The Royal Marsden Manual Online extends the usefulness of the standard reference work on nursing good practice by employing Web 2.0 User Generated Content (UGC) in enabling local trusts to add their own Trust-specific procedure guidelines. Users can comment on procedures in the Manual and add extra information which carries their attribution and contact details. A sophisticated back-end puts control and workflow in the hands of the individual Trust, enabling administrators to manage the workflow process and set their own schedules for review.
The ALPSP award for PUBLISHING INNOVATION is in recognition of a truly innovative approach to any aspect of publication. Applications are judged on their originality and innovative qualities, together with their utility, benefit to their community and long term prospects.
Richard Padley, Managing Director, Semantico, said: 'We are delighted that Wiley Blackwell and ourselves have been nominated for this award. The online manual demonstrates new possibilities for the use of authoritative texts as 'embedded' tools in professional practice and is a perfect example of what can be achieved when transferring print manuals online”
The winner of the award will be announced on 10 September at the ALPSP International Conference Dinner at the Oxford Belfry.
Semantico (semantico.com) was formed in 1999 to develop online publishing solutions for the publishing industry. Its mission is to be the partner of choice in helping clients realise the full potential of internet technologies for delivering digital information services. Semantico works to make clients' information ever more discoverable, more useful and more valuable.
Semantico's content delivery tool-sets, subscription management products, and hosting and support services enable rapid and robust, customised solutions for a wide range of clients.
Semantico's management team has a considerable breadth of experience in publishing, e-commerce B2B and B2C online sectors. Its strong engineering background allied with a focus on user-centred design processes ensure that it maintains high standards in its existing and new products, while providing the innovation necessary to compete effectively in emerging online markets.
Wiley-Blackwell is the international scientific, technical, medical and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons, with strengths in every major academic and professional field and partnerships with many of the world’s leading societies. Wiley-Blackwell publishes over 1,400 peer-reviewed journals as well as 1,500+ new books annually in print and online, as well as databases, major reference works and laboratory protocols.
About The Royal Marsden
The Royal Marsden opened its doors in 1851 as the world’s first hospital dedicated to cancer treatment, research and education.
For over 150 years, it has been passionate about sharing its knowledge of cancer. This passion and commitment led us to develop The Royal Marsden School of Cancer Nursing and Rehabilitation, the UK's only dedicated provider of cancer education.
Today, together with its academic partner, The Institute of Cancer Research, The Royal Marsden is the largest and most comprehensive cancer centre in Europe treating over 40,000 patients every year. It is a centre of excellence, and the only NHS Trust to achieve the highest possible ranking in the Healthcare Commission’s Annual Health Check for the third year in a row.
Since 2004, the hospital’s charity, The Royal Marsden Cancer Campaign, has helped raise over £43 million to build theatres, diagnostic centres, and drug development units.
Prince William became President of The Royal Marsden in 2007, following a long royal connection with the hospital.
About the ALPSP Awards
PANEL OF JUDGES
• Hazel Woodward, University Librarian & Director of Cranfield Press (Chair);
• Geoffrey Bilder, Director of Strategic Initiatives, CrossRef;
• Richard Gedye, Research Director, Oxford Journals;
• Hugh Look, Senior Consultant, Rightscom;
• Ann Lawson, Publisher Relations Executive, EBSCO Information Services;
• Mark Ware, Director, Mark Ware Consulting.
The 2009 ALPSP International Conference will be held at the Oxford Belfry near Oxford, UK from 9-11 September 2009. This year's programme is topical and stimulating with an excellent international line-up of speakers addressing topics across the breadth of scholarly publishing - it offers an excellent platform for sharing information and discussing new developments and best practice. There is also plenty of time for networking. With fees held at 2008 levels plus free pre-conference workshops, the meeting offers excellent value for anyone working in scholarly communication and related industries.