SciVerse adds text-to-speech application, iSpeech Audio Reader

July 25th, 2011 · Comments Off

Great news from Elsevier about the new iSpeech Audio Reader application which instantly converts  any full-text article within ScienceDirect into a natural sounding voice file.  We see a lot of these mp3 files used for auditory learners, students with disabilities, and foreign language learners at my institution. More from the press release below: Elsevier, a […]

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EBSCO Discovery Service secures Elsevier content

June 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off

Another discover service has secured the Elsevier ScienceDirect content, this time EBSCO Publishing’s Discovery Service.  Great to see this cooperation to provide library content in a centralized discovery tool. More from the press release:  Full text from SciVerse ScienceDirect is being added to EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) thanks to a new agreement from Elsevier and […]

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Summon secures Elsevier content

June 21st, 2011 · Comments Off

Big news from Serials Solutions today – they will index Elsevier content from ScienceDirect! More from the press release: Serials Solutions, a business unit of ProQuest LLC, and Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products, today announced their intention that the full-text of SciVerse ScienceDirect® content will be indexed within the […]

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Download e-books from ScienceDirect in EPUB and mobi formats

June 15th, 2011 · Comments Off

Yesterday we had a visit from our Elsevier Account Manager who updated us on the SciVerse Hub as well as e-book content within ScienceDirect.  I learned several interesting things during the session including: ScienceDirect e-books can be downloaded for offline reading in EPUB and Mobipocket formats. I believe they said chapters, not the entire book. […]

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SciVerse ScienceDirect app for iPhone, iPod, iPad

December 13th, 2010 · Comments Off

Elsevier is now offering a mobile app for iOS, including the iPhone, iPod, and iPad.  It’s a free download from the iTunes store. From an Elsevier email: Did you know? Users of SciVerse ScienceDirect and Scopus can now search for and download peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters from their iPhone They can also be […]

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ScienceDirect offers Image Search within eBook content

November 18th, 2010 · Comments Off

Elsevier recently launched SciVerse Hub, which provides a discovery layer for ScienceDirect, Scopu, and Scirus.  A few weeks ago, they launched Image Search, new functionality within ScienceDirect, that offers searching of images within eBook content as well as millions of scholarly journals.  I wrote an article about the new Image Search for Information Today which […]

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Elsevier’s SciVerse to Premier on August 28th

August 25th, 2010 · Comments Off

Elsevier is launching it’s SciVerse Hub on August 28th.  This new platform combines the searching of Science Direct, Scopus, Scirus and SciTopics. From their website:  Elsevier is launching SciVerse to bring together solutions like ScienceDirect, Scopus, the web content from Scirus, and SciTopics into one point of access, enabling more efficient search and discovery for […]

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