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Innovative and EBSCO Information Services Extend Strategic Partnership

Innovative and EBSCO Information Services Extend Strategic Partnership

Innovative and EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) have extended their strategic partnership to incorporate all platforms in the expanded Innovative product portfolio, including Polaris ILS, Vital, and Virtua. The partnership activities between the two companies for Innovative’s Sierra Services Platform and Encore Duet will continue. “In recent years, EBSCO and Innovative have launched successful initiatives designed to improve the library experience[Read More…]

by January 26, 2015 Digital
Nature Publishing Group moves to CC BY 4.0 as default for open access journals

Nature Publishing Group moves to CC BY 4.0 as default for open access journals

All 18 open access journals owned by Nature Publishing Group (NPG), and two society titles published by NPG, will use the Creative Commons Attribution license CC BY 4.0 as default from today. All future open access journals will also use CC BY 4.0 as default. Carrie Calder, Director of Strategy for Open Research at Nature Publishing Group/Palgrave Macmillan said: “We’re[Read More…]

by January 26, 2015 Open Access
Future Science Group launches new OA journal – Future Science Open

Future Science Group launches new OA journal – Future Science Open

Future Science Group (FSG) has launched Future Science Open, the publisher’s first fully open access journal. Each month, Future Science Openwill publish research in all areas of biotechnology and medicine, as well as topics in biological, life and physical sciences that are relevant to human health. Future Science Open will consider publication of all original research articles that have been[Read More…]

by January 22, 2015 Open Access
Public Libraries Get a Boost with Targeted Marketing and Data Analysis from Gale

Public Libraries Get a Boost with Targeted Marketing and Data Analysis from Gale

Public libraries face challenges demonstrating their value to the communities and stakeholders they serve – just 22% of Americans say they know most or all of the services provided by their public library. To help libraries overcome these barriers, Gale, part of Cengage Learning, has added three new applications to Analytics On Demand, the first affordable big data analytics solution[Read More…]

by January 22, 2015 Libraries
Newly acquired medical journals from Informa Healthcare, Taylor & Francis

Newly acquired medical journals from Informa Healthcare, Taylor & Francis

Informa Healthcare, part of the Taylor & Francis Group, are delighted to announce the acquisition of Postgraduate Medicine, Hospital Practice and The Physician and Sportsmedicine. Established in 1916 by Charles Mayo, Postgraduate Medicine is a rapid peer-reviewed medical journal that communicates the latest research to aid physicians when making treatment decisions, with an emphasis on appealing to primary care physicians. Hospital Practice is[Read More…]

by January 22, 2015 Editorial
Wiley Announces Appointment of Mark Allin as Chief Operating Officer

Wiley Announces Appointment of Mark Allin as Chief Operating Officer

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JWa and JWb), a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in research, professional practice, and education, today announced the appointment of Mark Allin as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective May 1, 2015. In this new role, Mr. Allin will continue to report to Steve Smith, President and[Read More…]

by January 22, 2015 World
Open Access journal Palgrave Communications publishes first papers

Open Access journal Palgrave Communications publishes first papers

Palgrave Communications, the new high quality open access (OA) online-only, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary journal will publish its first articles today. The papers, which are all free to access, span a wide range of disciplines including international studies, political science, theatre and performance studies, and operational research. The first edition of the journal includes a commentary by Dr W. James Jacob,[Read More…]

by January 21, 2015 Open Access
New grants awarded to OCLC strengthen continuing education and professional development for U.S. information workers

New grants awarded to OCLC strengthen continuing education and professional development for U.S. information workers

OCLC has received grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services to advance and sustain professional development and continuing education for information workers across the United States. The grants will support continued work of the Coalition to Advance Learning in Archives, Libraries, and Museums to produce strategies for effective staff learning programs,[Read More…]

by January 21, 2015 World
Almost half of IT staff in HE are not involved in the delivery of transnational education by their own institution overseas, says report

Almost half of IT staff in HE are not involved in the delivery of transnational education by their own institution overseas, says report

Almost half of IT staff in higher education (HE) are not involved in the delivery of transnational education (TNE) by their own institution overseas, according to a joint report by Jisc and the Observatory of Borderless Higher Education (OBHE). The research – which was designed to uncover the current state of TNE in UK HE institutions – found that 45% of[Read More…]

by January 21, 2015 European
The Max Planck Society and De Gruyter sign an agreement to share bibliographical references

The Max Planck Society and De Gruyter sign an agreement to share bibliographical references

The Max Planck Society, which runs a large number of research institutes throughout Germany and beyond, and academic publisher De Gruyter have reached an agreement to share bibliographical data. Under the agreement De Gruyter will provide the Max Planck Society with bibliographical records for all of its past and future publications on language and linguistics. For its part, the Max[Read More…]

by January 20, 2015 European
Research Solutions Subsidiary Expands Reach to More than 200 Academic Libraries with Three New Library Consortiums Deals

Research Solutions Subsidiary Expands Reach to More than 200 Academic Libraries with Three New Library Consortiums Deals

Research Solutions (OTCQB: RSSS) subsidiary Reprints Desk, Inc., a top-rated document delivery supplier, today announced new agreements with University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) Consortium of Libraries, Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS), and the Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium (PALCI) to provide group purchase pricing incentives to more than 200 academic library members who are now eligible to[Read More…]

by January 19, 2015 Libraries
NISO Publishes Recommended Practice on Metadata Indicators for Accessibility and Licensing of E-Content

NISO Publishes Recommended Practice on Metadata Indicators for Accessibility and Licensing of E-Content

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has published a new Recommended Practice on Access License and Indicators (NISO RP-22-2015) that defines metadata to be used to indicate free-to-read content and a link to license terms for the use/re-use of that content. Developed by the NISO Working Group on Access License and Indicators (formerly Open Access Metadata and Indicators), the recommended[Read More…]

by January 19, 2015 Digital