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Find out about selection management for libraries with our new whitepaper. Free for everyone to download - click below
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New infographic from Swets on selection management metrics, to help libraries use available data sources to make more evidence-based materials decisions for their collections. 
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For Open Access Week 2013, we explore the need for consistent and standardized metadata for open access journal articles, why it is needed and what developments are already underway.
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We are pleased to announce a new service for libraries, dealing with the complexity and administrative issue of managing article-processing charges (APCs) for open access articles. You can find out more about this service here:
http://www.swets.com/open-access-services
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New post on SwetsBlog - the first in a 2-parter looks at the background reasons for implementing an eBooks patron-driven acquisition policy for collection development. Let us know what you think in the comments section. Do you use PDA for eBook collection building?
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New article on altmetrics co-authored by me:

Altmetrics: Rethinking the Way We Measure

It's in the first 2013 issue of Serials Review, which is a free sample issue so if you go in via the table of contents page the article is free to read. 

Let me know what you think.
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New blog post on SwetsBlog looking at article processing charges for paid open access publication. The post looks at the rapid growth in the number of articles that require micropayments, the acceleration of paid #OA papers in the UK following the Finch Report and subsequent RCUK mandate, and the role of libraries in managing these multiple payments.
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Excellent new business for Swets supplying UK Houses of Parliament with all their journals.
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Writing a new blog post on the dissolution of the library collection into micro-collections built by patron-driven demand and curated by each individual researcher/student. Discovery becomes key; semantic search and linked content become essential.

Would anyone like to contribute?
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New post on SwetsBlog looks at the 10 most relevant metrics that should be used in library collection management.
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New blog post on the uncertain future of the big deal (bundled journal packages). The solution seems to be finding a new business model that meets library needs and budgets, and maintaining a sustainable business for publishers. Do you agree?
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A snapshot look back at 2012 from the CEO of Swets, David Main, during which he focuses on several important developments for Swets over the

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London startup Mendeley is already beloved by researchers around the planet for helping them manage their work. Now it's unveiled a new prod

Interlibrary loans in an eBook world | SwetsBlog
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Highlighting the main problems associated with Interlibrary loan in the age of eBooks. It seems short-term licensing via PDA might be the so

Why the printed paper is still king of the news | SwetsBlog
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Newspapers or digital news? We explore the options for the most effective news delivery in the modern online world.

Centering the library in the research workflow | SwetsBlog
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The final part of the series on Mendeley Institutional Edition looking at early adopters and to the future

Partnering to harness data capabilities | SwetsBlog
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This post is first in a series looking at the Swets-Mendeley partnership, featuring interviews with David Main, CEO of Swets, and Dr Victor

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The impact of open access on librarians | Swets
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Exploring the potential impact of open access on the librarian and their role within the institution.

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The eBook industry is developing at a rapid rate, but there are some key features of it that are still to be optimized for libraries, end-us

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This post from David Main, CEO of Swets, looks at the role an intermediary plays in the information services industry and how Swets addresse

Altmetrics for Librarians and Institutions: Part III | SwetsBlog
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This third post in the series looks at the role of altmetrics in tenure and grant awards, departmental impact and institutional repositories

Altmetrics for Librarians and Institutions: Part II | SwetsBlog
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Part II: Librarians and the benefits of altmetrics. The second part of this series of posts on altmetrics looks at specific benefits they ma

Altmetrics for Librarians and Institutions: Part I | SwetsBlog
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Part I: Altmetrics landscape, impact and value. In this series of three posts we look at the world of emerging metrics as indicators of impa