Heidelberg / New York, 16 July 2012 As Haiti continues to rebuild in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, Springer Science+Business Media announced that it will extend the period of free access to its online platform www.springerlink.com , through 2015 to 15,000 students and researchers in the devastated country. This donation– initially set to expire in 2013 – will provide scientific content from approximately 2,000 research-level scientific journals, including French-language editions, and the state-of-the-art book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science and Lecture Notes in Mathematics.
Springer, in collaboration with PCG (Publishers Communication Group) released a white paper, Scholarly eBooks: Understanding the Return on Investment for Libraries, today. It is available for a free download from the Springer site.
Springer and Tsinghua University Press will jointly publish the new SpringerOpen journal Journal of Advanced Ceramics (JAC). This new international journal is the only English-language ceramics journal based in China, fully sponsored by the State Key Laboratory of New Ceramics and Fine Processing at Tsinghua University. Articles are now available online on www.springerlink.com .
A new white paper recently released by Springer, in partnership with Publishers Communication Group (PCG), entitled Scholarly eBooks: Understanding the Return on Investment for Libraries, explores how libraries might determine the value of eBooks, and why it is important to do so. The paper provides a broad view of the current state of eBook valuation, the implications of this measurement for the library community and the challenges that face those who are tracking these metrics.
Starting in 2012, Springer will partner with the prestigious Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences in publishing two book series, Fields Institute Communications (FIC) and Fields Institute Monographs (FIM).
Springer and the Japanese Society of Nephrology (JSN) will collaborate to publish the new journalClinical and Experimental Nephrology (CEN) Case Reports. The e-only journal is one of the official journals of the JSN and addresses clinicians and researchers in the field of nephrology and related areas.
Springer and the Scottish Higher Education Digital Library Consortium (SHEDL) recently signed a ground-breaking agreement for access to electronic journal subscriptions and eBooks on Springer’s platform SpringerLink. Every SHEDL member will now have access to an enormous database of content consisting of nearly 2,000 journals and over 40,000 eBooks.
Springer Science+Business Media recently celebrated the 10,000th MyCopy purchase by a researcher at Auraria Library (library.auraria.edu) an academic library serving the University of Colorado Denver, Metropolitan State College of Denver and Community College of Denver. As a way to recognize this milestone, the researcher who purchased the 10,000th title will receive 10 free MyCopy books. In addition, all members of the The Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries were presented with six months of free access to SpringerReference
Starting in 2012 Springer and the Italian National Institute for Higher Mathematics (INdAM) will collaborate to publish a new book series Springer INdAM Series. At least three books in the field of pure and applied mathematics will be published annually. Professor Vincenzo Ancona, President of INdAM, is editor-in-chief of the book series.
STM publisher Springer and Beijing Normal University Press (BNUP) will co-publish a new book series IHDP-Integrated Risk Governance Project Series. The agreements for the first seven titles of this series were signed by Derk Haank, CEO Springer Science+Business Media, and Prof. Geng Yang, CEO of BNUP, at this year’s London Book Fair.