Library Technology Guides

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April 25, 2022

SAGE Lean Library Partners with Skilltype to Create Librarian Futures Community and Support Librarian Learning. Lean Library, a Technology from SAGE company, announced its partnership with Skilltype, a global training platform for librarians. Lean Library will utilize Skilltype's innovative platform to curate and showcase its product training, events and webinars, providing librarians with recognition for the skills and knowledge acquired, whilst also enabling greater networking amongst Lean Library's library partners. Lean Library and Skilltype will also develop a new community for Skilltype members, Librarian Futures, to share and solicit debate and ideas about the evolving role of the librarian. This will build on Lean Library's 2021 global consultation, which culminated in its Librarian Futures report. [Full Announcement].

December 8, 2021

SAGE SAGE Publishing founder Sara Miller McCune passes control of SAGE to the SAGE-SMM Trust. SAGE Publishing founder and owner Sara Miller McCune has signed over her voting shares and control of the company to the independent SAGE-SMM Trust. The move takes an irrevocable step towards her long-standing estate plan goal of ensuring SAGE remains an independent company focused on its mission to build bridges to knowledge through educational and research publishing. [Full Announcement].

December 2, 2021

SAGE SAGE Publishing and Bodyswaps launch virtual reality resource for health and social care training. SAGE Publishing is partnering with Bodyswaps, an award-winning virtual reality (VR) platform, to launch a cutting-edge resource for health and social care training. The Mental Health Practitioner VR experience supports students in developing soft skills through an immersive virtual environment, representing a first step into a new generation of learning. [Full Announcement].

August 11, 2021

SAGE Funded by SAGE Publishing, new software tool Empirica will make online experiment design more accessible for social scientists. Six innovative software tools benefitting the social and behavioral sciences will receive SAGE Publishing's 2021 SAGE Concept Grants, with £15,000 awarded to Empirica, a customizable virtual lab platform for conducting human-participant experiments. An additional five seed grants of £2,000 will enable the development of earlier-stage tools that support research methods in the social sciences. [Full Announcement].

July 21, 2021

SAGE Lean Library partners with Ex Libris to bring Primo and Summon discovery further into the patron workflow. Lean Library, a SAGE Publishing company, announced its partnership with Ex Libris, a ProQuest company and the provider of the Ex Libris Primo® and Summon® library discovery services. The Lean Library–Ex Libris collaboration enables users to query their library's Primo or Summon service from wherever they start their search online, on sites such as Google, Google Scholar or Wikipedia. For example, when a patron is using Google Scholar to search for content, the Lean Library browser extension enables them to surface relevant results from their library's instance of Primo or Summon, directly alongside the Google Scholar results. [Full Announcement].

July 15, 2021

SAGE SAGE enters three-year partnership with Universal Write Publications to publish African- and Black-centered titles. SAGE Publishing and Universal Write Publications LLC (UWP) signed an agreement for SAGE to sponsor nine titles to support the growth of UWP, a Black-owned social science publishing company. Through the publication and promotion of academic books and articles, UWP represents voices of the Academic Diaspora to broaden worldviews through research that uses interdisciplinary theories with an emphasis on African- and Black-centered scholarship. [Full Announcement].

May 20, 2021

SAGE Lean Library partners with EBSCO Information Services to bring library search into Google Scholar and other parts of the patron workflow. Lean Library, a browser extension from SAGE Publishing that delivers library services directly into the patron's workflow, is pleased to announce its partnership with EBSCO Information Services, leveraging EBSCO Discovery Service™. The partnership will give libraries the ability to deliver relevant search results from their library to patrons ‘in the workflow', on academic resources and websites including Google Scholar. [Full Announcement].

July 27, 2020

SAGE The University of Southampton adopts Talis Aspire to improve the online student experience of digital resources. The University of Southampton has adopted Talis Aspire as they focus on the use of digital resources. They aim to improve students' experience of accessing online resources with reading lists in Talis Aspire. The library will also benefit from streamlined workflows to enhance the resourcing and acquisitions processes. [Full Announcement].

