Monthly Archives: February 2017

Monash University hiring Matheson Library Manager

(16 February 2017) Monash University Library seeks an accomplished, strategic and innovative leader for its Sir Louis Matheson Library, a flagship humanities and social sciences library located at the Clayton campus. Reporting to the Director Excellence and Engagement, the Matheson Library Manager leads strategic change programs for the staff within the Matheson complex, ensures effective […]

February 17, 2017 3:39 pm
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Continued Elsevier access in support of German science

(13February 2017) Elsevier has chosen to continue providing access to Elsevier journals for dozens of German institutions that cancelled their individual subscriptions at the end of 2016. They did so anticipating that a new Germany-wide license agreement would be in place by January this year, which Elsevier regrets has so far has not been achievable. […]

February 17, 2017 8:12 am
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Ingenta agrees landmark collaboration with CEPIEC in China

(15 February 2017, Oxford) Ingenta has signed an agreement with China Educational Publications Import & Export Corporation Ltd (CEPIEC), which will enable publishers on Ingenta Connect to market and sell their content to Chinese researchers and institutions. The two year deal with China’s largest academic digital resource importer will provide international publishers who host their […]

February 16, 2017 9:09 pm
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Springer Healthcare launches Medicine Matters, a new medical education website

(15 February 2017) The content-rich portal will provide physicians and healthcare professionals with a reliable, free source of medical education, designed to promote best clinical practice and improved health outcomes. The website currently focuses on the latest advances in diabetes medicine at diabetes.medicinematters.com. The global rollout plan includes local language-supported content within new websites for […]

February 16, 2017 3:43 pm
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New SAGE Journals Platform makes research easier to discover, navigate, and share from any device

(15 February 2017, Los Angeles, CA). SAGE Publishing has a new platform for SAGE Journals. In close consultation with researchers, editors, authors, society partners, and librarians – the new site has been designed to deliver a world-class online research experience. From enhanced author tools to more intuitive navigation to improved search functionality to ease of use […]

February 16, 2017 8:11 am
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Latest Australian public library statistics

(15 February 2017) The annual Australian public libraries statistical report for 2014-15 is now available. Compiled by the State Library of Queensland’s Regional Access and Public Libraries division on behalf of NSLA, the report is an overview of the services, infrastructure, income and expenditure of each state and territory’s public libraries. In 2014-15: Australia had […]

February 16, 2017 7:18 am
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AAAS alliance to expand access to high-quality scientific publishing

(14 February 2017) The American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have formed a partnership to advance scientific communication and open access publishing. The partnership will also ensure open access to research funded by the Gates Foundation and published in the Science family of journals. This collaboration is […]

February 15, 2017 11:27 am
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IOP and CAUL agree new and innovative consortium model

(13 February 2017) IOP Publishing and the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) have announced a new agreement, covering 31 universities in Australia and New Zealand. Whereas the previous agreement was based on historical spend on print version of journals, the new model is based on an institution’s science-category full time equivalent students, and weighted […]

February 15, 2017 11:22 am
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India’s public libraries undergoing revolutionary change

(14 February 2017, New Delhi) Images of ill-maintained public libraries – laden with dust and poor-infrastructure, barely prompting a second visit – is undergoing a complete makeover thanks to the government’s ambitious National Mission on Libraries. More significantly, state-of-the-art facilities combining the latest internet technologies are being plugged in to attract the younger generation. “Some […]

February 15, 2017 11:18 am
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IFLA Green Library Award 2017

Sponsored by de Gruyter Saur (14 February 2017) What is a Green Library? “The consideration of the role of humanity in climate change and the notion of sustainable development are core concerns of society, and consequently of libraries.” According to the Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science (ODLIS), Green Libraries are “designed to minimize […]

February 14, 2017 4:01 pm
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Dragonfly and iGroup Australasia partner for sales in Australia and New Zealand

(13 February 2017, Raleigh, NC USA; Melbourne, Australia) Dragonfly Sales and Marketing Consulting and iGroup Australasia, both providers of sales and marketing services for publishers, have announced a new agreement for sales representation for the Independent Scholarly Publishers Group, (ISPG) and GeoScienceWorld, (GSW), in Australia and New Zealand. Representation for the new territories commences today […]

February 14, 2017 3:18 pm
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The Biophysical Society and IOP Publishing form new partnership to create ebooks program for the biophysics community

(10 February 2017)  The Biophysical Society and IOP Publishing have forged a new publishing partnership to support the development and dissemination of knowledge in biophysics, through the creation of a comprehensive collection of ebooks. The collaboration will bring the world-leading expertise and domain knowledge of the Biophysical Society into the rapidly developing IOP ebooks program, […]

February 14, 2017 7:30 am
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Western Sydney University and ProQuest team to offer etextbooks to students

Program provides no cost, simplified access to digital textbooks from more than 60 publishers to first year students (12 February 2017, Mountain View, CA)  A ground-breaking collaboration between Western Sydney University and ProQuest provides digital textbooks for commencing university students through the University’s library, reducing the cost of education to students and increasing access to […]

February 13, 2017 3:47 pm
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Classic library in Shanghai restored to its former glory

(4 February 2017) Restoration of the former Shanghai Library in Yangpu District has been completed. Officials said yesterday that expansion work would continue to realize the original vision of its architect Dong Dayou (1899-1973). The exterior of the 80-year-old library on Heishan Road was damaged by decades of weathering and has now been cleaned and […]

February 12, 2017 12:54 pm
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EU to let citizens take their digital services across borders

(8 February 2017, Brussels) Negotiations between the EU institutions conclude with agreement that enables consumers to keep access to online content services from home when they travel in the EU. Europeans will soon be able to fully use their online subscriptions to films, sports events, e-books, video games or music services when travelling within the […]

February 12, 2017 12:49 pm
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