Monthly Archives: February 2016

German Swiss International School Hong Kong hiring librarian

(20 February 2016) The librarian will work with teachers and make the library an inviting and information-rich learning environment for both the German and English stream. The successful candidate will have a degree/diploma in Library and Information Science (or similar degree); at least 3 years of relevant experience; previous experience working in an educational environment; […]

February 20, 2016 11:48 am

Family food survey data: How British diets have changed since 1974

(18 February 2016) The reports that the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has a transformative open data programme. Defra has committed to publish 8,000 datasets as open data in 12 months and transform how it collects, collaborates with and uses data in everything it does. This week, Defra has published […]

February 20, 2016 11:40 am

Australian ORCID Consortium launched

(16 February 2016) February 15 saw the official launch of the Australian ORCID consortium, at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra. The establishment of the consortium was collaboratively facilitated by Universities Australia (UA), the Australian Research Council (ARC), the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), the Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS), the Council […]

February 19, 2016 11:24 am

Copyright meeting held in Hong Kong

(17 February 2016) A meeting between the Government, lawmakers, internet users and copyright owners was held today to discuss the Copyright (Amendment) Bill. Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Gregory So told reporters the meeting was conducted in an orderly manner, but all parties have well-entrenched positions and failed to reach a consensus. He said: […]

February 19, 2016 11:14 am

NUS hiring science librarian

(17 February 2016) The science librarian will provide information, research, advisory and learning services to meet the needs of NUS faculty and students; Collaborate with faculty and interact with student societies in developing, teaching and promoting the information literacy programmes for Science Faculty; Create online instructional guides and tools using appropriate social media and IT […]

February 19, 2016 11:08 am

NUS hiring law librarian

(17 February 2016) The law librarian will Collaborate with faculty and interact with student societies in developing, teaching and promoting the information literacy programmes for Faculty of Law community; Provide information, research, advisory and learning services to meet the needs of NUS faculty and students; Develop and update a collection of resources in various formats […]

February 19, 2016 11:02 am

ALIA/LIANZA joint 2018 Conference

(18 February 2016) ALIA/LIANZA joint 2018 Conference hosted by the Australian Library & Information Association (ALIA) and the Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA) takes place 30 July to 2 August 2018 at Gold Coast, Australia. The announcement is here.

February 19, 2016 10:51 am

Bill and Melinda extend help to make libraries accessible

(16 February 2016) As many as 26 libraries across India will be getting a major facelift this year, thanks to a global initiative that aims to strengthen libraries. The move funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has handpicked 40 libraries in India as part of a global programme and will focus on making […]

February 19, 2016 8:50 am

Heat maps from SMU LiveLabs

(17 February 2016) Students and faculty of Singapore Management University can see at a glance how ‘hot’ the different parts of the Li Ka Shing library is. The Library has been collaborating with SMU LiveLabs on a space finder app that shows how crowded a specific location in the library is in real-time. By partnering with […]

February 18, 2016 8:20 am

Edinburgh Tool Library: creativity, community, and cutting resource use

 (8 February 2016) The average power drill is used for just 13 minutes in its lifetime. We clearly don’t all need to own one, and they’re often too pricey for many people to buy them in the first place – meaning a whole lot of untapped creativity and a huge amount of wasted money. And it’s not […]

February 17, 2016 9:33 am

IEEE and collaborate to launch innovation discovery and analytics tool: InnovationQ Plus

(15 February 2016) IEEE, the world’s largest professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, and, a global leader in intellectual property solutions, have collaborated to launch InnovationQ Plus. This new, easy-to-use discovery and analytics platform combines deep engineering knowledge from the vast library of IEEE content with’s global patent and non-patent literature […]

February 17, 2016 8:11 am

The United Nations launches electronic library

(12 February 2016) United Nations Publications has launched the  iLibrary, the first comprehensive global search, discovery, and dissemination platform for digital content created by the United Nations. The United Nations iLibrary includes publications, journals and series comprising facts and expertise on international peace and security, human rights, economic and social development, climate change, international law, […]

February 13, 2016 5:53 pm

State Library celebrates 160 years of serving Victoria

(11 February 2016) State Library Victoria is Australia’s oldest free public library and the nation’s busiest with nearly 1.8 million visitors a year – more than the Library of Congress in Washington. Originally called the Melbourne Public Library, State Library Victoria, has been home to some of Melbourne’s great institutions including the National Gallery of […]

February 12, 2016 8:27 am

Library use up in Taipei in 2015

11 February 2016, Taipei, CNA) Libraries are continuing to draw users in Taipei, even in an age where information is instantly available at the press of a button. Taiwan’s capital actually saw an increase in the number of books lent out in 2015, with Taipei residents on average checking out 5.1 books per year from […]

February 11, 2016 4:51 pm

Photo blog: Building digital libraries in Mongolia

(10 February 2016) The Asia Foundation’s Books for Asia launched its Let’s Read! digital library pilot project in Ulaanbaatar this month. It addresses the shortage of age- appropriate books, in both Mongolian and English, and invigorates a culture of reading among children. This photo blog looks at the challenges many of the schools in Ulaanbaatar’s […]

February 11, 2016 4:45 pm