Elsevier’s International Center for the Study of Research launches ICSR Lab

(16 Mar 2020) The International Center for the Study of Research (ICSR) announced the successful launch of ICSR Lab today. With this new resource, ICSR provides researchers with a powerful cloud-based platform which enables them to analyze large structured metadata datasets. The new service contributes towards ICSR’s goal to further the study of research and thus to contribute […]

March 19, 2020 - 1:12 pm

Emerald Publishing launches a £20,000 fund to cover article processing charges to aid research on emergency situation

(16 Mar 2020) Emerald Publishing has today announced that it has launched a publishing fund of £20,000 to cover the article publishing charges (APCs) for any research that relates to societal impacts as a result of the outbreak of Coronavirus (Covid-19) and similar health emergencies.   As the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak continues to spread, Emerald Publishing wants to elp researchers disseminate timely and relevant findings which […]

March 18, 2020 - 4:50 pm

Coronavirus-impacted libraries get unlimited access to Proquest Ebook Central

ProQuest has partnered with more than 50 publishers to support libraries in providing unlimited access to Ebook Central holdings for all patrons – at no extra charge. (17 Mar 2020) The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is having an unprecedented effect on higher-education institutions across the globe. Many libraries have found they suddenly need to support a […]

March 18, 2020 - 8:38 am

Blackboard Inc. announces execution of definitive agreement to sell its Open LMS Business

(11 Mar 2020) Blackboard Inc. (“Blackboard”) today announced the execution of a definitive agreement to sell its Blackboard Open LMS business (“Open LMS”) to Learning Technologies Group plc (“LTG”). The transaction enables Blackboard to further simplify its business and accelerate momentum in helping clients move to its Software as a Service (SaaS) deployment of Learn and […]

March 12, 2020 - 9:20 am

IOP provides remote online access to scientific information in China

(10 Mar 2020) Since the start of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, Chinese schools, universities and research organisations have been in lock down. Many of China’s learners and researchers have needed to stay at home, losing access to vitally important education and research. Responding to China’s urgent need, IOP Publishing recently announced (in Chinese) it now provides remote […]

March 12, 2020 - 8:49 am

Wall Street Journal to launch The Experience Report

The Experience Report, Sponsored by SAP, Will Share News & Analysis On How Experiences—The Interactions with Products, Brands and Companies—Drive Success (24 Feb 2020) The Wall Street Journal today launched The Experience Report, a new digital offering that delivers news and analysis on the ways that companies optimize data, technology and design to drive successful interactions […]

February 27, 2020 - 1:02 pm

SAGE Open Access Portal launched to streamline open access publishing process

(24 Feb 2020) SAGE Publishing announces the launch of a new portal that enables authors, consortia, libraries, and funders to manage the open access publishing workflow. Named the SAGE Open Access Portal, the platform currently supports SAGE Choice, the publisher’s hybrid Open Access (OA) publishing option, for 900+ journals. Later in 2020, it will be extended […]

February 27, 2020 - 12:58 pm

Eclat Engineering makes executive appointment to lead global growth

Mark Ritchie, a Senior Technology Executive, Provides Leadership as Vice President of Business Development (25 Feb 2020) As part of Eclat Engineering’s strategic growth plan to widen its product offering and expand its global reach, the Company is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Ritchie. As the former Director of Libraries at PressReader, Mark […]

February 26, 2020 - 2:28 pm

Deep Web Technologies acquired by Amplyfi

(10 Feb 2020) Leading UK technology firm Amplyfi has purchased Deep Web Technologies. The move will combine Deep Web Technologies’ search capabilities with Amplyfi’s machine learning and data analytics expeience. Alongside tripling its revenue over the past 12 months, the acquisition means Amplyfi is set to continue the rapid growth that has defined the company since […]

February 11, 2020 - 1:35 pm

IOP launches IOPChina to support Chinese researchers

(5 Feb 2020) IOP Publishing (IOPP) has launched a new website dedicated to helping researchers in China navigate the world of scientific publishing. IOPChina will offer Chinese researchers information on their publishing options, and how IOPP can work with them in getting their latest research published. It also has a section for librarians, along with the latest […]

February 6, 2020 - 8:48 am

IGI Global publication wins 2020 Gourmand Book Award for Vegetarian Writing

(29 Jan 2020) Recently, Environmental, Health, and Business Opportunities in the New Meat Alternatives Market, edited by Dr. Diana Bogueva, Dr. Dora Marinova, and Dr. Talia Raphaely, from Curtin University, Australia, and Dr. Kurt Schmidinger from University of Vienna, Austria, was awarded as the Australian winner for the Vegetarian Writing category of the 2020 Gourmand Awards, […]

February 5, 2020 - 10:32 am

IEEE introduces TechRxiv™, a new preprint server for unpublished research

(29 Jan 2020) IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, announces the launch of, a preprint server for the global technology community. is a collaborative multidisciplinary hub that will facilitate the open dissemination of scientific findings in electrical engineering, computer science, and related technologies. This is the latest […]

February 4, 2020 - 8:43 am

Japan signs the first read and publish agreement at consortium level

(27 Jan 2020) Cambridge University Press has reached a transformative Open Access agreement with the Japan Alliance of University Library Consortia for E-Resources (JUSTICE). It is the first such read and publish deal signed with JUSTICE by any publisher, the first major read and publish deal in Japan and a first for the Press in Asia. […]

February 4, 2020 - 8:40 am

EBSCO Information Services partners with

(21 Jan 2020) A new strategic partnership between EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and is designed to support the research ecosystem. Researchers, publishers, and academic institutions will benefit from a research workflow that is open, connected, reproducible and interoperable. EBSCO’s investment in highlights the importance of supporting services that extend and connect the publication of […]

January 27, 2020 - 9:52 am

ProQuest’s TDM Studio service transforms text and data mining with efficiency, flexibility and power

(23 Jan 2020) Researchers will now be able to uncover new connections and make new discoveries using ProQuest’s TDM Studio service, a pioneering end-to-end solution for text and data mining. TDM Studio puts the power of text and data mining directly into the researcher’s hands, from their initial idea to their final output. With this new […]

January 27, 2020 - 9:31 am