Entries Tagged as 'Open Access'

WorldCat adds new international content to knowledge base

October 11th, 2013 · Comments Off

DUBLIN, Ohio, October 10, 2013—OCLC has finalized agreements with international content providers to add more electronic collections to the WorldCat database, the most comprehensive online catalog of resources available through libraries worldwide. Incorporating these databases into WorldCat and the WorldCat knowledge base will improve access to these collections and simplify administration for libraries that use […]

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Brill Open now includes eBooks

August 23rd, 2013 · Comments Off

Brill announced on August 19th that it is extending its open access model to include books.  Titles will be made freely accessible on the Brill platform under a creative commons license.  Here is more from the press release: Brill extends Brill Open, its Open Access model, to include books. As a major publisher in the […]

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SciELO launches blog to discuss open access and scholarly communication issues

August 22nd, 2013 · Comments Off

SciELO, the Scientific Electronic Library Online, has launched a new blog, SciELO in Perspective.  The blog, available in 3 languages – Spanish, Portuguese, and English – aims to share information and knowledge oriented to the development of scientific communication.  The posts contain interviews, news, and analysis from an editorial team of nine.  SciELO has maintained […]

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Internet Archive – 15m downloads per month, 2m ebooks scanned,1,000 partners and other new facts

July 8th, 2013 · Comments Off

Robert Miller, Global Director of eBooks for the Internet Archive, sent this email to IA sponsors, partners, and content contributors.  It has some really interesting facts, figures, and updates from the IA and Robert was kind enough to let me repost it here on NSR in full. I have highlighted some of those remarkable facts […]

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Tags: Electronic Resources · Interfaces/Platforms · Open Access · Preservation · Surveys/Statistics · Vendor News

Elsevier acquires Mendeley – articles of interest

April 10th, 2013 · Comments Off

A flurry of articles and blog posts have been published with the announcement of Elsevier’s acquisition of Mendeley.  Here is a sampling below: Elsevier’s Press Release Mendeley blog, Q/A about the acquisition   Confirmed:  Elsevier Has Bought Mendeley…TechCrunch Sale to Elsevier Casts Doubt….Chronicle A Matter of Perspective….Scholarly Kitchen    

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De Gruyter and Unglue.it partner to expand open access titles

April 10th, 2013 · Comments Off

This is fabulous news.  Way to go De Gruyter!  I’m so pleased to see publishers working direct with Unglue.it. Berlin, 2 April 2013 – Starting today, the academic publisher De Gruyter will be offering 100 titles from its e-dition series at the crowdfunding platform Unglue.it. Each individual title that raises 2,100 dollars at the site […]

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SciELO open access ebooks, an interview with Nicholas Cop

April 10th, 2013 · Comments Off

Open Access ebook collections are on the rise. One of the newer collections is SciELO (pronounced like the initials C-L-O).  The SciELO ebooks operation began in March of 2012 and officially announced itself to the international community last month.  I interviewed Nicholas Cop, President of Nicholas Cop Consulting and principle consultant of the SciELO program […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · New Products · NSR Info · Open Access · University Press · Vendor News

SciELO announces open access eBook collection from Brazil

March 15th, 2013 · Comments Off

Last Fall, I wrote about the SciELO ebook collection  for Open Access Week.  I just received this official press release announcing the collection of 300 open access ebooks from Brazil.  The press release is also available in Espanol and Portugues. SÃO PAULO, March 2013 – SciELO, a major indexer and publisher of Open Access online […]

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Unglue.it and Open Book Publishers launch new campaign

March 6th, 2013 · Comments Off

Happy to see another campaign being launched at Unglue.it.  This title is really unique.  It’s an English language book about Mumbai’s unique Dabbawala food delivery co-operative, Feeding the City.  Below is more from the press release: Unglue.it is pleased to announce a second crowdfunding campaign from the nonprofit UK company Open Book Publishers for the […]

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SAGE Open author publication fee discounted to $99 per article

January 24th, 2013 · Comments Off

Below is a press release from SAGE regarding the author fees for SAGE Open.  They are lowering them to $99 per article from $395 in 2012.  This is great news for social science and humanities researchers.  When asked why the fee was lowered, SAGE sources said: SAGE has been a passionate champion of the social […]

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