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Kudos Helping researchers explain, enrich and share their publications for increased research impact

In this short video Antony Williams and Fiona McKenzie from the Royal Society of Chemistry talk through their expectations of the KUDOS service http://www.growkudos.com and why we at the Royal Society of Chemistry are keen to promote the toolkit to our authors.

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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 – new release today (23rd August 2011)

This latest RSC Publishing Platform update provides new and improved functionality for the Platform.
The majority of our recent developments focus on our forthcoming iPhone/iPad app, however we have been listening to your helpful comments on what you’d like to see on the Platform and we’re pleased to announce:

  • Smooth scrolling journal homepages – we have fixed the depth of graphical abstracts so the page doesn’t jump if the abstract loads after you are viewing the page when scrolling down
  • Next and Previous buttons – added on the article landing page for Advance Articles
  • Book chapter access – improved signage to let you know whether or not you have access under your current purchase to book chapters

We also work closely with our Technical Support team to address reported issues regarding the Platform including occasional performance issues. We are fully committed to providing a fast and available Platform for our users, please contact Technical Support technicalsupport@rsc.org with any queries and we will happily help.

I look forward to being in touch during September 2011 to tell you about our exciting new RSC Mobile app.

Will Russell

Manager, Innovation and Product Development

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Utopia Documents highlights RSC Publishing’s semantic chemistry

RSC Publishing and its free database ChemSpider have integrated chemical semantic publishing across its chemical publications, and in collaboration with University of Manchester has made it accessible from the article PDF via the highly regarded Utopia Documents reader.

RSC Semantic Publishing

RSC has extracted chemical names from all its journal publications from 2008-2010 (over 30,000 articles), and has integrated the primary compounds of interest into ChemSpider. Readers of the article HTML on the RSC’s Publishing Platform can highlight compounds, and click on them to link directly through to ChemSpider’s compound record to discover additional data and compound information sources. The compounds will also shortly be visible from the article’s abstract page. Users of ChemSpider can discover these compounds via a text or structure search and, from a result, find the relevant references from RSC journal content and other integrated information sources. The project will run routinely on all new journal articles published by RSC and be extended further back into the RSC’s 170-year archive.

Integration with Utopia Documents

The free Utopia Documents reader can use this semantic information in the RSC’s enhanced articles to deliver this highlighting and linking functionality to RSC PDFs. Now readers of RSC PDF articles can use Utopia Documents to highlight and link from compounds directly through to ChemSpider and other information sources, thanks to the extension of Utopia by the software’s creators at The University of Manchester.

Richard Kidd, Informatics Manager at the RSC comments “expanding the integration of ChemSpider with our Publishing content, and applying routine semantic markup across ongoing and backfile content is a real milestone for how chemical science information can link together across the web. Being able to view all this through the PDF just makes it more accessible, and Utopia has continued to impress since it was first released.”

Steve Pettifer says, “Utopia Documents grew out of a need in the life sciences to regain some control of the mushrooming body of literature; it’s been really exciting for us to work with the RSC to expand into the field of chemistry and to bring our technology to a new audience.”

Example document to view the HTML and download a PDF:
Hydrogen bonding patterns in a series of 1-arylcycloalkanecarboxamides
Andreas Lemmerer and Joseph P. Michael, CrystEngComm, 2008, 10, 95-102
DOI: 10.1039/B708333E

Download Utopia Documents from getutopia.com

With this extension of semantic linking across our publications, RSC will now retire the use of the terms RSC Prospect & Project Prospect, used to describe the evolving project to enhance our articles which began back in 2007.

Both RSC and the Utopia Documents team are part of the Open PHACTS drug discovery consortium, which will be using the same technology to link disparate pharmacological data sources together under one view.

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RSC Publishing Platform Update

RSC Publishing Platform Update*

This blog provides important and relevant information on the RSC Publishing Platform migration, training, Highlights, OCLC MARC records and changes to free access content.

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RSC Publishing Platform Timescales
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Date Notes
   
By end of July 2011*  IMPORTANT

  • Set up a Librarians’ Portal account
    for your institution/organisation to access additional administration tools
    GO TO www.rsc.org/librarylogin
  • Set up a usage statistics account
    for your institution/organisation if you don’t have one for your RSC Publishing journals and eBook Collections
    GO TO www.rsc.org/usageform

Alternatively, email us for any queries or more information
EMAIL technicalsupport@rsc.org

By end of July 2011*  

  • Set up at least one Librarians’ Portal account for use by yourself or your team
  • Our usage statistics customers will continue to access statistics from MPS however, you will link through the Librarians’ Portal later in the year so it is important to have a Librarians’ Portal account so we can match it to your MPS usage statistics account

GO TO www.rsc.org/librarylogin

*Dates subject to change

Contact Technical Support with any technical issues
EMAIL technicalsupport@rsc.org

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RSC Publishing Platform Training
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Are you interested in receiving RSC Publishing Platform or ChemSpider training? Please email myself, Louise Peck, so I can organise this for you
EMAIL peckl@rsc.org

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RSC Publishing supplying OCLC MARC records to our eBook customers for free
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Last year, we did a survey to the library community through listservs asking your views on MARC records.  Thank you very much for your feedback, which has been very beneficial – we now have some exciting news as a result:

RSC Publishing is very pleased to announce that we have now signed an agreement with OCLC to supply all our RSC eBook Collection and Subject Collections customers with OCLC MARC records free of charge. 

