De Gruyter partners with a German library consortium to support the publishing of Open Access scholarly books
According to No Shelf Required “this announcement by De Gruyter confirms that libraries worldwide continue to support the publishing of Open Access monographs, particularly in the humanities and social sciences. And German libraries are clearly among the leaders on this front.
International Alliance of Research Library Associations releases view of Plan S
According to KnowledgeSpeak “the International Alliance of Research Library Associations (IARLA), a platform for collaboration of five members associations representing research libraries, has released a view of Plan S, an effort by major national research agencies and funders from twelve European countries to advance open access by requiring the…
infoDOCKET reports that “University of Hawaiʻi Press announced Hawaiʻi Open Books, a collection of 90 newly digitized and freely available academic titles from UH Press’s backlist, many of which have been out of print or unavailable for years.
Titles include seminal works of scholarship in Hawaiian, Pacific, and Asian studies, as well as grammars, dictionaries, and other resources for languages from throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The works are accessible from various online platforms, including UH’s institutional repository ScholarSpace, a newly created Hawai‘i Open Books website, JSTOR, and Project MUSE…”
130,000 References to Books Cited in Wikipedia Articles Now Include Live Links to 50,000 Books Digitized by The Internet Archive (with More to Come)
Citing Brewster Kahle’s blog infoDOCKET also notes that “The Internet Archive has transformed 130,000 references to books in Wikipedia into live links to 50,000 digitized Internet Archive books in several Wikipedia language editions including English, Greek, and Arabic…”
Knowledge Unlatched partners with ScienceOpen for better Open Access Analytics
Knowledge Unlatched (KU), the central platform for Open Access (OA) financing models, and ScienceOpen, a freely accessible discovery network, have announced a new partnership to provide better reading analytics for books and journals funded through KU. By adding book indexing to its discovery platform of 60…
MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
- Cactus Communications partners with ScienceNet to launch Science Talks, an online forum for issues impacting the academic community
- European Commission Publishes First Annual Self-Assessment Reports by Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Mozilla, Twitter and 7 European Trade Associations Under the Code of Practice on Disinformation;
- Ex Libris Alma and Primo go live at Keio University and Waseda University in Japan
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