Monthly Archives: July 2017

iGroup partners with Knowledge Unlatched in Asia and Oceania

(27 June 2017, Hong Kong) iGroup is partnering with Knowledge Unlatched (KU), a global initiative in which publishers and libraries collaborate to make books from the Humanities and Social Sciences freely available to readers around the world. Effective immediately all of Asia and Oceania will be covered by iGroup. “KU is the leading initiative in […]

July 10, 2017 3:19 pm

2017 Scholar Metrics released

(5 July 2017) Scholar Metrics provide an easy way for authors to quickly gauge the visibility and influence of recent articles in scholarly publications. Today, Google is releasing the 2017 version of Scholar Metrics. This release covers articles published in 2012–2016 and includes citations from all articles that were indexed in Google Scholar as of […]

July 8, 2017 6:20 pm

City of Sydney scraps library fines after trial shows reminders work better

Three times as many overdue items were returned to the council’s libraries during a trial period in which no penalties were levied  (7 July 2017) The City of Sydney council has abolished all library fines after an eight-month trial revealed they do not work as an incentive for people to return books. Three times as […]

July 8, 2017 6:09 pm

Yale-NUS College Library hiring Senior Executive/Executive

(6 July 2017)  Yale-NUS College, Singapore, seeks an energetic, service-oriented individual to manage and support the acquisitions of monograph materials for the Library. The Senior Executive/Executive, Library will play a role in supporting library access services, which includes interlibrary loan, document delivery, and course reserve items to support the teaching, learning, and research needs of the College. The […]

July 8, 2017 5:47 pm

Publish or impoverish: An investigation of the monetary reward system of science in China (1999-2016)

Authors : Wei Quan, Bikun Chen, Fei Shu (Submitted on 4 Jul 2017 to ArXiv) Abstract: Purpose: The purpose of this study is to present the landscape of the cash-per-publication reward policy in China and reveal its trend since the late 1990s. Design/methodology/approach: This study is based on the analysis of 168 university documents regarding […]

July 8, 2017 5:41 pm

Supreme Court of Victoria hiring Library Reference Coordinator

(6 July 2017) The Library Reference Services Coordinator leads and supervises a small team to deliver a high quality and responsive legal reference, research, user education and current awareness services to members of the legal profession in Victoria. The role also assesses, analyses and reports on user needs and expectations in order to inform the […]

July 8, 2017 5:25 pm

New DOAJ promotional materials

(5 July 2017) DOAJ is often asked for materials to help librarians and open access advocates to spread the word about open access and DOAJ. You can now access, share, and use DOAJ’s  new promotional materials. Two flyers and a poster are a click away.

July 6, 2017 3:50 pm

Tencent’s online publisher files for Hong Kong IPO seen worth $800 million

(4 July 2017) China Literature Ltd, a Tencent Holdings Ltd unit and the country’s largest online publishing and eBook company, has filed for a Hong Kong initial public offering that is expected to raise as much as $800 million. The deal is also a boost for the Hong Kong bourse, which has failed to attract […]

July 6, 2017 3:47 pm

Library Consultative Panel supports move by NLB to remove controversial book series

(3 July 2017, Singapore)  Three weeks after the National Library Board (NLB) removed a controversial series of Malay language books for young people from its shelves, an independent panel tasked to review the eight titles said it supports the move as the series “has the potential of creating religious and racial tensions among readers and […]

July 6, 2017 3:43 pm

NLA hiring Assistant Director Digital Preservation

(6 July 2017) The Collections Management Branch has an ongoing opportunity to join the Preservations Team as the EL 1, Assistant Director, Digital Preservation. This role will lead the team responsible for implementing the Library’s digital preservation approach to ensure long-term access to digital collection material. The Library receives published digital content via its edeposit program and a […]

July 6, 2017 3:37 pm

NLA hiring Director, Building and Security Services

(6 July 2017) An opportunity has become available to lead the Building Services branch at the National Library of Australia. This role oversees cost effective service delivery for building works, enterprise risk, security services, environmental initiatives, plant maintenance and related building management activities, within a heritage listed building that receives approximately one million visitors a […]

July 6, 2017 3:33 pm

NCSTE of China and Clarivate Analytics partner on international scientific research collaboration report

(4 July 2017, Beijing) China National Center for Science and Technology Evaluation (NCSTE) and Clarivate Analytics launched a collaborative report entitled China’s International Scientific Research Collaboration Landscape. The report is based on the publication and citation data of global scientific research collaboration papers from the Web of Science powered by Clarivate Analytics. In addition to bibliometrics, […]

July 6, 2017 11:27 am

Knowledge Unlatched announces expansion into STEM in 2018

(4 July 2017, Berlin) Knowledge Unlatched (KU) is happy to announce its move into the STEM publishing market. From Q1 2018 onwards, KU will accept submissions—both books and journals—in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. This will form a new KU Select collection to be offered for pledging in mid-2018. Open Access in […]

July 6, 2017 11:15 am

National Library Board manager gets jail, fine, for accessing members’ data to help loan shark

(3 July 2017, Singapore) A project manager with the National Library Board (NLB) was jailed for three years and eight months, and fined $270,000 on Monday (July 3) after making use of a library database to help an illegal moneylender gather information on debtors. Ang Boon Sin, now 39, repeatedly abused the NLB Spydus database […]

July 5, 2017 8:17 pm

Me, myself, and I: self-citation rates are higher in individualist cultures than in collectivist cultures

(4 July 2017) Citing your own work when publishing a paper may be seen as a way of promoting yourself in academia, as how frequently a paper is cited is often viewed as a measure of its importance. Previous studies have shown that male authors are more likely than their female counterparts to cite themselves, […]

July 5, 2017 3:30 pm