Monthly Archives: March 2013

Publishing frontiers: The library reboot

As scientific publishing moves to embrace open data, libraries and researchers are trying to keep up.  (27 March 2013) Richard Monastersky looks at what university libraries are doing to stay relevant and in touch with the needs of researchers and academics.  That includes managing data archives and offering data services. Read this Nature news feature […]

March 29, 2013 3:10 pm

The future of science publishing

What is the true cost of publishing a paper in a scientific journal? A News Feature in this week’s Nature finds that this seemingly simple question is remarkably hard to answer. The article is part of a special package that examines the changing landscape of scientific publishing. The transformation is set to accelerate from 1 April, when […]

March 29, 2013 2:22 pm

Credo acquires

(Boston and Oxford, England, 26 March 2013) Credo, the industry leader for information skills solutions, today announced it has acquired, which will significantly enhance its Literati solutions with technologies that connect students to on-staff, state-certified tutors at their point of need. The acquisition furthers Credo’s mission to work with libraries, educators, publishers and technology […]

March 29, 2013 12:11 pm

Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy

(26 March 2013) ACRL announces the publication of a new white paper, Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy: Creating Strategic Collaborations for a Changing Academic Environment, written by a working group of leaders from many areas of the association. This white paper explores and articulates three intersections between scholarly communication and information literacy: economics […]

March 29, 2013 11:52 am

Patent trends 2012: Thomson Reuters evaluates the state of global innovation

Medical Devices growth spurt continues; Tobacco-related inventions spark 58 percent (Alexandria, VA, USA, 27 March 2013)  The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading provider of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, released its annual analysis of global patent trends today in its fourth-annual State of Innovation report. This publication tracks […]

March 29, 2013 11:43 am

Single title purchasing of UPCC books on MUSE now available through YBP

(28 March 2013) Single-title purchasing of selected digital books from the University Press Content Consortium (UPCC) on the Project MUSE platform is now available through MUSE’s partnership with YBP Library Services. Over 14,000 UPCC titles in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences may be discovered and ordered via GOBI3 (Global Online Bibliographic Information), YBP’s […]

March 29, 2013 11:36 am

American Chemical Society introduces ACS ChemWorx™

Partnership with software innovator colwiz, Ltd makes research collaboration and publication more efficient (Washington, DC, 27 March 2013)  The American Chemical Society (ACS) announced today the launch of ACS ChemWorx, a powerful new research collaboration system designed to integrate all facets of the researcher’s work life. Every step of the research process—from forming an initial […]

March 29, 2013 11:30 am

Making MOOCs Easier | Peer to Peer Review

Kevin L. Smith writing for the Library Journal on planning and executing a MOOC, draws attention to the copyright issues. But instead of dwelling on the difficulties and decision making on what to include and what  to exclude, he offers “one simple rule that will make the copyright aspect of MOOC planning much easier.” Find […]

March 28, 2013 1:48 pm

eLending of eBooks in public libraries

(27 March 2013) The lending of eBooks by public libraries will enhance library services for users, but the interests of booksellers and publishers must be protected too, U.K. Culture Minister Ed Vaizey said today. A Government-commissioned report, An Independent Review of E-Lending in Public Libraries in England by William Sieghart, published today, sets out the […]

March 28, 2013 8:00 am
Read More..., saves students cash on college textbooks

(27 March 2013) Textbook price comparison tool,, has partnered with,,, and to help students save money on the price of textbooks. compares prices of millions of textbooks instantly, searching hundreds of websites for the lowest prices. With the cost of textbooks on the rise, makes purchasing textbooks, textbook […]

March 28, 2013 7:48 am

BioOne and OpenAIRE announce strategic text mining agreement

Partnership Maximizes Access to and Effectiveness of Bioscience Research (Washington, DC, 26 March  2013) BioOne, the global source for leading edge bioscience research have announced a new collaborative agreement with OpenAIRE. BioOne will make its entire collection of publications, 176 titles from 132 publishers, available to OpenAIRE for text mining. This partnership demonstrates BioOne’s commitment […]

March 28, 2013 7:32 am

Internet Librarian International 2013 – call for speakers

(27 March 2013) Internet Librarian International, 14-16 October 2013 in London, UK, is the innovation and technology conference for information professionals. The conference has been growing rapidly in recent years and attracts hundreds of library and information professionals from around the world. This year’s conference theme is smart solutions to real challenges. We’re looking for dynamic […]

March 27, 2013 4:57 pm

Historical Recordings Collection special website started by Japan’s NDL

(27 March 2013) On March 15, the NDL started providing a special website of the Historical Recordings Collection. The Historical Recordings Collection is one of the collections of the NDL Digitized Contents. On the new website you can search efficiently the sound collection. For example, it enables you to search by genre such as Japanese […]

March 27, 2013 4:44 pm

DPC offers scholarships to attend Digital Preservation Training Programme, May 2013

(26 March 2013) The Digital Preservation Coalition is offering three fully funded scholarships to attend the Digital Preservation Training Programme at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, 20th–22nd May 2013. The Digital Preservation Training Programme (DPTP) is designed for all those working in institutional information management who are grappling with fundamental issues of […]

March 27, 2013 4:37 pm

New NLA music app hits the right note

(25 March 2013) When it comes to the history of Australian sheet music, no-one knows the score like the National Library of Australia. The National Library has just released a new iPad app, Forte, which offers the best of its vast collection of digitised sheet music – more than 13,000 individual items, dating from the […]

March 27, 2013 2:52 pm