Monthly Archives: May 2017

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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RA21 and libraries

(16 May 2018) Resource Access for the 21st Century (RA21) is a joint STM  and NISO initiative aimed at optimizing protocols across key stakeholder groups, with a goal of facilitating a seamless user experience for consumers of scientific communication. In addition, this comprehensive initiative is working to solve long standing, complex, and broadly distributed challenges in […]

May 16, 2017 11:04 am
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University of Hong Kong hiring Administrative Assistant I (holding the functional title of Reference and Outreach Archivist) in the University Archives

(13 May 2017) The appointee will be expected to: (a) provide guidance, access and research support to faculty, students and scholars in the use of archival collections; (b) provide expert and in-depth assistance in the use of collections when processed; (c) work with faculty to incorporate University Archives materials into their teaching and scholarship; (d) […]

May 14, 2017 3:05 pm
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Two open access repositories launched in Myanmar

(12 May 2017) University of Mandalay and University of Yangon, this week launched institutional open access repositories, opening up their research to the world. The repositories, which were set up with support from EIFL through the EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project, include peer-reviewed journal articles, research papers, and papers from selected international conferences. At the time […]

May 14, 2017 2:55 pm
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Can we assess library electronic resource usage with citations, altmetrics & more ?

(12 May 2017) The question is posed by, Aaron Tay, Library Analytics Manager at Singapore Management University. Writing in his musingsinlibrarianship blog he posits that  while bibliometrics and altmetrics tend to be used to measure the impact of articles/items produced by users in terms of cites or altmetrics, is it possible to flip this around to […]

May 12, 2017 9:40 pm
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International Accord strengthens ties between repository networks worldwide

(10 May 2017) On 8 May 2017, several regional and national repository networks and stakeholder groups formally endorsed an international accord that will lead to the greater alignment of repository networks around the world. The aim of the accord is to improve cooperation between national and regional repository networks by identifying common principles and areas […]

May 12, 2017 4:18 pm
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