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US Alfred P. Sloan Foundation awards grant for arXiv upgrade - 30 Nov 2016

arXiv.org, the influential open access repository for global scientific research, will begin the first phase of a three-year overhaul and modernization with the help of a $445,000 grant by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

The Sloan Foundation grant will fund the creation of a detailed blueprint for next-generation arXiv – to be known as arXiv-NG – allowing planners to establish new partnerships, identify necessary resources and build a core development team to lead the modernization process.

As arXiv celebrated its 25th anniversary this year, the site's leadership embarked on a wide-ranging planning effort to determine its future course, including a user study. Around 95 percent of that survey's 36,000 respondents said they were satisfied with arXiv, and most called for no major changes to arXiv's key mission of quickly disseminating scientific research.

Many users said they would like to see improvements in areas such as arXiv's search function, but because of the site's aging code and infrastructure, these kinds of changes are difficult to implement. Informed by the results of this planning process, arXiv-NG will be a more flexible service that can more readily accommodate new features and external collaborations.

arXiv-NG is being supported through the Sloan Foundation's Scholarly Communication program, which makes grants aimed at empowering research by supporting the development of technologies and practices that allow scientists to communicate more effectively as a community.

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UK ALPSP partners with UCL Press and Liverpool University Press Association to deliver the University Press Redux Conference biennially - 30 Nov 2016

Following the success of the founding University Press Redux conference, organised by Liverpool University Press (LUP) and held in March 2016, the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) has announced a partnership with the presses to deliver the event every two years. The next event to be held in spring 2018 will be hosted and curated by UCL Press in London.

The inaugural University Press Redux conference was arranged by LUP in association with the Academic Book of the Future project. Over 150 delegates gathered to discuss the past, present and future of institutional presses. ALPSP took part and subsequently published a collection of papers that evolved from the event in a special open access issue of Learned Publishing.

The 2018 University Press Redux Conference will be curated and hosted by UCL Press with administrative and promotional support provided by ALPSP. Dates will be announced soon. Mandy Hill, Managing Director of Cambridge University Press's academic division and keynote speaker from 2016, has confirmed that CUP will host Redux in 2020.

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US American Society of Hematology to debut new OA journal Blood Advances at 58th Annual Meeting in San Diego - 30 Nov 2016

American Society of Hematology has announced the launch of the open-access online journal Blood Advances. Blood has led the way in experimental and clinical hematologic research as the flagship journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH). Blood Advances will fill a niche that complements and expands on topics covered in Blood while also transforming the conversation between authors and readers through innovative communication tools.

Taking full advantage of its digital publication model, Blood Advances will emphasize multimedia, a rapid and continuous publication format, and the ability to readily comment on manuscripts, case studies, and debates via discussion boards. The peer-reviewed journal will regularly relay findings through visual abstracts, three-dimensional images, video, and podcasts.

Blood Advances will be a hub for hypothesis-generating papers, pilot studies, and commentary that can spark conversation. As a complement to Blood, the new journal will focus on valuable areas, including but not limited to vascular biology, immunology, gene therapy, hematologic malignancies, and epidemiology. In addition to original manuscripts, Blood Advances will publish case reports of exceptional novelty, scientific case reports called stimulus reports, point-counterpoint discussions, and educational materials for the practicing hematologist. The journal will also host a series of short talks on topics of interest to hematologists and scientists.

Included in the inaugural issue, a one-time print publication that will be distributed at the 58th ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition, are discussions on the use of platelets as immune sensing cells and new perspectives on hemostasis, as well as studies on sickle cell disease variants in sub-Saharan Africa, therapeutic solutions for multiple forms of thrombocytopenia, and a novel means of counteracting the effects of hypoxia in the tumor microenvironment.

Dr. Negrin will introduce Blood Advances to the more than 27,000 attendees expected at the ASH Annual Meeting at the beginning of the Plenary Scientific Session on Sunday, December 4, at 2:00 p.m. in Hall AB of the San Diego Convention Center.

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German German hbz Consortium selects Ex Libris Rosetta digital asset management and preservation solution - 30 Nov 2016

Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, has announced that the Hochschulbibliothekszentrum des Landes Nordrhein Westfalen (hbz) has chosen the Ex Libris Rosetta digital asset management and preservation solution to serve the consortium's member institutions.

More than 40 hbz member institutions from North Rhine-Westphalia will be able to deposit digital collections and research data in the central Rosetta system and use Rosetta to manage and preserve these assets. The hbz consortium's efforts in the field of digital preservation are supported by the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Research of North Rhine-Westphalia (MIWF).

Rosetta was chosen for its extensive functionality as well as its support for consortial deposit and preservation and will allow hbz to preserve and manage the academic and literary collections of its members.

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US Major publishers sign the ORCID Open Letter - 30 Nov 2016

In January 2016, eight publishers signed an open letter committing their organisations to requiring ORCID iDs for journal authors. Importantly, they also committed to adopting best practices when implementing this requirement, to ensure that it would benefit their authors, their organizations, and the wider scholarly community. This includes collecting validated ORCID iDs to ensure the correct iD is associated with the author, displaying iDs in articles to signal support for ORCID, and including ORCID iDs with the metadata sent to Crossref to support auto-update of authors' ORCID records when their article publishes.

The eight original signatories - AGU, eLife, EMBO, Hindawi, IEEE, PLOS, The Royal Society, and Science journals - were joined by a further 12 publishers in the months that followed, and 10 publishers have now gone live with their ORCID requirement. On November 28, their efforts received a significant boost when two major societies - the American Chemical Society and the Royal Society of Chemistry - and one of the world’s largest scholarly publishers, Wiley, signed the letter.

While this is an initiative that is very much driven by the publishing community, ORCID's Executive Director Laure Haak warmly welcomed the three organizations as Open Letter signatories.

Wellcome Open Research has also signed the open letter, and have been requiring ORCID iDs for authors since November 16.

ORCID will be reporting more fully on the open letter to mark its first anniversary in January, including feedback from the publishers who have gone live with their ORCID requirement and researchers who are using the auto-update service.

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UK Registration for London Info International 2016 still open - 30 Nov 2016

London Info International 2016 opens the doors to its conference and exhibition in a few days. The global information community will gather there next week. An updated list of organisations and participants has been published and the organisers are looking forward to welcoming all delegates, visitors, sponsors, exhibitors and partners from all over the world to London.

LII 2016 has a world leading conference programme; has an extensive exhibition and showfloor education programme; features The Disruptor Zone of new exciting projects; and is the place to be this December 6th and 7th.

For those who are yet to register for the event, you can register here.

More information on the event is available at www.londoninfointernational.com.

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UK The SAGE Encyclopedia of Online Education examines the revolutionary rise of online learning - 30 Nov 2016

Academic publisher SAGE Publishing has announced the launch of The SAGE Encyclopedia of Online Education.

While some consider online learning to be the future of education, others question the value of classroom instruction that occurs outside of the traditional classroom setting. How is the growing trend of online learning affecting educational systems globally, and what does it mean for administrators, faculty, and students? Launching as a three-volume set, The SAGE Encyclopedia of Online Education addresses an array of issues related to online learning with a central focus on the effective education of students.

Interdisciplinary in scope, The SAGE Encyclopedia of Online Education includes more than 350 entries on key topics such as technology used in the online classroom; institutions that have contributed to the growth of online education; pedagogical strategies of online education; effectiveness and assessment; and different types of online education and best practices.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Online Education includes a Reader's Guide that groups entries by category to help readers find specific information. The text also includes appendices that include demographic data on distance education, academic leaders' opinions on this type of learning, a list of online education books and journals, and a review of distance education policy standards.

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US ACS Publications and the Royal Society of Chemistry jointly commit to integration with ORCID - 29 Nov 2016

The Royal Society of Chemistry and the Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) have become signatories to the ORCID Open Letter, reasserting the commitment of both organisations to enhancing the scholarly publishing experience for researchers worldwide who are involved in chemistry and allied fields.

The commitment by these two global chemistry publishers to undertake new workflow integration with technology infrastructure provided by ORCID, a not-for-profit organisation that provides unique identifiers for researchers and scholars, will enable both societies to provide unambiguous designation of author names within chemistry and across the broader sciences. This partnership with ORCID will resolve ambiguity in researcher identification caused by name changes, cultural differences in name presentation, and the inconsistent use of name abbreviations that is too often a source of confusion for those who must rely on the published scientific record.

By becoming signatories to the ORCID Open Letter, these two major chemical societies are voicing their intent to collect ORCID iDs for all submitting authors through use of the ORCID API, and to display such identifiers in the articles published in their respective society journals. The integration of such activities within the publishers' workflows means authors will benefit from automated linkages between their ORCID record and unique identifiers embedded within their published research articles, ensuring their contributions are appropriately recognised and credited.

During the publishing process, ACS and the Royal Society of Chemistry will automatically deposit publications to Crossref, which in turn will coordinate with ORCID to link and update the publishing activity populated to authors' respective ORCID profiles, thus attributing each published work to the correct researcher. Existing holders of an ORCID iD will encounter a one-time prompt to grant permission for the linkage. If authors do not have an ORCID iD, they can easily enroll without navigating away from the publishers' manuscript submission site. If users wish to revoke integrated ORCID profile access at any time, they can elect to do so through their ACS, Royal Society of Chemistry or ORCID accounts.

Both ACS Publications and the Royal Society of Chemistry understand the importance of attributing accurately the scholarly contributions of research scientists in the context of their other professional activities.

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US Formatting and avoiding errors in the final digital output are hot topics for publishing professionals, says Data Conversion Laboratory and Bowker’s Digital Publishing Survey - 29 Nov 2016

Data Conversion Laboratory, Inc. (DCL) and Bowker have delivered the results of their 2016 Digital Publishing Survey, and the answers point to worries over quality and consistency when content goes from print to digital. The survey was jointly conducted by DCL, an industry leader in organising and converting content into digital formats, and Bowker, a provider of bibliographic information, connecting publishers, authors and booksellers with readers.

This is the third joint survey for DCL and Bowker, and this year's attracted 698 participants, up from 579 in 2015 and 215 in 2014. The survey probes digital publishers and self-publishing authors to find trend lines across a wide swath of important topics. Question topics range from the various digital formats publishers use to the quality of eBooks.

As with 2015's survey, a topic that continued to stir interest was quality, with more than 56 percent of respondents saying it was a major concern. Other concerns were 'retaining formatting' (55 percent) and 'errors caused by automated conversion' (46 percent).

Since quality is an important topic, it's not surprising that digital publishers increasingly include some level of quality assurance to ensure error-free content. Nearly 45 percent hire editors (up from last year), 33 percent perform self-checks (slightly down from last year), and 18 percent perform QA prior to conversion (down from last year).

Another key finding from the survey were the numbers of publishers that have digitally published. It continues to rise, this year to 73.21 percent from 72.88 percent in 2015. Although, this year the number of self-publishers dropped from 45 percentage points to 42 percent.

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UK IOP Publishing and IEPM renews journals contract - 29 Nov 2016

IOP Publishing has announced a renewed contract with the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM), for the continued publication of two of its journals – Physics in Medicine and Biology and Physiological Measurement.

The renewal of the contract, which will start in 2018, marks the latest chapter in the long-standing relationship between IOP Publishing and IPEM, which now also includes an ebooks publishing programme.

Physics in Medicine and Biology recently celebrated its 60th anniversary. Both journals have seen significant development in recent years, and are among the leading journals in their respective fields.

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Italy Italy’s University of Bergamo selects Ex Libris Alma to help deliver modern, innovative library services - 29 Nov 2016

Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, has announced that Italy's University of Bergamo has chosen the Ex Libris Alma® library management service to help the University Library meet its strategy of developing innovative services that will enhance the teaching, learning, and research experience at the University.

The library team at Bergamo will take advantage of Alma to create workflows that are based on best practices. Taking into account local resources and policies, the team will standardize processes and collaborate with all members of the library staff, thus expanding competencies and increasing job satisfaction.

Alma will be integrated with the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution, which will provide access to a vast quantity of bibliographic and e-resource data. A shared catalogue in the community zone will foster collaboration with local, national, and international partners. In addition, the advanced analytics built into Alma will facilitate decision making and empower library staff to solve problems more rapidly.

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US Nature recognises renowned Californian scientist - 29 Nov 2016

Susan L. Forsburg, Gabilan Distinguished Professor in Science and Engineering and Professor of Biological Sciences at The University of Southern California (USC), received the mid-career 2016 Nature Award for Mentoring in Science and a $10,000 prize. Nature hosts these annual awards to champion the importance of mentoring and inspiring a generation of young scientists.

At USC Dornsife's College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, Professor Forsburg's lab investigates mechanisms that maintain genome stability during replication stress, using fission yeast as a model system. Her team pioneered the use of single-cell analysis and live cell imaging to examine the response to replication stress in living cells in real time. This research has been recognized by multiple journals, including Nature Cell Biology.

For more than ten years, Nature has been recognizing outstanding scientific mentors in different regions around the world with the Nature Awards for Mentoring in Science. This year's awards for mentoring are focused on the US states of Washington, Oregon and California. The lifetime achievement recipient of the Nature Award for Mentoring will be announced on 1 December. Each winner receives a prize of US $10,000.

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US Wiley announces plans to require ORCID iDs as part of the manuscript submission process - 29 Nov 2016

Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc. has announced plans to require ORCID iDs as part of the manuscript submission process for a large number of journals. Beginning in winter 2016, more than 500 Wiley journals using ScholarOne Manuscripts will require the submitting author (only) to provide an ORCID identifier (iD) when submitting a manuscript. Wiley is the first major publisher to join other stakeholders that have signed ORCID's open letter.

ORCID is a non-profit helping create a world in which all who participate in research, scholarship and innovation are uniquely identified and connected to their contributions and affiliations, across disciplines, borders, and time. ORCID provides unique and persistent identifiers to researchers, distinguishing them in today's increasingly competitive scholarly industry by connecting them to their contributions and affiliations. Over 2.7 million ORCID iDs have been issued around the world, a figure that continues to grow as more stakeholders integrate ORCID with their workflows. Many funders—including the Swedish Research Council and Wellcome Trust UK—now require ORCID iDs as part of the grant proposal process.

As a founding member of ORCID, Wiley is an avid supporter of this open system, and is deeply invested in its ability to solve the name ambiguity issue while also protecting researchers’ data and privacy. Wiley currently has over 24,000 ORCID iDs in use for journal article submissions.

Like all scholarly publishers, Wiley has a duty to support researchers by providing tools and introducing services to help them succeed. By requiring ORCID, Wiley is creating more opportunities to recognize, reward and support authors in complying with institutional and funder mandates.

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UK Bioanalysis Zone and Bioanalysis journal launch 2nd edition of the Bioanalysis Glossary - 28 Nov 2016

Bioanalysis Zone and Bioanalysis journal (Future Science Group; FSG) have this month launched the 2nd edition of the Bioanalysis Glossary, the definitive resource for scientists working in bioanalysis and related fields.

Following the success of the first edition, published in 2014, this new edition includes over 40 new terms as well as an additional section incorporating commonly used equations from the field.

It is hoped that the Glossary will be particularly useful for those moving into the field or working with bioanalytical laboratories for the first time, and as a reference for experienced bioanalysts writing reports, research papers or presentations.

More importantly, the Glossary will aid in the harmonization of terminology used within the community and between companies, universities and individuals.

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US Elsevier to showcase new features of its diagnostic decision support tool STATdx at the RSNA 2016 Annual Meeting - 28 Nov 2016

STM publisher Elsevier will showcase new features of its diagnostic decision support tool STATdx®, highlight new diagnostic imaging textbooks, and recognize several of its distinguished physician authors being honored by the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) at the RSNA 2016 Annual Meeting, November 27 – December 2, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL.

Elsevier will present two new features of STATdx®, a diagnostic decision support system for radiologists - User Interface Translations and Addition of Cine Clips.

The 'User Interface Translations' feature will help users to select a language other than English to display throughout the user interface, allowing for searches in their preferred language. Translations are available in eight languages: Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, German, French, and Japanese.

Cine clips enable users to increase accuracy and confidence in diagnosing complex cases and complement the more than 20,000 patient cases currently contained in STATdx.

Elsevier continues to offer point-of-care Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits to physicians for searches they complete in STATdx.

Additionally, Elsevier will feature three new imaging textbooks at its booth (#1104). The textbooks are: CT and MRI of the Whole Body, 6th edition, by Drs. John R. Haaga and Daniel Boll; Callen’s Ultrasonography in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 6th edition, by Dr. Mary E. Norton; and Imaging Anatomy: Chest, Abdomen and Pelvis, 2nd edition, by Drs. Michael P. Federle, Melissa L. Rosado-de-Christenson, Siva P. Raman, Brett W. Carter, Paula J. Woodward, and Akram M. Shaaban.

Distinguished Professor of Radiology and Elsevier author Dr. Anne G. Osborn, recipient of the first RSNA Outstanding Educator Award, will make appearances at the Elsevier booth throughout the conference to discuss the latest in radiology education and present STATdx case studies.

In addition, Elsevier will recognize four of its authors who are being honoured this year by RSNA.

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UK IOP Publishing launches Nano Futures - 28 Nov 2016

IOP Publishing has announced the launch of Nano Futures, a new high-impact, multidisciplinary journal that will be positioned through an editorial policy geared strictly to capturing groundbreaking, future-oriented research with long term influence for nanoscience.

Twenty seven years ago, IOP Publishing launched Nanotechnology as the world's first research journal dedicated to nanoscale science and technology. A quarter of a century on, the field of nanoscience has expanded and evolved, playing a pivotal role in the advance of scientific discovery and innovation. It attracts a multidisciplinary research community that now extends across physics, chemistry, biomedicine, materials science and engineering.

Nano Futures will be led by founding Editor-in-Chief, Professor Mark Reed of Yale University. He holds Yale's Harold Hodgkinson Chair of Engineering and Applied Science, and is the Associate Director of the Yale Institute for Nanoscience and Quantum Engineering.

Nano Futures opens for submissions in January, and will be free to read for individual users, universities, and academic research institutes throughout 2017.

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UK Kudos and Helsinki University Library partner to strengthen research support services - 28 Nov 2016

Kudos, a service for maximising the reach and impact of research publications, has announced that Helsinki University is the latest university to sign up for Kudos for Institutions. The University, a member of the League of European Research Universities, will use Kudos to strengthen its research support services and help to maintain its high profile and rankings.

By channeling researchers' communications about their work through a central system, and mapping these actions against a range of metrics, Kudos provides institutions with deep, actionable insight into the most effective ways to increase publication impact. Its reports and tools uniquely enable institutions to understand, amplify and support researchers' efforts to improve the performance of their work.

The system currently has over 120,000 users across more than 10,000 institutions, and is growing by approximately 1,000 users per week.

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India Latest edition of Blogspeak now online - 28 Nov 2016

The latest edition of Blogspeak is now online. Featured are: Jane Tinkler (Surviving work as an academic in the age of measuring impact); Susan Wiercinski (7 Reasons Why Your Catalog Brand Matters); Bec Crew (This study just revealed why the peer-review process is in so much trouble); and Barbara Fister (Curation, Evaluation, and Open Access for Teaching). Blogspeak includes blog posts relevant to the publishing industry, particularly STM publishing. Subscribers are invited to participate in the latest edition of Blogspeak Here.

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German Springer Nature offers Italian universities hit by earthquake free access to electronic content - 28 Nov 2016

Springer Nature, a global research, educational and professional publisher, will open its digital resources to two Italian universities affected by the earthquakes of this past August and October.

In addition to the journal titles to which they already subscribe Università degli Studi di Camerino and Università degli Studi di Macerata will gain access to all Springer and Nature journals until the end of June 2017. All researchers, teaching staff and students at the two universities will benefit from the offer.

The team at Springer Nature in Italy is liaising with the universities in order to provide specific information about the titles covered in this offer. Also under consideration is adding other institutions, which are working closely with the university staff in Camerino and Macerata on rebuilding after the earthquake, to this initiative.

