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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

As part of a long-term strategy by Clarivate to remove friction from IP management processes by connecting the IP ecosystem, Clavivate Plc plans to integrate its trademark portfolio databases. It says this will reduce manual data entry efforts to help customers save time and increase data quality.

Posted 3 August 2021

UKeIG announces that nominations are open for the International Information Manager of the Year Award 2021 and for the Tony Kent Strix Award 2021

Posted 3 August 2021

Dataminr, a real-time information discovery platform, acquired WatchKeeper, a data geo-visualisation platform for corporate enterprises.

Posted 3 August 2021

Two Google initiatives over the past few months resonate particularly well with information professionals. Google Scholar added a "Public access" section to track and manage public access mandates and Google Search can now detect when a topic is rapidly evolving and warn people to check back late.

Posted 6 July 2021

Project MUSE is partnering with UNSILO, a Cactus Communications (CACTUS) brand that develops artificial intelligence(AI)-powered solutions for publishers, to implement robust new AI-driven content recommendations throughout its massive collection of books and journals in the humanities and social sciences.

Posted 6 July 2021

Web Audio API enables the creation and manipulation of music and sounds, directly in the browser

Posted 6 July 2021

Clarivate announced it will acquire ProQuest from the privately-held, family-owned, Cambridge Information Group and the minority owner Atairos. Both these library titans are deeply embedded in libraries worldwide so this industry consolidation has significant implications not only for investors but also for the entire information industry, broadly defined.

Posted 1 June 2021

The European Union have proposed new rules and actions regarding Artificial Intelligence, in line with its desire to make "Europe fit for the Digital Age". Although most commentary regarding the proposed AI regulations have centred on "Big Tech", the library community is also affected. Library organisations, particularly IFLA, have been interested in issues surrounding new technologies such as AI for several years.

Posted 1 June 2021

Quartex, an Adam Matthew Digital SaaS platform, announced the launch of Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR) Transcription, which creates automated, fully searchable transcriptions of manuscript assets with a single click.

Posted 1 June 2021

CLIR has become the administrative home of the International Internet Preservation Consortium with the move of its senior program officer, Olga Holownia, to the CLIR staff. Founded in 2003, the IIPC is an international organization of member institutions from more than 35 countries that work to collect, preserve, and make accessible knowledge from the global web. Its activities include providing a forum for the sharing of knowledge about web archiving, collaborating on research and development projects, funding technical, curatorial, and educational projects, managing working groups, and convening the annual Web Archiving Conference and General Assembly.

Posted 1 June 2021

The BookSubMarine portal makes it easier for authors from all academic disciplines to submit their theses and dissertations for publication as a book and provides comprehensive support throughout the publication process.

Posted 4 May 2021

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