Monthly Archives: October 2017

eLibrary Myanmar Project

(18 October 2017) There are 158 universities in Myanmar under the Ministry of Education. After years of isolation, their libraries have very limited current print collections.  What’s more, until the start of the eLibrary Myanmar project in December 2013, no universities had access to online subscription resources.  As a result, research standards and output have been […]

October 18, 2017 9:06 am
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Springer Nature launches research solution for the life sciences

Springer Nature Experiments is a tool to help researchers discover the most relevant protocols and methods (11 October 2017) Springer Nature has today launched a new, free-to-use research solution, Springer Nature Experiments, to help researchers in the life sciences advance discovery by accessing the most relevant protocols and methods to support their research projects. Protocols […]

October 18, 2017 8:56 am
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Project MUSE Implements Campus Activated Subscriber Access (CASA) in Cooperation with Google Scholar, improving off-campus and mobile access to full text

(12 October 2017) Project MUSE, the trusted source for humanities and social science content from university presses and scholarly publishers, has expanded its relationship with Google Scholar to include implementation of Campus Activated Subscriber Access (CASA), providing seamless access to subscribed or purchased content for an institution’s users even when off campus or from a […]

October 18, 2017 8:48 am
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Asia’s first short story dispenser arrives at Hong Kong Baptist University Library

(16 October 2017) This past August, Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) Library launched Asia’s first story dispenser. This dispenser is the creation of Short Edition, a publishing startup based in the city of Grenoble, France. The appeal of this cultural innovation is hard to dispute, with hundreds of articles about it being penned since its […]

October 17, 2017 2:50 pm
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IGI Global Executive Editor’s Asia keynote tour to raise the industry standard

(16 October 2017, Hershey, PA) IGI Global’s Executive Editor, Dr. Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, will be doing a keynote tour throughout Asia in partnership with iGroup, and will be emphasizing the collaboration between librarians, researchers, publishers, content distributors and indexing and abstracting services to maintain and improve scientific knowledge. He will be speaking at various IGCLC conferences […]

October 14, 2017 7:52 am
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SMU Libraries hiring Analytics Librarian / Data Analyst

(12 October 2017) The Analytics Librarian / Data Analyst works collaboratively with the entire Library team and other stakeholders of the Singapore Management University Community to develop data-informed approach for achieving strategic objectives related to library operations and user needs. LAS has the full job description.

October 13, 2017 8:53 am
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84th IFLA General Conference Assembly, WLIC 2018, Malaysia

(11 October 2017) Registration for the 2018 IFLA World Library and Information Congress is now open. The 84th IFLA Conference will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 24-30 August 2018. Attendees can register via the Congress website. Please note that if you registered for one of the previous IFLA Congresses since 2012 via the […]

October 12, 2017 4:54 pm
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ProQuest enriches Ebook Central® platform user experience

Streamlined login, redesigned book detail pages, and new file naming conventions make it easier for researchers to find and use ebooks (10 October 2017, Mountain View, CA)  ProQuest has again teamed with students and other researchers to make the experience of using the Ebook Central® platform more efficient, effective and valuable. The popular ebook platform […]

October 12, 2017 7:20 am
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Penang Digital Library Phase 2 will be ready in 2018

(10 October 2017, George Town) The Penang Digital Library Phase 2 (PDL-P2) to be constructed in the state government quarters building here is expected to be fully operational by the end of Dec next year. “The existing PDL can only accommodate 100 to 120 users at any one time on weekdays and it can not […]

October 11, 2017 4:36 pm
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Credo further enables researchers with “real-time reference” through new partnership with ProCon.org

(10 October 2017, Boston, MA)  Credo Reference – the industry leader for information literacy, critical thinking, and research solutions – is introducing a “Real-time Reference” category within search results to help students easily identify reliable sources on current issues of importance. In addition to enabling researchers to find timely and accurate reference content relating to […]

October 11, 2017 4:20 pm
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National Library to launch database for Master Catalogue of Malay Manuscripts next year

(11 October 2017, Kuala Lumpur, (Bernama)  The National Library of Malaysia (PNM) will launch the database for the Master Catalogue of Malay Manuscripts next year in a bid to uplift the status and provide intellectual evidence of the greatness of Malay civilisation, said PNM director-general Nafisah Ahmad. She said this would be the first database […]

October 11, 2017 3:52 pm
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Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University hiring Academic Liaison and Reference Librarian

Department: University Library      Vacancies:  2      Job ID: 994993 Position Overview: (10 October 2017) XJTLU is a unique collaboration, the first and currently the only university in China to offer both UK and Chinese accredited undergraduate degrees. It is located in the Higher Education Town of Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP), only 24 minutes due west from […]

October 10, 2017 4:41 pm
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ResearchGate and Springer Nature plan cooperation

Joint Statement from Springer Nature and ResearchGate (9 October 2017, Berlin and London) ResearchGate and Springer Nature have been in serious discussions for some time about finding solutions to sharing scientific journal articles online, while at the same time protecting intellectual property rights. The companies are cautiously optimistic that a solution can be found, and […]

October 10, 2017 2:10 pm
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Springer Nature’s Bookmetrix to launch a new metric for eBook collection performance at Frankfurt Book Fair

(5 October 2017, London)  Bookmetrix, a platform that brings together citations, downloads and altmetrics for books and chapters, is extending its scope by providing better insights into the reach and impact of Springer Nature’s various eBook collections. With these new, innovative features, Bookmetrix is adding value by offering detailed information for authors and readers as […]

October 10, 2017 9:13 am
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Feedback requested on phase one of the OpenJPEG improvement project

(6 October 2017) The first phase of improvements to OpenJPEG, an open source JPEG 2000 codec, has drawn to a close, resulting in the latest release of OpenJPEG version 2.3.0. This new release finalizes the work made by Even Rouault and funded by several academic institutions and archival organizations to make OpenJPEG significantly faster and […]

October 10, 2017 9:05 am
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