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4 messages:

-  New Search Engine of notice to Biologists and Librarians (VADLO)
-  Univ of Chicago Press Journals Division Announces 2009 Subscription Rates
-  Duke University Press launches new electronic book collection
-  Royal Society and PublishingAtWork

Date:	Tue, 9 Sep 2008 13:13:55 -0400
From:	Meredith Duboule <meredithduboule@YAHOO.COM>
Subject: New Search Engine of notice to Biologists and Librarians

Hi group,

It would be worth checking out Vadlo ( ). It has a
lot of information -just like biology browser. I think it is fantastic.

For library interest, I think Powerpoint seminars search would be ideal
and there is also daily research cartoons. :-)


Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2008 13:43:49 -0500
From: Rich Connelly <>
Subject: Univ of Chicago Press Journals Division Announces 2009
Subscription Rates

Subject: University of Chicago Press Journals 2009 subscription rates now

**With apologies for cross-posting**

For Immediate Release: September 9, 2008
Contact: or (773) 753-3347, U.S.
and Canada toll-free (877) 705-1878

The University of Chicago Press has released 2009 journal subscription
rates for both individual and institutional subscribers. For a complete
list of journals published by the University of Chicago Press please visit
the University of Chicago Press Journals website,

The complete University of Chicago Press Journals Division 2009 rate sheet
for institutions and individuals is available for download in our online

Important Information about our Program for 2009

*The University of Chicago Press offers three types of institutional
subscriptions: Print + Electronic, Electronic-only, and Print-only. Print
+ Electronic subscriptions are available for all of our journals.
Electronic-only and Print-only subscriptions are available for most, but
not all, of our journals.  Please check the rate list for details.

*We have renamed our institutional electronic subscription products in
order to simplify and more clearly represent product features and access
levels. The former Enterprise-Wide License is now called Unlimited Access,
and Single-concurrency is now called Basic Access. Subscribers at either
access level receive access to all available issues on the University of
Chicago website, and COUNTER compliant usage reports.  Pricing for
Unlimited Access subscriptions is tiered and allows for an unlimited
number of simultaneous users, perpetual access for lapsed subscriptions,
and classroom & library reserve use.

*There is no geographic restriction on access for a given institution.
Thus we have no "SITE" licenses.  No signed license is needed either for
most subscribers but we will prepare one if your institution so requires.

*We are pleased to announce the addition of two existing titles to our
portfolio of journals in 2009:

Renaissance Quarterly (RQ) is the leading American journal of Renaissance
studies, encouraging connections between different scholarly approaches to
bring together material spanning the period from 1300 to 1650 in Western
history. The official journal of the Renaissance Society of America, RQ
presents twelve to sixteen articles and over four hundred reviews per
year, engaging such disciplines as: Comparative literature, Emblems,
English literature, French literature, Germanic literature, Hebraica,
Hispanic literature, History, History of art and architecture, History of
classical tradition, History of legal and political thought, History of
religion, History of medicine and science, History of the book,
Paleography and manuscript tradition, Humanism, Italian literature, Music,
Neo-Latin literature, Performing arts and theater, Philosophy, Rhetoric,
and Women and gender studies.  Publication by the University of Chicago
Press begins with Volume 62 Number 1, March 2009.

Schools: Studies in Education fills a long standing void in the world of
educational publications, providing a forum to promote the scholarship and
career growth of school educators. It accomplishes this by giving school
teachers and others a rare space to explore, through stories and their
related commentaries, the more dynamic and complex experiences of school
life in ways that convey how human relationships, thoughts, and emotions
shape the meaning of educational experience in schools. This peer-reviewed
journal publishes scholarly articles based on theory and research,
interpretive reflective essays, brief informal meditations and stories,
and educationally relevant reviews of books, films, art exhibitions and
musical performances. In addition, each issue features a reprint of an
intriguing passage from a long-ago, previously written or published
insight or reflection on education in schools.

Founded in 1891, the University of Chicago Press is the largest American
university press. Chicago Journals publishes periodicals and serials in a
wide range of disciplines, including several journals that were the first
scholarly publications in their respective fields. Online since 1995,
Chicago Journals has also been a pioneer in electronic publishing,
delivering original, peer-reviewed research from international scholars to
a worldwide audience.

Rich Connelly / 773-753-3601 /

Date: Tue, 09 Sep 2008 16:47:27 -0400
From: Kim Steinle <>
Subject: Duke University Press launches new electronic book collection

For immediate release,
September 9, 2008

For more information, contact
Kimberly Steinle, Library Relations Manager

Michael McCullough, Sales Manager

Duke University Press announces the official launch of a new electronic
book product, the e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection

Duke University Press is pleased to announce the launch of the new
e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection. This collection provides online
access to at least 100 new scholarly books published by Duke University
Press in the humanities and social sciences in a calendar year. By
purchasing the current year's titles in the collection, libraries also
receive access to over 900 Duke University Press backlist books now
available in electronic form.

