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Elsevier and the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG) Deliver Specialized Content to Exploration Geologists

  Elsevier and the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG) Deliver Specialized
                      Content to Exploration Geologists

  PR Newswire

  NEW YORK, February 11, 2013

NEW YORK, February 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

 Over a century's worth of geological maps from SEG are now discoverable and
                        downloadable through Geofacets

Elsevier , a world-leading provider of scientific, medical and technical
information products and services, and the Society of Economic Geologists
(SEG) today announced the inclusion of maps from SEG's flagship Economic
Geology journal into Geofacets , Elsevier's research tool for geoscientists
working in exploration. The joint effort means that geoscientists in the
metals and mining, and oil and gas industries can now access over 250,000 maps
via Geofacets, including approximately 15,000 that have been published in
Economic Geology over the past 107 years.

With SEG's established presence in the metals and mining industry, and
Economic Geology being a premier publication for geologists seeking to
understand, describe and discover ore deposits, this collaboration
significantly increases the value of Geofacets for geologists focused on
metals and mineral exploration.

"Locating mineral deposits and extracting metals is a painstaking task at the
best of times: with viable deposits rare and extraction often complex,
geoscientists need all the help they can get," said Brian Hoal, Executive
Director at SEG. "Through our collaboration with Elsevier, our members and
other geologists in the industry can quickly discover our published maps --
helping them to develop vital insights when identifying possible new resources
that many industries rely upon."

Launched by Elsevier in 2010 and used by companies around the world, Geofacets
offers map-based searching and filters that allow quick discovery and download
of georeferenced geological maps. Its large database includes maps from
Elsevier's top Earth science journals, as well as esteemed publications of the
Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM), the Geological Society of London and
most recently, SEG.

"More than just 'exploration', we are in the business of discovery. And
nowadays, many people would agree that we are not discovering enough," said
John Thompson, a veteran within the industry with experience in senior-level
roles in the SEG and in companies such as Teck Resources and PetraScience
Consultants. "We are hounds for information, but it's not just about that.
It's about finding good information, finding it quickly and easily; then being
able to use it for the work that we do. And this is what Geofacets is all
about."

"Any company in the exploration business knows that it is both risky and
expensive, requiring significant investment of time and resources" adds Phoebe
McMellon, Senior Product Manager of Geofacets at Elsevier. "To avoid
unsuccessful ventures and investment, proper due diligence is critical and
starts with having as much accurate scientific data and information as
possible. By combining SEG's highly-regarded content with Elsevier's and other
trusted sources' into one easy-to-use web-based tool, we hope to help
exploration geologists leverage critical content that they might never have
uncovered otherwise."

The Society of Economic Geologists' content is now available to Geofacets
users. For more information, visit http://www.geofacets.com/info/seg

About Geofacets

Geofacets is an innovative research tool for geoscientists that offers
map-based search and access to over 250,000 geological maps from Elsevier and
its content partners. With all maps downloadable and 165,000 georeferenced, it
integrates with GIS and other presentation software. Developed to complement
the way geoscientists work, Geofacets is used by leading companies around the
world for exploration research projects such as regional studies for new
ventures and lease opportunity evaluations in oil and gas, and analysis of
greenfield and brownfield exploration opportunities in metals and mining.

About  the Society of Economic Geologists

The Society of Economic Geologists (SEG) is the leading organization dedicated
to advancing science and discovery in the field of economic geology. The
Society's nearly 7,000 members are based in over 100 countries and include
representatives from industry, academia, non-profit, and government
institutions. SEG has close ties with two independent corporations, SEG
Foundation and SEG Canada Foundation, that fund educational geoscientific
programs endorsed by the Society. Publications, conferences, short courses,
and field trips ensure active communication of economic geology-related
concepts within the membership and with the economic geology profession at
large. For more information, visit http://www.segweb.org .

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical
information products and services. The company works in partnership with the
global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals,
including The Lancet and Cell , and close to 20,000 book titles, including
major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions
include ScienceDirect , Scopus , Reaxys , ClinicalKey and Mosby's Nursing
Suite , which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals,
and the SciVal suite and MEDai's Pinpoint Review , which help research and
health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people
worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC , a world-leading
publisher and information provider, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier
PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL
(London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

Media contact Elisabeth Griffioen Elsevier +31-20-485-2247
l.griffioen@elsevier.com

Dominic Walsh Spark Communications +44-(0)20-7436-0420
Elsevier@sparkcomms.co.uk
 
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