Iversity’s news on the acquisition (in German language) provides some more information, here is a translated piece of it: “For the free of charge course offers (MOOCs) currently offered on the platform, iversity provides a guarantee of existence for the foreseeable future. Discussions are currently underway with various partners on how these digital academic courses can be expanded and financed sustainably in the future.
Part of the new strategy is an exclusive cooperation with the international science publisher Springer Nature, which belongs to Holtzbrinck. In cooperation with Springer Nature, iversity is now planning further steps towards digital study programmes. In the future, both existing and new distance learning courses as well as new courses offered by Springer Nature in the area of continuing vocational education and training will be offered in digital form via iversity. In addition, Springer Nature and iversity intend to jointly test new formats for the further development of classical textbooks.”
- Vienna University of Technology signed Open Access contract with Elsevier - 26. March 2020
- German Consortium with the Open Access publisher Frontiers - 22. March 2020
- Study on the qualitative perception of Open Access - 19. March 2020