Asia Pacific

Treasuring Trove: Why Australia’s digital heritage platform is so special

(26 October 2018)  Australians have a truly unique resource in the National Library’s Trove, and it needs to be protected The National Library of Australia’s Trove brings together freely available content from libraries, museums and archives, supporting online discovery of the country’s documentary heritage. Trove is also that rare beast: a digital heritage platform with […]

October 28, 2018 - 5:23 pm

Ex Libris hiring Technical Project Manager

(24 October 2018) Ex Libris is seeking a full-time Technical Project Manager to be based in Singapore. The Technical Project Manager is responsible and accountable for ensuring the success of a project delivery from planning, executing, and closing projects. You must have the right to live and work in Singapore to apply for this job. […]

October 26, 2018 - 7:14 am

National Library of Indonesia seeks to rebrand itself to attract more visitors

(23 October 2018) The National Library of Indonesia, with its new building in Central Jakarta, is seeking to rebrand itself in an attempt to increase the number of visitors. The library’s services center and information head, Yoyo Yahyono, said on Monday that the rebranding of the library was important, as the library was currently not […]

October 25, 2018 - 1:49 pm

China Resources Land Archive Library, China

(23 October 2018) To the east of Shenzhen in Xiaojingwan, leaning against a mountain and facing the sea, sits the China Resources (CR) Land Archive Library, an exquisite new facility that houses archival storage, exhibition areas and office space, bringing a sense of culture and history to the surrounding coastal communities. Designed by New York-based […]

October 25, 2018 - 1:26 pm

CERN collaborates with Japan’s NII on digital libraries

(15 October 2018) How we produce, share and preserve knowledge has transformed with advancements in technology and changes in publishing methods, especially in research. Particle physicists rely heavily on digital library platforms to archive, share and preserve research output. These platforms depend on Invenio, a digital library framework CERN has been developing since 2002. This […]

October 24, 2018 - 7:12 am

ACT government ‘has no plans to close libraries’ despite inquiry

(20 October 2018) City Services Minister Chris Steel says a new inquiry into the future of ACT public libraries is not about cost-cutting or closing libraries. But some may be relocated. “The inquiry is about seeking the community’s views about what they want from their library service, improving community access to services and planning for […]

October 21, 2018 - 7:24 am

European Commission launches online tool to measure how well Europe and Asia are connected

(19 October 2018) Today, as a deliverable of the 12th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit in Brussels, the European Commission has presented the ASEM Sustainable Connectivity Portal – an online tool offering a wealth of data on the political, economic and social relationship between the two continents. The ASEM Sustainable Connectivity Portal, together with an accompanying […]

October 21, 2018 - 7:18 am

Launch of T10KL programme under the project “National Virtual Library of India”, funded by the Ministry of Culture

(17 October 2018, Mumbai)  The Ministry of Culture, Government of India set up the National Mission on Libraries in 2012 to ensure sustained attention to the development of Libraries and the Information Science Sector. The National Mission on Libraries has, as one of its activities, created the National Virtual Library of India (NVLI), a project […]

October 19, 2018 - 6:55 am

Christchurch central library opens

(15 October 2018) Mayor Lianne Dalziel, opening the new library, said that the $92 million five-level centre on the edge of Cathedral Square marks the return of Christchurch’s cultural and community heart following the 2011 earthquake. “Tūranga will create a new set of memories for a new generation in a way I would never have […]

October 16, 2018 - 7:43 am

Libraries are about democracy, not just books

(9 October 2018) Libraries Work! a research report released last month in Australia, demonstrates that every dollar invested in Victorian public libraries generates more than four times that value in benefits to the local community. Yet some writers and politicians have failed to recognise this and, further, have failed to understand what public libraries do. […]

October 12, 2018 - 9:04 am

CORE partners with Naver, South Korea’s largest search engine

(8 October 2018) CORE, the world’s largest aggregator of open access scientific content, and Naver, South Korea’s number one search solution, have entered into a collaboration that will see CORE’s content being made available to 42 million Naver users.  As part of the collaboration, Naver ingests data collected by CORE to enrich its Naver Academic […]

October 9, 2018 - 8:26 pm

NTU hiring Assistant Professor in Information Studies

(4 October 2018) The Wee Kim Wee School of Communication & Information, NTU, Singapore is hiring a scholar-teacher working in the area of information and knowledge management. Ideally, the candidate would have experience in utilizing big data analytics in information and knowledge management contexts. The candidate is expected to possess a doctorate in an appropriate […]

October 6, 2018 - 1:02 pm

Rethink role of HE beyond rankings, says minister

(3 October 2018) The role of higher education is changing, and the existing research-led university model and the system of university ranking and evaluation need to evolve with the times, Singapore’s Education Minister Ong Ye Kung told an international higher education conference recently. “After all, every industry we know of is subject to disruption,” he […]

October 6, 2018 - 12:57 pm

Singapore Institute of Technology hiring Librarian

(21 September 2018) 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.

October 4, 2018 - 6:30 pm

How readathon becomes popular in China

(28 September 2018) Reading books gains popularity again, as many cities across China have welcomed readathon. In September, a readathon competition organized by 21 public libraries was held in Shanghai-based Yangtz River Delta Area, attracting 1,700 readers. It set a new record in the number of competitors and cities that participated in the long-time book […]

September 29, 2018 - 11:35 am