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August 8, 2022

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Clarivate selected by Singapore's National Library Board to play a part in building libraries of the future. Clarivat, a global leader in providing trusted information and insights to accelerate the pace of innovation, has been selected by The National Library Board of Singapore to provide library software solutions from Innovative, part of Clarivate, to support NLB's Libraries and Archives Blueprint 2025. The Polaris Integrated Library System and Vega Discover applications from Innovative will be used by NLB as automation solutions for its library staff and patrons across Singapore. These solutions will help to improve the library experience for staff and patrons, whether in the library or online. [Full Announcement].

July 29, 2022

Springer Nature Springer Nature expands AI-driven digital editing services to books authors and editors for free. Springer Nature has today announced a new pilot with American Journal Experts (AJE)* which will see its AI-driven editing services being made freely available to book authors and editors. It will enable authors to have their manuscripts improved by grammatical errors being corrected as well as improving phrasing and word choice. The service will allow them to spend less time preparing their work for publication and have more time doing the research that drives society forwards. [Full Announcement].

July 26, 2022

Clarivate Clarivate announces changes to the 2023 Journal Citation Reports. Clarivate announced that in the 2023 release of the Journal Citation Reports, all Web of Science Core Collection journals will receive a Journal Impact Factor. This means expanding the JIF from Science Citation Index Expanded and Social Science Citation Index to include journals from the Arts and Humanities Citation Index and the multidisciplinary Emerging Sources Citation Index. [Full Announcement].

July 20, 2022

Clarivate BioWorld by Clarivate explores the concept of extending human lifespan in new report. BioWorld published by Clarivate announced the release of a new report, Extending the Human Lifespan, which examines the science around extending our time on earth alongside our quality of life. The report provides an in-depth analysis of the latest science, the key biological drivers that can be targeted pharmacologically and the companies developing these potential “Fountain of Youth” candidate drugs. [Full Announcement].

Gale Group Shanghai University acquires Gale Scholar to support digital humanities growth. Shanghai University has acquired Gale Scholar from Gale, part of Cengage Group, opening up new possibilities for research and study using the expansive content and powerful search technologies of Gale Primary Sources. The resources are available to nearly 58,000 students across the university's three campuses. The university also purchased Gale Digital Scholar Lab (the Lab) as it looks to advance in the growing field of digital humanities. The Lab makes digital humanities methods available to students and researchers, enabling them to analyze and interpret large amounts of data, fostering 21st-century skills they can use post-graduation. Shanghai University joins the list of distinguished universities in China to implement Gale Scholar. [Full Announcement].

July 14, 2022

Elsevier Elsevier launches global collaboration to understand the impact of the pandemic on confidence in scientific research. Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, announced the launch of a global collaboration that will include new, independent research led by Economist Impact. The initiative aims to assess the drivers of confidence in research, examine how researchers have experienced the increased public attention on science during the pandemic, and the implications this has had on the academic research community. It is also looking at changes in the ways in which researchers communicate their findings. A main focus of the initiative will be a landmark global survey conducted by Economist Impact, experts in helping to identify critical and actionable insights of 3,000 researchers across Europe, North America, Latin America, Middle East, Africa, and Asia. [Full Announcement].

July 13, 2022

Overdrive Public libraries offer riveting USA Today Bestseller for worldwide digital book club. Booklovers around the globe can dive into a suspenseful USA Today bestselling novel during Big Library Read, the world's largest digital book club. From July 13-27, more than a hundred thousand readers around the globe will enjoy Audrey Blake's historical fiction The Girl in His Shadow from their public library. Library card holders from participating libraries can borrow the ebook and audiobook for free without waiting on the Libby app. [Full Announcement].

July 11, 2022

Clarivate Clarivate announces retirement of Chief Executive Officer Jerre Stead and appointment of Jonathan Gear as new CEO. Clarivate announced that Jerre Stead, Executive Chair and Chief Executive Officer, is retiring from his CEO role effective September 1, 2022, but will continue as Non-Executive Chair of the Board of Directors. During Mr. Stead's tenure as Clarivate CEO, the company has nearly tripled in size both in revenue and colleague population, delivered strong cash flow, completed multiple strategic acquisitions, and aligned into a customer- and colleague-centric enterprise. The board of directors has selected Jonathan Gear to succeed Mr. Stead. Mr. Gear is joining Clarivate as CEO-elect and a member of the board of directors on July 11, 2022. Mr. Gear will become Chief Executive Officer on September 1, 2022, at which time Mr. Stead will become Non-Executive Chair. [Full Announcement].

