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Advances in machine-generated content are changing scholarly publishing and Springer Nature is in the forefront of adopting its usage. What does this mean for researchers, scholarly publishing and librarians?

Posted 5 January 2021

Suite of solutions designed to improve patient-centered outcomes, increase patient engagement and support value-based care 

Posted 5 January 2021

Yewno, a leading provider of Artificial Intelligence solutions, announced the enhancement of the Yewno Discover research platform to include news content.

Posted 5 January 2021

The UK electronic information Group (UKeiG), is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2020 Tony Kent Strix Memorial Award is Ian Ruthven, Professor of Information Seeking and Retrieval at the Department of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Strathclyde.

Posted 5 January 2021

Readers in 39 countries across North Africa and the Middle East will have a new affordable option for accessing the latest research, following a new partnership between leading academic publisher Taylor & Francis Group and the information services experts at Knowledge E.

Posted 1 December 2020

Partnership Offers Libraries in Germany More Options when Considering Adopting the FOLIO Library Services Platform

Posted 1 December 2020

ProQuest's investment in virtual conference venue Underline Science is a harbinger of making conference papers and presentations more findable for librarians and the scholarly community.

Posted 1 December 2020

The Institution of Engineering and Technology's (IET) Inspec database has reached over 20 million indexed records throughout its 50-year history.

Posted 1 December 2020

Law firms around the world can now expand their legal research by uploading their own documents to vLex Cloud and combine their knowledge with vLex's global collection of legal information to create a research resource personalised to the needs of the firm and their clients.

Posted 3 November 2020

The Yewno Discover platform now integrates with the Ex Libris Primo discovery service to offer libraries the opportunity to create additional exploration paths for their students.

Posted 3 November 2020

Moody's acquisition of Acquire Media provides indications about the future of news aggregators but raises questions about library access to Moody's full range of analytics products.

Posted 3 November 2020

The newly released draft Recommendation on Open Science by UNESCO is an important milestone towards establishing a global policy for openness in scientific research and dissemination of results.

Posted 3 November 2020

The Next Generation Library Publishing project has published a report that seeks to improve the publishing pathways and choices available to authors, editors and readers

Posted 3 November 2020

WIPO (the World Intellectual Property Organization) launched WIPO Lex-Judgments, a new database that provides free access to leading judicial decisions related to intellectual property law, worldwide.

Posted 6 October 2020

Elsevier published a landmark report on The Power of Research to Advance the SDGs. It strengthens the understanding of the global SDG efforts and identifies the lack of sex and gender dimension across SDG research.

Posted 6 October 2020

The Educational Publishers Enforcement Group (EPEG) publishers, consisting of Cengage, Elsevier, Macmillan Learning, McGraw Hill and Pearson, have obtained a Preliminary Injunction from the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York against 63 eBook websites that sell illegal, unlicensed eBooks using the functionalities of Google and Microsoft.

Posted 6 October 2020

A freely available toolkit helps academic book authors to better understand open access book publishing.

Posted 6 October 2020

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

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