Monthly Archives: February 2019

China’s largest online academic library CNKI criticized for monopoly

(20 February 2019)  China’s largest online academic library CNKI has again fallen under criticism of having a monopoly like its international counterparts, with experts and writers calling on government measures to boost the database’s social services. CNKI, or China National Knowledge Infrastructure, reportedly has over 200 million academic articles, making it the inevitable database for academic […]

February 22, 2019 9:36 am

SAE International announces new Automated and Connected Knowledge Hub

(19 February 2019)  SAE International announces its newest information resource – the SAE MOBILUS Automated & Connected Knowledge Hub, part of the popular SAE MOBILUS® technical resource platform. Launched at the end of 2018, the Automated & Connected Knowledge Hub provides mobility engineers and thought leaders with curated news, expertly written feature articles, convenient access to learning […]

February 22, 2019 9:27 am

NLM and Wellcome complete partnership to provide free access to hundreds of years of medical research

(12 February 2019)  The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and Wellcome have completed their partnership to make thousands of full back issues of historically-significant biomedical journals freely available through the National Institutes of Health life sciences repository PubMed Central (PMC), and through its European counterpart, Europe PMC. The NLM and Wellcome are pleased to report that over two dozen additional […]

February 22, 2019 9:19 am

THE releases best universities in the Asia-Pacific region 2019

(20 February 2019)  Times Higher Education has once again released the Asia-Pacific University Ranking to reflect the region’s growing strength in the higher education sector. THE’s Asia-Pacific University Ranking 2019 analysed universities across East Asia, South-east Asia and Oceania. The overall ranking features more than 300 universities from 13 different nations. The ranking uses the same performance […]

February 21, 2019 10:54 am

California startup Brainbase building breakthrough online IP licensing platform

(19 February 2019)  Brainbase, a California tech startup with a team in Estonia, has received US$1M in seed funding to build an “end-to-end product ecosystem for intellectual property licensing” that could change the way businesses manage and licence their brands worldwide. The investment is an indication of dynamic evolution in the IP sector as it takes […]

February 21, 2019 9:03 am

Call for papers: LIS education in developing countries: challenges and trends

(20 February 2019)  IFLA LIS Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group invites you to submit a proposal for papers to be presented at its 2-hour open session at the 85th IFLA World Library and Information Congress to be held in Athens, Greece, 24-30 August 2019. The session theme is “LIS Education in Developing Countries: Challenges and Trends” […]

February 21, 2019 8:49 am

AAAS launches research hotline for politicians

(19 February 2019)  The world’s biggest scientific society is creating a helpline for policymakers as researchers worldwide take steps to address what they are seeing more clearly in the Trump era as glaring deficits of academic expertise in governmental decision-making. The American Association for the Advancement of Science’s move to create the hotline for science-based questions […]

February 20, 2019 4:06 pm

Launch of BMJ Author Services in collaboration with Editage

(15 February 2019)  Healthcare knowledge provider BMJ has partnered with Editage to offer language editing and translation services to medical researchers who seek to publish in healthcare science journals. BMJ Author Services will enable medical researchers across the globe to clearly communicate their research, potentially in one of BMJ’s 70 medical and allied science journal titles. As specialists […]

February 20, 2019 8:46 am

Grants for IFLA World Library and Information Congress Participation 2019

(16 February 2019)  IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) is providing conference grants for 40 participants to attend the 85th IFLA General Conference and Assembly in Athens, Greece from 24 to 30 August 2019. The grant is available to librarians and library workers from all library types. The application must be a member of his/her national […]

February 18, 2019 10:50 am

SUSS hiring Senior Applications Specialist/Applications Specialist, Digital Library Services

(15 February 2019) The Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) Library seeks a self-motivated and resourceful IT professional to develop, maintain and enhance web applications. Reporting to the Manager of Library Technology, the successful candidate will also support the applications used to run the day-to-day business operations of the Library. He or she will work […]

February 18, 2019 10:28 am

Internet Archive helps make books accessible for students with disabilities

(16 February 2019)  The Internet Archive will be part of a team that is working to address a key challenge for students with disabilities: getting books in accessible formats. This participation aligns with an existing Internet Archive program to make materials available and accessible to readers with disabilities. The number of students with disabilities at […]

February 18, 2019 10:25 am

An extremely rare book worth thousands is on display in Singapore

(15 February 2019) The Sejarah Melayu is currently on display at the National Library Building as part of an exhibition in honour of the Singapore bicentennial. The Sejarah Melayu, or Malay Annals, is one of the few surviving texts documenting Singapore’s early history, and is considered “one of the most important and finest literary works of the Malay world”, NLB […]

February 18, 2019 10:14 am

Efficient use of search portal needed for utilization of intellectual resources

(17 February 2019)  The Japanese government is set to start creating “Japan Search,” a portal site that will enable crossover searches for information about materials possessed by libraries, museums and other institutions nationwide. Ten institutions, including the National Diet Library and the National Archives of Japan, will provide pertinent data, and such information will soon be […]

February 18, 2019 10:11 am

Deadline extended: The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong hiring Associate Librarian

(15 February 2019)  The application deadline for this position has extended to 17 March 2019. Associate Librarian – Library (Ref: AssoLib (LIB) 2019-02-15)  Responsibilities:  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 and assessment, acquisition and description of library […]

February 15, 2019 10:06 am

NISO and NFAIS announce plans to merge

(14 February 2019)  NISO (National Information Standards Organization) and NFAIS (National Federation of Advanced Information Services) will merge this summer. The merger, which is contingent on NFAIS member approval, will consolidate two organizations that have a long history of success in bringing the community together to work toward improved distribution of content to scholars and researchers. The combined association […]

February 15, 2019 9:28 am