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Thursday, September 23, 2010

APA Handbook Industrial Organization Psych

New from the American Psychological Association, the APA Handbook of Industrial and Organizational Psychology is a reference tool for the intersection of business, management, and science with psychology. Electronic and print versions available now.

Learn more at www.apa.org/pubs/books/IO

NewsBreaks
WIPO Initiative Supported by Major Patent Services
by Barbara Quint
Established in 1967 and based in Geneva, Switzerland, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is an agency of the United Nations dedicated to "developing a balanced and accessible international intellectual property (IP) system." WIPO has now initiated a public-private partnership, entitled the Access to Specialized Patent Information (ASPI) program, to provide "advanced tools and services for retrieving and analyzing patent data" to key centers in least developed countries for free and at a low cost to some developing countries. Six private companies—LexisNexis, Minesoft (PatBase), ProQuest/Dialog, Questel-Orbit, Thomson Reuters (owner of Derwent), and WIPS—have joined the partnership.

Weekly News Digests
Web of Science Now Available With Summon Web-Scale Discovery Service
Serials Solutions, a business unit of ProQuest LLC, announced the integration of content from the Thomson Reuters subscription-based Web of Science service with its Summon web-scale discovery service. This integration enables display of cited-by counts in Summon search results for ISI Web of Knowledge subscribers to highlight the highest impact articles for researchers. The Summon service will also use citation counts as an element of relevance ranking.
New Zotero Everywhere Initiative Announced
Zotero Everywhere is a major new initiative generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that is aimed at dramatically increasing the accessibility of the Zotero research tool to the widest possible range of users today and in the future. Zotero Everywhere will have two main components: a stand-alone desktop version of Zotero with full integration into a variety of web browsers and a radically expanded application programming interface (API) to provide web and mobile access to Zotero libraries. Zotero is a production of the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University.
Oxford University Press Completes Journal Content Migration
Oxford University Press (OUP) announced the successful migration of its 1.2 million online journal articles to its new HighWire 2.0 platform. The move has allowed OUP to develop a more user-friendly and dynamic online experience of its journals, responding to the increasingly rapid pace of change demanded in online publishing. The re-engineered Oxford Journals site has been designed around proven web publishing standards powered by HighWire Press's H2O web technologies.

NewsLink Spotlight
Free Collaborative Learning Tools for Science—Spotlight on Scitable
by Paula J. Hane
As Scott Merrill wrote on CrunchGear, "Social networks are a dime a dozen." He pointed out that many fail and many are just for specific niche audiences (though I don't think niches are a bad thing). So, he was as skeptical as I was about Scitable, a social network for science research and education from Nature Publishing Group, publishers of Nature and Scientific American. I was especially leery given the recent turmoil over licensing discussions between NPG and the University of California. (They recently issued a joint statement agreeing to work together to address the "mutual short- and long-term challenges.") Scitable is an educational website offered by Nature Education (a division of NPG) for biology and genetics educators and undergraduate students, and it provides a free library of high-quality, vetted content and tools. The company just announced the launch of the mobile version of Scitable.

ITI Blogs

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ITI Books Blog booksblog.infotoday.comnews, observations, and commentary from the authors, editors, and publishers of Information Today, Inc.'s many book offerings.

ITI Conference Blog libconf.com – covering ITI's library conferences worldwide.

Library Stuff librarystuff.net – the library blog dedicated to resources for keeping current and professional development, written by Steven M. Cohen.

InfoToday Europe Blog infotodayeurope.com – The latest news, analysis and opinion on the information industry in Europe and the UK.

Business of Video blog blog.streamingmedia.com – Daily posts about the online video industry, business trends and analysis, market data, and research as well as the online video business models in the media and entertainment, broadcast, publishing, advertising and enterprise industries.

destinationCRM Blog destinationcrmblog.coma blog from the editors of CRM magazine, dedicated to providing Customer Relationship Management information in a timely manner to connect decision makers and providers.

SpeechTech Blog speechtechblog.com – updates on speech technology and its applications in daily life. Covers everything from ASR to VUI, with lots of links, threads, and even a few pictures thrown in for good measure.


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