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  • 1. ICSTI WEEKLY STM NEWSLETTER Powered by www.scopeknowledge.com Issue 2010/06 (February 5 – February 11, 2010) STM NEW TOPICS SCIENTIFIC DATA MANAGEMENT, INDEXING & ARCHIVING (2) ALLIANCES, PARTNERSHIPS & CONSOLIDATIONS (11) NEW RELEASE - JOURNALS/PRODUCTS/SERVICES (8) RESULTS/FINDINGS FROM RESEARCH REPORTS (1) AWARDS, CERTIFICATION AND OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS (3) NEW APPOINTMENTS AND OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGES (2) CITATION STATISTICS / ANALYSES / ENHANCEMENTS (1) COPYRIGHTS/DATA INTEGRITY/ETHICAL ISSUES (1) SEARCH TECHNOLOGIES (1) COLLABORATIVE CONTENT / WEB 2.0 / SOCIAL NETWORKING (1) MULTI-CHANNEL PUBLISHING / INNOVATIVE E-PUBLISHING SERVICES / NEW CONTENT FORMATS (1) *************************************************************************************************************************** NEWS IN DETAIL Scientific Data Management, Indexing & Archiving CrossRef exceeds 40 million metadata records for scholarly content Reference linking services provider CrossRef has announced that it has surpassed 40 million metadata records for scholarly content. Each of these records includes a CrossRef Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which allows the content to be accessed by a permanent link on the Internet. More 1
  • 2. Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme Portico and Liverpool University Press in deal to preserve e-journals Non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico has announced an agreement with Liverpool University Press to preserve the latter's entire collection of 13 online journals. With this inclusion, over 10,700 e-journals and 34,000 e-books from 91 publishers on behalf of over 2,000 societies and associations have now been entrusted to the Portico archive. More Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme Alliances, Partnerships & Consolidations Dartmouth Journal Services to provide production services for The Journal of Immunology Journal production services provider Dartmouth Journal Services (DJS), part of The Sheridan Group, has announced an agreement with The American Association of Immunologists. Under the deal, DJS will provide services for the production of The Journal of Immunology (The JI). The JI is owned and published by the AAI. More Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme BMJ Group and OUBS launch accredited online courses in Clinical Leadership BMJ Learning, the medical education division of BMJ Group, and The Open University Business School's (OUBS) Centre for Professional Learning and Development (CPLD) have launched postgraduate qualifications in Clinical Leadership for healthcare professionals. The new courses have been developed following the recommendations of Lord Darzi's NHS Next Stage Review that require all NHS organisations to have formal leadership development plans in place. More Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme Bowker acquires BML from Publishing News Bibliographic information provider Bowker has announced the acquisition of BML (Book Marketing) from Publishing News Ltd. BML is a provider of market research on the UK book market and is best known for its Books & Consumers survey and BookZone Research Panel. The company will become part of Bowker's Publishing Services division. More Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme British Library, Microsoft launch online platform for collaborative research The British Library and Microsoft Research have announced that the new open source 'Research Information Centre' (RIC) Framework v1.0 is now available to download for free at http://ric.codeplex.com . The RIC is seen to represent an entirely new way of conducting research by providing an online environment in which to navigate the collection of digital information available to 21st century researchers. It aims to maximise web technology to improve both flexibility and knowledge sharing for researchers, wherever they are in the world. More 2
  • 3. Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme Ex Libris acquires company's Scandinavian distributor Library solutions provider Ex Libris Group has announced the acquisition of the Fujitsu Services A/S library division - the exclusive distributor of Ex Libris products in Denmark and Sweden - and the assumption of all interaction with the Company's approximately 200 customer institutions in these countries. The newly opened Ex Libris Scandinavia office is part of the continually expanding Ex Libris worldwide organisation. More Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme Dartmouth Journal Services goes live with PNAS Journal production services provider Dartmouth Journal Services (DJS), part of The Sheridan Group, has announced the successful transition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS). DJS provides full service copyediting, composition, online deliverables, print production, back issue fulfillment, author billing and reprint services for PNAS. More Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme Outsell, Inc. acquires content and technologies specialist The Gilbane Group Research and advisory firm Outsell, Inc. has announced that the The Gilbane Group, a UK-based consulting firm covering content technologies, has joined Outsell. This addition makes Outsell the only research and advisory firm with 360-degree coverage of the information industry - established and disruptive information providers, users, enterprises, advertisers, libraries and the technologies underlying the industry's evolution. More Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme Ex Libris and Ingram Digital in deal to make e-book content available via MyiLibrary Library solutions provider Ex Libris Group and digital content services provider Ingram Digital have announced an agreement to make e-book content available through Ingram's e-content aggregation platform, MyiLibrary. MyiLibrary e-book content will now be available to library users through the full suite of Ex Libris discovery products - Primo Central mega-aggregate of scholarly e-content, the SFX OpenURL link resolver and the MetaLib gateway and metasearch solution. More Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme Springer and Society for Biological Systematics announce publishing partnership STM publisher Springer has announced a partnership with the Gesellschaft für Biologische Systematik (Society for Biological Systematics). Under the deal, Springer will publish the society's official journal Organisms Diversity & Evolution, beginning with Volume 10, Issue 1, in March 2010. The journal was previously published by Elsevier. Dr. Olaf R.P. Bininda-Emonds, Professor of Systematics and Evolutionary Biology at Carl von Ossietzky University in Oldenburg, Germany, is the editor-in- chief. More 3
