Tag Archives: research

Launch of ALIA report: Relevance 2020, LIS Research in Australia

(15 February 2017, Canberra) The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), in partnership with Charles Sturt University, has issued a report which provides the results of six Library and Information Science (LIS) research events in Australian capitals in late 2016 that had the main purpose of connecting academics, researchers and practitioners in order to help align […]


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The strategic investments of content providers

At the moment of Elsevier’s acquisition of Plum   (2 February 2017) Roger C. Schonfeld writes that today’s news that Elsevier has acquired Plum Analytics from EBSCO provides the latest opportunity for insight into the remarkable evolution of the largest and most sophisticated academic content providers. From Elsevier and Springer to EBSCO and ProQuest, these […]


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Vijita de Silva Research Award 2016/17 in Library & Information Science

(17 January 2017) The Sri Lanka Library Association (SLLA) is pleased to announce the Vijita de Silva Research Award, the annual research award for the best completed research in the Library and Information Science (LIS) field in Sri Lanka. The award comprises a cash grant of Rs 50,000.00 and a certificate. In the event the […]


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IGI Global partners with Chinese researchers to increase peer-review research

(1 December 2016) IGI Global is proud to partner with the International Center for Informatics Research (ICIR) of Beijing Jiaotong University in China to increase the awareness of the peer-review process. This partnership was instated to support the future of technological development by strengthening the relationship between students, faculty, staff, and cutting-edge global research, especially […]


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New SHARE 2.0 discovery interface

(19 September 2016) SHARE 2.0 launched earlier this month with enhanced metadata and search capabilities, including filtering by preprint or publication, by subject, by funder, and by institution. SHARE 2.0 gives you the information you need to find new, relevant research and to find potential collaborators. From the landing page you can use the search […]


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Research grants at USC Korean Heritage Library

(8 July 2016) The University of Southern California’s  Korean Heritage Library (KHL) has announced research grants for researchers, librarians, and educators in Korean Studies. Thanks to generous support from the Overseas Korean Studies and Heritage Foundation (OKSHF), the grant assists scholars in their use of USC Korean Heritage Library’s resources for research to promote scholarship […]


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Supporting Digital Scholarship, SPEC Kit 350, Published by ARL

(26 May 2016) The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has released Supporting Digital Scholarship, SPEC Kit 350, an exploration of how library roles are evolving as multimodal and collaborative scholarship become more visible in the research landscape, and how these newly identified roles influence the work of library staff. This study covers the types of […]


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Access to Research given green light to continue

From ‘Roman Wales’ to ‘Ebola’: local library users able to continue searching over 10 million academic articles, free-of-charge (9 December 2016) The Access to Research initiative, which gives users in UK public libraries free access to over 10 million academic articles, has been given the green light by publishers and librarians to continue. The service […]


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Through a Librarian’s Perspective – special lecture by Professor Darrell Dorrington

(14 December 2015) Professor Darrell Dorrington delivered a special lecture in “Nalanda Distinguished Lecture Series” on November 27, 2015 , at Nalanda University, Interim Campus Bihar, India on the topic Researching East Asia on a Budget: A Librarian Perspective. Prof. Dorrington was a former Head at Asia Pacific Cluster, Australia National University Library, Australia.  The objective of his lecture was […]


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Nature Publishing Group releases landmark White Paper – Turning Point: Chinese Science in Transition

(25 November 2015, Shanghai) Nature Publishing Group (NPG), part of Springer Nature, today releases Turning Point: Chinese Science in Transition, a White Paper which takes the pulse of China’s scientific research at a critical time in its development. It is the first report of its kind to be undertaken in China by a global publisher, […]


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NAL unveils new search engine for published USDA research

(13 January 2015) The National Agricultural Library (NAL) has unveiled PubAg, a user-friendly search engine that gives the public enhanced access to research published by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists. NAL is part of USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS). PubAg, which can be found at PubAg.nal.usda.gov, is a new portal for literature searches and […]


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The ALA guide to researching modern China

(15 April 2014, Chicago) As China has evolved into an economic superpower, interest in its culture and current place in the world has skyrocketed; China Studies are now taught in almost every college or university in the U.S., as well as in many junior high and high schools. Covering modern China, not just Chinese culture […]


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20th Century Japan Research Award for 2013-2014

(25 September 2103)  The Nathan and Jeanette Miller Center for Historical Studies and the University of Maryland Libraries invite applications for two USD1,500 grants to support research in the library’s Gordon W. Prange Collection and East Asia Collection on topics related to the period of the Allied Occupation of Japan and its aftermath, 1945-1960. Holders […]


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British Library leads the way for sharing research data through DataCite

Five major research centres have expanded their commitment to make data more accessible through the British Library’s DataCiteservice, a global initiative which addresses the problem of how to find, access and re-use the results of research. The Archaeology Data Service, the UK Data Archive, the Natural Environment Research Council, the Science & Technology Facilities Council […]


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Simon Inger and Tracy Gardner publish results of largest ever study into How Readers Discover Content in Scholarly Journals

The report, which is the culmination of a 6-month research project and has the backing of leading publishers within STM, Humanities and Social Science, compares the changing reader behaviour between 2005 and 2012 and as a result looks at the impact on publisher and library web site design and function. Simon Inger, commenting on the […]


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