Monthly Archives: September 2016

Japan Culture House opens in Myanmar

(5 September 2016) Most foreign culture centres around Yangon are found in villas or large houses, with security guards and guest to greet visitors. The Japan Culture House, which opened to the public on August 31, is in a small house in Bahan township, decorated with traditional Japanese tatami mats where guests can nap, recline, […]

September 6, 2016 4:02 pm

World class library inaugurated in NIT Silchar

(5 September 2016) In Assam a new world class library, the ‘Bharat Ratn Dr A P J Abdul Kalam Learning Resource Centre’ in the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Silchar was inaugurated today. The library is established with the help of the University of Illinois, USA. The library is one of a kind in the […]

September 6, 2016 3:58 pm

The formation of the British Library’s Vietnamese collection

(23 August 2016) This two-part illustrated blog by Sud Chonchirdsin, Curator for Vietnamese, discusses the great lengths to which the British Library went in order to acquire publications from war-torn and politically-divided Vietnam. The Vietnamese collection was originally held in the British Museum’s Department of Oriental Printed Books and Manuscripts. Unlike the large numbers of […]

September 6, 2016 3:55 pm

Leiden to focus on Asia and the Asian Library in 2017

(5 September 2016) The programme for the Leiden Asia Year in 2017 is now available. Rector Carel Stolker launched the new website at the opening of the Academic Year of Leiden University on 5 September 2016. Throughout 2017 Leiden will be the leading centre for Asia in terms of research, teaching, collections and expertise. The […]

September 6, 2016 2:29 pm

Indo-Bhutan e-Library project launched

(5 September 2016) The Ministry of Education launched the Indo-Bhutan e-Library Project at Motithang Higher Secondary School in Thimphu, Bhutan, today. The digital library will have study materials, newspapers and journals in the form of text, video, and audio images. Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, during his visit to Bhutan in 2014, had announced the […]

September 6, 2016 2:22 pm

Literacy prize-winner answered the call of his ancestors to start library revolution in rural Vietnam

(1 September 2016) Young Vietnamese man Nguyen Quang Thach thanks two generations of his family for his passion and drive to bring books to the most rural areas of his country. His brainchild, The Center for Knowledge Assistance and Community Development (CKACD), has been awarded the 2016 UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize for its programme […]

September 3, 2016 3:26 pm

French International School Hong Kong hiring librarian

(1 September 2016) The international school is seeking an enthusiastic Librarian to start as soon as possible. The Librarian shares the library with the two librarians responsible for the younger pupils of the French Stream Primary on one site and with one librarian responsible for the older pupils of the French Stream Primary on a […]

September 3, 2016 10:44 am

Are Language Barriers Holding Us Back?

(1 September 2016) A simple exchange of information becomes dramatically more complicated when occurring between people who speak different languages. Even with today’s advanced technologies, establishing a clear understanding between two parties unfamiliar with the other’s language is tedious and requires extensive research and preparation. One place in particular where information exchange should be as […]

September 2, 2016 3:47 pm

Rare wartime Japanese newspapers from occupied Sumatra found

(1 September 2016, Jakarta)  Rare editions of a Japanese newspaper published in Sumatra during World War II, so seldom seen that it is known as the “phantom newspaper,” have been discovered here in the Indonesian capital. Makoto Ezawa, 66, a researcher from Tokyo, discovered the original copies of The Sumatra Shimbun tucked away in the […]

September 1, 2016 3:27 pm

Stanford Libraries introduces new features in SearchWorks to support enhanced access to image collections

(30 August 2016) Stuart Snydman writes that the Stanford University Libraries (SUL) has introduced new features in its online catalog, SearchWorks, and the Stanford Digital Repository to make it easier for users worldwide to get access to a treasure trove of high resolution digital images.  The basis of these new features is the International Image […]

September 1, 2016 7:56 am

Kudos announces pilot integration with PaperHive, helping authors track and manage conversations about their publications

(30 August 2016) Kudos (, the award-winning service for maximizing the reach and impact of research publications, has partnered with PaperHive ( to facilitate annotations and conversations around research articles. Like Kudos, PaperHive supports copyright-compliant sharing of research articles. Through PaperHive, researchers can read collaboratively, annotate and share research articles, with access rights managed by […]

September 1, 2016 7:47 am

Journals Online Management Meeting in Sri Lanka

(30 August 2016) INASP has announced the Second Journals Online Management Meeting 2016 will be held from 31 August to 2 September 2016 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The meeting will be officially opened by Prof. Sirimali Fernando, Chairperson and Dr Thamara Dias, Acting Director General of the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka. “The meeting […]

September 1, 2016 7:41 am