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Statement on Document Delivery to Qualifying Institutions under the Research4Life Programme in United Nations-Designated Least Developed Countries
STM publisher members continue to address gaps in access to the scientific literature by providing international supply of the literature to the least developed countries in the Research4Life programme. Signatories to the statement on document delivery are, in addition to their support for Research4Life, now enabling their current subscribing library customers to provide copies of articles, free of copyright fees, to those educational and academic institutions in Least Developed Countries that are registered members of the Research4Life programmes.

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Making Open Access Licensing Work: Sample licenses from STM
The Association has produced sample licences for a variety of uses within open access publishing. The licences have been designed to provide easy to use, ready-made terms and conditions which publishers can adopt and/or adapt to the needs of their users.  Click for more.

New Member
STM welcomes new members, RFC EditorSample of Science and CHOR Inc.

Publishers making text and data mining a reality
An Outsell Insights article examines how publishers are championing  text and data mining (TDM) initiatives. Highlighting STMs’ input into the Licenses for Europe dialogues and pilot schemes from CrossRef, CCC and PLS the feature demonstrates the current drive within the industry to  meet the challenges of TDM. Read the full feature here http://www.outsellinc.com/insights/1223270

STM Publishing: Continuity in Transition – Resilience and Reinvention
A summary of our annual conference is now available for those who could not attend the event.

STM co-chairs the Interest Group on Data Publishing of the Research Data Alliance 
The Interest Group comprises four different working groups with input from data centres, funders, researchers and publishers. See and download the poster:RDA-poster_final_WDS_edits_wide

More information via Eefke Smit, smit@stm-assoc.org

Updated STM Statement on Document Delivery
STM has issued an updated statement on document delivery.  It describes document delivery services licensed by STM members, free and reduced fee   document delivery to least developed and developing countries through the Research for Life programme, as well as STM members’ own document delivery services.  It also re-states STM’s position on exceptions and limitations for document delivery.  Download the document.

PLOS Data Policy Update

From the beginning of March 2014, Public Library of Science will  require all their authors to make the data from their research findings publicly available, without restriction, immediately upon publication. PLOS has issued a detailed FAQ which includes information on the update and covers areas such as standards and exemptions. You can also visit WIRED who covered the data policy change announcement.

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