Monthly Archives: April 2013

Comprehensive review of U.S. copyright law announced

(24 April 2013, Washington, D.C.) Today House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) announced that the Judiciary Committee will conduct a comprehensive review of U.S. copyright law over the coming months.  This announcement was made before the World Intellectual Property Day celebration at the Library of Congress. Read the announcement here:

April 27, 2013 7:59 am

Copyright for Librarians

“Copyright for Librarians” (CFL) is an online open curriculum on copyright law that was developed jointly with Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. The goal is to provide librarians in developing and transition countries information concerning copyright law. More specifically, it aspires to inform librarians concerning copyright law in general; the aspects of copyright […]

April 26, 2013 8:10 am

READ Global wins 2013 Lipman Family Prize

READ Global wins the $100,000 Lipman Family Prize of the Wharton School and the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, 24 April 2013) The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania announced today the winner of the second annual Barry & Marie Lipman Family Prize – READ Global, an international non-profit bringing together education, enterprise, and community […]

April 26, 2013 7:24 am

New tools available to mine world’s largest digital repository of books

(22 April 2013 Bloomington, Ind. and Urbana, Ill.)  This week the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) announced the availability of data mining and analytics tools for the HathiTrust Digital Library, a collection of digital texts from over 70 research libraries around the world. The new tools provide a much-needed entry point to large-scale analysis of HathiTrust’s […]

April 25, 2013 8:53 am

EndNote Basic, online anytime

EndNote, a reference manager from Thomson Reuters, now has a free version. EndNote Basic online offers two gigabytes of attachments and 50,000 references. Visit here to create a free account.

April 25, 2013 8:44 am

ORCID and ISNI issue joint statement on interoperation

ORCID and ISNI are separate, independent organizations that assign identifiers to individuals and are using the same identifier format.  While ISNI and ORCID have different missions and employ different processes for assigning identifiers and linking people with their works and their affiliated institutions, points of overlap between them justify investigating options for interoperability. ORCID and […]

April 25, 2013 8:33 am

National Central Library 80th anniversary international conference concluded

To celebrate the 80th anniversary of Taiwan’s National Central Library an international conference was organized on the 18th and 19th of April 2013. The general theme was “A New Paradigm for Globalized Knowledge and Library Development.” On this occasion, the President of Taiwan, Ma Ying-jeou graced the meeting with his presence at the opening ceremony. […]

April 25, 2013 8:28 am

Jobs at Stanford University Libraries

(Tuesday 23 April 2013) Stanford University Libraries has the following new positions this week: Senior Drupal/PHP Web Developer, HighWire Press, Stanford University Libraries ; Digital Library Data Administrator, Digital Library Systems and Services, Stanford University Libraries; DevOps System Administrator, Digital Library Systems and Services, Stanford University Libraries ; Discovery Engineer, Digital Library Systems and Services, […]

April 24, 2013 6:21 pm

A new version of Japanese Buddhist Art in Europe Database

Announced by Prof. Dr. Raji. C. Steineck, University of Zurich, this is a database of Japanese Buddhist art objects/ethnological material in European public collections. It was jointly built by a team put together by the Research Center of International Japanese Studies of the Hosei University Tokyo and the University of Zurich’s Institute of Asian and […]

April 24, 2013 6:06 pm

Gale announces National Geographic Kids

(Farmington Hills, Mich., 23 April 2013)  National Geographic Kids includes the complete issues of National Geographic Kids magazine from 2009-present, 500 downloadable images, and 200 National Geographic Kids books, including reference books as well as nonfiction books on history, biography, science and technology and the National Geographic Readers, which cover wildlife, pets, nature and other […]

April 24, 2013 8:41 am

Vacancies at Li Ka Shing Library, Singapore Management University

The Hong Kong Library Association website lists three vacancies at SMU: Communications and Outreach Librarian; Research Librarian, Law; and Research Data Services Librarian. Click here for details. More details here too:

April 23, 2013 8:05 pm

Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) launched

(18 April 2013) The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) launched a beta of its discovery portal and open platform today. The portal delivers millions of materials found in American archives, libraries, museums, and cultural heritage institutions to students, teachers, scholars, and the public. Far more than a search engine, the portal provides innovative ways […]

April 20, 2013 1:26 pm

DPLA a new and major source for Asian studies

(20 April 2013) The Digital Public Library of America is up and running.  It has millions of records, many of them linked to full text and images, including many from and about Asia.  For example, the 2,000 hits for Indonesia include links to botanical catalogues of the nineteenth century, an image of a dagger handle […]

April 20, 2013 1:07 pm

Discovery service for the AUNILO Consortium

(19 April 2013) Serials Solutions has built the Summon web-scale discovery service for the AUNILO Consortium at this URL: / (Trial)

April 20, 2013 12:26 pm

Mellon grant awarded to NISO to encode eResource license templates in ONIX-PL

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the National Information Standards Organization a grant to support the encoding of a collection of template licenses for eResources into the ONIX for Publications Licenses (ONIX-PL) format. The encodings will be deposited into the GOKb and KB+ knowledgebase for free distribution to the library, publishing, and library systems […]

April 19, 2013 8:45 am