Monthly Archives: June 2019

SUSS launches digital repository to promote community-minded learning

(19 June 2019) A new digital repository will be launched by the end of this month offering materials that assist service learning – when students take part in activities that advance their studies while helping the community and learning values. The National Service-Learning Clearinghouse will be the first resource of its kind in Singapore, offering videos, […]

June 23, 2019 9:06 am

Christchurch’s $92 million central library judged the best of the best in national property awards

(14 June 2019)  Christchurch’s stunning new central library, Turanga, has scooped the Supreme Award in prestigious national property industry awards. The biggest public library in the South Island, spanning 9500 square metres, it is one of nine anchor projects contributing to the regeneration of the city following the 2010-11 earthquakes. Read the full story here. […]

June 23, 2019 8:56 am

Using Twitter as a data source: an overview of social media research tools (2019)

(18 June 2019) Twitter and other social media platforms represent a large and largely untapped resource for social data and evidence. In this post, Wasim Ahmed updates his recurring series on the Impact Blog, to bring you the latest developments in digital methods and methodologies for researching Twitter and other social media platforms. The LSE […]

June 22, 2019 12:01 pm

Clarivate Analytics announced the 2019 Journal Citation Reports

(20 June 2019) On June 20th, the Web of Science Group, a Clarivate Analytics company, released the 2019 Journal Citation Reports (JCR). This latest release extends the run of an annual event that stretches back nearly a half-century. In that time, the JCR has evolved, with its measurements for journal evaluation refined, expanded, and elucidated. This year is no […]

June 22, 2019 11:59 am

Supporting Sustainable Development globally: libraries at the UN regional forums

(18 June 2019) In preparation for global meetings on the SDGs in July and September, IFLA has been active at the regional level. The message: that at all levels, and across the 2030 Agenda, libraries and access to information are indispensable for progress. The process that leads to the High level Political Forum in July in […]

June 22, 2019 11:54 am

CAUL is hiring Director

(18 June 2019) The Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) is seeking an experienced, forward thinking, action-oriented Executive Director to drive and execute the strategic directions of the Board and to advance CAUL’s purpose and impact. You will provide high level policy and issues analysis, strategic advice and secretariat services to the Board, its subcommittees […]

June 22, 2019 11:49 am

Springer Nature launches new video portfolio

Springer Nature Video offers insights, research and training material from experts/ Medicine and Professional and Applied Computing will be the first video subject collections. (20 June 2019) Springer Nature is launching a new collection of educational, standalone, peer-reviewed videos on its online content platform SpringerLink. Available from July, the videos cover a wide range of content […]

June 22, 2019 11:43 am

Virtual reality video now available from ProQuest

(18 June 2019) Students can now immerse themselves in their studies through the power of virtual reality. Today, ProQuest announced the launch of virtual reality (VR) and 360-degree viewing functionality for select videos on the ProQuest search platform, as well as in ProQuest One™ Academic and on the newly redesigned Alexander Street video interface. ProQuest is the first academic streaming video platform to […]

June 22, 2019 11:38 am

Elsevier announces the International Center for the Study of Research

(19 June 2019) A groundbreaking new Center tasked with examining and advancing the evaluation of research across all fields of knowledge production has been launched by Elsevier, the information analytics business specializing in science and health. The International Center for the Study of Research (ICSR) will work closely with the research community to review and develop the use of qualitative and […]

June 22, 2019 11:32 am

Gale unveils new digital archive series on public health

(19 June 2019) Gale, a Cengage company, is introducing the first installment of its new Public Health Archives series. Public Health in Modern America, 1890-1970 examines the history of America’s public health systems and policy debates during the 20th century. This digital collection provides scholars and researchers access to thousands of rare and unique resources that explore the evolution […]

June 22, 2019 11:26 am

SAGE debuts Terminology Service with open Social Science Thesaurus

(18 June 2019) Housing over 61,000 concepts, SAGE Publishing’s new Terminology Service is a valuable tool to aid researchers in understanding and exploring key concepts. It launches with the SAGE Social Science Thesaurus, a multidisciplinary vocabulary of the most important concepts in the social sciences that combines concepts, relationships and definitions. Most of this vocabulary has […]

June 22, 2019 11:21 am

It’s time for Australia to commit to the kind of future it wants: CSIRO Australian National Outlook 2019

(18 June 2019)  Australia’s future prosperity is at risk unless we take bold action and commit to long-term thinking. This is the key message contained in the Australian National Outlook 2019 (ANO 2019), a report published today by CSIRO and its partners. Read the full story from James Deverell (Director, CSIRO Futures, CSIRO) here.   […]

June 18, 2019 10:32 pm

The Bibsam consortium in Sweden signs a “Read and Publish” pilot program agreement with AIP Publishing

(14 June 2019) AIP Publishing, a leading not-for-profit scholarly publisher in the physical sciences, is pleased to announce that the Bibsam Consortium in Sweden has signed an agreement to participate in AIP Publishing’s “Read and Publish” pilot program. Bibsam is the first research library consortium to join the pilot. The pilot, which will run until the […]

June 18, 2019 10:25 pm

French drugmaker Sanofi, Google to use data tech for innovations

(18 June 2019) French healthcare company Sanofi has teamed up with Google to work on innovations, aimed at using emerging data technologies to change how medicines and health services will be delivered in future. Sanofi and Google will use data sets to improve their understanding of key diseases and extract patients’ insights and feedback, the companies […]

June 18, 2019 10:20 pm

World’s largest database uncovers Australia’s secret reading passions

(17 June 2019)  Researchers from the Australian National University’s literature school will launch this week the new Australian Common Reader website, giving a historical snapshot of the nation’s reading habits drawn from what the university says is the world’s largest database of library borrowing records. The records show borrowing habits – not catalogued books – from […]

June 18, 2019 10:15 pm