October 22, 2014

Publishing: Springer Science Sold to German Buyout Firm for 3.3.Billion Euros ($4.4 Billion)

From Reuters: Buyout firm BC Partners agreed to buy German publisher SpringerScience+Business Media for about 3.3 billion euros ($4.4 billion) on Wednesday, the largest private-equity acquisition in Germany for seven years.

Springer and PCG Publish White Paper About Scholarly E-books, Libraries, and RoI

From Springer’s Release About the White Paper: A new white paper recently released by Springer, in partnership with Publishers Communication Group (PCG), entitled Scholarly eBooks: Understanding the Return on Investment for Libraries, explores how libraries might determine the value of eBooks, and why it is important to do so. The paper provides a broad view […]

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 […]

The Encyclopedia of Mathematics Open Access Wiki from Springer and European Mathematical Society Receives 500,000 Visits in First Six Months

From Today’s Announcement: In late 2011 Springer Science+Business Media and the European Mathematical Society (EMS) partnered to transform the Encyclopedia of Mathematics (EoM) into an open access wiki for the mathematics community (www.encyclopediaofmath.org). In the first six months since its launch, the site has already attracted more than 500,000 visits. Originally published online in 2002 […]

Springer Formally Launches New Platform for the Corporate Sector: Springer for R&D

From a Company Announcement: Springer Science+Business Media has launched a new corporate platform, Springer for R & D, which provides access to over 5.6 million research documents, all optimized for specific corporate markets. Springer for R & D aims to become the primary resource destination for all new corporate and medical customers. All articles in […]

News Roundup: Items from Cambridge University Press, OCLC, Springer, and SkyRiver

1. 19 Australian Academic Press (AAP) Journals Acquired By Cambridge University Press 2. OCLC earns ISO Information Security Management Certification 3. Springer launches six new medical review journals 4. New SkyRiver Software Release Highlights Bibliographic Database Quality and Superior Navigation

New White Paper from Springer: "STM eBooks: Librarian Perspectives on the First 5 Years"

Via a Springer News Release: Springer celebrates its 50,000th eBook, available on its online platform SpringerLink. [Clip] In addition, as announced in October 2011, Springer will digitize nearly all books it has published since 1842. By adding the Springer Book Archives to SpringerLink by the end of 2012, the total number of titles will increase […]

The Economist Provides a Look at the Springer e-Book Digitization Program

From The Economist: Scanning Springer’s backlist proved no mean feat. First, the company had to figure out for which works Springer holds copyright, surveying records at all the firms swept up in recent years, says Thijs Willems, who heads the book-archiving project. To create a definitive list his group scoured old catalogs and national libraries. […]

SpringerLink Expanding Ebook Collection to Cover All Titles Dating From 1846" by Barbara Quint

More on the Springer news we first posted about last week. BQ writes in an Information Today NewsBreak: The digitization project will affect an estimated 65,000 books. Some 70% of them are in English with only 30% in German and a few in Dutch. The collection will include business and professional titles as well as […]

Info Industry Briefs: News from Gale, Springer, OCLC, AAP, OverDrive, Ristech, B&T

Gale Expands Three Acclaimed Digital Collections Springer launches SpringerReference.com Hat Tip/Thanks: Law Librarian Blog and No Shelf Required University of New Brunswick Libraries first in Canada to sign up to use OCLC Web-scale Management Services American Academy of Pediatrics Makes Content From Entire eBook Collection Available to Institutions With New Subscription Model OverDrive Adds Simultaneous […]