A Look Back at 2006. . .
In addition, our partnerships with several key consortia, the incorporation of our SAGE India office, and the addition of our Asia-Pacific office in Singapore (with sales operations across the region) were significant milestones in increasing our global sales presence and dissemination of our quality content around the world. We recognized the need to work more closely with our library customers and, to that end, established a dedicated library sales team. Lorna Jones, Journals Sales Manager for Southern Europe, is part of this team and is profiled in this edition of the Newsletter.
As SAGE continues to grow in size and reach, we look forward to our ongoing communications and collaboration with the library community, so together we can explore new ways and technologies to improve access to research. We hope you enjoy this spring 2007 edition of the SAGE Librarians' Newsletter and, as always, look forward to any feedback you may have.
SAGE and Maney Exchange Journals
SAGE Publications and Maney Publishing are pleased to announce an exchange of Maney journals Chronic Illness and Journal of Endotoxin Research and SAGE journal Comparative American Studies.
Stephen Barr, managing director of SAGE Publications welcomes the deal: “Chronic Illness and the Journal of Endotoxin Research complement SAGE’s existing portfolio of over 400 academic and professional journals and enhance significantly its offering in the health and medical market. We look forward to working with the International Endotoxin and Innate Immunity Society (IEIIS), and with the Editors of both journals for the continuing success and development of these titles.”He continued: “Our new global programme now includes 113 journals across the health sciences. We have an excellent international mix in our medical publishing business, which will reinforce our reputation as the natural home for authors, editors and societies, on a global scale. We have enjoyed publishing Comparative American Studies since 2003, but we believe that Maney will be in a better position to develop the success of the journal over the coming years.”
SAGE Congratulates its London Online Award Winners
SAGE was pleased to be the sponsor of both the Jason Farradane and Tony Kent Strix Awards at the 2006 London Online conference. Both awards are made by UKeiG, the UK eInformation Group, a special interest group of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP).
SAGE Enhances Asian Presence
In January 2007, SAGE showed its commitment to the strategic importance of Asia as a major component of its global academic and professional publishing business by inaugurating its India office into the global group and opening its new Singapore office, making it the Asia-Pacific headquarters. For more detailed information, you can read the original press release.
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New Journal Packages Now Available
SAGE is offering new journal packages to libraries in 2007. SAGE Humanities and Social Science Package and SAGE Scientific, Technical, and Medical Packages are now available on the SAGE Journals Online platform, with backfile to 1999.
SAGE Humanities and Social Science Package
SAGE Scientific, Technical, and Medical Packages
SAGE Full-Text Collections Now Available on SAGE Journals Online
The SAGE Full-Text Collections, SAGE’s award-winning, discipline-specific research databases, are now available on SAGE Journals Online, SAGE’s online journal delivery platform. The press release with more information can be read here.
The SAGE Full-Text Collections are available in the following disciplines:
Education: A SAGE Full-Text Collection Included in the Choice 2006 Outstanding Academic Titles List
Education: A SAGE Full-Text Collection—a discipline-specific, research database from SAGE and participating societies—has been included in the Choice 2006 Outstanding Academic Titles list. The Collection, which includes 33 peer-reviewed journals, many of which are ranked in the Thomson Scientific Journal Citation Reports®, offers access to deep backfile back to volume 1, issue 1. Among the prestigious journals included in this Collection are the six journals of the American Educational Research Association. The Collection is available on SAGE Journals Online and on the CSA Illumina platform.
If you are interested in pricing information or a trial, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
SAGE provides all of the following purchase options to library consortia:
SAGE Premier provides access to 452 SAGE journal titles in the social sciences, humanities, medicine, engineering, and physical and life sciences, with a backfile to 1999 (for consortia wanting access to all of SAGE's peer-reviewed journals). SAGE Premier is available on the HighWire platform, SAGE Journals Online. See a full list of all titles included in SAGE Premier in either PDF format or Comma Separated File format.
SAGE Backfile includes the content of a journal from its first issue through the last issue of 1998 (content from January 1999 to the present is included in the current subscription). The following options are available to library consortia for all SAGE journals (where available):
For more information please email email@example.com
New SAGE eReference – From March 2007, 47 of SAGE’s award-winning encyclopedias will be available online via the I-Factory platform. As a special offeruntil 30 th June 2007, the entire SAGE eReference collection will be available for a one-off purchase for £5,000.
The SAGE Full-Text Collections , ten popular discipline-specific databases, including backfiles extending up to 57 years, now available via SAGE Journals Online.
