Monthly Archives: February 2015

Ruth’s Rankings 8: Something for Everyone

By Ruth A. Pagell* (27 February 2015) Question:  What do Tokyo University, Kyoto University of Education, Tsinghua University, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (National University of Malaysia) and Chongqing University of Arts and Sciences all have in common? Answer:  Using different sources and different metrics, they are all number one in higher education depending  on the  metric. […]

February 27, 2015 10:49 am

Boopsie furthers strategic partnership with Baker & Taylor for mobile digital media platform Axis 360

(27 February 2015, Sunnyvale, CA)  Boopsie, the leading mobile platform-as-a-service provider for libraries worldwide, and Baker & Taylor, the premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books and entertainment products, have integrated the Boopsie Mobile App with Baker & Taylor’s Axis 360 digital media library. The partnership will drive circulation and usage of Axis 360 […]

February 27, 2015 7:53 am

Lincoln University hiring University Librarian/Director of Library, Teaching and Learning

(25 February 2015) Lincoln University is New Zealand’s specialist land-based University, globally ranked, and delivering research, training and graduates to the dominant and growing sectors of the New Zealand economy. Library, Teaching and Learning at Lincoln University provides highly integrated library, learning and research services in a modern learning environment. The University Librarian and Director […]

February 27, 2015 7:48 am

High Performance Alloys Database from CINDAS

(February 2015)  The High Performance Alloys Database (HPAD) is now available from CINDAS LLC. HPAD comprises 81 chapters on high performance alloys used in the oil/gas, chemical processing, power generation and transportation industries. Approximately 15-18 chapters will be added in 2015, with the database scheduled to be complete in 2016 at which time it will […]

February 27, 2015 7:34 am

Over 500,000 articles in Paperity

(24 February 2015) Today, five months after launch, Paperity reached an important milestone: the number of articles aggregated surpassed 500,000 items. This makes Paperity comparable in size to some of the most popular disciplinary repositories of scholarly literature, such as the Social Science Research Network (SSRN), which contains 491,100 articles at the time of writing. This […]

February 26, 2015 7:44 am

New standard: Guidelines for Planning the Digitization of Rare Book and Manuscript Collections

(24 February 2015) A new IFLA standard, the Guidelines for Planning the Digitization of Rare Book and Manuscript Collections, was endorsed by the Professional Committee on advice by the Committee of Standards in August 2014. The standard was developed and written by the Rare Books and Special Collections Section. Digitization guidelines have proliferated in many […]

February 26, 2015 7:36 am

University of Southern California: Japanese Studies Librarian

(24 February 2015) The University of Southern California (USC) Libraries seek an innovative librarian to build and promote a strong Japanese collection to support teaching and research at USC. The successful candidate will join the East Asian Library to support faculty and students from all departments and schools engaged in the use of Chinese, Japanese […]

February 24, 2015 3:50 pm

Director, East Asian Library, Princeton University Library

(13 February 2015) The East Asian Library’s (EAL) serves students (undergrad and graduate), faculty and visiting researchers associated with the study of East Asia in all disciplines at all levels. In close liaison with the Department and Program of East Asian Studies, and serving the broad East Asian studies constituencies across campus, the Director coordinates […]

February 24, 2015 3:43 pm

Japanese Cataloging Librarian, C.V. Starr East Asian Library

(24 February 2015) The Japanese Cataloging Librarian performs original cataloging of books, serials, manuscripts, audio-visual materials, e-resources, microfilm, maps, and other library materials in the Japanese language. All original cataloging is performed in compliance with national and local standards such as MARC21, RDA, AACR2r, LCSH, LCCS, and other appropriate cataloging and metadata standards as well […]

February 24, 2015 3:32 pm

Lao collection at the British Library now fully catalogued

(24 February 2015) The British Library holds a small but significant collection of Lao material, consisting of manuscripts, rare printed books, periodicals and post cards, mainly acquired after 1973. However, the oldest items in Lao language date back to the 19th century. The earliest book about Laos is in Italian and was published in 1663. […]

February 24, 2015 3:17 pm

Journals Online Project announces 2015 grant winners

(23 February 2015) INASP’s Journals Online (JOL) project has announced the winners of its 2015 grants. These grants are awarded to editors from the JOL project who want to improve the editorial processes of their journal/s. Each of the successful grant recipients will receive USD3,150 to cover the expenses for conducting a workshop or event […]

February 24, 2015 3:08 pm

EIFL webinar on open access journals and books

23 February 2015) The EIFL Open Access Programme and the EIFL Licensing Programme will hold a joint webinar to show how to search for and find Open Access e-resources. Dom Mitchell from the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and Ronald Snijder from the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) will present their respective platforms and answer any questions. DOAJ is […]

February 24, 2015 10:31 am

Paperity partners with Altmetric in measuring social impact of papers

(23 February 2015) With the advent of the internet era and online academic publishing, the way how scholars communicate and how their impact is measured is undergoing radical evolution. Traditional citation-based metrics, such as impact factor or h-index, are being increasingly complemented by alternative metrics, or altmetrics, which measure online attention received by a given article […]

February 24, 2015 10:15 am

NISO white paper explores the future of library resource discovery

(23 February 2015, Baltimore, MD) The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has published a white paper, The Future of Library Resource Discovery, written by independent consultant, speaker, and author Marshall Breeding. The white paper was commissioned by NISO’s Discovery to Delivery (D2D) Topic Committee as part of its ongoing examination of areas in the discovery […]

February 24, 2015 7:38 am

LLMC digitizes primary legal sources on Myanmar

(19 February 2015) CRL’s partner, the Law Library Microform Consortium (LLMC), recently assembled from various sources and digitized an extensive collection of early laws, codes, and jurisprudence from Myanmar (Burma) covering the years1872-1955. LLMC prioritized the content based on the interests expressed by legal scholars and students at Fordham Law School, who were performing field […]

February 22, 2015 9:03 am