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The MIT Press announces new central licensing and invoicing deals with PALCI and GWLA for Direct to Open -

The MIT Press has announced two new consortial relationships with the Partnership for Academic Library Collaboration and Innovation (PALCI) and the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA) for Direct to Open (D2O) and extended the deadline for libraries to commit to support the collective action model to November… Read More

Jisc to handle central licensing and invoicing for D2O for MIT Press’ member libraries -

The MIT Press has announced that Jisc will handle central licensing and invoicing for Direct to Open (D2O) for their member libraries. An innovative, sustainable framework for open access monographs, D2O moves professional and scholarly books from a solely market-based, purchase model to a… Read More

Project MUSE continues to freeze journal collections pricing and title updates -

Project MUSE Journal Collection subscription pricing will again remain flat for 2022, meaning fees for all MUSE collections will continue to be frozen at 2020 prices. MUSE recognizes the shared mission and goals of library customers and the not-for-profit publishers whose journals they offer, and is choosing… Read More

SPIE Digital Library extends institutional subscription price discount for 2022 -

SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, has announced an extension of its recent 10% price reduction for SPIE Digital Library and SPIE journal institutional subscriptions. The discount was originally implemented last year in recognition of the challenges facing the library and research communities during… Read More

CRKN announces updated Licensing Principles -

CRKN has unveiled its updated Licensing Principles, a two-part document that includes Licensing Program Principles and Principles for Negotiations. The Licensing Principles build upon CRKN’s First Principles, which were developed in 2009 to prioritise collaboration, transparency, and consensus-building among CRKN members. The updated… Read More

World Scientific to freeze Journal prices for 2021 -

STM publisher World Scientific recognises that it is a difficult time for libraries worldwide to maintain their holdings. Many institutions have seen their budget affected due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In view of this, World Scientific has decided to freeze the prices of its journals… Read More

The Company of Biologists freezes e-journal price for 2021 -

The Company of Biologists has announced that there will be no increase in their e-journal prices in 2021 in recognition of the unprecedented and ongoing challenges facing the library and research communities worldwide. As a not-for-profit publisher committed to maximising the availability of high-quality biological science… Read More

ORNL launches COVID-19 rapid access licensing program to help fight pandemic -

The Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has launched a program designed to accelerate deployment of innovations that may help fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Rapid Access Licensing Program will allow companies to license these select technologies at… Read More

SPIE Digital Library to reduce institutional subscription prices by 10% for 2021 -

SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, has announced a 10% price reduction for 2021 SPIE Digital Library and SPIE Journal institutional subscriptions. This discount comes in recognition of the challenges facing the library and research communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The SPIE Digital… Read More

Project MUSE to freeze journal collection prices for 2021 -

The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly impacted both Project MUSE’s library customers and its participating not-for-profit publishers, along with the rest of the research and education community. After a great deal of consultation with their constituents, in light of the ongoing operational and financial pressures affecting all,… Read More


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