Academic Libraries

A freely available toolkit helps academic book authors to better understand open access book publishing.

Posted 06 October 2020

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and Stanford Libraries have released a public, open platform for the Digital Library of the Middle East (DLME). It will be one of the world's largest online archives of Middle Eastern and North African artifacts. The DLME aggregates, through an ongoing program, digital records of published materials, documents, maps, artifacts, audiovisual recordings, and more from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

Posted 01 September 2020

LYRASIS, a non-profit organization of libraries, archives, museums, and research institutions, based in the United States, published the 2020 Open Content Survey Report, which focuses on open content activities within the United States (U.S.) surrounding Open Access (OA) Scholarship, Open Data, and Open Educational Resources (OERs).

Posted 07 August 2020

Knowledge Unlatched (KU) and OpenAPC are expanding the OpenAPC dataset to support the inclusion of Book Processing Charges (BPCs)

Posted 04 August 2020

The global COVID-19 pandemic has upended our lives, both personal and professional. It has also introduced a new word into our vocabulary: Infodemic. Inoculating yourself, your library users, and your community against the Infodemic should be a vital skill for librarians worldwide.

Posted 04 August 2020

ProQuest's platform enhancements that make subscription and open access content readily searchable on the open web reveals a volume and variety of source material of benefit to students, teachers and the general public.

Posted 07 July 2020

The revised Business Research Competencies is now available.

Posted 03 July 2020

Coursera announced CourseMatch, which will match Coursera MOOCs to on-campus university courses.

Posted 04 June 2020

The eight shortlists for the 2020 Nibbies have been revealed.

Posted 20 March 2020

This year over 50 submissions from around the world were received.

Posted 19 March 2020

DPC aims to support and enable institutions at all stages of maturity in the digital preservation journey.

Posted 19 March 2020

A shortlist of eight titles for each of the Medals has been revealed.

Posted 19 March 2020

Over 50 publishers are participating in the initiative to allow unlimited numbers of users access to ebooks. The list is expected to grow.

Posted 17 March 2020

Springer Nature is the largest OA publisher of primary research.

Posted 16 March 2020

The Association of European Research Libraries (LIBER) has published a midway review of its five-year strategy.

Posted 06 March 2020

2019 figures reveal growing impact of OA works in its collection.

Posted 05 March 2020

Three-year agreement offers open access and publishing.

Posted 17 February 2020

Annual figure exceeds 10,000 for the first time.

Posted 17 February 2020

Move will help strengthen Taylor & Francis' capabilities in open access and open research and will extend its range of innovative publishing services.

Posted 13 January 2020

A major breakthrough for open science.

Posted 13 January 2020

NAISC-L (pronounced noshk) provides a four-step method for creating an Interlink. Information professionals are invited to participate in the final evaluation phase.

Posted 01 January 2020

Professor Ingemar J. Cox - win recognises his major and sustained contributions to the field of information retrieval.

Posted 30 December 2019

Report highlights the distorting effect of hyper-authored articles on citation and impact analysis.

Posted 10 December 2019

Five UK-based society publishers have signed pilot transitional OA agreements courtesy of Jisc.

Posted 10 December 2019 wants to change the landscape of scholarly book publishing.

Posted 04 December 2019