CAS collaborates with iChemLabs empowering scientists to do better research in less time with SciFinder-n

SciFindern provides relevant, highly actionable insights in an easy-to-use interface that integrates the touch screen friendly ChemDoodle chemical structure drawing tool. (18 September 2018, Columbus, Ohio) CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society, partnered with iChemLabs to optimize the efficiency of chemical structure drawing in SciFindern, especially in touch devices, using ChemDoodle®.  Built on the […]

September 19, 2018 - 2:59 pm

Reprints Desk and Meteo broaden reach of Japanese medical information to life sciences researchers worldwide

Partnership with Japanese aggregator Meteo makes 1,368 medical journals and nearly three million Japanese articles available to reprints desk customers (28 August 2018, Encino, Calif., and Tokyo, Japan) Research Solutions, Inc.,  a pioneer in providing cloud-based solutions for scientific research, and its wholly-owned subsidiary Reprints Desk today announced that they concluded the first quarter of collaboration with […]

August 30, 2018 - 7:08 am

How do you browse millions of images?

(27 August 2018) With nearly 2.5 million images making up 300 collections in Artstor–plus hundreds more public collections–where does one begin browsing in Artstor? Browsing images may not seem like the best way to find an image, especially if you are looking for something specific. However, browsing allows you to serendipitously discover images you might […]

August 28, 2018 - 7:22 pm

Register for an Artstor user account

(22 August 2018) Maybe you’ve been searching and viewing images in Artstor, and even downloaded images from public collections, but you’d like to do more. Register for an account and you will! Registered users at subscribing institutions can download images from Artstor’s core collections of 2.5 million images, save and organize these images into groups, export them […]

August 23, 2018 - 3:18 pm

New Online: Database expands access to North Korean serials

(15 August 2018) The Asian Division of the Library of Congress is home to one of the most prominent North Korean collections in the Western Hemisphere. While a growing number of scholars have been making use of this unique collection, a dearth of bibliographic resources for North Korean periodicals has made navigating them a time-intensive […]

August 16, 2018 - 2:15 pm

You Gave the Gift of Dharma

(15 August 2018) Supported by the generous donations made during the “Give the Gift of Dharma” Spring Appeal, BDRC’s Digital Library Drive program has taken off, expanding access to Buddhist literature. Since the end of the Spring Appeal, BDRC has been busily creating and freely distributing the Digital Library Drives (DLDs) funded by your generous donations. These […]

August 15, 2018 - 2:22 pm

See thousands of orchids in incredible detail in the Smithsonian’s newly digitized collection

(2 August 2018) More than 8,000 living specimens in the Smithsonian Gardens Orchid Collection have been digitized and are now available to see and study from anywhere in the world. The Smithsonian’s Mass Digitization Program, in association with the National Collections Program, started photographing the plants in December 2017 and recently put the complete collection […]

August 3, 2018 - 1:57 pm

Three OA repositories launched in Myanmar

(24 July 2018) Three more universities in Myanmar – Yadanabon University, Yangon University of Economics and Yezin Agricultural University – have launched institutional open access (OA) repositories, which will make their research more visible and freely available to scholars worldwide. The repositories have been set up with support from EIFL through the EIFL eLibrary Myanmar […]

July 26, 2018 - 4:57 pm

Open access opportunities for China through NSTL and IGI Global

(21 July 2018) Since 2008, IGI Global has partnered with the Chinese National Science and Technology Library (NSTL) to provide scholarly journals to prestigious Chinese institutions through its award-winning InfoSci-Journals database. With NSTL’s renewal of this content for the 2019 copyright year, the consortia is taking advantage of IGI Global’s new open access fee waiver initiative to […]

July 21, 2018 - 3:53 pm

China SARA launches Digital Religious Library

(18 July 2018) On July 10, 2018,  China Religious Culture Publisher, subordinate to the State Administration for Religious Affairs, held a launching ceremony of its religious professional repository and digital library in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu. The publisher has constructed an authoritative and professional religious resource pool where content is presented through the Internet and new media […]

July 18, 2018 - 11:03 am

Expression of interest for indiaRxiv Steering Committee

(6 July 2018) The Open Access India is constituting an advisory and a steering committee to establish and manage preprints repository for India, indiaRxiv with the support of Centre for Open Science. Earlier, the community had launched preprints repository for agriculture and allied sciences, AgriXiv. Anyone who would like to get involved in establishing the […]

July 7, 2018 - 10:45 am

CSIRO selects Clarivate Analytics to power Australia’s research discovery

Web of Science citation index will be available to more than 5,000 experts across Australia and overseas (5 July 2018, Melbourne) The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia’s independent federal government agency responsible for scientific research, has selected Web of Science as a key resource for research discovery.  CSIRO is Australia’s catalyst for […]

July 6, 2018 - 11:45 am

British Library to develop shared open access repository services

(2 July 2018) The British Library, working with a group of cultural and memory organisations, is piloting a shared repository service for research content built on an open source platform. The repository aims to increase the visibility and impact of research outputs, making the knowledge generated by cultural institutions easier to explore and use for […]

July 4, 2018 - 4:57 pm

DMK flays sidelining of Tamil in digital library : Says it indicates north-south divide

(4 July 2018, Chennai)  The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Tuesday alleged in the Tamil Nadu assembly that Tamil and other south Indian languages had been sidelined in the national digital library portal, a new initiative of the HRD ministry. Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Leader of the Opposition M K Stalin (DMK) said […]

July 4, 2018 - 4:48 pm

More than 1 million images now publicly available at

(27 June 2018) Artstor has made more than 1 million image, video, document, and audio files from public institutional collections freely available to everyone—subscribers and non-subscribers alike–at These collections are being shared by institutions who make their content available via JSTOR Forum, a tool that allows them to catalog, manage, and share digital media […]

June 28, 2018 - 9:29 am