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READING IS FUN

OCLC and Talis signed an agreement that will enable faculty at institutions that subscribe to both Talis Aspire Reading Lists and OCLC's WorldShare Management Services to create reading lists for students with improved integration through their libraries (talis.com, oclc.org).

INFOLIT

Credo launched Credo Insights assessment and reporting platform, which is included within its InfoLit Modules at no extra cost for current subscribers. The graphical interface provides a robust view of assessment and usage data (ere doreference.com).

ADVERTISING AMERICA

Adam Matthew Digital published American cultural history collection, J. Walter Thompson: Advertising America, which provides access to the archive of one of the world's oldest, largest, and most innovative advertising agencies. Originating from the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History, Duke University, these records document the research and creative process behind the development of the advertising industry, including many of the world's biggest and best-known brands (jwtadvertisingamerica.amdigital.co.uk).

ACQUISITIONS AND DEALS

Microsoft acquired GitHub, the software development platform where developers learn, share, and collaborate to create the future.

SmugMug bought Flickr from Oath subsidiary Yahoo.

Grey House Publishing acquired H.W. Wilson's Sears List of Subject Headings from EB-SCO Information Services, and the publication of the 22nd edition is scheduled for July 2018. Now in its 95th year of publication, Sears List of Subject Headings has served the unique needs of small and medium-sized libraries since 1923.

Cengage and VitalSource are expanding their existing collaboration to support the distribution, fulfillment, and marketing of Cengage Unlimited learning materials.

SAGE Publishing acquired Global Village Publishing (GVPi), a software and services provider specializing in the delivery of customized digital publishing solutions.

Government data company Tyler Technologies, Inc. signed a definitive agreement to acquire Socrata, Inc., a technology company focused exclusively on accelerating the shift to digital government.

ARTiFACTS, creator of a blockchain-based platform for scholarly research, and Blockchain in Healthcare Today formed a partnership to advance the use of blockchain in scholarly publishing.

Springer Nature and ResearchGate, along with Cambridge University Press and Thieme, will work together on the sharing of articles on the scholarly collaboration platform in a way that protects the rights of authors and publishers.

NEWSCYCLE Solutions, developer of the NewsEdge content syndication platform, signed a strategic partnership agreement with Comintelli, which will integrate and deliver NewsEdge content within its Intelligence2day platform

GUNS

William S. Hein & Co., Inc. released Gun Regulation and Legislation in America on its Hein Online platform This collection has been in development since the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, which resulted in the deaths of 20 children and six staff members. In the wake of several of the deadliest mass shootings in United States history, Hein is offering this new collection of materials free of charge to its core U.S. subscribers, academics, and other institutional libraries in order to provide a platform for research on the myriad issues related to gun regulation. The goal is to help facilitate civil discourse and productive discussions and to help to bring all sides of this issue together to effect positive change and prevent more senseless loss of life. It is encouraging librarians to share this resource openly with all patrons (home.he inonline.org/content/Gun-Regulation-and-Legislation-in-America).

Al MEETS LEGAL RESEARCH

Casetext launched CARA A.I., which analyzes legal documents, using contextual search, to find authorities with similar facts and legal arguments and moves CARA from a citation analysis tool to an actual legal research engine. Dragging a document, such a brief, motion, complaint, or answer, into CARA AI. initiates the analysis process (casetext.com).

CAMBRIDGE RSS

RSS feeds are now available on Cambridge Core to provide alerts for the latest publishing in journals and subjects of your choice (camridge.com).

NO DOUBLE-DIPPING

Initiated by Knowledge Unlatched (KU), 15 vendors and platform providers in the scholarly publishing market have formed an Anti-Double Dipping Alliance. The group aims to avoid unwanted acquisition of open access book tides through different systems (knowledgeun latched.org).

PEOPLEWARE

John Wiley and Sons, Inc. announced the appointment of Aref Matin as the company's new CTO.

ProQuest named Oren Beit-Arie chief strategy officer.

Upon the retirement of CEO David Harriman, Casemaker named Sarah Gorman COO and Dan McCade CIO.

Thomson Reuters announced the appointment of Brian Peccarelli (president, Tax & Accounting) as co-chief operating officer with responsibility for customer markets and Neil Masterson (EVP and chief transformation officer) as co-chief operating officer with responsibility for operations & enablement.

MUSING ON OA BOOKS

Project MUSE will host all open access books from noncommercial publishers unlatched through Knowledge Unlatched (KU) since 2014. The approximately 400 tides will be available to all users of the Project MUSE platform from summer 2018. Usage data will be integrated into KU's statistics, which are provided to all participating libraries and publishers on a quarterly basis (muse. jhu.edu, knowledgeunlatched.org).

