Monthly Archives: May 2014

RCN Publishing adds new content to its Nursing Journals Archive Collection

(20 May 2014, London) RCN Publishing (RCNP) announced today that it has added new content to its Nursing Journals Archive. Now, subscribers may select to have access to content published in 2013 across RCN Publishing’s nursing journals. With coverage from 1996 – present, the Nursing Journals Archive includes more than 15,000 articles from the 10 […]

May 25, 2014 8:45 am

ALIA report flags future trends for the Australian library and information sector

(21 May 2014, Canberra)  The impact of unimaginable technologies, a global market for education and radical transformation in the corporate world are three of the themes emerging from a new series of reports published today by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), as an investigation into the future of the library and information sector. […]

May 22, 2014 11:07 am

UC San Diego hiring a Korean and Japanese Studies Librarian

(21 May 2014) UC San Diego Library is hiring a subject librarian for Korean and Japanese Studies to develop and implement liaison services to the students and faculty working in these areas in the Division of Arts & Humanities and the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS). The Korean and Japanese Studies Librarian […]

May 22, 2014 11:01 am

Food for Fines at SCU Libraries

(21 May 2014) Groceries in the library at Lismore’s Southern Cross University campus is an unusual sight but Margaret Lord, Day Manager of Lismore Soup Kitchen, was thrilled to accept them on Friday for use in the Kitchen’s kitchen. “It’s a nice boost to our supplies” Ms Lord said. “We’ll take what we need to […]

May 21, 2014 2:52 pm

Metropolitan Museum initiative provides free access to 400,000 digital images

(16 May 2014, New York)  Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today that more than 400,000 high-resolution digital images of public domain works in the Museum’s world-renowned collection may be downloaded directly from the Museum’s website for non-commercial use—including in scholarly publications in any media—without permission from the […]

May 21, 2014 8:40 am

The National Library of New Zealand use and reuse policy

(20 May 2014) The National Library of New Zealand and Alexander Turnbull Library have  agreed a new policy on use and reuse of collection items. Use and reuse of documentary heritage and tāonga is a contested issue. There are a range of issues concerning what libraries and archives should or shouldn’t let happen to the […]

May 21, 2014 8:31 am

Hong Kong slips as Singapore and Korea take the lead in Asia ranking

(19 May 2014) The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has been ousted from the top of the QS Asia rankings – the first time in the ranking’s history that a university from the city-state has failed to claim first place, writes David Jobbins.  It falls to fifth place, while the University of Hong […]

May 21, 2014 8:22 am

What’s New in SciFinder?

(May 2014) The latest release of SciFinder features the integration of ChemDraw and SciFinder, improvements to the Analyze feature, and further enhancements to the Non-Java CAS Structure Editor. The functionality of this landmark collaboration between CAS and PerkinElmer enables ChemBioDraw Ultra 14 users to initiate a SciFinder search from within the ChemDraw interface, and then be […]

May 21, 2014 8:13 am

Macquarie University: seeding the commons

(14 May 2014) Macquarie University has successfully completed the ANDS-funded project: Seeding the Commons at Macquarie University. ANDS is the Australian National Data Service. The project created authoritative information about research data management for researchers and research support staff including A Data Management Plan Template and Standards and tools to assist researchers to describe and […]

May 21, 2014 8:06 am

State Library of NSW creating largest collection of digitised newspapers in Australia

(15 May 2014)  Over 4.5 million pages of historical newspapers are now fully searchable online as part of the State Library of NSW’s major initiative funded by the NSW State Government to fast track the digitisation of its entire newspaper collection. This first major milestone in the State Library’s extensive AUD22.4 million digitisation program is […]

May 17, 2014 7:54 am

DataCite is looking for a Technical Officer

(16 May 2014) The Technical Officer leads all technology development and operations for DataCite and is responsible for all DataCite technical components as well as developing future technical concepts. In addition, the Technical Officer will act as contact for working on technical aspects with the DataCite community, clients (data centres), end-users, and stakeholders. The position […]

May 17, 2014 7:49 am

Protein Data Bank releases 100,000th structure

(14 May 2014) The Worldwide Protein Data Bank (wwPDB) has released its 100,000th biological molecular structure to the community. Established in 1971, this central, public archive of experimentally-determined protein and nucleic acid structures has reached this important milestone thanks to the efforts of structural biologists all over the world. The Wellcome Trust is a supporter of the […]

May 16, 2014 9:09 am

Credo wins SIIA Education Technology CODiE Award for Best Education Reference Solution

 (15 May 2014) Credo’s Literati School has won the 2014 SIIA CODiE Award for Best Education Reference Solution. The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, announced Credo as one of 31 CODiE Award winners in the education technology category. An SIIA CODiE Award win […]

May 16, 2014 9:04 am

Major international associations support immediate open access to research articles

(14 May 2014) Several organizations have committed to the principle that access to information advances discovery, accelerates innovation and improves education. They endorse the policies and practices that enable open access – immediate, barrier free access to and reuse of scholarly articles. They also believe that eliminating embargo periods should be included in open access […]

May 16, 2014 8:40 am

My Muslim-Indonesian-Okinawan Identity

(15 May 2014) Ariana Hussain is an American Muslim librarian. Her father is Indonesian and her birth mother is Okinawan. She grew up in northern California where she was never perceived as Asian.  Then came 7/11 and her life changed. The APALA website has Ariana’s story.

May 16, 2014 8:28 am