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  1. 1. ICSTI WEEKLY STM NEWSLETTER Powered by www.scopeknowledge.com Issue 2010/03 (January 15 – January 21, 2010) STM NEW TOPICS SCIENTIFIC DATA MANAGEMENT, INDEXING & ARCHIVING (2) ALLIANCES, PARTNERSHIPS & CONSOLIDATIONS (5) NEW RELEASE - JOURNALS/PRODUCTS/SERVICES (12) RESULTS/FINDINGS FROM RESEARCH REPORTS (3) BUSINESS STRATEGY / RESTRUCTURING / MANAGEMENT (1) AWARDS, CERTIFICATION AND OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS (4) GRANTS AND OTHER RESEARCH FUNDING (1) COLLABORATIVE CONTENT / WEB 2.0 / SOCIAL NETWORKING (1) LIBRARY - MANAGEMENT / DIGITIZATION / AUTOMATION (1) MULTI-CHANNEL PUBLISHING / INNOVATIVE E-PUBLISHING SERVICES / NEW CONTENT FORMATS (2) SUPPORT TOOLS/SOFTWARE/SOLUTIONS (1) REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES AND OTHER INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORKS (2) *************************************************************************************************************************** NEWS IN DETAIL Scientific Data Management, Indexing & Archiving JSTOR now indexed in WorldCat.org Authenticated scholars and researchers with online access to full-text content in JSTOR can now locate and connect to articles through WorldCat.org. Over 4.5 million JSTOR article-level records from more than 1,000 journals, selected monographs, and other scholarly content are now indexed 1
  2. 2. in WorldCat.org, the Web destination for discovery of materials in libraries worldwide. JSTOR is a preservation archive and research platform for the academic community. More Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme ARL, others publish comments to FCC on preserving openness of Internet The Association of Research Libraries (ARL), EDUCAUSE, Internet2, NYSERNet and ACUTA have published comments, welcoming an initiative to preserve the openness of the Internet. The comments are part of a joint filing to the US’ Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the Net Neutrality proceedings. ARL and EDUCAUSE - both members of the Open Internet Coalition – have also endorsed the Coalition’s comments in this proceeding. More Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme Alliances, Partnerships & Consolidations CRKN concludes three-year license renewal deals with 14 scholarly publishers The Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) has announced the conclusion of three-year license renewals with 14 scholarly publishers, valued at about $140 million (CAD). These agreements follow an extended round of negotiations with publishers, aimed at providing CRKN's 73 university members with resources that foster innovative research and allow Canadian researchers to remain internationally competitive. More Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme De Gruyter and CiteULike partner with DeepDyve to make journals more widely accessible Academic publisher De Gruyter has announced that it is making more than 160,000 scholarly and professional journal articles available via DeepDyve, a company whose rental service for scientific research articles is designed to meet the needs of sophisticated professionals and consumers. Through DeepDyve, users will be able to rent the full-text of any article from De Gruyter's vast collection of humanities and natural sciences journals. More Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme Cambridge Imaging Systems in deal with British Library to build moving image archive Cambridge Imaging Systems has announced a deal to supply the British Library with an advanced digital archive management system, known as Box of Broadcasts or simply ‘BoB'. As part of the Library's extensive plans to improve digital access, the Library has brought in Cambridge Imaging Systems to provide the digital video management technology required to host selected digital video files from the archives and to record, store, describe, locate and deliver access within the Library to television and radio news programmes. More Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme 2
  3. 3. Credo Reference adds Hodder Education titles to Credo collection Online reference library Credo Reference has signed an agreement with Hodder Education to incorporate three major subject references into the Credo collection. These will be the first Hodder Education titles licensed to Credo. The three titles that will be added to Credo Reference’s collection of over 440 titles are: Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Psychology, The Essentials of Philosophy and Ethics and The Essentials of Global Politics. More Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme Maney acquires healthcare titles from Henry Stewart Publications Academic publisher Maney Publishing has announced that it has acquired three quarterly healthcare journals from Henry Stewart Publications, an international publisher of peer-reviewed, professional and academic journals. The journals - Journal of Care Services Management, Journal of Management and Marketing in Healthcare and Journal of Communication in Healthcare - together establish a decisive publishing commitment to research and best practice in management and communication for health service providers. More Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme New Release - Journals/Products/Services Nature Publishing Group and ADMC launch new OA