Monthly Archives: May 2018

Career and professional development coaching at WLIC 2018

(22 May 2018) The purpose of the present work in the CPDWL (Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning) section is to develop a robust and varied selection of continuing professional development opportunities to better prepare IFLA and the global library workforce to support 21st century users. During IFLA WLIC 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, CPDWL will […]

May 23, 2018 12:07 pm
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Open Science in Indonesia

(22 May 2018) Last month, the Institute for Globally Distributed Open Research and Education  (IGDORE) hosted their first Open Science Meetup in Ubud, Indonesia. Despite being a small group of participants, many different nationalities, disciplines, and professions were represented. During the 5-day event, open science projects like Conscience, Curate Science, and the Open Science MOOC were presented, […]

May 23, 2018 11:57 am
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Macquarie University successfully provides Overleaf accounts to over 40,000 students and 3,000 staff

(22 May 2018, London, UK) Overleaf, an innovative provider of scholarly writing and publishing tools, and Macquarie University Library have successfully partnered to provide all Macquarie University’s students and staff with an Overleaf Pro+ account. The Macquarie University Library has provided this access via an Overleaf custom portal, allowing over 40,000 students and 3,000 staff […]

May 23, 2018 11:49 am
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Internet Archive awarded grant from Arcadia Fund to digitize university press collections

(22 May 2018) Internet Archive has received a $1 million dollar grant from Arcadia – a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin – to digitize titles from university press collections to make them available via controlled digital lending.  The project, Unlocking University Press Books, will bring more than 15,000 titles online from university […]

May 22, 2018 4:54 pm
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Use DOAJ as a search engine

(21 May 2018) Did you know about the search engine functionality in Chrome and other browsers? To get DOAJ search results while on any web page, you can set your browser’s search box to interface the DOAJ search engine and land on DOAJ’s search results page. This trick removes the need to first navigate to DOAJ […]

May 22, 2018 4:46 pm
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NED is coming

(21 May 2018) National edeposit (NED) is an exciting collaboration between Australia’s NSLA member libraries, responding to the major challenge of capturing and preserving the digital documentary history of Australia for the future. Legal deposit legislation mandates national, state and territory libraries to collect the entire publications of individual jurisdictions. For many years NSLA libraries […]

May 22, 2018 4:42 pm
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14th AUNILO Meeting website announced

(21 May 2018) The 14th AUNILO Meeting takes place 2-4 July 2018  followed by a training workshop on 5 July at the Learning Resource Center – Cantho University, Vietnam. The theme of this meeting is Digital Scholarship Trend in Academic Library. The meeting will discuss: - New awareness of libraries’ role in digital information age […]

May 22, 2018 10:33 am
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India culls 4,305 dubious journals from approved list

(3 May 2018) The University Grants Commission (UGC), which funds and oversees higher-education in India, has removed 4,305 spurious journals from a list of some 30,000 publications used for weighing academic performance. The UGC’s Standing Committee on Notification of Journals, evaluated the subset of journals originally submitted for inclusion by universities or listed in the […]

May 22, 2018 9:04 am
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How to keep up to date with the literature but avoid information overload

(18 May 2018) The sheer number of online services and social media platforms available to academics makes it possible to receive a constant stream of information about newly published research. However, much of this may serve only as a distraction from your research and staying on top of it all can even come to feel […]

May 20, 2018 9:34 pm
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AAAS and Chinese science organization explore new collaboration

(16 May 2018) Leaders of the China Association for Science and Technology and counterparts at the American Association for the Advancement of Science explored on Wednesday ways to build on a longstanding collaboration between the two scientific organizations through science communication and education partnerships. During a meeting at AAAS headquarters in Washington, D.C., six CAST […]

May 20, 2018 8:48 pm
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DeepDyve Rolls out new workflow tools for scientific and scholarly research

Free researcher tools seamlessly integrate with Google Scholar and PubMed to streamline the search and curation process (16 May 2018, Redwood City, CA) DeepDyve today unveiled a new suite of researcher workflow tools designed to streamline the scholarly literature search and curation process. These tools are freely available as part of the DeepDyve Freelancer plan, […]

May 18, 2018 6:08 pm
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Design Minds wins 2018 Good Design Award

State Library’s Design Minds received a prestigious Good Design Award in the Digital Design category in recognition for outstanding design and innovation. (18 May 2018) The winners of Australia’s Good Design Awards, the highest honour for design innovation in Australia, were announced at the Sydney Opera House last night. The awards celebrate the best new products and […]

May 18, 2018 3:23 pm
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The International Digital Curation Conference goes to Australia

(15 May 2018) The Digital Curation Centre (DCC) has teamed up with the University of Melbourne to take the 14th edition of the International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC) to Australia. IDCC brings together researchers, librarians, data curators, publishers and other stakeholders to discuss all aspects of managing, sharing and reusing data. It is an opportunity […]

May 18, 2018 3:10 pm
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Think. Check. Attend – a new initiative announced today by Knowledge E.

(17 May 2018, Oxford and Dubai) Think. Check. Attend, a new initiative, is announced today by Knowledge E, a Dubai based information and service provider to the academic community. Based on Think Check Submit—launched by a coalition of several organisations across the scholarly communications community in response to mutual challenges for publishers, service providers and […]

May 17, 2018 11:53 pm
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Macquarie University Library in Australia goes live with campusM mobile solution to expand accessibility to library services across campus

(15 May 2018, Adelaide, Australia) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that Macquarie University has joined an increasing number of institutions in Australia that have opted for the Ex Libris campusM mobile solution. Powered by the campusM platform, the Macquarie University Library’s libMQ app provides access to vital library information and services […]

May 16, 2018 2:03 pm
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