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

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

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

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 For more about the webinar, please check the webinar website. The announcement is here.

December 17, 2016 - 4:31 pm

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

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

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

Wiley launches new Spectra Lab applications to help scientists manage analytical data

(2 December 2016) Wiley today announced the launch of Wiley Spectra Lab Desktop edition and Wiley Spectra Lab Server edition, providing flexible options, enhanced features, and essential tools for any organization managing analytical data. In addition to providing access to the world’s largest collection of 2.3 million curated reference spectra, the Desktop edition allows scientists to […]

December 3, 2016 - 11:08 am

Breakthrough in archival access: Googling through archives within reach

(10 November 2016, Amsterdam)  The ability to google through records is within reach, concludes the final report of the project Full Automatic Archival Access (FAAA). This project studied the opportunities to use new digital technologies to make paper based archives searchable at document-level. Four out of five words were correctly recognized by OCR- and NER-software. […]

November 12, 2016 - 3:59 pm

Library in a Box helps connect students with no internet connectivity in Sarawak

(5 November 2016) With internet connectivity being a problem in most rural areas, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) and Pustaka Negeri Sarawak (Pustaka) came up with a solution enabling users to access internet information offline. During an MoU signing ceremony between Unimas and Pustaka on November 4th, Unimas deputy vice chancellor (Research and Innovation) Professor Dr Kopli […]

November 6, 2016 - 4:07 pm

Elsevier launches new release of Reaxys to enable chemists to find the shortest path from question to answer

(18 October 2016, New York) Elsevier today announced the launch of the new release of Reaxys, a chemistry research experience that delivers relevant literature and data more than twice as fast as any other solution. The new Reaxys combines a highly streamlined user interface with search and indexing enhancements powered by machine learning algorithms to […]

October 20, 2016 - 8:07 am

Leading STEM publisher launches open access platform

(17 October 2016, New Rochelle, NY) Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers, announces the launch of its platform, featuring the company’s open access publications and services in one online destination. Using the latest technology, offers an intuitive interface and tools to help researchers discover free, open access content and explore the Liebert Open Access […]

October 20, 2016 - 8:03 am

Taylor & Francis partners with ReadCube to enhance discoverability of article and book collections

(12 October 2016) Taylor & Francis, one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly content, today announced its partnership with publishing technology company, ReadCube. Through ReadCube’s Discover service, over four million Taylor & Francis journal articles and book chapters are now indexed and discoverable across ReadCube’s platform.  By incorporating popular features from Taylor & Francis […]

October 14, 2016 - 1:09 pm

Saving electronic records from rot and decay

(10 October 2016) The Getty’s Institutional Archives preserves the history of the entire Getty. This includes archiving the significant electronic records staff have produced over the years. These born-digital files—meaning files that originated in digital form, as opposed to being digitally scanned from papers and photos—document the vast array of work that the Getty conducts […]

October 12, 2016 - 7:25 am

Artificial intelligence-based literature discovery from Quertle

(5 October 2016) Quertle has announced the first artificial intelligence-based analysis of document text for literature discovery.  The AI also enables predictive visual analytics for summarizing results, predicting trends, and uncovering hidden connections – all geared toward finding the documents that matter.  The Qinsight™ product is available as a site license, or for individual users.  […]

October 6, 2016 - 9:26 am