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STM publisher Elsevier released Image Search, a new SciVerse ScienceDirect feature that helps users find images and figures relevant to their specific research objectives.The new feature lets researchers search more than 15 million images contained within SciVerse ScienceDirect. Results include tables, photos, figures, graphs and videos from trusted, peer-reviewed sources.

Posted Nov 16, 2010

The American Institute of Physics announced the addition of UniPHY Discussion Groups to the UniPHY social networking platform ( This new feature allows members to form collaborative groups around a variety of common interests, including journals, disciplines, institutions, organizations, and upcoming events.

Posted Nov 09, 2010

BGRI's mission hinges on its ability to share knowledge with participants around the world. As an active research community, it needed a knowledge-sharing solution that would let individual participants publish and update information independent of the larger organizational hierarchy, while still maintaining certain administrative standards.

Posted Nov 08, 2010

DeepDyve and the American Physical Society (APS) jointly announced that APS has agreed to make its articles available through DeepDyve's online rental service for research articles as part of a nine-month pilot program. APS will be bringing a wealth of physics-related journals and other scholarly publications to DeepDyve's library of content.

Posted Nov 04, 2010

Life-sciences publisher CABI and Semantico completed a project to open a large number of CAB Direct's life sciences abstracts to the Google search engine. This move vastly increases the visibility of the information the platform provides, and the companies have announced that it has more than doubled the usage of the CAB Direct platform.

Posted Nov 04, 2010

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."

Posted Nov 03, 2010

Microsoft Corp. announced three European research partnerships designed to support the European research community with access to cloud computing resources and technical support. The company is launching partnerships with Europe's VENUS-C (Virtual Multidisciplinary EnviroNments USing Cloud Infrastructures) consortium, France's INRIA (National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control), and with the U.K.'s University of Nottingham Horizon Institute.

Posted Oct 28, 2010

OCLC is releasing a new OCLC Research prototype, WorldCat Publisher Pages. The prototype tool presents a page each for more than 1800 publishers from around the world and is an outgrowth of the OCLC Publisher Name Authority File, as well as the OCLC WorldMap and the OCLC Audience Level activities.

Posted Oct 28, 2010

Ovid announced a partnership with the American Nurses Association (ANA). Through the partnership, ANA will offer a selection of its professional reference titles through OvidSP and Nursing@Ovid, which are both health information search, discovery, and management services.

Posted Oct 19, 2010

United Business Media Ltd. (UBM) acquired and related properties and assets from, Inc. for a total of $0.8 million. This acquisition expands UBM's network of sites aimed at medical professionals and gives the organization access to an audience of online healthcare readers, which UBM reports are in-demand for advertisers.

Posted Oct 19, 2010

Informatics Corporation of America (ICA) and Ulrich Medical Concepts are rolling out a joint program to encourage the adoption of electronic health records and the exchange of health care data in Paducah, Kentucky. The collaboration will enable physicians within the Paducah area to actively participate in the creation and exchange of health care data through the implementation and adoption of a fully functional HER system, integrated into a clinical care solution.

Posted Oct 14, 2010

iFactory and SAGE have begun an open beta of SAGE Research Methods Online (SRMO), a search and discovery application for researchers. The beta software is available for free to anyone registering for a trial, and more information can be accessed at

Posted Oct 12, 2010

Elsevier announced a new version of its online research tool BrainNavigator. The updated version, BrainNavigator 3.0, includes a variety of new content and functionality to give researchers additional tools to accelerate research.

Posted Oct 07, 2010

Reprints Desk, Inc., has released the aggregate results of its ePrints Medical Marketing Survey, which polled medical marketers, produc, and brand managers, agency account managers, e-marketing and meeting management professionals, sales management professionals, and executives about the their opinions and experiences regarding the procurement and use of reprints of peer-reviewed journal articles.

Posted Oct 05, 2010

Versita announced the launch of Versita Open, a portal that lets publishers of scholarly journals choose an open access model and services that best serve their needs. According to the company, Versita Open has already attracted over 200 journals across numerous disciplines and expects to publish 500 journals in the near future.

Posted Oct 01, 2010

Infotrieve, Inc. announced the Mobile Library iPad app, the newest addition to its suite of software for accessing and organizing enterprise content. With the Mobile Library, users have secure access from anywhere to all corporate licensed electronic content and document repositories, as well as access to one of the world's largest collections of STM content.

Posted Oct 01, 2010

Cambridge University Press (CUP) has released an updated version of Cambridge Journals Online (CJO). The redesign involved the simplification of several facets of CJO, such as registration and personalization, for end-users and administrators.

Posted Sep 28, 2010

ebrary announced a new program to support the digital content needs of pharmaceutical companies throughout the entire lifecycle of their product. Some notable features of ebrary's program include a choice of different models for acquiring ebooks from publishers such as Springer, Elsevier, and CRC Press; access to DASH!, ebrary's epublishing tool; and access to InfoTools and other research technologies.

Posted Sep 28, 2010

Atypon announced that the New England Journal of Medicine has selected its Literatum platform to power the journal's digital presence. The NEJM's new site will feature all-new design, enhanced navigation, and rich content, along with such additions as 19 specialty pages, education and training tools, and a complete archive of every article published by the journal since its founding in 1812.

Posted Sep 23, 2010

Serials Solutions announced the integration of content from Thomson Reuters' Web of Science with its own Summon information discovery service. The integration will enable the display of citation counts in Summon search results for ISI Web of Knowledge SM subscribers, which will help researchers identify the highest-impact articles in a given search.

Posted Sep 21, 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

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

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

Indiana University-Bloomington received a $349,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which will fund research into creating metrics that will measure the scholarly impact of large-scale usage data. The grant will be shared by the National Information Standards Organization and Johan Bollen, an associate professor at the university's School of Informatics and Computing.

Posted Aug 17, 2010

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.

Posted Aug 17, 2010