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SAGE Research Methods Online Library Board Announced

Academic publisher SAGE has announced that 17 librarians have been selected as advisors in the development of SAGE Research Methods Online (SRMO), a new online research tool slated for launch in 2011. Representing institutions in Europe, the Middle East, North America, and Asia, the group will provide feedback throughout the development of SRMO from concept to design to beta testing.

SRMO will contain more than 100,000 pages of SAGE's book and reference material on research methods across the social and behavioral sciences, enhanced with editorially selected material from top SAGE journals. It will provide advanced search and discovery tools to support researchers as they explore relevant content, including a visual ‘methods map' exploring connections between more than 2,000 methods, theories, and terms; and a ‘methods lists' function, which will enable users to store and share selected content.

In total, more than 500 books will be available on SRMO, including the complete Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences (QASS) Little Green Books series. Approximately 9,000 pages of new content will be added each year.

The group is to advise on the product concept, business model, and pricing, as well as providing feedback on the beta version of feature sets, content display, functionality, and usability of SRMO.

Source: Sage

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