Asia Pacific

CUHK hiring Assistant Librarian I/II (carrying the job title of ‘Systems Librarian’) – (170000Q1)

(21 April 2017) The Chinese University of Hong Kong Library seeks a Systems Librarian to join its Library IT & Systems (LITS) team at an exciting time as it implements a cloud-based, next generation Integrated Library System (ILS) shared with the local higher education libraries consortium. The successful applicant is expected to provide the best possible […]

April 22, 2017 - 8:32 pm
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C. V. Starr East Asian Library acquires the largest Chinese film studies collection in North America

(21 April 2017) The C. V. Starr East Asian Library at UC Berkeley today announces its acquisition of the largest and most comprehensive Chinese film studies collection in North America. The over-70,000 periodicals, posters, photographs, and ephemera contained in the Paul Kendel Fonoroff collection document the development of the film and entertainment industry of greater […]

April 22, 2017 - 8:27 pm
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Introducing La Trobe’s Digital Literacies Framework

(21 April 2017) La Trobe’s new Digital Literacies Framework outlines the capabilities and understandings that staff and students need to live, learn and work in a digitally connected world. Developing digital literacies to engage with our digital future is about progressing from literacy to fluency in the critical and scholarly use of information and data; […]

April 22, 2017 - 8:22 pm
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Extending EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project

(21 April 2017) EIFL Director Rima Kupryte will attend the signing ceremony of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Myanmar Department of Higher Education and EIFL for further development of university libraries in Myanmar. The MoU, which extends the EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project to reach more universities, contributes to Myanmar’s national strategy for reforming […]

April 22, 2017 - 8:19 pm
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EIFL Marrakesh guide launches in Nepali

(21 April 2017) EIFL’s popular library guide to the Marrakesh Treaty for persons with print disabilities is now available in Nepali, bringing to six the total number of languages for the guide. The Marrakesh Treaty, which entered into force in September 2016, gives organizations like libraries the right to reproduce printed works in accessible formats […]

April 22, 2017 - 8:15 pm
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JULAC shared ILS in Hong Kong

(19 April 2017) The Joint University Librarians Advisory Committee (JULAC) is implementing a new shared integrated library system (ILS) to manage the print and electronic collections of 8 individual university libraries, with increasing strategic emphasis on electronic resources and digital collections. The shared system will hold a conglomerate of over 18 million bibliographic records serving […]

April 20, 2017 - 3:56 pm
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Why is citing important?

(17 April 2017)   Mohd Ikhwan Ismail, Senior Librarian, Universiti Sains Malaysia notes that students often ask why citing is important. He shares with us here several points about proper citing to discuss with students.

April 17, 2017 - 2:04 pm
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Ruth’s Rankings 25: THE Young University Rankings 2017 – Generational rankings and tips for success

By Ruth A. Pagell* Four of THE’s top five “Young” universities are from East Asia. Australia leads the region with 23 universities. UK leads the world with 27 THE released its 2017 Young University rankings during the first week of April. This recalibration of existing data is interesting because of additional articles including rankings by […]

April 15, 2017 - 2:18 pm
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ProQuest and CALIS bring Chinese scholarship to a global audience

270,000 dissertations from premier Chinese universities now in PQDT Global™ Database (13 April 2017, Ann Arbor, MI) ProQuest and China Academic Library Information System (CALIS), a consortium of Chinese higher education libraries, have expanded their long-standing collaboration and are now enabling unprecedented, global access to more than 270,000 dissertation abstracts from China’s premier universities. The […]

April 14, 2017 - 2:50 pm
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What are Hongkongers reading? City’s most popular library books revealed

(13 April 2017)  What library books are Hongkongers reading the most? It turns out that inspirational fiction, chivalrous Chinese novels and travel guidebooks are among the most well-loved among public library users. HKFP has the lists for adults and children, fiction and non-fiction.

April 13, 2017 - 2:44 pm
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Deakin University hiring Manager Digital Literacy Programs

(12 April 2017) The Manager, Digital Literacy Programs provides leadership and vision for the design, development and implementation of the University Library’s instruction programs and initiatives. The position supports all components of the Library’s digital literacy deliverables, in the cloud and through engaging located learning experiences on campuses and with the Universities’ partner enterprises. The […]

April 12, 2017 - 5:00 pm
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Schmidt Hammer Lassen to lead $88 million renovation of Melbourne’s State Library of Victoria

(10 April 2017) The State Library of Victoria in Melbourne has tapped Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects with local partners Architectus and Andronas Conservation Architecture to lead in the design of a $88.1 million redevelopment plan, Vision 2020. The scheme will return 40% more space to public use, aiming to “unlock possibilities, create connections and act as a […]

April 12, 2017 - 7:36 am
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Japan now has 10 ORCID members

(10 April 2017) Interest in ORCID is high among researchers in Japan. With the recent addition of University of Tsukuba, Japan now has 10 ORCID member organizations, a mix of universities, national research institutes, funders, scholarly societies, and system vendors. Back in 2014 at the Fall 2014 ORCID Outreach Meeting in Tokyo, the ORCID Registry was […]

April 11, 2017 - 7:44 am
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New Director of the National Library of the Philippines sworn in

(8 April 2017) Ceasar Gilbert Q. Adriano, the new Director IV of the National Library of the Philippines, was sworn into office last April 6, 2017 at the Silid Hudhud (NCCA Board Room) in a ceremony facilitated by NCCA and KWF Chairman and National Artist for Literature Virgilio Almario. Photographs of the occasion are here.

April 9, 2017 - 3:47 pm
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Setting up open access repositories at the University of Mandalay and the University of Yangon

(5 April 2017) As Myanmar opens up to the outside world after decades of isolation, universities across the country are embracing the concept of open access (OA). EIFL has been working with two leading universities, University of Mandalay and University of Yangon, to set up OA institutional repositories. There are 158 universities under the Myanmar […]

April 6, 2017 - 4:23 pm
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