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ICSTI WEEKLY STM NEWSLETTER

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Issue 2011/20 (May 13 – May 19, 2011)

STM NEW TOPICS
Alliances, Partnerships & Consolidations (12)
New Release – Journals / Products / Services (9)
Results / Findings from research reports (3)
Events and conferences (1)
Awards, Certification and other Achievements (1)
New Appointments and other administrative changes (4)
Citation Statistics / Analyses / Enhancements (1)
Copyrights / Data Integrity / Ethical issues (1)
Search technologies (1)
Library - Management / Digitization / Automation (3)
Multi-channel publishing / Innovative e-publishing services / New content formats (5)
Support tools / Software / Solutions (2)
Regulations, guidelines and other institutional frameworks (2)
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Alliances, Partnerships & Consolidations
Wiley-Blackwell and Australian Human Resources Institute announce publishing partnership

Wiley-Blackwell, the STM and Scholarly (STMS) publishing business of John Wiley & Sons, Inc., has announced a partnership with Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI). Under the deal, Wiley-Blackwell will publish the AHRI journal Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources from 2012.

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The Charlesworth Group and American Society of Hematology release Chinese edition of key contents of Hematology 2010
Publishing solutions provider The Charlesworth Group has announced a collaboration with the American Society of Hematology (ASH) to produce a Chinese edition of key contents of Hematology 2010, the ASH Education Program Book. First copies of the translated edition were available at the Highlights of ASH meeting.
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Syngene pact with Elsevier to obtain unlimited access to online chemistry resource
Elsevier has announced that contract research organisation Syngene has signed a multi-year contract for its researchers to obtain unlimited access to Reaxys, Elsevier's chemistry resource. Reaxys is projected to help Syngene enhance its R&D competitiveness and productivity in the pharmaceutical, chemical and agrochemical research environments.
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BMJ Group, Isabel Healthcare to integrate clinical decision support products
BMJ has announced a partnership with Isabel Healthcare to offer an integrated version of their decision support products. The ability of Isabel to produce a differential list using multiple patient specific clinical features will be merged with Best Practice's knowledge base under the deal.
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IMarEST unveils marine abstracts database in partnership with BMT Group

IMarEST has announced a joint venture with BMT Group. The venture, Marine Technology Abstracts, is projected as an online, searchable database of bibliographic information and summaries of over 100,000 journal articles, reports, books and conference papers, combined from the library holdings of both organisations.
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Google, Digitas team up to offer mobile marketing insights
Digitas and Google have announced plans to deliver mobile marketing insights and usage research in a new collaborative project. The project will look at mobile trends over a year to understand how the advancement of mobile technology and smartphone adoption has impacted consumer behaviour.
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British Dental Association and Nature Publishing Group renew partnership
The Nature Publishing Group (NPG) and the British Dental Association (BDA) have announced a renewal of their publishing partnership to 2019. Under the agreement, NPG will continue to provide publishing services for the British Dental Journal (BDJ), BDA News, Evidence-Based Dentistry, Launchpad and Vital.
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HighWire Press and Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers announce strategic partnership

HighWire Press, a not-for-profit division of Stanford University libraries, has announced a strategic partnership with the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE). The deal is to create a vibrant new digital library built and hosted upon the HighWire Publishing platform.

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Gale and TheGreenInterview.com partner to enhance content of GREENR
Gale, part of Cengage Learning, and TheGreenInterview.com have announced an agreement to enhance the content of GREENR. GREENR is Gale's electronic resource offering authoritative reference content in the area of sustainable development, the environment, energy and natural resources.
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CABI and SharedBook in deal to make CAB Reviews available via AcademicPub platform
Not-for-profit life sciences publisher CABI has signed an agreement with publishing innovator SharedBook to make the reviews journal CAB Reviews available through SharedBook's AcademicPub platform. AcademicPub is an online service that gives educators access to a broad range of timely publications as well as sources available on the Web.
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Cambridge University Press partners with GYLO to create new medical apps
Cambridge University Press (CUP) has announced a partnership with GYLO (GetYa Learn On, LLC) to produce multiple medical books as interactive apps for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Initially, three of Cambridge's key texts for medical trainees and practitioners will be converted to iOS apps.
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Cengage Learning strengthens support to The IMS Global Learning Consortium

Teaching, learning and research solutions provider Cengage Learning has announced increased commitment to The IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS). Cengage Learning has volunteered to provide leadership in furthering IMS standards in the critical area of Learning Outcomes.

