Geological Society plans developing-world initiative

02 October 2007

The Geological Society of London will make all the content from its digitised publications freely available to researchers in developing countries.

Swets acquires ScholarlyStats

02 October 2007

Swets has acquired exclusive rights to MPS Technologies' usage-statistics product, ScholarlyStats.

Thomson acquires Prous Science

01 October 2007

Thomson has acquired Prous Science, a provider of information solutions to help knowledge-based drug discovery and development.

Springer reorganises STM division

01 October 2007

Springer has reorganised its global scientific, technical and medical (STM) publishing division into global and local publishing.

UK biologist groups back well-funded open-access publishing

20 September 2007

A group representing UK biologists has come out in favour of open-access publishing, provided that it is adequately funded and that policies are flexible.

Project Prospect scoops award

17 September 2007

RSC Project Prospect from the Royal Society of Chemistry has won the 2007 ALPSP/Charlesworth Award for Publishing Innovation.

Thomson Scientific predicts Nobel Laureates

14 September 2007

Based on total citations to their works, US-based Thomson Scientific has pinpointed researchers most likely to win a 2007 Nobel Prize

Knovel and ASTM seal online publication deal

13 September 2007

Knovel adds publications from ASTM International to its online technical reference collection

US universities pioneer electronic publishing

12 September 2007

North American universities are leading the world on electronic publishing and open access while European counterparts play catch up, indicates the latest Webometrics survey

Google gets personal with libraries

11 September 2007

Internet search provider, Google, has added a new feature to its 'Books Search' that allows users to build their own digital libraries

Mayo Clinic teams with Collexis to uncover database secrets

11 September 2007

US software developer, Collexis, is to pilot its semantic profiling system with Mayo Clinic Libraries, US, in a bid to mine hidden knowledge from existing databases

European libraries drive digital repositories forward

06 September 2007

A collaboration between the European Association of Research Libraries and the European Digital Repository Research Infrastructure aims to promote open access across Europe