Monthly Archives: July 2019

The University of Sydney is hiring Associate Director, Site Services

(19 Jul 2019)  We are seeking an Associate Director, Site Services to provide strategic direction and development of high quality and evolving client-centred library and information services and spaces to support collaboration and skills development for the University’s higher degree research and postgraduate communities. In this role you will have the opportunity to bring your […]

July 22, 2019 9:23 am

Pearson abandons print textbooks and is going to focus on digital

(16 Jul 2019)  Pearson is the largest publisher involved in textbooks for colleges and universities. The company has announced they are abandoning print and are only going to focus on digital.  This is being done because most of their digital textbooks are delivered on a subscription basis and the content can also be updated responsively […]

July 22, 2019 9:16 am

2019 Scholar Metrics Released by Google

(19 Jul 2019)  Scholar Metrics provide an easy way for authors to quickly gauge the visibility and influence of recent articles in scholarly publications. Today, we (Google Scholar) are releasing the 2019 version of Scholar Metrics. This release covers articles published in 2014–2018 and includes citations from all articles that were indexed in Google Scholar […]

July 22, 2019 9:12 am

Russian site says it has brokered authorships for more than 10,000 researchers

(18 Jul 2019)  Want to be a first author on a scholarly paper? A Russian company has you covered — starting at about $500. The company claims to have added the names of more than 10,000 researchers to more than 2,000 published articles in scholarly journals over the past three years. Think eBay — or […]

July 19, 2019 9:22 am

How public libraries can help prepare us for the future

(19 Jul 2019) For generations, libraries have helped people explore knowledge, information and culture. The invention of the public library meant more and more people got to use these collections and services. In the digital age, a public library can connect even the most remote community to networks of knowledge and information. Today’s public libraries work to […]

July 19, 2019 9:18 am

ACRL announces the publication of 2018 Academic Library Trends and Statistics

(17 Jul 2019)  ACRL announces the publication of 2018 Academic Library Trends and Statistics, the latest in a series of annual publications that describe the collections, staffing, expenditures and service activities of academic libraries in all Carnegie classifications. The one-volume title includes data from Associate of Arts Colleges, Baccalaureate, Master’s Colleges and Universities/ and Research/Doctoral-granting Institutions. […]

July 19, 2019 9:10 am

IET announces full release of dynamic new research intelligence tool, Inspec Analytics

(12 Jul 2019) The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has announced the full release of Inspec Analytics, a research intelligence tool to help research professionals explore global trends in physics, engineering and technology research. With the changing landscape in scholarly communications placing increased emphasis on measuring the impact of research outputs, Inspec Analytics has […]

July 19, 2019 9:04 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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