Monthly Archives: September 2015

Kudos wins the ALPSP Award for Innovation in Publishing

(11 September 2015)  – Kudos, which helps maximize the reach and impact of research publications has been awarded the 2015 ALPSP Award for Innovation in Publishing. The award was presented at the ALPSP International Conference at London Heathrow; the judges “were particularly impressed with the fact that [Kudos] is not a closed community – it can […]

September 13, 2015 9:33 am

Edith Cowan University hiring Associate University Librarian

(12 September 2015) The Associate University Librarian, Library Learning & Experience, is a senior leadership role within the University Library. As a member of the Library Executive, the role actively contributes to strategic planning and decision making whilst leading and developing the Library Learning & Experience teams. The role provides strategic and operational leadership in […]

September 13, 2015 9:23 am

Queensland hiring Chief Executive Officer and State Librarian

(12 September 2015) Reporting to the Library Board of Queensland, the CEO and State Librarian is responsible for developing productive relationships with key stakeholders, including the Minister for Science and Innovation and the Queensland Public Service, to deliver value to the people of Queensland. The Position will require a person who: Provides both strategic and […]

September 13, 2015 9:15 am

Donation of $10m to bring life and light to State Library of Victoria’s Queens Hall

(10 September 2015)  Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley was at State Library Victoria today to announce a $10 million donation from the Ian Potter Foundation, which will contribute to the refurbishment and reopening of the historic Queen’s Hall. In honour of the donation – the largest ever received by the State Library – the […]

September 12, 2015 4:48 pm

Predatory publishing: a modest proposal

Richard Poynder writes on LIBLICENSE (9 September 2015):   What many now refer to as predatory publishing first came to my attention 7 years ago, when I interviewed a publisher who — I had been told — was bombarding researchers with invitations to submit papers to, and sit on the editorial boards of, the hundreds of […]

September 12, 2015 1:44 pm

Ruth’s Rankings 14: SciVal – Elsevier’s research intelligence – Mastering your metrics

By Ruth A. Pagell* (12 September 2015) Master Chef is coming to Asian TV in September (2105) but if cooking is not your passion then open up the guidebooks provided by Elsevier and learn how to cook up your own world standard metrics. Articles in e-Access and Online Searcher examined Thomson- Reuters’ subscription analytical platform […]

September 12, 2015 8:15 am

Baker & Taylor launches all-in-one Axis 360 mobile app

(8 September 2015, Charlotte, N.C) Baker & Taylor has today announced  the launch of its all-in-one Axis 360 mobile app, now available for download. The Axis 360 app provides Apple and Android mobile users the ability to discover, download and read eBooks or listen to digital audiobooks, within a single application. “We set out to […]

September 11, 2015 2:10 pm

Indonesian herbarium goes digital

(10 September 2015)  Indonesia is now working on a massive inventory of its plant biodiversity to create a digital herbarium. Called Xmalesia, the open access project trains young Indonesian scientists to collect, identify and store data of Indonesian flora and enables them to work together across Indonesia’s vast archipelago, and with scientists around the world, […]

September 11, 2015 7:23 am

University of Toronto hiring Director Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library

(10 September 2015) The Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library (EAL) is one of the major research libraries for East Asian Studies in North America. It has a staff of 14 employees, as well as a large number of student assistants. It has a collection budget of approximately $1 million with a collection of almost […]

September 11, 2015 7:17 am

CONSAL Outstanding Librarian Awardees for 2015

(9 September 2015) The winners of the CONSAL (Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians) Outstanding Librarian Awards for the year  2015 were announced at the 3rd CONSAL XVI Executive Board Meeting and General Conference held in Bangkok, Thailand from 10-12 June 2015. The panel of judges formed by CONSAL Executive Board assess each applicant according to […]

September 10, 2015 8:57 am

By van or tablet, mobile libraries are fixing Cambodia’s book crisis

(8 September 2015)  Books are out of reach for many Cambodians, writes Katie Wudel. But nearly a third own mobile devices. So it makes sense to start thinking of reading material as mobile, too. Check out this slideshow to find out how The Asia Foundation’s Books for Asia program, in partnership with Library For All, is seeking scalable solutions to […]

September 9, 2015 5:14 pm

Books for Asia kicks off Let’s Read! Asia crowdfunding campaign to bring children’s digital library to Cambodia

(8 September 2015, San Francisco) This International Literacy Day, The Asia Foundation’s Books for Asia is launching a crowdfunding campaign to benefit the Let’s Read! Asia digital library, the international nonprofit’s first eBook donation project. A collaboration with the nonprofit Library for All, the library is one of the first of its kind in developing […]

September 9, 2015 4:57 pm

SAGE launches statistical database for business students and researchers

(8 September 2015, Los Angeles, CA)  SAGE has released a collection of more than 4,000 statistical data series for students and researchers working on business plan projects and market research assignments. Titled SAGE Business Stats, it offers historic, current, and projected demographic and industry data points down to the zip-code level. SAGE Business Stats is […]

September 9, 2015 9:26 am

How much money do libraries spend on eBooks?

(6 September 2015) A staggering 95% of all libraries in the United States have an eBook collection, writes Michael Kozlowski in Sometimes we take this granted and get irked that there is a long waiting list for a New York Times bestseller. Why can’t libraries simply have enough titles to meet the demand? The […]

September 8, 2015 8:04 am

Tiu Keng Leng Sports Centre and Public Library offers diverse community facilities in Hong Kong

(7 September 2015) Tiu Keng Leng Sports Centre and Public Library was officially opened today to provide district residents with various quality facilities for sports, leisure and reading. Speaking at the opening ceremony, the Secretary for Home Affairs, Mr Lau Kong-wah, said Tseung Kwan O has become an energetic new town with a population of […]

September 8, 2015 7:35 am