Features

01 May 2005

John Murphy profiles director of e-strategy and property management, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, the Netherlands

01 May 2005

The internet has already shaken up the traditional way that information is found and viewed but far more radical changes are possible with the way that research is published. John Smith, a librarian at the UK's University of Kent, argues the case for a completely new model

01 May 2005

The topic of open-access publishing has both champions and denouncers but Graham Vaughan Lees, founding editor and publishing director of TheScientificWorldJOURNAL, believes, from his experience, that the real issue to be considered is how to make best use of the internet, irrespective of who pays

01 May 2005

The proliferation of open-access resources means that searching for the right material can be a headache. Vanessa Spedding reports on a European initiative that's easing the pain

01 May 2005

The EU's push to increase R&D spending ought to benefit publishers and content providers in science, technology, and medicine, but mixed fortunes may lie ahead, warns David Mort

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 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

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

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

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 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

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

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