Monthly Archives: May 2016

Sci-Hub will increase academic plagiarism

(12 May 2016) Jeffrey Beall writing for his blog Scholarly Open Access believes that the over 50 million scholarly articles stolen by the pirates at Sci-Hub will significantly increase the occurrence of academic plagiarism. He notes that plagiarists already exploit open-access repositories of theses and dissertations in the same way. They grab newly-published theses and create […]

May 13, 2016 12:55 pm

IATUL 2016 International Study Programme

(13 May 2016) The International Association of University Libraries offers grants of up to € 2,000 to staff from member libraries to travel to other member libraries for periods of at least two weeks to investigate current issues of importance to IATUL libraries. Applications may be made by any staff member at an IATUL member […]

May 13, 2016 12:28 pm

International Survey of Academic & Research Library Data Curation Practices, 2016-17 Edition

(11 May 2016) Primary Research Group surveyed college and university and other research libraries in the United Kingdom and United States to find out more about their approach to data curation. Ten libraries were surveyed in each country.  Two non-academic libraries with profiles similar to academic libraries were also included. The study presents a broad […]

May 12, 2016 7:50 am

New endangered archives online

(5 May 2016) In April six collections were made available through the EAP website and BL Sounds. The variety of subjects, locations, and types of record really highlight the broad range of projects that the Endangered Archives Programme is involved in. Three of the collections have their origin in India. EAP190: Digitising archival material pertaining […]

May 12, 2016 7:32 am

ALA announces 2016 winner of L. Ray Patterson Copyright Award

(10 May 2016, Washington, D.C.) —The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) today named the Copyright Review Management System (CRMS)—a product developed by staff at the University of Michigan’s HathiTrust digital library with the contributions of volunteers at libraries across the country— this year’s winner of the L. Ray Patterson Copyright […]

May 12, 2016 7:18 am

Altmetric joins the Annotating All Knowledge Coalition

(9 May 2016) Altmetric has joined the Annotating All Knowledge Coalition, an initiative spearheaded by and comprised of many innovators in the field of scholarly communication, including PLOS, CrossRef, and the HathiTrust. The purpose of the Coalition is to create an open, interoperable annotation layer over online content. Much like the written marginalia that […]

May 11, 2016 9:47 am

Hong Kong International Airport hiring Technical Librarian

(10 May 2016) The responsibilities include  daily operation of  the Technical Services Department’s Technical Library including but not limited to borrowing service, identifying and purchasing new books/ items, conducting stock take and maintaining an updated register of library materials; Coordinate the registration and archive of Operation & Maintenance (O&M) Manuals, including the review of formatting, […]

May 11, 2016 9:43 am

Kudos announces pilot integration with ScholarOne to help authors explain their research articles

(10 May 2016) Kudos  the award-winning service for maximizing the reach and impact of research publications, has partnered with Thomson Reuters’ ScholarOne manuscript submission and peer review system to facilitate the capture and dissemination of plain language summaries of research articles. Plain language explanations of research help to broaden usage of research by increasing the […]

May 11, 2016 9:38 am

Joint statement about open access by COAR and UNESCO

10 May 2016) COAR and UNESCO have published a joint statement about open access which outlines some of the concerns around the drive towards APCs. The statement is aimed at policy makers and underscores the need for a variety of OA models to be implemented around the world “Open access is a global trend, with policies […]

May 11, 2016 9:32 am

Glimpses of early Siam and Burma

 (9 May 2016) The Royal Commonwealth Society Library has just created an electronic catalogue for one of its largest and most significant manuscript collections: the papers of the diplomat, colonial administrator and orientalist Henry Burney (1792-1845). Burney was born in Calcutta, the son of a Senior Master of the Calcutta Military School for Orphans. His […]

May 11, 2016 9:29 am

Antique books on old Korea by Western writers on display at National Library of Korea

(9 May 2016) Many books on Korea written by Westerners are currently on display as part of a special exhibition at the National Library of Korea. Most of the books were written by women who visited the country from 1883 to the mid-1900s for missionary work, travel and other reasons. The books were donated by […]

May 11, 2016 9:26 am

DOAJ to remove approximately 3300 journals

(9 May 2016) Today DOAJ will remove approximately 3,300 journals for failure to submit a valid reapplication before the communicated deadline; a deadline which was extended twice to allow more time for reapplications. This batch removal is another step in DOAJ’s two year long project to increase the value and accuracy of the information provided […]

May 10, 2016 9:32 am

ALIA announces federal election agenda

Literacy and freedom of access to information underpin libraries’ federal election agenda (8 May 2016, Canberra) Following today’s confirmation of Saturday 2 July as the date the nation will go to the polls, the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), the peak body for library and information professionals, has launched its federal election agenda. ALIA’s […]

May 10, 2016 9:11 am

IGI Global partners with Asian institutions

(7 May 2016) IGI Global recently announced several new partnerships with the Convergent Research Society Among Humanities, Sociology, Science and Technology (HSST) and the International Academic Consulting and Services (IACS) of South Korea, and the International Center for Informatics Research (ICIR) in China. Through these partnerships, IGI Global is continually showing their commitment to innovation […]

May 8, 2016 4:30 pm

National Conference on Library and Information Studies (NACLIS) 2016

(6 May 2016) The Sri Lanka Library Association (SLLA) National Conference is an annual event aiming at promoting professional and academic experiences among librarians and information professionals in Sri Lanka. It is scheduled to be held on the 23rd June, at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, Colombo. This year’s conference is aligned with national priorities […]

May 8, 2016 11:19 am