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OECD has launched OECD iLibrary, a new research platform allowing for comprehensive access to statistics, books, journals, and working papers. OECD iLibrary replaces SourceOECD, and OECD reports that the new platform will host all content equally so that users are able to cite tables and databases as easily as chapters and articles.

Posted Sep 21, 2010

Informa Research Services, Inc. and MarginPro announced an alliance to combine Informa's information with MarginPro's software solutions. The combined offering, ProfitOptimizer, gives financial institutions tools to maximize loan and deposit pricing and institution profitability.

Posted Sep 16, 2010

Infotrieve, Inc., a developer of business service solutions for information centers, entered into agreements with six leading publishers and content aggregators. According to the company, the agreements will further expand the depth of content available from Infotrieve in the global scientific, technical, and medical marketplace.

Posted Sep 09, 2010

Publishing Technology, a provider of software and services for the publishing industry, unveiled a facelift for ingentaconnect, its flagship collection of e-publications. The new look and field is the second phase of the platform's regeneration, with further releases to deliver additional improvements such as a new Publisher Statistics package, integration with an award winning search engine, enhanced ahead of print functionality, and additional content.

Posted Sep 09, 2010

The Ecological Society of America (ESA) launched its newest journal, Ecosphere, using a rapid-publication workflow system developed in conjunction with Allen Press. Ecosphere is a peer-reviewed, online-only, open access publication that welcomes submissions from all sub-disciplines of ecological science.

Posted Sep 09, 2010

H.W. Wilson is releasing a new round of enhancements for WilsonWeb. The latest improvements give users more versatile access to the platform and expand a variety of functionalities, including a variety of updates to the text-to-speech converter and several interface enhancements.

Posted Sep 09, 2010

BioMed Central's BMC Research Notes journal announced that it is commissioning a large, ongoing collection of educational articles that outline procedures for data sharing. The goal of the collection is to provide researchers with best practice guidelines for sharing and publishing data, thereby encouraging data sharing in the scientific community and allowing for more data to be re-used.

Posted Sep 09, 2010

With more than 100 million pages averaging about 6,000 words each, it goes without saying that NewspaperARCHIVE doesn't go easy on its database and search systems. The service is also constantly expanding and updating its database, which means that a solution that works today might easily prove inadequate tomorrow. When problems began cropping up with its old search solution, NewspaperARCHIVE realized it needed a platform that would be robust enough to handle the company's vast database of content while simultaneously ensuring that users had rapid access to search results.

Posted Sep 09, 2010

One of the curious things about romantic breakups is the way that former lovers suddenly turn on one another and seem blind to their former partner's good qualities. Something like that is happening in this much-hyped move off of the digital desktop and onto "consumer devices."

Posted Sep 06, 2010

FIZ CHEMIE reported that it has, with the help of InfoChem's data-mining technologies, digitized the contents of the oldest abstracts journal published in the field of chemistry, Chemisches Zentralblatt. The journal was published for about 140 years beginning in the early 19th century, highlighting research progress in pharmaceutical science and chemistry.

Posted Aug 31, 2010

Hoover's, Inc. announced enhancements to its business information platform, including both the addition of 3 million new email addresses through Hoover's ConnectMail and more than 1,700 Morningstar Equity Research Reports. These enhancements build upon the features already present in Hoover's platform.

Posted Aug 31, 2010

SAGE announced that, with the support of HighWire 2.0 (H20) technology, it has completed the migration of its more than 560 journals to next generation of SAGE Journals Online. Some enhancements included with this latest iteration of SAGE Journals Online include advanced search across more than 50 disciplines, pop-up previews of article abstracts, and the ability to hide certain features (such as author affiliations and related links) from view.

Posted Aug 31, 2010

EBSCO Publishing has added text-to-speech functionality to EBSCOhost databases by embedding Texthelp Systems' SpeechStream toolbar. Aimed at users ranging from English language learners to people with vision impairments, the SpeechStream toolbar allows text to be read aloud by a computerized voice whose accent-American, British, or Australian-can be set by the individual.

Posted Aug 31, 2010

These days, getting lots of information is easy; it's using that information productively that's the tricky part. The task is even more difficult when that information comes not from a single information resource, but from several. But for users of Elsevier's various scientific resources, that task just got a little easier thanks to the August 30 release of a unified research platform called SciVerse.

Posted Aug 31, 2010

Content might still be king at global health and science publisher Elsevier, but the old definitions of content can't keep pace with the increasingly fast and faceted data needs of core audiences such as researchers, librarians, universities, and corporations. Taking some inspiration from consumer-driven sites such as Apple.com, Netflix.com, and nytimes.com, Elsevier is putting its content API up for grabs and opening an app marketplace.

Posted Aug 30, 2010

Springer relaunched its SpringerLink service with a redesigned site based on the results of a usability study conducted by the company. The site now features a variety of additional functionalities, including semantic linking, connections across ebooks and journals, and a PDF Preview feature that lets users look inside ebooks to determine if the content is what they're looking for.

Posted Aug 26, 2010

Dialog, a developer of online information services for professional searchers, launched ProQuest Dialog, a new search service that simplifies access and searching of content across a variety of authoritative publications and resources. ProQuest Dialog includes an intuitive search interface and was designed specifically with pharmaceutical and biomedical applications in mind.

Posted Aug 26, 2010

The Financial Times announced a new Print and Digital Paid-for Circulation measure, which calculates the total number of people who access paid-for FT content through global print and digital channels on a daily basis. The metric will be released every quarter alongside the publication's traditional print circulation data.

Posted Aug 26, 2010

ImagineEasy Solutions has updated EasyBib, its citation and bibliography creation tool, with new features for student writers. These features include over 58 different source types.

Posted Aug 24, 2010

The Hemholtz Association, a German scientific organization composed of 16 research centers specializing in areas such as health, transport, and energy, has signed an agreement with SpringerOpen for an open access membership. Through this membership, the Hemholtz Association will be able to more easily publish research results from participating Hemholtz research centers in both SpringerOpen and BioMed Central journals.

Posted Aug 24, 2010

SourceMedia, the New York-based publisher of The American Banker, has opened a syndicated research and data unit, which will operate in conjunction with the publisher's news and analysis, events, and custom media divisions. The research and data unit, headed by managing director of research and data Jim Moore, will initially focus on expanding data tools and content available under The American Banker brand.

Posted Aug 24, 2010

LexisNexis, a provider of content workflow solutions, signed an agreement with SRA International, Inc. to integrate SRA's text analytics product NetOwl into its service. NetOwl will function as an enterprise tool that delivers enhanced search and discovery capabilities for legal and business professionals.

Posted Aug 19, 2010

A study conducted by Oliver Wyman for Next Issue Media, using Wyman's Future Marketplace Simulation platform, predicted the potential for $3 billion in revenue for interactive, digital publishing products in the U.S. newspaper and magazine industry by 2014. The study surveyed 1,800 U.S. customers, analyzing expected demand across nearly 230 periodicals.

Posted Aug 17, 2010

AccuWeather.com has introduced SkyGuard Online, an interactive, web-based mapping system that can help businesses track how weather will impact specific operations and events. Users of the system receive customized weather data and alerts, typically displayed on a single screen, that are specific to their sites of operation.

Posted Aug 17, 2010

OCLC has released a newly enhanced version of the WorldCat Digital Collection Gateway. An update to a product first introduced in July 2009, the Digital Collection Gateway allows any OAI-compliant repository to submit metadata to WorldCat.

Posted Aug 17, 2010

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