Tag Archives: mobile devices

HighWire leads industry rollout of Universal CASA, in partnership with Google Scholar

Building on last year’s CASA launch, Universal CASA means researchers can access content any time, anywhere, from any device and any source (11 June 2018, Los Gatos, CA) HighWire, the technology partner of choice for leading commercial and scholarly publishers, has become the first systems supplier to roll out the new ‘Universal Campus Activated Subscriber […]


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Macquarie University Library in Australia goes live with campusM mobile solution to expand accessibility to library services across campus

(15 May 2018, Adelaide, Australia) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that Macquarie University has joined an increasing number of institutions in Australia that have opted for the Ex Libris campusM mobile solution. Powered by the campusM platform, the Macquarie University Library’s libMQ app provides access to vital library information and services […]


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A busy year for the Buddhist Digital Resource Center

(9 January 2018) In 2017 The Buddhist Digital Resource Center greatly increased the size of its archive, running two major digitization projects in Asia.  This has been a consistent trend for the past few years. Modern scanning technology makes image capture fast and cheap, meaning BDRC can digitally preserve Buddhist literature with unprecedented efficiency. The […]


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Project MUSE Implements Campus Activated Subscriber Access (CASA) in Cooperation with Google Scholar, improving off-campus and mobile access to full text

(12 October 2017) Project MUSE, the trusted source for humanities and social science content from university presses and scholarly publishers, has expanded its relationship with Google Scholar to include implementation of Campus Activated Subscriber Access (CASA), providing seamless access to subscribed or purchased content for an institution’s users even when off campus or from a […]


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HighWire Press adds CASA to eliminate barriers to off-campus and mobile access to subscriptions

(13 September 2017) HighWire Press, Inc., the strategic partner and platform provider for world-leading scholarly publishers and societies, announces the platform-wide rollout of Campus-Activated Subscriber Access (CASA) on its Intelligent Platform, in cooperation with Google Scholar. CASA enables seamless off-campus and mobile access to subscribed scholarly content. With CASA, off-campus and mobile users may access […]


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海外に輸出される携帯電話の5台に1台は偽物

OECD-パリ、2017年3月28日 OECDの新報告書、「偽造品取引(Trade in Counterfeit Goods)」によると、海外に送られる携帯電話の5台に1台、またビデオゲーム機の4台に1台は偽物で、ITや通信用ハードウェアの偽造品取引の増加で消費者、製造業者の負担が重くなり、公的資金が圧迫されています。 本報告書によると、スマートフォンのバッテリー、充電器、メモリーカード、磁気ストライプ・カード、半導体ドライブ、音楽プレーヤーなども、偽造被害に遭うケースが増えています。2013年の通関データの分析によると、情報通信(ICT)財の世界全体の取引の平均6.5%は偽造品です。2016年の報告書によると、あらゆる財の取引に占める模倣品の割合は2.5%ですが、ICT財に占める模倣品の割合はこれを上回っていることになります。 3月30~31日に開催される2017 OECD Global Anti-Corruption and Integrity Forum に先だって発表された本報告書では、スマートフォンとICT付属品が高価で、それらに対する需要が高まる一方であることから、それらの偽造は採算が取れるため、その悪影響を受ける商品の数も幅も広がる一方であることが懸念されます。 ICTの偽造品は、健康や安全面のリスク、サービス停止、企業と政府の収入喪失などを引き起こします。ICTの模倣品の主な製造元は中国で、収入の喪失やブランド価値の低下による最大の被害者は米国の製造業者です。摘発されたICT模倣品のうち、ほぼ42%が米国企業の、次いで25%がフィンランド企業、12%が日本企業の知的財産権を侵害しています。 <データをエクセルファイルでダウンロードするにはこちらをクリックしてください> 偽造品とは、商標を侵害する財のことです。知的所有権に大きく依存している産業では、ICT財の偽造は確立されたブランドに対する消費者の信頼を損ねる他、その健康、安全、プライバシーをも危険に晒します。偽造電話機には鉛やカドミウムなどの有害物質を純正品よりも多く含んでいる場合がある一方、模倣電話機の充電器は発火したり感電したりする恐れがあります。トランジスタ、プリント配線、ラジオ塔といったICT媒介装置の模倣品と部品も輸出されています。 本書では、ICT偽造品の世界全体の取引額は、2011~13年に通関で差し押さえられたほぼ50万件の押収品のデータを元に推計したところ、2013年までに1430億米ドルに達していると述べています。ICT偽造品のほぼ3分の2は速達郵便で送られており、そのことが検出を非常に複雑にしています。 ICT部門は、2013年のOECD地域全体の送付か価値の5.5%を占めており、2.4兆米ドルに相当します。世界全体のICT製品の輸出額は2001年以降年率6%上昇して、2013年には1.6兆円に達していますが、そのうち3分の1が中国からの輸出です。 The announcement is here.


