RSC Publishing Platform Launched Today!

RSC Publishing platform enables searches across all RSC-hosted journal, database and book content published from 1841 to the present day, through one simple search.

RSC PUBLISHING PLATFORM LAUNCHED TODAY!

 * * * Please forward this email to your colleagues * * *

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RSC Publishing platform enables searches across all RSC-hosted journal, database and book content published from 1841 to the present day, through one simple search.

In 2010, we launched the RSC Publishing beta site to help direct our development of the platform, before we released our final version today. We continually enhanced the beta version of our platform to improve usability and included three releases with many of your requested enhancements. Now we have launched the new RSC Publishing platform. After launch, we will continue to release updated versions dependent on functionality requested and development.

Our new platform, RSC Publishing, is more user experience driven. The existing Librarians Portal has been developed to offer more functionality and tools specifically for librarians and information specialists. We have chosen the end of July to launch RSC Publishing to allow minimal disruption to our international academic community

For more information on

Migration www.rsc.org/migration
Librarians Portal www.rsc.org/librarians
RSC Publishing Platform  www.rsc.org/publishing

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RSC PUBLISHING PLATFORM TIMESCALES

July 27th 2010

* RSC Publishing platform launched
* All dynamic linking to content will be set to resolve to the new platform
* The RSC Publishing platform and the old website will run in parallel alongside each other to give our customers time to highlight any broken links for several months
* Where possible, website redirects will be put in place to reduce errors for customers
* Please check that the links you currently use for journals and books are correct in your knowledgebase. For the list of URLS
GO TO www.rsc.org/urls
* Set up an individual Librarians Portal account for each relevant librarian/information specialist at your institution/organisation
GO TO www.rsc.org/librarians

By the end of 2010**

* Set up at least one Librarians Portal account for institution/organisation
GO TO www.rsc.org/librarians
* Make sure all your IP addresses are registered on Librarians Portal
* When pointing to other pages on our website (journal homepages etc) please use the recommended shortcuts (e.g., rsc.org/chemcomm) rather than the full URL (e.g. rsc.org/Publishing/Journals/cc/index.asp)
GO TO www.rsc.org/urls
* Our COUNTER statistics customers will access statistics through the Librarians Portal once we shut off access to the old site
* We will remove access to content via the old website once there are minimal redirects measured. We anticipate this to be in several months
* Change any links not covered by Xlink on www.rsc.org/urls
* Please make sure you add this new link to your EZProxy – pubs.rsc.org

**Dates subject to change

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CUSTOMER SUPPORT

* Userguide will be available in PDF form after launch
* Migration guidelines GO TO www.rsc.org/migration
* We will give access to screen shots that can be used for presentations and internal end user training
* Presentation training will be taking place from August to October through webcasts or by the Sales team on visits

Technical Support  – technicalsupport@rsc.org
Customer Support and Sales – sales@rsc.org

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COMMUNICATIONS

* We will provide text for you to send out to faculty and colleagues of the new platform
* Migration updates will be sent to RSC Publishing Platform Update email subscribers, to register send your name, institution and email address to peckl@rsc.org
* Listed in the news section of the Librarians Portal
* Included on listservs where relevant (e.g. LIS-E-RESOURCES, CHMINF-L, SERIALST and LIS-SCITECH)
* If you would like messaging adding to any other Librarian/Information Specialist listserv, please forward listserv name and email to peckl@rsc.org
* Reporting any new developments, known issues and downtime will be done via the news section on the Librarians Portal and messaging through RSC Publishing Platform Update, to register send your name, institution and email address to peckl@rsc.org
* Any planned downtime will be communicated within a two week notice period
* Standard Table of Contents email alerts for journals, databases and the eBook Collection will continue with no change

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For more information on

Migration www.rsc.org/migration
Librarians Portal www.rsc.org/librarians
RSC Publishing Platform www.rsc.org/publishing

If you would like further customer or technical support

EMAIL sales@rsc.org
EMAIL technicalsupport@rsc.org

Thank you for your time.

Kind regards

Louise

Louise Peck, Library Marketing Specialist
Royal Society of Chemistry, Thomas Graham House,
Science Park, Cambridge, CB4 0WF, UK

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