Scitation® Implements Content Redesigns for Six Online Publishing Clients
End users will enjoy greater interactivity and control with Web 2.0 functionality
Melville, NY, 3 October 2008 — The American Institute of Physics (AIP) (www.aip.org) announced the release of major content redesigns for six additional clients on AIP's Scitation online publishing platform. Highlighting the new design are a number of Web 2.0 enhancements that offer users enhanced interactivity and greater latitude in utilizing the information provided. To date this year, ten Scitation clients have implemented content redesigns. By year's end, every Scitation client will undergo similar redesigns.
The publishers included with this latest release include the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics, the International Center for Diffraction Data, the Human Frontier Science Program, the Society of Rheology, and the Tire Society of America.
The incorporation of Web 2.0 features allows bloggers to capture a preformatted citation that contains embedded code and plug it directly into their blog, without any re-keying. Users can take advantage of social bookmarking opportunities, which allow them to store and access bookmarks from any computer and to use tags to organize the bookmarks – a system preferable to folders. Bookmarking sites currently supported include Connotea, citeulike, del.icio.us, and BibSonomy. In addition, a Research Toolkit is available where researchers can discover and connect with valuable online workflow tools such as zotero and Google Notebook. An erratum alert option has also been added to enable readers to be informed about future updates to an article.
In addition to the features above, the enhancements provide content users with"
- Access to lists of linked references and citing articles via tabs that appear along the top of each abstract; an option has been added to view such lists in separate browser windows or tabs.
- Navigation to higher levels of the journal, which now appear as "breadcrumb" links in the upper left of each abstract.
- Citation downloads, including DOIs, to standard bibliographic formats including EndNote, RefWorks, and others.
"One of our guiding principles during these redesign projects is to simplify the interaction with the new pages for users, meaning "one-click-and-done' access to the various features throughout the page," said Larry Belmont, Scitation's Manager of Development. "Agile techniques employed by our development team have enabled us to react quickly to feedback provided by our clients during the course of this project," said Belmont.
Scitation is currently undergoing a major expansion of its development infrastructure. "Central to this expansion is the implementation of a new agile publishing and product development environment comprised of the Mark Logic XML content server and the Polopoly web content management system," said Paul Decillis, AIP's Director of Online Publishing. "These extremely flexible and robust systems – integrated with the main Scitation platform – will allow AIP and its publishing partners to accelerate the creation and deployment of new information products and online features more efficiently."
AIP's Scitation publishing platform currently hosts more than 1,500,000 articles from more than 185 scholarly publications for 25 learned society publishers, in fields including physics, chemistry, geosciences, engineering, acoustics, and other sciences. AIP also offers a comprehensive suite of customizable publishing services, covering every aspect of content development, from processing of author submissions through print and online distribution of final deliverables.
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