The University of Aberdeen and Elsevier to host live and online seminar

May 14, 2009

Earlier this year, Elsevier and the University of Aberdeen announced their partnership where the world-leading publisher will be providing a complete collection of electronic reference materials (journals, e-books, etc.) to the University Library opening on the King's College campus in 2011.

WHO: The University of Aberdeen and Elsevier's online platform ScienceDirect are bringing together leading experts to discuss and debate the merits of e-books versus traditional printed books. Panelists will include: WHAT: A live seminar will be broadcast online for those who cannot attend the live session

WHY: To establish deeper insights into the impact of technology on the printed word. With the commercial success of innovations like the Kindle eBook Reader and the growing appetite for reading material in e-format, have we finally reached that inflection point where readers will make the shift from the printed word to the ebook? What does the future of reading look like?

WHEN: Sunday 17, May 2009

Live: Online:
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About the University of Aberdeen

Founded in 1495 by William Elphinstone, Bishop of Aberdeen and Chancellor of Scotland, The University of Aberdeen is Scotland's third and the United Kingdom's fifth oldest University. The university has over 13,500 students from more than 120 nationalities. The university is internationally recognized for its high quality teaching with over 89% of its subjects rated excellent/highly satisfactory and 85% of the academic staff rated as research active by the Research Assesment Exercise.

About ScienceDirect

Over a quarter of the world's full text scientific, technical and medical (STM) peer-reviewed articles - managed by renowned editors, written by respected authors and read by researchers from around the globe - are available in one place: ScienceDirect.

Elsevier's extensive and unique full-text collection covers authoritative titles from the core scientific literature including high impact factor titles such as THE LANCET, Cell and Tetrahedron. Over nine million articles are available online, including Articles in Press which offer online access to recently accepted manuscripts. The critical mass of trusted information available on ScienceDirect is unsurpassed. Coverage includes over 2,500 journals published by Elsevier and dynamic linking to journals from approximately 2,000 STM publishers through CrossRef. An expanding program of online major reference works, handbooks, book series and over 4,400 eBooks in all fields of science seamlessly interlinks with primary research referenced in journal articles.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. Working in partnership with the global science and health communities, Elsevier's 7,000 employees in over 70 offices worldwide publish more than 2,000 journals and 1,900 new books per year, in addition to offering a suite of innovative electronic products, such as ScienceDirect (http://www.sciencedirect.com/), MD Consult (http://www.mdconsult.com/), Scopus (http://www.info.scopus.com/), bibliographic databases, and online reference works.

Elsevier (http://www.elsevier.com/) is a global business headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and has offices worldwide. Elsevier is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc (http://www.reedelsevier.com/), a world-leading publisher and information provider. Operating in the science and medical, legal, education and business-to-business sectors, Reed Elsevier provides high-quality and flexible information solutions to users, with increasing emphasis on the Internet as a means of delivery. Reed Elsevier's ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

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