Monthly Archives: May 2013

University of Adelaide’s Archives added to UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Register

(20 May 2013) The significance of the University of Adelaide’s history as a story inextricably entwined with the cultural fabric of South Australia was recognised at a UNESCO Inscription Ceremony on 14 May 2013. This is a significant achievement as the University of Adelaide is the first university in Australia to have its historical administrative […]

May 20, 2013 2:03 pm

The British Library is hiring a Digital Preservation Officer

The British Library is currently recruiting for a Digital Preservation Officer to join the Digital Preservation Team at the British Library. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to work at the cutting edge of international digital preservation research & development, and help ensure the Library can preserve its digital collections far into the future. […]

May 17, 2013 3:58 pm

Propaganda: From The Little Red Book to the Green Cross Code

(16 May 2013) If you are visiting London this summer, stop by The British Library. It is presenting a major new exhibition examining state propaganda, from its origins in the ancient world up until the present day. With over 200 exhibits on display, ranging from chilling Nazi propaganda to modern day ephemera such as bank […]

May 17, 2013 3:51 pm

Notes from the National Scholarly Communication Forum – 3 May 2013

The 2013 National Scholarly Communication Forum (NSCF) was held 3 May 2013 at the Australian National University on the topic:  “Open Access Research Issues in the Humanities and Social Sciences”. The forum is an annual event supported by the Australian Academy of the Humanities and the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. The audience included […]

May 16, 2013 7:22 pm

Vacancy at UK National Archives: Development Lead for Digital Records Infrastructure

(16 May 2013) The National Archives is developing a new Digital Records Infrastructure (DRI) system to acquire, store and preserve its rapidly increasing digital collection. Operating at petabyte-scale, this system will ensure the long-term preservation of the UK government’s records. See the vacancy notice here:

May 16, 2013 2:42 pm

Introducing DataConnect by video

(15 May 2013) DataConnect, managed by the University Library, University of Adelaide, is the University’s online system for capturing information about research data collections. This new video provides a short introduction. There’s also  a guide.

May 16, 2013 8:48 am

ProQuest completes acquisition of EBL

ProQuest has completed its acquisition of Ebook Library (EBL), significantly expanding its e-book delivery and aggregation capabilities with libraries worldwide. The acquisition supports ProQuest’s overall goal of enhancing the research experience through seamless discovery of content across multiple formats, including books, journals, dissertations, newspapers, and video. ProQuest does not anticipate disruption for EBL or ebrary […]

May 16, 2013 8:34 am

Copyright Licensing Agency has new further education website

(10 May 2013) The Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) has today launched a new Further Education (FE) website,  The new website will be a resource for teaching staff to information managers. The website provides information to support them when using print and digital content in teaching and learning. The interactive website includes the basics on copyright; […]

May 15, 2013 12:22 pm

HKBU co-organises Workshop on Social Media, Regulation and Freedom of Expression: A Comparative Perspective

(15 May 2013) The workshop “Social Media, Regulation and Freedom of Expression: A comparative perspective”, organised by the Department of Journalism at Hong Kong Baptist University and the Centre for Journalism Studies at the Tsinghua University (Beijing, China) with the support of the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange (Taiwan), will address the key […]

May 15, 2013 11:06 am

SAGE launches MobileStudy

The QR based revision tool for innovative on-the-go learning (Los Angeles, CA, 13 May 2013)  SAGE today announced the launch of its highly innovative digital revision tool, MobileStudy to aid student learning on the go. As one of the first revision tools to use a QR reader, SAGE’s MobileStudy is a significant step in supporting […]

May 15, 2013 8:39 am

Library Copyright Alliance applauds introduction of Unlocking Technology Act

(13 May 2013) The Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) has welcomed the introduction in the US House of Representatives on 9 May 2013, of H.R. 1892, the Unlocking Technology Act of 2013, by Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Thomas Massie (R-KY), Anna Eshoo (D-CA), and Jared Polis (D-CO). The bill guarantees that legitimate uses of digital works […]

May 15, 2013 8:29 am

The Annual Library Leadership Institute concludes in Taiwan

(14 May 2013) The 11th Annual Library Leadership Institute was held in Taipei from May 10 to 14, 2013. The Institute was organized by the University of Hong Kong Libraries and The National Central Library of Taiwan. The workshop theme: “Repositioning Libraries and Librarians for the Next Generation” was presented by well-known experts and scholars […]

May 14, 2013 8:35 pm

Vacancy at London School of Economics: Senior Library Assistant (Digital Library)

(13 May 2013) The Senior Library Assistant (Digital Library) will take a lead on the addition of content to the LSE Digital Library from a variety of sources such as digitisation projects and born-digital acquisitions across a range of established and emerging collection areas. Click here for more description .  To apply for this […]

May 14, 2013 8:22 pm

HKBU Chinese Medicinal Material Images Database

The School of Chinese Medicine (SCM) of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) recently launched the Chinese Medicinal Material Images Database (CMMID), the first of its kind in Hong Kong. The CMMID documents photographs of and detailed information about over 420 crude drugs commonly used in Chinese medicine and is linked to the Medicinal Plant Images […]

May 14, 2013 6:31 pm

Summon 2.0: more languages and discovery tools

Summon 2.0 was announced recently offering many new features. ACCESS emailed John Law, Vice President of Discovery Solutions, Serials Solutions to find out more.  What’s unique for this update? Summon 2.0 offers new features and a new modern, streamlined interface for the Summon® discovery service.  Streamlined navigation and contextual guidance provide a rich research experience […]

May 14, 2013 8:43 am