Monthly Archives: October 2018

Launch of T10KL programme under the project “National Virtual Library of India”, funded by the Ministry of Culture

(17 October 2018, Mumbai)  The Ministry of Culture, Government of India set up the National Mission on Libraries in 2012 to ensure sustained attention to the development of Libraries and the Information Science Sector. The National Mission on Libraries has, as one of its activities, created the National Virtual Library of India (NVLI), a project […]

October 19, 2018 6:55 am
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Books with all white spines or only first editions? Meet the professionals who curate the libraries of the super-rich

(17 October 2018) What makes a private library? For some it is a collection of well-thumbed books, while for Jay Gatsby it was all about the look. At Maison Assouline, a luxury publishing company, it is a 360-degree experience that starts with a beautiful book and grows to encompass the fabric of the sofa you’re […]

October 17, 2018 2:56 pm
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Christchurch central library opens

(15 October 2018) Mayor Lianne Dalziel, opening the new library, said that the $92 million five-level centre on the edge of Cathedral Square marks the return of Christchurch’s cultural and community heart following the 2011 earthquake. “Tūranga will create a new set of memories for a new generation in a way I would never have […]

October 16, 2018 7:43 am
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MIT Press Partners with Silverchair to launch MIT Press Direct eBook platform

(15 October 2018) MIT Press Direct will launch with more than 2,500 titles in 2018, offering a broad range of books from its distinguished front- and backlist, including significant works in economics, business innovation, machine learning and AI, environment, evolution, and energy. Using Silverchair’s suite of self-serve publishing tools, the MIT Press plans to introduce […]

October 16, 2018 7:26 am
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At Frankfurt: What is ‘Plan S’ and why are many publishers worried?

(12 October 2018) At a Frankfurter Buchmesse (Book Fair) event on Thursday called “Get Smart About Plan S,” Malavika Legge, acting director of publishing for Portland Press and the Biochemical Society, said, “With Plan S, there has been a lack of consultation, a lack of consideration, a lack of detail, and a lack of time.” […]

October 15, 2018 7:21 am
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Springer Nature launches Open data badges pilot

(8 October 2018) Springer Nature has launched a pilot program in which digital Open data badges are being awarded to articles to incentivize and reward open data sharing practices amongst our authors. The full story is here.

October 12, 2018 9:11 am
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Libraries are about democracy, not just books

(9 October 2018) Libraries Work! a research report released last month in Australia, demonstrates that every dollar invested in Victorian public libraries generates more than four times that value in benefits to the local community. Yet some writers and politicians have failed to recognise this and, further, have failed to understand what public libraries do. […]

October 12, 2018 9:04 am
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CORE partners with Naver, South Korea’s largest search engine

(8 October 2018) CORE, the world’s largest aggregator of open access scientific content, and Naver, South Korea’s number one search solution, have entered into a collaboration that will see CORE’s content being made available to 42 million Naver users.  As part of the collaboration, Naver ingests data collected by CORE to enrich its Naver Academic […]

October 9, 2018 8:26 pm
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OpenAIRE and DuraSpace partner to support greater functionality in the global repository network

(5 October 2018) On September 25, 2018, OpenAIRE and DuraSpace signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Both OpenAIRE and DuraSpace have a shared interest in a robust, interoperable, and functional network of repositories that provide value to the research community and contribute to Open Science and Open Access in Europe and the world. Repositories collectively […]

October 8, 2018 7:37 am
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Kudos reaches milestone of a quarter of a million users

(5 October 2018)  Kudos (www.growkudos.com), the award-winning research dissemination and impact acceleration service, has announced they’ve reached the milestone of over a quarter of a million researcher-users, linked to over 6 million publications. This is a significant landmark for the service, which was launched in 2014, to help researchers take more direct control over the visibility […]

October 6, 2018 1:09 pm
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NTU hiring Assistant Professor in Information Studies

(4 October 2018) The Wee Kim Wee School of Communication & Information, NTU, Singapore is hiring a scholar-teacher working in the area of information and knowledge management. Ideally, the candidate would have experience in utilizing big data analytics in information and knowledge management contexts. The candidate is expected to possess a doctorate in an appropriate […]

October 6, 2018 1:02 pm
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Rethink role of HE beyond rankings, says minister

(3 October 2018) The role of higher education is changing, and the existing research-led university model and the system of university ranking and evaluation need to evolve with the times, Singapore’s Education Minister Ong Ye Kung told an international higher education conference recently. “After all, every industry we know of is subject to disruption,” he […]

October 6, 2018 12:57 pm
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World’s largest collection of Tibetan Buddhist literature now available on the Internet Archive

(4 October 2018) The Buddhist Digital Resource Center (BDRC) and Internet Archive (IA) announced today that they are making a large corpus of Buddhist literature available via the Internet Archive. This collection represents the most complete record of the words of the Buddha available in any language, plus many millions of pages of related commentaries, […]

October 5, 2018 4:26 pm
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Singapore Institute of Technology hiring Librarian

(21 September 2018) Reporting to the University Librarian, this position is responsible for providing services related to User Education, Reference and Circulation Services. The successful candidate will also be involved in the marketing and promotion of library services. LAS has the job description.

October 4, 2018 6:30 pm
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Publishers taking legal action against ResearchGate to limit unlicensed paper sharing on networking site

Separate suit against pirate site Sci-Hub by the American Chemical Society appears likely to succeed (5 October 2018)  Several scientific publishers, including the American Chemical Society, are expanding their legal actions against sites that facilitate sharing of scientific articles in violation of copyright law. The publishers are preparing to issue what could be millions of […]

October 4, 2018 9:40 am
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