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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
IMS Health to Acquire Cegedim’s Information Solutions and CRM Businesses

IMS Health to Acquire Cegedim’s Information Solutions and CRM Businesses

IMS Health, a leading global provider of information and technology services to the healthcare and life sciences industries, today announced its intention to acquire certain Cegedim information solutions and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) businesses for €385 million (approximately$520 million) in cash. Cegedim is a global technology and services company specializing in healthcare. The proposed transaction includes Cegedim’s CRM solutions that help life sciences[Read More...]

by June 27, 2014 World
Thomson Reuters and Singapore Management University Collaborate to Manage Research Lifecycle

Thomson Reuters and Singapore Management University Collaborate to Manage Research Lifecycle

The Intellectual Property &  Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading provider of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced a decision by Singapore Management University (SMU) to adopt  its Converis solution as the platform for holistic management of its research lifecycle. Thomson Reuters Converis was selected after an extensive evaluation of solutions in the market by SMU,[Read More...]

by June 27, 2014 World
SAGE becomes 100th participating publisher for CCC’s Get It Now academic service

SAGE becomes 100th participating publisher for CCC’s Get It Now academic service

Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a global licensing and content solutions organization, has announced SAGE as its 100th publisher participating in its award-winning Get It Now article delivery service. Other publishers recently added include Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., Thieme, and Wageningen Academic Publishers. CCC has also announced a new, customizable dashboard for Get It Now. Developed based on customer requests and feedback,[Read More...]

by June 25, 2014 World
AAP Statement on BISG Withdrawal  From BookStats Joint Venture

AAP Statement on BISG Withdrawal From BookStats Joint Venture

On June 19, the Book Industry Study Group Board voted not to renew its joint agreement with the Association of American Publishers to continue as co-producers of the annual BookStats survey capturing the estimated size and scope of the publishing industry. This decision does not affect the imminent release of the 2013 BookStats survey. AAP has enjoyed its three-year collaboration[Read More...]

by June 24, 2014 World
Thomson Reuters Announces the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014

Thomson Reuters Announces the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014

The Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today released its analysis announcing “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds: 2014,” listing the top researchers in science around the globe. Those named have earned their distinction by publishing the highest number of articles that rank among those most frequently cited[Read More...]

by June 24, 2014 World
Journal Price Tags Revealed

Journal Price Tags Revealed

Economists explore the wheelings and dealings of universities and publishers during largely secret negotiations regarding access to scientific journals. By Jef Akst  Comparable academic institutions pay different prices for journal access, according to an analysis published this week (June 16) in PNAS. “[S]ome universities are paying nearly twice what universities of seemingly similar size and research output pay for access to the very[Read More...]

by June 24, 2014 World
Wiley Acquires SimBioSys

Wiley Acquires SimBioSys

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled solutions that improve outcomes in research, professional practice, and education, announced today that it has acquired SimBioSys Inc., a provider of scientific software tools that facilitate the drug discovery process. Terms were not disclosed. SimBioSys is a pioneer in the field of computer-aided retrosynthetic analysis where it supports[Read More...]

by June 12, 2014 World