Monthly Archives: May 2015

British Malaya in the 1930s

(20 May 2015) The Royal Commonwealth Society collections have created an online catalogue for a recent acquisition, the archives of the railway engineer Hugh Murton Le Fleming.  He worked as an inspector for the Crown Agents for the Colonies, checking and testing steam locomotives before they were shipped out to their customers across the world. […]

May 21, 2015 3:51 pm

Open access seminars in Myanmar

(20 May 2015) EIFL – in association with the University of Mandalay and the University of Yangon – will organize a series of seminars on open access as a part of the EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project. A guest speaker – Fred Chan, Research and Data Services Librarian, the University of Hong Kong Libraries – will […]

May 21, 2015 9:00 am

Ruth’s Rankings 11: U S News & World Report Goes Global

By Ruth A. Pagell* (20 May 2015) The 1983 appearance of the US News & World Report “Best Colleges in America,” which focused on inputs and was designed for student decision making, started the rankings frenzy in the U.S.  When university rankings went global, the magazine published its first “Rankings of World’s Best Colleges” (Morse, […]

May 20, 2015 10:12 am

SPIE Spotlights e-book series launches, offering short tutorials in optics and photonics

(19 May 2015) SPIE Spotlights, a new peer-reviewed eBook series from SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, has launched with tutorials on image resolution, fiber optics, and logistics of setting up a laser lab. The new series fills a gap between longer works and single papers, and provides an accessible resource for professionals […]

May 20, 2015 9:17 am

The library on a Chinese beach

(18 May 2015) A Chinese architect has created what must be one of the world’s quietest reading spaces, on a beach outside the city of Qinhuangdao. Designing Libraries has the story.  

May 20, 2015 9:12 am

OKSHF research grant at USC Korean Heritage Library

(19 May 2015) The Korean Heritage Library (KHL) at the University of Southern California is pleased to announce research grants for researchers, librarians, and educators in Korean Studies. Thanks to generous support from the Overseas Korean Studies and Heritage Foundation (OKSHF), the grant assists scholars in their use of USC Korean Heritage Library’s resources for […]

May 20, 2015 9:08 am

F1000 and ORCID partner to launch standard for citing peer review activities

(18 May 2015) ORCID and F1000 have partnered to develop a practical means to cite peer review activities, based on a standard set of terms and the use of persistent identifiers. “The formal but completely transparent peer review process post-publication used on both the F1000Prime article recommendation service and on articles published in F1000Research provides […]

May 19, 2015 7:30 am

“The Establishment of Taiwan Resource Center for Chinese Studies” Awarded 2015 ALA Presidential Citation for Innovative International Library Projects

(17 May 2015) NCL’s “The Establishment of Taiwan Resource Center for Chinese Studies (TRCCS)—Global Promotion of Chinese Studies of the National Central Library, R.O.C. (Taiwan)” was awarded the 2015 Presidential Citation for Innovative International Library Project by the American Library Association (ALA). The NCL representative will be present to receive the framed citation from Courtney […]

May 18, 2015 2:04 pm

The Conference on the Future of Academic Libraries held in PKU

 (15 May 2015, Peking University)  During 23-24 April 2015, the Conference on the Future of Academic Libraries in China and North America – Discussions Among Library Directors, was held in Peking University (PKU) Library. PKU Library and Harvard University Library jointly organized this conference. Present at the conference were library directors from universities in China […]

May 17, 2015 6:57 am

The NCL and University of Oxford sign a memorandum for a Taiwan Resource Center for Chinese Studies

(15 May 2015)  On April 7th, the National Central Library (NCL)’s Director General Shu-hsien Tseng and Deputy Librarian Catriona Cannon from the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, signed a memorandum for a Taiwan Resource Center for Chinese Studies (TRCCS), as well as the MOU on the Union Catalog of Chinese Rare Book database. This TRCCS […]

May 16, 2015 7:47 am

Sports library case study – Melbourne Cricket Club

(15 May 2015) The Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) Library was founded in 1873 and serves as a comprehensive Reference Library for MCC members, their guests and the media on match days and to the general public and researchers by appointment on nonmatch days. The library houses over 200,000 resources relating to national and international cricket, […]

May 16, 2015 7:40 am

Computing Reviews announces the 19th Annual Best of Computing

(14 May 2015) Computing Reviews (CR), an ACM/ThinkLoud publication, presents the 19th Annual Best of Computing, a compilation of our best reviews and the most interesting books and articles of the year. Working with the insight and recommendations of the CR community, Best of Computing offers a great must-read list to anyone active in computer […]

May 15, 2015 10:00 am

AUNILO Strategic Planning Meeting

(14 May 2015) Since AUNILO’s initiation in the year 2003, it has been organizing its annual meeting and planned activities among the member countries and accomplished a series of initiatives to boost online resource sharing among AUN members. In the 10th AUNILO Meeting in April 2014, the Member Universities have decided to hold a Strategic […]

May 15, 2015 7:47 am

Announcing the new Open Data Handbook

(13 May 2015) The Open Data Handbook has been updated.  The premier guide for open data newcomers and veterans alike was originally published in 2012. It was written by expert members of the open data community and has been translated into over 18 languages. The handbook is targeted at a broad audience. It aims to […]

May 15, 2015 7:31 am

Filmolux bookcover: from paperback to hardcover

(27 April 2015) With the filmolux bookcover Neschen launches a new self-adhesive book protection film cut to size for paperbacks. The product reinforces and protects the book cover with a hard-PVC film and protects the book spine with a flexible soft-PVC film. The result is a robust cover which stabilizes the book and prevents bends […]

May 15, 2015 7:26 am