Member News & Announcements, March IO 2023

Product Innovation

Elsevier launches Reproductive Health Hub in the US to support healthcare professionals with free, evidence-based medical content
Elsevier,  Voting Member, Press Release, February 2, 2023

Elsevier, a global leader in evidence-based clinical practice content, research publishing and information analytics, today announced the launch of the Reproductive Health Hub to support healthcare professionals with trusted information about reproductive health topics including fertility, pregnancy, contraception, and menopause.

The hub includes an extensive set of clinical guidelines on various areas of reproductive health and health issues related to pregnancy. There are resources on relevant nursing skills, such as undertaking ultrasounds, providing bereavement support and the identification and treatment of possible side effects of pregnancy. The hub will also feature educational resources for healthcare professionals to share with patients, providing valuable information on issues relating to fertility, pregnancy and menopause, as well as education on the many medications that can be used in reproductive healthcare.

Open Access, Open Science

Vanderbilt libraries add image-based research to discovery agenda
Vanderbilt University, L.S.A. Member, News Announcement, February 10, 2023

Vanderbilt University is now a member of the International Image Interoperability Framework consortium. IIIF is an international consortium of universities and other cultural heritage institutions using a standard for viewing, comparing and annotating digital objects.

This growing ecosystem of open-source tools will transform research and discovery and greatly enhance the university’s capacity to conduct image-based research. IIIF-based tools compare artworks across different museum collections and assist in the identification of objects depicted in large collections of artwork.

Majority of Cambridge Research Papers Now Open Access
Cambridge University Press & Assessment, Voting Member, Press Release, February 5, 2023

Over 50 percent of Cambridge University Press research articles are now published open access (OA) and so freely available to read.

Having passed the 50 percent threshold for last year – approximately 10,000 papers being fully open – Cambridge University Press is aiming for the vast majority of its research papers to be published fully open access by 2025.

OA research has a significantly higher readership and impact. Such articles published by Cambridge alone - and freely available online via Cambridge Core – receive about 3.5 times more full text views and on average 1.6 times more citations. Under traditional subscription models, readers, or their institutions, pay to access research.

Cambridge achieves gold for accessibility information
Cambridge University Press & Assessment, Voting Member, News Announcement, February 2, 2023

Cambridge University Press & Assessment has become one of only four publishers globally to achieve a 100 percent score from ASPIRE, showing we are providing a high quality of accessibility information for web-users who have disabilities.

The accessibility statement on our main website,, has been awarded a gold standard set by ASPIRE – the Accessible Statements Promoting Improved Reading Experience project – and is the first in 2023 to score full marks.

Industry Leadership

Anna Lee Appointed AIP Foundation Executive Director
AIP Publishing, LLC, Voting Member, Press Release, February 1, 2023

AIP is pleased to announce Anna Lee as the new executive director of AIP Foundation. Starting February 1, Lee will lead the foundation as it magnifies philanthropic support of the Institute. 

“AIP Foundation was established to support the charitable, scientific, and educational mission of AIP,” said CEO Michael Moloney. “Anna’s appointment as executive director will bring valuable leadership and strategic direction to the foundation, as evidenced by her passion and past accomplishments. We are looking forward to all the success I know she and her team will achieve.” 

Clare Appavoo Reappointed as Executive Director of CRKN
Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN), Voting/L.S.A Consortia Organization, News Announcement, February 1, 2023

The Board of Directors of the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) is delighted to announce that Clare Appavoo has been reappointed as Executive Director of CRKN. Ms. Appavoo’s appointment is for an additional five years, effective January 1, 2023.

Clare joined CRKN as Executive Director in 2012 and was reappointed in 2018. During this time, Clare has strengthened the value of the organization to CRKN’s 84 members and provided strong and collaborative leadership as the organization has continued to evolve to meet member needs. As we emerge from the unpredictability of the COVID-19 pandemic, under Clare’s direction, CRKN continues to provide value to members through collective negotiation for licensed content, support for Open Access initiatives, and enhanced infrastructure for access and preservation of digital Canadian heritage content. Through Clare’s long-term leadership, CRKN has become a strong voice for the Canadian academic library community, galvanizing support as we continue our mission to make the world’s knowledge accessible to all.

Elsevier appoints Charlotte Wien to the newly created role of Vice President, European Library Relations
Elsevier, Voting Member, Press Release, February 1, 2023

Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Charlotte Wien to the newly created role of Vice President, European Library Relations.

Dr. Wien will join Elsevier on February 01, 2023 to build and enhance the company’s relationships with the European academic library community, and to strengthen Elsevier’s commitment to be a trusted, innovative, and collaborative provider of services and content. She will report to Gwen Evans, Vice President of Global Library Relations, who joined Elsevier in 2020 from OhioLink to lead the company’s engagement and partnerships with the global librarian community.

Gwen Evans, Vice President of Global Library Relations at Elsevier, said: “I am delighted to have Charlotte join our growing team at Elsevier. Her insightful expertise will be invaluable as we continue to deepen our engagement with library leaders in Europe and support the scientific community in their efforts to advance research and innovation. Her experience as a librarian and as a senior researcher in scholarly communications and open science gives her a unique perspective."

Research Initiatives

American Chemical Society releases 2023 public policy agenda
American Chemical Society (ACS), Voting Member, Press Release, February 7, 2023

The American Chemical Society (ACS) looks forward to working with the 118th Congress and the Biden administration to collaborate on ways to support the chemistry enterprise. We seek innovative solutions to challenges in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, and workforce opportunities and training. We also support policies central to sustainability, equity and innovation. While acknowledging progress has been made with significant investments in several ACS priority areas, the Society continues to promote robust funding of scientific research; investments in historically underrepresented groups, sustainable chemistry and climate change mitigation; and pursuit of domestic and global policies guided by peer-reviewed science and supported by international scientific exchange.

Research Funding

ACS urges timely completion of the regular appropriations process. Sustained, predictable funding is key to supporting the chemistry research enterprise in the U.S. Relying on continuing resolutions to support federal agencies disrupts and injects uncertainty into future and ongoing research projects.

Infrastructure and Platforms

EBSCO Information Services Joins ReShare Community
EBSCO Information Services, Voting Member, Press Release, February 21, 2023

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has officially joined Project ReShare to provide financial contributions and expertise to the ReShare Community. The ReShare Community is drawn from libraries, consortia, information organizations and developers. The ReShare Project is building a user-centered, app-based, community-owned resource sharing platform for libraries.

EBSCO’s application for membership, was driven by three aims: to develop the features and functionality of the ReShare platform reflecting the needs of consortia globally, to resource additional expert input from Knowledge Integration being applied to that development, and to expand the pool of vendors contributing to ReShare.