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Connor Wilson, Content Assistant at Lancaster library writes about his experience at #UKSG2021

Forthcoming events

Two new events to sign up for - a free webinar on the Jisc OA Textbook project and our popular Introduction to E-Resources seminar. You can sign up to be alerted to new events as they are added to the programme here:

Industry news

• Combination opens a gateway to one of the world’s largest information sources serving education, science and intellectual property professionals worldwide • Acquisition brings more than $875 million in revenue and more than $350 million of Adjusted EBITDA after cost synergies to Clarivate
If open access is to benefit society as widely as possible, it is logical to include academic books.
COUNTER would like to hear from publishers about proposed new reports for non-attributed usage and about how these reports could be broken down and filtered by geolocation.
A new cyber security threat intelligence sharing system has been launched to help research and education organisations across the globe prevent and mitigate cyber attacks.
Taylor & Francis Group has launched the pilot of a new book publishing concept, Open Plus Books, that fuses the traditional print and Open Access books model with F1000’s Open Research publishing model.
Maverick Publishing Specialists and Management in Publishing (MiP) have announced a new partnership to provide training and career development services specifically designed for managers and other leaders in the publishing and scholarly communications sectors.
“MUSE Open: S2O” will assess how Subscribe to Open (S2O) might be coordinated across multiple journals and publishers—the potential pilot could transform access to humanities and social sciences journals
The new deals are now in place with Jisc; IReL, the national consortium of Irish libraries; and the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia.