Monthly Archives: September 2014

NUS rises to world’s 22nd in latest QS World University Rankings

(16 September 2014)  The National University of Singapore (NUS) has been placed 22nd in the 2014/2015 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, moving up two spots from its 24th position last year. NUS also retained its position as the top university in Asia. The University is also ranked among the world’s top 10 for academic […]

September 17, 2014 4:04 pm

University of Hong Kong hiring Medical Librarian

(17 September 2014) Applications are invited for appointment as Medical Librarian (at the rank of Associate Librarian) in the University Libraries, to commence from 1 January 2015, on a fixed-term basis of two to three years, with the possibility of renewal. The closing date is 7 November 2014. Read the notice here.

September 17, 2014 9:50 am

Cambridge Archive Editions Online has launched

(11 September 2014, Minneapolis, MN, USA) East View Information Services and Cambridge University Press have launched Cambridge Archive Editions Online. Over 1,000 volumes, nearly 600,000 pages and nearly 1,000 maps have been scanned and loaded onto the East View eBook platform. The product is immediately available for trials and for purchase. The collection has been […]

September 17, 2014 9:43 am

Australian museums must innovate or risk becoming ‘digital dinosaurs’

(16 September 2014) Released today by CSIRO, an analysis of Australia’s galleries, libraries, archives and museums (or GLAM industry) has revealed that digital innovation in the sector is inconsistent and isolated. The report provides a roadmap for the industry in order for it to maximise the potential of the digital economy. With Australia’s rapid uptake […]

September 16, 2014 8:50 am

2014 Library Market Size, Share, Forecast, and Trends

The global library market continues to recover from economic recession – and it’s set to grow 2.6% this year to a total of USD25.4 billion. While some library types enjoy modest to substantial growth, others continue to struggle. Now more than ever, publishers and information providers need to know how to optimize their pricing and […]

September 16, 2014 8:44 am

Thomson Reuters collaborates with BMJ Publishing to optimize its peer review process

(12 September 2014, Philadelphia)  Thomson Reuters is collaborating with British Medical Journals (BMJ) to optimize the efficiency of the article peer-review process and solve the industry-wide problem of reviewer fatigue by utilizing ScholarOneTM Reviewer Locator, an extension of ScholarOne Manuscripts, the innovative peer-review and online submission program for scholarly publishers. As part of ScholarOne Manuscripts, […]

September 14, 2014 8:49 am

EU Member States may permit libraries to digitize books without copyright owner’s consent

(11 September 2014) An EU press release reports that Member States may, within certain limits and under certain conditions, including the payment of fair compensation to rightholders, permit users to print out on paper or store on a USB stick the books digitised by the library. Pursuant to the Copyright Directive, authors have the exclusive right […]

September 13, 2014 9:40 am

New online scam – university email accounts for sale

(11 September 2014) An IT security company in the United States has found that Chinese online retailers are selling email addresses from top universities around the world, providing buyers with access to university libraries, journal subscriptions, student discounts and a host of other benefits including access to software developer programmes. “Recently we found email accounts […]

September 13, 2014 9:30 am

Elsevier and Shanghai Education Evaluation Institute launch Center of Research Evaluation to analyze and strengthen academic performance across China

(11 September 2014, Shanghai)  Elsevier and the Shanghai Education Evaluation Institute (SEEI) announced today the launch of the Elsevier-SEEI Center of Academic Research Evaluation (CARE) during an opening ceremony held in Xuhui, Shanghai, within the Centre for Higher Education Development and Assessment. The primary goal of Elsevier-SEEI CARE is to routinely analyze academic performance and […]

September 12, 2014 7:44 am

NIH launches online database of international clinical research regulations

(9 September 2014)  The National Institutes of Health (NIH) today launched ClinRegs, an online public database of country-specific clinical research regulatory information. The ClinRegs website, created and maintained by NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), enables users to explore and compare regulations across different countries. Asian countries include  India, Thailand and China. […]

September 10, 2014 7:33 am

Library app launches in Hong Kong

(8 September 2014) The Leisure & Cultural Services Department launched “My Library” today, the official Hong Kong Public Libraries mobile application for both iOS and Android platforms. The app provides useful functions, including access to personal library accounts; searching, reserving and renewing of library materials; locating the nearest libraries; listing library addresses and contact information; […]

September 9, 2014 1:19 pm

University of Toronto: Korean Studies Librarian

(8 September 2014)  The University of Toronto Library invites applications for a Korean studies librarian in the Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library. The Library seeks an energetic librarian to take care of a wide range of professional duties related to Korea studies materials and services, faculty liaison, and cataloging. The deadline for applications is […]

September 9, 2014 1:13 pm

The Duke of Cambridge to officially open the Dickson Poon University of Oxford China Centre Building and Bodleian KB Chen China Library

(8 September 2014) The Duke of Cambridge will officially open the new £21 million Dickson Poon University of Oxford China Centre Building today, the home of the new Bodleian KB Chen China Library. Set in the grounds of St Hugh’s College, the centre will provide a dedicated space for all University of Oxford academics with […]

September 9, 2014 1:08 pm

Millions of historical images posted to Flickr

(29 August 2014) The BBC website reports that an American academic is creating a searchable database of 12 million historical copyright-free images. Kalev Leetaru has already uploaded 2.6 million pictures to Flickr, which are searchable thanks to tags that have been automatically added. The photos and drawings are sourced from more than 600 million library […]

September 9, 2014 12:46 pm

UK research secures new national data centre

(2 September 2014) Research in the UK has been given a boost this week as specialist data centre provider, Infinity, has secured a five year framework agreement with Janet, the UK’s national research and education network, provided by Jisc. The deal sees the creation of a Jisc data centre to support the requirements for academic […]

September 6, 2014 8:24 am