journal - Cell Death & Disease Scientific publisher Nature Publishing Group (NPG) and the Associazione Differenziamento e Morte Cellulare (ADMC) have announced the launch of a new open access journal - Cell Death & Disease. Published by NPG the ADMC, the journal explores the area of cell death from a translational medicine perspective. More Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme Emerald offers pay-per-view access for eBook Series Academic and professional literature publisher Emerald Group Publishing Limited has announced that pay-per-view access is now available for its eBook Series. Non-subscribers can now select only the specific chapters that they need to consult. Emerald offers two eBook Series Collections - The Business, Management and Economics collection and the Social Sciences Collection. More Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme EBSCO unveils ERM Essentials, an electronic resource management tool for libraries Electronic research databases provider EBSCO Publishing has announced the release of ERM Essentials, an electronic resource management (ERM) solution that seeks to help libraries manage e- resources. EBSCO claims to provide all the features one would expect from a comprehensive ERM system in a single, centralised source where data is readily available for complete e-collections management. This includes key services like simple searching and browsing of the library’s e- collection and orders, workflow management via reminders and tasks, management of trials and renewals, and the ability to gather data for analysing and evaluating holdings. 3
  4. 4. More Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme Maney Publishing launches open access model, MORE OpenChoice Academic Publisher Maney Publishing has announced the launch of a new open access (OA) business model, MORE OpenChoice. Twenty-four materials science and engineering journals and fifteen health science titles are initially included in MORE OpenChoice, with the intention to expand this to humanities journals in the future. More Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme Online drug discovery database ChEMBLdb launched with half a million compounds ChEMBLdb, an online database of information on the properties and activities of drugs and drug-like small molecules and their targets, has been launched. The database, which contains information on over half a million compounds, is hosted by the European Molecular Biology Laboratory's European Bioinformatics Institute. It was transferred from biotech firm Galapagos NV in July 2008 through a £4.7 million Strategic Award from the Wellcome Trust. More Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme Serials Solutions announces new features to Summon web-scale discovery service E-Resource Access and Management Services (ERAMS) provider Serials Solutions celebrated the first anniversary of its Summon web-scale discovery service market launch by announcing the latest in a series of new features being added over recent months. New local language interfaces now support Japanese, Chinese and Western European languages and are expected to fuel further international growth. Also, users will get even more research help in their results set with database recommendations and ‘cited by’ counts from ISI Web of Science. More Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme Springer to publish Chinese Journal of Polymer Science STM publisher Springer will publish the Chinese Journal of Polymer Science (CJPS), starting January 2010. The journal is the official publication of the Chinese Chemical Society and the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences. The journal joins Springer’s Chinese Library of Science, a collection of about 90 English-language research journals from China. It will be available in print and electronically on www.springerlink.com. More Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme Research Publishing launches new journal focusing on environment and disaster related issues in Asia STM publisher Research Publishing Services has announced the launch of its first journal – Asian Journal of Environment and Disaster Management (AJEDM). The journal claims to be the first journal focusing on environment and disaster related issues in the Asian region. Prof. Rajib Shaw from Kyoto University, Japan, and Prof. R. R. Krishnamurthy from University of Madras, India, serve 4
  5. 5. as the chief editors of the journal. The editorial board includes leading experts in environmental and disaster management. More Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme IEEE launches smart grid Web portal The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has launched the IEEE Smart Grid Web portal (http://smartgrid.ieee.org), an integrated gateway to Smart Grid intelligence, education and news from IEEE and other expert sources. The Web Portal is designed for manufacturers, policymakers, educators, academics, governments, engineers, computer scientists, researchers and other stakeholders in the power and energy, information technology (IT), and communications industries. More Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme Future Science to publish bioenergy journal – Biofuels Publisher Future Science has announced the launch of a new journal – Biofuels. The journal is the first of a new range of environmental science