Monthly Archives: November 2019

Taiwan: National Central Library to host carnival in Taipei to promote reading

(28 Nov 2019)  The National Central Library (NCL) will host a major carnival in Taipei next month as part of an annual reading festival to encourage love and appreciation of books, NCL Director-General Tseng Shu-hsien (曾淑賢), said Thursday. The carnival on Dec. 7 in Daan Forest Park and will feature activities such as music performances, […]

November 30, 2019 9:48 am

Melbourne school turns its results around by reviving its dying library

(3 Nov 2019) When Marco DiCesare started as principal at Caroline Chisholm Catholic College, the school’s library was mostly used as a detention space for unruly students. The books were in detention too, kept in a room behind a locked door only teachers could open. Read the full story on how the transformation of a school […]

November 30, 2019 9:34 am

IGI Global’s EBA Program and Open Access Initiative

(30 Nov 2019) As the open access movement continues to evolve, many institutions across Asia-Pacific, as well as Europe and the United States, are starting to rethink current transformative models that only provide discounted OA article processing charges, which does not completely solve the issue of “double-dipping.” Unlike most other transformative models, IGI Global offers a […]

November 30, 2019 9:12 am

Legislative Council Secretariat Hong Kong is seeking Librarian

(29 Nov 2019)  The Legislative Council Secretariat (“the Secretariat”) is looking for high calibre individuals for appointment as Librarian. Under the supervision of The Legislative Council Commission, the Secretariat’s mission is to provide efficient and professional secretariat, research and administrative support for the Legislative Council (”LegCo”), enhance community understanding of the activities of LegCo and […]

November 30, 2019 9:08 am

What do the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, King Abdulaziz University and Harvard University have in common? Ruth’s Rankings October-November 2019 Update

By Ruth A. Pagell* Nature releases its top Young Universities rankings with 42 East Asia/Pacific universities QS’ Arab Region 2020 Rankings has a new regional leader U.S. News Best Global Universities adds 250 new institutions, but few from ASEAN Following up on Ruth’s Rankings 41 on sustainability, a U.S. urban university embraces farming Other news […]

November 29, 2019 4:53 pm

Addendum to the cOAlition S Guidance on the Implementation of Plan S

(26 Nov 2019)  cOAlition S endorse a number of strategies to encourage subscription publishers to transition to Open Access. These approaches are referred to as ’transformative arrangements’ and include transformative agreements, transformative model agreements and transformative journals. The Guidance on the Implementation of Plan S indicates an ambition of developing a framework for ‘transformative journals’. […]

November 29, 2019 4:14 pm

National license agreement signed between Elsevier and Couperin, France

(28 Nov 2019) Couperin, the French academic consortium for higher education and research and Elsevier, a global information analytics business specializing in science and health, has signed a new national license agreement This four-year agreement (2019-2022) will provide researchers at universities and research institutions across France with equal access to Elsevier’s high-quality content provided through the ScienceDirect platform and […]

November 29, 2019 4:03 pm

IFLA Green Library Award 2020 is open for submissions

(22 Nov 2019) What is a Green Library? “The consideration of the role of humanity in climate change and the notion of sustainable development are core concerns of society, and consequently of libraries.” According to the Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science (ODLIS), Green Libraries are, “designed to minimize negative impact on the natural environment and maximize […]

November 26, 2019 7:49 pm

New path to reading: Hong Kong Library Festival 2019

(25 Nov 2019)  The first Hong Kong Library Festival carrying the theme of ‘Reading‧Creativity’ recently concluded on November 21. The monthlong Festival promoted the culture of reading through exhibitions, talks and workshops, as well as parent-child and citywide activities, bringing readers various perspectives in reading. One of the highlights is the large-scaled exhibition held at […]

November 26, 2019 7:43 pm

Adobe, The New York Times Company and Twitter announce Content Authenticity Initiative to combat misinformation

(4 Nov 2019) At Adobe MAX, Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the Content Authenticity Initiative, along with The New York Times Company (NYSE:NYT) and Twitter (NYSE:TWTR), aimed at developing an industry standard for digital content attribution. The ability to provide proper content attribution for creators and publishers is critical to ensure trust and transparency online. Adobe, The […]

November 25, 2019 3:11 pm

Archives NZ partners with Axiell to improve access to New Zealand’s archives heritage

(22 Nov 2019) Today Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga welcomed a new partnership with Axiell, the world’s leading supplier of software to the cultural sector, to manage their unique archives. Archives New Zealand will replace their collection management and search tool, Archway, with Axiell Collections so that Archives staff can work […]

November 25, 2019 3:02 pm

WIPO launches new publication series with leading judgments on intellectual property rights; China is first contributor

(21 Nov 2019) The World Intellectual Property Organization has published the first edition in a new publication series collecting landmark intellectual property (IP) judgments from some of the most dynamic litigation jurisdictions around the world. The “WIPO Collection of Leading Judgments on Intellectual Property” series aims to illustrate IP adjudication approaches and trends, by jurisdiction […]

November 25, 2019 2:59 pm

Kudos Pro to support early career researchers at NTU Singapore

(19 Nov 2019) Kudos Pro, the award-winning service for accelerating research impact through strategic communications management, will be trialled for a year at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) to support early career researchers. The newly launched targeted communications platform will support research grant holders, project teams, departments and other groups seeking to increase engagement with […]

November 22, 2019 12:49 pm

The Emergence of Chinese STM publishers: threat or opportunity? An Interview with Matthias Wahls

(19 Nov 2019)  From Scholarly Kitchen: On November 13, 2019, Edition Diffusion Press Sciences of France (EDP)  became a wholly-owned subsidiary of CSPM Europe, a subsidiary of Chinese Science Publishing and Media (CSPM). This deal is regarded as a milestone in Chinese STM publishing, marking an important step in its internationalization progress. Dr Matthias Wahls […]

November 22, 2019 9:22 am

International book data services launched under the Marrakesh Treaty by NDL Japan

(19 Nov 2019)  Following Japan’s accession to the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled (Marrakesh Treaty)(Link to WIPO), the National Diet Library (NDL) has launched an international exchange service that loans DAISY, braille, text, and other accessible book data for persons with […]

November 21, 2019 9:13 am