Yearly Archives: 2019

Diverting leakage to the library subscription channel

(16 Jul 2019)  In response to the recent news of Springer Nature and ResearchGate extend content sharing pilot, Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe took a deep look into this pilot project and shared her thoughts & concerns from the librarian’s point of view. Read the full article from Scholarly Kitchen here.

July 17, 2019 9:46 am
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Crowding the library: how and why Libraries are using crowdsourcing to engage the public (OA article)

(15 Jul 2019)  From the abstract: “This article is written from a Canadian University library perspective with the goal to help the reader engage with the current crowdsourcing landscape. This article’s contribution includes a literature review and a survey of popular projects and platforms; followed by a case study of a crowdsourcing pilot completed at […]

July 17, 2019 9:06 am
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Ohio University Libraries awarded grant to develop Southeast Asia Digital Library

(15 Jul 2019) Ohio University Libraries has been awarded a $1.2 million grant to develop the Southeast Asia Digital Library in collaboration with 14 other institutions. The five-year grant was awarded by the Henry Luce Foundation. The project will update the Southeast Asia Digital Library with a new generation of digital initiatives and expand its collection […]

July 17, 2019 9:01 am
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Supreme Court Library Queensland is hiring Principal Librarian Collections

(16 Jul 2019) A new senior management position of Principal Librarian Collections has been created at Supreme Court Library Queensland. Are you a qualified and experienced librarian with demonstrated strengths in technical services, technology and staff management and development? Are you keen to take on a key leadership role in a high profile legal sector library? […]

July 17, 2019 8:55 am
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Bringing transparent peer review to the physical sciences and beyond

(16 Jul 2019) Publons and ScholarOne, both part of the Web of Science Group (a Clarivate Analytics company), have entered into a new partnership with IOP Publishing to introduce the industry’s first cross-publisher, scalable transparent peer review workflows across some of their leading journals in the physical sciences and beyond. Transparent peer review shows the complete peer review […]

July 17, 2019 8:50 am
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IEA launches new tool for tracking oil and gas-related methane emissions worldwide

(16 Jul 2019) The International Energy Agency has launched a new online tool that tracks oil and gas-related sources of methane, a major and often overlooked greenhouse gas. The new “methane tracker” offers the most comprehensive global picture of methane emissions, covering eight industry areas across more than seventy countries. This new and unique tool provides the IEA’s […]

July 17, 2019 8:45 am
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SCAD: the University of Creative Ideas is hiring Associate Dean of Academic Services

(12 July 2019) SCAD Hong Kong seeks an Associate Dean of Academic Services to supervise associate chairs, faculty and library staff and is responsible for all academic programs in the Hong Kong location. The associate dean of academic services also conducts classroom observations and ensures continuous improvement of the student learning experience; oversees curriculum, assessment […]

July 15, 2019 9:44 am
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How New Zealand libraries are adapting to the 21st century

(14 Jul 2019)  From the Stuff – “We are becoming a bastion of wellbeing and welcome for people,” says Kat Cuttriss​, Hutt City Libraries manager and chair of Public Libraries of New Zealand. “The public library is the one place, potentially the only civic place, where people are welcome to come no matter their background, […]

July 15, 2019 9:32 am
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Philippines: 14 SUCs get virtual libraries from int’l fisheries center

(13 Jul 2019) A total of 14 state universities and colleges (SUCs) in the country have received digital library services from the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center/Aquaculture Department (SEAFDEC/AQD), which is celebrating its 46th founding anniversary. The International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Center (IAMSLIC) Digital Fisheries Libraries contain over 26,000 publications […]

July 15, 2019 9:26 am
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New Zealand seeking for Library Management System replacement for Kōtui Consortium

(9 Jul 2019) Department of Internal Affairs of New Zealand is looking for credible service providers who have the capability, experience and infrastructure to deliver a shared Library Management System for a consortium. For the full details of notice, see here.  

July 15, 2019 9:19 am
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UK library loans lag behind US, Australia

(10 Jul 2019) In the UK, library loans are lagging behind other countries, reports the Bookseller. According to new analysis by ex-Waterstones CEO Tim Coates, UK book loans have plummeted year-on-year since 2009–10, falling from 5.7 to 2.8 loans per person. Going further back, in 1996–97 the figure was 8.6 loans per person. In contrast, book loans […]

July 15, 2019 9:09 am
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Dozens of US libraries are boycotting audiobooks

(12 Jul 2019)  Over 50 libraries in the US are boycotting audiobooks published by Blackstone audio. This is because Blackstone is going to embargo most of their new release titles by 90 days. The libraries are just the first wave and hundreds of libraries are considering joining the boycott. More details of the boycott can […]

July 15, 2019 9:03 am
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New T&F online library collection and teaching facility aiming to help create a sustainable future

(11 Jul 2019) Taylor & Francis is delighted to introduce its new Sustainable Development Goals Online platform, featuring an online library of over 12,000 articles and chapters – covering some of the world’s biggest ongoing challenges – as well as a selection of materials to help lecturers teach sustainability and enhance students’ satisfaction with their institutions. This new […]

July 15, 2019 8:57 am
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Preprints boost article citations and mentions

(9 Jul 2019) A new analysis suggests that journal articles posted as preprints before their formal publication in a peer-reviewed journal attract more citations and online mentions than those without preprint versions. A team led by Nicholas Fraser, a bibliometrics researcher at the Leibniz Information Centre for Economics in Germany, retrieved all 18,841 papers posted on the biology repository bioRxiv between November […]

July 12, 2019 3:02 pm
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First workshop of national digital library held in Mumbai

(10 July 2019) The National Digital Library of India (NDLI) recently organised its first workshop at Guru Nanak Institute of Management Studies (GNIMS) in Matunga to instruct 82 faculty members and librarians from across the city about the e-library. The library, whose app was launched in June last year, has over 3.19 million books. The […]

July 12, 2019 2:43 pm
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