February 25, 2021

News Roundup

1. Impactstory and the Public Knowledge Project Announce Strategic Relationship

2. Open Access: University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and University of Arizona (AU) Join U. of California Press Luminos Membership Program (via Luminos Newsletter)
UCSB joins at Courier Level, UA at Garamond Level.

3.Elsevier: PlumX Metrics Now on Scopus & What’s New on Scopus: PlumX Metrics, Changes to Citation Overview Pages and a New CiteScore Widget

4. Twitter Lost 2 Million Users in the U.S. Last Quarter (via WaPo)

5. Report: Open Access Publishing in Serbia and Western Balkan Open Science Working Group (via OpenAire Blog)

6. The Czech Republic National Strategy of Open Access to Scientific Information and Data (via OpenAire Blog)

7. Washington D.C.: Final Terms of the Apple Lease for Historic Carnegie Library Approved
19,000 Sq. Foot Apple Store, DC Historical Society Museum and Library Will Remain in this Location

8. WhatsApp Hits 1 Billion Daily Users, WhatsApp Status Hits to 250M Daily Users and Instagram Stories Also at 250M (via TechCrunch) & With 2 Billion Monthly Active Users, Facebook Brings in Revenue of $9.3 Billion in Q2 (via Variety)

9. Wiley Signs National License Agreement in India For Unlimited Access to Cochrane Library

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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