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Serials Solutions is now called ProQuest -

Products and services from ProQuest's Seattle-based technologies business unit will now carry the ProQuest® brand as the name "Serials Solutions" is retired. The change takes place immediately and customers will see the ProQuest name on business cards, email addresses, product information and in connection with products… Read More

De Gruyter announces reorganisation of its imprints -

Academic publishing house De Gruyter has announced the reorganisation of its imprints following the successful integration of Akademie and Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag. As of January 2014, all titles in the fields of history, economics, computer science, and German-language engineering will be published under the 'De Gruyter Oldenbourg'… Read More

Cengage Learning seeking $2 billion in bankruptcy exit loans -

College textbook publisher Cengage Learning is seeking as much as $2 billion in loans to exit bankruptcy. Earlier in July 2013, the publisher had agreed with lenders to restructure $5.8 billion of debt. According to a December 27 court filing, the financing would consist of… Read More

Digital Science donates SureChem data of more than 15 million chemical compounds and patents to EMBL-EBI -

Digital Science, a division of Macmillan Science & Education, is donating the SureChem collection of more than15 million chemical structures from world patents into the public domain through the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI). It is the first time a world patent chemistry collection has been made… Read More

Global healthcare stakeholders want standards-based interoperability and communications, says IEEE-SA -

Tens of billions of dollars a year reportedly slip through the cracks in interoperability and connectivity among medical devices in the United States alone, but it now appears there exists new interest to close those gaps in the global web of healthcare, says the IEEE Standards… Read More

McGraw-Hill Education expands efforts to ensure fully interoperable future for the education technology industry -

Digital learning company McGraw-Hill Education, US, has designated its Tel Aviv-area technology innovation center as its company-wide interoperability hub. The center will continue to ensure that all of the company's current and future digital learning solutions adhere to the IMS Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) guidelines, the… Read More

American Meteorological Society becomes AIP’s latest member society -

The American Institute of Physics has announced that the Boston-based American Meteorological Society (AMS) has become the institute's newest member society. AMS will now receive all the benefits conferred by full membership, including free subscriptions to AIP's flagship magazine, Physics Today, for all AMS members… Read More

ORCID announces changes in member agreements and new authentication-only API -

ORCID, a non-profit organisation that provides an open registry of unique identifiers for researchers, has reviewed its member agreements to incorporate feedback received from the community, as part of the organisation's first anniversary. A number of changes have been announced. ORCID hopes that these changes will… Read More

PeerJ announces significant new benefit for authors -

Open access publisher PeerJ has announced that all authors can now make unlimited submissions to PeerJ PrePrints, entirely for free. Previously authors without a PeerJ publication plan could only publish one free preprint per year. PeerJ launched 'PeerJ PrePrints,' an innovative… Read More

HathiTrust announces intention to become a DPN replicating node -

HathiTrust recently announced its intention to become a 'replicating node' in the Digital Preservation Network, contingent upon acceptable terms and conditions for doing so. HathiTrust is one of five institutions or consortia that have been collaborating over the past year to… Read More


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