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Clarivate Plc launched the Arabic Citation Index (ARCI), the world's first local language citation index.

Posted 1 September 2020

The purchase of SlideShare from LinkedIn by Scribd raises questions about slide and document sharing.

Posted 1 September 2020

In South Africa, copyright law has become both contentious and political. The Copyright Amendment Bill (B13-2017) was introduced in the National Assembly on 1 May 2017. The intent was to modernize the Copyright Act, which has been in force since 1978. Not only was this written before the internet became such a powerful force, it was during Apartheid. Clearly, it needs to be brought up to date. How, exactly to do that is at the heart of the contentiousness of the current process.

Posted 1 September 2020

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and Stanford Libraries have released a public, open platform for the Digital Library of the Middle East (DLME). It will be one of the world's largest online archives of Middle Eastern and North African artifacts. The DLME aggregates, through an ongoing program, digital records of published materials, documents, maps, artifacts, audiovisual recordings, and more from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

Posted 1 September 2020

Publishers of some of the world's most impactful research journals and books have committed to tackling bias and discrimination by signing up to the Royal Society of Chemistry's Joint commitment for action on inclusion and diversity in publishing.

Posted 4 August 2020

Knowledge Unlatched (KU) and OpenAPC are expanding the OpenAPC dataset to support the inclusion of Book Processing Charges (BPCs)

Posted 4 August 2020

The Dutch Digital Heritage Network (DDHN) and the Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) are working together to develop a Virtual Research Environment (VRE) with preservation tools.

Posted 4 August 2020

Clarivate Plc , known in library circules for the Web of Science, Cortellis, Derwent, CompuMark, MarkMonitor and Techstreet, signed a definitive agreement to combine with CPA Global, a global leader in intellectual property software and tech-enabled services.

Posted 4 August 2020

The newly-launched Platform for Responsible Editorial Policies (PREP) facilitates the transparent review and research into peer-review procedures at 401 journals.

Posted 7 July 2020

Google's latest annual spam report said its preventative spam efforts resulted in over 99% of search results being spam-free and that it found 25 billion pages discovered every day are spammy.

Posted 7 July 2020

Elsevier released the 2019 CiteScore values, its latest assessment of thousands of peer-reviewed research journals, book series, conference proceedings and trade publications covered in Scopus.

Posted 7 July 2020

ProQuest's platform enhancements that make subscription and open access content readily searchable on the open web reveals a volume and variety of source material of benefit to students, teachers and the general public.

Posted 7 July 2020

The UK electronic information Group (UKeiG) is now publishing its eLucidate journal on a new web platform, using the Public Knowledge Project's Open Journal Systems (OJS) hosted by the University of Alberta.

Posted 7 July 2020

IFLA, the International Federation of Libraries and Institutions, compiled a guide to the policies and procedures of libraries around the world as they move towards reopening libraries.

Posted 7 July 2020

The UK government decided to eliminate VAT on digital publications earlier than originally planned.

Posted 4 June 2020

Coursera announced CourseMatch, which will match Coursera MOOCs to on-campus university courses.

Posted 4 June 2020

In order to adapt the current strategy and organisational scheme to the priorities and realities of the Qwant search engine, a new leadership team is now in place.

Posted 4 June 2020

The eight shortlists for the 2020 Nibbies have been revealed.

Posted 20 March 2020

This year over 50 submissions from around the world were received.

Posted 19 March 2020

DPC aims to support and enable institutions at all stages of maturity in the digital preservation journey.

Posted 19 March 2020

A shortlist of eight titles for each of the Medals has been revealed.

Posted 19 March 2020

Authorities found Apple guilty of a series of anti-competitive practices.

Posted 17 March 2020

Over 50 publishers are participating in the initiative to allow unlimited numbers of users access to ebooks. The list is expected to grow.

Posted 17 March 2020

Springer Nature is the largest OA publisher of primary research.

Posted 16 March 2020

Library innovation conference highlights 2020 theme of ‘Strategies, solutions, stories, and strength'

Posted 9 March 2020

The Association of European Research Libraries (LIBER) has published a midway review of its five-year strategy.

Posted 6 March 2020

2019 figures reveal growing impact of OA works in its collection.

Posted 5 March 2020

Three-year agreement offers open access and publishing.

Posted 17 February 2020

Annual figure exceeds 10,000 for the first time.

Posted 17 February 2020

Move will help strengthen Taylor & Francis' capabilities in open access and open research and will extend its range of innovative publishing services.

Posted 13 January 2020

The deal will enable greater visibility, impact, efficiency, transparency and sustainability in the dissemination of German research.

Posted 13 January 2020

A major breakthrough for open science.

Posted 13 January 2020

The University Press Redux Sustainability Award will be presented at the ALPSP conference in March 2020

Posted 8 January 2020

Facebook will remove videos modified by AI and designed to deceive.

Posted 8 January 2020

Professor Ingemar J. Cox - win recognises his major and sustained contributions to the field of information retrieval.

Posted 30 December 2019

Five UK-based society publishers have signed pilot transitional OA agreements courtesy of Jisc.

Posted 10 December 2019

OpenMonographs.org wants to change the landscape of scholarly book publishing.

Posted 4 December 2019

Oxford University Press has reached agreement with Iowa State University Library.

Posted 3 December 2019

Research study aims to discover if there is a gender difference in requests for assistance.

Posted 3 December 2019

Twitter has backtracked on its announcement regarding inactive accounts.

Posted 29 November 2019

Beta version of resource for six cultural and heritage organisations announced.

Posted 27 November 2019

Call for submissions released; deadline mid-January 2020.

Posted 25 November 2019

The London Library is the largest independent lending library in the world.

Posted 20 November 2019

CARL releases statement on benefits to society of Open Education.

Posted 15 November 2019

A miniature manuscript written by 14-year old Charlotte Brontë is expected to fetch at least £650,000 at auction in Paris.

Posted 13 November 2019

Twitter has announced a new Topics feature.

Posted 12 November 2019

New premises found after successful fundraising campaign.

Posted 12 November 2019

Collaboration with Google announced.

Posted 8 November 2019

Almost 50,000 free to use images released.

Posted 4 November 2019

Aim is to provide links between citations and digital content.

Posted 2 November 2019

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