Features

01 March 2005

When you are going somewhere new, do you prefer to follow a map, ask directions or use a mixture of both? As with physical navigation, people show strong preferences when retrieving virtual information but this could be changing, as David Mort discovers

01 March 2005

John Murphy profiles the CEO of the chemical software firm Elsevier MDL

01 March 2005

Librarians dread heavy year-on-year increases in journal prices - but the extent of this issue varies greatly between publishers. Last year Oxford University Press commissioned independent research to discover some of the facts behind journal pricing. Siân Harris reports

01 March 2005

It can be hard to find all the relevant material online when there is so much available. The OAIster project of the University of Michigan in the USA provides a solution by harvesting the information that is hidden in over 400 institutions around the world. Katerina Hagerdorn, metadata harvesting librarian for the project, describes what this means

01 March 2005

At the start of February Swets decided to sell Extenza e-Publishing Services and Extenza Marketing Solutions. Siân Harris investigates why the Netherlands-based subscription agent is moving away from providing services for publishers

01 January 2005

Learned societies have always played a major role in scholarly publishing but changes in business models threaten to destabilise this. We asked René Olivieri, the CEO of society publisher Blackwell Publishing, for his insight into this sector

01 January 2005

Managing the information requirements and access for one university or corporate library can be complicated enough but the issues are increased when the researchers are spread throughout a country and beyond. Eric Goettmann and Marie-Catherine Gunet explain how portals have helped provide information access at the French national research centre CNRS

01 January 2005

For mobile workers such as medical staff, portable devices may hold the key to accessing research resources. David Mort investigates

01 January 2005

As we begin 2005 there are many opportunities and uncertainties for the industry. Sian Harris visited Online Information 2004 to discover what the years ahead hold

01 January 2005

IT and communications companies are expected to lead the way in new technology but does this extend to their internal systems? In the case of the library at global telecoms firm BT, the answer is yes, writes John Sherwell

01 January 2005

John Murphy profiles the chief executive officer of Questel Orbit

01 November 2004

The information industry has suffered in recent years after the dotcom bubble burst, but David Mort reveals that STM publishing has weathered the storm

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