Technology

Virtual reality video now available from ProQuest

(18 June 2019) Students can now immerse themselves in their studies through the power of virtual reality. Today, ProQuest announced the launch of virtual reality (VR) and 360-degree viewing functionality for select videos on the ProQuest search platform, as well as in ProQuest One™ Academic and on the newly redesigned Alexander Street video interface. ProQuest is the first academic streaming video platform to […]

June 22, 2019 - 11:38 am
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Smart library to house 1.5m books

Robots and artificial intelligence help power joint China-Singapore library project (11 June 2019) A smart library joint venture between China and Singapore, using robots and artificial intelligence (AI), is drawing praise from round the world, some hailing it as a successful combination of technology and eco-lifestyle. The China-Singapore Tianjin Eco-city Library and Archives says it […]

June 13, 2019 - 5:03 pm
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NARA considers blockchain to verify records amid rise in deepfake videos

(10 June 2019)  The National Archives and Records Administration (United States) is exploring whether blockchain technology can help records management officials keep track of their vast stores of information, following the successful rollout of the emerging technology elsewhere in government. Eric “Kyle” Douglas, a records management policy and program support specialist for NARA’s chief records […]

June 11, 2019 - 5:21 pm
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Singapore libraries use augmented reality to attract more visitors

(6 June 2019) As reading habits change, Singapore’s National Library Board is also changing – powered by high tech. “We accept that the library is not just a place to come and borrow books. To attract more people, we need the library to be a place for experience, especially networking and community connection,” says Ramachandran […]

June 11, 2019 - 3:56 pm
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ARTiFACTS and Max Planck Society partner to expand use of Blockchain platform for scholarly communications

(7 June 2019) ARTiFACTS and the Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL) announced today a collaboration to investigate how blockchain technology can advance the way scientific data is handled. By providing the possibility to record a permanent, valid, and immutable chain of research data in real-time, the recognition of scholarly contributions by the MPS research community will […]

June 8, 2019 - 10:42 pm
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Wiley and UNSILO will pilot AI to transform how manuscripts are submitted and screened

(23 May 2019) John Wiley and Sons Inc. (NYSE:JWa) (NYSE:JWb) and UNSILO have partnered in a pilot to boost researcher capacity for simplified submission and screening of research content using UNSILO’s artificial intelligence tools. An increasing amount of time is spent by authors, editors, and reviewers on submitting and screening research for publication – rather […]

May 25, 2019 - 9:06 am
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First international blockchain for science: bloxberg

(9 May 2019) Securing scientific information online and worldwide with no risk of manipulation: what almost sounds like magic is now possible – thanks to the latest technologies and logical organization with the help of the decentralized blockchain infrastructure “bloxberg”. The bloxberg consortium was initiated at the beginning of 2019 under the leadership of the […]

May 21, 2019 - 9:58 am
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Blockchain unlocks transparency in publishing workflow

(9 May 2019)  Imagine a digital ledger that is permanent and irreversible, and you will begin to understand why blockchain promises so much for the online world. With blockchain, transparency and certainty are guaranteed for every e-transaction. The platform that underlines bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, blockchain is already taking up a role in supply chain management, […]

May 14, 2019 - 11:20 am
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Springer Nature publishes its first machine-generated book

(2 April 2019, London; Heidelberg) Springer Nature published its first machine-generated book in chemistry. The book prototype provides an overview of the latest research in the rapidly growing field of lithium-ion batteries. The content is a cross-corpus auto-summarization of a large number of current research articles in this discipline. Serving as a structured excerpt from […]

April 8, 2019 - 4:27 pm
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Digital leadership report highlights progress in universities

(22 Mar 2019)  As technology adapts at an exponential rate and becomes more and more ingrained in people’s day to day lives, it will continue to be a key asset that higher education institutions (HEIs) must make the most of to help with these and other goals. HEIs also have a responsibility to prepare students for […]

March 25, 2019 - 8:55 am
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CAS research clearinghouse was big data before big data

(9 Mar 2019)  Before there was Google, Amazon or even an internet, there was big data in what may seem an unlikely place: a chemical research clearinghouse in the heart of the American Midwest. For more than a century, Chemical Abstracts Service in Columbus has been gathering and summarizing chemical research breakthroughs from around the […]

March 12, 2019 - 5:40 am
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OU Libraries creates registry for artificial intelligence research

(18 February 2019)  The University of Oklahoma Libraries invites higher education institutions to share their artificial intelligence (AI) projects in a new online registry. Projects in Artificial Intelligence Registry (PAIR), is an online database to support collaboration and grant funding across higher education institutions exploring AI research. “PAIR is designed to be an international registry of […]

February 26, 2019 - 10:55 am
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Mixed realities, virtual reality, and augmented reality in scholarly publishing: an interview with Markus Kaindl and Martijn Roelandse

(17 January 2019) For many of us, augmented reality is primarily associated with gaming and other forms of online entertainment. But it is also increasingly being used in scholarly publishing — in expected and unexpected ways. Springer Nature has been experimenting with this, and anyone who visited their booth at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair (FBF) had […]

January 22, 2019 - 4:26 pm
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BMJ and UNSILO partner to create AI-based subject collections

(4 January 2019)  Today, BMJ and UNSILO announce an agreement by which UNSILO will supply its market-leading concept extraction tools across the whole of BMJ content. UNSILO applies machine learning and AI tools to identify significant concepts from a corpus of text. These concepts form the basis of a wide range of solutions to publishing workflows, including […]

January 7, 2019 - 9:30 am
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The National Diet Library releases a one-click search tool: The Best of National Diet Library’s Digital Library Collections

(26 December 2018) The National Diet Library has released The Best of National Diet Library’s Digital Library Collections (よりすぐり国立国会図書館). This web page provides patrons with a simple way to search through more than a hundred digital images of rare books, old materials, modern Japanese political history materials, and other examples of the best items available […]

December 26, 2018 - 2:16 pm
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