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ProQuest is adding 24 primary sources to its offering through the Jisc Digital archival collections group purchasing pilot, following the adoption of its databases by 20 universities


Early Arabic Printed Books

 Gale, a library resource provider and a Cengage company, has announced the launch of the final modules of its Early Arabic Printed Books archive for the international higher education market.
Early Arabic Printed Books features a number of technological innovations pioneered by Gale to ensure scholars in Arabic-speaking countries and beyond can research the range of content, including interfaces in Arabic and European languages, right-to-left-read navigation of Arabic texts, an embedded Arabic keyboard and newly developed optical character recognition software.


Sage Recommends

Sage and Expert System have released Sage Recommends, a discovery capability within the Sage Knowledge platform that provides users with links to related Sage content to support academic research



HighWire Press, the technology platform and strategic partner to influential scholarly publishers and societies, has announced the launch of Stackly, a web-based toolset for content collection, organisation, storage, and peer-to-peer collaboration


Analysis and opinion

Rebecca Pool asks: was 2017 the year that scholarly publishing let in open peer review?


London’s Business Design Centre was the venue for Research Information’s inaugural event, Challenges in the Scholarly Publishing Cycle