Monthly Archives: September 2014

Boopsie launches international growth initiative with announcement of iGroup partnership

(29 September 2014) Boopsie kicks off its international expansion plans by partnering with the largest reseller of digital services to academic libraries in the Asia Pacific region. iGroup, headquartered in Hong Kong, has over 900 field sales representatives worldwide and serves over 2,000 academic institutions and libraries. This partnership strengthens Boopsie’s commitment to empowering libraries […]

September 30, 2014 10:21 am

3D printers in libraries

(September 2014) ALA has published a brief on 3D printers in libraries. It asks: How are 3D printers being used in libraries? What are 3D printers capable of? What are the legal implications of 3D printing? What other concerns does 3D printing raise? The big picture: What’s the role of libraries as 3D printing takes […]

September 30, 2014 7:40 am

ICoASL 2015 meets in Seoul

(29 September 2014) The Special Libraries Association, SLA, and its Asian membership is holding its 4th meeting in Seoul. The 4th International Conference of Asian Special Libraries “Creating the New Values beyond the Library” meets at the National Assembly Library, Seoul, Korea, 22-24 April 2015. The conference website  is calling for papers as well as […]

September 29, 2014 4:22 pm

The Survey of Library Database Licensing Practices, 2014-15 edition

This report from the Primary Research Group published recently, focuses on the database licensing practices of research libraries with data presented separately for legal, corporate, higher education and other libraries.  The study presents up to date data on database spending broken out by type of information vehicle (eBook, Journals Database, Other Periodicals Database, Directory, etc.) […]

September 28, 2014 3:53 pm

USPTO and KIPO announce KIPO’s full expansion of the cooperative patent classification system

(25 September 2014, Washington)  The U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) today announced a major expansion of cooperation in classification activities between the USPTO and KIPO. The agreement, signed by the heads of the two offices during a bilateral meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, […]

September 28, 2014 3:45 pm

Release of BitCurator 1.0: free and open-source software for libraries, archives and museums

(26 September 2014) The BitCurator project today announced the release of BitCurator 1.0, a free and open-source digital forensics software environment for libraries, archives, and museums (LAMs) to acquire and process born-digital materials.  The BitCurator environment can be installed as a Linux environment; run as a virtual machine on top of other operating systems (Windows, […]

September 28, 2014 8:36 am

Searchable Tibetan texts now a reality

(26 September 2014) The Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center has announced the release of its Tibetan eText Repository on The eText repository is a collaborative effort between TBRC and many publishers, authors and institutions to archive and make available a large corpus of searchable Tibetan texts. Since it’s inception, TBRC has endeavored to make Tibetan literature of […]

September 27, 2014 7:53 am

Award for innovative public library education services

The EIFL Public Library Innovation Award for services contributing to education of children and adults is now open. This call for applications is open to public and community libraries in developing and transition countries that use information and communication technology (ICT) in creative ways to contribute to education of children or adults. The prize includes […]

September 27, 2014 7:35 am

Inauguration of Cambridge University Press ‘Centre for Excellence’ marks turning point in history of India’s academic influence across the globe

(23 September 2014)  Cambridge University Press, who has been active in South Asia for the last decade is delighted to announce the launch of a world class ‘Centre for Excellence’ for the South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation in New Delhi. Not only does this further demonstrate the commitment made by Cambridge University Press to […]

September 25, 2014 8:47 am

New database launched to strengthen the right to education

(23 September 2014)  The Right to Education Global Database is a unique portal designed to be a practical tool for monitoring, research and advocacy. It already hosts a library of over 1,000 official documents, including constitutions, legislations and policies on education from nations across the globe. The online platform aims to inform key players on […]

September 24, 2014 6:51 pm

Association of Parliamentary Librarians of Asia and the Pacific (APLAP) launches new website

(24 September 2014) Dr. Dianne Heriot, President of the Association of Parliamentary Librarians of Asia and the Pacific (APLAP), launched the Association’s new website in July 2014. The website is the result of nine months’ collaboration and work by the APLAP Executive. For the first time in APLAP’s 24 year history, all of the Association’s […]

September 24, 2014 6:45 pm

ACO expands data coverage

(23 September 2014) The music industry data now covers more than thirty countries across the world enabling researchers to gain insights and tell the story in new ways: Americas: USA, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Chile Asia/Pacfic: Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, China, India, Australia, New Zealand Europe: UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, The Netherlands, France, Italy, […]

September 24, 2014 11:03 am

Nature Communications to become open access only

(23 September 2014) Nature Communications is to become the first Nature-branded open access only journal. The number one open access journal in multidisciplinary sciences (according to 2013 Journal Citation Reports), Nature Communications is Nature Publishing Group’s (NPG) flagship open access title. Nature Communications will only accept open access research submissions from 20th October 2014. Nature […]

September 24, 2014 10:52 am

Kudos and ORCID partner to help authors increase discoverability and impact of their work

(23 September 2014) Kudos, which helps researchers and institutions maximize the impact and visibility of their publications, today announced a partnership through which the ORCID researcher identifier will be integrated into the Kudos platform to facilitate authors’ ability to identify and claim publications. Kudos will also enable authors to register for an ORCID through the […]

September 24, 2014 10:43 am

Results from OCLC Research International linked data survey for implementers now available

 (19 September 2014)  OCLC Research conducted an international linked data survey for implementers between 7 July and 15 August 2014 to learn details of specific projects or services that format metadata as linked data and/or make subsequent uses of it. This was an exploratory survey prompted by the OCLC Research Library Partners Metadata Managers Focus […]

September 24, 2014 8:33 am