Monthly Archives: November 2014

ITU releases annual global ICT data and ICT Development Index country rankings

(24 November 2014, Geneva)  Over three billion people are now online and information and communication technology (ICT) growth remains buoyant in just about every country worldwide, according to ITU’s flagship annual Measuring the Information Society Report. The report is widely recognized as the repository of the world’s most reliable and impartial global data and analysis […]

November 30, 2014 8:00 am

Launch of new lifelong learning library in Singapore

(28 November 2014, Singapore)  A new library focused on Continuing Education and Training (CET) – a collaboration between the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) and the National Library Board (NLB) – was launched today. The library which is open to the public is located at the Lifelong Learning Institute. The illustrated story by Robin Choo is […]

November 30, 2014 7:53 am

New website revitalises indigenous languages of Australia

(28 November 2014) The State Library of New South Wales has launched the Indigenous Languages website as part of its Rediscovering Indigenous Languages project. At the time of Australian settlement there were more than 250 known Indigenous languages across the country. Now only about 20 are spoken fluently. The project aims to preserve and revitalise […]

November 28, 2014 1:41 pm

Email accounts scam at University of Sydney

(26 November 2014)  Some University members have received an email that purports to come from the university library informing users that their accounts have expired. A link is provided for account reactivation. Recipients are advised to delete the email. The news is here. Email scams involving libraries are not new. University World News has recently […]

November 27, 2014 10:38 am

Travel grants for the IATUL conference

(26 November 2014) To encourage global participation the IATUL Travel Grant programme provides financial assistance to library and/or information professionals from developing countries to attend the annual IATUL Conference. Five IATUL travel grants will be awarded to first-time attendees of this conference. Applications are encouraged from librarians at any institution that is an IATUL member […]

November 27, 2014 10:15 am

Thomson Reuters and National Research Foundation increase global visibility of South Korea’s scientific research

(25 November 2014, Seoul, South Korea) The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters and the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF), today announced an initiative to expand the global imprint of the region’s scientific research by integrating content within the Korean Citation Index (KCI) into the Web of ScienceTM. Launched by NRF in […]

November 27, 2014 10:09 am

Ruth’s Rankings 5. Comparing Times Higher Education (THE) and QS Rankings

By Ruth A. Pagell* (26 November 2014) Which university is #1 in the world in 2014/2015?  Massachusetts Institute of Technology?  California Institute of Technology?  Harvard University? Cambridge University? Princeton? In Asia? University of Tokyo?  National University of Singapore?  University of Hong Kong? 1 Read on and find out who the top universities are and why […]

November 26, 2014 10:17 am

ES Librarian wanted for Concordia International School Shanghai, China

(25 November 2014)  The ES Library is a recently remodeled, dynamic space.  The resources, both online and in print, help students become information literate and strong users of credible resources are vast.  The ALA joblist has further details.

November 26, 2014 7:26 am

Palgrave Macmillan launches first China series with Shanghai Jiaotong University

(21 November 2014)  Palgrave Macmillan is focusing on publishing more humanities and social science scholarship from Asia, especially China. New Perspectives on Chinese Politics and Society is the first Palgrave Macmillan series that has been commissioned from China and will be launched in 2015. The series will be edited by Yang Zhong, Changjiang Distinguished Professor […]

November 26, 2014 7:21 am

UIUC GSLIS – HKU Data Curation Spring Institute, 25-27 February 2015, Co-ordinated by JULAC

(23 November 2014) The Institute is co-organized by the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and, the Division of  Information and Technology Studies, Faculty of  Education, University of Hong Kong. Its focus is on data curation and related theories, techniques and best practices. HKUST hosts the Institute, 25-27 February […]

November 24, 2014 3:36 pm

Stanford Prize for Innovation in Research Libraries (SPIRL) for 2015 is now accepting nominations

(6 November 2014) For the third year in a row, Stanford Libraries opens nominations for the Stanford Prize for Innovation in Research Libraries (SPIRL), a prize to recognize and celebrate innovation through programs, projects, and new or improved services that benefits users. The deadline for entries is 16 January 2015. Eligibility for SPIRL includes research, […]

November 23, 2014 8:00 am

UTS China Library now open

(19 November 2014) The China Library is now open in the City Campus Library. The new China Library was gifted to UTS from the Chinese Government and is a rich information centre filled with books, audio visual materials, mulitmedia displays as well as reading and study areas. The illutsrated announcement is here.

November 20, 2014 7:23 am

LIANZA is making a bid for IFLA 2020

(19 November 2014) The LIANZA Council has been considering making a bid to host the annual IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations) Congress. A poll of the membership found that of the 454 responses 85% favour bringing the event to New Zealand. Because of this level of support the LIANZA Council has decided to bid for the […]

November 19, 2014 3:19 pm

The Pride of Nepal is in its libraries

(9 October 2014)  READ Nepal reports that nearly two thousand Nepalis came together in the historic village of Panauti this past August, walking through rain-flooded streets lined with flower-filled copper vessels, passing oil lamps laid ready with their wicks, and children in traditional Newari dress. They were there to celebrate their pride and passion for […]

November 19, 2014 7:34 am

Gale offers content for data mining and textual analysis

(17 November 2014, Farmington Hills) Recognizing the benefit of data analysis for the digital humanities field, Gale, part of Cengage Learning, will make available content from its Gale Digital Collections to academic researchers for data mining and textual analysis purposes. Data mining and textual analysis – the process by which text or datasets are crawled […]

November 19, 2014 7:12 am