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SciencePOD chooses iGroup for its expansion in the Asian Market

(12 Dec 2019) SciencePOD offers Asia Pacific scientists new opportunities to increase their research impact and engage global audiences through access to the most trusted science content marketing platform Dublin, Hong Kong, 12 December 2019, SciencePOD is pleased to announce it has partnered with iGroup as its agent in the Asia Pacific region. By introducing SciencePOD’s […]

December 12, 2019 - 7:40 am

Wolters Kluwer enhances Lexicomp Drug Information with UpToDate content in ongoing effort to harmonize clinical decision making

(9 Dec 2019) Wolters Kluwer, Health announced today the addition of Clinical Insights to its industry-leading drug information resource, Lexicomp®, in its ongoing efforts to harmonize care by supporting aligned decision-making between pharmacists and physicians at the point of care.  Clinical Insights is just one of several recent enhancements to Lexicomp that are powered by improved logic and machine learning to […]

December 11, 2019 - 10:20 pm

Webinar: plagiarism, its detection and avoidance: role of librarians in enhancing quality research

(9 Dec 2019) The presentation introduces both intentional and unintentional plagiarism, how to detect it and various ways of avoiding plagiarism.  Knowledge about plagiarism, its consequences, its detection and avoidance are very important ensuring quality research writings.  It is also important for libraries and librarians to understand how they can play a key role in enhancing the research output of […]

December 11, 2019 - 10:16 pm

New database of pre-Independence Indian periodicals from 1857-1947 reflects a nation forging its identity

(7 Dec 2019) For years Professor Rahul Sagar worked with researchers, students and libraries from around the world to collate a database of Indian Periodicals that flourished between 1857 and 1947 and are evidence of a once fertile land of reading, writing and intellectual discourse. In an interview with Firstpost, Sagar spoke about the challenges […]

December 9, 2019 - 3:43 pm

HSUHK invites application for Associate Librarian

(6 Dec 2019) The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong (HSUHK) is a non-profit private liberal-arts-oriented university.  It has with five Schools (Business, Communication, Decision Sciences, Humanities & Social Science, and Translation), with over 5,000 full-time students and 200 full-time faculty members.  Adopting the unique “Liberal + Professional” education model, HSUHK is a residential institution which […]

December 9, 2019 - 3:34 pm

State Library Victoria proves libraries aren’t just about books: they’re about community

(9 Dec 2019) With the rise of digital information early this century, the death of the library was predicted. Yet far from causing the demise of libraries, the digital revolution has led to libraries being reinvented and reinvigorated. Library staff are experts in knowledge systems and adept at seizing the possibilities presented by these changes. This ability […]

December 9, 2019 - 3:24 pm

National Museum of African American History and Culture’s Alvin Ailey Photography Collection is now available to the public

More Than 10,000 Photographs Announced On Anniversary Of Ailey’s Death And World AIDS Day (1 Dec 2019) **Images provided are only to be used by media in reference to announcement and with full credit information** Ahead of World AIDS Day and the 30th anniversary of Alvin Ailey’s death (Dec. 1), the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History […]

December 9, 2019 - 3:09 pm

China tells government offices to remove all foreign computer equipment

(9 Dec 2019)  From the Guardian: China has ordered that all foreign computer equipment and software be removed from government offices and public institutions within three years, the Financial Times reports. The government directive is likely to be a blow to US multinational companies like HP, Dell and Microsoft and mirrors attempts by Washington to limit […]

December 9, 2019 - 3:04 pm

Ex Libris signs definitive agreement to acquire Innovative

(5 Dec 2019) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement to acquire Innovative, a leading provider of integrated library systems for public, academic, and specialty libraries. Innovative will become a business unit within Ex Libris. The Innovative products that customers have relied on for many years will continue […]

December 6, 2019 - 8:51 am

One Librarian, one reference #1Lib1Ref 2020

(4 Dec 2019) In 2020, the Wikimedia Foundation is launching the fifth edition of One Librarian One Reference (#1Lib1Ref) which will be held from 15th of January to the 5th of February 2020! This event invites librarians from all over the world to add a reference to the article of their choice on the online encyclopedia. Indeed, the Wikimedia Foundation […]

December 5, 2019 - 9:26 am

Webinar: monitoring the cost of OA

(4 Dec 2019) Within the global transition to open access, libraries are trying to understand the total cost paid to publishers, both for subscriptions to content and for publishing of open access articles by their corresponding authors. While libraries know what they pay for subscriptions, determining open access publishing costs – namely the amount of Article […]

December 5, 2019 - 9:07 am

Clarivate Analytics and the Chinese Academy of Sciences release annual joint report to identify 137 Research Fronts

(26 Nov 2019) Clarivate Analytics plc (NYSE: CCC; CCC.WS), a global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences today released their joint report “Research Fronts 2019” to identify the hottest and emerging specialty areas in scientific research from 2013 to 2018. This is the sixth annual collaborative […]

December 4, 2019 - 9:04 am

Elsevier and Tencent sign strategic agreement to accelerate dissemination of global health information in China

(27 Nov 2019) Elsevier, a global information analytics business specializing in science and health, and Tencent are pleased to announce the signing of a strategic agreement to accelerate the dissemination of global health information in China. The two organizations will leverage their respective expertise and resources to help Chinese physicians gain quick access to the world’s […]

December 3, 2019 - 8:58 am

Australia: future of jobs unclear under major restructure for National Library

(27 Nov 2019)  From Australia: The National Library is embarking on a major staff restructure, with the Asian Collections Reading Room set to close and overseas collecting reduced. There will be no reduction in jobs under the restructure, but Director-General of the library Marie-Louise Ayres didn’t say how many existing roles would be changed and […]

December 3, 2019 - 8:55 am

Japan: approximately 1,000 sound recordings of the Historical Recordings Collection (Rekion) are newly available online.

(27 Nov 2019) On November 27, the National Diet Library (NDL) made approximately 1,000 sound recordings of the Historical Recordings Collection (Rekion) available for streaming online. Examples of sound recordings: 『クリスマス・キャロル(1)Joy To The World(2)Jingle Bells(3)Silent Night Holy Night(4)Deck The Halls』…A medley of four Christmas carols. 『(音楽鑑賞教育)合奏:アロハ・オエ』…A farewell song of Hawaii, performed on the Hawaiian guitar. 『あゝ、そは彼の人か(歌劇“椿姫”より)』…A recording of […]

December 3, 2019 - 8:50 am