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AAP expresses concern on government mandates requiring free access to journal articles -

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) has warned that government mandates requiring free access to journal articles published by the private sector would seriously undermine scientific communication, as well as US jobs, exports and copyright protection. In testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Government… Read More

Elsevier and PANGAEA announce next step in connecting research articles to data -

STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, and PANGAEA - Publishing Network for Geoscientific & Environmental Data - have announced their next step in interconnecting the diverse elements of scientific research. Elsevier articles at ScienceDirect are now enriched with graphical information linking to associated research data sets that are… Read More

Free access to APS online journals in US public libraries -

The American Physical Society (APS) has announced a new public access initiative that will give readers and researchers in public libraries in the US full use of all online APS journals, from the most recent articles back to the first issue in 1893. The collection includes… Read More

SkyRiver Technology files antitrust suit against OCLC -

Cataloging services provider SkyRiver Technology Solutions, US, has announced that it has filed a lawsuit in a federal court in San Francisco against library cooperative Online Computer Library Center, Inc. (OCLC), US. The suit alleges that OCLC, a purported non-profit with a membership of 72,000 libraries… Read More

JISC funded project to open up data on climate research -

The UK's Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) has announced a new investment to improve the way UK university researchers manage their data. As a result of this initiative, climate scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA) will soon be demonstrating new methods of providing open… Read More

DynaMed Drug Topics to provide medication cost assistance program information from NeedyMeds -

Electronic research databases provider EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO), US, has announced that a new service within its DynaMed point-of-care clinical reference will link clinicians to cost assistance programmes designed to help patients afford their medications. DynaMed drug topics now include links to NeedyMeds, a non-profit organisation that… Read More


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