Tools

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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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 issn.org (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
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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
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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
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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
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