Asia Pacific

Public Library Program WLIC 2018

(22 June 2018) IFLA’s Public Libraries Section has partnered with a number of other professional units to bring you a rich program in Kuala Lumpur this August. Pop these in your diary! Sunday 26 August/ Session 094/ 9.30-11.30 What is Universal Design for Libraries? Library Services to People with Special Needs: Public Libraries and Library Services […]

June 22, 2018 - 10:59 am
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Three specialist libraries to close at University of Auckland, 45 jobs to go

(21 June 2018) The University of Auckland will close three specialist libraries, with the loss of around 45 fulltime-equivalent staff. The decision has been condemned by the Auckland University Student’s Association, which says the move will be bad for students and creative arts at the institution. The university said: “Among other decisions, the consolidation of […]

June 22, 2018 - 10:49 am
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The limits of area studies: studying scholars of Asia

(21 June 2018) From 2015-2017, Ithaka S+R partnered with 29 researchers at 11 academic libraries in the U.S. to study the research activities and support needs of scholars in Asian Studies. Today marks the release of the project’s capstone report, Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Asian Studies Scholars, which provides actionable findings for organizations, […]

June 22, 2018 - 10:43 am
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National Digital Library of India dedicated to the Nation

(19 June 2018) The Union Human Resource Development Minister, Shri Prakash Javadekar launched the new digital initiative of HRD Ministry. National Digital Library of India, on the occasion of National Reading Day in New Delhi today. This National Digital Library of India (NDLI) is a project of the Ministry of Human Resource Development under the […]

June 20, 2018 - 9:33 am
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Ruth’s Rankings News Flash! 2018-3: Top News from THE and QS updates

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is THE’s best Young University; Malaysia adds four universities to the QS 2019 World Rankings (16 June 2018) During the past few weeks, Times Higher Education released updated rankings piecemeal, in preparation for its September to October release of its  2019 world rankings. At the same time, QS […]

June 16, 2018 - 2:25 pm
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ARTiFACTS and ies Consulting partner to expand use of blockchain-based platform in scholarly communication

Leading academic research consulting firm in Asia-Pacific region to use blockchain-based collaboration platform to enhance visibility of researcher achievements (10 June 2018, Cambridge, MA and Singapore) ARTiFACTS, creator of the world’s first blockchain-based platform for scholarly research, and Innovative Education Services (ies), the Asia-Pacific based consulting firm focused on enhancing quality and global visibility of […]

June 15, 2018 - 3:56 pm
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A free Workshop on Text Mining and the HathiTrust Research Center at the IFLA WLIC 2018 Kuala Lampur, Malaysia

(13 June 2018) Are you attending the IFLA 2018 World Library and Information Congress? JOIN US ON:  August 23, 2018, for a day-long text mining workshop for librarians hosted by the IFLA Social Science Libraries Satellite Meeting. Come and Learn more about digital humanities methods and text mining? Here are some of the exciting things you can expect to learn […]

June 13, 2018 - 7:32 am
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UNESCO-NDL India International Workshop on Knowledge Engineering for Digital Library Design

(12 June 2018) This workshop takes place 25-27 October 2018 in New Delhi, India. Hosted by UNESCO and the National Digital Library of India, participation is by invitation only. Details are here.

June 12, 2018 - 7:45 pm
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ICoASL 2019 takes place in India

(12 June 2018) The Sixth International Conference of Asian Special Libraries (ICoASL 2019) on Libraries and Librarianship in Digital Plus Era takes place 14-16 February 2019 at the Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi, India. It is organised by the Special Libraries Association, Asian Chapter in collaboration with the Institute of Economic Growth, Ambedkar University Delhi, Society for Library […]

June 12, 2018 - 7:36 pm
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Hang Seng Management College Hong Kong hiring Associate Librarian

(12 June 2018) The Associate Librarian will: provide leadership in the development of strategic planning and formulation of policies for the library user-centered services; develop and implement innovative approaches for effective scholarly communication, instruction activities, reference and access services; evaluate and develop library outreach and public services strategies; cultivate strong liaison relationships with faculty to design […]

June 12, 2018 - 2:22 pm
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Invitation to Vertigo Ventures’ Seminar on Engagement & Impact: Creating 4* RAE Impact Case Studies

(12 June 2018) Vertigo Ventures is pleased to invite you to their seminar on Engagement & Impact: Creating 4* RAE Impact Case Studies to be held on Thursday 21 June 2018, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (followed by light refreshments) @ The Hub, 1/F., Fortune Building, 150-158 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong. This seminar […]

June 12, 2018 - 10:16 am
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Charles Wallace India Trust Fellowship at the British Library

(11 June 2018) The British Library announces the call for applications to the Charles Wallace India Trust Fellowship 2018-19. Awarded by the Charles Wallace India Trust (CWIT), the fellowship will be offered to an early to mid-career India-based scholar to work at the British Library. This Fellowship opportunity will involve working with the British Library’s […]

June 12, 2018 - 10:03 am
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MALA demands immediate implementation of Manipur Public Libraries Act 1988

(9 June 2018, Imphal) Demanding immediate implementation of Manipur Public Libraries Act 1988, a sit in protest was staged by Manipur Library Association (MALA) at Keishampat Leimajam Leikai community hall today. MALA vice president Dr Ch Ibohal, while speaking to media persons on the sideline of the protest, stated that the former President of India, […]

June 12, 2018 - 10:00 am
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KAIST, University of Tokyo and POSTECH Top the Annual Reuters Ranking of Asia Pacific’s Most Innovative Universities for 2018

Powered by Clarivate Analytics data, the third annual Reuters Asia Pacific Top 75 ranking welcomes three new institutions, all from China  (5 June 2018, Hong Kong) KAIST, University of Tokyo and POSTECH top the Reuters 2018 ranking of Asia Pacific’s Most Innovative Universities. The Asia Pacific (APAC) ranking aims to identify and rank the educational […]

June 10, 2018 - 8:37 pm
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SAOA to digitize Indian Newspaper Reports for open access

(1 June 2018) The South Asia Open Archives (SAOA), administered by the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), has recently begun digitizing the Indian Newspaper Reports containing weekly translations and summaries of local Anglo-Indian and vernacular-language newspapers from the late nineteenth through the early twentieth centuries, from throughout South Asia. The digitization of 110 microfilm reels held by CRL […]

June 10, 2018 - 8:33 pm
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