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UC Davis Library joins Google Book Digitisation project -

The UC Davis Library has become the 6th UC site to participate in the Google project, joining NRLF, UCSC, UCSD, UCLA, and UCSF. In June 2013, the UC Davis Library began sending public domain (out-of- copyright) books and journals to be digitised as part of UC's… Read More

CCC announces enhancements to its ‘Get It Now’ academic solution -

Licensing solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), US, has announced enhancements to its award-winning Get It Now academic solution. This includes the integration of OCLC's ILL Fee Management (IFM) Service and the addition of five new publishers - ME Sharpe Inc., Human Kinetics, Akademiai Kiado,… Read More

Karger Publishers automates licensing process with CCC solution -

Licensing solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), US, has announced that Switzerland-based Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers has implemented CCC's RightsLink Premium to manage copyright permissions for its journals and books. RightsLink Premium supports a publisher's online strategy by providing its customers with instant… Read More

CC-BY license option now available on 42 NPG journals -

Scientific publisher Nature Publishing Group (NPG), UK, now offers authors a wider choice of journals using the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license. NPG and its publishing partners have introduced the CC-BY license option on twenty-two further journals, including Nature Communications. Of the 61 NPG journals that… Read More

CCC and BISG partner to present a live, three-part webcast series -

Licensing solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), US, has announced a partnership with book trade association Book Industry Study Group (BISG), to present a live, three-part webcast series 'The Business of Rights' to help publishers, authors and agents better understand, manage and monetize content rights.… Read More

Creative Commons License to apply to all OA content published by De Gruyter -

Academic publisher De Gruyter, Germany, and Versita will be publishing all Open Access content under the uniform application of Creative Commons license CC BY-NC-ND, effective immediately. This means that publications may now be copied, disseminated, and otherwise made public by users under the conditions that the… Read More

Google to digitise books from Michigan State University Libraries -

Books from the Michigan State University (MSU) Libraries will soon be digitised by Google to become part of the Google Books website. Google Books has digitized millions of titles from university libraries and indexed the contents so users can search across the entire set. MSU's… Read More

Portland Press invites authors to use Creative Commons Attribution licence for papers published in ASN NEURO and Bioscience Reports -

Portland Press Limited, the not-for-profit publishing subsidiary of the Biochemical Society, has announced that it will invite authors to use the CC-BY (Creative Commons Attribution) licence for papers published in its two Gold Open Access journals - ASN NEURO and Bioscience Reports. This allows authors to… Read More

British Library welcomes announcement outlining new exceptions to the UK’s copyright framework -

The British Library, the national library of the UK, recently welcomed the announcement by Rt Hon Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, outlining new exceptions to the UK's copyright framework. In particular, the Library welcomes the exceptions that will now allow… Read More

ARL applauds Judiciary Committee’s endorsement of bill to reform privacy laws -

The US Senate Judiciary Committee last week took a key step toward fixing outdated privacy laws by endorsing a bill proposed by Chairman Patrick Leahy. The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has applauded Leahy and all members of the Committee for their stated strong, bipartisan… Read More

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