Monthly Archives: May 2017

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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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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