Cambridge University Press embarks on project to improve discoverability of library resources

(16 January 2017, Cambridge, UK)  It’s no secret that library budgets have been slashed in recent years, and the burdens of trying to do more with less are growing for librarians and information professionals. But what is it that adds most stress to the lives of cataloguers and librarians? Quite possibly it is unhappy users; […]

January 17, 2017 - 4:15 pm

New Lending Rights Online portal open

(11 January 2017) The new Lending Rights Online (LRO) portal opened in Australia on 9 January, making it faster and easier to register, make and track claims online, including: auto filling book information when you submit a title claim, once the ISBN for the book is validated, and displaying processing or completed status of submitted […]

January 15, 2017 - 3:57 pm

Alexander Street announces release of fourth volume in acclaimed ethnographic video online series

(9 January 2017, Alexandria, VA) Alexander Street today announced the launch of the latest installment in its Ethnographic Video Online Series, Volume IV: Festivals and Archives. This new collection of contemporary anthropological films provides a space for today’s visual anthropologists to showcase and disseminate their most compelling work. With a focus on titles screened at contemporary […]

January 10, 2017 - 10:58 am

Scientists in Germany, Peru and Taiwan to lose access to Elsevier journals

(23 December 2016) Thousands of scientists in Germany, Peru and Taiwan are preparing for a new year without online access to journals from the Dutch publishing giant Elsevier. Contract negotiations in both Germany and Taiwan broke down in December, while Peru’s government has cut off funding for a license. has the story.

December 28, 2016 - 1:16 pm

Wolters Kluwer enhances formulary monograph service and pharmacogenomics content in Lexicomp

(December 15, 2016)  The Health division of Wolters Kluwer is providing user-friendly access to timely, relevant drug information by enhancing valuable special features in its Lexicomp® Online electronic drug reference solution. This includes upgrading the interface of the Formulary Monograph Service module and introducing summary pharmacogenomics monographs for easier, point-of-care clinical use. Formulary Monograph Service, available […]

December 21, 2016 - 7:40 am

BMJ announces new partnership to support primary healthcare in China

(16 December 2016) BMJ, one of the world’s leading healthcare knowledge providers, has partnered with Guangdong Family Doctor Association to make their fully translated Chinese edition of BMJ Best Practice available to over two million primary healthcare professionals across China. Last week, the UK’s Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, attended the signing ceremony at the UK-China […]

December 21, 2016 - 7:19 am

Panelists discuss open access publishing in the global south for OASPA webinar

(16 December 2016) Xin Bi (Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University/DOAJ), Ina Smith (Academy of Science of South Africa), and Abel Packer (SciELO) recently joined OASPA for a webinar to discuss Open Access Publishing in the Global South. Lars Bjørnshauge (DOAJ) chaired the discussion. The Copyright Clearance Center hosted the webinar. Leyla Williams, Events and Communications Coordinator at […]

December 18, 2016 - 5:44 pm

HighWire Press acquires Semantico

(12 December 2016)   Scholarly publishing company HighWire Press today announced its acquisition of Semantico, a privately held provider of technology and services for the scholarly publishing market. This acquisition will bring HighWire an increased capacity for technological innovation; a strong team that further expands its already broad publishing expertise; and a powerful combination of best-of-breed […]

December 12, 2016 - 6:59 pm

Over 600 Springer Nature journals commit to new data sharing policies

(6 December 2016, London) More than 600 journals across Nature Research, Springer, BioMed Central and Palgrave Macmillan have committed to encouraging good practice in the sharing and archiving and citation of research data by adopting new Springer Nature research data policies. The text of the policies has today been made available under a Creative Commons […]

December 8, 2016 - 3:30 pm

Wiley’s Author Services launch—first step in providing dynamic authoring experience

(5 December 2016, Hoboken, NJ) John Wiley & Sons Inc. announced today the launch of a new Author Services website that streamlines the publishing process for authors publishing with the majority of Wiley’s 1600+ journals. Author Services supports users through every stage of the publishing process, from submission and peer review through to acceptance and […]

December 7, 2016 - 10:31 am

Amazon launches digital books in Hindi, Tamil, Marathi, Gujarati and Malayalam on Kindle

(1 December 2016, Bengaluru)  Amazon announced today the addition of thousands of digital books in Hindi, Tamil, Marathi, Gujarati and Malayalam, including the largest digital selection of best sellers, hundreds of exclusive titles, and free classics to the Kindle Book Store. Readers can access these books on their Kindle eReaders and free Kindle apps for […]

December 4, 2016 - 8:12 pm

IGI Global partners with Chinese researchers to increase peer-review research

(1 December 2016) IGI Global is proud to partner with the International Center for Informatics Research (ICIR) of Beijing Jiaotong University in China to increase the awareness of the peer-review process. This partnership was instated to support the future of technological development by strengthening the relationship between students, faculty, staff, and cutting-edge global research, especially […]

December 1, 2016 - 10:43 am

Wiley becomes first major publisher to require ORCID IDs for submitting authors

(28 November 2016, Hoboken, NJ) John Wiley & Sons Inc. announced today plans to require ORCID iDs as part of the manuscript submission process for a large number of journals. Beginning in winter 2016, more than 500 Wiley journals using ScholarOne Manuscripts will require the submitting author (only) to provide an ORCID identifier (iD) when […]

November 29, 2016 - 8:32 am

IOP Publishing partners with Altmetric to improve author services

(21 November 2016) IOP Publishing has announced a new partnership with Altmetric and Digital Science, to provide its authors and readers with a deeper understanding of how published research is being used and discussed. Authors and readers will be able to view the online attention surrounding each publication via the Altmetric badges embedded into article […]

November 23, 2016 - 10:09 am

NEJM Group expands to engage with medical community in China via new digital platform

NEJM 医学前沿 opens doors to help advance Chinese clinical practice and medical research through shared content and commentary (21 November 2016, Boston, MA)  NEJM Group, publisher of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), today took important steps to strengthen ties with the Chinese medical community through the introduction of NEJM 医学前沿 (Yi Xue Qian […]

November 23, 2016 - 8:29 am