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Commercial digest (3 messages) Bob Persing 08 Feb 2013 18:14 UTC

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

This week's digest contains 3 messages:
1) IET launches next generation IET Digital Library with Publishing
2) BioScientifica and SAGE Select ACCUCOMS for Global Telemarketing Projects
3) Serials Solutions Summon Discovery Service to Index French Open
Access Works

Message #1:

Subject: IET launches next generation IET Digital Library with
Publishing Technology
From: Emily Taylor Gregory <>
Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2013 15:21:28 +0000

**With apologies for cross posting**

IET launches next generation IET Digital Library with Publishing
Technology - Enhanced user experience at the heart of digital expansion

Oxford, UK, 6 February 2013 – The Institution of Engineering and
Technology (IET), in partnership with Publishing Technology, has
reengineered its IET Digital Library, the central access point for the
organisation’s online content, with an abundance of new user-friendly

Launched on Publishing Technology’s pub2web platform with intrinsic
semantic web technology, the fully redeveloped online hub is one of the
IET’s key digital resources and is designed to improve the speed and
ease with which academic and corporate users and the Institution’s
150,000-plus international members access its wealth of digital content.

The IET Digital Library houses all of the IET’s engineering research and
information, which includes content from 128 journal and magazine
titles, 300 eBooks and 1,300 conference publications, comprising 255,000
articles ranging back to 1872, 5,000 eBook chapters, and 36,300
conference papers. The IET’s recently announced open access journal, The
Journal of Engineering will also be added to the site in April.

The new IET Digital Library boasts a number of new features to enhance
the user experience and support an agile strategy for monetisation. Key
highlights include:

improved navigation and more efficient discoverability and search
capabilities across the site, such as;

* enhanced faceted navigation via the IET Inspec classification system

* new concept pages allowing navigation through all content types
(journal, magazine and book content) via a subject entry page, driven by
the classification hierarchy

* new authentication options for all users including single sign-on
functionality for members, providing ease of access across all IET products

* integration with social networks, including Mendeley, Google, Twitter,
Facebook and LinkedIn

* flexible bundling and pricing options for journal and book collections

* bespoke licence models and discounts as well as members-only access

* publisher tools for improved librarian and customer support and

Daniel Smith, Head of Academic Publishing at the IET, stated: “The IET
Digital Library launch is a significant step forward in the expansion of
the IET’s flagship offering. We know that a big part of the future of
academic publishing is online and when you consider that the IET
attracts an international audience, it really is the simplest way for
users to access the content we publish.”

He continued: “The new site is feature-rich and user-friendly, bringing
together multiple types of content in a single aggregated platform. As
an established player in the field, Publishing Technology has been, and
continues to be, an excellent partner, both in ensuring a smooth
migration and also helping to set the IET up for further digital
expansion in the future.”

Louise Russell, COO of Online Solutions at Publishing Technology,
commented: “The pub2web platform provides a smooth migration path during
a platform switch and provides immediate benefits. Our approach to data
storage and delivery is completely format agnostic, allowing the IET to
bring together all of its content within a single platform. Each content
type is modelled, stored and delivered according to its unique needs,
bringing important benefits for the end user experience as well as new
product and revenue opportunities. This launch is only the
beginning—we’re looking forward to collaborating with the IET on their
future digital strategy over the coming years.” she concluded.


For more information, please contact:

Emily Taylor Gregory, Publishing Technology plc

Tel: +44 1865 397973


Publishing Technology plc:

Publishing Technology is the world-leading provider of content solutions
that transform business. We cover the publishing process from end to end
with content systems, audience development and content delivery software
and services. Combining our unmatched publishing knowledge, global
operations and perpetual support model with our advance operations
system, ingentaconnect scholarly portal, pub2web custom hosting platform
and PCG (Publishers Communication Group) sales and marketing
consultancy, we offer the industry’s only full spectrum of solutions to
help publishers move their content forward. Listed on the AIM market of
the London Stock Exchange, the company operates jointly from Europe
(Oxford) and North America (Boston and New Jersey), with local offices
in Brazil, India, China and Australia. Assisting 400 trade and scholarly
publishers for over thirty years, Publishing Technology solves the
fundamental issues content providers face.

The IET:

IET’s research journals, books and Inspec database provide a wealth of
research and information in the areas of engineering and technology. The
portfolio of research and letters journals and monographs (print and
eBook) in electronics, electrical engineering and related subjects are
available online through the IET Digital Library together with
conference proceedings, seminar digests and magazines. The Inspec
database contains over 13 million abstract and indexing references to
journal articles, conference proceedings, technical reports and other
literature in the fields of science and technology. As a membership
organisation, the IET is Europe’s largest professional body of engineers
with over 150,000 members in 127 countries and is a trusted source of
essential engineering intelligence.

