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Commercial digest (4 messages) SERIALST Moderator 17 Jun 2011 20:34 UTC

Commercial Digest, a once a week digest of messages containing
informational content from commercial bodies (i.e., publishers,
publishers, vendors, agents, etc.)

This weeks digest contains 4 messages:

(1) Sage announces winner of ALPSP international conference travel grant
(2) Project MUSE User Group Meeting at ALA
(3) Taylor & Francis Online - Launch date
(4) AIP Celebrates First Anniversary of its Beijing Office with Release of New Chinese-Language Website

Date:	Fri, 10 Jun 2011 15:19:41 -0700
From:	"Wrye, Ashley" <>

Los Angeles, CA (June 9th, 2011) - SAGE today announced that Patrick Carr
has won the SAGE travel grant for a librarian at the Association of
Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) International
conference 2011.

Patrick, Head of Electronic & Continuing Resource Acquisitions at Joyner
Library, East Carolina University won the place by answering the question
"Why should librarians be talking to publishers in 2011? with the

"To foster transformative and sustainable enhancements in patron services
through dialogue, collaboration, and innovation"

Two runners up were also selected by the judging panel:

Sharon Duan, E-Content Advisor, Information Management and Innovation
Library and Learning Resources Centre entered with:

"To influence and inform the publishing world, so that publishers and
libraries are fully prepared to meet current and future scholarly needs"

Judith A. Koveleskie, Periodicals Librarian at Seton Hill University,
Reeves Memorial Library entered with:

"They are partners in providing resources which are interesting,
attractive, and credible to a world that is drowning in misinformation"

"We received 50 entries from librarians around the world, many of which
touched on issues about collaboration, which was the key thing we hope
this grant will facilitate," said Clive Parry, Global Marketing Director,
SAGE. "We were delighted to see so much enthusiasm for greater connections
between librarians and publishers in developing user-centric content
delivery solutions for the future, and look forward to hearing Patrick's
views from the conference."

The ALPSP conference takes place this year from 14-16th September at
Heythrop Park near Oxford. The SAGE travel grant will provide Patrick Carr
with a free place at the conference, including entry to the ALPSP awards
dinner, plus costs towards his travel and accommodation.

On accepting his grant, Mr Carr said: "I am honoured by my receipt of the
SAGE travel grant and am greatly looking forward to attendance at the
ALPSP International Conference. Now is a time in which effective
communication and partnership between the library and publishing
communities is truly essential. I am excited to have the opportunity to
participate in that discussion this September at the ALPSP International

For more information about the conference please visit:

SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and
electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets.
Since 1965, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of
scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range
of subject areas including business, humanities, social sciences, and
science, technology, and medicine. An independent company, SAGE has
principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and
Washington DC.

Ashley Wrye
PR Manager
SAGE Publications Inc
2455 Teller Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320

T: 805.410.7111

Los Angeles | London | New Delhi
Singapore | Washington DC

Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2011 12:28:08 -0400 (EDT)
From: Melanie Schaffner <>
Subject: Project MUSE User Group Meeting at ALA: Reserve Your Seat!

Reserve Your Seat for a Preview of Project MUSE eBooks and Our 2012
Journals Update

A limited number of seats are still available for Project MUSE's User
Group Meeting during the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, on Saturday
morning, June 25. Enjoy a light breakfast with colleagues and see a sneak
preview of ebooks on MUSE! Our beta site featuring free sample book
content integrated with our journals will be released later this summer.
Learn more about MUSE ebook functionality, our 65+ participating
publishers, and preliminary details on product offerings at our ALA User
Group session.

We will also be sharing updates on our MUSE journal collections for 2012,
and about our continuing initiative to expand archival journal content on
MUSE. We plan ample time for questions and discussion.

Details of the User Group Meeting:

Saturday, June 25
8:00am - 9:00am
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
2 Poydras St.
Magnolia Room (3rd Floor)

Both current and prospective MUSE customers may attend, and libraries are
welcome to send more than one representative. To assist us with our
planning, please RSVP for the meeting to Please note
the number of representatives you expect to have attending from your

Project MUSE will also have an exhibit booth at ALA, #1829. Please stop by
to find out what~Rs new at MUSE if you are not able to join us for the User
Group meeting or if you have a question you would like to discuss in
greater depth with a MUSE representative.

Thank you for your continued support of Project MUSE! We look forward to
seeing you in the Big Easy.

Melanie Schaffner
Marketing and Sales Manager, Project MUSE
The Johns Hopkins University Press
2715 N Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21218 USA
P 410-516-3846
F 410-516-3846

Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2011 06:03:41 -0400
From: Jennifer McMillan <jennifer.mcmillan@TANDF.CO.UK>
Subject: Taylor & Francis Online - Launch date

Dear Serialst,

Taylor & Francis' new online platform, Taylor & Francis Online,, will replace access to the 1,600 Journals and Reference
Works currently on informaworld.

