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This week's digest contains 4 messages:
(1) Prometheus debate: Key figures respond to Houghton and Oppenheim
[Latest issue of Routledge journal Prometheus, currently freely available
to read online]
(2) Wiley Online Library - launching July 2010
(3) Emerald's Journal of the Week Features for May
(4) BioMed Central partners with Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Libraries to deposit open access articles automatically using SWORD

Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2010 04:24:31 -0400
From: Jennifer McMillan <jennifer.mcmillan@TANDF.CO.UK>
Subject: Prometheus debate: Key figures respond to Houghton and Oppenheim

Dear all,

I thought you would be interested to read the latest issue of the Routledge
journal Prometheus, which is currently freely available to read online at

In this issue, Houghton and Oppenheim put forward a proposition for a
widespread shift to Green Open Access publication of research, based on the
Houghton Report, and the Editor, Professor Stuart Macdonald, gives key
figures the chance to respond. Read the articles that form this lively and
interesting debate!

The economic implications of alternative publishing models
John W. Houghton; Charles Oppenheim

The immediate practical implication of the Houghton Report: provide Green
open access now
Stevan Harnad

Minerva's owl. A response to John Houghton and Charles Oppenheim's 'The
economic implications of alternative publishing models'
Martin Hall

A commentary on 'The economic implications of alternative publishing models'
Steven Hall

The economic implications of alternative publishing models: views from a non-
Mary Anne Kennan

Openness in academic publication: the question of trust, authority and
Christopher May

Prometheus is an international, multidisciplinary journal publishing papers on
innovation, defined as the production, introduction and diffusion of change.
Routledge is delighted to welcome Stuart Macdonald Professor of Information
and Organisation, University of Sheffield, UK as its new editor for 2010.

With best wishes,

Jennifer McMillan
Library Marketing Manager
Taylor & Francis Group Journals

Taylor & Francis Group is a trading name of Informa UK Ltd, registered in
England under no. 1072954

Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2010 18:00:06 +0100
From: "Gillingham, Emily - Oxford" <>
Subject: Announcing Wiley Online Library - launching July 2010

We are delighted to announce that Wiley Online Library will launch on
Saturday, July 24th 2010.

Wiley Online Library will host the world's broadest and deepest
multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and
physical sciences, social science and the humanities.  Built on the latest
technology and designed with extensive input from scholars around the
world, Wiley Online Library will deliver seamless integrated access to
over 4 million articles from 1500 journals, 8000 books, and hundreds of
reference works, laboratory protocols and databases from John Wiley & Sons
and key imprints including Wiley-Blackwell, Wiley-VCH and Jossey-Bass.

Featuring a clean and simple interface, this new online service will
combine intuitive navigation, enhanced discoverability, expanded
functionalities and a range of personalization options.

- Explore an Intuitive New Interface -

Developed in consultation with researchers, students, authors, society
partners and library customers from around the world, Wiley Online
Library's brand new user interface delivers intuitive navigation for all
users.  Easily discover, read, download, and cite current journal and book
content, EarlyView articles, backfiles, related material, and supporting
data.  Access Icons will clearly identify the content available to you
through institutional licenses, society membership, author-funded
OnlineOpen articles and as freely available content.  Enlarge images
within articles and expand citations to view the full reference with

- Easily Discover Relevant Content -

Comprehensive search engine optimization ensures easy discoverability of
content, delivering relevant and immediate results to users.  View content
organized by subject category with books, journals, reference works and
databases cross-searchable by subject.  Easily find related articles, and
follow research back and forth with reference linking and dynamically
updated citing article links.

- Stay Up-to-Date with Multiple Alerting Options -

Sign up for email alerts and RSS feeds to stay up-to-date with the latest
published research in your field.  Receive journal tables of contents
alerts, EarlyView and AcceptedArticle alerts, search alerts and
e-newsletters and updates in your selected subject areas.

- Clearly Identify Products and Brands -

With the journal or book title as the prominent brand at all levels,
including article and chapter level, users can easily identify their
favorite products regardless of how they arrived on the site.  Journal and
society communities can share news, information and events on specially
customized journal home pages.  Library patrons will immediately recognize
their library as providers of the service through institutional branding
throughout the site.

- More Value for Library Users and Librarians -

Wiley Online Library will provide new opportunities for libraries to
increase the visibility of their licensed content and drive users to it
within and outside library catalogs.  Use the new Z39.50 interface to
support federated searching of all the site's content, generate stable
links using the OpenURL standard, and download enhanced MARC records into
your catalog.  Federated access management services such as Shibboleth as
well as Athens are supported.  Download usage reports compliant with the
latest Release 3 of the COUNTER Code of Practice for Journals and
Databases with its SUSHI protocol, as well as for Books and Reference
Works.  Customer licenses will be automatically transferred to Wiley
Online Library and we are working with library link resolvers to ensure
links redirect.

