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Alexander Street curates rare sound recordings

Field recordings supported with film footage, photographs and notes offer new insights for ethnomusicologists and music majors (26 June 2017, Alexandria, VA) Alexander Street is connecting researchers with previously unpublished historic field recordings and supporting materials in its new collection, Ethnographic Sound Archives Online. This resource enables new insights for the study of music in […]

June 27, 2017 - 11:01 pm
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10,000 additional photographs and cartoons from Condé Nast at ArtStor

(24 May 2017) Condé Nast is providing nearly 10,000 additional images to the Artstor Digital Library, bringing their total contribution to approximately 33,000. The release encompasses images from the Condé Nast Archive of Photography, selections from the Fairchild Photo Service, and signature cartoons from The New Yorker. Highlights of the new release include striking and […]

May 25, 2017 - 10:08 am
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Online Chinese Christianity Collection

(18 May 2017) The Online Chinese Christianity Collection (OCCC) is now accessible. The online library is searchable and depending on the resource, you can use English or Chinese. The worldwide largest online library on Chinese Christianity Chinese and multi-lingual full text downloadable for free Over 34,500 documents, weekly growing The site is run by Globethics.net. […]

May 19, 2017 - 3:43 pm
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Two open access repositories launched in Myanmar

(12 May 2017) University of Mandalay and University of Yangon, this week launched institutional open access repositories, opening up their research to the world. The repositories, which were set up with support from EIFL through the EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project, include peer-reviewed journal articles, research papers, and papers from selected international conferences. At the time […]

May 14, 2017 - 2:55 pm
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International Accord strengthens ties between repository networks worldwide

(10 May 2017) On 8 May 2017, several regional and national repository networks and stakeholder groups formally endorsed an international accord that will lead to the greater alignment of repository networks around the world. The aim of the accord is to improve cooperation between national and regional repository networks by identifying common principles and areas […]

May 12, 2017 - 4:18 pm
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More than 35,000 additional photojournalism images from Magnum Photos via ArtStor

(11 May 2017) Magnum Photos and Artstor are now sharing more than 35,000 additional images in the Digital Library, bringing the  total to approximately 116,000 of the world’s most recognized photographs. The new release spans the globe from Alaska to the Amazon and Oman to the Arctic Circle. Among the highlights are black and white […]

May 12, 2017 - 10:53 am
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Old medical publications support new learners and researchers

(8 May 2017) A £1m project to digitise more than 15 million pages of 19th century medical texts has just finished and the material is now available online for free. It has taken three years to convert these historic published works for use in the 21st century by learners, teachers and researchers. Covering much more […]

May 12, 2017 - 10:34 am
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Launch of OA repositories in Myanmar

(8 May 2017) Two leading universities in Myanmar, University of Mandalay and University of Yangon, will launch open access (OA) institutional repositories on 8 May (in Mandalay) and on 11 May (in Yangon). The two repositories were set up with support from EIFL. Visit the University of Mandalay Open Access Repository. Visit the University of […]

May 9, 2017 - 9:00 am
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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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