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Publishing houses plan to cooperate to help accelerate the transformation towards open access and research

Posted 1 November 2022

The two tertiary education sector bodies officially join forces from 4 October 2022.

Posted 1 November 2022

The new interface for Gale Business: Insights provides increases access to tools and databases on one platform, improving research outcomes for students, researhers and faculty.

Posted 1 November 2022

eLife decided to end accept/reject decisions following peer review, opting to emphasise the public peer review of preprints, restoring author autonomy and promoting the assessment of scientists based on what rather than where they publish.

Posted 1 November 2022

This massive open dataset now brings the entirety of the Archive's international television news holdings to selections from 98 channels across 50 countries and territories, in 35 languages and dialects, spanning 20 years of content.

Posted 4 October 2022

The ebooks, many of which were already incorporated into course syllabi worldwide, disappeared from ProQuest at the end of August, which marked the beginning of the school year for many institutions of higher learning.

Posted 4 October 2022

The reference manager was built for collaborative research teams looking to drive organization and collaboration at scale.

Posted 4 October 2022

The Getty Trust commits $30 million to digitize the Johnson Publishing Company archive, which features more than 4 million prints and negatives that chronicle 20th-century Black life.

Posted 6 September 2022

Oxford University Press announced the migration of its book content to Oxford Academic—the online platform for its academic research—and, separately, announced the expansion of its agreement with the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) to make its content more accessible.

Posted 6 September 2022

In an 8 page memo titled "Ensuring Free, Immediate, and Equitable Access to Federally Funded Research",  issued on 25 August 2022, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy directed federal agencies to begin adopting policies that would make taxpayer-funded research free and accessible to the general public. 

Posted 6 September 2022

OCLC expands web visibility subscription options to improve impact and exposure for more libraries worldwide.

Posted 6 September 2022

The IFLA/UNESCO Public Library Manifesto proclaims UNESCO's belief in the public library as a living force for education, culture and information, and as an essential agent for the fostering of peace and welfare through the minds of all people.

Posted 2 August 2022

In recognition of the challenges around information contract management, user access and entitlements, data licensing and copyright compliance, Couranto and CCC (Copyright Clearance Center) are partnering to further advance the working knowledge related to copyright compliance through practical information solutions.

Posted 2 August 2022

Springshare and PowerNotes announced that the LibChat library chat is now seamlessly integrated with PowerNotes, a tool designed specifically to manage the entire academic research process from discovery through writing. 

Posted 2 August 2022

SAGE Publishing, the Nuffield Foundation and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), launched SAGE Research Methods Teaching.

Posted 5 July 2022

On 13 June 2022, OCLC filed suit against Clarivate PLC and its subsidiaries, Clarivate Analytics (US) LLP, Ex Libris, and ProQuest in the United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio.

Posted 5 July 2022

Bloomsbury Publishing, which acquired ABC-Clio and Libraries Unlimited in January 2022, has relaunched its Cite Them Right site.

Posted 5 July 2022

The database will offer equitable perspectives on U.K. and Ireland current events.

Posted 7 June 2022

he acquisition, said CCC, reflects its ongoing commitment to promoting interoperability, addressing market friction and collaborating with stakeholders. It also further solidifies its transformation from focusing on copyright compliance and content to becoming involved with the entire lifecycle of content creation, research management, and information analysis as part of organisation's workflow.

Posted 7 June 2022

Publishers are invited to support the initiative and nominate content to be summarized and promoted.

Posted 7 June 2022

After the release of Secretary General Gerald Leitner from his duties in April, followed quickly by resignations of the President-elect, Antonia Arahova, and the Treasurer, Perry Moree, new IFLA elections are scheduled.

Posted 3 May 2022

21 journals to be renamed as Springer Nature and Clarivate work together to enable titles to become gender neutral.

Posted 3 May 2022

Google now links search results directly to records of print books in hundreds of libraries using WorldCat data

Posted 3 May 2022

Recognizing that information these days comes to us from an enormous number of sources and different directions, Google's new fact checking features helps searchers sort out what information is credible and what isn't.

Posted 5 April 2022

The integration of Scopus data will support the monitoring and evaluation of Germany's transition towards open access.

Posted 5 April 2022

CASRAI (Consortia Advancing Standards in Research Administration Information), founded in 2006 as an international, non-profit membership organisation with the main aim to reduce the administrative burden associated with, the process of collecting information from researchers during the research lifecycle ceased operations in 2020. . The future of its resources are now secured through arrangements with CODATA, euroCRIS and NISO.

