Monthly Archives: September 2018

Malaysia to import smart library system from Taiwan

IDSmart included facial recognition system and far-reaching automation (20 September 2018, Taipei)  Malaysia will import the IDSmart Library system from Taiwan in order to improve the efficiency of its library management as well as the convenience for their readers, reports said Thursday. The move is the result of a Taiwanese and a Malaysian company signing a […]

September 21, 2018 3:40 pm
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Asia Foundation and Starbucks bring coffee storybook to Let’s Read! digital library

(19 September 2018, Phnom Penh) The Asia Foundation and Starbucks Cambodia organized a Let’s Read! Booklab (previously referred to as mini hackathons) on September 14 with a team consisting of a writer, an illustrator, an editor, and Starbucks partners at the Starbucks store located in Eden Garden. The book creation event is part of a […]

September 21, 2018 2:21 pm
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National Library Board of Singapore receives digital innovation award

(19 September 2018, Cleveland, Ohio and Singapore) Rakuten OverDrive, the world’s leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools, presented the 2018 Digital Innovation Award to the National Library Board Singapore (NLB) at a ceremony in Singapore last month. This award was presented to recognize the numerous innovative features and services NLB has developed and […]

September 21, 2018 2:16 pm
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Library revival creates pathways for new migrants

Australia’s public libraries are flourishing despite talk of their uncertain futures in a digital era. (20 September 2018) How important are libraries to Australians? Public Libraries Victoria Network (PLVN) needs to answer this exact question, as it calls for more community support and state funding to the sector. Network spokesman Chris Buckingham said greater state […]

September 21, 2018 2:10 pm
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Western Sydney University hiring Director Library Services

(21 September 2018) The Director Library Services is responsible for University-wide copyright and The Whitlam Prime Ministerial Collection as well as core collection services operating at scale. Its broad support extends to all academic staff and students, including research performance and activities, joint venture operations and The College. Covering seven campuses, Western Library services eight […]

September 21, 2018 2:04 pm
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Kuala Lumpur named World Book Capital 2020

(20 September 2018) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was named World Book Capital for the year 2020 by the Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, on the recommendation of the World Book Capital Advisory Committee. The city was selected because of the strong focus on inclusive education, the development of a knowledge-based society and accessible reading for all […]

September 21, 2018 2:01 pm
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Content sharing success for Cambridge University Press

(19 September 2018) Cambridge University Press has announced that its new content sharing tool, Cambridge Core Share, will become a permanent feature of its online books and journals platform following a successful ten-month pilot. Launched in December 2017, Cambridge Core Share helps to make research more open and accessible by enabling users to generate a […]

September 21, 2018 1:56 pm
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CAS collaborates with iChemLabs empowering scientists to do better research in less time with SciFinder-n

SciFindern provides relevant, highly actionable insights in an easy-to-use interface that integrates the touch screen friendly ChemDoodle chemical structure drawing tool. (18 September 2018, Columbus, Ohio) CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society, partnered with iChemLabs to optimize the efficiency of chemical structure drawing in SciFindern, especially in touch devices, using ChemDoodle®.  Built on the […]

September 19, 2018 2:59 pm
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The Wonder Years: What did the New Professionals Learn?

(22 August 2018) SMU Libraries and the Library Association of Singapore (LAS) jointly organised a two day seminar for new and early career library professionals from 20 to 21 August 2018. In addition to the mostly local participants, there were delegates from Indonesia and the Philippines. Over 80 participants celebrated their Wonder Years on topics […]

September 19, 2018 1:22 pm
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Wiley to support digital learning projects in Banyuwangi, Indonesia as part of ASEAN Smart Cities Network’s Pilot Program

(17 September 2018) John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global leader in education and scholarly research, today announced a signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Banyuwangi Regency, Indonesia, at the Inaugural ASEAN Smart Cities Network (ASCN) Meeting in Singapore. The two parties will build e-learning capabilities in the region focusing on needs such as […]

September 18, 2018 8:42 pm
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15,000 images of Javanese manuscripts from Yogyakarta now online

(17 September 2018) The Javanese Manuscripts from Yogyakarta Digitisation Project, generously supported by Mr S P Lohia, aims to digitise 75 manuscripts from Yogyakarta now held in the British Library, and provide free online access through the British Library’s Digitised Manuscripts website. Full sets of the digital images will also be presented to the Archives […]

September 18, 2018 8:35 pm
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Ruth’s Rankings 37 – How Important are Journal Quality Metrics in the Era of Predatory Journals? Part 1: Journal citation metrics

By Ruth A. Pagell* (18 September 2018) During decades of working with faculty in competitive universities I was always concerned by “publish or perish”, especially when junior faculty were pressured to publish in ”A” journals.  Now, thanks to the proliferation of possibly predatory publishers, anyone can publish anything in a publication that calls itself a peer-reviewed […]

September 18, 2018 3:36 pm
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Job opportunities at Hong Kong Baptist University Library

Associate Librarian (Scholarly Resources & Digital Strategies) (PR0086/18-9)                                                                                            (14 September 2018) Hong Kong Baptist University Library invites applications for a creative, forward-thinking, energetic and collaborative Associate Librarian to lead, coordinate, and manage the Library’s Scholarly Resources & Digital Strategies Division. As the Library continuously enhances its provision of scholarly resources, this person will lead efforts […]

September 14, 2018 1:40 pm
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Flinders University hiring Director of Library Services

(14 September 2018) Reporting to the Vice President (Corporate Services), the Director of Library Services will provide strong strategic leadership and effective knowledge management of the University Library and associated services. They will be accountable for the management and performance of the University Library and will be required to enhance and optimise the service and […]

September 14, 2018 9:23 am
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Springer Nature announces new eBook collection: Intelligent Technologies and Robotics

(12 September 2018) A specially-tailored eBook collection focusing on the fields of intelligent technologies and robotics has now been compiled by Springer Nature. This package focuses on interdisciplinary and dynamic areas of engineering which have emerged from the more traditional disciplines of automation and control. The decision to create this new collection reflects the increasing […]

September 14, 2018 9:19 am
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