May 7, 2021

Ovid Will Become Exclusive Medical Research Aggregator Providing Access to Current, Non-Embargoed New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) Content

From a Wolters-Kluwer News Release: Wolters Kluwer Health today announced it has entered into an expanded distribution agreement with the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). Under the terms of the agreement, Ovid, part of Wolters Kluwer Health, will be the only medical research aggregator to distribute current, non-embargoed NEJM content to institutions and their […]

Springer Permits Commercial Use for its Hybrid Open Access Program

From Springer: Springer is bringing Open Choice, its hybrid open access option, into line with the fully open access journals published by BioMed Central and SpringerOpen. As a result, all open access content at Springer will be published under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license. In 2004, the hybrid open access option Open Choice was […]

"JSTOR Tests Free, Read-Only Access to Some Articles" & Review List of the 70 Journals Available at Launch

From a Wired Campus (COHE) Article by Jennifer Howard: It’s about to get a little easier—emphasis on “a little”—for users without subscriptions to tap JSTOR’s enormous digital archive of journal articles. In the coming weeks, JSTOR will make available the beta version of a new program, Register & Read, which will give researchers read-only access […]

Serials: Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL) Goes Open Access

From the LITA Blog LITA is pleased to announce that Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL) will become an open-access, electronic-only publication, beginning with the March 2012 issue (volume 31, issue 1). This change will help ensure the long-term viability of the journal by making it more accessible, more current, more relevant, and more environmentally friendly. […]

Association of Southeastern Research Libraries Launches Collaborative Print Journal Archive

Via Collaborative Librarianship News: The Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) has created a new cooperative journal retention program to serve as an important tool for research libraries seeking to manage their legacy collections of printed scholarly journals.  More than half of ASERL’s 40 member libraries are contributing materials to this program, which guarantees items […]

New Preprint: "Deal or No Deal? : Evaluating Big Deals and Their Journals"

Title Deal or No Deal? : Evaluating Big Deals and Their Journals (38 pages; PDF) Authors Deborah D. Blecic (U. of Illinois at Chicago) Stephen E. Wiberley Jr. (U. of Illinois at Chicago) Joan Fiscella (U. of Illinois at Chicago) Sara Bahnmaier-Blaszczak (U. of Michigan) Rebecca Lowery (U. of Illinois at Chicago) Source College and […]

Two Journals Mull Publishing Killer Flu Virus Details

From Discovery News: Two top scientific journals said Tuesday they were mulling whether to publish details of a man-made mutant killer flu virus that has sparked concerns of mass deaths if it were released. A US government’s science advisory committee urged the US journal Science and the British journal Nature to withhold key details so […]

Scholarly Publishing: Purdue University Signs New One-Year, $2.9 Million Contract With Elsevier

From The Exponent (Purdue University): Purdue students and faculty could have lost access to the majority of scholastic research articles available online through Purdue libraries today. Purdue signed another one-year contract with a publishing company that allows access to journal articles necessary for research for $2.9 million, after being threatened to be cut off in […]

Free Access Alert: 1845-1909 Archive Collection of Scientific Amercian

Free Access (Through November 30, 2011) to All Issues From 1845-1909 of Scientific American . More than 75,000 articles. Direct to Scientific American, 1845-1909 On November 1st we learned that the digital archive of Scientific American, back to vol. 1, no. 1, was complete and accessible online. The 1845-1909 collection chronicles major inventions, including the […]

Just Released: Swets Publishes First Serials Price Increase Report for 2012

From the Swets Website: Every year, Swets collects pricing information from thousands of publishers worldwide. As a helpful, additional budgeting tool for its customers, Swets publishes a Serials Price Increase Report which contains a wealth of data covering thousands of publications. The report is published in stages, with the first appearing in October with monthly […]