OCLC WORLDCAT COLLECTION SETS SERVICE
To sign up to receive these MARC records through the OCLC WorldCat Collection Sets Service
GO TO http://collectionsets.oclc.org/JustLooking?cmd=displayElectronicSets

OCLC AUTHORISATION NUMBER AND PASSWORD
If you have an OCLC authorisation number and password, you can use the online form
GO TO http://collectionsets.oclc.org/JustLooking?cmd=requestLogin

DON’T HAVE AN OCLC AUTHORISATION NUMBER?
If you don’t have an OCLC authorisation number, you may submit the PDF version of the form and either fax or mail it to OCLC. You will not be making any payments for RSC Publishing MARC records – these are at cost of us.
GO TO http://collectionsets.oclc.org/forms/wcs_orderform.pdf

If you have any queries regarding the OCLC process, please
EMAIL orders@oclc.org 

If you have any additional queries, please contact us and we will happily help
EMAIL technicalsupport@rsc.org

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Register for RSC Publishing Platform Updates
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Subscribe to this RSC Publishing Innovation Blog RSS feed that appears in the Librarians’ Portal news
GO TO http://blogs.rsc.org/technical/feed

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Highlights
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These free RSC Publishing supplements have moved:

Since January 2011, all online news articles are published on the Chemistry World news page
GO TO www.rsc.org/chemistryworld

They are still free for everyone to access. Plus, a selection of the content will be published in print as part of the Research section of Chemistry World. The original RSC Publishing research, on which the articles are based, will be free for a limited time.

  • Issue 12, 2010, was the final issue of each of the three supplements
  • All published issues will be freely accessible from the RSC website.

Originally launched back in 2004 to provide a news service drawing together coverage from all RSC publications, the supplements have provided a vehicle for wider promotion of the most cutting-edge science published in RSC journals. By moving to Chemistry World, articles will have the opportunity to reach even wider audiences.

Make sure you keep in touch with the latest RSC Publishing research news

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Sign up for the Chemistry World daily, weekly or monthly alert:
GO TO www.rsc.org/newsletters

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Changes to Free Access Content
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All RSC Publishing customers and those on free trials with registered IP addresses no longer need to request to receive our free access journals – this is now provided to you automatically.

This means your students, academics, scientists, researchers and professionals can now access free content available on the RSC Publishing Platform when going through your institution or organisation authentication.

Free access content includes:

  • Any articles that are part of a special free access promotion
  • A sample chapter from each book in the RSC eBook Collection
  • All content of our newest journals for the first two volumes.

For 2011 this includes:

  1. Catalysis Science & Technology
  2. Chemical Science
  3. Food & Function
  4. MedChemComm
  5. Polymer Chemistry
  6. RSC Advances (just announced)

If you are not an RSC Publishing customer, are not part of a free trial to our content or don’t have your IP address registered with us, request access to this free content
GO TO
www.rsc.org/libraryfreeaccess

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Useful URLs
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RSC Publishing Online Platform Video:
GO TO www.rsc.org/platformvideo   

Migration Support:
GO TO www.rsc.org/migration 

RSC Publishing Platform:
GO TO www.rsc.org/platform

Librarians’ Portal:
GO TO www.rsc.org/librarians

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 Peck, Library Marketing Specialist

Louise Peck Signature

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

RSC Publishing

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Announcing launch of Release 8.1.2 of RSC Publishing Platform

This update provides new and improved functionality for the RSC Publishing Platform. 

Improved Simple Search

A new drop-down enables different types of simple searches to be accessed from every page on the Platform.

The current options are to search

  • Full Text (default)
  • Title
  • Author
  • DOI
  • ISBN

 We  intend to add  a structured ‘Reference Search’ option to the simple search in the near future. These options provide access to a more focused simple search functionality. For more complex searches, such as author searches,  the Advanced Search is recommended.

New Advanced Search

The layout of the Advanced Search has been improved and all the functionality is now accessible from one page. Helpful ways to apply search logic have been added, whilst retaining Boolean logic in the main search dialogues. Following user feedback, we have added the ability to search within the reference section of articles, for example if you want to find which RSC articles have cited a particular author or article.  
 
When searching within a journal using the Advanced Search, we now show the full title of the journal, rather than the abbreviated title.

Improvements to Article Pages

The layout of the article pages for journals has been updated to add the dates of publication. The layout of the page has been tidied by making the download section a ‘floating section’ whilst keeping navigation clustered on the right.
  
A note has been added to the ‘Cited by’ tab to make users aware that the data is collected from a CrossRef Cited-by service, explaining both the short delay in fetching the data and any differences between the citations found compared with other citation tracking services.

Other enhancements and bug fixes

  • The print view has been improved for contents listings (issue listings and advance articles).
  • The setting for viewing graphical abstracts should now be retained during navigation (Expand All/Collapse All). 
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Open URL withdrawn from Journal Article HTML

We apologise that we have withdrawn OpenURL linking from our Journal Article HTML because our Platform was producing badly-formatted URLs. A patch fix is under development.

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Platform Performance Update: Reducing number of articles per page as a trial

For today only,  we have reduced the number of articles that appear on each page of the content lists for journals. We are testing the effect this change has on site performance (speed) and will return to the normal listings tomorrow. Apologies for any inconvenience this test may cause.

You may notice that articles for an issue of a journal may now appear on two or more pages, when before they normally were listed on a single page.

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Platform Performance Update: Institutional Branding

We have temporarily disabled our Institutional Branding service across the RSC Publishing Platform.

We have identified that recent performance issues across the Platform were being caused by this service and so to maintain good access speeds for our users, we have disabled the service whilst we are investigating and fixing the underlying technical issues.

Once resolved, we will update this Blog. To be kept up-to-date, please subscribe to the RSC Publishing Innovation Blog RSS Feed – http://blogs.rsc.org/technical/feed/

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Platform Performance: Institutional Branding Removed 22nd March 2011

Institutional branding  has been removed from the RSC Publishing Platform as part of our investigations into intermittent performance issues that have been causing slow access speeds over the past five days. The branding will be restored as soon as possible, hopefully by 23rd March.

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