For more information, visit

Emily Taylor Gregory

Marketing Manager

Publishing Technology plc

T: +44 1865 397873

Publishing Technology plc is registered in England No: 837205 Registered
Office: 8100 Alec Issigonis Way, Oxford Business Park North, Oxford OX4 2HU

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Message #2:

Subject: BioScientifica and SAGE Select ACCUCOMS for Global
Telemarketing Projects
From: "Rian van Spaandonk" <>
Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2013 16:26:10 +0100

BioScientifica and SAGE Select ACCUCOMS for Global Telemarketing Projects

7 February 2013 | Leiden, Netherlands – BioScientifica and SAGE have
selected ACCUCOMS for major telemarketing projects in 2013. SAGE has
renewed an ongoing agreement for global telemarketing support.
BioScientifica has started a long-term project to increase awareness of
its products across the world.

BioScientifica publishes journals on behalf of three societies (Society
for Endocrinology, European Society of Endocrinology, Society for
Reproduction and Fertility). ACCUCOMS will contact prospects and
subscribers to increase global awareness and sales.

Nicola Rylett, Head of Sales, Marketing & Communications at
BioScientifica, said: “Following the success of an initial campaign
which we ran with them in 2012, BioScientifica is delighted to extend
its relationship with ACCUCOMS in 2013. ACCUCOMS has an excellent
understanding of our business and have already proven their ability to
deliver measureable results for us. We look forward to working in
partnership with them as we look to further develop and grow our
existing portfolio of journals.”

ACCUCOMS has been working closely with SAGE for several years and will
continue to offer global telemarketing support, with a focus on takeover
titles and renewals.

“ACCUCOMS have provided telemarketing services to SAGE for over 5 years,
and have ably supported us with subscription management for our growing
journals programme.” said Barbara Thanni, Head of Customer Services &
Circulation, SAGE. “With a clear understanding of our goals, they
provide an excellent service which we are delighted to renew for 2013.”

“Long-term projects have many advantages,” said Egon Menardi, Director
Global Telemarketing & Telesales at ACCUCOMS. “Our account managers
build a highly efficient working relationship with the publisher, which
results in streamlined campaigns. Also, an ongoing dialogue with
prospects and subscribers improves sales results by keeping records
up-to-date and connecting the right content with the right customers.
Our ongoing agreement with SAGE reflects these advantages, and we are
excited about producing equally positive results for BioScientifica.”

Rian van Spaandonk
Marketing Executive, ACCUCOMS
T +31 88 4100418

BioScientifica, the not-for-profit arm of the Society for Endocrinology,
is a publishing partner for a growing number of learned societies. Our
society-affiliated, high quality peer-reviewed journals have become the
fastest growing element of BioScientifica's portfolio of products and

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.

ACCUCOMS is an independent provider of services to academic and
professional publishers around the world. Established in 2004, ACCUCOMS
now operates from the Netherlands, Turkey, Costa Rica, the USA, MENA and
India. ACCUCOMS’ multilingual teams offer efficient and intelligent
representation, telemarketing and business intelligence services as well
as user interaction programs to clients that range from large publishing
houses to specialist society publishers.

Best wishes,

Rian van Spaandonk
Marketing Executive

Accurate Communications for Publishers
Dellaertweg 7-B
2316 WZ Leiden
The Netherlands
T +31 88 4100 418

Message #3:

Subject: Content Announcement: Serials Solutions Summon Discovery
Service to Index French Open Access Works
From: "Ahron, Brianna" <>
Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2013 12:51:29 -0500

Serials Solutions Summon Discovery Service to Index French Open Access Works
February 7, 2013

Serials Solutions®, a ProQuest® business, continues its emphasis on
indexing open access content from around the world in the Summon®
discovery service. Le Cléo, le centre pour l'édition électronique
ouverte (The Centre for Open Electronic Publishing), is working with
Serials Solutions to have their scientific research content indexed in
the Summon service. Founded by French research and academic
institutions, Le Cléo publishes thousands of scientific works with a
focus on social sciences and the humanities.

The following content will be indexed in the Summon service: is a web platform for journals and book collections in the
humanities and social sciences, and currently consists of more than 380
academic journals, in French as well as other languages.

Calenda publishes dates for conferences, seminars, calls for papers and
other announcements that are of interest to the scientific community in
France and other countries. To date, it has documented more than 20,000
events in the humanities and social sciences, with a dedicated
scientific council sets standards for the scope and significance of the
scientific news that is covered. is a publication platform for academic blogs that enables
researchers to provide real-time updates of their research efforts, with
more than 550 separate blogs currently available.

By making content available in multiple languages, Le Cléo’s platforms
have developed an international reputation and are widely visited by
non-French speakers. Inclusion in the Summon service allows libraries to
easily add these resources to their collection for use by their researchers.

Used by more than 500 libraries in more than 40 countries, the Summon
service is the first and only discovery service based on a unified index
of content. Proven to increase usage of library resources, the Summon
service consistently meets user expectations by delivering innovative
new features for enhancing discovery.

About Serials Solutions
Serials Solutions helps libraries work better by providing innovative,
practical Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions for discovery and
management, driven by a comprehensive knowledgebase and unparalleled
client support services.

Media Contact: Christine Goetz, Public Relations Manager,

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