Meta data prospecting wins award; To Boldly Go...

The UK's Royal Society of Chemistry has won the 2007 ALPSP/Charlesworth Award for Publishing Innovation for its semantic chemical web endeavor Project Prospect. The judges described Prospect as a "clear winner" for its efforts to incorporate useful chemical meta data into online chemistry journal articles in a "delightfully simple" manner. The benefits of Project Prospect to authors and readers are immediately obvious, the judges said. Prospect was created by RSC staff together with academic partners. The judging panel considered the originality and innovative qualities of each of the fifteen entries, together with their utility and benefit to their community and long term development prospects.