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Israel University of Haifa goes live with Ex Libris Alma - 28 Nov 2016

Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, has announced that the University of Haifa's Younes and Soraya Nazarian Library is the first university library in Israel to go live with the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform. Alma replaced the Aleph® integrated library system and is integrated with the Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery solution.

The Haifa University Library is known as an innovator among Israeli libraries. The Library is a long time Aleph user, and so it was a natural step for the University to move to Alma to automate and streamline the library's operations for print, electronic, and digital materials. As a cloud-based solution, Alma reduces overhead and enables the University of Haifa staff to direct their resources toward supporting users in learning, research, and teaching.

The University of Haifa's Younes and Soraya Nazarian Library has a worldwide reputation as a leading library in Israel and is known for the quality of its collections, technologies, service, and outstanding professional staff.

The University of Haifa Library, which houses over two million items, offers its varied audiences a wide range of library resources: an extensive, growing collection of printed materials and digital assets (electronic databases, electronic journals, and digital images), supported by advanced storage and retrieval technology; and reference and instructional services.

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UK Emerald Group Holdings positions itself for growth - 23 Nov 2016

Emerald Group Holdings Limited (Emerald) - the global knowledge business that brings research to life - has positioned itself for further growth after agreeing a £27.5m financing package with Barclays and HSBC.

Emerald employs around 400 people worldwide and generates over £40m of turnover, principally through publishing academic journals and books. However, in recent years Emerald has diversified through acquisition, buying Research Media in 2013 and GoodPractice in 2015. Emerald is now poised to accelerate its growth plans by launching news products and acquiring digital businesses in the research and learning markets over the medium term.

Though headquartered in the UK, more than 80% of Emerald’s revenues comes from overseas markets and it has offices in 12 key international locations such as Beijing, Boston and New Delhi. Emerald is very confident that its international outlook will enable it to expand further.

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US Haymarket Media partners with Decision Support in Medicine for deeper user engagement - 23 Nov 2016

Haymarket Media Inc has formed a partnership with Decision Support in Medicine (DSM) to integrate the DSM clinical decision support content into the 13 brands within the Haymarket Medical Network.

The DSM database covers thousands of diseases in multiple therapeutic categories, written by physician experts in each field of medicine. The information is updated regularly to inform healthcare professionals (HCPs) with what they need to know before, during, and after a patient consult. Every disease-specific section offers step-by-step recommendations and succinct direction on screening, diagnosis, and treatments—all of which is supported by the latest evidence-based data. Each section in the DSM database discusses the screening, presentation, differential diagnosis, pathophysiology, recommended testing, treatment options and information for the patient and caregivers.

With this partnership, Haymarket intends to provide the HCPs that visit the brands in the Haymarket Medical Network with a more robust and comprehensive offering of clinical information when they are engaged with news and features about the same disease. The DSM material will be integrated within relevant content on each of the Network’s websites, where HCPs can navigate through this reference material and benefit from a deeper scope of clinical data without leaving the brand’s website. The expectation is that by supplementing Haymarket’s content with a thorough reference like DSM, HCPs will be able to access quick and concise clinical data and more efficiently treat their patients.

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India Holiday Notice - 23 Nov 2016

This is to inform our esteemed subscribers that there will be no newsletter dispatch on November 24-25, 2016 on account of Thanksgiving Day. We will resume our newsletter service on Monday, November 28, 2016. The newsletter will contain all the headlines that have appeared after the November 23rd issue.

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UK London Info International 2016 speaker insights - 23 Nov 2016

In just over a week many members of the information community will gather at London’s ExCeL to experience a brand new and exciting conference and exhibition. The intersection between information and data, the rise of the user, and the need for the information industry to demonstrate value, are all key themes at the inaugural London Info International 2016 Conference. Search, social media and the ways to reach new users are also part of the agenda.

According to Vincent Cassidy, Conference Co-Chair, LII 2016, this event brings together important and representative voices of research funders, the library community, commercial publishers and start-ups who are all seeking to help research and researchers. This conference will help all participants both to reflect on the current dynamic and help shape future direction.

This is what few of the main speakers have been saying…

'The distinction publishers make between content and data is anachronistic and limiting,' says Timo Hannay, Founder SchoolDash and one of the speakers at the event. 'It's all information - and information of every kind is our trade.' He has these words of advice for the information industry, 'think broadly about your role - publishing is not just about publications, it's about information. Be prepared to acquire new organisational skills, especially relating to technology. Observe the behaviour and attitudes of the best technology companies, big and small.'

Timo is speaking at LII 2016 at 2:00pm – 3:30pm on Wednesday, December 7th.

John Hammersley, Co-founder & CEO of Overleaf, is one of an illustrious group of industry experts talking about the 'rise of the user' that includes David Worlock, Jan Reichelt of Mendeley and Jason Markos of John Wiley & Sons.

Global research and collaboration continues to grow at an astonishing rate,' John says. 'This is excellent for science but can prove to be challenging for researchers and institutions. Many areas of technology are moving to an on-demand economy, and software-as-a-service (SaaS) has been a rapidly developing industry over the past decade, with global sales growing from $10Bn in 2010 to more than double this today. Users continue to expect more and more services to provide real-time feedback and fast, effective solutions to their problems.'

John is speaking at LII 2016 at 2:00pm – 3:00pm on Tuesday, December 6th.

Social media gives an opportunity to libraries, especially in academia, to get a better and closer relationship with their users, notes Ertugrul Cimen, Library Director at MEF University. During his talk, delegates will learn how libraries and users are affected by social media and the possible risks and benefits of social media usage in libraries.

This session also includes talks from Christine Goodair, Website Officer for the Society for the Study of Addiction - looking at Twitter - and Matt Horne, the Digital Marketing and Social Media Officer at Newcastle University whose focus is on Snapchat and the new generation of social.

Ertugrul is speaking at LII 2016 at 11:30am – 12:30am on Wednesday, December 7th.

Reaching users is also the topic of the talk from Oliver Renn, Head of Chemistry and Biology of Pharmacy Information Centre, ETH Zurich in day one's New world, new approaches session. Oliver believes social media should be combined with face-to-face techniques to engage users. According to Oliver, the information community, especially those who are developing new tools and gadgets, naturally think that those who are supposed to use the cool new things are as informed and excited as they are. This is often not the case, both in academia and industry but can be changed.'

Oliver is speaking at LII 2016 at 2:00pm – 3:00pm on Tuesday, December 6th.

These are just a few of the leading speakers that can be seen in London on December 6th and 7th. A few places are still available. To find out more go to Londoninfointernational.com and to register to attend the conference go to http://londoninfointernational.com/book-your-place/.

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US Oxford University Press and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons announce publishing partnership - 23 Nov 2016

Academic publisher Oxford University Press (OUP) has announced a new partnership with the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS). Beginning in January 2017, OUP will publish Neurosurgery and Operative Neurosurgery (ONS).

As a global leader in education and innovation, the CNS is dedicated to advancing the field of neurosurgery by inspiring and facilitating scientific discovery and its translation to members' clinical practice. The CNS chose to partner with OUP because of its outstanding reputation, established partnerships, and extensive experience co-publishing other scientific journals.

Featuring original, peer-reviewed articles, Neurosurgery is the fastest-growing journal in the field, with a worldwide reputation for reliable coverage delivered with a fresh and dynamic outlook. Neurosurgery attracts contributions from the most respected international authorities and presents the latest in clinical and experimental neurosurgery. Applicable to both researchers and practicing neurosurgeons, the journal includes a wealth of valuable, in-depth information that is applicable to researchers and practicing neurosurgeons alike.

ONS is a unique publication focusing exclusively on surgical technique and devices, providing practical, cutting-edge, and skill-enhancing guidance to its readers. Complementing the clinical and research studies published in Neurosurgery, ONS brings the reader technical material that highlights operative procedures, anatomy, instrumentation, devices, and technology.

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US Ringgold maps over 11,000 Open Funder Registry IDs to its Identify Database - 23 Nov 2016

Ringgold, an ISNI Registration Agency, has mapped more than 11,000 Open Funder Registry IDs to its Identify Database of over 440,000 organizational records. The addition of the Funder IDs provides interoperability between the two datasets.

By mapping Funder IDs to Ringgold's Identify Database, organisations and publishers managing Article Processing Charges (APCs) for Open Access journals will be able to fully automate the APC calculations for authors, funders, and institutions from a single source. Furthermore, Ringgold customers will be able to readily identify funders from within the universe of organisational records in Identify.

According to Jay Henry, Chief Marketing Officer at Ringgold, the inclusion of the Funder IDs provides Ringgold customers with the ability to accurately identify funders, and associate the full Ringgold metadata with those institutions. This opens a new dimension of linked data to further improve analysis of a shared ecosystem.

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UK The IET launches new open access program, IET Open - 23 Nov 2016

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has announced the launch of a new open access program, IET Open. The creation of the program underpins the IET’s commitment to supporting open science across engineering disciplines to progress research across all areas. IET Open launches with two new journals - IET Cyber-Physical Systems: Theory and Applications and Engineering Biology. The IET’s other open access journals – High Voltage, published in partnership with CEPRI, The Journal of Engineering and Healthcare Technology Letters, will also publish under the program.

The first journals to publish under IET Open are IET Cyber-Physical Systems: Theory and Applications, which focusses on topics such as control, real-time computing and system validation and emerging issues including security, privacy issues and data analytics techniques; and Engineering Biology, which focusses on the application of engineering science and practice to the design of biological devices and systems.

IET Open journals will publish under a Creative Commons license to facilitate the widest possible access to, and re-use of, essential research. The journals join The IET’s widening portfolio of research and letters journals which include renowned titles Electronics Letters and IET Power Electronics.

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US AMA and LexisNexis® Risk Solutions collaborate to offer a solution for accurate lists of healthcare professionals - 22 Nov 2016

The American Medical Association (AMA) and LexisNexis® Risk Solutions has announced a collaboration to offer a solution that simplifies a successful strategy for constantly maintaining high-quality data for use in network directories.

The collaboration combines the industry-leading data resources of the AMA, its wholly owned subsidiary AMA Business Solutions, and LexisNexis Health Care to provide a holistic solution, LexisNexis VerifyHCP, to pre-fill, collect, monitor, cleanse and update clinician data. The innovative solution to be available by the end of 2016 will create efficiencies for health insurers and clinicians that streamline the process of maintaining an accurate and up-to-date network directory.

Changes to clinician data naturally occur and erode the accuracy of network directories. Accurate directories are necessary for consumers to make informed decisions and enrolees to find suitable medical care. As federal and state agencies tighten regulations for providing patients with up-to-date and accurate lists of health care professionals, health plans face an evolving mix of rules and mandates. As a result, physician offices are burdened with an increase in repetitious data verification requests from health plans that are required to constantly ensure the quality of network directories.

The collaboration builds on each organisation's capabilities and complements a mutual commitment to provide a flexible solution for an evolving environment.

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UK IOP Publishing and Altmetric partner to improve author services - 22 Nov 2016

IOP Publishing has announced a new partnership with Altmetric and Digital Science, to provide its authors and readers with a deeper understanding of how published research is being used and discussed.

Authors and readers will be able to view the online attention surrounding each publication via the Altmetric badges embedded into article pages.

Altmetric captures real-time mentions from news outlets, policy documents, blogs and social network, amongst other scholarly and non-scholarly sources. This data is presented in the Altmetric details page for each item, which can be accessed by clicking on the badges.

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Netherland Journal of X-Ray Science and Technology adds embedded 3D image videos to enhance visualization of medical procedures - 22 Nov 2016

The current issue of the Journal of X-Ray Science and Technology now features 3D imaging embedded within its articles for the first time. Use of this digital and multimedia technique enhances the value of five papers, which focus on kidney injuries, tumour diagnoses, and dental medicine. Videos of these rotating 3D images can be accessed directly, allowing readers to examine them in detail and gain deeper understanding of the diagnoses, prognoses, and treatments described.

According to Guest Editor Dr. Yuanyuan Zhang of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA, state-of-the-art cross-sectional imaging approaches make it possible to visualize diseases-affected tissues or defected organs with greater assurance by minimising the interrupter of overlying tissues to focus on individual organs, which aids in the detection and characterisation of targeted tissues. The rotated multimedia 3D videos provide animations, which could better help medical students, residents, practitioners, and inquisitive minds better understand the diseases.

Five papers in this issue demonstrate how imaging techniques contributed to positive patient outcomes. The 3D imaging incorporated directly into the articles provides greater insights and learning opportunities.

The Journal of X-Ray Science and Technology: Clinical Applications of Diagnosis and Therapeutics is an international journal designed for the diverse community (biomedical, industrial and academic) of users and developers of novel x-ray imaging techniques. The purpose of the journal is to provide clear and full coverage of new developments and applications in the field. Areas such as x-ray microlithography, x-ray astronomy, and medical x-ray imaging as well as new technologies arising from fields traditionally considered unrelated to x rays (semiconductor processing, accelerator technology, ionizing and non-ionizing medical diagnostic and therapeutic modalities, etc.) present opportunities for research that can meet new challenges as they arise.

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US NEJM Group announces new digital platform to engage with medical community in China - 22 Nov 2016

NEJM Group, publisher of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), has announced the introduction of NEJM 医学前沿 (Yi Xue Qian Yan), which translates to NEJM Frontiers in Medicine. With this initiative, the NEJM Group seeks to strengthen its ties with the Chinese medical community.

NEJM Yi Xue Qian Yan delivers select, translated articles from the New England Journal of Medicine and NEJM Journal Watch to healthcare professionals in China. The Chinese-language digital platform addresses a growing need for trusted medical information regarding non-communicable diseases in China, including cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer.

NEJM Yi Xue Qian Yan, developed in collaboration with Jiahui Medical Research and Education Group (JMRE), is the authorized digital resource for providing Chinese readers with weekly content. Utmost care is given to ensuring the quality and accuracy of the translations. NEJM Yi Xue Qian Yan features commentary from Chinese medical experts, providing context and enhanced understanding of the impact of important medical advances on patient care in China. NEJM Yi Xue Qian Yan is available for free to registered users via a mobile app and online at www.nejmqianyan.cn.

NEJM Yi Xue Qian Yan is published by Shanghai Scientific & Technical Publishers, which is one of the oldest scientific and technical publishing houses in China.

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Switzerland New study proposes pragmatic scenario for transitioning the publication system towards Open Access - 22 Nov 2016

The Swiss National Science Foundation in collaboration with the Scientific Information programme (SUC P-2) run by swissuniversities has initiated a study, which for the first time, has developed scenarios for restructuring transitioning Switzerland's scientific publication system towards Open Access (OA). The study recommends a model that proposes a pragmatic and flexible way of making publicly funded research freely available at no charge and with no delay.

In 2015, the libraries at Switzerland's universities paid a total of 70 million Swiss francs in licences and subscriptions fees to publishing houses in order to make more than 2.5 million scientific articles available. Researchers spent a further 6 million Swiss francs on article processing charges so they could have their results published in a scientific journal. These figures were generated by an initial analysis of cash financial flows in the Swiss higher tertiary education system.

Research results obtained with public funding should also be readily made available to the public at no charge – this is the principle underlying European efforts to restructure the current publication system towards Open Access (OA). The cash financial flow analysis commissioned by the SNSF in association with SUC P-2 (a programme set up by swissuniversities) has produced data on the cost of restructuring transitioning the system to provide immediate, unrestricted electronic access to publicly funded publications at no charge by 2024. On this basis it outlines possible scenarios for restructuring transitioning the Swiss publication system so that it meets these requirements and identifies the financial impact of each. Every year, more than 30,000 scientific articles are published in Switzerland alone. Internationally, 21 percent of published articles are currently available free of charge; the corresponding figure for Switzerland is an above-average 30 percent.

The cash financial flow analysis differentiates between the costs associated with various scenarios for implementing Open Access. According to the report, the ‘blue road’ would generate savings in excess of 2 million Swiss francs annually. In this scenario, the publisher's version of all articles would be placed in free, publicly accessible institutional repositories at the universities after a certain embargo period. At the other end of the scale is the 'gold road'. This involves the immediate release of articles in scientific OA journals, usually after the author or another sponsor (university, research funding body organisation) has paid an article processing charge. If this scenario was to be implemented in full, it would lead to additional costs of about 27 million Swiss francs annually in Switzerland. The additional costs would be even higher with a 'hybrid' OA model, in which licensing subscription fees would be charged in addition to the fees for making an article available on an OA basis in a journal that is otherwise not available free of charge in closed access – or in other words a scenario in which the article would basically have to be paid for twice.

The authors of the study, Cambridge Economic Policy Associates Ltd., compared the costs associated with the various scenarios with the current actual standard costs. The actual effective costs for Switzerland depend heavily on how quickly the changeover to the 'gold road' of Open Access takes place worldwide. In their report, the authors recommend a combined approach that makes both the 'blue road' and the 'gold road' to Open Access possible. They calculate that this pragmatic, flexible model for restructuring the publication system towards Open Access would limit the additional costs in Switzerland to 13 million Swiss francs annually. The systematic implementation of a model of this kind would show other countries that Switzerland is serious about making publicly funded research publicly available without delay.

The authors also recommend greatly improving the quality of the data on physical and financial flows in the publication system. Moreover, they feel that a national strategy and corresponding action plan are needed to coordinate OA activities. Efforts in this direction are already being made in Switzerland under the leadership of swissuniversities. Switzerland should also continue to play an active role in international discussions. In the medium term, the costs of restructuring towards Open Access will depend heavily on whether joint negotiating positions vis-à-vis the major publishing houses can be established nationally and internationally. In addition, the necessary infrastructure needs to be created developed in Switzerland, and scientists have to be brought on board.

The SNSF and swissuniversities take note of the study results. Possible scenarios for the transition in Switzerland will be discussed within the scope of the national strategy and the OA action plan.

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US NISO announces new publishers enacting phase two of KBART guidelines - 22 Nov 2016

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has announced that five publishers are now supplying metadata that conforms to phase two of the recommended practice, KBART: Knowledge Bases And Related Tools (NISO RP-9-2014). Conformance with KBART indicates that the format and content of data supplied by these publishers observe practical recommendations for timely exchange between content providers and knowledge base vendors.

The newest endorsers are: Greenleaf Publishing, Harvard University Press, IEEE, Oxford University Press and Project MUSE.

The NISO KBART (Knowledge Bases And Related Tools) Standing Committee manages and supports Knowledge Bases and Related Tools (KBART) Recommended Practice (NISO RP-9-2014). This publication provides all parties in the information supply chain with straightforward guidance about metadata formatting to ensure the exchange of accurate metadata between content providers and knowledge base developers. Phase II of the Recommendations, published in 2014 builds on the original 2010 publication by supporting consortia-specific metadata and metadata transfer for open access publications, e-books, and conference proceedings.

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US Clarivate Analytics’ Vin Caraher to join as non-executive member of its Board of Directors - 21 Nov 2016

Clarivate Analytics, formerly the Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, has announced that Vin Caraher has accepted a position to be a non-executive member of its Board of Directors and will step down from his position as CEO effective January 1, 2017. He will be succeeded by Jay Nadler who is also joining the board of the company.

Caraher spent almost 30 years of his professional career working in different parts of the Thomson Reuters business, over 20 with the IP & Science business.

Nadler has 30 years of experience in the information services industry and is returning to the intellectual property and science sector. Nadler has held senior executive roles at a number of other data and information-related companies, including Interactive Data, Information Holdings and MLM Information Services. As Chief Operating Officer of Interactive Data from 2010 to 2016, he led a transformation of the company, invested in its product suite, accelerated revenue growth and improved customer satisfaction. From 2000 to 2005, Nadler was a senior executive at Information Holdings, an intellectual property and science information provider that Caraher and Thomson Reuters acquired in 2004.

Onex Corporation and Baring Private Equity Asia recently completed their acquisition of Clarivate Analytics from Thomson Reuters.

