On July 26, 2016


New agreement expands representation of 1science’s solution for increased uptake of open access by universities and college libraries

1science today announces the appointment of Scientific Knowledge Services (SKS) as its sales agent in Central and Eastern Europe. Scientific Knowledge Services will be responsible for sales of 1science’s integrated solution that supports academic libraries in their uptake of open access, optimizes their subscriptions management, and increases the visibility of their universities’ scholarly production.

This agreement will expand 1science’s market visibility and presence in Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Serbia, Moldova, and Bosnia and Herzegovina; all sales and inquiries will be handled by SKS. The deal covers oaFindr, which has close to 20 million links to full-text scholarly papers and is the largest source of open access (OA) papers strictly published in peer-reviewed journals. Other products that will be distributed by SKS include oaFigr, which provides unique insight into scholarly journals subscription management, and oaFindr+, which largely accelerates the uploading of data into an institutional repository.

“We are pleased to partner up with SKS and support academic libraries in their transition to a more open access model,” says Eric Archambault, President and CEO, 1science. “We have great confidence in their strong networks and solid knowledge of the local markets, and also in their ability to provide the highest level of service to our clients in these regions and to quickly respond to their needs.”

SKS is a Swiss company with 20 years of experience in working with academic, public and research libraries, focusing on online electronic resources and solutions. “We are proud to be 1science’s local partner and believe that their innovative OA solutions will make a positive impact in our region,” says Tiberius Ignat, Managing Director of SKS. The company will be collaborating closely with Erik-Jan Van Kleef, Vice-President of Sales & Channel Management at 1science.

About SKS
SKS is a trusted partner to many well-known publishing houses and research solution providers, and is active in Central and Eastern Europe, with its head office in Zug, Switzerland. SKS’s main focus is to find the common ground where the interests of libraries, universities, research organizations and publishers meet, and propose winning solutions for all parties. The company’s efforts lie in understanding each market, by connecting and dedicating time to local librarians, academics, researchers and governmental bodies, and assisting publishers to better serve the specific information needs of each country.

About 1science
1science provides libraries with an integrated solution to accelerate their transition to open access. The solution currently comprises three products. With oaFindr, library patrons can easily discover green, gold and hybrid open access scholarly articles published in peer-reviewed journals. oaFoldr continuously updates institutional repositories with metadata and links to open access papers produced by the institutions’ authors, and published anywhere in the world. oaFigr presents bibliometric and open access indicators to support subscription management and strategic planning. 1science, headquartered in Montreal, Canada, is affiliated with Science-Metrix.

For media inquiries:
Eric Archambault
President and CEO, 1science

For business development inquiries:
Marika Markova, SKS
Executive Director
+420 607 462 982

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