INASP’s AuthorAID launches new research collaboration forum to catalyse international research partnerships

The new AuthorAID forums ( have been developed in response to requests for help in finding research collaborators by researchers from across the global research community. (13 March 2018) INASP’s AuthorAID has launched a new set of forums with a ‘Research Collaboration Space’ to help researchers, particularly in the Global South, to find international partners […]

March 14, 2018 - 9:18 am

RDA all-day conference on August 23, 2018, hosted by the National Library of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur

(2 March 2018) This event is organized by the RDA Board. It will be held at the National Library of Malaysia, 232 Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur. Join the conference for a full-day event focused on RDA, and looking particularly at the ways in which RDA is evolving to accommodate the needs of cataloguing communities […]

March 2, 2018 - 4:20 pm

National Geographic Learning and TED launch innovative English language learning app

Video-based learning app supports English language learning courses (12 February 2018)  National Geographic Learning (NGL), a Cengage company, today announced the release of Learn English with TED Talks, an app developed in partnership with TED designed for students enrolled in programs to learn English as a foreign language. The Learn English with TED Talks app […]

February 28, 2018 - 9:26 am

New edition of the ISBN standard is published

(9 January 2018) The fifth and latest edition of the ISBN Standard has now been published by ISO (International Organization for Standardization). The new Standard has been developed by an international working group of 41 experts from 14 countries who were involved with the project for three years, providing advice, feedback and discussion points as the […]

February 28, 2018 - 9:02 am

The NDL Online and its new services

(26 February 2018) The National Diet Library, Japan (NDL) is pleased to announce the launch on January 5, 2018, of a new system for online searches and requests. The National Diet Library Online Search and Request Service (NDL Online) has replaced the NDL-OPAC, which was in service for six years, from January 2012 to December […]

February 27, 2018 - 6:20 pm

Parliamentary Research Handbook

(27 February 2018) The House of Commons Library has produced the Parliamentary Research Handbook for parliamentary officials who prepare research for parliamentarians. The handbook can be used as a self-study guide; to help services set and meet professional standards for research; and for staff training. The handbook includes chapters on the fundamentals of parliamentary research; […]

February 27, 2018 - 6:14 pm

ISSN and DOAJ: a renewed partnership

(22 February 2018) DOAJ is delighted to announce the renewal of its partnership with ISSN. DOAJ is heavily reliant on (the ISSN database) as having a fully registered and confirmed ISSN is one of the first checks that the Editorial Team undertakes when considering applications. For DOAJ, obtaining an ISSN for a journal is […]

February 23, 2018 - 9:19 am

Redlink Network’s new design and new features

(11 February 2018) RedLink Network, the free IP registry, credentials storehouse, and usage statistics hub, has been redesigned in anticipation of new and enhanced services coming in the next few weeks and months. Already used by hundreds of libraries and institutions, RedLink Network is poised to become even more central to the scholarly information ecosystem […]

February 12, 2018 - 4:05 pm

AALL Spectrum on coding and library workflows

(7 February 2018)  The latest issue of AALL Spectrum has an article by Nick Szydlowski about how law librarians can use coding to create customisations within their work flows. The article doesn’t focus on any advanced coding languages (think Python or Ruby) but instead focuses on the codes that form the building blocks of the […]

February 8, 2018 - 11:22 am

Copyright Clearance Center launches RightFind Insight, transforming scientific research

(6 February 2018, Danvers, Mass.)  Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a global leader in content management, licensing, discovery and delivery solutions, today announced the release of RightFind® Insight, a groundbreaking scientific research solution. RightFind Insight was developed through CCC’s continuing partnership with Cambridge, UK-based SciBite, a leading provider of semantic solutions for the life sciences […]

February 7, 2018 - 1:58 pm

OECD trials with UNSILO a new way to build subject collections

(25 January 2018, Paris, France / Aarhus, Denmark) UNSILO and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) have worked together on a proof of concept designed to improve content discovery and collection-building from the hundreds of  thousands of books and papers available on the OECD Publishing platform, using UNSILO’s artificial intelligence technology. The solution […]

January 26, 2018 - 11:21 am

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

ORCID plans for 2018: Rolling out our core strategies

(7 January 2018) At the end of 2017 ORCID has been  5 years in operation, has 4 million registered researchers, 3 national laboratories collecting iDs and putting facility use information in ORCID records, 2 surveys, and 1 million affiliations associated with ORCID records. Looking into the future, ORCID has four core strategies. Visit the ORCID […]

January 11, 2018 - 3:30 pm

Ingenta Connect integrates Google Scholar’s Campus Activated Subscriber Access

(8 January 2018) CASA is a new service developed by Google which lets researchers access full text PDFs from journals to which their institution has subscribed, even when they are working at home and not using a university IP address. How does it work? Ingenta Connect already functions with Google’s Subscriber Links service so institutional […]

January 9, 2018 - 12:21 pm

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