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Jo Lambert, who manages services and projects at Jisc, and whose current work includes managing shared analytics services, the Journal Usage Statistics Portal (JUSP) and Institutional Repository Usage Statistics (IRUS-UK) in the UK, urges content providers to consider the importance of compliance with Release 5 (R5) of the COUNTER Code of Practice, read the recent statement by Jisc, SCONUL, RLUK, COUNTER, and the CC PLUS Steering Committee, and prioritise this critical work.

UKSG news

Three new 'Insights' articles are now available: one is about monitoring agreements with open access elements; another is about the BitViews project; and the third focuses on identity and access management.

Industry news

SAGE has released a white paper to support the development and use of new technologies in social science research.
In a recent survey undertaken by ICE Publishing found that 80% of authors have not been contacted regarding Plan S.

Company news

The sale of EDP Sciences to Chinese Science Publishing & Media (Science Press) has been finalised.

Product news

Kudos Pro will be trialled for a year at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) to support early career researchers.
Charlesworth Author Services has announced the launch of a new video abstract service.
Access Innovations has announced that Hindawi has officially licensed a cloud version of MAIstro, Access Innovations’ advanced text analysis tool.
The University of Zagreb – the oldest and largest university in Croatia and a research hub in its region – is the first institution in Eastern Europe to adopt ProQuest One Academic.

Library news

Hannah Boroudjou and Claire Delahunty, winners of a UKSG 2019 Innovation Award for Librarians, have announced the launch of EARLL, Early career Academic and Research Librarians in London.