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Christopher Spalding, Vice President Research Workflow Solutions, and Tamir Borensztajn, Vice President SaaS Strategy, both at EBSCO Information Services, write about the difficulties and importance of supporting open research.

UKSG news

Two new 'Insights' articles are now available: one describes the Open Access eXchange (OAeX) project, an economic model and fundraising platform for open scholarship initiatives; the other examines the cultural change needed by universities, as identified in the LERU report ‘Open Science and its role in universities: a roadmap for cultural change’.

Forthcoming events

This year's UKSG Annual Conference and Exhibition will be held at the Brighton Centre 30 March - 1 April 2020.

Industry news

Jisc and Wiley have struck a four year read and publish agreement that offers researchers at UK universities open access publishing in all Wiley journals at no cost to them.
The Keepers Registry is now available on the ISSN portal.

Company news

EBSCO Information Services has entered into an agreement to acquire Zepheira, a provider of large-scale, decentralised linked data infrastructure.
Kudos has announced the launch of targeted Research Briefings, and also a partnership with the Publications Division of the American Chemical Society.
Copyright Clearance Center has announced that CSIRO, Australia’s national science research agency, is opting to use RightsLink for Scientific Communications.
Editage and Emerald Publishing have announced a partnership to support Emerald authors.

Product news

Ex Libris has announced enhancements to the Ex Libris Pivot research funding database, a resource for global funding opportunities sources.