Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Journals price projections for 2013

Every year, EBSCO publishes a report which aims to help information professionals make budgeting decisions and plans.  Based on historical pricing data and publisher surveys, the report sets out trends and predictions for serials publishing for the year ahead.

This year, the survey predicts:

  • Overall price increases of 5-7%
  • Increases in library budgets will not match this rise
  • Libraries will continue to ‘prune’ content purchases 
  • Increasing use and importance of usage analytics to inform purchasing decisions
  • OA movement gaining momentum
  • More exploration of alternative purchasing methods

 More information.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Pharmaceuticals, research and data mining

An agreement has been reached between representatives of pharmaceutical companies and publishers which aims to help pharma companies undertake text and data mining.
The agreement has been made between the Pharma-Documentation-Ring (P-D-R - an association of 21 pharmaceutical companies), the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP), and the International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers.
You can read more about the agreement on Research Information.