Studies show college students get higher grades and learn better with digital course materials

Lower cost digital options from education publishers provide measurable improvements for students (28 September 2016, Washington, DC)  Multiple studies from education publishers reveal that digital learning materials are improving student performance in college, resulting in higher exam scores, better grades, and fewer students dropping out of classes. Digital materials, which are available via access codes […]

October 1, 2016 - 3:19 pm

CAS announces complimentary beta version of Chemistry Class AdvantageTM®

(19 August 2016, Columbus, OH) CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society (ACS), announces a complimentary beta version of Chemistry Class Advantage, a new learning solution for undergraduate organic chemistry students. Organized by topics taught in the classroom, Chemistry Class Advantage harnesses the power of SciFinder and research published in journal articles to help […]

August 31, 2016 - 7:53 am

Artstor’s K-12 LibGuides announced

(25 August 2016) Artstor has announced its new K-12 LibGuides. These guides will help students, faculty, and school librarians get started–or become experts–using the Artstor Digital Library. Find them side by side with the higher education LibGuides at As with all Artstor guides you are encouraged to reuse them! The K-12 faculty guide covers […]

August 27, 2016 - 7:51 am

ExamSoft announces partnership with iGroup (Asia Pacific) Ltd

(1 August 2016, Dallas, Texas) ExamSoft Worldwide, an embedded-assessment software company based in Dallas, Texas, has partnered with the iGroup (Asia Pacific) Ltd to bring its leading testing analytics platform to the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region to provide academic support to leading educational institutions. ExamSoft’s unique assessment software not only enables academic institutions to deliver secure, […]

August 1, 2016 - 7:32 am

LIS eLearning programs in Vietnam

(13 July 2016) The IGI Global article Perceptions and Viability of Launching LIS E-Learning Programs in Developing Countries: A Vietnam Case Study explores the factors influencing readiness to launch e-learning of a Library and Information Science (LIS) program in a developing country, with a focus on understanding attitudes toward e-learning and the viability of transitioning […]

July 16, 2016 - 2:11 pm

iGroup invests S$2m in education start-up

(25 July 2016, Singapore)  iGroup (Asia Pacific) Ltd, a leading provider of research information resources and library technologies has partnered Tueetor Pte Ltd, a technology start-up in Singapore, to launch the world’s first, fully automated learner-trainer matching platform. Focusing on the private tuition market for a start, the company aims to address 2 pain points […]

July 15, 2016 - 11:49 am

Repeat of the Joint EUDAT- OpenAIRE webinar “How to write a Data Management Plan”

(8 July 2016) The DMP is a useful instrument for researchers to reflect on and communicate about the way they will deal with their data. It prompts them to think about how they will generate, analyse and share data during their research project and afterwards. In this webinar Sarah Jones (DCC) and Marjan Grootveld (DANS) […]

July 11, 2016 - 4:34 pm

How to write a Data Management Plan

(5 July 2016) OpenAIRE and EUDAT are co-presenting this popular webinar which introduces researchers, data librarians, project coordinators and research officers to the process of writing Data Management Plans. In this webinar, Sarah Jones (DCC) and Marjan Grootveld (DANS) will talk you through what Horizon 2020 requires from a DMP. They will also discuss examples […]

July 7, 2016 - 7:30 am

Research4Life webinar series

(10 March 2016) Research4Life has announced the webinar series “Research4Life: the library that opens doors”. In collaboration with AIMS, the series of webinars will illustrate how Research4Life works, how it is constructed and who can join the partnership. It will briefly present the four Research4Life programs Hinari, AGORA, OARE and ARDI that provide access to the aforementioned research […]

March 11, 2016 - 8:10 pm

ILN applications are now open: new round begins March 2016

(18 January 2016) The International Librarians Network peer mentoring program is a facilitated program aimed at helping librarians develop international networks. Participating in the ILN brings wider professional awareness, an international perspective to your work, new ideas, and increased professional confidence. To date,  over 3500 librarians from 120+ countries have taken part. Applications for the […]

January 20, 2016 - 8:03 am

Bb Student – Now available on Apple, Android and Windows

(18 January 2016) Blackboard has announced Bb Student – a new mobile application built for the needs of learners, now available across the globe on Apple, Android & Windows platforms. Bb Student has been built from the ground up founded on Blackboard’s new design language to deliver a delightful, fun & intuitive experience for students […]

January 19, 2016 - 10:53 am

Gale brings interactive science products to libraries

(7 January 2016, Farmington Hills, Mich.) Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, is offering three new science products for academic and school libraries. The products are designed to help students understand science beyond the text, and combine Gale’s curriculum-aligned reference content with partner CyberScience’s interactive 3D models to bring science learning to life. Two products, […]

January 8, 2016 - 10:54 am

Negotiating skills for librarians

(15 October 2015) In January 2016 a new, facilitated online training course – Negotiation Skills for Librarians – will be available to librarians, consortia staff and other information professionals. Sarah Durrant has been delivering the 1-day in-person workshop, on which the online course is based, in Europe and the Middle East since 2008, frequently on […]

October 20, 2015 - 6:32 pm

University of Texas launches first all-digital, no-paper textbook degree program

(25 August 2015, Austin, Texas)  Entering freshmen enrolled in the new biomedical sciences degree program at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will never have to buy a traditional textbook. Instead, their course materials will be delivered to them on iPads, which they’ll receive at orientation on 26 August 2015. And that’s just the […]

August 30, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Fair use and online learning

(27 August 2015) The world of online learning presents some unpleasant surprises when it comes to sharing materials. The sr.ithaka website recounts faculty asking their library to make course materials available to the online students. When the librarians explained to them that they could not legally put any article or book that they wanted onto […]

August 30, 2015 - 2:06 pm