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The Open Access Switchboard is an initiative begun by the Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association (OASPA), but it has become an entity in its own right since its official launch in January 2021, with UKRI, Wellcome and Jisc engaging with it as launching customers for the MVP. Jisc has subsequently negotiated a deal with the Switchboard that allows any HEI which is a Jisc member the chance to engage with the initiative for free.

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Both organizations aim to encourage the dissemination and use of scholarly research using open infrastructure, online technologies, regional and international networks, and community partners – all supporting local institutional capacity and sustainability around the world.
AUP launches a "state-of-the-art" journals platform which provides optimal user experience for the scholarly community.
Invest in Open Infrastructure (IOI) has been awarded a 3-year, $3.47M grant from Arcadia – a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin. This grant will accelerate IOI’s work to increase investment, adoption, and sustainability of open infrastructure.
Karger Publishers and Manuscript Manager, in collaboration with, are conducting a trial with Active Author Guidelines: An author-facing manuscript pre-checker, designed to improve the accuracy of the author’s submission.
Project MUSE is partnering with UNSILO to implement robust new AI-driven content recommendations throughout its collection of books and journals in the humanities and social sciences.
The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) is pleased to announce the results of its recent Board elections for the term beginning July 1, 2021. Mary Sauer-Games, Vice President, Product Management, OCLC, Inc, will transition to the role of Chair of the NISO Board.
IFLA argues that all countries should recognise the possibility for libraries to lend works, that laws should be adapted to the digital environment so that libraries can continue their mission to provide access to information and knowledge in the modern age, and that the combination of exceptions - for example to digitise and lend - should not be restricted unnecessarily.
Billionaire Tom Gores' private equity firm Platinum Equity would acquire textbook publishing and educational technology company McGraw Hill for $4.5 billion from Apollo Global Management Inc (APO.N), the companies said on Tuesday.