Monthly Archives: February 2014

WT Cox Partners with Copyright Clearance Center to provide statistic and analytical eResource tool

(Shallotte, NC, 19 February 2014)  WT Cox Information Services announces partnership with Copyright Clearance Center to provide the company’s new eContentStats service, aiding libraries with the management of serials and eResources. eContentStats, powered by Pubget, leverages Pubget technology from Copyright Clearance Center to securely track a library’s serials usage statistics, saving customers time and enabling […]

February 21, 2014 10:49 am

ACS receives top honors from Association of American Publishers

(12 February 2014) ACS Publications has been recognized with two prestigious PROSE awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence from the American Association of Publishers (AAP). During the AAP’s Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division’s 2014 Annual Conference, ACS Synthetic Biology was honored with the PROSE Award for Best New Journal in Science, Technology & Medicine, and […]

February 21, 2014 10:34 am

Multimedia case study model debuts at Alexander Street

(19 February 2014,  Alexandria, Va)   Alexander Street Press has introduced the next wave of digital learning products—case studies delivered via seamlessly integrated text, audio, and video—with its two newest collections: Engineering Case Studies Online and Psychological Experiments Online. Available on Alexander Street Press’s new interface, these multimedia collections allow students and scholars to easily find, […]

February 21, 2014 10:25 am

Cambridge Journals Digital Archive

The 2014 complete Cambridge Journals Digital Archive is now available as a one-time, perpetual online access purchase. Your library can purchase backfiles individually, or opt for a CJDA package (complete, HSS/STM, subject, or custom). The complete collection contains over 275 digital archive titles with volume years ranging from 1770-2013.

February 21, 2014 10:16 am

AAAS expands the Science family of journals with the launch of Science Advances

(12 February 2014)   The nonprofit American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), publisher of the Science family of journals, plans an expansion of its scientific communication efforts with the launch of a new title, Science Advances, as an extended forum for high-quality, peer-reviewed research. “This new publication is designed to encourage transformative research and […]

February 21, 2014 10:08 am

CAUL Strategic Plan 2013-2015

(21 February 2014)  The CAUL Mission is to support its members in the achievement of their objectives, especially the provision of access to, and training in the use of, scholarly information, leadership in the management of information and contribution to the university experience. In pursuit of this mission The Council of Australian University Librarians develops […]

February 21, 2014 9:54 am

Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus now available as linked open data

(21 February 2014)  The Getty has released the Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT)® as Linked Open Data. The data set is available for download at under an Open Data Commons Attribution License (ODC BY 1.0). The Art & Architecture Thesaurus is a reference of over 250,000 terms on art and architectural history, styles, and […]

February 21, 2014 9:41 am

The “Anywhere Article” launched across Wiley Online Library

(Hoboken, N.J., 19 February 2014) John Wiley & Sons, Inc., has announced the launch of its next generation enhanced HTML article, the “Anywhere Article,” which puts readability, interaction, and portability at the heart of the user experience. The Anywhere Article launched across Wiley Online Library today. The press release is here.

February 20, 2014 5:12 pm

CDNLAO Newsletter published

The Conference of Directors of National Libraries in Asia and Oceania has published a new issue of its newsletter. Issue No.79, February/March 2014 includes: Special topic: Historical Documents II [Australia]  To read in the libraries of dreams [New Zealand] Documenting unexpected events [Philippines] NLP Leaves Its Mark: The Official Repository of the Written Cultural Heritage of the Philippines News [Korea]  National Library […]

February 20, 2014 5:07 pm

The 12th Annual Library Leadership Institute takes place in Shanghai

Library Leadership in the Asia Pacific Century is the 12th Annual Library Leadership Institute since 2003. Once again organized by the University of Hong Kong Libraries with Fudan University Library, the 12th Institute takes place in Shanghai, 16-20 May 2014. The Institute is limited to 40 participants who will be academic and research librarians invited […]

February 20, 2014 3:37 pm

After a winding odyssey, Tibetan texts find a home in China

Many librarians in Asia will remember Gene Smith who died in 2010.  He worked for the Library of Congress in New Delhi and Jakarta from 1968 to the 1990s. A Buddhist scholar and speaker of more than 25 languages, he amassed the largest collection of Tibetan religious texts in private hands. Rare and vulnerable, Gene […]

February 20, 2014 1:57 pm

Introduction to the Barr Smith Library video

(19 February 2014)  Adelaide University’s Barr Smith Library has a new video about the Library and its services. It will take up less than 5 minutes of your time.  Watch it here.  

February 19, 2014 6:17 pm

Partnership for Open Data impact stories competition launched

The Open Data Institute wants to know how opening up data impacts those in developing countries. The Partnership for Open Data (POD) is a partnership of institutions to research and promote open data in the context of low and middle income countries. It invites stories about the impact of open data in developing countries be […]

February 19, 2014 6:11 pm

Joint Asian arts exhibition by Monash and Melbourne university libraries

(19 February 2014)  Several Chinese rare books from the University of Melbourne Cultural Collections are currently on display at the Sir Louis Matheson Library’s Asian Studies Research Collection  at Clayton Campus. This is part of a joint exhibition in Asian Arts being conducted by  ALIM – Asian Libraries in Melbourne, a collaborative venture between Monash […]

February 19, 2014 6:01 pm

Learn database searching online with LIANZA

(18 February 2014) Today LIANZA launched its three hour online learning course, Database Searching. This new course will equip you with the skills to competently search your library’s subscription databases, so that you can help your users make better use of these valuable resources. The course was developed by Alastair Smith.  Learners have six months […]

February 19, 2014 5:44 pm