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PLOS Releases Progress Update
Friday, 18th September 2015

OCLC Launching Linked Data Pilot at Libraries
Tuesday, 15th September 2015

Taylor & Francis Online Announces Enhancements to Reader Experience
Tuesday, 15th September 2015

EBSCO and BibLibre Collaborate on Open Source Software
Tuesday, 15th September 2015

SAGE Launches Business Statistical Database
Friday, 11th September 2015

Digital Public Library of America Releases Details on 2016 Conference
Friday, 11th September 2015

New Paywall for Time Magazine Online
Tuesday, 8th September 2015

ProQuest Launches Database of Early European Books
Tuesday, 8th September 2015

Digital Public Library of America Adds Four Service Hubs
Tuesday, 1st September 2015

UK Medical Heritage Library Digitalization Project Reaches Milestone
Friday, 28th August 2015

Computer and Communications Industry Association Releases Copyright White Paper
Thursday, 27th August 2015

ProQuest Collaborates with Users to Enhance Platform Interface
Thursday, 27th August 2015

Ancestry to Digitize More Than 80 U.S. Newspapers
Tuesday, 25th August 2015

New Features Added to WorldCat Discovery
Tuesday, 25th August 2015

World Bank Group Archives Available Online
Monday, 24th August 2015

Smithsonian Announces Public Access Plan for Research
Tuesday, 18th August 2015

ProQuest Scholarly Content Now Discoverable in Google Scholar
Tuesday, 18th August 2015

New Features Added to
Friday, 31st July 2015

Yahoo Introduces Livetext
Friday, 31st July 2015

Associated Press Footage Now Available on YouTube
Tuesday, 28th July 2015

Copyright Clearance Center Adds Producers to Motion Picture License
Friday, 24th July 2015

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