Monthly Archives: July 2015

Blackboard and Skillsoft partner to deliver career-development content to professional learners

(22 July 2015, Washington, PRNewswire) Blackboard Inc. today announced a partnership with Skillsoft, a global learning content provider, to enable direct delivery of high-quality content to professional learners via Blackboard’s industry-leading teaching and learning platform. The partnership will allow Blackboard to offer learners and instructors access to Skillsoft’s vast library of rich professional training and […]

July 25, 2015 8:42 am

Libraries Australia Forum

(24 July 2015) The annual Forum is Libraries Australia’s premier event showcasing latest developments. It takes place 1 December 2015 in Melbourne. This year’s theme is Unique to ubiquitous. More information will be on the website soon.

July 25, 2015 8:38 am

Major publishers might revise eBook pricing for libraries

(24 July 2015) The Association of American Publishers has just released their annual data report and e-book sales are not doing that great. In the first three months of 2015 they have plummeted 7.5% from the same period last year. In all of 2014 e-books have more or less stabilize with only 3% growth from […]

July 25, 2015 8:36 am

How can you make resources accessible for those with disabilities?

(21 July 2015) Lisa Featherstone is a Jisc subject specialist advising on accessibility and inclusion. In this podcast, she offers her tips on using technology to create more flexible resources that can meet the needs of students with disabilities and learning impairments. Read the original blog post.

July 23, 2015 8:12 am

Queensland State Archives hiring Archivist/Librarian

(22 July 2015) The purpose of the role is to perform a range of archival duties, including providing reference services to the public and contributing to public programs such as exhibitions, tours and presentations, facilitating access to records and the arrangement and description of public records. Some of the key responsibilities are to: provide research […]

July 23, 2015 8:09 am

Work of Australian Libraries and Archives

(21 July 2015) Yvonne Perkins appreciates Australian libraries and archives in her Stumbling Through the Past blog. Participants at the recent Global Digital Humanities conference will remember the prominent contributions of Australian historians, Tim Sherratt, Julia Torpey and Peter Read. But I also want to highlight the more low profile but no less important contribution of Australian cultural […]

July 22, 2015 5:01 pm

West Kowloon Cultural District Authority hiring an Archivist

(21 July 2015) The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority of Hong Kong is currently recruiting an Archivist to join M+. M+ is the new museum for visual culture in Hong Kong, as part of West Kowloon Cultural District, focusing on 20th and 21st century art, design and architecture and moving image. The M+ building is […]

July 22, 2015 4:47 pm

Legislative Council Secretariat hiring an Archivist

(21 July 2015)  Hong Kong’s Legislative Council Secretariat is looking for a high caliber individual to fill the position of Archivist. The main duties include: (a) assisting in operating the LegCo Archives; (b) researching and implementing policies, standards, and the best practices for a comprehensive and sustainable archives and records management programme of the LegCo […]

July 22, 2015 4:45 pm

The National Diet Library has released a bibliographic information retrieval and visualization system developed by utilizing MIMA search in the NDL Lab

(21 July 2015) MIMA search was developed by Dr. Hideki Mima (Specially Appointed Associate Professor, School of Engineering, University of Tokyo) and his associates. Although search results are conventionally displayed in a list, MIMA search displays results as a map comprising lines and nodes, which enables users to easily visualize the relation between diverse data […]

July 22, 2015 4:38 pm

NTU hiring Head, Instructional Services Division

(21 July 2015) Nanyang Technological University Libraries invites applications for the position of Head of Instructional Services. The successful candidate will lead a team of instructional services librarians and support all subject librarians in providing engaging, high quality instruction in support of developing strong information and digital literacy skills. Responsibilities include:  Strategize, plan, deliver and […]

July 22, 2015 4:35 pm

Chinese librarian replaced 140 masters paintings with works he painted himself

 (21 July 2015) The Telegraph reports that in an audacious heist worthy of a Hollywood plot – a librarian at a leading Chinese fine arts gallery is accused of stealing 143 paintings by grandmasters over the course of two years and replacing them with his own forgeries . Xiao Yuan, 57, told a court in […]

July 22, 2015 7:44 am

Elsevier launches Health Library to accelerate patient education, engagement and outcomes via direct access to trusted content

(20 July 2015) Elsevier has launched a consumer-focused Health Library designed to engage patients by facilitating access to accurate, timely, easy-to-understand content on thousands of healthcare topics and issues. The digital library, developed by the Patient Engagement group in Elsevier Clinical Solutions, helps hospitals and healthcare institutions inform and engage patients, strengthening these organizations’ credibility […]

July 22, 2015 7:19 am

Teaching Altmetric: new training materials available

(20 July 2015) Today, Altmetric has released its new collection of teaching resources for you to use in your own Altmetric for Institutions training sessions. Altmetric is often asked to share its training slides so it has created a CC-BY licensed collection for you to use in your own teaching. The new teaching materials include everything you need to run a […]

July 21, 2015 1:21 pm

Crowdsourcing catalogue records for the British Library’s Indonesian collection

(20 July 2015) The British Library holds about 10,000 printed books in Indonesian, from early 19th century mission imprints through to contemporary research-level publications. Though not as comprehensive as the collections at the National Library of Indonesia or in Dutch, American and Australian libraries, the British Library nonetheless holds some rare and important Indonesian titles, […]

July 21, 2015 1:13 pm

New Google Scholar button makes research easier

(20 July 2105) Google Scholar recently released a new browser plug-in (for Chrome, Firefox and Safari) that adds a Scholar button to your browser toolbar for easy access to Google Scholar from ANY web page. The California Digital Library blog describes how to use this new feature in an illustrated “how to” here.

July 21, 2015 1:02 pm