, TEMIS is a leading provider of corporate text mining and text analytics software solutions for the enterprise. The company's flagship information intelligence solution Luxid 5.0 provides powerful Text Analytics capabilities supporting the increasing needs for agile solutions, enabling customers to make better decisions and deliver higher quality products whilst reducing the costs of information delivery.

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TEMIS named to KMWorld's '100 Companies That Matter Most in Knowledge Management'
- 09 Mar 2009

Text analytics solutions provider TEMIS, US, has announced that it was named by KMWorld Magazine to its prestigious '100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management' for 2009. The company is recognised for the third consecutive year for its customer-driven agile innovation.

KMWorld's list of 100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management is compiled by KMWorld practitioners, theorists, analysts and vendors, as well as the publication's customers and colleagues. The 'KMWorld's 100 Companies that Matter In Knowledge Management' list recognises companies capacity for agile and customer-driven innovation.

Founded in 2000, TEMIS is a leading provider of corporate text mining and text analytics software solutions for the enterprise. The company's flagship information intelligence solution Luxid 5.0 provides powerful Text Analytics capabilities supporting the increasing needs for agile solutions, enabling customers to make better decisions and deliver higher quality products whilst reducing the costs of information delivery.

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Semantico launches Shibboleth-enabled SAMS access management system
- 25 Feb 2009

Online publishing solutions provider Semantico Limited, UK, has announced a new release of its SAMS access management system for online publishing offering full support for Shibboleth version 1.3 and 2.0. The new version positions SAMS as a next-generation access system.

The new Shibboleth-enabled version of SAMS offers improved data security and convenience for end-users. The update allows institutions to more easily comply with the direction currently being given by JISC. JISC recently announced its decision to move from Athens to 'a new generation access management service, based on the Shibboleth technology', and is encouraging its stakeholders to embrace federated access. The new version of SAMS has already been successfully deployed with two of Semantico's major clients and further implementations are underway.

Since its launch in 2003, SAMS has grown a large installed base, aided by its flexibility in covering access models for journals, e-books, reference works, directories and scholarly publishing. Users include Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Dawson Books, Brill and Hodder Education. The largest SAMS deployment handles more than 5 million authentication requests per month, and over 20 million API requests.

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Medpedia Project launches beta version of technology platform for health community
- 23 Feb 2009

The Medpedia Project has announced the public launch of the beta version of a technology platform for the worldwide health community. Harvard Medical School, Stanford School of Medicine, Berkeley School of Public Health, University of Michigan Medical School and other leading global health organisations, are contributing in various ways to Medpedia. The Medpedia Project aims to create a new model of how the world will assemble, maintain, critique and access medical knowledge. It will, over time, be a repository of up-to-date unbiased medical information, contributed and maintained by health experts around the world, and freely available to everyone.

The Medpedia Platform includes three interrelated services - a collaborative knowledge base; a Professional Network and Directory for health professionals and organizations; and Communities of Interest in which medical professionals and non-professionals can share information about conditions, treatments, lifestyle choices, etc. This free resource is available at www.medpedia.com.

The Medpedia collaborative knowledge base provides medical professionals and organisations a central place to record their knowledge and receive national and international recognition and visibility for their expertise. Since the announcement of The Medpedia Project in July 2008, over 110 organisations have contributed or pledged over 7,000 pages of content to the knowledge base, and thousands of people have become a part of the community.

The Medpedia Professional Network provides medical and health professionals a free communications and networking system, a place to organise conference attendees and speakers, a professional expertise directory, a recruiting tool for research collaborators, and a clinical referral network. Twenty five health organisations recently announced plans to use the Medpedia Network and Directory to connect with their memberships. The list includes the American Heart Association (AHA), NHS Choices (National Health Service) of the UK, the University of Michigan Medical School (UMMS), the University of California Berkeley School of Public Health, and many others.

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Johns Hopkins University allows public access to Collexis Expertise profiles
- 05 Feb 2009

Knowledge management and discovery software developer Collexis Holdings, Inc., US, announced that Johns Hopkins University (JHU) has put the institution's Collexis Expertise Portal online (http://www.institutionaldashboard.collexis.com/jhu). The portal is a public website where individuals can search, sort, or view compiled views of the research conducted by JHU and its faculty. JHU is the first institution to allow public access to Collexis Expertise Profiles.

The Collexis approach has become popular with research intensive institutions like the National Institutes of Health that want to have a complete system to identify potential partnerships, translational research projects, or other unique connections between research experts. To date, most institutions have limited their systems to internal collaborations. Johns Hopkins University has elected to give public access to help promote relationships and translational research with other partnering institutions in the public and private sector. JHU has also contracted with Collexis for an ongoing search engine optimisation project designed to make Johns Hopkins researchers more widely read and identified online through search engines like Yahoo, Microsoft, and Google.

Collexis develops applications that range from search tools for users' websites to highly sophisticated discovery applications that are utilised by the intelligence community and R&D organisations worldwide. These applications allow users to identify and search for documents, experts, trends or new discoveries that may be hidden in the materials.

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