Monthly Archives: September 2016

Universal Access to Information, Today and Every Day

(28 September 2016) Libraries have always been about preserving and giving access to information. In recent years, governments and others have made increasingly frequent statements stressing the contribution that allowing citizens to obtain and make use of knowledge on an equitable basis can make to a range of policy objectives. Perhaps the most important is […]

September 29, 2016 8:27 am

China donates hundreds of thousands of books to Al Azhar University in Jakarta

(28 September 2016, Jakarta (ANTARA News) China donated hundreds of thousands of books to and opened a library at Al Azhar University of Indonesia on Tuesday (September  27) as part of efforts to enhance cooperation between the two countries in the educational field. “The opening of the library is aimed at opening relations between the […]

September 28, 2016 8:50 pm

Faculty members from the Asia Pacific who have contributed to IGI Global publications

(28 September 2016)  IGI Global is proud to have strong and growing researchers within emerging areas of information science and technology research from the Asia Pacific areas contribute to scholarly publications. From 13 countries in the region, IGI Global has over 17,000+ researchers contribute to 35,000 scholarly publications. All these publications, including 3,400 reference books, […]

September 28, 2016 10:56 am

cilip selects Top 6 library and information stories from September 2016

(27 September 2016) cilip has collected  some of the interesting, contentious and important library and information stories that were discussed around the world this September. They include  data and the role of librarians; and copyright and hyperlinks. Click here to see all six with comments and links.

September 27, 2016 6:15 pm

1science appoints iGroup (Asia Pacific) Ltd as its sales agent in Asia Pacific

Agreement expands representation of 1science’s Analytics and SaaS Solution for OA in universities and college libraries  (21 September 2016, Montreal) 1science today announces the appointment of the iGroup (Asia Pacific) Ltd. as its sales agent in the Southeast Asia, Far East and Australasia academic market. The iGroup will be responsible for the sales of the […]

September 24, 2016 11:05 am

UK students and universities set to reap the benefits of market-leading e-book pilot

(21 September 2016) Pearson and Jisc are today announcing a year-long pilot that will make e-books more readily accessible to students across UK higher education (HE). The agreement is based on extensive engagement and feedback from members of Jisc, and follows six months of open and constructive dialogue between Jisc and Pearson. From this month, Jisc […]

September 23, 2016 8:30 pm

Ruth’s Rankings News Flash! QS and Times Higher Education roll out their 2016-2017 rankings

Breaking News!  Oxford University ranks number one in THE World University Rankings! (23 September 2016)  Last year, we did an in-depth comparison of the updated rankings from ARWU, QS and THE in Ruth’s Rankings 15.  This year we focus on any changes in methodology and top world and Asia/Pacific rankings. We did a brief update […]

September 23, 2016 11:22 am

NISO releases altmetrics recommended practice

(22 September 2016, Baltimore, MD)  The National Information Standards Organization has published NISO RP-25-2016, Outputs of the NISO Alternative Assessment Project. This recommended practice on altmetrics, an expansion of the tools available for measuring the scholarly impact of research in the knowledge environment, was developed by working groups that were part of NISO’s Altmetrics Initiative, […]

September 23, 2016 11:03 am

Thomson Reuters reinvents keyword search technology with new Smart Search for Thomson Innovation

(16 September 2016, Alexandria, VA)  The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters reinvented search technology for intellectual property (IP) researchers in its latest update to Thomson Innovation, the premiere IP research and analysis solution. Thomson Innovation brings together the world’s most comprehensive international patent coverage and the industry’s most powerful IP analysis tools, […]

September 23, 2016 10:58 am

Springer Nature and journal editors team up in project for developing countries

(21 September 2016, Heidelberg | New York)  A new initiative started by Springer’s journal Environmental Earth Sciences will enable people in developing countries to gain access to safe drinking water. For every review completed for a paper in the journal in 2017, Springer Nature will donate one household water filter – on behalf of the […]

September 23, 2016 10:53 am

SCOAP3 extension gets under way

(20 September 2016) CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, and the ‘host organization’ of SCOAP3 announced today it has signed contracts with 10 leading scientific publishers and learned societies to extend this Open Access initiative for three more years. This was the last step for this unique global Open Access partnership to continue supporting […]

September 21, 2016 3:03 pm

Call for members: Open Access India Working Group

(20 September 2016) The Open Access India is looking for new members to join its Working Group to plan and work for Open Access the Default by 2020 in India. The Open Access India community of practice is formed to advocate Open Access, Open Data and Open Education among the students, researchers, teachers, professors, scientists […]

September 21, 2016 2:54 pm

Asia Foundation Launches Let’s Read! E-Books for Cambodian Children

(19 September 2016, Phnom Penh)  Yesterday, The Asia Foundation’s Books for Asia program launched Let’s Read! E-Books for Cambodian Children, a program that will develop a line of high-quality, Khmer-language storybooks. Let’s Read! E-Books for Cambodian Children addresses one of the root causes for the weak reading culture in many developing Asian countries – a […]

September 21, 2016 8:03 am

Copyright is not an inevitable or divine right, Court rules

(19 September 2016) In many countries it’s common for universities to print course packs, consisting of chapters of various educational books. This allows professors to use a tailored selection of literature they deem relevant for the course in question. However, not all publishers like this practice. They often demand license fees if the number of […]

September 20, 2016 6:10 pm

New SHARE 2.0 discovery interface

(19 September 2016) SHARE 2.0 launched earlier this month with enhanced metadata and search capabilities, including filtering by preprint or publication, by subject, by funder, and by institution. SHARE 2.0 gives you the information you need to find new, relevant research and to find potential collaborators. From the landing page you can use the search […]

September 20, 2016 6:00 pm