New sponsorship model broadens arXiv membership

(26 January 2017) A new sponsorship model for aims to encourage more libraries and research institutions around the world to support the repository by becoming members. To help broaden membership, arXiv’s leadership and Anurag Acharya, co-creator of Google Scholar, have worked together to develop a model in which individual sponsors provide membership fees for […]

January 28, 2017 - 5:51 pm

Alexander Street announces release of fourth volume in acclaimed ethnographic video online series

(9 January 2017, Alexandria, VA) Alexander Street today announced the launch of the latest installment in its Ethnographic Video Online Series, Volume IV: Festivals and Archives. This new collection of contemporary anthropological films provides a space for today’s visual anthropologists to showcase and disseminate their most compelling work. With a focus on titles screened at contemporary […]

January 10, 2017 - 10:58 am

Website for Burmese law resources

(28 December 2016) Myanmar-law-library (MLL) is a website hosted in France and created by Rémi Nguyen, Ph.D Candidate in Law at CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research), for the access and knowledge of Burmese law. The website contains legislative texts (Constitutions, Burma Codes, statute law) since the independence of Burma (Myanmar), court decisions of […]

December 31, 2016 - 7:19 am

SocArXiv launches, brings sociology and social science into the open, with new grant support

(7 December 2016) SocArXiv, the open access, open source archive of social science, is officially launching in beta version today. Created in partnership with the Center for Open Science, SocArXiv provides a free, noncommercial service for rapid sharing of academic papers; it is built on the Open Science Framework, a platform for researchers to upload […]

December 8, 2016 - 3:46 pm

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation awards grant for arXiv upgrade

(29 November 2016, Ithaca, N.Y.), the influential open access repository for global scientific research, will begin the first phase of a three-year overhaul and modernization with the help of a $445,000 grant by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The Sloan Foundation grant will fund the creation of a detailed blueprint for next-generation arXiv – […]

December 1, 2016 - 3:09 pm

China’s top judicial authority launches digital legal library

(23 November 2016) China’s Supreme People’s Court officially launched its digital library on 22 November in an effort to improve judicial transparency. The digital library serves as the country’s biggest online platform for juristic writings and records, offering public access to case information. The digital library is divided into six sections, while eight databases and […]

November 24, 2016 - 4:11 pm

Expert launches as Australia’s largest and most trusted expert database

(12 November 2016) The Expert Witness Database (EWD) revolutionises Australia’s Expert industry., is a collaborative database of experts with at least eight years of extraordinary tested industry experience satisfying the rules of an ‘Expert Witness’, combined with approved training and proven experience and training as an Expert Witness. The press release is here.

November 12, 2016 - 4:15 pm

ARL Library Directors advise on Digital Dunhuang Initiative

(10 November 2016) Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member library directors Brian E. C. Schottlaender, UC San Diego, and Xuemao Wang, University of Cincinnati, were invited by the Dunhuang Research Academy of China to participate in a two-day International Dunhuang Consultative Committee meeting on October 24 and 25, 2016. The academy is engaging the newly […]

November 10, 2016 - 9:03 pm

Digital collection reveals new perspectives on major border events and areas

(8 November 2016,  Alexandria, VA) Alexander Street today announced the launch of a new primary source digital collection that will illuminate current worldwide border and migration issues through primary source documents, archives, films, and ephemera related to more than 30 significant border areas and events over the last three centuries. Border and Migration Studies Online […]

November 9, 2016 - 7:13 am

Turnitin announces new content partnership with the world-renowned pre-print repository

(26 October 2016) Turnitin today announced that it has secured a new content partnership with, which will see Turnitin services match against the global pre-print repository. In addition to signing a Content License Agreement, arXiv have chosen to implement Turnitin’s market leading iThenticate service, to assist them in checking the originality of papers uploaded […]

October 28, 2016 - 8:38 pm

Wolters Kluwer adds drug class monographs and other enhancements to Lexicomp online drug reference

(October 20, 2016)  The Health division of Wolters Kluwer, is enhancing its Lexicomp® drug information reference solutions with new content and features. All enhancements are intended to make Lexicomp Online and Lexicomp Mobile Apps more efficient and add to the wealth of information and tools healthcare professionals trust to support their medication decisions and help […]

October 23, 2016 - 9:27 am

Alexander Street announces addition of Margaret Mead papers to Anthropological Fieldwork Online

(19 October 2016,  Alexandria, VA)  Alexander Street today announced an agreement with the Library of Congress to digitize and distribute selections from the Margaret Mead Papers and the South Pacific Ethnographic Archive, including the original fieldwork of the world-renowned anthropologist, Margaret Mead. Mead’s first fieldtrip to Samoa, between 1925 and 1926, resulted in a trove […]

October 20, 2016 - 7:56 am

ÜberResearch announces Dimensions for publishers

 (14 October 2016, London, UK and Boston) Data science company ÜberResearch, today unveiled its global grants database, Dimensions, for scholarly publishers – to enable them to understand new trends in research as they emerge, and compare the most up-to-date activity in research funding with ongoing publication trends. Dimensions is the industry’s first searchable database of […]

October 18, 2016 - 7:44 am

ASTM Publications joins OpenAthens Access Management Federation

(11 October 2016) OpenAthens has today announced that ASTM International  the Pennsylvania, USA-based publisher of international standards, manuals, scholarly publications and e-learning courses has joined the OpenAthens access management federation. This move provides straightforward and secure access to ASTM International’s wide library of over 12,000 standards and related products, trusted globally by individuals and organizations […]

October 11, 2016 - 6:45 pm

IFAR announces major enhancements to its free catalogues raisonnés database

(6 October 2016) The International Foundation for Art Research (IFAR)—the leading organization addressing critical art-world issues regarding attribution, authenticity, and provenance—announced today the launch of new enhancements to its online Catalogues Raisonnés Database. New features and functionality include external links to the complete or partial digitized text of published catalogues raisonnés available on Google Books, […]

October 11, 2016 - 6:33 pm