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NISO E-Book Metadata Recommended Practice now available for public comment – 

The NISO Working Group on E-Book Bibliographic Metadata Requirements in the Sale, Publication, Discovery, Delivery, and Preservation Supply Chain is inviting comments on its proposed Recommended Practice. Everyone involved in producing and using e-book metadata — publishers, retailers, libraries, service providers, and preservation agencies — is… Read More

The Geological Society of London renews partnership with HighWire – 

Scholarly publishing technology provider HighWire, currently celebrating its 25th year of business, has renewed its hosting agreement with The Geological Society of London (GSL). GSL has been a long-term and highly valued partner since 2006, with its online publications growing and diversifying… Read More

JASA Express Letters to relaunch as OA title – 

The Acoustical Society of America (ASA) has announced that JASA Express Letters will transition in January 2021 to an online-only, gold open access journal. Since 2006, the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America Express Letters has published as a section of JASA. JASA Express… Read More

The University of Liverpool joins the Frontiers – JISC national OA deal – 

The University of Liverpool has joined the national open access deal agreed between Jisc Collections and Frontiers. This landmark deal provides a simplified and streamlined route to open access publishing for researchers in the UK, who publish 7%… Read More

Ecological Society of America appoints Juan C. Corley as Editor in Chief of Ecological Applications – 

The Ecological Society of America has announced the appointment of Dr. Juan C. Corley as the Editor in Chief of its journal Ecological Applications. In his new role, Corley will lead Ecological Applications in publishing research articles from across the biological and ecological sciences. Ecological Applications… Read More

World-leading publishers join forces to make research publishing more inclusive and diverse – 

Publishers responsible for tens of thousands of peer-reviewed journals and books have signed an agreement to take a proactive stance against bias, as they commit to working together to better reflect the diversity of their communities and to remove barriers for under-represented groups. The joint statement will impact scholarly publishing… Read More

New report examines online learners as higher education considers its future – 

Wiley Education Services, part of John Wiley and Sons Inc., has released its annual report in partnership with Aslanian Market Research, a division of EducationDynamics, sharing insights about the priorities and considerations of online learners, which may inform higher education’s recovery efforts following the fallout of… Read More

Discover how AI and other technologies are changing the way content businesses work – 

New technologies are transforming the way publishing works. Content creation, dissemination and consumption face a multiplicity of new opportunities and challenges. Attendees to the ConTech Forum on June 9th saw many examples of this transformation and reacted overwhelmingly positively to the quality of the presentations. ConTech… Read More

No large barriers for repository platforms in complying with Plan S, notes COAR survey – 

In April/May 2020 the COAR, in consultation with cOAlition S, conducted a survey of repository platforms to assess their current ability and intention to support Plan S requirements and to identify any specific challenges related to their implementation. The survey found that… Read More

EBSCO Information Services and IWA partner to support FOLIO open source Library Services Platform – 

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and IWA have partnered to support libraries adopting the open-source provider FOLIO Library Services Platform (LSP). EBSCO and IWA will work together to provide reliable hosting and support services to libraries in Finland and the Scandinavian region. … Read More

Sheridan PubFactory and Scholarly iQ partner to launch Reporting and Business Intelligence Platform – 

Sheridan PubFactory has announced a new partnership with industry-leading analytics and reporting specialist Scholarly iQ (SiQ). This addition to its expanding network of partner associations enables the launch of a dedicated Reporting and Business Intelligence Platform for PubFactory, offering the opportunity for… Read More

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