New agreement expands representation of 1science’s solution to academic libraries in their uptake of open access
1science, announces the appointment of WorldWide Information Services as its sales agent in South Africa and neighboring countries. WWIS will be responsible for the sales of 1science’s integrated solution which supports academic libraries in their uptake of open access, optimizes their subscriptions management, and increases the visibility of their universities’ scholarly production.
This new appointment was made to strengthen 1science’s presence in this new region and to handle all sales and inquiries. “We are pleased to expand our presence in South Africa and to partner with WWIS”, says Eric Archambault, President and CEO, 1science. “Extending our products in the region is aligned with our mission to facilitate the flow of knowledge the world over. WWIS is well positioned to support us, as a result of their strong network in and knowledge of the local market. They will enable us to provide the highest level of service to our clients in this region and to respond quickly to their needs.”
WorldWide Information Services (WWIS) was established in 2006 when the management team at the time bought a local subscription agent, Mast Publications from the listed AdvTech Group. The name was selected to better reflect the strategic direction of the company and its mission and vision to enhance commitment in providing world-class subscription management solutions.
Today the company is owned by five Directors and is a leading subscription agent with a client base, which currently includes 90% of South African academic institutions. It is unashamedly proud of its South African origins and ownership and strives to maintain a level of independence, which gives it the freedom to decide on its own destiny, in partnership with a growing base of clients who are loyal to its strong values.
1science provides libraries 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 peer-reviewed scholarly articles. oaFindr+ 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. 1science.com.
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