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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

DeepDyve announced the availability of the DeepDyve Digital Library, a fully integrated platform aimed at helping research organisations discover, access and manage research papers. The Digital Library is a one-stop platform designed for small to medium-sized teams and organizations needing easy and affordable solutions for reading and organizing scientific papers. Although the press release states that this product doesn't need information professionals or IT staff, it should be on the radar screen of librarians, particularly those in smaller, poorly-funded institutions and companies.

Posted 4 May 2021

An April 2021 Working Paper (2021-6), published by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, details some results of investing in public libraries. Researchers from Montana State University, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and Miami University investigated outcomes of local government spending on public libraries in regard to library resources, patron usage, student achievement and local housing prices.

Posted 4 May 2021

The goal of Google News Initiative is to support news organizations around the world to not only ensure that quality journalism endures but also to fight against misinformation and disinformation. It provides training and funding towards that end. Three recent projects benefit not only journalism but also the essential need for access to information that is trustworthy, reliable and complete.

Posted 6 April 2021

The first module of Gale's new Declassified Documents Online: Twentieth-Century British Intelligence explores the history of British Intelligence during an era of global conflict and careful diplomacy, of the rise and fall of political extremes, of great strides in technology and of vast change in the everyday lives of people around the world.

Posted 6 April 2021

An unprecedented digitization program makes out-of-print works by George L. Hersey, Richard Freedman, Mark Jarzombek, Moshe Safdie, Peter Rowe, Galen Cranz, Arthur Pulos, Gilbert Hubert, and others now available as ebooks for the first time.

Posted 6 April 2021

The European Commission launched Open Research Europe, a publishing platform for scientific papers that will be accessible to everyone. The platform will present the results of research funded by Horizon Europe, the EU research and innovation programme for 2021-2027, and its predecessor, Horizon 2020.

Posted 6 April 2021

FiscalNote's strategic acquisition of Oxford Analytica should enhance FiscalNote's software, data and content offerings with Oxford Analytica's geopolitical intelligence and analysis.

Posted 1 March 2021

The United Nations SDG Publishers Compact, established at the end of 2020, encourages scholarly publishers in their activities to speed up progress towards the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Posted 1 March 2021

RBmedia, the largest audiobook producer in the world, has expanded its Spanish-language content by acquiring Booka's audiobook publishing business and its full catalog of Spanish language titles.

Posted 1 March 2021

Sci-Hub has been a thorn in the side of commercial publishers almost since its founding in 2011. Recent legal actions in India may succeed in curbing its activities, something that similar lawsuits in the U.S. have failed to accomplish.

Posted 2 February 2021

Need to take a bite out of your taxonomy efforts? Taxonomy Bootcamp London, a sister conference to Internet Librarian International, is hosting a Bite-sized version on 2 March 2021.

Posted 2 February 2021

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. doubled down on its commitment to Open Access when, on 5 January 2021, it announced the acquisition of Hindawi Limited, one of the world's fastest growing OA scientific research publishers, for a total purchase price of $298 million. This is not a total surprise, as the companies have been publishing partners since 2016 and the OA movement has been growing in momentum. Wiley has a track record of recent acquisitions in the technology space, including zyBooks, Knewton Alta, and Atypon.

Posted 2 February 2021

ProQuest announced  in mild-January the launch of ProQuest One Business, which it describes as a new solution designed to support the unique teaching and learning needs of business faculty and students, both at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Posted 2 February 2021

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

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