Monthly Archives: February 2018

National Geographic Learning and TED launch innovative English language learning app

Video-based learning app supports English language learning courses (12 February 2018)  National Geographic Learning (NGL), a Cengage company, today announced the release of Learn English with TED Talks, an app developed in partnership with TED designed for students enrolled in programs to learn English as a foreign language. The Learn English with TED Talks app […]

February 28, 2018 9:26 am

Elsevier collaborates with Beijing University of Chinese Medicine to enable deeper research into traditional Chinese medicine

BUCM expertise will help enrich and enhance existing Elsevier content; opening new resources up to users as research and evidence about traditional Chinese medicine grows (26 February 2018) As global interest in traditional and alternative medicine grows, Elsevier, the global information analytics business specializing in science and health, today announced that it is working with […]

February 28, 2018 9:15 am

New edition of the ISBN standard is published

(9 January 2018) The fifth and latest edition of the ISBN Standard has now been published by ISO (International Organization for Standardization). The new Standard has been developed by an international working group of 41 experts from 14 countries who were involved with the project for three years, providing advice, feedback and discussion points as the […]

February 28, 2018 9:02 am

The NDL Online and its new services

(26 February 2018) The National Diet Library, Japan (NDL) is pleased to announce the launch on January 5, 2018, of a new system for online searches and requests. The National Diet Library Online Search and Request Service (NDL Online) has replaced the NDL-OPAC, which was in service for six years, from January 2012 to December […]

February 27, 2018 6:20 pm

Parliamentary Research Handbook

(27 February 2018) The House of Commons Library has produced the Parliamentary Research Handbook for parliamentary officials who prepare research for parliamentarians. The handbook can be used as a self-study guide; to help services set and meet professional standards for research; and for staff training. The handbook includes chapters on the fundamentals of parliamentary research; […]

February 27, 2018 6:14 pm

SpringerNature hurries 7 billion euro Frankfurt listing

(23 February 2018, Reuters) SpringerNature, the publisher of science magazine Nature, has brought forward a listing which may value it at more than 7 billion euros ($8.6 billion) including debt, to reduce the risk from volatile stock markets, people close to the matter said. The company, which also publishes Scientific American, is planning to announce […]

February 27, 2018 10:11 am

CUHK hiring Assistant Librarian II (Faculty Liaison Librarian)

CUHK Library CUHK Reference Job Number:  180000BH Advertisement of Assistant Librarian II (carrying the job title of Faculty Liaison Librarian) Faculty Liaison and Learning Services at CUHK Library encompasses working with academic staff to support their teaching and research as well as providing digital/information literacy training and support services for undergraduates, postgraduates and other users […]

February 27, 2018 8:54 am

Canberra deluge causes extensive flood damage to books in ANU’s Chifley Library

(26 February 2018)  The Australian National University is still counting the cost of Sunday’s storm, listing damage to rare books, delays to the Union Court redevelopment and the writing off of up to 11 excavators as among major issues caused by the deluge. About 22,000 students and 4,500 staff were asked to stay away from […]

February 26, 2018 7:34 pm

Libraries need to evolve digitally, says new report

(26 February 2018) Nearly 90 percent of Australia’s library users think online library services are important, but only 61 percent are satisfied with the online experience they are receiving from libraries. That compares with 85 percent of the users who are happy with the physical experience of a library. The finding comes in a new […]

February 26, 2018 7:20 pm

Karger cooperates with Google to enhance access for students

Karger takes part in Google’s Campus Activated Subscriber Access Initiative (CASA) (23 February 2018) Karger Publishers participates in Google’s CASA Initiative, making subscribed Karger content available to university members wherever they are. CASA is activated automatically when users are connected to the university network. To maintain this service, users have to reconnect to the university […]

February 26, 2018 2:18 pm

Team Member, AFP National Library Services Canberra

(23 February 2018) Applications are sought for suitably qualified persons who wish to be considered for the role of Team Member, Australian Federal Police National Library Services. The AFP National Library Services team delivers a wide range of open source information products and services in support of national, international and community policing activities. The team […]

February 23, 2018 3:33 pm

The growing need for digital literacy

(22 February 2018) It’s no secret that the bulk of research is now being done online, both in and outside of the classroom. Whether you’re a student, instructor or researcher, there’s no faster or easier way to get the information you want than to head to the web. But just because the internet has improved […]

February 23, 2018 9:26 am

ISSN and DOAJ: a renewed partnership

(22 February 2018) DOAJ is delighted to announce the renewal of its partnership with ISSN. DOAJ is heavily reliant on (the ISSN database) as having a fully registered and confirmed ISSN is one of the first checks that the Editorial Team undertakes when considering applications. For DOAJ, obtaining an ISSN for a journal is […]

February 23, 2018 9:19 am

Al-Tibb: healing traditions in Islamic medical manuscripts

(22 February 2018)  Medicine in Islam carries a history of enquiry, innovation and change. Through and through, the search for knowledge occupies an esteemed place in the Islamic worldview. Al-Tibb: Healing Traditions in Islamic Medical Manuscripts attempts to make manifest this journey of discovery and accomplishments. A selection of manuscripts, along with accompanying objects, seeks […]

February 23, 2018 9:12 am

Six more Myanmar universities join EIFL project

(20 February 2018) Six more universities have joined the EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project as part of an agreement between EIFL and the Myanmar Department of Higher Education to further develop university libraries and contribute to Myanmar’s national strategy for higher education reform. EIFL’s work in Myanmar is made possible by the Open Society Foundations Higher […]

February 23, 2018 9:03 am