Yearly Archives: 2019

Digital Science welcomes Glasgow-based CC Technology to DS family

(22 January 2019) Digital Science, a technology company serving stakeholders across the research ecosystem, welcomes CC Technology (CCT) to the Digital Science family of companies. The Glasgow-based company, which was founded in 1988 but did not come to support funders until 2006, has become a world-leader in the area of grants management. For the press release, see here. […]

January 23, 2019 8:58 am

Mixed realities, virtual reality, and augmented reality in scholarly publishing: an interview with Markus Kaindl and Martijn Roelandse

(17 January 2019) For many of us, augmented reality is primarily associated with gaming and other forms of online entertainment. But it is also increasingly being used in scholarly publishing — in expected and unexpected ways. Springer Nature has been experimenting with this, and anyone who visited their booth at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair (FBF) had […]

January 22, 2019 4:26 pm

Climbing-frame library in Vietnam has a thriving aquaponics system

(20 January 2019) VAC Library by Farming Architects is a large wooden climbing frame that uses solar-powered aquaponics to keep vegetables, koi carp and chickens in Hanoi, Vietnam. Farming Architects designed the library and city farm hybrid as a way for children to learn about self-sustaining ecosystems. Read the full story with amazing photos of the library here.  

January 22, 2019 9:46 am

ASM International launches a unified materials information Digital Library on the Silverchair Platform

(16 January 2019) ASM International and Silverchair announced today the launch of the ASM Digital Library on the Silverchair Platform. The ASM Digital Library offers a single gateway to ASM’s authoritative materials information resources. ASM serves the materials research, reference, and education needs of engineers, scientists, and technicians. ASM serves by generating articles, books, databases, industry news, education […]

January 22, 2019 9:09 am

The Reaxys PhD Prize 2019 for students in the chemical sciences is now live

(17 January 2019) Elsevier, the information analytics business specializing in science and health, today announced that its prestigious ReaxysPrize for PhD students in the chemical sciences is now open for submissions. Celebrating top research by leading young chemists across the globe, the Reaxys PhD Prize recognizes innovative and original research in chemistry. The award, which receives hundreds […]

January 22, 2019 8:58 am

Free webinar – deep dive into COUNTER Code of Practice Release 5

(21 January 2019) In this instructional webinar, you’ll learn more about the COUNTER Code of Practice Release 5 (COP5), which goes into effect in January 2019. Lorraine Estelle, COUNTER Project Director, will highlight key points in the development of the new release, touching on metric types and new reports. Then Elena Zapryanova-Hadjinikolova, COUNTER Executive Committee […]

January 22, 2019 8:53 am

Change ahead: How do smaller publishers perceive open access?

(15 January 2019) Reporting results from a comprehensive survey of publishers in the German-speaking world, Christian Kaier and Karin Lackner explore the attitudes of smaller publishers towards open access, finding both rising levels of interest, but also ongoing uncertainty and resistance over making a transition to open access publishing. While libraries and funding bodies in German-speaking countries have been negotiating […]

January 21, 2019 2:27 pm

UCSB Library digitizes works by renowned Chinese author Kenneth Pai

(14 January 2019) Original, handwritten manuscripts by an author who has been called a Nobel Prize contender and compared to Ernest Hemingway are now available for everyone around the world to see. Pai Hsien-yung (白先勇), also known as Kenneth Pai, was a professor of Chinese literature at UCSB from 1965 to 1994. “Kenneth Pai is probably […]

January 21, 2019 2:08 pm

Building a culture of research impact

(17 January 2019) Drawing on case study evidence from the DFID-ESRC Growth Research Programme, Louise Shaxson suggests that developing a culture of engagement and collaboration is just as important to achieving research impact as following best practice, and presents five principles that underpin an effective research impact culture. The LSE Impact Blog has the full story  

January 19, 2019 1:48 pm

The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong hiring Associate Librarian

(18 January 2019) The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong (HSUHK) (formerly Hang Seng Management College), now invites applications for the following position: Associate Librarian – Library (Ref: AssoLib (LIB) 2019-01-18) Responsibilities include: provide vision, direction and leadership in the formulation of library strategic planning, policies and guidelines; oversee Library collections including budget planning and management, collection development […]

January 19, 2019 1:31 pm

Singapore prepares ban on piracy-configured media devices & software

(18 January 2019) New laws set to be tabled in Singapore this year will target the sale of piracy-configured media devices and software. The proposals also seek to prevent individuals from installing piracy software on devices for a fee, post-sale. Read the full story here.

January 19, 2019 1:22 pm

HKBU hiring Assistant Librarian (Information Services Section) (closing date 2 Feb 2019)

(14 January 2019)  Hong Kong University Library is currently seeking an Assistant Librarian (Information Services Section) (PR0247/18-19) to join its Information Services Section. Reporting to the Head of Information Services Section, a key responsibility of this professional position will be to serve as the liaison librarian for the School of Business. He/She will also provide high-quality instructional, […]

January 16, 2019 3:18 pm

HKBU hiring Assistant Librarian (Chinese Medicine Library) (closing date 2 Feb 2019)

(14 January 2019)  Hong Kong Baptist University Library is currently seeking an Assistant Librarian (Chinese Medicine Library) (PR0246/18-19)  to manage the Chinese Medicine Library which is a branch library of the University Library System. Reporting to the Head of Public Services Division, the appointee will (a) oversee the operation and management of the Chinese Medicine Library […]

January 16, 2019 3:14 pm

South Korea promises new crackdown on pirate sites

(13 January 2019) The government in South Korea says that it shuttered 25 pirate sites in 2018 and arrested the operators of more than half of them. It also announced the launch of a new response center to more quickly deal with pirate sites via blocking. Thousands of platforms are already blocked in the country. South […]

January 14, 2019 10:31 pm

OpenAthens is pleased to announce it has received a platinum award in LibraryWorks’ fifth annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs)

(11 January 2019)  The MLAs were created to recognize the top products and services in the library industry in a truly unbiased format. Products and services were submitted in the fall using a simple application and then posted on a private site with an enhanced description and attendant materials. These products were batched into small groups […]

January 14, 2019 10:24 pm