titles published by Future Science. Yusuf Christi of Massey University, New Zealand, and Timothy Donohue from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, US, will serve as Senior Editors. They will be supported by a team of two Associate Editors, together with an Advisory Panel of more than thirty international experts. More Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme JISC TechDis launches new tool to improve internet accessibility Educational advisory service JISC TechDis has announced the beta release of a new internet browser tool that seeks to make information on the web more accessible for everyone, especially disabled users. The JISC TechDis toolbar has been created in partnership with the University of Southampton’s School of Electronics and Computer Science. The free application, released as a beta version, provides a range of editing and speech tools to enable internet users to better access information and interact with web pages. More Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme OSA set to launch new journal on biomedical optics and photonics The Optical Society of America (OSA) is set to launch a new journal focusing on biomedical optics and photonics. The journal, Biomedical Optics Express, is slated for launch this fall. Joseph A. Izatt, professor of biomedical engineering at Duke University, will serve as the editor-in-chief. More Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme Results/findings from research reports STM states response to US Scholarly Publishing Roundtable Report 5
  6. 6. The International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers (STM) has applauded the efforts of the Scholarly Publishing Roundtable in seeking to establish broad stakeholder agreement and for involving leading researchers and incorporating their research in the Roundtable deliberations. STM takes issue, however, with some of the other recommendations and goals expressed in the Report. More Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme UKSG / NISO release first KBART recommendations for improved OpenURL data supply The UK Serials Group (UKSG) and the National Information Standards Organisation (NISO) have announced the first report by the KBART (Knowledge Bases And Related Tools) Working Group, a joint initiative that is exploring data problems within the OpenURL supply chain. The KBART Recommended Practice (NISO RP-9-2010) contains practical recommendations for the timely exchange of accurate metadata between content providers and knowledge base developers. More Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme JISC study moots pooling of business information to boost innovation The UK’s Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) has published a report, which says sharing business information more effectively - particularly through colleges, universities and reference libraries - could help recession-hit companies out of crisis and stimulate innovation. The JISC report, undertaken by the British Library Research Service, states that libraries may not be an obvious source for all start-ups and small businesses but the business information they hold can help organisations plan their growth and development; make funding applications; get hold of up-to-date statistics and legal advice; and research new developments. More Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme Business strategy / restructuring / management JBC to change publishing policies, eliminate submission fees for authors The editors of the Journal of Biological Chemistry (JBC) are unveiling this week a number of changes to the journal's publishing policies. The changes are seen to be in response to the increasingly interdisciplinary nature of biological research. The journal's submission fees have been eliminated to expedite the submission process and hold down costs to authors. More Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme Awards, Certification and other Achievements Optical Society of America’ Optics Express named first SPARC Innovator of 2010 Optical Society of America (OSA) has announced that its open-access journal Optics Express has been named the first SPARC Innovator of 2010. The SPARC Innovator programme recognises advances in scholarly communication propelled by an individual, institution, or group. 6
  7. 7. More Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme Eleven millionth record uploaded on Inspec database The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has announced that its bibliographic database, Inspec, has uploaded the 11 millionth record. Research into cognitive radio networks was the 11 millionth record on the Inspec database, following swiftly on from the addition of the 10 millionth record in 2009. More Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme Cambridge, Williams F1 win award for Formula One-based educational software Cambridge University Press and Williams F1 have been jointly recognised with BETT Awards, an industry award for excellence in ICT in education. The duo bagged the award for the curriculum software product, Race to Learn. The product, which uses Formula One as a point of engagement for primary school children, provides cross-curricular learning for Year 5 & 6 pupils through 12 half- days of teaching in many subject areas. It uses a range of multimedia content including real Formula One footage to