Monthly Archives: June 2013

IMF and edX join forces to pilot online economics and financial courses

(Washington, D.C. and Cambridge, Ma, 19 June 2013)    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and edX, the not-for-profit online learning initiative composed of the leading global institutions of the xConsortium, announced a collaboration today to strengthen economic expertise worldwide. The collaboration will extend the reach of the IMF’s training courses in macroeconomics and finance to governments […]

June 22, 2013 9:05 am

Thomson Reuters extends Australian patent coverage

(Sydney, Australia, 18 June 2013) – The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced the addition of full text patent records from the patent office of IP Australia to Thomson Innovation®, the world’s leading patent intelligence and collaboration platform. Thomson Innovation now […]

June 22, 2013 8:58 am

The British Library and Portico work together on e-journal deposit infrastructure

(London, UK and New York, NY, 19 June 2013)   The British Library and digital preservation specialist Portico announced today that they will be working together to ensure that thousands of electronic journal titles will be collected, preserved and made available to current and future generations of researchers. The partnership will help the British Library—along with […]

June 22, 2013 8:51 am

NDL’s mission and objectives 2012-2016 and strategic goals

In July 2012, the National Diet Library (NDL) formulated its Mission and Objectives 2012-2016, which replaces the earlier vision for the NDL’s 60th Anniversary. It highlights the mission to be accomplished by the NDL and the six objectives to be achieved in about five years, under the mission. In addition, in May 2013 the NDL […]

June 22, 2013 8:43 am

International Conference on Digital Libraries

TERI in association with IDRC, Canada, UNITEN University Malaysia and Commonwealth of Learning (COL), Special Library Association, (SLA) USA, is organizing ICDL 2013 (International Conference on Digital Libraries) 27–29 November 2013 at India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi. The major objectives of this event are: To bridge the digital divide between developed and developing […]

June 20, 2013 12:45 pm

Project MUSE announces eight new publishers to join UPCC in 2014

CUHK’s Chinese University Press is among them (Baltimore, MD, 18 June 2013)   Eight distinguished scholarly presses, including the recently-revived University of Missouri Press and the Chinese University Press, are confirmed to join the University Press Content Consortium (UPCC) and make their books available digitally on the Project MUSE platform in 2014. Cornell University Press, Northern Illinois […]

June 20, 2013 11:48 am

Libraries in Australia and New Zealand migrate to Ex Libris Primo

(Adelaide, Australia, 19 June 2013)     Ex Libris® Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce that the University of South Australia (UniSA), the University of Western Sydney (UWS), and New Zealand’s Otago University have chosen the Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery solution to complement their Ex Libris Alma […]

June 20, 2013 11:33 am

Nearly 3.5 million books from HathiTrust to be accessible via DPLA portal and API

(Ann Arbor, MI, 18 June 2013)  The HathiTrust Digital Library will partner with the recently launched Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) to expand discovery and use of HathiTrust’s public domain and other openly available content. DPLA provides an online portal to freely available digital material held by libraries, archives, and museums across the United […]

June 20, 2013 11:26 am

The Offshore Leaks Database goes public

The ICIJ Offshore Leaks web app allows the public to search more than 100,000 secret companies, trusts and funds created in offshore locales such as the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cook Islands and Singapore. It follows publication of the second part of a multi-year investigative series that aims to strip away the secrecy associated with tax […]

June 20, 2013 8:20 am

AUNILO 2013 presentation slides now available for download

The presentations from the 2013 meeting are now available for download at The 9th Meeting held 10-12 June in Malaysia also has a photo set on Flickr. Learn more about the Asean University Network Inter-Library Online (AUNILO) and visit its website.

June 20, 2013 8:08 am

Springer Science+Business Media sold to BC Partners

(Berlin, 19 June 2013)  EQT Partners AB (EQT) and GIC Special Investments Pte Ltd (GIC) have agreed to sell their majority stake in Springer Science+Business Media (Springer), a leading global scientific, technical and medical (STM) publisher, to the private equity firm BC Partners Limited (BC Partners). The plans for an initial public offering have been cancelled. Derk […]

June 20, 2013 7:42 am

Yale University chooses Summon discovery service

(Seattle, WA, – 18 June 2013)  Yale University selected the Summon discovery service from Serials Solutions®, a ProQuest® business, to improve access to its distinctive collection, including 15 million volumes and information in all media. Yale University Library, the most recent of six Ivy League schools to adopt the Summon service, determined ease of customization, […]

June 19, 2013 11:57 am

New certificates launched for open data

(18 June 2013) The Open Data Institute is today launching Open Data Certificates to help everyone find, understand and use open data that is being released. The new certificates are being announced by CEO Gavin Starks at a G8 Summit event: Open for Growth. The certificates have been created in response to business, government, and citizen […]

June 19, 2013 7:59 am

Digital literacy tool website launches ALA

(Washington, D.C., 17 June 2013) A new online hub for digital literacy support and training will launch at the 2013 American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago. Librarians who provide training or assistance with digital literacy in their libraries are encouraged to participate in the launch of the new online resource The launch of […]

June 19, 2013 7:51 am

RDA workshop in Taiwan

(17 June 2013)  Resource Description and Access (RDA) is an international cataloging system adaptable to various media and resources common in the digital age, and capable of enabling global resource sharing, improving data navigation and searches, and meeting users’ diverse needs. The U.S. Library of Congress began implementing RDA throughout its facilities on 31 March […]

June 18, 2013 8:30 am