Researchers benefit from publisher's gift

Academic and professional publisher SAGE  has made a gift to the University of Sussex Library to help fund a new Research Hive for doctoral students and researchers.

The gift, which will be matched by a government grant, is being used to support a new Research Support Programme developed by the Library, part of which involves a dedicated space, or 'hive', in the Library for researchers and academics to meet and discuss their work.

Jane Harvell, Head of the Library's Academic Services, said: 'We are delighted that SAGE, as one of the world's most respected publishers, have made this gift to our Research Support Programme. As a publisher whose portfolio complements Sussex's research and teaching so closely, we believe there are many mutual benefits offered by an association which will strengthen our relationship.'

She said the gift would help support various aspects of the programme, which also includes three annual scholarships for researchers, a seminar series and an international education conference.

Clive Parry, Global Marketing Director at SAGE said: 'Sussex's innovative approach to engaging the research community is one that we strongly identify with and are very pleased to support. The 'research hive' is much more than a space for researchers to work: the creation of the Research Support Programme aims to bring researchers - both early career and more senior scholars - back to the Library, to engage them and to raise awareness of current issues affecting them. We are delighted to be working with Sussex to see this initiative flourish.'


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SAGE - The natural home for authors, editors and societies

SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. Since 1965, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine. An independent company, SAGE has principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC.

By: Jacqui Bealing
Last updated: Friday, 3 December 2010