Sci-tech, Medical, Academic Publishing
Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, announced expanded product and services initiatives, new publishing program, and the addition of industry-leading STEM content from partners. As a part of the expansion Gale will now provide science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) ebook collections from Springer and Elsevier through the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL).
Posted Mar 06, 2014
OverDrive announced that it has acquired TeachersNotebook.com, an online marketplace for teacher-created curriculum materials for K-12 education. TeachersNotebook enables teachers to browse free and low-cost instructional resources, and to create their own shop where others may purchase original materials. The website operates with a "teachers helping teachers" mentality of engaging and educating students of all ages and optimizing the classroom experience.
Posted Mar 04, 2014
Products and services from ProQuest's Seattle-based technologies business unit will now carry the ProQuest brand as the "Serials Solutions" name is retired. The change is effective immediately and customers will see the ProQuest name on business cards, email addresses, product information, and in connection with products such as the Summon discovery service and the new Intota library management service.
Posted Jan 21, 2014
EBSCO Information Services has acquired Plum Analytics, an altmetrics provider which moved beyond metrics about articles to track all research output in any form. Plum Analytics is the provider of PlumX, a product that delivers a more complete picture of research and answers questions about research impact.
Posted Jan 16, 2014
Libraries and universities with proprietary audio and video collections can now preserve and provide access to these information resources through ProQuest Video Preservation and Discovery Service. VPDS is a full service offering that includes digital conversion, transcription, metadata creation, and optional hosting and streaming. It also creates transcriptions and indexes A/V content stored on tapes, hard drives, and other media. All formats of video - even those that are obsolete -- are eligible for the service.
Posted Jan 08, 2014
What happens if the lights go out? It's a question that strikes fear into the hearts of content providers everywhere--especially those that have transitioned from preserving hard copies to digital storage. Decisions about how to protect content-in this case, digital content--should be based both on an assessment of the purpose and value of that content and the development of a policy that outlines what is stored and how it is stored.
The digital age has given way to an open access renaissance - allowing for the free flow of information traditionally bound up in scholarly journals and academic publications. But when an influential analyst said that a European push toward open access could significantly hurt academic publisher Reed Elsevier's bottom line, many STM publishers took a second look at this model.
By Robert Springer
Posted Oct 12, 2012
It's happened to you plenty of times. You're standing in the checkout line at the grocery story, half-heartedly gazing at all the vacuous gossip magazine covers that proclaim the latest reality show stars' divorces or the most recent travails of that Hollywood celebutante who seems to be in constant transit between rehab and jail, when you think longingly to yourself, "If only I had access to the latest issue of the Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter right now."
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.
By Kurt Schiller
Posted Aug 31, 2010
You know online social networking has reached critical mass when physicists get their very own social network. While AIP UniPHY isn't exactly Facebook, it is a networking site devoted to connecting physical scientists to one another. On Tuesday, September 8, the American Institute of Physics (AIP) unveiled the launch edition of its new site, AIP UniPHY- a scientific networking platform for communicating with colleagues, identifying potential collaborators, and keeping up with competitors.
Posted Sep 11, 2009
Electronic health records are not new. The concept has been around since the first PC hit the stores. Yet despite the much improved systems and greater reasons to use them, fewer than 20% of physicians' practices use electronic medical records.
Healthcare in America is changing. At the heart of the transformation is the electronic medical record (EMR). By pulling together all of a patient's information, from lab test results to billing history, into a single electronic record, healthcare organizations can dramatically improve quality of care while at the same time lowering their costs.
Perhaps no group of workers needs quicker access to accurate, current information than medical professionals. So it comes as little surprise that the medical community has been among the early adopters of mobile content.
The web: It's everywhere. It's a modern miracle. An amazing technological advancement that, when combined with mobile devices and wireless broadband, provides humanity with the promise of a more equitable dispersement of information and wealth...err, hypothetically. Despite the ubiquity of technology and the widespread availability of the mobile web, there are many places in the world where information critical to survival isn't available in a way that's relevant to those who need it. But it doesn't have to be that way. All that's needed is an understanding of the actual problems in need of solving.
Column/Flexing Your Content
By Scott Abel
Posted Jul 05, 2012
New technologies are being pioneered to exponentially increase doctors' access to medical knowledge and, in turn, the chance of finding new cures. These technologies are being developed by the same people who originally created the World Wide Web. They are called semantic technologies, and are currently being explored, improved, and applied to healthcare in a movement known as Health 3.0.
By Tony Shaw
Posted Aug 17, 2010
If you work with STM publishing, sooner or later you’ll need to produce mathematical expressions, which seems simple until you try to bridge the gap between authors and production.
By Robert J. Boeri
- August/September 2003 Issue
Posted Sep 16, 2003