August 20, 2014

Digital Preservation: CLOCKSS and Portico Welcome New Publishers, Publications

Here’s a look at several digital preservation announcements made during the past couple of days. New Publishers/Publications: CLOCKSS PeerJ Preserves with the CLOCKSS Archive Future Science Group Preserves with the CLOCKSS Archive American Society of Plant Biologists Preserves Content with the CLOCKSS Archive New Publishers/Publications: Portico University of Oklahoma to preserve World Literature Today with […]

JSTOR Adds New Titles to Collections, Several Missing Issues Also Added

Here’s a direct link to a complete list of new/titles. Title lists can also be download (by collection) using the links found on this page. The updated is dated June 15, 2012. See Also: Project MUSE: At Least Seven New Publishers Coming to UPCC Book Collections in 2013 (June 14, 2012)

Scottish Library Consortium (SHEDL) Signs Comprehensive Licensing Agreement with Springer

From Today’s Announcement: Springer and the Scottish Higher Education Digital Library Consortium (SHEDL) recently signed a ground-breaking agreement for access to electronic journal subscriptions and eBooks on Springer’s platform SpringerLink. Every SHEDL member will now have access to an enormous database of content consisting of nearly 2,000 journals and over 40,000 eBooks. The license will […]

Open Access: Major Milestone for SCOAP3: Invitation to Tender sent to Publishing Partners

From the SCOAP3 Web Site: SCOAP3 is pleased to announce that it has issued its Invitation to Tender to the leading publishers of high-quality peer-reviewed journals carrying content in the field of High-Energy Physics, who had previously agreed to the key SCOAP3 principles in a qualifying market survey This process is the culmination of one […]

Standards: NISO Seeks Public Comment on Draft of Recommended Practice, PIE-J: Presentation & Identification of E-Journals

From a Summary by the National Library of Medicine: The National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library and a component of the National Institutes of Health, has a deep interest in the publishing models used by scientific journals, from the viewpoints of practical and efficient use of titles that are indexed for MEDLINE, […]

Freebie Alert! Full Text Access to New Political Science Journals From De Gruyter

From a De Gruyter eMail Alert: De Gruyter just added 19 political science journals to its extensive and high quality journal collection, and to celebrate the good news, we are pleased to offer you a free taste of our newest titles – all articles published in 2011 and 2012 are now available for free! The […]

ProQuest and Elsevier Expand Agreement for Medical Publications

From ProQuest: ProQuest and Elsevier Health are expanding their relationship for licensing of the Lancet family of medical journals to include 36 additional acclaimed health science titles from Elsevier in ProQuest’s information products. The new three-year agreement enables the full text of these journals to be discovered within the context of libraries’ entire ProQuest collections. [Clip] […]

Medical Journals: JAMA Unveils Network Linking 10 AMA Journals

From American Medical News: The Journal of the American Medical Association and its specialty Archives journals are launching a new Web platform that makes it easier and faster for readers to navigate content from all 10 publications at once. Instead of each existing within its own virtual silo, The JAMA Network integrates the journals online. […]

Journal Pricing is an “Untenable Situation Facing the Harvard Library”

From a Letter by the Harvard Faculty Advisory Council to All Harvard Faculty Members (via Harvard U. Library Transition Web Site) We write to communicate an untenable situation facing the Harvard Library. Many large journal publishers have made the scholarly communication environment fiscally unsustainable and academically restrictive. This situation is exacerbated by efforts of certain […]