Alessandro Gallo Sales Manager Southern Europe Springer Email: [email_address] Florence, 31 October - IX International Conference - Law via the internet Open Access, Digital Preservation and Semantic Web: the new era of a multi-disciplinary global publisher
Over 30 law journals and more than 200 publications included in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Law journal collection
Law Books on SpringerLink EU Digital Copyright Law and the End-User, 2008 Mazziotti, Giuseppe Advances in Digital Forensics III , 2007 Craiger, Philip; Shenoi, Sujeet Forensic Computing, 2007 Sammes, A J, Jenkinson, Brian Available in print and electronic format on SpringerLink www.springerlink.com/humanities-social-sciences-and-law within the Humanities, Social Sciences and Law eBook Collection
Law Books on SpringerLink Available in print and electronic format on SpringerLink www.springerlink.com/humanities-social-sciences-and-law within the Humanities, Social Sciences and Law eBook Collection Information Technology and Lawyers, 2006 Lodder, Arno R.; Oskamp, Anja Digital Media & Intellectual Property , 2006 Lucchi, Nicola Digital Government, 2008 Chen, H.; Brandt, L.; Gregg, V.; Traunmüller, R.; Dawes, S.; Hovy, E.; Macintosh, A.; Larson, C.A.
Springer acquired in October the Open Access publisher BioMed Central
BioMed Central was launched in May 2000 as an independent publishing house
Committed to providing free access to peer-reviewed research in the biological and medical sciences
BMC is the largest open access provider in the world with over 180 peer-reviewed journals
Derk Haank, CEO of Springer Science+Business Media said: “This acquisition reinforces the fact that we see open access publishing as a sustainable part of our publishing activities, and not an ideological crusade. We have gained considerable positive experience since starting Springer Open Choice in 2004, and BioMed Central’s activities are complementary to what we are doing.
The enormous growth of electronically available content represents today a considerable challenge for large publishers, and also for end users.
To allow for an easier access to scientific content, breakthrough indexing technologies are required to turn large amounts of heterogeneous publications into a single and comprehensive knowledge space.
Implicit semantic relations between otherwise unrelated articles also need to be detected and made available to the reader through the identification of relevant concepts and relationships.
Ability to look inside and manipulate PDFs before downloading
Semantic linking for related journal articles and book chapters
Chapters analyzed on a content level
Each search result points to five additional results that are most similar to that article/chapter
New PDF preview feature allows to look inside articles and chapters
Instant overview of the entire eBook – can scroll and browse within the different chapters of the book and immediately download them.
Launch: end of 2008
Thank you for your attention! Alessandro Gallo Springer Sales Manager Southern Europe Via Decembrio 28 20137 Milan - Italy Cell.(+39)3475860776 Email: [email_address] Website: www.springer.com Platform: www.springerlink.com