Monthly Archives: October 2016

Brief report of the 2016 Chinese Institutional Repository Conference and launch of the new repository group in China, CHAIR

(19 October 2016) The 4th annual Chinese Institutional Repository Conference took place in Chongqing, China on September 21-22, 2016, with the theme of “Rich functions and extended roles for institutional repositories”. The conference was jointly organized by National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and CIRG (Chinese institutional repository implementation group), and Chongqing University […]

October 23, 2016 9:12 am

Ruth’s Rankings 21: Flagship Universities in Asia: From Bibliometrics to Econometrics and Social Indicators

By Ruth A. Pagell* (22 October 2016) About 100 years ago, Chulalongkorn was designated the Flagship university of Thailand. Japan designated its seven imperial universities, one science university and three private universities as flagships.  New initiatives have been introduced in the 21st century to strengthen selected universities and centers of excellence (Yonezawa, 2015. pg 177). […]

October 22, 2016 7:14 pm

University of New England hiring Senior Information Resources Management Librarian

(20 October 2016) The University of New England in Armidale, Australia is hiring a Senior Information Resources Management Librarian who provides leadership and expertise in acquiring and integrating information resources in all formats into the library collections, maximising productivity and ensuring compliance with University policies relating to procurement and audit processes.  The services platform utilises […]

October 20, 2016 2:45 pm

Elsevier launches new release of Reaxys to enable chemists to find the shortest path from question to answer

(18 October 2016, New York) Elsevier today announced the launch of the new release of Reaxys, a chemistry research experience that delivers relevant literature and data more than twice as fast as any other solution. The new Reaxys combines a highly streamlined user interface with search and indexing enhancements powered by machine learning algorithms to […]

October 20, 2016 8:07 am

Leading STEM publisher launches open access platform

(17 October 2016, New Rochelle, NY) Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers, announces the launch of its platform, featuring the company’s open access publications and services in one online destination. Using the latest technology, offers an intuitive interface and tools to help researchers discover free, open access content and explore the Liebert Open Access […]

October 20, 2016 8:03 am

Alexander Street announces addition of Margaret Mead papers to Anthropological Fieldwork Online

(19 October 2016,  Alexandria, VA)  Alexander Street today announced an agreement with the Library of Congress to digitize and distribute selections from the Margaret Mead Papers and the South Pacific Ethnographic Archive, including the original fieldwork of the world-renowned anthropologist, Margaret Mead. Mead’s first fieldtrip to Samoa, between 1925 and 1926, resulted in a trove […]

October 20, 2016 7:56 am

Kudos and Clarivate Analytics announce results of successful pilot and plans for further integration

(17 October 2016)  Kudos the award-winning service for maximizing the reach and impact of research publications, and Clarivate Analytics, formerly the Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, have announced the results of a pilot integration between the Kudos platform and the ScholarOne publication workflow system. The companies partnered earlier this year to collect […]

October 19, 2016 5:16 pm

Copyright Clearance Center launches Rightfind™ Music

(17 October 2016, Danvers, Mass.) Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), creating global licensing and content solutions that make copyright work, announces the launch of RightFind™ Music, a search and file management website designed to help customers find, download and manage music from APM Music’s collection of more than 500,000 tracks licensed for use in presentations […]

October 19, 2016 4:47 pm

How to use altmetrics to showcase engagement efforts for promotion and tenure

(18 October 2016) Public outreach is becoming increasingly important for researchers going up for tenure. But how can you document the effects your engagement efforts are having? Altmetrics have been suggested in the past, but is it even possible to shoehorn that kind of newfangled data into a traditional promotion and tenure dossier format? Though […]

October 19, 2016 4:37 pm

Rare chance to view historic Singapore papers

(19 October 2016) Printed on paper and parchment, with gold leaf accents and motifs such as brightly coloured orchids and hibiscuses – the documents proclaiming Singapore’s merger with Malaysia embodied the hope in the air in 1963. Barely two years later, as the merger unravelled, plain documents were hastily stapled together to detail Singapore’s separation […]

October 19, 2016 2:17 pm

City of Palu kicks off Indonesian Literacy Fest

(16 October 2016, Jakarta) Hundreds of activists and members from Taman Bacaan Masyarakat gathered in Palu, the capital city of Central Sulawesi, for the kick off event of the Indonesian Literacy Festival on October 18-20. The event has been organized to commemorate the International Literacy Day, which is recognized by Unesco and falls annually on September 8. Formerly […]

October 19, 2016 2:12 pm

Overdrive powers hundreds of library ebook clubs globally

(18 October 2016, Frankfurt, Germany)  Publishers, authors and libraries have helped create a worldwide phenomenon by establishing more than 170 digital Book Clubs in 31 countries and on six continents in 2016. At the Frankfurt Book Fair (stand B7 in Hall 6.2), OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools worldwide, will present […]

October 19, 2016 1:46 pm

Karger introduces Topic Article Packages and cooperates with Altmetric

(18 October 2016) Karger will introduce its new product Topic Article Packages to customers and partners in the current Frankfurt Book Fair. These packages consist of journal articles and book chapters individually compiled on different topics with the help of a semantic search. The first Topic Article Package to become available will cover diabetes. “In […]

October 19, 2016 9:21 am

Princeton hiring Chinese Studies Librarian

(18 October 2016) The Library seeks a creative, energetic and service-oriented subject specialist who is excited about the possibilities Princeton offers to shape and further enrich its already excellent library collections and provide outstanding library services in the interdisciplinary field of Chinese Studies. Reporting to the Director of the East Asian Library, the Chinese Studies […]

October 18, 2016 3:00 pm

Digital Humanities – Opportunities and Risks: Connecting Libraries and Research

This IFLA Satellite Meeting 2017 takes place in Berlin, Germany on 15-17 August 2017 and is hosted by BBAW, DARIAH-EU, DINI, IFLA, LIBER and the Library of the Humboldt University Berlin. Digital Humanities is widely understood to mean the use of computer-aided and data-driven research methods and techniques in both the arts and humanities. Some […]

October 18, 2016 2:39 pm