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UK Cochrane Library iPad edition presents up-to-date evidence from Cochrane Library - 21 Nov 2016

The Cochrane Library iPad edition presents the latest up-to-date evidence from the Cochrane Library in a convenient, easy to navigate format which provides users with relevant, accessible research, when they need it, from the leading experts in evidence-informed health care.

The monthly issues feature a hand-picked selection of Cochrane Systematic Reviews, specifically abridged to provide the best possible iPad reading experience. The themed sections in every issue are colour-coded throughout so that the most relevant content can be easily found. The Bookmark feature allows creating your own special collection of Cochrane Reviews across issues. In addition, the title page for every review includes a link to the full version of the review available on the Cochrane Library at www.cochranelibrary.com.

All content in the app is free, and new issues will download regularly to your Newsstand.

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US Digital Science invests in robotic cloud laboratory, Transcriptic - 21 Nov 2016

Transcriptic Inc., a robotic cloud laboratory for life sciences, has announced the closing of a $13.4 million Series A-1 investment. The new funding was led by Data Collective, along with new investors Digital Science and WuXi AppTec. Existing investors, including AME Cloud Ventures, and others also contributed to the round.

Transcriptic will utilise the new capital to drive the company's product, team and expansion plans. Since the company launched in 2012, the company has executed experiments for individual researchers, institutions and large pharmaceutical businesses. The new funds will allow the company to grow its team to accommodate further growth, extend the capabilities of its innovative platform, and deliver on its vision of using its automated platform to increase research productivity.

In the present increasingly digital research environment, where consistent data is essential and reproducibility of results a necessity, Transcriptic is redefining how research is delivered. The company, which developed the open source Autoprotocol language for codifying lab protocols, helps researchers take their research to an automated, highly-scalable and safe environment in which machine learning techniques can be used to speed up discovery.

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UK Elsevier announces finalists for Outstanding ICT Innovation Award - 21 Nov 2016

STM publisher Elsevier has recognised the organisations for outstanding achievements in the implementation and usage of health information and technology that truly improves patient care and safety, via the HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Award for Outstanding ICT Innovation.

The award, announced at the HIMSS Europe Conference on November 20, recognises projects from across Europe that either harness the application of information within a healthcare setting, thus setting a new standard for patient management and care.

Four organisations have been shortlisted for this award, including: Centro Hospitalar de São João, Portugal - the advanced analytics system, HVITAL (Health SurVeillance, MonIToring and ALert) monitors and assesses clinical data from across hospital systems to automatically identify (and more importantly alert health professionals) patients at risk with regard to clinical deterioration and infection management. This allows health professionals to prioritise patient care and speed up the rate of intervention. Up to 30 percent of intensive care admissions are now predicted at least seven days in advance, allowing better management of valuable resources.

Devon Partnership NHS Trust, UK - development of MyWard, a visual electronic whiteboard, the first in a mental health care setting on the UK. The aim of MyWard is to streamline patient management process, in order to reduce the administrative burden on staff as well as ensure clinical care is delivered in a timely manner and all information relating to patients is viewable, in real time, via one source.

Gobierno Del Principado de Asturias, Spain - the establishment of a tele-ophthalmology service, including full integration with electronic medical records (a first in Spain). The new service ensures that all patients (even in this largely rural setting) with diabetes receive appropriate screening for diabetic retinopathy promptly, with a multi-disciplinary team of nurses, primary care physicians and ophthalmologists analysing images.

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, UK - the implementation of a pathology recognition alert (comprising recognition and treatment guidance) within the Electronic Patient Record system aims to reduce the high mortality rate from acute kidney injury through earlier recognition and treatment. Audits show that, from a pre-implementation rate of less than 30 percent, the new protocol achieves 100 percent identification of patients with acute kidney injury.

2016 marks the first year Elsevier has expanded its support of the award to Europe, having previously supported the Asia Pacific region for four years and the Middle East region twice since 2015. It reflects Elsevier's on-going commitment to supporting healthcare providers to continually evolve to meet the needs of a changing population. All the shortlisted projects use robust data and insight to streamline systems, and make better use of healthcare practitioner skills in order to better manage patients and improve clinical outcomes.

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India Latest edition of Blogspeak now online - 21 Nov 2016

The latest edition of Blogspeak is now online. Featured are: Angela Cochran (What We Can Learn from Fake News); Heather Crookes (Improved integration of communications and scholarly roles can help academics become successful digital influencers); Holly Else (Publishing innovations aim to highlight hidden research efforts); Kent Anderson (How's That "Abundance" Thing Working Out For You?); and Patrick J. Kiger (Academics Worry That Predatory, Pay-to-Publish Journals Hurt Science). Blogspeak includes blog posts relevant to the publishing industry, particularly STM publishing. Subscribers are invited to participate in the latest edition of Blogspeak Here.

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India Molecule Synthesis now made easier by Wiley’s ChemPlanner - 21 Nov 2016

Wiley ChemPlanner is an award winning organic chemistry tool that is used to plan the synthesis of a new compound.

The web application for the ChemPlanner platform facilitates the bridging of the distinct but complementary functions such as predicting the chemical reaction pathways and building synthetic pathways from existing literature and reaction knowledgebase. It facilitates multiple search options including drawing structures (via a molecular drawing tool) or by name/a unique identifier. The web interface also allows the researcher to either plan a synthetic pathway search or running a database search, connecting diverse knowledge repositories on chemical reactions into one master platform, easily accessible for researchers.

Wiley's ChemPlanner was awarded the ALPSP Award for Innovation in Publishing, and presented at the Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) Conference in London. Recognised for its powerful functionality and innovation, Wiley's ChemPlanner is an inspiring example of how publishing is adapting to meet new markets and enhance research.

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German Thieme signs agreement on sharing principles for academic publications - 21 Nov 2016

STM, a global trade association for academic and publishers, has developed sharing principles that serve as a guideline for academic, technical, and medical publishers worldwide. Medical and scientific publisher Thieme has also joined the list of signees of these voluntary principles for sharing scholarly articles in academic networks.

Scientific progress thrives on exchange and sharing. Approaches and solutions, study results and their interpretation, insights and experiences need to be shared, taken up and evolved. Academic contributions by scientists and researchers, made available by scholarly publishers around the world, play a key role in this. The sharing principles were designed to ensure the smooth flow of information between scientists and researchers while protecting the rights of copyright owners and publishers.

Thieme is committed to the values represented by the sharing principles. It is the goal to make medical information accessible in the best possible way, to disseminate it and raise the scientific community's awareness for it. As a publishing corporation, the company represents the claims of copyright owners and authors and protect their contributions against unauthorised use.

For the authors this means that their contributions made in the context of non-commercial research projects may be made available to involved scientists and researchers as part of a mutual knowledge exchange. Articles may be shared and distributed readily within research groups working on a specific project. Clearly defined standards allow the publisher to determine how often and in which form an article was used and distributed under the sharing principles. This gives Thieme a chance to measure and understand how articles and content are used within the scientific community and to continue to optimise its service. Thieme guarantees to protect the users' privacy and data security in the processing of usage data. The publisher also supports the dissemination of metadata and open access articles through the relevant academic networks, thus helping to increase the visibility and reach of each academic article.

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US American Doctoral Dissertations now includes 80,000 new citations from 1902 to present and links to full text - 18 Nov 2016

American Doctoral Dissertations™, a free database made available by EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO), OhioLINK, H.W. Wilson Foundation and the Congregational Library & Archives in Boston, now offers greater coverage of 20th century research and access to full text. The enhanced American Doctoral Dissertations, accessible at http://www.OpenDissertations.com, includes more than 172,000 theses and dissertations in total, including 80,000 new citations for theses and dissertations from 1902 to the present and a link to full text, when available, is included.

American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933-1955™, was first made available by EBSCO and the H.W. Wilson Foundation in 2014 as a new way to access scholarly writing that was previously difficult for researchers to find. EBSCO and the Congregational Library & Archives in Boston worked together to digitise the content and build the free database from the volumes originally published by the H.W. Wilson Company. Since that time, many EBSCO customers have added the free resource to their profile.

The enhanced American Doctoral Dissertations, expands the comprehensive record of dissertations and exposes more content with links to full text. The dissertations and theses from OhioLINK represent student research from 31 colleges and universities. The citations include a link to access the full text, when available, via the individual Institutional Repository, where the thesis or dissertation is housed.

Theses and dissertations records from Rochester Institute of Technology and North Carolina State University are also included in American Doctoral Dissertations. Data from all the repositories will be updated regularly and additional repositories are planned in the near future.

American Doctoral Dissertations is accessible at http://www.OpenDissertations.com. The database is searchable by fields that include dissertation title, author and school.

EBSCO is hosting American Doctoral Dissertations on the EBSCOhost® platform and the content is available via EBSCO Discovery Service™. The EBSCO Support Site contains information to help librarians learn more about adding the database to their EBSCOhost profiles.

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US CHORUS adds GeoScienceWorld as its 50th member - 18 Nov 2016

Non-profit organisation CHORUS has announced that GeoScienceWorld has joined CHORUS as its 50th member.

CHORUS' diverse membership includes medical, science, and humanities publishers, both commercial and not-for-profit, with both Open Access and subscription titles, as well as publishing platforms and industry organisations. CHORUS publisher members represent over 11,000 journals, which accounts for roughly 70% of published scholarly research. The organisation currently monitors over 289,000 articles for public access and long-term availability, of which over 59,000 are already freely accessible.

Every day the volume of articles tracked by CHORUS represents a more significant part of all published research across a broadening spectrum of disciplines. Propelled by this early success, the organisation looks forward to redoubling its efforts to solve one of the most complex challenges presented by the changing publishing landscape.

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US Eastern Michigan University Library becomes first institution to integrate Alma and Summon - 18 Nov 2016

Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, has announced that Eastern Michigan University (EMU) is adopting the Ex Libris Alma® library management service to replace the university library's Voyager® integrated library system, which EMU has been using for nearly 20 years.

EMU, which runs the ProQuest Summon® discovery service, will be the first institution to integrate Summon and Alma. In addition, having collaborated with ProQuest as an Intota development partner, EMU will continue to advise Ex Libris on the incorporation of Intota features into the Alma service.

With Alma, the EMU Library is looking forward to managing all its resources—physical, digital, and electronic—in a truly unified manner. Improved workflows will include a single process for activating new e-resources and setting them up for linking, discovery, and management.

According to Eric Hines, president of Ex Libris North America, the integration of Summon and Alma offers libraries a greater choice of discovery services. The use of Summon, coupled with Alma, will greatly enhance the current discovery capabilities, leading to a much better patron experience.

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German U-M Library and Knowledge Unlatched survey to focus on the scalability of OA monographs in the humanities and social sciences - 18 Nov 2016

In June 2016 the University of Michigan Library (U-M Library) and Knowledge Unlatched (KU) began a collaboration 'to study and overcome remaining obstacles to the spread of Open Access (OA) scholarly publishing in the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS).' One of the products of this partnership will be a survey of academic librarians in the United States conducted by Dr. Christopher Barnes, a fellow at U-M Library and an LIS student in the School of Information.

The survey, to be released towards the end of November, will target librarians involved in the decision-making process behind participation in OA initiatives targeting monographs in the HSS. Librarians currently considering joining an OA initiative, or who have declined to join, are also encouraged to participate. The goal is to determine the major impediments to the scalability of initiatives like KU from the perspective of collections staff, both in terms of increasing the number of participating libraries and the percentage of OA HSS monographs in their collections. Financial and budgetary concerns will feature prominently in the study, but so too will issues like discoverability, preservation, and workflow.

Dr. Barnes will conduct a series of follow-up interviews in early 2017 to add context and nuance to the survey responses. He will complete his work in the early spring, present his findings to U-M Library and KU on May 10, and then hopes to publish in a scholarly journal.

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US Wolters Kluwer completes acquisition of Emmi - 18 Nov 2016

Wolters Kluwer Health has completed the acquisition of Emmi Solutions for a total net consideration of $170 million (€158 million) in cash following termination of the waiting period under the U.S. Hart-Scott-Rodino Act. The agreement to acquire Emmi was originally announced on October 4, 2016.

Emmi delivers interactive patient engagement solutions by combining an intimate understanding of people with expertise in behavioural and educational science. Emmi's integrated, web-based programs and automated call campaigns, expertly designed through a rigorous development process and a human-centered approach, provide a scalable way for healthcare organisations to engage individuals to be participants and partners in their care, while improving operational and financial performance.

In a separate announcement, the Health Division of Wolters Kluwer announced that its Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) medical and nursing journal portfolio won four awards and earned Honorable Mention nominations in 12 categories at the 2016 FOLIO: Eddie & Ozzie Awards. Sponsored by FOLIO: Magazine, the Eddie and Ozzie Awards represent one of the industry's largest, most prestigious award competitions for magazine and digital editorial and design excellence.

The LWW Journal winners were culled from among approximately 1,000 finalists, which were initially narrowed down from more than 2,800 entries. Winners received either Category Winners or Honorable Mention awards. The complete list of 2016 Eddie & Ozzie Award Winners in available online at http://www.foliomag.com/events/folio-eddie-and-ozzie-awards-luncheon-2016/.

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US Atypon named to the EContent 100 list - 17 Nov 2016

Atypon has been honoured by EContent magazine as a trendsetter in digital publishing. Atypon is home to more than one-third of the world's journal content and is one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the scholarly and professional publishing industry.

The EContent 100, now in its sixteenth year, is a list of the companies that matter most in the digital content industry. It also attempts to predict the industry trends that will be integral to success in the coming year.

The award was based on the magazine's review of Page Builder and Passport Analytics, two powerful, unique features of Atypon's online publishing platform, Literatum. The award also recognizes Active Publishing, Atypon's strategy for increasing readership and revenues, around which Literatum's easy-to-use, automated features were developed, as well as UX 3.0, Atypon's design and technology principles for creating modern publication websites that attract and engage visitors with dynamic content and intuitive user experiences.

The list also includes Adobe, Apple, Facebook, Google, and IBM.

Literatum, the scholarly and professional publishing industry's most widely used online publishing platform, is home to more than 10,000 journals, 20 million articles, 150,000 eBooks, and 1,800 websites for over 1,400 societies and publishers.

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US CENDI, NFAIS, RDA/US, National Academies Board on Research Data and Information to host one-day conference on The Internet of Things - 17 Nov 2016

CENDI, NFAIS, Research Data Alliance/US (RDA/US) and the National Academies' Board on Research Data and Information will host a one-day conference on "The Internet of Things: Impacting Scientific Data and Information Flows," on December 9, 2016 in Washington, DC.

This event, held annually in the Nation's Capital, centers on how the Internet of Things (IoT) has evolved into a cyber-physical reality impacting a broad range of business sectors, especially information services and scholarly research.

With the IoT's significant potential to advance scholarly research and communication, speakers and attendees at this event will discuss: policies and standards relative to the IoT; case studies in a variety of disciplines; the impact of the IoT on different information services communities, such as libraries, publishers and data centers.

In addition, this event will also feature robust discussion on what the implications are for government agencies and information services relative to the IoT; how researchers will leverage the IoT to enable groundbreaking advances in their fields of study; and what role federal agency libraries are playing, in concert with their private sector partners, to take advantage of the IoT in fulfilling their public sector-focused missions.

The target audience for this event is anyone who has responsibility in the flow of scientific and technical data and information.

The one-day conference will be held at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Keck Center, 500 Fifth Street, NW, Room 100, Washington, DC. Interested entities may visit http://bit.ly/2g16ten for registration details.

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India Clarivate Analytics selected to provide research metrics from Web of Science for the National Institutional Ranking Framework - 17 Nov 2016

Clarivate Analytics, formerly the IP & Science business of Thomson Reuters, was selected to provide research metrics from Web of ScienceTM for the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF). Data from the Web of Science will be one of the multiple parameters used to analyze over 3,000 academic institutions and rank them based on a combined framework developed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). Clarivate will conduct this analysis in collaboration with the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) and INFLIBNET, as formalized in a three-part Memorandum of Understanding.

The Indian government plans to release its ranking in April of 2017. In addition to an overall ranking, it will include rankings within specific disciplines such as engineering, medicine, pharmacy, architecture, law and management.

A key change in the NIRF for 2017 is the inclusion of research quality metrics in granting the research score to each institute. The Category Normalized Citation Impact is one such research quality metric. This normalizes the citation count for each article for publication year and subject category. An additional research quality metric used is the number of highly cited papers as featured in the Web of Science database. This recognizes the leading papers in a particular field based on the number of citations it has received.

The Web of Science database provides a single destination to access the most reliable, integrated, multidisciplinary research. Used by over 7,000 research organisations across the world, Web of Science™ consists of seven citation databases including sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities covering impactful scientific research from scholarly books, journals, conference proceedings, published data sets and patents. Web of Science data has been used in other global rankings such as Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities, Reuters Top 100 most innovative Asian universities and the CWTS Leiden Ranking.

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UK Collaboration between British and EU scientists increased over the four years prior to the UK's Brexit vote, reports Nature Index - 17 Nov 2016

According to the Nature Index, collaboration between British and EU scientists increased over the four years prior to the UK's Brexit vote.

The index's data show that, on average, cross-channel partnerships were producing 26% more high-quality research in 2015 than in 2012, with the average collaboration score, as calculated by the Nature Index, increasing from 120 to 152. In contrast, the score for UK collaborations with the rest of the world has remained between 40 and 50 since 2012.

These findings are featured in the Nature Index 2016 Collaborations supplement, which highlights some of the most fruitful research partnerships between countries or institutions by measuring each partner's contribution to collaborative papers in the 68 high-quality journals selected for inclusion in the index. It uses data from the Nature Index, which tracks the high-quality research of more than 8,000 global institutions.

The supplement reveals that 700 UK institutions collaborated with EU institutions in 2015 to publish papers in the high-quality journals in the index, up from 651 in 2012. Overall, the UK's strongest ties in the EU were with Germany, followed by France, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands.

A report published by Digital Science in May, Examining Implications of Brexit for the UK Research Base, estimated that Brexit could create a £1 billion funding gap for UK researchers. The UK's leading universities could be amongst the hardest hit. Nature Index data show that the universities of Cambridge and Oxford, for example, were the UK's most enthusiastic collaborators with other EU countries, making up 48 of the 100 most productive partnerships between two institutions (one from the UK, one from the EU) publishing papers together in top journals. According to Digital Science, Cambridge receives 20% of its academic research funding from the EU, and Oxford 23%.

The French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) has the highest overall average collaboration score, followed by Italy's National Institute for Astrophysics, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Max Planck Institute. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is sixth. Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute for Technology (MIT) lead the global tables for the most productive collaboration between any two institutions worldwide. At a national level, the partnerships between the United States' and China's institutions produce more high-quality research than any other.

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US Elsevier collaborates with the World Conference on Transport Research Society for co-branded transportation book series - 17 Nov 2016

STM publisher Elsevier has announced that it will collaborate with the World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS) to develop and publish a WCTRS-co-branded series of books covering various topics in transportation.

The book series will focus on the latest research in emerging issues and opportunities in transportation planning, engineering, policy, management, economics and sustainability. Books in the series will take multidisciplinary, multimodal and multisectoral approaches to the topics, leading the way in bridging the gap between transportation research and practice.

The agreement calls for publication of both edited volumes and monographs. Books will be available in print and electronic formats, and hosted on Elsevier's ScienceDirect. The WCTRS has been a publishing collaborator with Elsevier's Transportation journal program since 1995, with Elsevier publishing the Society's official journals Transport Policy and Case Studies on Transport Policy as well as many other publications arising from WCTR conferences over the years.

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US Outsell, Inc. and the Society for Scholarly Publishing partner to provide members with preferred pricing for market intelligence service - 17 Nov 2016

Research and advisory firm Outsell, Inc. has announced a partnership with the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) to provide its members preferred pricing for Outsell's Market Intelligence Service. As an additional resource, the service provides confidential decision support through Outsell's team of expert analysts and fact-based research delivered through reports and daily insights. The service ensures that participating members have the data and competitive intelligence they need to create fact-based growth strategies, including building the right product portfolio, discovering new opportunities or analyzing market disruptors.

