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Where Web 2.0 and Science 2.0 meet Pharma 3.0

CHICAGO — Science 2.0 uses the resources of Web 2.0 to communicate among scientists and with the general public. At the same time, technologies such as semantic search, cloud computing and mobile applications have already had an impact on the future relationships between drug makers and doctors, a development described by the term Pharma 3.0.

Insight and innovation in academic and professional publishing

CHICAGO — Bringing together expert publishing professionals to provide insight into industry developments, “Academic and Professional Publishing,” published by Chandos Publishing and available through Neal-Schuman Publishers, details the challenges content providers face and the cutting-edge processes and procedures used to meet them.  Edited by Robert Campbell, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Ed Pentz, CrossRef, and Ian Borthwick, IET Stand

Lessons in leadership from ethnic-minority librarians

CHICAGO — As our communities grow more diverse, leadership positions in the library must reflect the changing makeup of our culture.

Deadline approaching for Carnegie-Whitney awards

CHICAGO — The American Library Association Publishing Committee is offering a grant of up to $5,000 for the preparation of print or electronic reading lists, indexes or other guides to library resources that promote reading or the use of library resources at any type of library.

Applications must be received by Nov. 2, 2012. Recipients will be notified by the end of February 2013.

Indexing, from thesauri to the Semantic Web

CHICAGO — Describing both traditional and novel techniques, “Indexing: From Thesauri to the Semantic Web,” published by Chandos Publishing and available through Neal-Schuman Publishers, gives information professionals and students of library and information sciences a broad and approachable introduction to the art of indexing, an interesting but often highly complex field.

Universal design for academic libraries

CHICAGO — A wealth of possibilities related to use of space and design exists within the walls of academic libraries.

A comparative study of libraries and archives

CHICAGO — Despite the fact that they have different legal statuses, legal frameworks and operational workflows, some politicians and bureaucrats think that there is much to gain if libraries and archives work closely together or even merge.

User studies for digital library development

CHICAGO — As the information environment becomes increasingly electronic, digital libraries have proliferated, but the focus has often been on innovations in technology and not the user. “User Studies For Digital Library Development,” published by Facet Publishing and available through Neal-Schuman Publishers, focuses on the feedback that matters most when developing digital services: the library users.

Social media for academics

CHICAGO—“Social Media for Academics: A Practical Guide” uniquely addresses the needs of academics, demonstrating how to use social media to benefit their teaching and research. This new book is edited by Diane Rasmussen Neal, a professor librarian with an extensive background in social media teaching, consulting, research and everyday use, and is published by Chandos Publishing and available through Neal-Schuman Publishers.

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