Monthly Archives: April 2013

Making research easier to track

(15  ‎April ‎‎2013) ‏‎This month sees the UK’s Research Councils’ (RCUK) revised policy on open access (OA) come into force for publicly-funded research to be disseminated through OA routes. A new metadata application profile called RIOXX has been developed by Jisc and UKOLN to ensure that university Institutional Repositories can start to comply with this policy. […]

April 19, 2013 8:21 am

TERI and IOS Press sign hosting agreement for three journals

(17 April 2013 Amsterdam) IOS Press and TERI Press have reached an agreement to make TERI Press journals available through IOS Press. Metapress, IOS Press’ online journal platform, now hosts three of the TERI Press journals. These journals are the International Journal of Regulation and Governance, the Journal of Resource, Energy and Development and World […]

April 19, 2013 8:10 am

World Scientific Publishing signs eBook agreement with YBP Library Services

(Singapore – 17 April 2013) World Scientific Publishing (, an international independent STM publisher, announced today that they have signed a new agreement with YBP Library Services (YBP), the academic division of Baker & Taylor. Customers will be able to access the publisher’s 2012-2013 Front List Full Collection of eBooks that will be available for […]

April 19, 2013 8:06 am

Elsevier has a Japanese user interface for Scopus

(Amsterdam, 17 April 2013)  Elsevier has launched  a Japanese user interface to Scopus.The interface provides Japanese users with the ability to find their way through the product in their language. Japanese users are now able to find the research information they are looking for more efficiently – expanding beyond Scopus’ basic search functionalities to utilizing […]

April 19, 2013 7:59 am

Why libraries are essential to Myanmar’s development plans

A team from Beyond Access visited Myanmar recently to gain an understanding of the potential for the country’s 5,000 libraries to contribute to development goals. A country brief is the result of that visit. Beyond Access examines key elements of Myanmar’s rapid development and highlights the essential role of public libraries in the development process. […]

April 19, 2013 7:44 am

Leiden Ranking 2013 reveals world’s top universities

(17 April 2013) Today, CWTS Leiden University launches the Leiden Ranking 2013. The ranking measures the scientific performance of 500 major universities worldwide, using a sophisticated set of bibliometric indicators. It is presented via an intuitive and user-friendly website interface: Source normalization is a new CWTS-developed approach that has the advantage of being independent […]

April 18, 2013 9:11 am

Take the database licensing survey

Primary Research Group, publisher of research reports and surveys about libraries, is surveying public, academic and special libraries worldwide for a report on their database licensing practices. Participants receive a free PDF copy of the report generated from the survey data.  Participants are listed in the report but answers are confidential. To take the survey […]

April 18, 2013 8:07 am

New SPARC community resource on article-level metrics

(April 16, 2013) Today, SPARC released a new community resource, Article-Level Metrics — A SPARC Primer, delving into Article-Level Metrics (ALMs) an emerging hot topic in the scholarly publishing arena. Article-Level Metrics (ALMs) are rapidly emerging as important tools to quantify how individual articles are being discussed, shared, and used. This new SPARC primer is designed to […]

April 18, 2013 7:44 am

McGraw-Hill Education and ePals® join forces

(New York, 16 April 2013 /PRNewswire/)   McGraw-Hill Education today announced that it has formed a collaboration with ePals Corporation, an education media company and the world’s leading global learning network. The partnership pairs world-class content from McGraw-Hill Networks, McGraw-Hill Education’s award-winning digital social studies learning program for Grades 6-12, with ePals’ global community and social […]

April 18, 2013 7:41 am

PhD studentship at UEA in South Asian decorative arts

(16 April 2013) The University of East Anglia, UK, and the Sainsbury Institute for Art (SIfA) are looking for a suitably qualified candidate for a full-time, fully-funded PhD studentship on an aspect of South Asian Decorative Arts, to commence 1 October 2013. Full details are available to download here: SIfA studentship. And applications can be […]

April 17, 2013 2:32 pm

Open Access Theses and Dissertations

OATD aims to be the best possible resource for finding open access graduate theses and dissertations published around the world. Metadata comes from over 600 colleges, universities, and research institutions. OATD currently indexes over 1.5 million theses and dissertations which are free to access and read online.  More here:

April 17, 2013 7:29 am

WIPO’s PATENTSCOPE tops 28 million searchable patent documents

(Geneva, 12 April 2013) The addition, this month, of over ten million documents from the national patent collection of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), dating from 1790 to the present day, has expanded WIPO’s PATENTSCOPE to over 28 million searchable patent documents. The PATENTSCOPE search service is a valuable technical resource that […]

April 16, 2013 9:47 am

Ingram announces market entry into India for VitalSource Bookshelf® E-Textbook platform

(London, UK (PRWEB) 15 April 2013)  Vital Source Technologies, Inc., Ingram Content Group’s leading eTextbook solution, and B.i. Publications Pvt. Ltd., India’s largest distributor of scientific, technical and medical content to the academic and professional communities, have agreed to form a joint venture, Ingram-B.i. Pvt. Ltd., to launch Ingram’s comprehensive VitalSource Bookshelf® eTextbook platform to […]

April 16, 2013 9:40 am

ProQuest boosts university institutional repositories with historical content

Company offers archival copies to institutions from their digitization projects (Ann Arbor, Mich., 11 April 2013)  ProQuest is helping universities build robust institutional repositories (IRs) by sharing digital copies of their graduate works which have been converted from paper or microfilm and archived in the ProQuest Dissertations and Thesis database (PQDT). The move enables universities to […]

April 16, 2013 8:14 am

De Gruyter presents open access distribution model for libraries

Unrestricted backlist access – De Gruyter presents its new open access model for e-dition titles (Berlin, 15 April 2013) With De Gruyter’s new open access model, some 45,000 e-dition titles from the publishing house’s backlist can be made freely accessible. For EUR1,500 or USD2,100 customers can purchase an eBook in the same standard as a […]

April 16, 2013 8:07 am