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Hannah Boroudjou, Senior Library Assistant, Subscriptions, and Claire Delahunty, Scholarly Communications Officer — both of LSE Library and joint winners of a UKSG Innovation Award — write about the frustrations which led to the creation of EARLL, progress made so far, and thoughts for the future.

UKSG news

Bev Acreman, UKSG Executive Director, with an update on what has been happening since the cancellation of the 2020 UKSG Conference, including some heartwarming news about donations to food banks and hospitals.
Another new 'Insights' article is now available, a paper from Australia by Susan Boulton exploring the community reach and societal impact of institutional repositories, with particular reference to Griffith Research Online (GRO), Griffith University’s institutional repository.

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Industry news

COUNTER would like to commission research to evaluate Release 5 of the COUNTER Code of Practice, which became effective in January 2019.
The partnership of the International Standard Serial Number International Centre with ORCID has resulted in improved accessibility and easier discovery of information about journals and articles.

Company news

De Gruyter will host and distribute EDP e-book titles on, and will take on the global distribution of EDP Sciences print books outside China. 
Springer Nature Group has published its annual Responsible Business report on its environmental, social and governance performance.
East View Information Services has announced a digital preservation agreement with CLOCKSS.
Silverchair and The Company of Biologists have announced a new partnership to host the journals published by The Company of Biologists.

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