Asia Pacific

CAUL is hiring Director

(18 June 2019) The Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) is seeking an experienced, forward thinking, action-oriented Executive Director to drive and execute the strategic directions of the Board and to advance CAUL’s purpose and impact. You will provide high level policy and issues analysis, strategic advice and secretariat services to the Board, its subcommittees […]

June 22, 2019 - 11:49 am

It’s time for Australia to commit to the kind of future it wants: CSIRO Australian National Outlook 2019

(18 June 2019)  Australia’s future prosperity is at risk unless we take bold action and commit to long-term thinking. This is the key message contained in the Australian National Outlook 2019 (ANO 2019), a report published today by CSIRO and its partners. Read the full story from James Deverell (Director, CSIRO Futures, CSIRO) here.   […]

June 18, 2019 - 10:32 pm

World’s largest database uncovers Australia’s secret reading passions

(17 June 2019)  Researchers from the Australian National University’s literature school will launch this week the new Australian Common Reader website, giving a historical snapshot of the nation’s reading habits drawn from what the university says is the world’s largest database of library borrowing records. The records show borrowing habits – not catalogued books – from […]

June 18, 2019 - 10:15 pm

Smart library to house 1.5m books

Robots and artificial intelligence help power joint China-Singapore library project (11 June 2019) A smart library joint venture between China and Singapore, using robots and artificial intelligence (AI), is drawing praise from round the world, some hailing it as a successful combination of technology and eco-lifestyle. The China-Singapore Tianjin Eco-city Library and Archives says it […]

June 13, 2019 - 5:03 pm

3rd China-Arab states libraries’ meeting kicks off in Kuwait

(11 June 2019) The third China-Arab states libraries and information experts meeting kicked off on Tuesday at the National Library of Kuwait in Kuwait City. Kamel Al Abdul Jalil, director-general of the National Library of Kuwait, said that the one-day meeting will be held within the framework of the executive program of the China-Arab States […]

June 13, 2019 - 4:54 pm

Publishers hold seminar on public lending rights

A timely discussion on the survival of the publishing industry and public access to knowledge took place in Taipei (12 June 2019) The publishing community held a seminar on public lending rights (PLR) at National Taiwan Museum on Tuesday (June 11) to promote public understanding of “fair remuneration.” The event was timed to coincide with […]

June 13, 2019 - 3:56 pm

Singapore libraries use augmented reality to attract more visitors

(6 June 2019) As reading habits change, Singapore’s National Library Board is also changing – powered by high tech. “We accept that the library is not just a place to come and borrow books. To attract more people, we need the library to be a place for experience, especially networking and community connection,” says Ramachandran […]

June 11, 2019 - 3:56 pm

Myanmar Education Research and Learning Portal

(31 May 2019)  Free and open access to research in Myanmar will grow dramatically as a result of an exciting new project that will establish a national portal for journal articles, theses and dissertations, conference proceedings and other research output from Myanmar universities. The Myanmar Education Research and Learning Portal (MERAL) is a project of the […]

June 3, 2019 - 10:15 pm

NCIA Malaysia to set up digital library in Alor Setar next year

(1 June 2019) Kedah will have a digital library built in Alor Setar next year, which will be modeled after the Penang Digital Library. Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said the Federal Government, through the Northern Corridor Implementation Authority (NCIA), would spend RM15 million to set up the digital library following the success of the […]

June 3, 2019 - 10:08 pm

Standards Australia partners with Techstreet

(31 May 2019) Standards Australia has entered into a new distribution agreement with Techstreet, a Clarivate Analytics company, to deliver greater access to content supporting innovation, safety and compliance in industries and communities across Australia. Under the new agreement, Techstreet will become an additional distributor of Standard Australia’s content, including Australian Standards® and other technical documents […]

May 31, 2019 - 8:49 am

Tianjin to open maritime museum, Sino-Singapore library

(22 May 2019) The Tianjin Municipal People’s Government is set to officially open the National Maritime Museum and the China-Singapore Friendship Library located in New Binhai Area. The National Maritime Museum, which is positioned as the only national-level comprehensive marine museum in China, will be open to the public next month. It had its trial opening […]

May 30, 2019 - 4:53 pm

MSU’s university library: Marawi’s “happy place”

(29 May 2019)  It isn’t all bad news in Marawi, and certainly not in the Mindanao State University’s main campus, where the once drab and dreary and ill-equipped University Library has been transformed into the students’ — and yes, Marawi’s — “happy place.” See the story of how MSU’s library transformed here.  

May 30, 2019 - 4:49 pm

Hindawi Limited partners with The Charlesworth Group to collaborate with academic researchers in China

(28 May 2019)  Hindawi is working with The Charlesworth Group to provide the academic community in China with researcher resources and information. Hindawi Limited is pleased to announce a new collaboration with The Charlesworth Group, the leading China industry specialist in rights representation, consultancy and marketing services to the global academic publishing community. Hindawi is committed to […]

May 29, 2019 - 9:09 am

Registrations open for ICSTI 2019 Annual Conference in Shanghai

(24 May 2019)  The International Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI) has announced that its 2019 Annual Conference will take place in Shanghai on September 23-26. Themed ‘Open Science and Open Innovation’, the conference is part of a bigger event co-organised with the Shanghai Competitive Intelligence Forum (SCIF) and the Institute of Scientific and Technical Information […]

May 29, 2019 - 9:04 am

Moving towards open science needs extensive collaboration and best practice data sharing in Japan

(23 May 2019)  As the move towards open science progresses, the relevance of data sharing and data management increases. In a survey of more than 1,000 researchers in Japan, 95% say they are sharing research data, but a majority of them share only privately among their peers. A whitepaper “Challenges and Opportunities for Data Sharing in […]

May 29, 2019 - 8:58 am