Monthly Archives: December 2019

Brill launches Chinese Iconography Thesaurus (中國圖像誌索引典) in open access

(12 Dec 2019) International publisher Brill is proud to announce the launch of a new database in Open Access: The Chinese Iconography Thesaurus. The Chinese Iconography Thesaurus (CIT) is freely accessible and brings together Sinology, Art History and Information Studies, creating the first alternative classification scheme, especially designed for Chinese visual culture, with a complementary image archive. Traditionally, […]

December 14, 2019 3:45 pm

University of Technology Sydney is hiring Scholarly Information Team Leader

(13 Dec 2019) The UTS Library is recruiting a strategically focused Scholarly Information Team Leader to join a high performing and collaborative department that is comprised of 3 teams: Collection Development & Evaluation, Finance & Vendor Relationships and Metadata & Discovery Services. The Scholarly Information Team Leader is responsible for providing the UTS community with access […]

December 14, 2019 3:40 pm

State Library of Queensland is hiring Director, Finance and Operations

(13 Dec 2019) The State Library of Queensland (State Library) supports a vibrant state-wide network of more than 230 public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centre. State Library’s workforce reflects the diversity of the Queensland community. As Director you will provide leadership, direction and management of the Finance and Operations branch which also encompasses Facilities and Administration […]

December 14, 2019 3:36 pm

Seoul to open landmark library, concert hall by 2025

(12 Dec 2019) Seoul city on Thursday announced plans to open a new library and concert hall in areas of the capital that were previously considered underdeveloped and lacked cultural facilities. Under the plan, the city will pump in 387.8 billion won (US$325.6 million) to build a library in Dongdaemun ward in eastern Seoul and a […]

December 13, 2019 9:05 pm

Chinese library sparks outrage over report staff burned ‘banned books’

(9 Dec 2019) Staff at a public library in northwest China have set fire to “banned books” in front of the building, sparking anger online and drawing comparisons with the actions of a ruthless emperor during the Qin dynasty. According to a report on the county government website of Zhenyuan, Gansu province, the library did […]

December 13, 2019 8:52 pm

Australia: Queensland State Library offers ‘human books’ in bid to share local history

(10 Dec 2019) The State Library of Queensland is trialling a program in Brisbane where you can check out a “human book”. Once a month, library visitors will be able to borrow a real person with a unique story to share. Key points: ‘Human books’ originated in Denmark to counter stereotypes and discrimination The State Library is […]

December 12, 2019 9:25 pm

China splashes millions on hundreds of home-grown journals

(11 Dec 2019)  US$29-million investment aims to boost the country’s status as an international scientific powerhouse. China is taking dramatic steps to improve the quality and international reputation of its home-grown science journals. Publishers of hundreds of Chinese titles will receive generous government funding as part of a major five-year plan to elevate the country’s […]

December 12, 2019 9:18 pm

SciencePOD chooses iGroup for its expansion in the Asian Market

(12 Dec 2019) SciencePOD offers Asia Pacific scientists new opportunities to increase their research impact and engage global audiences through access to the most trusted science content marketing platform Dublin, Hong Kong, 12 December 2019, SciencePOD is pleased to announce it has partnered with iGroup as its agent in the Asia Pacific region. By introducing SciencePOD’s […]

December 12, 2019 7:40 am

Wolters Kluwer enhances Lexicomp Drug Information with UpToDate content in ongoing effort to harmonize clinical decision making

(9 Dec 2019) Wolters Kluwer, Health announced today the addition of Clinical Insights to its industry-leading drug information resource, Lexicomp®, in its ongoing efforts to harmonize care by supporting aligned decision-making between pharmacists and physicians at the point of care.  Clinical Insights is just one of several recent enhancements to Lexicomp that are powered by improved logic and machine learning to […]

December 11, 2019 10:20 pm

Webinar: plagiarism, its detection and avoidance: role of librarians in enhancing quality research

(9 Dec 2019) The presentation introduces both intentional and unintentional plagiarism, how to detect it and various ways of avoiding plagiarism.  Knowledge about plagiarism, its consequences, its detection and avoidance are very important ensuring quality research writings.  It is also important for libraries and librarians to understand how they can play a key role in enhancing the research output of […]

December 11, 2019 10:16 pm

New database of pre-Independence Indian periodicals from 1857-1947 reflects a nation forging its identity

(7 Dec 2019) For years Professor Rahul Sagar worked with researchers, students and libraries from around the world to collate a database of Indian Periodicals that flourished between 1857 and 1947 and are evidence of a once fertile land of reading, writing and intellectual discourse. In an interview with Firstpost, Sagar spoke about the challenges […]

December 9, 2019 3:43 pm

HSUHK invites application for Associate Librarian

(6 Dec 2019) The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong (HSUHK) is a non-profit private liberal-arts-oriented university.  It has with five Schools (Business, Communication, Decision Sciences, Humanities & Social Science, and Translation), with over 5,000 full-time students and 200 full-time faculty members.  Adopting the unique “Liberal + Professional” education model, HSUHK is a residential institution which […]

December 9, 2019 3:34 pm

State Library Victoria proves libraries aren’t just about books: they’re about community

(9 Dec 2019) With the rise of digital information early this century, the death of the library was predicted. Yet far from causing the demise of libraries, the digital revolution has led to libraries being reinvented and reinvigorated. Library staff are experts in knowledge systems and adept at seizing the possibilities presented by these changes. This ability […]

December 9, 2019 3:24 pm

National Museum of African American History and Culture’s Alvin Ailey Photography Collection is now available to the public

More Than 10,000 Photographs Announced On Anniversary Of Ailey’s Death And World AIDS Day (1 Dec 2019) **Images provided are only to be used by media in reference to announcement and with full credit information** Ahead of World AIDS Day and the 30th anniversary of Alvin Ailey’s death (Dec. 1), the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History […]

December 9, 2019 3:09 pm

China tells government offices to remove all foreign computer equipment

(9 Dec 2019)  From the Guardian: China has ordered that all foreign computer equipment and software be removed from government offices and public institutions within three years, the Financial Times reports. The government directive is likely to be a blow to US multinational companies like HP, Dell and Microsoft and mirrors attempts by Washington to limit […]

December 9, 2019 3:04 pm