Monthly Archives: March 2017

Karger Publishers partners with UNSILO machine learning for content enrichment

(23 March 2017, Aarhus, Denmark) UNSILO and Karger Publishers signed an agreement to create a number of artificial intelligence-based content enrichment solutions for its growing range of digital biomedical content services. The new solutions will be based on UNSILO’s unique concept extraction engine, which uses machine learning to identify core concepts in scientific book chapters […]

March 24, 2017 8:53 am
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Submissions invited for proposals to receive funding for projects to advance understanding of alternative research metrics

(22 March 2017, London, UK and Boston, USA) Data Science company Altmetric today announced that applications for its annual research grant are now open. First launched in 2016, the grant provides up to £1,500 ($1,900 USD) to fund research that facilitates the development and understanding of alternative research metrics (altmetrics) as part of the wider […]

March 24, 2017 8:45 am
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De Gruyter sponsors Directory of Open Access Books

(22 March 2017) De Gruyter is providing sponsorship for the Directory of Open Access Books to celebrate the launch of the De Gruyter Open Access Book Library on degruyter.com which is intended to draw attention to the growing number – and growing importance – of open access books. Not only does the Library contain all […]

March 24, 2017 8:36 am
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Japanese science stalls over past decade, threatening position among world’s elite

(22 March 2017, London) According to the Nature Index, Japan’s scientific output has failed to keep pace with other leading nations over the past decade, risking its position among the world’s elite if renewed government efforts fail to reverse a downward trend in its performance. Japan’s share of high-quality papers included in the Nature Index […]

March 23, 2017 6:59 pm
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British Library launches OCR competition for rare Indian books

(22 March 2017) Calling all transcription enthusiasts! The British Library has launched a competition to find an accurate and automated transcription solution for its rare Indian books and printed catalogue records, currently being digitised through the Two Centuries of Indian Print project. The competition, in partnership with the University of Salford’s PRIMA Research Lab, is part of […]

March 23, 2017 6:49 pm
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Predatory journals recruit fake editor

(22 March 2017) An investigation finds that dozens of academic titles offered ‘Dr Fraud’ — a sham, unqualified scientist — a place on their editorial board. Katarzyna Pisanski and colleagues report. Thousands of academic journals do not aspire to quality. They exist primarily to extract fees from authors. These ‘predatory’ journals exhibit questionable marketing schemes, […]

March 23, 2017 5:24 pm
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Report: Towards a Competitive and Sustainable OA Market in Europe

(21 March 2017) In October 2016,  Research Consulting, within the scope of the OpenAIRE Work Package dealing with the FP7 Post Grant Open Access Pilot (WP5), was commissioned by LIBER to undertake an economic analysis study of the Open Access publishing market: Towards a Competitive and Sustainable OA Market in Europe – A Study of the […]

March 23, 2017 5:17 pm
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Unpaywall due for release 4th April

(22 March 2017) Get full-text of research papers as you browse, using Unpaywall’s index of ten million legal, open-access articles. Scholars upload their papers to free, legal servers online but getting links to them can be onerous. By using a browser extension, Unpaywall searches the web for the papers you want, bringing open access direct […]

March 23, 2017 8:49 am
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Nanyang Polytechnic Library hiring Librarian

Responsibilities include Management of library systems to deliver user-centric services Contribute to the development of digital library resources and services Initiate and manage programmes and activities to promote the use of library and information resources and services Create, develop and maintain instructional tools, aids, guides and web content LAS has the details. Application Closing Date […]

March 22, 2017 4:11 pm
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Christine Macenzie elected as IFLA President-elect 2017-2019

(16 March 2017) Christine Mackenzie of Australia has automatically elected to serve as President-elect for the term 2017-2019. She will then serve as the President of IFLA from 2019-2021. An active ALIA member for over 20 years, Christine has made an outstanding contribution to the objects and work of ALIA, serving as ALIA Vice-president then President […]

March 22, 2017 1:59 pm
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Official opening of the Kwa Geok Choo Law Library at Singapore Management University

(20 March 2017) On Wednesday March 15, 2017 SMU held the official opening ceremony for its new School of Law building and the Kwa Geok Choo Law Library.   It was opened by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, marking a milestone in SMU’s history and attended by over 800 guests including senior judges, donors, SMU faculty, […]

March 21, 2017 5:04 pm
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Clarivate Analytics honors Dr. Eugene Garfield’s legacy to Information Sciences with a Memorial Scholarship

(16 March 2017, Philadelphia)  To honor the legacy of Dr. Eugene Garfield, the visionary founder of the Web of Science and a pioneer of Information Science, Clarivate Analytics today announced the creation of the “Eugene Garfield Information Sciences Pioneer Award.” This award will be given annually to at least one promising information scientist, selected by […]

March 21, 2017 8:30 am
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A (born digital) health check in New Zealand

(20 March 2017) Collecting, managing, and preserving born digital collections creates new challenges and opportunities for New Zealand’s cultural heritage organisations. This work often requires learning new and different technology skills, and the use of specialised computer hardware and software. The National Library has had a digital collecting program for over fifteen years. In 2016 […]

March 20, 2017 5:13 pm
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Ruth’s Rankings News Flash! Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings 2017

The number of Indian and Malaysian universities in the new rankings has more than doubled The biggest gainer in terms of number of universities is Japan at  69.  Almost 50% of Japanese universities are in the bottom third with less than 20% in the top 100.   In 2009, 33 Japanese universities were in the top […]

March 20, 2017 9:22 am
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Koha ILS installation and consultancy for library setup at A.A.Ukulhahu School Library

(16 March 2017)  The Maldives Library Association, MLA, is carrying out Library automation project by installing Koha Integrated Library System in libraries throughout Maldives.  A team from MLA visited A.A Ukulhahu school to install Koha and provide training. The team included Fathimath Nashath, the President of MLA,  Ahmed Shareef, Koha Technician and Aishath Zukhra, Hiriya School […]

March 20, 2017 9:06 am
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