Commercial digest (5 messages) Bob Persing 03 Oct 2008 17:45 UTC


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This week's digest contains 5 messages:
1) Springer survey uncovers additional facts on eBooks use
2) Renaissance Quarterly Now Published by U. Chicago Press
3) BioOne and PCG expand partnership globally
4) OECD becomes a KnowledgeWorks Certified content partner
5) Join APA for Annual Charleston Librarian Dinner

Message 1:

Subject: PRESS RELEASE: Springer survey uncovers additional facts on
eBooks use
From: "Timmerman, Angela, Springer SBM NL" <>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2008 16:08:27 +0200


Springer survey uncovers additional facts on eBooks use

New York/Heidelberg, 24 September 2008

A survey conducted by Science+Business Media (, the
world's largest science, technology and medical book publisher, in
conjunction with five leading academic institutions, highlights
prominent research and academic usage of eBooks.  The survey was
conducted to better understand the adoption of eBooks, the use of
eBooks, and user perception of eBook advantages and disadvantages.

The new survey revealed that, despite the recent emergence of eBooks,
most users were already aware of their existence and had used them at
least once, whether through libraries or other sources.  The study also
found that most users access eBooks for research and study purposes and
that the types of eBooks frequently used were reference works and textbooks.

The survey also focused on some of the perceived advantages of eBooks,
citing the ability to gain 24/7 access for multiple users, convenient
full-text searchability, and easy access to information.  However,
difficulty of reading books from a screen and preference for traditional
print books were cited as the primary disadvantages.

Participating university libraries included: University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign; University of Turku, Finland; Centre for Mathematics
and Computer Science (CWI) Amsterdam, the Netherlands; University of
Muenster, Germany; and the JRD Tata Memorial Library, Indian Institute
of Science, Bangalore, India.

"Mostly the advantage of using eBooks would be their convenience," said
a user at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  "Instead of going
through the hassle of tracking down a specific work and checking it out,
eBooks provide me with easy access to the information I need way at my
own convenience and leisure."

Added Olaf Ernst, President eProduct Management & Innovation, Springer,
"The survey results show that eBooks are best suited for research
purposes or in a search environment.  eBooks have the potential to
stimulate new forms of book content usage. The feedback provided in this
survey can help us accommodate their needs as their eBook collections grow."

In 2007 Springer Science+Business Media commissioned a survey which
revealed that the Springer eBook program was widely accepted among

The full-text PDF of the white paper, "eBooks - The End User
Perspective" can be found at:

Springer ( is the world's second largest journal
publisher in the STM (Science, Technology, Medicine) sector and the
largest supplier of STM books.  It is part of Springer Science+Business
Media, one of the internationally leading suppliers of scientific and
specialist literature.  The company publishes more than 1,700 journals,
over 5,500 new books a year and the world's largest collection of STM
eBooks. The group has some 5,000 employees working in offices in more
than 20 countries in Europe, the USA and Asia.

Contact:, Springer Corporate Communications,
+49 6221-487-8531;

Message 2:

Subject: Renaissance Quarterly Now Published by U. Chicago Press
From: Kevin Stacey <>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2008 11:18:48 -0500

***With apologies for cross-posting***

The Journals Division of the University of Chicago Press and The
Renaissance Society of America are pleased to announce their new
partnership to publish Renaissance Quarterly, the leading American
journal for the interdisciplinary review of Renaissance Studies.  The
first issue under the new partnership will be volume 62 (March 2009).

Since its founding fifty-five years ago, RQ has been published by the
Society.  With its move to the Press, the journal's online edition will
feature active reference linking, online-only enhancements such as color
images, audio and video files, appendices, and other ancillary material,
and much of the journal's back content. Institutional access to
Renaissance Quarterly's current content will be available only through
direct subscriptions with the University of Chicago Press.

RQ publishes twelve to sixteen articles a year and about four hundred
reviews that use the lenses of multiple disciplines-from Art History to
the History of Science to Women's and Gender Studies-to view the
Renaissance. While firmly committed to publishing the best research on
the Italian and Northern Renaissance, spanning the period of 1300-1650
in Western history, Renaissance Quarterly welcomes scholars who explore
new methodologies.

