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Society for Scholarly Publishing Cancels 42nd Annual Meeting due to the global COVID-19 pandemic – 

The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) has announced that the 42nd Annual Meeting originally scheduled for May 27-29, 2020, in Boston, MA, has been canceled due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The health and safety of all SSP meeting participants are of the utmost importance, and… Read More

Wiley acquires Bio-Rad’s Informatics Spectroscopy Software and Spectral Databases – 

John Wiley and Sons Inc., a global leader in research and education, has announced the acquisition of Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.’s Informatics products including the company’s spectroscopy software and spectral databases. The acquisition adds expertise, content, and powerful software to Wiley’s Science Solutions segment. Terms of the… Read More

Cambridge University Press officially launches open research platform, Cambridge Open Engage – 

Cambridge Open Engage, the early and open content and collaboration platform from Cambridge University Press, has officially launched and is now open to direct submissions from researchers. Developed in-house and in consultation with researchers, the platform builds on the state-of-the-art technology… Read More

The BMJ and the British Medical Association launch campaign to protect healthcare staff on the frontline of the covid-19 outbreak – 

The BMJ and the British Medical Association (BMA) have launched a campaign to highlight the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers on the frontline in the covid-19 outbreak and call for them to be given the appropriate level of… Read More

ACM signs new transformative open access publishing agreement with IreL, the Irish e-resource licensing consortium – 

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has entered into a transformative open access agreement with IReL, the Irish e-resource licensing consortium. The agreement covers both access to and open access publication in ACM’s journals, proceedings and magazines for eight Irish universities, including Dublin City University, Maynooth… Read More

Digital Science and Beijing-based Zhipu.AI partner to conduct data challenges and to build a COVID-19 information portal – 

Digital Science, a technology company serving emergent needs across the research sector, has announced a partnership with Beijing-based technology company Zhipu.AI to conduct data challenges and collaborate in building a COVID-19 information portal. Zhipu.AI, a spin-out from Tsinghua University, aims to… Read More

ARL, CNI and EDUCAUSE release second part of Sarah Lippincott’s report on Research Library Engagement with Emerging Technologies – 

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), and EDUCAUSE have released the second part of a report by Sarah Lippincott, Mapping the Current Landscape of Research Library Engagement with Emerging Technologies in Research and Learning, that will be published in its… Read More

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