RSC Publishing Platform Maintenance

RSC Publishing would like to give advanced notice that the RSC Publishing Platform will be unavailable 08.00 – 08.20 GMT on Tuesday 2nd August 2011 due to essential 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

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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 partners in semantic ‘lego’: Open PHACTS drug discovery consortium

A new consortium of European organisations, including the RSC, unites to support next generation drug discovery by providing a single linked view across data sources, bringing the semantic web to drug discovery

The Open PHACTS consortium, funded by the Innovative Medicines Initiative, will reduce the barriers to drug discovery by applying semantic technologies to available data resources, creating an Open Pharmacological Space. The project runs from 2011-2014

The RSC’s role in the project will focus around its chemical data handling and integration experience provided by ChemSpider, and in its experience as a learned society publisher, to provide community engagement to support the project’s success.

Antony Williams, VP of Strategic Development, comments “It’s great to see the approaches that worked for ChemSpider offering a solution to wider data integration within Open PHACTS, and the RSC is delighted to form a part of such a high-quality consortium

Project press release

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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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RSC Publishing Platform Update

Keep up-to-date with the latest from the RSC Publishing Platform

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

Follow us on Twitter

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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RSC Publishing and Southampton University drive the chemical semantic web

The RSC’s free chemical database ChemSpider has added RDF functionality to its interface, in collaboration with the University of Southampton’s School of Chemistry. The availability of RDF allows the database records to be found and understood by semantic web tools, another step in ChemSpider‘s mission to create a public chemical information infrastructure.

Richard Kidd, Informatics Manager at the RSC says “we are delighted to work with top academic teams pushing forward what’s possible with semantic chemistry, and we hope others will use the RDF representation of ChemSpider to support their own developments”

ChemSpider as a Linked Data source for oreChem

The machine-processable representation was specifically developed in order to leverage the core competencies of the ChemSpider database: resolvable identifiers; high-quality, curated metadata; and rich linking to the extensive RSC corpus. Furthermore, as part of the Microsoft Research-funded oreChem project, OAI-ORE technology is being used to facilitate the discovery and re-use of the chemical information in the correct context.

Prof Jeremy Frey and Dr Simon Coles commented “it is a pleasure for Southampton to work with the RSC’s ChemSpider as a culmination of our contribution to the Microsoft-funded oreChem project. As a member of the Southampton Chemistry eResearch team, this work forms the core of graduate student Mark Borkum’s PhD thesis. ”

“Enabling open, semantic chemistry in this way is a monumental step forward for the domain,” notes Lee Dirks, director of Education & Scholarly Communication for Microsoft Research, “We’re thrilled to have played a role in facilitating the creation of this resource and extremely pleased to see Southampton and the RSC innovating and leading the field.”

Another oreChem participant, Carl Lagoze, the Associate Professor, Cornell University Information Science, Co-Director Open Archives Initiative added “it’s wonderful to see the results of our work on OAI-ORE in this exciting application. It fulfils our goal of making the results of research easier to disseminate and reuse”

Read more »

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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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