Monthly Archives: March 2016

Now available: additional images from Shangri La, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art

(15 March 2016) Artstor has released approximately 300 new images of Islamic and South Asian art from the Shangri La, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art in the Digital Library. This brings the collection total to nearly 800 images of Indian jewelry and enamels; Syrian, Indian, Spanish, and Persian furniture, doors, and ceilings; Persian and […]

March 15, 2016 10:43 pm

SMU hiring Business Research Librarian

(15 March 2016)  Management University (SMU) Libraries is seeking an enthusiastic librarian to join a team of librarians who contribute to research, teaching and learning excellence at SMU. This position serves as the liaison for faculty and students from the Lee Kong Chian School of Business (LKCSB) and related programs. The position holder works in […]

March 15, 2016 6:02 pm

Hard Evidence: how many people actually use libraries?

(14 March 2016)  There’s no doubt that people in the UK value libraries. They are seen as an asset to communities, offering a calm, quiet, neutral space, where anyone can access information for work or leisure. When libraries are threatened with closure, community groups and public figures spring into action to try to save them. […]

March 15, 2016 2:46 pm

New content added to CINDAS databases

14 March 2016) Work continues at CINDAS to expand the content of the  Aerospace and High Performance Alloys Database (AHAD) and High Performance Alloys Database (HPAD). Ninety percent of the alloys added to the HPAD and AHAD in 2015-2016 are stainless steels and nickel-based alloys. These two families of alloys are extremely important for the […]

March 15, 2016 2:20 pm

Three ways libraries can promote mother tongue reading in the Philippines

(11 March 2016) For the past three years, the Philippines education system has been immersed in a transition from English and Filipino to mother-tongue language of instruction for grades 1 to 3. In a country with more than 100 languages, this is a formidable challenge, but one that is critical to confront. Research has repeatedly […]

March 13, 2016 10:06 am

Everyone can visit the International Museum of Children’s Art

(12 March 2016) Artstor and The International Museum of Children’s Art have released approximately 200 images of works of art from the museum’s collection in the Artstor Digital Library. The International Museum of Children’s Art (Det Internasjonale Barnekunstmuseet) in Oslo, Norway is the world’s first museum dedicated to art created by children, and today contains artworks by […]

March 13, 2016 9:57 am

Research4Life webinar series

(10 March 2016) Research4Life has announced the webinar series “Research4Life: the library that opens doors”. In collaboration with AIMS, the series of webinars will illustrate how Research4Life works, how it is constructed and who can join the partnership. It will briefly present the four Research4Life programs Hinari, AGORA, OARE and ARDI that provide access to the aforementioned research […]

March 11, 2016 8:10 pm

MLA HINARI/Research4Life Grant

(10 March 2016) The Medical Library Association (MLA) has announced the HINARI/Research4Life (R4L) Grant for 2016. Funded by the Elsevier Foundation, up to five awards, will support HINARI/R4L training activities that promote the use of the programs’ scientific research resources in emerging/low income countries.  The grants will benefit the users in the eligible countries as […]

March 11, 2016 8:02 pm

Music manuscripts and documents related to modern Japanese composers are available

(10 March 2016) On March 1, the National Diet Library released music manuscripts and documents related to modern Japanese composers. Now, approximately 600 items in the collection of composer Hikaru HAYASHI (1931-2012) are available. Advance reservation is required to use music manuscripts. Materials already digitized are available only in digitized form to preserve the originals. […]

March 11, 2016 7:54 pm

Workshop on using Sri Lanka Journals Online for journal Editors

(10 March 2016) An INASP workshop on Using SLJOL for Journal Editors will be held from 10 to 11 March 2016 in collaboration with the National Science Foundation (NSF) of Sri Lanka in Colombo. “The workshop aims to train the journal staff to load their own content onto SLJOL and manage the peer-review process in an […]

March 11, 2016 7:48 pm

Former director of National Library of Vietnam receives French honour

(10 March 2016) Former director of the National Library of Vietnam (NLV), Pham The Khang, was presented with the French Order of Literature and Arts at an awards ceremony in Hanoi on March 9. Speaking at the ceremony, French Ambassador to Vietnam Jean- Noёl Poirier said  that during his working  term as the NLV director […]

March 11, 2016 2:58 pm

IATUL Board of Directors – call for nominations

(10 March 2016) The International Association of University Libraries is calling for interested and qualified candidates to serve on its Board of Directors. IATUL is looking for candidates to represent Australia and New Zealand Europe on its Board of Directors, the executive body of IATUL responsible for the further development of the association. According to […]

March 11, 2016 7:41 am

iGroup releases EEWOWW, an online authoring platform for professional writing

(10 March 2016, Hong Kong) The iGroup (Asia Pacific) Ltd is pleased to release EEWOWW, an online authoring platform for professional writing. EEWOWW (pronounced as e-wow) is designed to streamline the professional research writing process by integrating major aspects of the authoring workflow. EEWOWW helps authors to collect data, check originality, manage references, format manuscripts, […]

March 10, 2016 2:14 pm

Bill & Melinda Gate Foundation donates INR32 crore for public libraries in India

(7 March 2016) Nasscom Foundation on Monday said it has received a grant of $4.78 million (Rs 32.13 crore) from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) to strengthen public libraries in India with access to technology, training and advocacy. Nasscom Foundation has launched Indian Public Library Movement (IPLM), a multi-stakeholder effort to revitalise and […]

March 9, 2016 8:22 pm

National Library of Indonesia opens digital portal

(3 March 2016) To step up its game in the digital era, the National Library (Perpusnas) has launched a digital library networking portal to boost services and provide easier access from anywhere. Dubbed Indonesia One Search, the portal currently provides up to 4.1 million records from 218 institutions, which include governments and universities. The public […]

March 9, 2016 7:52 pm