Monthly Archives: December 2014

CDNLAO December 2014 newsletter published

(18 December 2014) The National Diet Library has posted the December 2014 CDNLAO Newsletter on its website. Issue No.81 includes articles from China, Japan and Australia on the special topic: How to enhance acquisition activities in your library [Australia] Using ONIX data for MARC record creation at the National Library of Australia [China] Acquisition activities in the […]

December 19, 2014 9:14 pm

The 23rd Conference of Directors of National Libraries of Asia and Oceania (CDNLAO) 2015

(19 December 2014)  The 23rd meeting of the Conference of the Directors of National Libraries in Asia and Oceania (CDNLAO) will be held on 10 June 2015,  Bangkok, Thailand under the theme of National Libraries for Sustainable Advancement. The details are here.  

December 19, 2014 9:03 pm

Model licenses revised and downloadable

(8 December 2014) The LIBLICENSE Model License Agreement is part of an ongoing effort to provide timely and responsive information and assistance to librarians involved in licensing and maintaining digital collections. The terms of the initial 2001 Standard License Agreement (revised through 2008) have now formed the basis for a completely updated revision. In November […]

December 19, 2014 8:44 pm

Additional experimental spectra now available in CAS REGISTRYSM in STN®

(18 December 2014) Effective December 2014, CAS enhanced its collection of experimental spectra in CAS REGISTRY. CAS added more than 15,000 Carbon-13 NMR spectra and more than 80,000 Proton NMR spectra to more than 70,000 unique RNs. The new spectra were licensed from Advanced Chemistry Development, Inc. who obtained them from Sigma-Aldrich and the Specs […]

December 19, 2014 8:33 pm

Bookmate continues international expansion with StarHub partnership

(17 December 2014, Singapore)  Bookmate, a leading social eBook reading service, is finally available in Singapore. Boasting a comprehensive library of over 500,000 eBooks from 600 publishers, Bookmate empowers reading fans to search, discover, interact and read as much as they want, wherever they are. Available at a flat monthly fee, the service offers books […]

December 18, 2014 10:45 am

SAFTI MI Library hiring Librarian

(17 December 2014) Singapore’s SAFTI Military Institute is looking for an experienced Librarian for SAFTI MI Library. The SAFTI Military Institute Library was formed in September 1994 with the merger of the former SAFTI Library at Pasir Laba Camp and the Singapore Command and Staff College (SCSC) Library. The LAS website has the details.  

December 18, 2014 10:25 am

Libraries not forced to police user’s copyright infringement in latest Australian Government proposals

(12 December 2014) There will be no extension to authorisation liability under the online copyright infringement proposals outlined this week by the Communications Minister and Attorney-General. “This is excellent news for libraries” said Trish Hepworth, the law and policy advisor for the Australian Libraries Copyright Committee (ALCC). “The original proposal to extend authorisation liability would […]

December 17, 2014 6:38 pm

American Astronomical Society & IOP Publishing launch innovative eBook program

(16 December 2014) The American Astronomical Society (AAS) and IOP Publishing (IOP) have created a new electronic book publishing partnership as part of the AAS’s mission to enhance and share humanity’s scientific understanding of the universe. The program will combine IOP’s award-winning eBook publishing with the expertise of the AAS community to foster a deeper […]

December 17, 2014 9:49 am

Unravelling the true cost of publishing in open access

(16 December 2014) Journal publishing models are changing rapidly, especially in the UK. This Jisc podcast looks at the pressing need for institutions to track the true cost of article processing charges (APCs) so they can manage their transition to open access from a position of authority and monitor their costs effectively.  A link to […]

December 17, 2014 8:56 am

Feer and Sackler Galleries offer masterpieces of Asian art online

(15 December 2014) The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Smithsonian’s museums of Asian art, will release their entire collections online 1 January 2015, providing unprecedented access to one of the world’s most important holdings of Asian and American art. The vast majority of the 40,000 artworks have never before been […]

December 16, 2014 8:23 am

Pagoh Education Hub and Pagoh Polytechnic Select Virtua and Vital

(15 December 2014, Emeryville, CA) Innovative announced today that Malaysia’s Pagoh Education Hub (PEH) and Pagoh Polytechnic have selected Virtua and Vital. Their libraries will hold approximately 50,000 and 30,000 items respectively and will be implementing their first automation systems. Both are under construction and are due to open in 2015. “Innovative prides itself in […]

December 16, 2014 8:12 am

Credo announces new publisher partnerships, launches new subject collections

(11 December 2014, Boston, Oxford)  Credo has announced new partnerships with six renowned reference publishers and the launch of several new Publisher and Subject Collections. Highly respected publishers ABDO, National Geographic Books, Baker Publishing Group and Crossway are the latest to partner with Credo to offer their top tier reference content to libraries. New Publisher […]

December 14, 2014 12:28 pm

Wolters Kluwer Health introduces UpToDate Anywhere mobile clinical decision support in Asia

Thailand’s HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Medical Center leads hospitals first deploying mhealth resource (11 December 2014)  Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today the Asian launch of UpToDate® Anywhere and its first deployment in Asia by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Medical Center […]

December 14, 2014 12:23 pm

GIF IT UP winners announced

(12 December 2014) The Digital Public Library of America has announced the winners of it GIF IT UP competition. The winner of the animals category was Lillie Le Dorre, from Wellington, New Zealand, with her precocious typing dog. Source material courtesy Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga. See her entry and other winners […]

December 13, 2014 8:19 am

Expanding preservation capability across China

(11 December 2014, Ithaca, N.Y.)  Building on a successful 2012-2013 internship program that trained staff from four leading academic libraries in Beijing, Cornell University Library has received an $186,000 award from the Henry Luce Foundation to offer another round of the library collections preservation workshop to a wider audience and extend the reach of the […]

December 13, 2014 7:08 am