Databases

The bibliographic data of the National Diet Library can be freely used for various purposes

(7 May 2019) The bibliographic data of the National Diet Library (not including body text) became available for anyone at no charge, whether the purpose of use is commercial or non-commercial, from April 1, 2019. The bibliographic data includes authority data (data of authors and keywords which are arranged for use as clues when searching […]

May 14, 2019 - 8:54 am
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Clarivate Analytics introduces Simplified Chinese user interface for its Cortellis suite of life science intelligence solutions

(29 Apr 2019)  China has become the second largest and fastest emerging market for the bio-pharmaceuticals industry, making it essential for drug developers in the region to access complex information in their native language.1 Clarivate Analytics, a global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation, today introduced a Simplified Chinese user […]

April 30, 2019 - 8:56 am
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Springer Nature and DrugPatentWatch partner to provide patent information for drug database

(11 Apr 2019)  A new module focusing on patents has been added to the drug pipeline tool AdisInsight. The module allows users to find out which drugs have been patented and when regulatory protection may expire. “Drug patent information can help key stakeholders in the drug discovery process understand the impact of patent expiry on the competitive […]

April 15, 2019 - 4:37 pm
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Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau unveils new online resource

(21 Mar 2019)  The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau’s Mice intelligence and innovation department (TCEB M2I) launched a new online resource centre to provide information and insights for organisers of conventions and exhibition in the country. Bangkok Post has more details here.

March 21, 2019 - 8:49 am
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JoVE releases lab-focused science education video series

(20 February 2019)  JoVE is releasing the JoVE Lab Manual Series. It is one of the first curriculum-focused instructional video resources of its kind for commonly taught introductory labs. Filmed in top academic labs across the United States, the series’ comprehensive and engaging video content will enable improved student learning outcomes. “Many students struggle in lab courses, […]

February 25, 2019 - 12:57 pm
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SAE International announces new Automated and Connected Knowledge Hub

(19 February 2019)  SAE International announces its newest information resource – the SAE MOBILUS Automated & Connected Knowledge Hub, part of the popular SAE MOBILUS® technical resource platform. Launched at the end of 2018, the Automated & Connected Knowledge Hub provides mobility engineers and thought leaders with curated news, expertly written feature articles, convenient access to learning […]

February 22, 2019 - 9:27 am
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EBSCO Health acquires HealthDecision

(24 January 2019) EBSCO Health, the leading provider of evidence-based clinical information tools including DynaMed Plus®, Dynamic Health™ and Option Grid™, has expanded with the acquisition of HealthDecision®.HealthDecision is a clinical decision support and shared decision making tool for clinicians and patients at the point of care. The software platform provides decision support tools enabling clinicians and patients to explore their […]

January 29, 2019 - 9:21 am
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ProQuest launches ProQuest One Academic

(23 January 2019) At the American Library Association’s Midwinter Conference, ProQuest launches the first product in its ProQuest One™ initiative, a series of solutions that will enable libraries to serve broad, evolving learning and research mandates faster and more powerfully, ultimately improving outcomes for their institutions. Find the full press release here.  

January 28, 2019 - 2:08 pm
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Free webinar – deep dive into COUNTER Code of Practice Release 5

(21 January 2019) In this instructional webinar, you’ll learn more about the COUNTER Code of Practice Release 5 (COP5), which goes into effect in January 2019. Lorraine Estelle, COUNTER Project Director, will highlight key points in the development of the new release, touching on metric types and new reports. Then Elena Zapryanova-Hadjinikolova, COUNTER Executive Committee […]

January 22, 2019 - 8:53 am
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BioOne Complete launches on new platform powered by nonprofit partnership

(2 January 2019)  BioOne, the nonprofit publisher of more than 200 journals from 150 scientific societies and independent presses, has launched a new website for its content aggregation, BioOne Complete. Powered by a nonprofit collaboration with SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, the new site leverages SPIE’s proprietary platform for the benefit of BioOne’s […]

January 4, 2019 - 9:03 am
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DOAJ’s new governance model

(18 December 2018) DOAJ will implement a new governance model in 2019 which will see DOAJ financers having a role in the organisation’s Board and Council. All organisations funding DOAJ with €1500 or more will be eligible for nomination. In January 2019 DOAJ will inaugurate a new governance model providing the structure and transparency that […]

December 19, 2018 - 4:18 pm
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ChemRxiv announces streamlined submission of research for journal peer review

(5 December 2018) Now in its second year of successfully sharing research findings openly with the global chemistry community, ChemRxiv today announced Direct Journal Transfer, a new feature that will help authors submit their posted preprints to established journals for editorial consideration and peer review. This feature, which is now available on the ChemRxiv website, […]

December 5, 2018 - 10:30 am
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Chiba University launches open access resource “c-arc”

(4 December 2018) Chiba University launched a new academic resource collection named “Chiba University Academic Resource Collections (c-arc) ” which makes content published and provided by Chiba University Libraries widely available on the web. This website is a new infrastructure to realize “Digital Scholarship,” which promotes using digital content to research, education, and learning materials. […]

December 5, 2018 - 8:35 am
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Lens.org – detailed review of a new open discovery and citation index

(20 November 2018) While it is true that the scholarly search portion of Lens might be perhaps mostly dominated by the voluminous data from Microsoft Academic Graph (MAG), Lens is far more than the sum of it’s parts by combining open data from half a dozen open data sources writes Aaron Tay in his review of […]

November 22, 2018 - 8:27 am
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New release of COCI: 450M DOI-to-DOI citation links now available

(19 November 2018) As introduced in a previous blog post, COCI is the OpenCitations Index of Crossref open DOI-to-DOI references, all released as CC0 material. It is our first OpenCitations Index of open citations, in which we have applied the concept of citations as first-class data entities to index the contents of one of the […]

November 21, 2018 - 10:48 am
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