Monthly Archives: September 2013

Kaltura launches new version of its industry leading video player

(10 September 2013)  Kaltura Inc., the leading open source video platform vendor, today announced a new version of the Kaltura Video Player, as well as the launch of the Player Factory, a new player-focused site that makes it easier for users and developers to extend and customize the Kaltura video player. Kaltura’s market-leading video player […]

September 16, 2013 3:22 pm

China National Offshore Oil Corporation donates $1.5 million to Calgary Public Library Foundation

(Calgary, Canada,13 September  2013 /CNW/)  The Calgary Public Library Foundation today announces a $1.5 million donation from CNOOC Limited, through its wholly owned subsidiary Nexen Energy ULC, the largest gift in the Foundation’s history. The company is a founding partner for Add In, the Campaign for Calgary’s Library. The gift will support the creation of […]

September 16, 2013 3:08 pm

OverDrive to provide digital content to Chinese libraries and retailers

(13 September 2013) The China National Publications Import & Export Corporation (CNPIEC) and OverDrive have signed an ePublications Import License Agreement. With this agreement in place, OverDrive can make OverDrive’s catalog of digital content available in China to libraries and retailers. OverDrive will be working with Chinese libraries, schools, universities and retailers in China to […]

September 14, 2013 4:09 pm

ICAR adopts Open Access Policy

Sridhar Gutam has posted the full policy on Open Access adopted by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) ICAR adopts Open Access Policy. Each ICAR institute is to setup an Open Access Institutional Repository. ICAR shall set up a central harvester to harvest the metadata and full-text of all the records from all the […]

September 14, 2013 3:59 pm

Archiving the Digital: challenges in preserving design records: RIBA, London 17-18th October

(12 September 2013) The Royal Institute of British Architects invites DPC members to Archiving the Digital: Challenges in Preserving Design Records a 2-Day Architectural Records Conference in London. 17 October, Royal Institute of British Architects, 66 Portland Place, W1B 1AD, 10:00 – 16:30 18 October, John McAslan + Partners Offices, 7-9 William Road, NW1 3ER, […]

September 14, 2013 3:48 pm

Deadline for ATLA 2014 applications approaches

An announcement from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation states that if you are interested in applying for the 2014 ATLA, do it now to avoid delays.  The online application site is located here: (Please click on the “How to Apply” link located on the right of the page). *TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS FOR SUBMITTING ONLINE* If […]

September 14, 2013 3:00 pm

Historic space pictures published online for the first time

(4 September 2013)  Part of a historic archive of space images, including Soviet photos of the surface of Venus, hand-assembled mosaics of Jupiter’s moons, and an incredibly detailed map of the Moon, has been published online by UCL (University College London). The rare photos and maps have been made available to the public as part […]

September 13, 2013 4:26 pm

Kobo’s eReading platform heads to the Philippines

(10 September 2013) Kobo  is partnering with National Book Store in the Philippines to bring Kobo’s eReading platform to the country. Along with Kobo’s localized online experience and access to its eBookstore of 4 million titles, National Book Store is making Kobo’s eReading devices exclusively available at its 145 locations. The Kobo Touch, Kobo Glo […]

September 13, 2013 4:16 pm

Patients and carers granted access to over 300 Wiley journals

(Hoboken, N.J. 11 September 2013)  John Wiley & Sons, Inc., has announced it will join patientACCESS, a new program which offers low-cost access to medical and scientific research articles to patients and caregivers. From September 2013, 310 Wiley journals will join the international collaboration between publishers, the Association of American Publishers, Professional and Scholarly Publishing […]

September 13, 2013 4:08 pm

Royal Society of Chemistry integrates new online metrics monitoring into its scientific journals

(11 September 2013)  The Royal Society of Chemistry has integrated a new system for monitoring article-level metrics into a selection of its scientific journals. The metrics are provided by London-based start-up Altmetric. The new service extracts online mentions of scholarly articles from social media, newspapers, blogs and other sources and collates them into reports that […]

September 13, 2013 4:00 pm

NUS ranked first in Asia in the latest QS World University Rankings

(10 September 2013)  The National University of Singapore (NUS) has emerged as the top university in Asia in the 2013/2014 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings. The University was placed 24th in the rankings, moving up a spot from its 25th placing last year. The QS World University Rankings evaluates over 800 universities based on […]

September 13, 2013 3:55 pm

Simplified Chinese translation of ACD Electronic Resource Guide now available

(11 September 2013) IFLA’s Acquisition & Collection Development Section (ACD) has published a simplified Chinese version of its widely read Electronic Resource Guide, which will complement the classical one. Access the simplified Chinese translation here. Read the announcement here.

September 13, 2013 10:11 am

Cambridge University Press partners with Knewton

(5 September 2103) Today, global publisher Cambridge University Press announced a comprehensive partnership with leading adaptive learning company Knewton. Cambridge University Press, one of the world’s foremost English Language Teaching (ELT) publishers, will use Knewton technology to create personalized learning experiences in its industry-leading ELT digital products for students worldwide. The partnership will see Knewton […]

September 12, 2013 10:19 am

Human Kinetics and the IMF break into China market on eReading platform built by Publishing Technology

(Oxford 11 September 2013) Publishing Technology today announced that its longstanding clients, Human Kinetics and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), have joined a new sales representation and distribution venture in China. The agreement is a result of Publishing Technology’s local alliance with CNPIEC, the China National Publications Import and Export (Group) Corporation, and its significant […]

September 12, 2013 10:11 am

Google collaborates with edX on

(Cambridge, MA, 10 September 2013)    Edx, the not-for-profit online learning initiative, today announced its partnership with Google to jointly develop the edX open source learning platform, Open edX, and expand the availability of the platform and its learning tools to individuals and institutions around the world. In collaboration with Google, edX will build out and […]

September 12, 2013 10:06 am