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EFSA selects SciencePOD to create plain language summaries

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SciencePOD is delighted to announce that it has won a tender to supply the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) with plain language summaries (PLS) of EFSA scientific assessments.

The MIT Press announces new initiative to flip existing subscription-based journals to a diamond...

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In keeping with its mission and longstanding commitment to increase access to scholarship, the MIT Press is pleased to announce shift+OPEN. This new initiative is designed to flip existing subscription-based journals to a diamond open access publishing model. Shift+OPEN is generously supported by the Arcadia Fund.

Scholastica becomes one of the first journal software providers to integrate with ROR

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Scholastica, a leading software provider for academic journals, has announced ROR institutional identifier support for its peer review system, production service, and open access publishing platform, becoming one of the first journal vendors to integrate with ROR.

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Scholastica becomes one of the first journal software providers to integrate with ROR

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Scholastica, a leading software provider for academic journals, has announced ROR institutional identifier support for its peer review system, production service, and open access publishing platform, becoming one of the first journal vendors to integrate with ROR.

JAMA Network partners with Data Licensing Alliance for AI/ML

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JAMA Network Open and JAMA Health Forum datasets now available on DLAdata.com Data Licensing Alliance, Inc. (DLA), the first marketplace for licensing STEM data for...

Digital Science acquires knowledge graph and decision intelligence software company metaphacts

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Digital Science has completed the acquisition of metaphacts, which has become the newest member of the Digital Science family. Based in Germany, metaphacts is a knowledge graph and decision intelligence software company. Its main product metaphactory is a platform that supports customers in accelerating their adoption of knowledge graphs and driving knowledge democratization.

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The MIT Press announces new initiative to flip existing subscription-based journals to a diamond...

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In keeping with its mission and longstanding commitment to increase access to scholarship, the MIT Press is pleased to announce shift+OPEN. This new initiative is designed to flip existing subscription-based journals to a diamond open access publishing model. Shift+OPEN is generously supported by the Arcadia Fund.

Frontiers welcomes new partnership with World Economic Forum

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As part of the new agreement, Frontiers will join the WEF’s Centre for New Society and Economy and will champion open science across the network. Supporting global initiatives in the field, Frontiers will work with its WEF partners to share and promote the evidence-based benefits of open science and to influence global thinking on its positive impact on society.   

cOAlition S confirms the end of its financial support for Open Access publishing under...

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Transformative arrangements – including Transformative Agreements and Transformative Journals – were developed to encourage subscription journals to transition to full and immediate open access within a defined timeframe (31st December 2024, as specified in the Plan S Implementation Guidance).

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EFSA selects SciencePOD to create plain language summaries

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SciencePOD is delighted to announce that it has won a tender to supply the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) with plain language summaries (PLS) of EFSA scientific assessments.

The MIT Press opens spring 2023 list of scholarly monographs via Direct to Open...

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The MIT Press today announced that it will open its spring 2023 list of monographs via the Direct to Open (D2O) model. First launched in 2021, D2O harnesses the collective power of libraries to support open and equitable access to vital, leading scholarship.

IEEE launches new program for free access to AI Ethics and Governance standards

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IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, and the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) announce the availability of a program that provides free access to global socio-technical standards in AI Ethics and Governance that provide guidance and considerations towards trustworthy AI.

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OCLC’s new library analytics solution to better align collections with priorities, is now available...

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OCLC's new Choreo Insights™ library analytics solution is now available to early adopter libraries in North America seeking to better align academic library collections with institutional focus areas, emerging curriculum priorities, and future trends.

SPARC Report – New insights into OE in European Libraries of Higher Education 2022

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We are pleased to announce the publication of our report, Open Education in European Libraries of Higher Education: Implementing the UNESCO Recommendation on OER. The report presents the findings of the third edition of our annual survey of European academic libraries on the topic of Open Education (OE) and Open Educational Resources (OER). It explores the work being done by European academic librarians to implement the UNESCO OER Recommendation, almost three years on from its initial publication in November 2019. 

New Free-to-Read Collection Shares Research Supporting Librarians

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SAGE has launched a free-to-read collection of research and other resources supporting library professionals as they make improvements in their library, across their institutions, and build their own leadership skills. Categories in the collection include:

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