Monthly Archives: March 2016

Kudos partners with Research Media and Research Square to increase readership and impact for research publications

(22 March 2016) Kudos, the award-winning service for maximizing the reach and impact of research publications, has partnered with Research Media and Research Square to explore the value of professionally-created lay summaries, infographics and videos in increasing readership and impact for research publications. Through these pilot programs, Kudos offers publishers the opportunity to sponsor the […]

March 23, 2016 3:00 am

NIE hiring Librarian/Senior Librarian – Research & Instructional Services

(22 March 2016) The NIE Library and Information Services Centre, Singapore, is seeking creative, innovative and service-oriented candidates who are able to work independently and collaboratively in transforming the library for the 21st century. The position provides information and instructional services, develops content for the library portal and digital repository, promotes scholarly communication initiatives, and serves […]

March 23, 2016 2:40 am

NUS is world’s top 10 for 13 subjects, and Asia’s best for 25 subjects

(22 March 2016) The National University of Singapore (NUS) has been placed among the world’s 10 best universities for 13 subjects, up from 11 subjects last year, across various subject areas from engineering and technology, natural sciences, arts and humanities, as well as social sciences and management, according to the latest QS World University Rankings by […]

March 23, 2016 2:29 am

10,000 SCOAP3 articles published open access

(21 March 2016) SCOAP3 celebrates the publication of its 10,000th open access article. Since the start of its operation in 2014, the initiative has supported open access publication of High-Energy-Physics articles in 10 high-quality peer-reviewed journals. More than 18,000 scientists from over 90 countries have benefited from this initiative without any financial or administrative burden, […]

March 23, 2016 2:15 am

Seven things every researcher should know about scholarly publishing

(21 March 2016) After many and long conversations among colleagues within and beyond the Scholarly Kitchen about what researchers need to know about scholarly publishing, and drawing on their suggestions and past posts, Alice Meadows and Karin Wulf  have compiled a list of  the most urgent issues. These seven issues include the ecosystem and metrics. […]

March 21, 2016 8:52 pm

Linked up, Loud & Literate: libraries enabling digital citizenship

(21 March 2016) Videos of speakers and panel discussions at the 9 March 2016  ‘Linked up, Loud and Literate: Libraries enabling digital citizenship’ seminar at the National Library of Australia are now available. MC-ed by 666 ABC Radio’s Louise Maher, the half-day seminar featured speakers from the library sector and government, including Alastair MacGibbon, Australia’s […]

March 21, 2016 8:28 pm

Murty Classical Library of India: objections over leadership

(21 March 2016)  Dennis Abrams writing for Publishing Perspectives describes the imbroglio surrounding the Murty Classical Library of India, an ambitious project to translate ancient Indian texts into English.  Harvard University Press is the publisher and Sheldon Pollock, a Sanskrit scholar, is the general editor of the series. The catalyst for the ill will from […]

March 21, 2016 7:18 pm

Asia on the heels of US And Europe in patent applications at WIPO

(16 March 2016) China, Japan and South Korea are among the top five countries filing international patent applications at the World Intellectual Property Organization, while the United States continues to lead in patent and trademark applications. Far behind, developing countries seem to be having a hard time catching up. Intellectual Property Watch has the story […]

March 18, 2016 12:33 am

Australia’s University of New England goes live with Ex Libris Alma and Primo

(17 March 2016, Adelaide, Australia)  Ex Libris, a ProQuest company has, is pleased to announce that the University of New England (UNE), in New South Wales, Australia, has gone live with the Ex Libris Alma library management service and the Primo discovery and delivery solution. Alma replaces the Innovative Interfaces Virtua integrated library system. […]

March 18, 2016 12:27 am

Open access and open research data in China

(18 March 2016) EIFL has invited guest blogger Dr Ku Liping, of the National Science Library, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, to share highlights from the growing open access and open data movement in China. He covers open access policies and their impact, data librarianship, awareness raising and advocacy backed up with impressive numbers. […]

March 18, 2016 12:20 am

Liberact IV gets Cubed in Brisbane

Liberact IV: Converge and Create brings together thinkers, leaders, creators, and builders of digital interactive experiences in our public spaces. Join us at The Cube, Brisbane, Australia for 2 days of sharing, learning, and networking with colleagues from museums, libraries, galleries, and institutions from around the world. This year’s event will feature plenary presentations, technology […]

March 17, 2016 10:49 pm

The Asian Festival of Children’s Content takes place in Singapore

(15 March 2016) The Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) is an annual festival in Singapore that celebrates and promotes the creation and appreciation of children’s books and content with a focus on Asian themes. This year Japan is the country of focus. Festival highlights include a writer’s and illustrator’s conference, a teacher’s congress, a parent’s forum […]

March 17, 2016 10:34 pm

HighWire Press launches integration with Peer Review Evaluation Service for Science journals

(15 March 2016) American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) announced that all journals in the Science family, including Science, Science Translational Medicine, Science Signaling, and Science Advances, now feature the PRE “badge” on articles published in 2016 and beyond. By clicking the badge, readers can quickly see detailed information about the peer-review process, including the number of reviewers […]

March 16, 2016 10:51 pm

ProQuest launches Ebook Central

(15 March 2016, Mountain View, CA) After months of intensive testing with library beta partners and researchers from around the world, ProQuest launched its highly-anticipated ProQuest Ebook Central™ today. With the widest selection of content, the most flexibility, and backed with the market’s most sophisticated administrative engine, Ebook Central enables libraries to significantly improve users’ […]

March 16, 2016 10:40 pm

New SCOAP3 website launched

(16 March 2016) SCOAP3 has had  a complete redesign of its website. As of today the new information portal is accessible at The new SCOAP3 website includes information about its business model and governance structure, a list of partners and journals as well as helpful information about the SCOAP3 repository. A new FAQ section and direct links to […]

March 16, 2016 10:17 pm