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Comments on NIH public access mandate reveal librarians’ support, publishers’ concern -

More than 430 public comments have reportedly been filed from a range of stakeholders prior to last week's public hearing regarding the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) public access mandate. The comments adhered closely to arguments made all through the legislative process. The policy, which is set to become effective… Read More

WHO sub-group meets on global strategy for intellectual property rights -

A sub-group meeting of the WHO's Intergovernmental Working Group (IGWG) on Public Health, Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights was recently held. The IGWG is the main body under the WHO that deals with the related issues of IPRs, innovation for new medicines, and access to medicines. The sub-group meeting aimed… Read More

World Book unveils World Book Mobile content licensing initiative -

World Book, Inc., US, has announced the launch of World Book Mobile, a licensing programme which seeks to significantly extend the volume of licensed content it is making available to mobile application developers and distributors. World Book Mobile will have access to content from over 90… Read More

Royal Society of Chemistry signs archiving agreement with Portico -

The Royal Society of Chemistry has announced an agreement with non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico, US, to preserve its entire online journals collection of 26 titles. With the inclusion of the RSC journals, over 7,400 titles have now been entrusted to… Read More

Springer announces publishing partnership with the Society for Research on the Cerebellum -

STM publisher Springer, Germany, has announced a partnership with the Society for Research on the Cerebellum (SRC). Under the deal, Springer will publish the latter's official journal, The Cerebellum, effective Volume 7, March 2008. This addition further enhances Springer's portfolio of neuroscience titles. A quarterly publication,… Read More

Safari Books Online to add Packt Publishing e-books to digital library service -

Safari Books Online, a US-based e-reference joint venture between publishers O'Reilly Media, Inc. and Pearson Technology Group, has announced an agreement with Packt Publishing. As Packt Publishing's first online channel distribution partner, Safari Books Online will make Packt's books and other technical publications available online to… Read More

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