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  American Board of Surgery Chooses Silverchair for SCORE Portal

The Surgical Council on Residency Education (SCORE) announced today that it will partner with Silverchair Information Systems (Silverchair) to host the SCORE education portal on its SCM6 platform.

“We chose to move SCORE to Silverchair’s SCM6 platform because of its extensive array of learning management tools and applied semantic technology,” said Mark Malangoni, M.D President, SCORE. “Silverchair brings a unique combination of technology, experience with medical education, and product development expertise that we don’t see elsewhere in the market…

Built and maintained by the surgical community, SCORE was created to provide high-quality educational content aligned with the surgical curriculum to general surgery residents and residency programs throughout the world. The portal contains modules on over 400 patient care and medical knowledge topics. An additional 120 modules will be added with the move to Silverchair’s SCM6 platform…

The Institution of Engineering and Technology to Launch New Digital Library

According to and article by Information Today “the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) announced a significantly redeveloped and enhanced Digital Library. Scheduled to launch later this summer, the Digital Library is part of the IET’s mission to facilitate access to essential engineering intelligence worldwide. All of the IET’s research content will be available on the new platform. It has been developed on Publishing Technology’s pub2web platform, which is designed to improve the speed and ease with which academic and corporate users can access the IET’s 3,000 ebook chapters and 185,000 journal articles that date from 1872…”

Ex Libris Primo and Alma selected by the University of Manitoba Libraries

“Ex Libris announced that the University of Manitoba, a Canadian member of the Association of Research Libraries, has selected the Alma unified resource management solution and the Primo discovery and delivery solution. The University of Manitoba Libraries will consolidate its resource management systems with Alma, which will replace the SirsiDynix Symphony integrated library system, as well as the Ex Libris SFX OpenURL link resolver and Verde ERM system…”

ORCID Registry set for October 2012 launch, solicits launch partners

“ORCID an international, interdisciplinary, open and not-for-profit organisation, has announced that the ORCID Registry will go live in October 2012. Once the registry is launched, individuals can register for a persistent ORCID ID to manage their ORCID record.

In addition to the public registry, the October release will include a public Application Programming Interface (API). Also, members will be given an authenticated API to create, edit and view information stored in the ORCID Registry. During the pre-launch phase ORCID is working with institutions, publishers, manuscript tracking vendors and funding bodies to ensure effective integration of ORCIDs into a variety of critical research workflows…”

 iCopyright Granted U.S. Patent on Peer-Policing System

Information Today also reports that “iCopyright.com announced that it has been granted a U.S. patent on its instant copyright licensing and verification system. The invention is unique because it enables people to instantly verify that someone using copyrighted material has the proper license to do so, and it enables others to obtain their own license to use the work directly from the copied work, not just the original. Without the invention, for example, it is difficult for a commercial enterprise to know if its employees have properly licensed works of authorship, which may subject them to significant liability. Additionally, people who receive copies of copyrighted works often want to make their own copies, but they would be doing so illegally without obtaining their own license…”

BioMed Central announces EzReprint:  Order high quality reprints online

“BioMed Central is pleased to announce the launch of a new online reprint ordering service, provided by EzReprint, a part of Yurchak Printing, Inc, based in the USA.

Reprints are produced from the final typeset article PDF.  To place an order, from the full text version of the article or its abstract, select the “Order reprints” option in the Tools list in the right-hand navigation, and you will be taken directly to an order form where between 25 and 500 reprints can be purchased…”

A New Web App Serves as a Guide to NLM Mobile Resources

InfoDOCKET reporting from National Library of Medicine Technical Bulletin the that “the National Library of Medicine (NLM) has released a new mobile app that is intended to serve as the authoritative guide to NLM mobile resources. This app will improve your ability to find and use NLM mobile apps and sites.

The app was created as an HTML 5 mobile Web site in support of the Library’s ongoing efforts to make our information broadly available. Support for HTML 5 is available in Web browsers on many mobile devices. Information on all NLM mobile resources will be available through this app…”

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