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phones, PCs, and Apple computers. But the ebooks will not work on Amazon’s Kindle reports that EDS will harvest internal and external metadata to increase search ef-
or the Sony Reader. So Plastic Logic Ltd. signed an exclusive contract with Barnes ficiency and ease of use.
& Noble for its e-reader device, which will only support Barnes & Noble ebooks. The Source: EBSCO Publishing (www.ebscohost.com)
e-reader is set to hit shelves early next year.
Source: Barnes & Noble, Inc. (www.barnesandnobleinc.com)
Altarama’s RefTutor Replaces Co-Browse Technology
A new technology from Al-
ASG to Embed Velocity in Email Manager tarama Information Systems
Allen Systems Group, Inc. will allow educators and li-
(ASG), in order to make it brarians to use split-screen
easier for its clients to search views to teach online re-
their email archives, added search skills without having
Vivisimo Velocity Search Plat- to resort to often unreliable
form for OEM into its ASG- co-browse technology. Al-
ViewDirect E-mail Manager. tarama’s product, RefTutor,
ASG intends to make email will be integrated into all of
archives easier to navigate the company’s reference serv-
because new federal regula- ice products, starting with
tions require corporations to VRLplus and followed by Ref-
be able to find and produce Tracker and RefChatter later
emails on demand. ASG will this year.
also offer Velocity for OEM in Source: Altarama Information Systems (www.altarama.com)
other programs in the future,
including ASG-Automation Center and ASG-ViewDirect Repository.
Source: Vivisimo, Inc. (http://vivisimo.com) Springer Revamps Genetics Journal,
Releases Swine Flu Articles
Thomson Reuters Springer Science+Business Media announced an overhaul of its Genomic Medi-
cine journal that introduces a partnership with the Human Genome Organisation
Releases (HUGO), a new editorial team, a new design, and a new name: The HUGO Journal.
2009 Factbook Debuting in October, The HUGO Journal will focus on new discoveries regarding the
human genome as well as the genomes of relevant organisms. The journal will include
Thomson Reuters put its primary research papers, re-
biggest pharmaceutical com- view articles, and dispatches
pendium on the market for from the HUGO Council.
2009. The newest edition of Springer also made all of its