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Simba report projects strong growth for STM publishing online services market through 2011 -

Media industry and forecast analysis firm Simba Information, US, has released a new report titled 'STM Online Services Market 2009-2010'. According to the report, scientific, technical and medical publishing online services - electronic products that link content with other types of data, software and solutions -… Read More

OCLC Research and Cambridge University collaborate on Open Metadata project -

Library information provider OCLC Research, US, and Cambridge University have announced that both organisations will jointly conduct a six-month, JISC-funded investigation into the value of making collection metadata openly available in a sustainable manner. The COMET (Cambridge OPen METadata) project will release a sub-set of… Read More

IEEE partners with Access Innovations to complete re-indexing of Xplore Digital Library -

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has collaborated with Access Innovations, Inc. to complete a comprehensive re-indexing of about 2.1 million of the 2.8 million IEEE article records in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library database. IEEE Xplore contains IEEE publications from 38 specialised… Read More

Google updates search engine algorithm to weed out low-quality sites -

Internet search services provider Google, Inc., US, has announced changes to the way the company's search engine algorithm works. The update, designed to reduce rankings for low-quality sites and provide better rankings for high-quality sites, is projected to affect nearly 12 percent of search queries. … Read More

Copyright should evolve in line with technological changes, says WIPO head -

Copyright needs to evolve to current technological realities or risk becoming irrelevant, Francis Gurry, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), has said. There was no 'single magical answer' to the development of a successful policy response to the challenges facing copyright in the… Read More

Chinese authorities determined to increase supervision and peer evaluation of academic journals -

Chinese authorities have reportedly ordered a number of academic journals and magazines to cease publication. In a new attack on sub-standard academic papers in China, the General Administration of Press and Publications (GAPP), the government agency that regulates overseas news and other publications, decided to penalise… Read More


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