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SpringerProtocols

Comprehensive database of peer reviewed, reproducible procedures for scientific
experiments

Izmir, 18 May 2009

9th Meeting of Southern European Libraries

Consortia (SELL)

Presented by Thijs Willems


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Contents


What are protocols?


SpringerProtocols: content


SpringerProtocols: platforms


SpringerProtocols: business model



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What is a protocol?


Step
-
by
-
step instructions, in a standardized format,

that help researchers recreate experiments in their laboratory.


Predefined written procedural methods in the design and
implementation of experiments including:


Bias


Safety


Equipment


Statistical methods


Reporting


Troubleshooting

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What is a protocol?


Background info on the experiment


Materials needed to do the experiments


Methods


the how to’s


Notes


References

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Recreating experiments


Protocols are used wherever scientific experiments are conducted



Laboratory methods often first published in research literature


these often lack details of what can go wrong, hints and
troubleshooting advise.



Particularly for life sciences it’s important to document the
course experiments
precisely
, step
-
by
-
step, so that other
researchers can reproduce them.


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Which kind of organizations use protocols?


All libraries supporting biological research


Medical libraries with an affiliation to medical schools or research
institutions


Hospital libraries with extensive research within their organization


Pharmaceutical corporate libraries


Biotechnology companies


Governmental institutions with life science / health science research
departments

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Applications for protocols



Biological science


Stem cells


Genomics


Bioinformatics


Neuroscience


Nanobiotechnology




Molecular medicine


Cancer research


Infectious disease



Biotechnology


Pharmaceutical manufacturing


Nutrition


Environmental monitoring


Enzyme manufacture used for
human health


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SPRINGER PROTOCOLS

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High quality content



Book Series


Methods in Molecular Biology

Editor: Dr. John M. Walker


Methods in Molecular Medicine


Methods in Biotechnology


Methods in Pharmacology and
Toxicology


NeuroMethods





Journals


All protocols are peer
-
reviewed



Hand Books


The Protein Protocols Handbook


Molecular Biomethods Handbook

And many more….


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High quality content


subject collections


Biochemistry






Biotechnology





Cell Biology






Imaging/Radiology




Infectious Diseases




Molecular Medicine




Pharmacology/Toxicology



Protein Science


Bioinformatics


Cancer Research


Genetics/Genomics


Immunology


Microbiology


Neuroscience


Plant Sciences

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Discoveribility

Majority of Springer Protocols are available in other indexes:


MEDLINE


PubMed


Embase.com


Scopus


ISI Web of Science


Google and Google Scholar


And many more…

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Largest collection of protocols

protocols

2008

2009

18,000

20,000

Springer Protocols
database adds
about 2,000
protocols every year

The Springer Protocols database keeps the alternative
version, when a protocol is being updated. This allow labs
without latest equipment to produce the same experiment
with older equipment or methods


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PLATFORMS

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Search

Browse

Interactive tools

Account functionality

Inside SpingerProtocols

Popular searches

Popular protocols

New protocols

SP: Homepage

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SP: Full
-
text protocol

Table of content

Bibliographic info

Article tools

Abstract

Useful tools

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SL: Homepage

Filter by content type

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SL: Full
-
text protocol

Bibliographic info

Useful tools

PDF & HTML link

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BUSINESS MODEL

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Business model


Institutional licenses only, no individual subscriptions


Two types of licenses:


Access
-
only OR


Archival rights


Annual subscription fee


Content:


Subject packages


only access via SpringerProtocols


Full collection
-

access via SpringerProtocols
and

SpringerLink



Tiered pricing based on size of institution


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Availability

Access model

Protocols Collection



Subject Packages


Target customer

Core academic & corporate
libraries

Small academic

Small corp. & specialty labs










Pricing strategy

Tiered by instit. size

Larger discount than purchasing
packages

Tiered pricing by institution size

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Our main competitors

Publisher

Product name

Protocols

Annual content
increase

Wiley

Current
Protocols

10,644

500
-
700

(updated quarterly)

Nature

Nature
Protocols

780

360

(updated monthly)

Cold Spring
Harbor

CSH Protocols


2000

n/a

Springer

Springer
Protocols

18,000

2,000

(updated daily)

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Current Protocols Comparison



Protocol Amount

18,000

10,644

Subject Collections

15

16 (incl. 2 inactive)

Content Updated

Daily

Quaterly

Alternative Protocols

All protocols available

Only current protocols
available

Indexed by Pubmed

78%

6 out of 14 collections have
been indexed

Platform

Choice of two. Integrated
solution or end user optimized

CurrentProtocols.com and
Interscience

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Trial


Trial (new customers only)


60 days duration


With consent to market directly to end users during trial


Usage statistics available during and after trial

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Questions or more info?

Rest of World (EMEA, Asia and Oceania)


Thijs Willems


Global eProduct Manager


thijs.willems@springer.com