promote individual and group working. More Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme SAGE and Index on Censorship launch new award for international publishing Academic publisher SAGE and Index on Censorship, an organisation promoting freedom of expression, have announced a new award that will recognise the significant contribution made by the publishing industry to promoting freedom of expression. The SAGE International Publishing Award will be presented at the 10th annual Index of Censorship Freedom of Expression Awards, scheduled for March 25, 2010. More Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme Grants and other research funding Elsevier Foundation announces $600,000 in new grants for libraries worldwide The Elsevier Foundation has announced the 2009 grant recipients, committing a total of $600,000 to 12 institutions from around the world to support the work of libraries and scholars in science, technology and medicine. The grant recipients were selected from 250 applicants worldwide for their innovation and potential for impact in the developing world, academic workplace and nursing community. Six new grants have been awarded under the Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries programme. More Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme 7
  8. 8. Collaborative content / Web 2.0 / Social Networking ProQuest unveils online community for atmospheric scientists Information resources and technologies provider ProQuest has launched a new online community, AtmosPeer, designed specifically for researchers, scholars, librarians and students in the atmospheric science community. AtmosPeer (www.atmospeer.net) was developed in partnership with AMS, the Atmospheric Science Librarians International and the Conference Exchange. More Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme Library - Management / Digitization / Automation Ex Libris announces beta launch of Primo Central Library solutions provider Ex Libris Group has announced the launch of Primo Central for beta testing at 14 partner institutions. When searching in their institution’s Primo interface, users in partner libraries will have seamless access to the Primo Central mega-aggregate of scholarly e- content. 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 Atypon to power Oldenbourg’s new publishing platform Information services provider Atypon Systems, Inc. has announced that academic publisher Oldenbourg Verlagsgruppe is using Atypon's software to power its just-launched publishing platform for its journals and books. The new platform, which is hosted by Atypon, provides a host of capabilities to librarians and researchers, including the ability to download e-book MARC records for integration with library cataloguing systems. More Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme Skyscape launches mobile clinical decision application on Google Android OS Mobile medical references provider Skyscape has launched a mobile clinical decision application on the Google Android operating system. Skyscape’s medical resources are now available on most smart phone devices, allowing medical professionals to easily download the latest medical information. More Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme Support tools/software/solutions West Georgia Health System to implement WK Health’s ProVation Order Sets 8
  9. 9. Healthcare information provider Wolters Kluwer Health (WK Health) has announced that West Georgia Health System (WGHS) has selected ProVation Order Sets, powered by UpToDate Decision Support, to automate the creation, deployment and maintenance of order sets solutions at West Georgia Medical Center. ProVation Order Sets is an easily customisable order set authoring and management solution that provides flexible integration into clinical processes to streamline the delivery of standardised care for improved patient safety, outcomes, clinician performance and regulatory compliance. More Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme Regulations, guidelines and other institutional frameworks ALPSP responds to OSTP Public Access Policy consultation The Association of Learning and Professional Society Publishing (ALPSP) has submitted its response to the Public Access Policy consultation carried out by the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). OSTP, part of the Executive Office of the President in the US government, is seeking public input on access to publicly-funded research results, such as those that appear in academic and scholarly journal articles. More Search for more news in this Category Search for more news in this Theme BioMed responds to US policy forum on public access to federally funded research Open access publisher BioMed Central has submitted its contribution to the US Office of Science and Technology Policy request for contributions to its Policy Forum on Public Access to Federally Funded Research. According to BioMed Central, the success of its open access (OA) journals proves that immediate OA to the official and authoritative version of published research results is not only desirable but also achievable and sustainable. BioMed supports both the goal of OA and the goal of ensuring that the value added by publishers is properly recompensed. 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 9

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