Elsevier acquires Beilstein Database

08 March 2007

Elsevier has bought the Beilstein Database, the world's largest compilation of chemical facts in the field of organic chemistry.

National Library of New Zealand partners with OCLC

08 March 2007

The National Library of New Zealand will add some 8 million records and the holdings of 275 libraries to WorldCat.

Digitisation helps preserve printing history

08 March 2007

ProQuest CSA and Oxford University Library Services will digitise more than 65,000 items from the Bodleian Library's John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera.

US university presses want to expand open-access discussion

01 March 2007

The Association of American University Presses (AAUP) has called for the open-access debate to be opened up to different types of scholarly literature and different access models.

Apex takes on medical digitisation project

01 March 2007

The publishing services division of Apex CoVantage has been selected to create a multi-million page digital archive of medical journals for a major association.

ALPSP Learned Journals Collection signs Southern European deal

27 February 2007

The ALPSP Learned Journals Collection and Swets have signed the first cross-country consortia agreement with the Southern European Library Link (SELL).

Publishing Technology lists on AIM

27 February 2007

The new publishing services company formed from the merger of Ingenta and VISTA International will be listed on the AIM stock exchange from tomorrow.

European partners explore cross-border licences

26 February 2007

Four national ICT bodies have begun a multinational tender process to explore with publishers the possibility of cross-border licensing arrangements.

Hindawi completes OA conversion

23 February 2007

Hindawi Publishing has changed its last two subscription-based journals to an open-access publishing model.

Springer boosts social science programme

22 February 2007

Springer has acquired 29 journals from Transaction Publishers to strengthen its social-sciences position.

Publishers oppose government mandates

21 February 2007

A coalition of 75 nonprofit publishers has made a statement opposing any legislation that would 'abruptly end a publishing system that has nurtured independent scientific inquiry for generations'.

Open-access petition presented to EC

20 February 2007

The petition calling on the European Commission to adopt polices to guarantee free public access to research results has been delivered to the EU Commissioner for Science and Research.