Monthly Archives: September 2015

Paperity and Open Library of Humanities partner to enhance discoverability

(29 September 2015) Paperity, the open-access aggregator, and the Open Library of Humanities are united in their commitment to solid discoverability principles for open-access articles at the OLH. Paperity is the first multi-disciplinary aggregator of Open Access journals and papers. It aims to give readers easy and unconstrained access to thousands of journals from hundreds […]

September 30, 2015 10:14 pm

Knowledge Unlatched wins the Curtin University Award for Best Innovation in Education 2015

(28 September 2015) The 2015 Curtin Commercial Innovation Awards were held at the State Reception Centre in Kings Park, Perth, Australia on Friday 18th September 2015. This year’s competition attracted a record 46 applications from across Curtin University with 12 applicants shortlisted to present to a panel of judges looking at novelty, level of development, […]

September 30, 2015 10:03 pm

The Celestial Empire: Life in China, 1644-1911

Experience 300 years of Chinese culture and tradition from two of the world’s great libraries. From life at court to life in the villages and fields, glimpse the world of China’s last imperial dynasty and its wealth of cultural tradition. See exquisite and precious objects from the National Library of China. Marvel at drawings and […]

September 30, 2015 7:28 pm

Taiwan’s bookstores closing fast due to high rent, shrinking sales

(29 September 2015, Taipei, CNA) The number of bookstores in Taiwan has decreased by nearly a third in the past decade due to high rentals, slim profit margins and declining reading habits among people in the country, the Chinese-language Apple Daily reported Tuesday. This year alone, several iconic bookstore chains in Taiwan have shut up […]

September 30, 2015 7:21 pm

National Library of Australia invests in digital future

(26 September 2015) Under an innovative digital library program, the National Library of Australia (NLA) is redeveloping infrastructure to manage its huge digital collections and provide access to collections from hundreds of libraries across its network, reports Shahida Sweeney on the CIO website. The library is expanding its online and mobile services for Australian and […]

September 27, 2015 6:59 pm

IFLA BibLibre International Library Marketing Award. Apply now!

(24 September 2015) The IFLA Section on Management and Marketing in collaboration with BibLibre, Paris, France, has the pleasure to announce the IFLA – BibLibre International Marketing Library Award for 2016. The IFLA – BibLibre International Marketing Award honors organizations that have implemented creative, results-oriented marketing projects or campaigns. Up to 10 finalists will be […]

September 25, 2015 2:03 pm

Crossref to auto-update ORCID records

(24 September 2015) In the next few weeks, authors with an ORCID iD will be able to have Crossref automatically push information about their published work to their ORCID record. 230 publishers already include ORCID iDs in their metadata deposits with Crossrefs and currently there are 248,000 DOIs that include ORCID iDs. More here.

September 25, 2015 9:39 am

HIV/AIDS database updates data for 120 countries

(24 September 2015) The U.S. Census Bureau’s HIV/AIDS database has been updated to include new data for more than 120 nations. It is a compilation of data from 219 countries and areas on the prevalence of HIV infection and AIDS cases and deaths. Major updates include new data for China, Nigeria, India, South Africa, and Namibia. The database focuses […]

September 25, 2015 9:37 am

IGI Global sponsors attendance at 2015 Charleston Conference

(23 September 2015) IGI Global has announced the annual Academic Librarian Sponsorship Program for the 2015 Charleston Conference. The program will award one librarian a $500 travel stipend for expenses in attending the conference. More information here. Apply for IGI Global’s Academic Librarian Sponsorship Award here.

September 24, 2015 7:21 am

BL Endangered Archives Programme call for applications 2015

(22 September 2015) Applications are being accepted for the next round of funding. The deadline for the submission of preliminary application forms is 6 November 2015. Unless action is taken now, much of mankind’s documentary heritage may vanish – discarded as no longer of relevance or left to deteriorate beyond recovery. This website explains what […]

September 23, 2015 11:25 am

IPI launches new online media laws database

(17 September 2015, Vienna) The International Press Institute (IPI) today launched a new online database aimed at cataloguing legal provisions affecting freedom of the press and expression on a country-by-country basis. The initial roll-out of the database features detailed information on defamation laws, parsed into 12 searchable categories, for countries in the European Union and […]

September 22, 2015 3:08 pm

Joint Technical Symposium (JTS): Singapore: 7-9 March 2016

(22 September 2015) The Joint Technical Symposium (JTS) explores the technical issues affecting the long term survival and accessibility of audiovisual collections. JTS is an international symposium and brings together the world’s foremost research and thinking regarding the preservation and accessibility of moving image and recorded sound collections, from 19th century endeavours to the most […]

September 22, 2015 3:02 pm

Information Services Manager, Information Resource Centre – Monetary Authority of Singapore

(21 September 2015) You will be part of the Information Resource Centre team supporting the information and research needs of the authority. Your primary responsibility is to manage electronic resources and provide current awareness alert services. Duties include overseeing procurement, payment processing and renewals for online and related resources, as well as interacting with vendors […]

September 22, 2015 2:58 pm

A Right to Read campaign established in Nepal‎

(21 September 2015) On 3-4 September 2015, EIFL co-organized the first seminar in Nepal dedicated to library copyright issues, in cooperation with the Nepal Library and Information Consortium (NeLIC). The sub-regional seminar provided an introduction to copyright and the copyright system, as well as library provisions in the copyright law of Nepal and other countries. […]

September 22, 2015 2:55 pm

The Evolution of Impact Indicators: From bibliometrics to altmetrics

(21 September 2015)  Altmetric has a new free-to-download eBook resource, co-written by Scholastica and Altmetric: The Evolution of Impact Indicators: From bibliometrics to altmetrics As scholarly workflows and academic communication patterns evolve to meet the needs of today’s digital researcher, a huge shift in the way we think about and identify indicators of broader impacts is […]

September 22, 2015 2:51 pm