- Benefit from Continuous Development -

Wiley Online Library is built on a new underlying architecture based on
the very latest web technology.  The new structure will support the
ongoing development of the service, the addition of new features and
functionality, and new ways to present scholarly and reference material,
into the future.  A regular schedule of updates and new features will
follow the launch of the new website.

- Supporting the Launch of Wiley Online Library -

Customers and researchers will receive ongoing information and support up
to, during, and following the July 24th launch of Wiley Online Library.
Wiley Online Library will completely replace the Wiley InterScience
website and all content and licenses will be transferred to the new site
to enable seamless access for users and subscribers.

Visit the Wiley Online Library information site now for more details,
online demos, answers to Frequently Asked Questions, and regular updates:

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If you have any questions please contact your usual Wiley-Blackwell
representative, email me directly, or visit

Best wishes,

Emily Gillingham
Director, Library and Institutional Marketing
John Wiley & Sons
Tel: +44 1865 476425

Blackwell Publishing Limited is a private limited company registered in
England with registered number 180277. Registered office address: The
Atrium, Southern Gate, Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom. PO19 8SQ.

Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2010 11:11:40 -0400
From: Janet Fisher <>
Subject: Emerald's Journal of the Week Features for May

Emerald Group Publishing "Journal of the Week" for May

Emerald offers free access to two journals in its collection every week.

Below is the schedule for May:

May 5:
* Journal of Advances in Management Research
* International Journal of Organizational Analysis

May 10:
* Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology
* Baltic Journal of Management

May 17:
* Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy
* International Journal of Managing Projects in Business

May 24:
* International Journal of Wine Business Research
* International Journal of Accounting and Information Management

May 31:
* Performance Measurement and Metrics
* Journal of Business Strategy

To access these, go to the Emerald home page at:

Click on the green banner in the middle of the screen saying "Free Journals from Emerald". From this page you can click through to sample the journals available that week.


Arnaud Pellé
Corporate Communications Manager
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Telephone: +44 (0) 1274 777700

Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2010 00:04:34 +0100
From: Bev Acreman <>
Subject: BioMed Central partners with Massachusetts Institute of
Technology Libraries to deposit open access articles automatically using
SWORD protocol

29 April 2010

BioMed Central partners with Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Libraries to deposit open access articles automatically using SWORD

BioMed Central, the leading open access publisher, has worked with the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Libraries to develop an
automated system that uses the latest technology to automatically populate
MIT's digital repository, DSpace@MIT, with the official version of
articles by MIT researchers that have been published in BioMed Central's

MIT's faculty played a leading role in the movement toward increased
access to research results. In March 2009 the Institute's faculty
unanimously adopted a campus-wide open access policy, signaling their
commitment to making the published results of their work freely
available.  The MIT Libraries, charged with implementing the policy, have
begun to make articles available through the `MIT Open Access Articles'
collection in DSpace@MIT, the institutional repository managed by the

DSpace@MIT contains the digital research materials of MIT faculty and
researchers, including peer-reviewed scholarly articles, preprints,
technical reports, theses and conference papers. Once saved in the online
repository, materials can be searched and shared worldwide. Already, over
1,000 articles have been added to the 'MIT Open Access Articles'

In order to make it easier for MIT authors to submit articles to
DSpace@MIT, the MIT Libraries worked with BioMed Central to set up an
automatic feed of MIT articles, using a version of the Simple Web-service
Offering Repository Deposit (SWORD) protocol. The SWORD protocol allows
the institutional repository to receive newly published articles from any
of BioMed Central's 200+ journals as soon as they are published, without
the need for any effort on the part of the author and streamlining the
deposit process for the repository administrator.

In describing the importance of the SWORD integration, Matthew Cockerill,
BioMed Central's Managing Director said, "Campus open access policies are
hugely important, but the effort involved in compliance can be a major
obstacle to their success. That is why we think that automated deposit has
an important role to play. We hope that this pioneering work by BioMed
Central in collaboration with MIT Libraries will encourage other
institutions to work with us to establish similar automated feeds, and we
encourage other publishers to adopt a similar approach."

Media Contact
Matt McKay
Head of PR
BioMed Central

Tel:  +44 (0)20 3192 2126
Mob: +44 (0)7825 257 423

Notes to Editors:

1. BioMed Central's SWORD deposit service

2. DSpace@MIT

3. MIT's open access policy

4. BioMed Central ( is an STM (Science, Technology
and Medicine) publisher which has pioneered the open access publishing
model. All peer-reviewed research articles published by BioMed Central are
made immediately and freely accessible online, and are licensed to allow
redistribution and reuse. BioMed Central is part of Springer
Science+Business Media, a leading global publisher in the STM sector.