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IGI Global Executive Editor’s Asia keynote tour to raise the industry standard

(16 October 2017, Hershey, PA) IGI Global’s Executive Editor, Dr. Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, will be doing a keynote tour throughout Asia in partnership with iGroup, and will be emphasizing the collaboration between librarians, researchers, publishers, content distributors and indexing and abstracting services to maintain and improve scientific knowledge. He will be speaking at various IGCLC conferences […]

October 14, 2017 - 7:52 am
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SMU Libraries hiring Analytics Librarian / Data Analyst

(12 October 2017) The Analytics Librarian / Data Analyst works collaboratively with the entire Library team and other stakeholders of the Singapore Management University Community to develop data-informed approach for achieving strategic objectives related to library operations and user needs. LAS has the full job description.

October 13, 2017 - 8:53 am
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84th IFLA General Conference Assembly, WLIC 2018, Malaysia

(11 October 2017) Registration for the 2018 IFLA World Library and Information Congress is now open. The 84th IFLA Conference will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 24-30 August 2018. Attendees can register via the Congress website. Please note that if you registered for one of the previous IFLA Congresses since 2012 via the […]

October 12, 2017 - 4:54 pm
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ProQuest enriches Ebook Central® platform user experience

Streamlined login, redesigned book detail pages, and new file naming conventions make it easier for researchers to find and use ebooks (10 October 2017, Mountain View, CA)  ProQuest has again teamed with students and other researchers to make the experience of using the Ebook Central® platform more efficient, effective and valuable. The popular ebook platform […]

October 12, 2017 - 7:20 am
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Penang Digital Library Phase 2 will be ready in 2018

(10 October 2017, George Town) The Penang Digital Library Phase 2 (PDL-P2) to be constructed in the state government quarters building here is expected to be fully operational by the end of Dec next year. “The existing PDL can only accommodate 100 to 120 users at any one time on weekdays and it can not […]

October 11, 2017 - 4:36 pm
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Credo further enables researchers with “real-time reference” through new partnership with ProCon.org

(10 October 2017, Boston, MA)  Credo Reference – the industry leader for information literacy, critical thinking, and research solutions – is introducing a “Real-time Reference” category within search results to help students easily identify reliable sources on current issues of importance. In addition to enabling researchers to find timely and accurate reference content relating to […]

October 11, 2017 - 4:20 pm
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National Library to launch database for Master Catalogue of Malay Manuscripts next year

(11 October 2017, Kuala Lumpur, (Bernama)  The National Library of Malaysia (PNM) will launch the database for the Master Catalogue of Malay Manuscripts next year in a bid to uplift the status and provide intellectual evidence of the greatness of Malay civilisation, said PNM director-general Nafisah Ahmad. She said this would be the first database […]

October 11, 2017 - 3:52 pm
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Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University hiring Academic Liaison and Reference Librarian

Department: University Library      Vacancies:  2      Job ID: 994993 Position Overview: (10 October 2017) XJTLU is a unique collaboration, the first and currently the only university in China to offer both UK and Chinese accredited undergraduate degrees. It is located in the Higher Education Town of Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP), only 24 minutes due west from […]

October 10, 2017 - 4:41 pm
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ResearchGate and Springer Nature plan cooperation

Joint Statement from Springer Nature and ResearchGate (9 October 2017, Berlin and London) ResearchGate and Springer Nature have been in serious discussions for some time about finding solutions to sharing scientific journal articles online, while at the same time protecting intellectual property rights. The companies are cautiously optimistic that a solution can be found, and […]

October 10, 2017 - 2:10 pm
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Springer Nature’s Bookmetrix to launch a new metric for eBook collection performance at Frankfurt Book Fair

(5 October 2017, London)  Bookmetrix, a platform that brings together citations, downloads and altmetrics for books and chapters, is extending its scope by providing better insights into the reach and impact of Springer Nature’s various eBook collections. With these new, innovative features, Bookmetrix is adding value by offering detailed information for authors and readers as […]

October 10, 2017 - 9:13 am
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Feedback requested on phase one of the OpenJPEG improvement project

(6 October 2017) The first phase of improvements to OpenJPEG, an open source JPEG 2000 codec, has drawn to a close, resulting in the latest release of OpenJPEG version 2.3.0. This new release finalizes the work made by Even Rouault and funded by several academic institutions and archival organizations to make OpenJPEG significantly faster and […]

October 10, 2017 - 9:05 am
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LKCMedicine Medical Library opens for business

(6 October 2017) The Medical Library of the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University Singapore is officially open on 28 August 2017 in conjunction with the School’s grand opening. Crowning the 20th floor of the Clinical Sciences Building is the rooftop Medical Library which not only boasts an impressive collection of medical journals, […]

October 6, 2017 - 11:14 am
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Call for Applications. ASIRA Online Course on Access to Scientific Information Resources in Agriculture

(6 October 2017) REGISTRATION is now OPEN (until October 15th) for the 4th edition of the online  Access to Scientific Information Resources in Agriculture (ASIRA) course. This course edition runs for 3 weeks between 30th October and 19th November 2017 The main goal of the course is to provide a platform to enhance the visibility, accessibility and usability of data and information in the agricultural domain, particularly in […]

October 6, 2017 - 11:02 am
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New Research4Life programme approved to be launched in 2018

(4 October 2017) A new Research4Life programme, GOALI (Global Online Access to Legal Information) will join the Research4Life partnership and will be launched in February 2018. GOALI will provide free or low cost online access to law and law-related academic and professional peer-reviewed content to government and not-for profit institutions in more than 115 low- […]

October 6, 2017 - 10:51 am
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Knowledge Unlatched to open up its central platform for the funding of Open Access models

(5 October 2017, Berlin) Knowledge Unlatched (KU) is pleased to announce its transformation into a central Open Access (OA) platform. Through this platform, KU will support publishers and OA initiatives by managing the funding processes for their OA models. It will also provide libraries and funders all over the world with one central place where […]

October 6, 2017 - 10:42 am
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