Monthly Archives: January 2020

ACS announces the launch of JACS Au, a new fully open access journal

(16 Jan 2020) The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) announces the launch of its newest open access journal, JACS Au. The journal (pronounced “JACS Gold”) represents a bold new step toward open science for the global chemistry community. The fully open access journal will allow for the rapid dissemination of cutting-edge, high-impact research across […]

January 20, 2020 8:43 am
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Taylor & Francis Online supports clinical trial data linking

(15 Jan 2020) Taylor & Francis Online now displays clinical trial data within the Crossmark popup, as seen above, including links to other publications that relate to those clinical trials Taylor & Francis Online (tandfonline.com) now links clinical trial data to published articles and automatically deposits this data to Crossref and PubMed, when authors supply the […]

January 20, 2020 8:41 am
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Cengage announces plan to offer eTextbook option within Cengage Unlimited

(14 Jan 2020) Cengage today announced that it will offer an eTextbook option within Cengage Unlimited, giving students access to more than 14,000 ebooks, study tools and more for $69.99 a semester. Available in August 2020, Cengage Unlimited eTextbooks will also include free access to college success and career support, including activities in resume-building, financial literacy and time […]

January 17, 2020 1:01 pm
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Wiley launches mastery-based adaptive courseware for Calculus

(15 Jan 2020)  John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JWa) (NYSE:JWb), a global leader in research and education, today announced the launch of Knewton Alta Calculus, a fully-digital, mastery-based adaptive learning product. Built on Knewton Alta – an affordable, integrated, personalized learning platform – the new courseware is designed to deliver a tailored learning experience to […]

January 17, 2020 12:58 pm
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Paris Musées releasing copyright-free digital images into the public domain from Jan 2020

(9 Jan 2020)  In a major step towards greater open access in France, Paris Musées is releasing its digital collections into the public domain with a CC0 waiver. Europeana’s Douglas McCarthy spoke with Philippe Rivière, Head of Communication and Digital at Paris Musées. The full interview is here.

January 17, 2020 12:51 pm
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Karger introduced discount and waiver policy for APC based on country income

(14 Jan 2020)  Karger Publishers has flipped five journals to Open Access and concluded transformative agreements in the Czech Republic, Germany, and Switzerland. In addition, a waiver policy for publication in Open Access journals was introduced. Karger Publishers continues to work actively toward a transition to Open Access (OA), including plans to “flip”, or convert, […]

January 14, 2020 6:03 pm
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CAS rolls out new predictive retrosynthetic capabilities in SciFinder

(13 Jan 2020) As part of their continued commitment to helping R&D leaders accelerate scientific discovery, today CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society, announced the launch of a breakthrough retrosynthetic capability in SciFindern. This computer-aided synthetic design (CASD) solution utilizes AI technology, powered by CAS’s unmatched collection of scientist-curated reaction content and leverages John […]

January 14, 2020 5:56 pm
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Australia: library launches campaign for wildlife aid

(13 Jan 2020) Bushfires across Australia have completely destroyed the lives and habitats of wildlife in recent weeks, with some estimates putting the loss of animal life at one billion. A campaign launched this week by Selwyn Libraries in Canterbury is supplying materials, patterns and sewing machines to library users to manufacture pouches, wraps and nests desperately needed […]

January 14, 2020 5:41 pm
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Decree 99 Provides Guidance on Higher Education in Vietnam

(10 Jan 2020) On December 30, 2019, the government of Vietnam issued Decree 99/2019/ND-CP detailing and guiding the implementation of the amended 2018 Law on Higher Education (Decree 99). Decree 99 will take effect on 15 February 2020, and sets out, among other things, conditions for the establishment of campuses in Vietnam of foreign higher-education institutions, […]

January 14, 2020 4:23 pm
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NLB has 4 million+ ebook checkouts in 2019, according to OverDrive

(9 Jan 2020)  According to the OverDrive data, the number of e-books borrowed rose 15% in the year to 211 million; digital audiobooks borrowed jumped 30%, to 114 million, and 59 million children’s/young adult checkouts took place, a gain of 27% over 2018. National Library of Singapore is among the top 10 libraries which have […]

January 14, 2020 4:10 pm
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UK government’s social media archive is now fully searchable

(13 Jan 2020)  From the National Archive of UK: our social media archive is now the first of its kind in the UK to feature a search function, allowing users to easily navigate our growing collection of tweets, Flickr images and YouTube videos from a range of central government departments and arm’s-length bodies. Through newly-designed […]

January 14, 2020 3:04 pm
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OA transparency report launched at Berlin conference

(14 Jan 2020) An independent report aiming to improve the transparency of open access (OA) prices and services is calling for a customer-centric, collaborative and pragmatic approach to the issue. The report, published by Information Power and released at the APE conference in Berlin today (14 Jan), is the outcome of a project funded by Wellcome and UK Research […]

January 14, 2020 2:53 pm
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Idea exchanged during the 2019 Southeast Asian Librarians Seminar

(13 Jan 2020)  The National Library of China (NLC) held the 2019 Southeast Asian Librarians Seminar in Beijing and Tianjin, China from 21t to 29 November 2019 with the support of the Central Academy of Culture and Tourism Administration (CACTA). Mr. Sisomphou Keodouangta, Deputy Director of the National Library of Laos, Mr. Wan Mohamad Fazali Bin […]

January 14, 2020 2:33 pm
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From VALA: supporting where we can

(12 Jan 2020) By VALA – Libraries, Technology & the Future Everyone in the VALA network is touched in some way by the bushfire emergency across many parts of Australia. Our collective thoughts and support go out to colleagues and communities that are directly impacted, and to the many others who are experiencing the heightened anxiety, […]

January 14, 2020 11:06 am
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F1000 Research joins Taylor & Francis Group

(10 Jan 2020) Leading specialist academic publisher Taylor & Francis Group, part of Informa plc, has today announced the addition of cutting-edge open research publisher F1000 Research Ltd. United by their shared goals of amplifying and democratizing research, the addition is an important further step in strengthening Taylor & Francis’ capabilities in open access and open […]

January 13, 2020 11:04 pm
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