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Bayer CropScience acquires licence for Ariadne’s Pathway Studio -

Bioinformatics firm Ariadne Genomics, Inc., US, has announced that Bayer CropScience AG, Germany, has licensed its Pathway Studio platform with the ResNet Plant database to supplement its plant stress reactions research. In particular, the company will use Pathway Studio for gene expression analysis of plant and… Read More

Co-Action Publishing signs preservation deal with Portico -

Non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico, US, has announced an agreement with Co-Action Publishing, Sweden, to preserve its digital journals collection of three titles. With this inclusion, over 7,700 titles have now been entrusted to the Portico archive. Through this agreement with… Read More

NRC-CISTI set to launch searchable, web-based archive – NRC Publications Archive -

The National Research Council's Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (NRC-CISTI) has announced an initiative to create an NRC Publications Archive (NPArC). This searchable, web-based archive, set for launch in December 2008, will provide access to NRC's record of science and demonstrate the many ways… Read More

SwetsWise Title Bank upgraded to include e-books related data -

Subscription services provider Swets, Netherlands, has announced that it has successfully upgraded SwetsWise Title Bank to include e-books related data. SwetsWise Title Bank is an online tool that enables a customer to create a customised, browsable A-Z list of all the print and electronic publications contained… Read More

Gladstone Institute scientists create tool for data exchange of biological pathways -

The laboratory of Bruce Conklin at the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease has created a new collaboration tool called WikiPathways to focus on the use of biological pathways. The project, described in the current issue of PLoS Biology, follows the efforts of scientists to focus on… Read More

British Library initiative to preserve low use journals gets HEFCE funding -

The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) has announced £9.84 million of funding for the creation of the UK Research Reserve (UKRR) following a successful 18-month pilot. The UKRR is a collaborative initiative of higher education libraries led by Imperial College London and the British… Read More

Portico announces new digital preservation activities -

Non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico, US, has introduced three expansions of its preservation work at its third annual Participants' Meeting, held during the American Library Association Annual Conference in Anaheim, California. Portico is moving beyond e-journal preservation in response to preservation concerns expressed by libraries… Read More

PRISM launches PRISM Cookbook to address implementation issues -

Publishing Requirements for Industry Standard Metadata (PRISM), an IDEAlliance Working Group, has announced the availability of the new PRISM Cookbook for Profile 1 (XML) Implementers. The PRISM 2.0 Specifications and Cookbook can be freely downloaded from http://www.prismstandard.org/. The PRISM Cookbook builds on… Read More

SPARC Europe signs agreement with Driver to jointly promote repositories -

Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) Europe and European Digital Repository Research Infrastructure (Driver) have signed an agreement to work together for promoting repositories. The cooperation is seen to help progress and enhance the provision, visibility and application of European research… Read More

US Department of Energy launches open data repository -

The US Department of Energy has launched the DOE Data Explorer (DDE), a tool to find scientific research data generated in the course of DOE-sponsored research in various science disciplines. The data that can be found include computer simulations, numeric data files, figures and plots, interactive… Read More


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