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

The Archive of Yogyakarta digitised

(10 October 2016) The Archive of Yogyakarta refers to a collection of some four hundred manuscript documents in Javanese dating from 1772 to 1813, originating from the court of Yogyakarta. A highly important source for the political, economic, social, administrative and legal history of central Java in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the archive […]

October 11, 2016 - 6:21 pm

Myanmar Institute of Strategic and International Studies joins eLibrary Myanmar project

(5 October 2016) The Myanmar Institute of Strategic and International Studies, which researches international relations and foreign policy issues, and whose foreign policy and strategy recommendations help guide Myanmar’s bilateral and multilateral relations, has joined the EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project. In addition to making important contributions to foreign policy formulation, the institute’s work aims to […]

October 8, 2016 - 4:18 pm

National Library of China launches digital database of ancient books

(30 September 2016) The National Library of China recently launched two online services for readers - the Basic Database of the Registered Ancient Books Surveyed Around China and the Digital Library of Chinese Ancient Books. As an important academic achievement, the Basic Database allows readers from all over the world to check online the catalog of […]

October 1, 2016 - 8:16 am

IET announces the release of arXiv content in Inspec

(13 September 2016) The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has announced that over 30,000 pre-print articles available in the online repository arXiv will be indexed in Inspec, the leading abstract and indexing database for physics and engineering. The addition of these articles, which will take place by the end of this year, will substantially […]

September 15, 2016 - 7:10 am

Secret Japanese military maps could open a new window on Asia’s past

(13 September 2016) The maps were captured in the waning days of World War II as the U.S. Army took control of Japan. American soldiers confiscated thousands of secret Japanese military maps and the plates used to print them, then shipped them to the United States for safekeeping. Stanford has so far led the way […]

September 13, 2016 - 2:55 pm