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Wiley joins list of document suppliers for FIZ AutoDoc´s pay-per-view option

Wiley joins list of document suppliers for FIZ AutoDoc´s pay-per-view option

Wiley will be available as a new document supplier for FIZ AutoDoc´s pay-per-view option. Thus, articles from nearly 1,600 Wiley journals, hosted on Wiley Online Library, can be ordered and downloaded immediately via FIZ AutoDoc. Wiley is the international scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons, with strengths in every major academic and professional field[Read More…]

by July 30, 2015 World
BMJ partners with European Society for Medical Oncology

BMJ partners with European Society for Medical Oncology

Global healthcare knowledge provider BMJ has partnered with the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), with the aim of publishing a new open access cancer journal (ESMO Open) from next year, the company has announced. ESMO has over 10,000 members from over 130 countries, working in cancer care and research, and the new title will be its second official journal[Read More…]

by July 29, 2015 European
Figshare Integration Possibilities with DuraCloud

Figshare Integration Possibilities with DuraCloud

Figshare, along with Digital Science, is a member of DuraSpace, the not-for-profit organization whose mission is to support open source technologies and services that promote durable, persistent access to the scholarly record. Join Dan Valen (Product Specialist, Figshare) and Carissa Smith (Product Manager,DuraCloud) to discuss the possibilities for integration between Figshare for Institutionsand DuraCloud. The webinar, taking place on Thursday Aug[Read More…]

by July 29, 2015 Digital
Rachel Armitage Joins RCNi As Managing Director

Rachel Armitage Joins RCNi As Managing Director

RCNi, publisher of the weekly magazine Nursing Standard and a host of other products, has appointed Rachel Armitage as its new Managing Director. Rachel joins from Elsevier, where she has been director of eEducation since 2012. She will lead a team of almost 100 staff in expanding the company’s e-learning portfolio and developing its continuing professional development content. RCNi will[Read More…]

by July 29, 2015 European
New Community Center offers a place online for library staff to share ideas about OCLC services, best practices

New Community Center offers a place online for library staff to share ideas about OCLC services, best practices

The new OCLC Community Center offers a place for library staff to connect online, share best practices, stay up to date on new product releases and contribute ideas to improve OCLC services. Introduced to user groups at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in June, the Community Center is now available to users ofWorldCat Discovery Services, WorldShare Management Services (WMS), WorldShare[Read More…]

by July 28, 2015 Libraries
BioMed Central launches checklist for reproducibility

BioMed Central launches checklist for reproducibility

BioMed Central has launched a pilot checklist to improve the reproducibility of studies published in its journals. In recent decades, the reproducibility of a large number of scientific studies has been called into question. Researchers were able to confirm only 11% of the findings1 in a well-publicized oncology study of preclinical research findings, while other hallmark papers in cancer through[Read More…]

by July 28, 2015 Open Access
Springer content available across ReadCube platform

Springer content available across ReadCube platform

8.4 million scientific documents available as Enhanced PDFs on ReadCube’s web, desktop and mobile applications. Springer has signed an agreement with the publishing technology company ReadCube to enhance and increase the discoverability of its journal articles, book chapters and conference proceedings via ReadCube’s web, desktop and mobile applications. More than eight million scientific documents on SpringerLink have been indexed by[Read More…]

by July 22, 2015 Digital
Simba Information Completes Acquisition of Education Market Research

Simba Information Completes Acquisition of Education Market Research

Simba Information, a leading provider of market research and analysis in educational and professional publishing, announced today that it completed its acquisition of Education Market Research (EMR). With roots back to 1968, Simba Information has been tracking the publishing industry for nearly 50 years; it currently offers 2 newsletters and several syndicated market research studies yearly covering the education publishing industry,[Read More…]

by July 21, 2015 World
Baker and Taylor implementation of CARL.X complete

Baker and Taylor implementation of CARL.X complete

Baker & Taylor has completed the second phase of its migration to CARL.X with the company’s Customized Library Services (CLS) group implementing TLC’s next generation ILS last month. With this upgrade, CLS will join Baker & Taylor’s Corporate Cataloging Services (CCS) group who have been enjoying the expanded cataloging capabilities of the CARL.X system since December 2014. Baker & Taylor’s[Read More…]

by July 21, 2015 Digital
Major Repository Networks Agree to Collaborate on Data Exchange, Technological Development, and Metadata

Major Repository Networks Agree to Collaborate on Data Exchange, Technological Development, and Metadata

On July 9 and 10, 2015, three major regional open access repository networks and aggregators (OpenAire, LA Referencia, and SHARE), along with the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR)and Center for Open Science (COS) met in Charlottesville, Virginia, to discuss synergies and potential areas of collaboration. Open access repositories are being adopted around the world to support and promote open[Read More…]

by July 21, 2015 World
German Consortium Baden-Wuerttemberg Signs Agreement with Scientific Publisher Elsevier

German Consortium Baden-Wuerttemberg Signs Agreement with Scientific Publisher Elsevier

Together with Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, the Consortium Baden-Wuerttemberg, an alliance of the scientific libraries of the federal state located in the south-west ofGermany, provides 52 universities and institutions of higher education with comprehensive access to approximately 2,500 scientific journals. With immediate effect all members of universities and institutions of higher[Read More…]

by July 21, 2015 European
Springer partners with the Fields Institute to publish two open access journals

Springer partners with the Fields Institute to publish two open access journals

SpringerOpen is now co-publishing two journals from the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences: Mathematics-in-Industry Case Studies and Fields Mathematics Education Journal. Both open access journals’ article-processing charges are covered by the Fields Institute, thereby removing all barriers to reading and publication. The Fields Institute is an international center for research and training in all areas of the mathematical[Read More…]

by July 8, 2015 Editorial, Open Access