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HKU is hiring Medical Librarian

(21 Jan 2020)  The University of Hong Kong is hiring – Medical Librarian (at the rank of Assistant Librarian I) Ref.: 499539 Work type: Full-time Department: University Libraries (40100) Categories: Professional & Management Applications are invited for appointment as Medical Librarian (at the rank of Assistant Librarian I) in the University Libraries (Ref.: 499539), to commence as soon as possible, on […]

January 22, 2020 - 1:18 pm
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Clarivate Analytics to acquire Decision Resources Group

Deal expands Life Sciences services and solutions portfolio to enable customers worldwide to accelerate life-changing innovations and improve patient outcomes and access Accretive to earnings in 2020 with opportunities for significant revenue and cost synergies Clarivate reaffirms standalone 2020 financial outlook Clarivate to host conference call today at 8:00 AM ET to discuss transaction (17 […]

January 21, 2020 - 9:36 am
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Library & Archives NT, Australia is hiring Collection Management Archivist

(16 Jan 2020) Library & Archives NT is a new organisation created by bringing together the NT Library and the NT Archives Service, and one which is devoted to collecting, preserving and sharing the rich and unique history of the Northern Territory. We collect a vast range of materials – books, photos, newspapers, government records, organisational […]

January 21, 2020 - 9:31 am
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US government report reveals landscape change of research output between US and China

(17 Jan 2020)  A new report from the National Science Board identifies changes in the US’s global R&D investment and output, as well as in the country’s science and engineering workforce in recent years. The United States’s scientific and engineering output has shrunk relative to that of the rest of the world, a new series […]

January 20, 2020 - 3:15 pm
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Eight publishers to volunteer pricing info in pilot study for transition toward transparent OA

(14 Jan 2020) To help transition toward transparent open access (OA), eight journal publishers, including SpringerNature, PLOS, and Annual Reviews, will share anonymized pricing information with a limited group. This is part of a test of a transparency template proposed today in a report commissioned by cOAlition S, a group of funders leading a push […]

January 20, 2020 - 2:59 pm
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Researchers’, subjects’, and students’: Ruth’s Rankings 2019 leftovers

By Ruth A. Pagell* What is the impact of “hyper-authorship” on rankings? Who is the best researcher in the world? What is the best Asian university in the field of Plant and Animal Science? What region now leads the world in the PISA reading scores? 1 – Multiple Authorship Clarivate Analytics released the report “Multi-authorship […]

January 20, 2020 - 2:30 pm
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ACS announces the launch of JACS Au, a new fully open access journal

(16 Jan 2020) The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) announces the launch of its newest open access journal, JACS Au. The journal (pronounced “JACS Gold”) represents a bold new step toward open science for the global chemistry community. The fully open access journal will allow for the rapid dissemination of cutting-edge, high-impact research across […]

January 20, 2020 - 8:43 am
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Taylor & Francis Online supports clinical trial data linking

(15 Jan 2020) Taylor & Francis Online now displays clinical trial data within the Crossmark popup, as seen above, including links to other publications that relate to those clinical trials Taylor & Francis Online (tandfonline.com) now links clinical trial data to published articles and automatically deposits this data to Crossref and PubMed, when authors supply the […]

January 20, 2020 - 8:41 am
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Cengage announces plan to offer eTextbook option within Cengage Unlimited

(14 Jan 2020) Cengage today announced that it will offer an eTextbook option within Cengage Unlimited, giving students access to more than 14,000 ebooks, study tools and more for $69.99 a semester. Available in August 2020, Cengage Unlimited eTextbooks will also include free access to college success and career support, including activities in resume-building, financial literacy and time […]

January 17, 2020 - 1:01 pm
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Wiley launches mastery-based adaptive courseware for Calculus

(15 Jan 2020)  John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JWa) (NYSE:JWb), a global leader in research and education, today announced the launch of Knewton Alta Calculus, a fully-digital, mastery-based adaptive learning product. Built on Knewton Alta – an affordable, integrated, personalized learning platform – the new courseware is designed to deliver a tailored learning experience to […]

January 17, 2020 - 12:58 pm
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Paris Musées releasing copyright-free digital images into the public domain from Jan 2020

(9 Jan 2020)  In a major step towards greater open access in France, Paris Musées is releasing its digital collections into the public domain with a CC0 waiver. Europeana’s Douglas McCarthy spoke with Philippe Rivière, Head of Communication and Digital at Paris Musées. The full interview is here.

January 17, 2020 - 12:51 pm
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Karger introduced discount and waiver policy for APC based on country income

(14 Jan 2020)  Karger Publishers has flipped five journals to Open Access and concluded transformative agreements in the Czech Republic, Germany, and Switzerland. In addition, a waiver policy for publication in Open Access journals was introduced. Karger Publishers continues to work actively toward a transition to Open Access (OA), including plans to “flip”, or convert, […]

January 14, 2020 - 6:03 pm
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CAS rolls out new predictive retrosynthetic capabilities in SciFinder

(13 Jan 2020) As part of their continued commitment to helping R&D leaders accelerate scientific discovery, today CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society, announced the launch of a breakthrough retrosynthetic capability in SciFindern. This computer-aided synthetic design (CASD) solution utilizes AI technology, powered by CAS’s unmatched collection of scientist-curated reaction content and leverages John […]

January 14, 2020 - 5:56 pm
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Australia: library launches campaign for wildlife aid

(13 Jan 2020) Bushfires across Australia have completely destroyed the lives and habitats of wildlife in recent weeks, with some estimates putting the loss of animal life at one billion. A campaign launched this week by Selwyn Libraries in Canterbury is supplying materials, patterns and sewing machines to library users to manufacture pouches, wraps and nests desperately needed […]

January 14, 2020 - 5:41 pm
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Decree 99 Provides Guidance on Higher Education in Vietnam

(10 Jan 2020) On December 30, 2019, the government of Vietnam issued Decree 99/2019/ND-CP detailing and guiding the implementation of the amended 2018 Law on Higher Education (Decree 99). Decree 99 will take effect on 15 February 2020, and sets out, among other things, conditions for the establishment of campuses in Vietnam of foreign higher-education institutions, […]

January 14, 2020 - 4:23 pm
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