Monthly Archives: April 2020

Australia to force Google, Facebook to pay domestic media to use content

(20 Apr 2020)  Australia will force Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google to share advertising revenue with local media firms, the country’s treasurer said on Monday, becoming one of the first countries to require digital platforms to pay for content they use. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said the move comes after talks with Facebook and Alphabet failed […]

April 30, 2020 9:55 am

COVID-19 and US Libraries: e-Books and intellectual property issues

(28 Apr 2020)  The Congressional Research Service (US) has published a new report, “COVID-19 and Libraries: E-Books and Intellectual Property Issues”, its introduction as follows. With many states issuing stay-at-home orders, and many public library buildings closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the public looking for reading material have increasingly turned to ebooks. Yet […]

April 30, 2020 9:21 am

Periodicals Price Survey 2020: costs outstrip library budgets

(14 Apr 2020)  Library Journal released its annual periodical price survey. Here’s the introduction: New approaches have emerged, but none offer a solution to serial costs continuing to rise higher than library budgets “Follow the money,” a catchphrase used in politics and investigative journalism, suggests that understanding the way campaign cash flows sheds light on […]

April 30, 2020 9:06 am

Wolters Kluwer launches virtual conferences to support medical societies amid COVID-19 meeting cancellations

(28 Apr 2020) Wolters Kluwer, Health, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, has developed virtual conference solution alternatives to offer medical societies amid cancellations of annual meetings due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Through a wide range of virtual and digital conference capture and live stream options for events, Wolters […]

April 30, 2020 9:00 am

THE releases the 2020 Impact Rankings based on Sustainable Development Goals: has anything changed? Ruth’s Rankings Update

What university has the top Impact composite score? What university is tops in Asia? What do the University of Massachusetts (U Mass) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have in common? What region is the star? (26 April 2020) Last year, Ruth’s Rankings 38 provided background on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Ruth’s […]

April 30, 2020 8:55 am

Facing COVID-19 epidemic, Chinese library community in action

(23 Apr 2020) The outbreak of the new coronavirus has attracted global attention. The National Library of China and the Chinese library community took decisive actions and effective measures to contribute to the prevention and control of the epidemic. To prevent the risk of contagion from crowd gathering, the National Library of China was closed to […]

April 24, 2020 1:48 pm

Clarivate introduces new open access data into Journal Citation Reports

(23 Apr 2020) Clarivate Analytics (NYSE:CCC) today announced the addition of open access data to the Journal Citation Reports profile pages to increase transparency around open access models in scholarly publishing. The Journal Citation Reports is an annual journal report from the Web of Science, the world’s largest publisher-independent global citation database. The new data show each journal’s […]

April 24, 2020 1:30 pm

Kuala Lumpur opens its World Book Capital year

(23 Apr 2020)  Following Wednesday’s (April 22) conclusion of the UNESCO World Book Capital year designated for the UAE emirate Sharjah, Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur today (April 23) has opened its year in the role. Traditionally, the handoff from one world city to the next is accomplished in physical ceremonies, something of course prevented this year […]

April 24, 2020 1:27 pm

National Library of Indonesia to educate people facing COVID-19 Pandemic

(23 Apr 2020) Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) becomes a global pandemic. WHO said that every country has a responsibility to increase their level of preparedness, alertness and response to identify, manage and care for new cases of COVID-19 (WHO, 2020). Indonesia confirmed the first coronavirus case at the end of February 2020. Since the President’s declaration of […]

April 24, 2020 1:23 pm

Singapore: NLB increases digital offerings during circuit breaker period

With the closure of all public libraries because of the circuit breaker measures, more have turned to e-books. (21 Apr 2020) The National Library Board (NLB) saw a 225 per cent jump in physical library material loans during the weekend of April 4 and 5, before the temporary closure of NLB facilities from April 7 […]

April 23, 2020 1:46 pm

National Library of New Zealand to support reading at home

(22 Apr 2020)  From National Library of New Zealand blog: In this reading-at-home round-up, we’ve focused on reading content and resources from the National Library Services to Schools, New Zealand, and around the globe that have been curated, developed, or made freely available for this period of home-based learning and reading. It includes links to […]

April 23, 2020 1:40 pm

World Book Day celebrated online amid COVID-19

(23 Apr 2020) The COVID-19 pandemic and the global response to it have severely limited public celebration of this year’s World Book Day but online activities continued to promote the power of reading which the UN believes should be leveraged more than ever at a time of lockdown, the Unesco said. A whole day of events […]

April 23, 2020 1:34 pm

Hong Kong: University heads give up to 10% of salary to student fund

(20 Apr 2020)  The heads of eight publicly funded universities in Hong Kong have said they will donate a proportion of their salaries for up to a year, with some of the funds going to needy students affected by the coronavirus pandemic, universities in the city have announced. The presidents and vice presidents of the […]

April 22, 2020 2:46 pm

Clarivate enhances Cortellis Clinical Trials Intelligence with new site selection analytics

Clinical trial planning platform enables researchers to pinpoint best sites to support trial protocols and patient recruitment needs (20 Apr 2020) Clarivate Analytics Plc (NYSE:CCC) a global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation, today announced that Cortellis Clinical Trials Intelligence™ has been enhanced with new site selection analytics. Cortellis Clinical […]

April 22, 2020 1:34 pm

Better training is key to tackling plagiarism in developing countries

(17 Apr 2020) Time constraints are the most common reason researchers in developing countries turn to plagiarism, a survey of more than 700 researchers from low- and middle-income countries found. Most of those surveyed disapproved of plagiarism in theory, and acknowledged that those who do it are not respected by their peers. One in three admitted […]

April 22, 2020 1:28 pm