JoVE releases lab-focused science education video series

(20 February 2019)  JoVE is releasing the JoVE Lab Manual Series. It is one of the first curriculum-focused instructional video resources of its kind for commonly taught introductory labs. Filmed in top academic labs across the United States, the series’ comprehensive and engaging video content will enable improved student learning outcomes. “Many students struggle in lab courses, […]

February 25, 2019 - 12:57 pm

China’s largest online academic library CNKI criticized for monopoly

(20 February 2019)  China’s largest online academic library CNKI has again fallen under criticism of having a monopoly like its international counterparts, with experts and writers calling on government measures to boost the database’s social services. CNKI, or China National Knowledge Infrastructure, reportedly has over 200 million academic articles, making it the inevitable database for academic […]

February 22, 2019 - 9:36 am

AAAS launches research hotline for politicians

(19 February 2019)  The world’s biggest scientific society is creating a helpline for policymakers as researchers worldwide take steps to address what they are seeing more clearly in the Trump era as glaring deficits of academic expertise in governmental decision-making. The American Association for the Advancement of Science’s move to create the hotline for science-based questions […]

February 20, 2019 - 4:06 pm

Launch of BMJ Author Services in collaboration with Editage

(15 February 2019)  Healthcare knowledge provider BMJ has partnered with Editage to offer language editing and translation services to medical researchers who seek to publish in healthcare science journals. BMJ Author Services will enable medical researchers across the globe to clearly communicate their research, potentially in one of BMJ’s 70 medical and allied science journal titles. As specialists […]

February 20, 2019 - 8:46 am

OCLC partners with to add analytics features to EZproxy authentication software

(13 February 2019)  OCLC is partnering with the Consortium, the French non-profit that developed ezPAARSE software with the CNRS Institute for Scientific Information, to enhance OCLC’s EZproxy authentication software with analytics features and to expand the use of ezPAARSE outside of France. For the full press release, see here.  

February 15, 2019 - 8:54 am

Cambridge University Press and Jisc Collections sign major UK Open Access deal

(12 February 2019)  Cambridge University Press and the Jisc Collections have reached a progressive agreement, which will enable UK universities and colleges to make a sustainable transition to publishing more Open Access content in the publisher’s journals. JISC Collections provides UK academic institutions with shared infrastructure and services and the three-year deal is designed to […]

February 13, 2019 - 1:19 pm

AAP: publisher revenue rose by 4.6% in 2018

(12 February 2019) The Association of American Publishers (AAP) has published its annual revenue report for the 1,375 publishers who submit their revenue data to the AAP. This info is not to be confused with sales data or the sum total of the US book market, although it will likely be misconstrued that way. The Digital Reader […]

February 13, 2019 - 9:28 am

Taking stock of the feedback on Plan S implementation guidance

(11 February 2019) There has been no short of comments since the release of Plan S. Since its implementation guidance released by cOAlition S and opened for feedback in November last year, it remains the hottest topic among the publishing industry. 8 February 2019 is the closing date of receiving feedback, and Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe summarized a […]

February 12, 2019 - 9:31 am

IEEE adds SAE International eBook collection to IEEE Xplore® Digital Library

(5 February 2019) IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity; and SAE International, a global association of engineers; as well as related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive, and commercial-vehicle industries, announced today a new collaboration to make SAE International eBooks available via the IEEE Xplore® digital library. IEEE Xplore provides access to more than […]

February 11, 2019 - 3:21 pm

Melbourne University Publishing titles added to the Ebook Central Platform

(February 5, 2019)  For the first time ever, nearly the entire catalog of titles from Melbourne University Publishing (MUP) is available to academic libraries. A recent agreement between ProQuest and MUP gives libraries access to 630 titles via the Ebook Central platform, where they can acquire them by demand-driven acquisition or single-title purchase. See the full press release from Proquest […]

February 11, 2019 - 2:06 pm

Clarivate Analytics launches Cortellis Cloud to accelerate R&D innovation

(5 February 2019, Philadelphia, USA) Clarivate Analytics, a global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation, today launched Cortellis Cloud, an integrated, scalable technology platform that serves as a single point of access to Cortellis, the company’s suite of life science intelligence solutions. Along with hosting Cortellis, Cortellis Cloud supports […]

February 11, 2019 - 1:26 pm

Learn How to Turn Your Collections Into Open Access (OA) Funding for Your Institution: IGI Global Provides OA Opportunities to Asia Through Their Libraries

February 1, 2019 - 7:09 am

EBSCO Health acquires HealthDecision

(24 January 2019) EBSCO Health, the leading provider of evidence-based clinical information tools including DynaMed Plus®, Dynamic Health™ and Option Grid™, has expanded with the acquisition of HealthDecision®.HealthDecision is a clinical decision support and shared decision making tool for clinicians and patients at the point of care. The software platform provides decision support tools enabling clinicians and patients to explore their […]

January 29, 2019 - 9:21 am

Encyclopaedia Britannica and Binumi have partnered to bring video storytelling to millions of educators and students

(23 January 2019) Encyclopaedia Britannica and Binumi announced today that they have teamed up to bring video storytelling into Britannica’s global product lines. The first product emerging from the partnership is LumieLabs™. Named after filmmaking pioneers the Lumière brothers, LumieLabs gives K-12 school users millions of royalty-free multimedia clips structured around the curriculum, cloud-based editing and secure video […]

January 28, 2019 - 2:25 pm

ProQuest launches ProQuest One Academic

(23 January 2019) At the American Library Association’s Midwinter Conference, ProQuest launches the first product in its ProQuest One™ initiative, a series of solutions that will enable libraries to serve broad, evolving learning and research mandates faster and more powerfully, ultimately improving outcomes for their institutions. Find the full press release here.  

January 28, 2019 - 2:08 pm