eBooks

ProQuest helps libraries meet demand for Chinese-language resources

New selection of ebooks expands company’s rich selection of research materials (30 March 2017, Mountain View, CA) ProQuest is collaborating with Asian Studies scholars, librarians and Chinese-language publishers to offer a selection of Chinese-language ebooks, enabling libraries to provide resources demanded by researchers. The growing collection spans thousands of titles available on the Ebook Central®, ebrary® […]

March 31, 2017 - 3:01 pm
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Modern public library prepared for East Jakarta

(25 March 2017) East Jakarta will soon have a modern public library with air-conditioned reading rooms, comfortable chairs and tables, sofas and pleasant outdoor scenery. East Jakarta Library and Archives Agency head Fadlan Zurhan said the municipality had renovated a building that used to be the Pondok Bambu subdistrict office in Duren Sawit into a café-style […]

March 27, 2017 - 8:29 am
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De Gruyter sponsors Directory of Open Access Books

(22 March 2017) De Gruyter is providing sponsorship for the Directory of Open Access Books to celebrate the launch of the De Gruyter Open Access Book Library on degruyter.com which is intended to draw attention to the growing number – and growing importance – of open access books. Not only does the Library contain all […]

March 24, 2017 - 8:36 am
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British Library launches OCR competition for rare Indian books

(22 March 2017) Calling all transcription enthusiasts! The British Library has launched a competition to find an accurate and automated transcription solution for its rare Indian books and printed catalogue records, currently being digitised through the Two Centuries of Indian Print project. The competition, in partnership with the University of Salford’s PRIMA Research Lab, is part of […]

March 23, 2017 - 6:49 pm
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The Biophysical Society and IOP Publishing form new partnership to create ebooks program for the biophysics community

(10 February 2017)  The Biophysical Society and IOP Publishing have forged a new publishing partnership to support the development and dissemination of knowledge in biophysics, through the creation of a comprehensive collection of ebooks. The collaboration will bring the world-leading expertise and domain knowledge of the Biophysical Society into the rapidly developing IOP ebooks program, […]

February 14, 2017 - 7:30 am
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Western Sydney University and ProQuest team to offer etextbooks to students

Program provides no cost, simplified access to digital textbooks from more than 60 publishers to first year students (12 February 2017, Mountain View, CA)  A ground-breaking collaboration between Western Sydney University and ProQuest provides digital textbooks for commencing university students through the University’s library, reducing the cost of education to students and increasing access to […]

February 13, 2017 - 3:47 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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De Gruyter signs agreement with University of Hawai‘i Press

Comprehensive collection of Asian and Pacific Studies titles created (30 January 2017) The University of Hawai‘i Press (UHP) and De Gruyter have formed a partnership for the worldwide sales of UHP’s electronic academic publications. This includes a frontlist of titles and a backlist of approximately 800 titles, which is expected to grow. De Gruyter will […]

January 31, 2017 - 11:43 pm
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Cambridge University Press embarks on project to improve discoverability of library resources

(16 January 2017, Cambridge, UK)  It’s no secret that library budgets have been slashed in recent years, and the burdens of trying to do more with less are growing for librarians and information professionals. But what is it that adds most stress to the lives of cataloguers and librarians? Quite possibly it is unhappy users; […]

January 17, 2017 - 4:15 pm
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China Cultural Center turns new page with digital library

(30 December 2016) A digital library of China Cultural Center was launched Thursday 29 December in Beijing to provide better information service to readers abroad and to better promote Chinese culture. The online library, a joint initiative of the Bureau for External Cultural Relations of the Ministry of Culture and the National Library, will be […]

December 31, 2016 - 9:07 am
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Should writers be paid for their eBooks lent by libraries?

(21 December 2016) When libraries lend books to the public, authors and publishers receive remuneration from the Government under the Lending Rights schemes, but this is not the case when libraries lend eBooks. Is this fair? This year, a Public Lending Rights scheme was extended to eBooks in Canada, with no payments for eBooks yet. […]

December 22, 2016 - 4:05 pm
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Wolters Kluwer enhances formulary monograph service and pharmacogenomics content in Lexicomp

(December 15, 2016)  The Health division of Wolters Kluwer is providing user-friendly access to timely, relevant drug information by enhancing valuable special features in its Lexicomp® Online electronic drug reference solution. This includes upgrading the interface of the Formulary Monograph Service module and introducing summary pharmacogenomics monographs for easier, point-of-care clinical use. Formulary Monograph Service, available […]

December 21, 2016 - 7:40 am
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E-book survey for higher education students and teachers in Finland

(13 December 2016) As part of a project on E-textbooks for Finnish higher education, HE students and teachers were surveyed about their experiences with e-books. The project started in January 2014, organized by The National Library of Finland and FinELib consortium. Participants included higher education libraries (both universities and universities of applied sciences), publishers and […]

December 13, 2016 - 1:36 pm
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Controversial impact factor gets a heavyweight rival

(8 December 2016) Elsevier’s CiteScore uses a larger database — and provides different results for the quality of journals. Richard Van Noorden writes in Nature that one of science’s most contentious metrics has a flashy new rival. On 8 December, publishing giant Elsevier launched the CiteScore index to assess the quality of academic journals. Although […]

December 9, 2016 - 4:10 pm
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