Monthly Archives: July 2014

National Geographic Learning wins six Hermes Creative Awards

(22 July 2014, Boston, MA)  National Geographic Learning (NGL), part of global education company, Cengage Learning, has been awarded six Hermes Creative Awards from The Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals (AMCP), recognizing its creative marketing campaigns which engage students and instructors from around the world. Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition for creative […]

July 23, 2014 4:49 pm

Springer celebrates open access milestone

(21 July 2014) Springer is celebrating the milestone of 200,000 open access articles published to date. The articles, published across BioMed Central, and SpringerOpen are freely available and published under a Creative Commons (CC) license. Springer now has 417 open access journals publishing across all areas of science – 265 at BioMed Central and 152 […]

July 23, 2014 7:26 am

DigitWiki, a new place to share information about digitisation

(21 July 2014)  The Succeed project has recently launched two new resources for the promotion of state-of-the-art tools for text digitisation. An overview on available tools: This overview contains over 200 different tools with a search engine capable to filter by group, language, type, etc. It has also a login system that allows anyone to […]

July 22, 2014 4:45 pm

5 million+ new tracks added to Alexander Street streaming audio databases

(21 July 2014, Alexandria, VA)  Alexander Street Press has just added more than 5.2 million tracks to its award-winning streaming audio databases. Available to subscribing academic libraries worldwide—and offering up to 6.2 million tracks in many regions—the newly licensed content increases sixfold the listening portfolio at no additional cost. Works come from a broad range […]

July 22, 2014 7:41 am

ProQuest integrates Flow research management and collaboration solution with Summon discovery service

(15 July 2014, Seattle, WA)  Reinforcing the value of libraries as the hub for university research, ProQuest is transforming end-to-end researcher workflows by integrating Flow™, a research management and collaboration solution, with the Summon® discovery service. Serving as the digital front door to the library, the Summon service provides discovery of academic materials across collections. […]

July 21, 2014 1:44 pm

The SCOAP3 repository: OAI-PMH feed now available

(18 July 2014) The SCOAP3 repository hosts Open Access articles published under the SCOAP3 initiative. It is built on Open Source software and is now open for the community to harvest content through OAI-PMH feeds. It has been recently featured at the Open Repository 2014 conference. The SCOAP3 initiative has converted to Open Access the majority of the […]

July 21, 2014 1:32 pm

The Hyundai Card Travel Library offers a classy travel experience

(18 July 2014) The  Hyundai Card Travel Library, which opened in Cheongdam-dong in May as part of the company’s long-term project to promote design, offers its customers a classy cultural experience, reports The Korean Herald. This new library is currently the world’s largest travel-specific library, with some 14,700 books. The story with terrific images is here. […]

July 19, 2014 9:41 am

SMU hiring Research Librarian, Accountancy

(18 July 2014) Applications are invited for the appointment of a Research Librarian, Accountancy in the Li Ka Shing Library, Singapore Management University (SMU). SMU is also hiring a Library Specialist, Information Access and Resources; Head, Information Services; and Research Librarian, Economics. More on the SMU website.

July 19, 2014 9:15 am

Sign up for Library 2.014 Conference

(18 July 2014)  The dates are set for the Library 2.014 Worldwide Virtual Conference. The fourth annual global conversation about the future of libraries is scheduled for 8-9 October 2014. The conference will once again be held entirely online around the clock in multiple languages and time zones. Everyone is invited to participate in this […]

July 18, 2014 8:33 am

Digital library initiatives at BRAC University: successes and challenges

(17 July 2014) Over seven years, BRAC University in Bangladesh carried out a number of projects focused on making significant improvements to university library. These improvements included: developing an institutional repository; an integrated library system and a library resource portal. Through these projects, the BRAC University library aimed to develop a 21st Century world-class knowledge […]

July 18, 2014 8:26 am

NUS historian reconstructs Charles Darwin’s Beagle Library online

Treasure-trove of lost library is now freely available (15 July 2014) For close to 180 years, Charles Darwin’s library aboard the ship HMS Beagle during his landmark expedition around the world in the 1830s remained lost. The library was dispersed at the end of the voyage. Today, the library has been electronically re-constructed in its […]

July 18, 2014 7:58 am

First Indian newspaper digitized

(15 July 2014) The first published newspaper in India is digitized and now provided for online use from the holdings of the library of the South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University. The newspaper is called Hicky´s Bengal Gazette (1780-1782), which was published by James Augustus Hicky (1739/40-1802) from 28 January 1780 in Calcutta. It reported weekly […]

July 17, 2014 8:40 am

Open Access Week competition now open

(16 July 2014) INASP has announced the 2014 Open Access Week competition, an annual INASP/UNESCO collaboration aimed at showcasing the Open Access activities of universities and research institutions within developing and emerging countries. Want to compete? Here has the details.

July 17, 2014 8:27 am

Flinders hiring University Librarian

(16 July 2014) Australia’s Flinders University is advertising for a University Librarian. The closing date is 8 August 2014. For full details visit the university website.

July 17, 2014 8:15 am

Coalition opposes copyright term extension in Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement

(11 July 2014) On 9 July 2014, ARL joined 34 other organizations in sending a letter to ministers of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiating parties, expressing opposition to the copyright term of life plus 70 years proposed by the United States. These organizations—representing libraries, archives, authors, educators, students, digital rights advocacy groups, and technological innovators—note […]

July 16, 2014 11:10 am