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How is SAGE Publishing making academic books accessible?

As part of our Academic Book Week themed SAGE Connection/ Insight, we’ve spoken to Huw Alexander, Digital Sales Manager at SAGE to find out what SAGE is doing to make our academic books accessible to meet the diverse needs of … Continue reading

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8 posts on academic books

Kicking off Academic Book Week 2017, we’ve delved into SAGE Connection’s archives to take you on a journey of how the academic text has changed since we started SAGE Connection eight years ago. And what changes there have been, from challenging … Continue reading

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SAGE Knowledge – now in Beta!

After months of research, design and development we have opened up access to SAGE Knowledge, our new book and reference platform, to allow a further public round of testing and review before we launch in June 2012.  We are releasing new … Continue reading

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What do postgraduate students want? Highlights from a focus group

SAGE was recently involved in the launch of Shift Learning’s new Viewing Studio. Associate Director for Books, Kiren Shoman, attended a postgraduate student focus group consisting of 6 postgraduate students from around the UK, three studying Medicine, one Law, one … Continue reading

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Measuring the reader

Last week, our Senior Online Products Manager, Martha Sedgwick, presented at a UCL Digital Publishing Forum seminar. These sessions, arranged by the Publishers Association, the Centre for Publishing at University College London and EDiTEUR , examine current issues of strategic importance … Continue reading

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Conference Dispatch: ITHAKA Sustainable Scholarship, 2011

A relatively new offering in the academic conference circuit is ITHAKA’s Sustainable Scholarship event, held this year on September 19th and 20th in midtown Manhattan. The focus of this series is repairing and reinventing those aspects of scholarly communication that … Continue reading

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Google and British Library announce deal to digitize out of copyright works

The British Library and Google announced a major deal today to digitize and make available 40 million pages.  Here is an extract from the press release on the library web site: The British Library and Google today announced a partnership … Continue reading

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E-books for scholarly research

Editor of Research Information Magazine, Siân Harris, gave a talk recently as part of the E-books and E-content 2011 conference in London. Her video and slides are now available from River Valley TV, along with other talks from the event.

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What librarians want from publishers

I recently saw this open letter from a group of librarians addressing their hopes and concerns about e-books. An Open Letter to E-Book Creators and Sellers from Library Customers Libraries and their customers have a long and mutually beneficial relationship … Continue reading

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Reporting from the Charleston Conference

The Charleston Conference is an important event in the calendar with over 1000 librarians and publishers gathering to debate the issues of the day.  Sue Polanka has posted a very good summary of the conference here. In summary, it seems … Continue reading

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