Monthly Archives: November 2018

Cambridge University Press signs major open access deal in Sweden

(28 November 2018) Cambridge University Press has reached a major open access deal with higher education and research institutions in Sweden. The three-year ‘read and publish’ deal has been agreed with Bibsam – a consortium of 85 higher education and research institutions, led by the National Library of Sweden. Read and publish deals pay for […]

November 30, 2018 11:21 am

European funders detail their open-access plan

(26 November 2018) Plan S, the contentious plan that a group of European science funders hopes will end scholarly journals’ paywalls, has fleshed out its rules—and softened its tone a bit. In seven pages of implementation guidance released today, the funders explain how their grantees can abide by Plan S rules come 2020, when it […]

November 29, 2018 1:13 pm

IGI Global Presented New Open Access Offset Model Program at the 2018 Charleston Conference

From IGI Global, 29 November 2018: IGI Global Presented New Open Access Offset Model Program at the 2018 Charleston Conference On November 8, Dr. Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, CEO and President of IGI Global, hosted a Neapolitan Panel Session at the 2018 Charleston Conference in Charleston, South Carolina, USA, titled, “Sustainable Open Access Approaches: Benefits for Researchers, […]

November 29, 2018 8:05 am

Yarra Plenty Regional Library hiring Executive Manager Technology & Assets

(28 November 2018) You will provide inspirational and accountable leadership to the Technology & Assets Department which comprises ICT, infrastructure, plant and other assets, collections and associated services.  Working in partnership across the organisation you will deliver expert advice, direction and solutions through a customer centric lens and lead the provision of future technology, network […]

November 28, 2018 1:59 pm

Upcoming conferences in the Asia Pacific region

(28 November 2018) Recently announced conferences include: ICoLIS 2019: The 7th International Conference on Libraries, Information & Society, 18 and 19 April 2019 at Melaka, Malaysia; IASSIST 2019: The annual conference of the International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology,  27-31 May 2019 in Sydney, Australia; 40th Annual IATUL Conference: The International Association […]

November 28, 2018 11:08 am

State Library New South Wales hiring Digital Preservation Technical Analyst

(26 November 2018) The Digital Preservation Technical Analyst is responsible for technical analysis, ingestion and management of digital content in the Library’s digital preservation system and provides specialist advice and technical services related to digital preservation. Closing date 6 January 2019. ALIA has the full job description.

November 27, 2018 11:42 am

NTU Library hiring Senior Librarian, Digital Scholarship

(26 November 2018) Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, invites applications for the position of Senior Librarian/Manager in its  Digital Scholarship team in the Office of Information, Knowledge and Library Services (OIKLS). The successful candidate will be evaluating and implementing a range of text mining techniques, GIS tools and platforms such as Omeka. The candidate should possess […]

November 27, 2018 11:37 am

Supreme Court of India hiring Director (Library)

(17 November 2018) Qualifications required: 1. A degree in Law of a University in India recognized by the Bar Council of India or by any State Bar Council for enrolment as an Advocate. 2. Master’s Degree in Library Science of a recognized University. 3. Diploma in Computer Application recognized by AICTE/DOEACC or equivalent or Library […]

November 27, 2018 11:32 am

Thieme Group establishes new office in Beijing

(26 November 2018, Stuttgart)  With the recently opened Beijing office, the Thieme Group – leading supplier of information and services contributing to the improvement of healthcare and health – strengthens its presence on the Asian market. The purpose of the office is to build relations with key research institutes and societies, and to support Chinese […]

November 27, 2018 7:49 am

Singapore High Court blocks access to ‘pirate’ set-top box apps

(23 November 2018) The Singapore High Court has handed down an injunction which requires several local Internet service providers to block access to popular ‘pirate’ apps. The order, which has not yet been made public, was issued following a complaint from local TV companies plus Fox International and the UK’s Premier League. Configurable set-top boxes […]

November 23, 2018 7:23 pm
Read More... – detailed review of a new open discovery and citation index

(20 November 2018) While it is true that the scholarly search portion of Lens might be perhaps mostly dominated by the voluminous data from Microsoft Academic Graph (MAG), Lens is far more than the sum of it’s parts by combining open data from half a dozen open data sources writes Aaron Tay in his review of […]

November 22, 2018 8:27 am

IEEE announces retractions from IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility

(20 November 2018, Piscataway, N.J.) IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, today announced it is retracting 29 articles that were published in IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility from 2017 to 2018 because of violations of IEEE policy discovered in the peer review process of those articles. IEEE requires […]

November 22, 2018 8:23 am

Chatbots – now is the time

(16 November 2018) With chatbots active in some institutions and minimal investment required to get them up and running, now really is the time to explore this technology. Jisc has the article in full and a link to the report by  Paul Hopkins and Richard Maccabee.

November 21, 2018 10:59 am

Is it a scientific breakthrough?

(19 November 2018) Only a small minority of all scientific publications contain genuine scientific breakthroughs. It takes, in general, a considerable amount of time before a scientific discovery is recognized as a breakthrough. The  authors show that combining decision heuristics with algorithms that analyse the response of the scientific community to a research publication enables […]

November 21, 2018 10:52 am

New release of COCI: 450M DOI-to-DOI citation links now available

(19 November 2018) As introduced in a previous blog post, COCI is the OpenCitations Index of Crossref open DOI-to-DOI references, all released as CC0 material. It is our first OpenCitations Index of open citations, in which we have applied the concept of citations as first-class data entities to index the contents of one of the […]

November 21, 2018 10:48 am