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Weekly News Digest

July 26, 2016 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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Alexander Street Will Host Jisc Content

Alexander Street partnered with Jisc to allow the streaming video company to host a range of audiovisual collections that are licensed by Jisc. Academic institutions in the U.K. will be able to access content through the MediaPlus service, which will sit alongside Alexander Street’s other collections and be cross-searchable with them.

For more information, read the press release.

New Ingram Academic Services Caters to Publishers

Ingram Content Group launched Ingram Academic Services, a suite of dedicated services, resources, and tools for university presses and academic publishers. “Ingram Academic Services is one of the first ways we’ve quickly combined the strengths of both Ingram and Perseus’ distribution businesses to create greater value for our clients,” says Sabrina McCarthy, VP and general manager of Perseus Distribution Services. “We saw immediate opportunity to collaborate and join our expertise, services and passion for this market to create an unparalleled service with Ingram Academic Services.”

For more information, read the press release.

Chinese Company Buys Opera Browser

A Chinese consortium led by Golden Brick Silk Road acquired the Opera browser for $600 million. The purchase, which should close by the end of 2016, includes the browser’s mobile and desktop versions, performance and privacy apps, and a stake in a Chinese joint venture. It excludes Opera’s advertising, games, and television units.

For more information, read the article.

Scientific Publisher CABI Starts OA Book Program

CABI (Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International) launched CABI Open Books, an OA book program for authors and collaborating organizations publishing in the applied life sciences and sustainable tourism fields. These books will be freely available globally via the CAB eBooks platform upon publication.

For more information, read the press release.

LexisNexis Improves Collection of Medical Images

LexisNexis Legal & Professional added Netter Images, a library of medical illustrations, to LexisNexis MedMal Navigator. Medical malpractice lawyers can view more than 10,000 full-color, high-resolution images and illustrations covering medicine and health science, and they can use them to demonstrate human anatomy, injuries, or diseases that are relevant to their cases.

For more information, read the press release.

Ingenta Connect and TrendMD Raise Publishers' Visibility

Ingenta Connect and TrendMD released figures from the first few months of their partnership. The TrendMD recommendation widget was found to increase traffic to Ingenta publishers’ content by about 4.5% during the last month. Smaller publishers are seeing an even higher increase in overall traffic. Publishers in Ingenta’s sponsorship program have an average increase in traffic of 17%.

For more information, read the blog post.

ppf Provides Subscription Management Services

ppf, a division of EBSCO Industries, signed an agreement with NACE International to provide NACE with subscription management services such as fulfillment, renewals, and reporting. According to the press release, “Associations that want to keep membership in-house can rely on PPF to manage the institutional market on their behalf.”

For more information, read the press release.

SirsiDynix Expands Options for E-Resource Management

SirsiDynix introduced the Wheelers ePlatform connecter as a way to expand eResource Central (eRC) to the Asia-Pacific region. The Wheelers platform has more than 350,000 digital titles that can be integrated into eRC via an API. Libraries can use eRC to manage records for both physical and digital items, making discovery easier.

For more information, read the press release.

Wiley Takes Over Publication of Medical Physics Journals

Wiley and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) established a publishing partnership for AAPM’s journal portfolio. Starting in January 2017, Wiley will begin publishing AAPM’s flagship journal Medical Physics and the OA Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics.

For more information, read the press release.

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