June/July 2009

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Listening to researchers is crucial to information planning

For the information professional working in the medical world, demands are intense but cash is tight. Rebecca Pool talks to GE Healthcare's Tracey Evans about its Knowledge Centre


Open-source search tool helps clippings database

The UK's Newspaper Licensing Agency is using Flax enterprise search software in its new clippings service


Study reveals e-textbook successes

Sian Harris reports back from London Book Fair on the latest in JISC's e-Book Observatory project


Licences are valuable tools

Alicia Wise, chief executive of the UK's Publishers Licensing Society (PLS) and also on secondment to the Publishers Association, explains why licences are particularly valuable now that so much content is digital


Partners in open access

John Murphy finds out why start-up company Co-Action Publishing has chosen the open-access model


Marketing can help publishers weather the recession

Charlie Rapple reveals the challenges and opportunities of marketing in a recession and how a new web-based community could help


Publishers relax author rights agreements

The internet is changing the ways that publishers negotiate rights with authors. Sian Harris reports from the London Book Fair


Helping to do right with rights

Mark Bide, project director of ACAP, explains how publishers can make their rights and those of their authors clear to search engines and why he believes such efforts are required