Monthly Archives: January 2013

Springer launches the Springer Book Archives

(Heidelberg / New York / Seattle, 25 January 2013) Springer now offers online access to 37,000 historic, English-language eBooks with the launch of the Springer Book Archives (SBA) at the 2013 American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting (ALA MW). The SBA will be completed by the end of this year, and when finished researchers, students and […]

January 30, 2013 6:47 pm

New archive of historical Chinese newspapers

(Ann Arbor, Mich., 29 January 2013 /PRNewswire/)  ProQuest is opening a new avenue for research into the history and culture of China through the digitization of a dozen of the country’s most important English-language newspapers. The collection of papers, including North China Herald, The China Press, The China Critic, and the China Weekly Review, provides […]

January 30, 2013 6:37 pm

National Diet Library joins digital wave, will offer books online

(29 January 2013) The National Diet Library will soon offer some of Japan’s most famous epics and tales online from 1 February with help from Kinokuniya Co. and the Dai Nippon Printing Co. group. This is the first time that the library has scanned its books and allowed private companies to turn them into e-books […]

January 30, 2013 6:30 pm

Student response to digital textbooks climbs, says new BISG study

(New York, 25 January 2013)  The popularity of digital textbooks may have hit a tipping point in 2012 as preference by college students climbed significantly, according to new research from the Book Industry Study Group (BISG)’s ongoing study of Student Attitudes Toward Content in Higher Education. The first installment in Volume Three of the study, […]

January 28, 2013 12:53 am

Medlantis: The destination for online radiology education

(New York/Stuttgart, January 2013) Thieme and the University Health Network of Toronto are proud to announce the launch of Medlantis, a powerful online tool for radiology professionals, educators, and students. Medlantis is organized into individual modules that contain video lectures and links to relevant Thieme eRadiology and RadCases content. It is accessible from any computer, […]

January 28, 2013 12:23 am

Informa to publish Chinese Medical Record: English Edition

(23 January 2013) Informa Healthcare has a new partnership with the Chinese Medical Record Association (part of the Chinese Hospital Association under the authority of the Ministry of Health) for the publication of Chinese Medical Record: English Edition. This marks an important step in Informa Healthcare’s aim to make high-quality content from China more easily […]

January 28, 2013 12:10 am

New thesaurus for astronomers

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) and IOP Publishing (IOP) have jointly announced the gift of a new astronomy thesaurus called the Unified Astronomy Thesaurus (UAT) to the American Astronomical Society (AAS) that will help improve future information discovery for researchers. The AAS will make the UAT freely available for development and use within the […]

January 27, 2013 11:57 pm

ProQuest signs definitive agreement to acquire EBL

(Ann Arbour, Mich., 22 January 2013)  ProQuest has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Ebook Library (EBL), which will significantly expand its eBook delivery and aggregation capabilities with libraries worldwide. The acquisition will further ProQuest’s goal of enhancing the research experience, enabling users to seamlessly discover content across multiple formats including books, journals, dissertations, newspapers, […]

January 24, 2013 4:00 pm

IET boosts China presence with EEFOCUS partnership

(21 January 2013) The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and Chinese engineering portal EEFOCUS have announced a partnership that will see the IET’s essential engineering intelligence made available to over one million researchers and academics throughout China. A sample selection of articles from the IET Digital Library will be available free of charge and […]

January 24, 2013 3:39 pm

Digital services in high demand at New Zealand’s public libraries

New Zealanders are increasingly using digital library services such as computer and wi-fi internet access, eBooks, and audio books, while use of traditional services remains high. Recently released annual statistics on public library usage during 2011 and 2012 reveal this shift towards online services. The number of library internet users increased from 5.7 million in […]

January 23, 2013 4:58 pm

New website released on health, nutrition and population; 世界银行推出卫生、营养和人口新网站

The World Bank has launched a new website featuring data on health, nutrition and population (HNP) topics. This new website, HealthStats, is a central place to explore, visualize and download HNP data. It provides access to more than 250 indicators for over 200 countries, covering topics such as health financing, HIV/AIDS, immunization, malaria and tuberculosis, […]

January 20, 2013 4:50 pm

IFLA Rare Books and Manuscripts Section & Asia and Oceania Section call for papers

IFLA Rare Books and Manuscripts Section and the Regional Standing Committee for Asia and Oceania want to promote awareness of special collections, not only as heritage of the past, but also as a foundation for the future. They ask how “new” special collections come into being, what defines a special collection and how can we […]

January 18, 2013 3:32 pm

ETD 2013 Hong Kong

The University of Hong Kong Libraries and Hong Kong Public Libraries are co-organisers of the 16th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD 2013), that will be held for the first time in Hong Kong. This Conference will be held from September, 23rd to 26th, 2013. The theme of ETD 2013 is: Asian Values, […]

January 17, 2013 10:02 pm

Consortial Collaboration and Competition meeting in Hong Kong

In celebrating the 50th Anniversary of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), the University Library System at CUHK and The Joint University Librarians Advisory Committee (JULAC), a consortium that joins together in partnership the eight publically-funded Hong Kong institutions of higher learning, will hold a combined conference on 30th and 31st May 2013, entitled […]

January 17, 2013 9:37 pm

ARC Open Access Policy

The Australian Research Council, ARC,  has introduced a new open access policy for ARC funded research which takes effect from 1 January 2013. According to this new policy the ARC requires that any publications arising from an ARC supported research project must be deposited into an open access institutional repository within a twelve month period […]

January 17, 2013 8:47 pm