Monthly Archives: May 2019

How Finland is fighting fake news – in the classroom

(21 May 2019)  Studies show a positive relationship between the level of education and resilience to fake news, the Open Society Institute report said, with more knowledge and better critical-thinking skills guarding against fabricated information. Finland, Sweden and the Netherlands are among countries that teach digital literacy and critical thinking about misinformation to school children. Read […]

May 27, 2019 8:56 am

Amazon unveils support for Traditional Chinese ebooks

(24 May 2019)   Today Amazon has unveiled new portal in the Kindle store for Traditional Chinese and is launching with  20,000 Traditional Chinese titles. It includes translations of popular books like George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Fire and Ice series. Find out more from Good E-reader here.  

May 27, 2019 8:38 am

The Dewey Decimal Classification needs you!

(21 May 2019) From OCLC – “The Dewey editorial team works to keep the classification up to date, including research in any subject area you can imagine. We work at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., where we consult frequently with the classifiers who assign Dewey numbers to new publications so they can keep […]

May 25, 2019 3:46 pm

Ruth’s Rankings News Flash! 2019-03: CWTS Leiden 2019 adds new metrics for Open Access and Gender

What Asia/Pac university has the highest proportion of publications in the top ten percent? How many Chinese universities are in the top 25 in publications? In what category does Hong Kong Poly rank second in the world? What Southeast Asian university ranks first in the number of female authors in the field of Biomedical and […]

May 25, 2019 2:30 pm

Assessment strategies in technical services

(22 Mar 2019) Are you spending money wisely? If you’re a technical services manager at an academic library, an administrator, or a dean, you’re tasked with proving it. Incorporate assessment and analysis work into your library’s existing workflow with the guidance of “Assessment Strategies in Technical Services,” published by ALA Editions, a new collection from […]

May 25, 2019 2:24 pm

Integrating Wikidata at the Library of Congress

(22 May 2019) There has been a growing interest from libraries and other cultural heritage organizations in Wikidata. Of the many potential uses for Wikidata, one emerging area of focus has been using Wikidata as a hub for institutional identifiers. Many organizations maintain unique identifiers for people, subjects, works, etc. If these IDs are all added to […]

May 25, 2019 11:24 am

Joint CAUL-AOASG Election Statement: developing a strategic approach to open scholarship in Australia

Australia needs a national strategy for open scholarship. (14 May 2019) We are at a stalemate in improving access to scholarly research because of the tension between the needs of research institutions, which want to disseminate their research outputs as widely as possible, and commercial publishers, who dominate academic publishing, and who primarily serve the […]

May 25, 2019 10:03 am

National Library Digital Fellowship

(13 May 2019) The National Library Digital Fellowship is a pilot programme to support research in the emerging field of digital humanities using the collections of the National Library, Singapore (NLS) and the National Archives of Singapore (NAS). The NLS is the custodian of Singapore’s documentary and published heritage. Our core collections offer a wealth […]

May 25, 2019 9:50 am

Springer Nature journals unify their policy to encourage preprint sharing

(15 May 2019) From Springer Nature – “we are now pleased to announce an updated policy encouraging preprint sharing for Springer Nature journals. This intends to remove ambiguity on two important points. First, we now make it clear that authors may choose any licence for preprints, including Creative Commons licences. Licensing choice will not impede consideration […]

May 25, 2019 9:35 am

Wiley and UNSILO will pilot AI to transform how manuscripts are submitted and screened

(23 May 2019) John Wiley and Sons Inc. (NYSE:JWa) (NYSE:JWb) and UNSILO have partnered in a pilot to boost researcher capacity for simplified submission and screening of research content using UNSILO’s artificial intelligence tools. An increasing amount of time is spent by authors, editors, and reviewers on submitting and screening research for publication – rather […]

May 25, 2019 9:06 am

American Chemical Society introduces reimagined publications web experience, powered by Atypon

(22 May 2019) The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS Publications) today announced the launch of a fully redesigned web delivery platform ( This platform delivers global access to all ACS journals and books, as well as to the C&ENGlobal Enterprise edition. The website supports over 6,000 universities, corporations and government research centers […]

May 24, 2019 9:59 am

ScienceOpen and Tsinghua University Press partner to increase impact of Chinese research

(22 May 2019) The discovery platform ScienceOpen is partnering with Tsinghua University Press (TUP) to contextualize and promote Chinese research within an interactive research environment. This partnership integrates six TUP journals as featured collections in the ScienceOpen Super Collection ‘Tsinghua University Press’. Tsinghua University Press started its international outreach in the 1990s and has ever […]

May 24, 2019 9:53 am

Frankfurt’s 2019 StoryDrive Asia in Beijing: AI and the Culture’s Future

(16 May 2019) Frankfurter Buchmesse’s seventh edition of StoryDrive Asia in Beijing will have its two-day run on May 31 and June 1. Since its inception in 2012, Frankfurt’s series of StoryDrive events have taken an evocative approach to the pressures of contemporary entertainment and an internationalized industry, prompting many in the industry to look beyond the […]

May 24, 2019 9:38 am

Knowledge Unlatched and partners launch Open Research Library

(17 May 2019) Free access to scientific content is often limited due to the fragile technical infrastructure around it: content is stored in a variety of versions at various locations and without any uniform search functionalities. The Open Access initiative Knowledge Unlatched has addressed this growing problem and is now launching the Open Research Library […]

May 24, 2019 9:23 am

First international blockchain for science: bloxberg

(9 May 2019) Securing scientific information online and worldwide with no risk of manipulation: what almost sounds like magic is now possible – thanks to the latest technologies and logical organization with the help of the decentralized blockchain infrastructure “bloxberg”. The bloxberg consortium was initiated at the beginning of 2019 under the leadership of the […]

May 21, 2019 9:58 am