Scope – Knowledgespeak: STM Industry Daily News Alert

American Chemical Society and the Hungarian EISZ consortium sign their first transformative agreement – 

The American Chemical Society (ACS), Publications Division, and the Hungarian Electronic Information Service National Programme (EISZ) have 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… Read More

ARTiFACTS announces ORCID integration – 

ARTiFACTS has announced the successful integration of its blockchain system with ORCID records. This means that 7.4 million users can register their research works on ARTiFACTS, thereby securing the provenance of their research via their ORCID credentials. Works registered on ARTiFACTS will also become immediately citable.… Read More

IET’s Inspec Analytics named ‘Best New Product/Service’ in The Charleston Advisor’s Eighteenth Annual Readers’ Choice Awards – 

The Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) Inspec Analytics, has been named ‘Best New Product/Service’ in The Charleston Advisor’s Eighteenth Annual Readers’ Choice Awards. The awards are given for the best digital products or services of interest to libraries and academia. The winners are selected by… Read More

ProQuest announces new look and new features for SIRS Issues Researcher and SIRS Discoverer – 

ProQuest has announced that its popular SIRS Issues Researcher and SIRS Discoverer products have been enhanced with a new look and new features to engage students and help them achieve better outcomes with guidance from customers and users. SIRS products – staples for research, teaching and… Read More

University of Michigan Library selects Ex Libris Alma and Primo to improves resource sharing and analytics – 

Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, has announced that the University of Michigan Library has selected the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform and Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery solution to provide innovative services to the school’s diverse constituents. The University of Michigan Library is one… Read More

Final call for ConTech student bursary applications, entries close November 15 – 

ConTech 2019 and EBSCO Information Services are connecting library students with new technologies. A key part of the ConTech commitment to build a community. Applications are coming in from students around the world who want to attend ConTech 2019 on December 5th… Read More

Springer Nature becomes first publisher to implement service – 

Users of are to be the first to benefit from an enhanced user experience when accessing research content from outside of their university network. As part of its commitment to finding solutions to problems researchers are facing, Springer Nature has been… Read More

Member of National Academies Committee on Reproducibility and Replicability in Science to testify on Capitol Hill – 

David Allison, dean, School of Public Health, Indiana University-Bloomington, and a member of the committee that wrote a 2019 National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report on reproducibility and replicability in science, will appear before the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology on November… Read More

HighWire appoints Tim Bacci as President and CEO – 

Scholarly publishing technology provider HighWire has announced the appointment of Tim Bacci as President and Chief Executive Officer. Tim joins HighWire with over 25 years of operational and transactional experience in technology companies in all stages of growth, both public and private. He most recently served… Read More

Dr. Theresa S. Byrd takes seat on OCLC Board of Trustees – 

Dr. Theresa S. Byrd, Dean of the University Library at the University of San Diego, took her seat on the OCLC Board of Trustees during the board’s regular November meeting. Dr. Byrd was elected to the board by OCLC Global Council in March 2019. There are… Read More

Healio launches new online education platform, Healio CME – 

Multichannel information platform Healio has announced the launch of its all new online education platform, Healio CME. The launch is the most significant for the company since the original release of in 2012. Through months of research and usability testing, Healio has developed a platform… Read More

ConTech 2019 – Three new lightning talks added – 

Three new lightning talks have been added to the ConTech 2019 programme. These talks are designed to let start-ups, vendors, publishers and data scientists the opportunity to talk about their latest ideas. These two additions underline the range and diversity of the opportunities at the intersection… Read More

American Chemical Society names Teri W. Odom as the new editor-in-chief of Nano Letters – 

The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) has named Dr. Teri W. Odom of Northwestern University as the new editor-in-chief of Nano Letters. The journal features fundamental research in all branches of the theory and practice of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Odom is the Charles… Read More

ARL supports MIT Framework for Publisher Contracts – 

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) supports the MIT Framework for Publisher Contracts as an important pathway to making scholarly content more openly available. The framework sets forth six core principles for library contracts with publishers, such as author retention of copyrights, automatic deposit of manuscripts… Read More

Automated Crossref DOI registration for journals using Scholastica for open access publishing – 

Scholastica, a peer review and publishing platform for academic journals, has announced that journals using Scholastica for open access publishing can now set up automated DOI registration and metadata deposits via Crossref. With the new automation, publishers can eliminate all manual and technical work around content… Read More

Impact Science and Vertigo Ventures partner to assist research institutions in the UK offer more robust support for research impact – 

Impact Science, a division of Cactus Communications that provides end-to-end support for the research impact life cycle, has partnered with Vertigo Ventures (VV), a UK-based company that offers innovative technology solutions for impact measurement, to provide research institutions with services and systematic support for more efficient… Read More

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