Asia Pacific

Arab-Chinese digital library to be launched in Beijing

(8 July 2018, Jeddah) The first Arab-Chinese digital library will be launched on Tuesday in Beijing on the sidelines of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum (CASCF). The library is a joint project of the Arab League, the King Abdul Aziz Public Library and the National Library of China. The library will serve as a bridge […]

July 9, 2018 - 9:13 pm
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Griffith University hiring Coordinator, Library Learning and Teaching Services

(9 July 2018) The Coordinator, Library Learning and Teaching Services coordinates staff delivering library and learning services across our 5 campuses and 6 library locations. Reporting to the Manager, Library Academic Engagement, the role is one of two Coordinator roles overseeing delivery of quality, consistent and relevant library and learning services to the Griffith community. […]

July 9, 2018 - 9:06 pm
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Expression of interest for indiaRxiv Steering Committee

(6 July 2018) The Open Access India is constituting an advisory and a steering committee to establish and manage preprints repository for India, indiaRxiv with the support of Centre for Open Science. Earlier, the community had launched preprints repository for agriculture and allied sciences, AgriXiv. Anyone who would like to get involved in establishing the […]

July 7, 2018 - 10:45 am
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University of Technology Sydney Library hiring Director of User Experience and Planning

(5 July 2018) As the Director of User Experience and Planning, (DUEP),  you will be responsible for ensuring that the Library is equipped to deliver a superior user experience by ensuring Library spaces are maintained and developed in concert with the direction and ambitions of the University. A truly diverse role you will also provide […]

July 6, 2018 - 3:22 pm
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A bright future for libraries in Australia’s copyright modernisation review

(5 July 2018) Australia is looking at reviewing its Copyright Act of 1968 with the aim of bringing its copyright framework up to date with the digital world. After earlier reviews such as the safe harbour extension, this time the government is consulting on a few specific aspects of Australia’s copyright. The Government sought to […]

July 6, 2018 - 12:30 pm
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Shift books, library told

(6 July 2018, New Delhi) Delhi High Court on Thursday directed the Delhi Public Library to remove hundreds of books from its dilapidated branch in central Delhi, saying they could get damaged in the monsoon. A bench of acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C. Hari Shankar said most of the books at the […]

July 6, 2018 - 12:26 pm
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CSIRO selects Clarivate Analytics to power Australia’s research discovery

Web of Science citation index will be available to more than 5,000 experts across Australia and overseas (5 July 2018, Melbourne) The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia’s independent federal government agency responsible for scientific research, has selected Web of Science as a key resource for research discovery.  CSIRO is Australia’s catalyst for […]

July 6, 2018 - 11:45 am
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DMK flays sidelining of Tamil in digital library : Says it indicates north-south divide

(4 July 2018, Chennai)  The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Tuesday alleged in the Tamil Nadu assembly that Tamil and other south Indian languages had been sidelined in the national digital library portal, a new initiative of the HRD ministry. Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Leader of the Opposition M K Stalin (DMK) said […]

July 4, 2018 - 4:48 pm
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Lingnan University hiring Assistant Librarian I (Information Services and User Education)

(25 June 2018) The appointee will lead the Information Services and User Education team in the Library. He or she is required to (a) oversee and coordinate all information literacy programs including orientation, workshops, and all other reference services; (b) formulate and implement research support services particularly for postgraduate students; (c) conduct staff and student […]

July 4, 2018 - 4:36 pm
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Deakin University hiring Electronic Resources Librarian

(27 June 2018) To assist with the timely and effective acquisition and collection management of electronic information resources by contributing to the ordering, renewing and license review of electronic information resources, coordinating  resource evaluation workflows, coordinating acquisition and access projects and improvement initiatives. Closing date is 8 July 2018. ALIA has the full job description.

June 28, 2018 - 9:22 am
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Swinburne University hiring Manager, Digital Information and Records Management

(27 June 2018) Reporting to the Manager, Acquisitions, Records and Copyright, the Manager, Digital Information and Records Management works to achieve best practice information management and compliance with legislative requirements for business information across Swinburne University of Technology. To assist the University in transitioning to a digital records environment, the Manager, Digital Information and Records […]

June 28, 2018 - 8:55 am
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Penang Digital Library to be expanded

(26 June 2018, George Town)  The Penang Digital Library (PDL), Malaysia’s first digital library which acts as a catalyst for the next phase of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) development, will be expanding says Chief Minister Incorporated (CMI) deputy general manager, S. Bharathi. She said following resounding response to the library, there was a […]

June 28, 2018 - 8:50 am
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HK public libraries remove LGBTQIA+ kids books

(27 June 2018) The Hong Kong government has been accused of moving several LGBTQIA-themed children’s books out of public view in the city’s public libraries, following complaints by an anti-gay group, reports the Standard. The Hong Kong government’s Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) confirmed some titles have been moved to a closed location where […]

June 28, 2018 - 8:45 am
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Changes made to Australian copyright law

(20 June 2018, Canberra, Australia) Important changes to Australian copyright law passed today will protect Australia’s education, cultural and disability organisations and help them provide better services to our communities. Under the Copyright Amendment (Service Providers) Act 2018 Australian disability organisations, education providers and cultural institutions will now be covered by the copyright safe harbour […]

June 28, 2018 - 8:37 am
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China and Asia Leading the Way in Information Science and Technology

        (26 June 2018)  In today’s technologically advanced world, information science has proven to be an essential, far-reaching field of study, playing a role in numerous disciplines. China in particular has become a technological powerhouse in Asia, leading the way in areas such as cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, mobile communication, cryptocurrency, and e-commerce. As an important […]

June 26, 2018 - 4:31 pm
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