News & Announcements 12/5/12

Today’s News: E-Book growth slows; A new Stanford Prize for innovation; Nature publishes a new open access journal;EBSCO partners with University Library Online in Russia; ONLINE and Searcher magazines merge; and Dow Jones’ Factiva has a new search platform.

Digital Book World reports that “Ebook growth continued to slow slightly across the book trade in August as children’s ebooks retreated from an early year surge that saw the segment up in triple digits. Children’s ebook sales only grew by about 50% in August; ebooks sales for adult trade books was up 34%, according to the latest numbers from the Association of American Publishers…”

“Stanford University Libraries announces the Stanford Prize for Innovation in Research Libraries – SPIRL, an award that is intended to recognize and celebrate individual research libraries for sustained and significant innovation in any operational area.  Nominations with documentation may be made by institutions or individuals and are due by 5:00pm Pacific Standard Time on Tuesday 15 January 2013.  A full explanation of the intent and process for SPIRL may be found at http://library.stanford.edu/prizes/spirl .  It is expected that the first prize(s) will be announced in mid- to late-February 2013…”

“Clinical & Translational Immunology (CTI), a new online-only open access journal, is live at www.nature.com/cti. Published by Nature Publishing Group (NPG) and the Australasian Society for Immunology (ASI), the official launch coincides with the annual ASI meeting currently being held in Melbourne, Australia.

CTI is a companion title to Immunology & Cell Biology (ICB) www.nature.com/icb/. CTI publishes the latest advances in biomedical research in clinical immunology and translational research, aiming to help scientists and physicians remain informed and connected to the most pressing issues in immunology research. The journal focuses on fields such as cancer biology, cardiovascular research, gene therapy, immunology, vaccine development and disease pathogenesis and therapy at the earliest phases of investigation…”

“EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) and University Online Library in Russia have developed a new partnership allowing content from University Online Library to be searched within EBSCO Discovery Service(EDS). The agreement will add e-book metadata from the University Online Library collection into the Base Index of EDS, the most comprehensive and robust collection of metadata from the best content sources…”

ONLINE and Searcher magazines. Both magazines will be rolled into one dynamic publication that blends the best editorial content from each of these longtime titles in the ITI content family.

The new publication, which will be called Online Searcher, is … designed to serve the needs of today’s librarians and information professionals.  Under the … editorial team of Marydee Ojala as editor-in-chief and Barbara Quint as senior editor, Online Searcher will be expanded to 80 pages and feature… content targeted to the workflows of librarians and information professionals…  The new Online Searcher rolling off the presses in January 2013.”

Dow Jones & Company has announced the next generation search platform for Factiva.  “The investment is one of the company’s most significant in the Factiva product suite, whose global news collection includes approximately
36,000 sources.

The new search technology, licensed from MarkLogic® Corporation, provides standardized search technology across the Dow Jones digital network, including Factiva, WSJ.com and Dow Jones Financial Services products, giving customers access to a deeper, broader search capability and the ability to mine and analyze content more quickly and effectively.  The investment embodies Dow Jones’ commitment to building an unrivaled digital presence for its expanding global audience, as well as an enhanced user experience across all its channels…”

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