Archive | August, 2011

BTB #251: Workin’ in the Content Mine

Content mining is shorthand for “automated information extraction and relationship analysis.” A report from the Publishing Research Consortium notes that content mining is increasingly of value to a broad group of users, from information scientists who use it for sophisticated indexing and clustering of related documents, to drug discovery researchers who use mining techniques to […]

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BTB #250: Publishing Innovation Awards Gets QED ‘Seal’

Recognizing innovation, usability, user experience and quality design, the Publishing Innovation Awards identify excellence in 21st century digital publishing including e-books, enhanced e-books, and book apps. For the 2012 PIAs, entrants are eligible to receive the new QED seal. Based on a 13-point inspection checklist, awarding of the QED (for Quality, Excellence, and Design) signals […]

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BTB #249: The Doctor’s Book Is In

When it first appeared in 1979, How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper outlined the basic structure of scientific articles, and detailed the basics of good scientific writing style. A generation later, those basics remain largely unchanged, but the writing and publishing process is nearly unrecognizable from the days of typewriters and printed galley […]

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BTB #248: Exploring Apps Ecosystem

As publisher of nearly 2,000 journals spanning the scientific, technical and medical (STM) communities, Elsevier serves more than 30 million scientists, students, and health and information professionals worldwide. In 2011, however, Elsevier’s customers are also its collaborators, thanks to a revolutionary view of application development. “We don’t want to be just an information provider, but […]

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