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September 24, 2014

Swets. Swets Information Services B.V. declared bankrupt. Following the suspension of payment for Swets & Zeitlinger Group BV, granted by the court in Amsterdam on 19 September, the Management team, together with Mr J.L.M. Groenewegen, the appointed administrator, have been working tirelessly to investigate alternatives for the business. Unfortunately, concrete alternatives to sell the business as a whole have not materialised and due to these developments Swets Information Services B.V. filed for bankruptcy on 23 September 2014. The court of Amsterdam honoured this request and as per 23 September 2014 Swets Information Services B.V. is declared bankrupt. [Full Announcement].

August 20, 2014

Swets. Swets sponsors a new classroom library at Indian Primary School through educational charity, Room To Read. Swets Information Services, a global organization committed to improving the delivery and use of knowledge worldwide, and the charity Room to Read are delighted to announce the completion of the first joint project funded by donations from Swets; namely the creation of a new classroom library at the Government Primary School Nathu Khadi in India’s Uttarakhand province. The library provides facilities for over 100 pupils, aged between 6 and 11, and their four teachers. [Full Announcement].

July 30, 2014

Swets. Swets adds OpenAthens to its portfolio of Access Management services for libraries. Swets announced that it has signed a reseller agreement with Eduserv, the non-profit dedicated to developing and delivering technology services for the public sector. This agreement sees Swets adding the highly popular OpenAthens advanced access management system to its portfolio of Access Management services for libraries. [Full Announcement].

May 27, 2014

Swets. Swets signs agreement with figshare to resell figshare for institutions. Swets announced that it has entered into a reseller arrangement with figshare. The agreement will see Swets actively promoting and selling figshare for institutions across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, excluding the United Kingdom. Figshare, a portfolio company of Digital Science, offers a cloud-based digital repository that enables researchers to preserve and share their research output, including figures, datasets, images, and videos. [Full Announcement].

April 22, 2014

Swets. Swets retains its global ISO 9001:2008 certificate for another 3 years. Swets, the global leader in managing professional information for publishers, libraries and other information centers, is delighted to announce that the company has successfully retained its global ISO 9001:2008 certification, passing its recent ISO audits with flying colors. The new certificate is valid for a further three years, running until July 2017. [Full Announcement].

September 26, 2013

Swets. Swets reveals Charleston Conference Scholarship winner. Swets is proud to announce Margaret Medina as the winner of our $1,000 scholarship to attend the 2013 Charleston Conference. Medina is the Library Technician III of Monographs Section at Colorado State University. [Full Announcement].

August 28, 2013

Swets. Swets announces new package option of SwetsWise Medical Searcher. Swets, in partnership with Deep Web Technologies announced the release of the cutting edge SwetsWise Medical Searcher Starter Package. The easy to use application gives doctors, researchers and healthcare professionals direct access to their most trusted content and databases. Its powerful search capabilities help to uncover fast and accurate answers. [Full Announcement].

August 15, 2013

Swets. Swets releases the newest version of SwetsWise 6.0. Swets released the newest version of its SwetsWise 6.0 platform, the company’s leading information management and procurement platform. The upgraded version features notable enhancements to SwetsWise as a whole with specific advancements in SwetsWise Online Content and SwetsWise Selection Support. [Full Announcement].

August 1, 2013

Swets. Swets announces 2013 Annual Charleston Conference Scholarship. For the sixth year in a row, Swets is pleased to announce our $1,000 scholarship contest to award the winning applicant attendance to the 2013 Annual Charleston Conference, taking place November 6-9, 2013. [Full Announcement].

July 25, 2013

Swets. Swets adds JSTOR eBook content into SwetsWise catalog. Swets has signed a deal with JSTOR, the digital library of journals, books and primary sources, to make all of their eBook titles available to order directly through its SwetsWise platform. Over 20,000 current and backlist books a [Full Announcement].

July 18, 2013

Swets. SwetsWise adds Edward Elgar eBook content to its catalog. Swets announced that Edward Elgar publishing has signed an agreement to make all of its 2,300 eBooks on Elgaronline available to order directly via SwetsWise. Edward Elgar publishing is the leading international publisher of academic books and journals in economics, finance, business and management, law, environment, public and social policy. The SwetsWise platform provides Swets customers a single, one-stop shop to browse over one million eBooks, from over 40 providers and aggregators, making it the largest collection in the industry. [Full Announcement].