THEY'VE GOT CHEMISTRY

Elsevier is collaborating with Perkin-Elmer to integrate Elsevier's flagship chemistry database, Reaxys, with Perkin-Elmer's ChemDraw software. The Chem Draw JS software will be available directly through Reaxys, allowing academic and industry users to access the structure editor from within Reaxys to create publication-ready drawings, and simplifying access to a range of commonly used features. Next, it intends to integrate Reaxys into ChemDraw Desktop, enabling Reaxys subscribers to draw structures in Chem-Draw and immediately search for them in the Reaxys database (elsevier.com, perkinelmer.com).

PEER REVIEW

Detailed information about the peer review process for research published on IOPscience, including if the article went through single or double-blind peer review, the number of revisions before publication, and if it has been checked for originality, is now available. The module is displayed in the "article information" section (iopscience.iop.org).

STRATFOR API

Stratfor, a geopolitical intelligence platform, launched the Stratfor Enterprise API to allow organizations to integrate the firm's independent intelligence, analysis, and forecasts into their own internal business and communications systems (lp.stratfor.com/api).

GUIDING RESEARCHERS

The American Psychological Association (APA) launched a website to guide researchers in psychology in using the APA Style Journal Article Reporting Standards (JARS), which are aimed at enhancing the quality of published research by promoting transparency and facilitating the assessment of rigor. The APA Style IARS companion website includes FAQs, user-friendly checklists to facilitate the reporting process, information on training and learning opportunities, the history of APA's Journal Article Reporting Standards, and an informational video (apa.org).

OCLC & CASALINI LIBRI

OCLC and Casalini Libri signed an agreement to expand their partnership to provide libraries with high-quality bibliographic records that improve library users' access to authoritative content. Under terms of the expanded agreement, Casalini Libri will provide bibliographic records for tides in Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Greek languages, in addition to Italian, from more than 4,000 publishers in Europe (oclc.org, casalini.it).

AMERICAN COUNTY HISTORIES

Accessible Archives, Inc. finalized the imaging portion of its massive American County Histories collection. The project culminated with the inclusion of the last volumes from the expanded portions of the New England and Mid-Atlantic Regions. Imaging previously was completed for the original coverage of these areas as well as for the Southeast, Southwest, West, Central and Midwest regions (ac cessible-archives.com).

BRINGING THE HIGH PLAINS TO DPLA

More than 46,000 materials from the Plains to Peaks Collective, which represents Colorado and Wyoming, are now discoverable in DPLA. With a rich shared history and culture, Colorado and Wyoming institutions, including Colorado State Library, Denver Public Library, the University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center, Marmot Library Network, and others, have joined forces to bring together collections that represent the region's past. Led by Colorado State Library, the Plains to Peaks Collective will also activate a regional hub network equipped to support institutions large and small in sharing their stories through DPLA (dpla.org).

MANUSCRIPT EXCHANGE COMMON APPROACH

Members of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) have approved the Manuscript Exchange Common Approach (MECA) to be co-led by HighWire founding director John Sack. The project will see the industry's leading technology providers work together on a more standardized approach to the transfer of manuscripts between and among manuscript systems, such as those in use at publishers and preprint servers. The outdated, time-intensive way authors currendy submit and re-submit manuscripts to different publishers is a major productivity killer for researchers globally. It is estimated that a staggering 15 million hours of researcher time is consumed each year simply repeating reviews. But the problem could be solved if journals and publishers were able to transfer manuscripts between publications using different submission-tracking systems (manuscriptexchange.org).

HINDAWI

Access Innovations, Inc., with its Data Harmony semantic enrichment software, has completed a thesaurus and indexing project with OA publisher Hindawi Limited. Using a modified version of the Public Library of Science (PLOS) thesaurus and rule base, along with selected science and mathematics terms from other sources, Access Innovations successfully indexed the Hindawi content.

FACTIVA GROWS

Factiva Newsletter Builder now allows for a table of contents that contains article headline, source name, and date. When clicked on, this brings the user to the specified article within the body of the newsletter. Factiva has also enhanced its global content.

FACETS ON CAMBRIDGE CORE

Facet Publishing ebooks for library and information professionals are now live on Cambridge Core and available via the usual Cambridge Core purchase models, including self-service, tide-by-tide purchase, Evidence Based Acquisition (EBA), or as a complete collection (cambridge.org/core/what-we-publish/publishing-partners/facet-publishing).

LICENSING BREAKTHROUGH

The MIT Libraries and the Royal Society of Chemistry signed a groundbreaking license agreement that incorporates elements of a traditional subscription purchase and open access to scholarly articles. The experimental 2-year agreement is seen as an important step on the path toward making more research freely and openly available to the world (libraries.mit. edu, rsc.org).
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