We are now able to confirm that Taylor & Francis Online will be live from 27th
June 2011. We are currently in the advanced stages of testing and plan to
migrate from informaworld to Taylor & Francis Online over the course of the
weekend beginning 25th June 2011. During this period your users will still be
able to access content as normal as we gradually redirect from informaworld
to Taylor & Francis Online. The new site will then be live from 27th June.

You will still be able to access your Abstracting & Indexing and Bibliographic
databases on informaworld as normal, and we will send you notice once we
are ready to move these to Taylor & Francis Online.

We recommend that you log in and familiarize yourself with the My Account
area soon after go-live. To log in, use the email address and password
associated with your institutionÿÿs informaworld account.

As part of the move to Taylor & Francis Online we have rationalized the way in
which our institutional customers administer their accounts. This will give you
greater control over who can access usage statistics and manage
authentication on behalf of your institution. Any institutional customer whose
email address is currently attached to an account on informaworld with an IP
address will be the designated administrator at launch.

If you have problems logging in to your institutionÿÿs account please either
contact your institution's administrator, who can set you up with
administrative access, or get in touch with our support desk who will be
delighted to assist at:

We have provided a handy tick-list of things that you can do before and after
go-live to ensure the migration runs smoothly for your library. This is available

We now have online tutorials of the site as well as print training resources for
you and your library users. There are over 35 online demonstrations guiding
you through the features of the new website. They can now be found at These are copyright-cleared and
we are happy for you to use these in library demonstrations.

We will also be scheduling webinar demonstrations of the site post launch.

If you are going to be at a library conference, do make sure you call at our
stand where our sales staff will be able to help you with questions you have
about the new platform. You can see where we will be exhibiting at:

Keep up to date with the latest news by following our developments on
Twitter @TandFOnline.

Our dedicated resources website at provides
you not only with downloadable training but also promotional resources for
your library and a launch checklist; a quick-reference to some actions you
might want to take so the transition is as smooth as possible for you and your

If you have any questions about the migration, please take a look at our
updated FAQ document
faqs.pdf. Otherwise you can contact our dedicated support team at They will be delighted to assist.

Yours sincerely,

Jennifer McMillan
Head of Library Marketing & Communications
Taylor & Francis Group Journals

Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2011 14:58:48 +0000
From: Bruce Shriver <>
Subject: AIP Celebrates First Anniversary of its Beijing Office with Release of New Chinese-Language Website

         AIP Celebrates First Anniversary of its Beijing Office with
                   Release of New Chinese-Language Website

Melville, NY, June 17, 2011 - AIP Publishing, a division of the American
Institute of Physics (AIP), is celebrating the one-year anniversary of the
opening of its Beijing office. To mark the occasion, AIP has launched a
Chinese-language version of its website (, which
gives Chinese researchers access to critical information about AIP in
their own language. The site mirrors much of the content found on the
English-language website, including links to AIP journals and conference
proceedings, and to information on how authors can submit their

"Our first year in Beijing has been a busy and rewarding one, and the
launch of our new Chinese-language website is the ideal way to mark the
occasion," said John Haynes, vice president of publishing at AIP. "With
all the excellent research being published in China right now, we
certainly feel that we made the right decision to locate our first
international office in Beijing."

AIP points to a number of accomplishments they have made since opening the
doors to their new office in 2010. In June 2010, AIP signed a new
content-sharing agreement between its flagship magazine, Physics Today,
and Wuli, a leading physics magazine published by the Chinese Physical
Society. In December of that year, AIP spearheaded the establishment of
China's first Society of Physics Students chapter, and in February of
2011, entered into a partnership with the Chinese Society of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics to publish its newest journal, Theoretical and
Applied Mechanics Letters, on behalf of the society. Then, this past
March, AIP signed an agreement with Edanz Group Ltd, which makes it easier
and more cost-effective for AIP authors in China to use Edanz's
English-language editing services.

"Throughout the past year, we've had the pleasure of engaging and
collaborating with the Chinese scientific community on many levels," said
Mark Cassar, publisher, AIP journals. "Opening our Beijing office
demonstrated AIP's commitment to supporting the vital research Chinese
scientists are conducting today, and with the launch of this new website,
we've taken our relationship with this important community to the next

About AIP
The American Institute of Physics is an organization of 10 physical
science societies, representing more than 135,000 scientists, engineers,
and educators and is one of the world's largest publishers of scientific
information in physics. AIP pursues innovation in electronic publishing of
scholarly journals and offers full-solution publishing services for its
Member Societies. AIP publishes 13 journals; two magazines, including its
flagship publication Physics Today; and the AIP Conference Proceedings

For more information, please contact:
Lori Carlin
Director, Fulfillment & Marketing
American Institute of Physics
Phone: +1 516-576-2279