Monthly Archives: December 2014

The iGroup makes history with publication of The Birds of America

(29 December 2014) The iGroup, based in Bangkok, Thailand, has made publishing history with the publication of the 21st Century Edition of The Birds of America by John James Audubon (1785 to 1851). Publication is limited to 100 sets. To renew Audubon’s masterpiece for the 21st century, the iGroup Press and Japan’s Yushodo have photographed […]

December 29, 2014 2:48 pm

Sri Lanka Library Association offers Diploma in Library and Information Science

(28 December 2014)  Applications are invited for the Diploma in Library and Information Science (DIPLIS) Level I – 2014 /15 course. The brochure is available in Sinhala | Tamil | English. For application details visit here. Closing date for applications is 24 January 2015. Note: The links above are broken.  Try this one which was […]

December 28, 2014 4:18 pm

UNESCO launches Open Access Curricula for researchers and librarians

(19 December 2014)  Within the overall framework of UNESCO Strategy on Open Access to scientific information and research and to take forward UNESCO’s leadership role in diffusing knowledge amongst its Member States, UNESCO has developed a set of manuals to facilitate capacity building of library and information professionals and researchers. The OA curricula developed by […]

December 28, 2014 4:08 pm

Ruth’s Rankings 6: Scholarly Rankings from the Asian Perspective

By Ruth A. Pagell* (26 December 2014)  I began researching the intersection of bibliometrics and university research rankings in preparation for a talk I presented at CONCERT, CONsortium on Core Electronic Resources in Taiwan in 2008.  At that time, there were only 74 articles in all of Web of Science (WOS) about bibliometrics or citations […]

December 26, 2014 4:06 pm

New video launched: Libraries Change Lives

On 10 December 2014, Public Libraries 2020 published a 90 second animated video highlighting how public libraries in Europe strengthen communities and help people: Libraries Change Lives. The video was officially launched at the Dutch National Public Library Conference by H.R.H. Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands, Honorary Chair of the Reading & Writing Foundation and […]

December 26, 2014 10:06 am

Going responsive: redesigning the Pao Yue-kong Library homepage and discovery tool at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

(23 December 2014) The Pao Yue-kong Library has recently launched a fully responsive redesigned homepage that is optimized for browsing on mobile devices of different sizes. Being the first among UGC-funded university libraries in Hong Kong to adopt responsive web design when developing its homepage, Pao Yue-kong Library aims to improve usability and user experience […]

December 23, 2014 1:36 pm

AAAS/Science video on journals content

(22 December 2014) AAAS/Science has created a video about the scope and content of its journals Science Translational Medicine and Science Signaling. The video features Dr. Marcia McNutt, Editor-in-Chief of Science, Dr. Katrina Kelner, Editor of Science Translational Medicine, and Dr. Nancy Gough, Editor of Science Signaling, who discuss the exciting biomedical research being published […]

December 23, 2014 9:33 am

Sripatum University receives Chinese books

(19 December 2014) With the support of over 3,000 Chinese language and culture books from Xi’an University – China, Sripatum University, Thailand, has just established a special section of Chinese language & culture studies in SPU library. The official presentation of the books was organized during the visit of the delegation from Xi’an University to […]

December 21, 2014 10:04 am

The 12th TRCCS established in the University of Tokyo

(11 December 2014) Taiwan’s National Central Library (NCL)’s Director-general Tseng Shu-hsien and University Librarian Furuta Motoo of the University of Tokyo library system signed a cooperative memorandum on 10  December 2014 to establish a Taiwan Resource Center for Chinese Studies (TRCCS), as well as hold an opening ceremony. Director-general Tseng stated that each year, NCL […]

December 21, 2014 9:58 am

Thomson Reuters and Ringgold create new standard for data accuracy

(17 December 2014, Portland, OR) The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters has announced this week an initiative to ensure data accuracy in the scholarly publishing process through collaboration with Ringgold, the authority on institutional identification. The initiative will integrate Ringgold’s Identify database with ScholarOne Manuscripts, the premier journal and peer review tool […]

December 21, 2014 9:49 am

Nature Index indicates China’s leading cities for high quality research and status of research collaboration

(17 December 2014) The diversity of Chinese institutions and their growing contribution to global scientific developments and collaborations with other countries have been highlighted in the Nature Index China 2014, published as a supplement in Nature today. By 2013 weighted fractional count (WFC), China is currently the country with the second largest output in the […]

December 21, 2014 9:36 am

Three more universities join the eLibrary Myanmar project

(19 December 2014) Following the success of the EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project at Yangon University and Mandalay University, Dagon University and Yadanabon University (two of the largest undergraduate universities in Myanmar) and the Yangon University of Economics have been welcomed to the project. ​The eLibrary Myanmar project was created to support educational change at an expanding range […]

December 21, 2014 9:24 am

National Diet Library Newsletter No. 197, December 2014

ISSN 1344-7238 Selections from NDL Collection Material recently designated as a national important cultural property: Kōan reisetsu Inside of the Nakamura-za Theater in Edo Exhibition “Autograph manuscripts and original artwork of well-known people” Events NDL Database Forum in the Tokyo Main Library and in the Kansai-kan Article Struggles of the National Diet Library in Collecting […]

December 20, 2014 12:27 pm

The Marrakesh Treaty: an EIFL guide for libraries

(10 December 2014) In June 2013, member states of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) adopted the “Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled”. Because the treaty provides countries with important policy options, librarians need to be involved in the development of implementing national […]

December 20, 2014 12:20 pm

‘Technology Bytes’ and ‘Digital Preservation in Action’ – New webinars announced and first sessions now open for member registration

(18 December 2014) The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is inviting members to take part in two new webinar series in the New Year. A second series of ‘Technology Bytes’ webinars and a new series on ‘Digital Preservation in Action’ will offer a deep dive into some of the available tools, techniques and their practical application […]

December 20, 2014 9:35 am