AMSTERDAM, November 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Elsevier, a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced it is partnering with several universities from around the globe to launch Scholarly Perspectives 2009, a webinar series for librarians and researchers. Senior researchers and librarians from the University of Aberdeen, Princeton University and HKU (The University of Hong Kong) will discuss best practices and share case studies on a range of topics including the strategies and tools needed to support multidisciplinary research as well as the role of Ebooks, among others.

Each live, 65-minute webcast in the Scholarly Perspectives 2009 series will focus on a key issue impacting today's academic libraries and feature both a senior librarian and researcher from the hosting university as well as an Elsevier representative. A brief question and answer session will close each event. Following are details on the three webinars:

- Research Without Borders: Interdisciplinary Research - Hosted by the University of Aberdeen, November 2nd, 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. GMT. Topics scheduled: - A library menu of tools to aid interdisciplinary research and discovery - Creating inter-content connections and locating knowledgeable experts in new fields with a case example on Carbon Capture Storage - Researcher case study: How scholarly data retrieval and expert finding in new and related fields works in practice with a case example on Carbon Capture Storage. - A Life Science Lens: Connecting to Relevant Sources - Hosted by Princeton University November 20th, 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. EST. Topics scheduled: - Researcher case study: Framing the information retrieval challenge for the life scientist - How can library services and expertise help address the Life scientist's information retrieval challenge? - Using smart technology to accelerate life science research - Enriching Research and Teaching Through Ebook Content - Hosted by Hong Kong University, November 30th, 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. GMT. Topics scheduled: - Understanding the role of Ebooks in the research workflow - Hong Kong University: Lessons learned from building the world's largest Ebook collection - Course case study: A primer on building Ebooks into a course reading list

If you are interested in registering for any one of webinars in the Scholarly Perspectives 2009 series or for more information, please contact Jessica Disch at or +1-212-752-8338.

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