  • 4. Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme Maney renews publishing agreement with Australasian mining institute Academic publisher Maney Publishing has announced that a publishing agreement with the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) has been renewed for another three years. The Transactions of the Institutions of Mining and Metallurgy journals; Mining Technology, Applied Earth Science and Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy are published by Maney on behalf of the Institution of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) in association with the AusIMM. Members of both Institutions have online access to content. More Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme IHS acquires Emerging Energy Research for $18 million IHS Inc., a provider of energy-focused information, has announced the acquisition of Emerging Energy Research, an energy advisory firm, for $18 million. Emerging Energy seeks to help clients understand, leverage and exploit the technological, regulatory and competitive trends in the global emerging energy sector. The acquisition is claimed to be an important fit at the intersection of two important domains for IHS - energy and environment. More Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme New Release - Journals/Products/Services Royal Society of Chemistry announces beta release of ChemSpider SyntheticPagesbeta The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) has announced the release of ChemSpider SyntheticPagesbeta, a community resource of reaction synthesis procedures. The launch of a beta site is the result of a collaboration between ChemSpider, a free online structure centric community for chemists, and the original SyntheticPages. SyntheticPages is a freely available interactive database of synthetic chemistry for the dissemination of practical and reliable organic, organometallic and inorganic chemical synthesis, reactions and procedures deposited by synthetic chemists. More Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme AORN Journal announces new editorial features and enhanced layout STM publisher Elsevier has announced that the AORN Journal has expanded its editorial content and redesigned the layout of its print format. The journal is the official journal of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN). Working in collaboration with Elsevier, AORN has enhanced both the print and online versions of the journal. More Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme Thieme Publishing Group launches Pharmaceutical Substances Version 3.3 STM publisher Thieme Publishing Group has announced the launch of Pharmaceutical Substances Version 3.3. Compiled by renowned leaders in the field, this comprehensive reference guide to every significant pharmaceutical compound contains syntheses, patents and applications of all FDA 4
  • 5. approved active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and is available through Thieme-connect. More Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme New Subject Section for Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical Non-profit scientific publisher Institute of Physics (IOP) Publishing has announced that the Classical and Quantum Field Theory section in the Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical will change to Field Theory and String Theory. The new section will be under the leadership of Arkady Tseytlin, Imperial College, London. More Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme ebrary launches medical technology database, expands existing offerings Digital content products and technologies provider ebrary has announced the availability of its new subscription database in medical technology. The database is targeted at technologists, engineers and other employees of healthcare companies that design and manufacture medical devices, equipment and instruments. ebrary has also expanded its business and engineering offerings. Hundreds of new e-books worth over $14,000 were recently added to its subscription databases in finance, leadership, and sales & marketing. More Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme NSF seeks citizen input to create Open Government Plan The US' National Science Foundation has launched a new interactive web page designed to encourage participation and collaboration between the agency and the citizens it serves. Additional information about this activity, as well as a link to the OpenNSF dialogue, is accessible at www.nsf.gov/open. The dialogue page is open for ideas and comments until March 19, 2010. More Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme Co-Action Publishing to publish International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well- being Publisher Co-Action Publishing has announced the addition of the International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being (QHW) to its portfolio. The title moves to Co-Action Publishing from Informa Healthcare. In addition to the change in publisher, QHW will also be transitioned to full open access from Volume 5 2010, with selected key articles from earlier volumes also being made open access, with permission from the former publisher. More Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme SAGE' new journal to address orthopaedic problems in aging patients Academic and professional publisher SAGE has announced the September 2010 launch of Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation, a new bimonthly journal. The journal seeks to provide clinical information concerning musculoskeletal conditions affecting the aging population. Dr. Stephen L. Kates is the founding Editor of the journal. 5
