Tuesday, March 16, 2010

SpringerImages exceeds 2 million images

Springer continues growing image database with high-quality scientific and medical images

March 15th, 2010 - Springer Science+Business Media's online image database SpringerImages (www.SpringerImages.com), which was launched in July 2009 with 1.5 million images, now includes over two million images.

SpringerImages is a growing collection of high-quality scientific images, tables, charts and graphs from Images.MD, as well as images from Springer journals and books, including Open Access content. The images span all scientific subject areas. The platform allows users to search fast, broadly and accurately through captions and keywords (both author-provided and user-generated). It also provides bibliographic information for the sources, as well as one-click access to the full text, allowing users to delve deeper into the context of the image and research surrounding it.

"Images are a central component of STM content and we are delighted to see SpringerImages growing at such a fast rate," said Olaf Ernst, President of eProduct Management & Innovation at Springer. "As we continue to develop the product with scientific and medical images from high-quality sources, we are also looking to incorporate images from other publishers into the database."

Images obtained from SpringerImages can be used for almost all non-commercial purposes, including integration into presentations and PDF documents. The platform enables the user to store image sets and saved searches. Image sets can be exported to PDF or PowerPoint (including their bibliographic data) with one click. SpringerImages recently implemented Copyright Clearance Center's point of content licensing tool Rightslink® for direct licensing needs.

Springer Science+Business Media (www.springer.com) is a leading global scientific publisher, delivering quality content through innovative information products and services. The company is also a trusted provider of local-language professional publications in Europe, especially in Germany and the Netherlands. In the science, technology and medicine (STM) sector, the group publishes around 2,000 journals and more than 6,500 new books a year, as well as the largest STM eBook Collection worldwide. Springer has operations in about 20 countries in Europe, the USA, and Asia, and more than 5,000 employees. In 2008, it generated annual sales of around EUR 880 million.

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1 comment:

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