Monthly Archives: May 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CUHK hiring Senior Sub-Librarian (carrying the job title of ‘Associate Librarian’) – (180000UW) (11 May 2018 to 10 June 2018)

(11 May 2018) The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Library, a leading research library in East Asia, is seeking a senior academic librarian with the personal drive, track record and professional expertise to play a leading part in the development and implementation of the Library’s strategy to meet the present and future needs of […]

May 15, 2018 2:32 pm

De Gruyter launches Sciendo

Publishing services division supports authors, societies and conference organizers (14 May 2018) The international independent scholarly publisher De Gruyter is increasing and expanding its publishing service offering and has launched a new division to do so: Sciendo ([‘sjɛn|do] for the linguists). Sciendo provides specialized custom publishing services and solutions for third parties, especially academic and […]

May 15, 2018 2:17 pm

How to design an award-winning conference poster

(11 May 2018) A good academic conference poster serves a dual purpose: it is both an effective networking tool and a means by which to articulately communicate your research. But many academics fail to produce a truly visually arresting conference poster and so opportunities to garner interest and make connections are lost. Tullio Rossi offers […]

May 14, 2018 12:48 am

State Library Victoria named best specialty venue in Australia

(11 May 2018) State Library Victoria has been named one of Australia’s best venues by the events industry national peak body. The Library won the ‘best unique event venue without accommodation’ category at the Meetings and Events Australia (MEA) National Conference in Adelaide on Tuesday 8 May. The win followed the Library’s success in the […]

May 14, 2018 12:42 am

Now Available: 4,300 additional images from the Philadelphia Museum of Art

(10 May 2018) The Philadelphia Museum of Art has contributed approximately 4,300 additional images of its encyclopedic and exceptional permanent collection to the Artstor Digital Library bringing its total to more than 7,500. The current contribution centers on the museum’s comprehensive Chinese collections. The museum’s Chinese holdings include several thousand works of art and objects, […]

May 14, 2018 12:38 am

RMIT Vietnam hiring Head of Libraries, Digital Services and Vietnamese Culture Collections

(13 May 2018) The Head of Libraries, Digital Services and the Vietnamese Culture Collections provides strategic leadership, compelling vision and effective management for the University’s Library physical spaces, digital services and Vietnamese Culture collections to advance the University’s strategic plan. The Head of Libraries, Digital Services and the Vietnamese culture collections provides high level advice […]

May 14, 2018 12:34 am

EIFL extends agreement with Credo Reference

(4 May 2018) EIFL has signed a three-year renewal agreement with Credo Reference, an online reference database with authoritative content from over 700 e-book titles, covering major topics in the arts, humanities and sciences. The agreement, which runs until 2021, is available to library consortia and libraries in 37 EIFL partner countries. Among Credo Reference’s […]

May 12, 2018 1:57 am