Monthly Archives: October 2014

Applications sought for 2015 FCIL Schaffer Grant for Foreign Law Librarians

(30 October 2014)  The Foreign, Comparative and International Law Special Interest Section (FCIL-SIS) of the American Association of Law Libraries is now accepting applications for the 2015 FCIL Schaffer Grant for Foreign Law Librarians. The Grant subsidizes a foreign law librarian to attend the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), the […]

October 31, 2014 5:24 pm

ARL Statistics 2012–2013 published

(28 October 2014) ARL has released the ARL Statistics 2012–2013, the latest in a series of annual publications that describe the collections, staffing, expenditures, and service activities of ARL’s 125 member libraries. Of these, 115 are university libraries (16 in Canada and 99 in the US); the remaining 10 are public, governmental, and nonprofit research […]

October 31, 2014 5:18 pm

University libraries in Hong Kong have digital access to South China Morning Post Archives

(28 October 2014)  The historical newspaper archive of Hong Kong based South China Morning Post will add compelling value for eight members of the JULAC (Joint University Libraries Advisory Committee) consortium. With searchable, full text coverage of the South China Morning Post from its origin in 1903 to 1995, including all advertisements, editorials, cartoons, and […]

October 31, 2014 5:13 pm

Tibetan in digital communication: corpus linguistics and lexicography

(28 October 2014) Columbia University’s Butler Library is hosting a talk by Dr. Nathan W. Hill, co-investigator on a three-year research project “Tibetan in Digital Communication: Corpus Linguistics” led by Dr. Ulrich Pagel (Dept. of the Study of Religions, SOAS) and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK). Dr. Hill has taught courses […]

October 30, 2014 3:36 pm

IHS BOM Manager Boasts world’s largest database of electronic components

(29 October 2014, El Segundo, Calif.)    The electronics industry is becoming increasingly complex, defined by rapid technological innovation, more sophisticated counterfeiting, intensifying global competition and the proliferation of environmental legislation. That’s why it’s critical for users to have access to parts management tools that deliver the most comprehensive, detailed and up-to-date account of the broad […]

October 30, 2014 3:27 pm

Bibliotheca launch strategic partnership for South Korean market

(28 October 2014) Bibliotheca today announces an exciting new strategic partnership that will bring the breadth of their library solutions directly to the South Korean market. Continuing with its focus on the international expansion of library solutions, Bibliotheca today announces a new strategic partnership with the former Executive leadership team of Korean-based ECO that will […]

October 30, 2014 12:08 am

Swets’s foreign companies included in bankruptcy proceedings

The bankruptcy curator for Swets has posted several announcements on its website. That of 23 October 2014 mentions that insolvency proceedings have been opened against various foreign companies of the Swets Group in other jurisdictions: – Swets Information Services A.S. (Denmark) – Swets Information Services GmbH (Germany) – Swets Information Services Inc. (Japan) – Swets […]

October 28, 2014 4:53 pm

ALA welcomes Adobe action; greater attention to reader privacy concerns

(27 October 2014) Today, Carolyn Anthony and Erika Linke, co-chairs of the American Library Association (ALA) Digital Content Working Group (DCWG), released the following statement regarding the Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) software update: “Librarians have long been guardians of and advocates for reader privacy. The plain text transmission of reader data by Adobe Digital Editions […]

October 28, 2014 3:27 pm

Director, Library Corporate Services, University of Queensland Library

(27 October 2014) The University of Queensland Library is hiring a Director of Library Corporate Services. The Library’s collection is one of the largest academic collections in Australia and by far the largest in Queensland. Annual expenditure on Library materials is approximately $19 million. The Director, Library Corporate Services, is a member of the Library’s […]

October 27, 2014 11:49 pm

Artstor has released the latest version of its Offline Image Viewer (OIV)

(25 October 2014) OIV enables instructors to give classroom presentations using larger images from the Artstor Digital Library (up to 3200 pixels wide) along with local content without being connected to the Internet. You can create digital slide show presentations that feature side-by-side comparisons, zooming and panning, and the ability to customize text on the slides. OIV 4.0 […]

October 26, 2014 3:38 pm

PsychiatryOnline has a new platform

(26 October 2014) To be launched on 29 October 2014, the upgraded platform features new content and enhanced display and functionality. The new technology partner is Atypon, and the platform is Literatum. The move to Literatum will allow APP to roll out numerous enhancements to POL features and functionality over the course of 2015. Additionally, […]

October 26, 2014 3:22 pm

Korean American Digital Archive adds new content

(23 October 2014) The Korean American Digital Archive at the University of Southern California libraries has announced new archival content including many photographs. Visit the archive here.  

October 24, 2014 1:55 pm

New features on Scholarly Communications@HKUST Library webpage

(23 October 2014) The HKUST Library has created the Scholarly Communications@HKUST Library an online platform for its  research community. The platform updates HKUST  scholars with the latest trends in scholarly publishing and communications including:  data management, open access and research repositories. For more, including recently added features click here.

October 24, 2014 1:46 pm

BHL adds the National Library Board, Singapore as a new member

(23 October 2014) The Biodiversity Heritage Library,BHL, has welcomed the National Library Board, Singapore as a new member in BHL Central and simultaneously as BHL-Singapore, the newest node in Global BHL. The 16th member of the BHL Central consortium, BHL Singapore will help identify and digitize historical science literature from its collections and add these […]

October 24, 2014 1:37 pm

Vatican’s manuscripts digital archive now available online

(20 October 2014,  Tokyo)  NTT DATA Corporation, a global IT services provider, today announced its deployment of a new application for accessing and browsing the Vatican Apostolic Library’s digital archive online, enabling people to view digital reproductions of more than 4,000 ancient manuscripts at the Library’s website. The press release is here.

October 21, 2014 10:07 am