Monthly Archives: July 2013

Library Publishing Coalition debuts new website

(24 July 2013) The Library Publishing Coalition (LPC)—a library led, two-year initiative to advance the field of library publishing—has launched its new website at Current LPC activities include development of a Shared Documentation Portal that hosts model documents, compilation of a Directory of Library Publishing Services, and planning for a forum to be held […]

July 25, 2013 10:49 am

Multimedia enhancement to the OvidSP medical research platform

(New York, NY, 24 July 2013) Wolters Kluwer Health has a multimedia enhancement to the OvidSP medical research platform to aid in clinical research, practice and learning. Now researchers and healthcare practitioners using Ovid will have improved functionality to discover, download and export more than two million assets, including video and images integrated with searching […]

July 25, 2013 10:45 am

National Central Library wins second place in Government Digital Service Ability Survey

  發布日期:2013-6-28 發布單位:國際合作組 (28 June 2013) In Business Next’s 2013 Enterprise Survey of Digital Service Standards, the National Central Library was the only library in Taiwan recognized. Results from the online voting and selection showed NCL was rated 2nd in the government digital service website category. NCL’s websites “are designed to serve the public by […]

July 25, 2013 10:36 am

Photographing the World at Barr Smith Library

In conjunction with Ben McGee’s photographic exhibition: “Brazil: Joining Fragments”, the Barr Smith Library of Adelaide University presents a selection of photographs from its own Rare Books and Special Collections, 25 July to 22 September 2013. Encompassing the work of eminent Australian and international photographers, this display explores the relationship between image-maker and subject, between […]

July 25, 2013 10:25 am

CDNLAO Newsletter published

The National Diet Library has published issue 77 of the CDNLAO Newsletter (ISSN: 1344-722X) of the Conference of Directors of National Libraries in Asia and Oceania. The special topic is Reading Promotion and includes news from Brunei, China, South Korea and Singapore. Also announced in the newsletter is that during the IFLA WLIC 79th General […]

July 25, 2013 10:13 am

UNESCO announces Incheon (Republic of Korea) as World Book Capital 2015

(24 July 2013) Yesterday, UNESCO announced that the city of Incheon (Republic of Korea) is  named World Book Capital for the year 2015. The Selection Committee, which met on 16 July at the UNESCO Headquarters, selected the city of Incheon due to the quality of its programme and the impact it will have on improving the promotion of books and […]

July 25, 2013 9:45 am

Ex Libris Alma promotes success at RMIT University

(Adelaide, Australia 23 July 2013)  Ex Libris Group®, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, has announced that RMIT University is in production with the Alma library management service from Ex Libris. In tandem with Ex Libris Primo®, which RMIT implemented in 2012, Alma has replaced multiple systems, including the Library’s Voyager […]

July 25, 2013 9:34 am

Goldman, Temasek said to invest in Shanda’s Cloudary

(8 July 2013) Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) and Temasek Holdings Pte agreed to buy a minority stake in China’s Cloudary Corp. (READ) at a 25 percent lower valuation than in a previous funding round, said two people with knowledge of the matter. The story is reported by Bloomberg, here.  

July 25, 2013 9:27 am

Springer signs agreement with Bookshare

Deal makes content available globally to people with print disabilities (Berlin / New York, 15 July 2013)  Springer has signed an agreement to provide Bookshare, an international leader in providing people with visual impairments, physical disabilities and/or learning disabilities access to copyrighted digital accessible books, with world rights to its titles. Springer is home to the world’s […]

July 25, 2013 9:20 am

SPIE Digital Library surpasses 400,000 documents

As the SPIE Digital Library celebrates its 10th anniversary, more than 400,000 journal and proceedings articles back to Volume 1 (1962 for Optical Engineering and 1963 for Proceedings of SPIE) and eBook chapters are available. Approximately 18,000 new articles and chapters are now added each year. Other than a few older proceedings and books for which SPIE does […]

July 25, 2013 9:00 am

Alexander Street Press launches evidence-based acquisition

(24 July 2013, Dundee, Scotland) Alexander Street Press has forged a milestone agreement with the University of Dundee in Scotland that establishes the publisher as a key resource for evidence-based acquisition of library materials. Beginning this month, patrons of the University of Dundee’s library will have unlimited access to Alexander Street Press’s complete suite of […]

July 25, 2013 8:56 am

Libraries and the Trans-Pacific Partnership IP negotiations

(24 July 2013) A full report on the Trans-Pacific Partnership IP Negotiations by Tony Millett, Chair of LIANZA’s Standing Committee on Copyright is available here. Previously known as P4, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) now includes 12 countries:  Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, United States and Vietnam. The TTP is […]

July 24, 2013 8:46 am

A new repository for managing IFLA’s World Library and Information Congress content

(22 July 2013) IFLA President Ingrid Parent today launched the IFLA Library (, a repository for IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) papers and, in future, other IFLA publications: The IFLA Library is part of IFLA’s Digital Content Programme Key Initiative, and is designed to provide a repository to collect together IFLA’s own publications […]

July 24, 2013 7:56 am
Read More... offers resources and collaboration for digital literacy trainers

(Chicago, 19 July 2013)  After months of thoughtful planning, development and beta testing, has officially launched. This online hub for digital literacy offers an active community of practice and an evolving collection of training resources for those who teach and support digital learners. is managed by the Public Library Association (PLA) and funded […]

July 23, 2013 8:46 am

Report of SEALG Annual Meeting 2013 online

(20 July 2013) The SEALG annual meeting took place in Lisbon on 4-5 July, 2013, in collaboration with the 7th EUROSEAS Conference (2-6 July 2013). The report from the meeting together with details of our Panel “Digging up hidden (re)sources: The changing roles of libraries and archives in Southeast Asian Studies” at the EUROSEAS Conference […]

July 23, 2013 8:34 am