For SSP members, preferred access to Outsell's Market Intelligence Service includes a personal license to ground-breaking Outsell research, including Insights and reports by segment, covering the hottest trends and topics in the Selected Market Segment space; confidential access via the community portal to Outsell's Analysts for validating assumptions and expert advisory on markets, trends, opportunities and threats; Outsell's Market Intelligence platform and company database for tracking markets, competitors, and opportunities; support tools including a segment explorer, valuations and operating benchmarks; and a preferred investment on Custom Research and Consulting for diving deeper into challenging.

Members also can opt-in for Outsell's daily Headlines newsletter, which delivers the industry's hottest news headlines via email every morning. SSP members can take advantage of this offer by logging into the Member Center on www.sspnet.org and clicking on Member Benefit Services.

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US Wolters Kluwer announces ProVation Order Sets bidirectional integration with market-leading EHR platforms - 17 Nov 2016

The Health division of Wolters Kluwer, a global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, has announced development and delivery of ProVation® Order Sets bidirectional integration with the two market-leading electronic health record (EHR) platforms. These new integrations allow users to easily transfer order sets and their component elements into ProVation Order Sets for collaborative web-based review, authoring, editing, updating and approval, then back to the EHR system for production use.

ProVation Order Sets customers were instrumental in helping develop this new bidirectional EHR integration, informing development priorities and assisting in real-world testing of the integration. For example, Trinity Health in Minot, ND served as one of the advisors and beta sites for the integration with Cerner.

A vital component of a healthcare organization's quality improvement strategy, ProVation Order Sets is driven by clinical content management tools and powered by the trusted content of UpToDate® decision support. ProVation Order Sets streamlines cumbersome governance processes and helps providers adopt evidence-based medicine at the point of care, speeding compliance with quality measures driving reimbursement.

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US CCC announces enhancements to RightFind content workflow solution - 16 Nov 2016

Global licensing and content solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC) has announced enhancements to its cloud-based RightFind® content workflow solution.

The RightFind 7.1 software release features a more intuitive user experience for RightFind personal and shared libraries, which make it easy to store, organise, and collaborate on published content within teams and across the enterprise. Specifically, these libraries facilitate collaboration among global teams by making it easy to share comments or annotations and rate documents. Also, it simplifies copyright compliance with seamless checking of rights to share content or purchase the permissions for the content.

RightFind, the largest document-delivery service, offers users immediate, easy access to a full range of content from thousands of journals while helping managers optimise those purchases and make informed content spending decisions.

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US Clarivate Analytics names 2016 Highly Cited Researchers - 16 Nov 2016

Clarivate Analytics, formerly the Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, has announced the publication of its annual Highly Cited Researchers. The list is a citation analysis identifying scientists – as determined by their fellow researchers – whose research has had significant global impact within their respective fields of study.

More than 3,000 researchers, in 21 fields of the sciences and social sciences, were selected based on the number of highly cited papers they produced over an 11-year period from January 2004 to December 2014. The methodology that determines the who's who of researchers draws on data and analysis performed by bibliometric experts from Clarivate Analytics. It uses InCitesTM Essential Science IndicatorsSM, the world's leading web-based research analytics platform and a unique compilation of science performance metrics and trend data based on scholarly paper publication counts and citation data from the Web of ScienceTM, the premier web-based environment for scientific and scholarly research with the most accurate, normalised citation counts available.

The Highly Cited Researchers data from Clarivate Analytics form a key component of the Academic Ranking of World Universities, one of the longest established and most influential annual surveys of top universities globally (http://www.shanghairanking.com/index.html).

The 2016 Highly Cited Researchers list can be seen in its entirety by visiting http://hcr.stateofinnovation.thomsonreuters.com

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US Elsevier and ACCSES collaborate to provide DirectCourse Curricula to disability service providers - 16 Nov 2016

STM publisher Elsevier will offer Elsevier's DirectCourse eLearning curricula to the more than 1,200 organizations in the ACCSES network that provide exceptional services to people with disabilities across the United States.

ACCSES is an elite network of more than 1,200 disability service providers promoting and enhancing community-based solutions that maximize employment and independent living opportunities for people with disabilities. ACCSES provides a voice for these individuals at the highest levels of government. Its advocacy efforts resonate throughout the halls of Congress, executive agencies, and the White House.

DirectCourse curricula are research driven, built around a nationally recognized set of competencies from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), are evidence-based and peer reviewed to ensure that support professionals can provide the best guidance in helping people with disabilities reach their full potential through self-determination.

DirectCourse, a collaboration between Elsevier and the University of Minnesota's Research and Training Center on Community Living and three other recognized research universities, is an online training curriculum designed to empower support and care professionals in helping persons with disabilities lead meaningful lives within their communities. For additional information on DirectCourse program offerings, visit directcourseonline.com.

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UK London Info International 2016 – free exhibition showfloor programme, new video and Disruptor zone finalists announced - 16 Nov 2016

London Info International 2016 has announced a packed showfloor schedule. More than 30 sessions will take place on two presentation stages over the two days of the event. Performance metrics, discoverability, collaboration, text mining, copyright and compliance are just a few of the topics that will feature.

A special showfloor keynote 'Navigating the Floodgates of Science – Human Intervention in the Era of Artificial Intelligence' by Peter Derycz, President and CEO of Reprints Desk Inc, will be held on Stage 2 at 1pm on December 6.

The breadth of session mix and variety of speakers means there is something for everyone involved in scholarly, research and professional information. The complete schedule is available on the LII 2016 website.

As an integral part of the LII 2016 Exhibition this complete programme is free to attend to anyone registering prior to the event. To register, interested parties may visit http://londoninfointernational.com/showfloor-programme. Entry to the exhibition will cost £50 + VAT if you turn up unregistered on the day.

The showfloor stages are sponsored by Web of Science.

Additionally, London Info International 2016 has launched a new video – The complete guide to LII 2016 in 40 seconds. The video is available at http://bit.ly/LII2016-40secs.

In a separate announcement, London Info International 2016 has announced 7 finalists for the Disruptor Zone. These presentations will take place in two sessions on December 6. CrossRef, Glasstree and Unsilo will take to stage 2 at 11am and Atypon, Colwiz, MedArkive and NexGen HC will present at 2pm on stage 1. The audience will assist in determining the strongest participant from each session and they will be invited to present to the conference delegates at the afternoon opening session on December 7. The disruptor will be filmed and the overall winner will be crowned LII 2016 disruptor of the year.

A wide range of international attendees are expected at the LII 2016 and a world class accommodation service is an essential element in meeting their varying needs. London Info International 2016 has partnered with The Corporate Team to arrange a selection of keenly priced accommodation close to the venue for delegates, visitors and exhibitors attending the event. More information is available at http://londoninfointernational.com/accommodation/.

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US SAE International in deal with Portico to preserve e-books and e-journals - 16 Nov 2016

SAE International has entered into an agreement with Portico to preserve its full digital library to ensure all content will be secure and available in the future.

The SAE digital library has over 220,000 resources consisting of e-books, journal articles, magazine articles, technical papers, and engineering standards. These resources are used by academia, corporations, and government organisations, as well as the aerospace and ground vehicle industries.

SAE International is a global association of more than 127,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. It specializes in connecting, training, and educating engineers and students.

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German Springer launches three new book series in cognitive psychology - 16 Nov 2016

Global research, educational and professional publisher, Springer, part of Springer Nature, will add three new book series to its cognitive psychology portfolio: Computational Approaches to Cognition and Perception, SpringerBriefs in Theoretical Advances in Psychology, and SpringerBriefs in Psychology and Cultural Developmental Science. The books in these series are aimed at upper-level undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students, post-docs, and professionals and researchers in academic settings. Each series will publish two volumes annually. All volumes will be available in print and as eBooks.

Computational Approaches to Cognition and Perception will publish comprehensive, up-to-date books of specific research and developments as they apply to cognitive and theoretical psychology. The series as a whole will provide a rich foundation, with an emphasis on computational methods and their application to various fields of psychology. Books will include topics such as decision-making, problem solving, learning, memory, and language.

The aim of SpringerBriefs in Theoretical Advances in Psychology is to give the international and interdisciplinary readership direct access to specifically theoretical innovations. Each book will provide a clear, multi-sided description of the theoretical efforts of scholars around the world.

SpringerBriefs in Psychology and Cultural Developmental Science is the first series to focus on the interconnection between cultural psychology and other developmental sciences, such as biology, sociology, philosophy, anthropology, and education. The series will include compact books that offer a perspective on the current state of developmental science, addressing contemporary issues and reflecting on theoretical and empirical directions as well as providing constructive insights into future pathways. Both SpringerBriefs series will include additional commentary from researchers, to facilitate further discussion.

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US Wolters Kluwer re-launches Facts & Comparisons® eAnswers with crystal clear interface and boosted content - 16 Nov 2016

The Health division of Wolters Kluwer, a global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, has re-launched its Facts & Comparisons® eAnswers online drug reference solution with a newly redesigned user interface, new tools, and boosted content. These enhancements, inspired by customer feedback, help create a faster, cleaner resource for better drug intelligence.

One of the industry-leading applications from Wolters Kluwer Clinical Drug Information, Facts & Comparisons has been a trusted medication safety resource in the pharmacy community for over 70 years. The re-designed Facts & Comparisons eAnswers has incorporated customer suggestions to create a more intuitive online user interface aimed at improving workflow for more efficient business practices and enhanced patient care.

All current subscribers will be automatically upgraded to the new Facts & Comparisons eAnswers and eligible for additional enhancements, including new crystal clear interface; common sense navigation including top tool bar, smart field navigation tree, and "jump to" capabilities; improved searching and workflow with less on-screen clutter; new tools and boosted content; product availability tool to help quickly check drug product availability, find generic alternatives, and look up AB ratings and NDCs; expanded patient education leaflets, available in up to 19 languages (optional add-on module); and added and expanded monograph content, including medication safety issues and drug shortage information.

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US ACRL announces publication of Rewired: Research-Writing Partnerships within the Frameworks - 15 Nov 2016

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has announced the publication of 'Rewired: Research-Writing Partnerships within the Frameworks,' edited by Randall McClure. College and research librarians have been working alongside professors invested in writing in the disciplines for decades, but new kinds of partnerships are emerging as faculty members and librarians are re-imagining their work for students in a world where writing is both global and largely digital.

'Rewired' highlights the clear connections between two important disciplinary documents—the Framework for Success in Postsecondary Writing (CWPA, NCTE, and NWP, 2011) and the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (ACRL, 2016)—and examines partnerships between librarians and their colleagues who are teaching information literacy in new and impactful ways.

The chapters in Section 1, Developing a Shared Understanding, show off the ways we can learn from each other's expertise when we engage in conversation and break down the disciplinary silos that tend to separate us. The range of curricular reforms at institutions across the country showcased in Section 2, Partnering Research & Writing, offer multiple options for how partnerships between faculty members invested in writing in the disciplines and their librarian colleagues might develop in different kinds of institutional contexts. And finally, Section 3, Assessing Writing & Information Literacy, challenges us to think about how we assess students' research-writing development and the impact of the partnerships we develop.

From disciplines and areas one would expect—English departments, first-year writing programs, and university writing centers—to those perhaps more unexpected, such as the health sciences, courses in music, and summer bridge programs, Rewired features partnerships within a range of institutional types that have built upon the connections between these Frameworks in ways that construct meaningful relationships for students as they develop expertise in research-writing.

'Rewired' is available for purchase in print and as an ebook through the ALA Online Store; in print through Amazon.com; and by telephone order at (866) 746-7252 in the U.S. or (770) 442-8633 for international customers.

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France Consortium partners for new European Commission funded SCOPE Project announced - 15 Nov 2016

The European Science Foundation (ESF), l'École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) have been selected as Consortium partners for the new European Commission funded SCOPE project. The Grant Agreement has been signed by all partners and the project will be launched in 2017. SCOPE aims to co-ordinate and enhance the partnership environments between the two European Commission's Future and Emerging Technology (FET) Flagships – the Graphene Flagship, represented here by ESF and the Human Brain Project through EPFL, one of its 117 Partner institutions. FECYT will act as the lead co-ordinator of the overall SCOPE project.

According to EPFL – SCOPE coordinator, Kathleen Elsig, the contribution of SCOPE will be essential to enhance the partnering environment of the FET Flagships, and more particularly for HBP to engage with potential contributors and users of HBP’s research infrastructure through meaningful collaborations. It represents a unique opportunity to develop and promote partnerships with research and innovation groups, as well as with other relevant stakeholders such as European industry. We are thrilled the SCOPE proposal was successful and we look forward to a fruitful collaboration with FECYT and ESF.

FECYT will lead the coordination of this project. The Foundation will develop an overall dissemination strategy for SCOPE including a web portal for the project's external communication. As Coordinator, FECYT will also ensure a fluid flow of information between Flagships.

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UK Emerald looks to widen scope of its Library & Information Science journals to address new trends, appoints a number of new editors - 15 Nov 2016

Academic publisher Emerald Group Publishing has announced changes to some of its key Library & Information Science journals. The publisher has changed the names, broadened the scope and appointed new editors to some of these journals.

According to Eileen Breen, Publisher at Emerald, Library Science is becoming more interdisciplinary and outward-looking. Working at the interface with Information Systems research - as well as Information Science and Educational research - is broadening the impact of the field. Emerald is therefore adapting to these trends by broadening the scope of several of its titles, making name changes and appointing new editors.

The Bottom Line journal will now be edited by Bang Nguyen, Associate Professor, School of Business, East China University of Science and Technology and will cover the financial and economic aspects of information and information practice, mainly focusing on the trading of information, information economics, and the 'business' of information.

Interlending & Document Supply will change its name to Information Discovery and Delivery and will be edited by Wu He, Assistant Professor of Information Technology, Strome College of Business, Old Dominion University.

New Library World will change its name to Information and Learning Science, and is widening its scope to explore all aspects of the creation, collection, discovery and use of all types of information, knowledge, learning and research resources.

Online Information Review has refined its scope to focus on digital information and communication, and related technologies, and is now co-edited by Dr Jo Bates, Lecturer in Information Politics and Policy; Dr Andrew M. Cox, Senior Lecturer; Dr Paul Reilly, Senior Lecturer in Social Media and the Digital Society; and Dr Angela Lin - all at The Information School, University of Sheffield.

Library Hi Tech will now be edited by Professor Michelle M. Kazmer, Florida State University School of Information.

Further changes to the collection can be found here: http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/promo/lis_journals.htm.

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US Ithaka S+R and PALCI join NFAIS as new members - 15 Nov 2016

The National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS™), a global non-profit membership organization serving the information services community, has announced that Ithaka S+R and the Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc. (PALCI) have joined NFAIS as new members.

Ithaka S+R is a not-for-profit service that helps the academic community navigate economic and technological change. Its work – offering research and strategic guidance – has been instrumental in helping leaders in education know what is coming next, learn from rigorous and well-designed research studies, and adapt to new realities and opportunities.

Ithaka S+R's aim is to broaden access to higher education by reducing costs while also improving outcomes, including for students. It approaches this goal with a legacy of working with universities and colleges as well as the institutions that support teaching and research – libraries, publishing organizations, cultural institutions and scholarly societies. Ithaka S+R is organized into two program areas: Educational Transformation and Libraries & Scholarly Communication.

The Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc. (PALCI) was formed in 1996 as a grassroots federation for the purpose of resource sharing with 35 academic libraries in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

PALCI's mission is to spur the development of library collaboration in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the neighboring region. The non-profit consortium provides its libraries with collaborative programs, collections, networking and resources. The PALCI membership now consists of nearly 70 academic and research libraries in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia and New York. Member institutions include public and private small liberal arts colleges, large universities, ARL institutions, and unique research libraries, like those of the State Library of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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US USDA and CHORUS sign MoU to advance public access to content reporting on USDA-funded research - 15 Nov 2016

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and CHORUS have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together to advance public access to content reporting on USDA-funded research.

USDA already links from the PubAg portal to CHORUS-verified, publicly accessible content on CHORUS Publisher Members' sites. Closer collaboration between the two organizations aims to further increase public access to publications covered by the PubAg/AGRICOLA systems.

USDA issued its Public Access Plan in November 2014, identifying their PubAg portal as a foundation for hosting data sets and articles from extramural researchers who receive USDA funding, and intramural authors who do research as agency staff. The Plan also indicated a strong interest in public-private partnerships to maximize the agency's investment and balance the needs of all involved in scholarly communications.

CHORUS enables sustainable, cost-effective, and transparent public access to content reporting on funded research. Built on proven infrastructure, CHORUS operates at no cost to the government, academic institutions, or taxpayers, and minimizes costs to publishers, overheads for funders, and administrative burden for authors. CHORUS verifies public access, the availability of reuse license terms, and long-term archival and preservation arrangements and reports on these metrics in agency and publisher level dashboards; over 288,000 articles are currently monitored and these numbers are growing daily.

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UK Wellcome Open Research launches with first articles - 15 Nov 2016

Wellcome's publishing platform, Wellcome Open Research, has launched with its first articles published and freely available to view. These articles will shortly undergo open peer review. They span a range of formats - from more traditional research articles to data notes, software tools and study protocols, and are from academics across a range of career levels.

Using publishing services developed by F1000, the Wellcome Open Research platform enables Wellcome grantees to make their research outputs available faster and in ways that support reproducibility and transparency.

Using a model of immediate publication followed by transparent invited peer review, the platform allows for publication of any type of findings that authors wish to publish – from more traditional narrative-based articles to incremental findings, methods, protocols, datasets and negative/null results.

The transparent peer review process encourages constructive feedback from experts focussed on helping the authors improve their work, rather than on making an editorial decision to accept or reject an article behind closed doors.

Authors choose their referees, allowing them to suggest those most appropriate to their work and whose comments they can later cite to demonstrate the quality of their work. The subsequent referee reports are published openly with the reviewer's identities for all to see. This model has been demonstrated by F1000Research.

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US Clarivate Analytics' new EndNote X8 supports global collaboration, open science and takes guesswork out of journal submissions - 14 Nov 2016

Clarivate Analytics, formerly the Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, has announced the availability of EndNote™ X8, the next iteration of the leading software for researchers, librarians and students to find, manage and create bibliographies, citations and references to research smarter.

Research collaboration has taken on a whole new meaning in the digital age. From 1998 through 2011, papers with 50 or more authors doubled in quantity from roughly 500 per year to more than 1,000. With research on the rise, the latest version of EndNote addresses this trend and enables researchers to work smarter to produce novel research no matter where their location. EndNote X8 now includes support to share an entire EndNote research library, including references, PDFs and annotations with up to 100 people. Collaborators can add to, annotate and cite from the shared library in real-time, with unlimited cloud storage at no additional cost. A built-in activity feed allows users to identify new members and to track the latest changes made to the library by their collaborators.

With competition to get published at an all time high, delays due to mismanaged references are nonexistent when the right references are only a click away. EndNote keeps its users in step with the constantly evolving world of scholarly research and publishing by providing the ability to search, organize and share reference materials, as well as automatically format bibliographies, cutting down on the time spent collecting research and writing manuscripts, patent applications and grant proposals. In addition, with EndNote's manuscript matcher, users can reduce the risk of publication rejection by identifying journals where their research is most likely to be accepted based on an analysis of tens of millions of citation connections in Web of Science™, a collection of meticulously indexed data from thousands of journals, across hundreds of global publishers.

EndNote X8 is available for Mac and Windows and syncs seamlessly with EndNote online and the EndNote iPad application.

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US CRF to launch new journal on structural heart disease - 14 Nov 2016

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) has announced that it will launch a new international journal focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of structural heart disease and the importance of the heart team in managing these disorders.

Structural Heart: The Journal of the Heart Team will publish its first issue in late Spring 2017 with submissions opening in early 2017. It will feature peer-reviewed clinical and experimental reports that focus on valvular heart disease, disorders related to the left atrial appendage, myocardial disease, congenital heart disease, and more. The journal will cover topics such as natural history and prognosis, diagnostic techniques and imaging, drug treatment, transcatheter interventions, mechanical support, cardiac surgery, and clinical trials.

