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Tuesday 8 November 2005

  • IEEE scheduled downtime - IEEE is scheduling some downtime for maintenance on Xplore on November 15, between between 10AM and 12Noon EST approximately. This update includes the following features : RSS feeds for newly published journal tables of contents Non-indexed materials, such as editorials...

Thursday 6 October 2005

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Thursday 21 July 2005

  • IEEE Xplore offers new features - IEEE Xplore 2.1 is out, with new features: The metadata of all current book titles from Wiley-IEEE Press and Wiley-IEEE Computer Society Press are now available to all users as an optional search criteria. Books located through this search may...

Thursday 30 June 2005

  • IEEE news - All or not quite all - IEEE announced this week that they were planning to digitize all of their print content back from volume 1, number 1. The first step of this new project was the complete digitization of the society's flagship journal, Proceedings of the...

Monday 13 June 2005

  • Do you get Cell? - If you have a site license to the Cell journal from Elsevier, you might be interested to know that, starting July 2005, free personal print-only subscriptions will be given to anyone affiliated with an institution licensing Cell Online via ScienceDirect...
  • Scirus gets into the institutional repository market - Elsevier has announced that Scirus was used to index the institutional repository of the University of Toronto, named T-Space. So, not only Scirus will be the search engine for the repository users at UofT, but the repository content will be...

Friday 10 June 2005

  • The British Library launches a research service - The British Library has launched a research service, British Library Direct, that offers access to a fully searchable database of nine million article titles from 20,000 international research journals. The records go back five years. More entries are added each...
  • ASEE's Best Practices for Electronic Resources Task Force - There is new content from ASEE-ELD's Best Practices for Electronic Resources Task Force, who produced the "Punch List" for publishers and vendors. New composition: Mel DeSart is now chair, with him, Alesia McManus; Beth Mohler; Don Richardson; Mike White; Karen...

Friday 3 June 2005

  • IoP leaves books publishing - The Institute of Physics (IoP) has sold its 600 titles to T&F Informa and is pulling out of the academic book publishing to focus on its core journals market. Back list titles and those currently in production will still carry...
  • More on the Chemical Market Reporter for libraries - Randy Reichardt has updated information about the new and improved Chemical Market Reporter academic subscriptions on the STLQ....

Thursday 26 May 2005

  • EEVL strikes again with EEVL Xtra - Hinted at some months ago on eldnet-l, EEVL just made their new aggregated search engine, EEVL Xtra, open for business. EEVL Xtra searches some 45+ databases, key websites, industry news, technical reports and e-print archives, among others, in engineering, mathematics...

Monday 23 May 2005

  • Knovel enhancements - Knovel will soon make changes to its webpages. On June 1st, the homepage will be a corporate page and the old homepage will be known at the Knovel Library. Several enhancements will be added, including a single search box, filters,...

Thursday 19 May 2005

  • APS journals prices for 2006 are out - The prices for 2006 of the American Physical Society journals are now available. We are told that the price changes averaged over all tiers and subscription modes are the equivalent of a 1.79% increase if applied across the board. Also,...
  • Stable URLs for AIP-hosted journals - Good news from the American Institute of Physics. They have given stable URLs in Scitation for all the journals they host, including those from APS, ASCE and ASME....

Wednesday 11 May 2005

Monday 9 May 2005

  • LiveWire May 2005 issue is online - The May 2005 issue of ACS' LiveWire is online. It contains, among other stuff, interviews with Green Chemistry Institute Director Paul Anastas and Eric Slater, Manager of the Copyright Office for ACS Publications Division (nothing about the PubChem controversy though)....

Monday 25 April 2005

  • New digital library from Morgan & Claypool - Publishers Morgan & Claypool are announcing the May publication of the first title of a new digital library called Synthesis. This library will contain original lectures, of a short monograph length, grouped into series on various engineering and computer science...

