Chinese national library buys Karger archive

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The China National Science and Technology Library (NSTL) has approved the purchase and hosting of the Karger Journal Archive Collection, comprising journal issues from 1893 to 1997.

The licence covers nationwide access for academic and noncommercial organizations in mainland China. It is the first national agreement in this part of the world for the journal archive content of the Swiss-based Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers, celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. On April 28, the launching ceremony takes place in the Assembly Hall of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences in Beijing.

'This is truly a landmark arrangement for Karger Publishers,' said Gabriella Karger, CEO of the Swiss-based medical and scientific publisher, which is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. 'We are proud and greatly honoured by the China National Science and Technology Library's selection of our journal archive content as a highly relevant online source of knowledge and information to the scientific community in China."

Karger says it is continuing to expand its editorial collaborations with Chinese authors and editors.