Monthly Archives: November 2016

IFLA/BSLA Workshop on Promotion of Professional Conduct and Ethics among Library and Information Science Professionals in Sri Lanka

(21 November 2016) Two workshops have been organized by the Sri Lanka Library Association (SLLA) and sponsored by Building Strong Library Association (BSLA) Programme of International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), to promote professional Conduct and Ethics among library professionals in Sri Lanka. The workshops were held in Jaffna (in the Northern Province) […]

November 22, 2016 3:09 pm

Open Access Week celebrated at East West University Library, Bangladesh

(20 November 2016) EWU Library team celebrated International Open Access Week 2016 on 24 October 2016 at the EWU Library. The Library arranged an in-house program and discussion session with library personnel on Open Access for research community. This program was conducted by Dr. Dilara Begum, Librarian (In-charge) and Md. Mamun-Or-Rashid, Senior Assistant Librarian. As […]

November 22, 2016 2:53 pm

Look at libraries over league tables when choosing a school

(16 November 2016)  Why should parents or pupils be concerned whether or not school libraries close? Surely they are just mausoleums to the paper-bound past? Rooms that are of little use to today’s internet-connected student population, who have access to a world of books and information through their digital devices? Quite simply, school libraries, and […]

November 21, 2016 10:58 am

National Film and Sound Archive hiring Chief Executive Officer

(18 November 2016) Reporting to the Board, the CEO is responsible for NFSA’s overall strategy and day to day management including enriching relationships with industry and Government and playing a critical, lead role in a contemporary, whole-of-sector, collaborative approach to archiving. Closing date 09/12/16. ALIA has the full job description.

November 19, 2016 3:56 pm

Dubai to build world’s largest e-library

(19 November 2016) ChinaEconomicNet reports that the The Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum has issued on Friday a law to establish a one billion dirham (USD 272 million) library with two million eBooks, making it the world’s largest electronic collection, UAE state news agency WAM reported. A board, which will have to […]

November 19, 2016 3:44 pm

Humanities Commons Is Open and Not-for-Profit

(18 November 2016)  Just announced,  Humanities Commons is designed to serve the unique needs of humanists as they engage in teaching and research that benefits the larger community. Unlike other social and academic networks, Humanities Commons is entirely open access, open source, and not-for-profit. It is focused on providing a space to discuss, share, and store cutting-edge research […]

November 18, 2016 5:03 pm

How can we inculcate reading and bring back the library culture among Malaysians?

(17 November 2016)  The Malaysian Digest asks what lies ahead for libraries now that books can be compressed into small devices. Expert opinions were sought  about how Malaysian  libraries are coping with changes in reading habits. Libraries in and around Kuala Lumpur were visited and the views of librarians about what motivates their patrons to spend […]

November 18, 2016 4:41 pm

Singapore Management University hiring Research Librarian, Law

(16 November 2016) Applications are invited for the appointment of Research Librarian, Law, in SMU Libraries, Singapore Management University. This position is primarily a liaison role for faculty and students from the School of Law and related programmes. The position holder works in a team environment to create and develop innovative library products and services […]

November 17, 2016 6:58 pm

10 clever tips for promoting your research online

(15 November 2016) Promoting your research online is vital if you need to provide evidence of the online engagement for your work, particularly when applying for promotion or tenure and funding. In this Altmetric blog post Josh Clark shares the tips as well as the tools you’ll need to spread the word about your work […]

November 17, 2016 6:55 pm

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia hosts Asia Open Access Summit 2016

(15 November 2016) On 14 and 15 November 2016, the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) (Community of Practice), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysian Research and Education Network (MYREN) and SIFULAN organized the Asia Open Access Summit 2016 at INTEKMA Resort & Convention Centre. Many participants were the Open Access practitioners and academicians. More details, URL: […]

November 17, 2016 4:19 pm

University of Hong Kong Main Library exhibits The Birds of America

(15 November 2016) The Main Library of the University of Hong Kong will present The Birds of America by  John James Audubon, 21st Century Edition exhibition at the 2nd Floor Atrium/Exhibitions Area of the Main Library of the University of Hong Kong, from 21 November until  5 December 2016. To renew John James Audubon’s masterpiece […]

November 17, 2016 10:39 am

Two centuries of Indian print: new funding

(8 November 2016) In 2015, the British Library announced a major programme to digitise the vast wealth of Indian printed books held by the Library dating from 1713 to 1914, made possible with the support of funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council through the Newton Fund. This autumn, the first phase of the […]

November 17, 2016 10:12 am

Clarivate Analytics names 2016 highly cited researchers

New list of researchers with world’s most highly cited papers now available (16 November 2016, Philadelphia) Clarivate Analytics, formerly the Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, today announced the publication of its annual Highly Cited Researchers. The list is a citation analysis identifying scientists – as determined by their fellow researchers – whose […]

November 17, 2016 9:53 am

Asia-Pacific Library and Information Conference 2018

(16 November 2016) ALIA, Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA), and the Library Association of Singapore (LAS) will be holding their first joint conference at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Queensland. The dates are 30 July to 2 August 2018. The 2018 conference will be the fourth in a series which began […]

November 17, 2016 9:46 am

Clarivate Analytics, National Board of Accreditation and INFLIBNET collaborate to provide Web of Science Data for the National Institutional Ranking Framework

Web of Science data will be used to analyze over 3,000 academic institutions and rank them (16 November 2016, New Delhi) Clarivate Analytics, formerly the IP & Science business of Thomson Reuters today was selected to provide research metrics from Web of ScienceTM for the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF). Data from the Web of […]

November 17, 2016 9:30 am