Commercial digest (4 messages) Bob Persing 12 Oct 2012 18:17 UTC

Commercial Digest, a once a week digest of messages containing
informational content from commercial bodies (i.e., publishers, vendors,
agents, etc.)

This week's digest contains 4 messages:
1) ACCUCOMS and RINGGOLD sign representation contract
2) New Partnership for Open Access Publication with the Survey of
Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE)
3) Churchill Archive News: Official Launch
4) IOP Publishing announces ebook program and a new partnership

Message #1:

Subject: ACCUCOMS and RINGGOLD sign representation contract
From: "Rian van Spaandonk" <>
Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2012 09:30:19 +0200

ACCUCOMS and RINGGOLD Sign Representation Contract

October 9, 2012 | Leiden, Netherlands – ACCUCOMS and RINGGOLD have
signed a contract for exclusive representation for territories outside
the UK and North America. This is the first such partnership between
ACCUCOMS and another provider of publisher services.

RINGGOLD provides the Institutional Identifier and supplies publishers
with a comprehensive overview of the scholarly market. Its Identify
database contains over 300,000 institutional records, while the
Consortium Directory Online (CDO) profiles more than 400 library
consortia in 100 countries. ACCUCOMS is an independent provider of sales
and marketing services to academic and professional publishers. As of
now, ACCUCOMS is the exclusive reseller of RINGGOLD products in all
territories except the United Kingdom and North America and for those
publishers in Europe which are already in communication with RINGGOLD.

Laura Cox, Chief Marketing Officer at RINGGOLD, said: “We are delighted
to be working with ACCUCOMS to extend our publishing intelligence
services to many more publishers and intermediaries. Understanding and
connecting data is a vital part of the scholarly supply chain. We look
forward to the opportunities that this partnership will bring to
scholarly publishers worldwide.

“ACCUCOMS is thrilled about this partnership with RINGGOLD,” said Pinar
Erzin, Managing Director at ACCUCOMS. “One of ACCUCOMS’ key missions is
to create a broad business intelligence solution for publishers. This
partnership is a crucial first step in the development of that solution.
Quality business intelligence is vital for publishers. Innovative
organizations such as RINGGOLD and ACCUCOMS help publishers to make the
most of data.”

RINGGOLD has created a process for the accurate identification of
institutions and the relationships between them. Each institutional
entity has been assigned its own unique RINGGOLD ID, which is mapped to
the organizational hierarchy and a range of classification metadata,
including consortium membership.

ACCUCOMS is an independent provider of services to academic and
professional publishers around the world. Established in 2004, ACCUCOMS
now operates from the Netherlands, Turkey, the USA, Costa Rica and
India. ACCUCOMS’ multilingual teams offer efficient and intelligent
representation, telemarketing and business intelligence services to
clients that range from large publishing houses to specialist society

Rian van Spaandonk
Publisher Sales & Marketing Executive
T +31 88 4100418

Best wishes,

Rian van Spaandonk
Publisher Sales & Marketing Executive

Accurate Communications for Publishers
Dellaertweg 7-B
2316 WZ Leiden
The Netherlands
T +31 88 4100 418

Message #2:

Subject: PRESS RELEASE: New Partnership for Open Access Publication with
the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE)
From: <>
Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2012 11:18:20 +0200

New Partnership for Open Access Publication with the Survey of Health,
Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE)

Berlin, 9 October 2012 – De Gruyter has launched an innovative new
partnership for open-access distribution with the Survey of Health,
Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE). A new study, “Active Ageing and
Solidarity between Generations in Europe: First Results from SHARE after
the Economic Crisis,” will appear in mid-2013 as an open-access
publication, meaning it will be available free of charge to researchers
and decision-makers around the world.

“It is essential for our work that findings of importance for
demographic policy be made freely accessible around the globe,” says
Professor Axel Börsch-Supan, Coordinator of the SHARE project. “With De
Gruyter, we have found a first-class and innovation-friendly partner to
help us meet this need.”

Headquartered at the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social
Policy, SHARE is a multi-disciplinary research program conducted in 20
European nations. The program collects information about 80,000 persons
aged 50 years and older, and reports on differences between older
Europeans with respect to their health, socio-economic status, and
family networks. Researchers are observing the aging process in
individuals and societies in order to answer basic research questions
and help guide important policy decisions.

De Gruyter is providing its open access partner with an attractive offer
to enable the widest possible dissemination of content. In addition to
providing global free access to the report at De Gruyter Online
(, De Gruyter will also be publishing a print version.
“Many publishers are capable of online publishing. Our open access model
provides partners such as SHARE with the maximum level of quality in an
innovative medium,” explains Dr Anke Beck, Vice President of Publishing
at De Gruyter. “And based upon this partnership, we will continue to
actively develop our open access model.”

Ulrike Lippe
Public Relations Manager
Telephone +49 030 260 05 153

Dr Martina Brandt
SHARE Coordination
Telephone 089-386 02 331

Message #3:

Subject: Churchill Archive News: Official Launch
From: Carly Bareham <>
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2012 09:31:16 +0000

Dear Colleague,

We are excited to announce the official launch of Churchill Archive.
Please see the press release below for more information, and do not
hesitate to contact us at for more
information on trials or pricing.

- Sir Winston Churchill digital archives go live -

Bloomsbury Publishing delivers huge, interactive educational resource

Bloomsbury Publishing ("Bloomsbury") today announced the delivery of the
Churchill Archive website on the opening day of the Frankfurt Book Fair.

Bloomsbury has published the entire archive, almost one million
documents, in digital format for university libraries, public libraries
and schools to access on demand. The content of the archive has been
made available to a global audience who will be able to study one of the
largest and most important collections of primary source material of any
individual leader in history.

