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Cengage Learning Relocates Corporate Headquarters to Boston

Cengage Learning Relocates Corporate Headquarters to Boston

Cengage Learning, a leading educational content, software and services company, today named its Boston, MA office as the new corporate headquarters for its global business. In an unprecedented move, the company is establishing its central operations in the Channel Center, located in Boston’s Innovation District. More than 500 positions will be permanently located in the Boston headquarters while Cengage Learning[Read More...]

by April 16, 2014 World
Elsevier and Kazakhstan National Center for Scientific and Technical Information Sign National License Agreement

Elsevier and Kazakhstan National Center for Scientific and Technical Information Sign National License Agreement

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, today announced it has signed a license agreement with the National Center for Scientific and Technical Information (NCSTI) to make key Elsevier resources available to the entire Kazakhstani research community. The agreement, signed on behalf of the Ministry of Science and Education, provides more than 400 Kazakhstani[Read More...]

by April 16, 2014 World
Thomson Reuters releases The Research and Innovation Performance of the G20 report

Thomson Reuters releases The Research and Innovation Performance of the G20 report

The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world leader in providing intelligent information to businesses and professionals, today released The Research and Innovation Performance of the G20, a report that mines scientific research and patent information across the G20 for insights into the global strategies of the world’s leading economies. The study, which analyzed citation patterns in scientific research papers[Read More...]

by April 16, 2014 World
Fair Use Promoted at House of Representatives Copyright Hearing

Fair Use Promoted at House of Representatives Copyright Hearing

James G. Neal, Columbia University’s university librarian and vice president for information services, served as the voice of libraries to the US House of Representatives Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, when the subcommittee held a hearing on preserving and reusing copyrighted work. The hearing, “Preservation and Reuse of Copyrighted Works,” explored[Read More...]

by April 11, 2014 World
Updated white paper for publishers ‘Selling to Academic and Corporate Libraries in Latin America’ now available for download

Updated white paper for publishers ‘Selling to Academic and Corporate Libraries in Latin America’ now available for download

An updated white paper for publishers entitled, “Selling to Academic and Corporate Libraries in Latin America,” is now available for download. Publishers attempting to sell to Latin American libraries face very different challenges to those selling within Europe and North America. These emerging markets require different sales and marketing techniques in order to be successful. Our  updated white paper guides publishers in their selling endeavors.[Read More...]

by April 1, 2014 World
Australia performs strongly in earth and environmental sciences

Australia performs strongly in earth and environmental sciences

Australia retains third place in a dynamic Asia-Pacific region, with its greatest strengths still in earth and environmental sciences, according to the Nature Publishing Index 2013 Asia-Pacific released today as a supplement to Nature available here. The country improved its NPI score by almost every measure, with the second highest level of international collaboration in the region. Its contribution to Nature journals grew by more[Read More...]

by April 1, 2014 World
McGraw-Hill Education Appoints Dr. Craig Mills as Vice President of Research for CTB/McGraw-Hill

McGraw-Hill Education Appoints Dr. Craig Mills as Vice President of Research for CTB/McGraw-Hill

CTB/McGraw-Hill, one of the nation’s leading educational assessment partners, today announced that it has appointed Craig Mills, Ed.D., as vice president of Research. Dr. Mills will lead CTB’s research activities and oversee more than 55 research professionals, psychometricians, statisticians, and educational measurement specialists. As a leader in the field of psychometrics and an executive with more than 25 years of[Read More...]

by March 31, 2014 World
Nature Publishing Index Asia-Pacific 2013 – Japan, South Korea and Singapore

Nature Publishing Index Asia-Pacific 2013 – Japan, South Korea and Singapore

Japan remains the major scientific power in Asia-Pacific Japan remains the major scientific power in Asia-Pacific, despite China nipping at its heels – according to the Nature Publishing Index (NPI) 2013 Asia-Pacific published today as a supplement toNature. Japan, which is overcoming the impacts of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, with the help of a US$1.8 billion science stimulus[Read More...]

by March 31, 2014 World
Thieme Publishers open new offices in Rio de Janeiro

Thieme Publishers open new offices in Rio de Janeiro

Thieme has expanded its global activities by opening offices on yet another continent: South America. Thieme Publicações LTDA, headquartered in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, have just published the first Portuguese-language clinical book “Endonasal: Atlas de anatomica cirúrgica”. Unlike Thieme Publishers Delhi, who since 2008 focus mainly on the local education and training sector, Thieme Publishers’ activities in Brazil will target[Read More...]

by March 21, 2014 World
Copyright Clearance Center Awards Scholarship for Academic Librarians to Attend American Library Association Midwinter Conference

Copyright Clearance Center Awards Scholarship for Academic Librarians to Attend American Library Association Midwinter Conference

Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a global licensing and content solutions organization, named the four winners of its Conference Scholarship Program for Academic Librarians: Sarah Dahlen, California State University, Monterey Bay; Bruce Massis, Columbus State Community College; Monecia Samuel, The College of Westchester; and Michele Woods, Xavier University of Louisiana. Each of the four received a travel stipend of $1,500 to attend[Read More...]

by March 20, 2014 World
OCLC Research Library Partnership welcomes three new Partners: one from the U.S. and two from Australia

OCLC Research Library Partnership welcomes three new Partners: one from the U.S. and two from Australia

OCLC are pleased to welcome a new Partner from the U.S. and two new Partners from Australia to the OCLC Research Library Partnership: Montana State University, Australian National University and Monash University! The Partner Representatives are Mr. Kenning Arlitsch, Dean of the Library, for Montana State University; Ms. Roxanne Missingham, University Librarian, for Australian National University; and Ms. Cathrine Harboe-Ree, University Librarian, for Monash University. We[Read More...]

by March 18, 2014 World
Library Copyright Alliance Comments on EU Consultation on Copyright Rules

Library Copyright Alliance Comments on EU Consultation on Copyright Rules

On March 3, 2014, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) submitted aresponse (PDF) to the European Union (EU) consultation on the review of copyright rules. The EU website provided a list of 80 questions for stakeholders to answer; the LCA response focuses on those questions most relevant to the library community. The categories of questions to which LCA responded cover digital transmissions, term of protection,[Read More...]

by March 18, 2014 World