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Thomson Reuters Collaborates with Hessen University Consortium to Drive the Success of German Scientific Research Programs

Thomson Reuters Collaborates with Hessen University Consortium to Drive the Success of German Scientific Research Programs

The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading provider of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced a collaboration with a consortium of seven Hessen universities and universities of applied science (HeFIS) to streamline its institutions’ scholarly information management and workflow. The initiative utilizes Thomson Reuters Converis, a comprehensive research management system providing pre-and-post-award and[Read More...]

by August 27, 2014 World
Innovating the Authorship Experience – EDANZ WHITE PAPER

Innovating the Authorship Experience – EDANZ WHITE PAPER

EDANZ WHITE PAPER Innovating the Authorship Experience We examine the difficulties ESL (English as a second language) authors face when trying to publish their results in peer-reviewed journals. Our findings are largely based on data from surveys conducted on DXY and ScienceNet.cn, the two leading portals for China’s research community. The survey results confirm there are major barriers for ESL[Read More...]

by August 15, 2014 World
ARL Opposes STM Model Licenses, Recommends Creative Commons as Alternative

ARL Opposes STM Model Licenses, Recommends Creative Commons as Alternative

ARL, along with almost 60 other organizations, joined in a letter opposing model licenses recently released by the International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers (STM). The letter’s signatories are calling for STM to recommend to its member publishers that they work within the Creative Commons framework instead of offering their own customized open access licenses, which increase confusion and decrease interoperability with[Read More...]

by August 11, 2014 World
O’Reilly Media Acquires Full Ownership of Safari Books Online

O’Reilly Media Acquires Full Ownership of Safari Books Online

O’Reilly Media, Inc. announced today that it has acquired Pearson’s 50% interest in Safari Books Online, LLC. Safari is now a wholly owned subsidiary of O’Reilly. Developed by O’Reilly and launched as a joint venture with Pearson in 2001, Safari will continue to operate as an independent entity offering more than 25,000 books, videos, and courses on technology and business[Read More...]

by August 7, 2014 World
CAS Announces the 2014 SciFinder® Future Leaders in Chemistry

CAS Announces the 2014 SciFinder® Future Leaders in Chemistry

Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), the world’s authority for chemical information, announced today the 2014 SciFinder Future Leaders in Chemistry program participants. The 18 participants, a diverse group of international scientists, have the exclusive opportunity this August to share their research experience and knowledge and to take part in one of the most respected scientific meetings in the world. Well known for the scientific[Read More...]

by August 5, 2014 World
Library Copyright Alliance Files Amici Brief in Authors Guild v. Google

Library Copyright Alliance Files Amici Brief in Authors Guild v. Google

On July 8, 2014, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA)—the American Library Association (ALA), Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)—filed an amici brief (PDF) in the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Authors Guild v. Google in favor of Google’s transformative use in creating Google Book Search (GBS). The Southern District of New York previously[Read More...]

by August 5, 2014 World
Global Medical Publishing Market 2014-2018: Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2018

Global Medical Publishing Market 2014-2018: Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2018

Global Medical Publishing market to decline at a CAGR of 0.56 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the major challenges faced by this market is the uncertainty in macroeconomic conditions. The Global Medical Publishing market has also been witnessing the emergence of the digital delivery of journals and books. Despite the declining growth rate, one of the key factors[Read More...]

by August 1, 2014 World
Drew Bordas named Vice President of Management and Customer Operations at OCLC

Drew Bordas named Vice President of Management and Customer Operations at OCLC

Drew Bordas has been named Vice President of Management and Customer Operations at OCLC. He will be responsible for OCLC’s Customer Support, Project Management, Implementation Programs and Corporate Quality Assurance functions. In this position, Mr. Bordas will lead an effort to sharpen OCLC’s focus on member support by joining customer-facing teams with strong process and consulting skills. He will also[Read More...]

by July 24, 2014 World
Al Manhal books now delivered worldwide, powered by Amazon Fulfillment

Al Manhal books now delivered worldwide, powered by Amazon Fulfillment

With the signing of a groundbreaking partnership with Amazon, Al Manhal is taking its online library offline and delivering it to the hands of individuals around the globe. This strategic partnership will greatly expand the company’s reach, allowing it to deliver paperback copies of content from its ever-expanding research library. Currently, through its Amazon marketplace, Al Manhal offers hundreds of[Read More...]

by July 15, 2014 World
Coalition Opposes Copyright Term Extension in Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

Coalition Opposes Copyright Term Extension in Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

ARL joined 34 other organizations in sending a letter to ministers of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiating parties, expressing opposition to the copyright term of life plus 70 years proposed by the United States. These organizations—representing libraries, archives, authors, educators, students, digital rights advocacy groups, and technological innovators—note that this extended copyright term threatens the public domain. The letter states: the extension[Read More...]

by July 15, 2014 World
ACCUCOMS To Represent GeoScienceWorld in Taiwan

ACCUCOMS To Represent GeoScienceWorld in Taiwan

ACCUCOMS is pleased to announce a new agreement to represent GeoScienceWorld in Taiwan. “We are eager to work with GeoScienceWorld in yet another country,” says Simon Boisseau, Sales Director at ACCUCOMS. “Taiwan is an excellent market for GeoScienceWorld since the country is known for its high investment and innovative approach to higher education. The publisher’s product is of outstanding quality for researchers; it is[Read More...]

by July 14, 2014 World
Reed Technology and Information Services announces definitive agreement to acquire PatentCore

Reed Technology and Information Services announces definitive agreement to acquire PatentCore

Reed Technology and Information Services Inc., a LexisNexis company, today announced a definitive agreement to acquire PatentCore, the Minneapolis-based, privately held developer of the LexisNexis® PatentAdvisorSM solution suite. The acquisition will extend the LexisNexis intellectual property (IP) offerings and give customers access to a broader range of innovative and unique IP services. “Our relationship with PatentCore has helped us integrate[Read More...]

by July 3, 2014 World