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Collexis Holdings, Inc., a developer of semantic technology and knowledge discovery software, announced that they have reached an agreement with the University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University to link their research faculty utilizing data from Elsevier's Scopus database and the RAMSeS software environment developed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Posted Apr 13, 2010

Informa Healthcare has launched the 165th edition of its highly-respected volume, The Medical Directory. The best-selling directory - known colloquially as the "Big Red Book" - is a comprehensive record of doctors and healthcare professionals in the UK, serving as a trusted reference for sourcing and finding British-based doctors, specialists, and other medical professionals.

Posted Apr 13, 2010

Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) unveiled an update to its SciFinder software. The new features, set to debut in early April, are aimed at increasing the precision of searches and processing of information afterward.

Posted Mar 30, 2010

Serials Solutions released a new SaaS version of AquaBrowser, its discovery tool for libraries. The new hosted version will relieve the libraries of much of the burden of providing computing power and space for the software.

Posted Mar 30, 2010

Nature Publishing Group (NPG) introduced nature.com regions, pages that provide a regularly updated portal for researchers, students, entrepreneurs, and investors who are interested in a specific country or region. Each page brings together relevant research, news, opinion, and business content from the Nature family of journals, Scientific American, and other NPG resources. Local job listings from NatureJobs, event listings by Nature Events, and local service provider information are all available.

Posted Mar 25, 2010

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) announced the launch of a pilot program that allows individuals to "rent" single articles for a 24-hour period for $0.99. The service, created by DeepDyve, allows users to read, but not download or print, the full text of an article. AIP will be offering its new article rental service on an experimental basis until the end of September.

Posted Mar 25, 2010

Nature Publishing Group (NPG) has set the price for its Nature Communications journal licensees at $2,400 for 2011. Early subscribers (by Aug. 31) will get 15 months for the price of 12, with their licenses starting in October 2010 rather than January 2011.

Posted Mar 23, 2010

ABC News Digital announced a partnership with health information services provider Healthline Networks. ABCNEWS.com will provide its users with interactive medical and health tools powered by Healthline Networks.

Posted Mar 23, 2010

Two documents from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) aim to provide internationally harmonized guidelines for archiving patient information. "Health informatics-Security requirements for archiving of electronic health records-Principles" and "Health informatics-Security requirements for archiving of electronic health records-Guidelines" discuss records maintenance, retention, disclosure, and eventual destruction.

Posted Mar 23, 2010

A new set of updates to MaterialsViews.com aims to give the Wiley site's users the latest information on breakthroughs in materials science. The site scans the materials science, chemistry, and physics literature, selecting relevant articles and distilling them into concise summaries.

Posted Mar 23, 2010

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is no longer strictly American.

Posted Mar 16, 2010

A new research tool developed by Emory University researcher Julie Gazmararian aims to help healthcare professionals improve their health literacy programs.

Posted Mar 16, 2010

The American Institute of Physics announced the launch of a new site for the Society of Exploration Geophysicists.

Posted Mar 11, 2010

An agreement between MEDITECH and medical content provider EBSCO Publishing intends to provide discharged hospital patients with evidence-based discharge instructions.

Posted Mar 02, 2010

IBM announced the closing of its acquisition of privately held software company Initiate Systems.

Posted Mar 02, 2010

Nature Publishing Group released an iPhone app for the popular Nature scientific publication, giving iPhone and iPod touch users the ability to search, browse, read, and bookmark content from Nature and Nature News.

Posted Feb 05, 2010

IBM announced plans to acquire Initiate Systems, a privately held Chicago software firm that produces organizational analytics software and whose products are in use by companies such as CVS/Caremark, Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare Services, and the Office of Veteran Affairs.

Posted Feb 05, 2010

Springer Science+Business Media announced a change of ownership, having been sold to funds managed by EQT V, a European private equity fund, and GIC Special Investments, the private equity arm of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) by previous owners Cinven and Candover.

Posted Feb 05, 2010

Wolters Kluwer Health has launched XtraCredit, an iPhone and iPod Touch application that provides physicians with continuing medical education (CME) credit for clinical research done online.

Posted Feb 02, 2010

Elsevier announced the adoption of two journal metrics, SNIP and SJR, for its Scopus database of abstracts and scholarly journal articles.

Posted Jan 29, 2010

ProQuest has unveiled a new social network designed to connect researchers, scholars, librarians, and students in the atmospheric science community.

Posted Jan 26, 2010

Micromedex 2.0, the web-based version of the clinical information system from Thomson Reuters, is now available.

Posted Jan 26, 2010

Serials Solutions added the ability to search resources by Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) to KnowledgeWorks and the 360 Core E-Journal Portal.

Posted Jan 08, 2010

Wolfram Research, makers of the Wolfram|Alpha "computational knowledge engine," announced a series of new features and updates for the popular service.

Posted Dec 29, 2009

Wiley-Blackwell announced the launch of Essential Evidence, an online addition to its evidence-based content resource Essential Evidence Plus.

Posted Dec 15, 2009

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