Asia Pacific

Archives of South Asian oral history housed in India

(14 July 2018, New Delhi) Hundreds of rare ethnographic sound recordings, including parables, songs, hymns, instrumental music, and poems, made their way to India as part of a collaborative project between British Library and Archives and Research Centre for Ethnomusicology (ARCE). The project, entitled South Asian Audiovisual Heritage, aims at preserving these historic recordings and […]

July 15, 2018 - 8:56 pm

Celebrating the national glass plate negatives registered as UNESCO Memory of the World

(13 July 2018) After UNESCO announced the registration of the National Glass Plate Negatives as UNESCO’s Memory of the World on the 30th of October 2017, the National Archives of Thailand, Sirivadhanabhakdi Foundation together with Thai Beverage PCL took the opportunity to organize the Celebrating the National Glass Plate Negatives Registered as UNESCO Memory of the World exhibition at the National Gallery on Chao Fa Road. The show […]

July 14, 2018 - 5:08 pm

$1 million donation will support new Learning Commons at McGill University’s Faculty of Education

Chan Kwok Wai Foundation shares McGill’s mission to create 21st century digital literacy environment (12 July 2018) Thanks to a $1 million donation from the Hong Kong-based Chan Kwok Wai Foundation, the Faculty of Education will undergo a major renovation of its former library space to create a new Learning Commons. As literacy, technology and […]

July 14, 2018 - 5:03 pm

IFLAPARL Pre-Conference 2018 Agenda

(13 July 2018) The 2018 IFLAPARL pre-conference will be held in the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on 24th August 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  The theme will be ‘Transforming parliamentary libraries and research services to meet changing clients’ needs’. The provisional agenda for the pre-conference is now available on the Section’s Events pages. The announcement is here.

July 14, 2018 - 11:14 am

Buddhist Digital Resource Center In Thailand

(28 June 2018) BDRC, with the generous support of the Khyentse Foundation, has been working with the Fragile Palm Leaves Foundation, Thailand, since 2016 to preserve their massive collection of palm leaf Buddhist manuscripts. These manuscripts are particularly important as primary sources for the scholarly study of Burmese and Theravāda Buddhism, Pali philology, history, and […]

July 13, 2018 - 12:02 pm

Ruth’s Rankings 36 – Innovation, Automation, and Technology Part 1: From Scholarly Articles to Patents

By Ruth Pagell* What institution is the most innovative in the Asia-Pacific region? What type of innovation ranking can you find on U-Multirank? (13 July 2018) In this article and the one following, we look at new rankings of universities and their countries from the perspective of innovation as measured by patents. This article introduces […]

July 13, 2018 - 10:38 am

Nepal’s Prime Minister inaugurates Nepal Academy library building built with Indian assistance

(11 July 2018) The Prime Minister of Nepal K.P.Sharma Oli on Tuesday inaugurated the Library building of Nepal Academy in Kathmandu. The library has been built with the Indian assistance of NRs. (Nepali Rupees) 43.94 million. PM Oli expressed gratitude to the Government of India for constructing the library. The newly built three-storey library will […]

July 12, 2018 - 10:00 am

Digital Dunhuang show to open in Hong Kong

(10 July 2018) The Heritage Museum will host the Digital Dunhuang – Tales of Heaven & Earth exhibition from July 11 to October 22. It uses the latest multimedia technology to show Dunhuang’s famous grottoes and cultural relics. It will feature more than 100 exhibits, including a replica of cave 285, the most vibrant cave […]

July 12, 2018 - 9:46 am

Workshop on the Codicological Aspects of Islamic Manuscripts

(9 July 2018)  The Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia announces  the manuscript workshop: Codicological Aspects of Islamic Manuscripts. With guidance by Dr. Farouk Yahya from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), this workshop on 27 July 2018  is open to seekers of knowledge with great interest in manuscripts, history geeks and the public. Space is […]

July 9, 2018 - 9:21 pm

Arab-Chinese digital library to be launched in Beijing

(8 July 2018, Jeddah) The first Arab-Chinese digital library will be launched on Tuesday in Beijing on the sidelines of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum (CASCF). The library is a joint project of the Arab League, the King Abdul Aziz Public Library and the National Library of China. The library will serve as a bridge […]

July 9, 2018 - 9:13 pm

Griffith University hiring Coordinator, Library Learning and Teaching Services

(9 July 2018) The Coordinator, Library Learning and Teaching Services coordinates staff delivering library and learning services across our 5 campuses and 6 library locations. Reporting to the Manager, Library Academic Engagement, the role is one of two Coordinator roles overseeing delivery of quality, consistent and relevant library and learning services to the Griffith community. […]

July 9, 2018 - 9:06 pm

Expression of interest for indiaRxiv Steering Committee

(6 July 2018) The Open Access India is constituting an advisory and a steering committee to establish and manage preprints repository for India, indiaRxiv with the support of Centre for Open Science. Earlier, the community had launched preprints repository for agriculture and allied sciences, AgriXiv. Anyone who would like to get involved in establishing the […]

July 7, 2018 - 10:45 am

University of Technology Sydney Library hiring Director of User Experience and Planning

(5 July 2018) As the Director of User Experience and Planning, (DUEP),  you will be responsible for ensuring that the Library is equipped to deliver a superior user experience by ensuring Library spaces are maintained and developed in concert with the direction and ambitions of the University. A truly diverse role you will also provide […]

July 6, 2018 - 3:22 pm

A bright future for libraries in Australia’s copyright modernisation review

(5 July 2018) Australia is looking at reviewing its Copyright Act of 1968 with the aim of bringing its copyright framework up to date with the digital world. After earlier reviews such as the safe harbour extension, this time the government is consulting on a few specific aspects of Australia’s copyright. The Government sought to […]

July 6, 2018 - 12:30 pm

Shift books, library told

(6 July 2018, New Delhi) Delhi High Court on Thursday directed the Delhi Public Library to remove hundreds of books from its dilapidated branch in central Delhi, saying they could get damaged in the monsoon. A bench of acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C. Hari Shankar said most of the books at the […]

July 6, 2018 - 12:26 pm