Asia Pacific

New national license agreement provides India with unlimited access to the Cochrane Library

(27 July 2017, Hoboken, NJ) John Wiley and Sons Inc., is pleased to announce that students, practitioners, researchers and patients in India will now have access to more than 7,000 published systematic reviews in healthcare interventions through one-click access to the Cochrane Library Cochrane is a leading resource in evidence-based research across areas including pregnancy, […]

August 3, 2017 - 2:53 pm

Donation Drive: Wiley donates books to Myanmar university libraries

(3 August 2017) Wiley has partnered with iGroup in donating and distributing 1,000 academic and professional development books to university libraries in Myanmar. The books, published by Wiley, span a wide range of subjects and will make their way to several universities across the country. They include the University of Yangon which will receive the […]

August 3, 2017 - 9:50 am

INSPIRE Library brings fresh air to students

(31 July 2017) Ton Duc Thang University in HCMC’s District 7 has put into operation a new international-standard library called INSPIRE Library with a total investment of up to VND129 billion (US$5.67 million), making it one of the most modern libraries in Vietnam. Covering an area of around 8,600 square meters, the new facility can […]

August 2, 2017 - 7:29 am

Ruth’s Rankings 28: Japanese Universities: Is the sun setting on Japanese higher education?

By Ruth A. Pagell* Between 2004 and 2016 the number of Japanese institutions in the ARWU 500 dropped from 36 to 16 while the number of mainland Chinese universities rose from eight to 42. (Figure 28.1) More Japanese universities were in the 2004 combined THE/QS top 100 and 200 rankings than in the 2017 THE […]

August 1, 2017 - 3:34 pm

SMU Libraries hiring Communications and Outreach Librarian

(31 July 2017) This position supports the Library’s efforts in interactions and communications with its customers and stakeholders both internally and externally. The position holder will work with the larger team of library staff to ensure the library’s communication strategies and endeavours are effective, proactive, aligned with SMU’s strategic goals and the Library’s priorities, and […]

August 1, 2017 - 7:23 am

Directory of Korea Open Access Journals

(29 July 2017) notes the Directory of Korea Open Access Journals from the National Research Foundation of Korea. A little bit more here.

August 1, 2017 - 7:20 am

State Library of Western Australia hiring Manager Digital Preservation

(31 July 2017) The Manager Digital Preservation provides strategic leadership for the development of digitisation and digital preservation across the State Library by leading policy and research, developing partnerships of strategic importance and having oversight for the Library’s digitisation and digital preservation programs. As part of the Directorate’s management team, this position also participates in […]

August 1, 2017 - 7:17 am

IGI Global invites you to its Knowledge Dissemination Seminar in Beijing

(31 July 2017) Dr. Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, Executive Editor of IGI Global, will present a complimentary educational seminar, The Changing Nature of Knowledge Dissemination and Management, on August 25th during the Beijing International Book Fair at the China International Exhibition Center. Learn how the academic community can ensure the credibility of all the scholarly and scientific […]

July 31, 2017 - 11:05 am

BRICS alliance of libraries sign outcome documents

(30 July 2017) On 6 July 2017, during the Second Meeting of BRICS Ministers of Culture, Han Yongjin, Director of the National Library of China (NLC), Adam Jayme Muniz, Director General, Department of International Promotion, the Ministry of Culture of Brazil, Mikhail Afanasev, Director General, State Public Historical Library, Russia, Arun Kumar Chakraborty, Director General […]

July 30, 2017 - 3:26 pm

All ANZ universities gain access to Taylor & Francis Group journals in landmark agreement

(29 July 2017) Taylor & Francis and the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) are pleased to announce a new agreement enabling access for all 47 Australian and New Zealand universities to Taylor & Francis’s portfolio of more than 2,500 high-quality peer-reviewed journals from 2017-2019. The agreement introduces an innovative pricing model based on tiers […]

July 30, 2017 - 3:20 pm

Yale-NUS College Library, Singapore hiring Library Assistant

(27 July 2017) The College Library supports world-class research and learning with a quickly growing collection of print monographs and videos together with a variety of digital resources including e-books, databases, and journals. This position will help to facilitate the timely ordering and receiving of a large number of library books and other materials. The […]

July 30, 2017 - 3:11 pm

Western Sydney University hiring Manager, Library Digital Infrastructure, University Library

(27 July 2017) An opportunity exists for an experienced professional to join the University Library as Manager, Library Digital Infrastructure to lead a team that is responsible for the administration, development and maintenance of the Library’s online presence, repositories and associated discovery services to ensure they remain contemporary and responsive to student needs. This team […]

July 30, 2017 - 3:08 pm

British Library: digitizing 200 years of early Bengali books

The Times of India reports that the British Library has scanned 1,000 “old and rare printed Bengali books of the 19th century, according to project co-ordinators.” The program is part of an international partnership to digitize rare material from the library’s South Asian printed book collection. Eventually, 4,000 early printed books in Bengali—with a total of more […]

July 23, 2017 - 5:08 pm

IFLA Green Library Award 2017 winners announced

China and Hong Kong among the winners (20 July 2017) IFLA’s Environmental Sustainability and Libraries Special Interest Group (ENSULIB) is pleased to announce the winner of the IFLA Green Library Award 2017. The IFLA Green Library Award was established 2016 by ENSULIB (SIG) and generously sponsored by De Gruyter publishing. The award is 500 Euros […]

July 23, 2017 - 4:42 pm

University of Technology Sydney hiring University Librarian

(20 July 2017) UTS is seeking a University Librarian to lead the future UTS Blake Library, who is an innovative and inspirational leader, who will work collaboratively across the university’s executive to provide a quality user service. This is a transformational role at the centre of UTS’s teaching, learning and research. The Librarian will be […]

July 21, 2017 - 8:07 pm