Monthly Archives: September 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Elsevier closes its acquisition of Aries Systems

(10 September 2018, New York) Elsevier, the global information analytics business specializing in science and health, today announced it has completed its acquisition of Aries Systems, a leader in scientific publication workflow solutions headquartered outside Boston, Massachusetts. Aries’ offerings are used by journals, books and other publications for manuscript submission, peer review, production tracking and […]

September 12, 2018 9:19 am

Digitizing the National Library of Mongolia

(11 September 2018) With support from Khyentse Foundation, the Asian Classics Input Project and the Buddhist Digital Resource Center have partnered to digitize, catalog, and make accessible all Tibetan manuscripts and xylographs held at the National Library of Mongolia in Ulaanbaatar. This project is one of the largest in the history of both organizations, with […]

September 12, 2018 9:11 am

SMU Libraries hiring Digital Innovation Manager

(11 September 2018) The Singapore Management Universiy Libraries invites dynamic, innovative and service-oriented individuals to apply for the position of Digital Innovation Manager. The primary responsibility of this position is to develop and enhance library services using innovative digital solutions. This position holder is expected to work with colleagues within and outside the Library to […]

September 11, 2018 8:54 pm

E Ink is developing e-paper that requires no battery

(11 September 2018) E Ink is in the midst of developing next generation e-paper products that do not need a battery. The company has just partnered with Fujitsu to design a reference design board for battery-less products such as badges, price tags, luggage tags and eventually e-readers. The byproduct of this new partnership will likely […]

September 11, 2018 8:46 pm

NTU hiring Director, Library and Information

10 September 2018 Key responsibilities: ◦Oversee and provide direction and leadership to the User Services, Spaces & Programming, Advisory and Consultation, Resources, Discovery and Access, Digital Portals, University Archives and online Publishing teams ◦Oversee the delivery of effective, relevant and timely information resources and services to the university community ◦Coordinate the establishment, formulation and review […]

September 10, 2018 8:47 pm

Open access — the movie

(4 September 2018) Richard Poynder views a documentary on the tug of war over paywalls in scholarly publishing. Paywall: The Business of Scholarship Director: Jason Schmitt Open Society Foundations (2018) Billed as a documentary, Paywall would be more accurately described as an advocacy film. Its intention seems to be to persuade viewers that the paywalls […]

September 10, 2018 12:26 pm

More changes in eBook lending for public libraries

(7 September 2018) In what the publisher called “good news” for libraries and their patrons, Penguin Random House has announced that as of October 1, 2018, the house is changing its e-book lending licenses for public libraries in the U.S. The shift moves access to book titles from a “perpetual access” model (where libraries pay […]

September 10, 2018 11:53 am

Getting Started – a new IFLA guide for librarians on implementing the Marrakesh Treaty

(7 September 2018) This guide, edited by Victoria Owen, and with the welcome support of the World Blind Union, the Canadian Association of Research Libraries, and the University of Toronto, offers answers to frequently asked questions. It can also be adapted by national actors to their own laws – IFLA encourages this, in order to […]

September 10, 2018 11:46 am