Yearly Archives: 2018

State Library of Queensland hiring Marketing Officer

(17 December 2018) The Marketing and Communications branch is responsible for providing marketing, communication, design and audience development solutions for the State Library. It devises strategies that raise the awareness, patronage and the profile of State Library’s services, collections and public programs. Refer to the role description for duties and responsibilities. Closing date is 11 […]

December 18, 2018 2:38 pm
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Monash University hiring Caulfield Library Manager

(17 December 2018) In this role you will collaborate with other senior staff to shape Caulfield Library’s contribution to the University’s education and research agenda in relation to the faculties present on Caulfield campus: Art, Design and Architecture, Arts, Business and Economics, Information Technology and Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. You will be a member […]

December 18, 2018 2:35 pm
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Lean Library’s Library Alternatives module to now support eBooks

(13 December 2018) Lean Library’s Library Alternatives, the module of the Lean Library browser extension that facilitates alternative routes to full-text resources, will now support eBooks. Acquired by SAGE Publishing earlier this year, the award-winning technology platform allows seamless access to journals, articles, open access content, and now eBooks that are licensed by a user’s […]

December 18, 2018 2:24 pm
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Mental health and books on anxiety are popular in 2018

(18 December 2018)  Wattpad has 72 million users and they consume self-published stories at a ravenous pace. In 2018 one of the biggest trends was mental health and ebooks on depression and anxiety. This genre saw an increase of 52% and over 152,000 new stories were uploaded. One of the most notable examples of this […]

December 18, 2018 10:52 am
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Inside Brazil’s National Museum on Google Arts & Culture

(18 December 2018)  On September 2nd 2018, a fire struck the National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro, one of the largest collections of natural history in the world. An estimated 20 million pieces were lost, including indigenous artifacts, dinosaur remains and the oldest human skeleton ever discovered in the Americas. Starting back in 2016, Google Arts & […]

December 18, 2018 10:34 am
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Growing prevalence of mobile-based research signals new era for libraries according to latest findings

(18 December 2018)  Sponsored by OpenAthens, the research gathered information from more than 900 librarians working in different sectors across the globe in Spring 2018 and was designed to gain insight into current thinking on identity and access management. According to the new research growing numbers of students and researchers are working from home, on mobile […]

December 18, 2018 10:17 am
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Dutch universities and Elsevier: six-month extension to current license agreement

(18 December 2018)  The Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) and information analytics business Elsevier are to extend their current agreement by six months. These six months will be used to continue discussions. The VSNU continues to strive to secure commitment to 100% open access by 2020, as set out in the National Open […]

December 18, 2018 9:46 am
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‘Library Planet’ is a crowdsourced travel guide to libraries around the world

(16 December 2018) A brand new blog called Library Planet launched at the beginning of December 2018, describes itself as “a crowdsourced Lonely Planet for libraries.” In other words, travellers can share descriptions and photos of the libraries they visit all around the world for other library lovers to read and add to their own […]

December 17, 2018 7:49 am
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Hong Kong Sinfonietta Limited hiring Music Librarian

(15 December 2018) Would you like to work as an administrator for an orchestra ?  Hong Kong Sinfonietta is looking for a Music Librarian.  Prior experience is preferred. You will be in charge of the orchestra’s library including the acquisition of music for every performance of the orchestra.  You will have knowledge of classical music […]

December 15, 2018 3:27 pm
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Nature Index 2018 reviews China’s scientific performance over the past five years

(13 December 2018, London) The Nature Index 2018 supplement on China reveals that China’s contribution to the Nature Index rose by 75% between 2012 and 2017, much more than a selection of leading countries in the Index, such as the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom and Japan. China’s share of global scientific output as […]

December 14, 2018 10:57 am
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2018-2019 CALA Mentorship Program

(13 December 2018) We are pleased to announce that the 2018/2019 Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) Mentorship Program is now open for applications. CALA welcomes mentees and mentors from the Asia Pacific region. English is our working language. CALA is an affiliate of the American Library Association. It is the only professional organization in North America […]

December 13, 2018 7:34 pm
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Skeletons in their closet: Clarivate issues editorial concern but takes no further action

(11 December 2018) When Bone Research received its first Journal Impact Factor (JIF) in 2014 (a meager score of 1.310), it didn’t receive much notice. The following year, Bone Research‘s JIF more than doubled to 3.549, then nearly tripled to 9.326 in 2016. This year, it received a score 12.354. It now is ranked second […]

December 12, 2018 2:01 pm
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Call for Applications to DIPLIS Level I -2019

(11 December 2018) The Sri Lanka Library Association invites applications for the Diploma in Library and Information Science  Level I – 2019 Course. Closing date for applications: 8th January 2019. The announcement is here.

December 12, 2018 1:56 pm
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Academic metasearch engine The Lens: solving the problem of solving problems

(12 December 2018) The Lens is an academic search engine that gathers patents and academic documents, such as articles, communications, books and theses, in a unified and separate system at the same time, since each type of document has its place on the results page. It stands out for offering innovative solutions with which it […]

December 12, 2018 1:53 pm
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School of The Arts Singapore hiring Senior Executive, Library Information & Services

(11 December 2018) Reporting to the Senior Manager (Library Information & Services), the Senior Executive will support the library team in developing the use of library resources, collection and facilities to support the curriculum and/or information needs of library users. The Senior Executive will also assist the Senior Manager (Library Information & Services) in some […]

December 12, 2018 1:49 pm
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