Monthly Archives: February 2014

Thomson Reuters launches 2014 Academic Reputation Survey

(Philadelphia, 27 February 2014)  The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of information for businesses and professionals, today announced the launch of its 2014 Academic Reputation Survey. This is the fifth consecutive year of the survey, which is conducted to gain a clearer understanding of the global research landscape […]

February 28, 2014 9:35 am

iPads, tablets and gadgets in the library

(26 February 2014, Chicago) ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse iPads, Tablets, and Gadgets in the Library: Planning, Budgeting, and Implementation. Rebecca Miller, Carolyn Meier and Heather Moorefield-Lang will serve as the instructors for this six-week facilitated eCourse starting on March 31, 2014. At the end of this eCourse, you will […]

February 28, 2014 9:18 am

NDL Search and the Dibrary of the National Library of Korea are linked

(27 February 2014)  On the basis of the China-Japan-Korea Digital Library Initiative (CJKDLI) agreement, the NDL is engaged in integration of the information services (portal) of the three national libraries. The dynamic link between the NDL Search by NDL and the Dibrary by the National Library of Korea is available now. To see a diagram […]

February 28, 2014 9:04 am

UNSW introducing the library videos online

(27 February 2014) To help students find their way around the library and its collections, the University of New South Wales Library has published its library discovery videos online. Get Started explains how to connect with the library; while Search Smarter explains how to quickly find eBooks, databases, exam papers and other library resources. See […]

February 27, 2014 9:51 am

NTU breaks into the world’s top 10 in three subject fields

(26 February 2014)  Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) continues the march up in international university standings by breaking into the top 10 of the world university subject rankings. For the first time, NTU has three subjects ranked among the world’s top ten. The 2014 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject, released today, places […]

February 27, 2014 9:41 am

GPO eBooks for libraries and the public

(25 February 2014, Washington)   The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) is expanding the agency’s eBook program through its Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) to increase public access to information from the Federal Government. The public now has free access to eBook titles using GPO’s Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP). Users can search and browse […]

February 27, 2014 9:35 am

The Aurora Institute for Emerging Leaders open for applications

(27 February 2014)  This new leadership program is for those who have been identified as potential leaders by their own organisation and have had two years experience in a supervisory or management role. With the increasing interrelationship of the library, information and cultural industries the program will appeal to a wide range of organisations including libraries, […]

February 27, 2014 9:15 am

Fair use proposal in Australia attracts international attention

(26 February 2014)  The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) recently released a report proposing that a ‘fair use’ exception be introduced to Australian copyright law, moving from a closed list of exceptions to the open-ended fairness test which has characterized US copyright law since 1978. Simon Collinson ponders what the proposed introduction of fair use […]

February 26, 2014 4:05 pm

(ad3h2o x 2) + interferon based neutrinos should be centrifuged then boiled for 30 minutes

(26 February 2014)  Publishers have withdrawn more than 120 gibberish papers from their websites. The papers were generated using SCIgen, software invented by researchers at MIT in 2005.  Some of the gobbledygook papers were peer reviewed, several are conference papers. This worrying, amusing and flabbergasting article on the Nature website is well worth a read.

February 26, 2014 3:26 pm

ASEAN Library Development Forum 2014

(24 February 2014) Myanmar recently hosted the ASEAN Library Development Forum 2014.  In addition to a summary of the Forum the National Library of Myanmar has published a more detailed account of the proceedings which offers recommendations on Professional development towards digital environment; Preservation of library materials; Community-based library activities; Customer service & library marketing; […]

February 25, 2014 2:48 pm

5G for a connected continent

(24 February 2014)  5G is on its way.  No more so than in Europe where it promises to connect the continent.  If you’re curious about the European 5G viewpoint, these pages from the EU newsroom explain what the fuss is about. 5G for the Connected Continent  GSMA Mobile World Summit, Barcelona, 24 February 2014. What […]

February 25, 2014 2:31 pm

New database provides rare look at dance around the world

(24 February 2014, Alexandria, VA)   Hundreds of new dance performances and instructional films are now available from Alexander Street Press with the launch of the online collection Dance in Video: Volume II. The latest volume expands global coverage, providing unparalleled access to dance footage from Polynesia to Sierra Leone and beyond. See the announcement here.

February 25, 2014 9:23 am

General Guide to Referencing at Federation University Australia

‎(20 February ‎ ‎2014)   The library of the Federation University Australia has published online its General Guide to Referencing. The 81 page 2014 edition covers: What you need to know about referencing; What you need to know about plagiarism; APA citation style; MLA citation style; and Chicago note citation style. Consult it here.

February 23, 2014 6:08 pm

Hathitrust adds 80,000 Japanese titles

(14 February 2014)  HathiTrust has added more than 80,000 volumes from Keio University. These materials dramatically increase HathiTrust’s Japanese-language holdings. Keio University will be providing more information about the materials included in the deposit in coming weeks. The volumes represent the largest deposit in HathiTrust of materials from a non-partner institution. Volumes in the collection […]

February 23, 2014 5:57 pm

What is BrowZine?

(21 February 2014)   The HKUST Library is offering BrowZine  to its patrons, an app that consolidates scholarly journals from multiple publishers and platforms into an easily browsable format optimized for iPads or Android tablets. More here.

February 23, 2014 2:41 pm