Monthly Archives: February 2017

ProQuest launches displaced researchers program

No-charge access to ProQuest databases helps individuals continue their research and learning (9 February 2017, Ann Arbor, MI)   ProQuest has launched a program to provide no-cost access to its databases for students and researchers who have been separated from their universities and libraries because of travel bans or other immigration changes. The company has an […]

February 12, 2017 12:39 pm

ACS Publications to join Copyright Clearance Center’s RightFind® XML for mining solution

(10 February 2017, Danvers, Mass.)  Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), which creates global licensing and content solutions that make copyright work, announces that the Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society, is participating in RightFind® XML for Mining, CCC’s cloud-based solution for obtaining content and rights for commercial text […]

February 12, 2017 12:32 pm

E-book library portal on Uncle Ho made public

(10 February 2017) The Ho Chi Minh city Department of Information and Communications on February 9th made public the city e-book library portal themed “Studying and following President Ho Chi Minh’s ideology, ethics and lifestyle”. The portal will update works by Uncle Ho, reportages, news and stories on Uncle Ho; and examples of studying and […]

February 12, 2017 12:13 pm

Sugoi! Start of Leiden Asia Year

(7 February 2017) Throughout the coming year, all attention in Leiden University will be on Asia. This special year, featuring numerous Asian events, conferences, exhibitions and concerts, celebrates the new Asian Library at Leiden University. The Asian Library is a brand-new storey on top of the University Library. For centuries Leiden has been the international […]

February 10, 2017 8:35 am

ProQuest explores obstacles and opportunities in managing book collections

Whitepaper delves into complexities of balancing print and ebooks, highlighting opportunities for collaboration between librarians and content aggregators (8 February 2017, Mountain View, CA)  ProQuest’s latest whitepaper Obstacles and Opportunities: Ebooks, Print and the Impact of Choice on Libraries and the Users They Serve is now available for download. Focusing on the UK higher-education book […]

February 10, 2017 8:31 am

KoreaMed provides ORCID Search & Link Wizard

(18 January 2017)  KoreaMed, a service of the Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors (KAMJE), now allows researchers to search, select, and link KoreaMed articles directly from the ORCID interface to their ORCID record. Since its launch in 1999, KoreaMed has focused on providing global access to Korean medical journals by preparing all the metadata in […]

February 8, 2017 3:33 pm

LCQ18: Collections of Hong Kong Public Libraries

(8 February 2017)  Following is a question by the Hon Alvin Yeung and a written reply by the Secretary for Home Affairs, Mr Lau Kong-wah, in the Legislative Council today (February 8): Question: Recently, many members of the public have relayed to me that the collections of the Hong Kong Public Libraries (HKPL) contain a […]

February 8, 2017 3:23 pm

WORAL signs MoU with Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia

(7 February 2017, Doha, (Bernama) The World Organisation for Renaissance of Arabic Language (WORAL) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) to establish an Arabic language section at USIM’s library, Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported. The MoU aims to promote the use of Arabic in Malaysia and other Asian […]

February 8, 2017 3:06 pm

Ambitious library to carry Bangkok’s literary ambitions

(4 February 2017) Inspired by the late King  Bhumipol Adulyadej,  a grand Bangkok project aims to inspire a new generation of bookworms Work is being carried out quickly on the “Bangkok City Library” with the hope that the library can open in March 2017. Located at Kok Wua intersection at Ratchadamnoen Klang Avenue the four […]

February 8, 2017 2:38 pm

Next generation repositories – now open for public comments

COAR is pleased to announce the publication of the initial outcomes of the COAR Next Generation Repositories Working Group for public comment. (7 February 2017) In April 2016, COAR launched a working group to help identify new functionalities and technologies for repositories and develop a road map for their adoption. For the past several months, […]

February 8, 2017 1:30 pm

NUS introduces new CFG Future-ready Index to track future-readiness of students

Senior NUS students have strong competencies in soft skills such as adaptability, entrepreneurial thinking and pursuing convictions, which are attributes valued by employers (7 February 2017) Students from the National University of Singapore (NUS) can now find out how well they fare in skillsets that employers value in new hires through a novel index that […]

February 8, 2017 8:18 am

Kudos announces integration with Editorial Manager, helping more authors with copyright-compliant sharing of their research articles

(7 February 2017) Kudos the award-winning service for maximizing the reach and impact of research publications, and Aries Systems, have announced a partnership through which plain language summaries will be captured at the point of submission within Editorial Manager. Earlier in 2016, Kudos ran a six-month pilot to assess author interest in providing plain language […]

February 7, 2017 8:54 pm

Wiley launches content sharing pilot providing greater access to research

(6 February 2017, Hoboken, NJ) John Wiley & Sons Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of a content sharing pilot on Wiley Online Library. Content sharing will facilitate research collaboration by providing authors and subscribers with a simple tool for sharing free-to-read full-text articles with non-subscribers. In addition, the pilot will provide the public […]

February 7, 2017 8:44 pm

Abdul Samad of Palembang, Malay guide to the writings of al-Ghazālī

(6 February 2017) Abdul Samad (ca. 1704-1789) from Palembang in south Sumatra (‘Abd al-Ṣamad al-Falimbānī) was  the most prominent and influential Malay religious scholar of the 18th century, who spent most of his life studying, teaching and writing in the Arabian peninsula. From references in his own works we know he was living in Mecca […]

February 7, 2017 8:37 pm

Monash University hiring Information Resources Librarian

(6 February 2017) Monash University Library is seeking an enthusiastic librarian to join the information resources team to be involved in a variety of activities, including acquiring and enhancing discovery of the Library’s resources. The initial focus of the position will be on monograph and e-book acquisition workflows and reporting. The successful candidate will have an excellent […]

February 6, 2017 9:29 pm