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UK Introducing ConTech.Live - 16 May 2019

At the first ever ConTech conference, held last year in London, delegates were given ground-breaking insights into the biggest technical revolution to hit the content world since the birth of the internet – the intersection of data science and content.

A large amount of content is being created and the same is doubling every single year. It is expected that by 2020, the amount of information will double every single day. To some, that’s a problem, to others a massive opportunity. We have the power to harness that data to the greater good. The pioneers have already done just that and their success is there for all to see.

There are bio-electronic devices which can potentially treat arthritis, diabetes and asthma, used medical data to improve the lives of one in ten children in the US, saved the UK government £63 million a year on website costs alone, discovered two new planets, revolutionised the world of teaching and created artworks using nothing more than AI. ConTech 2018 featured all these success stories and the huge benefits they bring.

The speed at which change is happening in this arena is beyond comprehension. Building on the success of ConTech 2018, ConTech Live will feature four unique and ground-breaking events - ConTech 2019, ConTech Pharma, ConTech Legal and ConTech Forum.

Hear from the innovators, the pioneers and the businesses taking a futuristic approach to what they do. ConTech Live will share the way fingerprints are being used to supercharge data and unlock the value of each piece of content in scholarly publishing; will find out how machine learning and AI have gone beyond simple keyword extraction and topic categorisation to take content enrichment and transformation to the next level; and will see how AI is being used to predict and analyse the success of medical clinical trials and look into the future to see how medical practice could evolve.

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US SSP’S DC Local Committee meets to discuss Plan S, alternative funding models, and more - 16 May 2019

SSP’s Washington DC local networking group recently conducted their second meeting at the American Chemical Society building in downtown DC. It brought in about 50 attendees.

Simon Beale, SVP, Global Sales and Partnership Development at Wiley, jump-started the roundtable discussions with a short talk on the progression of the open access (OA) movement and how the community has found themselves facing such a “shocking” plan. According to Simon, the beginning of the OA movement in publishing coincided with the advent of the Big Deal. This sort of action and reaction is similar to the impact of Plan S on societies and publishers today. One of the lesser talked-about effects is the increase in output (volume and pace) publishers will be impelled to support.

Simon warns that as internal workflows change to keep up, it will become increasingly difficult to differentiate legitimate publishers from predatory ones. Plus, in the author-pays model, the researcher will more heavily bear the burden of both the producer and payer of the published content and subsidize the cost for consumers (readers). Not surprisingly, this will affect producer-heavy geographical regions differently from consumer-, or reader-, heavy ones and will make country or state-specific publishing deals more important. Moreover, fracturing these dealings is a less efficient, admin-heavy way for publishers to do business.

Although there were 7 tables and topics, conversations converged on a few main ideas: Increasing open science while maintaining revenue that in the end supports the continued production and publication of that science; Repurposing existing content and adding services around event content, scientific data, taxonomies, images, and more to capitalize on what we already have at our fingertips; Increasing competition for funding dollars and how this might stress institutions and researchers from various geographical regions in different ways; As business practices adapt to an increase in OA, we will see a concomitant increase in products and services that administer new operational requirements.

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UK Emerald awarded ‘Academic, Educational and Professional Publisher of the Year’ at the British Book Awards 2019 - 16 May 2019

Academic publisher Emerald Publishing has been awarded the 'Academic, Educational and Professional Publisher of the Year' award at the 2019 British Book Awards – also known as The Nibbies.

Celebrating the best British writers, books, publisher and bookshops, The Nibbies have championed the book trade since 1990.

Following Emerald's shortlist at the awards last year, the team has worked tirelessly to further the impact of social science by publishing accessible content, exploring the most important issues currently facing society, partnering with leaders in Open Access innovation to launch Emerald Open Research, and continuing their commitment to diversity in publishing, academia and society.

The judges applauded Emerald's PR and marketing activity, which achieved some impressive coverage for its books in mainstream as well as academic channels; and the launch of its new Library Advisory Network, through which it is using academic librarians to shape its future content and services. The judges also commented on Emerald's care of people – authors and staff alike.