To learn more about our offerings to library consortia contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Update on SAGE Deep Backfile Digitization Project
SAGE is pleased to announce that, to date, over 309,000 articles have been digitized as part of our SAGE Deep Backfile Digitization Project. SAGE began digitizing journals back to volume 1, issue 1, in March 2006 and the project is currently 85% complete.
We are currently offering the deep backfile for lease or purchase on a title-by-title basis. As SAGE anticipates the digitization process will not be fully complete until spring 2007, early adopters of the backfile lease option for individual titles will be offered a special introductory discount rate. For more information, visit www.sagepub.co.uk/backfile. For pricing information, please email email@example.com.
The entire SAGE Deep Backfile Package of 301 journals is also available for lease or purchase. In addition, the deep backfile is being added to the SAGE Full-Text Collections, SAGE’s discipline-specific research databases, which are available on SAGE Journals Online and on the CSA Illumina platform.
Top 20 Downloaded Journals in 2006
Below are the top 20 most-downloaded journals on SAGE Journals Online (based on full-text article downloads) from January to December 2006.
2007 Journals Catalogue Now Available
We are pleased to provide you with our new online 2007 Catalogue of Journals. SAGE now publishes over 470 journals across the social and behavioural sciences, humanities, and in science, technology, and medicine. To view the catalogue online, click here.
To find information about changes to our journals programme, including the addition of 30 new titles in 2007, please click here or visit our Subscription Administration page on the SAGE Librarians’ Site.
Get to Know Lorna Jones, Journals Sales Manager at SAGE London
We are pleased to introduce Lorna Jones, our Journals Sales Manager for Southern Europe. Her territory includes France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Turkey and Greece. Lorna originally joined SAGE as Journals Sales Coordinator in April 2005 to administratively support the journals sales team but then in May 2006, Lorna was promoted to the position of Journals Sales Manager. Her responsibilities include negotiating consortia agreements for SAGE journal products such as SAGE Premier, SAGE Deep Backfile, SAGE Full-Text Collections and SAGE eReference as well as working closely with librarians and keeping them informed of new and improved offerings and services.
Lorna usually travels to Europe on work trips twice a month. These are composed of library visits or conferences. In February, Lorna travelled to Italy to visit a number of hospitals and academic universities. “I mostly enjoy meeting with librarians face-to-face, to better understand their needs for their institution. I can then recommend the most relevant packages of journals, and also provide a quality service to customers” says Lorna.
Although Lorna began her publishing career at SAGE, her passion for travel and her living knowledge of the Southern European market, culture and language skills began long before. Lorna studied for a degree in Modern Languages (French and Spanish) at the University of Manchester for four years, during which, she spent a year living and studying in Dijon, France and Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Upon graduation in 2004, Lorna took a post graduate course in European Business Management at the Manchester Business School before joining SAGE in 2005. She is now learning Italian in order to assist her during work trips to Italy. Lorna’s extensive foreign language skills are an incredible asset and are very important in enabling her to talk to librarians and contacts in their native tongue.On a non-professional note, Lorna’s interests are diverse; in her spare time she enjoys keeping fit through hiking, cycling, running, skiing holidays, and she is also a member of SAGE’s softball team in the Publishers softball league. She is interested in music and concerts, playing the clarinet, reading and the cinema. SAGE eReference—Sign up now for a Free Trial and 40% Discount off the Print Price!
SAGE is pleased to announce the launch of SAGE eReference - 47 of SAGE’s award-winning encyclopedias are now available online, via the I-Factory.To celebrate the launch, we are offering free trials of our new online encyclopedias for a limited time. Email firstname.lastname@example.org your choice of one of the following:
Once set up for a trial, you will be able to enjoy this free online encyclopedia for one full year!
Features of SAGE eReference include:
Forthcoming Encyclopedias from SAGE Reference
The following encyclopedias will be available in print and via SAGE eReference:
Encyclopedia of Law and Society: American and Global Perspectives
Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice
Encyclopedia of Health and Aging
Handbook of European Union Politics
The SAGE Handbook of Research in International Education
British Social Attitudes
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For quotes within the UK, Europe and South Africa contact your local representative below:
For more information about SAGE Full Text Collections contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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SAGE Account Managers work closely with our Customer Service and Sales team to ensure that you receive full support for our online services. This includes our Consortia and SAGE Full Text Collections offering, Backfile purchase, eReference and online technical support. Your Account Manager will be happy to assist you with any questions you may have about our online products. Please contact email@example.com with any queries.
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