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March 2, 2021

Massachusetts Institute of Technology The MIT Press launches Direct to Open. The MIT Press has announced the launch of Direct to Open (D2O). A first-of-its-kind sustainable framework for open access monographs, D2O moves professional and scholarly books from a solely market-based, purchase model where individuals and libraries buy single eBooks, to a collaborative, library-supported open access model. [Full Announcement].

August 20, 2020

Hindawi. C19 Rapid Review Initiative expands to include 20 publishers and organizations. In response to the current pandemic and in order to increase the efficiency of peer review and publication process of crucial COVID-19 research, Hindawi, the Royal Society, PLOS and PeerJ came together to create a reviewer pool and implement portable review. This collaboration quickly evolved into the C19 Rapid Review Initiative - a large-scale collaboration among publishers and organizations across the scholarly publishing industry. The initiative calls for volunteer reviewers to commit to rapid reviewing times and to pre-agree that their reviews and identity can be shared among publishers and journals, if submissions get rerouted to different publication venues. [Full Announcement].

October 25, 2019

Digital Science The State of Open Data 2019 – Global Attitudes towards Open Data. Figshare, the online digital repository for academic research, launched its annual report The State of Open Data 2019, to coincide with global celebrations around Open Access Week. The report is the fourth in the series and includes survey results and a collection of articles from global industry experts, as well as a foreword from Paul Ayris, Pro-Vice-Provost (UCL Library Services). The State of Open Data is now the longest running longitudinal study on the subject, which was created in 2016 to examine attitudes and experiences of researchers working with open data – sharing it, reusing it, and redistributing it. [Full Announcement].

September 18, 2018

RedLink. RedLink Network welcomes new members to Advisory Council. RedLink Network announced new members of its Advisory Council for the new term. Continuing their service are Ann Michael, President, DeltaThink; Howard Ratner, Executive Director, CHORUS/CHOR Inc.; Andrea Lopez, Sales Director, Annual Reviews; and Brian McCallister, CTO of Platform, Groupon. New members include Rita Scheman, Director of Publications and Executive Editor, American Physiological Society; Ann Okerson, Senior Advisor on Electronic Strategies, Center for Research Libraries, and INASP Associate; and Carly Ryan, Licensing Programs Manager at SCELC, the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium. Rotating off the Council are Ann Osterman, Virtual Library of Virginia; Nick Lindsay, MIT Press; and Rick Anderson, University of Utah. We thank them for their participation, particularly through the launch and initial growth phase of RedLink Network. [Full Announcement].

June 9, 2017

Internet Archive Internet Archive collaborates with the MIT Press and Arcadia to digitize and provide access to hundreds of MIT Press backlist titles. The MIT Press and the Internet Archive announced a partnership, with support from Arcadia, to scan, preserve, and enable libraries to lend hundreds of MIT Press books that are currently not available digitally. This partnership represents an important advance in bringing acclaimed titles across the MIT Press’ publications in science, technology, art, and architecture to a global online audience. [Full Announcement].

May 30, 2017

Yewno Yewno Launches Unearth: A unique new AI Tool for Publishers. Yewno announced the launch of Yewno Unearth. Yewno Unearth is a truly unique transformational exploration tool for publishers based on AI technology. It uses an algorithmic approach to understand topics, sub-topics and concepts within any document to give an accurate and comprehensive view across any catalog of information. [Full Announcement].

February 14, 2017

Yewno Yewno appoints New COO for Education. Yewno, a provider of a next generation inference engine technology targeting knowledge discovery, have appointed Franny Lee as Chief Operating Officer, Education to lead the company’s education vertical and drive growth of its research application and education market web products. With nearly two decades of experience in the sector and a proven track record of success, Lee’s expertise in education, learning technologies, publishing and intellectual property will help Yewno expand its growing focus in the education field. [Full Announcement].

November 16, 2016

Yewno Yewno adds distinguished educators to its Advisory Board. knowledge discovery, announced that distinguished UC Santa Barbara Professor, Dr. Michael Gazzaniga, and Co-Director of Stanford’s Digital Humanities Minor Dr. Sarah Ogilvie, have joined the company’s advisory board. [Full Announcement].

