Monthly Archives: August 2017

Let’s move to Fiji

(22 August 2017) The Traveling Librarian website notes that the University of the South Pacific is hiring four librarians for campuses in Fiji and Vanuatu.  Details are here. Deadline is 3 September 2017.

August 23, 2017 2:51 pm

Australia to tax online book orders shipped from abroad

(21 August 2017) Starting July 1, 2018, Australia will begin collecting a 10% tax on books ordered online from within Australia, and shipped from abroad. The new regulation, which was agreed upon in June, comes after significant lobbying from Australian retailers, including the Australian Booksellers Association. The Booksellers Association has claimed its members are at […]

August 23, 2017 9:57 am

IFLA WLIC 2018 key dates announced

(23 August 2017) The IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2018 has announced key dates on its website,  These include registration, accommodation and fees deadline. More key dates are here. IFLA WLIC 2018 will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 24-30 August 2018.

August 23, 2017 9:04 am

Applications being accepted for 2018 IFLA/OCLC Fellowship Program for librarians from developing countries

(21 August 2017, Dublin, Ohio) OCLC and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) are now accepting applications for library professionals to participate in the 2018 Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program. The Fellowship Program, sponsored by IFLA and OCLC, is a four-week program based at OCLC headquarters in Dublin, Ohio, […]

August 23, 2017 7:24 am

Core Competencies for Scholarly Communication Librarians published

(21 August 2017) The NASIG Core Competencies for Scholarly Communication Librarians have been approved and adopted by the NASIG Executive Board. They are now available at the NASIG web site at This document describes the skills that librarians need to work in the highly collaborative environment related to digital scholarship and scholarly communications in […]

August 22, 2017 2:05 pm

Hindawi signs framework agreement with Max Planck Digital Library

(14 August 2017, London)  Hindawi today announced the signing of a framework agreement with Max Planck Digital Library that supports Max Planck researchers in publishing Open Access articles in Hindawi journals. The framework agreement covers all Article Processing Charges for an article submitted by a researcher working in a Max Planck research institute. Matt Green, […]

August 21, 2017 4:56 pm

ACS Publications announces free training resource for peer reviewers

(15 August 2017, Washington)   Reinforcing its commitment to publishing the best peer-reviewed scientific research, the Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) today announced the debut of ACS Reviewer Lab, an online course created to help educate researchers on the fundamentals of scholarly peer review. A collaborative effort by ACS Editors, leading chemistry researchers […]

August 21, 2017 4:51 pm

AAAS adopt Dimensions database to gather global funded research insights

(25 July 2017, London, UK and Washington, D.C.) Scientific publisher the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has licensed access to global funding database Dimensions, to gather insights that will help its teams find expert reviewers and support strategic decision making across the publishing division. Dimensions is powered by the scientific technology company […]

August 21, 2017 4:44 pm

Shanghai phone booths get new literary lease of life

(20 August 2017) If you want something to read and you’re in Shanghai, look for the red telephone booths. They’re like the original UK telephone boxes but with a Chinese twist. 263 public telephone booths in Shanghai Xuhui district are to be turned into mini-libraries, according to the city government. Before the popularity of smart […]

August 21, 2017 4:39 pm

NIE hiring Librarian / Senior Librarian

(18 August 2017)  The National Institute of Education, Singapore, invites suitable applications for the position of Librarian / Senior Librarian in the Library and Information Services Centre. NIE is seeking creative, innovative and service-oriented candidates who are able to work independently and collaboratively in transforming the library for the 21st century. This position provides subscription […]

August 20, 2017 8:46 am

University of South Australia hiring Manager: Collection Management and Copyright Services

(18 August 2017) In this diverse new role, you will provide leadership to the Collection Management and Copyright Services team, and have overarching responsibility for the development of collection management strategies, copyright education and compliance initiatives.  You will also be responsible for the management of the Library’s acquisitions budget and will be the primary point […]

August 20, 2017 8:43 am

CDNLAO Newsletter #89 published

ISSN: 1344-722X No.89, August 2017 Special topic: CDNLAO Meeting [China] Hosting the 25th Conference of Directors of National Libraries in Asia and Oceania [Japan] Participating in the 25th CDNLAO Meeting News [Australia] Introducing Dr Marie-Louise Ayres Information from the editorial office Special topic of the next issue Special topic of the next issue (No.90): Digitization      and digital services Article […]

August 17, 2017 8:22 pm

Increasing the impact of open access in Indonesia: a universities consortium and 3 new Ambassadors

(17 August 2017) Important ties between Indonesia and DOAJ have been established. An ADRI consortium of more than 60 institutions has signed up as a DOAJ consortia member. The consortium is one of the biggest registered with DOAJ, reflected by the high amount of traffic and the number of new applications that DOAJ currently receives […]

August 17, 2017 8:14 pm

CONSAL XVII call for papers

CONSAL17 takes place 2 to 5 May 2018 in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. Its theme is Next Generation Libraries: Collaborate and Connect. In keeping with the theme, the Organizing Committee of CONSAL XVII invites papers for the General Conference. The CONSAL XVII website is here:  

August 17, 2017 8:07 pm

ChemRxiv™ Beta open for submissions and powered by Figshare

(14 August 2017, Washington) ChemRxiv, a new chemistry preprint server for the global chemistry community, is now available in a fully functioning Beta version for use and feedback by researchers. The Beta launch has been undertaken with initial strategic input from the American Chemical Society (ACS), Royal Society of Chemistry, German Chemical Society and other […]

August 17, 2017 8:02 pm