Monthly Archives: November 2013

CSIRO selects Ex Libris Alma and Primo

(Adelaide, 20 November  2013)  The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has selected the Alma library management service and the Primo® discovery and delivery solution. Alma and Primo replace a number of systems including Ex Libris Voyager and Proquest AquaBrowser. The implementation of Alma and Primo will allow CSIRO to consolidate existing systems, thereby […]

November 21, 2013 10:32 am

Video: Gold and greener pastures – open access explained

(20 November 2013) What do those open access colours mean? This panel discussion from Open Access Week in Australia, explores the various aspects of open access including: open educational resources, open data, and the perspectives of an open access journal editor and publisher of an eBook. Panelists include: Professor Shirley Alexander, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Teaching, Learning […]

November 21, 2013 10:25 am

ARL Annual Salary Survey 2012–2013 reports data on 13,900 staff in ARL libraries

(19 November 2013)  The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has published the ARL Annual Salary Survey 2012–2013, which analyzes salary data for all professional staff working in the 125 ARL member libraries during 2012–2013. Data are reported for 10,072 professional staff in the 115 university ARL libraries and for 3,823 professional staff in the 10 […]

November 21, 2013 10:16 am

Current Awareness Portal by the National Diet Library, Japan, opens English Interface

Posted 2013年11月19日 (19 November 2013)  The Current Awareness Portal (CA Portal), which is run by the National Diet Library, Japan, now offers an English Interface. Since its launch in 2006, CA Portal has aggregated a wide variety of news on libraries around the world as well as library and information science. The Portal has published […]

November 21, 2013 9:23 am

Globalization Partners International launches eBook translation and desktop publishing services in over 100 languages

(20 November 2013)  Globalization Partners International (GPI), a provider of comprehensive document, software and website translation services announced today that it has launched a comprehensive eBook translation and desktop publishing service. The new service will allow eBook publishers and companies who have developed eBooks to get them translated and correctly formatted for a variety of […]

November 21, 2013 9:13 am

ALCTS publication takes a fresh look at microforms

(Chicago, 19 November 2013)   “Managing Microforms in the Digital Age,” a new online publication from the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) addresses trends in bibliographic control, storage environments, current vendors and resources and microform terminology. Microforms have taken many shapes and sizes over the years and some formats, such as microopaques and […]

November 21, 2013 9:06 am

Experts offer best practices for institutional repositories

(Chicago, 19 November 2013)   The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announces the release of  “The Institutional Repository: Benefits and Challenges,” edited by Pamela Bluh and Cindy Hepfer. The six chapters of this book arm  readers with the information they need to begin planning a […]

November 20, 2013 1:11 pm

IEEE Issues statement on appropriate use of bibliometric indicators in evaluation of scientific publications

(18 November 2013)  IEEE recently issued a statement on the appropriate use of bibliometric indicators in journal citations to emphasize the importance of providing accurate citation counts and other indicators when evaluating the quality and impact of scientific publications. The IEEE recognizes the increasing importance of bibliometric indicators as independent measures of quality or impact […]

November 20, 2013 8:47 am

Interview with South Asian American Digital Archive founder, Samip Mallick

(18 November 2013) The APALA website carries an interview by Melissa Cardenas-Dow  with Samip Mallick, Co-Founder and Executive Director of  SAADA (South Asian American Digital Archive). SAADA is an independent nonprofit organization that gives voice to South Asian Americans through documenting, preserving and sharing stories that reflect their unique and diverse experiences. SAADA focuses on […]

November 19, 2013 11:53 am

Armed librarians fight the censors

(19 November 2013)  Swinburne University of Technology  Library has given us a reason to be in Melbourne in the coming weeks:  the 17th Japanese Film Festival. The library blog draws our attention to Library Wars, a blockbuster in which “The Library Defence Force is a team of trained and armed Librarians who risk their lives […]

November 19, 2013 10:25 am

Food for Fines

(18 November 2013)  Food for Fines is now in its 5th year at the City Campus Library and Kuring-Gai Campus Library of University of Technology Sydney. This year, Food for Fines will run from Monday 18 November to Sunday 15 December. Donations can be made at the Enquiries and Loans desks at both campus libraries. […]

November 18, 2013 10:29 am

Treasure trove of New Zealand classics make up new eBook library

(15 November 2013)  Auckland University Press has produced a treasure trove of more than 240 classic New Zealand books, some long out of print, as eBooks in multiple formats for readers in New Zealand and around the world. With the support of Creative New Zealand, Copyright Licensing New Zealand and the Vice-Chancellor’s Strategic Development Fund […]

November 18, 2013 10:21 am

Call for applications: World Book Capital 2016

(15 November 2013) The Selection Committee for the World Book Capital is calling for nominations for the World Book Capital 2016. Each year, UNESCO and the international organizations representing the three major sectors of the book industry—the International Publishers Association (IPA), International Booksellers Federation (IBF) and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)—select […]

November 18, 2013 10:15 am

Growing institutional support for data citation

D-Lib Magazine, November/December 2013 (v.19,no 11/12) has an article by Natasha Simons and Karen Visser, Growing Institutional Support for Data Citation: Results of a Partnership Between Griffith University and the Australian National Data Service. Abstract Data is increasingly recognised as a valuable product of research and a number of international initiatives are underway to ensure […]

November 16, 2013 4:03 pm

Insight Media, Inc. joins forces with Alexander Street Press, Llc

(5 November  2013, Alexandria, Va)   Alexander Street Press announced today that it has acquired Insight Media, one of the largest distributors of video to the higher education market. Insight Media, Inc. was founded in 1989 by Jeff Morris and Janet Olshansky to distribute video to educational institutions around the world. Elana Joffe joined in 1990, […]

November 16, 2013 7:32 am