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NISO Plus 2020: NISO Plus Program announced – 

The NISO Plus conference organisers have announced the lineup for the NISO Plus 2020, scheduled to be held from February 23-25, at the Lord Baltimore Hotel, Baltimore, MD. More than 50 experts from across the information industry will be speaking on a wide range of topics,… Read More

Springer Nature and OpenAIRE in deal to advance Open Science – 

Springer Nature will provide OpenAIRE, an EU organisation that facilitates openness in scholarly communication, access to its full-text articles and chapters, regardless of their open access status and access rights, starting immediately. This will enable OpenAIRE to extract links from articles, research… Read More

ORCiD ID search function now available on Taylor & Francis Online – 

Researchers can now find what they are looking for even faster with the introduction of a new search capability on Taylor & Francis Online. The ability to search and find articles from an author by entering their ORCiD ID, a 16-digit number unique to them, has… Read More

American Chemical Society names Dr. James Milne head of its Publications Division – 

The American Chemical Society (ACS) has named Dr. James Milne as the president of the ACS Publications Division. He has been serving as the acting president since September 2019, when Dr. Brian Crawford retired. Based in Oxford, U.K., Dr. Milne joined ACS in 2016. In his… Read More

Berghahn Books to flip thirteen anthropology journals to open access in 2020 – 

Scholarly and academic publisher Berghahn Books will publish thirteen core anthropology journals as open access starting with their 2020 volumes under the subscribe-to-open model (S2O). The move is being hailed as the largest concerted disciplinary journals flip to open access since SCOAP3.… Read More

Cambridge University Press and the Japan Alliance of University Library Consortia for E-Resources announce transformative OA agreement – 

Academic publisher 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… Read More

University of Nevada, Reno, selects Ex Libris Alma platform and Primo discovery solution to simplify library systems and streamline processes – 

Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, has announced that the University of Nevada, Reno, has selected the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform and Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery solution to replace dated legacy systems. The new platform will support the institution’s vision of embracing intellectual… Read More

Elsevier creates online information center to provide one-stop access to latest medical and scientific information on Novel Coronavirus 2019-nCoV – 

Elsevier, a global information analytics business specialising in science and health, has created a Novel Coronavirus Information Center with free information in English and Mandarin on the novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV for the benefit of healthcare professionals, medical researchers and the public. The information center on Elsevier… Read More

Wiley offers free access to Coronavirus research to aid relief efforts – 

John Wiley & Sons Inc., a global leader in research and education, will provide free access to all articles related to the coronavirus in support of the outbreak relief efforts in China. Wiley has identified 54 relevant articles. These important pieces of literature will remain free… Read More

Society for Scholarly Publishing seeks mentors and mentees for Spring 2020 Mentorship Program – 

The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) is now accepting applications for the next cohort of its Mentorship Program. This program is ideal for professionals at all career levels to develop new relationships, share experiences, and learn from others outside their organisations by connecting with a mentor.… Read More

Revised NISO Open Discovery Initiative Recommended Practice now available for public comment – 

The NISO Open Discovery Initiative (ODI) Standing Committee is inviting feedback on proposed revisions to its Recommended Practice, originally published in 2014 as NISO RP-19-2014 Open Discovery Initiative: Promoting Transparency in Discovery. Librarians, publishers, vendors, and others who are interested in how content is included in… Read More

ProQuest’s TDM StudioTM service streamlines text-mining workflow, enabling researchers to gain new insights – 

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… Read More

American Library Association accepting submissions for the 2020 John Cotton Dana Award – 

The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting submissions for the 2020 John Cotton Dana Award (JCD). The John Cotton Dana Award is one of the most prestigious awards given to libraries and honors outstanding library public relations. Eight $10,000 awards will be provided by the… Read More

Ex Libris expands its offering with cloud-based, user-centric Rapido Resource Sharing Solution – 

Ex Libris, a proQuest company, has begun the development of its new Rapido™ solution for resource sharing and has established the Rapido development partner program. Rapido is built on the Ex Libris higher ed cloud platform and will be live by the end of 2020. Nine… Read More

Latest edition of Blogspeak now online – 

The latest edition of Blogspeak is now online. Featured are: Phil Davis (Data Analysis: How Effective Is TrendMD?); John Staddon (The Mess That Is Science Publishing); Roger C. Schonfeld (Global Science, China’s Rise, and European Anxiety); and Elizabeth Gadd (CRediT Check – Should we welcome tools to differentiate the contributions… Read More

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