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New Platform Release – Multiple Downloader Tool

The latest updates to the RSC Publishing Platform have now gone live today including the Download Selected Files tool – an option on the Journal Issues tab allowing you to download multiple articles or a whole issue in just a couple of clicks.

Mulitple Downloader Tool

Each article has a tick box next to the article title, clicking the box selects the article. You can select a number of articles, or simply select the whole issue using the ‘Select All’ button.

Clicking the ‘Download’ button will open a separate window, you will then be prompted to run a Java applet which will load up the Multiple File downloader. To start the download you must first select a folder location. Once a folder is selected the applet window will automatically start downloading your selected articles. When all of the files have downloaded, simply close the applet window.

The Multiple Downloader tool runs on Java, and as a result you may initially be prompted to download the latest Java Runtime Environment (JRE). You can download the most up-to-date Runtime Environment which can be found on the Oracle.com website
GO TO http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html 

Updating Java

We plan to incorporate the Multiple Download button to other tabs and pages in addition to the Journal Issues tab in the near future. In the meantime we would welcome any comments or suggestions regarding the applet.

If you would like any additional support or feedback your suggestions, please contact Technical Support and we will happily help
EMAIL technicalsupport@rsc.org

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RSC Publishing content is more discoverable

RSC Publishing is pleased to announce new agreements for our content to be indexed in Serials Solution Summon™, EBSCO Discovery Service™, ProQuest Illustrata™ and OCLC Worldcat, aligned with our key priorities for discoverability of content.

RSC Publishing is taking major steps in partnering with third party solutions to make our content more discoverable. We have seen significant growth in high quality content – over 150% in the last three years and an average increase of 26% for content usage in 2011. 

To accommodate this growth,  we have made considerable technical advancements in the last few years including the new RSC Publishing Platform to help users search content, our award winning semantic technology and developments to ChemSpider (our free chemical database). Working with these third parties on the discoverability of content, helps us maintain the level of standard that our customers and users expect in accessing this high impact scientific content.

Stephen Hawthorne says, “RSC is fully committed to meeting the needs of our customers.  By supporting these discovery solutions and integrating RSC content into their service of choice, we are ensuring researchers, faculty and students can effectively reach our world-class scientific content“.

We will be announcing more agreements in 2012, sign up to the RSC Publishing Innovation blog RSS feed to receive the latest developments.

For any technical queries, please
EMAIL technicalsupport@rsc.org

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RSC Publishing Platform Update January 2012

RSC Publishing is pleased to announce that the latest update of the RSC Publishing Platform is now live after continued feedback from the scientific community. 

As well as improved meta-data on article pages to increase our discoverability in Google Scholar, other developments include:

Author Affiliations

Can now be viewed from the article landing pages – just hover over an author’s name to see the pop up window.

Please note not available for Advance Articles and Accepted Manuscripts.

      Author Affiliation on the RSC Publishing Platform

More content by authors or articles

View more content by authors or articles by selecting the authors name on the right hand side.

  Author Filter on the RSC Publishing Platform

Check Full Text Access

After performing a search, check which articles you have full text access to using a ‘Check Access’ button.

Please note that this may take a moment to complete this process.

  Full Text Access on the RSC Publishing Platform

RSC Open Science

RSC Open Science articles are labelled on the article landing page.

  RSC Open Science on the RSC Publishing Platform

If you have any technical queries, please
EMAIL technicalsupport@rsc.org

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RSC Mobile Android Version Now Available

   

RSC Mobile AppRSC Publishing is pleased to announce after the success of the free RSC Mobile app for iOS, we have now launched the free Android version.  Released ahead of schedule in December 2011, the Android version was sent to users who expressed an interest in trialling the app and providing feedback for any further developments. 

This has now been completed and we can now officially launch the app to the marketplace.

For more information on RSC Mobile
GO TO www.rsc.org/rscmobile

or to download click on the logos below:

Android Market App RSC Mobile app available on iTunes

If you are interested in helping RSC Publishing with future developments, have any feedback or require technical assistance, please
EMAIL technicalsupport@rsc.org

What is RSC Mobile?

RSC Mobile provides readers with access to search more than 30 RSC journals from our RSC Publishing Platform.

If your institution/organisation pays for RSC journals, then you can access exactly the same content on this app using your institutions/organisations wireless network.

