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New agreement expands representation of 1science’s solution to academic libraries in their uptake of open access

Montreal, August 9, 2016-1science, announces the appointment of Levant as its sales agent in Lebanon. Levant 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 sign our first Agent in the Middle East, » says 1science CEO Eric Archambault, » being closer to our customers is key in every market , with the expertise of Levant based in Lebanon we are confident that research institutes can benefit of this new relation by staring to use Open Access solutions. ».

“We are very pleased and proud to represent 1science in Lebanon”, says Therese Nasr, Business Development Manager at Levant. “We are also thrilled about working with Erik-Jan Van Kleef, with whom we have had the pleasure of developing a remarkable relationship. As a distinguished platform that provides an integrated solution that facilitates open access and the flow of knowledge, we are certain that our collaboration with 1science will add more value to our scholarly (academic services)”.

About Levant
Levant Distributors was established in 1950. They are the sole distributors of English language magazines, books (school and university books plus trade books) and newspapers in Lebanon. They are also engaged in the distribution of UK, US & French magazines in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Middle East and South America. They have offices in New York, London, Paris, Geneva and with headquarters in Beirut, Lebanon.

Levant supplies the main universities in Lebanon with textbooks, reference books, periodicals/journals subscriptions and online products (databases, ejournals and ebooks). They represent many publishers such as Wiley, Springer Nature, Cengage, SAGE, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Taylor & Francis, Emerald, Royal Society of Chemistry etc… For more information, please visit

About 1science
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, scholarly articles published in peer-reviewed 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.

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

For business development inquiries:
Rana Dally
Head Subscription Department
Phone: +961 1 488 444 ext. 114
Fax: +961 1 510 655

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