Monthly Archives: March 2018

National Library of Australia hiring Director, Australian Collections Management

(22 March 2018) The Library requires a talented leader for its Australian Collections Management Branch, which is responsible for the selection, acquisition and control of the Australian physical and digital published collections, including books, journals, newspapers, maps, music and websites acquired through legal deposit. The branch also provides cataloguing services for original and special materials. […]

March 23, 2018 11:42 am

UNSW Sydney hiring Scholarly Communication Librarian

(23 March 2018) The Scholarly Communications Librarian provides high-level expertise and strategy to the University and individual researchers on the changing modes of scholarly publishing and communication, in order to help ensure wider visibility and impact of UNSW’s scholarship and knowledge assets. The role provides expert advice to inform the delivery of the Library’s scholarly communications […]

March 23, 2018 11:32 am

Decline of Japanese science continues, as its smaller institutions shine

(21 March 2018) A new analysis from the Nature Index has revealed that Japan continues to decline in its overall contribution to high-quality scientific output. A further fall of 3.7% in 2017 deepens the 19.6% decrease recorded by the Nature Index between 2012 and 2016. Japan’s share of the world’s high-quality research articles included in […]

March 23, 2018 11:26 am

Javanese manuscripts from Yogyakarta Digitisation Project launched by Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X

(21 March 2018) On 20 March 2018 Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X, Governor of the Special Region of Yogyakarta, visited the British Library to launch the Javanese Manuscripts from Yogyakarta Digitisation Project. Through the generous support of Mr S P Lohia, over the next twelve months 75 Javanese manuscripts from Yogyakarta now held in the […]

March 22, 2018 8:13 am

A brief history of research impact: how has impact assessment evolved in the UK and Australia?

(19 March 2018) Over the last couple of decades there has been an international push around the assessment of the wider societal impact of research. Kate Williams and Jonathan Grant document the evolution of research impact assessment in the UK and Australia, and how policies in the two countries have been seemingly interdependent, a back-and-forth […]

March 20, 2018 1:58 pm

Thailand opens 10th Blue Library

(16 March 2018) The initiative aims to provide well-equipped libraries in rural areas of Thailand in order to promote child literacy. On Valentine’s Day, Beiersdorf Thailand celebrated a handover ceremony of their 10th Blue Library to Wat Nuea School, located in Ratchaburi province to the west of Bangkok. This school was proposed by one of […]

March 18, 2018 1:20 pm

Deakin University hiring Director, Digital Libraries and Repositories

(16 March 2018) The position leads the Digital Library and Repositories group, a unit with approximately 17 FTE staff and a salary budget of over $1.5 million. The Director coordinates externally contracted services to the value of around $0.5 million annually, including externally funded eResearch projects, and operational funds for the maintenance of and upgrades […]

March 18, 2018 7:25 am

Ruth’s Rankings 33: Authors: People and processes

By Ruth A. Pagell* Which country has the most authors? Which research organization has the most authors in the world? Which university in Asia has the most authors? Which author at Nanjing Tech has the most citations in the field of Physics and Astronomy? (1) (17 March 2018) Two themes run through this article: the processes […]

March 17, 2018 1:38 pm

AIP Publishing introduces Chinese language author services

(15 March 2018, Melville, NY) AIP Publishing today announced its launch of a suite of Mandarin-language author services to facilitate submissions from one of the world’s fastest growing physical science research communities. By providing Chinese authors with resources to make the publishing process easier and faster, AIP Author Services is leading the effort to develop […]

March 17, 2018 7:18 am

Supporting quality information: libraries and publishers dialogue

(15 March 2018)  Libraries and publishers both play an essential role in the production of, and the provision of access to, creativity and knowledge. In their pursuit of this goal, we are affected by the same trends, and share many of the same concerns. The 35th meeting of the international organisations representing publishers and libraries […]

March 16, 2018 4:45 pm

Open access is the future – Springer Nature survey

(12 March 2018) The overwhelming majority of professional staff in research institutions and libraries across the globe view open access as the future of academic and scientific publishing. However, many are not satisfied with the speed of transition, according to a survey by Springer Nature. The survey of 200 people aimed to gather opinions from […]

March 16, 2018 7:33 am

Dutch library home to largest Indonesian collection

(14 March 2018)  The largest collection of Indonesian books, documents and images are far from home: at the Asian Library in the Netherlands. Thanks to the internet, researchers and the general public can enjoy this hidden treasure from afar, as explained by librarians and academics in Leiden last weekend. The Asian Library, officially opened last […]

March 15, 2018 4:22 pm

Let’s build a great digital library together…starting with a wishlist

(15 March 2018) The Internet Archive is looking for partners to help build a great physical collection of books to be preserved, digitized, and made available through the  Open Libraries project. Working with more than 500 library partners, the Internet Archive has already helped make more than 3 million public domain books available online for […]

March 15, 2018 4:14 pm

The Chinese University of Hong Kong hiring Senior Sub-Librarian (carrying the job title of Associate Librarian)

(14 March 2018) Applications are invited for:- The Chinese University of Hong Kong Library Senior Sub-Librarian (carrying the job title of ‘Associate Librarian’) (Ref. 180000EO) (Closing date: April 8, 2018) The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Library, a leading research library in East Asia, is seeking a senior academic librarian with the personal drive, […]

March 14, 2018 2:15 pm

Participation grants for 40 Malaysia delegates in IFLA World Library and Information Congress

(14 March 2018) The IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2018 has made funds available from Persatuan Pustakawan Malaysia (PPM) & Access Dunia Sdn. Bhd. to provide support for 40 Malaysian delegates to attend the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. These grants are under the jurisdiction of the Malaysia National […]

March 14, 2018 1:51 pm