June 15, 2016

Odilo New content, eResources, and more at ODILO. ODILO shares information about new content, new customers, new publishing partners, and new resources. Visit booth #451 at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando to learn more about ODILO, a global and innovative leader in the eBook industry. [Full Announcement].

March 16, 2016

Springer Nature ReadCube acquires Papers from Springer Nature. ReadCube acquired Papers from global academic publisher Springer Nature. Papers is a London-based, reference manager tool which helps researchers find and organize a personal library and cite research literature. The business will be headed by Robert McGrath, CEO at ReadCube. [Full Announcement].

April 14, 2015

OCLC OCLC signs agreements with publishers in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Business. OCLC has signed agreements with leading publishers in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Business to add metadata for books, e-books, journals, audiovisual materials and databases that will make their content discoverable through WorldCat Discovery Services. [Full Announcement].

January 22, 2014

ProQuest ebrary's Academic Complete tops 100,000 titles. Academic Complete, the flagship ebook collection from ProQuest’s ebook platform, ebrary, has added 20,000 titles to its selection of in-demand scholarly academic monographs. The additional titles come from renowned publishers such as Ashgate, Edinburgh University Press, Harvard University Press, Peter Lang, MIT Press, and Wiley. Academic Complete now offers a selection of more than 109,000 ebooks, with more than 33 percent published since 2009. [Full Announcement].

May 22, 2013

Naseej. Naseej Provides King Abdullah Library – Umm Al-Qura University – with Credo Reference. King Abdullah Library – Umm Al-Qura University – provides it patrons with Credo Reference from Naseej. Credo is an all-in-one starting point for researchers and students to initiate and further their research processes. [Full Announcement].

April 15, 2013

Impelsys. Impelsys partners with DataLore to deliver customized eBookstores to schools and colleges in the Caribbean. Impelsys, a global leader in providing electronic content delivery solutions, announced that it has entered into a partnership with DataLore Inc. in which the two companies will work together to offer branded eBookstores to schools and colleges located throughout the Caribbean region. [Full Announcement].

February 14, 2013

Impelsys. Impelsys introduces eBook ordering system for libraries. Impelsys, a global leader in providing electronic content delivery solutions, announced the commercial launch of a new title acquisitions system for libraries that enables library staff to order eBooks for their collections directly from participating publishers. [Full Announcement].

February 13, 2013

Impelsys. iPublishCentral 4.1 offers enhanced features for reading eBooks on mobile devices. Impelsys, a global leader in providing electronic content delivery solutions, today announced the release of iPublishCentral 4.1, the latest version of its award-winning digital publishing software for publishers. [Full Announcement].

October 23, 2012

Impelsys. Impelsys' iPublishCentral Platform powers new Bowker book as an Android app. Impelsys, a global leader in providing electronic content delivery solutions, is powering the innovative new Bowker "Book as an Android App," with its award-winning iPublishCentral software platform. [Full Announcement].

August 20, 2012

Proquest ebrary Fortifies Strategic E-book Acquisition for K-12 Libraries with Common Core Standards Content. To help K-12 libraries acquire e-books more strategically, ebrary, a ProQuest business, has added hundreds of relevant e-books across acquisition models, which provide libraries with the best value when combined. Diversifying acquisition models is a key component of ebrary’s three-step approach: Transition, Diversify, and Streamline. [Full Announcement].

June 4, 2012

Impelsys. iPublishCentral 4.0 debuts at BEA 2012, showcases iPad access to Institutional Patrons. Impelsys, a global leader in providing electronic content delivery solutions, unveiled the latest version of its digital publishing software platform at BookExpo America 2012 in New York City. [Full Announcement].

December 31, 2000

TDNet TDNet Launches Direct Article Linking System. TDNet, the leading supplier of electronic journals management solutions, today announced the release of the new TDNet Direct Article Linking Application. [Full Announcement].

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