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 Elsevier among top suppliers revolutionising the NHS through digital transformation

Elsevier, the global information analytics business specialising in science and health, has been added to the new NHS England Health Systems Support Framework, which is intended to act as a 'one-stop-shop' for the regional Sustainability & Transformation Partnerships. In the wake of an estimated investment of £300m on digital technology, Elsevier's solutions will make it easier for NHS employees to access the knowledge they need to reduce variation of care, provide safer care, and overall, improve patient outcomes.

 ASTM International announces organisational changes

ASTM International has announced the hiring of Richard Lindberg to serve as the organisation's new chief information officer and vice president. Lindberg will oversee ASTM International's IT operations and content curation division. In addition, ASTM announced organisational changes aimed at optimising operations and positioning the organisation for the future, effective October 22.

 70th Frankfurter Buchmesse comes to an end, international participation increases

The 70th Frankfurter Buchmesse ended with an increase of 0.8 percent in visitors at the weekend and a slight decrease of 1.8 percent during the trade visitor days. A total of 285,024 (2017: 286,425) visitors attended the fair, 0.5 percent less than in 2017. Overall, international attendance increased at the fair this year, both in terms of exhibitors and trade visitors. With 7,503 exhibitors from 109 countries taking part at this year's Frankfurter Buchmesse, the fair experienced a slight increase.

 Frontiers launches innovative, new open access journal - Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence

Frontiers has launched an innovative, new open access journal, Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence. The journal will open for submissions on October 30, 2018. It seeks to provide a home for research and collaborations in the field of Artificial Intelligence. Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence is a platform to share groundbreaking findings and technological advances.

 CAPES signs five-year deal to benefit from CABI’s scientific publications and databases

The Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES), a Brazilian federal government agency under the Ministry of Education, has signed a five-year deal to benefit from CABI's scientific publications and databases including CAB Asbtracts - an online platform of more than 12 million records. CAPES is responsible for quality assurance in postgraduate courses with more than 200 institutions serving as members of the academic consortium.

 Association of University Presses approved as Associate member of IPA

The Association of University Presses (AUPresses) has announced that it has been approved as an Associate member of the International Publishers Association (IPA) at the IPA General Assembly. IPA recently reconfigured membership categories and created the Associate-level membership for international specialised publishers associations such as AUPresses.

 DuraSpace and OpenAIRE sign MoU to support global repository network

DuraSpace and OpenAIRE recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Both companies have a shared interest in a robust, interoperable, and functional network of repositories that provide value to the research community and contribute to Open Science and Open Access in Europe and the world.
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