Monthly Archives: September 2013

CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program accepting applications

(20 September 2013)   The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is currently accepting applications for postdoctoral fellowships. CLIR postdoctoral fellows work on projects that forge and strengthen connections among library collections, educational technologies, and current research. The program offers recent PhD graduates the chance to help develop research tools, resources, and services while exploring new […]

September 21, 2013 3:24 pm

Build your own book

That’s what De Gruyter is offering through De Gruyter Select. You now can compile individual articles and content from its webshop into an exclusive book. For example, you can assemble single articles from a journal along with a book chapter into a high-quality, hardcover book and have it printed for your exclusive use. The print […]

September 21, 2013 3:17 pm

Royal Society of Chemistry acquires MarinLit

(19 September 2013) David James, Executive Director of Strategic Innovation at the Royal Society of Chemistry, said: “We are delighted to announce that we have completed the acquisition of MarinLit. “Over the last 25 years John Blunt, Murray Munro and their colleagues at the University of Canterbury have developed the leading marine natural product (MNP) […]

September 20, 2013 11:36 pm

Getty Conservation Institute releases critical new resource for conserving historic photographs

(20 September 2013) Photograph conservators, art historians, archivists, library professionals, and anyone with an interest in the care and preservation of photograph collections will find the Getty Conservation Institute’s latest foray into the preservation of photographs an important one. Scientists at the Conservation Institute have just released the first installment of The Atlas of Analytical […]

September 20, 2013 11:31 pm

Purdue Libraries Data Information Literacy Symposium available via webcast

(West Lafayette, Ind., 18 September 2103)   Purdue University Libraries will host a symposium on “Data Information Literacy” on Monday (23 September) and Tuesday (24 September).  The event’s focus will be on the knowledge and skill sets on data management and curation that graduate students will need to acquire to be successful in their career, and […]

September 20, 2013 11:22 pm

The Rare & Special eZone @ HKUST

(19 September 2013)  The Rare & Special eZone is the search and retrieval interface for accessing publicly available digitized materials from the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Library’s University Archives and Special Collections. Currently this database contains more than 300 images of maps, 100 volumes of books, 700 images of posters, and the […]

September 20, 2013 10:47 pm

Broadening Google patents

(17 September 2013) Last year Google launched two improvements to Google Patents: the Prior Art Finder and European Patent Office (EPO) patents. Today sees the addition of documents from four new patent agencies: China, Germany, Canada, and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Many of these documents may provide prior art for future patent applications, […]

September 20, 2013 10:38 pm

Hong Kong’s Digital 21 Strategy consultation opens

(18 September 2013, Hong Kong) Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Gregory So today launched a public consultation on the proposed Digital 21 Strategy, which sets out the blueprint for Hong Kong’s information and communications technology, or ICT, development. “With the advent of wireless and multi-platform technologies, cloud computing, the Internet of Things and big […]

September 19, 2013 3:37 pm

FutureLearn delivering free university courses to learners around the world

(18 September 2013) FutureLearn, the first UK-led provider of massive open online courses (MOOCs), is from today offering learners around the world access to free, high quality courses from its internationally renowned university partners. FutureLearn is wholly owned by The Open University. The new website combines the best elements of the social web with The […]

September 19, 2013 3:04 pm

CODATA-ICSTI Task Group report is published

US CODATA and Board on Research Data and Information (BRDI) announce the release of new report : Out of Cite, Out of Mind : The Current State of Practice, Policy, and Technology for the Citation of Data. The report was authored by the CODATA-ICSTI Task Group on Data Citation Standards and Practices. Published in CODATA Data Science […]

September 19, 2013 2:56 pm

NTU to launch free online courses on Coursera

(18 September 2013) At Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU), the general elective for undergraduates Introduction to Forensic Science is a popular course that can accommodate 1,600 students each time yet is always over-subscribed. Now NTU is repackaging this as a free online course for anyone in the world. NTU is partnering Coursera, a leading Massive […]

September 19, 2013 2:51 pm

SAE International launches new website

 (16 September 2013)     Intuitive navigation features are just some of the new highlights in SAE International’s new website – Built on a concept of “Learn, Develop and Connect,” the new website is image-centric and allows easier access to deep content levels. This enables easier access to SAE International’s engineering papers and standards, conference and […]

September 17, 2013 4:41 pm

Checking out the National Diet Library

(8 September 2013) The Asahi Shimbun has been looking at libraries in a feature called Checking Out Libraries . The articles include how U.S. entrepreneurs in New York use public libraries in Manhattan; and a description of the National Diet Library of Japan.

September 17, 2013 2:54 pm

Incoming servicemen can earn advance credits through online learning at NUS

(9 September 2013) The National University of Singapore (NUS) today announced a new initiative to enable Returning Full-time National Servicemen (RNS men), who had earlier gained admission to the university, to earn academic credits before matriculation as undergraduate students. These RNS men can now have a head start in university education and more time to […]

September 16, 2013 4:24 pm

Video capture with AcuLearn Communications

Aculearn  established a vision in year 2001 to provide a single communication platform for video, audio and data collaboration over the internet. A platform that will enable small medium enterprises, multi-national corporations or military alike to communicate effectively over the internet. Under the advisory of industry leaders across different market segments, AcuStudio became an instant […]

September 16, 2013 3:39 pm