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One in five mobile phones shipped abroad is fake

(28 March 2017) Nearly one in five mobile phones and one in four video game consoles shipped internationally is fake, as a growing trade in counterfeit IT and communications hardware weighs on consumers, manufacturers and public finances, according to a new OECD report. Trade in Counterfeit ICT Goods finds that smartphone batteries, chargers, memory cards, […]


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How are tech-savvy girls in Myanmar closing the gender digital divide?

(18 January 2017) While the rapid expansion of technology and internet access in Myanmar offers unprecedented economic and educational opportunities, it also threatens to deepen the divide between those with and without access—a risk that disproportionately affects women and girls worldwide. A 2015 baseline study of IREX’s Beyond Access Myanmar project showed that 70% of […]


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Gadget-hungry Asia tops global e-waste generation

(19 January 2017, Manila)  Rising incomes and high demand for electric and electronic equipment (EEE) in East and South-East Asian countries have resulted in e-waste generation increasing by two thirds during 2010—2015, says a new study published by the United Nations University (UNU). The average increase in e-waste across 12 countries analysed — Cambodia, China, […]


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Student survives nine hours without using mobile

(24 November 2016) A university in Southwest China’s Chongqing municipality set up a reading room as part of a campaign that barred students from taking their mobile phones with them in case the device distracted them from concentrating on their studies, cqcb.com reported. Reportedly a student named Hu Xiaopeng participating in the campaign studied 530 […]


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Singapore incorporates video in health care education with Binumi

(15 November 2016) Medical schools are setting the pace for wireless video technology applications in the classroom, hospital wards and operating theatres. And helping them to succeed is Binumi. Medical students at Nanyang Technological University’s Lee Kong Chian School Of Medicine are using Binumi in their workflow, capturing, editing, and archiving footage which once was […]


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Inaugural free eBook Library facility at KLIA

23 Sepang 2016)  Travelling can now be a more enjoyable experience at KL International Airport (KLIA) especially for book lovers. For those of you who fly regularly, you will now have a new lifestyle facility which grants every passenger with access to electronic books at no cost. This smart facility operates through the use of Bluetooth […]


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Distracted walking: a serious issue for you, not me

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons releases study on distracted walking perceptions, behaviors; offers tips for pedestrians to stay injury-free and engaged during busy holiday season (2 December 2015, Rosemont, Ill.) A new study on distracted walking released today by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) finds that more than three quarters (78 percent) of […]


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By van or tablet, mobile libraries are fixing Cambodia’s book crisis

(8 September 2015)  Books are out of reach for many Cambodians, writes Katie Wudel. But nearly a third own mobile devices. So it makes sense to start thinking of reading material as mobile, too. Check out this slideshow to find out how The Asia Foundation’s Books for Asia program, in partnership with Library For All, is seeking scalable solutions to […]


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Ofcom research shows jump in eReader ownership & growing smartphone ‘addiction’

(6 August 2015) The publishingtechnology blog reports that Ofcom’s annual research report on British media consumption shows that 28% of UK households now own an eReading device such as an Amazon Kindle – up 4 percent from last year. But while reading device ownership is on the rise, Ofcom’s research also shows that reading itself […]


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