The e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection is hosted on the ebrary® platform,
which allows an unlimited number of simultaneous users at a subscribing
institution to access content and use ebrary's searching, navigating,
archiving, and other research tools. The content of the collection is
full-text searchable, like that of other titles to which the institution
has access via ebrary. Additionally, Duke University Press has partnered
with Duke University's Perkins/Bostock Library to provide enhanced MARC
records, including chapter-level metadata.

With the guidance of project consultant and library market specialist
October Ivins, a pilot project was launched in January 2008, allowing a
select group of nineteen partner libraries to provide feedback
concerning such matters as access, pricing, the site license, and vendor
preferences. Ivins comments, "Collaborating with staff at Duke
University Press and Libraries, ebrary, and BiblioVault, as well as with
our pilot partner libraries and book vendors, has been a process filled
with new insights that have improved our product and business model.
Collectively, I feel that we have fulfilled Duke University Press
director Steve Cohn's vision of creating a library-friendly e-book
collection that other university presses and small publishers may use as
a model."

Norm Medeiros, associate librarian of Haverford College, states,
"Haverford, with its partners Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore Colleges, entered
into the pilot through the PALINET consortium in order to provide
faculty and students with a collection of high-quality electronic books.
The integration of the e-Duke books into our ebrary channel affords easy
access to the collection. Usage has been strong, indicating that the
titles with their digital advantages are serving our users well."

The business model of the e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection builds on
that of the e-Duke Journals Scholarly Collection, which also evolved
with much collaboration and feedback from the library community. The
e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection features a similar library-friendly
tiered pricing structure based on Carnegie classifications and an
inexpensive print add-on option.

For more information about the e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection pilot
project, please visit
or contact either Library Relations Manager Kimberly Steinle at or Sales Manager Michael McCullough at

About Duke University Press
Duke University Press publishes approximately 115 books annually and
more than 30 periodicals in a wide range of disciplines within the
humanities and sciences. In addition to the e-Duke Books Scholarly
Collection, the Press offers several other electronic resources

About ebrary (
ebrary® is a leading provider of e-content services and technology. The
company helps libraries, publishers, and other organizations worldwide
disseminate valuable information to end users while improving their
research and document interaction.

The company has developed a flexible e-content platform, which customers
may use in a number of integrated capacities: ebrary customers may
purchase or subscribe to e-books and other content under a variety of
pricing and access models, and they may license the ebrary platform to
distribute, sell, and market their own content online. All options are
delivered using a customizable interface and include the ebrary
Reader(tm) with InfoTools(tm) software, which enable integration with
other resources to provide an economical and efficient way to utilize

ebrary currently offers a growing selection of more than 170,000 e-books
and other titles from more than 300 leading publishers and aggregators.

® ebrary is the registered trademark and/or service mark of ebrary.

Kimberly Steinle
Library Relations Manager
Duke University Press
905 W. Main St., Suite 18B
Durham, NC 27701

Phone (919) 687-3655
Fax (919) 680-6078

Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2008 09:46:56 +0100
From: "Lusty, Charles" <>
Subject: Royal Society and PublishingAtWork

***Apologies for cross posting*** September 2008 (London and Market
Harborough, United Kingdom)

Royal Society Publishing chooses PublishingAtWork as its new production
tracking system

Clariti Systems Limited and Royal Society Publishing (RSP) are pleased to
announce a new partnership to track the production of the journals of the
Royal Society (the United Kingdom Academy of Science) from acceptance to
publication.  All content of RSP's eight periodicals will move to Clariti
Systems' electronic tracking system - PublishingAtWork - from September
2008, as RSP joins an expanding community of respected scholarly

About PublishingAtWork

PublishingAtWork uses the latest innovative technologies to deliver a
fully-featured, web-based management solution tailored for the publishing
industry. The key benefits of using an on-demand solution are that you
have complete visibility over your data anytime anywhere, without further
investment in your IT infrastructure. The system is built on the principle
of bringing clarity to your work. In a fast moving world we have adopted a
straightforward no nonsense approach.

About Royal Society Publishing

As the publishing division of one of the world's foremost academies of
science, Royal Society Publishing produces seven peer-reviewed journals
and provides access to a rich digital journal archive dating back to 1665.
The Royal Society Digital Journal Archive is arguably one of the most
comprehensive resources in scientific publishing. It comprises every paper
ever published in the Royal Society internationally-renowned journals -
from the very first peer-reviewed paper in Philosophical Transactions in
1665 to the most recent interdisciplinary article in Journal of the Royal
Society Interface published today.

This email is sent on behalf of The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House
Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG, United Kingdom.