Monthly Archives: July 2017

IGI Global invites you to its Knowledge Dissemination Seminar in Beijing

(31 July 2017) Dr. Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, Executive Editor of IGI Global, will present a complimentary educational seminar, The Changing Nature of Knowledge Dissemination and Management, on August 25th during the Beijing International Book Fair at the China International Exhibition Center. Learn how the academic community can ensure the credibility of all the scholarly and scientific […]

July 31, 2017 11:05 am
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BRICS alliance of libraries sign outcome documents

(30 July 2017) On 6 July 2017, during the Second Meeting of BRICS Ministers of Culture, Han Yongjin, Director of the National Library of China (NLC), Adam Jayme Muniz, Director General, Department of International Promotion, the Ministry of Culture of Brazil, Mikhail Afanasev, Director General, State Public Historical Library, Russia, Arun Kumar Chakraborty, Director General […]

July 30, 2017 3:26 pm
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All ANZ universities gain access to Taylor & Francis Group journals in landmark agreement

(29 July 2017) Taylor & Francis and the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) are pleased to announce a new agreement enabling access for all 47 Australian and New Zealand universities to Taylor & Francis’s portfolio of more than 2,500 high-quality peer-reviewed journals from 2017-2019. The agreement introduces an innovative pricing model based on tiers […]

July 30, 2017 3:20 pm
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Yale-NUS College Library, Singapore hiring Library Assistant

(27 July 2017) The College Library supports world-class research and learning with a quickly growing collection of print monographs and videos together with a variety of digital resources including e-books, databases, and journals. This position will help to facilitate the timely ordering and receiving of a large number of library books and other materials. The […]

July 30, 2017 3:11 pm
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Western Sydney University hiring Manager, Library Digital Infrastructure, University Library

(27 July 2017) An opportunity exists for an experienced professional to join the University Library as Manager, Library Digital Infrastructure to lead a team that is responsible for the administration, development and maintenance of the Library’s online presence, repositories and associated discovery services to ensure they remain contemporary and responsive to student needs. This team […]

July 30, 2017 3:08 pm
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Open Abstracts: a new peer review feature that helps scholars develop connections and encourages transdisciplinarity

(27 July 2017) The peer review process has been subjected to a steady stream of criticism in recent years. This has driven certain innovations, from revealing the content of the process post-publication, to crowdsourcing initiatives. Patrick Riechert and Frédéric Dubois introduce a new peer review feature that is currently being piloted on the journal, Internet […]

July 28, 2017 4:55 pm
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Sci-Hub’s cache of pirated papers is so big, subscription journals are doomed, data analyst suggests

(27 July 2017) There is no doubt that Sci-Hub, the infamous – and, according to a U.S. court, illegal – online repository of pirated research papers, is enormously popular. But just how enormous is its repository? That is the question biodata scientist Daniel Himmelstein at the University of Pennsylvania set out to answer. Their findings, […]

July 28, 2017 10:53 am
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SAGE Publishing and the Hammill Institute on Disabilities partner to publish a total of 18 special education journals

(25 July 2017) SAGE Publishing today announces an expanded partnership with the Hammill Institute on Disabilities to publish Rural Special Education Quarterly (RSEQ), Beyond Behavior (BB), and Behavioral Disorders (BD). The new titles join 15 other special education journals that SAGE currently publishes on behalf of the Hammill Institute on Disabilities. “We are excited to […]

July 27, 2017 2:00 pm
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CiteScore™ shines a spotlight on high-quality journals neglected by other metrics

(24 July 2017, Amsterdam) Elsevier’s CiteScore is currently the only metric for more than 200 top-quality academic journals from numerous renowned publishers that guides them in their exceptional work. Metrics are an important tool to determine editorial choices when editing research journals and managing their role in their respective fields. Analysis by Elsevier, a global […]

July 27, 2017 1:52 pm
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British Library: digitizing 200 years of early Bengali books

The Times of India reports that the British Library has scanned 1,000 “old and rare printed Bengali books of the 19th century, according to project co-ordinators.” The program is part of an international partnership to digitize rare material from the library’s South Asian printed book collection. Eventually, 4,000 early printed books in Bengali—with a total of more […]

July 23, 2017 5:08 pm
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Library offers largest release of digital catalog records in history

25 million free records of bibliographic metadata (16 May 2017) The Library of Congress announced today that it is making 25 million records in its online catalog available for free bulk download at loc.gov/cds/products/marcDist.php. This is the largest release of digital records in the Library’s history. The records also will be easily accessible at data.gov, […]

July 23, 2017 4:58 pm
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IFLA Green Library Award 2017 winners announced

China and Hong Kong among the winners (20 July 2017) IFLA’s Environmental Sustainability and Libraries Special Interest Group (ENSULIB) is pleased to announce the winner of the IFLA Green Library Award 2017. The IFLA Green Library Award was established 2016 by ENSULIB (SIG) and generously sponsored by De Gruyter publishing. The award is 500 Euros […]

July 23, 2017 4:42 pm
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University of Technology Sydney hiring University Librarian

(20 July 2017) UTS is seeking a University Librarian to lead the future UTS Blake Library, who is an innovative and inspirational leader, who will work collaboratively across the university’s executive to provide a quality user service. This is a transformational role at the centre of UTS’s teaching, learning and research. The Librarian will be […]

July 21, 2017 8:07 pm
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Canberra Hospital and Health Services hiring Web Services Librarian

(20 July 2017) The ACT Health library provides health information resources and quality services to all ACT Health staff, faculty and students. The library seeks a creative and user-oriented person for the position of Web Services Librarian. Under the direction of the library Director, the Web Services Librarian is responsible for planning, development, maintenance and […]

July 21, 2017 8:03 pm
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Practical guidance for valuing objects in cultural collections

(20 July 2017) In her book Valuing Your Collection, collections management expert Freda Matassa examines the issues around valuing objects in cultural collections, describing current practice in museums, libraries and archives, and giving practical advice on how to assign values. Matassa looks at the difference between value and worth and at how cultural value can be […]

July 20, 2017 2:56 pm
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