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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:

Jisc and UCISA agree closer working on key sector challenges 

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Two of the tertiary education sector’s expert bodies in digital technology have formally agreed to work more closely together on a range of strategically important themes.  Following the signing of a three-year memorandum of understanding, which runs until July 2025, Jisc and UCISA will initially deepen collaboration around the following subjects

Success of transformative agreement between Springer Nature and Projekt DEAL means 2019 partnership extended...

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In 2019 Springer Nature and Germany’s Projekt DEAL signed what was at the time the world's largest, most comprehensive, transformative agreement (TA). Encompassing 2,500 journals with the expectation of enabling 13,000 articles to be published open access (OA) each year, it reflected the commitment of both parties to the principles of open science and advancing the transition to OA.

Coherent Digital reaches major agreement with the Center for Research Libraries (CRL)

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Over 40 CRL affiliated institutions recently agreed to become founding institutional members of Policy Commons.  This level of financial commitment means that medium-size CRL institutions will receive substantial additional discounts, and Coherent unlocks complimentary access for over 70 small CRL institutions.

Wiley and Italian Consortium Bibliosan announce Open Access agreement

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Global research and education leader Wiley today announced a new four-year agreement with Bibliosan, a consortium of medical research institutes and hospitals in Italy.  

Institutions partner with ACS to advance first California-wide transformative open access agreement

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Three California consortia, representing nearly 60 academic and research institutions, and the Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) today announced the first-ever California-wide transformative open access agreement. It is also ACS’ first “read and publish” agreement in the U.S. composed of multiple consortia.

Taylor & Francis Group partners with the Biotech Research Society, India (BRSI) to amplify...

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Taylor & Francis Group is pleased to announce a publishing partnership with the Biotech Research Society, India (BRSI).  The aim is that BRSI members promote their biotechnology research to a wider audience by publishing via Taylor & Francis Group global publications. Under the terms of the partnership, the BRSI will recommend prospective authors from its membership to Taylor & Francis. 

Wiley and the Slovenian Academic Consortium Sign Open Access Agreement

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Global research and education leader Wiley today announced a new three-year agreement with the Slovenian Academic Consortium (CTK consortium) to accelerate open access research.

SAGE Publishing founder Sara Miller McCune passes control of SAGE to the SAGE-SMM Trust

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SAGE Publishing founder and owner Sara Miller McCune has signed over her voting shares and control of the company to the independent SAGE-SMM Trust. The move takes an irrevocable step towards her long-standing estate plan goal of ensuring SAGE remains an independent company focused on its mission to build bridges to knowledge through educational and research publishing.

Frontiers announces its first partnership with a leading Chinese University

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Zhejiang University Press (ZUP), one of the leading academic publishers in China, and the open science publisher Frontiers announce their official partnership.

Eight Academic Institutions From Around the World Adopt EBSCO FOLIO’s ERM for Electronic Resource...

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Eight universities in the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States have adopted EBSCO FOLIO ERM from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). The libraries either moved from existing electronic resource management (ERM) tools or instituted their first ever ERM.

World-leading research institute officially opens at the University of Nottingham

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Diagnosing, treating and curing disease is the mission of scientists working in a new £100 million research institute that officially opened this week at the University of Nottingham.