Yearly Archives: 2017

Canberra Institute of Technology hiring Library Manager

(25 May 2017) You will have broad experience in providing library and learning services to students, teachers and staff. You will thrive on building partnerships, as well as be an excellent problem solver within environments of constant change. You will develop a client-focused digital literacy program suitable for VET clients. Closing date 7 June. ALIA […]

May 25, 2017 2:56 pm
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10,000 additional photographs and cartoons from Condé Nast at ArtStor

(24 May 2017) Condé Nast is providing nearly 10,000 additional images to the Artstor Digital Library, bringing their total contribution to approximately 33,000. The release encompasses images from the Condé Nast Archive of Photography, selections from the Fairchild Photo Service, and signature cartoons from The New Yorker. Highlights of the new release include striking and […]

May 25, 2017 10:08 am
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Scholars win Public Policy Research Fund for critical news literacy research

(4 May 2017) The Public Policy Research Fund of the Central Policy Unit, Hong Kong Baptist University has  awarded a grant of HK$492,982 to four HKBU scholars for their project entitled “Investigating Hong Kong Students’ Critical News Literacy in the Age of Social Media”. The cross-disciplinary research team comprises Dr Kelly Ku and Dr Lisa […]

May 25, 2017 9:52 am
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Choose the right journal for your research

(23 May 2017) Think Check Submit is now available in Indonesian! The announcement is here.

May 24, 2017 7:46 pm
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Turnitin wins 23rd Annual Best Educational Software Award

(23 May 2017) Turnitin is proud to announce that both Turnitin Feedback Studio and Turnitin Revision Assistant were recognized with The ComputeED Gazette’s 23rd Annual Best Educational Software Awards! The BESSIE Awards highlight programs that serve as tools for educators and/or parents that meaningfully promote educational excellence. Publishers nominate these programs, which are then evaluated […]

May 24, 2017 7:42 pm
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Melodrama in Meiji Japan at The National Library of Australia

(23 May 2017) Step into the tumultuous world of Meiji Japan (1868–1912), through a selection of stunning Japanese woodblock illustrations. Used to illustrate Japanese novels, these beautiful images, known as kuchi-e (literally, ‘mouth/opening picture’), accompany stories filled with drama, tragedy and intrigue, reflecting the uncertainty of the times. The exhibition is 24 May to 27 August […]

May 23, 2017 3:49 pm
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World’s largest manga library planned at former Tokushima grade school

(23 May 2017) Electronic book company Media Do president Yasushi Fujita (43) is cooperating with his home town of Naka, Tokushima to open a manga library on the site of a former grade school. The library will have more than 300,000 manga books, making it the world’s largest manga library, larger than the Kyoto International […]

May 23, 2017 3:43 pm
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Facing impostor syndrome head-on

(23 May 2017) Impostor syndrome is the term used to describe feeling like an impostor or ‘fraud’, that you don’t deserve your status, and that your successes are simply down to chance. It’s normally attributed to highly qualified individuals (like researchers), so it may come as no surprise that the topic is becoming increasingly discussed […]

May 23, 2017 3:38 pm
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University of New England hiring librarians

(22 May 2017) The University of New England Library, Armidale, Australia is hiring Senior Data Quality & Metadata Librarian, HEO7, Library Content & Discovery Manager, HEO8 and Library Research Manager HEO8. The closing date for each position is 3 June 2017.

May 22, 2017 2:43 pm
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National libraries meet in China, seek cooperation

(17 May 2017) A two-day conference enhancing cooperation among key libraries in Asia and Oceania,  opened at the National Library of China in Beijing on Wednesday. The 25th CDNLAO annual meeting gathered 30 delegates from 20 countries in the region to pursue closer connections within this group, including exhibitions, training and sharing of information. The meeting […]

May 19, 2017 3:49 pm
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Online Chinese Christianity Collection

(18 May 2017) The Online Chinese Christianity Collection (OCCC) is now accessible. The online library is searchable and depending on the resource, you can use English or Chinese. The worldwide largest online library on Chinese Christianity Chinese and multi-lingual full text downloadable for free Over 34,500 documents, weekly growing The site is run by Globethics.net. […]

May 19, 2017 3:43 pm
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Trends in Singapore’s academic libraries

(15 May 2017) Singapore has six universities, several polytechnics and a number of research institutes.  In this article, Gulcin Cribb, University Librarian of Singapore Management University,  highlights the collaborative and institutional activities and trends among Singapore’s academic libraries, including scholarly communication, space and architecture, information literacy and community engagement. The full article, Trends in Singapore,  is […]

May 17, 2017 2:21 pm
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ORCID iD display guidelines for journals now released

(16 May 2017) ORCID first published our iD display guidelines in 2013. To date, more than 250,000 articles have included ORCID iDs in the metadata they submit to Crossref. In July 2016 a community working group was formed to review policies in light of current practice. After collecting questions, suggestions, and use cases from the […]

May 17, 2017 1:45 pm
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2017 APLAP Conference papers published online

(16 May 2017) The 11th Conference of the Association of Parliamentary Librarians of Asia and the Pacific was held at the National Assembly Library in Seoul, South Korea, from 26-28 April 2017. Its theme was Moving towards a big data era: The roles of parliamentary libraries and research services. Presentations have been published online. They […]

May 16, 2017 5:00 pm
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China Reading launches Qidian International, the leading international digital reading platform for China’s independent writers

(16 May 2017, Shanghai, PRNewswire/InfoQuest) China Reading, China’s leading online literature platform, has officially launched both its international website as well as mobile app, as part of its expansion into the international online reading market. This international expansion aims to build upon China Reading’s success and growth of the Chinese online literature market. The Qidian […]

May 16, 2017 4:46 pm
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