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AIP Launches iPhone App

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      iPhone’s GPS or the IP address of an iPod touch’s Wi-Fi connection, the app can tailor
      results to a user’s geographic location. Search results can also be shared via Twitter
      or enriched with satellite images from Google Maps.
         Source: Wolfram Research, Inc. (www.wolfram.com)


      IREX Adds Newspapers to E-Reader
        IREX Technologies established agreements with digital content distributors News-         imprint will release an initial series of English-language textbooks and reference
      paperDirect.com and LibreDigital to provide access to more than 1,000 global news-         books for researchers and practitioners in the fields of engineering, materials science,
      papers and magazines. Under the agreement, users of IREX’s DR800SG e-reader                and chemistry before expanding into other areas of science and medicine.
                                                                                                    Under the terms of the agreement, Wiley will supply CIP with print copies of the
                                                                                                 publications to be distributed within China and sold at local market prices.
                                                                                                    Source: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (www.wiley.com)


                                                                                                                                                           AIP Launches
                                                                                                                                                           iPhone App
                                                                                                                                                             The American Institute of
                                                                                                                                                          Physics (AIP) released iRe-
                                                                                                                                                          search, a mobile research ap-
                                                                                                                                                          plication for the iPhone. The
                                                                                                                                                          application, which is based
                                                                                                                                                          on MarkLogic Server, allows
                                                                                                                                                          users to access AIP’s collec-
      will have access to the content of NewspaperDirect’s PressDisplay and PressReader                                                                   tion of articles and journals
      services, as well as a wide selection of content from LibreDigital available in the open                                                            directly from an iPhone or
      EPUB standard.                                                                                                                                      iPod touch. In addition to
         Source: IREX Technologies (www.irextechnologies.com)                                                                                             accessing content through a
                                                                                                                                                          Wi-Fi or cellular connection,
                                                                                                                                                          users will be able to select and
      Wiley and CIP Partner for Co-Branded Imprint                                               save specific content on their phones in PDF for later offline use.
        John Wiley & Sons, Inc. and Chemical Industry Press (CIP) announced an agree-               In other news, in a bid to improve interoperability between MarkLogic Server and
      ment to publish a co-branded Wiley-CIP series of publications. The Wiley-CIP               the Microsoft Office suite of programs, Mark Logic is releasing MarkLogic Toolkit for




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