Gale delivers vital insights into library activity with Gale Engage launch

(12 Nov 2019)  Gale, a Cengage company, is helping public libraries engage more effectively with their patrons and communities. Gale Engage, a new cloud-based solution launched today by the company, helps libraries become smarter, more impactful and efficient with patron outreach and engagement. Developed in partnership with Deziner Software, LLC, Gale Engage provides a 360-degree view of library […]

November 14, 2019 - 10:14 am

American Chemical Society signs their first transformative agreement with Hungarian EISZ consortium

(12 Nov 2019) The American Chemical Society (ACS), Publications Division, and the Hungarian Electronic Information Service National Programme (EISZ) today announced a transformative open access pilot agreement that enables corresponding authors affiliated at the seven consortium member institutions to publish journal articles under an open access license in any of ACS’ more than 60 premier journals. […]

November 14, 2019 - 10:02 am

Wiley opens world-class technology center in Colombo, Sri Lanka

(5 Nov 2019)  John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global leader in research and education, today announced the official opening of a world-class technology center in Colombo, Sri Lanka. This center marks the latest addition to Wiley’s technology organization and reflects the company’s strategic focus on its digital transformation and delivering innovative products and services […]

November 8, 2019 - 9:12 am

Leaked document on Elsevier negotiations sparks controversy

(6 Nov 2019)  In exchange for full open access Elsevier requests full cooperation in a number of (meta)data projects, a leaked negotiating document reveals. Initial responses to the proposed deal show a fear of ‘vendor lock-in’ and condemn tying open access to open science goals. ScienceGuide has more details here.  

November 7, 2019 - 9:02 am

UNSILO AI in academic publishing survey released

(1 Nov 2019)  Today, UNSILO has released the results of a survey on AI usage in academic publishing. How is it used? What factors impede its adoption? More than 3,000 new academic journal articles are published every day, and yet many of the tools for processing content through the academic workflow are frequently very manually […]

November 5, 2019 - 9:24 am

Hungary and Elsevier agree pilot national license for research access and Open Access publishing

(31 Oct 2019) Hungarian Electronic Information Service National Programme (EISZ) and Elsevier, a global information analytics business specializing in science and health, today agreed a new pilot license for research access and Open Access publishing in Hungary. The three-year agreement means researchers affiliated to EISZ consortium member institutions across Hungary have access to 16 million publications from over 2,500 journals […]

November 4, 2019 - 12:42 pm

Beyond Japan: Kinokuniya’s Hiroshi Sogo looks at global bookselling trends

(25 Oct 2019)  With 107 bookstores worldwide, Kinokuniya’s director of import and distribution, Hiroshi Sogo, share his international bookselling insights with Publishing Perspective. Read the full story here.  

October 31, 2019 - 2:23 pm

Elsevier launches the Research Data Management Librarian Academy (RDMLA)

The RDMLA, a free online professional development program for librarians, information professionals and other professionals, is now available and will provide opportunities for individuals to develop research data management skills (24 Oct 2019)  Elsevier, a global information analytics business specializing in science and health, today announced the launch of the Research Data Management Librarian Academy (RDMLA), an online […]

October 31, 2019 - 11:46 am

Introducing ProQuest One™ Literature: a new destination for modern literary studies

(22 Oct 2019)  Faculty, students and librarians are leading the call for a resource that can function as the single destination for literary research, teaching and learning. Today, ProQuest announces a solution to support all facets of literature scholarship: ProQuest One™ Literature. Developed in collaboration with faculty and librarians from universities with renowned literature departments, […]

October 31, 2019 - 11:30 am

Future Science Group and scite partner to display supporting and contradicting citations on publications

(17 Oct 2019) scite, a deep learning platform that allows anyone to see how a scientific report has been evaluated by subsequent studies, and Future Science Group (FSG), a publisher focused on breakthrough medical, biotechnological and scientific research, have partnered to provide scite analytics to the readers of BioTechniques, an FSG journal. ​Each BioTechniques article now displays a badge indicating how […]

October 22, 2019 - 2:38 pm

Self-Publishing increased by 40% in 2018

(16 Oct 2019)  Self-publishing grew by a rate of 40% in 2018 and it will not slow down anytime soon. The combined total of self-published print books and ebooks with registered ISBNs grew from almost 1.2 million in 2017 to more than 1.6 million in 2018. Digital books accounted for 8% of all self-published titles. Read more […]

October 22, 2019 - 2:23 pm

100,000 images from the Wellcome Collection on Artstor

(27 Sep 2019) The Open Artstor: Wellcome Collection is now available, featuring a selection of more than 100,000 images from the Wellcome Collection that connect science, medicine, technology, life, and art under Creative Commons licenses. This is part of a new, free initiative to aggregate open museum, library, and archive collections across disciplines on the […]

October 8, 2019 - 3:32 am

Blackboard to launch new Blackboard Learn skill for Amazon Alexa

(25 Sep 2019) Blackboard Inc., a leading education technology company for teaching, learning and student engagement, today announced plans to launch the new Blackboard Learn skill for Amazon Alexa. This new integration will allow learners to seamlessly access information pertaining to coursework on Blackboard Learn—the Company’s flagship Learning Management System—through any Amazon Alexa-enabled device while going […]

September 27, 2019 - 10:44 am

IGI Global showcased as a leading publisher in technology at 2019 Beijing International Book Fair

(12 Sep 2019)  During the 2019 Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF), IGI Global was showcased as a leading publishing house within China at the China National Publication Import and Export Corporation’s (CNPIEC) “Tribute to Technology Development” event, which took place on August 23, 2019 in Beijing, China. Ms. Yvonne Li, Managing Director of IGI Global’s […]

September 27, 2019 - 9:26 am

SAGE launches comprehensive research methods reference resource

(23 Sep 2019) SAGE Publishing today launches SAGE Research Methods Foundations, an online reference resource on all aspects of research methods and the research process for the social sciences. The resource contains hundreds of entries written by an international roster of methods experts, such as psychologist Paul Stenner and sociologist Guillermina Jasso, each between 500 and 10,000 […]

September 24, 2019 - 11:05 am