Commercial digest (2 messages) Bob Persing 10 Oct 2008 17:21 UTC


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This week's digest contains two messages:
1) New Pay-Per-View Computer Science and Information Technology
Management Resource
2) Emerald appoints Mariam Hasan as Vice President in Canada

Message 1:

Subject: New Pay-Per-View Computer Science and Information Technology
Management Resource
From: "Jackie Zanghi-LaPlaca" <>
Date: Sun, 5 Oct 2008 08:05:25 -0400

Apologies for cross-postings.

I thought list members would like to know about a new pay-per-view service
from IGI Global.  Please see the press release below for the official


Contact: Megan Childs
Title: Marketing Communications Coordinator
Address: 701 E. Chocolate Ave., Suite 200
Hershey, Pennsylvania, 17033, USA
Tel.: 717-533-8845 x148
Fax:  717-533-7115

Instant Access to 25,000+ Research Articles in Computer Science and
Information Technology Management

HERSHEY, PA (USA) - IGI Global announces the launch of a new, comprehensive
pay-per-view service - InfoSci-On-Demand ( -
allowing researchers, scholars, and practicing managers to search and
instantly purchase full-text PDFs of downloadable research.  The aggregated
database consists of more than 25,000 research articles written by prominent
experts and scholars in the field of computer science and information
technology management, and is updated with additional articles on a daily
basis.  No subscription is needed to access the articles in

InfoSci-On-Demand contains every research book chapter, journal article,
teaching case, conference proceeding, and reference material published by
IGI Global's six prestigious imprints; "IGI Publishing", "IRM Press",
"Information Science Publishing", "CyberTech Publishing", "Information
Science Reference",  and "Medical Information Science Reference" and is
uploaded on a daily basis with new cutting-edge research works, many of
which are not yet available in print.

"With the rapid advancement of technological innovations and discoveries,
the need to search and access a collection of the latest research findings
has become increasingly crucial," says Ms. Jackie Zanghi-LaPlaca, IGI
Global's Electronic Resources Sales and Marketing Director.  "To address
this urgent need, IGI Global is pleased to offer a unique service allowing
single-resource viewing and purchasing for research and professional
communities around the globe."

The InfoSci-On-Demand pay-per-view powerful search engine provides users a
full range of database search capabilities through "Basic Search", "Advanced
Search", "Topic Search", or "Keyword Search" exploration options.  Search
results will allow users to view descriptive abstracts and complete
bibliographical information for every entry.  Full-text PDF versions of
articles can be downloaded immediately by adding the item to the shopping
cart for US $25.00 per entry.  Purchased research can be stored locally for
future use.

"InfoSci-On-Demand is a convenient and complete tool for accessing the
newest research results in a concise and customized package," says LaPlaca.
"With limitless results and thousands of disciplines represented,
InfoSci-On-Demand offers students, professors, researchers, and
practitioners a reliable solution for collecting up-to-date information in
an authoritative, one-stop database."
To learn more about the convenience of purchasing instant cutting-edge
research through the pay-per-view service of InfoSci-On-Demand, visit or view the online brochure at:
Libraries or institutions interested in setting up an account can contact
Ms. Jackie Zanghi-LaPlaca at or 717-533-8845, ext.

Jackie Zanghi-LaPlaca
Director of Electronic Databases
IGI Global - (Disseminator of Knowledge Since 1988)
(formerly "Idea Group Inc.")
701 E. Chocolate Avenue, Suite 200
Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033, USA
Tel: 717-533-8845 ext. 131; Fax: 717-533-8661

Message 2:

Subject: Emerald appoints Mariam Hasan as Vice President in Canada
From: "Janet Fisher" <>
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2008 11:39:41 -0400

Dear Serialist,

We thought your constituency would like to know about this new
appointment from Emerald Group Publishing.


Janet Fisher
Publishers Communication Group

Emerald appoints Mariam Hasan as Vice President in Canada

Toronto, Canada, October 1st, 2008 - Emerald Group Publishing Limited is
delighted to announce the appointment of Mariam Hasan as Vice President,
Canada.  Mariam will be based in Toronto, Canada, enabling her to
frequently meet with Canadian customers and contributors to Emerald's
online collections of journals and book publishing program. This
revitalized Canadian presence is part of Emerald's commitment to
providing better sales and editorial support for its customer base in
the Canadian marketplace.

This announcement coincides with Emerald's current expansion in North
America. A US subsidiary called Emerald Inc. was established in
Cambridge, Massachusetts and several US-based representatives were
recently appointed. Emerald now has dedicated business managers working
in the USA, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, China, India and Australia.

Mariam says, "I am very pleased to be working directly and locally -
once again - with the Canadian librarian and academic communities.
Emerald has undergone amazing growth in the last few years as a result
of its unique vision of connecting research with practice. Emerald's
publishing philosophy of 'Research You Can Use' ensures that its
peer-reviewed journals and books provide high quality, relevant research
that has practical application in the corporate, policy, academic and
business arenas."

David Butler, Vice President of the Americas, explains why the
organization has chosen to invest in a Canadian presence: "Scholarly
publishing is an increasingly global activity, and progressive
publishers need to acknowledge that fact in the structure and delivery
of their products and services. Emerald has for some time been exploring
market opportunities in Canada, and we now feel the time is right to
recognize the value of our current and prospective Canadian customers
with a dedicated high-caliber individual who can ensure we continue to
meet and surpass our customers' expectations."

Mariam has worked for both publishers and aggregators in Canada, the USA
and the UK for the last 12 years and holds a Masters in Library and
Information Studies from McGill University. You may remember Mariam in
her most recent roles at Palgrave Macmillan, ProQuest Information and
Learning and Rogers Media.

Emerald Group Publishing sponsors the Canadian Library Association to
provide the documentation costs for Canadian Library Month which
commences today October 1st, 2008.

You can contact Mariam Hasan at:

- ENDS -

About Emerald

Established in 1967, Emerald Group Publishing Limited is the world's
leading publisher of management research.  In total, Emerald publishes
over 700 titles, comprising 200 journals, nearly 300 books and more than
200 book series as well as an extensive range of online products and
services.  Emerald is COUNTER-compliant, meeting the international code
of practice for reports that measure usage of online information
products and services consistently.

Emerald's publishing philosophy is "Research You Can Use", which means
that our content is both rigorous and relevant, connecting the academic
world with the world of management practice.
The Emerald online collection of journals, abstracts and resources,
Emerald Management Xtra, serves business schools and management
departments world-wide. For managers in corporate and public
organizations, Emerald Management First provides fast access to applied
research, ideas, insights and interviews from the world's best
management thinkers.

Further Contact
Arnaud Pellé
Corporate Communications Manager
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Howard House, Wagon Lane, Bingley BD16 1WA United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)1274 777700