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CDNLAO Newsletter #89 published

ISSN: 1344-722X No.89, August 2017 Special topic: CDNLAO Meeting [China] Hosting the 25th Conference of Directors of National Libraries in Asia and Oceania [Japan] Participating in the 25th CDNLAO Meeting News [Australia] Introducing Dr Marie-Louise Ayres Information from the editorial office Special topic of the next issue Special topic of the next issue (No.90): Digitization      and digital services Article […]

August 17, 2017 - 8:22 pm
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Increasing the impact of open access in Indonesia: a universities consortium and 3 new Ambassadors

(17 August 2017) Important ties between Indonesia and DOAJ have been established. An ADRI consortium of more than 60 institutions has signed up as a DOAJ consortia member. The consortium is one of the biggest registered with DOAJ, reflected by the high amount of traffic and the number of new applications that DOAJ currently receives […]

August 17, 2017 - 8:14 pm
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CONSAL XVII call for papers

CONSAL 17 takes place 2 to 5 May 2018 in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. Its theme is Next Generation Libraries: Collaborate and Connect. In keeping with the theme, the Organizing Committee of CONSAL XVII invites papers for the General Conference. Open Session will focus on how libraries across our region are dealing with challenges to their traditional […]

August 17, 2017 - 8:07 pm
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ChemRxiv™ Beta open for submissions and powered by Figshare

(14 August 2017, Washington) ChemRxiv, a new chemistry preprint server for the global chemistry community, is now available in a fully functioning Beta version for use and feedback by researchers. The Beta launch has been undertaken with initial strategic input from the American Chemical Society (ACS), Royal Society of Chemistry, German Chemical Society and other […]

August 17, 2017 - 8:02 pm
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Survey findings suggest both individuals and institutions can do more to promote open science practices in India

(16 August 2017) How much have the open science movement’s practices and principles permeated researcher behaviour and attitudes in India? Arul George Scaria, Satheesh Menon and Shreyashi Ray have conducted a survey among researchers working across five different disciplines in India and reveal that more can be done to promote open science within its research institutions. […]

August 17, 2017 - 7:56 pm
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Paying for open access: two new Open Access Journal Reports published by Knowledge Exchange

(16 August 2017) How are authors of journal articles paying Open Access fees or Article Processing Costs?  What is the administrative burden for authors? And do their research organisations have an accurate overview of all these payments? Knowledge Exchange has just published two new open access journal reports, both based on their recent study carried out among authors […]

August 17, 2017 - 7:52 pm
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DPLA launches open-source Spark OAI Harvester

(16 August 2017) The Digital Public Library of America is launching an open-source tool for fast, large-scale data harvests from OAI repositories. The tool uses a Spark distributed processing engine to speed up and scale up the harvesting operation, and to perform complex analysis of the harvested data. It is helping DPLA to improve internal workflows […]

August 17, 2017 - 4:04 pm
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Dash receives Sautter Award for Innovation in Information Tech

(17 August 2017) For the second year in a row, a California Digital Library service has captured a Larry L. Sautter Award for Innovation in Information Technology. This year the silver Sautter award went to the Dash team for its user-friendly platform for managing, archiving and sharing research data. Dash is an open source, community driven project that […]

August 17, 2017 - 3:58 pm
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LibQUAL+ 2018 registration now open: Join the global assessment community

(15 August 2017) Countries of LibQUAL+The Association of Research Libraries invites libraries to join the global assessment community of LibQUAL+® by registering for the 2018 LibQUAL+ survey. LibQUAL+ is a tool that libraries use to solicit, track, understand, and act upon users’ opinions of service quality. The protocol is a rigorously tested web survey that […]

August 17, 2017 - 3:52 pm
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Ruth’s Rankings News Flash! ARWU 2017: The more the merrier

Harvard University is number one in the world as it has been since 2003. The University of Tokyo remains number one in Asia. Prince of Songkla University enters the ranking with a Highly Cited author. (17 August 2017) Updates of ARWU (Academic Rankings of World Universities, from the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy) are often not newsworthy. […]

August 17, 2017 - 1:21 pm
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bibliotheca announces rebrand as it continues to lead the way in library solutions

(14 August 2017, Manchester, UK) Today, bibliotheca, the industry leader in library security, productivity, and digital solutions, unveiled its new brand and logo – the final chapter of its merger with 3M Library Systems.  When bibliotheca merged with 3M Library Systems in October of 2015, a transitional logo and tagline, “bibliotheca + 3M, the best […]

August 15, 2017 - 3:30 pm
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The BroadwayHD Collection provides students and researchers exclusive access to current performances

(14 August 2017, Alexandria, VA) Now students and researchers can be immersed in the work of award-winning writers, actors and directors in action, whenever and wherever they are.  BroadwayHD is one of the most important distributors of current Broadway plays and musicals – distributed exclusively to libraries via the Alexander Street™ platform. An essential collection […]

August 15, 2017 - 3:24 pm
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China’s problem with fake research papers

(11 August 2017) Writing for the Globe and Mail, Frank Ching, a Hong Kong journalist  considers fabricated papers in medical journals with fake peer reviews written by fabricated specialists. In April, Springer Nature announced that it was retracting 107 research papers by Chinese authors after discovering irregularities in the peer-review process of articles published in […]

August 13, 2017 - 4:23 pm
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Embracing digital change: Electronic deposit 18 months on at NLA

(1 August 2017) In February 2016 the National Library of Australia welcomed long-anticipated changes to the Copyright Act.  For the first time in its history, the Library could collect electronic publications under the legal deposit provisions of the Act. 18 months later what has the library collected? over 5,900 ebooks – an increase on the […]

August 13, 2017 - 7:33 am
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Jagdish Arora and Manoj Kumar win ETD Leadership Award

(7 August 2017) NDLTD is pleased to announce that Dr. Jagdish Arora and Mr. Manoj Kumar won the ETD Leadership Award for their dedicated work on the Shodhganga thesis repository in India. Their joint analysis, planning, design and implementation of the repository began when there was hardly a digital or digitized thesis available in the area. The repository has […]

August 11, 2017 - 3:26 pm
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