Posted 5 April 2022

A new partnership between IOP Publishing and Get Full Text Research aims to make access to information easier for researchers.

Posted 5 April 2022

The acquisition includes Informa's full portfolio of specialist brands which includes the Citeline suite of products, Trialtrove, Sitetrove, Pharmaprojects and Citeline branded products, as well as Biomedtracker, Clinerion, Datamonitor Healthcare, Pink Sheet, Scrip, Skipta, and TrialScope. The acquisition is expected to complete within the first half of 2022, subject to any relevant regulatory clearances. Its publications and data are well represented in Dow Jones Factiva and LexisNexis

Posted 1 March 2022

For the foodies and food researchers among us, EBSCO now has extensive full-text coverage of food and nutrition resources available

Posted 1 March 2022

EthicsFinder, hosted by Australian Catholic University, features expertly curated information on topics of interest to researchers in the field of ethics.

Posted 1 March 2022

The updated Trend Report 2021 is based on ideas submitted by emerging library leaders ahead of the 2021 World Library and Information Congress to be held in Dublin, Ireland, in July 2022 and features 20 suggested trends.

Posted 1 February 2022

Article Galaxy Scholar (AGS) offers a one-stop solution to connect end users to Open Access articles.

Posted 1 February 2022

The UK and Ireland's major university presses launched a new framework for collaboration for equity, diversity, inclusivity and belonging in the workplace, called EvenUP. 

Posted 1 February 2022

The pilot, a collaboration with the publishers in an attempt to help researchers find and access content more easily, is intended to last between four and six months, with articles appearing in search and browse lists. The GetFTR button will allow authorized users to access the full text of articles.

Posted 1 February 2022

The new report provides new insights for building a successful AI ecosystem, based on data from Clarivate databases.

Posted 5 January 2022

VR experience demonstrates benefits of immersive learning for soft skills training in higher education.

Posted 5 January 2022

CABI launched searchRxiv (pronounced ‘search archive'), its new open access platform. The website is designed to let researchers report, store and share their searches, thus helping with the review and re-use of existing searches to make research quicker and easier.

Posted 5 January 2022

ResearchGate and Rockefeller University Press (RUP) completed the first phase of their content syndication pilot partnership, in line with other agreements between publishers and ResearchGate.

Posted 7 December 2021

In its latest list, Clarivate identifies the one in 1,000 "citation elite". Although researchers based in the USA dominate, China has nearly doubled its share of highly cited researchers in four years.

Posted 7 December 2021

The features are designed to help conference organizers around the globe provide advanced audience engagement, combat digital fatigue, and improve the marketability of their event.

Posted 7 December 2021

Lean Library, a browser extension from SAGE Publishing that delivers library services into the patron's workflow, is  partnering with TDNet, provider of TDNet Discover, a unified library discovery and content management solution. Together, Lean Library and TDNet will provide libraries with the ability to deliver their library search results to patrons ‘in their workflow' on academic resources and websites such as Google and Wikipedia.

Posted 2 November 2021

COPIM funding pilot for OA monographs gathers steam

Posted 2 November 2021

The OECD iLibrary platform has enhanced its content offering with the addition of OECD podcasts.

Posted 2 November 2021

Despite the increasing awareness of the perils of predatory journals and librarians' warnings about their dangers, the number of journals is rising not falling as the academic community had hoped.

Posted 5 October 2021

The latest MUSE in Focus: Humanity's "Code Red" on Climate Change is now available

Posted 5 October 2021

Dialog Solutions announced it was adding the ClinicalTrials.gov database to its platform. Since ClinicalTrials.gov is a free database on the web, what is the advantage to searching it on Dialog?

Posted 5 October 2021

Smart academic seminar platform creates an accelerated and early route to communicating scholarly research

Posted 7 September 2021

In a year of exceptional growth of the ISSN Network, the ISSN International Centre is delighted to announce the opening of the 93rd ISSN National Centre in Lima, Peru, on August 24th, 2021, almost exactly 200 years after the founding of the National Library of Peru, which houses the Centre.

Posted 7 September 2021

The debate over controlled digital lending continues, with presentations from the World Library & Information Congress, statements from IFLA and new products from Ex Libris and EBSCO.

Posted 7 September 2021

Axel Springer signed an agreement to acquire POLITICO, Nexstar acquired digital media platform The Hill, and Forbes merged with the special interest acquisition company Magnum Opus Acquisition Ltd.

Posted 7 September 2021

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