Clarivate Analytics announced the 2019 Journal Citation Reports

(20 June 2019) On June 20th, the Web of Science Group, a Clarivate Analytics company, released the 2019 Journal Citation Reports (JCR). This latest release extends the run of an annual event that stretches back nearly a half-century. In that time, the JCR has evolved, with its measurements for journal evaluation refined, expanded, and elucidated. This year is no […]

June 22, 2019 - 11:59 am

Fortune magazine to add digital paywall

(29 May 2019)  Fortune magazine will be launching a digital paywall and raising its cover price in an effort to diversify its revenue stream, according to chief executive Alan Murray in an interview with The Wall Street Journal published Wednesday. The full story is here.  

May 30, 2019 - 5:04 pm

Clarivate Analytics reports first quarter 2019 results

Revenues decreased 1%, Adjusted Revenues increased 1% (2% on a constant currency basis) Annualized Contract Value (ACV) of Subscription-Based Agreements increased 4.6% Reaffirm Outlook for 2019 (15 May 2019) Clarivate Analytics Plc (NYSE: CCC, CCC.WS) (the “Company” or “Clarivate”), a global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation, today […]

May 17, 2019 - 5:03 pm

UNSW Library hiring Associate Director Teaching Services and Academic Engagement

(17 May 2019) UNSW Library Australia is hiring Associate Director Teaching Services and Academic Engagement. About the UNSW Library UNSW Library is one of Australia’s major research libraries, with extensive scholarly information resources, services and facilities. It serves a large population of academic and research staff and students on two campuses and affiliated research institutes. […]

May 17, 2019 - 4:56 pm

Measuring university impact – A rankings innovation

(16 Apr 2019)  The University Impact Rankings 2019 published by Times Higher Education is a novel initiative that has captured global attention because it aims to measure the extent to which universities are working towards fulfilling the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs. This ranking is the first launch product Times Higher Education, or THE, has under the […]

April 30, 2019 - 8:58 am

Fears over Singapore’s ‘fake news’ proposal

(25 Apr 2019)  Academics fear global reach of new Singaporean legislation could result in censorship of international academic journals. New Singaporean legislation that is set to ban “false information” online hosted anywhere in the world poses a “severe threat” to academic freedom across the globe, scholars have warned. Earlier this month, the country’s government introduced a […]

April 30, 2019 - 8:50 am

Impact factors continue to influence academic evaluation, reveals a recent survey

(19 Apr 2019)  About half of the research focused institutions in the US and Canada still rely on journal impact factors to make promotion and tenure related decisions, revealed a recent survey based study published on PeerJ Preprints. The report provides insights into the usage of the impact factor, a metric whose suitability to judge the quality of research […]

April 23, 2019 - 8:36 am

EIFL to host eLibrary Myanmar project workshop in July

(18 Apr 2019)  EIFL e-Library Myanmar project partner universities – University of Mandalay, Yadanabon University, Mandalay Technological University, University of Computer Studies, Mandalay, Yangon Technological University, and University of Computer Studies,Yangon – are to attend a three-day workshop on ‘Effective Training’. Each university will be represented by librarians who train faculty and students to navigate through licensed […]

April 19, 2019 - 9:18 am

IFLA ARL webinar series: ‘The Future is a Moving Goal Post: Academic Libraries and Change’ by Gulcin Cribb

(26 Mar 2019)  IFLA ARL Section has organized a series of webinars on topics relevant to Academic & Research Libraries. The first of the webinar series will kick off on 12 April with a presentation by Gulcin Cribb, University Librarian of Singapore Management University, entitled ‘The Future is a Moving Goal Post: Academic Libraries and Change’. […]

March 26, 2019 - 10:02 am

WIPO 2018 IP services: innovators file record number of international patent applications, with Asia now leading

 (19 March 2019) Asia-based innovators filed more than half of all international patent applications via WIPO for the first time in 2018 on significant growth from China, India and the Republic of Korea, capping another record-setting year for WIPO’s global intellectual property (IP) services. WIPO’s Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) passed a record-breaking quarter-million (253,000) filing […]

March 25, 2019 - 10:58 am

Session organised on strengthening digital library in agri research

(20 March 2019) Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) and Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi, organised a two-day training programme on “Strengthening of digital library in national agricultural research and education system using koha platform” for libraries of state agricultural universities/ICAR institutes under north zone. The training was held under the sub-project “National knowledge management […]

March 25, 2019 - 10:33 am

China’s bookstore wins Bookstore of the Year Award at London Book Fair

(13 Mar 2019)  China’s bookstore chain brand Fang Suo Commune clinched the Bookstore of the Year Award of London Book Fair (LBF) International Excellence Awards. It beat BOA Bookstore of Vietnam and Unity Books Wellington of New Zealand on the shortlist to win the award. Find out more from the original story here.  

March 19, 2019 - 10:00 am

Amazon to close All 87 pop-up stores

(6 Mar 2019)  After much review, Amazon came to the decision to discontinue its pop-up kiosk program, and is instead expanding Amazon Books and Amazon 4-star, where more comprehensive customer experience and broader selection is provided. The Digital Reader has the full story here.  

March 8, 2019 - 2:20 pm

What is content syndication?

(1 Mar 2019) Over the past year, there have been some important developments among the major publishers as they move towards a new model for distributing their content. The principal driver has been the fear of “leakage,” which is to say usage for which publishers cannot provide COUNTER statistics and therefore are unable to monetize. There […]

March 8, 2019 - 1:41 pm

Plan S and the Global South – What do countries in the Global South stand to gain from signing up to Europe’s open access strategy?

(6 March 2019) Plan S raises challenging questions for the Global South. Even if Plan S fails to achieve its objectives the growing determination in Europe to trigger a “global flip” to open access suggests developing countries will have to develop an alternative strategy. In this post on the LSE Impact Blog, Richard Poynder asks: […]

March 8, 2019 - 1:29 pm