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A group of scholarly societies is uniting to create more direct access to their collective content. In June, thirteen of the world’s leading science and technology societies will launch, a free federated vertical search portal.

Posted Apr 17, 2007

BioMed Central, a publisher of open access, peer-reviewed journals, has announced the first three journals to be launched by PhysMath Central: PMC Physics A, PMC Physics B, and PMC Physics C.

Posted Apr 13, 2007

Rittenhouse Book Distributors, Inc, a health sciences distribution company, has expanded the R2 Digital Library with three new publishers: Prentice Hall Health, The Pharmaceutical Press, and Mountainside MD Press to offer titles in the R2 Digital Library.

Posted Apr 13, 2007

Scott Madry remembers how hard it was to get a decent aerial photo before Google Earth. Getting these views, however, often required snapping photos through rented airplane windows during low-level flyovers, an expensive process he describes as “extremely inefficient and not a little dangerous.”

Posted Mar 30, 2007

Thomson Scientific, part of The Thomson Corporation and provider of information solutions to the worldwide research and business communities, has announced that its ISI Web of Knowledge platform will introduce a new approach to finding, analyzing, and sharing information.

Posted Mar 23, 2007

Journal rankings: What is it about this modest little metric that causes such uproar in the research community? Hiring, tenure, and grant awards are often influenced by whether or not one’s research has been published in a journal deemed “prestigious” by its placement in the ranks.

Posted Mar 23, 2007

Elsevier, a global publisher of scientific, technical, and medical information, has announced the acquisition through its subsidiary MDL Information Systems GmbH, of the Beilstein Database, a compilation of chemical facts and a database in the field of organic chemistry.

Posted Mar 20, 2007

"How does one quantify the cumulative impact and relevance of an individual’s scientific research output? In a world of not-unlimited resources, such quantification (even if potentially distasteful) is often needed for evaluation and comparison purposes (e.g., for university faculty recruitment and advancement, award of grants, etc.),” from An index to quantify an individual’s scientific research output by J. E. Hirsch, Department of Physics, University of California, San Diego, September 2005. Hirsch's solution considers the publication record of an individual, the number (Np) of papers published over n years, the journals (j) where the papers were published, and the number of citations (Njc ) for each paper.

Posted Mar 20, 2007

Wiley-Blackwell has launched Archives of Drug Information (ADI), a new open access, freely available peer-reviewed journal, dedicated to publishing the results of drug studies.

Posted Mar 09, 2007

SK&A Information Services, a provider of healthcare information solutions headquartered in Irvine, CA, has released Provider HealthNet, a tool that allows online access to a database of over 2 million healthcare practitioners and decision-makers.

Posted Mar 06, 2007

Springer Science+Business Media, a science, technology, and medicine book publisher, has announced that more than 29,000 Springer titles are live in Google Book Search, designed to allow users to discover and purchase these titles from local booksellers, online retailers, and Springer itself.

Posted Mar 02, 2007

Springer Science+Business Media (Springer) has acquired 29 journals from Transaction Publishers in an asset deal.

Posted Feb 20, 2007

The Geological Society of London has launched its digitized archive--the Lyell Collection, an online resource for the worldwide Earth science community.

Posted Feb 16, 2007

H.W. Wilson has announced that its full-text science periodicals database--Science Full Text Select--has just expanded coverage by 28 science education journals.

Posted Feb 13, 2007

The New York Public Library's Science, Industry, and Business Library (SIBL) and global publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc. have joined in a new venture that provides Library users broad, public online access to over 300 peer-reviewed journals that until now have been available principally through academic or corporate collections.

Posted Feb 13, 2007

AIP Publishing Services has released its Scitation online platform of two new multimedia-enabled ejournals, published by SPIE--The International Society for Optical Engineering.

Posted Feb 02, 2007

Rittenhouse Book Distributors has announced the addition of digital resources, available on the R2 Library Platform, to its Core Collection Update Service.

Posted Feb 02, 2007

Dr. Raymond L. Orbach, Under Secretary for Science of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), has signed an agreement with Lynne Brindley, chief executive, the British Library, to partner on the development of a global science gateway.

Posted Jan 30, 2007

Springer-Verlag media, a publisher in the science, technology, and medicine (STM) sector, has announced that it has entered into a software license and services agreement with TEMIS, a provider of Text Analytics solutions.

Posted Jan 26, 2007

EBSCO has announced that the Health Library will allow for its content to be used with patients during their hospital visits.

Posted Jan 23, 2007

Thomson Scientific, part of The Thomson Corporation and provider of information solutions to the worldwide research and business communities, has announced that ISI Web of Knowledge users have a new personalization option-EndNote Web.

Posted Jan 19, 2007

Thomson Scientific, part of The Thomson Corporation and provider of information solutions to the worldwide research and business communities, has announced the availability of InSight Publisher 3.5.

Posted Jan 16, 2007

The National Research Council (NRC) Research Press, the publishing arm of the NRC Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information, has announced that it has signed a journal archiving agreement with Portico.

Posted Dec 29, 2006

Thomson Scientific, part of The Thomson Corporation and provider of information solutions to the worldwide research and business communities, has announced that three new country modules--India, Israel, and Turkey--are available in IDRAC, a global pharmaceutical regulatory intelligence database.

Posted Dec 29, 2006

Connexor, a provider of semantic technologies and text analytics software, has announced a reseller agreement with BioWisdom, according to which BioWisdom shall distribute Connexor's Machinese text analyzer with BioWisdom's Sofia KnowledgeSuite software to companies in the healthcare sector.

Posted Dec 22, 2006