Monthly Archives: March 2014

DataCite,, and Databib announce collaboration

(25 March 2014) Databib and “ – Registry of Research Data Repositories” are pleased to announce their plan to merge their two projects into one service that will be managed under the auspices of DataCite by the end of 2015. Their joint proposal to the DataCite General Assembly was approved today, in advance of the […]

March 27, 2014 8:26 am

RMIT University launches A$98 million greening project

(25 March 2014)  In the biggest project of its kind in the southern hemisphere, RMIT University in Melbourne will spend A$98 million (US$86 million) to cut energy and water use as well as greenhouse gas emissions. RMIT – Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology – has worked with international companies Siemens and Honeywell for two years […]

March 26, 2014 8:41 am

Summer+ Translating Chinese – Methods and Practice

(24 March 2014) The summer program of National Taiwan University aims to develop Chinese-English translation skills in the cultural context of famous classics. The program period is 1 July to 9 August 2014. The program includes Introduction to translation, English-to-Chinese translation, Chinese-to-English translation  and Introduction to Chinese Classics. Course details including scholarships and how to apply […]

March 26, 2014 8:36 am

Major repository infrastructure initiatives agree to align their networks

(25 March 2014)  In a meeting in Rome on 20-21 March 2014 representatives from several major regional repository networks sat down to develop a strategy to better align their activities. The meeting brought together delegates from Australia, Canada, China, Europe, Latin America and the United States. As research becomes increasingly global, it is critical to […]

March 26, 2014 8:26 am

Historical medical books database gets a boost from Jisc and Wellcome Library partnership

(25 March 2014)  Today the Wellcome Library and Jisc are pleased to announce that they have strengthened their successful working relationship by signing a new three year agreement for the digitisation of more than 10 million pages of 19th century published works. The details are here.

March 26, 2014 8:20 am

ANU Library signs MOU with National Central Library Taiwan

(24 March 2014)  The ANU Library has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Central Library (NCL) of Taiwan to contribute records of Chinese rare books in the ANU catalogue to the Database of the Union Catalogue of Chinese Rare Books. The Database includes a number of collections from around the world, and the […]

March 25, 2014 8:25 am

Curating and Managing Research Data for Re-use

(24 March 2014)  The week-long course at the University of Essex, UK, is offered under the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Summer Program. Dates are 28 July to 1 August 2014. This workshop, taught by Louise Corti (UK Data Archive), Jared Lyle (ICPSR), and Veerle Van den Eynden (UK Data Archive), will […]

March 25, 2014 8:07 am

Transfusion medicine and organ transplant information from Evidentia Publishing

(24 March 2014)  Evidentia Publishing, a specialist publisher of transfusion medicine and organ transplant information will be distributed in Southeast Asia and China by the iGroup. The Transfusion Evidence Library database provides access to high quality, evidence-based information in transfusion medicine. This specialist database consists of systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials, and is a […]

March 24, 2014 4:54 pm

University of Waikato approves Open Access Mandate Guidelines

(24 March 2014)  The University of Waikato has become the first university in New Zealand to approve a mandate around open access to academics’ publications. The Open Access Mandate Guidelines were approved this month by the University of Waikato’s Academic Board. Under the guidelines, academic staff can disseminate their research as widely as possible, bringing […]

March 24, 2014 2:00 pm

Bodleian’s Selden Map on display in Hong Kong

(20 March 2014) This special exhibition, Mapping Ming China’s Maritime World – The Selden Map and Treasures from University of Oxford, (21 March – 23 June 2014) tells the story of the maritime world of the late Ming-era China (mid-17th century). It features highlights from celebrated Chinese collections held at the University of Oxford. The […]

March 24, 2014 7:15 am

India’s epic reunited: finest surviving illustrated manuscript of the Ramayana now digitised and available online

(21 March 2014)  The Ramayana is one of the ancient epics of India, telling the stirring tale of Prince Rama’s quest to rescue his wife, Sita, following her abduction by the ten-headed demon king Ravana. A major partnership between the British Library and CSMVS Museum in Mumbai has brought together a vividly illustrated 17th century […]

March 23, 2014 8:27 am

NTU symposium explores Big Data trends to foster smarter communities of the future

(21 March 2014)  From civic engagement to public health and traffic planning, Big Data – also known as the massive quantities of information about people and their daily interactions arising from multimedia, social media and the internet – can produce a paradigm shift in how cities better organise themselves and improve the quality of life […]

March 23, 2014 8:20 am

Libraries in the developing world to benefit from JournalTOCs / INASP collaboration

(20 March 2014) University and research libraries in developing countries are to benefit from collaboration between JournalTOCs and INASP.  Access to JournalTOCs Premium will be provided free for eligible INASP partner consortia for 17 months from 1st April 2014. Based at the School of Mathematical & Computer Sciences at Heriot-Watt University, JournalTOCSPremium is a current awareness subscription service providing effective customisations […]

March 22, 2014 11:33 am

First books from IOP Concise PhysicsTM collection published

(18 March 2014)  IOP Publishing (IOP) and Morgan & Claypool have published the first books from their IOP Concise Physics collection. IOP Concise Physics is one of two collections from the IOP ebooksTM programme launched in 2013. They focus on shorter texts that are the “first book” on a topic and that aim to provide […]

March 22, 2014 11:25 am

IET and KISTI disseminate scientific information in Korea

(19 March 2014)  The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to provide and disseminate scientific information. This strategic alliance will allow 160 KESLI (Korean Electronic Site License Initiative) members in South Korea to benefit from perpetual access to […]

March 22, 2014 11:20 am