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.