Monthly Archives: September 2017

Negotiation skills for librarians

(20 September 2017) The next fully-facilitated Negotiation Skills for Librarians online course by Sarah Durrant will begin on October 25th 2017. This very practical and popular course has been designed for librarians, consortia staff and other information professionals to help them develop their negotiation knowledge, skills and confidence in a safe, friendly and encouraging environment. […]

September 20, 2017 5:23 pm
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Hang Seng Management College hiring Associate Librarian

(19 September 2017) The Associate Librarian will: provide leadership in the development of strategic planning and formulation of policies for the library user-centered services; develop and implement innovative approaches for effective scholarly communication,      instruction activities, reference and access services; evaluate and develop library outreach and public services strategies; cultivate strong liaison relationships with faculty to […]

September 20, 2017 9:18 am
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SMU Libraries hiring Digital Initiatives Manager

(18 September 2017) The Digital Initiatives Librarian/Manager works collaboratively with the entire Library team and other stakeholders of the SMU community to identify, develop, deploy and manage new & existing technologies that support the Library’s learning, teaching and research goals. The appointee will provide professional management and operational administration of the Library Technology Systems including […]

September 19, 2017 7:56 pm
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Applications open for World Book Capital 2020: IFLA encourages bids that highlight libraries

(19 September 2017) Every year, a new world city is named UNESCO World Book Capital. This honour is an opportunity both to celebrate local writing and culture, but also to promote reading and a love of books among residents and visitors. IFLA has a key role in advising UNESCO on the choice, alongside the International […]

September 19, 2017 7:50 pm
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Issue Briefs advise libraries on archiving government information, licensing metadata about scholarship

(14 September 2017) The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has released two issue briefs answering pressing questions about copyright faced by libraries and archives: Can institutions legally preserve and share government information from the internet? And should institutions license their metadata describing scholarly works? More here.

September 18, 2017 3:08 pm
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Monash Health hiring Director of Library Services

(14 September 2017) The Director’s role is to design and deliver a library service that is highest quality, strategic, innovative, responsive, efficient, flexible and accessible. The successful applicant will develop a vision and build on existing strong relationships to grow and enhance the Library’s profile, and discover and enable new opportunities for collaboration and services. […]

September 18, 2017 2:44 pm
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SPIE Digital Library moves to enhanced new website

Society publisher moves world’s largest optics and photonics library to new site with improved, agile functionality (15 September 2018, Bellingham, Washington, USA)  Scholarly publisher SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, has announced the move of the SPIE Digital Library (http://spiedigitallibrary.org/) on 15 August to a new and substantially enhanced website. Developed internally by […]

September 18, 2017 2:31 pm
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Library of Congress honors Asia Foundation for promoting literacy

(14 September 2017, Washington, DC)  The Asia Foundation’s Books for Asia program was recently selected as a 2017 Library of Congress Literacy Awards Program Best Practice Honoree. At the Library of Congress National Book Festival gala earlier this month, the Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced the winners of the 2017 Library of Congress Literacy […]

September 17, 2017 2:25 pm
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CPCE PolyU hiring Senior Assistant Librarian / Assistant Librarian I

(16 September 2017) The appointee will be required to: (a) manage the Integrated Library System, discovery platform and other Library mission critical systems, including in-house developed databases; (b) manage electronic resources, develop digital library applications, e-learning related systems and the Libraries website; (c) oversee all library related information and communication technology applications; (d) lead the System […]

September 17, 2017 2:18 pm
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Lingnan University hiring Chief Information Officer and Librarian

(16 September 2017) Lingnan University, Hong Kong, is seeking an accomplished professional who can bring vision and provide effective leadership in information technology and library services.  Reporting to the Vice-President of the University, the appointee will be responsible for the overall strategy and policy administration of the University’s Library and Information Technology Services Centre.  He/She is […]

September 17, 2017 2:14 pm
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HighWire Press adds CASA to eliminate barriers to off-campus and mobile access to subscriptions

(13 September 2017) HighWire Press, Inc., the strategic partner and platform provider for world-leading scholarly publishers and societies, announces the platform-wide rollout of Campus-Activated Subscriber Access (CASA) on its Intelligent Platform, in cooperation with Google Scholar. CASA enables seamless off-campus and mobile access to subscribed scholarly content. With CASA, off-campus and mobile users may access […]

September 16, 2017 5:54 pm
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Wiley announces new Data Sharing and Citation policies to improve transparency in research

(14 September 2017, Hoboken, NJ)  John Wiley and Sons  today announced the launch of new data sharing and citation policies that will be implemented across all participating Wiley journals. Sharing data enables researchers to reuse experimental results and supports the creation of new work built on previous findings. These new policies will improve the efficiencies of […]

September 16, 2017 5:43 pm
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Indonesia inaugurates national library building, claimed world’s tallest

(15 September 2017)  Indonesia has inaugurated the new library building located at the heart of capital Jakarta, claimed the tallest one in the world with 27 floors. Inauguration of the national library designed as a ‘green building’ and extensively uses latest digital technology was conducted by Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Thursday. Asia Pacific Daily […]

September 16, 2017 5:33 pm
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Chinese libraries to work on cultural items

(15 September 2017) A mechanism to develop cultural products among libraries in China was launched in Beijing on Tuesday. Led by the National Library of China, the initiative will aim to combine efforts of different institutions in training people to make and market cultural souvenirs. Compared with museums in China, the development of such products […]

September 15, 2017 1:52 pm
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Carbon dating finds Bakhshali manuscript contains oldest recorded origins of the symbol ‘zero’

Ancient Indian mathematical text at Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries revealed to be centuries older than previously thought (14 September 2017) The origin of the symbol zero has long been one of the world’s greatest mathematical mysteries. Today, new carbon dating research commissioned by the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries into the ancient Indian Bakhshali manuscript, held […]

September 15, 2017 1:20 pm
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