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August 18, 2022 — 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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Bibliotheca Adds BBC Content to Its biblio+ Streaming Service

Bibliotheca’s biblio+ streaming video service partnered with the BBC to add thousands of hours of British TV and film, including Call the Midwife, DCI Banks, and Death in Paradise and children’s shows such as Horrible Histories. biblio+ eliminates the pay-per-use model and monthly viewing limits, allowing libraries to have an affordable option for unlimited streaming. New BBC titles will be added to biblio+ each week starting in September 2022.

“This partnership brings tremendous value to customers looking to offer unlimited access to increasingly budget-conscious patrons in these challenging times,” says Blandine Mercier-McGovern, director of content strategy, acquisition, and content insights for biblio+.

For more information, read the press release.

IFLA Announces a New Acting Secretary General

The IFLA Governing Board sent the following update about its leadership shake-up to the IFLA-L email list:

The contract with Halo Locher [who took “over some of the duties of the Secretary General” in April and who serves] as Delegate of the Governing Board will end on 31 August 2022. During the current temporary absence of the Delegate, Helen Mandl, Deputy Secretary General is substituting for him in his duties.

From 1 September, Helen Mandl will take on the management of IFLA Headquarters and of the Federation in the position as Acting Secretary General. She will hold this position until such time as IFLA can make a decision concerning the recruitment of a new Secretary-General.

For more information, visit IFLA’s website.

CCC Updates Marketplace to Better Serve Medical Communications Professionals

CCC added new permissions and project management capabilities to its Marketplace, which provides a single source for getting permissions and ordering article reprints. This update will help medical communications professionals follow one workflow process to license content from publisher partners such as the American Medical Association, Oxford University Press, SAGE, Springer Nature, Wiley, and Wolters Kluwer. Marketplace has reuse rights to more than 100 million articles, and it now allows for flexible invoicing and billing in multiple currencies and the ability to consolidate orders and purchase rights for multiple clients, as well as view the license that is generated for each ordered item.

“We’ve worked closely with the top global medical communications agencies and publisher partners to design a unique copyright permission solution that’s both easy to use and efficient,” says Emily Sheahan, VP and managing director of information and content solutions at CCC.

For more information, read the press release.

Aries Systems and Ripeta Join Forces to Improve Research Reporting

Aries Systems partnered with Ripeta to integrate the ripetaReview automated quality check platform with Aries Systems’ Editorial Manager (EM) manuscript submission and peer review tracking system.

“This collaboration offers publishers the opportunity to automate and scale the assessment of manuscripts for quality research, professionalism, and reproducibility directly within Editorial Manager,” the press release states. “This integration enables the automatic evaluation of a manuscript to determine whether it meets the requirements of open science and professionalism. A report from ripetaReview containing critical feedback can be accessed within EM by editorial staff, which allows the journal to ask researchers to address any reporting gaps prior to taking the manuscript forward in the peer review process. Publishers have the option to provide Authors and Editors information regarding the quality of their manuscript to help streamline the submission process and support integrity and trustworthiness of research.”

For more information, read the press release.

Exact Editions Courts Writers With Its New Writing Magazine Package

Exact Editions is allowing writers to become members of Writers Online, a digital package available via Warners Group Publications. Members get unlimited and fully searchable digital access to the archive of Writing magazine (dating back to 2013), along with exclusive newsletters, an app, and discounted webinars, courses, and competitions. The archive “is directly accessible through the Writers Online website via streamlined ‘white labelling’ technology developed by Exact Editions, as well as via IP-authenticated site licences for institutions,” the press release notes. “The intuitive navigational features allow readers to locate specific issues, authors and topics from a collection of over 110 issues at the click of a button.”

For more information, read the press release.

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