Asia Pacific

NLB withdraws Malay language books on religion that was deemed controversial

(9 June 2017, Singapore) The National Library Board (NLB) said it will review its vetting process for potentially sensitive materials, after it withdrew a series of Malay language books on religion that was deemed controversial. All titles under the series called Agama, Tamadun Dan Arkeologi (Religion, Civilisation and Archeology) have been withdrawn with immediate effect, […]

June 9, 2017 - 8:29 pm
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Hang Seng Management College hiring Associate Librarian

(9 June 2017) Hang Seng Management College, Hong Kong is hiring an Associate Librarian. Responsibilities include: 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 […]

June 9, 2017 - 8:21 pm
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Librarian / Senior Librarian (Learning Services) Singapore Institute of Technology

(7 June 2017) Reporting to the University Librarian, this position is responsible for providing services related to User Education, Reference and Circulation Services. The successful candidate will also be involved in the marketing and promotion of library services. LAS has the job description.

June 8, 2017 - 4:25 pm
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Senior Librarian/Librarian, Information Resources, Singapore University of Social Sciences

(8 June 2017) Singapore University of Social Sciences’ Digital Library Services seeks an enthusiastic and skilled individual to provide leadership and expertise in the acquisition and management of information resources. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with staff to deliver timely access to resources and services that support the learning, teaching and research activities of […]

June 8, 2017 - 4:18 pm
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Manager, Library Technology, Singapore University of Social Sciences

(8 June 2017) Singapore University of Social Sciences’ Digital Library Services seeks an enthusiastic and innovative individual to provide technical and project leadership in the development, enhancement and maintenance of their library systems environment, including the interoperability between library systems platform and other campus systems. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with staff and cross-department […]

June 8, 2017 - 4:14 pm
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The National Diet Library conducted research on the super-aged society and libraries

(7 June 2017)  The National Diet Library has published a report of its research on the super-aged society and libraries. This research comprises case studies through bibliographic survey and field work focusing on the library services for the older people provided at the three public libraries, as well as interviews with 20 older people including […]

June 8, 2017 - 4:08 pm
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Groundbreaking at Tainan Public Library

(2 June 2017, Delft)  A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Tainan Public Library in Taiwan was held on Friday, May 26, 2017. The library, designed by Mecanoo architecten in partnership with Kaohsiung-based MAYU architects+, will be built by Fu Tsu Construction and is due in 2019. The illustrated announcement is here.

June 3, 2017 - 2:36 pm
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30,000 Getty Museum images published online as IIIF

(1 June 2017) Today the Getty Museum published more than 30,000 images from its  collection on Getty.edu using IIIF. You can see and click on the red-and-blue logo underneath the main image of any of the Museum collections, such as Van Gogh’s Irises, to explore content through any IIIF-compatible viewer. Getty joins another IIIF partner, […]

June 2, 2017 - 3:56 pm
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What are Open Educational Resources?

(1 June 2017) There is no one, standard definition of Open Educational Resources. However, the following broad definition of OERs from OER Commons seems to be generally accepted by the community: Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that are freely available online for everyone to use, whether you are an instructor, student […]

June 2, 2017 - 3:48 pm
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13th AUNILO Meeting announced

(2 June 2017) The 13th AUNILO Meeting will be held from 7–9 August 2017 at Mahidol University, Thailand hosted by Mahidol University Library and Knowledge Center Mahidol University, Thailand. The theme for this meeting is ASEAN Digital Economy: Challenges and Opportunities for Academic Libraries. In the 13th AUNILO Meeting, library activities that support ASEAN’s digital economy […]

June 2, 2017 - 11:04 am
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$2 million donation to boost opportunities for budding entrepreneurs

(1 June 2017) Leading Australian businesswoman Christine Christian has donated $2 million to State Library Victoria to establish Start Space – a new centre to support early-stage entrepreneurs, the first of its kind in Victoria. Part of the Library’s Vision 2020 redevelopment, Start Space will provide emerging entrepreneurs with free access to resources, services, programs […]

June 1, 2017 - 2:52 pm
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India’s 70,000+ public libraries and its untapped potential: A study in contrast

(31 May 2017, New Delhi) A meagre total of 75 public libraries are serving the over 200 million population of Uttar Pradesh. Compare this to 4,028 public libraries in Tamil Nadu that serve its 67.8 million population and a study in contrast emerges. To add to its woes, Uttar Pradesh spends just about Rs 22 […]

June 1, 2017 - 9:21 am
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A new scanner for digitizing Australia’s biodiversity heritage

(30 May 2017) In 2011, Australia joined the Biodiversity Heritage Library and, led by Museums Victoria, began to digitize the rare books, historic journals and archival material related to Australia’s biodiversity, and to make them openly available online. There are now 15 Australian organizations contributing to BHL and over 300 worldwide. These include museums, herbaria, […]

June 1, 2017 - 9:14 am
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Think Check Submit now available in Chinese

(30 May 2017) Think Check Submit is now available in Chinese. The announcement is here.

June 1, 2017 - 9:08 am
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Korean university unbuttons its library experience

(31 May 2017, Seoul, Korea Bizwire) On Tuesday, Korea University hosted the opening ceremony for the CJ Creator Library, built in collaboration with entertainment and media content providers CJ E&M and DIA TV, offering a unique library experience to its students. The library is furnished with couches and sofas instead of typical chairs and desks, […]

June 1, 2017 - 7:29 am
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