Libraries are getting access to thousands of BBC academic titles following an expanded agreement between ProQuest and BBC Learning
Elsevier has announced the launch of Entellect, a new cloud-based data platform
Copyright Clearance Center has announced the release of RightFind Insight, a scientific research solution
Digital Science has launched Dimensions, a new platform that aims to democratise and transform scholarly search
Cambridge University Press is launching a content sharing service – Cambridge Core Share – aimed at providing the academic community and wider public with greater access to research.
The new service has been launched on the Cambridge Core platform and will extend the functionality to a select number of journals during an initial pilot phase.
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
O’Reilly Media’s new version of Safari: O’Reilly’s Learning Platform for Higher Education is now available from ProQuest
Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, has announced a release of its Summon discovery service
Recommended, a service which connects the research community with the most relevant content, has been launched by Springer Nature. The company says the service has been developed in response to the extensive and rapid increase in published research which makes it difficult for researchers to keep up to date with developments in their specific fields.
PSI, an organisation that helps publishers eliminate subscription fraud and IP misuse, has announced the launch of a global registry of IP addresses.
On average, 58 per cent of IP ranges held by publishers are inaccurate, PSI has found. Because of this, a significant amount of content is open to unlicensed access, and libraries and publishers are likely to receive inaccurate usage statistics. Until now, the systems for keeping the IP ranges accurate and up to date have been cumbersome, time-consuming and inefficient for everyone involved.
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
While researchers, publishers and funders warm to data sharing, issues over misuse, citation and credit remain, reports Rebecca Pool