Monthly Archives: July 2019

Philippines: 14 SUCs get virtual libraries from int’l fisheries center

(13 Jul 2019) A total of 14 state universities and colleges (SUCs) in the country have received digital library services from the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center/Aquaculture Department (SEAFDEC/AQD), which is celebrating its 46th founding anniversary. The International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Center (IAMSLIC) Digital Fisheries Libraries contain over 26,000 publications […]

July 15, 2019 9:26 am
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New Zealand seeking for Library Management System replacement for Kōtui Consortium

(9 Jul 2019) Department of Internal Affairs of New Zealand is looking for credible service providers who have the capability, experience and infrastructure to deliver a shared Library Management System for a consortium. For the full details of notice, see here.  

July 15, 2019 9:19 am
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UK library loans lag behind US, Australia

(10 Jul 2019) In the UK, library loans are lagging behind other countries, reports the Bookseller. According to new analysis by ex-Waterstones CEO Tim Coates, UK book loans have plummeted year-on-year since 2009–10, falling from 5.7 to 2.8 loans per person. Going further back, in 1996–97 the figure was 8.6 loans per person. In contrast, book loans […]

July 15, 2019 9:09 am
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Dozens of US libraries are boycotting audiobooks

(12 Jul 2019)  Over 50 libraries in the US are boycotting audiobooks published by Blackstone audio. This is because Blackstone is going to embargo most of their new release titles by 90 days. The libraries are just the first wave and hundreds of libraries are considering joining the boycott. More details of the boycott can […]

July 15, 2019 9:03 am
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New T&F online library collection and teaching facility aiming to help create a sustainable future

(11 Jul 2019) Taylor & Francis is delighted to introduce its new Sustainable Development Goals Online platform, featuring an online library of over 12,000 articles and chapters – covering some of the world’s biggest ongoing challenges – as well as a selection of materials to help lecturers teach sustainability and enhance students’ satisfaction with their institutions. This new […]

July 15, 2019 8:57 am
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Preprints boost article citations and mentions

(9 Jul 2019) A new analysis suggests that journal articles posted as preprints before their formal publication in a peer-reviewed journal attract more citations and online mentions than those without preprint versions. A team led by Nicholas Fraser, a bibliometrics researcher at the Leibniz Information Centre for Economics in Germany, retrieved all 18,841 papers posted on the biology repository bioRxiv between November […]

July 12, 2019 3:02 pm
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First workshop of national digital library held in Mumbai

(10 July 2019) The National Digital Library of India (NDLI) recently organised its first workshop at Guru Nanak Institute of Management Studies (GNIMS) in Matunga to instruct 82 faculty members and librarians from across the city about the e-library. The library, whose app was launched in June last year, has over 3.19 million books. The […]

July 12, 2019 2:43 pm
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Sweden passes law For national research misconduct agency

(10 Jul 2019)  Sweden has passed a law to create a government agency to investigate research misconduct. On June 18, the Swedish Parliament passed the law to create the Research Misconduct Board, which will become active in January 2020 and oversee cases of misconduct from public higher education institutions, central government agencies, municipalities, county councils, […]

July 12, 2019 2:38 pm
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China Embraces ‘1+X’: universities adopt mixture of academic credential and vocational certificates

(11 Jul 2019) Some Chinese universities are switching to a hybrid model of combined academic and vocational education as the country grapples with its unique demographic challenges as well as graduate employability problems akin to those afflicting higher education sectors elsewhere. Universities and vocational colleges in about 10 Chinese provinces are piloting the “1+X” system, whereby […]

July 12, 2019 2:30 pm
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Research Data Alliance meet and greet Australia tour

(10 Jul 2019) Are you curious about the Research Data Alliance (RDA)? Interested in learning how you can engage with RDA initiatives? Do you know about Australia’s influence on global data solutionsthrough participation in RDA? Ahead of the first Australian RDA plenary in 2020, the RDA and the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) are collaborating to present […]

July 12, 2019 2:24 pm
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Cambridge University signs San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment

(8 Jul 2019) The University of Cambridge and Cambridge University Press announced on 8 July 2019 that they have signed up to the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), a set of recommendations agreed in 2012 that seek to ensure that the quality and impact of research outputs are ‘measured accurately and evaluated wisely’. DORA’s […]

July 12, 2019 2:20 pm
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Springer Nature and ResearchGate extend content sharing pilot following positive feedback

(11 Jul 2019) Springer Nature and ResearchGate today extend their content sharing pilot. The second iteration of the pilot will now see four times more Springer Nature content being rolled out across the ResearchGate platform, including content from specialized Springer journals. This enhanced accessibility means more Springer Nature authors will benefit from this partnership along with […]

July 12, 2019 2:10 pm
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Lippincott’s Video Series: Nursing Procedures video captions now available

(10 Jul 2019)  Now, in addition to Pharmacology World, the STAT!Ref resource Lippincott’s Video Series: Nursing Procedures has captions for the videos, providing text to mirror the narration of the videos. This adds to the resource’s value when it comes to hearing-impaired students or non-native English speakers, among others. More information on the series can be found here. […]

July 12, 2019 1:55 pm
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Open science essentials: towards a skill set and showcases at LIBER 2019

(11 Jul 2019) Open science skills for research librarians and researchers are at the heart of the evolution towards openness. LIBER’s Digital Skills for Library Staff & Researchers Working Group is supporting this transition in two ways: by building a digital skills list with a specific focus on Open Science and by highlighting Open Science training programmes relying […]

July 12, 2019 1:50 pm
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Kopernio and Meta combine expertise to support accelerated scientific discovery

(9 Jul 2019) Millions of full-text scientific articles will soon be available through an easy copyright-compliant one-click process, thanks to a new partnership between Kopernio, part of the Web of Science Group (a Clarivate Analytics plc company NYSE: CCC; CCC.WS) and Meta, a free biomedical discovery tool from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Meta users will have faster, easier […]

July 10, 2019 5:42 pm
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