19 January 2007

Thomson Scientific is supplying journal literature information to The Patent Board for a study of scientific research trends on behalf of the US National Science Foundation.

18 January 2007

A group of European organisations are calling on the European Commission to support public access to the output of EC-funded research shortly after publication.

17 January 2007

Provider of e-content services, ebrary, has partnered with YBP Library Services, which provide materials to the academic library community.

15 January 2007

Eugene Garfield has received the 2006 Online Information LifetimeAchievement Award in recognition of more than 50 years of dedication, leadership and innovation in the information industry.

15 January 2007

Nature’s authors and readers are reluctant to participate in an open peer-review process, according to a recent experiment carried out by the journal.

15 January 2007

CrossRef has reached agreements with three new partners to include hundreds of journals from Africa and Asia in its linking network.

15 January 2007

As Google and its rivals move into traditional research information territory, they could face challenges of their own. A new type of search engine is the latest project from Wikia.

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.

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.

15 January 2007

The UK version of the US National Institutes of Health’s open-access biomedical research archive has now been launched.

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.

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.



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

Analysis and opinion

While researchers, publishers and funders warm to data sharing, issues over misuse, citation and credit remain, reports Rebecca Pool