Monthly Archives: February 2018

Global publishing trends 2018

(18 February 2018) Publishing is not a level playing field where everyone can walk in and have their place. It is a market driven by forces that are outside of books and reading. How big is global book publishing? And why should you care? Because within the business data lie critical clues for digital transformation. […]

February 23, 2018 8:54 am
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Vijita de Silva Research Award 2017/18 – Call for applications

(19 February 2018) The Sri Lanka Library Association (SLLA) is pleased to announce the Vijita de Silva Research Award the annual research award for the best completed research in Library and Information Science (LIS) field in Sri Lanka. The award comprises a cash grant of Rs 50,000.00 and a certificate. In the event the award is […]

February 19, 2018 8:48 pm
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National Library Of Australia fellowships and scholarships

(19 February 2018) The National Library of Australia offers a range of Fellowships and Scholarships for established and emerging researchers, practising writers and creative artists, and younger scholars. These are designed to stimulate sustained scholarly, literary and artistic use of our collections, and promote lively interaction within the Library’s community. Fellowship benefits Through the program, […]

February 19, 2018 7:03 pm
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Southeast Asian Literature Forum in Taiwan to kick off in March

(15 February 2018, Taipei, Taiwan Today) The 2018 Southeast Asian Literature Forum in Taiwan—involving local writers, publishing industry figures and six top talents from Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam—is taking place March 2-6 in Taichung, Tainan and Taipei cities. Organized by the Ministry of Culture, the event aims to foster a more […]

February 15, 2018 8:42 pm
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Delhi Declaration on Open Access

(14 February 2018) This declaration was drafted by a group comprising of researchers and professionals working for opening up access to research outputs for the public good in India. The declaration is aimed at scientific communities, scholarly societies, publishers, funders, universities and research institutions to promote openness in science and research communications. The full announcement […]

February 15, 2018 8:24 pm
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Jakpost guide to the National Library of Indonesia

(14 February 2018) If you are visiting the National Library, this guide by Ni Nyoman Wira offers a detailed and succinct description. The National Library of Indonesia is a 24-story building located on Jl. Medan Merdeka Selatan No. 11, Central Jakarta, right in front of the National Monument (Monas). Dubbed the tallest national library in the […]

February 14, 2018 4:34 pm
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Dark Archive to protect 600 terabytes of ProQuest data

Company launches long-term preservation initiative with book content (12 February 2018, Ann Arbor, MI) ProQuest has launched a new initiative for the long-term archival storage of its digital content, creating a “dark archive” that protects the investments of its library customers. The ProQuest® SAFE™ (Secure Archives ForEver) service will ensure preservation and access to content […]

February 14, 2018 8:27 am
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OASPA Endorses the Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA)

(12 February 2018) OASPA is pleased to announce our formal endorsement of the Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). Developed in 2012 at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology in San Francisco, DORA is a cross-disciplinary global initiative seeking to improve the ways in which scholarly research outputs are evaluated. OASPA is […]

February 13, 2018 7:41 pm
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Science’s pirate queen

Alexandra Elbakyan is plundering the academic publishing establishment (8 February 2018) In cramped quarters at Russia’s Higher School of Economics, shared by four students and a cat, sat a server with 13 hard drives. The server hosted Sci-Hub, a website with over 64 million academic papers available for free to anybody in the world. It […]

February 13, 2018 2:33 pm
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Redlink Network’s new design and new features

(11 February 2018) RedLink Network, the free IP registry, credentials storehouse, and usage statistics hub, has been redesigned in anticipation of new and enhanced services coming in the next few weeks and months. Already used by hundreds of libraries and institutions, RedLink Network is poised to become even more central to the scholarly information ecosystem […]

February 12, 2018 4:05 pm
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Clinical Librarian sought by Macquarie University

(9 February 2018) As a Clinical Librarian you will provide high quality research and teaching/learning support, embedded as part of a team-based approach to clinical practice, lifelong learning and patient centered care. Reporting to a Library Discipline Group Leader, the role is part of the Library’s Medicine, Health and Human Sciences team supporting clinical and […]

February 10, 2018 11:24 am
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UBC Library, Vancouver Campus hiring Chinese Rare Books Cataloguer Librarian

(9 February 2018)  The Puban Collection, formerly owned by Yao Junshi of Macao and acquired by UBC in 1959 with funds from the Friends of the Library and Dr. Walter Koerner, contains some 3,200 Chinese titles in about 45,000 volumes in thread-stitched binding, the majority of which came from the well-known Nanzhou Studio of Guangdong […]

February 9, 2018 5:56 pm
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Brisbane City Council hiring Team Leader and Regional Coordinator – Library Services

(7 February 2018) The Council is seeking an enthusiastic person to lead and facilitate the Library Services’ East Regional Management Team, based at Holland Park Library. As Team Leader and Regional Coordinator you will be responsible for leading a branch team and strategically facilitating a networked Leadership Team to ensure that the most effective operations […]

February 8, 2018 11:26 am
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AALL Spectrum on coding and library workflows

(7 February 2018)  The latest issue of AALL Spectrum has an article by Nick Szydlowski about how law librarians can use coding to create customisations within their work flows. The article doesn’t focus on any advanced coding languages (think Python or Ruby) but instead focuses on the codes that form the building blocks of the […]

February 8, 2018 11:22 am
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Data and reproducibility: The role of research institutions

(7 February 2018) To achieve greater transparency, replicability, and trust in scientific findings, research authors are increasingly expected to enhance textual reporting by providing associated data and materials. This growing expectation has focused attention towards the appropriate handling of research data. Of particular note are the topics highlighted on COPE’s website on Core Practice in […]

February 8, 2018 11:16 am
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