SAN CARLOS, Calif. — October 8, 2009 — Journal articles on various topics, ranging from biological physics to atomic quantum fluids, are now available on Apple iPhone and Apple iPod Touch devices. MarkLogic Corporation, a leading provider of software for information applications announced today that the American Institute of Physics (AIP) has used MarkLogic Server to launch its new mobile e-Reader application, iResearch. iResearch was developed to provide the AIP community of researchers, comprising physicists, engineers, scientists, and students, with mobile access to valuable physics journal content. Users may access iResearch via the Apple iTunes store to download the application for version 3.0 and higher.
“iResearch is an important part of AIP’s strategy to bring our content closer to end users and provide every researcher in the world with access to information wherever and whenever they need it,” said James Wonder, director of emerging technology, American Institute of Physics. “Using MarkLogic Server, we were able to bring iResearch to our community much faster. With other development approaches, we estimate it would have taken twice as long to bring such an innovative offering to our researchers.”
In addition to readily accessing AIP content through a Wi-Fi network or cellular connection, iResearch enables users to optionally save files in PDF format on their iPhone or iPod Touch devices for offline viewing. Users may navigate through journals online and then select articles they wish to read. Once the PDF file has been delivered to the device, users can save it to read at their convenience when they are offline.
“Due to its power and versatility to dynamically deliver information to users in whatever display format they need, MarkLogic Server is an ideal platform for cutting-edge mobile applications like iResearch,” said Tracy Eiler, vice president of marketing, MarkLogic Corporation. “As organizations continue to experiment with new ways to provide users with access to important content, our infrastructure continues to be at the center of the information application revolution.”
MarkLogic Server allows AIP to load its journal articles directly, combining XML content, documents, and books into a single, centralized repository. This has helped the institute avoid costly and time consuming content transformations. AIP can now get started more quickly when creating new applications like iResearch, which extend the value of its information by making it accessible to users in a wide range of delivery options.
The journals available in the iResearch application include: Applied Physics Letters, Biomicrofluidics, Chaos, Journal of Applied Physics, The Journal of Chemical Physics, Journal of Mathematical Physics, Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data, Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, Low Temperature Physics, Physics of Fluids, Physics of Plasmas, and Review of Scientific Instruments.
The American Institute of Physics is a federation of 10 physical science societies representing more than 135,000 scientists, engineers, and educators and is one of the world”s largest publishers of scientific information in the physical sciences. AIP is a leader in the field of electronic publishing of scholarly journals. It publishes 12 journals (some of which are the most highly cited in their respective fields), two magazines, including its flagship publication Physics Today; and the AIP Conference Proceedings series. Its online publishing platform Scitation hosts nearly two million articles from more than 185 scholarly journals and other publications of 28 learned society publishers.
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