Monthly Archives: October 2018

Ruth’s Rankings News Flash! 2018-6: The Last of the 2018 Ranking Releases

U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings (31 October 2018) The release of U.S. News Best Global Universities completes the cycle for 2018.  This year’s dataset includes 1,250 ranked universities from 75 countries. An additional 122 are listed and appear in subject rankings.  Ruth’s Rankings 11 introduced U.S. News Best 500 Global Universities and the October […]

October 31, 2018 12:31 pm
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SkillsVision Forum for Librarians

(30 October 2018) The Forum offers an opportunity to learn from the library success stories from renowned universities, in strategical support of research and leadership. This is a programme designed for library leadership roles supporting fast changing academic workflows ranging from research to innovation and lifelong learning. Highlights include: Expert sharing from speakers from East […]

October 30, 2018 9:25 am
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The Asia Foundation signs MOU to enhance school libraries with Cambodia’s Government

(26 October 2018, Phnom Penh) Today, The Asia Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Cambodia’s Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS), and Kampuchean Action for Primary Education (KAPE) to implement the Books for Cambodia program. Over the next five years, the program will distribute high-quality English storybooks and educational resource books to 1,000 […]

October 28, 2018 8:20 pm
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National Archives of Australia searches for software and services providers

For multi-year program to modernise capabilities to embed secure digital end-to-end archival processes (25 October 2018) National Archives of Australia (NAA), the body that collects and preserves Australian Government records that reflect the country’s history and identity, has flagged its plan to search for providers for a new Integrated end-to-end digital archival services. The pre-release […]

October 28, 2018 5:36 pm
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Retraction Watch Database

(27 October 2018) Retraction Watch now has a unified database of retracted papers. JURN has the announcement. What you need to know.

October 28, 2018 5:32 pm
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PhD theses – drawing attention to the often overlooked articles in open access repositories

(27 October 2018) Earlier this Open Access Week, university library staff throughout the UK celebrated #ThesisThursday, a day of focused attention on the less talked-about articles in open access repositories, PhD theses. Camilla Griffiths and Nancy Graham describe the work the LSE Library has led to digitise the theses of the School’s doctoral alumni, outlining […]

October 28, 2018 5:29 pm
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Watch: Paywall: The Business of Scholarship (2018)

(27 October 2018) Paywall: The Business of Scholarship, produced and directed by Jason Schmitt, is a documentary which focuses on the need for open access to research and science. It is free to stream and download, and is licensed under the CC BY 4.0 Creative Commons designation. Universities interested in arranging a screening of the […]

October 28, 2018 5:25 pm
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Treasuring Trove: Why Australia’s digital heritage platform is so special

(26 October 2018)  Australians have a truly unique resource in the National Library’s Trove, and it needs to be protected The National Library of Australia’s Trove brings together freely available content from libraries, museums and archives, supporting online discovery of the country’s documentary heritage. Trove is also that rare beast: a digital heritage platform with […]

October 28, 2018 5:23 pm
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Library of Congress launches a new transcription crowdsourcing tool

(26 October 2018) The Library of Congress launched this week a new crowdsourcing tool that enables the transcription of digitised documents from their historic collections. This tool will improve the services provided by the library and the usability of their data making the documents more readable and searchable. The application can be accessed at crowd.loc.gov, […]

October 28, 2018 5:19 pm
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ACRL releases Transforming Libraries to Serve Graduate Students

(25 October 2018, Chicago) The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of Transforming Libraries to Serve Graduate Students, edited by Crystal Renfro and Cheryl Stiles. The book is a practical atlas of how librarians around the world are serving the dynamic academics that are today’s graduate students. In four sections—One Size […]

October 28, 2018 5:13 pm
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Invest in InfoSci-Journals and Support the Open Access Movement

From IGI Global: Invest in InfoSci-Journals and Support the Open Access Movement IGI Global strives to ensure that libraries worldwide can easily access our content under the most affordable and convenient model. Thus, all of our publications are available in print, electronic, and are hosted on our InfoSci® platform, which powers the InfoSci-Journals database, a […]

October 27, 2018 7:24 am
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An Altmetric success story

(28 September 2018) A recent paper in Philosophical Transactions B looking at the impact of the ‘open’ workspace on human collaboration has achieved The Royal Society’s highest Altmetric score to date in a very short time. Here we look at the background to this paper and ask what we learn from this. The study by […]

October 26, 2018 10:26 am
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Webinar recording—SHARE-ing Omeka in the Web of Digital Scholarship

(24 October 2018) SHARE offered a webinar on October 4, 2018, describing practical workflows for scraping Omeka sites in order to curate metadata for discoverability. The presenters were Michael Roth, Project Intern; Heather Froehlich, Literary Informatics Librarian; and Cynthia Hudson Vitale, Head of Digital Scholarship and Data Services, Pennsylvania State University Libraries This one-hour webinar […]

October 26, 2018 7:26 am
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DataONE implements new usage and citation metrics to make your data count

(24 October 2018) Publications have long maintained a citation standard for research papers, ensuring credit for cited work and ideas. Tracking use of data collections, however, has remained a challenge. DataONE shares its latest effort in overcoming this barrier and in demonstrating data reuse with new data usage and citation metrics. The full story is […]

October 26, 2018 7:20 am
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Ex Libris hiring Technical Project Manager

(24 October 2018) Ex Libris is seeking a full-time Technical Project Manager to be based in Singapore. The Technical Project Manager is responsible and accountable for ensuring the success of a project delivery from planning, executing, and closing projects. You must have the right to live and work in Singapore to apply for this job. […]

October 26, 2018 7:14 am
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