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Spotlight on Behavioral Sciences & Psychology eBooks

Springer Nature is one of the largest publishers of psychology research in the world but what does that mean for the Behavioral Sciences & Psychology eBooks - we spoke with Rachel Daniel, Executive Editor to find out. 

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13 Oct 2020
Best practices for eBook collections with the University of Central Florida

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Sara Duff, Acquisitions & Collection Assessment Librarian at the University of Central Florida Libraries, explains the process of eBook collection acquisition.

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28 Sep 2020
Case study CEA: Best practices for your eBook collection

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In this webinar recording Dr Annie Le Blanc shares her experience managing the Resources and Information Engineering group.

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28 Sep 2020
Podcast Series: The Future of Education

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When students make a decision about their future field of study, their assessment of likely career opportunities that will open up as a result of the education received plays an important part in the decision making process.

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22 Sep 2020
Supporting our communities: free access to a range of essential textbooks

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22 Jul 2020
Perspectives of eBook usage at Trinity College during Covid-19

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The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has contributed to growing concerns around textbook affordability. Read more here

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20 Jul 2020
An interview with renowned biomedical sciences author Professor Shailendra K. Saxena, editor of the first book to be published on COVID-19

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May 2020 | We spoke to Professor Shailendra K. Saxena about researching, teaching and publishing during the pandemic and how working with Springer Nature has helped disseminate his vital research to a wide audience for maximum impact.

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24 May 2020
Investigating the increasing popularity of eTextbooks: An interview with author Dr. N.S Punekar

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May 2020 | The author of the textbook ENZYMES: Catalysis, Kinetics and Mechanisms talks about the success of this book and how it is being used for teaching and learning.

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17 May 2020
Earth Day 2020: Clean air initiatives

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The 22nd April 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of which is all about climate action this year. Professor Junji Cao.

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30 Mar 2020
Why are proceedings so important in computer science?

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March 2020 | Proceedings are not a book of abstracts. Papers in conference proceedings contain original/primary research results, published as full or short papers. In Springer Nature’s computer science editorial group, we select conferences for publication using the editorial boards of or via trusted partner societies. Find out more about the role of conference proceedings for researchers and why they play a critical role in computer science.

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22 Mar 2020
Acquisition, integration and usage of Springer Nature's eBook collection at University of British Columbia

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December 2019 | As part of our series of interviews with librarians about the role Springer Nature’s eBook Collection plays at their universities, we asked Arielle Lomness of Okanagan Library, University of British Columbia's eBook collection and usage.

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16 Dec 2019
How eBook collections at Virginia Tech have evolved with the university to support its students and academics

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November 2019 | As part of our series of interviews with librarians about the role Springer Nature’s eBook Collection plays at their universities, we asked Edward about Virginia Tech’s transition from print to online content, how his department successfully promoted the eBook collection and how students, researchers and academics have responded to it.

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20 Nov 2019
Who will be next to walk on the moon?

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August 2019 | It has been 50 years since, on 20th July 1969, Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin were the first humans to set foot on the moon. Together with command pilot Michael Collins, the team of astronauts was launched into space on the Apollo 11 spaceship. Now, fifty years later, the US has announced plans to send people into space again.

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04 Aug 2019
The impact of Artificial Intelligence on librarian services

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July 2019 | Artificial Intelligence has long entered our workplace and home. Collaborative robots are used to interact with humans on the factory floor, deliver parts or perform repetitive or even dangerous tasks. In our homes AI devices are found in form of robot vacuum cleaners, devices that monitor moisture levels in the garden or automatically re-order of laundry detergent.

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21 Jul 2019
Springer Nature published its first machine-generated book

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April 2019 | Springer Nature published its first machine-generated book in chemistry which provides an overview of the latest research in the growing field of lithium-ion batteries. We talked to Springer Nature’s project owner and Director Product & Metadata Management, about the reasons to create a machine-generated book and the implications on future content creation in scholarly publishing.         

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10 Apr 2019
Springer Nature Book Archives in Practice: Interview with the Head of Portfolio Development at the Bundeswehr University Munich

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April 2019 | Dr. Christoph Janello, Head of Portfolio Development and Metadata at the Library of the Bundeswehr University Munich shares what motivated the library to purchase SNBA and the benefits it has provided to their users. 

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08 Apr 2019
Brexit, Bitcoin and the influence of seminal works in Springer Nature’s Economics & Finance eBook Collection: An interview with Rachel Sangster

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February 2019 | 2018 marked Macmillan’s 175th anniversary and here, Head of Economics & Finance at Palgrave Macmillan (an imprint of Springer Nature), Rachel Sangster, talks about how this Collection balances emerging trends and experimental theories with longstanding expertise from renowned authors and leading global institutional partners.

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13 Feb 2019
‘This is the future’: a glimpse into the evolution of robotics with Bruno Siciliano

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September 2018 | We talk to Bruno Siciliano - Professor of Control & Robotics at the University of Naples Federico II, and Past-President of the IEEE Robotics & Automation Society - about the evolution of robotics, his visions of...