Regular features will include original research, clinical reviews and updates, highlights from symposia, editorial commentary, and letters. It will also publish consensus documents and white papers with recommendations on current topics in cardiovascular disease. The journal will be published by Taylor and Francis Group, LLC, part of Informa PLC, and a worldwide leader in the publication of scholarly journals, books, eBooks, text books and reference works.

Dr. Anthony N. DeMaria will serve as the Editor in Chief of the journal. Dr. DeMaria is the Judith and Jack White Chair in Cardiology and Founding Director of the Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center at the University of California, San Diego.

Dr. Ori Ben-Yehuda, Executive Director of the CRF Clinical Trials Center (CTC), will serve as Deputy Editor of the journal. Glenn Collins, Director of Business Development for Origin Editorial, a provider of peer review management services and editorial consultations, will serve as Executive Managing Editor of the journal.

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Netherland IFLA to continue fight for access to knowledge at 33rd meeting of the SCCR at the World Intellectual Property Organisation - 14 Nov 2016

Libraries in too many countries around the world lack the basic laws needed to do the best by their communities. And even where laws exist, they frequently fail to take account of the realities of the digital age. As such, the gap between what our communities expect and what libraries are able to offer is growing.

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) will therefore be speaking up at the 33rd meeting of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) at the World Intellectual Property Organisation this week. The current system is not working, and for libraries, there is no serious alternative to international level legal change.

SCCR has already addressed a number of areas where exceptions and limitations give the space for key libraries activities – making copies for personal research, undertake preservation, or lending books to give just some examples. These all contribute to a balanced and effective copyright system, as recognised by most WIPO members.

At this meeting, IFLA will underline that if these exceptions and limitations are to count, they need to be protected from abusive contract terms and digital rights management tools. Librarians need also to be protected from disproportionate penalties for honest mistakes.

IFLA will also address the question of exceptions for translation, which would allow libraries to translate works which are not already available in the local language for users' personal research or education purposes.

With progress towards substantive progress opposed by the European Union and others, the Committee has failed in previous sessions to reach agreement on where to go next. This time, they will have to find consensus on how to fulfil the mandate received from the General Assembly to continue work on exceptions and limitations. With the EU, which has proved hostile to mandatory, cross-border exceptions now looking to incorporate them internally, there may be room for progress.

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India Latest edition of Blogspeak now online - 14 Nov 2016

The latest edition of Blogspeak is now online. Featured are: Rick Anderson (How Wrong Is Greta Van Susteren about Libraries?); Iain Begg (By engaging with the media academics can enjoy benefits to their research); Phil Davis (Is Publication Success a Matter of Dumb Luck?); and Cat Williams (Do scientists and members of the public engage with research differently on social media?). Blogspeak includes blog posts relevant to the publishing industry, particularly STM publishing. Subscribers are invited to participate in the latest edition of Blogspeak Here.

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US Open Access books set to grow 30% a year through 2020, says Simba report - 14 Nov 2016

Media and publishing intelligence firm Simba Information has released a report titled 'Open Access Book Publishing 2016-2020.' The report notes that while the movement to unlock the vaults of scientific, technical and medical (STM) research is revolutionizing academic journal publishing, scholarly and professional book publishers are experimenting with open models simply to keep the venerable monograph from extinction.

The report found that there is promise in this strategy. While both STM and social science and humanities (SSH) book revenue is expected to decline at a compound annual rate of about 1% between 2016 and 2020, open access (OA) book revenue is expected to grow by almost 30% a year through 2020.

However, many have been skeptical of whether OA books have a future. In many disciplines, the high fixed costs of a 70,000- to 100,000-word book compared to a 2,000- to 5,000-word journal article mean the author-pays or funder-pays OA gold approach is not an easy fit, given the limited funds for research in the prime SSH fields.

The university presses active in these areas have relied on a variety of funding sources for decades, a combination of direct and indirect institutional funding, and now crowd sourcing and special non-traditional library budgets.

Current revenue generated by OA books only represent a fraction of a percentage of 2015 global scholarly and academic book sales overall and OA books also only represent a few titles per thousand published. Despite its small size, OA books are a bright spot against a depressed market. They have taken hold in the humanities social sciences and in countries outside of the mainstream of global scholarly publishing in other disciplines as well.

Open Access Book Publishing 2016-2020 provides detailed market information for this segment of scholarly book publishing. It analyzes trends impacting the industry and forecasts market growth to 2020. The report includes a review of more than 20 notable OA publishers and programs, including InTechOpen, Bookboon.com, Frontiers Media, SciELO, De Gruyter, Brill, Knowledge Unlatched and Springer Nature.

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UK RCVS Knowledge launches RCVS Vet History - Archive Catalogue - 14 Nov 2016

RCVS Knowledge has announced a new way to access their unique veterinary history collections. The new Archive catalogue is now available to view online, with detailed descriptions of hundreds of items from the last 150 years.

RCVS Knowledge holds the historic archive collections belonging to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons; these consist of unpublished manuscripts, correspondence, clinical case notes and photographs illustrating the history of the British veterinary profession from 1800 to the present day.

Following the appointment of a qualified archivist in October 2015, a five year project commenced to improve access and awareness of the wealth of material held. This began with the creation of an online database with descriptions of material catalogued to international archive standards. The catalogue will be fully searchable with biographical profiles for major persons featured in the collections.

The papers of the prolific veterinary author and army veterinarian Major General Sir Frederick Smith (1857-1929) are amongst the first collections to be fully catalogued and described online. The material covers the length of Smith's career from case notes recording treatment of army horses in India in the 1880s to correspondence from the last 20 years of his life, in which he wrote a four volume history of veterinary literature. Smith was involved in the Army Veterinary Service during the Second Anglo-Boer War and the First World War, and his honest and candid accounts of the loss of horses by the Army illustrate fascinating aspects of veterinary, social and military history.

The RCVS Vet History project is ongoing, and further collections will be catalogued periodically over the next four years. Visitors are encouraged to check the catalogue regularly, and follow RCVS Knowledge's social media channels for news and updates.

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UK SAGE Publishing and Perusall in deal to support digital pedagogy and increase class preparation - 14 Nov 2016

Academic publisher SAGE Publishing has announced a new agreement allowing access to a selection of SAGE textbooks through the eBook platform and social annotation tool Perusall.

Perusall allows students and instructors to annotate digital texts together, connect with other classmates, and respond to questions directly on the text before coming to class, enabling students to come to class better prepared.

Based on extensive research developed by researchers at Harvard University, the platform allows students to annotate readings and asynchronously respond to each other's comments and questions. It then uses data analytics from these interactions to generate optimal student groupings and personalized guidance; grades for student engagement; motivators such as positive feedback to help students to stay on track; and 'Student Confusion Reports' for professors – one-page summaries of concepts and passages students had trouble with or most engaged with, along with selected examples of the best annotations.

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US Authorea acquires research publisher The Winnower - 11 Nov 2016

Authorea, the online collaborative platform for researchers, has acquired The Winnower, a pioneering research publisher that offers advanced publishing tools to individual authors.

With the acquisition, Authorea seeks to enhance the foremost online platform for researchers to write, cite, collaborate, host data, and publish all in one place. The acquisition follows a financing round led by Lux Capital and joined by Bloomberg Beta, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, TechHammer, ff Venture Capital, and New York Angels.

The Winnower, founded by Dr. Joshua Nicholson in 2014, is a leading publisher of preprints and grey literature - outputs that are often overlooked by traditional publishers.

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Netherland COASP 2016 showcases global innovation in Open Access publishing - 11 Nov 2016

In September this year, over 160 delegates working in scholarly publishing, librarianship, academia, government, startups, scholarly societies, consultancies and for non-profits descended on Arlington, Virginia, for the 8th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (COASP). From the evening of September 20 through to the afternoon of September 22, delegates listened to presentations on a wide variety of issues in open access scholarly publishing, networked, and discussed the present and future state of open access.

The conference program kicked off on the morning of September 21 with a keynote by Heather Joseph of SPARC. Heather argued that it is ‘not easy being open’, since, at its heart, the open access movement is a ‘social change movement’; while the growth of open access should be celebrated, its growth brings with it complexity in various policies, stakeholders, goals, and strategies. Progressing the open access movement is about more than just collective action, she argued; it is about collective impact, which involves delivering on important conditions such as common agendas, progress measures, and communications.

Following Heather’s keynote, delegates were treated to eight ‘lightning talks’, which served to illustrate the diverse range of posters on show at the conference throughout the proceedings. Sofie Wennström (Stockholm University Press), David Mellor (Center for Open Science), Rebecca Kennison (Open Access Network), John Dove (Paloma & Associates), Jason Colman (Michigan Publishing Services), Diana Marshall (BMC Journals), Sonia Barbosa (Dataverse), and Xenia van Edig (Copernicus Publications) talked on topics ranging from how to reward transparent and reproducible scholarship and improve author adherence to reporting guidelines, to introducing initiatives from data sharing solutions, new models of open access, examining the book peer-review process, open monographs, a new approach for recruiting scholars to open access, and thinking about interactive open access publishing in a historical context.

The day included two panels: one on technology and innovation, the other on non-APC (article processing charge) open access publishing. The first panel, which featured Alberto Pepe (Authorea), Dario Taraborelli (Wikimedia Foundation), and Katharina Volz (OccamzRazor), argued for open data to be put at the centre of open access debates, and for scholars to release citation data to Wikidata and use licenses supporting content mining. Discoverability, reusability and societal impact were all placed front-and-centre of the discussion. The second panel, which featured Kamran Naim (Stanford University Graduate School of Education), Caroline Edwards (Open Library of Humanities), and Arianna Becerril (Redalyc) reflected on the wide variety of open access publishing models, pointing to how publishing cooperatives offer an alternative mechanism for open access, how non-APC models are being built within the humanities, and how Latin American open access models differ to those in the Global North. Unlike in the Global North, research dissemination is often part of the cost of research in Latin America, and Arianna argued that widespread adoption of the APC model threatens to exclude Latin American researchers.

Second keynote of the day was from MacKenzie Smith (University of California, Davis), who made the case for financial sustainability of Open Access scholarly journals to be at scale. Citing the University of California, Davis Pay it Forward project, MacKenzie argued that there is no correlation between cost and quality for purely open access journals, but there is for traditional journals; that authors have a lot of market power; and that authors exhibit price sensitivity when faced with cost and quality decisions.

In the final session of the day, six speakers gave a ‘show and tell’ presentation on various open access publishing initiatives. Abel Packer (SciELO) spoke on the internationalization of SciELO Brazil journals; David Soloman (Michigan State University) reported on the Journal Flipping Project; Amye Kenall (‎Springer Nature) talked on research data policy and practice in journals; Kathryn Funk (PubMed Central, National Library of Medicine) gave us an overview of PubMed Central’s inter-agency public access efforts; Katie Foxall (ecancer) spoke on open access and cancer research, pointing out that 59% of cancer researchers found their research slowed down as a result of being unable to access articles in closed-access subscription journals; and Jennifer Lin (CrossRef) highlighted the importance of connecting research with multiple stakeholders – authors, institutions, funders, and more.

The second day of the conference began with a keynote by Hilda Bastian (PubMed Health/PubMed Commons) on directions in pre- and post-publication peer review. Hilda pointed to the need for making communications within publishing more constructive and inclusionary, arguing that it is harder to hide demographic biases in open peer review than traditional peer review. Segwaying nicely into this theme of inclusion was a panel on evaluation, featuring Melissa Gymrek (University of California San Diego), Melissa Haendel (Oregon Health & Science University and FORCE11) and Veronique Kiermer (PLOS Journals). The three panelists emphasised the importance of recognising the ecosystem behind a paper; publishers were called on to recognise the various critical contributions of multidisciplinary teams, and to commit to requiring ORCID IDs in workflows.

Meredith Morovati (Dryad) gave the third keynote, speaking on lessons learned (or not) toward open access within scholarly communication. A lack of open data means a lack of support for scholarship, and open data is not only about making data freely available, but also about the effective archiving of data, Meredith argued.

The last panel of the conference, which featured John Inglis (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press), Jenna Makowski (Alexander Street Press), and Kathleen Fitzpatrick (Modern Language Association) discussed open scholarship initiatives from the life sciences (bioRxiv) to anthropology (Anthropology Commons) and the MLA’s work to network scholarly communication (MLA Commons). As in previous panels, communication and collaboration was pointed to as being of vital importance for the success of open scholarship initiatives; the development of truly open communication requires community-based collective action, argued Kathleen.

The conference closed with a fourth and final keynote from Jerry Sheehan (White House Office of Science and Technology Policy), who returned to the discussion of policy at the beginning of the conference and gave an inspiring recent history of US access policies across federal agencies, pointing to the important progress made by the Obama administration in recent years. Under Obama, argued Jerry, there has been a ‘sea change’ in the United States with regards to the opening up of research, data and tech. Open access, open science, and open data, he argued, are enablers as much as they are ends in themselves.

Finally, the closing remarks of Catriona MacCallum (PLOS) drew together all the various stands and themes running through the conference: innovation and experimentation in open access publishing across nations and disciplines, policy differences and changes, social justice in publishing. Catriona pointed in particular to the importance of inclusivity of participants across the spectrum of non-profit and commercial publishers, the strides made in open access publishing in the way of gender diversity (with 18 women speakers at COASP 2016), and the need to evaluate researchers on the basis of their contribution to society.

All of the recordings, slides and posters are available to watch or download via the OASPA. website, along with all those from previous years.

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US Free webinar - OA Journal Publishing: DOAJ Indexing and Best Practice - 11 Nov 2016

The Library Publishing Coalition has announced its latest webinar - OA Journal Publishing: DOAJ Indexing and Best Practice, featuring Judith Barnsby from the DOAJ.

The webinar will be of interest to anyone wanting to get their open access journal indexed by the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and reviews the requirements for inclusion in DOAJ, and some best practice recommendations, including the criteria for the DOAJ Seal.

This is becoming increasingly important, as many organisations and funding agencies are now mandating that research is published in a journal included in DOAJ. A DOAJ listing is also a good way of demonstrating that your journal is reputable in a world of questionable journals and predatory practices.

Judith has over 20 years experience in the scholarly publishing industry, working for a range of non-profit society publishers and service providers. She has a keen interest in publishing standards and protocols, and has served on the board of the CLOCKSS preservation service. She is one of the editorial team at DOAJ responsible for overseeing the review of journals for the index.

This webinar was coordinated and sponsored by the Library Publishing Coalition’s Professional Development Committee. Upcoming webinars and recent recordings can be found at http://www.librarypublishing.org/resources/webinars.

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US IEEE Access publishes 1,000th article in IEEE Xplore Digital Library - 11 Nov 2016

IEEE Access, the award-winning multidisciplinary open access journal, recently published its 1,000th article in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. IEEE claims to be the world’s largest technical professional organisation advancing technology for humanity.

Since its launch in 2013, IEEE Access, which incorporates articles from all IEEE fields of interest and emphasizes applications-oriented and interdisciplinary articles, has grown immensely. In late 2015 it was accepted into the Thomson Reuters Web of Science and has won numerous awards including the 2015 Prose Award for “Best New Journal in STM,” and in 2015, one of its articles was awarded the 2015 IEEE Donald Fink Prize Paper Award.

IEEE Access articles continue to be among the Top 10 Most Popular Articles on IEEE Xplore, based on monthly downloads.

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UK Nicola Wright elected as new Vice-Chair of RLUK - 11 Nov 2016

Research Libraries UK (RLUK) has announced that Nicola Wright has been elected as its new Vice-Chair. Nicola is Director of LSE Library and Librarian of the British Library of Political and Economic Science. Nicola joined LSE in 2008 from Imperial College London where she led the development of the UK Research Reserve project.

Nicola’s career has focused on leading change in libraries in order to meet the demands of a digital environment. Nicola has extensive experience in library management gained during a varied career in the higher education and heritage sectors, with roles at the British Library, SOAS and Imperial College London.

She has contributed to a number of national and international initiatives in support of evolving the role of research libraries, and she is currently Deputy Chair of the UK Committee for the UNESCO Memory of the World Programme.

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US Plum Analytics expands Clinical Citations metrics in its PlumX Suite to include clinical practice guidelines indexed in PubMed - 11 Nov 2016

PlumTM Analytics, an EBSCO company, has expanded its Clinical Citations metrics in its PlumX Suite to include clinical practice guidelines indexed in PubMed®. Researchers now have an additional way to see the impact of their work in clinical practice by tracking when their research is cited in clinical practice guidelines.

Clinical practice guidelines in PubMed are part of a wider variety of clinical resources and services provided by the US National Library of Medicine®. Designed to help improve the quality of patient care, more than 21,000 clinical practice guidelines are currently indexed in PubMed, which provides free access to MEDLINE® and other selected life science journals.

PlumX measures citations to research in the clinical practice guidelines from PubMed, and tracks them in the Clinical Citations category in PlumX to help clinical and translational science researchers, and organisations that fund their work, better understand what types of research are impacting clinical topics and guidelines. When a piece of research is cited in a clinical practice guideline indexed in PubMed, it is counted and displayed in the PlumX user’s tab as a PubMed Clinical Guideline Citation. The citation also includes a hyperlink to the cited guideline so users can view the original guideline.

The PlumX Suite is the only altmetrics provider to include instances where research is cited and used in clinical information resources. The first clinical citations in PlumX were from Dynamed Plus®, which clinicians rely upon to provide instant access to the most current evidence-based information at the point of care.

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US SLACK Inc. appoints Dr. Joseph R. Hageman as Editor of Pediatric Annals - 11 Nov 2016

SLACK Incorporated, an independent STM publishing company, has announced the appointment of Dr. Joseph R. Hageman as the Editor of Pediatric Annals, effective November 1, 2016. Dr. Hageman will be responsible for physician review and editorial direction of the Journal to ensure it continues to publish clinically relevant articles for today’s pediatricians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.

Dr. Hageman is currently the Director of Quality Improvement in the Section of Neonatology at Comer Children’s Hospital; a Senior Clinician Educator at The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine; and an Emeritus Attending Pediatrician at NorthShore University HealthSystem.

Published for more than 40 years, Pediatric Annals is a Medline-indexed, online-only, monthly medical review journal dedicated to providing pediatricians and other clinicians with the latest practical information on the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric diseases and disorders. Pediatric Annals is available online at www.healio.com/pedannals. Each issue offers original research and review articles, a Healthy Baby/Healthy Child column, case challenges and feature articles.

Dr. Hageman succeeds Dr. Stanford T. Shulman, the Journal's Editor of more than 14 years. Dr. Shulman will become an Editor Emeriti, joining Dr. William A. Altemeier, III, Dr. Robert A. Hoekelman and Dr. Milton I. Levine (Founding Editor).

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China Chinese researchers responsible for ‘fake peer review’ scandals, says study - 10 Nov 2016

The BMJ-run Postgraduate Medical Journal published a study, according to which, efforts by China’s government and scientific bodies to root out academic misconduct and encourage publishing ethics may help to remedy the problem. The study, titled, Characteristics of retractions related to fake peer reviews, published in the September issue, further notes that pressure to publish scientific papers at Chinese universities may explain why more researchers are creating fake peer reviewers to assess their work.

Researchers, after analysing the growing number of retractions resulting from ‘faked peer reviews’, found that closely three-quarters of articles pulled from academic journals over the past four years came from China-based researchers.

Manufacturing a fake peer review and reviewer may seem like a highly complex form of academic fraud, but it is relatively easy to do, as researchers are often asked by journals to recommend a preferred reviewer, explains the study.

Editors of low-impact journals, where the offending articles were published, were often unable to check the credentials of those recommended peer reviewers or find suitably qualified alternatives, says the paper by Xingshu Qi, Han Deng and Xiaozhong Guo, researchers based at the General Hospital of Shenyang Military Area, in northeast China.

