Databases

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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More than 1 million images now publicly available at library.artstor.org

(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 library.artstor.org. 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
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National Digital Library of India dedicated to the Nation

(19 June 2018) The Union Human Resource Development Minister, Shri Prakash Javadekar launched the new digital initiative of HRD Ministry. National Digital Library of India, on the occasion of National Reading Day in New Delhi today. This National Digital Library of India (NDLI) is a project of the Ministry of Human Resource Development under the […]

June 20, 2018 - 9:33 am
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BoardVitals Hospice and Palliative Care exam question bank now available

(6 June 2018) Your students can now prep for their Hospice & Palliative Care certification exam with BoardVitals from STAT!Ref! This question bank is targeted to both the ABIM and AOA exams. Those subscribers that already have access to the complete, or all medical specialties package of test banks, this test bank has been added […]

June 10, 2018 - 8:21 pm
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Reading into the future in China

(8 June 2018) The National Library of China is building a new book repository to protect China’s ancient literary treasures – and its cultural heritage – for future generations. Wang Kaihao reports. China is preparing to build a “Noah’s Ark” for precious books and documents from ancient times, an official from the National Library of […]

June 10, 2018 - 7:57 pm
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Clarivate Analytics partners with the Egyptian Knowledge Bank to power the first Arabic Citation Index

Initiative will support Egypt’s 2030 vision to achieve scientific excellence by creating a competitive, innovative and diversified economy (29 May 2018, Cairo) Clarivate Analytics has partnered with the Egyptian Knowledge Bank (EKB), the Egyptian government’s digital library and online knowledge hub to launch the first Arabic Citation Index (ARCI). This index will launch in 2020 […]

May 30, 2018 - 11:00 am
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Recording and the slides of the COAR webinar by Leslie Chan are available

(3 May 2018) The recording and the slides from today’s webinar entitled Open Access in the global South: Perspectives from the Open and Collaborative Science in Development Network are now available on Zenodo. Prof. Leslie Chan shared key lessons from OCSDNet which is a research network with scientists, development practitioners, community members and activists from 26 countries […]

May 4, 2018 - 9:21 am
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Over 16,000 sound effects made available for free from BBC library

(24 April 2018) The BBC has made its sound effects archive available to the public for free for the first time. The archive incorporates effects used by the corporation’s radio output since the 1920s – that tallies up to a staggering 16,000 sound effects. However there is one important reservation on its usage: as per […]

May 2, 2018 - 9:12 am
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