Databases

C. V. Starr East Asian Library acquires the largest Chinese film studies collection in North America

(21 April 2017) The C. V. Starr East Asian Library at UC Berkeley today announces its acquisition of the largest and most comprehensive Chinese film studies collection in North America. The over-70,000 periodicals, posters, photographs, and ephemera contained in the Paul Kendel Fonoroff collection document the development of the film and entertainment industry of greater […]

April 22, 2017 - 8:27 pm
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A new approach to track impact and reach of over 120,000 OECD research outputs

(18 April 2017,  London, UK and Paris, France)  Data science company Altmetric today announced a new pilot project with The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to track and report on the impact of over 120,000 articles, chapters, books, papers, tables, charts and statistical datasets in the OECD iLibrary. The OECD seeks to promote […]

April 20, 2017 - 3:00 pm
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ProQuest and CALIS bring Chinese scholarship to a global audience

270,000 dissertations from premier Chinese universities now in PQDT Global™ Database (13 April 2017, Ann Arbor, MI) ProQuest and China Academic Library Information System (CALIS), a consortium of Chinese higher education libraries, have expanded their long-standing collaboration and are now enabling unprecedented, global access to more than 270,000 dissertation abstracts from China’s premier universities. The […]

April 14, 2017 - 2:50 pm
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How many tree species are there in the world?

(4 April 2017)  Botanic Gardens Conservation International, BGCI, has been working for over two years, consulting over 500 published sources and liaising with experts all over the world to find the answer – 60,065 tree species. ‘GlobalTreeSearch’ is the first list of its kind, documenting all of the world’s known tree species and their country […]

April 9, 2017 - 3:23 pm
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Setting up open access repositories at the University of Mandalay and the University of Yangon

(5 April 2017) As Myanmar opens up to the outside world after decades of isolation, universities across the country are embracing the concept of open access (OA). EIFL has been working with two leading universities, University of Mandalay and University of Yangon, to set up OA institutional repositories. There are 158 universities under the Myanmar […]

April 6, 2017 - 4:23 pm
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Curtin University trades Digitool for DSpace

(23 February 2017) Atmire migrated Curtin’s institutional repository espace from Digitool to DSpace 5. Curtin University is Western Australia’s largest and most culturally diverse university with Australia’s third largest international student population. The migration of Curtin University’s espace repository to a customized version of DSpace 5 brought a ton of new features to the repository’s […]

March 17, 2017 - 11:11 am
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Pioneers of Chinese Dance Digital Archive

(7 March 2017) The Pioneers of Chinese Dance Digital Archive is a digital photograph collection designed to make the history of twentieth-century Chinese dance accessible to international researchers. The project was started at the University of Michigan Asia Library in 2014, with support from the Center for World Performance Studies, the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, […]

March 8, 2017 - 7:42 am
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SAGE Video grows with new collections in Sociology and Criminology & Criminal Justice

(1 March 2017, Los Angeles, CA). SAGE Publishing today announces that it has expanded SAGE Video, its highly reviewed library of streaming videos across the social sciences, to include two new collections: Sociology and Criminology & Criminal Justice. Hosted on SAGE Knowledge platform and designed to enhance research, teaching, and learning at all levels, the new […]

March 5, 2017 - 12:59 pm
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Using GRID to discover and analyse global research trends

New Digital Research Report by Martin Szomszor and Jonathan Adams highlights the need for a reference database of research organisations (2 March 2017) The latest Digital Research Report, Discovery and Analysis of Global Research Trends Using GRID, is published today by Digital Science. Using data from the open access journal PLOS ONE, the authors highlight […]

March 5, 2017 - 10:49 am
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Official launch of Hong Kong e-Legislation

(20 February 2017)  The Department of Justice (DoJ) will launch a new electronic legislation database known as Hong Kong e-Legislation (HKeL) at 7pm on February 24 to provide convenient and free public access to the Laws of Hong Kong. A DoJ spokesperson said today (February 20), “Access to law is a fundamental element of the rule […]

February 24, 2017 - 8:57 am
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National Library of Korea launches archive with 192 million pre-1950s news articles

(17 February 2017) The National Library has launched a website containing a massive volume of Korean news articles published before 1950. The “Korea Newspaper Archive” has about 192 million articles from 70 newspapers. The site is based on a Linked on Data (LOD) system that allows articles from different sources to be categorized by keywords […]

February 19, 2017 - 7:53 am
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New digital portal makes thousands of Hoover’s rare materials available online

(17 February 2017) The Hoover Institution Library & Archives is pleased to announce the launch of a new digital collections portal that contains more than 55,000 digitized posters, photographs, documents, sound recordings, and moving images from Hoover collections, with new items frequently added. The portal will allow remote users from around the globe to access […]

February 19, 2017 - 7:37 am
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Continued Elsevier access in support of German science

(13February 2017) Elsevier has chosen to continue providing access to Elsevier journals for dozens of German institutions that cancelled their individual subscriptions at the end of 2016. They did so anticipating that a new Germany-wide license agreement would be in place by January this year, which Elsevier regrets has so far has not been achievable. […]

February 17, 2017 - 8:12 am
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Ingenta agrees landmark collaboration with CEPIEC in China

(15 February 2017, Oxford) Ingenta has signed an agreement with China Educational Publications Import & Export Corporation Ltd (CEPIEC), which will enable publishers on Ingenta Connect to market and sell their content to Chinese researchers and institutions. The two year deal with China’s largest academic digital resource importer will provide international publishers who host their […]

February 16, 2017 - 9:09 pm
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Springer Healthcare launches Medicine Matters, a new medical education website

(15 February 2017) The content-rich portal will provide physicians and healthcare professionals with a reliable, free source of medical education, designed to promote best clinical practice and improved health outcomes. The website currently focuses on the latest advances in diabetes medicine at diabetes.medicinematters.com. The global rollout plan includes local language-supported content within new websites for […]

February 16, 2017 - 3:43 pm
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