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02 Sep 2018
From Smart Cities to Self-driving Cars: Springer Nature's New eBook Collection Looks to the Future

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September 2018 | Launching in 2019, the Springer Nature Intelligent Technologies and Robotics eBook collection will publish established knowledge and cutting-edge research across a variety of formats - from monographs and...

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01 Sep 2018
NEW German-language eBook package 'Education and Social Work' and the Editorial Director behind it

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August 2018 | One of the newest Springer eBook offerings is the German-language education ebook package. Springer Social Sciences and Humanities Editorial director, Andreas Beierwaltes, shares the ins and outs of this new package, and what librarians can expect.

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27 Aug 2018
From Shakespeare to Trump: How Palgrave Macmillan has evolved over 150 years of scholarly publishing to inspire 21st century researchers.

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June 2018 | In an interview with Felicity Plester - Editorial Director for Palgrave Humanities – and the Commissioning Editors of the Literature, Cultural and Media Studies collection, we explore how publication formats are being adapted to support changing research practices.

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27 Jun 2018
The New Metadata Downloader: Richer Data, Improved Discoverability

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May 2018 | ​​​​​​​Springer Nature has replaced its MARC Downloader with an enhanced Metadata Downloader which is seeing fast uptake from the global library community. We asked two of the minds behind the tool - Sebastian Bock, Digital Product Manager in the Metadata Management Team and Björn Johansson, Senior UX Designer – what had inspired the new tool, what improvements they’ve made, and how it has been welcomed by librarians.

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21 May 2018
Reflections on the Springer Book Archives and its role at the University of Melbourne

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May 2018 | ​​​​​​​In 2014 we interviewed Philip Kent - then Librarian at the University of Melbourne - who instigated the institution’s first large-scale eBook archive purchase as part of a drive for institutional innovation and to ‘redress gaps in past acquisitions’.

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30 Apr 2018
Major Reference Works: Their relevance to today’s research and how they are evolving

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May 2018 | ​​​​​​​As part of a series on Springer Nature’s book categories, we spoke to the Vice President of Major Reference Works, Anil Chandy, along with Editors Michael Hermann and Ruth Lefevre, to find out how these titles are evolving and what impact this could have on libraries and researchers.

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30 Apr 2018
Palgrave Macmillan: Business, Finance and Economics Update

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March 2018  | ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​A letter from the Editor: Stephen Partridge 

What a year. As Britain stumbles shambolically towards Brexit, the US pulls up the drawbridge and withdraws from the TPP, and China’s growth continues to slow, the economy, and the worlds of business and finance, have been central to all of the major challenges facing our societies.

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16 Mar 2018
Palgrave Macmillan: Humanities update

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March 2018 | What a busy and productive year we have had in Palgrave Humanities! We have published several hundred new titles to serve the academic humanities community globally.

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16 Mar 2018
Palgrave Macmillan: Social Sciences Program Update

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March 2018 | ​​​​​​​A letter from the Editor: Tamsine O'Riordan

2017 was an important year for Palgrave Macmillan Social Science. We’ve moved into new product types, adopted market-leading metrix systems for our authors to track the impact of their work, grew significantly more global with editorial teams now in Australia and China as well as the UK and US.

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14 Mar 2018
Palgrave Macmillan: Politics and International Studies Program Update

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March 2018 | ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​A letter from the Editor: Cristina M. Brian

Christina M Brian is Publisher for International Political Economy and heads up the global Politics and International Studies team. Christina joined Palgrave in 2010 and previously developed a bilingual academic research programme at Springer Science Business Media.

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13 Mar 2018
Springer Book Archives and the changing shape of Montana State University Library

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November 2017 | ​​​​​​​Montana State University is home to almost 17,000 students and over 1,000 faculty. It has been classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as one of 108 research universities with "very high research activity."

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19 Nov 2017
How eBooks are changing libraries

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November 2017 | As digital content increasingly drives academic research, and the belief that information sourced online will overtake printed formats in coming years grows, libraries are going through their own physical and strategic transformation.

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19 Nov 2017
Historical Research to Support Today’s R&D

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October 2017 | ​​​​​​​As the world sees a rapid rate of research and development across medicine, technology, pharmaceuticals, and more, researchers around the world look to published research for the foundations and verifications. 

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12 Oct 2017
A Closer Look at Springer Nature's Major Reference Works Portfolio

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October 2017 | Springer Nature’s Major Reference Works (MRW) portfolio contains over 600 peer reviewed, high profile trade and academic references from Palgrave Macmillan and Springer References.

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05 Oct 2017
Book Archives & Today’s Breakthrough Innovations

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October 2017 | ​​​​​​​2017's breakthrough technologies and innovations are changing the world we live in. These modern-day innovations are remarkable, but surprisingly are not possible without the support of older, historical published research for knowledge foundations and verifications. 

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30 Sep 2017
Handbooks: Fast Facts Reference for Today’s Tech Professionals

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September 2017 | The Springer Nature eBook collections portfolio delivers Professional Handbooks from Springer, which maintains the highest standards of references in key areas of the physical and applied sciences for practitioners in industry and academia. 

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31 Aug 2017

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