Databases

Wiley announces launch of Wiley digital archives

(25 October 2017, Hoboken, NJ)  John Wiley and Sons Inc., has announced a new program of digital primary sources providing unprecedented access to historical records across the sciences and medicine. Launching in 2018, Wiley Digital Archives will enable institutional customers to purchase digital access to unique or rare historical primary sources, digitized from leading societies […]

October 28, 2017 - 7:45 pm
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EIFL OA workshops in Myanmar

(19 October 2017) EIFL will host workshops for open access (OA) working groups and librarians from three Myanmar universities that are adopting OA policies and setting up OA institutional repositories. The three universities – Yangon University of Economics, Yadanabon University and Yezin Agricultural University – will use the opportunity to finalize OA policy documents, ensure […]

October 20, 2017 - 1:33 pm
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eLibrary Myanmar Project

(18 October 2017) There are 158 universities in Myanmar under the Ministry of Education. After years of isolation, their libraries have very limited current print collections.  What’s more, until the start of the eLibrary Myanmar project in December 2013, no universities had access to online subscription resources.  As a result, research standards and output have been […]

October 18, 2017 - 9:06 am
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Project MUSE Implements Campus Activated Subscriber Access (CASA) in Cooperation with Google Scholar, improving off-campus and mobile access to full text

(12 October 2017) Project MUSE, the trusted source for humanities and social science content from university presses and scholarly publishers, has expanded its relationship with Google Scholar to include implementation of Campus Activated Subscriber Access (CASA), providing seamless access to subscribed or purchased content for an institution’s users even when off campus or from a […]

October 18, 2017 - 8:48 am
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National Library to launch database for Master Catalogue of Malay Manuscripts next year

(11 October 2017, Kuala Lumpur, (Bernama)  The National Library of Malaysia (PNM) will launch the database for the Master Catalogue of Malay Manuscripts next year in a bid to uplift the status and provide intellectual evidence of the greatness of Malay civilisation, said PNM director-general Nafisah Ahmad. She said this would be the first database […]

October 11, 2017 - 3:52 pm
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New Research4Life programme approved to be launched in 2018

(4 October 2017) A new Research4Life programme, GOALI (Global Online Access to Legal Information) will join the Research4Life partnership and will be launched in February 2018. GOALI will provide free or low cost online access to law and law-related academic and professional peer-reviewed content to government and not-for profit institutions in more than 115 low- […]

October 6, 2017 - 10:51 am
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New Economics (econ) archive announced

(26 September 2017) An Economics section of the scientific repository arXiv is opening this month. arXiv is internationally acknowledged as a pioneering open access preprint repository which is hosted by the Cornell University Library with additional funding from 220 members libraries and several scientific foundations including the Simons Foundation. The Economics arXiv will start with […]

September 27, 2017 - 11:45 am
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More than 1,000,000 online publications are available in the NDL database

(12 September 2017) The number of online publications archived by the National Diet Library (NDL) reached 1,000,000. The NDL will continue to archive online publications so that anyone can use them anytime. The announcement is here.

September 13, 2017 - 3:28 pm
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1science becomes a strategic partner to the Max Planck Digital Library

(12 September 2017, Montreal, Canada) Eric Archambault, CEO of 1science, is pleased to announce that 1science is now a key supplier to the Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL), based in Munich, Germany. The Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (MPG) joins other leading research institutions, including Caltech, ETH Zurich and Stanford, which use 1science products, a growing force in the […]

September 12, 2017 - 8:00 pm
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New Scientific American databases from Decker Intellectual Properties

(11 September 2017) Now available from STAT!Ref are Scientific American Pain Management and Scientific American Critical Care of the Surgical Patient. Scientific American Pain Management (SAPM) includes internationally prominent authors; it teaches principles and practice; and it features comprehensive coverage of the discipline. Updated monthly Most comprehensive online work in pain management. 20 units on headache […]

September 12, 2017 - 7:40 pm
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COAR Controlled Vocabularies infographic

(4 September 2017) An infographic is prepared for COAR Controlled Vocabularies which provides an overview about the group and helps to understand the basics about the COAR Controlled Vocabularies. It is placed on FAQs for Controlled Vocabularies web page and is free to use and distribute. The announcement is here.

September 6, 2017 - 11:06 am
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Now available: nearly 36,000 photographs from the Center for Creative Photography

(30 August 2017) The Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona is collaborating on a release of nearly 36,000 photographs in the Artstor Digital Library. The Center is recognized as one of the world’s finest academic art museums and study centers for the history of photography. The Center opened in 1975 with the […]

August 31, 2017 - 9:06 am
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Thesis Commons launched

(29 August 2017) The Center for Open Science (COS)  launched ‘Thesis Commons‘, a free, cloud-based platform for the submission, dissemination, and discovery of graduate and undergraduate theses and dissertations. It is built on an open-source infrastructure called the Open Science Framework (OSF) by which the authors can share their electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) easily and […]

August 30, 2017 - 3:14 pm
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The Open Access Interviews: Rusty Speidel, The Center for Open Science

(29 August 2017) The Center for Open Science (COS) has announced today that six new preprint services have launched using COS’ preprints platform, taking the number of such services to 14. The announcement, says Richard Poynder,  comes at a time when we are seeing a rising tide of preprint servers being launched, both by for-profit […]

August 30, 2017 - 3:01 pm
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New Online from LoC: Pre-1958 Chinese Collection

(24 August 2017) The contents of the Asian Division’s Pre-1958 Chinese Collection, totaling more than 40,000 items, are now fully searchable through the Library’s online catalog in both Chinese characters and Romanized script. This rich and diverse collection has served researchers and general audiences for nearly 90 years; until now, however, bibliographic records for these […]

August 26, 2017 - 3:59 pm
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