Monthly Archives: September 2018

CAS collaborates with iChemLabs empowering scientists to do better research in less time with SciFinder-n

SciFindern provides relevant, highly actionable insights in an easy-to-use interface that integrates the touch screen friendly ChemDoodle chemical structure drawing tool. (18 September 2018, Columbus, Ohio) CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society, partnered with iChemLabs to optimize the efficiency of chemical structure drawing in SciFindern, especially in touch devices, using ChemDoodle®.  Built on the […]

September 19, 2018 2:59 pm
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The Wonder Years: What did the New Professionals Learn?

(22 August 2018) SMU Libraries and the Library Association of Singapore (LAS) jointly organised a two day seminar for new and early career library professionals from 20 to 21 August 2018. In addition to the mostly local participants, there were delegates from Indonesia and the Philippines. Over 80 participants celebrated their Wonder Years on topics […]

September 19, 2018 1:22 pm
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Wiley to support digital learning projects in Banyuwangi, Indonesia as part of ASEAN Smart Cities Network’s Pilot Program

(17 September 2018) John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global leader in education and scholarly research, today announced a signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Banyuwangi Regency, Indonesia, at the Inaugural ASEAN Smart Cities Network (ASCN) Meeting in Singapore. The two parties will build e-learning capabilities in the region focusing on needs such as […]

September 18, 2018 8:42 pm
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15,000 images of Javanese manuscripts from Yogyakarta now online

(17 September 2018) The Javanese Manuscripts from Yogyakarta Digitisation Project, generously supported by Mr S P Lohia, aims to digitise 75 manuscripts from Yogyakarta now held in the British Library, and provide free online access through the British Library’s Digitised Manuscripts website. Full sets of the digital images will also be presented to the Archives […]

September 18, 2018 8:35 pm
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Ruth’s Rankings 37 – How Important are Journal Quality Metrics in the Era of Predatory Journals? Part 1: Journal citation metrics

By Ruth A. Pagell* (18 September 2018) During decades of working with faculty in competitive universities I was always concerned by “publish or perish”, especially when junior faculty were pressured to publish in ”A” journals.  Now, thanks to the proliferation of possibly predatory publishers, anyone can publish anything in a publication that calls itself a peer-reviewed […]

September 18, 2018 3:36 pm
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Job opportunities at Hong Kong Baptist University Library

Associate Librarian (Scholarly Resources & Digital Strategies) (PR0086/18-9)                                                                                            (14 September 2018) Hong Kong Baptist University Library invites applications for a creative, forward-thinking, energetic and collaborative Associate Librarian to lead, coordinate, and manage the Library’s Scholarly Resources & Digital Strategies Division. As the Library continuously enhances its provision of scholarly resources, this person will lead efforts […]

September 14, 2018 1:40 pm
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Flinders University hiring Director of Library Services

(14 September 2018) Reporting to the Vice President (Corporate Services), the Director of Library Services will provide strong strategic leadership and effective knowledge management of the University Library and associated services. They will be accountable for the management and performance of the University Library and will be required to enhance and optimise the service and […]

September 14, 2018 9:23 am
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Springer Nature announces new eBook collection: Intelligent Technologies and Robotics

(12 September 2018) A specially-tailored eBook collection focusing on the fields of intelligent technologies and robotics has now been compiled by Springer Nature. This package focuses on interdisciplinary and dynamic areas of engineering which have emerged from the more traditional disciplines of automation and control. The decision to create this new collection reflects the increasing […]

September 14, 2018 9:19 am
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University of Adelaide hiring Manager, Scholarly Information

(13 September 2018) In this new and exciting role, you will lead the University Library’s initiatives and services to support scholarly communication, digitisation and discovery. The Manager, Scholarly Information will drive innovation and change in the systems, tools and mechanisms by which the Library can support and facilitate access, description and discovery of scholarly information. […]

September 13, 2018 2:14 pm
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SAGE Publishing acquires Lean Library to bring library services into the patrons’ workflow

(12 September 2018) SAGE Publishing has acquired technology start-up Lean Library and its associated products to promote the value of the academic library to patrons and bring library services directly into the patron’s workflow via their web browser. The Lean Library browser extension provides seamless, one-click access to all licensed library resources, both on and […]

September 13, 2018 2:09 pm
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The American Psychological Association partner with Kudos to accelerate impact of researchers’ published work

(12 September 2018)  Kudos, the award-winning service for managing dissemination of research publications, is delighted to announce a partnership with the American Psychological Association (APA), the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. APA has partnered with Kudos to expand its support for APA book and journal authors as they share […]

September 13, 2018 2:01 pm
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As demands on the peer review system are increasing, reviewers are simultaneously becoming less responsive to invitations

(12 September 2018)  During this Peer Review Week 2018, Tom Culley shares findings from the new Publons “Global State of Peer Review” report. As demands on the peer review system increase, reviewers are actually becoming less responsive to invitations. Meanwhile, researchers from established regions such as the USA, UK, and Japan continue to review significantly […]

September 13, 2018 1:49 pm
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Undercover reporters expose ‘bogus’ scientific conferences

(13 September 2018) Following a high profile investigation into predatory journals, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, ICIJ, has turned its attention to bogus scientific conferences. In the audience at a recent conference in Venice was a group of South Korean reporters from Newstapa, a Seoul-based investigative journalism center and partner of the International Consortium […]

September 13, 2018 1:43 pm
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The world’s best new library 2018

(12 September 2018)  School 7 public library in the city of Den Helder, Netherlands, wins the 2018 award for Public Library of the Year. This year’s recipient of the award was announced at the annual meeting of IFLA, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The winner was selected by an international panel of experts consisting of […]

September 13, 2018 11:32 am
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The 36th International Map Collectors Society Symposium

(11 September 2018) Ayala Museum and Gallery of Prints, with the support of The International Map Collectors Society (IMCoS) and the Philippine Map Collectors Society (PHIMCOS), present The 36th International Map Collectors Society (IMCoS) Symposium. It will be held on October 15 to 17, 2018 at the Ayala Museum, Makati along with exclusive visits to […]

September 13, 2018 8:28 am
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