Monthly Archives: October 2017

Registration open for Data Science Winter Institute in Hong Kong

(23 October 2017) From 7-8 December 2017, 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, the iSchool Asia-Pacific Chapter & the University of Hong Kong will be organizing a Data Science Winter Institute at the University of Hong Kong. This Winter Institute will equip iProfessionals with the latest marketable knowledge and skills, especially in data science, which are […]

October 23, 2017 11:17 am
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Hangzhou Library Urbanology Branch is established at Cangqian

(20 October 2017) Hangzhou Library Urbanology Branch is the first special library in China focusing on urbanology. With a collection of 130,000 books, it provides a series of services, including literature search, selection, collection, exhibition, borrowing and retrieval, for books with the theme of “city and urbanology”. Hangzhou.com.cn has the story.

October 23, 2017 7:28 am
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CUHK hiring Learning Services Manager

(21 October 2017) Learning Services at the Chinese University of Hong Kong Library encompasses the digital/information literacy training and support services for undergraduates and other users at CUHK. It is also responsible for the Learning Garden, a highly innovative space which provides facilities to support informal learning activities as well specific services such as 3D […]

October 23, 2017 7:23 am
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Retirement wave to hit academic librarianship

(19 October 2017) Like other greying professions, demographic data for ARL libraries warn us of a breaking wave of retirements, but may paint an unrealistic picture of what the beach will look like after the surf has settled. Read the article by Phil Davis in The Scholarly Kitchen.

October 20, 2017 1:55 pm
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Jisc content and digitisation

Digital archival collections – group purchasing pilot one – outcomes and next steps (20 October 2017) Between March and July 2017 Jisc ran the ‘Digital archival collections group purchasing pilot’ in collaboration with three publishers (Adam Matthew Digital, Brill and ProQuest) in order to make digital collections of primary source material more affordable for institutions to purchase, […]

October 20, 2017 1:43 pm
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EIFL OA workshops in Myanmar

(19 October 2017) EIFL will host workshops for open access (OA) working groups and librarians from three Myanmar universities that are adopting OA policies and setting up OA institutional repositories. The three universities – Yangon University of Economics, Yadanabon University and Yezin Agricultural University – will use the opportunity to finalize OA policy documents, ensure […]

October 20, 2017 1:33 pm
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eLibrary Myanmar Project

(18 October 2017) There are 158 universities in Myanmar under the Ministry of Education. After years of isolation, their libraries have very limited current print collections.  What’s more, until the start of the eLibrary Myanmar project in December 2013, no universities had access to online subscription resources.  As a result, research standards and output have been […]

October 18, 2017 9:06 am
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Springer Nature launches research solution for the life sciences

Springer Nature Experiments is a tool to help researchers discover the most relevant protocols and methods (11 October 2017) Springer Nature has today launched a new, free-to-use research solution, Springer Nature Experiments, to help researchers in the life sciences advance discovery by accessing the most relevant protocols and methods to support their research projects. Protocols […]

October 18, 2017 8:56 am
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Project MUSE Implements Campus Activated Subscriber Access (CASA) in Cooperation with Google Scholar, improving off-campus and mobile access to full text

(12 October 2017) Project MUSE, the trusted source for humanities and social science content from university presses and scholarly publishers, has expanded its relationship with Google Scholar to include implementation of Campus Activated Subscriber Access (CASA), providing seamless access to subscribed or purchased content for an institution’s users even when off campus or from a […]

October 18, 2017 8:48 am
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Asia’s first short story dispenser arrives at Hong Kong Baptist University Library

(16 October 2017) This past August, Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) Library launched Asia’s first story dispenser. This dispenser is the creation of Short Edition, a publishing startup based in the city of Grenoble, France. The appeal of this cultural innovation is hard to dispute, with hundreds of articles about it being penned since its […]

October 17, 2017 2:50 pm
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IGI Global Executive Editor’s Asia keynote tour to raise the industry standard

(16 October 2017, Hershey, PA) IGI Global’s Executive Editor, Dr. Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, will be doing a keynote tour throughout Asia in partnership with iGroup, and will be emphasizing the collaboration between librarians, researchers, publishers, content distributors and indexing and abstracting services to maintain and improve scientific knowledge. He will be speaking at various IGCLC conferences […]

October 14, 2017 7:52 am
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SMU Libraries hiring Analytics Librarian / Data Analyst

(12 October 2017) The Analytics Librarian / Data Analyst works collaboratively with the entire Library team and other stakeholders of the Singapore Management University Community to develop data-informed approach for achieving strategic objectives related to library operations and user needs. LAS has the full job description.

October 13, 2017 8:53 am
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84th IFLA General Conference Assembly, WLIC 2018, Malaysia

(11 October 2017) Registration for the 2018 IFLA World Library and Information Congress is now open. The 84th IFLA Conference will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 24-30 August 2018. Attendees can register via the Congress website. Please note that if you registered for one of the previous IFLA Congresses since 2012 via the […]

October 12, 2017 4:54 pm
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ProQuest enriches Ebook Central® platform user experience

Streamlined login, redesigned book detail pages, and new file naming conventions make it easier for researchers to find and use ebooks (10 October 2017, Mountain View, CA)  ProQuest has again teamed with students and other researchers to make the experience of using the Ebook Central® platform more efficient, effective and valuable. The popular ebook platform […]

October 12, 2017 7:20 am
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Penang Digital Library Phase 2 will be ready in 2018

(10 October 2017, George Town) The Penang Digital Library Phase 2 (PDL-P2) to be constructed in the state government quarters building here is expected to be fully operational by the end of Dec next year. “The existing PDL can only accommodate 100 to 120 users at any one time on weekdays and it can not […]

October 11, 2017 4:36 pm
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