Asia Pacific

Launch of OA repositories in Myanmar

(8 May 2017) Two leading universities in Myanmar, University of Mandalay and University of Yangon, will launch open access (OA) institutional repositories on 8 May (in Mandalay) and on 11 May (in Yangon). The two repositories were set up with support from EIFL. Visit the University of Mandalay Open Access Repository. Visit the University of […]

May 9, 2017 - 9:00 am
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2nd International Conference of Asian Libraries

(4 May 2017) The Dr. Zakir Husain Library, Jamia Millia Islamia, New  Delhi and the Asian Library Association, New Delhi are hosting ICAL-2017, the 2nd International Conference of Asian Libraries, 26-28 October 2017. The theme is Expanding Digital Footprints: Role of Libraries  & Information Centres. Download the conference brochure. Headquartered at New Delhi, the Asian Library […]

May 6, 2017 - 4:42 pm
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Ngee Ann Polytechnic (Singapore) hiring Librarian (Information Services)

(4 May 2017) As a Librarian (Information Services), you will be part of a dynamic and service-oriented team working to establish a transformational library with digital e-services, personalised services and innovative technology. Your responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following: Assist the Senior Manager to lead a team as well as manage […]

May 4, 2017 - 3:20 pm
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Taylor & Francis partners with Chinese Academy of Sciences to support access to research in China

(4 May 2017) A new partnership between Taylor & Francis and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, National Sciences Library, will ensure that all Taylor & Francis journals are evaluated and indexed on the CAS platform GoOA, providing greater access for Chinese researchers. The partnership will also bring further support to Chinese authors and editors through […]

May 4, 2017 - 8:21 am
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La Trobe University hiring Manager, Collections and Access

(2 May 2017) This role is a senior member of the Library Leadership Team and is responsible for an extensive information resources budget, ensuring that expenditure is aligned with current teaching and research needs of the University. The position is responsible for a number of client-centred systems and services such as Reading Lists, Interlibrary Loans […]

May 2, 2017 - 4:04 pm
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APLAP Executive Committee appointed

(2 May 2017)  At the  Association of Parliamentary Librarians of Asia and the Pacific General Meeting held during the recent APLAP Conference in Korea, delegates appointed the APLAP Executive Committee. President: Kazuko Sakata (National Diet Library, Japan) Vice-President (Asia): Mihyang Park (National Assembly Library, Korea) Vice-President (Pacific): Asha Kumar (Library of the Parliament of the […]

May 2, 2017 - 3:57 pm
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Elsevier and Thai Academic Consortium collaborate to boost research capabilities and performance of 35 local universities ahead of Thailand 4.0

Three-year consortium license includes capacity-building initiatives and provides access to and indexing of Thai and other regional journals in Elsevier’s Scopus database (28 April 2017, Bangkok, Thailand) Elsevier today announced a three-year collaboration with the Thai-journal Citation Index (TCI) Centre and Thailand Research Fund (TRF) to generate exposure, improve impact and increase collaboration opportunities for […]

May 2, 2017 - 3:24 pm
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Hong Kong Baptist University Library hiring Scholarly Communications Librarian (PR325/16-17)

(2 May 2017) Hong Kong Baptist University Library seeks an enthusiastic, out-going, and organised individual to join the team of the Digital and Multimedia Services Section as Scholarly Communications Librarian (at the rank of Assistant Librarian).  The successful candidate will: (i)      oversee for the library’s training and consultation programmes to support faculty publishing, data management, […]

May 2, 2017 - 2:46 pm
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The Open University of Hong Kong is hiring Librarian

(28 April 2017) The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) seeks a Librarian responsible for planning, implementing, directing, and evaluating all aspects of library services for both the University Main campus and Jockey Club campus.  Reporting to the Associate Vice President, the Librarian will provide strategic leadership to ensure adequate and quality library services for […]

April 30, 2017 - 4:42 pm
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Malaysia cuts education budget, while Indonesia and Philippines increase

(26 April 2017, Kuala Lumpur) An international expert in socio-economic development in Southeast Asia says Malaysia shouldn’t be cutting down on the budget for education, especially since neighbouring countries are pumping more resources into education. Speaking to FMT, Prof Patrick Ziegenhain, a visiting professor at Universiti Malaya’s (UM) Asia-Europe Institute, noted that Indonesia and Philippines […]

April 27, 2017 - 2:57 pm
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National Library of China displays digital murals

(26 April 2017) A new exhibition showcasing digital replicas of murals and sculptures from Buddhist temples in North China’s Shanxi Province kicked off on Tuesday at the National Library of China (NLC) in Beijing. Hosted by the Chinese Fine Art Research and Development Center (CFARDC) under the Chinese Folk Literature and Art Association and the […]

April 27, 2017 - 9:10 am
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UNSW hiring Team Leader, Physical Resources

(26 April 2017) The Team Leader, Physical Resources is responsible for leading a team of staff to acquire and provide access to physical information resources including digitizing print materials from the library collections and other sources. ALIA has the job description here. Applications close 8 May 2017.

April 26, 2017 - 3:38 pm
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CUHK hiring Assistant Librarian I/II (carrying the job title of ‘Systems Librarian’) – (170000Q1)

(21 April 2017) The Chinese University of Hong Kong Library seeks a Systems Librarian to join its Library IT & Systems (LITS) team at an exciting time as it implements a cloud-based, next generation Integrated Library System (ILS) shared with the local higher education libraries consortium. The successful applicant is expected to provide the best possible […]

April 22, 2017 - 8:32 pm
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C. V. Starr East Asian Library acquires the largest Chinese film studies collection in North America

(21 April 2017) The C. V. Starr East Asian Library at UC Berkeley today announces its acquisition of the largest and most comprehensive Chinese film studies collection in North America. The over-70,000 periodicals, posters, photographs, and ephemera contained in the Paul Kendel Fonoroff collection document the development of the film and entertainment industry of greater […]

April 22, 2017 - 8:27 pm
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Introducing La Trobe’s Digital Literacies Framework

(21 April 2017) La Trobe’s new Digital Literacies Framework outlines the capabilities and understandings that staff and students need to live, learn and work in a digitally connected world. Developing digital literacies to engage with our digital future is about progressing from literacy to fluency in the critical and scholarly use of information and data; […]

April 22, 2017 - 8:22 pm
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