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December 13, 2018

(Follett) Follett announced it has acquired NextTier Education, a cloud-based software solution that provides counselors, students, and parents with guidance, information and insight to help students achieve their postsecondary goals and ensure every student has equal access to higher education.

December 11, 2018

(Eduserv) Eduserv is merging with Jisc - the UK’s technology solutions organisation for higher and further education - bringing together expertise in digital and data technology solutions to form a unique powerhouse of world-leading expertise to benefit all UK and overseas clients.

September 12, 2018

(SAGE Publications) SAGE Publishing has acquired technology start-up Lean Library and its associated products to promote the value of the academic library to patrons and bring library services directly into the patron’s workflow via their web browser. The Lean Library browser extension provides seamless, one-click access to all licensed library resources, both on and off campus, and offers up legal routes to discover open access full text. At the same time, the service enables libraries to promote their services exactly when and where they are needed by delivering targeted, customisable messages directly into users’ workflows.

September 9, 2018

(Wiley, Inc.) Authorea has joined Atypon, the leading online scholarly publishing technology company. Authorea is aligned with the mission of Atypon, and its parent company, Wiley. Atypon has been actively building an open science ecosystem to streamline researchers' workflows in reference management, knowledge discovery and content creation. Wiley is pioneering Open Access, linked data, streamlined editorial processes, and HTML-first publishing among its authors. Adding Authorea to this already exciting mix of developments introduces a new catalyst for change in the right direction.

September 4, 2018

(Ingram Content Group) Leading digital content provider VitalSource Technologies has acquired the assets of learning and data analytics platform Acrobatiq, Inc. The acquisition will dramatically expand access to cutting-edge and personalized digital course experiences designed to improve student outcomes.

August 18, 2018

(Wiley, Inc.) John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in research, professional practice and education, announced today it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Atypon, a Silicon Valley-based publishing-software company, for $120 million in cash. Atypon is a trusted technology partner that enables scholarly societies and publishers to deliver, host, enhance, market and manage their content on the web. The transaction is expected to close October 1, 2016.

August 16, 2018

(Talis) Talis has been acquired by SAGE Publishing, a leading global and independent academic publisher.

August 6, 2018

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced the acquisition of Research Research Limited. This acquisition is part of the ongoing strategic investment by Ex Libris aimed at providing a broad and deep offering for academic research stakeholders—scholars, research offices, and libraries.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, una empresa de ProQuest, se complace en anunciar la adquisición de Research Research Limited (conocida como *Research). Esta adquisición forma parte de la inversión estratégica actual de Ex Libris destinada a proporcionar una oferta amplia y en profundidad a los interesados en la investigación académica —académicos, oficinas de investigación y bibliotecas.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, ProQuest company, è lieta di annunciare l’acquisizione di Research Research Limited (nota come *Research). Questa acquisizione rientra nell’ambito del continuo investimento strategico di Ex Libris finalizzato alla fornitura di un’ampia e profonda offerta per i soggetti interessati alla ricerca accademica: studiosi, uffici di ricerca e biblioteche.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company, gibt die Übernahme von Research Research Limited (bekannt als *Research) bekannt. Diese Übernahme ist Teil der fortgesetzten strategischen Investitionen von Ex Libris, die darauf abzielen, ein breites und tiefes Angebot für akademische Forschungsbeteiligte – Wissenschaftler, Forschungsbüros und Bibliotheken – bereitzustellen.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, une filliale de ProQuest, est ravie d’annoncer l’acquisition de Research Research Limited (connue sous le nom de *Research). Cette acquisition s’inscrit dans le cadre de la politique d’investissement stratégique continu d’Ex Libris, qui vise à offrir des services diversifiés et complets aux acteurs de la recherche académique : universitaires, bureaux de recherche et bibliothèques.

August 2, 2018

(Elsevier) Elsevier announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Aries Systems, a leader in scientific publication workflow solutions headquartered outside Boston, MA. Aries’ offerings are used by journals, books and other publications for manuscript submission, peer review, production tracking and eCommerce.

July 12, 2018

(Follett) Follett announced that it has acquired Fishtree, a leading adaptive learning platform that streamlines both the technical integration and educational adoption of personalized learning in school classrooms. Follett will integrate the machine-based learning tools of Fishtree within Follett’s industry leading Destiny content and resource management platform used by more than 70,000 schools and school districts across North America. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

April 18, 2018

(Sage) SAGE Publishing announced the acquisition of Global Village Publishing (GVPi), a software and services provider specializing in the delivery of customized digital publishing solutions.

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