Monthly Archives: May 2015

Who’s talking about research? Taylor & Francis Group adds Altmetric to their journals platform

(30 May 2015) Taylor & Francis Group today announced the addition of Altmetric data to Taylor & Francis Online and Cogent OA, enhancing the article metrics currently available on both journal platforms. Added to all journal articles published since January 2012, Altmetric data will offer users a more complete picture of how people are engaging […]

May 31, 2015 7:45 am

ACS Publications introduces new mobile delivery capabilities that expand access to published research

(27 May 2015, Washington)  The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) has introduced ACS2Go, a new mobile content delivery capability that enriches the reading and browsing experience for global readers of the Society’s portfolio of 47 preeminent peer-reviewed research journals. Mobile pairing technology provides authorized users from subscribing institutions with on-the-go access to […]

May 29, 2015 8:45 am

Getting ready for Myanmar’s new copyright system

(27 May 2015) EIFL reports that as Myanmar emerges from five decades of economic and political isolation, the government is taking measures to open up the economy and to introduce legal and social reforms across a wide range of sectors. Trade-related legislation such as competition and consumer protection laws are being revised, and comprehensive new […]

May 29, 2015 8:27 am

Call for applications for Data Journalism Philippines 2015

(27 May 2015) The Open Knowledge Foundation in partnership with the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism is pleased to announce the launch of Data Journalism Ph 2015. Supported by the World Bank, the program will train journalists and citizen media in producing high-quality, data-driven stories. The program take place in July 2015. In recent years, […]

May 28, 2015 7:02 am

ALIA National 2016 Conference

ALIA National 2016 will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre, Australia from 29 August to 2 September 2016. The announcement is here.

May 28, 2015 6:53 am

High costs, onerous rules keep e-libraries small in Japan

(27 May 2015) Despite the increasingly widespread readership of electronic books, e-book loan services at libraries show no signs of catching on. The Japan News has the story by Yuki Kobayashi.

May 27, 2015 9:19 am

ITU releases 2015 ICT figures

(26 May 2015, Geneva) New figures released by ITU indicate that over the past 15 years, information and communication technologies (ICTs) have grown in an unprecedented way, providing huge opportunities for social and economic development. The new figures track ICT progress and show gaps in connectivity since the year 2000, when world leaders established the […]

May 27, 2015 8:59 am


(27 May 2015) OpenGLAM is an initiative that  is dedicated to sharing knowledge and aims to build a global cultural commons for the world to use. Coordinated by the Open Knowledge Foundation, OpenGLAM works with cultural institutions such as galleries, libraries, archives and museums to open up their content and data  to the world through hands-on workshops, […]

May 27, 2015 8:44 am

Australia’s favourite library books

(25 May 2015, Canberra) Thrillers, crime, humour, fantasy, science fiction, cookery, biography and contemporary literature all featured in the lists of Australia’s most borrowed library books for the first quarter of 2015, announced today by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), at the start of Library and Information Week (25-31 May). Library and Information […]

May 27, 2015 8:36 am

British Library’s pledge to save the nation’s sounds secures £9.5 million boost from Heritage Lottery Fund

(20 May 2015) The British Library has received earmarked funding for a £9,568,900 bid from the Heritage Lottery Fund (including a £215,900 development fund) to help to save the nation’s sounds, and open them up online for everyone to hear. The funding will enable the British Library to digitise and make available 500,000 rare, unique […]

May 25, 2015 8:45 am

Just published: A Korean translation of the Guidelines for Planning the Digitization of Rare Book and Manuscript Collections

(22 May 2015) The Rare Books and Special Collections section of IFLA announces a new Korean translation of the Guidelines for Planning the Digitization of Rare Book and Manuscript Collections prepared by Dr. Hye-Eun LEE (Curator, National Library of Korea) / 이혜은  역 . It is available as a free PDF file at this link. […]

May 25, 2015 8:36 am

Online library catalogues in Bhutan

(22 May 2015) The Bhutan Library Consortium has posted on its website a list of online catalogues in the country. The 15 catalogues with links include colleges, institutes and The National Library. The list is here.

May 25, 2015 8:29 am

University of Oregon hiring East Asian Cataloging Team Leader

(23 May 2015)  The University of Oregon Libraries seeks a knowledgeable, creative, and service-oriented colleague for the position of East Asian Cataloging Team Leader. The ALA website has a full description of the job.

May 25, 2015 8:10 am

NCL and British Library sign a memorandum of cooperation on the Database of the Union Catalogue of Chinese Rare Books

(21 May 2015) National Central Library (NCL)’s Director General Shu-hsien Tseng and Dr. Catherine Eagleton, Head of Asian and African Studies, British Library (BL), signed a Cooperation Agreement at the NCL on May 21, 2015. Lead Curator Ms. Sara Chiesura from the BL was in attendance to witness this historic moment. The Database of the […]

May 23, 2015 6:26 pm

Workshop on Koha and DSpace

(20 May 2015) The East West University is organizing five day workshop on Integrated Library System: Koha and DSpace Institutional Repository Software from 7-11 June 2015 at East West University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. For a brochure and registration details click here.

May 21, 2015 3:59 pm