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European Commission opens formal antitrust investigation into Amazon’s e-book distribution arrangements

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The European Commission has opened a formal antitrust investigation into certain business practices by Amazon in the distribution of electronic books ("e-books"). The Commission...

Emerald Global Publishing Group Acquires GoodPractice

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Global player in the publishing industry, Emerald Global Publishing Group (further referred to as ‘the Group’), today announces the successful acquisition of GoodPractice, providers...

Frankfurt Book Fair invests in IPR License

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The Frankfurt Book Fair announced a significant investment in IPR License, the global rights and licensing trading platform. The deal will see FBF take...

Bioscientifica announces three new sales agent deals

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Bioscientifica, the commercial subsidiary of the Society for Endocrinology, will announce today that it has successfully secured three exclusive deals with library sales agents...

Open access transition made easier with UK’s first collaborative publishing consortium

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Humanities scholars will now be able to benefit from a collaborativeopen access (OA) consortium agreement which means that authors won’t have to pay to...

IPR License completes raft of LBF sign-ups

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IPR License, the global rights and licensing trading platform, has completed membership deals for a raft of publishing houses thanks to a hugely successful...

Future Science Group launches first interactive community for medicinal chemistry professionals

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Future Science Group (FSG) has launched MedChemNet, the first online community for those working in the field of medicinal chemistry.  The new interactive portal...

UK universities save over £1.38bn but more must be done to remain competitive, claims...

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A new report on the potential of collaboration and shared services in UK higher education (HE) launches this week fromLoughborough University and the Efficiency...

Appointment of Jisc chair

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Professor David Maguire, vice-chancellor at the University of Greenwich, has been appointed into the role of Jisc chair. David is currently a Jisc trustee and...

IPR License and SAGE announce affiliation at LBF

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The opening day of the London Book Fair 2015 has seen IPR License, the global rights and licensing trading platform, team up with SAGE,...

Taylor & Francis appoints Leon Heward-Mills as Global Publishing Director, Journals

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Leon Heward-Mills joins Taylor & Francis Group on 2nd April 2015 as Global Publishing Director, Journals, to provide overall leadership for the editorial team...

Tech festival digi-proofs the future of education

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Teachers, IT managers, librarians, lecturers and research managers from across the UK were given the chance to discuss the positive impact of technology on...