Keio University in Japan will partner with Google Book Search Library Project to digitise its library collection.
Springer Science+Business Media will buy German scientific publisher Spektrum Akademischer Verlag from Elsevier.
Collexis has signed an enterprise licence agreement and ongoing engagement with the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
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.
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 has launched a sales representation service for publishers wishing to increase their sales in Latin America.
Wiley and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) have renewed and extended their agreement for publication of the Institute's flagship journals.
OCLC has acquired the remaining shares of OCLC PICA Group to become the sole shareholder of the European library and information systems supplier.
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.
The British Library has selected Innodata Isogen as its development partner for its Publisher Digitisation Service.
An online global gateway to science information from 15 national portals has now been opened.
Danny Kingsley, deputy director at Cambridge University Library, looks back at her early days at Australian National University – and forward to the many challenges facing librarians
While researchers, publishers and funders warm to data sharing, issues over misuse, citation and credit remain, reports Rebecca Pool