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September 24, 2014

(Swets) 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.

August 20, 2014

(Swets) 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.

July 30, 2014

(Swets) 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.

May 27, 2014

(Swets) 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.

April 22, 2014

(Swets) 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.

September 26, 2013

(Swets) 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.

August 28, 2013

(Swets) 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.

August 15, 2013

(Swets) 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.

August 1, 2013

(Swets) 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.

July 25, 2013

(Swets) 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

July 18, 2013

(Swets) 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.

July 10, 2013

(Swets) 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.

June 11, 2013

(Swets) 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.

August 15, 2012

(Swets) 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.

January 17, 2012

(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.

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