Monthly Archives: March 2015

Install the free Altmetric Badges in your institutional repository

(19 March 2015) is offering free embeddable Altmetric Badges for institutional repositories. This helps researchers track attention to specific papers – so if a paper has been deposited in your repository, researchers can monitor attention to that output via the repository record. This might be displayed alongside other metrics, such as repository downloads or citation […]

March 20, 2015 7:42 am

New content in SciFinder provides regulatory professionals with additional value

(17 March 2015) Effective March 2015, CAS coverage of regulated chemicals in NCITM Global, in CHEMLIST®, on STN® and in SciFinder® has been enhanced with regulatory information from two additional sources: More than 31,000 substances from the Scheduled Chemical Database provided by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) More than 5,800 substances […]

March 19, 2015 12:48 pm

CAUL / ASA Fellowship 2015- information for applicants

(18 March 2015) The Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) and the Australian Society of Authors (ASA) are accepting applications for 2015CAUL and ASA Fellowships. The Fellowships have been made possible through the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund. CAUL and the ASA expect to award one fellowship with a value of up to $15,000 in 2015.  The […]

March 19, 2015 12:43 pm

IEEE and SMPTE® partner to bring leading content in motion imaging to the IEEE Xplore® Digital Library

(17 March 2015)  IEEE announces a partnership with the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries. With this partnership, IEEE will host the SMPTE Digital Library within the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. The SMPTE Digital Library includes the […]

March 19, 2015 7:40 am

New international, interdisciplinary, open access journal launched by the Ecological Societies of America and China

(17 March 2015) Today, the Ecological Society of America (ESA) and the Ecological Society of China (ESC) jointly launch a new open access scholarly research journal to foster communication of applied ecological research across national and disciplinary boundaries. Ecosystem Health and Sustainability (EHS, ISSN: 2332-8878) features international collaborations, interdisciplinary research, and multi-scale projects. “The new journal […]

March 19, 2015 7:35 am

Data Conversion Laboratory helps Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia master the academic eBooks market

(16 March 2015, Fresh Meadows, NY)  Due to tremendous growth in the eBook market, Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia (Penerbit USM, thereafter USM Press) tapped Data Conversion Laboratory (DCL) to convert its inventory of books and academic journals to EPUB format. In the past 21 months, this partnership has facilitated growth of USM Press’s list of […]

March 19, 2015 7:28 am

Japan’s Agency for Cultural Affairs opens web database for manga, anime, games

17 March 2015) Japan’s Agency for Cultural Affairs opened a “Media Geijutsu Database” (Media Fine Arts Database) website on Tuesday to chronicle works of manga, animation, and games. The website is Japanese only. The site has data on about 250 thousand manga volumes and 80 thousand magazines, ranging from the early Meiji Era to January […]

March 19, 2015 7:22 am

NTT DATA helps digitalise Vatican Apostolic Library’s ancient manuscripts

(17 March 2015) NTT DATA Corporation, a global IT services provider, has enabled the Vatican Apostolic Library, also known as ‘Popes Library’, to digitize ancient manuscripts and make them available to people worldwide who can access these high-resolution digitally formatted ancient manuscripts on any digital media such as PC, mobile, tab, etc. In the first […]

March 18, 2015 5:15 pm

eLibrarian sought – International Baccalaureate – The Hague, Netherlands

(17 March 2015) The International Baccalaureate is a not-for profit foundation, which offers four high quality and challenging educational programmes for a worldwide community of schools. For over 40 years, IB programmes have gained a reputation for their high academic standards, for preparing students for life in a globalised 21st century, and for helping to […]

March 18, 2015 12:41 pm

17,500 items added to the National Diet Library Digital Collections

(17 March 2015) Several thousand items have been added to  the National Diet Library Digital Collections. A summary of them is here including naterials on the allied occupation of Japan, the Prange Collection, and rare books and manuscripts.

March 18, 2015 12:36 pm

BL Labs Competition and Awards Roadshow 2015

(17 March 2015) The 2015 BL Labs Competition has been launched for the third time. Researchers are invited to submit their ideas for projects that highlight the Library’s digital collections. Winners work in residence with the Labs team to make their ideas real. The competition is open to all. Previous finalists of the British Library […]

March 18, 2015 9:37 am

Photo essay: The future of our libraries

(26 February 2015)  Petrisson Teo photographs three brand new libraries in Singapore that have recently been completed, refurbished and unveiled to the public. UrbanWire visits them to find out how libraries rich with knowledge and learning remain relevant in the digital age. The has the story and photographs.

March 17, 2015 11:42 am

Introducing open access in Myanmar

(16 March 2015) EIFL – in association with the University of Mandalay, the University of Yangon and Yadanabon University – ran a series of seminars in February on ‘Open access: How to maximise the impact, efficiency and availability of your research’ as part of the EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project. Over 200 participants – Rectors, Pro-Rectors, Heads of […]

March 17, 2015 8:11 am

South Asian Libraries Conference (SALC 2015) call for abstracts

(13 March 2015) If you have fresh perspective and research in devising and developing tools, techniques, systems and services to capture, publish, organize, and facilitate access to the use of indigenous digital knowledge, then South Asian Libraries Conference (SALC2015) is a platform for you to think, deliberate and share your findings. SALC 2015 provides unique opportunity […]

March 15, 2015 7:39 am

Call for Abstracts – ICIML 2015

(13 March 2015) The Department of Information Management, University of the Punjab (PU) is celebrating its centenary anniversary this year. The Department has planned an International Conference on Information Management and Libraries (ICIML 2015) to celebrate the centenary anniversary. It will take place in Lahore, the historical city of Pakistan, 10-13 November 2015. Visit the […]

March 15, 2015 7:34 am