Tools

The new Jisc model licence

(2 May 2018) The Jisc Model Licence has an international reputation for excellence, and is used as a benchmark across the world. In 2017 Jisc reviewed the license to make sure that it reflects the realities of contemporary teaching, study and research and that it is up to date and responsive to recent developments in […]

May 4, 2018 - 9:24 am
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Taylor & Francis and Cambridge University Press join blockchain for peer review project

(26 April 2018) Taylor & Francis Group have joined the initiative, announced in March 2018, which focuses on the problems of research reproducibility, recognition of reviewers and the rising burden of the peer-review process. The project will develop a protocol where information about peer review activities (submitted by publishers) are stored on a blockchain. This […]

April 27, 2018 - 2:55 pm
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Wolters Kluwer Health broadens global reach of Ovid Discovery with expanded multi-language search offerings

(17 April 2018) Wolters Kluwer Health announced today an expansion of local language search capabilities in Ovid® Discovery that lets clinicians quickly and easily search evidence-based guidelines and other medical resources in German, Chinese, and six other languages. Clinicians now have a single point of entry to search across a healthcare institution’s information resources in […]

April 19, 2018 - 8:10 pm
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Gale makes off-campus access to scholarly content seamless and easy with Google’s CASA

(10 April 2018, Farmington Hills, Mich.)  Gale, a Cengage company, has made it easier for academic researchers to access its scholarly content anytime, anywhere. Through a new partnership with Google Scholar, Gale has integrated Google’s Campus Activated Subscriber Access (CASA) into its Academic OneFile periodical database, ensuring users seamlessly experience uninterrupted access to its authoritative […]

April 19, 2018 - 8:03 pm
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The Open Library of Humanities (OLH) introduces EmpowOA

(18 April 2018) The Open Library of Humanities (OLH) has introduced the EmpowOA programme to provide scholars and librarians working in the humanities with tools, spaces and cogent arguments. With EmpowOA, OLH will 1) strengthen libraries’ collective power, 2) strengthen the powerful advocacy network of scholars who edit and write for their journals, and 3) […]

April 19, 2018 - 7:56 pm
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Introducing semantic experiences with Talk to Books and Semantris

(13 April 2018) With Talk to Books, Google provides an entirely new way to explore books. You make a statement or ask a question, and the tool finds sentences in books that respond, with no dependence on keyword matching. In a sense you are talking to the books, getting responses which can help you determine […]

April 14, 2018 - 4:01 pm
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2,000 virtual reality panoramas of world architecture

(13 April 2018) Have you ever wanted a better understanding of how an artwork or architectural detail was originally intended to be viewed? Artstor’s Virtual Reality Panoramas are a wonderful option for viewing works in situ–no travel required. These 360-degree panoramas of world architecture allow you to navigate the interiors of cathedrals, mosques, palazzos, libraries, […]

April 14, 2018 - 3:42 pm
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Taylor & Francis Group awards full-service production for global journal content to Cenveo

(5 April 2018, Columbia, Md) /PRNewswire/ — Cenveo announces a major increase in full-service content production for Taylor & Francis’ global journal production program. T&F selected Cenveo as a core content service provider to support T&F’s continued growth. As a world-leading academic and professional publisher, T&F cultivates knowledge through its commitment to quality. T&F identified […]

April 9, 2018 - 8:08 pm
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Introducing RAx, a personalized assistant for researchers

(26 March 2018) Conducting a literature review is often the first set of skills required in postgraduate research. It is painstaking work to comb through the library’s physical collections and online resources. But this is changing. Researchers can now make connections with the literature, ideas and their peers using smart assistants. One such is RAx, an […]

March 26, 2018 - 11:29 am
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INASP’s AuthorAID launches new research collaboration forum to catalyse international research partnerships

The new AuthorAID forums (forums.authoraid.info) 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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