Monthly Archives: May 2013

Wolters Kluwer Health expands partnership with Amirsys for two additional clinical anatomy and pathology image databases

(New York, NY, 29 May 2013) Wolters Kluwer Health expands its partnership with Amirsys Inc., a leader in healthcare information solutions in radiology, pathology, and anatomy, to offer two new clinical reference databases, the Amirsys Pathology Reference Center and the Amirsys Anatomy Reference Center, via the OvidSP medical research platform. The Amirsys Imaging Reference Center […]

May 31, 2013 8:43 am

GeoScienceWorld selects HighWire for new eBooks platform

(Washington DC & Stanford, CA, 30 May 2013)   GeoScienceWorld (GSW) and HighWire Press today announced a significant expansion of their journals partnership through a new integrated eBooks platform built on the HighWire Open Platform. The GSW eBooks Collections will be the first nonprofit, multi-publisher eBooks platform devoted to the study of the earth sciences. It […]

May 31, 2013 8:28 am

NDL Digitized Contents and the Digital Library from the Meiji Era are released

On 30 May 2013, NDL, the National Diet Library,  released the English version of the NDL Digitized Contents and the Digital Library from the Meiji Era. The user interface (advanced search interface, help and FAQ page) of each database is available in English. Japanese materials can be searched with Japanese characters only. Bibliographic information is available […]

May 31, 2013 7:59 am

British Library publishes updated economic evaluation of the library

(23 May 2013)  The British Library has published an updated evaluation of its economic contribution to the UK, looking at how the British Library creates economic value for its users and society as a whole. The Library last undertook a study of this kind in 2003. The report shows that the economic value that the […]

May 28, 2013 10:17 am

RSC and the Chinese Chemical Society announce unique publishing partnership

(23 May 2013)  A unique not-for-profit society partnership signed today between the Chinese Chemical Society (CCS) and the RSC will launch a collection of journals that combine high quality content and fast publication with trusted values of society publishing. Dr Robert Parker, RSC chief executive, said after today’s signing in  China: “These journals, known as […]

May 28, 2013 10:08 am

Serials Solutions Summon service to index STAT!Ref® healthcare eResource

(23 May 2013) Serials Solutions, a ProQuest business, is working with Teton Data Systems (TDS) to make STAT!Ref® discoverable via the Summon service.  Metadata for more than 400 resources in STAT!Ref from a wide variety of respected publishers and societies covering more than 60 healthcare-related disciplines will be indexed in the Summon service. STAT!Ref includes full text […]

May 27, 2013 8:07 am

The UK’s Open Access Policy: Controversy Continues

Richard Poynder, 23 May 2013, in his blog writes: The new Open Access (OA) policy introduced this year by Research Councils UK (RCUK) — in response to last year’s Finch Report — has been very controversial, particularly its exhortation to researchers to “prefer” Gold over Green Open Access When it was first announced there was […]

May 26, 2013 5:32 pm

History of Roads in Japan database

The Toshokan Ryutsu Center is offering access to the History of Roads in Japan (日本の道の歴史) database free of charge here:

May 26, 2013 5:05 pm

Public libraries without the bookshelves

(25 May 2013)  The Digital Public Library of America quoting the BBC reports: “The first purpose-built ‘bookless’ public library is due to open in Texas later this year and in the US capital, the first virtual reading room replaces books with computers and smart technology. Some of the nation’s most famous institutions are also collaborating in […]

May 26, 2013 4:56 pm

New web-archiving report tackles ‘moving target’ of preserving digital memory

(24 May 2013) The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) has released its latest in the series of topical Technology Watch Reports to the public today. ‘Web Archiving,’ by Maureen Pennock, presents a constructive study of the fast-paced digital age and the pressures we face in attempting to capture web based information for the future. Maureen’s report […]

May 26, 2013 4:45 pm

Altmetrics and open access – a measure of public interest

How can the funders of research and the researchers themselves prove that the results of their work are publicly available and more, that they are being used? Altmetrics could be the answer. Not sure what Altmetrics is? This paper from the Australian Open Access Support Group provides a brief and succinct summary:

May 24, 2013 8:41 am

Wiley trials alternative metrics on subscription and open access articles

(20 May 2013) John Wiley & Sons, Inc., has launched a trial of Altmetric, a service that tracks and measures the impact of scholarly articles and datasets on both traditional and social media. The six month trial will run on a number of subscription and open access journals published by Wiley including Advanced Materials, Angewandte […]

May 22, 2013 7:42 am

The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment

(21 May 2013) On Friday 17th May 2013 DORA, the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment, launched. DORA, initiated by the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) together with a group of editors and publishers of scholarly journals, is about the need to improve the ways in which the outputs of scientific research are evaluated, […]

May 22, 2013 7:31 am

Synergy of Metadata Resources in Taiwan formally launched

發布日期:2013-5-1; 發布單位:國際合作組   (1 May 2013) After three years (2010-2013) of endeavor, the “Synergy of Metadata Resources in Taiwan” (SMRT) was formally launched on the 19th of April 2013. The SMRT integrates NBINET Union catalog, NCL’s more than 50 bibliographic databases and authors’ data, merging a variety of bibliographic formats covering a variety of bibliographic data […]

May 21, 2013 3:24 pm

Cengage CEO seeking restructuring, may file bankruptcy

(11 May 2013) Bloomberg reports that Cengage Learning Inc., the educational publisher owned by Apax Partners LLP, is seeking to negotiate with creditors on a restructuring plan and may need to file bankruptcy as part of its turnaround efforts. Read the story here:

May 20, 2013 8:05 pm