Databases

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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USAID announces launch of new improved data repository

(15 November 2018) The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched a new, improved data repository to make better use of the valuable Agency-funded data being gathered from all over the world. The Development Data Library (DDL) is USAID’s publicly available repository for Agency-funded data-on-demand. As a best practice digital archive, the new platform […]

November 17, 2018 - 11:39 am
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Towards more consistent, transparent, and multi-purpose national bibliographic databases for research output

(13 November 2018) National bibliographic databases for research output collect metadata on universities’ scholarly publications, such as journal articles, monographs, and conference papers. As this sort of research information is increasingly used in assessments, funding allocation, and other academic reward structures, the value in developing comprehensive and reliable national databases becomes more and more clear. […]

November 13, 2018 - 7:50 pm
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The world’s largest collection of Buddhist texts is now available online

(11 November 2018) Thanks to the Buddhist Digital Resource Center (BDRC) and the Internet Archive, the world’s largest collection of Tibetan Buddhist literature is now available online. Dedicated to preserving and sharing Buddhist scholarship, the BDRC has archived over 15 million pages of Buddhist works since it was founded in 1999. Now, thanks to its collaboration […]

November 13, 2018 - 4:37 pm
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