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The Library of Congress has recently introduced an EPUB viewer for its #OpenAccess Books Collection. This feature enables users to read EPUBs directly on the website, without the need for downloading.

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[1/2] @NISOInfo has announced the #NISOPlus2023 scholarship winners. These awards help support #Diversity, equity, and #inclusion in the information community.

[1/2] @arxiv, an #OpenAccess source of #preprints and postprints, has implemented a policy requiring authors to disclose the utilization of generative #AI tools, such as #ChatGPT in their scientific works.

[1/2] cOAlition S has announced that it will no longer provide financial assistance for Transformative Agreements and Transformative Journals after 31st December, 2024.

[1/2] The London Book Fair has announced the line-up for its Research and Scholarly Publishing Forum, which involves discussions on the importance of diversity in STM publishing, national and international library policies, and emerging Web3 technology.

Happy Republic Day 2023!

The 26th of January marks the day the Constitution of India was ratified, a day of pride for our nation. Let us celebrate the spirit of #UnityInDiversity this Republic Day together.

#RepublicDay2023 #HappyRepublicDay

The American Library Association (ALA) has announced a #grant of $5,515,000 from the Mellon Foundation to advance its mission of developing the librarianship profession and ensuring equal access to information.

Read more about the grant →

[1/2] ScienceOpen, a freely accessible research communication platform, has partnered with the King Salman Center for Disability Research (KSCDR) to expand its network of #scholarlypublications by adding #research in disability studies.

[1/2] The Association of Global Open Science and Research (AGOSR), facilitates researchers with a free and inclusive platform for showcasing #openaccess research worldwide.

The UC Berkeley Library examined the relationship between faculty attitudes towards #openaccess and open access #publishing practices. The study revealed a positive correlation between publishing gold open access and faculty's support for OA.

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Jot, designed and developed at the Yale School of Public Health by the Townsend Lab, is an #opensource web application that matches manuscripts with suitable #journals based on the manuscript’s title, citations, and abstracts.

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JSTOR and a group of university presses have announced "Path to Open," a program that facilitates the #openaccess book publication and helps preserve and promote bibliodiversity in academic book #publishing.

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[1/2] During APE 2023 last week, Daniel Hook, the CEO of @digitalsci, presented the inaugural APE Award for Innovation in Scholarly Communication. The award has been conferred to Vsevolod Solovyov for his work with @prophyscience, a research tool that recommends reviewers.

Publisherspeak wishes you a #HappyPongal2023!

Pongal, the annual South Indian harvest festival, is celebrated to give thanks to the sun and Mother Nature for a bountiful #harvest.

We hope this Pongal brings you joy and prosperity!

PLOS has announced a two-year agreement with Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) to increase the visibility and #accessibility of German #research and support the #OpenScience movement. Read more about the agreement here:

UNESCO has published a checklist for #OpenAccess publishers in order to guide them in implementing the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science. This checklist has been developed in partnership with OASPA. Read more:

#openscience #publishing

Advanced Research Infrastructure for Archaeological Dataset Networking in Europe (ARIADNE) announced a new online platform, ARIADNEplus, that allows users to access and search through various #archaeological collections, including surveys, reports, & more.

[1/2] XML Stories is a Publisherspeak series that examines the advantages of using XML in different industries, such as healthcare, automotive, and more, through the perspective of technology experts.

The Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation (IPLC) has joined the Library Accessibility Alliance (LAA) as a partner to improve #library access to electronic resources. This partnership aims to create more inclusive and #accessible #libraries for all.

A grant of over $1 million has been awarded to Cornell University by the Mellon Foundation to enhance the content and functionality of the digital history initiative, Freedom on the Move (FOTM).

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#digital #content #community #publishing

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) has received a $750,000 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to connect Wikipedia with cultural #heritage institutions in the United States.

Read more about the initiative here:

#digital #library #grant

At Publisherspeak, we surveyed publishing industry professionals about how the peer review experience can be improved for all stakeholders involved. Explore insights from the survey here →

#research #publishing #peerreview

[1/2] The Publisherspeak Think Tank is a forum where publishing professionals come together to discuss the evolving publishing landscape, share their knowledge, and find ways to overcome challenges and stay current with trends in the industry.

