Asia Pacific

China vows to improve quality of rural libraries

(27 February 2019) China has vowed to improve the quality and efficiency of its rural libraries through reform and innovation efforts, according to an action plan released by central authorities, Trend reports referring to China Daily. Among the measures, supplies of e-reading products and services will be increased at rural libraries, and reading activities of […]

March 5, 2019 - 10:35 am

Architect Ando donates a library to his native Osaka

(22 February 2019)  Celebrated architect Tadao Ando hopes that a new library he has designed, which will open in Osaka in March 2020, will inspire children, giving them the strength to live their own lives and spark ideas that lead to a dazzling future. The library will be a three-story reinforced concrete building with a total floor […]

February 27, 2019 - 9:24 am

Linking up with Alipay allows easy book access to borrowers

(16 February 2019)  When you borrow a book from the local library but then travel to another city, what to do if it’s due back in a few days? Not to worry, the booming logistics industry and a third-party online service platform can help. Zhejiang Library in Hangzhou announced a new policy at the beginning of […]

February 25, 2019 - 4:04 pm

THE releases best universities in the Asia-Pacific region 2019

(20 February 2019)  Times Higher Education has once again released the Asia-Pacific University Ranking to reflect the region’s growing strength in the higher education sector. THE’s Asia-Pacific University Ranking 2019 analysed universities across East Asia, South-east Asia and Oceania. The overall ranking features more than 300 universities from 13 different nations. The ranking uses the same performance […]

February 21, 2019 - 10:54 am

An extremely rare book worth thousands is on display in Singapore

(15 February 2019) The Sejarah Melayu is currently on display at the National Library Building as part of an exhibition in honour of the Singapore bicentennial. The Sejarah Melayu, or Malay Annals, is one of the few surviving texts documenting Singapore’s early history, and is considered “one of the most important and finest literary works of the Malay world”, NLB […]

February 18, 2019 - 10:14 am

Efficient use of search portal needed for utilization of intellectual resources

(17 February 2019)  The Japanese government is set to start creating “Japan Search,” a portal site that will enable crossover searches for information about materials possessed by libraries, museums and other institutions nationwide. Ten institutions, including the National Diet Library and the National Archives of Japan, will provide pertinent data, and such information will soon be […]

February 18, 2019 - 10:11 am

UNSW library hiring Director, Research Services and Corporate

(14 February 2019) UNSW is hiring the position: The Director, Research Services and Corporate, a member of the Library Executive Team and provides leadership to the development and delivery of the Library’s research infrastructure and services including institutional research publication repository service (UNSWorks); research data services (ResData and RDMP); research reporting services and systems (Research […]

February 14, 2019 - 10:27 am

Australian libraries’ oral histories recognised by UNESCO

(13 February 2019) Oral histories from five Australian libraries’ collections will be added to UNESCO’s Australian Memory of the World (AMW) national register. Drawn from the oral history collections of the National Library of Australia, the South Australian Migration Museum, and the State Libraries of Western Australia (SLWA), New South Wales and South Australia, Migration Voices […]

February 14, 2019 - 9:54 am

National Library of Australia hiring Senior Curator

(12 February 2019) The Senior Curator Maps & Research Programs Branch, leads both Maps and Fellowship Program teams, providing strategic advice and planning for development of the Library’s Maps Collection and research collaboration. We are looking for an experienced, innovative and talented Senior Curator to lead the Maps & Research Programs Branch, to manage and […]

February 14, 2019 - 9:45 am

iGroup (Asia Pacific) honoured to be a Caring Company

(13 February 2019) The iGroup (Asia Pacific) Limited is honoured to be named as a Caring Company by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service.  Nominated by Caritas – Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong, the iGroup has been bestowed this award because of its continuous support and commitment to the young and the elderly through […]

February 14, 2019 - 9:34 am

Edith Cowan University hiring Digital and Information Literacy Project Adviser

(12 February 2019)  Digital and Information Literacy Project Adviser Library Services Centre Joondalup Campus $87,200 to $97,898 (Hew7) Ongoing, Full-Time Overview The Library Services Centre provides innovative, high quality, customer-focused library services including digital and information literacies and use of learning technologies, research skills, information resources, scholarly and cultural collections, and learning facilities that contribute […]

February 13, 2019 - 9:16 am

Upcoming conferences in the Asia Pacific region

(11 February 2019) Recently announced conferences include: The 64th Annual Conference of the Indian Library Association hosted by Shri Vaishnav Vidyapeeth Vishwavidyalaya, Indore, India, which takes place 4-16 March 2019. The University of Hong Kong hosts the 6th World Conference on Research Integrity, 2-5 June 2019 in Hong Kong. Shanghai is where ICSTI’s 2019 Annual […]

February 11, 2019 - 4:12 pm

Taipei International Book Exhibition: ‘Time for Reading’

(8 February 2019)  This year’s Taipei International Book Exhibition (TIBE) which opens on February 12 and runs through February 17, is focused on creating ‘Time for Reading,’ amid what organizers say is a major incursion by digital entertainment media into consumers’ reading time. Publishing Perspectives has TIBE 2019′s program, featured speakers, and an interview with James C.M. Chao, chairman […]

February 11, 2019 - 3:40 pm

Melbourne University Publishing titles added to the Ebook Central Platform

(February 5, 2019)  For the first time ever, nearly the entire catalog of titles from Melbourne University Publishing (MUP) is available to academic libraries. A recent agreement between ProQuest and MUP gives libraries access to 630 titles via the Ebook Central platform, where they can acquire them by demand-driven acquisition or single-title purchase. See the full press release from Proquest […]

February 11, 2019 - 2:06 pm

Conference of Directors of National Libraries in Asia and Oceania (CDNLAO) Meeting in Singapore, 21 February 2019

(Feburary 2019)  The National Library Board (NLB) is the host for the Conference of Directors of National Libraries in Asia and Oceania (CDNLAO) Annual Meeting. The meeting will be held at the National Library Building on 21 February 2019. This year, CDNLAO will commemorate its 40th Anniversary since it first convened in 1979. Over 20 countries across […]

February 11, 2019 - 1:54 pm