Asia Pacific

Canberra Institute of Technology hiring Library Manager

(25 May 2017) You will have broad experience in providing library and learning services to students, teachers and staff. You will thrive on building partnerships, as well as be an excellent problem solver within environments of constant change. You will develop a client-focused digital literacy program suitable for VET clients. Closing date 7 June. ALIA […]

May 25, 2017 - 2:56 pm
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Scholars win Public Policy Research Fund for critical news literacy research

(4 May 2017) The Public Policy Research Fund of the Central Policy Unit, Hong Kong Baptist University has  awarded a grant of HK$492,982 to four HKBU scholars for their project entitled “Investigating Hong Kong Students’ Critical News Literacy in the Age of Social Media”. The cross-disciplinary research team comprises Dr Kelly Ku and Dr Lisa […]

May 25, 2017 - 9:52 am
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Choose the right journal for your research

(23 May 2017) Think Check Submit is now available in Indonesian! The announcement is here.

May 24, 2017 - 7:46 pm
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Melodrama in Meiji Japan at The National Library of Australia

(23 May 2017) Step into the tumultuous world of Meiji Japan (1868–1912), through a selection of stunning Japanese woodblock illustrations. Used to illustrate Japanese novels, these beautiful images, known as kuchi-e (literally, ‘mouth/opening picture’), accompany stories filled with drama, tragedy and intrigue, reflecting the uncertainty of the times. The exhibition is 24 May to 27 August […]

May 23, 2017 - 3:49 pm
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World’s largest manga library planned at former Tokushima grade school

(23 May 2017) Electronic book company Media Do president Yasushi Fujita (43) is cooperating with his home town of Naka, Tokushima to open a manga library on the site of a former grade school. The library will have more than 300,000 manga books, making it the world’s largest manga library, larger than the Kyoto International […]

May 23, 2017 - 3:43 pm
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University of New England hiring librarians

(22 May 2017) The University of New England Library, Armidale, Australia is hiring Senior Data Quality & Metadata Librarian, HEO7, Library Content & Discovery Manager, HEO8 and Library Research Manager HEO8. The closing date for each position is 3 June 2017.

May 22, 2017 - 2:43 pm
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National libraries meet in China, seek cooperation

(17 May 2017) A two-day conference enhancing cooperation among key libraries in Asia and Oceania,  opened at the National Library of China in Beijing on Wednesday. The 25th CDNLAO annual meeting gathered 30 delegates from 20 countries in the region to pursue closer connections within this group, including exhibitions, training and sharing of information. The meeting […]

May 19, 2017 - 3:49 pm
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Online Chinese Christianity Collection

(18 May 2017) The Online Chinese Christianity Collection (OCCC) is now accessible. The online library is searchable and depending on the resource, you can use English or Chinese. The worldwide largest online library on Chinese Christianity Chinese and multi-lingual full text downloadable for free Over 34,500 documents, weekly growing The site is run by Globethics.net. […]

May 19, 2017 - 3:43 pm
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Trends in Singapore’s academic libraries

(15 May 2017) Singapore has six universities, several polytechnics and a number of research institutes.  In this article, Gulcin Cribb, University Librarian of Singapore Management University,  highlights the collaborative and institutional activities and trends among Singapore’s academic libraries, including scholarly communication, space and architecture, information literacy and community engagement. The full article, Trends in Singapore,  is […]

May 17, 2017 - 2:21 pm
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2017 APLAP Conference papers published online

(16 May 2017) The 11th Conference of the Association of Parliamentary Librarians of Asia and the Pacific was held at the National Assembly Library in Seoul, South Korea, from 26-28 April 2017. Its theme was Moving towards a big data era: The roles of parliamentary libraries and research services. Presentations have been published online. They […]

May 16, 2017 - 5:00 pm
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China Reading launches Qidian International, the leading international digital reading platform for China’s independent writers

(16 May 2017, Shanghai, PRNewswire/InfoQuest) China Reading, China’s leading online literature platform, has officially launched both its international website as well as mobile app, as part of its expansion into the international online reading market. This international expansion aims to build upon China Reading’s success and growth of the Chinese online literature market. The Qidian […]

May 16, 2017 - 4:46 pm
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University of Hong Kong hiring Administrative Assistant I (holding the functional title of Reference and Outreach Archivist) in the University Archives

(13 May 2017) The appointee will be expected to: (a) provide guidance, access and research support to faculty, students and scholars in the use of archival collections; (b) provide expert and in-depth assistance in the use of collections when processed; (c) work with faculty to incorporate University Archives materials into their teaching and scholarship; (d) […]

May 14, 2017 - 3:05 pm
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Two open access repositories launched in Myanmar

(12 May 2017) University of Mandalay and University of Yangon, this week launched institutional open access repositories, opening up their research to the world. The repositories, which were set up with support from EIFL through the EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project, include peer-reviewed journal articles, research papers, and papers from selected international conferences. At the time […]

May 14, 2017 - 2:55 pm
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Skillsoft’s 2017 APAC Perspectives Conference

(11 May 2017) Join Skillsoft, 1 June in Sydney for  Asia Pacific Perspectives.  Skillsoft will showcase its new content and new technology. Hear from industry experts, thought leaders and the Skillsoft and SumTotal Executive team. The website and  agenda for the 2017 Perspectives Conference is here.

May 12, 2017 - 10:44 am
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INASP Principles of responsible engagement for publishers

(8 May 2017) INASP works with publishers to enable affordable and sustainable access to online resources to developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. INASP works with national library consortia or equivalent bodies so that they can meet the information needs of their researchers. Read INASP principles online by clicking on the pdf file […]

May 10, 2017 - 7:12 am
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