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Turning Print into an Interactive Storefront

Turning Print into an Interactive Storefront | The daily digest | Scoop.it
Augmented reality may sound like a concept straight out of science fiction, but it’s really a combination of geo-location and mobile visual display that offers publishers the opportunity to turn paper products into interactive screens.
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The Oxford comma: Decried, defended, and debated [infographic]

The Oxford comma: Decried, defended, and debated [infographic] | The daily digest | Scoop.it
No matter what side of the Oxford comma debate you find yourself on, you'll be surprised to find out that Oxford's own PR department doesn't even use the punctuation anymore, but that's only the be...
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The British Library becomes the first non-university institution to join the FutureLearn MOOC platform

The British Library has announced its intention to join the UK’s Mooc platform FutureLearn Ltd, offering participants of its online courses access to the Library’s unique digitised resources.
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Springer Publishing Donates 9,000 Health Care Books to Books for Asia

Springer Publishing Donates 9,000 Health Care Books to Books for Asia | The daily digest | Scoop.it
Springer Publishing Company, an award-winning health and social sciences publisher, donated over 9,000 books this month to The Asia Foundation's Books for Asia program, the leading provider of donated information resources in the region.
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Expanded DynaMed™ and Isabel Relationship Creates Powerful Integration of Diagnosis and Treatment Information Tools

The integration and a new reselling agreement between DynaMed™ , the premier evidence-based clinical information resource and Isabel Healthcare, which produces the highly respected differential diagnosis tool Isabel, seamlessly extends...
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Laughing Your Way To Passing the Boards Launches New Site To Take The Boredom Out Of Board Review

STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the past 13 years Pediatricians and other specialists have...
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Thieme eNeurosurgery now live!

Thieme eNeurosurgery now live! | The daily digest | Scoop.it
Master the Temporal Bone Dissection Techniques Today New York/Stuttgart – “Temporal Bone Dissection Guide,” recently published by Thieme, offers detailed insights into the anatomy of the temporal bone and surgical techniques residents need to...
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Research4Life | Over 12,000 Wiley Online Books Made Available in Developing Countries Via Research4Life

Research4Life | Over 12,000 Wiley Online Books Made Available in Developing Countries Via Research4Life | The daily digest | Scoop.it
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John Wiley & Sons selects Scope’s ConSCIse™ for book chapter abstracts and keywords

Scope eKnowledge Center (Scope), a leading provider of content enhancement and knowledge services, has announced that publisher John Wiley & Sons will partner with Scope to significantly enhance the chapter-level metadata for its frontlist books. ConSCIse™, Scope's unique content abstraction solution, will be utilised to create abstracts and keywords for Wiley's Science, Technology, Medicine and Scholarly books.

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The PIRUS Code of Practice for Recording and Reporting Usage at the Individual Article Level

In recent years there has been growing demand for metrics that record the impact of scientific research at the level of the individual article and researcher. This has resulted in not only new citation and usage based metrics, but also in a whole new suite of metrics based on social media - altmetrics - which provide new insights into the impact of research outputs.

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In settlement with French publishers, Google promises $82 million fund and advertising help

In settlement with French publishers, Google promises $82 million fund and advertising help | The daily digest | Scoop.it
Google has come to an agreement with the French publishers who wanted it to pay them for linking to their news content. Google agreed to create a €60 million “Digital Publishing Innovation Fund” and will also help the publishers with ad strategy.
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Good news, Microsoft: Most workers would rather buy a Windows 8 tablet than an iPad

Good news, Microsoft: Most workers would rather buy a Windows 8 tablet than an iPad | The daily digest | Scoop.it
Forget about weak Windows 8 sales and the downbeat forecasts for Microsoft’s Surface -- some analysts now claim Windows tablets can beat the iPad in the workplace.
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Samsung Expands its E-Book Service with Readers Hub 2.0

Samsung Expands its E-Book Service with Readers Hub 2.0 | The daily digest | Scoop.it

28 January 2013, London UK - Samsung Electronics today announced it has expanded its e-book service and will now offer even more customers the chance to transform their digital reading experience with Readers Hub 2.0.  The service brings thousands of bestsellers and e-books from around the world, including illustrated cooking books and interactive reading materials for kids, to owners of Samsung's smartphones and tablets.

