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Taylor & Francis and Koninklijke Bibliotheek sign Archiving Agreement
1st November 2004

Today, Ian Bannerman, Managing Director - Journals, Taylor & Francis, and Wim van Drimmelen, Director General of the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB), the National Library of the Netherlands, signed an agreement on long-term digital archiving of all electronic journals of the Taylor & Francis Group. Under the terms of this agreement the Koninklijke Bibliotheek will receive digital copies of all journals made available on the online platform of Taylor & Francis (http://journalsonline.tandf.co.uk) which currently contains over 350,000 articles in over 1,000 academic journals.

"Taylor & Francis has been publishing journals for over 200 years," says Ian Bannerman. "This agreement with the Koninklijke Bibliotheek is an important part of our commitment to safeguard scholarly information for future generations."

The KB will provide on site access to the journals on a current basis to all who come to the library and are permitted access to the library's collections. The agreement covers new publications as well as digitized backfiles. In addition, should there be a catastrophic disaster such that the online platform of Taylor and Francis is inoperable for a long period of time, the KB would be part of the interim service system.

For further information please contact:

Taylor & Francis Group
Ashleigh Bell, Journals Sales Manager
Taylor & Francis Group
4 Park Square
Milton Park
Abingdon OX14 4RN, UK
T: + 44 (0)207 017 6350
E: ashleigh.bell@tandf.co.uk
W: www.tandf.co.uk/journals

Koninklijke Bibliotheek
Director Information Technology and Facility Management
PO Box 90407
2509 LK The Hague
T: +31 70 3140644
F: + 31 703140651
E: johan.steenbakkers@kb.nl
W: www.kb.nl

Taylor & Francis Group is the Academic Division of T&F Informa plc

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T&F Announce Availability of COUNTER Compliant Usage Statistics April 2004
April 2004

Taylor & Francis are pleased to announce that subscribers can now retrieve COUNTER 1 compliant usage statistics.

As a founding sponsor of COUNTER, T&F appreciates the need for comparable and timely usage data. As a result, administrators may visit http://admin.metapress.com and log in to run reports using their administrator username and password. If you do not know your admin username or password please email support@metapress.com for assistance.

It is also now possible to run usage reports for any subscriptions accessed through Ingenta and Ingenta Select at http://www.ingentaselect.com/libstats/

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New partnership between the International Institute for Strategic Studies and Taylor & Francis Group Plc

Taylor & Francis Group plc, announced today a new publishing partnership with the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).

T&F was founded in 1798 with the launch of the Philosophical Magazine, and the IISS, founded in 1958, is the primary source of objective information on international strategic issues for politicians and diplomats, foreign affairs analysts, international business, economists, the military, defence commentators, journalists, academics and the informed public.

In 2004, Taylor & Francis will become the publisher of Strategic Comments, an online IISS publication containing short briefings on breaking strategic issues; and the new Armed Conflict Database, a regularly updated IISS online resource providing detailed information on more than 70 conflicts worldwide.

From 2005, Taylor & Francis will publish The Military Balance, the leading annual reference work on the world's armed forces; Strategic Survey, an annual evaluation and forecast of world affairs; the authoritative monograph series The Adelphi Papers; and Survival, the ISI-ranked quarterly international affairs journal.

Dr John Chipman, IISS Director, commented: "The IISS has now become the undisputed global leader in the provision of independent information and analysis on political-military trends. It is delighted to be in commercial partnership with a company that is at the forefront of the publishing business and that is able to take awareness of the Institute's products to a wider audience. Taylor & Francis will help us to build the visibility of the IISS brand."

Dr David Green, Publishing Director of Taylor & Francis, said: "This truly exciting partnership strengthens Taylor & Francis' position as the key international publisher in Strategic and Security Studies and demonstrates a strong commitment to this subject area. The partnership will enable the Institute to develop globally with new generation information products and services for the strategic studies communities."

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Athens Authentication

Taylor and Francis are pleased to advise that it is now possible for customers to access their online subscriptions using their Athens username and password. Administrators simply need to visit the Profile section of their Metapress Account, record their Athens Organisation ID and let Athens know that Taylor and Francis has been added to the list of service providers. For more detailed instructions in enabling access please click here or contact our Online Customer Service Team for assistance on online@tandf.co.uk.

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Marcel Dekker Inc

Further to the announcement made on 18 November, Taylor and Francis have confirmed the completion of the acquisition of the business and publishing assets of the Dekker group of companies.

Founded in 1963, Dekker is a leading US based STM publisher of journals, reference and textbooks and encyclopaedias, in the specialist areas of science, engineering and medicine. Dekker publishes 78 journals and around 200 new book titles per year and has a backlist of over 3,000 book titles.

The high quality Dekker titles will enhance Taylor & Francis’ existing scientific, engineering and medical portfolios and have good growth potential as part of a larger focused publishing group. In particular, the established Dekker journal titles will complement the titles published by Taylor & Francis in the same fields. Within the enlarged Group, the Dekker titles will benefit from Taylor & Francis’ international customer base, its traditional and electronic publishing expertise and the natural economies of scale.

Commenting on the acquisition David Smith, Chief Executive of Taylor & Francis Group plc said,

"While the US market segment is challenging for us and our competitors, this is a good opportunity to extend our presence in the largest segment of the global STM publishing market. We have a proven track record for acquiring and integrating both large and small businesses and believe that Dekker will benefit from being part of a larger international publisher".

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