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 Wiley appoints Ella Balagula as new EVP of publishing business

John Wiley and Sons, Inc., a global research and learning company, has announced that Ella Balagula has been named Wiley's new Executive Vice President of Wiley's Publishing segment. Prior to joining Wiley, Balagula was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Engineering Solutions at Elsevier, one of the world's largest providers of scientific, medical, and technology information, where she was responsible for commercial go-to-market, product management, software development and content acquisition and production in the engineering and academic segments.

 Taylor & Francis Group successfully completes Share More Easily book pilot in partnership with ReadCube

Academic publisher Taylor & Francis Group has completed a successful pilot of its Share More Easily program in partnership with ReadCube, a Digital Science technology company. The Share More Easily pilot included 600 titles across HSS and STM: 300 received sharing links to promote their work and 300 did not - the latter acting as a control group.

 Royal Society of Chemistry to sell Portland Press journals content

The Royal Society of Chemistry and Portland Press, the wholly-owned publishing arm of the Biochemical Society, have announced a partnership enabling the Royal Society of Chemistry to sell Portland Press journals content. According to Dan Dyer, commercial director at the Royal Society of Chemistry, with the strategic alliance of the two societies, customers will benefit by having a single sales contact to discuss all their chemistry and biochemistry content requirements.

 BMJ Learning partners with Duodecim to support learning and development for hospital doctors in Finland

BMJ Learning, an international provider of online CME and postgraduate training, has teamed up with Duodecim Medical Publications (The Finnish Medical Society) to help healthcare professionals improve their knowledge and deliver the very best care to their patients. The partnership will provide access to curated e-learning modules from BMJ Learning's Hospital Collection, via Duodecim's Learning Management System – Oppiportti.

 Project MUSE expands its relationship with Google Scholar to implement Campus Activated Subscriber Access

Project MUSE has expanded its relationship with Google Scholar to include implementation of Campus Activated Subscriber Access (CASA), providing seamless access to subscribed or purchased content for an institution's users even when off campus or from a mobile device. An extension of Google Scholar's Subscriber Links service, CASA makes note of a user's institutional affiliation when they access content from an authorised on-campus location, and then enables continued access to their library's MUSE journal and book holdings from home or when using a device not connected to the institution's network.

 Bowker connects users to StreetLib publishing platform

Visitors to the Bowker website will now be able to access StreetLib, a publishing platform offering all the essential book publishing tools in one place. StreetLib supports authors and publishers by providing the services necessary to publish and sell books online in multiple formats. It also provides technical and commercial assistance to help its users get the most out of its services.

 OpenAthens launches its cloud-based content provider solution, OpenAthens Cloud

OpenAthens, the international identity and access management software provider for the information industry, officially launched its cloud-based content provider solution at the Frankfurt Book Fair. OpenAthens Cloud enables federated single sign-on via OpenID Connect: a standard protocol for the secure, lightweight transfer of authentication and user attributes, which has seen rapid adoption by global brands such as Google and Microsoft.

 Latest edition of Blogspeak now online

The latest edition of Blogspeak is now online. Featured are: David Crotty (The Facebooking of Scholarly Research); John Sack (Innovation starts with HighWire’s Intelligent Publishing Platform); Hollydawn Murray (Transparency meets transparency); Amy Forrester, Bo-Christer Björk and Carol Tenopir (New web services are helping authors make data-driven decisions when choosing which journal to submit to); and Matthew Sherlock (The Mobile Buzz: Data Protection and the GDPR). 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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