  • 6. More Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme Results/findings from research reports New study recommends blanket ban on medical ghostwriting PLoS ONE, a peer-reviewed online publication of open access publisher Public Library of Science (PLoS), has published a study that proposes a strict ban on medical ghostwriting. A scientist who takes credit as an author on an article secretly written by a pharmaceutical company should be deemed guilty of academic misconduct, it states. The authors of the new study hope to bring medical ghostwriting on par with plagiarism and data falsification. More Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme Awards, Certification and other Achievements Elsevier announces competition for chemistry research students Elsevier Properties SA, a centre of excellence within Reed Elsevier for the management of intellectual property, has announced the launch of the Reaxys PhD Prize for young chemists. The competition is for candidates currently studying for a PhD or having completed a PhD within the past 12 months. The prize will be awarded to the candidates that demonstrate excellence in methodology and approach in a peer-reviewed publication. More Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews bags three awards at the PROSE Awards STM and scholarly publisher Wiley-Blackwell has announced that its Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews (WIREs), the new publications launched in 2009, have picked up three of the most prestigious awards in scholarly publishing at the annual PROSE awards. The American Publishers Awards for Professional & Scholarly Excellence (PROSE Awards) named the WIREs as joint winner of this year's R.R. Hawkins Award, the association's top prize, established in 1976 to recognise outstanding scholarly works in all disciplines of the arts and sciences. More Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme Call for researchers to apply for 2nd Annual Young Researcher Award in Sustainable Development STM publisher Elsevier has announced the start of the second annual ProSPER.Net-Scopus Young Researcher Award in sustainable development, a partnership between its flagship product SCOPUS and ProSPER.Net. ProSPER.Net is a network of nineteen leading universities in Asia-Pacific. The top three finalists in each category will be sponsored to present their work in a public symposium to be held in the first week of July 2010 at Tongji University in Shanghai. More 6
  • 7. Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme New Appointments and other administrative changes Publishing Technology announces changes to management responsibilities within Scholarly Online and Publishers Communication Group Publishing-specific software solutions provider Publishing Technology plc has announced significant changes to management responsibilities following a review of its business throughout 2009. The changes are within the Scholarly Online and PCG (Publishers Communication Group) areas and specifically recognise two management board members whose development in these sectors have been key contributions to the overall success of the Publishing Technology offering throughout 2009. More Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme BioOne names Nicole Colovos as new Director of Marketing BioOne, a web-based aggregator of research in biological, ecological and environmental sciences, has announced the appointment of Nicole Colovos to the newly created Director of Marketing role. Colovos brings to BioOne over 16 years of agency experience in design and marketing communications. More Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme Citation Statistics / Analyses / Enhancements New LibQUAL+ website with LibQUAL+ Lite customisation feature The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has announced that the LibQUAL+ now operates on a new and improved platform with major enhancements to the protocol, including a customisation feature called LibQUAL+ Lite. The Lite protocol uses item sampling methods to gather data on all 22 LibQUAL+ core items, while only requiring the user to respond to a subset of the 22 core questions. More Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme Copyrights/Data Integrity/Ethical issues Amended Google settlement shows improvements but issues remain, says US DoJ The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has submitted its views on the proposed amended settlement between the Authors Guild and Google, Inc. It has advised the District Court for the Southern District of New York that despite substantial progress reflected in the proposed agreement, class certification, copyright and antitrust issues remain. The DoJ has also said that the US remains committed to working with the parties on issues concerning the scope and content of the settlement. More Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme 7
  • 8. Search technologies Swets partners with Deep Web Technologies Journal subscription services provider Swets has announced a partnership with federated search services provider Deep Web Technologies to further enhance the performance of its federated search module, SwetsWise Searcher. SwetsWise Searcher is a hosted federated search service powered by Deep Web Technology. More Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme Collaborative content / Web 2.0 / Social Networking Three new state sites added to WebJunction community WebJunction, an online learning community for librarians and library staff, is working with the State Library of North Carolina, the Missouri State Library, and HSLC/Access PA to launch three new state sites - WebJunction-North Carolina, WebJunction-Missouri and WebJunction-Pennsylvania. Library staff in these states will now gain access to courses, articles, discussions and a professional network that will keep their skills up-to-date and help their libraries stay relevant to current user needs. More Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme Multi-channel publishing / Innovative e-publishing services / New content formats Unbound Medicine releases free mobile and web resource to aid in disaster relief Healthcare knowledge management solutions provider Unbound Medicine has announced the release of a free web and mobile resource - Relief Central. The new resource will deliver reference information and news to relief workers, first responders, and others in disaster relief situations. More Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme *************************************************************************************************************************** ICSTI Secretariat Office: 33, rue de Naples - 75008 Paris, France Email : icsti@icsti.org & icsti@voila.fr Tel : +33 (0)1 45 25 65 92 - Cell: +33 (0)6 14 65 16 57 www.icsti.org 8