Tag Archives: free

More than 1 million images now publicly available at library.artstor.org

(27 June 2018) Artstor has made more than 1 million image, video, document, and audio files from public institutional collections freely available to everyone—subscribers and non-subscribers alike–at library.artstor.org. These collections are being shared by institutions who make their content available via JSTOR Forum, a tool that allows them to catalog, manage, and share digital media […]


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Launch of “Rights, Action and Social Responsibility” initiative

(6 April 2017, Berlin and Boston) De Gruyter and a number of prestigious university presses are making books and journal articles across nine topical areas freely available until the end of 2017 on http://degruyter.com/. Broadening access to these areas of scholarship enables more people, including non-academics, to address these issues in an informed manner: it […]


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Announcing Unpaywall: unlocking #openaccess versions of paywalled research articles as you browse

(5 April 2017) Today marks the official launch of Unpaywall, a web browser extension that links users directly to free full-text versions of research articles. Heather Piwowar and Jason Priem of Impactstory, the team behind Unpaywall, report on the successful pre-release phase, and explain how two decades of investment, a slew of new tools, and […]


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New digital portal makes thousands of Hoover’s rare materials available online

(17 February 2017) The Hoover Institution Library & Archives is pleased to announce the launch of a new digital collections portal that contains more than 55,000 digitized posters, photographs, documents, sound recordings, and moving images from Hoover collections, with new items frequently added. The portal will allow remote users from around the globe to access […]


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Springer Healthcare launches Medicine Matters, a new medical education website

(15 February 2017) The content-rich portal will provide physicians and healthcare professionals with a reliable, free source of medical education, designed to promote best clinical practice and improved health outcomes. The website currently focuses on the latest advances in diabetes medicine at diabetes.medicinematters.com. The global rollout plan includes local language-supported content within new websites for […]


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ProQuest launches displaced researchers program

No-charge access to ProQuest databases helps individuals continue their research and learning (9 February 2017, Ann Arbor, MI)   ProQuest has launched a program to provide no-cost access to its databases for students and researchers who have been separated from their universities and libraries because of travel bans or other immigration changes. The company has an […]


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National Library of Australia makes 40,000 maps available for free download

(12 February 2016) Over the past three years the National Library of Australia has been working through replacement of its digital systems. In January this year the new delivery system for maps and other pictorial formats was launched, and added to people’s ability to use the materials. Nearly 40,000 maps from over 18,0000 catalogue records […]


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Singtel debuts data-free music service with Spotify, KKBOX, MeRadio and AMPed

(25 February 2016, Singapore)   Singtel today launched Singtel Music, the first service in Singapore to offer customers music from popular providers like Spotify, KKBOX, AMPed and MeRadio, with zero local data charges. Customers can add Singtel Music to their mobile plan for a fee to get a premium account from either Spotify, KKBOX, or AMPed […]


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Facilitating access to free online resources

(May 2013) The volume of freely available online resources continues to grow exponentially. Taylor & Francis have conducted a research programme to help explore the issues relating to free content discoverability from the perspective of librarians. It’s aim was to understand what role librarians see free content having within their institutions; its relative importance compared […]


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