Databases

More than 13,000 images in architecture newly available

(13 March 2018) Artstor has released more than 13,000 new images in Architecture from leading scholars and institutions. This wide-ranging release includes surveys of historic and modern sites, including medieval mosques, restored church architecture in Mexico, Yanaka cemetery in Tokyo, and structures and sculptures along New York City’s High Line. Alka Patel and the University […]

March 14, 2018 - 9:05 am
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Al Manhal launches Academia Arabia Library

(8 March 2018) Stemming from a commitment to improve and modernize research and publishing standards in the Middle East, comes the launch of Academia Arabia Library; a membership-based library for readers and researchers interested in scholarly and scientific publications from the Middle East, Africa and Asia. The new platform offers members  unlimited access to a […]

March 12, 2018 - 10:43 am
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Most extensive Royal Commonwealth Society photograph release yet

(9 March 2018) The Royal Commonwealth Society department has recently published images of approximately 1,500 historic photographs on Cambridge Digital Library.  These photographs have been digitised with the very generous support of the Anstruther Trust, and include many of the treasures of the collection.  They reflect its broad chronological scope and great geographic diversity. The […]

March 10, 2018 - 10:07 am
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Historic photographs of India digitized

(19 December 2017) The latest release of photographs published on Cambridge Digital Library by the Royal Commonwealth Society department includes a large selection of historic prints of India, digitised with the generous support of the Smuts Memorial Fund. The photographs date from the 1860s to the late 1920s, and offer a diverse range of scenes […]

March 10, 2018 - 9:58 am
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To Be Continued

Discovering serialised fiction in Trove’s digitised newspapers (28 February 2018) Literary historian Katherine Bode describes how she and bibliographer Carol Hetherington used Trove to create a database of over 21,000 novels, novellas and short stories published in early Australian newspapers. This database enables anyone to read, explore, correct, add and export the fiction early Australians […]

March 1, 2018 - 8:25 pm
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New Research4Life Programme – GOALI Launch event

The International Labour Organization (ILO) and its partners will launch a new Research4Life programme called “Global Online Access to Legal Information” (GOALI), on Tuesday, 6 March. (1 March 2018) Recognizing the importance of access to legal information, the new programme gives free or low-cost online access to academic legal journals, publications and databases in more than 115 […]

March 1, 2018 - 6:14 pm
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Elsevier collaborates with Beijing University of Chinese Medicine to enable deeper research into traditional Chinese medicine

BUCM expertise will help enrich and enhance existing Elsevier content; opening new resources up to users as research and evidence about traditional Chinese medicine grows (26 February 2018) As global interest in traditional and alternative medicine grows, Elsevier, the global information analytics business specializing in science and health, today announced that it is working with […]

February 28, 2018 - 9:15 am
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ISSN and DOAJ: a renewed partnership

(22 February 2018) DOAJ is delighted to announce the renewal of its partnership with ISSN. DOAJ is heavily reliant on issn.org (the ISSN database) as having a fully registered and confirmed ISSN is one of the first checks that the Editorial Team undertakes when considering applications. For DOAJ, obtaining an ISSN for a journal is […]

February 23, 2018 - 9:19 am
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Six more Myanmar universities join EIFL project

(20 February 2018) Six more universities have joined the EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project as part of an agreement between EIFL and the Myanmar Department of Higher Education to further develop university libraries and contribute to Myanmar’s national strategy for higher education reform. EIFL’s work in Myanmar is made possible by the Open Society Foundations Higher […]

February 23, 2018 - 9:03 am
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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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