[1/2] Expand your horizons with #publishing industry experts!

Publisherspeak is a platform designed to help professionals in the publishing industry share their knowledge and expertise, #collaborate, and work together to create new ideas and approaches.

We wish you a very happy #newyear2023! 🎉

Here's to a new year full of possibilities and opportunities. May 2023 be filled with joy, love, and everything that brings you happiness.

#HappyNewYear #Welcome2023

1/2] IOP Publishing (IOPP) and the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC) have finalized a transformative agreement to allow #authors at subscribing institutions to publish
#openaccess at no cost to them.

[1/2] Engage with peers in the #publishing industry!

Publisherspeak is the platform that facilitates and enables publishing ecosystems to visualize and exchange knowledge, collaborate, and co-create.

The Company of Biologists and CAUL have announced that the number of institutions participating in their 2022-24 Read and Publish agreement will grow from 11 to 20 next year.

Read more about the partnership here:

#openaccess #publishing #research

[1/2] The Association of American Publishers (AAP) has released its StatShot report for October 2022, reflecting reported revenue for three categories of publishing: Trade, Higher Education Course Materials, and Professional Publishing.

Publisherspeak wishes you a Merry Christmas! May this Christmas season be merry, bright, and full of happiness.

#christmas2022 #happyholidays2022 #merrychristmas2022

[1/2] 📹 Here's a sneak peek from our recent interview with Tasha Mellins-Cohen!

As part of our Publisherspeak series for Peer Review Week 2022, we spoke to experts from across the publishing lifecycle about peer review, focusing on this year's theme around research integrity.

[1/2] Publisherspeak is a platform that facilitates creative thinking, networking, and collaboration within the publishing ecosystem.

Members of our community get together to:
🤝 Engage in fresh initiatives and new ideas
🤝 Adapt to new technologies and trends

Oxford University Press (OUP) has signed a new Read & Publish deal with the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries (CSAL). Under the agreement, OUP will make its content available to the Swiss reader #community.

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#OpenAccess #publishing

PLOS has released its first Open Science Indicators dataset. This tool, focused on 3 aspects: data sharing, code sharing, & preprint posting, aims to help organizations understand #OpenScience better, monitor progress, and more.

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Crossref announced the Global Equitable Membership (GEM) program, a new initiative that aims to boost membership equitability and #accessibility. GEM enables organizations from the least economically-advantaged countries to participate in Crossref →

[1/3] 3 December is observed as the UN's annual International Day of People with Disabilities. To highlight the importance of being #inclusive of #disability, The Scholarly Kitchen has published an article with 10 recommendations for organizations.

SAGE Publishing and the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) have signed a new 3-year transformative agreement that will boost #publishing opportunities for Australian and New Zealand (ANZ) researchers.

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#OpenAccess #research

[1/2] The Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) and ASAPbio have published “Ten Recommended Practices for Managing Preprints in Generalist and Institutional Repositories” to address gaps in supporting #preprint sharing.

[1/2] The Welsh Library Team of the Year Award 2022 has been presented to the Training group, NHS Wales Library & Knowledge Service/NHS Wales e-library, a group of 24 #libraries located in hospitals across Wales serving a wide range of #health disciplines and sectors.

[1/2] Connecting Explorers to Experts and Experiences!

Our mission at Publisherspeak is to connect the explorers of the #publishing industry, #technology, and #innovation with the wealth of experience from experts.

The MHz Foundation recently relaunched Curationist, an #OpenAccess platform that connects users to millions of digital artifacts and historical items. A webinar about the role of OA #arts and culture in cultural narratives was organized on Dec 7 →

The 4th Library Privacy Week is taking place between 5-10 December 2022. Free online and in-person events have been organized to raise awareness among the #NYC public about #data #privacy and internet security. Learn more about Library Privacy Week 2022 →