Databases

Dragonfly and iGroup Australasia partner for sales in Australia and New Zealand

(13 February 2017, Raleigh, NC USA; Melbourne, Australia) Dragonfly Sales and Marketing Consulting and iGroup Australasia, both providers of sales and marketing services for publishers, have announced a new agreement for sales representation for the Independent Scholarly Publishers Group, (ISPG) and GeoScienceWorld, (GSW), in Australia and New Zealand. Representation for the new territories commences today […]

February 14, 2017 - 3:18 pm
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E-book library portal on Uncle Ho made public

(10 February 2017) The Ho Chi Minh city Department of Information and Communications on February 9th made public the city e-book library portal themed “Studying and following President Ho Chi Minh’s ideology, ethics and lifestyle”. The portal will update works by Uncle Ho, reportages, news and stories on Uncle Ho; and examples of studying and […]

February 12, 2017 - 12:13 pm
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ProQuest explores obstacles and opportunities in managing book collections

Whitepaper delves into complexities of balancing print and ebooks, highlighting opportunities for collaboration between librarians and content aggregators (8 February 2017, Mountain View, CA)  ProQuest’s latest whitepaper Obstacles and Opportunities: Ebooks, Print and the Impact of Choice on Libraries and the Users They Serve is now available for download. Focusing on the UK higher-education book […]

February 10, 2017 - 8:31 am
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Next generation repositories – now open for public comments

COAR is pleased to announce the publication of the initial outcomes of the COAR Next Generation Repositories Working Group for public comment. (7 February 2017) In April 2016, COAR launched a working group to help identify new functionalities and technologies for repositories and develop a road map for their adoption. For the past several months, […]

February 8, 2017 - 1:30 pm
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Largest repository for history of science periodicals now online

(2 February 2017) 356 years after The Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge held their first ‘learned society’ meeting in 1660, Paratext announces the addition of The Society’s International Catalogue of Scientific Literature, 1901-1914 to 19th Century Masterfile: 1106-1930. This is the continuation of the monumental Catalogue of Scientific Papers 1800-1900, which Paratext […]

February 3, 2017 - 5:23 pm
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New sponsorship model broadens arXiv membership

(26 January 2017) A new sponsorship model for arXiv.org 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
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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
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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
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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
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Alfred P. Sloan Foundation awards grant for arXiv upgrade

(29 November 2016, Ithaca, N.Y.)  arXiv.org, 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
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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
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Expert Witness.com.au launches as Australia’s largest and most trusted expert database

(12 November 2016) The Expert Witness Database (EWD) revolutionises Australia’s Expert industry. http://www.expertwitness.com.au, 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
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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
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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
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Turnitin announces new content partnership with the world-renowned arXiv.org pre-print repository

(26 October 2016) Turnitin today announced that it has secured a new content partnership with arXiv.org, 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
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