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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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