Yearly Archives: 2019

LIBER webinar recording: “Innovating the ways metrics are applied, responsible metrics & measuring openness”

(11 Sep 2019) A video recording of a LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries) webinar held yesterday (September 10, 2019) and titled, “Innovating The Ways Metrics Are Applied, Responsible Metrics & Measuring Openness” is now available online. Library Journal has a short description and video embedded here.  

September 12, 2019 3:15 pm
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ALA launches national campaign against e-book embargo

(11 Sep 2019) Today the American Library Association (ALA) and Public Library Association (PLA) announced a public campaign in response to recent efforts to limit library access to e-books. In a press conference held at the Nashville Public Library during the 2019 Digital Book World conference, ALA debuted an online petition at eBooksForAll.org for members of the public […]

September 12, 2019 3:10 pm
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Auckland University of Technology is hiring Director, Research and Learning (Library)

(12 Sep 2019)  About the role: An outstanding opportunity has arisen to provide strategic leadership, direction and operational management for the provision of exceptional library research, learning and digital services to the AUT community. Working closely with key academic stakeholders you’ll unlock what faculties need and establish a clear service framework for academic engagement, learning […]

September 12, 2019 3:05 pm
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Kudos launches Kudos Pro, a ground-breaking new toolkit for maximizing engagement and impact of research

(10 Sep 2019) Kudos, the award-winning service for accelerating research impact through strategic communications management, has today announced the launch of Kudos Pro, a ground-breaking new toolkit for research groups, departments, faculties and institutes. Kudos Pro enables researchers to create and manage research communication plans (targeting multiple audiences, within and outside of academia); to share information […]

September 12, 2019 9:08 am
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Harry Potter books yanked from Tennessee Catholic school library after priest warns they could conjure evil spirits

(3 Sep 2019)  A Catholic school in Tennessee has removed the Harry Potter books from its library after the school’s priest decided they could cause a reader to conjure evil spirits. The full story is here.    

September 12, 2019 9:02 am
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Singapore Institute of Technology is to have a new smart campus

This new campus, the first of its kind in South-east Asia, is visualised to be a ‘living lab’ which incorporates applied research and innovation for SIT and its partners. (11 Sep 2019) The Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) will be having a new campus which will employ technology and innovation methods for managing the energy needs […]

September 12, 2019 8:58 am
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Australia: CSIRO launches open-access virtual core library

(3 Sep 2019)  From Australia: CSIRO has introduced the AuScope National Virtual Core Library (NVCL), a digitised collection of 10 million metres of drill core estimated to be archived in warehouses around Australia. Details can be found here.    

September 12, 2019 8:54 am
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National Library creates Facebook time capsule to document New Zealand’s history

(5 Sep 2019)  In 100 years’ time, your Facebook profile could play a vital part in shaping New Zealand’s history. The National Library of New Zealand was calling for Kiwis to donate their Facebook data for inclusion in a digital time capsule available to researchers in the future. More can be found from Stuff here.  

September 12, 2019 8:50 am
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Indonesia: S.E. Asian experts discuss book-based city promotion

(11 Sep 2019)  Literature is among the crucial elements for a city’s growth. UNESCO, for instance, initiates World Book Capital and City of Literature programs that highlight the importance of literacy to advance a city and generate sustainable urban development. Kuala Lumpur has been chosen as the 2020 World Book Capital, while in 2017 Bucheon […]

September 12, 2019 8:46 am
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Carnegie-Whitney awards up to $5,000 for guides to library resources

(10 Sep 2019) The American Library Association Publishing Committee provides a grant of up to $5,000 for the preparation of print or electronic reading lists, indexes or other guides to library resources that promote reading or the use of library resources at any type of library. Funded projects have ranged from “A Resource Guide about Disabilities, […]

September 11, 2019 9:10 am
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The BBC is unearthing thousands of classic moments from its archive

(10 Sep 2019) The BBC is making thousands of fascinating clips from its archive available to watch on a new website – bbc.co.uk/archive More than 1,700 newly published videos are being made available for viewers to watch and enjoy, many of which hold a mirror up to our lives today and help paint a rich […]

September 11, 2019 9:05 am
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Clarivate Analytics acquires the SequenceBase business to expand its search and analysis capabilities for the life sciences IP market

(9 Sep 2019) Clarivate Analytics plc (NYSE:CCC;CCC.WS), a global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation, today announced that it has acquired the business of SequenceBase, a leader in providing patent sequence information and search technology to the biotech, pharmaceutical and chemical industries. The acquisition will deliver an expanded solution to the […]

September 10, 2019 9:12 am
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Research article: Lost or found? Discovering data needed for research

(submitted 1 Sep 2019)  Abstract: Finding or discovering data is a necessary precursor to being able to reuse data, although relatively little large-scale empirical evidence exists about how researchers discover, make sense of and (re)use data for research. This study presents evidence from the largest known survey investigating how researchers discover and use data that […]

September 10, 2019 8:55 am
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Top cited Chinese authors receive IOP Publishing award

(19 Jul 2019) Top cited authors from China are being recognised for the significance of their work with an IOP Publishing award. The award is presented to corresponding authors from China, for work published in both IOP Publishing and its partners’ journals from 2016 to 2018. The winners are authors of the top one per cent […]

September 9, 2019 10:17 am
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IOP’s new partner journal to cover extreme manufacturing

(19 Feb 2019) IOP Publishing has been chosen by a consortium of Chinese partners to publish their new journal, the International Journal of Extreme Manufacturing (IJEM). The new, open access journal will cover the science and technology of manufacturing functional devices and systems with extreme dimensions (extremely large or small) and/or functionalities under extreme conditions or environments. IJEM […]

September 9, 2019 10:15 am
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