Monthly Archives: January 2013

MIT Press joins with OUP in University Press Scholarship Online

(New York, 15 January 15 2013)  The MIT Press will partner with Oxford University Press to launch MIT Press Scholarship Online on OUP’s University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO) platform to take advantage of a fully enabled XML environment with cutting edge search and discovery functionality. “I am pleased that the MIT Press is partnering with […]

January 17, 2013 4:01 pm

ACM to publish eBooks on cutting-edge computing research

ACM and Morgan & Claypool to launch innovative books series that expands access to latest computing trends (New York, 14 January 2013)ACM (the Association for Computing Machinery) has entered into a long-term agreement with Morgan & Claypool to co-publish a series of scholarly books that capture the newest advances in computing research. These books, to […]

January 16, 2013 11:29 pm

Wolters Kluwer Health and Natural Standard partner to streamline access to evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine resources

(New York, NY 15 January 2013) Wolters Kluwer Health and Natural Standard, the authority on integrative medicine have announced a partnership to expand access to Natural Standard Database through Ovid’s medical research platform. Produced by The Natural Standard Research Collaboration, this up-to-date repository contains thousands of evidence-based systematic reviews on dietary supplements and other complementary […]

January 16, 2013 10:00 pm

Einstein and early x-rays feature in new virtual exhibition

(The Hague, January, 2013) – Handwritten correspondence with Albert Einstein and videos of 1930s operating theatres: these and hundreds of other notable scientific personalities and achievements from the 19th and 20th centuries are now on display in Science and Machines, a new featured collection from The European Library. Early x-ray images taken by physicist Wilhelm […]

January 16, 2013 9:39 pm

Amazing wildlife sounds for all ears

World’s largest natural sound archive goes digital (Ithaca,N.Y. 15 January 2013.)  “In terms of speed and the breadth of material now accessible to anyone in the world, this is really revolutionary,” says audio curator Greg Budney, describing a major milestone just achieved by the Macaulay Library archive at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. All archived […]

January 16, 2013 7:56 pm

Inviting community engagement on building a bibliographic roadmap

Last fall, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation generously awarded the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) with a grant to support an initiative that will develop a community roadmap toward a new bibliographic exchange environment. The bibliographic roadmap initiative aims to bring together as diverse a set of stakeholders as possible to build agreement on a common development path for […]

January 15, 2013 10:25 am

Famous DC restaurant serves AP headlines

Experiment at Old Ebbitt Grill aims to harness worldwide printing press (Washington, 8 January 2013) An experiment printing news and advertising as restaurant receipts has been launched in Washington DC’s Old Ebbitt Grill. Either with initial checks, coffee or dessert, diners are being handed a separate ‘news receipt’ with the latest headlines from the Associated Press. The update […]

January 14, 2013 9:47 am

Free app brings Thieme E-Book Library to the iPad

(Stuttgart/New York, January 2013) The collection of Thieme’s acclaimed E-Book Library is now available to institutional customers  for the iPad. With the free iPublishCentral reader app, end-users within an institutional license can download all titles in the Thieme E-Book Library to their iPads and read them anywhere they want, even without an internet connection. The […]

January 14, 2013 7:58 am

McDonald’s launches long-term campaign to inspire millions of Happy Readers

(9 January 2013) By the end of 2014, McDonald’s will have handed out at least 15 million fiction and non-fiction books to families across the UK. It will partner with publishers, retailers and other literacy organisations including the National Literacy Trust and WH Smith to achieve this goal. Created in response to a successful pilot […]

January 12, 2013 8:55 am

Wayback Machine: Now with 240,000,000,000 URLs

(9 January 2013)  The Wayback Machine, with much more data and some code improvements, now covers late 1996 to December 9, 2012 according to a recent blog posting by Brewster Kahle.   Even more incredible is that the Wayback Machine has gone from having 150,000,000,000 URLs to having 240,000,000,000 URLs, a total of about 5 petabytes […]

January 11, 2013 2:42 pm

ACRL Information Literacy Immersion Program @ Hong Kong

Hosted by the Joint University Librarians Advisory Committee (JULAC), the Association of College & Research Library (ACRL)’s Information Literacy Immersion Program will be held 3-7 June 2013 at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. The Program provides instruction librarians with the opportunity to work intensively on all aspects of information literacy. The Teacher […]

January 11, 2013 10:51 am

2012 National University Library Technology Development Seminar, Beijing

The China Academic Library and Information System (CALIS) Management Center and the China International Talent Exchange Foundation jointly organized the 2012 National University Library Technology Development Seminar, 18-19 December 2012 at Peking University. Marshall Breeding and futurist Garry Golden gave keynote addresses. More than 200 people gathered to discuss  new technology for libraries. CALIS Management […]

January 11, 2013 10:33 am

The 11th Annual Library Leadership Institute to take place in Taiwan

The Hong Kong University Library and National Central Library, Taiwan, will co-host the 11th Annual Library Leadership Institute, 10-14 May 2013 in Taipei. The theme for this workshop is “Repositioning Libraries and Librarians for the Next Generation.” This residential Institute will provide library directors and senior librarians from the Asia region with the opportunity to […]

January 11, 2013 9:37 am

NLB partners SP to engage the public in designing the new library@orchard

(Singapore, 19 December 2012) For the first time, library goers will be involved in creating the new library experience at Singapore’s Orchard Road. The National Library Board (NLB) and Singapore Polytechnic (SP) are partnering to develop the new library@orchard with Design Thinking, a user-focused approach. The NLB-SP team has developed a range of prototypes on […]

January 11, 2013 8:55 am

McGraw-Hill Professional expands its digital offerings to libraries

Enhanced options available for perpetual access to the McGraw-Hill eBook Library (New York, 10 January 2013 /PRNewswire) McGraw-Hill Professional today announced that it is offering an enhanced purchasing program for its popular McGraw-Hill eBook Library, a digital platform delivering unparalleled access to its premium content ( This new purchasing alternative – perpetual access – is […]

January 11, 2013 8:10 am