Databases

UBC Library, Vancouver Campus hiring Chinese Rare Books Cataloguer Librarian

(9 February 2018)  The Puban Collection, formerly owned by Yao Junshi of Macao and acquired by UBC in 1959 with funds from the Friends of the Library and Dr. Walter Koerner, contains some 3,200 Chinese titles in about 45,000 volumes in thread-stitched binding, the majority of which came from the well-known Nanzhou Studio of Guangdong […]

February 9, 2018 - 5:56 pm
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Dissertations from Philippines university available globally

(2 February 2018)  For the first time, dissertations from the Philippines are now available to researchers around the world through the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global™ database (PQDT), the largest database of graduate research collected from the world’s greatest universities. As a member of the PQDT publishing program, Philippines Women’s University will contribute its graduate […]

February 4, 2018 - 8:23 pm
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Human Rights Studies Database honored by Choice magazine

Collection that can “bring one to tears, but inspire defiance” is named Outstanding Academic Title (23 January 2018, Ann Arbor, MI) The Human Rights Studies Online database, from Alexander Street, a ProQuest Company, was recognized by Choice as one of the magazine’s 2017 Outstanding Academic Title award-winners for curating and contextualizing human rights atrocities from […]

January 25, 2018 - 1:39 pm
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Royal College of Music launches new database of musical instruments

(23 January 2018) The Royal College of Music has launched a brand new database of musical instruments. MINIM-UK brings together over 20,000 instruments from more than 200 UK collections, making them digitally available to the public for the first time. The announcement is here.

January 25, 2018 - 12:28 pm
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Crossref as a new source of citation data: A comparison with Web of Science and Scopus

(17 January 2018) The Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC) encourages scholarly publishers to make the references found in their journals and books openly available through Crossref. With a few exceptions (most notably the American Chemical Society, Elsevier, IEEE, and Wolters Kluwer Health), almost all large publishers support the initiative. So far, this support has resulted […]

January 20, 2018 - 3:50 pm
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CINDAS LLC adds Ferrium to its databases

(19 January 2018) CINDAS has added Ferrium M-54 to the ASMD and AHAD. Ferrium M54 is a secondary hardening, ultra-high-strength martensitic steel that exhibits high toughness, high resistance to stress corrosion cracking, and very high strength with an ultimate of over 285 ksi. This alloy was originally designed for the US Navy as a lower cost […]

January 20, 2018 - 2:26 pm
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Digital Science launches Dimensions: a Next-generation research and discovery platform linking 124 million documents, providing free search and citation data across 86 million articles

Ground-breaking research information database links publications, grants, policy, data and metrics for the first time (15 January 2018, Boston, MA, USA and London)  Global technology company Digital Science is proud to announce the launch of Dimensions, a new platform that aims to democratise and transform scholarly search. A collaboration between six Digital Science portfolio companies […]

January 15, 2018 - 6:54 pm
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Wiley Digital Archives announces debut partnership with Royal College of Physicians to provide access to 500 years of medical history

(11 January 2018, Hoboken, N.J.)  John Wiley and Sons Inc., today announced that the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) is the latest Wiley Digital Archives partner. The relationship with  RCP is the first venture between Wiley and this prestigious society—the oldest medical college in England. The digital resource will contain approximately 5 million images, selected […]

January 14, 2018 - 4:32 pm
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Asia Foundation launches Data Portal

(10 January 2018) The Asia Foundation today launched its new Data Portal at surveys.asiafoundation.org, a key element of the organization’s commitment to innovative and evidence-based development program. The new portal provides visualizations of the Foundation’s extensive survey collection across Asia and builds on its leadership in data transparency. Data is critical not only to inform […]

January 12, 2018 - 9:26 am
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Asia Foundation and Australian Data Archive sign MOU

(11 January 2018)  In late December, The Asia Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Australian Data Archive, based at the Australian National University Centre for Social Research and Methods, to initiate collaboration and knowledge sharing of complex data sets. The MOU will allow the Australian Data Archive to host the Foundation’s extensive […]

January 12, 2018 - 9:19 am
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A busy year for the Buddhist Digital Resource Center

(9 January 2018) In 2017 The Buddhist Digital Resource Center greatly increased the size of its archive, running two major digitization projects in Asia.  This has been a consistent trend for the past few years. Modern scanning technology makes image capture fast and cheap, meaning BDRC can digitally preserve Buddhist literature with unprecedented efficiency. The […]

January 10, 2018 - 1:35 pm
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IEEE GlobalSpec unveils enhanced Reference Library on Engineering360.com

Community of engineers and technical professionals can now search and discover over 4 million documents from IEEE (4 January 2018, Piscataway, NJ) IEEE GlobalSpec, the leading provider of digital media solutions designed to connect industrial marketers with their target audience of engineering and technical professionals, announced today the launch of its new Reference Library on […]

January 6, 2018 - 8:29 am
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CAB Direct wins CHOICE magazine Outstanding Academic Title award 2017

(3 January 2018) The CAB Direct platform, which provides a single point of access to all of CABI’s databases, was rated as “highly recommended” for undergraduates, researchers, faculty members, technical programme students, professionals and practitioners in the March 2017 issue of CHOICE magazine. The platform has now won a CHOICE magazine ‘Outstanding Academic Title’ award […]

January 5, 2018 - 8:23 am
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Approximately 300 sound recordings of the Historical Recordings Collection (Rekion) are newly available online

(21 December 2017) On December 21, the National Diet Library (NDL) made approximately 300 sound recordings of the Historical Recordings Collection (Rekion) available for streaming online. Examples of sound recordings: 『ジョスランの子守唄』…A recording of “Berceuse de Jocelyn” by the tenor Yoshie Fujiwara, who established The Fujiwara Opera, accompanied by the Milan Scala Orchestra 『ピアノ独奏: ラ・カムパネラ』…A recording […]

December 22, 2017 - 5:07 pm
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Three Indonesian archives recognized as UNESCO Memory of the World

(13 December 2017) Three Indonesian archives, namely Borobudur Conservation Archives, the Indian Ocean Tsunami Archives and Panji tales manuscripts, have been recognized by UNESCO Memory of the World. Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) acting head Bambang Subiyanto said the documentations serve as important evidence in the history of mankind, adding that the archives are also related […]

December 13, 2017 - 3:40 pm
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