Yearly Archives: 2017

CUHK hiring Assistant Librarian I/II (carrying the job title of ‘Systems Librarian’) – (170000Q1)

(21 April 2017) The Chinese University of Hong Kong Library seeks a Systems Librarian to join its Library IT & Systems (LITS) team at an exciting time as it implements a cloud-based, next generation Integrated Library System (ILS) shared with the local higher education libraries consortium. The successful applicant is expected to provide the best possible […]

April 22, 2017 8:32 pm
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C. V. Starr East Asian Library acquires the largest Chinese film studies collection in North America

(21 April 2017) The C. V. Starr East Asian Library at UC Berkeley today announces its acquisition of the largest and most comprehensive Chinese film studies collection in North America. The over-70,000 periodicals, posters, photographs, and ephemera contained in the Paul Kendel Fonoroff collection document the development of the film and entertainment industry of greater […]

April 22, 2017 8:27 pm
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Introducing La Trobe’s Digital Literacies Framework

(21 April 2017) La Trobe’s new Digital Literacies Framework outlines the capabilities and understandings that staff and students need to live, learn and work in a digitally connected world. Developing digital literacies to engage with our digital future is about progressing from literacy to fluency in the critical and scholarly use of information and data; […]

April 22, 2017 8:22 pm
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Extending EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project

(21 April 2017) EIFL Director Rima Kupryte will attend the signing ceremony of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Myanmar Department of Higher Education and EIFL for further development of university libraries in Myanmar. The MoU, which extends the EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project to reach more universities, contributes to Myanmar’s national strategy for reforming […]

April 22, 2017 8:19 pm
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EIFL Marrakesh guide launches in Nepali

(21 April 2017) EIFL’s popular library guide to the Marrakesh Treaty for persons with print disabilities is now available in Nepali, bringing to six the total number of languages for the guide. The Marrakesh Treaty, which entered into force in September 2016, gives organizations like libraries the right to reproduce printed works in accessible formats […]

April 22, 2017 8:15 pm
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Why Libraries Collaborate

Findings from the US Library Survey 2016 (19 April 2017) While academic libraries in the United States have actively collaborated with each other for more than 100 years, the digital turn has brought an explosion of interest in and pursuit of cross-institutional collaboration. These include large-scale digital access and preservation initiatives like HathiTrust, print preservation […]

April 20, 2017 4:25 pm
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JULAC shared ILS in Hong Kong

(19 April 2017) The Joint University Librarians Advisory Committee (JULAC) is implementing a new shared integrated library system (ILS) to manage the print and electronic collections of 8 individual university libraries, with increasing strategic emphasis on electronic resources and digital collections. The shared system will hold a conglomerate of over 18 million bibliographic records serving […]

April 20, 2017 3:56 pm
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Female scientists are considerably more likely to be mistakenly cited as if they were males than vice versa

(19 April 2017) Gender stereotypes appear so enduring that certain prestigious professions continue to be almost exclusively associated with the male gender. Michał Krawczyk sought to discover if scientist was one such profession by studying the citations to a large sample of academic publications and identifying cases of gender misattribution of the cited author. Although […]

April 20, 2017 3:46 pm
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2016 IFLA International Marketing Award winners announced

(19 April 2017) The IFLA Section on Management and Marketing in collaboration with BibLibre is pleased to announce the winners, finalists and top ten projects of the IFLA BibLibre International Marketing Award for 2016. The award honors organizations that have implemented creative, results-oriented marketing projects or campaigns that promote the library and information services industry. […]

April 20, 2017 3:39 pm
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Ten Songs about libraries and librarians

(18 April 2017) Philip Sutton writes that The New York Public Library recently published a blog post about favorite fictional librarians. Sutton is a librarian who plays music—and the drummer in his group is also a librarian—which got him thinking about songs about libraries and librarians. Here is his list of ten songs about libraries and librarians […]

April 20, 2017 3:24 pm
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Kudos and Editage partner to help researchers summarize work in plain language to enhance its discoverability

(April 18, 2017, Philadelphia, U.S.) Kudos, the award-winning service for maximizing the reach and impact of research publications, and Editage, the trusted scientific communications advisor to researchers worldwide, have partnered and announced the launch of a new co-branded website. Through this partnership, subject-matter experts from Editage will create plain language summaries to help broader audiences […]

April 20, 2017 3:14 pm
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A new approach to track impact and reach of over 120,000 OECD research outputs

(18 April 2017,  London, UK and Paris, France)  Data science company Altmetric today announced a new pilot project with The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to track and report on the impact of over 120,000 articles, chapters, books, papers, tables, charts and statistical datasets in the OECD iLibrary. The OECD seeks to promote […]

April 20, 2017 3:00 pm
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Why is citing important?

(17 April 2017)   Mohd Ikhwan Ismail, Senior Librarian, Universiti Sains Malaysia notes that students often ask why citing is important. He shares with us here several points about proper citing to discuss with students.

April 17, 2017 2:04 pm
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Ruth’s Rankings 25: THE Young University Rankings 2017 – Generational rankings and tips for success

By Ruth A. Pagell* Four of THE’s top five “Young” universities are from East Asia. Australia leads the region with 23 universities. UK leads the world with 27 THE released its 2017 Young University rankings during the first week of April. This recalibration of existing data is interesting because of additional articles including rankings by […]

April 15, 2017 2:18 pm
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ProQuest and CALIS bring Chinese scholarship to a global audience

270,000 dissertations from premier Chinese universities now in PQDT Global™ Database (13 April 2017, Ann Arbor, MI) ProQuest and China Academic Library Information System (CALIS), a consortium of Chinese higher education libraries, have expanded their long-standing collaboration and are now enabling unprecedented, global access to more than 270,000 dissertation abstracts from China’s premier universities. The […]

April 14, 2017 2:50 pm
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