Monthly Archives: July 2016

National Library to be relocated to commercial hub of Yangon City

(28 July 2016) The National Library is moving from distant Yankin township to Pabedan township, a convenient environment in the commercial hub of Yangon City. The National Library has a large collection of books, periodicals, manuscripts and other rare books, holding 172,556 books, 435,580 periodicals, 12,323 palm-leaf manuscripts, 345 hand-written letters, 25,468 rare books and […]

July 30, 2016 4:17 pm

Born Digital 2016: promoting digital preservation and 25 years of life on the web

(29 July 2016) NSLA libraries are set to launch Born Digital 2016 and the inaugural digital preservation week – raising awareness of the importance of preserving digital content for the public good and as a record of 21st century history – 25 years to the week since the first public website went live. The week-long […]

July 30, 2016 4:01 pm

New acoustic booth trials in UTS library

Looking for a quiet place to make a phone call? UTS has got you covered (29 July 2016) University Technology Sydney Library is trialing a new acoustic booth. The ‘Framery O’ is a state-of-the-art, entirely sound-proofed unit, perfect for taking phone calls without disturbing the peaceful serenity of the library’s silent floor. The booth includes […]

July 30, 2016 3:54 pm

HighWire Press announces new Usage Vizor publishing analytics tool

(29 July 2016, ­Redwood City, CA) Building on the success of Impact Vizor and extensive feedback from the publishing community, HighWire Press today launches Usage Vizor, a new visual analytics and reporting tool for publishers. Designed to provide publishers with insights into how research is being used at both the article- and category-level, Usage Vizor […]

July 30, 2016 9:29 am

SAGE Research Methods moves to new platform for enhanced user experience

(28 July 2016) SAGE Publishing has launched a new platform for the SAGE Research Methods suite of products. The design of the new site was developed alongside student, academic and librarian user communities to improve discovery and user experiences and to allow users to get to the content they need more quickly. Now live, the […]

July 29, 2016 8:50 am

Rapid growth in high-quality research outputs shows China is consolidating position as scientific powerhouse

(27 July 2016) The Nature Index 2016 Rising Stars supplement identifies the countries and institutions showing the most significant growth in high-quality research publications, using the power of the Nature Index, which tracks the research of more than 8,000 global institutions. These are the players to watch. It shows that Chinese institutions are leading the […]

July 28, 2016 8:38 am

Monash University, Malaysia, hiring Liaison Librarian

(25 July 2016) The successful applicant is responsible for providing a comprehensive information service, developing library collections to meet the needs of their assigned Schools and collaboratively developing and delivering embedded information literacy and learning skills programs and activities. Liaison librarians have subject responsibilities for a number of areas and this involves, among other duties, […]

July 27, 2016 9:47 am

Impact is not just a “Factor”: Seeing the different facets of research resonance

(25 July 2016) John Sack of the HighWire Press adds to the ‘impact’ debate  by describing “resonance”. He notes that resonance facets include: research resonance – which readers largely agree is legitimately measured by citations; reader resonance – which can be measured by usage (downloads or views, for example) or some scholarly altmetrics; societal resonance – which can be […]

July 27, 2016 9:25 am

CABI launches open access book programme

(21 July 2016) Scientific publisher, CABI, has launched Open Books. This new programme supports authors and collaborating organisations wishing to publish open access books across a wide range of subject areas within applied life sciences and sustainable tourism. As an international not-for-profit organisation, CABI aims to improve people’s lives worldwide by providing information and applying […]

July 25, 2016 2:27 pm

EEWOWW announces new integration – Google Drive and DropBox

(25 July 2016) EEWOWW has announced the new integration with Google Drive and Dropbox. The integration allows users to access and work on documents stored in Google Drive and Dropbox directly from within the EEWOWW platform. With a few clicks in EEWOWW, users can view and work on documents stored in Google Drive/ Dropbox while […]

July 25, 2016 2:09 pm

Transforming libraries in Myanmar: The e-Library Myanmar Project

(23 July 2016)  Myat Sann Nyein who has been a librarian in Myanmar since 1985 describes the challenges and success of the e-Library Myanmar Project implemented by EIFL. It began with the universities of Yangon and Mandalay and now stands at seven partner universities. 166,000 students and 4,000 academic staff at these seven now have […]

July 25, 2016 8:00 am

ALIRG Workshop 2016, Taiwan

(21 July 2016) The ALIRG (previously known as Taiwan-Singapore-Thailand LIS Research Group), is a collaborative effort among several LIS researchers from Taiwan (National Taiwan Normal University ), Singapore (Nanyang Technological University), Thailand (KhonKaen University, Mahasarakham University), Malaysia (University of Malaya), Philippines (Ateneo de Manila University), Japan and India. The purpose of the Workshop series is […]

July 23, 2016 8:08 am

iConference calls for papers

(22 July 2016) The conference organized by Wuhan University School of Information Management and the Sungkyunkwan University Library & Information Science and Data Science Department is accepting submissions for iConference 2017. Click here to visit the secure submissions website. iConference 2017 will take place 22-25 March 2017, in Wuhan, China. It is the second iConference […]

July 22, 2016 2:49 pm

Digital Access project on track to unlock collections nationwide

(19 July 2016, Canberra) The GLAM Peak Bodies have appointed Rebecca Jones and John Petersen as the consultants to deliver the national Digital Access to Collections project. Funded by the Commonwealth Government’s Catalyst program, this project will set out the nation’s ambition for open access to a rich diversity of Australian content by national and international […]

July 22, 2016 2:19 pm

New collection brings mental health diagnostic criteria to video

(21 July 2016,  Alexandria, VA)  Alexander Street today announced the launch of a new collection that will, for the first time, bring to video format the concepts of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders®, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) and the World Health Organization’s International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Revision […]

July 22, 2016 2:04 pm