RSC Mobile includes:

  • Up-to-the-minute access to RSC journals 
  • Full text HTML and PDF access via wireless networks for subscribing institutions/organisations 
  • The latest news from our RSC Publishing Platform 
  • Saving articles for offline reading 
  • Share your favourite content via email, Twitter or Facebook    

For more information on the RSC Mobile app and to download on iTunes or Android Market
GO TO www.rsc.org/rscmobile

Martin Resano Ezcaray, University of Zaragoza, Spain

“Great app! It makes it dead simple to be up-to-date with your research areas of interest.
Easy to use, very flexible search, permits direct off-line saving of abstracts or papers, plus sharing your results with your colleagues (via e-mail, Facebook or Twitter) is just one-button away.
A must for any chemist!”

Martín Resano Ezcaray, University of Zaragoza, Spain

Sign up to the RSC Publishing Innovation RSS feed to keep up-to-date with future developments.

You may also find of interest the new free ChemSpider app which is available on iTunes

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RSC Publishing Platform Maintenance

RSC Publishing Platform Update

RSC Publishing would like to give advanced notice that the RSC Publishing Platform will be subject to maintenance at 00.00am GMT on Saturday 14th January 2012 to 00.00am Monday 16th January 2012, which may affect performance and accessibility of content.

This is essential maintenance required for the backend systems behind the RSC Publishing Platform and should not result in downtime but the Platform may perform slower than usual during this period.  This time has been selected as it is when there is least usage on the Platform, please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

For a full list of time zones when the RSC Publishing Platform is subject to this maintenance, please see below:

Time Zone
RSC Publishing Platform Downtime on Saturday 14th January 2012 to Monday 16th January 2012 GMT
Australian Eastern Standard Time (EST) 10.00am Saturday 14th January 2012 to 10.00am Monday 16th January 2012
Brazilian Standard Time (BRT) 21.00pm Friday 13th January 2012 to 21.00pm Sunday 15th January 2012
Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) 00.00am Saturday 14th January 2012 to 00.00am Monday 16th January 2012
Central European Time (CET) 01.00am Saturday 14th January 2012 to 01.00am Monday 16th January 2012 
Eastern Standard Time (EST) 19.00pm Friday 13th January 2012 to 19.00pm Sunday 15th January 2012
Japanese/Korean Standard Time (JST/KST) 09.00am Saturday 14th January 2012 to 09.00am Monday 16th January 2012
Malaysian/Chinese Standard Time (MYT/CST) 08.00am Saturday 14th January 2012 to 08.00am Monday 16th January 2012
New Zealand Daylight Saving Time (NZDT) 13.00pm Saturday 14th January 2012 to 13.00pm Monday 16th January 2012
Western European Time (WET) 00.00am Saturday 14th January 2012 to 00.00am Monday 16th January 2012

If you have any technical queries, please
EMAIL technicalsupport@rsc.org

RSC Mobile App
The new RSC Mobile app is now available in the Android Market as well as on iTunes
GO TO http://blogs.rsc.org/technical/2012/01/11/rsc-mobile-android/

or click on the logos below:

Android Market App RSC Mobile app available on iTunes

RSC Publishing

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RSC Publishing supports Japanese Shibboleth

RSC Publishing is pleased to announce that it is developing the RSC Publishing Platform to work with Shibboleth institutions all over the world giving customers and users more access to high impact scientific content.

Already compliant with UK Access Management Federation, RSC Publishing is now meeting the requirements of the Japanese Federation GakuNin for their Shibboleth compliance.  GakuNin member institutions can now access content they subscribe to with their GakuNin username and password whether on or off campus.

Shibboleth offers federated identity-based authentication and authorisation which allows one security domain to be shared with the users of that federation, enabling members to have single sign on and removing the need for multiple usernames and passwords. It is a well used project all over the world with academic institutions.

Stephen Hawthorne, Sales Director at RSC Publishing says, “The RSC fully supports easing access to quality content for researchers worldwide and implementation of the Japanese Federation GakuNin for Shibboleth is the next step in our strategy to achieve this.”

As well as working towards global Shibboleth compliance, RSC Publishing high impact content is still accessed through registered IP addresses and Athens. For any technical queries, please
EMAIL technicalsupport@rsc.org

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RSC Publishing Platform Maintenance

RSC Publishing Platform Update

RSC Publishing would like to give advanced notice that the RSC Publishing Platform will be subject to maintenance at 08.00 – 12.00 GMT on Saturday 8th October 2011, which may affect performance and accessibility of content.

