Welcome to the first issue of our new update for librarians
BioMed Central is at the forefront of change in the world of publishing, offering a diverse range of electronic products. These quarterly updates will keep you up to date with all the new developments at BioMed Central as well as offering you a wide range of special offers on our subscription products. We hope you find these updates useful and we would appreciate your feedback.
Is your institution a member of BioMed Central?Introduced in January 2002, The BioMed Central Institutional Membership Program gives institutions a way to actively support open access, and to effect change in the way that scientific research is published, priced and disseminated.
Harvard University, Cancer Research UK, Imperial College, The Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and many other institutions worldwide have already joined as members, thereby lending support to our publishing policy.
If you would like more information, please contact our Membership Director, Becky Fishman
BioMed Central is delighted to offer institutions full users statistics on a regular basis.We hope that this will help our trialing and subscribing customers to make informed decisions on subscribing to and renewing subscriptions to BioMed Central products.
BioMed Central users stats will include the following information:
Faculty of 1000 is a revolutionary new online research service that highlights and evaluates the most interesting papers published in the biological sciences, based on the recommendations of a faculty of over 1400 selected leading researchers.
19 Institutions are now subscribing to Faculty of 1000 and hundreds are taking advantage of the 30-day free trial. Why not try it out at you institution?
"Awesome! a very nice way to look for interesting papers that I otherwise would have missed!" - Professor Ben A Barres, Stanford University
Budapest Open Access Initiative
The Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) was launched by George Soros's Open Society Institute at the end of February. This initiative is dedicated to freeing online access to peer-reviewed research literature. BioMed Central is pleased to announce its involvement in, and support for, this initiative, by providing the technology that can deliver open access peer-reviewed research in biology and medicine.
Each issue we will be trawling our correspondence with librarians to find the best signature tag.
This weeks winner is Priscilla Schneider from the Virgin Islands.
"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it is toodark to read". - Groucho Marx.
A Faculty of 1000 backpack is on its way to the Virgin Islands.
BioMed Central will be at the forthcoming exhibitions and conferences. Please contact us for an appointment or just drop by our booth if you are also planning to attend any of these events. We look forward to meeting you!
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