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New SPi Global webinar: Navigating the Future of Learning – 

SPi Global, the market leading content technology and content solutions enterprise that provides data services and subject matter expertise to multiple industries, is hosting a webinar titled ‘Navigating the Future of Learning’, scheduled for June 11, 2020, 2 PM (BST), 9 AM (EDT). Visit Read More

AAP files copyright infringement lawsuit against Internet Archive for systematic mass scanning and distribution of literary works – 

Member companies of the Association of American Publishers (AAP) have filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Internet Archive (“IA”) in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. The suit asks the Court to enjoin IA’s mass scanning, public display, and distribution… Read More

SPIE Digital Library to reduce institutional subscription prices by 10% for 2021 – 

SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, has announced a 10% price reduction for 2021 SPIE Digital Library and SPIE Journal institutional subscriptions. This discount comes in recognition of the challenges facing the library and research communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The SPIE Digital… Read More

NLM set to launch NIH preprint pilot in PubMed Central – 

NLM is set to launch a pilot project to test the viability of making preprints resulting from NIH-funded research available via PubMed Central (PMC). The primary goal of the NIH Preprint Pilot will be to explore approaches to increasing the discoverability of early NIH research results.… Read More

SciScore launches pilot with the American Association for Cancer Research to improve rigor and reproducibility in published literature – 

SciScore, an advanced, text-mining-based tool, has announced that the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the largest professional organisation dedicated to advancing cancer research, will integrate SciScore into the AACR journals’ submission platform, eJournalPress, as part of a pilot program. SciScore… Read More

Accucoms expands publisher representation in China – 

Accucoms, the specialist in global sales and marketing for publishers and societies, recently added the American Physiological Society (APS), The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Duke University Press, and the University of Chicago Press to its portfolio of distinguished publishers for sales, marketing, and… Read More

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine name new Chief Development Officer – 

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has announced that Alison Purvis has been promoted to chief development officer. She will work closely with the president of each academy and the National Academies’ chief program officer in managing and providing overall strategic leadership of the… Read More

Interview: AIP Publishing CEO John Haynes offers thoughts on industry, organisation as he retires from post – 

For the past 11 years, John Haynes had a guiding hand in the publishing evolution of the American Institute of Physics and AIP Publishing. As the CEO of AIP Publishing for the last seven years, Haynes took on the challenge of transforming… Read More

Oxford University Press and National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences announce first Read & Publish deal in China – 

Academic publisher Oxford University Press (OUP) and the National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences (NSLC) have announced a landmark new Read & Publish agreement, the first of its kind in Mainland China. Covering 26 of the institutions of CAS, the three-year deal is the… Read More

Pensoft to publish the paleontology and geobiology journal Zitteliana on behalf of SNSB – 

Scholarly publisher and technology provider Pensoft has announced that the scholarly peer-reviewed, open-access journal on paleontology and geobiology, Zitteliana, will be published on the technologically advanced scholarly publishing platform ARPHA. The move follows a recent contract between the State Natural History Collection… Read More

OA Switchboard initiative – progress report May 2020 – 

Open Access (OA) output is growing year-on-year and increasingly, funders and institutions are paying for OA centrally. OA business models are becoming ever more diverse, some with or without individual publication fees, some through agreements with publishers. Meanwhile, funders and institutions are expanding their requirements about… Read More

Open Preservation Foundation endorses TRUST principles for digital repositories – 

The Open Preservation Foundation has endorsed the TRUST principles for digital repositories. Following on from several months of RDA consultation and discussion within the digital repository community, a set of guiding principles have been developed to facilitate best practice in trustworthy data… Read More

AGU appoints Randy Fiser as next CEO and executive director – 

AGU, an international nonprofit association that advances Earth and space sciences, has announced Randy Fiser as next CEO and executive director, effective August 17, 2020. Fiser is passionate about AGU’s mission and vision, has a demonstrated ability to creatively lead organisations and shares AGU’s commitment… Read More

LM Information Delivery announces release of comprehensive usage analytics tool, LibMetrix – 

LM Information Delivery, an international information services provider, has announced the latest release of their comprehensive usage analytics tool, LibMetrix. One of the key features of the spring 2020 release of LibMetrix is an external subscription data upload facility. Users can now easily upload the cost… Read More

Latest edition of Blogspeak now online – 

The latest edition of Blogspeak is now online. Featured are: Roger C. Schonfeld and Oya Y. Rieger (Publishers invest in preprints); Sam Herbert (The academic digital revolution is here… again); Michael Healy (Around the World: International Copyright Outlook); Eric Jensen and Alexander Gerber (For science communication to be effective it… Read More

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