European Commission asked to support open access

18 January 2007

A group of European organisations are calling on the European Commission to support public access to the output of EC-funded research shortly after publication.

ebrary and YBP distribute e-books

17 January 2007

Provider of e-content services, ebrary, has partnered with YBP Library Services, which provide materials to the academic library community.

Bibliometric pioneer picks up lifetime achievement award

15 January 2007

Eugene Garfield has received the 2006 Online Information LifetimeAchievement Award in recognition of more than 50 years of dedication, leadership and innovation in the information industry.

Scientists are reluctant to join in with open peer review

15 January 2007

Nature’s authors and readers are reluctant to participate in an open peer-review process, according to a recent experiment carried out by the journal.

Crossref links to African and Asian journals

15 January 2007

CrossRef has reached agreements with three new partners to include hundreds of journals from Africa and Asia in its linking network.

New developments put pressure on search engines

15 January 2007

As Google and its rivals move into traditional research information territory, they could face challenges of their own. A new type of search engine is the latest project from Wikia.

Grant helps train developing-world librarians

15 January 2007

Elsevier has given the Medical Library Association (MLA) a grant of $80,000 to train librarians in the African, Asian, and Latin American continents.

Vista acquires SirsiDynix

15 January 2007

A private equity firm has bought library-management-system giant SirsiDynix. The buyer, Vista Equity Partners, focuses solely on investing in software and technology-enabled businesses.

UK PubMed Central is launched

15 January 2007

The UK version of the US National Institutes of Health’s open-access biomedical research archive has now been launched.

ScholarlyStats and Thomson Scientific announce successful SUSHI test

01 September 2006

MPS Technologies and Thomson Scientific have successfully completed the transfer of data between their two systems, using the SUSHI (Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative) protocol.

Search engines have bigger effect on usage than open access

01 September 2006

Growth in online usage of Oxford Journal’s Nucleic Acids Research, a journal that went fully open-access in January 2005, is more linked to search engines than to the change in publishing model.

Scirus partners with The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

01 September 2006

Scirus, Elsevier’s free science-specific search engine, is partnering with The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) to index its repository, the HKUST Institutional Repository.