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SPARC urges Department of Justice to block merger between Cengage and McGraw-Hill

(14 Aug 2019) Today, SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) submitted a detailed filing to the U.S. Department of Justice urging federal antitrust enforcers to block the proposed merger between college textbook publishing giants Cengage and McGraw-Hill Education. The merger would create the largest publisher of college course materials in the United States and the world’s […]


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Merger of major information industry associations finalized

(1 Jul 2019)  The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) and the National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) are pleased to announce that efforts to merge the two organizations have been successfully completed. The fully-integrated entity consists of more than 250 libraries, government agencies, associations, and content and technology providers. Working together, those stakeholders will […]


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Cengage and McGraw-Hill to merge, providing students with more affordable access to superior course materials and platforms

(1 May 2019)  McGraw-Hill and Cengage today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to combine in an all-stock merger on equal terms. The transaction, which has been unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies, will bring together two premier learning companies that will deliver significant benefits for students, educators, professionals […]


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Jisc and Eduserv to merge and form UK public sector tech powerhouse

(11 December 2018) Jisc, the UK’s technology solutions organisation for higher and further education, and Eduserv, which specialises in digital transformation in local government, public bodies, healthcare, charities, higher education and emergency services, are coming together to form a unique powerhouse of world-leading expertise to benefit all UK and overseas clients. The two charities will […]


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Elsevier closes its acquisition of Aries Systems

(10 September 2018, New York) Elsevier, the global information analytics business specializing in science and health, today announced it has completed its acquisition of Aries Systems, a leader in scientific publication workflow solutions headquartered outside Boston, Massachusetts. Aries’ offerings are used by journals, books and other publications for manuscript submission, peer review, production tracking and […]


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SAGE Publishing acquires Talis Group Ltd

(16 August 2018) SAGE Publishing has acquired Talis, a technology company, and its enterprise teaching and learning platform, Talis Aspire. This acquisition marks an important step for SAGE as it moves SAGE’s product portfolio beyond content-led resources into technology solutions that support teaching, learning and research in the higher education institution. This new move is in response to the […]


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Elsevier to acquire Aries Systems, a best-in-class publication workflow solutions provider

(2 August 2018, New York). Elsevier has today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Aries Systems, a leader in scientific publication workflow solutions headquartered outside Boston, MA. Aries’ offerings are used by journals, books and other publications for manuscript submission, peer review, production tracking and eCommerce. “Aries has built a best-in-class workflow […]


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Elsevier acquires bepress, a leading service provider used by academic institutions to showcase their research

 (2 August 2017, New York) Elsevier, the global information analytics business specializing in science and health, today acquired bepress, a Berkeley, California-based business that helps academic libraries showcase and share their institutions’ research for maximum impact. Founded by three University of California, Berkeley professors in 1999, bepress allows institutions to collect, organize, preserve and disseminate […]


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CABI – SciDev.Net merger creates stronger organisation for sustainable development

(18 July 2017) CABI and SciDev.Net have agreed to merge, creating a stronger and more diverse combined organisation to help boost their shared mission to improve lives around the world. CABI is an intergovernmental, not-for-profit organisation that improves people’s lives worldwide by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment. […]


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Rare chance to view historic Singapore papers

(19 October 2016) Printed on paper and parchment, with gold leaf accents and motifs such as brightly coloured orchids and hibiscuses – the documents proclaiming Singapore’s merger with Malaysia embodied the hope in the air in 1963. Barely two years later, as the merger unravelled, plain documents were hastily stapled together to detail Singapore’s separation […]


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Alexander Street Press joins the ProQuest family of companies

(22 June 2016, Ann Arbor, MI, and Alexandria, VA) Alexander Street Press, a leading provider of streaming videos and music as well as award-winning primary source collections to libraries around the world, has joined the ProQuest family of companies. The companies’ complementary content assets will enable libraries, faculty and students to improve research and learning […]


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Follett acquires Baker & Taylor

(18 April 2016, Westchester, IL) Follett Corporation today announced that it has acquired Baker & Taylor, LLC, the leading distributor of books, video and music products to public libraries and institutions, and a major wholesaler to retailers worldwide. With combined sales of $3.6 billion, the two businesses will offer librarians, patrons, educators and students unprecedented […]


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Artstor and ITHAKA join forces

(28 January 2016,  New York, NY)  Artstor, the nonprofit provider of the Artstor Digital Library of images and the Shared Shelf platform for cataloguing and digital asset management, will now operate under the umbrella of its fellow nonprofit ITHAKA, the organization that currently operates three other services: JSTOR, Portico and Ithaka S+R. Artstor, ITHAKA and […]


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Bibliotheca buys 3M global library systems business

(7 October 2015) Bibliotheca’s shareholders, One Equity Partners (OEP), today completed the purchase of 3M Library Systems North American business, and entered into agreements to purchase the assets of 3M’s remaining global Library Systems business. The new Bibliotheca Group will combine the best of both worlds to help libraries captivate their communities, providing innovative library-focused […]


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Ex Libris bought by ProQuest

(6 October 2015) ProQuest has signed an agreement to acquire Ex Libris, a world leader in library automation solutions. This acquisition will bring together the ProQuest companies’ complementary capabilities and skills, which include expertise in print and digital resources, the development of pioneering discovery and library management solutions, and deep content relationships that have created […]


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