Monthly Archives: November 2017

NELITI – the bilingual online database of Indonesian research materials

(29 November 2017) NELITI (from the Indonesian word ‘meneliti’, ‘to research’) is a bilingual online database of Indonesian research materials that offers access to 1055 online academic journals and 515 libraries. Most of the journals and institutions are in Indonesia, but the site also includes a small number of international publications and links to institutions […]

November 30, 2017 8:04 pm
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Technical recommendations for next generation repositories

(28 November 2017) In April 2016, the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) launched the Next Generation Repository Working Group to identify new functionalities and technologies for repositories. In this report, COAR presents the results of the work of this group, including recommendations for the adoption of new technologies, standards, and protocols that will help […]

November 30, 2017 7:58 pm
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New DOAJ Ambassadors in the Republic of Korea

(28 November 2017) Following training sessions last month in Seoul DOAJ has appointed three new Ambassadors and an honorary Ambassador in Korea. DOAJ has  also created a group of seven voluntary associate editors who will help DOAJ with applications coming from Southeast Asia. From 1st December 2017, the Ambassadors will start working on promoting DOAJ’s […]

November 30, 2017 8:37 am
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Porn industry opposes effort to censor library computers

(27 November 2017) Reacting to reports of out-in-the-open porn viewing, public sex, drug use and theft at city libraries, a pair of City Council leaders is proposing to tighten the rules at these sanctuaries for children, the elderly and book nerds. “I know that taxpayers in the city do not intend for their money to […]

November 29, 2017 10:15 am
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Springer Nature continues to advance sharing

Over 3.25 million article shares in SharedIt’s first year (27 November 2017) Articles have been successfully shared by authors, subscribers and media outlets over 3.25 million times during the first year of SharedIt, Springer Nature’s free content sharing initiative. SharedIt was launched in October 2016 and covers over 2,700 journals including all the Springer Nature-owned […]

November 29, 2017 8:43 am
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Call for papers: “Is knowledge management the new library science?” Satellite Conference 23 August 2018

(28 November 2017) Venue: Xiamen University Malaysia campus (XMUM), Salak Tinggi, Selangor, Malaysia (15 minutes from Kuala Lumpur International Airport) Conference website: https://sites.google.com/view/ifla2018km/ The one-day Satellite Conference aims to understand, describe, and demonstrate how KM and library science intersect and differ, especially in terms of how graduates of library science programs use the skills and […]

November 28, 2017 7:27 pm
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Thieme to launch new integrative MedOne Radiology platform

(28 November 2017, New York/Stuttgart)  Thieme is pleased to announce the launch of its new MedOne Radiology platform at the 103rd Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America(RSNA), November 26-30. “It’s fitting Thieme is unveiling an innovative radiology product at the largest healthcare meeting in North America, where 50,000 radiologists […]

November 28, 2017 7:21 pm
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ETD 2018 Taiwan announced, call for proposals

(26 November 2017) NDLTD has announced that ETD 2018, the 21st International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations, is to be held in Taipei, Taiwan, September 26-28, 2018. This symposium will be a great opportunity for exchanging ETD experiences with professionals from different countries, also connecting to the good practices around the world. The Conference will be hosted […]

November 27, 2017 12:15 pm
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Sci-Hub domains inactive following court order

(23 November 2017) Several domains of the controversial academic paper filesharing site Sci-Hub have been made inactive following a court order earlier this month. According to Whois records, sci-hub.io, sci-hub.ac and sci-hub.cc have their domain set to “serverHold”, an ICANN code meaning the “domain is not activated in the DNS”. Records for sci-hub.io and sci-hub.ac […]

November 27, 2017 8:44 am
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Large-scale implementation of open access in China

(24 November 2017) At the end of October, the National Science Library, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (NSL, CAS), the National Science and Technology Library (NSTL) and ShanghaiTech University Library signed the Open Access 2020 Initiative. The Director of NSL, CAS, Mr. LIU Huizhou, said that open access is beneficial to scientific research, scientific communication […]

November 27, 2017 8:39 am
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Preserving cultural heritage – The IFLA Scoping Workshop on Palm Leaf Manuscripts

(22 November 2017) On 6-7 July in Colombo, Sri Lanka, experts, librarians and holders of Palm Leaf Manuscript collections in South and South-East Asia met during an IFLA workshop, to discuss the problem of metadata and digitisation for PLMs in the region. A two-day workshop with 15 participants from around the region took its starting […]

November 23, 2017 12:48 pm
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Call for nominations: IFLA 2018 Honours and Awards

(21 November 2017) Do you know someone who has made an outstanding contribution to IFLA or to international librarianship? IFLA’s Honours and Awards recognise those who have given significant service and made distinguished contributions to the profession. Bestowed annually by the IFLA Governing Board, IFLA Honours and Awards are a great opportunity to acknowledge a […]

November 23, 2017 12:40 pm
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Nation’s first international-standard library complex opens in Hanoi

(20 November 2017) The 240 square meters-complex provides about 2,000 books in the Vietnamese, Korean and English languages. It was designed as a “tree of wishes” to attract children to a wide range of cultural activities, such as traditional instrument playing and film screens. “The co-operation between National Library of Vietnam and the Korean International […]

November 21, 2017 7:25 pm
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Over 400 of the world’s most popular websites record your every keystroke, Princeton researchers find

“Session replay scripts” can be used to log (and then playback) everything you typed or clicked on a website. (20 November 2017) Most people who’ve spent time on the internet have some understanding that many websites log their visits and keep record of what pages they’ve looked at. When you search for a pair of […]

November 21, 2017 7:11 pm
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World University Rankings: How to be Number One

(18 November 2017) The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Library, recently sponsored Ruth Pagell’s trip to Asia to speak to librarians, faculty, students and administrators about university rankings. Her talk to HKUST on 9 November, World University Rankings: How to be Number One together with the powerpoint presentation, are streamed here: http://stream.ust.hk/service/watch.php?stream=lib/o/991012552668403412.mp4 After Hong Kong, Ruth […]

November 20, 2017 11:22 am
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