Yearly Archives: 2017

Opening of the XJTLU Materials Library

(14 December 2017) The XJTLU Materials Library is now open at the Ground Floor of the Design Building, on the South Campus of Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University. The library is a collaborative project between the departments of Industrial Design and Architecture and is based on an initial concept by Professor Pierre-Alain Croset, Dr Ruggero Canova and […]

December 15, 2017 2:30 pm

Vacancy of Director at INFLIBNET, Ahmedabad, India

(15 December 2017) The post of Director carries emoluments as that of the Vice Chancellor of a Central University. Deadline is 10 January 2018. Library Soup has some details.

December 15, 2017 2:17 pm

Library in China offers ‘blind dates’ with books

(13 December 2017) Librairie Avant-Garde in Nanjing provides ‘blind dates’ with books for readers looking for something unexpected, Yang Yang reports. Life is like a box of chocolates, so they say, or perhaps a box of books sent from Librairie Avant-Garde in Nanjing, Jiangsu province. “Just leave us a message, whatever you want to say, […]

December 15, 2017 10:49 am

The crumbling façade: my experience working for an essay mill

(12 December 2017) According to a recent UK Government-backed review, academics are topping up their earnings by writing for “essay mill” sites which help students to cheat in their assignments. S. A. Mills was one of those academics and recounts the experience here; offering an insight into the allure of such opportunities for those either […]

December 15, 2017 10:42 am

IFLA Call for Papers: Genealogy and Local History Section joint with the Asia and Oceania Section

Theme “Local Histories and Genealogies in Multicultural Asia” Date 22-23 August 2018 Venue George Town, Penang, Malaysia Bangunan UAB, Event Hall (ground floor), No 21-25 Gat Lebuh China, George Town World Heritage Site, 10300 Penang Organizer Genealogy and Local History Section joint with the Asia and Oceania Section Host organization Areca Books/Think City  in  cooperation […]

December 15, 2017 8:02 am

American Physiological Society transfers its journals to new online platform

(12 December 2017, Bethesda, Md) To provide journal readers and authors with an upgraded user experience, the American Physiological Society (APS) is pleased to announce the transfer of its journals to a new online platform. The move transfers 13 APS physiology research journals to Atypon’s Literatum online publishing platform after more than 20 years with […]

December 15, 2017 7:56 am

Three Indonesian archives recognized as UNESCO Memory of the World

(13 December 2017) Three Indonesian archives, namely Borobudur Conservation Archives, the Indian Ocean Tsunami Archives and Panji tales manuscripts, have been recognized by UNESCO Memory of the World. Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) acting head Bambang Subiyanto said the documentations serve as important evidence in the history of mankind, adding that the archives are also related […]

December 13, 2017 3:40 pm

Joint Statement from Collaborating Digital Preservation Organizations

(12 December 2017) The digital preservation landscape is one of a multitude of choices that vary widely in terms of purpose, scale, cost, and complexity.  Over the past year a group of collaborating organizations united in the commitment to digital preservation came together to explore how we can better communicate with each other and assist […]

December 13, 2017 3:23 pm

Libraries Australia has a new website

(12 December 2017) The Libraries Australia website has had a refresh and revamp, making it easier to find the information you need. You can now: find all manuals, guidelines and hints and tips for Libraries Australia services in one place get the latest news, including sevice upgrades and outages, from the home page access a summary of what’s […]

December 13, 2017 1:30 pm

National Library of Australia embraces digital future

2017 marked the conclusion of one of the National Library of Australia’s most ambitious technology overhauls (12 December 2017) This year marked the conclusion of one of the largest technology projects ever undertaken by the National Library of Australia, with the organisation completing an overhaul of its core digital library systems. Rohan Pearce writes that […]

December 12, 2017 5:04 pm

UNSW hiring Director, Digital Library Services

(11 December 2017) The role of Director, Digital Library Services reports to the University Librarian. The position leads the Digital Library Services Department which comprises about 50 library staff. Closing date is 8 January 2018. ALIA has the full job description.

December 12, 2017 4:32 pm

Cambridge University Press and their Library Advisory Boards: an overview

(11 December 2017)  Linda Bennet writes that Cambridge University Press is very proud of its library advisory boards, and extremely grateful to the librarians who support them. The first board, the Global Library Advisory Board (at that time called the Librarian Panel), was set up in the spring of 2004, when a small group of […]

December 12, 2017 4:07 pm

Too many libraries?

Western Australia’s public library system will be modernised to meet the diverse and evolving needs of communities as part of a State Government overhaul. (11 December 2017) As part of the new governance proposals, a priority is to repeal the acts and regulations from 1951 and 1985 which ‘do not reflect contemporary public library services’. […]

December 12, 2017 4:02 pm

Spreading library values through global dialogue – IFLA’s World Library and Information Congress

(11 December 2017) IFLA exists in order to empower the library field. Within our community, it supports discussion and debate, and provides tools and guidance to help libraries and library associations. It also promotes the work of libraries to decision-makers, and advocates for the laws, values and funding frameworks that will enable its members to […]

December 12, 2017 3:57 pm

Taylor & Francis Group and the Mathematical Association of America begin publishing partnership in 2018

(5 December 2017) Taylor & Francis Group and the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) are pleased to announce their new publishing partnership beginning in 2018. Taylor & Francis Group will publish three journals on behalf of the association: The American Mathematical Monthly, College Mathematics Journal, and Mathematics Magazine, as well as one of the association […]

December 12, 2017 1:48 pm