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FIZ CHEMIE, a nonprofit German organization specializing in information services for the field of chemistry, has taken over the maintenance of the international InChI Trust website ( Founded in July 2009, the InChI Trust works towards the dissemination and development of the International Chemical Identifier (InChI).

Posted Aug 12, 2010

Ovid, part of Wolters Kluwer Health, signed partnership agreements with nine publishers to deliver full-text content across a wide variety of disciplines through its OvidSP search, discovery, and management platform. The nine new publishing partners, EB Medicine, Future Science, Expert Reviews, Future Medicine, Ltd., Manson Publishing, MJ Powers and Co., Thomas Land Publishers, and Willan Publishing, run the gamut of topics from mechanical chemistry to post-genomic medicine.

Posted Aug 10, 2010

AccuWeather's new long-range forecast service, SkyGuard Long-Range, is aimed at businesses whose operations may have been clouded by uncertainty about the weather. SkyGuard Long-Range is offered in several packages, from 15-Day Forecast, which provides daily temperature forecasts and five-day average temperatures for more than 60 U.S. and Canadian cities, to a seasonal forecast service that uses historical trends to predict the weather.

Posted Aug 03, 2010

Access Innovations, Inc., collaborated with the American Institute of Physics (AIP), to convert AIP's Physics and Astronomy Classification Scheme (PACS) into a thesaurus. The new thesaurus is designed to allow scientists and researchers quicker and more efficient access to the nearly 2 million articles contained within PACS.

Posted Aug 03, 2010

STM publisher Informa Healthcare launched a new full-service website that combines its full journal archive with recently published book content, granting users access to approximately 170 journals and 600 ebooks from the same site. Combining the two sets of content allows users to cross-search.

Posted Jul 20, 2010

EBSCO Publishing and Thomson Reuters announced an agreement that will allow mutual customers to access Web of ScienceSM results within EBSCO Discovery Service. Institutions that subscribe to both EDS and Web of Science will be able to search via EBSCO Discovery Service and see their Web of Science results directly in the EDS result list.

Posted Jul 15, 2010

Chemidex, a specialized search engine for the fields of chemical and life science, as well as the world's largest repository of product technical literature for those industries, announced that it has changed its name to Innovadex. According to the newly renamed company, the move reflects its expansion into more diverse fields, including a majority of industrial, scientific, technical, and medical markets.

Posted Jul 15, 2010

The American Institute of Physics announced the release of its online discovery platform, Scitation C3. The new platform is powered by the Atex Polopoly CMS, which was originally adopted by AIP in 2008. According to AIP, the adoption of Atex Polopoly was a key factor in its ability to quickly deploy Scitation C3.

Posted Jul 15, 2010

Elsevier announced that Collexis, an Elsevier business and developer of semantic technology, has launched the community module for its Expert Profiling application. The release of version 3.6 Expert Profiling helps connect experts across the Collexis community from within multiple institutions.

Posted Jul 15, 2010

If medical students and junior residents need to improve their visual diagnostic skills, thanks to a collaboration between Elsevier and Legacy Interactive, there's an app for that. The new iPhone app, Top Doc, features medical content and quizzes designed to help medical students, residents, and junior faculty hone those skills.

Posted Jul 13, 2010

SpringerOpen will cover all disciplines within the science, technology and medicine (STM) fields and will be offered in cooperation with BioMed Central, the company announced. This means that the entire collection of SpringerOpen journals is fully and immediately open access, and is accessible to anyone with an internet connection without a subscription.

Posted Jun 29, 2010

Elsevier announced that VIVO has begun a pilot project to evaluate the process by which Scopus Custom Data can be used to populate institutional VIVO instances. The pilot project, carried out by the VIVO development team at the University of Florida, utilizes a Scopus Custom Data dataset, intending to prove that Scopus Custom Data can be integrated into individual VIVO instances for discovery across the VIVO network.

Posted Jun 29, 2010

Elsevier announced a new pilot peer review program for Chemical Physics Letters that allows reviewers to choose which entries to review. The new system, called PeerChoice, will initially run for 3 months.

Posted Jun 22, 2010

Virtify announced the upcoming release of its clinical trials registration and results software product, CTRR Enterprise 2.0. Part of the Virtify Enterprise Content Compliance (ECC) software suite, CTRR Enterprise 2.0 is a compliance and disclosure solution that automates the validation of more than 5,200 built-in rules derived from, the FDAAA-mandated repository for clinical trials registration and results.

Posted Jun 15, 2010

Informa Healthcare unveiled plans to redesign and add recently published book content to its website. Set to go live in July, the new site will deliver more than 170 journals and approximately 600 online books, all searchable from the same platform.

Posted Jun 10, 2010

Have you ever lain awake at night, wishing for an online forum to debate the merits of Ben Jonson vis-à-vis Christopher Marlowe? If so, ProQuest has the answer to your prayers.

Posted Jun 08, 2010

A nearly year-long partnership between Transinsight GmbH and antibodies-online GmbH resulted in a new capability to semantically identify cellular-level molecules online. Antibodies that semantically fit to genes and proteins discussed within a certain biomedical publication are automatically suggested to the reader on Transinsight's search engine

Posted Jun 01, 2010

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will collaborate with the web site to expand access to the FDA's consumer health information. provides information to help consumers manage their own health care and to assist in the reduction of medication errors.

Posted Jun 01, 2010

Science, technical, and medical publisher Elsevier announced a new iPhone application, Scopus Alerts (Lite). The app gives researchers mobile access to the searching and alerting features of Scopus, the company's abstract and citation database.

Posted May 18, 2010

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.

Posted May 14, 2010

Oxford University Press (OUP) launched the online version of one of its most prestigious offerings, the Oxford Textbook of Medicine. In print, this fifth edition of Oxford Textbook of Medicine is a three-volume tome with just under 6,000 pages, compiled over 5 years by 750 contributors.

Posted May 06, 2010

Silverchair and Wolters Kluwer Health, a division of global information services provider Wolters Kluwer, have signed a multi-year platform licensing and product development agreement to deploy Silverchair Content Manager (SCM), according to the two companies. The terms of the agreement will allow Wolters Kluwer Health to deliver its health-care information through applications built on the SCM platform.

Posted May 04, 2010

Healthline Networks, a provider of intelligent health information services, announced that it has raised $14 million in a third round of financing led by Investor Growth Capital (IGC), the venture capital arm of Investor AB. The round also includes strategic financing from GE/NBC Universal's Peacock Equity Fund, a joint venture between GE Capital's Media, Communications & Entertainment business, NBC Universal, and Reed Elsevier Ventures.

Posted Apr 29, 2010

Wolters Kluwer Pharma Solutions, Inc., launched a service that consolidates its global scientific writing and communications businesses. The new service, called inScience Communications, features scientific writing services and market consultancy services.

Posted Apr 20, 2010

Wolters Kluwer Pharma Solutions, Inc., launched a service that consolidates its global scientific writing and communications businesses. The new service, called inScience Communications, features scientific writing services and market consultancy services.

Posted Apr 20, 2010