Springer Launching Visual Analytics Tool

December 9th, 2010 · Comments Off

From a Springer Press Release:  Springer is launching a new free analytics tool http://realtime.springer.com/ which provides multiple visualizations of the usage that is generated worldwide by Springer’s online products, including journals, books, images and protocols. Realtime.springer.com aggregates the raw data on downloads of Springer journal articles and book chapters in real time from all over […]

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Reference Universe Displays eReference Brands

December 1st, 2010 · Comments Off

Paratext announced another new enhancement to the Reference Universe service, namely, you’ll now find your library’s e-reference collections more clearly branded within your library’s Reference Universe query, making it easier for you to focus in on the resources you value the most. In addition to showing your entire collection in a single view–ebook as well […]

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Introducing SpringerBriefs, 50 – 125 page eBooks

November 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off

Springer is launching a new product line SpringerBriefs. Featuring cutting-edge research and practical applications in compact volumes of between 50 and 125 pages, SpringerBriefs will be available as eBooks and in print. SpringerBriefs will cover a wide range of content from professional to academic across a variety of subject areas including business and economics, computer […]

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SpringerLink Relaunches with semantic linking and cross searching of formats

August 25th, 2010 · Comments Off

From a press release:  Springer has relaunched its online platform SpringerLink ( www.SpringerLink.com ), which hosts nearly five million documents, including eBooks, journals and reference works. The redesigned site has a new and fresh concept that includes semantic linking and connects related content across eBooks and journals. SpringerLink now also contains a PDF Preview feature […]

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New SpringerLINK interface August 7th

July 27th, 2010 · Comments Off

The new SpringerLink platform is scheduled to be launched on 7 August 2010. On this date the current site will be discontinued and all users will automatically enter the new platform.  All authentication methods, including, IP, Proxy, Shibboleth, Athens, username and password, and referring URL will continue to work seamlessly. Linking will also remain the […]

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Springer Introduces New Open Access Journals

July 1st, 2010 · Comments Off

I received this press release from Springer and am reposting as written. It’s not eBooks, but it is in support of open access and I do like to promote things open access! Springer is expanding its open access offering to all disciplines.  SpringerOpen (www.springeropen.com) will cover all disciplines within the science, technology and medicine (STM) […]

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New Audio Interview with Heather Staines from Springer

September 24th, 2009 · Comments Off

Heather Staines, Global eProduct Manager for SpringerLink, Springer Science + Business Media, and I had a nice conversation about Springer’s eBook preservation strategy.  The conversation was based on Heather’s article in Against the Grain, February 2009.  Heather discusses Portico, LOCKSS, and general eBook preservation issues.   Listen to Heather’s interview and many others through the NSR […]

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