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COVID-19 lockdown affect: scholarly and professional e-book sales to decline for the first time in 2020 – 

Shuttered college campuses and business centers turned to ghost towns—emergency measures enacted to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus will lead scholarly and professional e-book sales to decline for the first time in 2020, this is according to the latest report from Simba Information. … Read More

Educational publishers obtain preliminary injunction against 63 illegal ebook websites that use online ads to sell pirated content – 

The Educational Publishers Enforcement Group (EPEG) publishers, consisting of CengageElsevierMacmillan LearningMcGraw Hill and Pearson, have obtained a Preliminary Injunction from the United States District Court for the Southern District of New… Read More

Helping to archive and preserve open access journals – 

A recent study by Laakso, Matthias and Jahn looked at the number of journals that had “vanished” from the internet. The study is a timely reminder of how vulnerable publishing outputs are. Although the scale of vanished journals is likely smaller than the study indicates, there is an urgent need… Read More

UC libraries acquires collection of ebooks from University Presses – 

The UC libraries have acquired a collection of ebooks from Project Muse, an aggregator of books and journals from university presses and other scholarly publishers. The acquisition gives UC libraries perpetual access to more than 10,000 ebooks from the publishers. The collection includes titles from the… Read More

RLUK launches the Digital Shift Forum – 

RLUK is launching the Digital Shift Forum (RLUKDSF) to bring together colleagues from across the information, research, cultural and heritage communities, and third and commercial sectors, to discuss the future of the digital shift in research collections, services, and audiences. The… Read More

EDP Sciences celebrates ‘trust in peer review’ in support of Peer Review Week 2020 – 

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect a large proportion of the globe, it is more important than ever for the public, policymakers, and researchers to be able to trust in scientific output. Peer Review Week 2020 is celebrating its sixth year with a focus on ‘Trust in Peer Review’.… Read More

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