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                                                                                                        an array of Web 2.0 technologies to create improvements in performance, scalability,
                                                                                                        and security.
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       (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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