Yearly Archives: 2019

Hong Kong universities suspend classes

(13 Nov 2019)  The Chinese University of Hong Kong has announced a premature end to the semester after two days of protester-police clashes on campus. Other universities also announced special term arrangements. CUHK was the epicentre of fierce clashes on Tuesday as demonstrators and police fought for control of No. 2 bridge at the Sha Tin-based […]

November 14, 2019 10:45 am

GPO completes digitization of 1,300 Congressional Hearings

(13 Nov 2019) The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) has digitized more than 1,300 historical Congressional Hearings dating back to 1958 and made them available on govinfo, GPO’s one-stop site to authentic, published Government information. Through these digitization efforts, the public can access records of Congressional Hearings for free. These include the transcripts from meetings or sessions […]

November 14, 2019 10:31 am

Gale delivers vital insights into library activity with Gale Engage launch

(12 Nov 2019)  Gale, a Cengage company, is helping public libraries engage more effectively with their patrons and communities. Gale Engage, a new cloud-based solution launched today by the company, helps libraries become smarter, more impactful and efficient with patron outreach and engagement. Developed in partnership with Deziner Software, LLC, Gale Engage provides a 360-degree view of library […]

November 14, 2019 10:14 am

American Chemical Society signs their first transformative agreement with Hungarian EISZ consortium

(12 Nov 2019) The American Chemical Society (ACS), Publications Division, and the Hungarian Electronic Information Service National Programme (EISZ) today announced a transformative open access pilot agreement that enables corresponding authors affiliated at the seven consortium member institutions to publish journal articles under an open access license in any of ACS’ more than 60 premier journals. […]

November 14, 2019 10:02 am

Philippine government to corporate with RUB Germany to support academic and research activities on Philippine matters

(1 Nov 2019)  Ruhr University Bochum (RUB), known as one of the largest and leading universities in Germany, has signed an agreement with the Philippine government for the creation of a Philippine studies program and the promotion of Philippine culture. According to the Philippine Consulate in Frankfurt, the agreement involves the donation of approximately EUR83,000 […]

November 14, 2019 8:58 am

State Library of Queensland to virtually revive early 20th century Greek cafes

(1 Nov 2019) With a series of workshops, exhibitions and events, the State Library of Queensland aims to revive the atmosphere of the old cafes, restaurants and small businesses that were owned by Greeks in the early 20th century. These iconic meeting places were among the most popular city destinations for thousands of Australians of the time. […]

November 14, 2019 8:40 am

Several positions in need for La Trobe University Library

(13 Nov 2019)  La Trobe University Australia is seeking talents for several positions including: Senior Library Research Advisor Senior Officer Research Data Coordinator Website and Applications Research Publications Officer Senior Collections Officer Coordinator, Resources, Library Library Infrastructure Services Officer, Regional For more information and to apply online, just click the link on each job title. […]

November 13, 2019 3:29 pm

Why scientists need to be better at data visualization

The scientific literature is riddled with bad charts and graphs, leading to misunderstanding and worse. Avoiding design missteps can improve understanding of research. (12 Nov 2019, feed from Knowable Magazine) Imagine a science textbook without images. No charts, no graphs, no illustrations or diagrams with arrows and labels. The science would be a lot harder […]

November 13, 2019 10:56 am

Image recycling leads to 5-year funding ban for cancer researcher

(7 Nov 2019)  A former researcher at Boys Town National Research Hospital in Nebraska has agreed to a five-year ban from the U.S. Office of Research Integrity (ORI) on receiving federal science funding after being found guilty of having fabricated data in numerous grant applications and articles. The researcher has been reported using the same […]

November 12, 2019 2:50 pm

White paper “Managing the publication explosion – methods & tools for librarians” is free to download

(12 Nov 2019)  Scholarcy, a UK-based Edtech applying machine learning to extract structured data and knowledge summaries from scholarly content recently released a white paper “Managing the publication explosion – methods & tools for librarians”. The white paper focus on: practical ways to help you and your students manage the rapid growth of published research […]

November 12, 2019 2:15 pm

Australia: Green Square Library architects win two more awards

(7 Nov 2019)  From Australia: The innovative underground library and plaza complex, which opened in October last year, caught the judges’ attention for preserving “breathing space” in an area set to explode with population growth. The full story is here.  

November 11, 2019 9:04 am

Myanmar: Library law, development, challenges discussed

(28 Oct 2019)  Myanmar news: Officials from MoI and the literary sector organized a workshop to review the Public Library Law at UMFCCI, Yangon, yesterday (27 October 2019). The workshop discussed the three topics of (i) public library development and the role of the public library law, (ii) challenges faced by public libraries, and (iii) […]

November 11, 2019 8:59 am

LPIXEL announces upgrade of ImaChek, the automated image manipulation and duplication checking system for scientific papers

(7 Nov 2019) LPIXEL Inc., a leader in image analysis and processing in life science and medical research, announced today the upgrade of ImaChek, the automated image checking system for detecting inappropriately manipulated and duplicated images in life science publications. Ever since its inception, LPIXEL has been on a journey to alleviate the problems associated with […]

November 8, 2019 10:18 am

Wiley opens world-class technology center in Colombo, Sri Lanka

(5 Nov 2019)  John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global leader in research and education, today announced the official opening of a world-class technology center in Colombo, Sri Lanka. This center marks the latest addition to Wiley’s technology organization and reflects the company’s strategic focus on its digital transformation and delivering innovative products and services […]

November 8, 2019 9:12 am

120,000 Books going online for first time as part of historic National Library of Israel – Google collaboration

(7 Nov 2019) The National Library of Israel (NLI) and Google have announced that 120,000 books from the NLI collection are going online for the first time, as part of an historic collaboration. The books include all of the NLI’s out-of-copyright books which have not yet been digitized. About 45% of them are in Hebrew and […]

November 8, 2019 9:08 am