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.

Springer to acquire Spektrum Akademischer Verlag

16 July 2007

Springer Science+Business Media will buy German scientific publisher Spektrum Akademischer Verlag from Elsevier.

NIH chooses Collexis knowledge platform

16 July 2007

Collexis has signed an enterprise licence agreement and ongoing engagement with the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

SAGE and Hammill partner on special education journals

16 July 2007

SAGE will act as the Hammill Institute on Disabilities' representative regarding subscriptions, licensing, production, advertising, and online dissemination for the nonprofit organisation's 14 special education journals.

Microsoft adds support to developing-world access initiatives

11 July 2007

Three programmes that provide free, or almost free, access to online peer-reviewed journals for researchers in more than 100 of the world's poorest countries have been officially extended to 2015.

Accucoms expands its business in Latin America

11 July 2007

Accucoms has launched a sales representation service for publishers wishing to increase their sales in Latin America.

Wiley extends partnership with AIChE

10 July 2007

Wiley and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) have renewed and extended their agreement for publication of the Institute's flagship journals.

OCLC acquires remaining shares of OCLC PICA

03 July 2007

OCLC has acquired the remaining shares of OCLC PICA Group to become the sole shareholder of the European library and information systems supplier.

HHMI announces new access policy for research articles

28 June 2007

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute will require its original research articles to be made freely accessible in a public repository within six months of publication.

British Library picks Innodata Isogen for publisher digitisation

28 June 2007

The British Library has selected Innodata Isogen as its development partner for its Publisher Digitisation Service.