July 5, 2022

SirsiDynix London Borough of Haringey joins The Libraries Consortium. SirsiDynix is delighted to announce that the London Borough of Haringey is the latest member to join The Libraries Consortium, a rapidly expanding network of public library authorities in the UK, sharing technology, stock and expertise. [Full Announcement].

July 1, 2022

Digital Content Associates DCA and Koios release new library website survey. As part of their continuing efforts to help libraries thrive online, DCA and have released a new survey for librarians designed to shed some light on how library websites are perceived and used. The survey includes questions on discoverability, purpose, and utility and asks how successful librarians think their websites are at supporting the library mission. [Full Announcement].

June 30, 2022

Clarivate Clarivate Top 100 New Brands Report reveals trends and hotspots in rapidly evolving global brand landscape. Clarivate released the first ever Top 100 New Brands report. The report draws on data from more than 20 million new trademark applications worldwide to identify new brands which have surged into the public sphere in the last two years. These Top 100 New Brands – likely powerful brands of their sectors in the future – have demonstrated the greatest diligence in protecting and expanding their brand footprint. The report's analysis highlights the industries that are hotbeds of brand activity and illuminates the new forms that new brands can take in the rapidly shifting global brand landscape. [Full Announcement].

June 28, 2022

Clarivate Clarivate names world's leading journals with the 2022 Journal Citation Reports. Clarivate released the 2022 update to its annual Journal Citation Reports. The annual JCR release enables the research community to evaluate the world's high-quality academic journals using a range of indicators, descriptive data and visualizations. The reports are used extensively by academic publishers across the globe to understand the scholarly impact of their journals relative to their field and promote them to the research community.  [Full Announcement].

June 17, 2022

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Kuwait University selects Sierra for their Central and Medical Libraries. Innovative, part of Clarivate, announced that Kuwait University has selected the Sierra library services platform (LSP) for their Central and Medical Libraries. Kuwait University is the state's first public institution of higher education and research, with 5,000 faculty staff and 40,000 students studying at bachelors, masters, and PhD levels. [Full Announcement].

June 8, 2022

SirsiDynix Haringey Council joins The Libraries Consortium. The London Borough of Haringey announced that it has joined The Libraries Consortium, a rapidly expanding network of public library authorities in the UK, sharing technology, stock, and expertise. By joining The Libraries Consortium, Haringey library members now gain access to nearly 8 million books. Haringey residents can access books and eStock from across the consortium. SirsiDynix is the incumbent library management service provider. [Full Announcement].

June 7, 2022

Elsevier Elsevier closes Interfolio acquisition. Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, and part of RELX, has closed the acquisition of Interfolio, a provider of advanced faculty information solutions for higher education, headquartered in Washington DC, US. [Full Announcement].

May 25, 2022

Elsevier Slovenian Consortium and Elsevier establish transformative agreement. Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, has established its first transformative agreement with Slovenian ScienceDirect Consortium of universities, institutes and hospitals (Slovenian Consortium). The agreement will benefit the member institutions with access to Elsevier's extensive collection of journals on ScienceDirect, and enable their affiliated authors to publish their research open access in Elsevier journals. The cost of publishing open access is covered under the terms of the agreement which will run for three years until December 2024. [Full Announcement].

May 24, 2022

Clarivate Clarivate Annual Sustainability Report Highlights 2021 Milestones, Establishes Sustainability as Strategic Business Imperative. Clarivate published its second annual sustainability report. The interactive report outlines the progress Clarivate made in 2021 in the areas of Environment, Social and Governance, and presents ambitious long-term goals for the business. [Full Announcement].

May 11, 2022

Clarivate Clarivate Declares Dividend on Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock. Clarivate announced that its board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of $1.3125 per share on its 5.25% Series A Mandatory Convertible Preferred Shares, payable in cash on June 1, 2022 to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 13, 2022. [Full Announcement].

April 28, 2022

Ex Libris Ex Libris Esploro research information management solution now available for all research institutions. Ex Libris, part of Clarivat, announced that with the expansion of the Ex Libris higher-ed cloud platform, the Ex Libris Esploro research information management solution can now be implemented at all academic institutions, regardless of whether they use the Ex Libris Alma library services platform or any other library management system. [Full Announcement].

April 21, 2022

Elsevier Elsevier announces its intention to acquire Interfolio. Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, and part of RELX, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Interfolio, a provider of advanced faculty information solutions for higher education, headquartered in Washington DC, US. Founded in 1999, Interfolio supports over 400 higher education institutions, research funders and academic organizations in 25 countries, and over 1.7 million academic professionals and scholars. [Full Announcement].