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March 12, 2018

(bepress) Bepress and SSRN are pleased to announce a joint pilot to explore integration between their two platforms. The four-month pilot launches today with the participation of Columbia Law School’s Arthur W. Diamond Law Library and University of Georgia School of Law’s Library. Both bepress and SSRN are eager to explore potential solutions to the obstacles that professional schools and their libraries face in promoting their open access scholarship. The initial pilot offers one possible model for demonstrating the increased reach of legal scholarship when work is available through an open access repository as well as a specialized network of peers, by simplifying population of and aggregating research impact from both platforms.

February 8, 2018

(bepress) bepress announced its first formal Advisory Board. The initiative aims to give the library community a more direct line of communication and influence into all things bepress. We are thrilled to finally have the resources to make this possible.

April 27, 2017

(bepress) bepress announced the official launch of bepress’s Expert Gallery Suite, designed to let institutions highlight their faculty and research expertise. The suite comprises unlimited galleries of faculty and researchers; profiles that showcase the full breadth of faculty work and achievements (not just published research articles); and impact analytics that show authors and administration who’s reading their work. The Expert Gallery Suite makes it easy for groups across campus to connect top faculty with funding and media opportunities that often get missed. It also serves as a way for prospective graduate students and undergraduate research assistants to find faculty mentors in their chosen field.

October 13, 2016

(bepress) bepress announced bepress Archive, a new service that supports preservation needs for content hosted on bepress platforms. Through the service, bepress customers can now receive a real-time archive of all their content on Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service), an industry-standard platform that provides 99.999999999% file durability, performs checksums for data integrity checks, and uses redundant data to repair any corrupted files it finds.

February 1, 2016

(bepress) As faculty needs evolve and become increasingly digital, libraries are feeling the pressure to provide relevant new services. At the same time, faculty members are struggling to create and maintain their professional reputations online. We at bepress are happy to announce the new SelectedWorks, the fully hosted, library-curated faculty profile platform that positions the library to better support faculty as well as the institution at large.

March 4, 2013

(bepress) bepress announced a new milestone in the movement toward open-access legal scholarship: Over 100 law reviews and journals are now archiving and publishing through Digital Commons, bepress’s hosted institutional repository platform.

September 16, 2011

(bepress) The academic publisher De Gruyter and The Berkeley Electronic Press (bepress) today announced that they have reached an agreement for De Gruyter to acquire bepress’s journal portfolio. The agreement covers a total of 67 journals in the areas of Law, Business/Economics, Humanities, and Natural Sciences.

December 1, 2010

(bepress) Legal Information Preservation Alliance and Berkeley Electronic Press announced that they have partnered to create the Law Review Preservation Program: the first comprehensive long-term archiving solution for law reviews published online. With funding and support from LIPA, law reviews published on bepress's Digital Commons platform can be automatically archived in CLOCKSS, an international dark archive for long-term preservation.

September 8, 2008

(bepress) The Berkeley Electronic Press announced the appointment of a new Publisher, Alison Denby. Alison will be responsible for the bepress journals publishing program, which includes 42 owned and scholarly society journals. She will report to the CEO of bepress, Gordon Tibbitts, and will be based at bepress headquarters in California.

July 9, 2007

(bepress) The Berkeley Electronic Press announced that it would begin selling its Institutional Repository platform directly. The bepress Institutional Repository platform currently powers the eScholarship Repository of the University of California system as well as over 50 schools under the name of Digital Commons sold by ProQuest Information and Learning.

April 13, 2007

(bepress) The Berkeley Electronic Press announced that ResearchNow Full Access, its collection of 36 peer-reviewed electronic journals and "grey literature" from a variety of scholarly sources, has been selected by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft for a nationwide license. The bepress collection was selected at the initiative of the German National Library of Economics, and will contribute to the DFG's efforts to make premier-quality digital publications available to all German libraries and German citizens.

June 9, 2006

(bepress) The Berkeley Electronic Press is pleased to announce our newest solution for persistently archiving articles and ensuring ongoing access to our scholarly journals for generations to come. Bepress has joined Portico, a non-profit organization supported by the Mellon Foundation, the Library of Congress, and JSTOR.

February 28, 2006

(bepress) Blackboard and The Berkeley Electronic Press announced the launch of the ResearchNow Blackboard Building Block, a new tool that integrates with the Blackboard Learning System, enabling online access to tens of thousands of scholarly materials. The ResearchNow Content Building Block makes it possible for educators to search directly in Blackboard for access to more than 85,000 journal articles, working papers, institutional repository materials, theses and dissertations hosted within ResearchNow, The Berkeley Electronic Press's innovative database of scholarly information. Relevant resources may be easily selected and incorporated into the Blackboard Academic Suite.

February 7, 2006

(bepress) The Berkeley Electronic Press (bepress) today announced a major milestone with the crossing of the five million full-text download threshold within its ResearchNow database.

February 14, 2005

(bepress) The Berkeley Electronic Press announced that the eScholarship Repository, a University of California's digital collection powered by Berkeley Electronic Press technology, has reached a major milestone. The Repository, which houses a variety of scholarly materials produced under the auspices of University of California research units, centers, and departments, has logged its 1,000,000th full-text download. It is believed to be the first institutional repository to have reached this threshold.

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