Monthly Archives: January 2015

npj Science of Learning – a new open access journal launched by Nature Publishing Group and The University of Queensland

(29 January 2015) Nature Publishing Group has partnered with The University of Queensland (UQ) to publish npj Science of Learning, a new open access research journal that will explore the neurobiology of learning in experimental and educational environments. The open access format of the journal means that all articles will be free to read upon […]

January 31, 2015 10:06 am

Associate Director of Learning Support and Student Services – Wenzhou-Kean University, Zhejiang, China

(30 January 2015) This is a library leadership position in Wenzhou-Kean University, a  Chinese-American jointly established higher education institution. Wenzhou-Kean received its final approval from the Chinese Ministry of Education in March 2014. Slisjobs has the details.  

January 30, 2015 6:25 pm

Maney Publishing announces partnership with ReadCube to widen reach of its collection

(29 January 2015) ReadCube has announced that Maney Publishing, an independent publisher of over 170 peer-reviewed journals, has partnered with ReadCube to make its collection enhanced and discoverable across ReadCube’s web, desktop and mobile apps. All articles from Maney Publishing will be readable in ReadCube’s signature “enhanced” reading interface, which includes helpful features such as hyperlinked […]

January 30, 2015 5:52 pm

Bodleian Libraries offer Visiting Fellowships in 2015-2016

(29 January 2015) With the generous support of donors, the Bodleian Libraries are able to offer 18 Visiting Fellowships supporting research visits to use the collections in 2015-16. Fellows work on their own projects and also contribute to intellectual exchanges within the Bodleian Libraries and the University. The call for applications for Fellowships in 2015-2016 is now […]

January 30, 2015 5:47 pm

Digging Deeper – an online course about medieval manuscripts

(28 January 2015) In January, Stanford University launched Digging Deeper: Making Manuscripts, an online learning experience devoted to the technologies involved in creating and interpreting medieval manuscripts. Although there are thousands of enrolled participants from more than 90 countries, it’s not too late to sign up. Details are here.

January 28, 2015 4:18 pm

Food for Fines results: Over 1800 items donated

(27 January 2015) The library of  the University of Technology, Sydney raised over 1,800 food items in its food for fines campaign. The donations went to Mission Australia to distribute to people sleeping rough in Sydney. Read more here.

January 28, 2015 4:13 pm

Vacancy at the University of Melbourne: Research Data Curator

(27 January 2015) The University of Melbourne is advertising for a Research Data Curator to work within the Research group at Research & Collections (University Library). Closing date is 31 February 2015. The dpconline website has the details including how to apply.  

January 28, 2015 4:04 pm

10th International Digital Curation Conference, 9-12 February

(27 January 2015) For a decade IDCC has brought together leaders and experts in digital curation and the significance of good curation to research and innovation is now well recognised across the globe. The 10th International Digital Curation Conference will be held from Monday 9 February to Thursday 12 February 2015 at 30 Euston Square, London. […]

January 28, 2015 3:59 pm

Thousands of early English books released online to public by Bodleian Libraries and partners

(27 January 2015) More than 25,000 early English texts from 1473-1700 have been released online to members of the public as part of a collaborative initiative led by the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries and the University of Michigan Library. From Shakespeare and Milton to little-known books about witchcraft, cookery and sword fighting, this rich […]

January 28, 2015 3:55 pm

Annual Reviews announces new linguistics journal

(27 January 2015, Palo Alto, CA) Annual Reviews has announced Annual Review of Linguistics. This journal will cover significant developments in the field of linguistics, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and their interfaces. The reviews will synthesize advances in linguistic theory, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, computational linguistics, language acquisition, language change, biology and evolution […]

January 28, 2015 10:18 am

Medical publishers turn to emerging markets in what is a challenging landscape

(27 January 2015, Stamford, CT) Clinical-based publishing is projected to see some of its most rapid growth in Turkey, Chile, South Korea, Mexico, Greece and Great Britain, according to the most recent report from media and publishing intelligence firm Simba Information. The report, Global Medical Publishing 2015-2019, concludes that capturing growth and share in emerging […]

January 28, 2015 10:03 am

The iGroup acquires WizFolio

(28 January 2015, Hong Kong)  WizFolio, an online research collaboration tool for knowledge discovery, is now part of the iGroup (Asia Pacific) Ltd. Used world-wide by researchers and students, WizFolio helps to manage and share all types of information in a citation ready format including research papers, patents, documents, books, YouTube videos, web snippets and a […]

January 28, 2015 7:42 am

Singapore Management University launches “Investment Studio” for students to conduct business and financial research

(27 January 2015) The Singapore Management University launched the Investment Studio on 15th January 2015 for students to conduct business and financial research. The newly-renovated, state-of-the-art facility is located within the Li Ka Shing Library and houses high-end financial terminals such as Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters and EIKON while allowing access to many other business and […]

January 28, 2015 7:28 am

British Library opens National Newspaper Building

(23 January 2015) The UK national newspaper collection, held by the British Library, is one of the greatest of its kind in the world. Spanning more than three centuries, it comprises local, regional and national newspapers from across the UK as well as many overseas titles. It is an invaluable historical resource for tens of […]

January 26, 2015 10:12 am

Library book cuts hit schools hard

(25 January 2015) Student access  to specialist non-fiction National Library books will be cut from July in New Zealand. Shocked teachers say they weren’t consulted about the move, expected to hit rural and technology-poor schools hardest. Last year, 16,000 teachers made 40,000 requests for almost a million hard-copy items via the National Library’s curriculum topic support […]

January 26, 2015 8:11 am