PracticeUpdate cuts through volumes of information for its users, who register and create profiles, which enable PracticeUpdate’s editorial board to hand-select the peer-reviewed journal content that will help physicians of any specialty generate better outcomes for their patients. PracticeUpdate helps clinicians, who do not have time to run through hundreds of articles published every day, stay current with their industry and their specialties. PracticeUpdate will launch with oncology, cardiology, dermatology, eye care (ophthalmology and optometry), primary care, and urology, with more to be added later this year.
John Wiley is teaming with the American Graphics Institute to launch the Digital Classroom, an online educational resource offering a comprehensive library of video training and e-book reference works.
Amazon has acquired Goodreads.com, a Web site featuring user-generated reviews of books. The purchase comes amid mounting rumors that Goodreads, which CEO Otis Chandler launched in 2007, might start selling books.
Academic results have been bundled into journals to facilitate their sharing since 1665, noted attendees at the recent Beyond PDF 2, conference, in Amsterdam. But the Web has brought with it an opportunity to blow up and remake academic publishing.
According to The Chronicle of Higher Education, Wired Campus, the editor and entire editorial board of the Journal of Library Administration resigned in response to a conflict with the Taylor & Francis author agreement that the board believed was “too restrictive and out fo step with the expectation of authors.”
Amazon’s new Send To Kindle Button is a new web application that allows users with Kindle accounts to send content they encounter on a website or blog to their Kindle supported e-readers to read at a later time.
In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court, by a 6-3 margin, today held that the doctrine of first sale, which allows for legally acquired copyrighted works to be resold by their owners, does apply to works made overseas.