Monthly Archives: January 2013

Gale adds National Geographic: People, Animals, and the World to its National Geographic Virtual Library product line

(Farmington Hills, Mich., 8 January 2013). Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, today announced the launch of National Geographic: People, Animals, and the World, a new multimedia resource in its National Geographic Virtual Library (NGVL) product line. This new resource joins National […]

January 10, 2013 10:14 am

Library survey results at the University of Technology Sydney

The University of Technology Sydney, has summarized the results of its library survey undertaken in September 2012. Results are based on more than 2,400 responses.  If you think that books are so yesterday, the largest number of comments related to those 630,000 books on library shelves, increasing by 20,000 each year. Finding the books you […]

January 9, 2013 4:44 pm

The University of New England Library, NSW, publishes its communications plan

The University of New England, Armidale, Australia, has published a library communications plan.  Designed to advance communications between the library and its patrons, it does not replace face to face discourse and in fact emphasizes that it is the responsibility of all library staff to deliver clear, consistent messages to library stakeholders.  A standardised terminology […]

January 9, 2013 4:05 pm

Celebrating the Centenary: Gems of The University of Hong Kong Libraries

From 29 November 2012 to 27 January 2013 The University Libraries and The University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong, are delighted to jointly present an exhibition “Celebrating the Centenary: Gems of the University of Hong Kong Libraries” to commemorate the centenary of University Libraries and the eightieth anniversary of the establishment […]

January 9, 2013 2:34 pm

From the Treasure House: Jewels from the library of the Chinese University of Hong Kong

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Chinese University of Hong Kong and the ecades of development of profound collections in the University libraries, the University Library System and the Art Museum are mounting a joint exhibition “From the Treasure House” to share the wide range of valuable publications, manuscripts and artworks with our community. […]

January 9, 2013 11:35 am

Survey report 2012 of the ANU Library

Insync has completed its 2012 survey of the quality of services and resources offered by the Australian National University Library.  The survey provides the library with a snapshot of key issues affecting users, and allows for them to be addressed, benchmarked and monitored. The survey found that users place importance on a wide range of […]

January 9, 2013 10:38 am

Elsevier acquires Knovel, provider of web-based productivity application for the engineering community

Knovel’s solution integrates technical information with analytics and search to deliver trusted answers and drive innovation (New York, NY, 7 January 2013) – Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced today the acquisition of Knovel Corp. New York City-based Knovel provides a web-based application that integrates technical information […]

January 9, 2013 8:06 am

Survey shows plagiarism a regular problem in scholarly research, publishing, but action to prevent falls short

Time, Cost, and “Not an Issue in My Work” Top Reasons for Not Checking for Plagiarism (OAKLAND, Calif.,  5 December 2012 /PRNewswire/.) A study of more than 400 researchers, authors, and editors at scholarly publications reveals that while most agree that plagiarism is a serious problem on the rise, tactics to prevent or detect plagiarism […]

January 8, 2013 8:48 am

Research skills boot camp: preparing law students for internships

By Charlotte Gill, Priyanka Sharma and Yuyun Wirawati Ishak Legal Internship is an integral part of legal education and is the first brush that a law student has with the legal profession outside the comfortable environs of law school. Since the inception of the law school at Singapore Management University (SMU) in 2007, law students […]

January 8, 2013 7:59 am

New Digital Universe Study reveals big data gap: less than 1 percent of world’s data is analyzed; less than 20 percent is protected

(Hopkinton, Mass. , 11 December  2012.)  EMC® Corporation (NYSE:EMC) today announced results of the EMC-sponsored IDC Digital Universe study, “Big Data, Bigger Digital Shadows, and Biggest Growth in the Far East”— which found that despite the unprecedented expansion of the digital universe due to the massive amounts of data being generated daily by people and machines, […]

January 7, 2013 4:51 pm

HighWire incorporates article-level metrics with ImpactStory

(Palo Alto, CA 18 December 2012.) HighWire Press is pleased to announce it has entered into a strategic collaboration with ImpactStory, a researcher led, non-profit organization with a drive to help redefine the impact of research articles. Article level metrics monitor the conversations around an article, as a complement to citation reports which measure a […]

January 7, 2013 4:14 pm

Knovel releases Crude Oil Assay Database

(NEW YORK, 10 December 2012.)   Knovel, a leader in providing a web-based application that integrates technical information with analytical and search tools, today announced the addition of the Crude Oil Assay Database to its growing Critical Content line. The database is designed to assist engineers designing and upgrading refineries and oil processing equipment in the […]

January 7, 2013 4:13 pm

Embrace “information overload” with Cases Database

(10 December 2012) BioMed Central has launched a new semantically-enriched search tool, Cases Database, which aims to enhance the discovery, filtering and aggregation of medical case reports from many journals. Open access to journal articles published under with Creative Commons licenses which permit text mining enable the literature to be reused as a resource for scientific […]

January 7, 2013 3:53 pm

British Library welcomes announcement on copyright exceptions

The British Library today (20 December 2012) welcomes the announcement by Rt Hon Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, outlining new exceptions to the UK’s copyright framework. In particular, the Library welcomes the exceptions that will now allow: Digital preservation of its collections including, for the first time, sound and […]

January 7, 2013 3:20 pm

American Chemical Society launches major new resource on climate science

Washington, 3 December 2012 — The American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society, today launched a new web-based resource to enhance understanding and communication of the science underpinning global climate change. Intended for ACS’ more than 164,000 members and others, the American Chemical Society Climate Science Toolkit is available at The project, more […]

January 7, 2013 3:17 pm