Asia Pacific

CQUniversity hiring Manager – Library Information & Research Services

(22 Mar 2019)  CQUniversity Library has created a new position to lead the development of information and research services that support of our vision for a truly Digital Library. The CQUniversity Digital Library agenda sets the framework for an ‘online-first’ approach to service delivery, student support, and access to library resources. You will be responsible for […]

March 22, 2019 - 10:42 am

Flinders University hiring Associate Librarian, Collections, College and Research Services

(22 Mar 2019)  Flinders University is seeking The Associate Librarian, Collections, College and Research Services who leads and manages the Collections, College and Research Services team ensuring that it provides high quality services to University staff and students in ways that align with, and support, the University’s strategic priorities and the Library’s plans. As one of two […]

March 22, 2019 - 10:37 am

CSA attempts to reach wider audience with Pop-up machine in Singapore public libraries

(14 March 2019) As part of CSA’s [Cyber Security Agency] efforts to reach a wider audience, the Cyber Savvy Machine Pop-Up is an interactive machine which aims to educate citizens on cyber hygiene. It has been stationed at various libraries, one library a month since November 2018 in order to reach a diverse group of […]

March 22, 2019 - 8:51 am

The Australian Web Archive is a momentous achievement – but things will get harder from here

(14 March 2019) The National Library of Australia has just launched its Australian Web Archive – a massive, freely accessible collection of content that provides a historical record of the development of world wide web content in Australia over more than two decades. The new archive is a momentous achievement. Containing annual captures of all […]

March 22, 2019 - 8:49 am

Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau unveils new online resource

(21 Mar 2019)  The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau’s Mice intelligence and innovation department (TCEB M2I) launched a new online resource centre to provide information and insights for organisers of conventions and exhibition in the country. Bangkok Post has more details here.

March 21, 2019 - 8:49 am

Opening a yearbook onto the past

(19 Mar 2019)  The “Shanghai Almanac for 1852, and Commercial Guide,” the city’s first yearbook, is set to be republished by the Shanghai Bookstore Publishing House in June. The yearbook, in English but due to have a Chinese translation, is the earliest compiled by foreigners on the Chinese mainland. The original book will be displayed at the release […]

March 20, 2019 - 3:56 pm

China, UP open new book center in Philippines

(18 Mar 2019)  The Chinese Embassy and the University of the Philippines on Monday launched the first “China Book Center” at the UP Asian Center in Diliman, Quezon City. The newly-launched resource center in UP is the first of its kind solely dedicated to one Asian country, said Dr. Joefe Santarita, dean of the UP Asian Center […]

March 20, 2019 - 3:37 pm

Australia’s best library designs celebrated

(18 Mar 2019)  The Australian Library and Information Association has revealed the winners of its Library Design Awards at the Asia Pacific Architecture Forum in Brisbane. 2019 ALIA Library Design Awards winners: School Library Anglican Church Grammar School Centenary Library – Brand and Slater Architects (now BSPN Architecture) Public Library Shellharbour City Library – Designinc, Lacoste and Stevenson and Turf […]

March 20, 2019 - 9:42 am

24/7 Cebu City Public Library: the first year

(17 Mar 2019)  Cebu City Public Library, which struggled for its deteriorating condition of facilities and the availability of up-to-date books and research materials, was suggested to close down. However, the decision of 24-hour library hours with upgrades on air-conditioning units and additional security guards and library staff has made the number of visitors 5 times more […]

March 18, 2019 - 11:18 am

Ruth’s Rankings News Flash! 2019-1: THE Asia/Pac update and other Asia rankings

(11 Mar 2019)  The calendar year 2019 rankings’ cycle has begun.  News Flashes will focus on ranking changes, if any, and new observations. News Flash 2019-1 includes updates to THE Asia/Pac rankings and QS subject rankings. Who is THE’s number one university in Asia/Pac? What country has the most top ten universities? On what top […]

March 14, 2019 - 8:48 am

National Library launches ‘enormous’ archive of Australia’s Internet

(11 March 2019) The Australian Web Archive, which launched this month, is one of the biggest in the world. The new archive, which launched last week, contains around 600 terabytes of data across 9 billion records. In bookshelf terms; if the records were printed and stacked they would stretch from Canberra to Cairns. Computerworld has […]

March 13, 2019 - 9:08 am

Major upgrade to transform Curtin’s iconic library

(5 March 2019) Curtin University’s iconic Library will undergo a $60 million refurbishment including a large atrium and auditorium-style study stairs as part of plans to modernise the building in time for its 50th anniversary. Leading national architecture firm Hames Sharley is working with international partner Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects to deliver the TL Robertson […]

March 13, 2019 - 9:03 am

Library Carpentry two-day workshop

(4 March 2019) On 11-12 June 2019, LAS and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Library are jointly hosting a Library Carpentry 2-day workshop. The Carpentries are a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives. They teach skills that are immediately useful for researchers, using lessons and datasets that allow researchers to apply what they’ve learned to their work […]

March 8, 2019 - 1:26 pm

Borrowing limits at Singapore’s libraries to be permanently raised

(4 March 2019) National Library Board (NLB) members will be able to borrow up to 16 physical items from April this year. Senior Minister of State for Communications and Information Sim Ann said in her Committee of Supply debate speech on Monday (Mar 4) that for many years, NLB has doubled the loan quota of […]

March 8, 2019 - 1:19 pm

The Future of Archives New Zealand and the National Library of New Zealand

(26 February 2019) The National Archival and Library Institutions Ministerial Group (NALI) is beginning to reveal some of its thinking about the future of Archives New Zealand and the National Library of New Zealand. In an email released just before Christmas the two Ministers in charge of the NALI Review process said amongst other things: […]

March 7, 2019 - 4:02 pm