Monthly Archives: July 2019

Taitung University library in Taiwan celebrates international architecture award

(18 Jul 2019) The National Taitung University Library and Information Center has been celebrated for winning yet another architectural award, the Central News Agency reported Thursday (July 18). The international real estate federation FIABCI gave its 2019 World Prix d’Excellence Award for Public Infrastructure Amenities to the university for the building on its Zhiben campus last […]

July 30, 2019 1:14 pm

Auckland Libraries expands digital access

(22 Jul 2019) The Auckland Libraries offer a plethora of services that will help build the future in digital, community, youth and Māori Services. Auckland Libraries is not just the buildings. It is about the digital experience, making it accessible and innovative. The digital services are as follows: eCollections and eReading eReading app Accessing heritage online More […]

July 30, 2019 10:48 am

Cambridge announces open research platform, Cambridge Open Engage

(29 Jul 2019) Cambridge University Press is to expand their provision of open research services with the launch of its own early and open content platform Cambridge Open Engage. Built in-house, Cambridge Open Engage will use the state-of-the-art technology behind Cambridge Core, the online home for the Press’s books and journals, to publish early and open research […]

July 30, 2019 10:36 am

Austria launches its ORCID consortium

(26 Jul 2019)  Austria has taken a major step to adopt ORCID on a national scale. The official ORCID Austria launch event took place in Vienna on June 13. Co-hosted by consortium lead organizations TU Wien and the University of Vienna, supported by ORCID and E-Infrastructures Austria Plus, this was the third ORCID workshop in Austria, but the […]

July 30, 2019 10:12 am

Predatory journals could damage the legitimacy of scientific publishing – warn three leading medical writing organizations

(29 Jul 2019) ‘Predatory journals’ pose a danger that could undermine the quality, integrity, and reliability of published scientific research, a new joint statement from three leading organizations, professional in medical writing and publication planning, has warned. The American Medical Writers Association (AMWA), European Medical Writers Association (EMWA), and International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) […]

July 30, 2019 10:01 am

Jisc announces three new library services

(22 July 2019) Jisc is launching three new library services on 31 July 2019. Library hub discover, library hub compare, and library hub cataloguing will make it easier for UK higher education libraries and researchers to access, discover and manage academic collections. Neil Grindley, head of resource discovery at Jisc, said: “We are delighted to […]

July 29, 2019 2:32 pm

Mining text, linking entities – National Library Board of Singapore’s journey

(26 July 2019) Connecting collections across institutions and discovering hidden knowledge has always been our goal. Due to disparate data sources, differing levels of quality and granularity in the data sets and varying terminologies used for concepts and entities, this has proved to be a challenge. Barring standardisation across knowledge repositories, which is an insurmountable […]

July 29, 2019 9:23 am

Figshare announces data repository partnership with the National Institutes of Health to store and reuse research data

(23 Jul 2019) Figshare, in partnership with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), announces the pilot launch of a new generalist data repository for all NIH-funded researchers, continuing the NIH’s efforts toward a permanent home for all datasets generated by the research funded by the NIH. The curated NIH data repository is available to use […]

July 25, 2019 4:56 pm

Ruth’s Rankings 41: THE’s University Impact Rankings and Sustainable Development Goals: Are these the most impactful universities in the world?

By Ruth A. Pagell* What university is tops in the world in the Impact Rankings? Which Asia-Pac nation has the most universities that participated in the survey? Approximately how many universities are involved in worldwide SDG initiatives? A: 460; B: 1200; C: 7000? (25 Jul 2019) Phil Baty, THE’s chief knowledge officer said, “The rankings offer […]

July 25, 2019 2:20 pm

Archaeology of the 99%

The vast majority of people in antiquity were too poor to leave many artifacts behind. But archaeologists have learned how to look beyond the temples and palaces. (23 Jul 2019, feed from Knowable Magazine) Until the past few decades, archaeology was all about the grand and the wealthy, focused on temples, palaces and spectacular artifacts […]

July 25, 2019 1:04 pm

AIP Publishing signs “Read and Publish” pilot program agreement with Waseda University in Japan

(22 Jul 2019) AIP Publishing, a leading not-for-profit scholarly publisher in the physical sciences, is pleased to announce that Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan, has signed an agreement to participate in AIP Publishing’s “Read and Publish” pilot program. Waseda University is the first academic institution in Asia to join the pilot, which is being launched for […]

July 25, 2019 12:56 pm

Clarivate Analytics introduces Cortellis Content-as-a-Service (CaaS) to accelerate drug discovery and development

(17 Jul 2019) Clarivate Analytics plc (NYSE:CCC; CCC.WS), a global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation, today launched an expansion to its Cortellis suite of life science intelligence solutions with programmatic access to scientific data typically used in drug discovery and early stage development. The initial launch includes continually-updated systems biology […]

July 23, 2019 9:16 am

New release of the COAR Controlled Vocabulary, “Resource Type”

(22 July 2019) COAR is pleased to announce the release of the Resource Type Vocabulary, Version 2. This vocabulary, which is now available in 15 languages, provides standardized terms for different types of content contained in a repository. Controlled vocabularies ensure that “everyone is using the same word to mean the same thing” and are […]

July 23, 2019 9:13 am

Chess library opened in Shanghai

(21 Jul 2019) The Lujiazui Master Lin Chess Library opened in the Pudong New Area (Shanghai, China) on Saturday, coinciding with the International Chess Day and galvanizing the spirits of chess fans from far and wide. Named after Lin Feng, former coach of the Chinese national chess team, it is the first public library dedicated to […]

July 22, 2019 9:39 am

Korail launches new library cars on ‘Reading Train’

(17 Jul 2019)  The Gyeongui Jungang Line’s ‘Reading Train’ has recently gone through renovations and now comes with two library cars along with a new interior design. The Reading Train began operation in 2016 to promote a culture of book reading, supported by Korea Railroad Corporation (Korail), the city of Paju, and the Publication Industry […]

July 22, 2019 9:36 am