Gilde acquires Royal Swets and Zeitlinger

22 August 2007

Dutch investment firm, Gilde, buys subscription agent, Royal Swets and Zeitlinger, with plans to expand business into new markets

Cairo University updates operations

20 August 2007

Touted as a model of library automation in the Middle East, Cairo University has chosen the so-called Millenium platform, designed by US library systems provider Innovative, to boost operations.

BioMed Central and HHMI seal open access deal

20 August 2007

In a bid to boost publication exposure, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute is to pay the processing charges for articles published by its researchers in BioMed Central's open access journals.

Iraq national library invaded by troops

17 August 2007

Global library federations urge government intervention as Iraqi librarians and national archives placed at risk from US and Iraq troops

Proquest's Prisma tops 100 titles

17 August 2007

US digital content provider, Proquest, claims its social sciences database, Publicaciones y Revistas Sociales y Humanisticas (Prisma), now holds more than 100 full text journals

Emerald clinches deal with Italian universities

16 August 2007

Emerald Group Publishing, UK, has penned a five year deal with Italy's largest university consortium

Sage publications available online to Australian libraries

15 August 2007

The Council of Australian University Librarians has joined forces with Sage to offer online access to more than 450 of the publisher's journals

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