Monthly Archives: November 2019

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

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

SPARC Europe releases summary of Open Data Directive and guidance for its implementation

(31 Oct 2019) In July of this year, The Directive on open data and the re-use of public sector information, also called the “Open Data Directive” went into effect. To aid in the implementation of this new legislation, of which members states have until 16 July 2021 to transpose, SPARC Europe today is releasing a summary […]

November 7, 2019 9:09 am

Leaked document on Elsevier negotiations sparks controversy

(6 Nov 2019)  In exchange for full open access Elsevier requests full cooperation in a number of (meta)data projects, a leaked negotiating document reveals. Initial responses to the proposed deal show a fear of ‘vendor lock-in’ and condemn tying open access to open science goals. ScienceGuide has more details here.  

November 7, 2019 9:02 am

Danish research libraries on the move: a new strategy

(5 Nov 2019)  A new strategy for the association of Danish subject specific libraries, academic libraries, research and education libraries was presented, discussed and finally adopted at an annual meeting of the association’s members in Copenhagen this year on September 19. The Danish association, the research library association in short, has existed since 1978 and […]

November 6, 2019 9:32 am

Malaysia’s Research Star Awards 2019 recognize the country’s most outstanding researchers

(6 Nov 2019)  Clarivate Analytics, a global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation, and Malaysia’s Ministry of Education (MOE) today unveiled the Malaysia’s Research Star Awards 2019 to recognize the country’s most outstanding researchers. This is the fifth time that the two parties have jointly presented this award to honor […]

November 6, 2019 9:15 am

UNSILO AI in academic publishing survey released

(1 Nov 2019)  Today, UNSILO has released the results of a survey on AI usage in academic publishing. How is it used? What factors impede its adoption? More than 3,000 new academic journal articles are published every day, and yet many of the tools for processing content through the academic workflow are frequently very manually […]

November 5, 2019 9:24 am

NISO releases draft FASTEN Recommended Practice for public comment

(31 Oct 2019) The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) seeks comments on a new draft Recommended Practice pertaining to the modernization of library-vendor technical interoperability using RESTful web service application programming interfaces (APIs) and standard mobile application intent calls. In the interest of streamlining information transfer between vendor and library systems, the scope of the draft […]

November 4, 2019 12:53 pm

Hungary and Elsevier agree pilot national license for research access and Open Access publishing

(31 Oct 2019) Hungarian Electronic Information Service National Programme (EISZ) and Elsevier, a global information analytics business specializing in science and health, today agreed a new pilot license for research access and Open Access publishing in Hungary. The three-year agreement means researchers affiliated to EISZ consortium member institutions across Hungary have access to 16 million publications from over 2,500 journals […]

November 4, 2019 12:42 pm