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Austrian National Library Releases 100,000 Full Text Books Online, Digitization by Google


“As one of the first national libraries worldwide, the Austrian National Library digitises and makes available online its complete holdings of historical books from the 16th to the second half of the 19th century – one of the five internationally most important historical book collections.

The project is carried out in a Public Private Partnership with Google. Some 600.000 volumes of public domain works are being made available successively, free of charge, for non-commercial purposes. The digitized items can be found via theDigital Library of the Austrian National Library and Google Books. Furthermore, it is planned to make the digital books available via Europeana, the European digital library.”




‘Bookless’ Library at Stanford

UTSA’s Applied Engineering Technology Library

BFS-Auto: High Speed Book Scanner at over 250 pages/min

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID)

The ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID)  launched.


Thomson Reuters launches Intellectual Property Administrative Services





IP Administrative Services include:

  • Docketing Services
  • Paralegal Support
  • Proofreading Services

Source: Thomson Reuters

The MLIS sak of skills

CSIR will hold the Joint CSIR-UGC Test on 23rd December, 2012

CSIR will hold the Joint CSIR-UGC Test on 23rd December, 2012. more details here 

SAGE Knowledge launched

SAGE Knowledge:     is a social sciences digital library with more than 2,500 titles


Thomson Reuters launched the Global Research Report series to inform policymakers about the changing landscape of the global research base.


The rise is even more impressive given that, in 1981, India accounted for just above 14,000 papers in the Thomson Reuters database. The 2007 total constitutes an increase of roughly 80% in seven years from 2000. Nonetheless, the absolute volume for India is still only about half that for countries such as the UK, Germany, China or Japan. This is a surprise given the capacity of its economy. It has typically taken a 2.5%, now rising to 3%, share of world outputs.

full report here

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