Monthly Archives: June 2013

Copyright Clearance Center enhances Get It Now

(27 June 2013, Danvers, Mass.) – Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a not-for-profit organization creating global licensing and content solutions that make copyright work for everyone, announces enhancements to its award-winning Get It Now academic solution, including the integration of OCLC’s ILL Fee Management (IFM) Service and the addition of five new publishers: ME Sharpe […]

June 29, 2013 7:53 am

Bridging the gap between academia and Wikipedia

(27 June 2013) Jisc and Wikimedia UK are collaborating on a project to bring the academic world and Wikipedia closer together. This will create opportunities for researchers, educators, and the general public to contribute to the world’s freely available knowledge. Jisc, the UK education charity championing the use of digital technology in education and research, is […]

June 28, 2013 10:20 am

Sustainable practices for populating repositories report

The  Confederation of Open Access Repositories, COAR, has published the report, “Incentives, Integration, and Mediation: Sustainable Practices for Populating Repositories” by COAR Working Group 1: Repository Content. The report profiles a variety of successful practices for populating repositories from around the world. The aim of this report is to assist the global repository community in implementing sustainable methods for recruiting content. The profiles […]

June 28, 2013 7:59 am

IATUL 2014 in Finland

The website for the 2014 IATUL Conference to be held at Aalto University in Espoo, Finland from 2-5 June can be accessed at The theme of the conference is “Measures for Success: Library Resources and Effectiveness under Scrutiny” and the call for papers is now open. The 2013 IATUL conference proceedings can be accessed at More here: […]

June 28, 2013 7:52 am

SEALG Annual Meeting at the 7th EUROSEAS Conference, Lisbon, 2-6 July 2013

The Southeast Asia Library Group Annual Meeting 2013 will take place in Lisbon in collaboration with the 7th EUROSEAS Conference at the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Lisbon, Rua Almerindo Lessa (Ajuda University Campus). The conference will be held from 2 to 6 July 2013. The complete list of the conference panels, […]

June 27, 2013 11:24 am

Open Access: Springer tightens rules on self-archiving

(25 June 2013) Richard Poynder writing in his blog Open and Shut writes that Danny Kingsley — Manager for Scholarly Communications & ePublishing at the Australian National University (ANU) — has highlighted a number of publishers that have recently changed their self-archiving (Green OA) policies. One of them is Springer — the world’s second-largest journal […]

June 27, 2013 11:13 am

National Diet Library Newsletter No. 189

Japan’s National Diet Library has published online the National Diet Library Newsletter No. 189, June 2013 Selections from NDL Collection Haetori-de : the time Kodomo no Kuni reflects Events The Japan Specialist Workshop 2013 Symposium “Why support for overseas Japanese Studies now?” Events Lecture by Ms. Cornelia Diebel from the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, “Acquiring Digital Information […]

June 27, 2013 10:56 am

Copia redefines eBook distribution for Australian booksellers and publishers

(26 June 2013) Copia, the socially-driven digital content platform that provides customized learning solutions for students, educators and publishers, today announced two major partnerships in Australia, where it is the leading partner in the region for eBook aggregation and distribution. A strategic partner of the Australian Publishers Association (APA), Copia is powering the eBook component […]

June 27, 2013 10:49 am

Library Copyright Alliance hails WIPO for landmark victory for the blind

(Washington, D.C. 26 June 2013)  The Library Copyright Alliance applauds the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for finalizing the Treaty for the Blind, a treaty that will allow nations to share or make accessible copies for the print disabled in other countries, who more often than not, have little access to reading materials. WIPO issued […]

June 27, 2013 10:42 am

SciFinder® now offers API capabilities

(Columbus, OH, 25 June 2013) – Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) announced today that the SciFinder® interface now enables a range of APIs designed to streamline researchers’ workflows. CAS has collaborated with several customers to develop API support for reaction, substance and reference searching. CAS is initially offering this functionality to customers in the corporate market. […]

June 27, 2013 10:36 am

Blackboard launches shared content repository that supports multiple LMS platforms

(Washington, 24 June  2013 /PRNewswire)  Blackboard Inc. today announced the release of xpLor™, a content platform that gives educators unprecedented ability to create, discover and share rich course materials across systems and institutions. xpLor is the industry’s first cloud-based learning object repository that supports multiple learning management systems (LMS). Users can create and store materials […]

June 26, 2013 8:39 am

Survey shows that social media has graduated to academia

(7 June 2013) A new survey of colleges across Scotland shows that social media, and particularly YouTube, has firmly entered the learning environment as teaching and learning tools, with its use growing significantly year on year. In the 2012 ETNA (Enhanced Training Needs Analysis) survey, carried out by the Jisc Regional Support Centre (RSC) in […]

June 26, 2013 8:27 am

Blackboard launches Mosaic, a new approach to mobile apps for schools and universities

(Washington, 21 June  2013 /PRNewswire/)   Blackboard today unveiled Mosaic™, a unique platform that gives schools and universities a radically different approach to deploying mobile apps. While institutions can spend months developing apps and lack flexibility to make changes once they’ve launched, Mosaic greatly simplifies the process so that anyone who can use a web browser […]

June 22, 2013 10:13 am

Journals from IOP Publishing show impact factor growth for the ninth year running

(20 Jun 2013, Bristol, UK) The 2012 Impact Factors, published by Thomson Reuters, once again show growth for many of the journals published by IOP Publishing (IOP) for the ninth year running. This year, 33 of the titles published by IOP have seen an increase in citations from last year. Additionally, 26 titles have had […]

June 22, 2013 9:19 am

Thomson Reuters Research Analytics unveils 2013 edition of its Journal Citation Reports

(Philadelphia, 19 June 2013) – The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced the release of the 2013 edition of its Journal Citation Reports® (JCR), the world’s most influential resource for evaluating peer-reviewed publications and the source of the annual Journal […]

June 22, 2013 9:11 am