Industry Trends

EBSCO releases open policy for data sharing

23 April 2014
EBSCO will make all metadata (and full text when contractually allowed) available for more than 120 full-text databases and over 500,000 e-books, as well as over 50 historical digital archives, to third-party discovery services

Kudos is awarded UK government funding

23 April 2014
Project to help authors and institutions maximise the impact and visibility of their publications is awarded £164,000 grant

Altmetric starts tracking mentions on Sina Weibo

14 April 2014
Altmetric has begun tracking mentions of academic articles on the Chinese microblogging site Sina Weibo

Partnership digitises old medical books

5 April 2014
The Wellcome Library and Jisc have signed a new three-year agreement to digitise more than 10 million pages of 19th century published works

Chinese Academy of Sciences takes top place in NPG's Asia ranking

5 April 2014
China is on track to become the dominant scientific power in Asia-Pacific, according to the editors of the Nature Publishing Index (NPI) 2013 Asia-Pacific