Monthly Archives: March 2015

The National Science Library of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and IOP Publishing sign open access agreement

(23 March 2015) The National Science Library of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (NSCL) and IOP Publishing (IOP) are delighted to announce the signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding to support open access publications for Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) researchers. The Memorandum indicates the commitment of both organisations to work together to create […]

March 24, 2015 3:26 pm

New resources for Orbit connect library life and learning

(24 March 2015) Softlink has released new backgrounds and avatars representing historical and community celebrated events and holidays for Orbit, the junior and middle school interface for Oliver v5. The new backgrounds and avatars allow school libraries to promote the celebration or observance of important events that are occurring at the school and in the […]

March 24, 2015 3:10 pm

Open access and the request ePrint Button: Q&A with Eloy Rodrigues

(22 March 2015) Contrary to what one might expect, not all the items in open access repositories are publicly available. Estimates of the percentage of the content in repositories that is not in fact open access tend to range from around 40% to 60%. This will include bibliographic records containing only metadata, plus full-text documents […]

March 24, 2015 2:51 pm

Cambridge University Press adopts OrgRef for improved data quality

(18 March 2015, Oxford, UK and Cambridge, UK) Cambridge University Press (CUP) announced today that it has adopted the OrgRef dataset to help clean and de-duplicate its customer data. OrgRef is a free and open dataset which has been created by DataSalon for the benefit of the scholarly publishing community. OrgRef shares structured information about […]

March 23, 2015 2:17 pm

Game-based learning in library instruction

(21 March 2015) A priced online course (US$175) running from 6 April to 1 May 2015, Game-Based Learning in Library Instruction is led by Scott Rice as part of Library Juice Academy. More information at Information literacy blogspot has the announcement.

March 23, 2015 2:11 pm

Amazon Kindle Voyage to launch in India soon

(22 March 2015) The Amazon Kindle Voyage e-reader will be launching in India in the next few weeks. Customers will get a chance to purchase either the WIFI only model for INR 16,499 or the 3G variant for INR 20,499. Good e-Reader has the story.

March 23, 2015 1:59 pm

New toolkit available from EIFL for training sessions on OA, open data and open science

(20 March 2015) Are you a student, researcher, librarian or policy maker planning any trainings on open access, open research data or open science? Check out the new FOSTER (Facilitate Open Science Training for European Research) toolkit for training sessions. The toolkit, developed by EIFL, provides a number of tested and proven guides for organizing […]

March 23, 2015 1:46 pm

UTS alumni memberships on offer

(23 March 2015) University of Technology, Sydney, is offering information services to its alumni. Two memberships, one for AUD 5.00 providing access to the UTS library and one for AUD 75.00 yearly including access to databases are offered. The databases include Annual Reviews Online, AustLit and JSTOR. The announcement is here.

March 23, 2015 1:20 pm

Monash team wins the 2014 CAUL Achievement Award

(21 March 2015) The 2014 award recognises “a significant change to professional practice and institutional approaches for developing students’ research skills within curricula at Monash University and beyond, initiated by the exceptional leadership of the Research and Learning team of Lyn Torres (Information Research Skills Manager) and Leanne McCann (Learning Skills Manager), leaders of the […]

March 22, 2015 8:56 am

Access Services Librarian, NYU Shanghai Library

(20 March 2015) The New York University Shanghai Library seeks a creative and service-oriented Access Services Librarian.   Reporting to the NYU Shanghai Library Director, the Access Services Librarian will develop and lead access services and initiatives that support research, teaching and learning at NYU Shanghai.  The Access Services Librarian will manage all access services operations […]

March 22, 2015 8:08 am

Oxford University Press wins Publisher of the Year Award 2015 from UK Booksellers’ Association

(18 March 2015) Oxford University Press was named the Publisher of the Year Award 2015 by the UK Booksellers’ Association on Wednesday 11 March. It is the sixth consecutive year that the Press has claimed the title since 2010. Voted for by members of the Booksellers’ Association Academic, Professional and Specialist branch, including bookshop managers […]

March 21, 2015 7:31 am

AIT Library modernization fundraising campaign breaks 40 million baht barrier

(20 March 2015) The Library Modernization Fundraising Campaign this week broke the 40 million baht barrier as major donations from the Na Lamphun family, Amata Corporation, alumna Ms. Loh Ai Lee, and SEAFCO Plc., pushed the campaign total to over 80% of its goal of 50 million baht. The Na Lamphun family, who are all […]

March 21, 2015 7:27 am

Reuters websites become inaccessible in China

(20 March 2015, Beijing) – The news websites of Reuters, including those in English and Chinese, were inaccessible in China on Friday, after users first experienced difficulties accessing them late on Thursday. The websites of Bloomberg News, the New York Times and News Corp’s Wall Street Journal have all been inaccessible in China for some […]

March 21, 2015 7:18 am

Singapore Institute of Management goes live with Ex Libris Alma

(19 March 2015, Singapore)  Ex Libris® Group  announces that the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) is live with the Ex Libris Alma library management solution. The first library in Singapore to adopt Alma, SIM expects the migration to serve as a transformative platform to realize the Library’s ‘Vision 2020’ milestones. “The search for a unified, […]

March 20, 2015 7:56 am

Rakuten to acquire OverDrive for $410 million

(19 March 2015, Tokyo) Rakuten, Inc. one of the world’s largest internet services companies, today announced it has agreed to fully acquire OverDrive Holdings, Inc., operator of OverDrive, Inc., a leading eBook and audiobook content marketplace and sharing economy pioneer, for a total consideration of $410 million in cash. “OverDrive is a widely-respected pioneer in […]

March 20, 2015 7:48 am