Yearly Archives: 2017

University of Sydney hiring Academic Liaison Librarian

(21 December 2017) The Academic Liaison Librarian will develop and deliver quality client-centred Library programs and services for academics, researchers, students and other relevant areas of the University, ensuring that they meet the current and future scholarly information needs of clients and are clearly aligned to emerging trends in information support services and to the […]

December 22, 2017 5:00 pm

Cultural differences in plagiarism

(20 December 2017) American universities are melting pots of cultures and ideas, a blending of communities from all over the world according to the Turnitin blog. International students who come to the United States to attend college jump into a set of experiences that can be both similar and widely different to those of their […]

December 21, 2017 2:44 pm

Asia Foundation announces YBM support to expand Let’s Read! in Asia

(19 December 2017) The Asia Foundation today announced a donation from one of Korea’s largest publishing and education companies, YBM, Inc., to expand the Foundation’s Let’s Read! digital libraries initiative. The regional platform brings open-sourced books in local languages to children in underserved communities in Asian countries, helping to improve access to books and literacy […]

December 21, 2017 11:41 am

PhD students should be taught more about research impact and engagement

(18 December 2017) The international research impact and engagement agenda continues to gain momentum. But are early-career researchers, shown to be under-represented in impact-generating research, being left behind? Many PhD students report a lack of any training on research impact throughout their research studies, and even continue to conflate impact with dissemination. Melinda Laundon argues […]

December 19, 2017 8:41 am

Call for bids to host the 16th IFLA Interlending and Document Supply Conference (ILDS) 2019

(18 December 2017) IFLA, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, invites bids from IFLA Members to host the 16th IFLA Interlending and Document Supply (ILDS) Conference to be held in September or October 2019. This conference typically runs 2 to 3 days in length, attracts between 150 and 250 delegates, and operates with […]

December 19, 2017 8:18 am

Ministry of Culture introduces details of China’s new national library law

(18 December 2017) Public libraries in China will no longer be able to charge fees for borrowing books starting 1 January 2018, according to a new law concerning public libraries introduced on 4 November. During the Ministry of Culture’s fourth quarter news conference on Thursday, Vice Minister Yang Zhijin said that the focus of the […]

December 18, 2017 5:43 pm

Thammasat University Library receives ISO 9001:2015 certification

(18 December 2017) Today, the Thammasat University (TU) Libraries hosted a ceremony to commemorate their reception of an ISO 9001:2015 certificate from SGS (Thailand) Limited. As library user behavior changes in line with technological progress, the TU Libraries are committed to applying advanced technology to support services and ubiquitous learning. Assistant Professor Akekarin Yolrabil, director […]

December 18, 2017 4:44 pm

The next Negotiation Skills for Librarians online course

(18 December 2017) Aimed at library staff involved in negotiations with vendors for access to information resources, the course is pitched at an introductory-intermediary level. It begins 31 January 2018. More here.

December 18, 2017 1:47 pm

Opening of the XJTLU Materials Library

(14 December 2017) The XJTLU Materials Library is now open at the Ground Floor of the Design Building, on the South Campus of Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University. The library is a collaborative project between the departments of Industrial Design and Architecture and is based on an initial concept by Professor Pierre-Alain Croset, Dr Ruggero Canova and […]

December 15, 2017 2:30 pm

Vacancy of Director at INFLIBNET, Ahmedabad, India

(15 December 2017) The post of Director carries emoluments as that of the Vice Chancellor of a Central University. Deadline is 10 January 2018. Library Soup has some details. The job announcement by the UGC is here.

December 15, 2017 2:17 pm

Library in China offers ‘blind dates’ with books

(13 December 2017) Librairie Avant-Garde in Nanjing provides ‘blind dates’ with books for readers looking for something unexpected, Yang Yang reports. Life is like a box of chocolates, so they say, or perhaps a box of books sent from Librairie Avant-Garde in Nanjing, Jiangsu province. “Just leave us a message, whatever you want to say, […]

December 15, 2017 10:49 am

The crumbling façade: my experience working for an essay mill

(12 December 2017) According to a recent UK Government-backed review, academics are topping up their earnings by writing for “essay mill” sites which help students to cheat in their assignments. S. A. Mills was one of those academics and recounts the experience here; offering an insight into the allure of such opportunities for those either […]

December 15, 2017 10:42 am

IFLA Call for Papers: Genealogy and Local History Section joint with the Asia and Oceania Section

Theme “Local Histories and Genealogies in Multicultural Asia” Date 22-23 August 2018 Venue George Town, Penang, Malaysia Bangunan UAB, Event Hall (ground floor), No 21-25 Gat Lebuh China, George Town World Heritage Site, 10300 Penang Organizer Genealogy and Local History Section joint with the Asia and Oceania Section Host organization Areca Books/Think City  in  cooperation […]

December 15, 2017 8:02 am

American Physiological Society transfers its journals to new online platform

(12 December 2017, Bethesda, Md) To provide journal readers and authors with an upgraded user experience, the American Physiological Society (APS) is pleased to announce the transfer of its journals to a new online platform. The move transfers 13 APS physiology research journals to Atypon’s Literatum online publishing platform after more than 20 years with […]

December 15, 2017 7:56 am

Three Indonesian archives recognized as UNESCO Memory of the World

(13 December 2017) Three Indonesian archives, namely Borobudur Conservation Archives, the Indian Ocean Tsunami Archives and Panji tales manuscripts, have been recognized by UNESCO Memory of the World. Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) acting head Bambang Subiyanto said the documentations serve as important evidence in the history of mankind, adding that the archives are also related […]

December 13, 2017 3:40 pm