Technology

Dark Archive to protect 600 terabytes of ProQuest data

Company launches long-term preservation initiative with book content (12 February 2018, Ann Arbor, MI) ProQuest has launched a new initiative for the long-term archival storage of its digital content, creating a “dark archive” that protects the investments of its library customers. The ProQuest® SAFE™ (Secure Archives ForEver) service will ensure preservation and access to content […]

February 14, 2018 - 8:27 am
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National Taiwan University opts for Ex Libris Alma library services

(January 16, 2018) Ex Libris has announced that National Taiwan University has chosen the Ex Libris Alma library services platform to replace the school’s library management system. In addition, NTU’s local implementation of the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution will be migrated to the cloud and integrated with the Alma platform. Through the […]

January 17, 2018 - 8:29 am
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Regional Western Australian Consortium chooses Civica’s Spydus10 to deliver improved library services for a digital age

(18 December 2017, Perth)  Civica, one of Australia’s leading suppliers of critical software applications, digital solutions and outsourcing services that help transform the way organisations work, has announced that a consortium of nine councils in Western Australia’s Great Southern region has chosen Spydus10 for all its libraries. The consortium headed by the City of Albany […]

January 14, 2018 - 4:37 pm
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EIFL signs agreement with Éclat Engineering

Libraries in 39 EIFL partner countries eligible for discounted subscription to RemoteXs and MyLOFT to facilitate access to research (10 January 2018) EIFL has signed a three-year agreement with Éclat Engineering, a software solutions and services company based in India. The agreement covers two products: RemoteXs and MyLOFT. RemoteXs is a cloud-based service that helps […]

January 13, 2018 - 11:34 am
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Smart speakers are the best-selling consumer gadget because people keep giving them as gifts

Amazon and Google played their cards right this holiday season. (7 January 2018) Following blockbuster holiday sales, it’s official: Smart speakers are the new best-selling consumer gadget writes Christina Bonnington. According to data from independent technology analysis company Canalys, nearly 35 million smart speakers shipped in 2017. That number is expected to top 56 million […]

January 8, 2018 - 12:13 pm
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CAB Direct wins CHOICE magazine Outstanding Academic Title award 2017

(3 January 2018) The CAB Direct platform, which provides a single point of access to all of CABI’s databases, was rated as “highly recommended” for undergraduates, researchers, faculty members, technical programme students, professionals and practitioners in the March 2017 issue of CHOICE magazine. The platform has now won a CHOICE magazine ‘Outstanding Academic Title’ award […]

January 5, 2018 - 8:23 am
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American Physiological Society transfers its journals to new online platform

(12 December 2017, Bethesda, Md) To provide journal readers and authors with an upgraded user experience, the American Physiological Society (APS) is pleased to announce the transfer of its journals to a new online platform. The move transfers 13 APS physiology research journals to Atypon’s Literatum online publishing platform after more than 20 years with […]

December 15, 2017 - 7:56 am
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National Library of Australia embraces digital future

2017 marked the conclusion of one of the National Library of Australia’s most ambitious technology overhauls (12 December 2017) This year marked the conclusion of one of the largest technology projects ever undertaken by the National Library of Australia, with the organisation completing an overhaul of its core digital library systems. Rohan Pearce writes that […]

December 12, 2017 - 5:04 pm
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Thieme to launch new integrative MedOne Radiology platform

(28 November 2017, New York/Stuttgart)  Thieme is pleased to announce the launch of its new MedOne Radiology platform at the 103rd Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America(RSNA), November 26-30. “It’s fitting Thieme is unveiling an innovative radiology product at the largest healthcare meeting in North America, where 50,000 radiologists […]

November 28, 2017 - 7:21 pm
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Scholarly hub for scholars, not profit

(9 November 2017) A nonprofit scholarly networking and publishing platform is being planned as an alternative to for-profit platforms such as ResearchGate and Academia.edu. The platform, called ScholarlyHub, will be member-run, but first its team must raise 500,000 euros ($579,705) to build it. The project is led by Guy Geltner, a professor of medieval history […]

November 10, 2017 - 9:48 am
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Participate in the 2017 International Library Automation Perceptions Survey

(4 November 2017) Please respond to this year’s International Library Automation Survey conducted through Library Technology Guides. The survey measures the levels of satisfaction that libraries have in their strategic technology products and their perceptions of the quality of service and support that they receive. The results of this survey provide valuable information to libraries […]

November 5, 2017 - 8:27 pm
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Springer Nature launches research solution for the life sciences

Springer Nature Experiments is a tool to help researchers discover the most relevant protocols and methods (11 October 2017) Springer Nature has today launched a new, free-to-use research solution, Springer Nature Experiments, to help researchers in the life sciences advance discovery by accessing the most relevant protocols and methods to support their research projects. Protocols […]

October 18, 2017 - 8:56 am
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Project MUSE Implements Campus Activated Subscriber Access (CASA) in Cooperation with Google Scholar, improving off-campus and mobile access to full text

(12 October 2017) Project MUSE, the trusted source for humanities and social science content from university presses and scholarly publishers, has expanded its relationship with Google Scholar to include implementation of Campus Activated Subscriber Access (CASA), providing seamless access to subscribed or purchased content for an institution’s users even when off campus or from a […]

October 18, 2017 - 8:48 am
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Asia’s first short story dispenser arrives at Hong Kong Baptist University Library

(16 October 2017) This past August, Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) Library launched Asia’s first story dispenser. This dispenser is the creation of Short Edition, a publishing startup based in the city of Grenoble, France. The appeal of this cultural innovation is hard to dispute, with hundreds of articles about it being penned since its […]

October 17, 2017 - 2:50 pm
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ProQuest enriches Ebook Central® platform user experience

Streamlined login, redesigned book detail pages, and new file naming conventions make it easier for researchers to find and use ebooks (10 October 2017, Mountain View, CA)  ProQuest has again teamed with students and other researchers to make the experience of using the Ebook Central® platform more efficient, effective and valuable. The popular ebook platform […]

October 12, 2017 - 7:20 am
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