Asia Pacific

Shrewsbury International School, Bangkok, hiring Librarian

(18 January 2017) Fully-qualified librarians who have energy, enthusiasm and full commitment to the profession are invited to submit completed application forms. The closing date for applications is Friday 27th January 2017 Shrewsbury International School is located in Bangkok, Thailand. Although it is an independent school, it is closely affiliated to Shrewsbury School in the […]

January 18, 2017 - 3:09 pm

Vijita de Silva Research Award 2016/17 in Library & Information Science

(17 January 2017) The Sri Lanka Library Association (SLLA) is pleased to announce the Vijita de Silva Research Award, the annual research award for the best completed research in the Library and Information Science (LIS) field in Sri Lanka. The award comprises a cash grant of Rs 50,000.00 and a certificate. In the event the […]

January 17, 2017 - 4:06 pm

Historic materials donated to National Library

(12 January 2017) Five antique recordings of the national anthem and a hand-drawn map of Southeast Asia dating back nearly 250 years have been donated to the Myanmar National Library in Nay Pyi Taw. The donation came from the Youth Force Group of Companies, which has already donated hundreds of historical artefacts to the museum. […]

January 17, 2017 - 3:57 pm

Tsinghua University selects Ex Libris Alma library management service

(16 January 2017, Beijing, China)  Ex Libris, a ProQuest company has announced that Tsinghua University in Beijing has chosen the Ex Libris Alma® library management service to replace the university’s Innovative Millennium integrated library system. Tsinghua University was ranked as the top university in China by QS World University Rankings®. Tsinghua chose Alma to manage […]

January 17, 2017 - 3:52 pm

SMU Libraries hiring Library Specialist

(11 January 2017)  Applications are invited for appointment as Library Specialist at the SMU Libraries, Singapore Management University. SMU is seeking an enthusiastic, innovative and experienced professional to support the provision of library resources in all formats.  This position works with team members to ensure, through continuous improvement methods, that effective and efficient access to […]

January 15, 2017 - 4:14 pm

SEAM digitizes Philippine comic books

(12 January 2017) SEAM (Southeast Asia Materials Project) has digitized two Philippine comic book titles from the mid-20th century, Espesyal Komiks (Oct. 1952 – Mar. 1961) and Pilipino Komiks (Dec. 1949 – Dec. 1962). Many of the comics in these two Tagalog-language publications were produced by Francisco Coching (1919-1998). One of the most influential comic […]

January 15, 2017 - 4:06 pm

New Lending Rights Online portal open

(11 January 2017) The new Lending Rights Online (LRO) portal opened in Australia on 9 January, making it faster and easier to register, make and track claims online, including: auto filling book information when you submit a title claim, once the ISBN for the book is validated, and displaying processing or completed status of submitted […]

January 15, 2017 - 3:57 pm

Asia-Pacific Libraries Directory 2017-2018 – Research and Markets

(10 January 2017, DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Directory of Asia Pacific Libraries 2017-18″ directory to their offering. This edition of the Directory of Asia Pacific Libraries provide essential details on all libraries throughout the Asia Pacific region including universities, public and special libraries and including the libraries of institutes […]

January 11, 2017 - 5:51 pm

World’s most beautiful libraries in India

Libraries are the most incredible invention of men. It is a single most beautiful tribute to knowledge and experience. There are a lot of libraries in India that stand as a part of most beautiful ones in the world. If you are visiting India, you ought to visit at least a few of these libraries. […]

January 11, 2017 - 5:28 pm

[Re-post] Job Opportunities at Hong Kong Baptist University Library: Associate Librarian (Technical & Collection Services) (PR090-2/16-17)

(11 January 2017) 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 Technical & Collection Services Division.  This person will lead the transformative efforts to enhance and streamline Technical & Collection Services processes and services to aim at developing practical solutions […]

January 11, 2017 - 5:06 pm

A study on Pakistan’s Digital Library

(9 January 2017) In Pakistan, the Digital Library Programme was introduced as a collaborative project of Pakistan’s Higher Education Commission (HEC) and INASP in 2003. Today, the Digital Library (DL) is a programme of the HEC and provides private and public sector institutions in Pakistan with access to international scholarly literature, such as academic journals […]

January 11, 2017 - 4:59 pm

Applications for IFLA Attendance Grants 2017 are now open

(10 January 2017) The Grants are available to an information professional from Africa, Latin America and Asia/Pacific. Each grant covers the early registration fee of Euro 490 which expires on 15 May 2017. The Attendance Grant will also provide support for travel and/or accommodation of up to Euro 700. Applicants must be able to attend […]

January 11, 2017 - 4:56 pm

Greetings from the Librarian – New National Diet Library Midterm Vision: Universal Access 2020

(4 January 2016) The National Diet Library will compile a plan ensuring multi-faceted and continuous access to library materials over the long term. It will also anticipate increased demand for access to NDL library materials from patrons in countries all around the world. There are three major roles of the National Diet Library that have […]

January 7, 2017 - 3:07 pm

Government to digitise iconic Old Delhi library

(2 January 2017, New Delhi)  The new year promises to be a hopeful one for the iconic Hardinge Library in Old Delhi with plans afoot to revamp the historic institution through digitisation of rare books and restoration of its century-old building. Authorities are also endeavouring to put this city landmark on a tourism map, besides […]

January 7, 2017 - 3:03 pm

Kyoto University Library Network joins the IIIF Consortium

(29 December 2016) The Kyoto University Library Network has officially joined the IIIF Consortium, expanding the reach of IIIF activities in Japan. An announcement is also available in Japanese. In a recent bulletin, the Library Network announced that work is underway to digitize items from a collection of over 6.9 million rare and important cultural […]

January 6, 2017 - 3:26 pm