Monthly Archives: February 2013

Asean University Network Inter-Library Online 8th meeting

The Presentations of the 8th AUNILO Meeting are online as are the Minutes for the 8th AUNILO Meeting and the Resolutions of the 8th Meeting. The meeting was held 2 June 2012 at the National University of Singapore, Central Library. AUNILO is the Asean University Network Inter-Library Online. It has 23 member libraries from nine Asean […]

February 28, 2013 3:01 pm

Draft Release 1 of the PIRUS Code of Practice for recording and reporting usage at the individual article level

The PIRUS Code of Practice has been established as an outcome of the JISC- funded PIRUS (Publisher and Institutional Repository Usage Statistics) project, whose overall aim was to assess the feasibility of and develop the technical, organizational and economic models for the recording, reporting and consolidation of usage of Journal Articles hosted by Publishers, Aggregators, […]

February 28, 2013 10:38 am

HathiTrust Appeal: The Authors Guild’s opening brief

If you have been following the story, you’ll be interested in the latest news. The Authors Guild and its co-plaintiffs have filed their opening brief appealing from their decisive loss in the district court. According to Professor James Grimmelmann, New York Law School in his Laboratorium blog of 27 February, “Most of the arguments should […]

February 28, 2013 10:29 am

ASCE eBooks & standards are now available for purchase

The American Society of Civil Engineers has announced that the 2013 ASCE eBooks & Standards collection is now available for purchase at a special pre-launch rate. The collection will launch on on May 1, 2013. Access options include an annual subscription or one-time, perpetual access purchase. ASCE eBooks and Standards encompass all civil engineering […]

February 27, 2013 2:33 pm

De Gruyter purchases two academic publishers: Oldenbourg and Akademie

(Berlin, 26 February 2013)  De Gruyter has acquired two academic publishers with a long and rich tradition: Akademie Verlag, based in Berlin, and Oldenburg Wissenschaftsverlag, based in Munich. Both companies were acquired retroactively as of 1 January 2013 from Franz Cornelsen Bildungsgruppe. “The acquisition of Akademie and Oldenbourg will considerably strengthen De Gruyter’s publishing portfolio […]

February 27, 2013 1:55 pm

Yale University Press to partner with Oxford’s UPSO

(New York, 26 February 26 2013)Yale University Press has announced a partnership with Oxford University Press to launch Yale Scholarship Online on OUP’s University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO) platform to take advantage of a fully enabled XML environment with cutting-edge search and discovery functionality. “Yale is very pleased to partner with Oxford, joining their breadth […]

February 27, 2013 12:04 pm

German national data portal launched

20 February 2013 saw the launch of the German national data portal. While the portal had been longtime expected, in the last days before the launch the German open data community has been vocal in its criticism of the introduction of a newly created national license framework, which includes the option to limit re-use to […]

February 27, 2013 11:54 am

Griffith University wins Stanford Libraries prize for international innovation

Stanford University Library awarded Griffith’s Research Hub, a commendation of merit as part of their  Stanford Prize for Innovation in Research Libraries (SPIRL prize) to recognize and celebrate innovation in research libraries. The SPIRL Prize commended the Research Hub, stating, “The Research Hub addresses the need for a single, comprehensive view of a university’s research output. […]

February 27, 2013 9:47 am

Expanding public access to the results of federally funded research

(22 February 2013) The Obama Administration is committed to the proposition that citizens deserve easy access to the results of scientific research their tax dollars have paid for, says Michael Stebbins, Assistant Director for Biotechnology at OSTP in a recent blog post. That’s why, in a policy memorandum released today, OSTP Director John Holdren has […]

February 27, 2013 8:50 am

Alexander Street Premieres Global Newsreel Collection

(25 February 2013, Alexandria, VA)  Alexander Street Press brings new immediacy and authenticity to the study of World War II and early 20th century footage with its newest collection, World Newsreels Online, 1929‒1966. Dazzlingly diverse in its perspective, the collection brings to life the experiences of international movie-goers from Tokyo to Amsterdam and New York […]

February 26, 2013 7:30 pm

John Wiley & Sons acquires assets of FIZ Chemie Berlin

(Hoboken, N.J. 15 January 2013) John Wiley & Sons, Inc., announced today that it has acquired the assets of the FIZ Chemie Berlin, a leading provider of online database products for organic and industrial chemists. The acquisition aligns with the company’s long-term strategy to support research, learning, and professional practice through high quality content and […]

February 26, 2013 6:19 pm

SAGE to address library value in the developing world

(Los Angeles, California, 19 February 2013) SAGE, one of the world’s leading independent academic and professional publishers, is conducting a research study to investigate library value in the developing world. The project, ‘Library Value in the Developing World’ will investigate the value of academic libraries for teaching and research staff at twelve institutions selected from countries […]

February 26, 2013 5:55 pm

edX welcomes The Australian National University and others to its X University Consortium

(Cambridge, MA, 20 February 2013)  edX, the not-for-profit online learning enterprise founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has expanded its X University Consortium with the addition of six new global higher education institutions. The Australian National University (ANU), Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne […]

February 26, 2013 9:33 am

The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research (FASTR) Act of 2013

Open access legislation has been introduced to the U.S. Congress. Called The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research (FASTR) Act of 2013, it has some way to go before becoming law. The sponsors of FASTR argue that because tens of billions of government dollars result in tens of thousands of research papers annually – […]

February 26, 2013 9:15 am

Worldwide information literacy resources from UNESCO

A collection of Information Literacy (IL) Resources from around the world is available on UNESCO’s website in e-Pub and PDF formats. The publication titled “Overview of Information Literacy Resource Worldwide” is divided into 42 language lists and includes selected resources – from websites, books, journals and other kinds of publications – that were provided by […]

February 24, 2013 7:35 am