Monthly Archives: November 2015

SAGE Knowledge redesigned with responsive platform, improved search, and extended content

(19 November 2015, Los Angeles, CA) SAGE is delighted to announce that SAGE Knowledge, an expansive social science digital library for students, researchers, and faculty, is now live on a new platform for use on all devices and featuring multiple content types. Originally launched in 2012, SAGE Knowledge currently hosts more than 6,100 titles and videos, […]

November 21, 2015 3:47 pm

Improving lives through data science and analytics

(29 October 2015) Faster transportation, a one-stop portal for personal health information or saving lives, these are just some of the new services being developed by the dynamic data science and analytics team at the IDA Hive. Located at the newly-opened Sandcrawler, the IDA Hive is home to the Government Digital Services team made up […]

November 21, 2015 3:39 pm

RCNi launches new service for authors

(19 December 2015) RCNi, publisher of the weekly Nursing Standard and a suite of specialist nursing journals, has joined forces with web-based service Kudos to help authors increase the visibility and impact of their work. Using Kudos, authors can help spread the word about their work among their peers, professional networks, the media, and those […]

November 20, 2015 1:40 pm

One million Singapore publications newly accessible

(19 November 2015) The National Library of Singapore is pleased to announce the launch of PublicationSG on 20 November 2015. An online catalogue of over one million materials published in Singapore and deposited with the National Library, its contents are now available to the public upon request. This collection includes printed and audio-visual publications such […]

November 20, 2015 1:35 pm

Ruth’s Rankings News Flash! Web of Science adds Emerging Sources Citation Index

(18 November 2015) Web of Science has announced the addition of Emerging Sources Citation Index for all subscribers of the three core citation indexes: Science, Social Science and Arts & Humanities.  If  “emerging sources” conjures up images of remote locations or a picture of a struggling researcher coming out of the jungle with a pile […]

November 20, 2015 1:30 pm

The digital woodblock – Reprinting the Ragya Kanjur from TBRC scans

(18 November 2015) Using scans from the Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center archive, a new project in Chengdu, China, the Ragya Grant Kanjur Republication Initiative (RGKRI), is printing 1,000 copies of the Ragya Kanjur and distributing them to monasteries across Tibetan cultural areas of China. In collaboration with monks from Ragya Monastery in eastern Tibet, TBRC digitized […]

November 20, 2015 7:42 am

Best practices in scholarly publishing in Singapore

(18 November 2015) The International Society of Managing and Technical Editors (ISMTE) is expanding their international presence to Asia. From 4 to 5 April 2016 they are holding an Asian Conference in Singapore—Best Practices in Scholarly Publishing. COPE will be running an ethics workshop during the meeting. Space is limited. See the ISMTE website for […]

November 20, 2015 7:35 am

My Bookshelf for

(18 November 2015) My Bookshelf for will be released next week.  With this new feature, users can follow journals of interest, be notified when new articles are published, and synchronize My Bookshelf across the web and mobile devices. My Bookshelf for will launch in two stages.  The first stage will start rolling out […]

November 19, 2015 1:53 pm

What will libraries be like in 2100?

It’s not so far away By Jim O’Donnell (17 November 2015) This article is part of Future Tense, a collaboration among Arizona State University, New America, and Slate. On Nov. 12, Future Tense hosted an event in Washington, D.C., on the future of the library. You can watch a webcast of the event on the New America website. […]

November 18, 2015 3:57 pm

Antibiotic Awareness Week: Seven infections that are getting harder to treat

(17 November 2015)  This week is the first ever global Antibiotic Awareness Week, which aims to increase understanding of how bacteria are evolving to beat our best drugs and what we can do about it. The Wellcome Trust recently commissioned research which showed that the problem of drug resistant infections has not been well communicated. […]

November 18, 2015 3:42 pm

Call for scholars and professionals from around the world to join the British Library as Chevening Fellows

(10 November 2015)  The British Library will offer fellowships to professionals and scholars from around the world, thanks to a new collaboration with the UK Government announced today. The agreement is the first of its kind between Chevening, the international awards scheme funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and a cultural institution.  Applicants from […]

November 18, 2015 7:31 am

Unlocking India’s printed heritage: 200,000 pages of historic books to be made available online

(12 November 2015) An international team is to digitise and give free online access to one of the world’s most important collections of South-Asian language printed books. A pilot project for a major digitisation initiative – Two Centuries of Indian Print – was announced today by the British Library, with the support of funding from […]

November 18, 2015 7:17 am

Conservation challenges posed by the Changi Archive

(16 November 2015) The conservation of the WWII Changi civilian internment camp archives is being undertaken by two conservators, Emma Nichols and Mary French. The materials in the Changi archives pose a number of challenges to the conservator due to several different factors. 20th century materials, like the ones in this collection, are generally cheaply made […]

November 17, 2015 8:35 am

The 14th Annual Library Leadership Institute announced

The 14th Annual Library Leadership Institute, Library Leadership in a Disruptive World: Today & Tomorrow, will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 22 to 26 April 2016. As usual, the Institute is organised by the University of Hong Kong Libraries, this year in conjunction with the iGroup, Monash University Malaysia Library and Taylor’s University Library. […]

November 16, 2015 2:18 pm

PRRLA 2015 papers published

(15 November 2015) The Pacific Rim Research Libraries Alliance has published the papers of its PRRLA 2015 annual meeting at Eugene, Oregon here.

November 16, 2015 7:24 am