They saw concerted efforts to support diversity too, both in its output by appointing its first Gender and Diversity Publisher, and in-house by launching a STRIDE initiative and tackling issues around family-friendly working and the gender pay divide.

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German Knowledge Unlatched and partners launch Open Research Library to unite all OA book content under one search - 16 May 2019

The Open Access initiative Knowledge Unlatched has launched the Open Research Library together with several international partners. It aims to unite all Open Access (OA) book content over the coming months. To this end the Open Research Library is working with publishers and libraries worldwide and is open to all providers and users of quality-assured research content.

Around 15,000 to 20,000 books have been published Open Access worldwide to date, freely available to users all over the world, and about 4,000 more are added every year. Currently these titles are offered for use by scientists on numerous different publishing and distribution websites. The new initiative aims to combine all available book content under one search and hosting interface and to ensure that the provision of corresponding catalogue data is made available to library systems. The hosting of all book content is free of charge. In order to finance the ongoing technical costs Knowledge Unlatched will initiate a partner project to secure the necessary funding.

In addition to Knowledge Unlatched, the following infrastructure partners are contributing different services: BiblioLabs (hosting, app & technology), the North American consortium LYRASIS, OCLC (MARC records and indexing in WorldCat), EBSCO (indexing in EBSCO Discovery Service), ProQuest (indexing in the Ex Libris Primo and Summon library discovery services), the Internet Archive, Google (indexing in Google Scholar), Digital Public Library of America and numerous publishers.

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US Infobase selects LibLynx to provide COUNTER -compliant reporting & analytics - 16 May 2019

Educational media company Infobase has selected LibLynx to provide COUNTER-compliant reporting and related business intelligence across its portfolio of brands, including Facts On File, Films On Demand, and Learn360.

LibLynx’s plug and play COUNTER widget enables Infobase to easily embed on-demand and real-time COUNTER reporting into any web page, giving customers the flexibility to view reports online, download files, or automate ingestion via a SUSHI feed.

Infobase sought to upgrade their in-house COUNTER reporting to take advantage of the latest Code of Practice, which offers more intuitive, flexible reporting to their customers. They were also looking for more powerful usage analytics across their diverse range of resources, covering a wide variety of platforms, technical environments, and interactive experiences.

Once the implementation of COUNTER 5 reporting is complete, LibLynx will deliver a variety of additional custom reports that incorporate important business metrics and provide Infobase customers and staff with a richer understanding of usage. All reporting will be delivered through the same embeddable widget, simplifying implementation for Infobase.

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Bulgaria Austrian Herpetological Society’s Herpetozoa added to Pensoft’s ARPHA platform - 16 May 2019

The Austrian Herpetological Society (ÖGH, Österreichische Gesellschaft für Herpetologie) has added the renowned peer-reviewed, open-access journal Herpetozoa to the growing portfolio of international scientific journals published on the ARPHA scholarly platform, as a result of a new partnership with scholarly publisher and technology provider Pensoft.

As before, Herpetozoa welcomes original research articles, short contributions and reviews covering all aspects of the study of amphibians and reptiles. The papers are published in English, whereas a translation of the abstract into German may also be included. The journal operates a single-blind peer review policy.

Through the fast-track and convenient publishing provided by ARPHA, each manuscript is carried through all stages from submission and reviewing to dissemination and archiving without ever leaving the platform’s collaboration-friendly online environment.

Right underneath the new sleek look and feel welcoming users from the journal’s homepage, there are a lot of high-tech perks to benefit authors, readers, reviewers and editors alike.

Furthermore, all publications are available in three formats (PDF, XML, HTML), complete with a whole set of semantic enhancements, so that the articles are easy to find, access and harvest by both humans and machines.

With its move to the open-access, technologically advanced scholarly publishing platform, Herpetozoa lines up next to historical and well-known society journals, including Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift, Alpine Entomology (previously Journal of the Swiss Entomological Society), Journal of Hymenoptera Research, Zoologia and others, which have all chosen to modernise with the help of ARPHA.

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