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EC confirms crackdown on e-book VAT

EC confirms crackdown on e-book VAT | The daily digest | Scoop.it
Book Publishing Industry News. Regular news updates from The Bookseller's news desk. The latest press reports about the publishing sector and updates from the City
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U.S. Representatives Introduce Bill Expanding Access to Federally Funded Research

U.S. Representatives Introduce Bill Expanding Access to Federally Funded Research | The daily digest | Scoop.it
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Project Seeks to Build Map of Human Brain

Project Seeks to Build Map of Human Brain | The daily digest | Scoop.it
The Obama administration is planning a decade-long scientific effort to examine the workings of the human brain and build a comprehensive map of its activity.
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How librarians can help widen access to research – live chat round-up

How librarians can help widen access to research – live chat round-up | The daily digest | Scoop.it
From access to data, resources to support, our panel's thoughts on how librarians are influencing the dissemination of research
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Sale of Used E-books Getting Closer

Sale of Used E-books Getting Closer | The daily digest | Scoop.it
At a time when many independent booksellers both here and abroad are beginning to gain traction selling Kobo e-books, other retailers are eyeing the secondary market for e-books and other digital content.
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TOC 2013: Digital First Sale and its Discontents

TOC 2013: Digital First Sale and its Discontents | The daily digest | Scoop.it
Already a hot topic at the Tools of Change conference, the issue of digital First Sale rights, or the ability to resell “used” e-books and other digital content, received a thorough examination by Bill Rosenblatt, president of digital consulting...
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Amazon Wants to Get Into the Used E-Book Business -- Or Bury It

Amazon Wants to Get Into the Used E-Book Business -- Or Bury It | The daily digest | Scoop.it
There is no such thing as a dog-eared e-book -- each copy is forever perfect. But a new Amazon patent could go a long way toward making the digital media in our lives a lot more like the physical version.
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Watson supercomputer available to aid in your patient’s cancer evaluation and treatment

Watson supercomputer available to aid in your patient’s cancer evaluation and treatment | The daily digest | Scoop.it
IBM’s artificial intelligence system known as Watson (the one that beat Ken Jennings on Jeopardy) is now being used to help treat cancer.
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Wiley makes scientific PDFs interactive with ReadCube

John Wiley & Sons has launched Labtiva’s ReadCube Web Reader on Wiley Online Library. PDFs read using the ReadCube Web Reader feature hyperlinked in-line citations, annotations, clickable author names, and direct access to supplemental content.

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Neuroscience Books That Never Go out of Date

Neuroscience-Net announces 3 updatable medical neuroscience textbooks now available

 

If you want to have a printed version, it will be available as part of a package price. The downloadable PDF electronic version is $150, while a printed copy + electronic access to the website version that is continually updated, is $250. For $300, you get the PDF, a printed copy, and access to the updatable website version. The electronic books contain full color, including graphs and charts, and the printed version will also be full color. SBWire (http://s.tt/1zkOZ)
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GPs to prescribe self-help books for mental health problems

GPs to prescribe self-help books for mental health problems | The daily digest | Scoop.it
Patients in England with mild to moderate concerns, including anxiety and panic attacks, will borrow books from local libraries
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MHSP Launches E-book Shorts Imprint

MHSP Launches E-book Shorts Imprint | The daily digest | Scoop.it
Minnesota Historical Society Press has launched a new digital imprint of short form e-books called MHS Express, which will include essays on regional topics, as well as excerpts from recent or forthcoming releases and original e-book shorts.
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