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 Clarivate Analytics partners with Impactstory to make open access content easier for researchers to use

Clarivate Analytics has announced a novel public/private strategic partnership with Impactstory that will remove a critical barrier for researchers: limited open access (OA) to high-quality, trusted peer-reviewed content. Under the terms of the partnership, Clarivate Analytics is providing a grant to Impactstory to build on its oaDOI service, making open access content more easily discoverable, and the research workflow more efficient from discovery through publishing.

 OASIS operates with Alma and Alexander Street

ProQuest is simplifying workflows for librarians with two initiatives that bring together complementary assets to enrich its OASIS® search, select and order system. The OASIS system saves librarians’ time with ordering, tracking and invoicing content — print, ebook and DVDs — in the subjects they need.

 SAE International adopts Aries Systems’ Editorial Manager manuscript service for Journals and Technical Paper process

SAE International has adopted Aries Systems’ Editorial Manager® system for use with its Journals and Written-Only Technical Paper process. Editorial Manager is a cloud-based manuscript submission and peer-review tracking system for scholarly journals, reference works, books and other publications.

 EBSCO Information Services announces 2017 EBSCO Solar grant winners

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is awarding its 2017 EBSCO Solar grant to the Athens-Clarke County Library in Athens, Georgia and The Indian Trails Public Library in Wheeling, Illinois. The grants will provide each library with $100,000 to pay for the installation of a solar array. The grant offsets the cost of installing solar panels and allows libraries to reduce their electricity expenditures.

 PeerJ announces PeerJ Collection for SMBE 2017 attendees to make their abstracts publicly available

PeerJ will be publishing a PeerJ Collection for the upcoming Annual Meeting of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution (SMBE 2017) in Austin, TX. The meeting will take place from July 2–6, 2017. All speakers and poster presenters are encouraged to submit their accepted abstracts to the Collection.

 OCLC celebrates 50 years of innovation and collaboration with libraries worldwide

OCLC, the library technology and research organisation that changed the way libraries work, is celebrating 50 years of innovation and collaboration with libraries around the world. What began 50 years ago as a regional computer system for 54 Ohio colleges has become OCLC, a global library cooperative that provides shared technology services, original research and community programs to over 16,000 libraries in 120 countries.

 Latest edition of Blogspeak now online

The latest edition of Blogspeak is now online. Featured are: Sven E. Hug and Martin P. Brändle (Microsoft Academic is on the verge of becoming a bibliometric superpower); Roy Kaufman (Can you Trust It? Using Open Access Materials in the Corporate World); Ramya Sriram (How Academia Can Use the Power of Digital Technology for Cross-border Collaboration); EBSCOpost Blog (Four Library User Challenges to Address); Kent Anderson (Platform Diving - Top Journals, UX, and the Lure of Harmonization); and Brooks Hanson and Jenny Lunn (Avoiding Predators in Publishing). 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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