Monthly Archives: March 2013

Committee on Publication Ethics launches ethical guidelines for peer reviewers

(25 March 2013) Scholarly journals need to ensure that their peer reviewers act constructively, respect confidentiality and avoid conflicts of interests, according to new guidelines launched by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) The COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers set out the basic principles and standards that all reviewers should follow during the peer […]

March 27, 2013 2:40 pm

The Journal Selector: Find the right journal for your research

(25 March 2013) Through BioMed Central’s partnership with Edanz, authors can now select the journal that best suits their research from the 350+ open access journals published by BioMed Central, Chemistry Central, and SpringerOpen.  The Journal Selector uses semantic technology to help authors quickly choose the open access journal that is right for their manuscript. […]

March 27, 2013 10:56 am

Wolters Kluwer adds Thieme specialty journal content to OvidSP

New York, NY (26 March 2013) – Wolters Kluwer Health and Thieme have announced an expansion of their licensing partnership to offer 10 new journals, for a total of 26 titles, available on the OvidSP medical research platform. “We’re pleased to continue our strong partnership with Thieme adding important specialty surgery and other clinical journals […]

March 27, 2013 10:50 am

LexisNexis acquires 55 analytical titles from Oxford University Press

(26 March 2013) LexisNexis has acquired 55 analytical titles from Oxford University Press, U.S. Law Division, and will integrate them into the Matthew Bender® portfolio of legal products. 36 Intellectual Property titles highlight the portfolio. The titles are available for purchase on the LexisNexis Store. eBook and online versions will be available in June. Click […]

March 27, 2013 10:42 am

DataConnect captures information about research data collections

(26 March 2013) The University of Adelaide Libraries has a new online research data service, DataConnect. DataConnect is the university’s online system for capturing information about research data collections. DataConnect is built around three simple concepts: Capture, Cite and Connect. University of Adelaide staff members will be able to capture a description of their research […]

March 26, 2013 4:37 pm

CDNLAO Newsletter No.76 published

The latest issue, No.76, March 2013 has been published. The Special topic: Collection Management and Cataloguing [Australia] RDA Implementation at the National Library of Australia [Bhutan] National Library of Bhutan: Collection Management and Cataloguing of materials [Japan] Bibliographic format renewal CDNLAO Meeting: [Malaysia] CDNLAO 2013 meeting News: [Singapore] Reorganization of National Library Board of Singapore and library@chinatown […]

March 26, 2013 4:26 pm

Enhancing library services through ICT in Singapore

FutureGov Asia Pacific has a 10 minute video interview with Lee Kee Siang, CIO and Director, Technology & Innovation, National Library Board (NLB) Singapore, in which he discusses technology, lifestyles of library patrons and NLB’s plans in ICT for 2013. Watch the interview here.

March 26, 2013 4:07 pm

Engaging research groups: rethinking information literacy for graduate students

(26 March 2013, IATUL News Alerts) Librarians have traditionally taught information literacy skills to science graduate students in separate courses dedicated to information-seeking, during assignment(s)-based library sessions for other courses, or through workshops. There is little mention in the professional literature of teaching graduate students within their research groups. This is certainly an alternative to […]

March 26, 2013 3:51 pm

It’s not about the “stuff”:Teaching information literacy in Vietnam

(26 March 2013, IATUL News Alerts) How would you teach information literacy to students with minimal print resources and no access to subscription databases? What if you had a whole semester to teach an eager class of college freshmen, but their only resources were what they could find for free on the internet? Go to […]

March 26, 2013 3:41 pm

DPC joins new EU collaboration, 4C, to clarify the costs (and benefits) of digital curation

(25 March ‎‎2013) ‏‎ The EC has launched a new project to help organizations invest confidently in digital curation and preservation. 4C – ‘the Collaboration to Clarify the Costs of Curation’ – brings together 13 agencies in 7 different countries so that organizations can approach their investment in data curation and preservation with greater certainty […]

March 26, 2013 3:36 pm

Global Research Council and open access

In a recent LIBLICENSE blog post (25 March 2013) Richard Poynder writes that during a two-day inaugural Global Summit on Merit Review held in Washington last May — which was organised by the US National Science Foundation (NSF) at the request of the White House Office of Science & Technology (OSTP) — a new organisation […]

March 26, 2013 9:19 am

Preparedness for digital preservation: the European library landscape

(24 March 2013) The results of a European-wide online survey assessing the preparedness of research libraries for economically-sustainable digital preservation is now available. This report presents the current state of digital preservation in European research libraries, it’s implementation, drivers, benefits, funding sources, and place in the strategy, mission and vision of organisations. It provides insight […]

March 25, 2013 10:21 am

Springer partners with The American Meteorological Society

New books and backlist titles to be available on the online platform SpringerLink (New York / Heidelberg, 13 March 2013)   Springer has entered into a partnership with The American Meteorological Society (AMS) for the electronic distribution of their book titles for the next three years on SpringerLink ( The agreement includes the distribution of monographs, […]

March 25, 2013 8:43 am

Utility or device: what drives eBook use and acceptance?

A new white paper from Springer examines eBook adoption at an undergraduate institution (18 March 2013, New York) Conventional wisdom holds that the availability of eBooks and their inherent utility – full text searchability, ease of access, etc. – are what drive use and acceptance. But are these the only factors behind the rate of […]

March 25, 2013 8:32 am

Australia and New Zealand focus for Macmillan Science and Education

Global publisher Macmillan has endorsed the strength of science and education in Australia and New Zealand with the creation of a new regional head. David Swinbanks has been appointed Managing Director, Macmillan Science and Education, Australia and New Zealand. His role will focus on meeting the needs of higher education customers and the scientific and […]

March 25, 2013 8:21 am