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Portico, NISO announce preservation agreement -

Non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico, US, has announced an agreement with the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) to preserve its online publication, Information Standards Quarterly. With this inclusion, over 7,900 e-journals and 4,400 e-books have now been entrusted to the Portico archive. Through this agreement… Read More

Digital repository HathiTrust offers beta version of full-text search feature -

HathiTrust, a digital repository for some of the US' research libraries, has announced that it is currently experimenting with large-scale full text searching. The move is part of an effort to create a mechanism to search across the entire repository. As an initial public beta of… Read More

Society for Endocrinology releases archive going back to 1939 -

The Society for Endocrinology has unveiled its new online archive charting the history of endocrinology over the past 70 years. The archive, which comprises a collection of material published from 1939 to late 1997, will be available from January 2009. It is hosted by online services… Read More

Portico to preserve the Indiana University Mathematics Journal -

Non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico, US, has announced that it will preserve the online version of the Indiana University Mathematics Journal. With this inclusion, over 8,000 e-journals and 4,400 e-books have now been entrusted to the Portico archive. Through this agreement with Portico, the journal… Read More

The Ex Libris Digital Preservation System goes live at the National Library of New Zealand -

Library solutions provider Ex Libris Group, Israel, has announced that after a successful beta-testing period at the National Library of New Zealand (NLNZ), version 1.0 of the Ex Libris Digital Preservation System has gone live as scheduled. The Digital Preservation System, developed in collaboration with the… Read More

Portico, ASME sign preservation deal -

Non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico, US, has announced that it has entered into an agreement with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) to preserve its online collection of 23 titles. With this inclusion, over 7,900 e-journals and 4,400 e-books have now been entrusted to… Read More

Global science community to form virtual library for scientific data -

Scientific organisations representing over 130 countries have agreed to overhaul existing world data centres and services to create a World Data System, the International Council for Science (ICSU) has announced. The existing networks for collecting, storing and distributing data in many areas of science are seen… Read More

Walter de Gruyter signs preservation deal with Portico -

Non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico, US, recently entered into an agreement with Walter de Gruyter, Germany, to preserve 61 titles from its online journal collection. With this inclusion, over 7,900 e-journals and 4,400 e-books have now been entrusted to the Portico archive. For more than… Read More

Turkish Government’s Scientific and Technological Research council signs three year deal for ISI Web of Knowledge -

The Scientific business of Thomson Reuters, US, has announced that the Turkish Government's Scientific and Technological Research Organization's (TUBITAK) R&D Facility Institute, The Turkish Academic Network and Information Centre (ULAKBIM), has signed a three year contract for the ISI Web of Knowledge platform. The science, social… Read More

PEER initiative to examine effects of systematic archiving -

Publishing and the Ecology of European Research (PEER), an initiative supported by the European Union (EU), has announced that it will investigate the effects of the large-scale, systematic depositing of authors' final peer reviewed manuscripts (so called Green Open Access or stage-two research output) on reader access, author visibility and… Read More


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