Wednesday 20 April 2005

  • CAS data on handheld devices - It's a first for chemistry publishers, CAS can now deliver chemical information, including structures, via live interaction using BlackBerry and other PDAs devices as was just demonstrated at the CAS European conference in Vienna. The data comes from CAplus and...
  • New free titles from Knovel - E-book publisher Knovel is offering more free titles to what is now called K-Essentials (previously ChemEssentials). These free, on-going, no-strings-attached e-books are offered to any academic libraries. The new titles are: Military Handbook - MIL-HDBK-5H: Metallic Materials and Elements for...

Wednesday 6 April 2005

  • IEEE Xplore 2.0 now up - The all-new IEEE Xplore 2.0 is now up, making full-text search of all the 1.1 million documents in the database possible. Other new features include: guest researchers may conduct free keyword searches of IEEE abstracts directly from the IEEE Xplore...

Thursday 31 March 2005

  • Enhanced RSS feeds from IoP - IoP enhanced its RSS feeds with PRISM metadata and additional Dublin Core metadata. Added were the journal name, ISSN, publication date, author name(s) and the article's DOI fields....
  • New toolbar for Scirus - Elsevier developped a new toolbar for its science-focused search engine, Scirus....

Wednesday 23 March 2005

  • IEEE standards drafts now available in online subscriptions - Good news, IEEE is now making the drafts of its standards available in its IEEE Standards Online Subscription packages. Other IEEE news are available in the latest What's New @ IEEE for Libraries for March, including an address by Carol...

Tuesday 8 March 2005

  • CAB Abstracts Archives soon available - CABI Publishing has announced the near lauch of the CAB Abstracts Archives database. The Archives will cover the literature from 1910 to 1972, combining 17 printed abstract journals on agricultural science, veterinary medicine, nutrition and natural resources. The CAB Abstracts...

Monday 7 March 2005

  • ACS broadens article access - The ACS is introducing two experimental policies to broaden access to research articles published in its scholarly journals. The first policy is a response to NIH guidelines on free access; ACS will submit to PubMed, in name of their authors...

Friday 4 March 2005

  • Springer Library Zone newsletter - Springer has started publication of a newsletter focused on librarians, Library Zone. The first issue is available. Check out also the Springer Librarian webpage for a web tutorial on the new SpringerLink. There are three sections, one for authors, one...

Tuesday 1 March 2005

  • Royal Society journals migrate from Ingenta to MetaPress - On March 15, Ingenta will cease to give access to the Royal Society journals. All access will now go through MetaPress and authorized intermediaries such as EBSCO Host EJS, Swets Wise Online Content and OCLC FirstSearch. This marks the end...
  • APS now has feeds - The American Physical Society is now providing content awareness using RSS feeds. The feeds contain recently published articles in each journal. The feeds are also available on each journal homepage and Scitation....

Wednesday 23 February 2005

  • IEEE news - Here is the table of contents of the What's New @ IEEE for Libraries, volume 7, number 2, February 2005. 1. Get Ready for IEEE Xplore 2.0: Free Online Training from IEEE 2. Speech Technology Pioneer to Receive IEEE Medal...

Monday 21 February 2005

  • RSS feeds at Engineering Village 2 - Randy on the STLQ has two posts about the new RSS feeds provided by Engineering Village 2 to be included with every search query. Now that's innovative!...

Tuesday 8 February 2005

  • Dialog split in two - As seen as CHMINF-L, Dialog has been split into two separate business units: Dialog DataStar, consisting of the traditional Dialog and DataStar products, will become part of Thomson Scientific & Healthcare. Dialog NewsEdge, with its focus on business news and...
  • IEEE users group meetings in Texas and Michigan - IEEE will hold users groups meeting in Texas and Michigan in March and April. Contact Ruth Wolfish for the March 8 meeting at the Lawrence Technological University in Southfield. Contact Rachel Berrington for the April 14 meeting at the University...

