Monthly Archives: January 2017

De Gruyter signs agreement with University of Hawai‘i Press

Comprehensive collection of Asian and Pacific Studies titles created (30 January 2017) The University of Hawai‘i Press (UHP) and De Gruyter have formed a partnership for the worldwide sales of UHP’s electronic academic publications. This includes a frontlist of titles and a backlist of approximately 800 titles, which is expected to grow. De Gruyter will […]

January 31, 2017 11:43 pm

OpenAthens white paper illustrates the importance of information security for authentication systems

(30 January 2017) OpenAthens has published a new white paper that discusses the complexities facing information professionals and publishers when ensuring the security of access and authentication processes. Approaches to authentication: the importance of information security draws on experiences from across the information industry to highlight the key security issues around different authentication methods, and […]

January 31, 2017 4:13 pm

New sponsorship model broadens arXiv membership

(26 January 2017) A new sponsorship model for aims to encourage more libraries and research institutions around the world to support the repository by becoming members. To help broaden membership, arXiv’s leadership and Anurag Acharya, co-creator of Google Scholar, have worked together to develop a model in which individual sponsors provide membership fees for […]

January 28, 2017 5:51 pm

The Year of the Rooster, from a Thai perspective

(27 January 2017) According to the Chinese lunisolar calendar, the Year of the Rooster (or chicken) begins on the 28th January 2017. It falls on the day of the new moon halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox.  A variety of calendrical systems has traditionally been used in Thailand, one of them being […]

January 27, 2017 3:40 pm

Yale NUS College Library hiring Senior Executive/Executive, Library

(25 January 2017) Yale-NUS College Library seeks an energetic, service-oriented individual to perform technical services activities, including acquisitions, inter-library loans and e-Reserves. The Senior Executive/Executive will also assist in the overall operation of the Library and work closely with faculty, students and colleagues, promoting an engaged, proactive style of service supportive of the College’s living […]

January 26, 2017 10:11 pm

Perceptions 2016: An International Survey of Library Automation

(25 January 2017) Marshall Breeding has posted on his website the results of the tenth annual survey of data collected on how libraries rate their current integrated library system, the company involved, and the quality of customer support. Perceptions 2016: an international survey of library automation gives the general conclusions and presents all the statistical […]

January 26, 2017 10:01 pm

Geelong Library & Heritage Centre hiring Manager

(26 January 2017) The Geelong Regional Library Corporation (GRLC) is one of Victoria’s largest library networks covering some 5,500 square kilometres providing library and heritage services to people living in urban, rural and coastal areas.  The service includes a central library, the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre, 15 community libraries, two mobile libraries and a […]

January 26, 2017 9:53 pm

Ruth’s Rankings 23: Are Global Higher Education Rankings Flawed or Misunderstood? A Personal Critique

By Ruth A. Pagell* (25 January 2017) Webometrics’ Ranking Web of Universities includes over 26,000 institutions with over 3,200 in the United States alone. How likely is it for new universities, universities in developing countries or your alma mater to reach the top 1,000 let alone the elite top 200?  Ruth’s Rankings have focused on […]

January 26, 2017 4:33 pm

bibliotheca announces significant additions to its product range

(18 January 2017) Reaffirming its focus on connecting the library with its community, bibliotheca announces today five brand new additions to its product catalogue, extending its range in self-service, Tattle-Tape™ EM security and Automated Materials Handling. These new products build on the single product line that the company announced in early 2016 – following the […]

January 25, 2017 4:47 pm

Host sought for the international Research Data Alliance community’s meeting in early 2018

(23 January 2017) The Research Data Alliance (RDA) Council is seeking proposals from organisations or countries interested in hosting the 11th RDA Plenary meeting in early 2018 (from late February to early April). The Research Data Alliance (RDA) brings together a diverse community of data scientists, librarians, computer scientists, and domain scientists coming from both […]

January 25, 2017 1:18 am

Japanese Occupation newspaper in library portal

21 January 2017) The Singapore National Library’s NewspaperSG portal has been given a “historical” boost. Since last month, six historical newspapers have been added, bringing the total number of digitised titles to 41 – up from just 14 when the portal was launched in 2010. The new publications include English-language newspaper Shonan Times, or Syonan […]

January 25, 2017 1:13 am

Results of the COAR survey on research data management

(24 January 2017) Research data management is wide ranging and there are already many organizations active in this area. In December 2016, COAR conducted a survey in order to get a better understanding of the needs of our members in the area of research data management. There were 43 responses to the survey from around […]

January 25, 2017 1:09 am

Publication of Quarterly Lists: Catalogues of Indian Books

(24 January 2017) The BL’s Two Centuries of Indian Print project is pleased to announce the online availability of some wonderful catalogues held by the British Library, generally known as the Quarterly Lists. They record books published quarterly and by province of British India between 1867 and 1947. Digitised for the first time, the Quarterly Lists can […]

January 25, 2017 1:04 am

BMJ launches new platform to help researchers get published, discovered and cited

(23 January 2017) BMJ, one of the world’s leading medical knowledge providers, has announced Author Hub, a new platform to assist researchers in every field, at every stage of the publishing process. The Author Hub is a comprehensive platform aimed at researchers who not only want to publish their work, but also understand how to […]

January 25, 2017 12:52 am

How are tech-savvy girls in Myanmar closing the gender digital divide?

(18 January 2017) While the rapid expansion of technology and internet access in Myanmar offers unprecedented economic and educational opportunities, it also threatens to deepen the divide between those with and without access—a risk that disproportionately affects women and girls worldwide. A 2015 baseline study of IREX’s Beyond Access Myanmar project showed that 70% of […]

January 21, 2017 6:10 pm