Monthly Archives: June 2017

Congratulations to five library design award winners in Australia

(19 June 2017, Melbourne) The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has today announced the five winners of its inaugural Library Design Awards 2017 at its conference in Melbourne. Thirty-three stunning libraries were entered in the awards and there is a winner in each category: public, school, academic and special libraries all feature in the […]

June 19, 2017 7:37 pm
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APA refocuses pilot program aimed at curtailing unauthorized publication of journal articles

Individual authors not program’s target, APA says (15 June 2017, Washington)  The American Psychological Association announced today that it is targeting online piracy websites and not individual authors in its efforts to curtail the unauthorized sharing on the internet of articles published in the association’s journals. The move — a change to a recently launched […]

June 19, 2017 9:20 am
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Leading research institutions should not be allowed to get away with bad writing

(15 June 2017) Paul Romer, chief economist at the World Bank, was recently sidelined after encouraging his researchers to communicate more clearly, even going as far as imposing a limit on their use of the word “and”. Caroline Cassidy defends Romer’s intentions and argues that strong communication is of critical importance to using research to […]

June 17, 2017 7:54 pm
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World’s most influential journals for 2017 unveiled in the Journal Citation Reports from Clarivate Analytics

(14 June 2017, Philadelphia, PRNewswire)  Clarivate Analytics today released the 2017 Journal Citation Reports (JCR), an annual update of the world’s most influential and comprehensive resource for information on highly cited, peer-reviewed publications and the source of Journal Impact Factor (JIF) scores. Since 1973, the JCR has provided an assessment of a journal’s standing in scholarly […]

June 16, 2017 7:26 am
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Gained in translation: adding value to research to inform policy

(14 June 2017) Within the social sciences, translating and sharing new knowledge is now common practice amongst many researchers and institutions across academia. From evidence briefings and summaries of literature to online blogs and presentations, a wide range of research evidence aims to engage policy and practitioner audiences so they can more easily access and […]

June 15, 2017 5:20 pm
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Classic Papers: articles that have stood the test of time

(15 June 2017) Scholarly research is often about the latest findings – the newest knowledge that our colleagues have gleaned from nature. Some articles buck this pattern and have impact long after their publication. Today, Google Scholar is releasing Classic Papers, a collection of highly-cited papers in their area of research that have stood the […]

June 15, 2017 3:40 pm
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Department of Parliamentary Services hiring Parliamentary Library Officer

(15 June 2017) The Department of Parliamentary Services (DPS) is recruiting for a Parliamentary Library Officer vacancy within the Collections & Databases branch. As a Library Officer you will be exposed to all areas of the Parliamentary Library and will have the opportunity to provide a range of tasks associated with the provision of services […]

June 15, 2017 3:35 pm
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University of Melbourne hiring Arts Librarian

(15 June 2017) University Services comprises of 1,600 professional staff focused on providing client centric and innovative services to the University. The group is providing transformational change, defining and influencing future service enhancements within the University of Melbourne. The Arts Faculty Librarian is a member of the Scholarly Information program which sits within the University […]

June 15, 2017 3:32 pm
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Check out this incredible giant library that just opened in Seoul

(12 June 2017) The largest underground shopping center in Asia, COEX Mall, can now boast a library filled with over 50,000 titles to its name. Occupying a whopping 2800 square-meters in size, the brightly lit two-storey athenaeum has rightly been named Starfield Library after long being referred to as the Open Library. Operated by a […]

June 14, 2017 1:55 pm
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Peer Review Evaluation (PRE) and HighWire Press partner to increase transparency for peer review

(12 June 2017, Los Gatos, Calif.) HighWire Press announces a partnership with Peer Review Evaluation (PRE) to offer turn-key integration of PRE, a transparency service from AAAS that improves the visibility of the peer review process. To mark this partnership and help publishers illustrate the integrity of their peer review process, PRE will cover any […]

June 14, 2017 1:50 pm
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Eugene Garfield Award for Innovation in Citation Analysis

(13 June 2017) The founding father in automated indexing and retrieval of information, Dr. Eugene Garfield pioneered the practice of citation analysis and infometrics, developing numerous citation databases that changed how scientists find and assess scholarly literature. To honor his legacy, Clarivate Analytics has established the Eugene Garfield Award for Innovation in Citation Analysis. The […]

June 13, 2017 7:32 am
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Ruth’s Rankings News Flash! 2018 Comes Early to QS World University Rankings®

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) takes over number one spot in Asia Massachusetts Institute of Technology remains number one in the world (12 June 2017) Not only are institutions competing but the rankers now seem to be in a race to be the first one out with the new “annual” rankings.  Last year, QS and THE […]

June 12, 2017 7:54 pm
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China uses space technologies to protect ancient books

(10 June 2017) China is repurposing breakthroughs in space technology to help safeguard the nation’s literary heritage after researchers developed special safes with astronautical characteristics to protect ancient books, the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT) has announced. The space launch vehicle manufacturer has also signed an agreement with the National Library of China […]

June 10, 2017 7:55 pm
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Asia OA

(10 June 2017) Asia OA is a special forum hosted by COAR in which members of the Asian open access community can share information, meet each other and build relationships. It has a mailing list and organizes meetings to facilitate greater exchange beyond national boundaries. This community is dedicated to people working in the academic […]

June 10, 2017 4:40 pm
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SMU Libraries hiring Senior Manager, Library Technology and Innovation

(9 June 2017) This position is responsible for ensuring that library’s technology applications are robust, reliable and supports SMU Libraries’ vision for excellent customer service. The position holder is expected to manage and lead scoping, researching, trialing and advising new and emerging technologies to achieve SMU’s teaching, learning and research goals. The position reports to the […]

June 10, 2017 4:27 pm
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