SNSF unveils open access directive

15 August 2007

In a bid to drive so-called open access publishing forward, the Swiss National Science Foundation reveals a new directive on open access for SNSF-sponsored researchers

Cornell University joins Google Book Search

10 August 2007

Cornell University Library, US, is the newest partner in the Google Book Search Library Project

Ebrary cuts 'eBook' deal with new publishers

09 August 2007

Electronic book business, ebrary, has teamed up with University of Virginia Press, Allen & Unwin and other publishers to make more 'eBooks' available to libraries worldwide

Yale University ditches BioMed Central

08 August 2007

Following 'soaring' article charges, Yale University Science Libraries drop BioMed Central's open access service while the publisher claims it offers 'excellent value for money'

Electronic books destined for academic success

07 August 2007

University librarians see a bright future for electronic books in academia but many challenges including licensing and access issues must be addressed first

Exalead joins ACAP pilot project

07 August 2007

French search software provider, Exalead, joins the Automated Content Access Protocol Pilot project with a view to validating the initiative

Knovel enters into agreement with JISC Collections

05 August 2007

Knovel and JISC Collections join forces to provide science and technology resources to UK universities and colleges

Brill to launch online archive with Ingenta

02 August 2007

Brill has selected "IngentaConnect" to host its 50,000 article back-file in a bid to give academics the opportunity to search for a broader range of content

Scientific publishing stagnates in the US

02 August 2007

US sees a decay in the number of scientific papers published while the rest of the world increases its article count

New foundation supports DSpace users

17 July 2007

HP and the MIT Libraries have formed a non-profit organisation that will support the growing community of institutions that use the open-source DSpace software.

Ovid and OUP expand e-books partnership

17 July 2007

Ovid Technologies will provide over 300 OUP medical and health science e-books, including over 80 new titles, for subscription and purchase on the Books@Ovid platform.

First Japanese library joins Google's digitisation programme

16 July 2007

Keio University in Japan will partner with Google Book Search Library Project to digitise its library collection.