14 March 2007

The UK should have a live, fully-integrated, national electronic theses service within two years, thanks to funding of a new project.

12 March 2007

The Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers (AAP) has endorsed the Brussels Declaration on STM Publishing.

08 March 2007

Elsevier has bought the Beilstein Database, the world's largest compilation of chemical facts in the field of organic chemistry.

08 March 2007

The National Library of New Zealand will add some 8 million records and the holdings of 275 libraries to WorldCat.

08 March 2007

ProQuest CSA and Oxford University Library Services will digitise more than 65,000 items from the Bodleian Library's John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera.

01 March 2007

The Association of American University Presses (AAUP) has called for the open-access debate to be opened up to different types of scholarly literature and different access models.

01 March 2007

The publishing services division of Apex CoVantage has been selected to create a multi-million page digital archive of medical journals for a major association.

27 February 2007

The ALPSP Learned Journals Collection and Swets have signed the first cross-country consortia agreement with the Southern European Library Link (SELL).

27 February 2007

The new publishing services company formed from the merger of Ingenta and VISTA International will be listed on the AIM stock exchange from tomorrow.

26 February 2007

Four national ICT bodies have begun a multinational tender process to explore with publishers the possibility of cross-border licensing arrangements.

23 February 2007

Hindawi Publishing has changed its last two subscription-based journals to an open-access publishing model.

22 February 2007

Springer has acquired 29 journals from Transaction Publishers to strengthen its social-sciences position.



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