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Cambridge University Press signs major open access deal in Sweden

(28 November 2018) Cambridge University Press has reached a major open access deal with higher education and research institutions in Sweden. The three-year ‘read and publish’ deal has been agreed with Bibsam – a consortium of 85 higher education and research institutions, led by the National Library of Sweden. Read and publish deals pay for […]


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Six more Myanmar universities join EIFL project

(20 February 2018) Six more universities have joined the EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project as part of an agreement between EIFL and the Myanmar Department of Higher Education to further develop university libraries and contribute to Myanmar’s national strategy for higher education reform. EIFL’s work in Myanmar is made possible by the Open Society Foundations Higher […]


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South Korean universities reach agreement with Elsevier after long standoff

(15 January 2018) After a months-long standoff, a consortium of hundreds of South Korean universities has reached a new deal with scientific publisher Elsevier for access to ScienceDirect, a database containing content from 3,500 academic journals and thousands of electronic books. The agreement, which includes price hikes between 3.5% and 3.9%, was concluded shortly before […]


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Regional Western Australian Consortium chooses Civica’s Spydus10 to deliver improved library services for a digital age

(18 December 2017, Perth)  Civica, one of Australia’s leading suppliers of critical software applications, digital solutions and outsourcing services that help transform the way organisations work, has announced that a consortium of nine councils in Western Australia’s Great Southern region has chosen Spydus10 for all its libraries. The consortium headed by the City of Albany […]


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Increasing the impact of open access in Indonesia: a universities consortium and 3 new Ambassadors

(17 August 2017) Important ties between Indonesia and DOAJ have been established. An ADRI consortium of more than 60 institutions has signed up as a DOAJ consortia member. The consortium is one of the biggest registered with DOAJ, reflected by the high amount of traffic and the number of new applications that DOAJ currently receives […]


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All ANZ universities gain access to Taylor & Francis Group journals in landmark agreement

(29 July 2017) Taylor & Francis and the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) are pleased to announce a new agreement enabling access for all 47 Australian and New Zealand universities to Taylor & Francis’s portfolio of more than 2,500 high-quality peer-reviewed journals from 2017-2019. The agreement introduces an innovative pricing model based on tiers […]


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IOP and CAUL agree new and innovative consortium model

(13 February 2017) IOP Publishing and the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) have announced a new agreement, covering 31 universities in Australia and New Zealand. Whereas the previous agreement was based on historical spend on print version of journals, the new model is based on an institution’s science-category full time equivalent students, and weighted […]


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The Myanmar Academic Library Consortium is born

(13 December 2016)  Nine leading academic libraries are beginning to work together in a consortium – the Myanmar Academic Library Consortium (MALC). EIFL first became involved in bringing access to knowledge to students and researchers in Myanmar in December 2013, through the eLibrary Myanmar project, which provides academic institutions with access to an impressive range […]


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国際的なWeb画像の相互運用規格を策定するIIIF協会への加盟のお知

東京大学大学院人文社会系研究科次世代人文学開発センター人文情報学拠点長 下田正弘 2016年9月8日、東京大学大学院人文社会系研究科次世代人文学開発センター人文情報学拠点(以下、人文情報学拠点)は、国際的なWeb画像の相互運用規格を策定するIIIF(International Image Interoperability Framework、トリプルアイエフ)協会への加盟が、日本の機関として初めて、正式に承認されました。 IIIFは、Webで公開される画像資料を広く共有し活用するための国際共通規格で、フランス国立図書館のgallica、全米デジタル公共図書館DPLA、ハーバード大学等、先進的な機関がこれに準拠して画像公開を進めてきました。2015年6月、IIIFの国際規模での本格的拡大運用を目指してIIIF協会が設立され、英国図書館、フランス国立図書館、ノルウェー国立図書館、イスラエル国立図書館、ヴァティカン図書館、バイエルン州立図書館、スタンフォード大学、イェール大学、ハーバード大学、オックスフォード大学ボドリアン図書館、ゲティ財団、ウェルカム財団など、デジタル画像公開を進める世界各地の機関が加盟し、IIIFの策定運用と普及に取り組んでいます。 人文情報学拠点では、従来、「日本デジタル・ヒューマニティーズ学会」の設立や人文学向けデジタルテクスト構造化の国際標準を提供するText Encoding Initiative協会における「東アジア/日本語分科会」の設立など、国際的なデジタル学術環境の進展に日本の人文学全体を適応させるための、さまざまな活動を推進してまいりました。こうしたなか、今回、IIIF加盟が認められたのは、日本の人文学と芸術学の基礎資料を世界に開きだしてゆくための、画期的な決定であったと考えています。 ここに至る背景には、科学研究基盤S「仏教学新知識基盤の構築――次世代人文学の先進的モデルの提示」および「SAT大蔵経2015」における、永崎研宣研究員を中心とする画像公開への積極的取り組みが高く評価されたことがあります。今後、こうした経験を日本の人文学のみならず、博物館、文書館、資料館等の画像資料公開の取り組みに活かせるよう、さらに努力を重ねて参る所存です。 なお、9/12(月)には、東京大学史料編纂所大会議室(福武ホール)にて、日本デジタル・ヒューマニティーズ学会のプレイベントとして、IIIFを紹介する公開ワークショップを国内では初めて参加費無料にて開催いたしました。今後もこのような取組みを国内各地で展開してまいりますのでご参加・ご協力のほど、よろしくお願いいたします。 参考URL: 東京大学大学院人文社会系研究科次世代人文学開発センター人文情報学拠点 http://21dzk.l.u-tokyo.ac.jp/DHI/ IIIF http://iiif.io/ IIIF協会 http://iiif.io/community/consortium/ SAT大正蔵図像DB http://dzkimgs.l.u-tokyo.ac.jp/SATi/images.php The announcement is here.


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University of Tokyo joins the IIIF Consortium

(30 September 2016) The University of Tokyo has become the first institution in Japan to join the IIIF Consortium, the International Image Interoperability Framework.  An announcement is also available in Japanese. Although new to the Consortium, the University of Tokyo has been involved with IIIF for some time. Dr. Kiyonori Nagasaki of the International Institute […]


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Myanmar library directors to visit Lithuania libraries

(30 October 2015) Two library directors from universities in Yangon and Mandalay in Myanmar will visit the Lithuanian Research Library Consortium (LMBA), which is an EIFL partner consortium, to learn about consortium policies and practices. Dr Hlaing Hlaing Gyi, library director of the university of Yangon, and Hla Hla Win, director of the university library […]


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Bodleian hosts international library leaders for launch of consortium to improve access to images of collections

(19 June 2015) Leaders from 11 research libraries, national libraries, and nonprofit image repositories from around the world met at the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries’ Weston Library on 15-16 June 2015 to form the International Image Interoperability Framework Consortium. Access to image-based resources is fundamental to research, scholarship and the transmission of cultural knowledge. […]


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