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Al Manhal, empowering publishers to spread Arab knowledge worldwide

Al Manhal, empowering publishers to spread Arab knowledge worldwide

While you were reading this article, more than 100 people around the globe accessed and read content from the world-renowned Al Manhal library. In fact, today alone, nearly 1,000,000 users can access and benefit from this extensive digital library that was just an idea four years ago – an idea that has since grown into a powerful platform for the[Read More...]

by October 13, 2014 World
SAGE extends partnership with Load2Learn scheme delivered by RNIB and Dyslexia Action

SAGE extends partnership with Load2Learn scheme delivered by RNIB and Dyslexia Action

SAGE today announced an extended partnership with the Load2Learn initiative delivered by the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and Dyslexia Action to provide books in an accessible format for the visually impaired and print disabled. From today, this partnership will enable all registered users access to over 2,000 SAGE books from across disciplines. Load2Learn is a free service, for use[Read More...]

by October 13, 2014 World
Springer US turns 50 years old

Springer US turns 50 years old

Springer Science+Business Media today celebrates 50 years of operations in the United States. While the founding of the company dates back to 1842 in Berlin, it was not until the mid-20th century that Springer had an official US branch of operations. The motivations behind the expansion to North America in 1964 were the same as those that fuel Springer’s activities[Read More...]

by September 10, 2014 World
Wolters Kluwer Health and Visible Body Partner to Offer 3D Anatomy Educational Solutions

Wolters Kluwer Health and Visible Body Partner to Offer 3D Anatomy Educational Solutions

Wolters Kluwer Health is pleased to announce a partnership with Visible Body®, producer of an award-winning suite of 3D anatomy education solutions, to distribute their web-based and mobile products via its Ovid® medical research platform for institutions globally. Visible Body is an entity of Argosy Publishing. Ovid will offer seven interactive, 3D anatomy education modules, along with companion mobile apps[Read More...]

by September 10, 2014 World
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