Monthly Archives: April 2018

Bid to host ETD 2019, the 22nd International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations

(27 April 2018) The NDLTD Conference Standing Committee is accepting bids to host the 22nd International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations, ETD 2019. Hosting this prestigious international conference is a unique prospect since it also brings value to the hosting institution.  As a host, the institution gains recognition as  a thought leader in the […]

April 29, 2018 7:25 pm

Durian odour causes panic; 600 evacuated from Australia library

(29 April 2018, Melbourne) The pungent smell of the rotten durian fruit at an Australian university library has been mistaken for a gas leak, prompting an evacuation of the building. Specialist crews wearing masks searched the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology university campus library on Saturday, but all they found was rotting durian in a […]

April 29, 2018 2:48 pm

SAGE Publishing partners with Figshare to support wider access to article supplemental material

(26 April 2018) SAGE Publishing today announces a new partnership with Figshare, the industry leading open repository of research data.  This partnership will help us improve the discoverability of supplemental material we publish for our authors, as well as support the display of this material online. Launched in 2011, Figshare is dedicated to improving the […]

April 28, 2018 7:53 am

Death by 1,000 cuts: Periodicals Price Survey 2018

Flat budgets, price increases, and a reliance on status journals for tenure and promotion keep familiar pressures on the serials marketplace (23 April 2018) Whether applied to a failed business arrangement or an ancient form of torture, “death by a thousand cuts” signifies a larger outcome that occurs as the cumulative result of multiple smaller […]

April 27, 2018 3:14 pm

IFLA Regional Standing Committee for Asia and Oceania (RSCAO) Mid-Term Meeting 9-11 April 2018: Seoul

(26 April 2018) The RSCAO Mid Term Meeting was hosted by the National Library of Korea (NLK) and the Korean Library Association (KLA) from 9 to 11 April 2018 in Seoul, Korea, reports Dr. Nor Edzan Che Nasir. The Seminar for Cooperation with Libraries in Asia and Oceania with the theme Libraries for Transforming Local […]

April 27, 2018 3:03 pm

Taylor & Francis and Cambridge University Press join blockchain for peer review project

(26 April 2018) Taylor & Francis Group have joined the initiative, announced in March 2018, which focuses on the problems of research reproducibility, recognition of reviewers and the rising burden of the peer-review process. The project will develop a protocol where information about peer review activities (submitted by publishers) are stored on a blockchain. This […]

April 27, 2018 2:55 pm

IntechOpen embeds Dimensions badges from Digital Science

Becoming the First Publisher to Provide Citation Badges for Books (26 April 2018) IntechOpen is the market leader in scientific publishing of Open Access books with more than 3,350 published OA books to date and 1.7 million downloads of scientific chapters and books in the last year. More than 107,500 researchers, including Nobel Prize laureates, […]

April 26, 2018 7:40 pm

Draft image API v3.0 and presentation API v3.0 specifications released for review

(24 April 2018) IIIF has announced the release of the alpha drafts of the Image API v3.0 and Presentation API v3.0 specifications. The specifications will be reviewed in May at the 2018 IIIF Conference in Washington DC, with a view to moving them to beta status. This means IIIF will enter a phase of implementation […]

April 26, 2018 2:05 pm

Now Available: 6,900 additional images from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

(26 April 2018) The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston has contributed approximately 6,900 additional images of works in diverse media across its broad and comprehensive collecting areas to the Artstor Digital Library. The extensive selection in Artstor features highlights from the encyclopedic collection including ancient works from different cultures; the arts of many countries across […]

April 26, 2018 1:55 pm

Online Buddhist Library listed in world’s top digital libraries

(10 April 2018) The National Taiwan University Research Center for Digital Humanities is responsible for maintaining and operating the Digital Library and Museum of Buddhist Studies (DLMBS), a website devoted to compiling bibliographies, full-text articles, and other research resources in the field of Buddhist studies. The DLMBS was established by Prof. Heng-Ching Shih of the […]

April 25, 2018 3:20 pm

Wiley partners with World Scientific to offer affordable digital content in Asia

(24 April 2018, Hoboken, N.J.) John Wiley and Sons Inc., today announced a new partnership with World Scientific Publishing, a leading international independent publisher of books and journals for the scholarly, research and professional communities. The partnership will provide access to Wiley’s library of over 8,000 digital textbooks increasing to over 9,000 including the World […]

April 25, 2018 9:18 am

A Close Collaboration: IGI Global collaborates with NSTL to bring research to China

(20 April 2018) Since 2008, IGI Global has partnered with the Chinese National Science and Technology Library (NSTL) to provide scholarly journals to prestigious Chinese institutions through its award-winning InfoSci-Journals database. NSTL, established in 2000, is a public service organization providing science and technology information resources to over 500 institutions, including National Science Library of […]

April 24, 2018 11:07 am

British Library vacancy: Project Manager, Lotus Sutra Manuscripts Digitisation Project

(20 April 2018) The British library wishes to appoint a project manager to develop and manage the externally-funded Lotus Sutra Manuscripts Digitisation Project, which will deliver full digitisation of approximately 800 Chinese manuscripts of the Lotus Sutra from the British Library’s Stein Collection.  The project manager will use traditional and innovative methodologies to create content […]

April 24, 2018 10:56 am

Reading Charter launched in Hong Kong

(22 April 2018) Hong Kong Public Libraries has launched the Reading Charter, inviting the public to enjoy reading by setting their own reading goals. To tie in with World Book Day and encourage the public to discover and share the joy of reading, the Leisure & Cultural Services Department held a fun day at Central […]

April 23, 2018 7:15 pm

Royal Institute for Deaf & Blind Children (Australia) hiring Manager, Library and Information Services

(20 April 2018) The successful candidate will have a commitment to the provision of exemplary specialist library services and a desire to make a major contribution to the quality of professional endeavour in the field of sensory disabilities. The key focus of this role will be to provide support to RIDBC’s research and postgraduate education, […]

April 20, 2018 4:20 pm