November 30, 2022
Texas universities reach historic deal with Elsevier: TLCUA saves Texas universities millions collectively. Texas Library Coalition for United Action announce that it has concluded negotiations with Elsevier, and all TLCUA members have signed or are finalizing new agreements for subscription journal access. In 2019, 44 public and private university campuses across Texas joined together to form TLCUA to think creatively about access to faculty publications and the sustainability of journal subscriptions. TLCUA has negotiated with Elsevier, the world's largest publisher of scientific journals, including The Lancet and Cell and over 2,500 other journals covering topics in medicine, biology, psychology, engineering, business and more. The TLCUA effort aligns with other libraries across academia that have sought to evolve the relationship between libraries and publishers and find new ways to thrive together. [Full Announcement].
November 26, 2022
The Association of Global Open Science and Research (AGOSR) is seeking publisher members. IGI Global, a leading medium-sized independent academic publisher of international scientific research is the founding member of The Association of Global Open Science and Research, which has now officially launched. AGOSR is an alliance of publishers, libraries, institutions, Open Access (OA) funders, and service providers that is committed to the growth of a diverse and equal community dedicated to the development of open research and the sharing of open resources to researchers across the globe. [Full Announcement].
IGI Global releases second Platinum OA reference book in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin Extended Campus. IGI Global, a leading medium-sized independent academic publisher of international scientific research, has collaborated with the University of Wisconsin Extended Campus to launch the publisher's second Platinum Open Access reference book, New Models of Higher Education: Unbundled, Rebundled, Customized, and DIY. [Full Announcement].
November 25, 2022
IMarEST goes live on TIND IR and TIND DA. The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology has successfully migrated to the TIND Institutional Repository and TIND Digital Archive. “Working with TIND to develop our new and refreshed Library has been really simple and a very positive experience. Their dedicated staff were only too eager to help us understand the details of the project and they made sure any and all queries we had were answered carefully”, says Harry Williams, Content & Communications Executive at IMarEST. [Full Announcement].
November 23, 2022
CHORUS and IEEE have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to pilot a TechRxiv preprint dashboard service. CHORUS will create a Preprint Dashboard and Reporting Service to identify related funders, datasets, reuse licenses, ORCID identifiers, and links to published articles on publisher sites and government public access repositories. The preprint dashboard will aid in discoverability of preprints associated with funded research – providing insight into where research is first being shared. The dashboard has the potential to provide non-ambiguous links between the preprint and published research, researchers, and their funding [Full Announcement].
November 17, 2022
Clarivate Annual G20 Scorecard Report Reveals Insights into World's Leading Research Economies. Clarivate launched its annual report which examines the research performance of each of the members of the G20 with a visual comparative snapshot for each. The report, The Annual G20 Scorecard – Research Performance 2022, has been created by the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate to coincide with this year's G20 Summit hosted by Bali. It includes both a written summary and an array of graphs and exhibits that highlight the research performance of Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mainland China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States. [Full Announcement].
November 3, 2022
EBSCO Information Services introduces Pathways to Research to help students become better researchers. EBSCO Information Services has released Pathways to Research, a new proprietary suite of products consisting of curated research summaries, to help students build college-level research skills. EBSCO will roll out subject-specific Pathways to Research products designed to bridge the gap from encyclopedic and general resources often used in high school, to the more authoritative, journal-based sources needed for college-level research. These products are designed to help students learn the best way to conduct and synthesize research. Pathways to Research provides searchable, curated research summaries to help high school and college students develop strong research skills. The products also provide links to thousands of related scholarly articles in the designated subject area for a comprehensive research experience. Pathways to Research includes emerging subjects not extensively covered in textbooks. [Full Announcement].
October 27, 2022
Dr. Yuko Harayama confirmed as closing keynote speaker for NISO Plus 2023. The National Information Standards Organization announced that Dr. Yuko Harayama, Professor Emeritus at Tohoku University, Japan will give the closing keynote at the NISO Plus 2023 conference. Her talk is scheduled for February 16, 9.00pm Eastern Time/ February 17, 11.00am Japan Standard Time. [Full Announcement].
October 24, 2022
De Gruyter and Ubiquity join forces. Open research publisher and service provider Ubiquity is joining the Berlin-based academic publisher De Gruyter. Moving forward, the two companies will work together closely to advance both publishers' mission to make academic research globally accessible and discoverable by offering excellent publishing services. By acquiring and investing in Ubiquity, De Gruyter will grow its existing open access and service business further and help the Ubiquity team reach their goals as an open research publisher and provider of open publishing services. As part of De Gruyter, Ubiquity will continue pursuing its mission to make quality open access publishing affordable and retain a high degree of independence to do so. The Ubiquity team and CEO and founder Brian Hole will keep working from their London office and remotely to continue their successful journey of researcher-led publishing. [Full Announcement].
