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Susie Winter, Director of Communications and Engagement at Springer Nature, with some pressing concerns about cOAlition S and the proposed timeframe for transition to OA.

UKSG news

A reminder that the deadline for applications for the joint NASIG/UKSG award to attend the NASIG Annual Conference in June is 15 February 2020.
The deadline for applications for the UKSG funded places for students and early career professionals wishing to attend the UKSG Conference is 22 February 2020.
Two new 'Insights' articles are now available: Alison Brock considers whether the methodology created for an Open University Library resources review could have wider uses; and Olivia Walsby discusses the implementation of a three-year collaborative library-wide project at Manchester University – Books Right Here Right Now.

Forthcoming events

A reminder that UKSG is running its Introduction to open access publications lifecycles and compliance seminar on 6 February 2020 at Woburn House Conference Centre in London.

Industry news

A project aiming to improve the transparency of open access prices and services has published a report by Information Power and announced a pilot.
JSTOR has released a new white paper detailing a recent initiative completed with El Colegio de México Press, making 680 out-of-print titles available on an open access basis.
A paper resulting from Ex Libris commissioned research into the needs of the research enterprise when conducting and producing research at institutions of higher education has been published.

Company news

EBSCO Information Services has announced strategic partnerships with Code Ocean and, and a new integration with Google for Education.
Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, has completed its acquisition of Innovative, a provider of integrated library systems for public, academic, and specialist libraries.