Monthly Archives: February 2019

Building an Infrastructure to support researchers – an interview with Redalyc’s Arianna Becerril

(25 February 2019)  Redalyc was one of ORCID’s earliest supporters in Latin America and they’ve used ORCID to build an infrastructure that supports researchers. Redalyc offers author profile pages and tools for specific editions of scientific journals, in order to support the sustainability of Open Access in the region. ORCID interviewed with Redalyc’s Executive Director, Arianna Becerril, to […]

February 27, 2019 10:09 am

Springer Nature expands its nanotechnology research solution with the inclusion of over 22 million patents

(26 February 2019)  A new module has now been added to the nanotechnology research database Nano. The patent module allows users to sort through over 22 million nano-related patents across all major jurisdictions and languages. This means that researchers can find patents from areas highly affected by nanotechnology, narrow their search by country, filing year and jurisdiction, […]

February 27, 2019 9:56 am

China to invest 45 mln USD to protect Potala Palace’s ancient documents

(25 February 2019)  The Chinese government will invest 300 million yuan (44.9 million U.S. dollars) in the next 10 years in its greatest efforts of protection and utilization of ancient documents in the Potala Palace, a World Heritage site in Lhasa, southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. At present, a total of nearly 40,000 books of precious ancient […]

February 27, 2019 9:47 am

Architect Ando donates a library to his native Osaka

(22 February 2019)  Celebrated architect Tadao Ando hopes that a new library he has designed, which will open in Osaka in March 2020, will inspire children, giving them the strength to live their own lives and spark ideas that lead to a dazzling future. The library will be a three-story reinforced concrete building with a total floor […]

February 27, 2019 9:24 am

Credo Reference introducing Research Quick Tips: new video feature cultivates research skills while students search

Credo Reference announced the addition of Research Quick Tips to Credo Online Reference Service, its popular exploratory research platform as a standard feature moving forward. The concise videos, embedded throughout the platform, offer research guidance for students while they are working in the platform. The new feature marks the latest in a series of innovations by the […]

February 26, 2019 12:57 pm

OU Libraries creates registry for artificial intelligence research

(18 February 2019)  The University of Oklahoma Libraries invites higher education institutions to share their artificial intelligence (AI) projects in a new online registry. Projects in Artificial Intelligence Registry (PAIR), is an online database to support collaboration and grant funding across higher education institutions exploring AI research. “PAIR is designed to be an international registry of […]

February 26, 2019 10:55 am

Webinar: gaining perspective on Plan S, by Digital Science

(22 February 2019)  Digital Science invites you to join the webinar alongside a group of industry experts to shed some light on the questions you may have concerning plan S, to help you prepare for potential upcoming changes. You’ll learn about: How Plan S will shape new publisher business models How publishers can avoid potential roadblocks […]

February 25, 2019 4:30 pm

SUSS Library hiring Senior Librarian/ Librarian, Collections, Acquisitions and Access

(25 February 2019)  The Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) Library seeks a service-oriented and forward-thinking professional to provide leadership and expertise in the acquisition and management of primarily electronic resources. The incumbent will also coordinate collection development activities. He or she will be part of a lean team, working collaboratively to deliver timely access to […]

February 25, 2019 4:20 pm

Linking up with Alipay allows easy book access to borrowers

(16 February 2019)  When you borrow a book from the local library but then travel to another city, what to do if it’s due back in a few days? Not to worry, the booming logistics industry and a third-party online service platform can help. Zhejiang Library in Hangzhou announced a new policy at the beginning of […]

February 25, 2019 4:04 pm

Ruth’s Rankings 39 – Business School Rankings: Monkey Business for an Asia/Pac audience

By Ruth A. Pagell* What is the best MBA program in the world? Who is number one in Asia/Pac? Which ranking has the best coverage of Asia/Pac? Which Asia/Pac MBA program is best for women? Which MBA ranking is best? The December 2018 release of the new and controversial THE/WSJ MBA rankings prompted this article. […]

February 25, 2019 2:35 pm

JoVE releases lab-focused science education video series

(20 February 2019)  JoVE is releasing the JoVE Lab Manual Series. It is one of the first curriculum-focused instructional video resources of its kind for commonly taught introductory labs. Filmed in top academic labs across the United States, the series’ comprehensive and engaging video content will enable improved student learning outcomes. “Many students struggle in lab courses, […]

February 25, 2019 12:57 pm

China’s largest online academic library CNKI criticized for monopoly

(20 February 2019)  China’s largest online academic library CNKI has again fallen under criticism of having a monopoly like its international counterparts, with experts and writers calling on government measures to boost the database’s social services. CNKI, or China National Knowledge Infrastructure, reportedly has over 200 million academic articles, making it the inevitable database for academic […]

February 22, 2019 9:36 am

SAE International announces new Automated and Connected Knowledge Hub

(19 February 2019)  SAE International announces its newest information resource – the SAE MOBILUS Automated & Connected Knowledge Hub, part of the popular SAE MOBILUS® technical resource platform. Launched at the end of 2018, the Automated & Connected Knowledge Hub provides mobility engineers and thought leaders with curated news, expertly written feature articles, convenient access to learning […]

February 22, 2019 9:27 am

NLM and Wellcome complete partnership to provide free access to hundreds of years of medical research

(12 February 2019)  The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and Wellcome have completed their partnership to make thousands of full back issues of historically-significant biomedical journals freely available through the National Institutes of Health life sciences repository PubMed Central (PMC), and through its European counterpart, Europe PMC. The NLM and Wellcome are pleased to report that over two dozen additional […]

February 22, 2019 9:19 am

THE releases best universities in the Asia-Pacific region 2019

(20 February 2019)  Times Higher Education has once again released the Asia-Pacific University Ranking to reflect the region’s growing strength in the higher education sector. THE’s Asia-Pacific University Ranking 2019 analysed universities across East Asia, South-east Asia and Oceania. The overall ranking features more than 300 universities from 13 different nations. The ranking uses the same performance […]

February 21, 2019 10:54 am