Technology

New SAGE Journals Platform makes research easier to discover, navigate, and share from any device

(15 February 2017, Los Angeles, CA). SAGE Publishing has a new platform for SAGE Journals. In close consultation with researchers, editors, authors, society partners, and librarians – the new site has been designed to deliver a world-class online research experience. From enhanced author tools to more intuitive navigation to improved search functionality to ease of use […]

February 16, 2017 - 8:11 am
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ACS Publications to join Copyright Clearance Center’s RightFind® XML for mining solution

(10 February 2017, Danvers, Mass.)  Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), which creates global licensing and content solutions that make copyright work, announces that the Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society, is participating in RightFind® XML for Mining, CCC’s cloud-based solution for obtaining content and rights for commercial text […]

February 12, 2017 - 12:32 pm
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The strategic investments of content providers

At the moment of Elsevier’s acquisition of Plum   (2 February 2017) Roger C. Schonfeld writes that today’s news that Elsevier has acquired Plum Analytics from EBSCO provides the latest opportunity for insight into the remarkable evolution of the largest and most sophisticated academic content providers. From Elsevier and Springer to EBSCO and ProQuest, these […]

February 4, 2017 - 7:14 pm
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State Library of Victoria chooses Ex Libris Rosetta for digital asset management, collection, and preservation

(2 February 2017, Adelaide, Australia)  Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that State Library Victoria has chosen the Ex Libris Rosetta digital preservation system to manage its digital resources and sustain them in perpetuity. Rosetta will be replacing the library’s DigiTool® digital asset management system. The announcement in full is here.

February 3, 2017 - 5:29 pm
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OpenAthens white paper illustrates the importance of information security for authentication systems

(30 January 2017) OpenAthens has published a new white paper that discusses the complexities facing information professionals and publishers when ensuring the security of access and authentication processes. Approaches to authentication: the importance of information security draws on experiences from across the information industry to highlight the key security issues around different authentication methods, and […]

January 31, 2017 - 4:13 pm
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Perceptions 2016: An International Survey of Library Automation

(25 January 2017) Marshall Breeding has posted on his website the results of the tenth annual survey of data collected on how libraries rate their current integrated library system, the company involved, and the quality of customer support. Perceptions 2016: an international survey of library automation gives the general conclusions and presents all the statistical […]

January 26, 2017 - 10:01 pm
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bibliotheca announces significant additions to its product range

(18 January 2017) Reaffirming its focus on connecting the library with its community, bibliotheca announces today five brand new additions to its product catalogue, extending its range in self-service, Tattle-Tape™ EM security and Automated Materials Handling. These new products build on the single product line that the company announced in early 2016 – following the […]

January 25, 2017 - 4:47 pm
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How are tech-savvy girls in Myanmar closing the gender digital divide?

(18 January 2017) While the rapid expansion of technology and internet access in Myanmar offers unprecedented economic and educational opportunities, it also threatens to deepen the divide between those with and without access—a risk that disproportionately affects women and girls worldwide. A 2015 baseline study of IREX’s Beyond Access Myanmar project showed that 70% of […]

January 21, 2017 - 6:10 pm
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Tsinghua University selects Ex Libris Alma library management service

(16 January 2017, Beijing, China)  Ex Libris, a ProQuest company has announced that Tsinghua University in Beijing has chosen the Ex Libris Alma® library management service to replace the university’s Innovative Millennium integrated library system. Tsinghua University was ranked as the top university in China by QS World University Rankings®. Tsinghua chose Alma to manage […]

January 17, 2017 - 3:52 pm
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Kyoto University Library Network joins the IIIF Consortium

(29 December 2016) The Kyoto University Library Network has officially joined the IIIF Consortium, expanding the reach of IIIF activities in Japan. An announcement is also available in Japanese. In a recent bulletin, the Library Network announced that work is underway to digitize items from a collection of over 6.9 million rare and important cultural […]

January 6, 2017 - 3:26 pm
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Symposium “Reframing the Archive: The Reuse of Film and Photographic Images in Postcolonial Southeast Asia”

(16 December 2016) This symposium on 1 July 2017 at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, will explore the ways in which colonial and postcolonial film and photographic archives have been rearticulated within a range of Southeast Asian political and aesthetic contexts. How have artists and filmmakers sought to subvert existing power relations […]

December 17, 2016 - 4:35 pm
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Slides and recording of COAR webinar on Publishing Controlled Vocabularies for Access and Reuse

(16 December 2016) Slides and the recording of the COAR webinar Publishing Controlled Vocabularies for Access and Reuse is now available at https://zenodo.org/record/205931#.WFO853dnl0s. For more about the webinar, please check the webinar website. The announcement is here.

December 17, 2016 - 4:31 pm
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HighWire Press acquires Semantico

(12 December 2016)   Scholarly publishing company HighWire Press today announced its acquisition of Semantico, a privately held provider of technology and services for the scholarly publishing market. This acquisition will bring HighWire an increased capacity for technological innovation; a strong team that further expands its already broad publishing expertise; and a powerful combination of best-of-breed […]

December 12, 2016 - 6:59 pm
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Readers borrow library books through WeChat in Hangzhou

(9 December 2016) In Hangzhou, southern China’s Zhejiang province, borrowing books from the library is now as simple and convenient as shopping online: click, pay and wait for delivery. The city’s public library recently launched a program on WeChat, a popular Chinese messaging software, enabling its readers to check out books online and get them […]

December 10, 2016 - 7:20 am
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Digital Science releases GRID under CC0 license

(5 December 2016) The Global Research Identifier Database (GRID) dataset will be made available under a CC0 license allowing users to make full use of the database releases with no need for attribution. The CC0 license means that others may freely build upon, enhance and reuse GRID data for any purposes, without restriction under copyright […]

December 6, 2016 - 9:15 pm
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