This follows the completion of a two year digitisation process in
agreement with the Sir Winston Churchill Archive Trust and Churchill
Heritage (on behalf of the Churchill family), represented by Curtis
Brown, London.

The new digital edition of the Churchill Archive Online transports the
reader back in time and enables one to see the mass of drafts, letters,
memoranda and papers passing across the desk of Winston Churchill at
different phases in his long and distinguished public life. This
comprehensive raft of documents, illuminating the life of Winston
Churchill and the characters and events surrounding him, is accessible
and searchable as never before.

It is expected that these writings will be an essential resource not
just for teachers, undergraduates, historians and researchers but also
those in the field of politics, business studies, linguistics and
leadership as well as any member of the general public with an interest
in 20th century history.

Bloomsbury has already signed agreements with several large universities
which are part of consortia in the UK, US and Canada. There has also
been considerable interest from schools, universities and libraries both
in the UK and overseas. Even before the launch of the product, we have
taken early sales from key universities and set up a considerable number
of trials.

The Archive includes a wide spectrum of original documents, ranging from
Winston Churchill's personal correspondence with immediate members of
his family and school friends to his official exchanges with kings,
presidents, politicians and military leaders, as well as the many drafts
of preparatory notes for his legendary speeches. Personal items such as
academic reports, receipts for purchases and cigar invoices are also on

The resource will be an invaluable tool for users and includes specially
commissioned articles, innovative new features such Action this Day
which highlights what happened or what was documented on each day of the
year, and pedagogically valuable material including essays aimed at
higher education students and lesson plans aimed at secondary schools.
The digital archive also has are links to additional content including
contemporary newspaper articles, and speeches and a detailed search
function to pinpoint individual user interests. In addition, the website
contains links to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography and Who's
Who, thus enhancing the integration with other databases that academic
customers will have subscribed to.

Dr. David B. Woolner, Senior Fellow and Hyde Park Resident Historian,
Roosevelt Institute, said: "There are few figures more important to the
history of the twentieth century than Winston Churchill. Making his
archives accessible to scholars and students of history the world over
is a crowning achievement, which will provide new generations with the
opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of not only Churchill, but
also the tumultuous times in which he lived."

Jonathan Glasspool, Managing Director of Bloomsbury Academic said: "The
distinguished Churchill Archive is the closest the UK has to a
Presidential Library, and its publication online will become a landmark
in 20th century historical studies. Bloomsbury's strategy is to grow our
academic and specialist publishing and we are delighted to be the
digital publishers of such an important collection of papers."

Allen Packwood, Director of the Churchill Archives Centre where the
original papers are housed, and Secretary of the Sir Winston Churchill
Archive Trust said, "The Churchill Papers are carefully preserved in the
Churchill Archives Centre. Over the last few years the Sir Winston
Churchill Archive Trust has worked with the Centre to facilitate wider
access to this hugely significant collection. On-line publication marks
an incredibly important milestone in this process, and we look forward
to working with Bloomsbury on the further promotion and development of
this exciting resource. It allows the collection to fulfil its true
potential by enabling Churchill's words to reach a global audience once

For further information please visit

Notes to Editors:
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc and its wholly owned subsidiaries are the
publishers of several database collections including Who's Who,
QFinance, Wisden and Whitaker's Almanac.

Sir Winston Churchill Archive Trust is the charitable trust that owns
the Churchill Papers Collection on behalf of the Nation. The Trustees
work closely with the Director and staff of the Churchill Archives
Centre to ensure that the collection is used for the advancement of the
education of the public, in particular by acquiring, holding, restoring
and maintaining the Churchill Archive and by making it available to
scholars for the purpose of research (and publication of the useful
results of such research) and as appropriate to the public for the
purpose of viewing.

The Churchill Archives Centre was opened in 1973. It was built to house
the personal papers of Sir Winston Churchill, and also collects the
archives of Churchill's great contemporaries and great successors; the
papers of politicians, diplomats, public servants, military leaders and
scientists. It is also the repository for the papers of Baroness
Thatcher. The Centre is located in the grounds of Churchill College,
Cambridge, itself a National and Commonwealth Memorial to Sir Winston.

Churchill Heritage Ltd represents the Churchill family literary
copyrights included within the Churchill Papers Collection.

The Sir Winston Churchill Archive Trust and Churchill Heritage are
jointly represented in this project by Gordon Wise of Curtis Brown Group
Ltd, London

For further details contact:
Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College Cambridge
Mr Allen Packwood, Director,
T (0)1223 336175; email

For all media enquiries contact:
Pelham Bell Pottinger
Dan de Belder
T (0)20 7861 3881; email

Best Wishes,

The Churchill Archive Team

Message #4:

Subject: IOP Publishing announces ebook program and a new partnership
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2012 09:41:05 -0400

Dear All,

I am delighted to announce a new ebook program from IOP Publishing
(IOP). The program is designed to meet the demands of today’s research
community by delivering authoritative, high-quality books in physics.

IOP has a long history in book publishing and was one of the first to
experiment with ebooks. You may recall that we sold our books catalog in
2005 to focus on our journals portfolio; since then the demand for
ebooks has changed dramatically. We have developed an innovative
"e-first" book program, built with the future in mind. As born-digital
content, free of legacy issues, it is designed to meet the needs of the
research community in a changing publishing environment.

We are proud to be partnering with Morgan and Claypool Publishers (M&C)
to build a dedicated collection as part of our overall ebook program.
M&C’s publishing model - which already serves the engineering and
computer science communities with its Synthesis Digital Library, and the
life sciences community with its Colloquium Digital Library - will be
adopted to create a new physics collection.

To read the full press release, please visit

As always, I'd like to thank the library community for your support.



- - -
Sharice P. Collins
Vice President, Marketing
IOP Publishing, Inc.
150 South Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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