Technology

Dash receives Sautter Award for Innovation in Information Tech

(17 August 2017) For the second year in a row, a California Digital Library service has captured a Larry L. Sautter Award for Innovation in Information Technology. This year the silver Sautter award went to the Dash team for its user-friendly platform for managing, archiving and sharing research data. Dash is an open source, community driven project that […]

August 17, 2017 - 3:58 pm
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bibliotheca announces rebrand as it continues to lead the way in library solutions

(14 August 2017, Manchester, UK) Today, bibliotheca, the industry leader in library security, productivity, and digital solutions, unveiled its new brand and logo – the final chapter of its merger with 3M Library Systems.  When bibliotheca merged with 3M Library Systems in October of 2015, a transitional logo and tagline, “bibliotheca + 3M, the best […]

August 15, 2017 - 3:30 pm
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Elsevier acquires bepress, a leading service provider used by academic institutions to showcase their research

 (2 August 2017, New York) Elsevier, the global information analytics business specializing in science and health, today acquired bepress, a Berkeley, California-based business that helps academic libraries showcase and share their institutions’ research for maximum impact. Founded by three University of California, Berkeley professors in 1999, bepress allows institutions to collect, organize, preserve and disseminate […]

August 3, 2017 - 10:17 am
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APA upgrades APA PsycNET® content delivery platform

(17 July 2017, Washington)  The American Psychological Association has upgraded APA PsycNET®, its content delivery platform, to strengthen overall search and to help researchers find the most relevant psychology-related content with greater ease and precision. The improvements include responsive web design, enhanced functionality and a powerful technology upgrade. In addition, related content links now appear […]

July 19, 2017 - 3:41 pm
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Japan’s NEC considers buying Civica for $1.2 billion

(14 July 2017) Japanese information technology company NEC Corp is looking at buying British software firm Civica for 900 million pounds and has hired advisors to work on an offer, Sky News reported. An auction for Civica, one of the UK’s biggest public sector software providers, began several weeks ago and has drawn initial offers […]

July 15, 2017 - 8:16 am
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China uses space technologies to protect ancient books

(10 June 2017) China is repurposing breakthroughs in space technology to help safeguard the nation’s literary heritage after researchers developed special safes with astronautical characteristics to protect ancient books, the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT) has announced. The space launch vehicle manufacturer has also signed an agreement with the National Library of China […]

June 10, 2017 - 7:55 pm
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SMU Libraries hiring Senior Manager, Library Technology and Innovation

(9 June 2017) This position is responsible for ensuring that library’s technology applications are robust, reliable and supports SMU Libraries’ vision for excellent customer service. The position holder is expected to manage and lead scoping, researching, trialing and advising new and emerging technologies to achieve SMU’s teaching, learning and research goals. The position reports to the […]

June 10, 2017 - 4:27 pm
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Manager, Library Technology, Singapore University of Social Sciences

(8 June 2017) Singapore University of Social Sciences’ Digital Library Services seeks an enthusiastic and innovative individual to provide technical and project leadership in the development, enhancement and maintenance of their library systems environment, including the interoperability between library systems platform and other campus systems. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with staff and cross-department […]

June 8, 2017 - 4:14 pm
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A new scanner for digitizing Australia’s biodiversity heritage

(30 May 2017) In 2011, Australia joined the Biodiversity Heritage Library and, led by Museums Victoria, began to digitize the rare books, historic journals and archival material related to Australia’s biodiversity, and to make them openly available online. There are now 15 Australian organizations contributing to BHL and over 300 worldwide. These include museums, herbaria, […]

June 1, 2017 - 9:14 am
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PGI library launches MyLOFT, 3,000 journals to be available

(17 May 2017, Chandigarh) The Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, (PGIMER) launched a mobile application ‘MyLOFT’ on Monday which will bring all medical journals and books of the Tulsi Das library of PGIMER to the smartphones of the students and the faculty. According to the officials of the PGIMER library, the library […]

May 29, 2017 - 7:41 pm
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RA21 and libraries

(16 May 2018) Resource Access for the 21st Century (RA21) is a joint STM  and NISO initiative aimed at optimizing protocols across key stakeholder groups, with a goal of facilitating a seamless user experience for consumers of scientific communication. In addition, this comprehensive initiative is working to solve long standing, complex, and broadly distributed challenges in […]

May 16, 2017 - 11:04 am
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Can we assess library electronic resource usage with citations, altmetrics & more ?

(12 May 2017) The question is posed by, Aaron Tay, Library Analytics Manager at Singapore Management University. Writing in his musingsinlibrarianship blog he posits that  while bibliometrics and altmetrics tend to be used to measure the impact of articles/items produced by users in terms of cites or altmetrics, is it possible to flip this around to […]

May 12, 2017 - 9:40 pm
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Launch of OA repositories in Myanmar

(8 May 2017) Two leading universities in Myanmar, University of Mandalay and University of Yangon, will launch open access (OA) institutional repositories on 8 May (in Mandalay) and on 11 May (in Yangon). The two repositories were set up with support from EIFL. Visit the University of Mandalay Open Access Repository. Visit the University of […]

May 9, 2017 - 9:00 am
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Library Systems Report 2017: Competing visions for technology, openness, and workflow

(4 May 2017)  The 2017 edition of the annual industry report produced by Marshall Breeding since 2002 has been published by American Libraries. The report is available online and in the May 2017 print issue. The library technology industry has entered a new phase: business consolidation and technology innovation. Development of products and services to […]

May 4, 2017 - 3:11 pm
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Announcing the OpenJPEG Improvement Project

(27 April 2017) Several institutions in the IIIF community (International Image Interoperability Framework)  have come together to launch the first phase of a collaborative effort to facilitate improvement of OpenJPEG, an open source JPEG 2000 codec, freely available under a BSD license. OpenJPEG has achieved a great deal of success, and has been adopted for […]

April 30, 2017 - 4:50 pm
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