Databases

New Zealand: revamped digital library launched

(30 Jul 2019) Heritage New Zealand has revamped its Archaeological Reports Digital Library and is launching it today. The digital library currently contains over 7,500 reports dating from the 1950s until today, with more reports being added all the time.  These reports have been available on request since 2007; however the upgrade now means that searching the […]

August 13, 2019 - 8:52 am
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Research tools: China Biographical Database (freely accessible resource)

(8 Aug 2019)  The China Biographical Database is a freely accessible relational database with biographical information of approximately 427,000 individuals as of April 2019, primarily from the 7th through early 20th centuries. Users can query the system in terms of place, time, office, social associations and kinship, and export the results for further analysis with GIS, […]

August 9, 2019 - 9:45 am
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Clarivate Analytics introduces Cortellis Content-as-a-Service (CaaS) to accelerate drug discovery and development

(17 Jul 2019) Clarivate Analytics plc (NYSE:CCC; CCC.WS), a global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation, today launched an expansion to its Cortellis suite of life science intelligence solutions with programmatic access to scientific data typically used in drug discovery and early stage development. The initial launch includes continually-updated systems biology […]

July 23, 2019 - 9:16 am
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IET announces full release of dynamic new research intelligence tool, Inspec Analytics

(12 Jul 2019) The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has announced the full release of Inspec Analytics, a research intelligence tool to help research professionals explore global trends in physics, engineering and technology research. With the changing landscape in scholarly communications placing increased emphasis on measuring the impact of research outputs, Inspec Analytics has […]

July 19, 2019 - 9:04 am
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Philippines: 14 SUCs get virtual libraries from int’l fisheries center

(13 Jul 2019) A total of 14 state universities and colleges (SUCs) in the country have received digital library services from the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center/Aquaculture Department (SEAFDEC/AQD), which is celebrating its 46th founding anniversary. The International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Center (IAMSLIC) Digital Fisheries Libraries contain over 26,000 publications […]

July 15, 2019 - 9:26 am
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New T&F online library collection and teaching facility aiming to help create a sustainable future

(11 Jul 2019) Taylor & Francis is delighted to introduce its new Sustainable Development Goals Online platform, featuring an online library of over 12,000 articles and chapters – covering some of the world’s biggest ongoing challenges – as well as a selection of materials to help lecturers teach sustainability and enhance students’ satisfaction with their institutions. This new […]

July 15, 2019 - 8:57 am
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Lippincott’s Video Series: Nursing Procedures video captions now available

(10 Jul 2019)  Now, in addition to Pharmacology World, the STAT!Ref resource Lippincott’s Video Series: Nursing Procedures has captions for the videos, providing text to mirror the narration of the videos. This adds to the resource’s value when it comes to hearing-impaired students or non-native English speakers, among others. More information on the series can be found here. […]

July 12, 2019 - 1:55 pm
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Preprint: Accuracy of citation data in Web of Science and Scopus

(17 Jun 2019)  From the authors: “We present a large-scale analysis of the accuracy of citation data in the Web of Science and Scopus databases. The analysis is based on citations given in publications in Elsevier journals. We reveal significant data quality problems for both databases. Missing and incorrect references are important problems in Web […]

July 10, 2019 - 5:35 pm
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SUSS launches digital repository to promote community-minded learning

(19 June 2019) A new digital repository will be launched by the end of this month offering materials that assist service learning – when students take part in activities that advance their studies while helping the community and learning values. The National Service-Learning Clearinghouse will be the first resource of its kind in Singapore, offering videos, […]

June 23, 2019 - 9:06 am
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Springer Nature launches new video portfolio

Springer Nature Video offers insights, research and training material from experts/ Medicine and Professional and Applied Computing will be the first video subject collections. (20 June 2019) Springer Nature is launching a new collection of educational, standalone, peer-reviewed videos on its online content platform SpringerLink. Available from July, the videos cover a wide range of content […]

June 22, 2019 - 11:43 am
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Gale unveils new digital archive series on public health

(19 June 2019) Gale, a Cengage company, is introducing the first installment of its new Public Health Archives series. Public Health in Modern America, 1890-1970 examines the history of America’s public health systems and policy debates during the 20th century. This digital collection provides scholars and researchers access to thousands of rare and unique resources that explore the evolution […]

June 22, 2019 - 11:26 am
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CABI to create the world’s first global burden of crop pests and diseases

(12 June 2019) CABI has received a US $200,000 grant from the Grand Challenges program, an initiative of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to begin an ambitious undertaking to capture and measure the global impacts of crop pests and diseases with the ultimate aim of helping to improve global food security. Data and knowledge management […]

June 13, 2019 - 7:21 pm
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New preprint server for the health sciences announced today

(5 June 2019) Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), Yale University, and BMJ today announced the forthcoming launch of medRxiv (pronounced “med-archive”), a free online archive and distribution service for preprints in the medical and health sciences. medRxiv is expected to begin accepting manuscripts on June 6th and will be overseen by the three organizations. Preprints are […]

June 10, 2019 - 8:48 pm
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The bibliographic data of the National Diet Library can be freely used for various purposes

(7 May 2019) The bibliographic data of the National Diet Library (not including body text) became available for anyone at no charge, whether the purpose of use is commercial or non-commercial, from April 1, 2019. The bibliographic data includes authority data (data of authors and keywords which are arranged for use as clues when searching […]

May 14, 2019 - 8:54 am
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Clarivate Analytics introduces Simplified Chinese user interface for its Cortellis suite of life science intelligence solutions

(29 Apr 2019)  China has become the second largest and fastest emerging market for the bio-pharmaceuticals industry, making it essential for drug developers in the region to access complex information in their native language.1 Clarivate Analytics, a global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation, today introduced a Simplified Chinese user […]

April 30, 2019 - 8:56 am
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