Circulation, submission, and other information about Renaissance
Quarterly may be found at its new Web site:  For specific subscription questions,
email, or call (773) 753-3347, U.S. or
toll-free from Canada (877) 705-1878.

Kevin Stacey
Publicity Manager
University of Chicago Press
Journals Division
P: 773-834-0386
F: 773-702-0172<><>

Message 3:

Subject: BioOne and PCG expand partnership globally
From: "Doug Wright" <>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2008 16:06:56 -0400

Dear colleagues,

As a follow up to our announcement earlier this year, I would like to
inform you that today BioOne and PCG announce the expansion of its sales
and marketing partnership. From January 2009, PCG will provide BioOne
with worldwide marketing, sales, and customer service, and has appointed
Jeff Downing to lead the program.

Both PCG and BioOne want to make sure that BioOne customers are well
informed about this forthcoming change. I've pasted an announcement with
more details below, and I or Mark Kurtz from BioOne would be very glad
to provide any additional information that you may need. Our contact
details are also below.

Best regards,

Douglas Wright
Executive Vice President
Publishers Communication Group, Inc.
a division of Publishing Technology
Tel: +1 617-395-4070

BioOne and PCG expand marketing and sales partnership globally; PCG
appoints Jeff Downing as Global Marketing and Sales Director for BioOne

BioOne, the non-profit collaborative of high-impact bioscience
publications, and Publishers Communication Group (PCG), provider of
research, sales and marketing services to scholarly and professional
publishers, today announced the global expansion of their existing sales
and marketing partnership. From January 1, 2009, PCG, which has been
providing BioOne with North American sales and marketing services since
September, will provide exclusive worldwide marketing, sales
representation and library customer service for BioOne and its
prestigious publishing partners.

Susan Skomal, BioOne's executive director and chief operating officer,
explains BioOne's decision to expand its relationship with PCG: "In this
globalized era, we need our marketing, sales and customer service
strategies to be consistently implemented such that local as well as
regional preferences are acknowledged. We are pleased to have found a
single partner that can provide this strategic service -
globally-coordinated but nonetheless localized to reflect varying
customer needs. PCG truly understands BioOne's mission."

"This extended agreement with BioOne will see PCG build on its existing
presence in a range of international markets including Latin America,
China and Japan," adds Douglas Wright, PCG's executive vice president.
"I'm very pleased to have Jeff Downing lead this growing global team;
his knowledge of BioOne's products and expertise in unifying diverse
business needs combine to ensure that we will scale our proven services
effectively to deliver global success for BioOne."

Jeff Downing, newly-appointed Global Marketing and Sales Director for
BioOne, joins the PCG team from sister division Ingenta where he served
as Library Services Director. He comments: "I'm looking forward to
furthering BioOne's collaboration with libraries throughout the world.
We're proud to be creating a global and coordinated support
infrastructure for the valuable research in which BioOne's publishing
partners invest." Jeff is now recruiting dedicated sales representatives
in Europe and Latin America, and will deploy PCG's extensive network of
representative agents to serve other key growth markets.

BioOne and PCG are working together to ensure a smooth transition and
wish to assure current subscribers that they will continue to receive
uninterrupted access to the BioOne databases. We encourage any existing
or potential subscribers with questions or concerns to contact either
PCG or BioOne for more information.

For more information, please contact:

Douglas Wright
Publishers Communication Group, Inc.
Tel: +1 617-395-4070

Mark Kurtz
Tel: +1 202-296-2296

About PCG
Publishers Communication Group, Inc., a division of Publishing
Technology plc, is a full-service marketing and sales consulting firm
with locations in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Oxford, England. PCG was
established in 1989 as a resource for scholarly publishers to more
effectively work with the global library market. PCG offers qualitative
and quantitative marketing research, international multi-lingual
telemarketing services, UK- and US-based customer services operations,
sales representation, and strategic consulting.

