Monthly Archives: January 2014

New issue of SEALG Newsletter online

(23 January 2014) The latest issue of the SEALG Newsletter from the Southeast Asia Library Group  is now online on the SEALG homepage. Contents of the SEALG Newsletter 2013: ● SEALG Annual Meeting 2013 Report (Jana Igunma) ● Identifying and collecting primary sources of information in the archives and libraries in England, New Zealand, United […]

January 25, 2014 8:55 am

Japan’s growing open data movement

(15 January 2014) Open data has become one of the central topics of IT policy in Japan. Since the adoption of the e-government Open Data Strategy in July 2012, national and local governments have made great steps forward in this area and the government launched an open data portal in December 2013: “”, in beta […]

January 25, 2014 7:54 am

Libraries launch eBook lending in the Netherlands

(The Hague, 21 January 2014)  – A large scale eBook lending service for library members will be launched today in the Netherlands through This new service from the libraries will allow members to read eBooks without restriction so that more than one person can read the same eBook at the same time. In most […]

January 25, 2014 7:47 am

Reflections from the launch of the LERU Roadmap for Research Data

(23 January 2014) Developed with the aim of helping to  plot a path for all European universities who wish to make their data open and available for  reuse, the Roadmap makes a series of recommendations targeted at institutional leadership, support services and European policy makers. Read the complete article by Susan Reilly who represents LIBER, […]

January 24, 2014 2:14 pm

Finding Australian theses

(23 January 2014) The Australasian Digital Theses Program database ceased operation in March 2011. The database server has been decomissioned, and the content of that database is searchable via the National Library of Australia’s Trove service. The National Library of Australia’s Trove is a free repository of Australian material, including almost a million Australian theses. Full […]

January 24, 2014 2:00 pm

ebrary’s Academic Complete™ tops 100,000 titles

(Palo Alto, CA, 22 January 2014)  Academic Complete™, the flagship eBook collection from ProQuest’s eBook platform, ebrary, has added 20,000 titles to its selection of in-demand scholarly academic monographs. The additional titles come from renowned publishers such as Ashgate, Edinburgh University Press, Harvard University Press, Peter Lang, MIT Press, and Wiley. Academic Complete now offers a […]

January 24, 2014 8:29 am

Monash first in the world to acquire a new brand Top-Level Domain

(20 January 2014)  Monash University today became the first globally recognised organisation to be delegated a brand Top-Level Domain (TLD) by the internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the Internet’s global governing body. The New TLD Program has been developed by ICANN to provide competition and choice to current Top-Level Domains such as […]

January 24, 2014 8:23 am

Ovid to be exclusive site license partner for current and archival NEJM content in China

(New York, NY, 21 January 2014) Wolters Kluwer Health today announced it has extended its global distribution agreement with the New England Journal of Medicine (,  the leading publisher of breakthrough biomedical research and best practices in clinical medicine, to be the exclusive provider of NEJM site licenses in China. Under terms of the new agreement, Ovid, […]

January 24, 2014 8:01 am

Springer Book Archives completed with more titles than anticipated

(New York / Heidelberg, 22 January 2014)  Springer kicked off 2014 by announcing two major accomplishments. The publisher completed its Springer Book Archives (SBA), a four-year project to digitize nearly every book it had published from the 1840s to 2004. Whereas the company originally anticipated that around 100,000 books would be part of this effort, […]

January 24, 2014 7:54 am

How to organize a PechaKucha panel

(21 January 2014) Who hasn’t sat through presentations while the speaker drones on and on oblivious to the yawns of the audience who have resorted to fiddling with their mobile phones? One solution which ACCESS@librarylearningspace likes is to hold meetings in rooms without tables and chairs: you’re guaranteed to reach consensus rapidly on whether to […]

January 23, 2014 2:49 pm

Bug busting Biomist banishes insects from your archives

Managing the storage environment for archival materials has always been a challenge. Temperature and humidity, insects and fungus conspire to degrade and destroy irreplaceable documents from antiquity to the present day. Biomist Technology, a Korean company known for its use of bio-friendly materials, is raising its profile in Asia by working with the iGroup to […]

January 23, 2014 2:29 pm

Thousands of years of visual culture made free through Wellcome Images

(20 January 2014)  Over 100,000 images ranging from ancient medical manuscripts to etchings by artists such as Vincent Van Gogh and Francisco Goya are now available for free download as hi-res images on the Wellcome Images website. Drawn from the historical holdings of the world-renowned Wellcome Library, the images are being released under the Creative […]

January 23, 2014 9:17 am

New cholesterol guidelines for statin drugs in Lexicomp Online Drug Monographs

(Hudson, OH,  20 January 2014)  Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that Lexicomp® Online™, its hospital-wide referential drug information solution, has been updated to reflect key concepts from the recent ACC/AHA Blood Cholesterol Guidelines. The American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines […]

January 23, 2014 8:51 am

CityU Library mobile app for iPhone/Android smart phone

The Run Run Shaw library has announced its mobile library app “CityU Mobile Library” for iPhone and Android smart phone. It is available for free download at the Apple Store and Google Play. Find the app by searching “CityU Mobile Library”. CityU Mobile Library lets you access the Library Catalogue and follow what’s happening in […]

January 23, 2014 8:39 am

Knowing 360 Jobs in Old China from Cigarette Cards

(10 January 2014)  The University of British Columbia invites you to a new exhibition “Knowing 360 Jobs in Old China from Cigarette Cards” (从烟画看旧中国的三百六十行) on the upper floor of the Asian Library from 6 January to 5 April 2014. Cigarette cards, also known as cigarette picture chips, first appeared in 1875 in North Carolina.  They […]

January 23, 2014 8:33 am