This is essential maintenance required for the next release of the RSC Publishing Platform.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

For a full list of time zones when the RSC Publishing Platform will be unavailable, please see below:

Time Zone
RSC Publishing Platform Downtime on Saturday 8th October 2011
Australian Eastern Standard Time (EST) 17.00 – 21.00
Brazilian Standard Time (BRT) 04.00 – 08.00
British Summer Time (BST) 08.00 – 12.00
Central European Summer Time (CEST) 09.00 – 13.00 
Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) 03.00 – 07.00
Japanese/Korean Standard Time (JST/KST) 16.00 – 20.00
Malaysian/Chinese Standard Time (MYT/CST) 15.00 – 19.00
New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) 19.00 – 23.00
Western European Summer Time (WEST) 08.00 – 12.00

If you have any technical queries, please
EMAIL technicalsupport@rsc.org

RSC Mobile App
The new RSC Mobile app is now available to download on iTunes for iOS (iPad, iPhone and iPod)
GO TO www.rsc.org/rscmobileitunes

RSC Publishing

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The free RSC Mobile app is now available

RSC Mobile search results RSC Mobile article on the iPad RSC Mobile journals list on the iPad

RSC Mobile App

RSC Publishing is pleased to announce that the new free RSC Mobile app for iOS (iPad, iPhone and iPod) is now available on iTunes.

RSC Mobile provides readers with access to search more than 30 RSC journals from our RSC Publishing Platform.

If your institution/organisation pays for RSC journals, then you can access exactly the same content on this app using your institutions/organisations wireless network.

RSC Mobile includes:

  • Up-to-the-minute access to RSC journals 
  • Full text HTML and PDF access via wireless networks for subscribing institutions/organisations 
  • The latest news from our RSC Publishing Platform 
  • Saving articles for offline reading 
  • Share your favourite content via email, Twitter or Facebook    

Download the free RSC Mobile app

Martin Resano Ezcaray, University of Zaragoza, Spain

“Great app! It makes it dead simple to be up-to-date with your research areas of interest.
Easy to use, very flexible search, permits direct off-line saving of abstracts or papers, plus sharing your results with your colleagues (via e-mail, Facebook or Twitter) is just one-button away.
A must for any chemist!”

Martín Resano Ezcaray, University of Zaragoza, Spain

We are currently working on the RSC Mobile app for Android, which is planned for release early 2012.

Sign up to the RSC Publishing Innovation RSS feed to keep up-to-date when the Android version will be available.

You may also find of interest the new free ChemSpider app

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RSC Publishing Platform Maintenance

RSC Publishing Platform Update

RSC Publishing would like to give advanced notice that the RSC Publishing Platform (www.rsc.org/platform) will be unavailable 08.00 – 08.20 GMT on Tuesday 2nd August 2011. 

This is essential maintenance required for the next release of the RSC Publishing Platform.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

For a full list of time zones when the RSC Publishing Platform will be unavailable, please see below:

Time Zone
RSC Publishing Platform Downtime on Tuesday 2nd August 2011
Australian Eastern Standard Time (EST) 17.00 – 17.20
Brazilian Standard Time (BRT) 04.00 – 04.20
British Summer Time (BST) 08.00 – 08.20
Central European Summer Time (CEST) 09.00 – 09.20 
Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) 03.00 – 03.20
Japanese/Korean Standard Time (JST/KST) 16.00 – 16.20
Malaysian/Chinese Standard Time (MYT/CST) 15.00 – 15.20
New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) 19.00 – 19.20
Western European Summer Time (WEST) 08.00 – 08.20

If you have any technical queries, please
EMAIL technicalsupport@rsc.org

RSC Publishing

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We’ve speeded things up

At the RSC, we’re keen to ensure that you get the performance you require from our RSC Publishing Platform and we are aware that some international users have not experienced the Platform speed that we would like as we’ve been measuring the performance over the last few months. 

As part of our commitment to providing you with a faster Platform, we’ve worked closely with our team in IT to speed up the delivery of content and we’re now seeing reduced page load times for article landing pages around the globe with pages loading in half the time they previously took in some areas.

We hope you enjoy the reduction in time and please do let us know your views on the performance of our site by adding your comments to the Feedback link available on the top right of every page on the RSC Publishing Platform

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