Monthly Archives: May 2017

New Oriental Education leads $13m in Chinese children’s stories content start-up

(29 May 2017) New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. has led a RMB90 million (US$13 million) funding round in Kaishuo Jianggushi, a children’s stories content provider. Chinese growth capital firm Trustbridge Partners, Shanghai-listed Zhejiang Daily Digital Culture Group and iResearch Capital also participated in the round. The funding round is part of a new […]

May 31, 2017 8:24 am
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Job Opportunity at Hong Kong Baptist University Library (Re-advertisement)

Scholarly Communications Librarian (PR325-2/16-17) (29 May 2017) Hong Kong Baptist University Library now seeks an enthusiastic, out-going, and organised individual to join the team of Digital and Multimedia Services Section as Scholarly Communications Librarian (at the rank of Assistant Librarian). The successful candidate will participate in the library’s training and consultation programmes to support faculty […]

May 29, 2017 8:06 pm
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PGI library launches MyLOFT, 3,000 journals to be available

(17 May 2017, Chandigarh) The Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, (PGIMER) launched a mobile application ‘MyLOFT’ on Monday which will bring all medical journals and books of the Tulsi Das library of PGIMER to the smartphones of the students and the faculty. According to the officials of the PGIMER library, the library […]

May 29, 2017 7:41 pm
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Digital Literacies Learning Designer being hired by Macquarie University

(20 May 2017) The Digital Literacies Learning Designer (Library) coordinates the design and development of the Library’s digital literacies programs and services, and provides leadership and advice in selecting, implementing, and assessing pedagogically sound approaches and tools. Reporting to the Manager, Learning Skills, the role works collaboratively with the Library’s Information Literacy, Learning Skills, and […]

May 29, 2017 4:10 pm
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Open Therapeutics and AuthorAID to cooperate on advancing scientific knowledge

(26 May 2017, Minneapolis, MN, USA and Oxford, UK)  Open Therapeutics and INASP’s AuthorAID project announce the formation of a unique scientific collaboration service for helping underserved scientists around the world communicate break-through therapeutic biotechnology research. The partnership will provide scientific researchers an ability to conduct or receive mentorship, educational materials, and grant funding. AuthorAID […]

May 28, 2017 2:58 pm
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Digital Initiatives Librarian sought by Reserve Bank of Australia

(27 May 2017) The Digital Initiatives Librarian will contribute to the planning, development and implementation of a number of important library digital initiatives including Discovery, a new generation library management system, digitisation and a Collection Development Policy that reflects current and future trends. ALIA has the full job description.

May 27, 2017 4:23 pm
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Japanese archaeologist’s family donates his library to Vietnam

(25 May 2017) The family of late Japanese archaeologist Nishimura Masanari, an expert on Vietnamese archaeology, has donated his entire library – in all, 7,000 items – to the National University of Hanoi. This includes books, maps and magazines on the Stone Age, early agriculture, Vietnamese Đông Sơn culture during the Bronze Age, and Southeast […]

May 26, 2017 4:23 pm
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33 Burmese manuscripts digitised at BL

(24 May 2017) The Burmese manuscript collection in the British Library consists of approximately 1,800 manuscripts. The majority are written on palm leaf, but there are also many paper folding books (parabaik), and texts written on diverse materials such as gold, silver, copper and ivory sheets in the shape of palm leaves. The collection is […]

May 26, 2017 4:13 pm
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Nature Index: over 50% of China’s high-quality research involves international co-authors

(24 May 2017) The Nature Index 2017 China supplement, published today, reveals that as China’s total number of articles included in the Nature Index increased since 2012, the percentage of articles with international co-authors has continued to rise year-on-year. By 2016, papers with international co-authors comprised more than 50% of the country’s articles in the […]

May 26, 2017 4:03 pm
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Ruth’s Rankings News Flash! CWTS Leiden, New Ranking, New Ranking Principles

Over 30% of the top 100 universities in publication output are Asian Zhejiang University has the most publications in Asia and third most in the world Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has the highest proportion of top 10% publications in their field in Asia For purposes of this summary Asia excludes the Middle East (26 May […]

May 26, 2017 11:56 am
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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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