Monthly Archives: June 2014

National Diet Library Newsletter

No. 194, June 2014 Selections from NDL Collection A born settler: Mineichiro Adachi and Permanent Court of International Justice Events Japanese Studies Support Symposium “What can Japanese Libraries do to support Japanese studies outside Japan? Libraries in the “Big Data” era: Strategies and Challenges in Archiving and Sharing Research data Article Lecture at CEAL/NCC Pre-Conference […]

June 22, 2014 2:23 pm

The new learning commons: creating distinctive student-centric environments

An award-winning building on Australia’s Gold Coast is home to Griffith University Learning Commons, offering students a choice of formal and informal learning spaces. The Designing Libraries website has the story and pictures.

June 22, 2014 2:14 pm

A guide to millions of free, hi-res images

(18 June 2014) lists and describes several little known collections offering millions of free hi-res images. Visit the list here.

June 20, 2014 9:32 am

Perpustakaan Negara Malaysia unveils the country’s first Samsung SMART Library

(16 June 2014, Kuala Lumpur)  Perpustakaan Negara Malaysia (PNM)  has unveiled Malaysia’s first Samsung SMART Library.  Located at the first floor of the National Library’s main building this first of its kind digital-book reading zone results from a public-private partnership between PNM and Samsung Malaysia Electronics (SME) Sdn Bhd. The Samsung SMART Library at PNM […]

June 20, 2014 9:14 am

ACRL releases revised Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education

(18 June 2014)  The Information Literacy weblog reports that there is a revised draft of the Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Feedback is sought (via a surveymonkey form) on the revised draft. The weblog has more.

June 20, 2014 9:06 am

DataCite Annual Conference in Nancy, France, 25 – 26 August 2014

(18 June 2014) This year’s theme, Giving Value to Data: Advocacy, Guidance, Services will highlight recent developments in the discovery, access and reuse of research data. The conference will celebrate the dramatic advances made in the way the research community works with data since minting the first DOI for data a decade ago. This is […]

June 20, 2014 8:57 am

Thomson Reuters announces the world’s most influential scientific minds 2014

(18 June 2014, Philadelphia) The Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today released its analysis announcing “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds: 2014,” listing the top researchers in science around the globe. Those named have earned their distinction by publishing the highest […]

June 20, 2014 8:19 am

SciFinder® and ChemDraw® software connection now available to customers

(18 June 2014, Columbus, Ohio) Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), the world’s authority for chemical information, and PerkinElmer, have officially released their shared research solution, pairing SciFinder®, the choice for chemistry research™, with ChemDraw® software, the drawing tool of choice for chemists. The ChemDraw platform is a digital drawing tool for chemists and biologists to create […]

June 20, 2014 8:12 am

UWS 2014 library survey results

(19 June 2014)   During May 2014, The University of Western Sydney Library conducted its seventh Client Satisfaction Survey and after a year of significant changes (a new Library Management System; a new website; new University Librarian) the Library continues to be ranked in the top 10 percent of Australian/New Zealand tertiary libraries, with an overall […]

June 19, 2014 1:51 pm

SEAM preserves Harian Sore Garuda

(10 June 2014)  SEAM (Southeast Asia Materials Project) has microfilmed the years 1992–2005 of the Indonesian newspaper Harian Sore Garuda. This daily regional newspaper from Medan continued the Harian Garuda (a successor to the armed forces daily Harian angkatan bersenjata) and was published until February 2005. Copies of the newspaper were provided for microfilming from […]

June 19, 2014 1:46 pm

Singapore Government builds training program around Johns Hopkins University Data Science Specialization

(17 June 2014)  Education is at the root of a healthy, progressive nation. The Singapore government is famous for its top notch public education system that has pioneered new education models and inspired other initiatives worldwide. Singapore is demonstrating its vision again today by launching a pilot training program in Data Sciences and Analytics using Coursera. […]

June 19, 2014 1:41 pm

New version of Pharmaceutical Substances features 2.549 active pharmaceutical ingredients

(18 June 2014, Stuttgart) Thieme Publishing Group announced that Pharmaceutical Substances version 3.6 is now available. This substantial new release for the reference guide includes 30 new pharmaceutical compounds. More information click

June 19, 2014 1:35 pm

YouTube launching paid streaming music service

(17 June 2014) YouTube said on Tuesday that it plans to launch a paid streaming music service, in partnership with “hundreds of major and independent” music labels. A statement by the Google Inc. owned company confirmed long-running rumors that the world’s most popular online video website would offer a paid music service. The Chicago Tribune […]

June 18, 2014 5:57 pm

The State of Reference Collections

(17 June 2014)  This new White Paper from SAGE, shows that the introduction of new technologies, the pervasive nature of free internet sources, and tightened budgets have caused librarians to conceive of and purchase reference differently. Reference service, whether it is provided at a service desk or via research consultations, remains necessary because patrons are […]

June 18, 2014 8:37 am

SMU hiring Research Librarian, Economics

(16 June 2014)  Applications are invited for the appointment of a Research Librarian, Economics in the Li Ka Shing Library, Singapore Management University (SMU). This position serves as the liaison for faculty and students from the School of Economics and related programs. The position holder works in a team environment to create and develop innovative […]

June 18, 2014 8:26 am