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Springer sold to private equity firms Friday, 18 December 2009 3:29 pm

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In the information industry, merging and acquisition is so common, normally I don’t track them and are not interested in them at all.  But since Springer is the second largest STM (science, technology and medicine) publisher, I thought I’ll just post about it, I’m sure some would like to know about it :-).

The sale involves $146 million in case and the transfer of $3.22 billion of debt.

Read more on London Times or LJ.

I’m back!!! Thursday, 7 June 2007 1:45 pm

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Dear readers of this blog,

You may be wondering for all these months where I’ve been … well … to make the story short, I had a baby, a baby girl on Jan. 27, and then took about three months maternity leave.  I had pretty bad preeclampsia (pregnancy induced hypertension + proteinuria), all is well now.

Of course, once you’re a parent (mother), nothing is the same any more!  Those have gone through parenthood surely can tell more.

Anyway, I’ll continue to post on this blog … probably not as often as before, since I don’t have any spare time any more :-(.

two real-time info services/resources: new environmental info service debuts (GEONETCast); EarthNow! image viewer goes live Wednesday, 29 November 2006 6:44 pm

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* From the NOAA Website:

The Group on Earth Observations introduced a vital new capability called GEONETCast. “Once fully operational, this service will put a vast range of essential environmental data at the fingertips of decision-makers and many others around the globe who might not otherwise have timely access to this information. With a 24/7 data stream, GEONETCast will provide the critical information required to protect lives and more effectively manage a world of resources,” said José Achache, director of the GEO Secretariat … Through GEONETCast, data about disease, agriculture, biodiversity, natural disasters, air and water quality, ocean conditions, ecosystems and much more will be broadcast in free or low-cost, near real-time, user-friendly formats.

* From the USGS Newsroom:

The EarthNow! image viewer went live on Nov. 2, at the USGS Center for Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS). EarthNow! displays data received from the Landsat 5 and Landsat 7 satellites as they pass over the United States. When a Landsat satellite passes within range of the ground station at the USGS EROS center, image data are downlinked and displayed in near-real time.

(thanks Gary Price for pointing out these two important real-time info service/resources).

Stump the Chump, BarCamp in Addlestone Library Friday, 27 October 2006 4:03 pm

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SEE! The Two Headed Librarian!

EXPERIENCE! The Thrill of Research!

WATCH! As Answers are Revealed!

Free research help November 2 in Addlestone Library from 3-4:30 in Room 120.

Share your favorite uses of new technologies with other students. Do you use a wiki, Flickr, blog, del.icio.us? What do you wish the librarians knew more about?

For more detail, go to the BarCampStumptheChump wiki: http://barcamp.org/BarCampStumptheChump

The hottest research and researchers of 2004-2005 Friday, 19 May 2006 2:23 pm

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"Who are the people – and what are the papers – that are having the biggest impact on current research? Science Watch®, the Thomson Scientific bimonthly publication that tracks trends and impact in today's research community, has just released its annual roundup of the hottest research and researchers of 2004-2005." — KnowledgeLink Newsletter

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