AIP releases new app for authors and reviewers — iPeerReview

“AIP releases new app for authors and reviewers – 04 Aug 2011

AIP Publishing, a division of the American Institute of Physics (AIP), has announced the release of its new app, iPeerReview. The new app allows authors and reviewers to use their iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices to access a broad range of information on papers submitted to any of AIP’s journals in Peer X-Press, AIP’s manuscript submission and review system.

Once logged in, users can perform a number of activities related to their papers. They can access a list of all active and completed papers, view the status history of a paper, view and save a paper in PDF format, email a paper, and link to a paper on AIP’s Scitation platform if it is in production or to Peer X-Press if it is under review.

When users access iPeerReview, they can either log in or access papers that they have previously saved to their device. The app will determine if they are an author, a reviewer, or both. In the event that they are both an author and a reviewer, iPeerReview will allow them to access both sets of papers under separate tabs.”

Source: Knowledgespeak Newsletter

SCOPUS launches iPhone app — as of May 12th

Today SCOPUS has launched their new mobile application for the iPhone.  If you have an iPhone, and since Princeton subscribes to SCOPUS, you are free to download it.

SCOPUS webpage announcement:

SCOPUS — large Science, Technology & Medicine subscription database from Elsevier, 1996+

MIT Labs have developed a “Sixth Sense”

From the TED (Technology, Entertainment , Design) site:

This demo — from Pattie Maes’ lab at MIT, spearheaded by Pranav Mistry — was the buzz of TED. It’s a wearable device with a projector that paves the way for profound interaction with our environment.

Pranav Mistry is the genius behind Sixth Sense, a wearable device that enables new interactions between the real world and the world of data.

Take a look at TED, too.  Efforts began in 1984 to share earth-shaking ideas at a conference in Long Beach, CA.  The best talks and performances are  freely available to view.  One can subscribe to the TED series.


Safari Books can be downloaded to mobile devices

"Safari Books Online features the ability for users to download a book and take it with them on a mobile device. Once subscribers have access to Safari Books Online, they can simply access the books they want to read remotely through a special mobile interface or iPhone bookbag application – and take Safari Books online with them wherever they go."

Safari Books Online is a US-based e-reference joint venture between publishers O’Reilly Media, Inc. and Pearson Technology Group.  Princeton University Library subscribes.

From Knowledgespeak Newsletter, April 1, 2009, under the headline:

"Safari Books Online ventures into German-speaking markets"