Monthly Archives: September 2014

Swets files for bankruptcy

(31 October 2014) Details about your subscriptions via Swets. (28 October 2014) Swets foreign companies included in bankruptcy proceedings. (9 October 2014) SAGE advises customers about payments. (25 September 2014) In a posting to liblicense-1, Ann Shumelda Okerson says:  Dear Readers,  We appreciate the goodwill of all, especially the publishers who’ve forwarded numerous messages to liblicense-l, […]

September 23, 2014 12:44 pm

Half the world will be online by 2017

(21 September 2014, New York) Over 50% of the global population will have internet access within three years’ time, with mobile broadband over smartphones and tablets now the fastest growing technology in human history, according to the 2014 edition of the State of Broadband report. Released today in New York at the 10th meeting of […]

September 23, 2014 8:43 am

Yale-NUS College hiring Senior Librarian / Librarian / Assistant Librarian

(22 September 2014) Yale-NUS College seeks innovative, self-motivated and service-oriented professionals to provide research assistance and instruction, and build collections to support the teaching, learning and research needs of the Yale-NUS community. You will undertake subject responsibilities as well as lead in one or more of the following operational areas: instructional services, reference and research […]

September 23, 2014 8:34 am

Guidelines for Planning the Digitization of Rare Book and Manuscript Collections

(22 September 2014)  Digitization guidelines have proliferated in many forms over the last fifteen years, and all of them reflect a set of best practices that continues to evolve.  These guidelines, published by IFLA, attempt to complement this body of knowledge by addressing the specific needs related to planning digitization projects for rare and special […]

September 23, 2014 8:18 am

Smart copying indeed!

(19 September 2014) Smartcopying is the official guide to copyright issues for Australian schools and TAFE. Teachers and students can rely on the assistance of copyright law to copy the work of other people but the rules for use can be restrictive and complicated. You can save time and worry by using content that is […]

September 20, 2014 6:43 pm

New York University Shanghai, China hiring Reference and Research Services Librarian

(19 September 2014) The NYU Library in Shanghai invites applications for a Reference and Research Services Librarian in an innovative and forward-looking setting. The Reference and Research Services librarian serves as the primary liaison to a group of academic departments in the humanities or social sciences, with responsibilities for delivering a program of instruction, consultation, […]

September 20, 2014 6:35 pm

CERN and APS announce partnership for open access

(18 September 2014, Geneva) The American Physical Society (APS) and The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN1) jointly announce a partnership to make all CERN-authored articles published in the APS journal collection to be open access. Articles in APS’ Physical Review Letters, Physical Review D, and Physical Review C in 2015 and 2016 will be […]

September 20, 2014 8:45 am

WIPO Pearl launched, a free multilingual terminology database

 (19 September 2014, Geneva)  The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) today launched a new database providing free access to a wealth of multilingual scientific and technical terminology. Through its web-based interface, WIPO Pearl promotes accurate and consistent use of terms across different languages, and makes it easier to search and share scientific and technical knowledge. […]

September 20, 2014 8:36 am

100,000 digitized art history materials from the Getty Research Institute now available in the Digital Public Library of America

(19 September 2014)  The Getty has announced a new partnership with the Digital Public Library of America. Collaboration has begun with nearly 100,000 records for digital images and texts from the Getty Research Institute’s Library and Special Collections, which contain a vast trove of rare and unique materials for the study of visual culture. As […]

September 20, 2014 8:29 am

Shek Kip Mei Library opens in Hong Kong

(18 September 2014) Shek Kip Mei Public Library officially opened today, offering a host of library services to residents of Sham Shui Po District. Speaking at the launch ceremony, Director of Leisure & Cultural Services Michelle Li noted the library will meet the increasing demand for community facilities and improved library services in the district. […]

September 20, 2014 8:13 am

Together we are stronger: charities join forces to support open access

(17 September 2014) A consortium of six leading UK medical research charities will support the costs of making research articles from their funded research immediately and freely openly available to scientists, patients, and donors alike, through the recently announced joint Charity Open Access Fund. David Carr of the Wellcome Trust, Sanjay Thakrar of the British […]

September 19, 2014 9:38 am

Sir Louis Matheson Library, Clayton campus Monash saves power

(18 September 2014)  If your electricity bills are mounting, take a leaf out of the book of Monash University, Australia, whose Sir Louis Matheson Library is saving electricity while maintaining or improving facilities for students in the libraries. During a pilot study over the winter break, an area of book stacks at the Matheson Library […]

September 19, 2014 9:32 am

Defining a roadmap for economically efficient digital curation

(18 September 2014) The 4C project will give a workshop at this year’s iPRES in Melbourne with focus on the recently published draft 4C Roadmap. The workshop will take place on Monday, 6 October, 9:00 – 13:00 at the Conference Centre of the State Library of Victoria, and is an opportunity for participants to learn more about […]

September 19, 2014 8:02 am

LIS future employment prospects are positive says ALIA report

(18 September 2014, Melbourne)  The Australia Library and Information Association (ALIA) said there is a positive outlook on employment prospects for library and information professionals over the next five years, but the job market will remain tight. This is one of the conclusions in a new report ALIA LIS Education and Employment Trend Report 2014 […]

September 19, 2014 7:56 am

Nearly 60,000 items from the Medical Heritage Library now available in DPLA

(16 September 2014) The Medical Heritage Library (MHL) and DPLA have announced that MHL content can now be discovered through DPLA. The MHL, a specialized research collection stored in the Internet Archive, currently includes nearly 60,000 digital rare books, serials, audio and video recordings, and ephemera in the history of medicine, public health, biomedical sciences, […]

September 18, 2014 10:37 am