13th Conference on Professional Information Resources

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Electronic Information - New Solutions for Traditional Approaches

Session coordinator: Jiří Kadleček, Albertina icome Praha s.r.o., Czech Republic

Where: 23. 5. 2007, 13.30 - 16.45, New Auditorium

The New Face of Research

Autor: James Pringle, Thomson Scientific, United Kingdom



ISI Web of KnowledgeSM provides an advanced gateway to the world’s greatest collection of academic and scientific research. The next generation of ISI Web of Knowledge, developed extensively through user-focused design and development collaborations and powered by a new graphical user interface, will soon enable users of all types and experience to intuitively search, discover, analyze, write, publish, and evaluate premier scholarly research. Patented behind-the-scenes technology unites with current indexing capabilities in order to form innovative research workflow pathways to relevant information and sources and contribute to ongoing powerful and flexible content delivery, expanded search capabilities and enhanced analytical functionality.

This presentation will describe how Thomson Scientific redesigned its entire platform based on "research pathways", innovation processes unique to specific user types. Designed to address the unique demands of a diverse, global user base in the next-generation Web era, this “new face of research” will prove easy for novices to navigate, while continuing to provide the extensive array of powerful applications seasoned users appreciate.

About author:

James Pringle is Vice President, Development, for Academic & Government Markets at Thomson Scientific. He is responsible for ongoing development initiatives within the ISI Web of KnowledgeSM environment, including the Web of Science® and the Journal Citation Reports®. He has held various development posts within Thomson over the past twelve years, and prior to that held editorial, development, and management positions within McGraw-Hill, both in the US and the UK. He holds a PhD in European History from the Johns Hopkins University and a BA from Grinnell College.

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Development of Information System’s User Interface

Author: Jiří Jelínek, University of Economics - Faculty of Management, Czech Republic


Michal Hýsek, Jiří Lucký / University of Economics in Prague

CSA Illustrata: Enhancing Search and Discovery Through Deep Indexing &New Products from ProQuest CSA

Author: C. Alan Golden, ProQuest CSA, United Kingdom

ProQuest CSA: Chadwyck Healey Publishing Gems

Author: Jacqui Gilchrist, ProQuest CSA, United Kingdom

Access "forever": Purchase vs. Subscription of Databases

Author: Gisela Hochgeladen, K.G. Saur Verlag, Germany

Update on Bowker's Catalogue Enrichment Syndetic Solutions

Author: Kai-Henning Gerlach, Bowker Office Berlin, Germany