October 13, 2022
KnowBe4 to be Acquired by Vista Equity Partners For $4.6 Billion. KnowBe4, the provider of the world's largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Vista Equity Partners in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $4.6 billion on an equity value basis. [Full Announcement].
September 29, 2022
IEEE Announces Selection of Sophia Muirhead as Next Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer. IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity, announced today that Sophia Muirhead will become its executive director and chief operating officer, effective on 1 January 2023. [Full Announcement].
September 21, 2022
Clarivate reveals Citation Laureates 2022: Annual List of Researchers of Nobel Class. Clarivate named 20 world-class researchers from four countries as Citation Laureates. These are researchers whose work is deemed to be ‘of Nobel class', as demonstrated by analysis carried out by the Institute for Scientific Information, part of Clarivate. [Full Announcement].
September 20, 2022
Leading engineering firm selects Soutron over Lucidea. Soutron Global announced that a leading Engineering firm has chosen to upgrade to Soutron and leave the Lucidea platform. Barr Engineering is headquartered in Minneapolis, with additional offices spread across Minnesota, Michigan, Missouri, North Dakota, Utah, and Colorado in the United States in addition to offices in Canada. [Full Announcement].
Georg Nold joins De Gruyter as Chief Technology Officer. Georg Nold joins De Gruyter as Chief Technology Officer. Georg possesses many years of experience at the intersection of digital technology and publishing. In 2002, he joined Springer Nature as IT Team Leader. He delivered digital projects in Berlin, Dordrecht and Pune before moving on to lead the technical development of SpringerLink in London. In 2017, Georg joined Heise Medien, a leading publisher for IT specialist information in the DACH region, as Chief Technology Officer. [Full Announcement].
August 15, 2022
ARL Applauds NSF Open Science Investment. The Association of Research Libraries commends the ongoing commitment of the US National Science Foundation (NSF) to open science. NSF announced awards for 10 new projects focused on building and enhancing coordination among researchers and other stakeholders to advance FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable) data principles and open-science practices. [Full Announcement].
August 9, 2022
The Crowley Company expands document scanning capabilities. The Crowley Company has expanded its physical footprint with the addition of a dedicated digital document scanning facility to its corporate campus. The secure, state-of-the-art studio is specific to high-volume, guideline-compliant paper record and large-format document scanning. Running double shifts since its opening, the operation adds 30% to Crowley's current scanning operation square footage and provides for document box and pallet staging, a record preparation production line and multiple scan and quality control stations. [Full Announcement].
July 29, 2022
Library of Congress appoints leaders to advance digital-forward strategy for discovery and preservation of collections. The Library of Congress today announced the appointment of two digital transformation leaders to direct acquisition, discovery, use and preservation of the Library's collections. Kate Zwaard has been appointed associate librarian for Discovery and Preservation Services. A strategic leader with 20 years of experience in government and libraries, Zwaard will lead more than 600 employees responsible for acquisitions, cataloging, preservation and discovery of Library collections. Trevor Owens has been appointed as the director of digital services, one of three directorates in the new Discovery and Preservation Services unit led by Zwaard. With nearly 100 employees, Digital Services is responsible for the Library's digital collections, digitization, discovery and metadata management services. This includes internationally recognized web archiving and crowdsourcing programs. [Full Announcement].
July 27, 2022
Sloan Foundation funds new office to support open source activities. Helen and Henry Posner, Jr. Dean of the University Libraries Keith Webster has received a grant of $650,000 from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to establish the Carnegie Mellon University Open Source Program Office (OSPO). In addition to establishing a central resource for open source activity across campus, the OSPO will explore the ecosystem of software around a new core facility and government R&D. [Full Announcement].
IGI Global to convert full journal collection to Gold open access. IGI Global will be converting the remainder of their hybrid/subscription-based journal collection to gold Open Access beginning January 1st, 2023. IGI Global's full collection will contain 175 gold OA journals and one platinum OA journal. Each journal can be accessed directly through their respective webpages and can be easily integrated into libraries' discovery systems. [Full Announcement].
July 25, 2022
IGI Global and ResearchGate sign agreement for open access content syndication. IGI Global has signed an agreement with ResearchGate, the professional network for researchers, to establish a partnership for Open Access content syndication. This agreement will see the addition of all of IGI Global's OA content to ResearchGate's platform of millions of researchers worldwide. [Full Announcement].