Thursday 27 January 2005

  • Kluwer titles now on Springer - Following the acquisition of Kluwer by Springer, last week, the Kluwer titles were soft-launched onto e-products platform Springer Link. Kluwer Online will be shut down sometime in February. Re-directs will be in effect for several months after which they will...

Monday 10 January 2005

  • American Institute of Physics archives news - AIP have now made available its journals archives. Regular subscriptions give access to a five-year online backfile; adding a relatively small annual maintenance fee (between $95 and $130) gives access to every issue, back to Volume 1, issue 1 for...
  • American Physical Society archives news - Some announcements from APS: 2001 material is now part of PROLA (Physical Review Online Archive) (a subscription is needed) Full text searching of all APS material has been added to the search engine Links for articles chosen for coverage in...

Friday 7 January 2005

  • ACS news - Starting in mid-January, it will be possible to all to freely view the abstract or first page of any ACS journal article at the ACS Publications website as well as search the full text of all ACS journal content. Journal...

Thursday 18 November 2004

  • New Royal Society journal - The first issue of the new Royal Society journal, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, has just been published. This journal covers - but is not limited to - biocomplexity, bioengineering, bioinformatics, biomechanics, biophysics, chemical biology, medical physics, bionanotechnology, nanoscience,...

Tuesday 16 November 2004

  • IMS articles on arXiv - Following its March decision, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics is now starting to post all IMS articles in their entirety on arXiv, the e-print archives site. IMS does not believe it will loose many subscribers even with the open access....

Wednesday 10 November 2004

Sunday 24 October 2004

  • Free NISO newsletter - The National Information Standards Organization has announced the lauch of a free monthly electronic newsletter entitled NISO Newsline. It is also possible to subscribe for free by sending an email to [email protected] and putting "Subscribe Newsline" in the subject line....

Tuesday 28 September 2004

  • New newsletter for librarians from IoP - The Institute of Physics is launching an electronic newsletter for librarians today, Librarian Insider. This first issue covers: Free Access to Review Articles (new) RSS Feeds for Latest Papers (new) Free Services and Content: Information on services such as This...

Wednesday 22 September 2004

  • IEEE news - The September issue of What's New @ IEEE for Libraries is out and here are some highlights: REVAMPED IEEE ONLINE STORE PROVIDES INSTANT STANDARDS DOWNLOADS Visitors to ShopIEEE, the relaunched IEEE online store, may now take advantage of improved search...

Thursday 2 September 2004

  • New subscription options from AIP - The American Institute of Physics have announced new subscription options for 2005: the AIP Conference Proceedings are now available as an online-only subscription. Fixed subscription price is $4,950. Includes access to all proceedings published since January 2000. Online access is...

Wednesday 25 August 2004

  • Extended access to early 20th Century research by CAS - CAS has expanded its "Scientific Century" project by making thousands of additional early 20th century articles from American Chemical Society (ACS) journals and others available online. Planned for release in September, the enhanced content will enable researchers to access more...
  • IEEE news - IEEE Xplore will have browser requirements starting in January 2005 to support an upgrade to the online delivery system: The new requirements are based on IEEE Xplore usage statistics, which indicate the most highly used browsers, and compatibility with required...

Friday 20 August 2004

  • 3 new subject area collections for Knovel - Knovel has announced three new subject area collections that bundle content in new ways. Unfortunately, their "Premium Content titles" are not included. The Engineering Collection offers all titles in the following Subject areas: Aerospace & Radar Technology; Construction Materials &...

Thursday 29 July 2004

Thursday 22 July 2004

  • ACS - maintenance downtime - There will a shortage of service for the American Chemical Society journals, the chemistry.org website and all associated webpages Sunday, July 25th between 8:00 AM and 12:00 PM EST. A new firewall is being installed....

Friday 16 July 2004

  • Elsevier price increase - Was made public today a letter by Elsevier announcing an average increase of approximatively 5.5% for its 2005 journals....

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