Subjects: Health, Health Care, Pharmaceuticals
How happy are you that your doctor might be using Google to make diagnoses?
Picture the scene: you’re lying in your hospital bed, and your consultant is browsing Google on his smartphone to work out what the problem is.
Medical point-of-care information: what, where and why?
In the rapidly-changing and time-short medical world, there is a growing need for comprehensive authoritative information sources. This post explores the possibilities.
How to compare sources of non-subscribed library content
Let’s take a closer look at the document acquisition options reviewed in the last blog post. A 2012 study examined the costs of library resource sharing, but cost is only one factor in acquisition decision-making.
Swets appoints Teri Hawksworth as Global Head of Sales
Swets, a global leader in the management of research information, is pleased to announce the appointment of Teri Hawksworth as Global Head of Sales. Teri brings more than 15 years of experience in the information industry, joining Swets directly from a Managing Director role at Sweet & Maxwell, Thomson Reuter’s legal publishing business.
Altmetrics for Libraries: 3 themes
We look at a summary of three potential uses that libraries might make of altmetric data in this post, and attempt to show that considered use of this data can help advance several functions of the library.
How to build a successful collection management strategy
What are the components of an effective collection management strategy? We explore a range of techniques to help inform your decision-making and achieve your library's objectives.
Archives and Backfiles
Swets can help fill the content gaps in your collection with our Archives and Backfiles overview. Each year, we collate a file of key titles, chosen from a select group of publishers, with titles covering the many subject areas.
Improving point of care services with SwetsWise Medical Searcher
SwetsWise Medical Searcher provides exceptional and timely care with our faster, more efficient, effective and reliable tool for pulling research data. This tool allows you, your doctors, researchers and nursing staff to perform a real-time search across multiple information sources and retrieve aggregated, ranked and de-duplicated results.
EDI can assist your LMS migration
Swets is already working with customers who are planning to change to a new Cloud-Based Library Management System. If your library has recently moved, or are planning to move to a new Library Management System contact us today to discuss the benefits of our EDI services. You can upload electronic invoices or transfer electronic claims for automatic processing.
Swets goes global on Twitter
Many of you will be familiar with the local Swets Twitter profiles, providing news and information about events and market information in your area. To provide another level of information to our customers and communities, we have just launched a global Twitter profile, @SwetsGlobal.
Is Mendeley a social network?
Mendeley (and Mendeley Institutional Edition powered by Swets), on the other hand, allows a similar social aspect for sharing research content and collaborating but at the same time address serious workflow issues in a simple and effective way
Swets appoints Jung Jae Woo as Head of Swets Korea
Swets is delighted to announce the appointment of Jung Jae Woo as Head of Swets’ Korea office. “We welcome Jae Woo to Swets," says Elsie Ng, Swets’ Commercial Director in Asia Pacific. “His extensive commercial knowledge of the Korean market, coupled with a wealth of experience in multinational organizations, will benefit our Korean office greatly."
Leaving the site license behind. Publishers search for new pricing policies.
The site license has become, in many cases, the default policy setting for many STM publishers. However, as sales fall and the competition for library and research budgets becomes ever more fierce, publishers are testing new ways of monetizing their content. They are beginning to target individual purchasers and are crafting new purchase policies to suit.
JISC survey on eBooks returns interesting findings
Did you know that most people use eBooks for writing an essay or for a research project? Or that people find out about eBooks through library services or tutor recommendations? Find out why eBooks are used, what metadata is considered most useful and what research tasks eBooks are regularly being used for? Read the survey results here.
Real time analysis in Mendeley Institutional Edition
One of the key benefits of the Mendeley Institutional Edition is that it can give you an immediate insight into the reading behavior and patterns of your institution’s researchers. .
Empowering libraries and delivering new tools to researchers
Mendeley Institutional Edition (MIE) is for academic institutions and research groups, who want to provide improved services to researchers. The MIE is a research service provided by libraries that improves the productivity of researchers, and gives the library the real-time visibility they need to continuously improve their services.
Move into the eBooks world with assistance from Swets
Swets has worked alongside libraries worldwide, to ensure we can cater to a library’s eBook needs during these changing times. Currently, we have added more than 1 Million eBooks into our SwetsWise catalog, giving you titles from 43 vendors to choose from. We expect to see further growth in the eBook market over the next couple of years, furthering the shift from print to electronic.
Solve your newspaper delivery problems with PressDisplay
Swets recognized the need among customers to find an affordable, effective solution for maintaining the delivery of newspaper content. With Library PressDisplay (developed by NewspaperDirect) you can get 24hr online access to local, regional, national and international newspapers, all in digital format.
Mendeley Institutional Edition: Involving libraries in the digital workflow of research
Mendeley Institutional Edition powered by Swets provides your library with an excellent opportunity to get involved in the digital workflow of research across your institution. In its short lifespan, Mendeley has rapidly transformed the way research is done across the academic landscape.
Swets appoints Ryoji Fukada as Chairman Swets Japan
Swets is delighted to announce that Ryoji Fukada has joined the company as Chairman for their Japanese Office. Mr Fukada brings a wealth of experience with him; covering 37 years in the international publishing sector, including pioneering Elsevier’s Science Direct product into the Japanese market and most recently as Managing Director for Springer Japan.