Monthly Archives: October 2013

ACS Publications offers data coupled to ACS Legacy Archives journals

(Washington, 23 October 2013) The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) announced today the completion of a comprehensive undertaking to digitally convert and conserve the supporting information for its broadly subscribed ACS Legacy Archives journals collection. This initiative is part of the Society’s commitment to broaden the online accessibility of the supporting information and data […]

October 26, 2013 8:45 am

Summon indexes Japanese eBook content from Maruzen

(Seattle, WA, 24 October 2013)  – Serials Solutions® and Maruzen Company Ltd., are increasing access to Japanese eBooks through the Summon discovery service. Metadata from the Maruzen eBook Library will be indexed in the Summon service and mutual subscribers of each company’s service will be able to discover this authoritative eBook content, encompassing topics ranging […]

October 25, 2013 12:02 pm

University of Tokyo selects the Summon discovery service

(Seattle, WA, 23 October 2013) The University of Tokyo Library in Japan recently selected the Summon® discovery service from Serials Solutions®, a ProQuest® business. The powerful navigation and contextual guidance features in the Summon service significantly advance the research experience for both novice and experienced researchers. Librarians at the University of Tokyo will now have […]

October 25, 2013 9:55 am

Day 1 at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2013

(IFLA, Bali, 23 October 2013) Yesterday was day 1 at the Internet Governance Forum in Bali, Indonesia, and the librarians were out in force! This year, alongside representatives from IFLA over 40 librarians from the broader Asia region are at the IGF, courtesy of Beyond Access: Libraries Powering Development. There’s a diversity of workshops of relevance […]

October 25, 2013 9:19 am

ALA to establish a Center for the Future of Libraries

(8 October 2013) The Institute of Museum and Library Services, IMLS, has awarded USD50,000 to the The American Library Association (ALA), in consultation with thought leaders from the library and information science community and from other sectors, to establish the Center for the Future of Libraries.  The goal will be to provide library planners and […]

October 25, 2013 9:11 am

The university library of the future

The Designing Libraries website spotlights a Canadian report which looks at the changing face of the university library – fewer books, more hi-tech learning spaces, and robotic delivery. More here. The Designing Libraries website is here.

October 25, 2013 8:59 am

Open Access Clauses in Publishers’ Licenses – Report of international task force

(24 ‎October ‎2013) The Open Access Licenses and Agreements Task Force has announced the release of a new report, Open Access Clauses in Publishers’ Licenses: Current State and Lessons Learned. The report presents the results of a review of licenses that secure the rights for authors and/or their institutions to deposit published articles into an OA repository. As Open Access […]

October 25, 2013 8:51 am

NLA hiring Manager, Asian Collections

This position is responsible for managing teams of staff involved in the selection, acquisition, cataloguing and processing of Asian language library materials as well as the delivery of library services to onsite and offsite users of the Library’s Asian collections. Staff development and liaison with internal and external stakeholders are important components of the job.  […]

October 25, 2013 8:43 am

Elsevier to provide textbooks for five new edX MOOCs

(Waltham, MA, 23 October 2013)  Elsevier  today announced that it has agreed to provide edX with Elsevier science and technology book content for up to five massive open online courses (MOOC). edX offers online learning to students on campus and millions of people around the world with its open-source platform. Elsevier will provide textbook content […]

October 25, 2013 8:37 am

Gale Virtual Reference Library adds nearly 200 new eBooks from Encyclopaedia Britannica

(Farmington Hills, Mich., 23 October 2013) Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, today announced the addition of nearly 200 new children’s reference titles from revered publisher, Encyclopaedia Britannica, to its Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) eBook platform. GVRL delivers reference content and series […]

October 24, 2013 4:51 pm

Innovative establishes services and development center in Asia Pacific region

(Emeryville, CA, 26 September 2013) —Innovative announced today that it is establishing a services, support and development center in Noida, India to provide closer support to existing customers in Asia, Australia and New Zealand and position the company for continued growth in the region. Innovative India, which is projected to have approximately 60 staff members […]

October 24, 2013 4:44 pm

Innovative appoints Keng Wee Chuang as Sales Director of Asia

(Emeryville, CA, 22 October 2103) Innovative has appointed Keng Wee Chuang as Sales Director of Asia. Most recently he served as Senior Director at RealNetworks, a provider of internet streaming media delivery software and services, creating value in the areas of sales, marketing, and business development. Previously, he was at LogicaCMG, a multinational IT and […]

October 24, 2013 4:24 pm

Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation responds to paid advocacy editing and sockpuppetry

(21 October 2013) Sue Gardner in a press release says “Editors on the English Wikipedia are currently investigating allegations of suspicious edits and sockpuppetry (i.e. using online identities for purposes of deception). At this point, as reported, it looks like a number of user accounts — perhaps as many as several hundred — may have […]

October 24, 2013 4:19 pm

Open Access Week at Flinders

(21 October 2013) Flinders University Library is once again supporting International Open Access week (21-27 October). In addition to an Open Access Lounge the library has prepared a LibGuide to important information about Open Access. Read more here.

October 24, 2013 4:15 pm

Who’s Afraid of Peer Review? DOAJ responds

(18 October 2013) Two weeks ago today DOAJ published an initial response to the John Bohannon ‘sting’ article published in Science Magazine. (See here).    The response came a day after the article’s embargo broke, while Twitter, blogs and news sites were excitedly discussing the article’s implications, the shortcomings of its methodology and the failings. Now […]

October 24, 2013 1:15 pm