Monthly Archives: August 2017

The Changing Nature of Knowledge Dissemination and Management

On August 25th, 2017, IGI Global hosted a complimentary educational seminar entitled “The Changing Nature of Knowledge Dissemination and Management” during the 24th Beijing International Book Fair at the China International Exhibition Center. As a co-organizer, iGroup China participated in the preparation and operation of the seminar. The main lecturer of the seminar is Dr. […]

August 31, 2017 4:29 pm

British Library to investigate possibility of a ‘single digital presence’ for UK public libraries

(30 August 2017) The British Library is to lead an 18-month scoping project to establish the demand for and possible shape of a ‘single digital presence’ for UK public libraries. Funded by Arts Council England and the Carnegie UK Trust, the project will investigate user expectations and demand for what a national online platform for […]

August 31, 2017 4:03 pm

Now available: nearly 36,000 photographs from the Center for Creative Photography

(30 August 2017) The Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona is collaborating on a release of nearly 36,000 photographs in the Artstor Digital Library. The Center is recognized as one of the world’s finest academic art museums and study centers for the history of photography. The Center opened in 1975 with the […]

August 31, 2017 9:06 am

Thesis Commons launched

(29 August 2017) The Center for Open Science (COS)  launched ‘Thesis Commons‘, a free, cloud-based platform for the submission, dissemination, and discovery of graduate and undergraduate theses and dissertations. It is built on an open-source infrastructure called the Open Science Framework (OSF) by which the authors can share their electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) easily and […]

August 30, 2017 3:14 pm

The Open Access Interviews: Rusty Speidel, The Center for Open Science

(29 August 2017) The Center for Open Science (COS) has announced today that six new preprint services have launched using COS’ preprints platform, taking the number of such services to 14. The announcement, says Richard Poynder,  comes at a time when we are seeing a rising tide of preprint servers being launched, both by for-profit […]

August 30, 2017 3:01 pm

Taylor & Francis Group partners with the Center for Science Communication, National Natural Science Foundation of China to share open access research in China

(23 August 2017) A new Memorandum of Understanding between Taylor & Francis Group and the Center for Science Communication, National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) will see content and metadata from Taylor & Francis’ fully Open Access journals deposited in the NSFC repository. The partnership will enable wider discovery of Open Access journal content […]

August 29, 2017 9:10 am

New Online from LoC: Pre-1958 Chinese Collection

(24 August 2017) The contents of the Asian Division’s Pre-1958 Chinese Collection, totaling more than 40,000 items, are now fully searchable through the Library’s online catalog in both Chinese characters and Romanized script. This rich and diverse collection has served researchers and general audiences for nearly 90 years; until now, however, bibliographic records for these […]

August 26, 2017 3:59 pm

Announcing the new British Library Research Data Strategy

(25 August 2017) With the support of a Research Data Strategy since 2010, the Library has been active in services for research data for a number of years. This work has included European-funded projects such as ODE, ODIN and THOR; Providing the DataCite UK service and involvement in other activities such as data discovery and […]

August 26, 2017 3:53 pm

Government moves to modernise copyright in Australia

(26 August 2017) Australia’s educators, cultural institutions, disability organisations and tech sector welcome the Government’s commitment to modernisation of our copyright system and to ensuring fairer access to content for Australians. The commitment came as part of the Government’s response to the Productivity Commission’s 2016 Inquiry into Intellectual Property, which was released late on Friday. […]

August 26, 2017 3:42 pm

Indian Government asks universities to digitise books on national digital library

(25 August 2017) The Central Government  has asked all universities to digitise books and other study material in their libraries and forward them to the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, for posting on the national digital library for students to access free of cost. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has also asked the vice […]

August 26, 2017 7:52 am

There are new frontiers for academic publishing but scholarly associations and faculty must seize the opportunities

(24 August 2017) Scholarly publishing faces daunting challenges. Rising journal costs have seen many universities have to make strategic cuts to library collections. To Kyle Siler, the digital world has opened new niches and frontiers for academic publishing, offering many innovative and diverse possibilities. But opportunities must be grasped by scientific professional associations that have […]

August 26, 2017 7:48 am

Leadership Skills for the Future of Work

Coursera for Business is hosting a webinar, “Leadership Skills for the Future of Work“, on Thursday, September 7th at 10 am PST. (23 August 2017) The world of work is rapidly changing due to technology, globalization, and a new generation of workers. In this changing landscape, the ability to identify and develop capable leaders will […]

August 26, 2017 7:42 am

University of New England hiring Senior Information Resources Management Librarian

(25 August 2017) The Senior Information Resources Management Librarian provides leadership and expertise in acquiring and integrating information resources in all formats into the library collections, maximising productivity and ensuring compliance with University policies relating to procurement and audit processes. The services platform utilises the Ex Libris Alma unified resource management system and the Ex […]

August 26, 2017 7:36 am

Librarian, South-East Asian Unit or Chinese Unit, National Library of Australia

(25 August 2017) The National Library of Australia’s Overseas Collection Management Branch is seeking applications from energetic and committed candidates to fill two ongoing positions within the Asian Collections Team performing the duties of Librarian for either Chinese collections or Mainland Southeast Asian collections. The National Library’s Asian collections are the largest in Australia with resources from all countries of East and Southeast Asia, especially China, Japan, […]

August 25, 2017 1:35 pm

The unique role and value of information professionals in special libraries

New research highlights the need to clarify the difference between IT and IM (17 August 2017, Canberra)  A new report from the Australian Library and Information Association suggests that there is confusion in management circles about the degree of overlap between the work of ICT and library and information professionals. The report, The unique role […]

August 24, 2017 7:38 am