YBP Library Services and Ebrary seal 'eBook' deal

04 September 2007

YBP Library Services and Ebrary have teamed up to provide electronic books through YBP's online database

Australian library bags cash from Bill Gates

03 September 2007

Remote Australian library wins $1 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Microsoft, for providing technology to indigenous communities

EBSCO buys Sage indexes

30 August 2007

EBSCO Publishing has bought ten social science print indexes from Sage with a view to publishing online

Open access community condemns PRISM

30 August 2007

Open access proponents launch scathing attack on the Partnership for Research Integrity in Science and Medicine, describing it as an 'anti-open access lobbying organisation'

Eli Research bags multi-million dollar investment

29 August 2007

BIA Digital Partners invests $10m in Eli Research to boost strategic growth

US coalition defends 'publishing integrity'

28 August 2007

New initiative warns public against the risks of government interference to scientific publishing

'Record reference numbers reflect research growth'

23 August 2007

The American Chemical Society claims chemistry research is thriving as its Abstracts Service logs a record number of references

German research society signs Thomson contract

23 August 2007

The Fraunhofer Society selects Thomson Scientific's research database to help members win grants

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