Publishers of higher-impact journals were less likely to fall for fake peer review scams to their larger pool of trusted reviewers, the paper adds.

While the fake peer review remained a relatively rare occurrence – just 250 retractions were identified by the Retraction Watch website between 2012 and 2015 – the number of retractions peaked in 2015, up from about 40 in 2012 to almost 160 in 2015.

With the largest number of retractions for fake peer review-related retractions coming from China, the authors speculate that the ‘current national conditions’ in which ‘the Chinese government has provided researchers greater levels of funding and awards for conducting scientific research’ may have contributed to the ‘unexpected phenomenon’.

According to the paper, researchers are more eager to publish, but they are less aware of publishing ethics. Greater efforts by China’s government and scientific bodies to root out academic misconduct and encourage publishing ethics may help to remedy the problem, the study says.

Academic journal publishers had started to recognise the ‘potential flaws in the peer-review system’, with some abandoning the practice of recommended peer reviewers, as a result of the media exposure of such retractions, the paper adds.

The paper concludes that ‘retractions due to faked peer reviews have been increasingly recognised by journal editors and [such misconduct] will disappear in future.”

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France EPJ-N accepted for indexing in Emerging Sources Citation Index - 10 Nov 2016

STM publisher EDP Sciences has announced that EPJ Nuclear Sciences and Technologies (EPJ-N) has been accepted for indexing in the Thomson Reuters Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI). This means that articles published in the journal will be searchable, discoverable and citable via Web of Science.

ESCI expands the depth of indexed publications in Web of Science by providing earlier visibility for sources under evaluation as part of the Science Citation Index Expanded™ (SCIE) rigorous journal selection process. ESCI includes high-quality, peer-reviewed publications of regional importance and in emerging scientific fields and therefore makes additional content of importance to funders, opinion leaders, and evaluators visible in Web of Science.

EPJ-N is a fully open access journal for the communication of original research, ideas and developments in all areas of the peaceful use of nuclear energy, as well as on applications of nuclear particles and radiation.

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UK Nature Communications to incorporate transparent peer review following a successful ten-month trial - 10 Nov 2016

Nature Communications is incorporating transparent peer review into the journal on a permanent basis, following a successful ten-month trial. In this scheme, authors are given the option to publish the peer review history of the paper alongside their published research. All papers submitted from January 2016 qualify for this scheme. Since the trial began, around 60% of published authors have actively opted into transparent peer review.

The aim of transparent peer review is to open up the peer review process by providing the information on which the editorial decision to publish a paper is made. Upon acceptance of a paper, authors are asked if they agree to publishing the peer reviewer reports with the accepted version of the manuscript. The scheme provides an opportunity to inform discussion of published papers by the scientific community, and may also offer more credit to the work of peer reviews by making their often very detailed assessment of a paper accessible to a wide audience.

Uptake has varied across the various research areas, but in most subjects the majority of published papers now have publically available peer reviewer files. To date, more than 1,200 qualifying papers have been accepted for publication, and the average author opt-in across the journal is about 60%. Unsurprisingly, uptake has been highest in subject areas where open peer review is more commonplace, such as in areas of Earth sciences, whereas uptake has been lower in research areas that are not used to this type of peer review, for example in the physical sciences.

Reviewers can remain anonymous or can make their identity known if they wish by signing their name on the comments made to the authors. Whereas authors are given the option to opt out of the scheme, all peer reviewers have to agree to the potential publication of their anonymous reviewer reports. Only a small number of reviewers have declined to review a paper under the transparent peer review scheme and the average time from submission of a paper to publication has not been affected by the initiative.

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UK Pain Management highlights recipients of the American Pain Society Clinical Centers of Excellence award in a series of interviews - 10 Nov 2016

Pain Management, a MEDLINE-indexed journal, is publishing a series of interviews highlighting pain management centers which have been awarded the American Pain Society Clinical Centers of Excellence in Pain Management.

Future Science Group (FSG) published journal, Pain Management, has released the first in a series of interviews, which highlight recipients of the American Pain Society (APS) Clinical Centers of Excellence in Pain Management award.

The series of interviews have been conducted with individuals associated with programs which have been selected as Clinical Centers of Excellence in pain management by the APS. The APS presents this prestigious award annually in an effort to highlight multidisciplinary-US-based teams which provide comprehensive and distinguished pain care. These articles are intended to provide insight into the operations and strategies used at centers that have received this award.

The first interview can be read for free at: http://www.futuremedicine.com/doi/pdf/10.2217/pmt-2016-0045

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US Stephen McLeod appointed Editor-in-Chief of Ophthalmology Journal - 10 Nov 2016

Dr. Stephen McLeod, the Theresa M. and Wayne M. Caygill, MD, Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at UC San Francisco, has been appointed editor-in-chief of Ophthalmology, the official journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He will assume the new role effective January 1, 2017.

A UCSF faculty member since 1998, McLeod is a highly respected clinician, specialising in refractive surgery, cataract and corneal disease. He is also a noted researcher, with more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, focusing on infectious keratitis and intraocular device development to restore near vision to patients undergoing cataract surgery.

Ophthalmology is the most widely read clinical publication within the medical specialty of ophthalmology. McLeod brings extensive publishing experience to his new role, having served for 20 years on the editorial board and as associate editor for the American Medical Association’s journal for ophthalmology research, the Archives of Ophthalmology, and on the editorial board of its successor, JAMA Ophthalmology.

McLeod currently serves as the Academy’s Secretary for Quality of Care. He is on the board of directors of the American Board of Ophthalmology and the Heed Ophthalmic Foundation, and is a member of the Ophthalmic Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee of the Food and Drug Administration and the National Advisory Eye Council of the National Institutes of Health.

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UK Taylor & Francis Group and the Urban Affairs Association announce new publishing partnership - 10 Nov 2016

Academic publisher Taylor & Francis Group and the Urban Affairs Association (UAA) have announced a new publishing partnership. Beginning with the 2017 Volume, Taylor & Francis will publish and distribute UAA's highly regarded journal, the Journal of Urban Affairs (JUA), under the Routledge imprint.

The Urban Affairs Association is dedicated to creating interdisciplinary spaces for engaging in intellectual and practical discussions about urban life. Through theoretical, empirical, and action-oriented research, the UAA fosters diverse activities to understand and shape a more just and equitable urban world.

The Journal of Urban Affairs is the official journal of the UAA. Focusing on urban research and policy analysis, the Journal of Urban Affairs is among the most widely cited journals in the field. The journal provides a multidisciplinary perspective on issues of relevance to both scholars and practitioners, including interdisciplinary analyses of metropolitan and community problems; cutting edge quantitative and qualitative methodologies; global and comparative urban research; empirical research that advances the understanding of urban society; and assessments of policies, programs, and strategies for change in the urban milieu.

Varied perspectives and depth of analysis have made the Journal of Urban Affairs one of the fastest growing journals in urban studies.

Over the next two years, JUA will feature a number of special issues addressing topics such as citizens in city regions, urban transformation in Asia and the Pacific Rim: economic transitions, institutions and development policies, urban spectacles and transformation in Brazil in the wake of mega-events, refugees and the city, rural migrants in transitional Chinese cities: marginality, agency, and social justice, actioning the progressive city, and the city in central and south America.

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Canada Canadian Scholarly Publishing Working Group to ensure wide dissemination of research results - 09 Nov 2016

Stakeholders including scholarly publishers, academic libraries, funders, and researchers have joined forces to develop a framework for advanced, robust, sustainable, collaborative models for the Canadian dissemination of the scholarly record. Scholars, research funders, libraries, academic institutions and a growing number of scholarly publishers share a common goal of enabling research results to be widely distributed internationally in public high quality publishing venues at the lowest possible costs.

The Canadian Scholarly Publishing Working Group recently held a full-day meeting in Ottawa continuing its exploration into sustainable collaborative journal and article publishing models, followed by an examination of needs related to research data, monographs and new forms of scholarship. Funding scenarios for new models will also be discussed by the Group. The Working Group will consider models to ensure the sustainability of the Canadian publishing sector, including co-operatives, Open Access, and others.

The outcomes will inform the development and reinforcement of platforms in the Canadian research landscape as a key component of a larger knowledge mobilisation strategy.

Members of the Working Group, recruited by the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), began their collective work in July 2016, and aim to achieve their goals no later than April 1, 2017.

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US EBSCO Health appoints Dr. Terence K. Trow as Deputy Editor, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine - 09 Nov 2016

EBSCO Health has announced the appointment of Dr. Terence K. Trow as the Deputy Editor of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. Dr. Trow brings nearly 30 years of medical, teaching, research and editorial experience to EBSCO Health's evidence-based clinical reference tool, DynaMed Plus®.

Dr. Trow is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine where he served as the Director of the Yale Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program prior to assuming the position with EBSCO Health. Dr. Trow is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP).

As a deputy editor, Dr. Trow will oversee the integration of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine content for DynaMed Plus. He will supervise medical writers and editors along with external peer reviewers to ensure that physicians and healthcare professionals have access to the most current, relevant, evidence-based clinical information available. EBSCO Health maintains a rigorous editorial process that includes subject-specific experts reviewing topics using the DynaMed Plus proprietary, evidence-based methodology and quality assurance process.

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US Elsevier’s diagnostic decision support solution STATdx updated with new user interface translations in eight languages - 09 Nov 2016

STM publisher Elsevier has announced new user interface translations for its leading diagnostic decision support solution STATdx.

Users will now be able to select from eight different languages (other than English) to display throughout the user interface, including: Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Italian, German, French, and Japanese. Current users of STATdx get to enjoy this new feature for free.

This new release will enable more radiologists around the world to access the wealth of information from STATdx, providing them with the option to search and browse in their native language, or one where they are most comfortable with.

Elsevier will exhibit and demo STATdx live at the RSNA 102nd Scientific Assembly & Annual Meeting (booth #1104) from November 27 to December 2, 2016.

STATdx provides comprehensive, online radiology decision support to radiologists when searching for evidence-based answers to diagnose complex imaging cases, reading imaging studies in an unfamiliar specialty field, and for teaching purposes as well.

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US IEEE and IEEMA jointly unveil new publication focusing on the international advancements and improvements in electricity - 09 Nov 2016

Technical professional organisation IEEE has announced a collaborative effort with the Indian Electrical and Electronics Manufacturers' Association (IEEMA) to present a coffee table book entitled, 'The Foundations of Electricity: 125 Years of Electricity'. The book, written by Robert A. Dent, focuses on the international advancements and improvements in electricity—from 1882 through 2010.

IEEMA collaborated with IEEE by constructing the structure, conceptualization, designing, editing, and leading the team in India to publish the book. The impact of electricity in modern lives was explicitly captured and illustrated in the contents of the book through a large timeline of events.

The publication of 'The Foundation of Electricity: 125 Years of Electricity' exhibits the combination of engineering, electrical systems and the energy industry.

To learn more or to purchase this book, please visit http://resourcecenter.smartgrid.ieee.org/smartgrid/content/publications/503905. Sales of the book are limited to buyers within the United States.

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UK London Info International 2016: inaugural conference programme - 09 Nov 2016

London Info International 2016 has announced its inaugural conference programme.

Presented below is a preview of some of the key elements of the event as well as an introduction to some of the keynote speakers.

The opening keynote by David Worlock on December 6 will look at the current state of the scholarly research and professional publishing world, the challenges, the opportunities and threats and will offer his unique insight into the future of this community. He will assess the interplay between elements of change and permanence, the difficulty of making choices, the need to follow users, the difficulty of tracking and interpreting user behaviour and expectations, how to be 'open' when carrying the heavy bags of an existing business, the threat of open the opportunity of open, rights 'rights' and obligations

This session will be followed by further plenaries and a panel debate looking at The Rise of the user - how traditional scientific discourse is being transformed by the social world. The greatest transformation and disruption happening inside the scholarly communication process is the 'rise of the user'. Scientific discourse is meeting social networking culture. Content users, formerly remote and impersonal, are now individual and ubiquitous. Publishers - experts in managing channels and processes - are increasingly having to add the advanced skills of fast moving consumer businesses, identifying customer needs and delivering customer service, while users are demanding content on their own terms.

• How to balance institutional and individual business models
• Understanding and profiling individuals
• Protecting IP in a networked and OA world
• User stories, case studies, approaches and success stories
• Managing the economics of a system in transition.

Other chair, plenary and keynote speakers for these sessions will include Vincent Cassidy, Publishing Consulting, Outsell; Jan Reichelt, Managing Director, Mendeley; and Jason Markos, Director of Platform Capabilities, John Wiley and Sons .

Day 2, December 7 will open with the core theme Open access, open science and the rights struggle - whose content is it anyway? There will be an opening keynote from Steven Inchcoombe, Chief Publishing Officer, Springer Nature. Steven will address the fast-moving information landscape, the growth of open access and the ways in which publishers can support authors, their institutions and funders in the pursuit of advancing human knowledge and scientific discovery.

Eighteen months after the Springer Nature merger, Inchcoombe will also discuss how the newly-formed business is responding to key information industry challenges and opportunities, including leading the way on content sharing for subscription articles.

Further plenaries and a panel discussion will attempt to capture the essence of the issues surrounding this area. While Open Access comprises less than ten percent of the scholarly communication output, it continues to be the single issue that dominates STM. The political weight of research funding mandates and higher education policy, often at national policy levels, will continue to push through an agenda to transform the scholarly communication community.

• When public policy meets the free market – impressions from the research community
• What are the prospects for hybrid journals?
• The case for and against 'gold' open access
• Economic considerations - will institutions and publishers be better or worse off?

Participating keynotes and plenary speakers for these sessions include Rebecca Lawrence, Managing Director F1000; Lara Speicher, Publishing Manager at UCL Press; Bas Straub Managing Director of Konvertus; and Boyd Hendricks, Director of Informationland.

Other Keynote speakers include Frances Pinter, Founder of Knowledge Unlatched (day 1 in the afternoon); Tracey Armstrong, CEO of Copyright Clearance Center (day 2 in the afternoon); and Timo Hannay, Founder of School Dash and Digital Science (day 2 in the afternoon).

The full conference programme is available at http://londoninfointernational.com/conference-programme/.

While conference places are filling fast, a few places are still available. Click here to register for the conference.

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Netherland The National Central Library of Rome adds about 2 million records into WorldCat - 09 Nov 2016

The National Central Library of Rome (Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Roma) has loaded nearly 2 million records into WorldCat, a comprehensive database of information about library collections, to increase visibility of these Italian collections around the world.

The National Central Library of Rome holds a large number of special collections and print materials dating back to the 15th century with more than 7,000,000 printed volumes, 1,342,154 brochures, 25,000 cinquecentine (16th century books), 20,000 maps, 10,000 drawings, 8,000 manuscripts and 2,000 incunabula. Following the initial load of 2 million records, the National Central Library of Rome will continue to add records to WorldCat.

The mission of the National central Library of Rome is to capture, collect and describe the national published record of Italy and the most important foreign publications, particularly those that relate to Italy. This work is vital in making the Italian published record visible to its citizens and around the world. By uploading the records to Worldcat, the National Central Library of Rome will make them discoverable to international users through the Web.

Libraries cooperatively contribute, enhance and share bibliographic data through WorldCat, connecting people to cultural and scholarly resources in libraries worldwide. Each record in the WorldCat database contains a bibliographic description of a single title or work and a list of institutions that hold the item. Institutions share these records, using them to create local catalogues, arrange interlibrary loans and conduct reference work. Libraries contribute records for titles not found in WorldCat using OCLC shared cataloguing systems.

When libraries share their data through WorldCat, they support a variety of network services, such as global resource sharing, collection evaluation and collection management.

WorldCat gives people the ability to view library collections from anywhere in the world, giving them access to a rich assortment of information much deeper than what can be found through a basic internet search. There are 491 languages and dialects represented in WorldCat, and 62 percent of records are in languages other than English.

Since its launch in 1971, 380 million records have been added to WorldCat, spanning more than 5,000 years of recorded knowledge. This unique collection of information encompasses records in a variety of formats—books, e-books, DVDs, digital resources, serials, sound recordings, musical scores, maps, visual materials, mixed materials, computer files and more.

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US Elsevier expands pulmonary patient education video library, adds more than 50 new titles - 08 Nov 2016

STM publisher Elsevier has expanded its pulmonary patient education video library, adding more than 50 new titles, and introduced a bariatric video library. In addition, Elsevier has launched six individual video titles focused on in-demand topics including Fall Prevention, Lumbar Puncture, Thoracentesis, Reducing Falls After Stroke, and Pressure Injury Prevention. All of the new titles are available in English and Spanish.

The videos, created with Elsevier evidence-based content, include a mix of ambulatory and inpatient content targeted to physicians, nurses, medical assistants and patients. The pulmonary videos are designed to treat and improve the lives of patients with typically chronic conditions, while the bariatric videos address the patient journey before, during and after treatment.

The new pulmonary and bariatric patient education video libraries include fifty-seven new pulmonary titles, including videos such as Asthma Signs and Symptoms, Pre-adolescent Asthma, Causes and Risk Factors of COPD, and Pulmonary Rehabilitation that address many more pulmonary-specific ailments. Also, new pulmonary titles include expanded segments on COPD, General Pulmonary and Interstitial Lung Disease. Additionally, seven pulmonary videos have been created specifically for pre-adolescents and adolescents. Eight new bariatric videos are designed to educate patients on the most frequently performed bariatric surgeries, including gastric band, gastric bypass, and sleeve gastrectomy. Additional titles cover the bariatric journey, providing patients with pre-surgery, surgery and post-surgery information. Patient safety and quality initiatives such as Falls Prevention, Medication Safety, and Pressure Injury Prevention also form part of the new pulmonary and bariatric patient education video libraries.

A short clip of the Elsevier Sleeve Gastrectomy Interactive Patient Education video can be viewed by visiting https://youtu.be/9aReDfbvgws.

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UK Five new members appointed to Global Challenges Research Fund Strategic Advisory Group - 08 Nov 2016

Five new members have been appointed to the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Strategic Advisory Group. The new members with varied backgrounds from academia and international development have been appointed for an initial two years to provide advice and support to the GCRF.

The main task for the Strategic Advisory Group is to provide independent advice on the strategic research priorities of the GCRF and ensure the fund is optimised to address the problems faced by developing countries. The group will also advise on the effectiveness of processes and mechanisms for delivery of the GCRF.

The new members are: Simon Trace CBE, Independent consultant, previously Chief Executive Officer of Practical Action, and Strategic Development Director for the UK NGO Water Aid; Prof. Barbara Evans, holds the chair in Public Health Engineering in the School of Civil Engineering at the University of Leeds. Her research activities centre on sanitation, hygiene and water services in the global south; Prof. Katrina Brown, holds a chair in social science at the University of Exeter; Prof. Jim Watson, Director, UK Energy Research Centre and Professor of Energy Policy, University of Sussex; and Ms Jess Camburn, Director of Elrha.

The five new members will join the initial ten members announced earlier this year. The group has been convened to ensure a breadth of expertise and experience across research disciplines and interactions with developing nations. Another call for nominations for members will be announced in 2017.

The Global Challenges Research Fund is an initiative from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and operates across a number of delivery partners including: the UK Research Councils, the Higher Education Funding Councils for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, the Academy of Medical Sciences, Royal Society, British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering, and UK Space Agency.

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US IDPF members approve plan to combine with W3C - 08 Nov 2016

The member organisations of the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) have approved, by a margin of 72 (88%) in favour to 10 (12%) opposed, a plan proposed by the IDPF Board of Directors to combine IDPF with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The plan will now proceed, with anticipated completion of the combination by January 2017 still subject to finalization of the necessary definitive agreements.

86 votes were cast (including 4 abstentions), equating to 66% of the 130 IDPF members in good standing. This represented the highest percentage of IDPF members participating in any vote or election in the last 8 years, significantly exceeding the 25% quorum requirement.

