Recent Posts

Royal Institute for Deaf & Blind Children (Australia) hiring Manager, Library and Information Services

(20 April 2018) The successful candidate will have a commitment to the provision of exemplary specialist library services and a desire to make a major contribution to the quality of professional endeavour in the field of sensory disabilities. The key focus of this role will be to provide support to RIDBC’s research and postgraduate education, […]

April 20, 2018 - 4:20 pm
Read More...

Springer Nature, Cambridge University Press, Thieme and ResearchGate announce new cooperation to make it easier to navigate the legal sharing of academic journal articles

(19  April 2018, New York/Stuttgart) In a cooperation agreement announced today, three publishers and ResearchGate will work together on the sharing of articles on the scholarly collaboration platform in a way that protects the rights of authors and publishers. The agreement ultimately involves publishers who want to help and support content sharing and believe that […]

April 20, 2018 - 9:16 am
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

Winning combination for collaboration on plagiarism: SMU Libraries and Student Council of Discipline (SCD)

By Mei Tan* (17 April 2018) Plagiarism in higher education is a reality that will not go away any time soon.   In Singapore Management University (SMU) Libraries, we observed that there had been an increase in requests for plagiarism workshops in recent years.   We also realised from the onset that conducting library workshops on plagiarism […]

April 17, 2018 - 2:06 pm
Read More...

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
Read More...

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
Read More...

India’s new four-tier system to counter plagiarism meets with mixed responses

(13 April 2018) The Indian government recently announced the drafting of a policy, which includes a four-tier system, to penalize researchers engaging in academic plagiarism. This announcement has elicited mixed responses among researchers, some applauding the country’s first attempt to hold researchers accountable for research misconduct, some viewing it skeptically, and some others declaring it […]

April 14, 2018 - 3:35 pm
Read More...

Continuing the Partnership: IGI Global representatives visit China

(10 April 2018) For over 30 years, IGI Global has partnered with industry-leading Chinese researchers and prominent institutions to provide more than 8,500 contributions to IGI Global publications. As a part of IGI Global’s commitment to its valuable Chinese stakeholders, Nick Newcomer, Director of Marketing, and Josh Witman, Business Manager, visited China to meet with […]

April 13, 2018 - 8:09 am
Read More...

SCOAP3 celebrates the publication of its 20,000th open access article

(13 April 2018) Since its start in 2014, SCOAP3 has supported the Open Access publication of 20,000 articles. All articles are released under a CC-BY license and are openly accessible on publishers’ websites and the SCOAP3 repository for further distribution. SCOAP3 makes all articles immediately Open Access at no cost or burden for authors thanks to […]

April 13, 2018 - 7:49 am
Read More...

Top ten reasons to love a library

(12 April 2018) Did you know that Americans check out more than 2 billion items each year from their public libraries? It’s true! Over 68% of the people in this country have a library card. In celebration of National Library Week here in the United States, Turnitin has crafted the Top Ten Reasons to Love […]

April 13, 2018 - 7:45 am
Read More...

Plagiarism and robotics

(11 April 2018) Though humans have sought ways to automate common tasks for thousands of years, the science of robotics is still a fairly new field. The term “robot” was coined in 1920 by playwright Karel Capek and the first industrial robots began to make their appearance in the 1950s. However, despite its young age, […]

April 12, 2018 - 11:19 am
Read More...

Japan is facing a digital manga piracy crisis

(11 April 2018) Digital manga sales are on the rise in Japan. For the first time ever the digital format has overtaken print, but there is a looming crisis when it comes to piracy. One of the most notorious manga pirate websites in Japan drew a whopping 174 million visitors in the month of March, making […]

April 12, 2018 - 11:11 am
Read More...

Nature Research and The Estée Lauder Companies launch global awards to celebrate inspirations for women in science

(9 April 2018, London | Melville, New York) With women making up less than a third of the world’s researchers and facing barriers to pursuing long-term careers that lead to senior positions in science, Nature Research and The Estée Lauder Companies have launched two global awards today that seek to put a spotlight on both […]

April 12, 2018 - 11:07 am
Read More...