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40 InformationToday July/August 2010 www.infotoday.com an array of Web 2.0 technologies to create improvements in performance, scalability, and security. Source: HyperOffice (www.hyperoffice.com) (continued from page 39) Elsevier Creates Scopus Alerts iPhone App Elsevier announced Scopus Alerts (Lite), an iPhone app that gives researchers platform, giving the public easy access to the library’s public domain books along mobile access to Scopus’ Searching and Alerting features. The new app, which is with items from the collections of other HathiTrust partners. available on iTunes and at the Apple App Store globally, lets iPhone users find and HathiTrust was founded in 2008 by the 12-university consortium known as the display abstracts and reference Committee on Institutional Cooperation, the 11 libraries of the University of Cali- information from the Scopus fornia system, and the University of Virginia. database for more than 18,000 Source: The New York Public Library (www.nypl.org) journals. Scientists no longer need a desktop or laptop com- puter when accessing research Dialog, RefWorks Team Up for Research Productivity data; they can retrieve it on Dialog and RefWorks announced an agreement that enables their shared cus- a mobile device while travel- tomers to export Dialog and DataStar search results into RefWorks. This direct ing, attending conferences, export ability is supported or commuting. through multiple interface Features include the cre- options and alerts, boosting ation of search and citation researchers’ ability to man- alerts and the ability to save age, store, and share results, favorite abstracts and add as well as generate citations notes. The app also allows users to share search results and links to favorite articles and bibliographies. RefWorks via email and Twitter. The Scopus Alerts app is the first of several planned applica- and Dialog are part of the tions from Elsevier designed to support the mobility of today’s researchers. The app is ProQuest family. available free to existing Scopus customers. Customers subscribing to Source: Elsevier B.V. (www.elsevier.com) both research tools will be able to export search results quickly from Dialog to Ref- Oxford Offers Textbook of Medicine Online Works to create personal data- Oxford University Press (OUP) launched the online version of the Oxford Text- bases. The databases can then book of Medicine, a three-volume work with more than 6,000 pages compiled by 750 be used to manage, store, and contributors. The online version will let OUP update content regularly based on clin- share information. Users who are creating reports can automatically insert references ical evidence, guaranteeing physicians access to the latest information. from their databases, generating formatted bibliographies and manuscripts in seconds. The Oxford Textbook of Medicine is part of a growing number of online medical Source: ProQuest, LLC (www.proquest.com) products from OUP. It features the full text, figures, and illustrations found in the print version, as well as navigation, search, and browsing tools, plus links to sources of related and further reading via PubMed, ISI, and CrossRef. OverDrive to Release Free Ebook App Source: Oxford University Press (www.oup.com) OverDrive, a distributor of digital content for libraries, schools, and retailers, is plan- ning to release a serie
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