Much work remains to be done on drafting and executing final documents necessary to effect the planned combination, as well as undertaking other transition activities contingent on that completion. IDPF expects to share more information within the next month about status and next steps regarding the combination.

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US KU Libraries, Open Access Network, SPARC and Allen Press to jointly sponsor OA symposium - 08 Nov 2016

The University of Kansas Libraries, Open Access Network, Allen Press and SPARC are jointly sponsoring an international symposium, 'Envisioning a World Beyond APCs/BPCs,' in Lawrence, Kan., on November 17-18. The symposium will consider current models available for achieving an expansive, inclusive and balanced worldwide open publishing ecosystem.

The symposium will provide a live-streamed session during which internationally respected scholars, publishers, university librarians and executives from foundations and organisations will address advanced questions and problems in the open access movement. Additional symposium meetings will explore the future of 'openness' in scholarly publishing, as well as responding to and furthering discussions from last December's Berlin 12 Open Access invitational conference, which focused on 'flipping' the current subscription model of scholarly publishing to one that provides free access to readers paid for by article-processing charges from authors or their institutions.

Kevin L. Smith, dean of KU Libraries, will moderate the live-streamed conversation on November 17 from 10 a.m.-12 noon CST. By streaming part of the symposium, the organisers hope to engage a broad international audience in a lively discussion. During the broadcast, panelists will describe their vision for an open access future. Panelists, local respondents and the global viewing audience will engage together in thought-provoking dialogue to address one of the most fundamental questions in the open access movement: To what extent can a global academic community create an open access publishing system that is without costs to readers or authors?

Participants from KU will include faculty members Marc L. Greenberg, director of the School of Language, Literatures, & Cultures and professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, and Town Peterson, distinguished professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Representing the libraries will be Kevin L. Smith, dean of Libraries; Ada Emmett, librarian and director of the Shulenburger Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright; Brian Rosenblum, scholarly digital initiatives librarian; Josh Bolick, scholarly communication librarian; and Musa Olaka, associate librarian for African, global, and international studies.

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UK SPIE journal Neurophotonics accepted into Science Citation Index Expanded - 08 Nov 2016

Neurophotonics, a journal published by not-for-profit publisher SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, has been accepted for inclusion in Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), part of the Web of Science.

Neurophotonics, edited by David Boas of Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, will be indexed in SCIE with coverage beginning in Volume 1, Issue 1. All content should be indexed by the end of 2016.

The journal is already included in PubMed, PubMed Central, Scopus, and several other abstracting and indexing databases.

Neurophotonics launched in 2014 and is published digitally in the SPIE Digital Library as well as in print. The journal covers advances in optical technology applicable to the study of the brain and their impact on the basic and clinical neuroscience applications.

The SPIE Digital Library contains more than 430,000 articles from SPIE journals, proceedings, and books, with approximately 18,000 new research papers added each year. Abstracts are freely searchable, and a number of journal articles are published with open access.

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UK University of Gloucestershire selects OCLC WorldShare Management Services - 08 Nov 2016

The University of Gloucestershire has selected WorldShare Management Services (WMS) as its new library management system.

WMS is the library services platform that offers all the applications needed to manage a library, including acquisitions, circulation, metadata, resource sharing, license management and a single-search discovery interface for library users. WMS also includes a range of reports that help libraries better understand their activities and track key metrics over time.

A large part of the appeal of WMS for the University of Gloucestershire was having the chance to be part of the OCLC library cooperative, according to the library director of information technology. WMS libraries work together through the cloud-based WorldShare environment. Librarians are able to connect with one another, share experience and contribute ideas and best practices.

Since the introduction of WMS five years ago, more than 500 libraries spanning 6 continents—Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America—have selected WorldShare Management Services.

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Canada Concordia launches the first open-access academic press in Quebec - 07 Nov 2016

The Concordia University Press is now accepting submissions for scholarly book proposals from across the globe as the university ventures into the digital world of publishing with its new open-access press. The university is the first in Quebec and only the third in Canada to offer open-access scholarly book publishing.

In 2017, CU Press will begin publishing books in both French and English that are engaged, accessible and make a point. With four new titles planned for release in its first year, both digitally as well as in print for sale to readers and libraries, the publisher will not only feature Concordia authors but also attract dynamic projects by scholars from around the world, regardless of institutional affiliation.

One of the project's leaders is Concordia librarian Geoffrey Little, the press’s editor-in-chief. Little will work with an editorial board of Concordia faculty members responsible for approving all titles, providing guidance and support for acquisitions and setting the press’s editorial policy.

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UK Ex Libris expands its operations in Czech Republic, Hungary, and Romania - 07 Nov 2016

Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, has announced that it is increasing its investment in the Czech, Hungarian, and Romanian markets. Having reached agreements with its local partners—Charles University, MULTIDATA Praha, and Ex-Lh—the company will now be playing a direct role with the markets in these areas.

Under the agreements, the marketing, sales, and support responsibilities in the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Romania will move to Ex Libris. Support personnel currently working with local partners will become an integral part of the Ex Libris team and will continue to operate from their current locations.

The expanded team will work closely with European-based Ex Libris and ProQuest staff, thus increasing the reach and service of Ex Libris in these markets.

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UK Jisc Collections and Elsevier sign agreement securing access to research publications and initiating open science collaboration - 07 Nov 2016

Jisc Collections and STM publisher Elsevier have signed a landmark agreement granting academics access to globally-published, high-quality research at costs lower than the industry average. In addition, Jisc Collections and Elsevier have agreed to cooperate on several Open Science opportunities, leveraging Elsevier's world class technology and analytics capabilities to help make science in the UK more collaborative, transparent, effective, and efficient.

The 5-year contract grants subscription access to around 1,850 journals on Elsevier's ScienceDirect e-platform.

According to Paul Feldman, CEO of Jisc, Jisc Collections' analysis shows that over the course of their previous agreement, Elsevier research articles have been of excellent quality at a price per accessible article below the average for the agreements that Jisc Collections negotiates with other publishers.

The new ScienceDirect subscription agreement means that in the next five years UK universities will again benefit from Elsevier's outstanding article quality while they continuously push the price per accessible article below industry average. As such, Elsevier will continue to deliver exceptional value for research and teaching across the UK.

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India Latest edition of Blogspeak now online - 07 Nov 2016

The latest edition of Blogspeak is now online. Featured are: Yoo Jung Kim (Access to Science Research for Everyone); James Georgalakis (UK research can tackle global challenges but only if we heed lessons on research impact); Michael Clarke (Working Effectively with Consultants); Lettie Y. Conrad (The Latest in Search: New Services in the Content Discovery Marketplace); and Jenn Watt (Author embraces e-publishing with series of e-books). Blogspeak includes blog posts relevant to the publishing industry, particularly STM publishing. Subscribers are invited to participate in the latest edition of Blogspeak Here.

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US Ringgold and PSI partner to harness the power of linked data - 07 Nov 2016

Ringgold, an ISNI Registration Agency, and Publisher Solutions International, Ltd. (PSI) have signed an agreement that will enable both companies to provide services based on the power of combining Ringgold's Identify Database and PSI's IP Registry.

The process is underway to map Identify and the IP Registry. When the work is complete, these databases will be completely interoperable. This will allow Ringgold customers to license IP data for institutional records within Identify. Likewise, PSI customers will be able to licence Ringgold IDs, hierarchies and metadata.

The curated IP data in the IP Registry will be linked to Ringgold's Institutional Identifiers, organisational hierarchies and rich metadata. Customers of both companies will be able to utilise the data from a single source, reducing time and effort to assess and analyse sales, licensing, usage, and authentication for their customers.

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German ScienceOpen announces new partnership with Cold Spring Harbor Press - 07 Nov 2016

Research network ScienceOpen has announced a new publishing partnership with Cold Spring Harbor. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press is an internationally renowned publisher of books, journals, and electronic media, located on Long Island, New York, USA. Since 1933, it has helped to advance scientific knowledge in all areas of genetics and molecular biology, including cancer biology, plant science, bioinformatics, and neurobiology.

Cold Spring Harbor Molecular Case Studies is an open access, peer reviewed, international journal in the field of precision medicine. Anyone can now freely browse, sort, and peer review any content from the journal using ScienceOpen’s advanced discovery engine.

Articles display scores from Altmetric, and like all other open access content on the platform display the little OA logo. Integrated into the existing corpus of 26 million articles and article records, Cold Spring Harbor content will be put into context through ScienceOpen's citation and recommendation network.

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US AAUP Digital Monograph Costing Tool released - 04 Nov 2016

The Association of American University Presses has announced the publication of the AAUP Digital Monograph Costing Tool, created with the help of a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which supported the creation of the tool and accompanying documentation.

The AAUP Digital Monograph Costing Tool was created by Nancy Maron and Kim Schmelzinger, co-authors of the February 2016 Ithaka S+R study, "The Costs of Publishing Scholarly Monographs," on which the tool is based. The tool takes the study methodology and makes it possible for any press to develop its own customised cost profile for the books they publish.

The Costing Tool consists of an Excel workbook, where presses can enter their data, and see the results by title or in the aggregate. The accompanying User's Guide offers step-by-step instructions on how to gather the information needed. It includes a facilitation guide for presses who may wish to engage staff members in the process.

The Digital Costing Tool and the User's Guide reside on the AAUP website: http://www.aaupnet.org/resources/for-members/handbooks-and-toolkits/digital-monograph-costing-tool.

The Costing Tool has been released under a Creative Commons license, allowing for adaptations to different publishing program needs and in the hope that users will share useful adaptations and expansions that may be developed within the community.

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UK Bibliometric leaders unveil new methods to understand biomedical science - 04 Nov 2016

ÜberResearch, a data and analytics solutions and services company serving scientific funders and research organisations, has announced a set of innovative methods from a collaboration undertaken with a group of international bibliometric experts which represent a progression for the field of bibliometrics as it relates to the analysis of the life sciences. These methods will help researchers more easily identify variation in topics, and novelty in biomedical fields.

In a paper published in the journal Scientometrics, the international group led by Dr. Loet Leydesdorff, including Aaron Sorensen, ÜberResearch's Head of Bibliometric Engagement and Scientometrics editor at the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, disclosed a set of methods that will help to open up new insights into the variations in topics, and novelty from within biomedical fields. Domain-specific terms and citation data are integrated together to help researchers improve their understanding of biomedical and disease fields, and the different kinds of topics, and novelty within those fields. This is important as it helps researchers more easily compare different hypotheses in the same line of investigation.

The paper outlines methods that enable users to integrate MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) terms with citation data. The MeSH terms are provided by the National Library of Medicine. By integrating these 'gold standard' terms for describing topics, with citation data, the group achieved an enhancement.

They were able to retain the core archival structure for the field provided by the journal titles, but also use the MeSH terms to highlight the variations in topics, and indeed novelty, within a given scientific field. The group used the mouse-model approach to exploring the amyloid cascade hypothesis as the test for the new methods. This is the most dominant line of investigation within Alzheimer's Disease research in recent history.

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US Credo, Arkansas State University partner to improve college readiness, student success - 04 Nov 2016

Credo – the industry leader for information literacy, critical thinking, and research solutions – and Arkansas State University are embarking on a partnership to bring information literacy resources and instruction to regional Arkansas high school students in support of their college readiness.

The Literati High School Partnership was formally unveiled by Ian Singer, Credo’s Chief Content Officer, and Jeff Bailey, Library Director at Arkansas State University's Dean B. Ellis Library, during an afternoon session at the Charleston Library Conference in Charleston, S.C. The innovative collaboration is designed to provide research instruction to high school students to help prepare them for college success, even before they arrive on a campus.

The partnership will give students access to Credo's School Core Content Collection, with more than 400 ebook titles and millions of reference entries. The collection offers students in grades 7 to 12 level a wealth of insightful content covering topics related to secondary school studies, such as biology, physics, mathematics, social sciences, world cultures, world history, and more.

Credo has partnered with more than 2,500 libraries over the last 16 years to drive more effective and efficient student research activities. Since 2014, Credo has been developing instructional content while working with librarians to improve student research outcomes.

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US Elsevier announces six new neurological diseases titles in recognition of Alzheimer's Disease Awareness and Caregivers Month - 04 Nov 2016

STM publisher Elsevier has announced the publication of Drug Discovery Approaches for the Treatment of Neurodegenerative Disorders: Alzheimer's Disease, edited by Adeboye Adejare. The book aims to improve drug discovery and development for neurodegenerative disorders by focusing on current knowledge and strategies in Alzheimer's disease (AD). Also in recognition of Alzheimer's Disease Awareness and Caregivers Month, Elsevier has published five additional titles on Alzheimer's and other neurological diseases, with a sixth slated for publication in March 2017.

Exploring diagnosis, epidemiology, drug discovery strategies, current therapeutics, and much more, Drug Discovery Approaches for the Treatment of Neurodegenerative Disorders: Alzheimer's Disease is projected as a valuable resource for all pharmaceutical scientists, pharmacologists, neuroscientists and clinical researchers working in this area. The book illustrates why some drugs tend to fail at the clinical stage, and examines AD within the overall context of improving the drug discovery process for the treatment of other neurodegenerative disorders.

The seven new neurological diseases titles are: Drug Discovery Approaches for the Treatment of Neurodegenerative Disorders: Alzheimer's Disease edited by Adeboye Adejare; Intracellular Consequences of Amyloid in Alzheimer's Disease by Michael R. D'Andrea; Trace Amines and Neurological Disorders: Potential Mechanisms and Risk Factors edited by Tahira Farooqui and Akhlaq A. Farooqui; Biomarkers in Alzheimer's Disease by Tapan Kumar Khan; The Cerebral Cortex in Neurodegenerative and Neuropsychiatric Disorders: Experimental Approaches to Clinical Issues edited by David Cechetto and Nina Weishaupt; Functional Neurologic Disorders edited by Mark Hallett, Jon Stone and Alan Carson; and Neuroprotection in Alzheimer's Disease edited by Illana Gozes (coming in March 2017).

In order to meet content needs in the neurological sciences, Elsevier uses proprietary tools to identify the gaps in coverage of the topics. Editorial teams strategically fill those gaps with content written by key influencers in the field, giving students, faculty and researchers the content they need to answer challenging questions and improve outcomes. These new books, which will educate the next generation of neurologists and AD researchers, and provide critical foundational content for information professionals, are key examples of how Elsevier is enabling science to drive innovation.

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UK Nature Research announces new journal - Nature Sustainability - 04 Nov 2016

Nature Research has announced a new journal Nature Sustainability, which will publish the most significant research about how humankind can sustain life in a finite world. The journal will launch in January 2018, enhancing Springer Nature's longstanding commitment to publishing research that tackles some of the most pressing problems of our time.

Nature Sustainability will open for submissions in early 2017 and adopt the cross-disciplinary model of journals such as Nature Climate Change, Nature Energy, and the soon-to-launch Nature Human Behaviour.

The editorial team is led by Chief Editor Dr Monica Contestabile, an environmental economist with previous experience as Senior Editor at Nature Climate Change and at WWF-UK, where she led research on sustainable consumption.

The new journal will provide an outlet for research aimed at understanding the causes and consequences of issues including environmental degradation, natural resources depletion, large-scale human migration, socioeconomic inequalities, and infrastructure failures and their interfaces. It will publish novel research on the drivers of human practices and their environmental and social impacts, as well as applied research that identifies viable solutions — technological, infrastructural or institutional — to sustain ecosystems and the well-being of populations across the globe.

As with all Nature-branded research journals, Nature Sustainability will be characterised by a fair and rigorous peer-review process, high standards of copy-editing and production, swift publication and editorial independence. In addition to primary research, the journal will publish Reviews, Commentaries, Features, Perspectives, and News & Views pieces placing the very latest advances in our knowledge of sustainability-relevant topics in context for those both within and beyond the sustainability research community.

Nature Sustainability will be an online-only subscription journal. It will be included in Springer Nature's SharedIt content sharing initiative, which was recently expanded across the Springer Nature owned portfolio. SharedIt provides authors and readers with shareable links to view-only versions of peer-reviewed research papers and enables more than 200 media outlets and blogs to link to a free-to-read version of research articles.

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US Crossref now accepts preprints - 03 Nov 2016

Crossref, the not-for-profit member organisation for publishers, has announced that it is now accepting the registration of Crossref DOIs for preprints. The key decision is to acknowledge that preprints are a valuable part of the research story, and ensure that authors' own or institutional repository versions can be linked up with any eventual version on a publisher's site.

In July 2015, the Crossref board voted to change its membership rules to reflect inclusion of 'pre-publication' content. Crossref already accepted working papers and technical reports. In 2016, Crossref has been implementing changes to its systems to accept preprints. This will clearly identify them, and ensure they can be linked to the accepted manuscript.

This work will also ensure links to these publications persist over time; preprints are connected to the full history of the shared research results; and the citation record is clear and up-to-date.

As this graphic suggests, Crossref preprints will have their own nexus of connections, in terms of references and citations, with other preprints and articles. When these preprints become articles, they will then create another connection, to the article itself. The metadata will always maintain a clear record of connection between the new references and citations, and those they accrued as preprints.

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US Elsevier announces availability of two new Reference Modules - Reference Modules in Life Sciences and Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology - 03 Nov 2016

STM Publisher Elsevier has announced the availability of its two new Reference Modules, Reference Module in Life Sciences and Reference Module in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology. Each provides researchers, clinicians, educators and students access to reference content updated as science progresses. The new Reference Modules are available now on ScienceDirect, Elsevier's full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from more than 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and 35,000 book titles.

Elsevier's Reference Modules combine thousands of related reference work articles into one source of trustworthy information that is continually updated by experts. The new Reference Modules include content from Elsevier's authoritative, peer-reviewed reference works; articles that are continuously reviewed, updated as needed and then date stamped with oversight by the expert editorial board; 400 updated and 15 newly commissioned articles available immediately only in the Reference Module in Life Sciences, with 300 newly commissioned articles expected in the next few years; 307 updated and 15 newly commissioned articles available immediately only in the Reference Module in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology, with 250 newly commissioned articles anticipated in the next few years; intuitive subject hierarchies, designed by the editorial board, that make it easy to navigate the module and find essential information; and full integration on ScienceDirect with no DRM restrictions and linking to relevant journal articles and book chapters for additional related information.

The Reference Module in Life Sciences is designed to help researchers access the up-to-date content necessary to improve outcomes. Subjects in the new module include biochemistry and molecular biology; bioinformatics and biological science tools; biophysics; biotechnology; cell biology and genetics; developmental biology; evolution and ecology; comparative immunology; microbiology; mycology; plant biology and animal physiology and biology. It includes more than 2,500 articles, with content from 13 of Elsevier's comprehensive reference works.

The expert editorial board for the Reference Module in Life Sciences built the subject hierarchy, curated the content, oversaw the review of content, and continues to ensure the content is current and complete for biomedical researchers.

The Reference Module in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology provides access to interdisciplinary subjects including behavioural neuroscience; mental health; the human brain; clinical psychology; psychotherapy; applied psychology; infant and early childhood development; movement disorders; and sleep. It includes more than 3,200 articles with content from 19 Elsevier reference works.

The expert editorial board for the Reference Module in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology built the subject hierarchy, curated the content, oversaw the review of content, and continues to ensure the content is updated and complete for neuroscience and biobehavioral researchers.

Other Elsevier Reference Modules available to researchers, educators and students are Chemistry, Molecular Sciences and Chemical Engineering; Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences; Biomedical Sciences; Food Science; and Materials Science and Materials Engineering.

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UK Healthcare Technology Letters to publish under gold open access model from 2017 - 03 Nov 2016

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has announced that from 2017, its rapid-publication journal Healthcare Technology Letters (HTL) will publish under a gold open access model. The journal will also increase in frequency from 4 issues to 6 issues per year.

Launched in 2014, HTL was developed to provide a home for peer-reviewed, innovative and timely research in the multi-disciplinary area of healthcare technology. The switch to a fully open access model enables essential research in this fast moving field to be made freely available to anyone who wishes to read it and use it. Articles are also deposited immediately in PubMed Central, further increasing visibility and discoverability of research.

