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Call for society publishers to participate in semantic web pilot project -

Library management systems and services provider Talis Information Ltd., UK, and TBI Communications, UK, have announced a joint initiative that offers society publishers the opportunity to participate in a free pilot project designed to test the application of Web 2.0 and semantic… Read More

Publisher Informa receives a second takeover proposal -

Media Company Informa Plc, UK, has said that the company has received another preliminary buy-out approach. It is being targeted for takeover by a private equity consortium. While Informa did not reveal who made the latest approach, talks are continuing with Providence Equity Partners, Carlyle Group… Read More

Wiley-Blackwell partners with AlphaMed Press to co-publish Stem Cells journal -

Wiley-Blackwell, the STM and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons, Inc., US, and publisher AlphaMed Press, US, has announced that Wiley-Blackwell has been selected to serve as co-publisher of Stem Cells, effective January 1, 2009. An international journal of cell differentiation and proliferation, Stem… Read More

OCLC’s new Web Harvester captures web content to add to digital collections -

Global library cooperative Online Computer Library Center, Inc. (OCLC), US, has announced the release of Web Harvester, a new product that allows libraries to capture and add web content to their digital collections managed by OCLC's CONTENTdm Digital Collection Management Software. OCLC's Web Harvester addresses the… Read More

Association of Research Libraries updates and reconfigures FAIR website -

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has updated and reconfigured the Freely Available Institute Resources (FAIR) website. The website is a platform for faculty and alumni of the ARL/ACRL Institute on Scholarly Communication to share outreach and programme development tools with the broader community. FAIR is… Read More

Elsevier expands use of CCC’s Rightslink service -

STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, has announced that it is partnering with non-profit copyright licensing solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), US, to use the latter's Rightslink service. Rightslink is an online e-commerce service that allows content users to instantly license content and… Read More

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