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New Release – Journals / Products / Services
'Nature China' re-launched with expanded content and new design
NPG has re-launched Nature China to celebrate the publication of the Nature Publishing Index 2010 China. The re-launch includes a new homepage design and expanded content. Nature China showcases the Nature Publishing Index China, which ranks institutions according to their output of papers in Nature journals.
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STN offers numeric property search of research and patent information
FIZ Karlsruhe has developed a search feature for STN that offers not only improved identification of claims and detailed descriptions of the patent applications, but also allows for numeric property searches. STN, an online service for research and patent information, is operated by FIZ Karlsruhe.
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SAGE expands Therapeutic Advances journals portfolio
Academic publisher SAGE has extended its suite of Therapeutic Advances journals with the launch of a further title - Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology. The journal will be published in association with the British Association for Psychopharmacology.
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IEEE publishes amendment to 802.11 Wireless LAN standards

IEEE has announced that it has published an amendment - IEEE 802.11v-2011. The amendment defines mechanisms for IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN(WLAN) devices to support enhanced Wireless Network Management (WNM) and operational troubleshooting capabilities, enable new location and time synchronisation applications, and provide additional power saving mechanisms.

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BioMed Central launches 'Systematic Reviews' journal
BioMed Central has launched a journal - Systematic Reviews - encompassing all aspects of the design and reporting of systematic reviews. Its mission is to publish systematic reviews related to a broad definition of health and methods research related to the science of evidence synthesis.
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EBSCO announces new look for DynaMed
Electronic research databases provider EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has announced a new look for its evidence-based point-of-care clinical reference tool DynaMed. A new design and easier functionality are being introduced in a preview so users can explore the new features before the transition in completed in July.
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Elsevier launches learning resource for Dental Nursing market
STM Publisher Elsevier has announced the launch of a comprehensive learning resource, Mosby's Textbook of Dental Nursing. The textbook contains everything a pre-registration dental nurse in the UK needs to know to perform safely and effectively in the clinical environment.
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BMC Medicine set to launch thematic series on stem cell therapy

BMC Medicine, an open access journal published by BioMed Central, is seeking submissions of original research offering novel translational and clinical insights into stem cell therapies. With this thematic series, the journal aims to highlight some of the important and topical issues.

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Ovid announces its first clinical tool to bridge content from Ovid and UpToDate
Ovid, part of Wolters Kluwer Health, has announced the availability of OvidMD, claimed to be the first clinical tool from Ovid designed especially for physicians and other clinicians. OvidMD provides quick answers to clinical questions based on relevant full-text content from Ovid.
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Results / Findings from research reports
Elastic Path releases report on e-publishing landscape
Elastic Path Software has released a new research report entitled 'Brave New Publishing World: Assessing the Impact of E-books on Consumers.' The report has Elastic Path e-commerce consultants revealing data on the fast-changing publishing landscape as well as recommendations for publishers to capitalise on these changes.
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British Library welcomes Hargreaves Review recommendations on IP framework
The British Library has welcomed the recommendations made to the Government by the Hargreaves Review, proposing an intellectual property framework designed to increase growth and innovation in the UK. Hargreaves' recommendations are expected to have an immediate benefit for research,

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Print publication output up despite e-books, says Bowker's annual market report

Bowker has released its annual report on US print book publishing, projecting that despite the popularity of e-books, traditional US print title output in 2010 increased 5 percent. Output of new titles and editions increased from 302,410 in 2009 to a projected 316,480 in 2010.

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Events and conferences
Registrations for the 9th Northumbria International Conference now open
The 9th Northumbria International Conference on performance measurement in libraries and information services will be held at the University of York Exhibition Centre from August 22-25, 2011. Online registration for the conference is now open.
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Awards, Certification and other Achievements
ACP publications bag awards for publishing excellence
ACP has announced that its publications have won awards for excellence in publishing. ACP Internist won a Gold Excel award from the Association Media & Publishing. ACP InternistWeekly won a silver award for Best E-Newsletter. ACP Hospitalist won a bronze for Best Department (Success Story).
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New Appointments and other administrative changes
Gary Kearns to lead new EU team at Knovel
Engineering resources provider Knovel has announced that it has expanded its sales and business development team to address global growth and product demand. Its new EU-based team is led by IHS veteran Gary Kearns, who joins as Knovel's Business Development Director EMEA.
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Ian Russell to step down as ALPSP Chief Executive

The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) has announced that Ian Russell will be stepping down from the position of Chief Executive at the end of June. He will take up a post at Oxford University Press where he will be Editorial Director for their growing portfolio of physical and life science journals.
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Publishing Technology names Michael Groth as Senior Marketing Associate
Publishing-specific software solutions provider Publishing Technology has announced the appointment of Michael Groth as the company's new Senior Marketing Associate. Michael joins Publishing Technology from the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).
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Jonathan Newcomb named new Chairman of Swets Board
Journal subscription services provider Swets has announced the appointment of Jonathan Newcomb as its new Chairman of the Board. Prior to his appointment to Swets, Jon Newcomb worked as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Simon & Schuster and served on the Viacom Executive Committee.
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Citation Statistics / Analyses / Enhancements
Springer publication listed in Science Citation Index-Expanded
Research analytics and decision support citation data services provider Thomson Reuters has announced that Building Simulation is now listed in the Science Citation Index-Expanded (SCI-E). The journal is co-published by Springer and Tsinghua University Press.