An e-first journal, HTL focuses on the most recent advances within a wide scope of disciplines, encompassing biomedical engineering, and computer and information science for healthcare. It is supported by a prestigious, international editorial board comprising members with expertise across a wide range of healthcare technologies.

Article processing charges for papers accepted for publication in 2017 will be waived. The first fully open access issue of Healthcare Technology Letters will publish in February 2017.

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US McGraw-Hill Education and Georgia Tech partner to make elite education more broadly accessible - 03 Nov 2016

Learning science company McGraw-Hill Education and Georgia Tech are teaming up on an innovative approach to make elite education more broadly accessible. Both companies are launching an online, undergraduate course in computer science that will debut this spring for current Tech students and be made available in MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) format to help future Georgia Tech applicants earn college credit before they ever set foot on campus.

The online 'Introduction to Computing Using Python' course will feature the same rigorous content as Georgia Tech's on-campus course (a requirement for all undergraduates) and will be created with McGraw-Hill Education's adaptive 'SmartBook' technology. Like many other MOOCs, it will be freely available through edX, the nonprofit online learning destination founded by Harvard and MIT.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates there are twice as many annual jobs available in computer science as there are new graduates to fill them. Since the launch of Georgia Tech's online program in computer science (OMS CS) program in 2014, the Institute has become a leading voice in the global conversation about higher education accessibility, affordability, and the future of learning. Since enrolling 380 students in the spring of 2014, OMS CS has grown to nearly 4,000 students in fall 2016, with nearly 12,000 applications to date from people in more than 100 countries around the world.

McGraw-Hill Education's extensive work in developing digital tools for both K-12 and higher education brings a new degree of educational technology expertise to the partnership. As a result, the Intro to Computing course will be infused with tools and programs, like its adaptive SmartBook technology, to provide a more thorough, customized experience for learners.

The Spring 2017 offering of the new MOOC as an online option for Georgia Tech on-campus students will be an important case study for its wider applicability. Offered in conjunction with traditional, in-person sections of Georgia Tech's required CS 1301 course, the technology-enhanced option will be completely voluntary and will allow students to transfer to an in-person section if they wish. Georgia Tech students who successfully complete the section will receive a letter grade and degree credit.

McGraw-Hill Education's adaptive learning technologies translate traditional learning methods into a highly interactive, personalized experience with a digital reading component powered by the company's SmartBook technology. The SmartBook software uses research-driven machine intelligence to weave together learning and assessment, resulting in a personalized learning pathway. SmartBook, in combination with a robust pedagogy and learning environment, supports the development of confident learners who are more likely to progress and complete a curriculum.

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US Ringgold to open access to ISNI Identifiers and data for organisations - 03 Nov 2016

Ringgold, an ISNI Registration Agency, has released a free service to provide open access to the ISNI Identifiers and data for organisations. This includes an API to obtain and resolve existing ISNIs for organisations; a complete dataset download of ISNIs, organization names, locations, alternate names, and URLs; and a free online look-up service to search and obtain ISNI records.

ISNI is an ISO international standard bridge identifier used to link data among disparate datasets. Any dataset mapped to ISNIs, whether open or proprietary, can be linked together to provide interoperability between systems to benefit the entire scholarly community.

The ISNI number and associated data may be used openly and without restriction.

Ringgold is in no way taking over responsibility of ISNI for organisations; the management and governance of ISNI remains with the ISNI International Agency, a non-profit organisation.

For access to this free service and for more information interested parties may visit: http://isni.ringgold.com.

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Bulgaria VGTU Press and Pensoft launch joint pilot project for open access peer-reviewed journal Business: Theory and Practice - 03 Nov 2016

In a new joint pilot project, the open access peer-reviewed journal Business: Theory and Practice (BTP), issued by Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU) Press since 2000, runs on the new journal publishing platform ARPHA, developed by Pensoft. ARPHA provides end-to-end technological solution for all peer-review stages starting from submission to fully functional dedicated new website. Publications are also available in semantically enriched HTML and XML formats, as well as the traditional PDF. The journal's authors and editors enjoy easily manageable peer-review workflow in ARPHA.

Business: Theory and Practice publishes original research articles and reviews that integrate economic development and globalization, interpretations and consequences of entrepreneurship, strategic management and organizational behaviour, theoretical questions and empirical questions of industrial organizations. It covers a variety of fields, including business environment, economic development and globalization, entrepreneurial finance, interpretations and consequences of entrepreneurship, strategic management, organizational behaviour, theoretical questions and empirical questions of industrial organization, and case studies.

BTP has opted for the ARPHA-DOC publishing workflow, which provides an individually designed website under the imprint and logo of VGTU Press, a document-based article submission, as well as peer review, publication, hosting and dissemination. The manuscripts submitted to BTP will be subject to double-blind peer review.

The articles accepted for the current issue of 2016 in BTP, published via ARPHA, are already available on the journal's new website.

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US Association of Research Libraries publishes Funding Article Processing Charges, SPEC Kit 353 - 02 Nov 2016

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has released Funding Article Processing Charges (APCs), SPEC Kit 353, an exploration of the strategies that ARL member institutions are using to address APCs.

This SPEC Kit covers how the funds are established and how they are handled (e.g., policies, applications, budgets, administration, outreach activities, etc.), sources of funding, and whether and under what circumstances libraries are partnering with other units (or other libraries) to fund this aspect of open access.

This SPEC Kit includes examples of funding web pages, fund administration policies and procedures, promotional material, and job descriptions.

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German HARRASSOWITZ appoints Justin Clarke as Director of Sales and Marketing North America - 02 Nov 2016

HARRASSOWITZ, a global full‐service subscription agent and bookseller, has announced the appointment of Justin Clarke as Director of Sales and Marketing for North America. In this role, he will be responsible for promoting the broad service lines and library solutions to the North American academic library market through a team of representatives.

With over a decade experience with HARRASSOWITZ as a Regional Sales Manager and most recently its Product Manager, Clarke has developed a holistic understanding of the company's expert subscriptions, approval plans, monographs, standing orders, and music scores service lines. His background in German Language and Literature, professional experience in large university and smaller liberal arts libraries, and long tenure with HARRASSOWITZ makes him well poised to continue the development of strong library partnerships in North America.

Justin will assume responsibility as Director of Sales and Marketing North America beginning January 1, 2017.

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US SAGE Publishing launches collection of over 480 videos that illustrate how research is done - 02 Nov 2016

Academic publisher SAGE Publishing has launched a collection of streaming videos designed to help students and researchers learn and develop research skillsets and navigate the research process. Titled SAGE Research Method Video, the collection includes 484 videos on the broad spectrum of social science research methods and statistics.

SAGE Research Methods Video contains more than 125 hours of content – of which 70% is exclusive to SAGE – including tutorials, expert interviews, case studies, mini-documentaries, focus groups, and more. The collection also includes a 15-hour introductory statistics course; four hours of SPSS training with professor and bestselling textbook author Andy Field; a three-hour presentation skills course; a two-hour course on ANOVA; a two hour course on designing and doing surveys; and a one-hour course on planning research projects.

The videos can be streamed to demonstrate research in action, assigned to students ahead of lectures to stimulate in-class discussions, and used to expose viewers to alternative perspectives or a range of subject experts such as Gary King, Kathy Charmaz, Sara Delamont, David Silverman, John Creswell, and Ian Shapiro. Developed in partnership with an international editorial advisory board made up of methods experts, the collection also features short documentary films made in leading research centers around the world, including the Pew Research Centre, NatCen Social Research, Ipsos Mori, and NORC at the University of Chicago.

Hosted on the SAGE Research Methods platform, the new collection allows users to customize video play speed, make clips of relevant content, and embed videos or clips into webpages and course management systems, among other features. Users can also download video transcripts, follow along as the transcripts scroll on the screen during playback, and click on any word within the transcripts to go to that point in the video. The videos also come with multiple citation options, MARC Records and DOIs, abstracts and rich metadata, and more.

SAGE Research Methods Video is the latest of the SAGE's video subject collections, joining Business and Management, Politics and International Relations, Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy, Education, and Media, Communication and Cultural Studies. Sociology and Criminal Justice and Criminology will be added in 2017.

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US Sheridan to provide printing services for SSP’s membership and informational resources - 02 Nov 2016

Sheridan, a provider of print, publishing services and technology solutions to publishers, associations, university presses, and cataloguers, will provide printing services for the Society for Scholarly Publishing's (SSP) membership and informational resources. Sheridan responded to SSP's Request for Proposal for in-kind printing services in exchange for various sponsorship benefits.

Sheridan was selected for their team-based customer experience, on-time delivery, and stringent quality requirements. The materials will be printed in their Hanover, Pennsylvania facility which offers high-quality print production; offset, digital and print-on-demand capabilities; and provides exceptional customer service.

Printed materials are still critically important to SSP for communicating the benefits of membership as well as resources for pursuing a career in scholarly communications. For 2017 Sheridan will produce a membership postcard, membership brochure and an informational pamphlet highlighting the careers available in scholarly communications.

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UK Springer and BioMed Central to retract 58 articles published across seven journals - 02 Nov 2016

Springer and BioMed Central are retracting 58 articles published across seven journals this week, after a thorough investigation which revealed evidence of plagiarism, peer review and authorship manipulation, suggestive of attempts to subvert the peer review and publication system to inappropriately obtain or allocate authorship.

BioMed Central has identified 28 articles that will be retracted and is investigating 40 more articles. Springer has identified 30 articles that will be retracted, with a further 9 articles that need further investigation.

The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) has been notified and retraction notices will be published this week. Not all of the articles showed evidence of all of these issues (plagiarism, peer review and authorship manipulation) but each of them demonstrated at least one. The decision to retract these articles is solely to correct the scientific record.

Alongside investigation into the identified papers, action has been taken to ensure that no further compromised papers from this group can continue through to publication. In addition, policies on changes to the authorship list have been revised.

As a matter of course, an audit of BioMed Central journals to track adherence to editorial policy was conducted early this year. This has now been updated to look for potential hallmarks of abuse, such as non-specific or shared email addresses, assess peer review quality and look for changes in manuscript titles, authorship and content.

In addition, Springer has initiated a task force to better understand current patterns in abuse cases based on these experiences, with the aim to further develop checks and balances.

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US Two Taylor & Francis ebook platforms now available to order through ProQuest OASIS - 02 Nov 2016

ProQuest has announced a partnership with publisher group Taylor & Francis to provide libraries with more choices for purchasing ebooks though OASIS.

The OASIS system provides end-to-end acquisition workflow support to the market's largest selection of ebooks (more than 1.7 million titles) via the Ebook Central, EBL, ebrary, MyiLibrary, EBSCO, and now two Taylor & Francis ebook platforms.

With this new integration of platforms, libraries can access Taylor & Francis eBooks' multidisciplinary research materials, including more than 60,000 titles in 34 subject areas spanning humanities, social sciences, education, behavioural sciences, environment, and law – as well as the CRC netBASE platform of more than 14,000 references in scientific, technical and medical subject areas.

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US 82 percent of academic libraries consider space reclamation a priority, reveals ProQuest’s 2016 space reclamation survey - 01 Nov 2016

ProQuest has released a new survey of more than 600 libraries. The survey found that 82 percent of academic libraries consider space reclamation a priority or believe it will be in the near future. More than a third have prioritized repurposing space for more than five years.

The survey revealed the innovative ways libraries are using reclaimed space, with 25 percent stating they are developing makerspaces and hackerspaces. The survey whitepaper, 'Evolving Spaces for Evolving User Needs in Academic Libraries' is free to anyone who registers at http://bit.ly/libspacereclaim.

Enabling libraries to achieve that balance and repurpose space underlies a variety of ProQuest solutions and services. For instance, the company's complimentary Title Matching Fast (TMF) service helps libraries assess their print and digital books and journals to make data-driven collection development decisions. Its Digital Archive and Access Program (DAAP) enables libraries to convert print archives to online, often saving miles of shelf space without reducing the scope of their collections.

ProQuest's online solutions help libraries confidently replace physical materials with robust, comprehensive and often more complete digital collections than libraries owned in print.

These solutions include more than 830,000 ebooks from over 650 publishers with flexible and affordable models that guarantee access for users; Access-To-Own, an acquisition model that allows libraries to purchase ebooks according to demand and apply rental fees toward title ownership; Premium Ebook Packs in five interdisciplinary subject areas – aligned with ProQuest's digital archives that offer unlimited multi-user access to industry-leading content; ProQuest Historical Newspapers, featuring over 35 million digitized pages of full-text and full-image articles for significant newspapers dating back to the 18th century; Periodicals Archive Online (PAO), a major electronic archive of over 700 scholarly journal backfiles, within the arts, humanities and social sciences; government document collections that include ProQuest Congressional, Executive Branch Documents and UK Parliamentary Papers (includes both the House of Commons and the House of Lords); and online video collections such as Alexander Street's Academic Video Online, which save shelf space and expands discovery.

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Netherland Amsterdam Data Science and Elsevier in deal to advance data science research and education in Amsterdam - 01 Nov 2016

Scientific information solutions provider Elsevier has announced that network organisation Amsterdam Data Science (ADS) has signed an agreement aimed at advancing data science research and education in Amsterdam. Both parties are embarking on a number of joint projects that will enable data scientists to access and share data and use the latest technology to collaborate and advance the field of data science together.

ADS and Elsevier will collaborate together on several fronts, including research and development, joint promotion of Amsterdam as a data science center, and data science talent development. This partnership marks the first long-term collaboration agreement signed by ADS, an initiative of the University of Amsterdam, VU University, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences and Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica.

A number of projects have already started. These are focused on improving data search and reproducibility of research that will ultimately result in higher quality research outcomes. These projects involve developing better methods and infrastructure to share data for scientific experiments, ensuring better reuse of data in a safe and trusted manner; developing new search and discovery technologies for searching data underlying scientific experiments; and applying knowledge graph technology to, for instance, help researchers find funding for their research or identify new relations that were previously not detectable.

Both parties have committed to developing new projects together in the years to come, among other things providing corporate work experience programs for grad students and post-docs at Elsevier, and specialized Elsevier staff engaging in teaching the next generation data scientists.

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US Clarivate Analytics and Chinese Academy of Sciences release annual report identifying hottest and emerging fields in scientific research - 01 Nov 2016

Clarivate Analytics, formerly the Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, and Chinese Academy of Sciences have released 'Research Fronts 2016', an annual report identifying prominent areas of scientific research over the past year. This is the third collaborative report from these two organisations.

The paper identifies 180 key research fronts including 100 hot and 80 emerging fronts, based on a comprehensive analysis of scientific literature citations. The analysis generated 12,188 research fronts in the Essential Science Indicators (ESI) database from 2009 until 2015. Research fronts are specialties discovered when scientists cite one another's work, reflecting a specific commonality in the research, which can be experimental data, a concept or hypothesis or even a method.

Working in collaboration with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Clarivate bibliometric experts utilised the ESI database, a web-based research analytics platform and a unique compilation of science performance metrics and trend data based on scholarly paper publication counts and citation data from the Web of ScienceTM. Once identified, the research fronts built on recently published ‘core’ or foundational journal articles.

The 2016 report also features an analysis of the current and potential performance of six leading countries in the 180 research fronts – USA, China, UK, Germany, France and Japan. Analysts at the Institutes of Science and Development and the National Science Library of the Chinese Academy of Sciences also analyzed the 180 research fronts provided by Clarivate in great depth and interpreted it to highlight 28 research fronts of particular interest.

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UK Kudos strengthens board with key new appointments - 01 Nov 2016

Kudos, a service for maximising the reach and impact of research publications, has announced new appointments to its Board of Directors and the successful close of a second funding round.

From January 1, 2017, Jon Conibear has been appointed non-executive Chairman. Jon is an experienced publisher with a career that has included executive-level roles with Oxford University Press, Blackwell Science, Informa and Hearst. Also joining the Kudos board are Jan Christopher Maier and Dominic Ely. Jan founded AVEDAS, a software company, providing the leading Current Research Information System CONVERIS to the university sector. Dominic brings over twenty years' experience as a finance professional. His most recent role was CFO / COO of Zinc Ahead, a fast-growth, international software-as-a-service provider to the corporate life sciences market.

These key appointments follow the successful close of a second funding round for Kudos.

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UK Lettie Conrad named new North American Editor for Learned Publishing - 01 Nov 2016

The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) and the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) have announced Lettie Conrad as the new North American Editor of Learned Publishing journal.

Lettie takes up her post with immediate effect and can be contacted with ideas for case studies, research articles and opinion pieces from North America via us-editor@alpsp.org. She has been an active member of both SSP and ALPSP. She has already had a trial run as guest editor for January's themed issue on discoverability.

Learned Publishing is a major international journal, published on behalf of ALPSP by Wiley and in collaboration with the Society for Scholarly Publishing. It is packed with the latest ideas and informed opinion on all aspects of scholarly publishing. The journal is published quarterly in January, April, July and October. ALPSP and SSP members receive free access to the journal.

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UK Peter Ashman succeeds Tim Brooks as new BMJ CEO - 01 Nov 2016

Healthcare knowledge provider BMJ has announced the appointment of Peter Ashman as the next Chief Executive, effective from January 1, 2017. Peter was chosen from an exceptional pool of candidates from both inside and outside the company, and succeeds Tim Brooks who is stepping down after four years as CEO.

Peter joined the company in 2007 as Publishing Director with responsibility for BMJ’s journals programme. Since then, the number of journals published has increased from 28 to over 60, and he and his team have achieved nine consecutive years of top and bottom line growth.

Earlier this year, he was promoted to Director of Learning & Publishing, expanding his responsibilities to include BMJ Learning & On Examination in addition to the Journals portfolio and BMJ Careers.

Peter started his publishing career in sales and marketing roles. He moved to the US to launch the North American commercial operations of The Lancet, and later worked at Nature Publishing Group, managing a list of specialty medical journals.

Peter is also Chairman of the Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) and has served on the board of STM - the International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers.

Between now and the end of the year Peter will be working with current CEO, Tim Brooks, to ensure a smooth transition.

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US Public Library Association releases first Project Outcome Annual Report - 01 Nov 2016

The Public Library Association (PLA) has launched the first Project Outcome Annual Report.

PLA's Project Outcome is a free toolkit designed to help public libraries understand and share the true impact of essential library services and programs by providing simple surveys and an easy-to-use process for measuring and analysing outcomes. Project Outcome also provides libraries with the resources and training support needed to apply their results and confidently advocate for their library's future, helping them turn better data into better libraries.

Since launching in June 2015, Project Outcome has had over 2,000 participants representing over 1,000 public libraries across the US and Canada register to be a part of this initiative. The Project Outcome system has aggregated over 40,000 patron surveys and is just getting started.

Through Project Outcome, the library field is learning more than ever about the benefits that library patrons see in their own lives. Data collected from the first year of Project Outcome tell us unequivocally that library programs and services improve the lives of their patrons. People come to the library not just for books, but for programs that will help them learn a new skill or make a specific change in their lives. Within the first year, Project Outcome aggregated over 17,000 patron surveys. Nearly 80% of those library users surveyed report that library programs and services have had some kind of positive impact on their lives in the last year.

In addition, PLA learned that what patrons like most about the programs they’re attending is the educational aspect – from doing a new activity, to learning a new skill, to the librarian or instructor's style of teaching. And these patron benefits are in high demand. Across every program type, the most common suggestion for improvement was to offer new, more frequent, or more current classes and programs.

Like the hundreds of libraries that now have outcomes data to guide their strategy and support their advocacy, PLA is taking what they have learned to increase the impact of outcome measurement on libraries and communities everywhere. Project Outcome will continue to develop new and improved tools and resources to help libraries move from planning and implementing surveys to taking action using the results. Project Outcome will continue to work with libraries to build momentum and sustainability. From offering regional training and one-on-one library assistance, to building data-sharing partnerships, to expanding its work with state library staff and other types of libraries, Project Outcome will keep looking for opportunities to improve.

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