About BioOne
Established in 2000, BioOne is the product of innovative collaboration
between scientific societies, libraries, academe, and the private
sector, who seek a sustainable, mission-driven alternative to commercial
publishing. BioOne brings to the Web a uniquely valuable aggregation of
the full-texts of high-impact bioscience research journals. Most of
BioOne's titles are published by small societies and non-commercial
publishers. BioOne provides integrated, cost-effective access to a
thoroughly linked information resource of interrelated journals focused
on the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences.

Message 4:

Subject: OECD becomes a KnowledgeWorks Certified content partner
From: "Laura Cox" <>
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2008 14:28:32 +0100

Paris, France, 2nd October 2008. OECD announced today that it has become
a Serials Solutions KnowledgeWorks Certified content provider.
Bibliographic metadata relating to SourceOECD, the OECD's iLibrary of
socioeconomic analysis and data will be kept accurate and up-to-date in
the Serials Solutions KnowledgeWorks database.

Serials Solutions KnowledgeWorks supplies data to Serials Solutions 360,
a complete set of e-resource access and management services.  With
changing collections, managing e-resources is a never ending challenge
and OECD is committed to enabling librarians to provide access to its
content as easily as possible.  By becoming KnowledgeWorks certified
OECD is confirming that precise and timely bibliographic metadata will
continue to be provided to Serials Solutions to enable librarians to run
their complex and diverse online collections.

OECD provides bibliographic data for journals, e-books and other content
to Serials Solutions on a monthly basis for input into the
knowledgebase.  Serials Solutions has granted direct access to
KnowledgeWorks enabling OECD to undertake regular verification of
metadata and provide any changes.  Participation in the program also
ensures direct communication between Serials Solutions and OECD to
resolve client inquiries in a timely manner.

More information about SourceOECD is available at: Information about Serials Solutions
KnowledgeWorks Certification is available at:

Contact: Toby Green, Head of Publishing Tel: +33 6 10 11
49 89

About OECD

OECD ( <> ) brings together the
governments of the 30 Member Countries committed to democracy and the
market economy from around the world to support sustainable economic
growth, raise living standards, maintain financial stability and assist
other countries' economic development.  OECD Publishing
( is one of the world's largest publishers in
the fields of economics and public policy.  OECD Publishing disseminates
OECD's intellectual output, both analytical and statistical.  More
information about publications is available through the OECD Online
Bookshop <>
and SourceOECD <> , the groundbreaking
iLibrary of statistical databases, books and periodicals.

About Serials Solutions
Founded in 2000 by a librarian for librarians, Serials Solutions is the
global leader in E-Resource Access and Management Services (ERAMS) that
serves more than 2,000 libraries of all sizes and types. Serials
SolutionsR KnowledgeWorks, the authoritative e-resource knowledgebase,
is the foundation for Serials SolutionsR 360, the only complete and
integrated e-resource access and management solution. Serials Solutions
provides fast implementation, easy customization, and outstanding value
to libraries throughout the world. For more information, please visit <>

Message 5:

Subject: Join APA for Annual Charleston Librarian Dinner
From: "Hillson, Susan" <>
Date: Fri, 3 Oct 2008 11:50:19 -0400

Apologies for cross posting.

Dear Colleagues:

If you are attending the Charleston Conference, RSVP today for the
American Psychological Association's annual Librarian Dinner on
Wednesday, November 5th, from 7 to 9 pm, following the Vendor Showcase.
Please join Linda Beebe, Senior Director of PsycINFO; Jan Fleming,
Director of Business and Planning; Lynn Willis, Manager of Content
Development; Alvin Walker, Manager of Product Development; Tim Rinda,
Director Database & Electronic Product Marketing; Bryan Dennis, Director
of Planning & Journals Operations; Anne Hill, Senior Editorial
Supervisor for Journals; and Susan Hillson, Manager of Customer
Relations, for an informal dinner with interesting conversation;
delicious, low-country cuisine; and answers to all your APA questions.

To attend the APA dinner, please RSVP to
<>  by October 30th. We look forward to seeing
you in Charleston!

Best regards,

Susan Hillson

Susan B. Hillson
Manager, Customer Relations
American Psychological Association
750 First Street, NE
Washington, D.C. 20002-4242