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Research and Markets releases 2008 review of UK publishing industry -

Market research and data services provider Research and Markets, Ireland, has announced the addition of the 'Publishing Industry Market Review 2008' report to its existing offering. According to the report, the UK publishing market was worth £18.41billion in 2007, having grown by just 0.4 percent during… Read More

The Scientific business of Thomson Reuters publishes 2008 Liquent Regulatory Affairs Trends survey results -

The Scientific business of Thomson Reuters has announced the early findings of its 2008 Liquent Regulatory Affairs Trends survey. The survey attracted respondents from across the globe representing small, medium and large pharmaceutical companies. Now in its sixth year, the survey provides a unique insight into… Read More

OCLC research identifies factors driving and limiting public library funding in US -

Global library cooperative Online Computer Library Center, Inc. (OCLC), US, has released findings from a research study designed to identify factors that both drive and limit local library funding support in the US. The report was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as part… Read More

Thomson Reuters Survey identifies highest impact institutions, 2003-2007 -

The Scientific business of Thomson Reuters has announced the results of a study assessing high-impact research by the UK's top-cited institutions and researchers. In the May/June issue of Science Watch and on, Thomson Reuters analyses data from its Essential Science Indicators to identify 'high-impact papers'… Read More

ALPSP conducting survey of members on long-term digital preservation -

The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP), US, has announced that it is conducting a survey amongst its publisher members. The purpose of the survey is to establish the nature and extent of long-term preservation strategies - in place or planned - and to… Read More

Wider participation in access initiatives key to expand journal availability, says UK report -

The UK National Commission for UNESCO recently released a new report titled Improving Access to Scientific Information for Developing Countries: UK Learned Societies and Journal Access Programmes. According to the report, wider participation in access programmes is crucial to make journals and other relevant content available… Read More

Global e-book survey results now available from ebrary -

E-book technology firm ebrary, US, has announced that the results of its first 2008 Global Student E-book Survey completed by nearly 6,500 students throughout the world, representing nearly 400 individual institutions. Designed by more than 150 college and university librarians worldwide, the wide-scale survey explores students'… Read More

Ingram Digital survey examines key drivers of digital textbooks usage growth -

Digital content services provider Ingram Digital, US, has announced a new survey of e-book users conducted by its Education Solutions unit. The survey is seen to confirm the top three factors driving a surge in adoption of digital textbooks that led Ingram's January-May sales to surpass… Read More

Transparency norms altering scientific publication scenario, says Best Practices report -

Pharmaceutical research firm Best Practices, LLC, US, has released a new report titled 'Scientific Publications Strategy: Managing Reputation, Clinical Trial Results and Commercial Relevance'. According to the report, the landscape of scientific publications strategy, planning and delivery is changing with the advent of transparency guidelines. It… Read More

IMU report cautions against use of citation statistics to gauge research quality -

The International Mathematical Union (IMU), in cooperation with the International Council on Industrial and Applied Mathematics and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, has released a report on the use of citations in assessing research quality. The report, titled… Read More

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