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This week's digest contains 4 messages:

1) Springer After Sales Survey
2) OSA Announces 2010 Pricing: No increase for Optics InfoBase
3) Upcoming classes from Lyrasis
4) now publishers announces no price increases for 2010

Message #1:

Subject: Springer After Sales Survey
From: "Scotti, George, Springer US" <>
Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2009 14:01:34 -0400

Springer is interested in partnering with customers to ensure successful
implementation and usage of our eProducts. We would like to know what
services you might be interested in partnering with us on. Please take
this short survey and as a reward we will enter you into a survey for a
Kindle 2.

Best, George


George Scotti
Director Channel Marketing
233 Spring Street | New York, NY 10013 | USA
Tel: +1-781-363-0386
Fax: +1-917-591-1510

Message #2:

Subject: OSA Announces 2010 Pricing: No increase for Optics InfoBase
From: "Orr, Christine" <>
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2009 16:30:51 -0400

Please excuse cross-posting.

Dear Colleagues:

OSA is pleased to announce our institutional subscription pricing for
2010 at We are mindful of the economic
challenges our institutional library partners are facing, and we are
eager to work with you to ensure your patrons and researchers have
access to the top-quality optics content they require.

Please read on for details of the following:





Our flagship collection, Optics InfoBase, will see no increase for 2010.
This all-electronic full-text database contains more than 168,000
articles from 14 publications, and represents the largest peer-reviewed
optics and photonics collection. See for details.


All stand-alone journals and our print + online combination packages
will be subject to a modest 3% increase.

Complete rates for the following titles may be found at :

* Advances in Optics and Photonics

* Applied Optics

* Journal of the Optical Society of America A

* Journal of the Optical Society of America B

* Optics Express

* Optics Letters

* Optics & Photonics News

* OSA Conference Papers

* Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

In addition to our publications above, OSA is also proud to present a
selection of journals which are offered in cooperation with other
scholarly societies:

* Chinese Optics Letters (published by Science Press, China)

* Journal of Display Technology (jointly published by OSA and IEEE)

* Journal of Lightwave Technology (jointly published by OSA and IEEE)

* Journal of Optical Communications and Networking (jointly published by

* Journal of Optical Technology (published by S.I. State Optical
Institute and D.S. Rozhdestvensky Optical Society, Russia)

* Applied Spectroscopy (published by the Society for Applied Spectroscopy)


Optics Letters, Optics Express, Applied Optics, Journal of the Optical
Society of America A, Journal of the Optical Society of America B, and
the Journal of Lightwave Technology all reported higher impact factors
compared to 2007. Together, these six journals also accounted for 49.6%
of all citations among the top 20 journals in the ISI optics category.
Further, OSA journals claimed six of the top 12 spots in the optics
category when ranked by Eigenfactor. Please see for complete data.


Journal of Optical Communications and Networking (JOCN)

JOCN merges OSA’s Journal of Optical Networking with IEEE ComSoc's
Supplement on Optical Networking and Communications, which is published
with the Journal on Selected Areas in Communications. JOCN will be
included in Optics InfoBase, and in OSA’s Combination Package 2; it may
also be subscribed to as a stand-alone title. Subscribers will continue
to have access to the complete JON backfiles.

JOCN ISSN: 1943-0620

Advances in Optics and Photonics (AOP)

Launched in 2009, Advances in Optics and Photonics will go under access
control in January 2010. Libraries subscribing to Optics InfoBase or
Combination Packages 1, 2, or 3 will now have access to AOP as part of
those packages. AOP may also be subscribed to as a stand-alone title.

AOP ISSN 1943-8206

Should you wish to modify your OSA subscriptions, or if you need
additional information, please contact us at or
+1-202-416-1901. You may also contact me personally at the coordinates
below; I’d be glad to hear from you.

 From all of us at OSA, we look forward to working with you in the new
subscription year.

Kind regards,

Christine Orr
Director, Publication Sales
Optical Society of America
2010 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington DC 20036 USA
Tel: +1 202-416-1409

Message #3:

Subject: Upcoming classes from Lyrasis
From: Marlee Givens <>
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2009 09:22:02 -0400

Please excuse cross-posting.

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Message #4:

Subject: now publishers announces no price increases for 2010
From: Zac Rolnik <>
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2009 22:08:38 -0400

For Immediate Release
Boston MA, July 24, 2009
Contact: Zac Rolnik,
Tel: +1-781-871-0245

2010 Prices and New Journal Announced

now publishers announces its new prices for 2010 and there will be no
price increase for 2010. This follows no price increases in 2005 and
2006. now publishers is committed to offering high-usage content at
reasonable prices with fair licensing practices. This commitment
includes customer friendly policies such as unlimited concurrent usage,
unlimited downloads for course packs, perpetual access, and third-party

Continuing to build its Foundations and Trends reference journal
program, now publishers is announcing one new journal for 2010 --
Foundations and Trends in Robotics edited by Henrik Christensen @
Georgia Tech and Roland Siegwart @ ETH.

Complete price information and licensing conditions can be found at To renew your subscriptions, please
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