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

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

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

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

Springer Nature’s Bookmetrix to launch a new metric for eBook collection performance at Frankfurt Book Fair

(5 October 2017, London)  Bookmetrix, a platform that brings together citations, downloads and altmetrics for books and chapters, is extending its scope by providing better insights into the reach and impact of Springer Nature’s various eBook collections. With these new, innovative features, Bookmetrix is adding value by offering detailed information for authors and readers as […]

October 10, 2017 - 9:13 am

Feedback requested on phase one of the OpenJPEG improvement project

(6 October 2017) The first phase of improvements to OpenJPEG, an open source JPEG 2000 codec, has drawn to a close, resulting in the latest release of OpenJPEG version 2.3.0. This new release finalizes the work made by Even Rouault and funded by several academic institutions and archival organizations to make OpenJPEG significantly faster and […]

October 10, 2017 - 9:05 am

Knowledge Unlatched to open up its central platform for the funding of Open Access models

(5 October 2017, Berlin) Knowledge Unlatched (KU) is pleased to announce its transformation into a central Open Access (OA) platform. Through this platform, KU will support publishers and OA initiatives by managing the funding processes for their OA models. It will also provide libraries and funders all over the world with one central place where […]

October 6, 2017 - 10:42 am

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) to move its publications to Literatum, Atypon’s online publishing platform

(3 October 2017, New York, NY & Santa Clara, CA) The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the world’s largest computing society, has selected Atypon’s online publishing platform, Literatum, to house The ACM Digital Library (ACM DL). The ACM DL is the official guide to computer science research and literature, comprising not only all ACM publications, […]

October 6, 2017 - 8:16 am

Copyright Clearance Center’s subsidiary RightsDirect partners with Meteo Inc. to add more than one million Japanese medical articles to RightFind

(2 October 2017, Danvers, Mass.)   RightsDirect, a subsidiary of Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), today announced they are partnering with Meteo Inc., a leading provider of Japanese medical information. Using RightFind® and RightsLink® offerings available through CCC and RightsDirect, Meteo will expand global sales of its articles and help increase the company’s brand awareness for […]

October 4, 2017 - 7:29 am

SPIE Digital Library moves to enhanced new website

Society publisher moves world’s largest optics and photonics library to new site with improved, agile functionality (15 September 2018, Bellingham, Washington, USA)  Scholarly publisher SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, has announced the move of the SPIE Digital Library ( on 15 August to a new and substantially enhanced website. Developed internally by […]

September 18, 2017 - 2:31 pm

Lingnan University hiring Chief Information Officer and Librarian

(16 September 2017) Lingnan University, Hong Kong, is seeking an accomplished professional who can bring vision and provide effective leadership in information technology and library services.  Reporting to the Vice-President of the University, the appointee will be responsible for the overall strategy and policy administration of the University’s Library and Information Technology Services Centre.  He/She is […]

September 17, 2017 - 2:14 pm

HighWire Press adds CASA to eliminate barriers to off-campus and mobile access to subscriptions

(13 September 2017) HighWire Press, Inc., the strategic partner and platform provider for world-leading scholarly publishers and societies, announces the platform-wide rollout of Campus-Activated Subscriber Access (CASA) on its Intelligent Platform, in cooperation with Google Scholar. CASA enables seamless off-campus and mobile access to subscribed scholarly content. With CASA, off-campus and mobile users may access […]

September 16, 2017 - 5:54 pm

Carbon dating finds Bakhshali manuscript contains oldest recorded origins of the symbol ‘zero’

Ancient Indian mathematical text at Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries revealed to be centuries older than previously thought (14 September 2017) The origin of the symbol zero has long been one of the world’s greatest mathematical mysteries. Today, new carbon dating research commissioned by the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries into the ancient Indian Bakhshali manuscript, held […]

September 15, 2017 - 1:20 pm

High-tech library services must be expanded nationwide – PNM DG

(13 September 2017, Kuala Lumpur,  (Bernama)  The high-technology library services must be expanded throughout the country, especially in remote areas to ensure all residents have access to the same information thus generating a knowledgeable and informed society, said National Library of Malaysia (PNM) Director-General Datuk Nafisah Ahmad. She said with today’s development in information technology […]

September 13, 2017 - 6:45 pm

National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences becomes first Alma customer in Taiwan

(6 September 2017, Taiwan)  Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that the National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences (KUAS) has become the first university in Taiwan to choose the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform. Alma and the Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery solution will be replacing a number of the […]

September 7, 2017 - 2:01 pm