Yearly Archives: 2012

Libramatic provide a fully automated smart phone and web based library system

Managing a library or CD collection is a tedious task.  Adding books to the system for example, requires that all a book’s information is manually typed by the librarian. Libramatic solves this, as well as many of a librarian’s other day-to-day problems. With Libramatic, the only thing a librarian has to do is scan the […]

December 24, 2012 1:00 pm

KISTI and IOP Publishing sign agreement to widen scientific research in Korea

The Korea Institute of Science & Technology Information (KISTI) and IOP Publishing (IOP) have signed a memorandum of understanding on a new strategic collaboration for the provision and dissemination of scientific research. As a result of this partnership Korean researchers will get access to over 400,000 articles in the IOP Journal Archive, the definitive electronic […]

December 24, 2012 12:58 pm

Kindle Owners’ Lending Library coming to the UK, Germany and France’s Kindle Owners’ Lending Library is coming to the UK, Germany and France in October 2012 bringing Kindle owners with a Prime membership over 200,000 books to borrow for free as frequently as a book a month, with no due dates. Independent authors and publishers using Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) who enrol their books in […]

December 24, 2012 12:56 pm

A new chapter begins: Books at JSTOR launches

 JSTOR has a new books program, Books at JSTOR, which brings scholarly monographs from leading university presses and other academic publishers to the JSTOR platform.  Books are deeply integrated with the 1,600 current and archival journals on JSTOR. All content is cross-searchable, and books are linked with millions of book reviews and from hundreds of […]

December 24, 2012 12:55 pm

Asia Pacific Films joins forces with Alexander Street Press

Alexander Street Press and Hawaii-based Asia Pacific Films have partnered together to expand the range of content from Asia and the Pacific available to educators and scholars worldwide. Since founding Asia Pacific Films in 2009, President Jeannette Hereniko has built an unrivalled catalogue of culturally and historically significant films from Asia and the Pacific, 90 […]

December 24, 2012 12:54 pm

ITU releases latest global technology development figures

New figures released in October by ITU show that information and communication technology (ICT) uptake continues to grow worldwide, spurred by a steady fall in the price of telephone and broadband Internet services. The new data, released in ITU’s flagship annual report Measuring the Information Society 2012, rank the Republic of Korea as the world’s […]

December 24, 2012 12:53 pm

IOP Publishing announces eBook programme and a new partnership with Morgan & Claypool

IOP Publishing (IOP) recently announced its entrance into the book market as part of a long-term strategy to expand its support to the research community by offering the broadest range of publishing services to authors and readers. The IOP eBook programme will provide an additional content channel for authors looking to publish with a society […]

December 24, 2012 12:51 pm

HKBU receives HKD5 million from Ms. Connie Wong for publishing books on Hong Kong history

Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) recently received a donation pledge of HKD5 million from Ms. Connie Wong, Managing Director of Wong Sun Hing Limited, in support of the Hong Kong History Project of its Advanced Institute for Contemporary China Studies (ACCS). In recognition of the donor’s generosity, the University held a cheque presentation ceremony today […]

December 24, 2012 12:49 pm

IEEE partners with The MIT Press to deliver new eBooks collection via the IEEE Xplore® Digital Library

IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization, has partnered with The MIT Press, an award-winning publisher affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, to offer access to a special selection of computing and engineering eBooks as part of the IEEE Xplore® digital library. The new titles will be available via a new collection delivered in […]

December 24, 2012 12:47 pm

RLUK report reveals the growing problem of hidden collections

Some 13 million volumes of material remain uncatalogued in libraries across the UK, according to a recent report. Hidden Collections, undertaken in partnership with the London Library, is the first of three reports to be published by RLUK as part of its Unique and Distinctive Collections (UDC) strategic strand that will provide a comprehensive review […]

December 24, 2012 11:28 am

HathiTrust statement on Authors Guild v. HathiTrust ruling

“On 10 October 2012, Judge Harold Baer, Jr. of the U.S. Southern District of New York court ruled in our favour on Authors Guild, Inc. et al. v. HathiTrust et al. We are pleased that the court has recognized the importance of the work that libraries are performing to preserve the scholarly record and provide […]

December 24, 2012 11:25 am

Gale Virtual Reference Library voted Best Overall Database

Gale, part of Cengage Learning has announced that its eBook platform, Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL), was voted Best Overall Database by the readers of Library Journal magazine. The company plans to commemorate the win with an unprecedented giveaway. “We’re so excited to hear that our customers love GVRL so much that we want to […]

December 24, 2012 8:58 am

90 years of Gramophone Magazine now available to all Digital and App subscribers

In 2013 Gramophone Magazine will celebrate its 90th birthday and in anticipation of this milestone every one of its 1,000 issues has been made available digitally with Exact Editions. Every issue is available to all digital and App subscribers on PC, Apple and Android devices. So wherever you are, you can browse through over 1,000 […]

December 24, 2012 8:22 am

IAEA launches database of Fukushima radiation information

The International Atomic Energy Agency on 7 September 2012 launched a database of radiation measurements collected in Japan following last year’s accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station of Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO). The Fukushima Monitoring Database – available to all IAEA member states and the public – provides radiation measurements collected both […]

December 24, 2012 8:20 am

Europeana’s huge cultural dataset opens for re-use

Opportunities for apps developers, designers and other digital innovators will be boosted as the digital portal Europeana opens up its dataset of over 20 million cultural objects for free re-use. The massive dataset is the descriptive information about Europe’s digitised treasures. For the first time, the metadata is released under the Creative Commons CC0 Public […]

December 24, 2012 8:16 am