Monthly Archives: August 2015

Indosat luncurkan CIPIKABOOKMATE

Inovasi Layanan Aplikasi Buku Digital (24 Agustus 2015, Jakarta) Indosat, anggota dari Grup Ooredoo menghadirkan inovasi layanan aplikasi buku digital dengan nama CIPIKABOOKMATE yang memberikan kemudahan dan kenyamanan bagi para pencinta buku di indonesia. CIPIKABOOKMATE merupakan layanan aplikasi buku digital pertama di Indonesia yang menyajikan konsep berlangganan layaknya perpustakaan dengan membayar satu kali dan bisa […]

August 31, 2015 4:45 pm
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Singapore libraries use technology for easier, faster service

(28 August 2015, Singapore) Libraries are making use of technology to ensure users can get the books and materials they want in an easier and faster manner. Singapore’s Communications and Information Minister Yaacob Ibrahim saw some of these improvements during a visit to Sembawang Public Library on Friday 2 August 2015. They include a book […]

August 30, 2015 2:36 pm
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Ten beautiful Australian libraries

(29 August 2015) Among the libraries pictured in this photoessay are The State Library of Queensland, Surrey Hills Library and Community Centre, and the Barr Smith Library at the University of Adelaide. To see picturesdotnews.com’s profusion of photographs  click here.

August 30, 2015 2:34 pm
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University of Texas launches first all-digital, no-paper textbook degree program

(25 August 2015, Austin, Texas)  Entering freshmen enrolled in the new biomedical sciences degree program at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will never have to buy a traditional textbook. Instead, their course materials will be delivered to them on iPads, which they’ll receive at orientation on 26 August 2015. And that’s just the […]

August 30, 2015 2:30 pm
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British Library turns down Taliban archive because of UK terror laws

(28 August 2015) The British Library is refusing to store a collection of Taliban material because of UK anti-terrorism legislation. It took the decision not to store the archive, which has been compiled over the past three years, on legal advice. The library was told that it could be in breach of the law if […]

August 30, 2015 2:22 pm
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Two librarians at the centre of flood relief efforts in Myanmar

(28 August 2015) Myanmar is in the early stages of recovering from devastating floods that have displaced 384,900 households and affected more than 1.6 million people. While the government and relief organizations have organized a strong response to the floods, access to food, health services, and communications is still limited in many remote villages and […]

August 30, 2015 2:15 pm
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Nepal’s damaged libraries need your support

27 August 2015) Help is still needed to restore Nepal’s libraries and community centres damaged by the April 2015 earthquake. In its August 2015 blogletter, READ Global reports on the support needed to rebuild them. Read more here. READ Global has also opened three new centres in Bhutan and India. In Yangthang village, Bhutan, the […]

August 30, 2015 2:11 pm
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Fair use and online learning

(27 August 2015) The world of online learning presents some unpleasant surprises when it comes to sharing materials. The sr.ithaka website recounts faculty asking their library to make course materials available to the online students. When the librarians explained to them that they could not legally put any article or book that they wanted onto […]

August 30, 2015 2:06 pm
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Linked up, loud and literate

(28 August 2015) What does digital citizenship really mean? And what do libraries and cultural institutions have to do with it? How can we best equip and empower community members to be confident, capable and engaged citizens? This November NSLA is joining forces with representatives from government, museums, public libraries, school libraries and community organisations […]

August 30, 2015 1:58 pm
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Share your impressions of ORCID

(28 August 2015) Share your impressions of ORCID by completing a short survey. Your feedback will help inform ORCID’s future plans. This survey is completely anonymous, offering you the chance to say what you really think about the value of researcher identifiers to solve the name ambiguity problem  in scholarly communications and the role of ORCID […]

August 28, 2015 7:41 am
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The 24th Conference of Directors of National Libraries of Asia and Oceania (CDNLAO) 2016

(26 August 2015) The 24th meeting of the Conference of the Directors of National Libraries in Asia and Oceania (CDNLAO) will be held 9-11 March  2016 in Wellington, New Zealand, hosted by the National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, on the theme of Adding value through international cooperation. More here.

August 27, 2015 9:37 am
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CDNLAO Newsletter No.83, August 2015 published

Special topic: CDNLAO Meeting [Thailand] Hosting the 23rd Conference of Directors of National Libraries in Asia and Oceania (CDNLAO) [Japan] Participating in the 23rd Conference of Directors of National Libraries in Asia and Oceania (CDNLAO) and the 16th Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians (CONSAL) [New Zealand] The 24th Conference of Directors of National Libraries of […]

August 27, 2015 7:57 am
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What is open data?

(26 August 2015) Antonio Acuna, Head of Data.gov.uk;  Michael Canares, Regional Research Manager, Open Data Lab Jakarta;  Tricia Yeoh, Chief Operating Officer, Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS), discuss open data on BFM 89.9, Malaysia’s business radio station. Listen to the podcast.

August 26, 2015 4:32 pm
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Singapore Management University goes live with Ex Libris Alma and Primo

(25 August 2015, Singapore)  Ex Libris® Group has announce that Singapore Management University (SMU) has gone live with the Ex Libris Alma® library management service and Primo® discovery and delivery solution. Alma and Primo will replace the Innovative Millennium integrated library system and EBSCO Discovery Service™. Read the press release here.

August 26, 2015 3:46 pm
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Subcontinent’s oldest university to build central library

(26 August 2015)  A Singapore company has donated $10 million to build the central library in the newly revived Nalanda International University, a varsity official said on Tuesday. Vice Chancellor Gopa Sabharwal said a five-member team of a Singapore-based RSP construction company visited the university site in connection with the construction of the proposed library. […]

August 26, 2015 3:33 pm
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