Asia Pacific

Christchurch’s $92.7m Turanga central library scoops a building technology award

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School libraries hit by the loss of a dying breed as teacher librarians enter ‘survival mode’

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“International Symposium on Libraries • Keeping Pace with the Times” held by National Library China

Singapore Institute of Technology is to have a new smart campus

Australia: CSIRO launches open-access virtual core library

Data

Case study: Research data management and the evolutions of scholarship: policy, infrastructure and data literacy at KU Leuven

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Digital Science released new report on falsifiability and reproducibility in scientific research

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National Library creates Facebook time capsule to document New Zealand’s history

Research article: Lost or found? Discovering data needed for research

Research article: the Australian Research Data Commons

eBooks

ALA launches national campaign against e-book embargo

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China Literature and Singtel forge strategic partnership to promote online literature in Southeast Asia

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Amazon unveils support for Traditional Chinese ebooks

Blockchain technology may lead to true ebook ownership

2.2M students used OpenStax free textbooks in 2018

10,000 Arabic books have been digitized to ebooks

Education

School libraries hit by the loss of a dying breed as teacher librarians enter ‘survival mode’

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RSNA’s new global learning centers seek to improve radiology education around the world

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Google for Education launches originality reports to curb student plagiarism

SPARC urges Department of Justice to block merger between Cengage and McGraw-Hill

Philippines: DOST donates digital library to Antique school

Information Literacy

School libraries hit by the loss of a dying breed as teacher librarians enter ‘survival mode’

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Harry Potter books yanked from Tennessee Catholic school library after priest warns they could conjure evil spirits

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Indonesia: S.E. Asian experts discuss book-based city promotion

Carnegie-Whitney awards up to $5,000 for guides to library resources

Publishing standards help fight bias against Chinese authors

Seoul to build five new municipal libraries

Open Access

IOP’s new partner journal to cover extreme manufacturing

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Toward a new kind of ‘Big Deal’

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Projekt DEAL and Springer Nature reach understanding on world´s largest transformative open access agreement

Research tools: China Biographical Database (freely accessible resource)

Cambridge announces open research platform, Cambridge Open Engage

 
 

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