Monthly Archives: March 2016

UniSIM signs Memorandum of Understanding with the National Library Board

(4 March 2016) On 25 February 2016, SIM University (UniSIM) and the National Library Board (NLB) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on educational activities that will benefit NLB staff, UniSIM students and staff, and the general public. The MOU was signed by Prof Tsui Kai Chong, Provost of UniSIM; and Ms Tay […]

March 9, 2016 7:44 pm

State Library recognised as ‘speciality event venue’

(9 March 2016) The State Library Victoria, Australia, has been recognised at the Meetings and Events Association (MEA) Industry Awards as a state finalist in the speciality event venue category. The MEA Industry Awards recognise excellence and best business practice in the Australian meetings & events industry. The Library is one of Australia’s oldest cultural institutions and […]

March 9, 2016 1:53 pm

Imagining the future of the library by studying today’s researchers: Lessons from Cornell

(8 March 2016) Is the library of the future something that will come into view once we crest the next hill? Or will the library of the future be what we make it, based on the best evidence we can collect on current, emerging, and anticipated practices of researchers and the needs of the research […]

March 9, 2016 1:45 pm

Conference of Directors of National Libraries of Asia and Oceania

(8 March 2016) The New Zealand  Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne  will deliver a short speech to open the conference on 9 March 2016. He will be followed by the National Librarian and Chair of the conference, Bill Macnaught, who will speak on the theme of driving innovation and international cooperation among library networks. The […]

March 8, 2016 3:55 pm

Singapore to preserve historical records, allow more public access

(7 March 2016, Singapore) Singapore will adopt a three-pronged approach to preserve its historical records, including making them more accessible to the public, said Communications and Information Minister Dr Yaacob Ibrahim at the opening ceremony of the Joint Technical Symposium on Monday (Mar 7). Dr Yaacob said the first step is to build and digitise the country’s […]

March 8, 2016 3:33 pm

Digital Library of Northern Thai Manuscripts

(7 March 2016, SEALG) The University of Pennsylvania and National Library of Laos have launched the Digital Library of Northern Thai Manuscripts as a resource for the study of traditional literature from this region. At present, the digital library contains images of over 4,200 manuscripts which can be searched and viewed online or freely downloaded, and […]

March 8, 2016 2:46 pm

Apple gets smacked by $450-million eBook price-fixing fine

(7 March 2016) The Supreme Court of the United States has declined to hear Apple’s appeal of a lower court decision that it conspired with five publishers to increase eBook prices. Apple must now pay $450 million as part of its anti-trust eBook settlement. Amazon, however, is probably grinning like the Cheshire Cat. The publishers […]

March 8, 2016 2:38 pm

Fewer university students use libraries in Korea

(7 March 2016) The latest statistics from Korea show that an increasing number of university students rely more on the internet than university libraries to do research and access books. According to a report on students’ usage of libraries by the Korea Education & Research Information Service, students borrowed 7.4 books per person on average […]

March 8, 2016 10:17 am

IEEE integrates Altmetric badge visualisations and related data into IEEE Xplore Digital Library

(4 March 2016,  London, UK)  Altmetrics data provider Altmetric and IEEE, the world’s largest professional organisation advancing technology for humanity, are pleased to announce the integration of Altmetric badge visualisations and related data into the IEEE Xplore Digital Library, which is home to over 3.8 million scholarly documents. The inclusion of Altmetric badges enables authors, […]

March 8, 2016 7:29 am

Alexander Street and Docuseek2 partner to deliver top documentary films

(7 March 2016, Alexandria, VA and Chicago, IL)  Alexander Street and Docuseek2 today announced a strategic partnership to develop new products and platforms, and expand the availability of the highest-quality documentary films for higher education. Over the next six months, Docuseek2 will migrate to a new platform powered by Alexander Street, integrating the rich variety […]

March 8, 2016 7:23 am

My Bookshelf Sync is Coming to BrowZine!

Sync My Bookshelf and get alerts on ALL devices (4 March 2016) Starting next week, you can sync My Bookshelf and get article alerts on all of your devices – web, iOS, and Android too! What’s in the update? If you use My Bookshelf on BrowZine Web you will now start receiving new article alerts, just […]

March 5, 2016 3:11 pm

Internet Addiction: A Chinese Epidemic

By IGI Global on 4 March 2016 Internet addiction is a prevalent topic today, as the endless landscape of virtual content is multiplying at an incredible rate. Though some specialists don’t consider this a real threat in today’s digitized society, others are looking for ways to combat this dependence. According to Medical Daily, in China this […]

March 5, 2016 3:03 pm

The 6th International Conference on Libraries, Information and Society announced

(3 March 2016) The University of Malaya Library and the Department of Library and Information Science, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, University of Malaya have announced the hosting of the 6th International Conference on Libraries, Information and Society, ICOLIS2016. The conference will be held at The Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar on 20th – […]

March 4, 2016 4:54 pm

S P Jain School of Global Management Singapore hiring Librarian

(1 March 2016) The Librarian will develop, manage and maintain convenient, accessible, updated and cost-effective library and information services for the Singapore campus. Establish and update library and information policies and procedures in line with S P Jain policies and communicate to users on regular basis. Review licensing agreements of digital resources and academic resources […]

March 2, 2016 8:02 am

Panel on Southeast Asian Manuscripts Studies, ASEASUK Conference London 2016

(29 February 2016) The next Association for Southeast Asian Studies in the United Kingdom (ASEASUK) Conference, to be held 16-18 September 2016, is being hosted at SOAS, University of London. This conference provides a major venue for the dissemination of research on South East Asia in various disciplines for academics both from the UK and […]

March 2, 2016 8:00 am