Tag Archives: digital content

British Library hiring Digital Content Manager – China Project

(24 October 2017) As part of an ambitious programme of cultural exchange with partner institutions across China, the British Library has recently launched its first Chinese language website. Presented in traditional and simplified Chinese, the site introduces users to over 30 iconic works of English literature from the medieval period to the present day and […]


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Studies show college students get higher grades and learn better with digital course materials

Lower cost digital options from education publishers provide measurable improvements for students (28 September 2016, Washington, DC)  Multiple studies from education publishers reveal that digital learning materials are improving student performance in college, resulting in higher exam scores, better grades, and fewer students dropping out of classes. Digital materials, which are available via access codes […]


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Copyright Clearance Center announces launch of RightFind™ Content Decision Support solution

(10 August 2016, Danvers, Mass.)   Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a global licensing and content technology company, has announced the launch of its cloud-based RightFind™ Content Decision Support (CDS), an easy-to-use analytics platform that helps information center managers leverage the power of usage data to make smart decisions around content investments. RightFind CDS combines comprehensive […]


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Largest ever study published into How Readers Discover Content in Scholarly Publications

(23 March 2016) Simon Inger and Tracy Gardner announced today the publication of their second major report into discoverability of online content. Published under a CC-BY NC licence the report can be downloaded from their website at http://sic.pub/discover This report is the output of a large-scale survey focussing on journal and book content discovery conducted […]


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New legal deposit service in Australia

(21 February 2016) Legal deposit legislation has ensured that the National Library of Australia has collected Australia’s print publications for more than 100 years. Digital history was made on 17 February 2016 as amendments to the legal deposit provisions in the Copyright Act 1968 came into effect, extending the legislation to capture the online publishing […]


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Collecting Digital: Legal Deposit extended for the National Library of Australia

(1 July 2015) This extension to the Library’s Legal Deposit scheme means that the library can now archive Australia’s digital content alongside more traditional published works.  Guidelines as to how people can deposit their works have been developed in conjunction with industry and the Attorney-General’s Department, and we understand they will be published shortly on […]


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Kiwi uptake of digital media accelerating as bookstore closures soar

(29 December 2014) New figures show the rate at which New Zealanders are moving away from books towards digital media. New figures taken by Impact PR from an analysis of data provided by the Companies Office show more book retailers closed in 2013 than in any of the previous 12 years. New figures taken by […]


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Australian museums must innovate or risk becoming ‘digital dinosaurs’

(16 September 2014) Released today by CSIRO, an analysis of Australia’s galleries, libraries, archives and museums (or GLAM industry) has revealed that digital innovation in the sector is inconsistent and isolated. The report provides a roadmap for the industry in order for it to maximise the potential of the digital economy. With Australia’s rapid uptake […]


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Australians wait longer and pay more

(29 July 2014) A year ago today, the bipartisan IT Pricing Inquiry concluded that Australians do pay more for their music, movies and IT products.  This ‘Australia tax’ they concluded, was not explained by additional staffing costs or warranty obligations, but primarily by deliberate market segmentation, enforced with geoblocks on digital content. And Australians are […]


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Gale brings millions of pages of treasured historical content to academic libraries

(26 June 2014, Farmington Hills, Mich)   Gale, part of Cengage Learning, has added millions of pages of content to its Gale Digital Collections program with the launch of 10 resources, including new periodical collections and the next installments of Smithsonian Collections Online, Nineteenth Century Collections Online, and The Chatham House Online Archive. Researchers now have […]


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Rampant piracy eats up Vietnam’s digital content market

(10 June 2014) Due to a lack of effective law enforcement, pirates now dominate Vietnam’s digital content market, leaving almost no room for legal businesses to survive, let alone grow, according to remarks made at a recent conference held at the Ho Chi Minh University of Law. Dr. Le Thi Nam Giang, a lecturer at […]


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Procedure to reproduce digital content from the National Diet Library website

(1 May 2014) From today it is possible to reproduce digital content from the NDL website indicated as copyright-expired, without any submission procedure. For more details, please refer to NDL’s English language site policy. Read the announcement here.


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