Technology

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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Lean Library’s Library Alternatives module to now support eBooks

(13 December 2018) Lean Library’s Library Alternatives, the module of the Lean Library browser extension that facilitates alternative routes to full-text resources, will now support eBooks. Acquired by SAGE Publishing earlier this year, the award-winning technology platform allows seamless access to journals, articles, open access content, and now eBooks that are licensed by a user’s […]

December 18, 2018 - 2:24 pm
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Academic metasearch engine The Lens: solving the problem of solving problems

(12 December 2018) The Lens is an academic search engine that gathers patents and academic documents, such as articles, communications, books and theses, in a unified and separate system at the same time, since each type of document has its place on the results page. It stands out for offering innovative solutions with which it […]

December 12, 2018 - 1:53 pm
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Yarra Plenty Regional Library hiring Executive Manager Technology & Assets

(28 November 2018) You will provide inspirational and accountable leadership to the Technology & Assets Department which comprises ICT, infrastructure, plant and other assets, collections and associated services.  Working in partnership across the organisation you will deliver expert advice, direction and solutions through a customer centric lens and lead the provision of future technology, network […]

November 28, 2018 - 1:59 pm
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New release of COCI: 450M DOI-to-DOI citation links now available

(19 November 2018) As introduced in a previous blog post, COCI is the OpenCitations Index of Crossref open DOI-to-DOI references, all released as CC0 material. It is our first OpenCitations Index of open citations, in which we have applied the concept of citations as first-class data entities to index the contents of one of the […]

November 21, 2018 - 10:48 am
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NTU library adopts Ex Libris Alma, Primo, bX, and Leganto solutions

(20 November 2018, Singapore)  Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) Library has chosen the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform, Primo® discovery and delivery solution, bX® recommender service, and LegantoTM course reading list solution as part of the Library’s strategy to support research, teaching, and […]

November 21, 2018 - 10:43 am
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You can now convert handwritten text on the ReMarkable

(8 November 2018) ReMarkable just unveiled a brand new system that converts handwritten text into standardized typed text. The new writing engine just works in the notes app, not PDF files or ebooks. For the best results, before you go about converting your text, you should specify which language your notes are written in through […]

November 9, 2018 - 10:16 am
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The University of New England in Armidale, Australia is hiring a Digital Experience librarian

(5 November 2018) The Digital Experience Librarian will provide leadership in actively identifying, evaluating and, as necessary, deploying new learning technologies and tools related to library services to improve and respond to user needs. This role creates and supports the development processes and innovations that lead to high-quality learning environments and ensures cross-platform navigation for […]

November 6, 2018 - 8:33 am
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National Archives of Australia searches for software and services providers

For multi-year program to modernise capabilities to embed secure digital end-to-end archival processes (25 October 2018) National Archives of Australia (NAA), the body that collects and preserves Australian Government records that reflect the country’s history and identity, has flagged its plan to search for providers for a new Integrated end-to-end digital archival services. The pre-release […]

October 28, 2018 - 5:36 pm
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Ex Libris hiring Technical Project Manager

(24 October 2018) Ex Libris is seeking a full-time Technical Project Manager to be based in Singapore. The Technical Project Manager is responsible and accountable for ensuring the success of a project delivery from planning, executing, and closing projects. You must have the right to live and work in Singapore to apply for this job. […]

October 26, 2018 - 7:14 am
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CERN collaborates with Japan’s NII on digital libraries

(15 October 2018) How we produce, share and preserve knowledge has transformed with advancements in technology and changes in publishing methods, especially in research. Particle physicists rely heavily on digital library platforms to archive, share and preserve research output. These platforms depend on Invenio, a digital library framework CERN has been developing since 2002. This […]

October 24, 2018 - 7:12 am
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Launch of T10KL programme under the project “National Virtual Library of India”, funded by the Ministry of Culture

(17 October 2018, Mumbai)  The Ministry of Culture, Government of India set up the National Mission on Libraries in 2012 to ensure sustained attention to the development of Libraries and the Information Science Sector. The National Mission on Libraries has, as one of its activities, created the National Virtual Library of India (NVLI), a project […]

October 19, 2018 - 6:55 am
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MIT Press Partners with Silverchair to launch MIT Press Direct eBook platform

(15 October 2018) MIT Press Direct will launch with more than 2,500 titles in 2018, offering a broad range of books from its distinguished front- and backlist, including significant works in economics, business innovation, machine learning and AI, environment, evolution, and energy. Using Silverchair’s suite of self-serve publishing tools, the MIT Press plans to introduce […]

October 16, 2018 - 7:26 am
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