Monthly Archives: January 2018

Ruth’s Rankings 32: The Business of Rankings – Show me the money

By Ruth A. Pagell* How many owners has the Institute for Scientific Information had? What percent of Times Higher Education revenue comes from rankings? Which ranker solicits advertising on its home page? (22 January 2018) Faculty and administrators in Hong Kong and Singapore asked me “How do the rankers make money from rankings?”  Despite my […]

January 22, 2018 2:04 pm
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Crossref as a new source of citation data: A comparison with Web of Science and Scopus

(17 January 2018) The Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC) encourages scholarly publishers to make the references found in their journals and books openly available through Crossref. With a few exceptions (most notably the American Chemical Society, Elsevier, IEEE, and Wolters Kluwer Health), almost all large publishers support the initiative. So far, this support has resulted […]

January 20, 2018 3:50 pm
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State Library of Queensland hiring Coordinator, Information Services

(19 January 2018) The teams forming the Visitor and Information Services branch are dedicated to providing a high quality client experience to all visitors. The Client Experience team is responsible for the review, development and implementation of key client services and policies. Schools Engagement takes the lead in forging connections between school communities and SLQ. […]

January 20, 2018 2:32 pm
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CINDAS LLC adds Ferrium to its databases

(19 January 2018) CINDAS has added Ferrium M-54 to the ASMD and AHAD. Ferrium M54 is a secondary hardening, ultra-high-strength martensitic steel that exhibits high toughness, high resistance to stress corrosion cracking, and very high strength with an ultimate of over 285 ksi. This alloy was originally designed for the US Navy as a lower cost […]

January 20, 2018 2:26 pm
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Visit Singapore libraries pre- and post- IFLA WLIC 2018

The Council of Chief Librarians (CCL) and the Library Association of Singapore (LAS) welcome you to the IFLA WLIC 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and extend a neighbourly invitation to you for library visits in Singapore. If you are transiting or stopping over in Singapore and have some free time on either Thursday 23 or […]

January 18, 2018 1:18 pm
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OUP joins I4OC

(16 January 2018) I4OC is a project which promotes the unrestricted availability of scholarly citation data by making  metadata for references within academic articles publicly available. It aims to establish a global public web of linked scholarly citation data to enhance the discoverability of published content, explore connections between knowledge fields, and follow the evolution […]

January 18, 2018 10:44 am
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Cambridge University Press launches new content sharing service pilot

(8 December 2017) The world’s oldest publisher is today [Friday, 8 December] launching a new content sharing service – Cambridge Core Share – providing the academic community and wider public with greater access to research. Cambridge University Press has developed the new service on its Cambridge Core platform and will extend the functionality to a […]

January 17, 2018 4:09 pm
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UCL launches open access megajournal to help solve the world’s biggest challenges

(16 January 2018) UCL Press is launching a new open access megajournal that will provide academics and students with ground-breaking research free of charge in a move that challenges traditional commercial publishing models.   The megajournal aims to revolutionise academic publishing by slashing publication times, providing research for free to anyone with an internet connection […]

January 17, 2018 3:56 pm
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Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing, version 3

The 3rd version of the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing is published today (15 January 2018) The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), and the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) are scholarly organizations that have seen an […]

January 17, 2018 8:45 am
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National Taiwan University opts for Ex Libris Alma library services

(January 16, 2018) Ex Libris has announced that National Taiwan University has chosen the Ex Libris Alma library services platform to replace the school’s library management system. In addition, NTU’s local implementation of the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution will be migrated to the cloud and integrated with the Alma platform. Through the […]

January 17, 2018 8:29 am
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Five librarians selected as 2018 IFLA/OCLC Fellows2018

Fellows are from Ethiopia, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, and Romania (15 January 2018, Dublin, Ohio) OCLC, along with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), has named five librarians selected to participate in the Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program for 2018. The program supports library and information science professionals from countries […]

January 17, 2018 8:26 am
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South Korean universities reach agreement with Elsevier after long standoff

(15 January 2018) After a months-long standoff, a consortium of hundreds of South Korean universities has reached a new deal with scientific publisher Elsevier for access to ScienceDirect, a database containing content from 3,500 academic journals and thousands of electronic books. The agreement, which includes price hikes between 3.5% and 3.9%, was concluded shortly before […]

January 16, 2018 4:13 pm
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IFLA World Library and Information Congress participation grants

(15 January 2018) The IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2018 has made available funds to provide support for 20 delegates to attend the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by providing them with a free registration. Priority is given to those applicants: who are a first time attendee to […]

January 15, 2018 7:25 pm
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Digital Science launches Dimensions: a Next-generation research and discovery platform linking 124 million documents, providing free search and citation data across 86 million articles

Ground-breaking research information database links publications, grants, policy, data and metrics for the first time (15 January 2018, Boston, MA, USA and London)  Global technology company Digital Science is proud to announce the launch of Dimensions, a new platform that aims to democratise and transform scholarly search. A collaboration between six Digital Science portfolio companies […]

January 15, 2018 6:54 pm
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Regional Western Australian Consortium chooses Civica’s Spydus10 to deliver improved library services for a digital age

(18 December 2017, Perth)  Civica, one of Australia’s leading suppliers of critical software applications, digital solutions and outsourcing services that help transform the way organisations work, has announced that a consortium of nine councils in Western Australia’s Great Southern region has chosen Spydus10 for all its libraries. The consortium headed by the City of Albany […]

January 14, 2018 4:37 pm
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