Monthly Archives: October 2014

Preventing digital decay

(21 October 2014) Last year the Getty Research Institute implemented its digital preservation software to help select material to preserve for the long term, and ensure that the files don’t degrade over time. This detailed and illustrated account is here.

October 21, 2014 7:41 am

Edith Cowan University hiring University Librarian

(20 October 2014)  Reporting directly to the Deputy-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning), the University Librarian is responsible for effective and efficient leadership and management of the Library Services Centre to provide the highest quality library services to students, staff and other users of the Library. The closing date is 9 November 2015. Edith Cowan University is […]

October 21, 2014 7:35 am

Latest Australian public libraries statistics released

(16 October 2014)  2012-2013 statistical report for Australian public libraries gives a snapshot of the services and resources provided by public libraries, and their usage. In 2012-2013: Australia had 1515 public library service points, with 1439 fixed point libraries and 76 mobile libraries more than 7 out of 10 public libraries were open for more […]

October 18, 2014 7:45 am

Lincoln University New Zealand hiring University Librarian

(March 2015) Lincoln University is New Zealand’s specialist land-based University, globally ranked, and delivering research, training and graduates to the dominant and growing sectors of the New Zealand economy.   Library, Teaching and Learning at Lincoln University provides highly integrated library, learning and research services in a modern learning environment. The university will appoint an experienced […]

October 18, 2014 7:40 am

Overview of Information Literacy Resources Worldwide 2nd edition available

(15 October 2014) Horton, F. W. (2014) Overview of Information Literacy Resources Worldwide. 2nd ed. UNESCO. This lists some key resources in a huge number of world languages. Information Literacy Weblog has the news.

October 17, 2014 7:26 am

State Library of Queensland makes thousands of images available for free download

(15 October 2014)  The State Library of Queensland has opened up free access to 60 000 high-resolution out-of-copyright and Creative Commons licensed photographs. The high-resolution TIFF images, which can be downloaded from the SLQ catalogue, contain a range of historic and contemporary images of Queensland people, places and events. “We believe wholeheartedly in making our […]

October 17, 2014 7:16 am

Database and aggregation arrangements for RCN Publishing journals come to an end

 (16 October 2014, London) RCN Publishing announced today that it is ending its long standing arrangements to provide access to current full text journal content via third party database and aggregation services.   The decision to end these arrangements is in keeping with RCN Publishing’s policy to serve users directly, providing access via its own journals […]

October 16, 2014 5:11 pm

The Endangered Archives Programme is accepting funding applications

The British Library’s Endangered Archives Programme is accepting applications for the next round of funding – find out here how to apply. Grants may be awarded to individual researchers to identify collections that can be preserved for fruitful use. The original archives and the master digital copies will be transferred to a safe archival home in […]

October 16, 2014 10:43 am

Royal Thimphu College, Bhutan hiring a Librarian

(15 October 2014) The librarian will manage the planning, administrative, maintenance and budgetary functions of library and information Services. The Librarian will ensure the availability of materials for all users for their academic and professional work through an efficient library system. SLISjobs has a full description of the post.

October 16, 2014 8:42 am

CAS issues open access policy

(16 May 2014) The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) will promote open access to scientific articles generated from publicly funded research, the academy announced in Beijing. In a statement, CAS said it will require its researchers and graduate students to deposit final, peer-reviewed manuscripts of research articles into the open access repositories of their respective […]

October 15, 2014 1:27 pm

New IPA market report on publishing in Southeast Asia

(14 October 2014)  The International Publishers Association website reports on a comprehensive guide to market conditions for publishing across the dynamic ASEAN region. Stan Gunn from Edge Ventures assesses the piracy challenge and conditions for bookstores, reveals which national markets and sectors are best poised for growth and assesses changes in book buying and reading […]

October 15, 2014 1:18 pm

Call for Nominations for President-Elect and Members of the Governing Board of IFLA

(14 October 2014) Nominations for President-Elect August 2015-August 2017 (President 2017-2019) and Members of the Governing Board of IFLA (August 2015-August 2017) are sought by IFLA. The deadline for submissions is 11 February 2015. Visit here for a  lot more detail.

October 15, 2014 1:11 pm

DPLA and DigitalNZ present GIF IT UP, an international GIF-making competition

(13 October 2014) It’s a public domain celebration! The Digital Public Library of America and DigitalNZ are very excited to announce the launch of GIF IT UP, an international competition over the next six weeks to find the best GIFs reusing public domain and openly licensed digital video, images, text, and other material available via our search portals. The winners […]

October 15, 2014 8:04 am

Datacite and Open Data Institute (ODI) join forces to boost data reuse

(14 October 2014) DataCite and Open Data Institute are joining forces to help make open data underpinning open research more reusable to drive science and innovation. Ultimately, to reuse data effectively, the conditions for reuse must be transparent and linked, and the innovators leading these efforts must be in a position to determine and then […]

October 15, 2014 7:56 am

IFLA launches toolkit to support library institutions and associations to advocate for access to information in the UN post-2015 development agenda

(6 October 2014) As the United Nations reflects on the future of global development and the post-2015 agenda, access to information must be recognised as critical to supporting governments to achieve development goals, and enabling citizens to make informed decisions to improve their own lives. IFLA, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, believes that libraries […]

October 14, 2014 12:56 pm