(18 June 2019) Housing over 61,000 concepts, SAGE Publishing’s new Terminology Service is a valuable tool to aid researchers in understanding and exploring key concepts. It launches with the SAGE Social Science Thesaurus, a multidisciplinary vocabulary of the most important concepts in the social sciences that combines concepts, relationships and definitions. Most of this vocabulary has […]
June 22, 2019 - 11:21 am
(12 June 2019) From Retraction Watch, “We’re thrilled to announce a collaboration with Zotero, the free and open-source research platform, that will allow its users to be alerted to retractions of any papers in their personal libraries.” Read the full announcement here for details.
June 13, 2019 - 7:38 pm
(25 Apr 2019) Scholarly publishing technology provider, HighWire, has been issued a patent for the algorithm and design which underlies the HighWire Vizor Rejected Article Tracker. Granted on April 9 2019 by the United States Patent Office, the algorithm was developed by John Sack as lead inventor, working with a number of co-inventor colleagues, to […]
April 29, 2019 - 8:44 am
(11 Apr 2019) The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and Gale, a Cengage company, have collaborated to create the ACRL Libraries Transform Toolkit. This free new toolkit provides academic and research libraries with easy-to-use tools and resources to develop effective marketing and outreach strategies to promote their services and impact to students, faculty and administrators. […]
April 15, 2019 - 12:52 pm
(9 Apr 2019) On March 29, 2019, the NDL launched its “Next Digital Library” content-based retrieval system prototype that has advanced functions using artificial intelligence (AI). The NDL is developing this system so future digital library services will be more easily usable. To find out more, see the original announcement here.
April 11, 2019 - 10:57 am
(1 Apr 2019) Wolters Kluwer, Health announced today the release of Lippincott® Learning, a comprehensive evidence-based solution that provides health systems with direct access to competency validation, continuing education and nursing certification review resources that ensure nursing staff competency. Lippincott Learning equips organizations with tools to attain and maintain appropriate levels of qualified nursing staff amid unprecedented professional […]
April 8, 2019 - 2:49 pm
(25 Mar 2019) Apple today announced Apple News+, a new subscription service that brings together over 300 popular magazines, leading newspapers and digital publishers into a beautiful, convenient and curated experience within the Apple News app. Available in the US and Canada, Apple News+ presents the best and most relevant articles to meet any range of interests […]
March 27, 2019 - 10:30 am
(13 February 2019) OCLC is partnering with the Couperin.org Consortium, the French non-profit that developed ezPAARSE software with the CNRS Institute for Scientific Information, to enhance OCLC’s EZproxy authentication software with analytics features and to expand the use of ezPAARSE outside of France. For the full press release, see here.
February 15, 2019 - 8:54 am
(6 February 2019) A mindfulness app founded by two British entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley has become the first mental health unicorn in the world. Calm, an app that provides a library of bedtime stories for adults, some read by Stephen Fry, calming music, meditation tutorials and video and audio to help reduce anxiety, has raised $88million […]
February 11, 2019 - 1:30 pm
(11 January 2019) The MLAs were created to recognize the top products and services in the library industry in a truly unbiased format. Products and services were submitted in the fall using a simple application and then posted on a private site with an enhanced description and attendant materials. These products were batched into small groups […]
January 14, 2019 - 10:24 pm
(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
(19 December 2018, Washington, DC.) Public libraries are uniquely positioned to support individuals in pursuing their entrepreneurial dreams by offering free access to technology, meeting spaces, skills training, information and networking opportunities. However, there is no set model for how libraries can best leverage those assets, and there are opportunities for all libraries to elevate […]
December 20, 2018 - 2:31 pm
(5 December 2018) SAGE Publishing, a leading global academic publisher, today announces that it has made a major seed investment in Thusly Inc. – a technology start-up creating research tools for big data analysis of document archives. The investment is the first for SAGE as part of its SAGE Ocean initiative, and will support the […]
December 8, 2018 - 1:49 pm
(5 December 2018) Kudos, the award-winning service for maximizing the reach and impact of research, will develop and launch a new communications management system for researchers, after securing £2.2m investment in a round led by Mobeus Equity Partners. The global research sector is undergoing significant and accelerating change, with mechanisms for evaluation, publication and reward being […]
December 5, 2018 - 10:51 am
(16 November 2018) With chatbots active in some institutions and minimal investment required to get them up and running, now really is the time to explore this technology. Jisc has the article in full and a link to the report by Paul Hopkins and Richard Maccabee.
November 21, 2018 - 10:59 am