Technology

RMIT selects Ex Libris Rosetta for preserving and providing access to digital collections in the long term

The Rosetta preservation solution will support RMIT’s ongoing project to digitize the library’s resources (5 September 2018, Adelaide, Australia) Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that RMIT University has chosen the Ex Libris Rosetta™ digital asset management and preservation solution to handle RMIT’s digital resources more effectively. Approximately four years ago, the […]

September 6, 2018 - 1:49 pm
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Conceptual Captions: A new dataset and challenge for image captioning

(5 September 2019) The web is filled with billions of images, helping to entertain and inform the world on a countless variety of subjects. However, much of that visual information is not accessible to those with visual impairments, or with slow internet speeds that prohibit the loading of images. Image captions, manually added by website […]

September 6, 2018 - 1:38 pm
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Technology hasn’t killed public libraries – it’s inspired them to transform and stay relevant

(20 August 2018) Libraries have become vital for the marginalised, such as the homeless, to access essential government services such as Centrelink, and to stay connected. They have become defacto providers of basic digital literacy training – such as how to use an iPad or access an eGov account. Others cater to tech-enthusiasts offering advanced […]

August 21, 2018 - 7:21 am
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High-tech robot couriers set efficiency in motion at the National Library of Australia

(17 August 2018) Libraries are shaking off their dusty reputations with the National Library of Australia (NLA) deploying a new fleet of high-tech robots to assist staff. Each automated guided vehicle (AGV) stands around 1.5 metres and features three shelves to cart books around the library’s sprawling basement. A large proportion of the NLA’s collection […]

August 19, 2018 - 10:22 am
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SAGE Publishing acquires Talis Group Ltd

(16 August 2018) SAGE Publishing has acquired Talis, a technology company, and its enterprise teaching and learning platform, Talis Aspire. This acquisition marks an important step for SAGE as it moves SAGE’s product portfolio beyond content-led resources into technology solutions that support teaching, learning and research in the higher education institution. This new move is in response to the […]

August 17, 2018 - 8:01 pm
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University of Sydney selects Ex Libris Alma and Primo

(14 August 2018) Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that the University of Sydney has selected the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform and Primo® discovery and delivery solution to improve the visibility and accessibility of the university’s unique, extensive collections and provide greater integration and interoperability capabilities for behind-the-scenes library management. […]

August 15, 2018 - 2:17 pm
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Mexican consortium implements RemoteXs

(13 August 2018) Mexico’s national consortium of scientific and technological information resources, CONRICyT, has recently implemented RemoteXs.  With more than 400 member institutions and 226,000 FTE, CONRICyt was challenged to provide 24×7 secure access both on and off campus to shared resources including subscription databases, eBooks and eJournals. To meet this goal, CONRICyT replaced EZproxy […]

August 13, 2018 - 1:16 pm
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BioOne announces nonprofit platform partnership with SPIE

(8 August 2018, Washington, DC) BioOne (about.BioOne.org), the nonprofit publisher of more than 200 journals from 150 scientific societies and independent presses, today has announced the forthcoming launch of a new website for its content aggregation, BioOne Complete. The new website, to launch on January 1, 2019, will be powered by a nonprofit collaboration with […]

August 9, 2018 - 10:07 am
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ASTM International launches collaboration platform for document development (SpecBuilder)

(10 July 2018) Today, ASTM International launched the ASTM SpecBuilder platform which empowers organizations to streamline collaboration and document development for internal documents such as specifications, test methods, guidelines, and procedures. In an effort to refine the platform, the Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI) and others have tested SpecBuilder over the past year. According to PPI’s […]

July 13, 2018 - 11:57 am
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Thieme MedOne Education provides online learning, teaching, and research resource for institutions

(5 July 2018, New York/Stuttgart) Thieme is pleased to announce the successful launch of its new MedOne Education platform, the latest interactive, state-of-the-art resource in the Thieme portfolio. “Covering every course in the medical school curriculum, MedOne Education is an exceptional resource for learning, review and research in medicine and the life sciences,” said Brian […]

July 6, 2018 - 12:10 pm
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ProQuest expands remote and mobile access with Google Scholar

New features improve discoverability for millions of journals, dissertations and theses (19 June 2018, Ann Arbor, MI)   ProQuest has added support for two new Google Scholar features, giving academic researchers round-the-clock access to scholarly full-text articles and graduate works from anywhere in the world. Now, researchers who use Google Scholar can more easily discover and […]

June 21, 2018 - 7:21 am
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HighWire leads industry rollout of Universal CASA, in partnership with Google Scholar

Building on last year’s CASA launch, Universal CASA means researchers can access content any time, anywhere, from any device and any source (11 June 2018, Los Gatos, CA) HighWire, the technology partner of choice for leading commercial and scholarly publishers, has become the first systems supplier to roll out the new ‘Universal Campus Activated Subscriber […]

June 17, 2018 - 12:27 pm
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ARTiFACTS and ies Consulting partner to expand use of blockchain-based platform in scholarly communication

Leading academic research consulting firm in Asia-Pacific region to use blockchain-based collaboration platform to enhance visibility of researcher achievements (10 June 2018, Cambridge, MA and Singapore) ARTiFACTS, creator of the world’s first blockchain-based platform for scholarly research, and Innovative Education Services (ies), the Asia-Pacific based consulting firm focused on enhancing quality and global visibility of […]

June 15, 2018 - 3:56 pm
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Chinese library opens world to the blind with music, books and smartphone classes

(6 June 2018) In a small library in Kunming, the capital of China’s southwestern Yunnan province, you will find a group of people huddling over tables, running their fingers over Braille pages and discovering the world through their fingers. The library, opened by a private bookstore, is the first of its kind in the province […]

June 10, 2018 - 8:07 pm
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TheIPregistry.org has partnered with RemoteXs to further remove barriers to access

(7 June 2018) In addition to their existing partnership with Research4Life, theIPregistry.org has also now partnered with Remote Xs. All of the IP addresses that RemoteXs have supplied to libraries are now loaded in theIPregistry.org ready to be used by publishers*. This information will allow publishers to provide access to libraries in parts of the […]

June 10, 2018 - 8:03 pm
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