Monthly Archives: April 2015

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is celebrating 20 years of kids learning to read with over 66,000,000 books mailed

(23 April 2015) Dolly Parton’s global book gifting organization, Imagination Library, is celebrating 20 years and over 66 million free books mailed to children in USA, UK, Canada and Australia. PRWeb has the story. Visit the Imagination Library website.

April 24, 2015 4:00 pm

The 4th China-Japan-Korea Digital Library Initiative (CJKDLI) meeting

(April 2015) The fourth meeting of the China-Japan-Korea Digital Library Initiative (CJKDLI) was held on 9 to 10 December 2014, in Beijing, China. The CJKDLI is a collaborative project between the National Library of China (NLC), the National Diet Library (NDL) and the National Library of Korea (NLK), aiming at integrated search and use of […]

April 24, 2015 12:07 pm

Boopsie achieves major milestones with 3 million mobile app downloads to date and 400,000 unique app users per month

(23 April 2015, Sunnyvale, CA)  Boopsie, Inc., the leading mobile platform-as-a-service provider for libraries worldwide, today announced that it has reached 3 major milestones in Q1 2015. The company, which white labels its native mobile app platform to more than 4,000 library sites of all kinds, worldwide, has been downloaded over 3 million times, has […]

April 24, 2015 11:59 am

World-wide review of Statement of International Cataloguing Principles (ICP) — 2015 edition

(23 April 2015) The IFLA Cataloguing Section’s Working Group on ICP invites you to review the proposed updated text for Statement of International Cataloguing Principles (ICP) before final approval and publication by IFLA. The principles intend to guide the development of cataloguing codes and the decisions that cataloguers make. They apply to bibliographic and authority […]

April 24, 2015 11:54 am

New project on PDF files

(22 April 2015) The Digital Preservation Coalition, DPC,  is a partner to a newly-funded project that will ultimately help develop tools to assess and validate PDF files. Led by the Open Preservation Foundation and the PDF Association, the ‘veraPDF’ project brings together an end user community and a software industry rooted in the principle of […]

April 24, 2015 11:50 am

Introducing EarthWorks, Stanford’s new GIS data discovery application

(15 April 2015) Stanford University Libraries has announced EarthWorks, its new geospatial data discovery application. EarthWorks is a discovery tool for GIS. It allows users to search and browse the GIS collections owned by Stanford University Libraries, as well as data collections from many other institutions. Data can be searched spatially, by manipulating a map; by […]

April 24, 2015 11:47 am

The hunt for the Ragya Kangyur

(23 April 2015) In collaboration with monks from Ragya Monastery in eastern Tibet, the Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center Library, TBRC,  has digitally preserved an extremely rare woodblock printing of the Tibetan Buddhist canon: the Ragya Kangyur. This marks the end of a diligent, decades-long search for this exceptional (and exceptionally well-hidden) collection. Tibetan Buddhist Kangyur, […]

April 24, 2015 8:37 am

Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On: Periodicals Price Survey 2015

(23 April 2015) The annual Periodicals Price Survey has been published.  A lengthy summary with tables and figures is featured in the Library Journal.  

April 24, 2015 8:31 am

BMJ launches new global network to advance patient-centred outcomes

(21 April 2015) BMJ, one of the world’s leading medical knowledge providers, today launches BMJ Outcomes – an exciting new online global network to advance the science and practice of outcome measurement to drive value and quality in healthcare. BMJ Outcomes will bring together healthcare organisations from around the world that are doing groundbreaking work […]

April 23, 2015 9:44 am

ORCID Joint Statements launched in Australia

(22 April 2015) On 14 April 2015 at an ORCID Implementers Roundtable in Canberra, the Joint Statement of Principle: ORCID – Connecting Researchers and Research was launched by representatives of Universities Australia (UA), the Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS), the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) and the Australian National Data Service (ANDS). The statement, […]

April 23, 2015 9:34 am

OpenTrials: Open Knowledge announce plans for open, online database of clinical trials

(21 April 2015) Open Knowledge today announced plans to develop OpenTrials, an open, online database of information about the world’s clinical research trials funded by The Laura and John Arnold Foundation. The project, which is designed to increase transparency and improve access to research, will be directed by Dr. Ben Goldacre, an internationally known leader […]

April 22, 2015 8:58 am

NSLA to begin infrastructure projects

(21 April 2015) As part of the ‘shared solutions’ strategy in its new strategic plan, National and State Libraries Australia agreed to begin several infrastructure projects, notably a joint evaluation of a digital preservation solution, and an initial investigation of an integrated approach to digital legal deposit. The first phase of these projects will run […]

April 22, 2015 8:46 am

Volunteer with DOAJ

(21 April 2015) DOAJ is looking for volunteers to help review journal applications. In addition to volunteers with English as a mother tongue, Chinese and Indonesian speakers are welcome. Read about the 18 different languages and how to apply.

April 22, 2015 8:35 am

SAGE and Corwin make digital books available for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch & Mac

(21 April 2015, Los Angeles) SAGE and Corwin today announce that nearly 2,000 books are now available through iBooks for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Mac. The list includes titles in a number of subject areas including business, communication, education, journalism, law, political science, research methods, and psychology. Read the announcement.

April 22, 2015 8:27 am

UTS Library’s Artists-in-Residence investigate the library retrieval system

(21 April 2015) UTS Library began an Artist-in-Residence Program in 2012 to bring in the artistic talents of creative people to inject playfulness, art and culture into all aspects of the Library’s operations. This year, artists Elisa Lee and Adam Hinshaw were tasked with interpreting and responding to the Library Retrieval System (LRS). The LRS […]

April 21, 2015 3:36 pm