Databases

Popular preprint servers face closure because of money troubles

(13 Feb 2020)  The rise of preprint repositories has helped scientists worldwide to share results and get feedback quickly. But several platforms that serve researchers in emerging economies are struggling to raise money to stay afloat. One, which hosts research from Indonesia, has decided to close because of this funding shortfall. Nature has the full […]

February 19, 2020 - 8:42 am
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UChicago Library’s stamp collection provides rare picture of North Korea

(27 Dec 2019)  A group of masked dancers, frozen in dramatic poses. A plane descending at an airport, with another trailing in the distance. And a pair of … carnivorous dinosaurs? These disparate images all can be found within the University of Chicago Library’s new collection of North Korean stamps, assembled in a public online database to provide a unique […]

December 30, 2019 - 4:26 pm
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New database of pre-Independence Indian periodicals from 1857-1947 reflects a nation forging its identity

(7 Dec 2019) For years Professor Rahul Sagar worked with researchers, students and libraries from around the world to collate a database of Indian Periodicals that flourished between 1857 and 1947 and are evidence of a once fertile land of reading, writing and intellectual discourse. In an interview with Firstpost, Sagar spoke about the challenges […]

December 9, 2019 - 3:43 pm
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National Museum of African American History and Culture’s Alvin Ailey Photography Collection is now available to the public

More Than 10,000 Photographs Announced On Anniversary Of Ailey’s Death And World AIDS Day (1 Dec 2019) **Images provided are only to be used by media in reference to announcement and with full credit information** Ahead of World AIDS Day and the 30th anniversary of Alvin Ailey’s death (Dec. 1), the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History […]

December 9, 2019 - 3:09 pm
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PubMed redesigned for better user experience

(18 Nov 2019)  An updated version of PubMed is now available at https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/. The new PubMed will become the default in spring 2020 and will ultimately replace the legacy version. The new responsive layout offers better support for accessing PubMed content with the increasingly popular small-screen devices such as mobile phones and tablets, among other features. […]

November 19, 2019 - 9:10 am
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Introducing ProQuest One™ Literature: a new destination for modern literary studies

(22 Oct 2019)  Faculty, students and librarians are leading the call for a resource that can function as the single destination for literary research, teaching and learning. Today, ProQuest announces a solution to support all facets of literature scholarship: ProQuest One™ Literature. Developed in collaboration with faculty and librarians from universities with renowned literature departments, […]

October 31, 2019 - 11:30 am
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NIU Libraries receives $610,000 grant for Southeast Asia Digital Library

(2 Oct 2019)  NIU (Northern Illinois University) Libraries has been awarded a four-year grant of $610,000 by the Henry Luce Foundation to enhance the Southeast Asia Digital Library (SEADL), a collaborative project of the Association of Asian Studies’ Committee on Research Materials on Southeast Asia (CORMOSEA), an association of Southeast Asia librarians and member institutions across the United […]

October 21, 2019 - 9:44 am
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CRL and JSTOR partner to make South Asian materials openly available online

(16 Oct 2019) CRL has partnered with JSTOR to make collections from the South Asia Open Archives openly available on JSTOR at saoa.crl.edu. The South Asia Open Archives (SAOA) is a rich and growing collection of historical and contemporary sources covering the arts, humanities, and social sciences, in English and South Asian languages, from and about South […]

October 17, 2019 - 1:20 pm
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Web of Science Group relaunches Master Journal List of 21k journals

‎A new way to browse, search, and explore the only complete authorized list of journals in the Web of Science index (16 Oct 2019) Today the Web of Science Group launched the enhanced Master Journal List, with new, improved functionality and a better user experience for the 320,000+ researchers, librarians and editors who visit the […]

October 17, 2019 - 8:53 am
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Australia: CSIRO launches open-access virtual core library

(3 Sep 2019)  From Australia: CSIRO has introduced the AuScope National Virtual Core Library (NVCL), a digitised collection of 10 million metres of drill core estimated to be archived in warehouses around Australia. Details can be found here.    

September 12, 2019 - 8:54 am
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Wolters Kluwer helps the IPSF empower the next generation of pharmacists with advanced drug information resources

(5 Sep 2019) Wolters Kluwer, Health announced today that it is collaborating with theInternational Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation (IPSF) to support young pharmacists with learning tools from the globally respected drug information resource Lexicomp®. Based in The Hague, Netherlands, IPSF is the world’s leading advocacy organization for pharmacy and pharmaceutical science students and recent graduates. Together with Wolters Kluwer, […]

September 9, 2019 - 8:40 am
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Access Innovations enhances search on McGraw-Hill’s AccessEngineering

(26 Aug 2019)  Access Innovations, Inc., provider of Data Harmony software solutions, is proud to announce a recently completed project with McGraw-Hill to create a series of robust taxonomies that will support the back end of AccessEngineering. These taxonomies will improve search functionality for those interested in AccessEngineering’s educational materials The full press release is here.  

August 28, 2019 - 8:33 am
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An updated PubMed is on its way!

(19 Aug 2019)  NCBI released a video, presenting highlights the main features you can expect in the new PubMed, including those already available in PubMed Labs. A timeline is included, as is some background on the new PubMed development process. Watch the video on youtube here.  

August 22, 2019 - 1:47 pm
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Australian libraries join forces to build national digital collection

(13 Aug 2019)  The national, state and territory libraries of Australia joined forces to launch one giant national digital collection of Australian publications. It’s called National edeposit – or NED for short. Legal deposit legislation obliges publishers to deposit everything they publish with the National Library of Australia as well as with their own state […]

August 22, 2019 - 8:08 am
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Launch of IndiaRxiv on the eve of India’s 73rd Independence Day

(14 Aug 2019) Research outputs find a home at IndiaRxiv, India’s first Preprints Service Open Access India partners with the Center for Open Science to launch IndiaRxiv on the eve of India’s 73rd Independence Day as the country joins the global march for open science. Open Access India and the Center for Open Science have collaborated […]

August 15, 2019 - 11:06 am
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