Monthly Archives: August 2014

HLA/HCN Health Informatics Innovation award 2014

(21 August 2014,  Canberra)  The winners of the HLA/HCN Health Informatics Innovation Award 2014 are Lisa Kruesi and Connie Schardt, for Australian Evidence Based Practice Librarians’ Institute, 2011– 2014. The Institute is an ongoing, innovative project using technology to coordinate an international team of library educators to provide a residential training program for librarians working […]

August 23, 2014 7:00 am

iGroup Australia hiring Sales Executive

iGroup Australia, a leading distributor of eBooks, eJournals and digital databases is hiring a Sales Executive to be based in Sydney. The job description is here: iGroup Australasia – Sales Executive Position

August 22, 2014 9:00 am

The discoverability challenge – how can we make research data easier to find and use?

(20 August 2014)  The Wellcome Trust reports that the need to make data more readily discoverable to users is widely recognised as one of the fundamental barriers to more effective data sharing. Enhancing the discoverability of public health and epidemiology research data is a key to ensuring that it gets more widely used. This was […]

August 22, 2014 7:43 am

Criterion collection launches at Alexander Street

(20 August 2014, Alexandria, VA) – Three hundred celebrated films from the Criterion Collection are now available in a high-definition streaming collection from Alexander Street Press. The Criterion Collection is an online database that includes 300 of the most influential films of the 20th century from one of cinema’s most respected distributors. This optimized online […]

August 21, 2014 7:53 am

Springer announces new book series Healthy Ageing and Longevity

(19 August 2014, New York | Heidelberg) As the longevity of the world’s population continues to increase, the challenges become more complex and touch nearly every aspect of society. Springer has launched a new book series, Healthy Ageing and Longevity, to address issues related to this achievement. The series highlights challenges and solutions to maintaining […]

August 21, 2014 7:46 am

How a new Dutch library smashed attendance records [2]

(20 August 2014)  ACCESS recently reported on the record breaking Nieuwe Bibliotheek (New Library) in The Netherlands.  The story by Cat Johnson was originally carried in Shareable. The New Library has since attracted a lot of attention. Wim Ruigrok provides background to the library’s success which saw 100,000 visitors in its first two months and in […]

August 20, 2014 9:05 am

The academic book of the future

(18 August 2014) The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the British Library are launching a two-year research project which will explore the future of the academic books in the context of open access publishing and continuing digital change. It is expected that this project will have a significant impact on a wide range […]

August 20, 2014 8:42 am

Thomson Reuters releases disease profile of ebola virus disease

(18 August 2014, Philadephia, PA)  – The Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world leader in intelligent information for businesses and professionals, released a comprehensive disease profile on ebola virus disease that includes a detailed analysis of two new treatments in the pipeline and two experimental candidates approaching development. The Thomson Reuters […]

August 20, 2014 8:04 am

Five librarians selected as 2015 IFLA/OCLC Fellows

(19 August 2014, Dublin, Ohio)  OCLC, along with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), has named five librarians from  Pakistan, Philippines, Serbia, Swaziland and Zimbabwe selected to participate in the Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program for 2015. The program supports library and information science professionals from countries with developing […]

August 20, 2014 7:56 am

Nature article on online collaboration

 (18 August 2014) Nature has released the results of a survey of over 3,500 researchers on their use of social networks for collaboration. The results are broken down by research area, and explore the frequency and depth of use by researchers. The full, open access article is available online. The announcement is here.

August 19, 2014 7:37 am

Oxford libraries voted best in the UK for second year running

(18 August 2014) Students have rated Oxford’s libraries as some of the best in the UK for the second year running. The results of the 2014 National Student Survey (NSS) show that 98% of students at the University of Oxford felt the libraries met their needs. Oxford’s libraries have consistently been at or near the top […]

August 19, 2014 7:32 am

Proof of concept trial of ‘buy it now’ button for libraries in Australia

(15 August 2014, Canberra) The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) and Public Library Services South Australia (PLS SA) are working together on a proof of concept trial for a ‘buy it now’ button. The aim is to help library users to purchase books via the library catalogue, benefitting local bookshops […]

August 16, 2014 6:47 pm

New IPA report on electronic legal deposit

(15 August 2015) Legal deposit schemes, which require publishers to submit copies of books and journals to a national library, is considered a vital part in preserving a country’s cultural heritage. While national approaches to legal deposit developed over centuries, the digital age has meant that countries suddenly need to adapt legal deposit schemes so that they work […]

August 16, 2014 6:35 pm

Perpustakaan eBook punyai tiga juta buku

(14 Ogos 2014, Kuala Lumpur)  Perpustakaan eBook Dunia, yang mempunyai koleksi kira-kira tiga juta buku dalam 200 bahasa boleh diakses melalui Internet. Eksekutif Pemasaran Access Dunia Sdn. Bhd., Bismayazan Abu Bakar Shedek berkata, koleksi perpustakaan ebook mengandungi beratus-ratus ebook dan eDokumen. Utusan Online has the story.

August 15, 2014 7:49 am

Teachers clash with Sydney University over library cuts

(14 August 2014) Sydney University library staff  have been told they will be made redundant by the new system that will focus on a digital platform as well as the extension of opening hours. The planned cuts will affect 156 staff in total. has the story.

August 15, 2014 7:32 am