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Jisc to manage central licensing and invoicing for Direct to Open from the MIT...

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It has become easier for Jisc member libraries to make a strategic choice and switch from buying scholarly books from the MIT Press once for a single collection to funding them once, open access, for the world while enjoying exclusive benefits including backlist access and trade collection discounts

Institutions maintain positions in 2020 Nature Index Annual Tables, despite pandemic

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The Nature Index Annual Tables, released today, look at institutions and countries producing high-quality natural-sciences research, and show that despite the challenges and limitations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the institutions which were strong in 2019 remained strong in 2020.

Scientific Publisher Future Science Group becomes 8th publisher to go live with GetFTR

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Future Science Group (FSG) has today joined Get Full Text Research (GetFTR), enabling a growing body of global researchers to benefit from faster and streamlined access to content on and off campus, via affiliated discovery tools and scholarly platforms.

Springer Nature and the University of California join together to better understand author attitudes...

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Springer Nature and the University of California (UC) today launched a new initiative to gain greater understanding of researcher attitudes to and motivations towards open research practices (including open access articles, data, and code; transparent peer review; and preprints).

Jisc partners with Unsub to evaluate UK university journal subscriptions

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Jisc, the not-for-profit technology provider for research and education, has announced that it will be using Unsub, an analytics dashboard, to help evaluate journal agreements that UK universities hold with publishers.

De Gruyter and University of Texas Press enter partnership

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The Publisher Partner Program at De Gruyter has signed University of Texas Press in its latest venture allowing the international distribution of 2250 eBook titles on degruyter.com. This partnership enables the distribution of 100% of the academic press’s content, which includes around 460 frontlist titles and 1660 backlist titles.

SPIE announces three-year Read and Publish agreement with King Abdullah University of Science and...

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SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, is pleased to announce a three-year Read and Publish agreement with King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).

Wiley and CRUI Sign Four-Year Transitional Agreement to Accelerate Open Access Publishing in Italy

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ohn Wiley & Sons, Inc. today announced a new four-year open access agreement with the Conference of Italian University Rectors (CRUI) to accelerate open access publishing among a growing list of more than 65 universities across Italy.

OUP reaches Read & Publish agreement with Finnish consortium, FinELib

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Oxford University Press (OUP) and FinELib, a consortium of Finnish universities, research institutions, and public libraries, have reached an agreement for Read & Publish access to OUP’s journals collection.

OpenAthens bolsters HathiTrust’s offering to academic libraries

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OpenAthens, the world-leading identity and access management specialist, is pleased to announce that HathiTrust has joined the OpenAthens Federation.

Five Top UK Universities Join Ex Libris RapidILL Community to Accelerate Delivery of Materials...

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Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that five prominent UK universities—Imperial College London, UCL, the University of Liverpool, the University of Manchester, and the University of St Andrews—have decided to join the growing RapidILL community in the United Kingdom, giving their library users quick and easy access to materials via the cloud-based Ex Libris RapidILL™ interlibrary loan system.

German institutions to benefit from first Transformative Agreement for Nature

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Springer Nature and the Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL) have agreed an approach that will deliver the first ever transformative agreement (TA) for Nature and Nature-branded journals. Building on the nationwide Projekt DEAL agreement concluded last January for Springer Nature journals, the commercial framework agreed with MPDL will now be offered to German institutions, in time for a January 2021 start.