Monthly Archives: April 2015

Join the Artstor Digital Library Advisory Group

(29 April 2015)  The Artstor Digital Library is looking to the community to help guide our development. Made up of 30 members representing a variety of areas of the Artstor community, the Advisory Group will gather through virtual meetings three times a year to identify critical user issues regarding new tools, features, and functionality of […]

April 30, 2015 1:15 pm
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Chinese national licence for the Karger Journal Archive Collection

(28 April 2015) The China National Science and Technology Library (NSTL) has approved the purchase and hosting of the Karger Journal Archive Collection. It comprises journal issues from 1893 to 1997. The licence covers nationwide access for academic and noncommercial organizations in mainland China. It is the first national agreement in this part of the […]

April 30, 2015 8:34 am
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NUS in world’s top 10 for 11 subjects, and Asia’s best for 21 subjects

(29 April 2015) The National University of Singapore (NUS) has been placed among the world’s 10 best universities for 11 subjects across disciplines in architecture/built environment, engineering, science, and the social sciences, according to the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject. The University is also Asia’s best across 21 subjects, up from 18 subjects […]

April 30, 2015 8:27 am
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Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT) donates to AIT Library Modernization

(29 April 2015) On 24 April 2015, Dr. Verapong Chaiperm, Governor of Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT), presented a cheque of 500,000 Thai Baht to the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) on behalf of IEAT as a substantial donation to the ongoing AIT Library Modernization Campaign. The donation was supplemented with another 500,000 Baht […]

April 30, 2015 8:19 am
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State Library of Victoria transformation secured, to help our kids learn

(29 April 2015) The 2015-16 State Budget will provide AUD$55.4 million to transform the State Library of Victoria, Australia, bringing it to the doorstep of primary and secondary students across the state and their families. Minister for Creative Industries, Martin Foley, made the announcement today while visiting the library, which attracts almost 1.8 million people […]

April 29, 2015 3:56 pm
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Skype offers free calls to Nepal

(12 June 2015) Last 3 days of discounted Skype calls to mobiles and landlines in Nepal Skype will be ending discounted calls on 15 June, 2015 at 1200 GMT and reinstating  standard pricing to call mobiles and landlines. Skype to Skype voice and video calls will remain free to everyone. Skype hopes these discounted calls […]

April 29, 2015 8:18 am
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The results of the survey on the trend of information behavior and the awareness of public libraries is available

(28 April 2015) The National Diet Library, Japan, conducted a survey on the trend of information behavior and the awareness of public libraries, as a part of its library cooperation activities. This survey asked people, including those who do not usually use libraries, about their trends of information behavior, e.g. how much information they obtain […]

April 29, 2015 8:08 am
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NLM and publishers grant free access to books and journals for healthcare professionals responding to earthquake in Nepal

(28 April 2015) The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and publisher Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) has been activated to support healthcare professionals working on the response to the earthquake in Nepal. The EAI is a collaborative partnership between NLM and participating publishers to provide free access to full-text from more than 650 biomedical journals and […]

April 29, 2015 8:00 am
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2015 APLAP meeting

(28 April 2015) The 2015 meeting of the Association of Parliamentary Librarians of Asia and the Pacific  takes place 30 November to 3 December 2015, at Parliament House, Canberra, Australia. More here.

April 29, 2015 7:51 am
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OpenURL is now live on DOAJ

(27 Spril 2015) After a hiatus of a year and a half, OpenURL is now fully functional on DOAJ again, upgraded from Version 0.1 to Version 1. More here.

April 28, 2015 7:47 am
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Victoria University of Wellington hiring University Librarian

(24 April 2015) Reporting to the Provost, the ideal candidate for this position will hold an internationally recognised post-graduate library qualification and appropriate professional experience. The appointee will be committed to working collegially and demonstrate an understanding of the complexities of a tertiary education environment, including the development and delivery of digital-based services. The University […]

April 25, 2015 9:40 am
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Meet the iGroup at medical conferences in Asia

(24 April 2015) Working with publishers from Europe, North America and the Asia Pacific region, the iGroup is a specialist in medical, pharmacy and health information. iGroup staff will be attending many medical conferences in Asia until the end of 2015.  To discover new information products, new services and to request a free trial of […]

April 24, 2015 8:42 pm
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Using mobile technology to make local stories available in Cambodia

(17 April 2015) In Cambodia, books are out of reach for most children. A vicious cycle exists: families can’t afford to purchase books, which means local publishers don’t have the means to publish children’s books. Colorful, engaging storybooks that inspire a lifelong love of reading are frequently absent from schools and homes. Books for Asia, […]

April 24, 2015 4:27 pm
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Southeast Asia in the British Pathé Film Archive

(23 April 2015) British Pathé was once a dominant feature of the British cinema experience, says the Southeast Asia Library Group, SEALG.  Before the advent of television, millions around the globe came to movie theatres for their weekly dose of filmed news. British Pathé is considered to be the most comprehensive newsreel archive in the world and […]

April 24, 2015 4:14 pm
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Director, Library Services – University of Southern Queensland, Australia

(22 April 2015) The Director (Library Services) will provide strategic direction, leadership and innovative management of the University’s Library during this time of rapid and unprecedented transformation in higher education, scholarly communication and information technology. SLIS jobs has more detail. The recruitment notice is here. Closes: Friday 15 May 2015.

April 24, 2015 4:10 pm
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