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Copyrights / Data Integrity / Ethical issues
FCC-FTC forum to examine phone location data storage by Apple and Google
The FCC and FTC are teaming up to host a public forum next month to examine location-based services. They are inviting Apple and Google to explain themselves following recent revelations that Apple's iPhone and smartphones running Google's Android software have been storing location information.
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Search technologies
Dutch academic libraries select Primo and Primo Central Index
Library automation solutions provider Ex Libris Group has announced that Wageningen University and Research Center and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam have selected the Primo discovery and delivery solution, together with the Primo Central Index of scholarly e-content. Both institutions opted for the Primo Direct deployment package.
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Library - Management / Digitization / Automation
NISO makes revised Recommended Practice for RFID in U.S. Libraries available for public comments
The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has announced the availability of RFID in U.S. Libraries (NISO RP-6-201x) for a thirty day public comment period, beginning immediately. This revision of the 2008 Recommended Practice recommends a set of practices and procedures to ensure interoperability among U.S. RFID implementations in libraries.

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Library Copyright Alliance releases statement on copyright reform
The Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) has released a statement describing the key features copyright reform proposals should include in order to constitute significant improvement over current law for libraries and their users. The LCA statement, which represents the needs of library stakeholders in these debates, provides helpful guideposts for these discussions.
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ARL publishes ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics 2008–2009
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has published the ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics 2008–2009. The publication presents data that describe collections, expenditures, personnel, and services in 62 medical libraries at ARL member institutions in the US and Canada.
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Multi-channel publishing / Innovative e-publishing services / New content formats
EBSCO' new iPhone application provides easy access to EBSCOhost content
Electronic research databases provider EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has released a new iPhone application to provide easy access to EBSCOhost content. Building on the success of EBSCOhost Mobile, the new iPhone application provides a quick and convenient way for users to access quality content via EBSCOhost.
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McGraw-Hill launches McGraw-Hill eBook Library

Scientific and medical information resources provider McGraw-Hill Professional has announced the launch of the McGraw-Hill eBook Library. The move is in response to librarians' and patrons' evolving digital information needs.

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Elsevier launches Apps for Library Idea challenge
STM publisher Elsevier has announced the launch of the SciVerse Applications Apps for Library Idea Challenge. The international competition encourages librarians and information professionals to conceptualise solutions to the challenges that they and their constituents face in addressing the search and discovery of information.
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COPD journal launched in media-rich digital format
COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is launching a media-rich digital format to accompany its standard electronic and print issues. The new format includes live web links, instant-loading video, high resolution images and crisp texts, apart from multiple views and zoom features for easy reading.
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Anesthesia & Analgesia launch new HighWire Mobile and CME sites
HighWire Press and the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) have launched a series of mobile sites for the journal Anesthesia & Analgesia. The journal is the official peer-reviewed medical journal of the IARS, published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
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Support tools / Software / Solutions
Sonoma Valley Hospital to deploy ProVation Order Sets, powered by UpToDate Decision Support

Wolters Kluwer Health has announced that Sonoma Valley Hospital has selected ProVation Order Sets, powered by UpToDate Decision Support, as the facility's electronic order set solution. ProVation Order Sets, powered by UpToDate Decision Support, is projected as an easily customisable order set authoring and management solution.

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Accelrys announces new Experiment Knowledge Base for Enterprise Lab Management suite
Scientific informatics software and services company Accelrys, Inc. has announced the Accelrys Experiment Knowledge Base (EKB), a new packaged professional services solution. EKB is built on the Enterprise Lab Management (ELM) suite of the Accelrys Enterprise R&D Architecture.
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Regulations, guidelines and other institutional frameworks
RSC welcomes UK watchdog's exam standards review
The UK's Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) has welcomed the news that exam regulator Ofqual will announce an investigation into A-level and GCSE standards. RSC has been for several years at the forefront of calling for greater rigour in exams and assessments.
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European Menopause and Andropause Society publishes position statement on the post-reproductive health of women
STM publisher Elsevier has announced the publication of an important position statement from the European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS) in the journal Maturitas. The statement includes summary recommendations as a quick aid for the busy clinician.
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