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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Upgrades coming to UKPMC

Wellcome Trust calls for greater transparency from journals on open access publishing costs, press release, October 19, 2009.

... Through a development programme, managed by the British Library in consultation with the UKPMC funding organisations and the academic community, [UK PubMed Central] is currently being developed with the aim that it becomes the information resource of choice for the UK biomedical and health research communities.

Key developments include providing the functionality - through text and data mining technologies - to integrate research articles with a range of other online sources, such as gene, protein and chemical compound databases, and to integrate a range of bibliographic databases - including Medline, Patents and Agricola - into a single, seamless discovery tool. The new UKPMC site will go live early in 2010.