Monthly Archives: August 2014

Get the most out of the Artstor Digital Library

(30 August 2014) Get a free Artstor Digital Library account. The benefits include organizing images into groups, downloading in zipped files and sharing with others. Further details including registration are in the blog post.

August 31, 2014 9:10 am

Brill signs collaboration with Fudan University Press to publish data on contemporary Chinese social life

(28 August 2014, Leiden (NL) / Boston (MA)  Brill, an international scholarly publisher, signs a collaboration agreement with Fudan University Press in China to publish a unique set of data on contemporary Chinese social life. The detailed announcement is here.

August 31, 2014 8:47 am

Publishing Technology China signs deal with Zhonghua Book Company at Beijing International Book Fair

(27 August 2014) One of China’s most prestigious trade and academic publishers, Zhonghua Book Company, has announced that it will partner with Publishing Technology China to build a new pub2web powered website. As part of a government-backed project, the deal will see the creation of a new digital publishing platform and management system, designed to […]

August 31, 2014 8:39 am

Thomson Reuters collaborates with DataCite to expand discovery of research data

(28 August 2014, Philadelphia) Thomson Reuters today announced a collaboration with DataCite, a leading global nonprofit organization dedicated to enabling people to find, share, use, and cite data. The collaboration will promote the discovery of research data sets through the Data Citation Index SM, a single-point solution providing access to quality research data sets from […]

August 30, 2014 8:38 am

Free access to OUP resources for ebola world health emergency

(28 August 2014) In response to the outbreak of the ebola virus in West Africa, Oxford University Press has made 50 articles from leading journals and online resources freely accessible to assist researchers working on the containment, treatment, and prevention of ebola hemorrhagic fever. Articles are free to access worldwide until 25 November 2014. More […]

August 29, 2014 9:38 am

Fighting online IP crime

(28 August 2014)  Online piracy is a massive challenge for all economies which depend on their creative industries, hurting publishers’ and authors’ income, employees’ jobs and governments’ tax revenues, says the International Publishers Association, IPA. In the UK, a new, dedicated police unit is tackling online IP crime with impressive results. The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) is targeting […]

August 29, 2014 9:29 am

ANU publishes revised Open Access policy and procedures

(28 August 2014)  The revised Open Access policy requires researchers to deposit a copy of most research outputs to the University’s open access research repository, the ANU Digital Collections, within 12 months of publication. More about the new policy is here.

August 28, 2014 2:36 pm

National Central Library and Bibliothèque nationale de France catalogue ancient Chinese books

(21 August 2014)  Taiwan’s National Central Library (NCL) has been working with the  Bibliothèque nationale de France to catalogue their rare Chinese books.  A display of post cards from late Qing and early Republic eras and French published reports and observations on China from the 19th and 20th centuries found in old bookstores and flea […]

August 27, 2014 2:21 pm

Brill to launch Chinese website at Beijing Book Fair

(25 August 2014, Leiden (NL) / Boston (MA) Brill, the international scholarly publisher, is set to launch a Chinese version of their corporate website – – at the Beijing Book Fair. Now available in Simplified Chinese, the website allows Brill to better serve the Chinese-speaking research and academic library communities. The press release is […]

August 26, 2014 3:25 pm

Ebola outbreak 2014: information resources

(25 August 2014)  The National Library of Medicine, NLM, through the Disaster Information Management Research Center, has published a list of resources related to the 2014 ebola outbreak. They include maps, social media, journal literature and organizations with an interest in the topic. The list is here.

August 26, 2014 2:13 pm

University of Hong Kong hiring Research and Data Services Librarian

(24 August 2014) The post is fixed-term for two years, with the possibility of renewal. The appointee will (i) facilitate and monitor the library’s programmes to support the University’s research activities; (ii) work collaboratively with Head, Digital Strategies and Technical Services, and other library colleagues in developing, managing and marketing the university data archive; (iii) […]

August 25, 2014 6:30 pm

Fresh look at Google Scholar profiles

(21 August 2014) Google is rolling out a new look and usability improvements at Google Scholar. Publications get more prominence while citation metrics moves to the sidebar. More at the Google Scholar blog.

August 25, 2014 10:02 am

The knowledge revolution

(22 August 2014)  People no longer use libraries shaped and curated by librarians, says Martin Cohen writing in University World News.  The difference between an eBook and a real one is that it is only the former anyone still reads. And that the difference between an eBook and a website is that the latter is […]

August 24, 2014 5:33 pm

ALIA poster wins international award

(22 August 2014, Canberra) An Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) poster, which highlights the future of the Australian library and information science profession, has won an award at an international conference held in France. ALIA’s Future of the Profession poster has been on display at the International Federation of Library Associations’ (IFLA) conference, the […]

August 24, 2014 5:25 pm

The rise of the bookless library

(21 August 2014) reports on a story in Library Journal about the growing number of bookless libraries, in this case the library of Florida Polytechnic University. The library has a staff of six. Instead of print and paper students access electronic books, journals and databases. More at with a link to the story […]

August 23, 2014 7:10 am