Monthly Archives: August 2016

American Chemical Society announces intention to establish “ChemRxiv” preprint server to promote early research sharing

(10 August 2016, Washington)  The American Chemical Society (ACS) today announced its intention to form ChemRxiv, a chemistry preprint server for the global chemistry community, proposed as a collaborative undertaking that will facilitate the open dissemination of important scientific findings. The Society is presently in the process of inviting interested stakeholders to participate in helping […]

August 22, 2016 9:29 am

How should we organize the academic library? The View from the director’s chair

(18 August 2016)  Roger C. Schonfeld writes in the Ithaka blog that in a new research project, which is published today, he interviewed nearly 20 library leaders to understand the approaches being taken to organizational structure and related issues. They describe how they have re-defined leadership roles in their institutions and the ways in which […]

August 22, 2016 7:40 am

Brill adopts two libraries in Indonesia

(19 August 2016) The international scholarly publisher Brill has adopted two libraries in Indonesia as part of its Adopt a Library Program. Last year Indonesia was Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair, celebrating the theme ‘Imagining 17,000 islands’ which lead to choosing West Kalimantan and South Sulawesi in Indonesia as two islands to […]

August 21, 2016 7:53 am

IEEE Xplore® Digital Library reaches 4 million documents as pace of technical contributions accelerates

(18 August 2016) The IEEE Xplore digital library, one of the world’s largest collections of technical literature in engineering, computer science, and related technologies, recently reached a milestone with a total of over 4 million documents now available in its vast repository. Since its launch in 2000 with an initial collection of 500,000 documents, IEEE […]

August 21, 2016 7:41 am

Monetary Authority of Singapore hiring Information Services Manager

(18 August 2016) You will be part of the Information Resource Centre team supporting the information and research needs of the authority. Your primary responsibility is to manage electronic resources and provide current awareness alert services. Duties include overseeing procurement, payment processing and renewals for online and related resources, as well as interacting with vendors […]

August 20, 2016 8:06 am

Wiley signs definitive agreement to acquire Atypon

(18 August 2016) John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Atypon, a Silicon Valley-based publishing-software company, for $120 million in cash. Atypon ( is a trusted technology partner that enables scholarly societies and publishers to deliver, host, enhance, market and manage their content on the web. The transaction is expected […]

August 20, 2016 8:01 am

IGI Global expecting huge growth of its eBooks collection

(19 August 2016) IGI Global has announced a major database expansion due to the growth of its book collection. Throughout the next copyright year, IGI Global will publish over 400 new peer-reviewed reference titles which can be utilized by researchers in the InfoSci-Books database. The expanding collection contains two new book types, Research Insights and Critical […]

August 20, 2016 7:55 am

IFLA WLIC 2018 to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

(18 August 2016) During the Closing Session of IFLA WLIC 2016, IFLA President Donna Scheeder officially announced the host location for the World Library and Information Congress 2018 is Malaysia. The conference is scheduled for 24-30 August 2018. 2018年国际图联世界图书馆与信息大会:马来西亚吉隆坡 A detailed press release is here.‎ The announcement is here. CMW has more.

August 19, 2016 7:30 am

New version of the Offline Image Viewer (OIV) available from Artstor

(17 August 2017) OIV 4.1, the latest version of Artstor’s Offline Image Viewer, is now available for download. Major features: Launch image viewer icon is fixed, so you can launch the Artstor Digital Library viewer directly from slide or image palette presentations Non-administrative users can now launch OIV without admin permission Slide presentations no longer display slide numbers Additional […]

August 18, 2016 7:44 am

nArchitects wins Shanghai competition with home-inspired library

(28 July 2016) nARCHITECTS has won the 1st prize in the 2016 International Young Architects Design Competition for the 110,000m2 Shanghai Library East Hall. The competition, held by the Shanghai Pudong New Area People’s Government, attracted over 200 entries. nARCHITECTS’ winning entry, entitled “Library as Home”, envisions a library as a large house for all, with a rich […]

August 17, 2016 3:09 pm

Five librarians selected as 2017 IFLA/OCLC Fellows

(16 August 2016, DUBLIN, Ohio) OCLC, along with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), has named five librarians selected to participate in the Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program for 2017. The program supports library and information science professionals from countries with developing economies. The 2017 IFLA/OCLC Fellows were announced today at a […]

August 17, 2016 3:01 pm

Announcing CHOR pilot project with Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)

(16 August 2016) CHOR has perfected its first agreement with a funder outside of the US. CHOR, Inc. has signed a Letter of Agreement with the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), for a six-month Pilot project to explore and support its public access compliance needs. With public access still very much on the forefront, the […]

August 17, 2016 10:59 am

Working together to ensure the future of the digital scholarly record

(14 August 2016) EDINA and the ISSN International Centre have published Working Together to Ensure the Future of the Digital Scholarly Record. This statement outlines the actions now required to tackle the evolving challenges of preserving and ensuring the long-term accessibility of digital scholarship. View the statement here. Working Together to Ensure the Future of the Digital Scholarly Record addresses […]

August 17, 2016 10:42 am

Digital Science’s GRID now available as linked open data

GRID’s extensive database of over 63,000 organisations associated with research is now available as Open Linked Data (15 August 2016) Digital Science’s Global Research Identifier Database (GRID) is now available as RDF, joining a wide range of other prestigious data sources on the web of data. By using the Resource Description Framework (RDF) to describe […]

August 17, 2016 9:10 am

Copyright Clearance Center announces launch of RightFind™ Content Decision Support solution

(10 August 2016, Danvers, Mass.)   Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a global licensing and content technology company, has announced the launch of its cloud-based RightFind™ Content Decision Support (CDS), an easy-to-use analytics platform that helps information center managers leverage the power of usage data to make smart decisions around content investments. RightFind CDS combines comprehensive […]

August 14, 2016 7:34 am