July 10, 2013

Swets. Swets launches Open Access APC management service. As the open access publishing model expands at an increasing rate, new challenges naturally arise for libraries, publishers, funders and researchers. Libraries in particular have to develop, implement and manage new workflows and procedures throughout their institutions that are time consuming and resource-heavy. One of the major administrative burdens revolves around Article Processing Charges, which are paid to publishers for (Gold) Open Access papers. Swets has introduced a new APC management service in order to address this need directly. [Full Announcement].

June 11, 2013

Swets. Swets refines access management workflows for libraries and researchers. Swets announced today the latest upgrade to SwetsWise Online Content. The access and discovery tool now introduces more content, improved search capability and a totally revitalized interface. The update is now freely available for all existing SwetsWise Online Content subscribers. [Full Announcement].

August 15, 2012

Swets. Mendeley Institutional Edition unleashes its power for early adopters. Mendeley Institutional Edition, the powerful new tool for libraries from Swets and Mendeley, has already been adopted by several leading universities and institutes around the world. These early adopters have taken advantage of the deep insights Mendeley Institutional Edition provides to librarians, including what articles their researchers have published and what the reach of that research is. A dashboard displays what content is being read and matches the results with the licensed content provided by the library. Students and researchers get the benefits of a social discovery service combined with a reference manager and collaboration platform. [Full Announcement].

January 17, 2012

Swets. Swets launches must have tool pioneering alignment of libraries and researchers with cutting edge Mendeley Institutional Edition powered by Swets. Swets and Mendeley are proud to announce the launch of Mendeley Institutional Edition powered by Swets, the innovative tool that enables libraries to connect with research communities. Its arsenal of capabilities enhances the relationship between the library and the success of end users. [Full Announcement].

November 15, 2011

Swets. Robert Karmelich promoted to Swets Vice President of US Sales. Swets announced the promotion of Robert Karmelich to Vice President of Sales for the United States, a reflection of the company’s commitment to build and maintain a strong and dynamic management team by recognizing leadership within the organization that can be applied to offer superior service to customers. [Full Announcement].

September 26, 2011

Swets. Royal Swets and Zeitlinger celebrates 110 years of excellence. Royal Swets & Zeitlinger proudly celebrates its 110th anniversary. Adriaan Swets and Heinrich Zeitlinger opened the doors to their business, a small bookshop in Amsterdam specializing in new and antiquarian scientific books, on September 26 1901. This was the same year as the first Nobel Prize ceremony in Sweden, the birth of Walt Disney in America and the opening of the first Australian parliament. [Full Announcement].

September 20, 2011

Swets. Swets adds Impact Factor analysis to SwetsWise Selection Support. Swets announced the successful implementation and release of Impact Factor analysis into SwetsWise Selection Support, the most comprehensive holdings evaluation tool currently available. SwetsWise Selection Support offers an unparalleled range of features that assist librarians in making more informed collection development decisions. Usage statistics, subscription details and price information are combined into one clear overview and customers can quickly report on the price-per-use of any particular title. The new Impact Factor analysis allows for further, in-depth evaluation of a library’s holdings, measuring the wider impact of content as well as the usage and cost per use. [Full Announcement].

August 23, 2011

Swets. Swets provides dedicated customer support with eDeal Service. Swets announced the launch of its new eDeal Service. Combining a powerful mix of informative data and intuitive online functionality with the knowledge and expertise of a dedicated Customer Account Manager, the service provides customers with end-to-end support in all aspects of eDeals. This robust service provides tools and support to unlock the full potential of eDeal content. Customers can analyze historical information from compiled license conditions, publication and purchase data to gain an accurate insight on eDeal performance. [Full Announcement].

June 21, 2011

Swets. Swets releases additional service features with SwetsWise 5.7. Earlier today, Swets announced the successful release of SwetsWise 5.7, the latest technical update to the leading information management and procurement platform. Currently the only platform in the information industry to offer selection and management services for both eBooks and journal content, SwetsWise has been emboldened with a range of additional usability features and new functionalities with this latest release. [Full Announcement].