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6 InformationToday January 2010 www.infotoday.com NewsBytes Source: Wikimedia Foundation (http:// the current system was implemented in Atypon also signed on to power the (continued from page 4) .wikimediafoundation.org) 2003, the number of queries has grown websites of the American Economic As- from 10 million to more than 281 million, sociation, which publishes seven jour- trends and demographics. In support of and while 18% of queries resulted in nals, and the Centre for Addiction and the partnership, comScore is granting Wiki- Atypon to Develop matches in 2003, 55% do today. Mental Health, publisher of the Journal media access to Media Metrix, which Wiki- media will use to augment its site usage CrossRef Query Service As a result, the query system will employ a more scalable architecture to of Gambling Issues. Both sites will run on Atypon Premium, the foundation for statistics and analysis. CrossRef selected Atypon Systems, increase capacity and to ensure effective the websites of JSTOR and the American Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit Inc. to develop and support a new query query response times as demand in- Chemical Society. organization behind Wikipedia, intends to system for its reference linking service. creases. Both organizations will own the Source: Atypon (www.atypon.com) use the data it gathers from Media Metrix The two companies have an 8-year busi- intellectual property of the system, and to expand into new markets, particularly ness relationship (Atypon developed and Atypon will provide ongoing development in Asia. supports the current query system). Since and support. China Boosts Research Output A recent Thomson Reuters study ti- tled “Global Research Report: China,” re- ports that the Chinese have doubled their scientific research since 2004, out- pacing research activity in the rest of the world. If the pace continues, China is ex- pected to overtake the U.S. in scientific research in the next 10 years. The study also reports that China went from producing 20,000 research pa- pers in 1998 to nearly 112,000 in 2008, surpassing Japan, Germany, and the U.K. in that time. Source: Thomson Reuters (www.thom sonreuters.com) Edinburgh University Press Signs NESLi2 Agreement Edinburgh University Press (EUP) agreed to provide its journals to the British academic community in accordance with the NESLi2 Small and Medium Sized Publishers (SMP) initiative. Academic institutions in the U.K. can subscribe to all EUP journals or to just one of several subject areas covering literature, social sciences, history, or other topics. Source: Edinburgh University Press (www.eupjournals.com) Gale, Rosen Enter Publishing Partnership Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, and Rosen Publishing Online signed a recip-
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