Monthly Archives: October 2015

This week is International Open Access Week

19 October 2015) In A Very Brief Introduction to Open Access written for this week Peter Suber identifies open access literature as “digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions“. The definitions of open access provided by the founding meetings for open access to scholarly research were deep and broad. […]

October 20, 2015 9:52 am

AIP Publishing begins opening federally funded research to the public

(14 October 2015, Melville, NY)  AIP Publishing announced today that from this month it is one of the first STM publishers to begin making federally funded research articles it publishes in its journals publicly available through CHORUS (Clearing House for the Open Research of the United States). Over the next twelve months, AIP Publishing will […]

October 18, 2015 11:25 am

ILN volunteer positions are now available

(17 October 2015) The International Librarians Network is run by a dedicated team of volunteers from around the globe. Volunteers donate not only their time but their valuable expertise to ensure the ILN remains a global leader in international peer-mentoring. The ILN is recruiting three brand new volunteer positions: ILN Communications Officer,  ILN Content Officer(s), […]

October 18, 2015 9:36 am

Libraries laud appeals court affirmation that mass book digitization by Google is ‘fair use’

(16  October 2015)  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit today ruled in Authors Guild v. Google that Google’s mass digital indexing of books for use in creating a searchable online library constituted a legal “fair use” of copyrighted material rather than an infringement. Statements by members of the Library Copyright Alliance may […]

October 18, 2015 9:29 am

Google book-scanning project legal, says U.S. appeals court

(16 October 2015, Reuters)  A U.S. appeals court ruled on Friday that Google’s massive effort to scan millions of books for an online library does not violate copyright law, rejecting claims from a group of authors that the project illegally deprives them of revenue. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York rejected […]

October 17, 2015 3:35 pm

Springer Nature merger to see over 25,000 Palgrave Macmillan titles join SpringerLink and the Springer Book Archives

(15 October 2015, London, Heidelberg)  Palgrave Macmillan and Springer have decided to align their eBook collections, collating all Palgrave Connect eBooks on SpringerLink and adding thousands more to the Springer Book Archives, as a result of the recent combination of Macmillan Science and Education and Springer Science+Business Media to create Springer Nature. Starting with the […]

October 17, 2015 3:25 pm

New Springer Nature co-publishing agreements with UGM Press and Yayasan Pustaka Obor Indonesia

(13 October 2015, London, Heidelberg) Universitas Gadjah Madah Press and Yayasan Pustaka Obor Indonesia are both set to announce co-publishing agreements with Springer Nature at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2015. Springer Nature will publish the English-language editions of a selection of titles from each publisher’s list. Covering traditional culture, ethnography, Islamic law, modern conflicts, the […]

October 15, 2015 9:52 am

Participate in IGI Global’s Technology Innovation Survey

(7 October 2015) IGI Global and its librarian advisory board seek to understand how college and university libraries can support technological innovation. The aim of this survey is to determine the current and future role of libraries in supporting technological innovation in their own academic communities. Shared with librarians worldwide, the questions posed in this […]

October 15, 2015 8:50 am

Read your favorite publications your way – Introducing myCS

(13 October 2015) Say goodbye to hard-to-read static PDFs and say hello to search, annotate, underline, view videos, change text size & define. Beginning January 2016, all magazines and transactions will be available as eBooks in myCS. This new IEEE Computer Society platform will make your publications more readable, customizable, retrievable and, ultimately, more engaging. […]

October 15, 2015 8:40 am

HKBU launches Phytochemical Images Database to provide easy access to Chinese medicine information

(14 October 2015) The School of Chinese Medicine (SCM) of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) launched Hong Kong’s first-ever Phytochemical Images Database this year, increasing the number of databases under the Chinese Medicine Digital Project to four. The other three are: Chinese Medicine Specimen Database , Medicinal Plant Images Database and Chinese Medicinal Material Images […]

October 14, 2015 4:41 pm

Singapore to aid development of Tianjin library

(13 October 2015) Singapore’s Business Times reports that partnerships have been signed between China and Singapore to further develop the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City. Among them is the development of the eco-city’s main library with the assistance of Cybrarian Ventures Pte Ltd. a subsidiary of the National Library Board. The story is here.

October 14, 2015 4:29 pm

Oberlin College, Ohio hiring East Asian Studies Librarian

(13 October 2015) The Oberlin College Library invites applications for the position of East Asian Studies Librarian. Under the supervision of the Collection Development Librarian, the incumbent is responsible for: 1) selection, acquisition, and bibliographic control of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean language collections; 2) liaison and instruction activities with faculty and students in East Asian […]

October 14, 2015 9:08 am

Softlink conducts sixth annual school library industry survey

(11 October 2015) Softlink is inviting teacher librarians and library staff across Australia and New Zealand to participate in the 2015 Australian and New Zealand School Library Survey. The 2015 School Library Survey represents the sixth year of the survey for Australian schools and the first for New Zealand schools. Softlink’s Managing Director, Nathan Godfrey, said […]

October 13, 2015 11:40 am

Digital Science launches GRID, a new, global, open database offering unique information on research organisations

(12 October 2015, London & Boston)  Digital Science today launched the Global Research Identifier Database (GRID), a free, easy-to-use online database that opens up information about research organisations around the world to data scientists, developers and innovators within academic and commercial organisations. The GRID dataset addresses the problem of messy and inconsistent data on research […]

October 13, 2015 10:50 am

Building the resilient library: How (and why) to leverage change and become indispensable

A Sustainable Library Series White Paper   (12 October 2015) Download a white paper based on a SLA 2015 Conference Hot Topic session – the second in a series of panel discussions on the Sustainable Library. Special librarians achieve sustainability by understanding that end user requirements and forces at work (e.g. new technologies, globalization and a […]

October 13, 2015 10:17 am