Monthly Archives: October 2019

Ruth’s Rankings 42: ASEAN – a special analysis of ASEAN nations

What ASEAN country’s citations have the greatest impact? What country has the most top 10 ASEAN universities? What ASEAN country’s population is most satisfied with its education system? By Ruth A. Pagell* (30 Oct 2019) Writing an overview report on ASEAN nation’s’ university rankings had been on my agenda but interesting reports or new rankings […]

October 31, 2019 2:59 pm

Philippines: 29th LIS Month – why public libraries still matter

(29 Oct 2019) With e-books are now at the fingertips of anyone with access to the Internet, why do public libraries still matter? This will be explained in a series of activities during the 29th observance of the Library and Information Services (LIS) Month in November. Read more about the 29th LIS Month of the Philippines […]

October 31, 2019 2:47 pm

Beyond Japan: Kinokuniya’s Hiroshi Sogo looks at global bookselling trends

(25 Oct 2019)  With 107 bookstores worldwide, Kinokuniya’s director of import and distribution, Hiroshi Sogo, share his international bookselling insights with Publishing Perspective. Read the full story here.  

October 31, 2019 2:23 pm

Elsevier launches the Research Data Management Librarian Academy (RDMLA)

The RDMLA, a free online professional development program for librarians, information professionals and other professionals, is now available and will provide opportunities for individuals to develop research data management skills (24 Oct 2019)  Elsevier, a global information analytics business specializing in science and health, today announced the launch of the Research Data Management Librarian Academy (RDMLA), an online […]

October 31, 2019 11:46 am

Thousands of grant peer reviewers share concerns in global survey

(21 Oct 2019) The Grant Review In Focus report — based on a survey of 4,700 researchers worldwide — also found that recognition is an important incentive for reviewers. More than half said that they are more likely to agree to review grant applications if funders acknowledge their efforts. The report was produced by Publons, a website that […]

October 31, 2019 11:35 am

Introducing ProQuest One™ Literature: a new destination for modern literary studies

(22 Oct 2019)  Faculty, students and librarians are leading the call for a resource that can function as the single destination for literary research, teaching and learning. Today, ProQuest announces a solution to support all facets of literature scholarship: ProQuest One™ Literature. Developed in collaboration with faculty and librarians from universities with renowned literature departments, […]

October 31, 2019 11:30 am

New Zealand: national librarian awarded top professional recognition

(23 Oct 2019) Bill Macnaught, National Librarian of New Zealand, is one of a select few to be awarded a 2019 LIANZA Fellowship. The Fellowships provide a way for the library sector to thank and congratulate those who have served their communities. At the heart of the list are dedicated librarians doing great mahi to […]

October 31, 2019 11:14 am

Celebrating 45 years of the Australian Institute of Criminology library

(28 Oct 2019) In 2019, the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) library is celebrating 45 years of being Australia’s national research and knowledge centre on crime and justice. It’s the library of choice for Home Affairs and other departments, academics and the general public, with its independent research being highly valued. Michael Phelan APM, Director […]

October 31, 2019 11:11 am

The state of OA in New Zealand. Report and a new statement on Open Scholarship from CONZUL

(25 Oct 2019) Work carried out this year by New Zealand’s Council of New Zealand University Libraries (CONZUL) Open Access Project Group shows a clear citation advantage for repository based OA over closed access articles. This great infographic summarizes their research. The full report is available here. Furthermore, CONZUL have updated their statement on open […]

October 31, 2019 11:09 am

Future Science Group and scite partner to display supporting and contradicting citations on publications

(17 Oct 2019) scite, a deep learning platform that allows anyone to see how a scientific report has been evaluated by subsequent studies, and Future Science Group (FSG), a publisher focused on breakthrough medical, biotechnological and scientific research, have partnered to provide scite analytics to the readers of BioTechniques, an FSG journal. ​Each BioTechniques article now displays a badge indicating how […]

October 22, 2019 2:38 pm

Self-Publishing increased by 40% in 2018

(16 Oct 2019)  Self-publishing grew by a rate of 40% in 2018 and it will not slow down anytime soon. The combined total of self-published print books and ebooks with registered ISBNs grew from almost 1.2 million in 2017 to more than 1.6 million in 2018. Digital books accounted for 8% of all self-published titles. Read more […]

October 22, 2019 2:23 pm

Think. Check. Submit. looks forward to collaboration on new research programme

(17 Oct 2019) A new research programme at Texas Tech University in the US, funded by the US National Science Foundation, aims to “[prepare] STEM scholars and other key stakeholders to navigate a scholarly publishing terrain that presents more options than ever before, but also greater ethical pitfalls”. The STEM Training in Ethics of Publication […]

October 22, 2019 2:11 pm

China: National library, Huawei to promote smart library

(18 Oct 2019) The National Library of China and Huawei signed an agreement Friday to promote innovative digital applications in libraries and public cultural services. Both sides will explore new forms of smart digital libraries and promote the integration and innovation of public digital cultural projects. They also promised to combine their resources to jointly contribute […]

October 22, 2019 2:08 pm

NIU Libraries receives $610,000 grant for Southeast Asia Digital Library

(2 Oct 2019)  NIU (Northern Illinois University) Libraries has been awarded a four-year grant of $610,000 by the Henry Luce Foundation to enhance the Southeast Asia Digital Library (SEADL), a collaborative project of the Association of Asian Studies’ Committee on Research Materials on Southeast Asia (CORMOSEA), an association of Southeast Asia librarians and member institutions across the United […]

October 21, 2019 9:44 am

Cambodia: Nationwide e-Library the answer for ‘remote education’

(17 Oct 2019)  In a public forum last Friday entitled ‘Innovations for Cambodia’s Shared Prosperity’, Global Institute for Tomorrow (GIFT) proposed an innovation to improve education quality in the country by developing a nationwide e-Library. The nationwide e-Library is mainly to cast a wider net of learning facilities for youth, particularly the young schooling population […]

October 21, 2019 9:37 am