Monthly Archives: January 2015

Wolters Kluwer Health announces UpToDate Anywhere in Japan

(15 January 2015)  Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today the launch of UpToDate® Anywhere in Japan. UpToDate Anywhere enables Japanese hospitals and healthcare organizations to provide clinicians with mobile access to UpToDate, the acclaimed evidence-based clinical decision support resource. Clinician usage of UpToDate nationwide is […]

January 25, 2015 3:11 pm

Hundreds of new books on UPSO

(22 January 2015) New books have been added to University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO) with the January 2015 content update. These 327 new books have been added to 24 of UPSO’s 28 subject areas, including psychology, film, television, and radio, literature, and sociology. This new content has been brought to UPSO from 16 of UPSO’s prestigious […]

January 25, 2015 7:29 am

ICADL2015 heads to Seoul

(23 January 2015) The 17th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries (ICADL 2015) will be held in Seoul, Korea, 9-11 December 2015. Visit the conference website for submissions of papers.

January 23, 2015 2:39 pm

Librarians urge publishers to “get their metadata out there everywhere”

(22 January 2015, Los Angeles, CA) What are the biggest challenges that librarians face in promoting discovery of scholarly content? What can libraries, publishers, and other members of the community do to overcome them? “Improving the Discoverability of Scholarly Content: Academic Library Priorities and Perspectives,” a new SAGE white paper out today, discusses new ways for […]

January 23, 2015 2:14 pm

Shanghai Library increases the value of its collections with Chinese Newspapers Collection

(22 January 2015) Shanghai Library has added ProQuest Historical Newspapers™ – Chinese Newspapers Collection to enhance their library offerings. Providing access to these twelve sources, which cover more than a century of content, the Chinese Newspapers Collection (CHNP) will complement their other resources through a digital environment that enables precision search and creative exploration, to […]

January 23, 2015 7:37 am

New open access offset agreement for Austria announced

(January 2015, Oxford) The Austrian Science Fund (FWF), the Austrian Academic Consortium (Kooperation E-Medien Österreich, KEMÖ), and Taylor & Francis Group have today announced a two year pilot which will offset article publishing charges paid by the Austrian Science Fund against subscription costs for KEMÖ members. This offset amount will be used by the Austrian […]

January 22, 2015 10:56 am

English version of the Historical Recordings Collection (Rekion) is released

(21 January 2015) On January 21, the NDL launched the English version of a special web site of the Historical Recordings Collection (Rekion). The user interface (e.g., advanced search interface, help page) of the database and a part of the Introductory Guides to Japanese Historical Recordings are available in English. * Search keywords must be […]

January 22, 2015 8:16 am

19 new videos show how to engage students with art

(21 January 2015) The Getty Museum and the Teaching Channel have teamed up to produce a 19-part video series, available free online, that shows specific strategies for using art to engage students in all academic subjects. The videos are geared to elementary and middle school students, but also apply to students with mild to moderate […]

January 22, 2015 8:10 am

Full report on the KU proof-of-concept pilot now available

(21 January 2015)  Cultural Science Journal has published a full report on the KU Pilot project (Vol. 7, No. 2, 2014, ISSN 1836-0416). “Knowledge Unlatched: A Global Library Consortium Model for Funding Open Access Scholarly Books. Full Report on the Proof-of-Concept Pilot 2014” provides information about the Knowledge Unlatched proof-of-concept Pilot, which took place between January […]

January 22, 2015 8:02 am

International Librarians Network opens new round

(8 January 2015) ILN  has announced that applications are now open for the next round of this popular program to commence in March 2015. Want to build your professional network and learn about librarianship around the world? Love the idea of professional travel but don’t have the budget? The International Librarians Network (ILN) is for […]

January 21, 2015 10:08 am

Manga accounts for 80% of all digital book sales in Japan

(16 January 2015) In the last year, new research has reported that manga accounts for 80% of all digital book sales in Japan. Manga readers are choosing to view their favourite series through portable devices instead of paperback volumes. It’s not hard to see the appeal. Digital manga can be taken on the go, kept […]

January 21, 2015 9:59 am

Second Samsung SMART library in Malaysia

(18 January 2015) Following its inaugural launch in mid-2014, Perpustakaan Negara Malaysia (PNM), in partnership with Samsung Malaysia Electronics (SME) Sdn Bhd, recently unveiled the country’s second Samsung SMART Library at the National Library of Perlis (PPANP). The Samsung SMART Library initiative aims to support the national agenda to transform Malaysia into an information and […]

January 20, 2015 9:39 am

Credo adds new titles and video collections to its Academic Core collection

(15 January 2015, Boston, Oxford) Credo has added nearly 50 new titles to its Academic Core general reference collection this month. The new titles come from notable publishers such as Harvard University Press, National Geographic Society, SAGE, and others, as well as videos from the MacNeil/Lehrer PBS Newshour. Academic Core is available for annual subscription […]

January 20, 2015 7:38 am

NAL unveils new search engine for published USDA research

(13 January 2015) The National Agricultural Library (NAL) has unveiled PubAg, a user-friendly search engine that gives the public enhanced access to research published by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists. NAL is part of USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS). PubAg, which can be found at, is a new portal for literature searches and […]

January 19, 2015 7:47 am

China: Beijing metro users access free eBooks

(15 January 2015) Finding something to read on the underground just got a bit easier in Beijing, where travellers can now access a free electronic library. Carriages on Line 4 of the city’s metro feature barcodes which people can scan with their tablets or smartphones, China’s BTV News channel reports. They’ll be able to choose […]

January 19, 2015 7:29 am