July 22, 2020

SAGE New Lean Library App Helps Patrons Conduct Research On The Go. Lean Library, a browser extension from SAGE Publishing that delivers library services directly into the patron's workflow, has launched a new mobile app, Academic Browser, to further improve remote access. [Full Announcement].

February 4, 2020

Sage SAGE signing a transformative agreement with Sweden’s Bibsam Consortium. SAGE Publishing is signing a new open access publishing agreement with Bibsam Consortium, serving 42 of the member institutions including universities, university colleges, and government funded research institutions. [Full Announcement].

October 22, 2019

Sage SAGE announces new open access publishing agreement with UNC-Chapel Hill Libraries. SAGE Publishing announces an open access pilot program with the University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Beginning in 2020, the program will grant UNC-Chapel Hill access to SAGE Journals and provide funding to cover article publishing fees for University researchers to make their SAGE research articles fully open access. [Full Announcement].

September 12, 2018

SAGE SAGE Publishing acquires Lean Library to bring library services into the patrons’ workflow. 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. [Full Announcement].

August 31, 2018

SAGE SAGE Publishing launches Advance, a social sciences preprints service, in partnership with Figshare. SAGE Publishing today launched its first preprints server for the humanities and social sciences, in partnership with Figshare. Advance: a SAGE preprints community will provide academic researchers with a global platform to share early versions of their work ahead of formal peer review and publication. The open access platform will support original research and reviews, making content open to receiving feedback from colleagues and peers. The service enables researchers to disseminate and start communicating about their time-sensitive work and ideas faster and to garner engagement and feedback throughout their research process. All preprints published on Advance are eligible for publication in a wide range of SAGE’s portfolio of peer-reviewed journals. [Full Announcement].

April 18, 2018

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

December 5, 2017

SAGE SAGE Publishing expands business with Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink for Open Access. SAGE Publishing has substantially expanded their investment in the RightsLink for Open Access platform from Copyright Clearance Center, a global licensing and content solutions organization. [Full Announcement].

April 12, 2016

Sage SAGE Publishing acquires journal portfolio from prominent humanities and social science publisher, IP Publishing. SAGE Publishing, one of the world’s leading independent and academic publishers announced the purchase of the full journal portfolio of academic journals publisher, IP Publishing Ltd. IP Publishing Ltd is an independent company specializing in the publication of referred academic and professional journals within the humanities and social sciences. [Full Announcement].

January 19, 2016

Sage SAGE Publishing makes investment in Publons, peer review innovators with a mission to speed up science. SAGE Publishing, a leading independent academic publisher of journals, books, and digital media, today announces that it has led an investment round for a minority stake in Publons with additional participation by existing investors. Known for its mission to use peer review to speed up science, Publons will remain completely independent and publisher-neutral following this investment, allowing for continued participation from other parties. [Full Announcement].

November 19, 2015

Sage SAGE Knowledge redesigned with responsive platform, improved search, and extended content. SAGE is delighted to announce that SAGE Knowledge, an expansive social science digital library for students, researchers, and faculty, is now live on a new platform for use on all devices and featuring multiple content types. Originally launched in 2012, SAGE Knowledge currently hosts more than 6,100 titles and videos, with a range of SAGE eBook and eReference content including scholarly monographs, reference works, handbooks, series, professional development titles, and now streaming video with SAGE Video. [Full Announcement].

September 8, 2015

Sage SAGE launches statistical database for business students and researchers. SAGE released a collection of more than 4,000 statistical data series for students and researchers working on business plan projects and market research assignments. Titled SAGE Business Stats, it offers historic, current, and projected demographic and industry data points down to the zip-code level. SAGE Business Stats is the second in SAGE’s suite of resources that support business curricula and research and the third collection of data on the SAGE Stats platform. [Full Announcement].

May 28, 2015

SAGE SAGE strengthens geography and psychology portfolio with acquisition of Pion. SAGE announced the purchase of Pion Limited, independent publisher of high quality academic journals founded by Adam Gelbtuch and John Ashby in 1959. The sale was announced jointly by Chairman for Pion, David Cohen and Stephen Barr, President SAGE International. [Full Announcement].