Academic Libraries

The two tertiary education sector bodies officially join forces from 4 October 2022.

Posted 01 November 2022

At the 2022 ISIC (Information Seeking in Context) biennial conference, held in Berlin, information researchers from around the world gathered to share their research about information seeking behaviours. If that all sounds very academic and scholarly, it mainly was. But that doesn't mean practicing librarians couldn't come away with a few nuggets they could use.

Posted 01 November 2022

eLife decided to end accept/reject decisions following peer review, opting to emphasise the public peer review of preprints, restoring author autonomy and promoting the assessment of scientists based on what rather than where they publish.

Posted 01 November 2022

The ebooks, many of which were already incorporated into course syllabi worldwide, disappeared from ProQuest at the end of August, which marked the beginning of the school year for many institutions of higher learning.

Posted 04 October 2022

Metadata and the metadata services that describe library collections are critical in supporting content discovery, knowledge creation, and libraries' public missions. Metadata describing library collections is not typically copyrightable, and should be considered freely shareable and reusable under most circumstances. However, some industry players restrict libraries' rights to use such metadata through contractual terms and market influence. Such restrictive activity is out of alignment with libraries' needs and public, not-for-profit/educational missions.

Posted 15 September 2022

Oxford University Press announced the migration of its book content to Oxford Academic—the online platform for its academic research—and, separately, announced the expansion of its agreement with the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) to make its content more accessible.

Posted 06 September 2022

OCLC expands web visibility subscription options to improve impact and exposure for more libraries worldwide.

Posted 06 September 2022

Writing about university research rankings may not be everyone's cup of tea, but during the pandemic, it fit international librarian Ruth Pagell to a T. Rankings are relevant to librarians because almost all of them include at least one indicator based on bibliometrics from Clarivate or Elsevier. What a great opportunity for librarians to show off their expertise with different metrics!

Posted 06 September 2022

Springshare and PowerNotes announced that the LibChat library chat is now seamlessly integrated with PowerNotes, a tool designed specifically to manage the entire academic research process from discovery through writing. 

Posted 02 August 2022

SAGE Publishing, the Nuffield Foundation and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), launched SAGE Research Methods Teaching.

Posted 05 July 2022

At Basingstoke College of Technology in North Hampshire, U.K., librarians have become learning facilitators and students turned into digital leaders, explains Scott Hayden. Library space was redesigned to support independent, flipped and blended learning.

Posted 05 July 2022

Bloomsbury Publishing, which acquired ABC-Clio and Libraries Unlimited in January 2022, has relaunched its Cite Them Right site.

Posted 05 July 2022

The database will offer equitable perspectives on U.K. and Ireland current events.

Posted 07 June 2022

The integration of Scopus data will support the monitoring and evaluation of Germany's transition towards open access.

Posted 05 April 2022

Martin Paul Eve takes us behind the scenes to describe the development of Janeway, Birkbeck College's platform for scholarly communication that is used by universities in multiple countries and reveals the origin of the name of the platform.

Posted 05 April 2022

From his perspective as Librarian & Head, Central Library, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Nabi Hasan reflects on how libraries in India responded to the pandemic situation and celebrates the exciting stories of innovative library services formed during these difficult times.

Posted 01 March 2022

Article Galaxy Scholar (AGS) offers a one-stop solution to connect end users to Open Access articles.

Posted 01 February 2022

The UK and Ireland's major university presses launched a new framework for collaboration for equity, diversity, inclusivity and belonging in the workplace, called EvenUP. 

Posted 01 February 2022

In its latest list, Clarivate identifies the one in 1,000 "citation elite". Although researchers based in the USA dominate, China has nearly doubled its share of highly cited researchers in four years.

Posted 07 December 2021

Our wonderful Internet Librarian International community, confronted with the pandemic-dictated cancellation of our conference two years in a row, took full advantage of the virtual world to attend Bite-sized ILI on 22 September 2021. A half-day event, Bite-sized ILI featured three sessions and five speakers. Over 80 people registered, from 20 countries, emphasizing the truly international nature of ILI.

Posted 05 October 2021

Dataminr, a real-time information discovery platform, acquired WatchKeeper, a data geo-visualisation platform for corporate enterprises.

Posted 03 August 2021

The BookSubMarine portal makes it easier for authors from all academic disciplines to submit their theses and dissertations for publication as a book and provides comprehensive support throughout the publication process.

Posted 04 May 2021

ProQuest announced  in mild-January the launch of ProQuest One Business, which it describes as a new solution designed to support the unique teaching and learning needs of business faculty and students, both at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Posted 02 February 2021

Readers in 39 countries across North Africa and the Middle East will have a new affordable option for accessing the latest research, following a new partnership between leading academic publisher Taylor & Francis Group and the information services experts at Knowledge E.

Posted 01 December 2020

Partnership Offers Libraries in Germany More Options when Considering Adopting the FOLIO Library Services Platform

Posted 01 December 2020

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