Monthly Archives: November 2014

Open access scholarly publishing

(17 November 2014)  If you’re new to open access or need a succinct summary of its ins and outs, visit the Australian Open Access Support Group. A recent post covers what it is, the importance of open access, how it is delivered, and more.

November 19, 2014 7:05 am

Human Rights Studies Online

(17 November 2014) “To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.” – Nelson Mandela Learning about human rights violations is often a complex and labor-intensive process: it is difficult for students and scholars to find documentation that represents multiple perspectives and addresses the full scope of the events. Human Rights Studies […]

November 18, 2014 7:53 am

Largest public library in Australasia upgrades to Sierra

(17 November 2014, Emeryville, CA) Innovative announced today that Auckland Libraries (New Zealand) will upgrade to the Sierra Library Services Platform from Innovative’s Millennium ILS. With over 470,000 registered card holders and 55 branches, it is the largest public library system in Australasia. Auckland Libraries holds 3.5 million items with an annual circulation of 17 […]

November 18, 2014 7:45 am

ANU library publishes new webpages on support for research data management

(17 November 2014)  The new webpages, a collaborative project between the ANU Library, ANU Research Services, and ANU Research Skills and Training, have been designed to: Introduce students and researchers to existing data management services at ANU. Highlight the legal, institutional and funding issues related to data and its appropriate      management. Showcase what tools are available […]

November 17, 2014 7:52 am

Call for nominations: IFLA 2015 Honours and Awards

(14 November 2014) The IFLA Governing Board bestows Honours and Awards to recognise individuals contributing to IFLA and the international library and information services sector. All authorized representatives of Members and Personal Affiliates are eligible to make nominations. The nominations are for Honorary Fellow, IFLA Medal, and IFLA Scroll of Appreciation. Details are here including […]

November 15, 2014 3:44 pm

Seamless connectivity reaches over half a million in UK through eduroam

(13 November 2014) eduroam – the worldwide single sign-on secure network which provides wifi connectivity access for education and research – reached more than 600,000 internet-enabled devices in the UK last month. During October a total of 608,131 devices were successfully authenticated using the eduroam national infrastructure, which is managed through the Janet network provided […]

November 15, 2014 8:27 am

BL Digital Scholarship survey: how are users engaging with digital content?

(13 November 2014)  The BL’s Digital Scholarship team has recently conducted a survey aimed  to collect data from BL users about awareness and adoption of digital tools and content in their research practice. A total of 1,649 participants took part in the survey designed to contribute to a clear insight into current digital research trends […]

November 14, 2014 3:47 pm

Nature Index: A new global indicator for high quality science shows growing strength of China

(4 November 2014) The growing contribution to science of Chinese institutions such as Chinese Academy of Sciences is one striking pattern revealed in the Nature Index, launched today. High quality science outputs of 20,000 institutions worldwide can now be easily analysed with the new Nature Index. A freely accessible website is available at and […]

November 14, 2014 10:07 am

Cambridge University Press announces launch of Cambridge Law Reports

(4 November 2014) Cambridge University Press has announced it will launch Cambridge Law Reports, a new online platform dedicated to providing the essential resources for international law academics and practitioners. Launching today (4 November), Cambridge Law Reports (CLR) features content from the world’s leading International Law Reports (ILR) series. These reports are the only publications […]

November 14, 2014 10:01 am

ICSTI publishes its Strategic Plan

(12 Nov 2014)  ICSTI, the  International Council for Scientific and Technical Information, has released its Strategic Plan 2015-2018. ICSTI reaffirms four Strategic Aims, Objectives and Priorities: Relevance;  Enabling; Collaboration; and Developing the ICSTI Organization and Membership Value. Read the document.

November 14, 2014 9:58 am

Melbourne’s counter-culture and creative identity explored in upcoming exhibition Bohemian Melbourne

“For more than a century and a half, Melbourne has spawned networks of creative iconoclasts – poets, painters, novelists, performers, satirists, filmmakers, rock ’n’ roll stars – as famous for their subversive, controversial lifestyles as for the work they produced.” – Tony Moore The State Library of Victoria will explore the counter-cultural and creative identity […]

November 13, 2014 4:35 pm

Are women allowed to enter the Aligarh Muslim University Library?

(13 November 2014) Controversy is brewing in India about women using the main library of the Aligarh Muslim University, a prestigious place of learning. Its Vice Chancellor,  Lt Gen Zameer Uddin Shah, has been reported as saying that “There would be four times more boys in the library if girls were allowed in.” His remarks have […]

November 13, 2014 4:26 pm

Monash University Malaysia hiring Academic Librarian

(12 November 2014) The position provides information services and information literacy programs as part of a team for academic staff and students in the STEM Schools (Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine). The position is also a member of a team responsible for the provision of information services on a rostered basis at the Library’s Service Point. […]

November 13, 2014 4:08 pm

Australian Red Cross donates 100 years of memories to University of Melbourne archives

17 October 2014)  One hundred years of photographs, records and treasured objects that tell a significant story in Australia’s social history has been donated to the University of Melbourne Archives (UMA), it was announced today. The donation comprises the Australian Red Cross national and Victorian archives and heritage collection and includes: Governance records (minutes and […]

November 13, 2014 8:29 am

Ex Libris Alma and Primo selected by Victoria University of Wellington

(12 November 2014, Adelaide, Australia)  Victoria University of Wellington has selected a unified solution for its libraries, consisting of Ex Libris Alma for next-generation resource management services and Ex Libris Primo® for resource discovery and delivery. By providing cutting-edge services and an advanced discovery experience for users, these tightly integrated systems will help the library […]

November 13, 2014 8:20 am