Asia Pacific

ANU’s Chifley Library uses freezers to preserve cold hard facts after flood

(5 March 2018) Librarians at the Australian National University are busy stacking freezers, not shelves, in the wake of the massive deluge to swamp Canberra last weekend. A pile of sodden rare books from the university’s Chifley Library are being stored in special freezers as librarians figure out the best way to preserve them. The […]

March 5, 2018 - 8:20 pm

HKU Libraries to extend therapy dog programme

(4 March 2018) Jasper, a rescued old English Sheepdog, helped current HKU students and staff experience a better academic life through a new pilot programme launched on December 11, 2017. For six days, seventy-eight current students and staff of the University were able to book a thirty-minute session with Jasper, to play, enjoy his company, […]

March 5, 2018 - 7:31 am

Entries for IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year now open

(1 March 2018) Entries are now open for the IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year Award. First offered in 2014, the Award is a wonderful opportunity to showcase new public library buildings and associated programs, and consider their impact on the community. The award is presented to a library anywhere in the world that best […]

March 3, 2018 - 9:30 am

RDA all-day conference on August 23, 2018, hosted by the National Library of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur

(2 March 2018) This event is organized by the RDA Board. It will be held at the National Library of Malaysia, 232 Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur. Join the conference for a full-day event focused on RDA, and looking particularly at the ways in which RDA is evolving to accommodate the needs of cataloguing communities […]

March 2, 2018 - 4:20 pm

Clarivate Analytics hiring Regional Sales Manager, Academic & Government

(1 March 2018) You will – Drives revenue growth of Academic products and solutions such as Web of Science and InCites by meeting or exceeding both new sales and retention goals on monthly and quarterly basis To maintain/grow existing subscriber base through renewals and build an extensive pipeline of new opportunities. To contact new leads […]

March 2, 2018 - 4:12 pm

Wolters Kluwer launches UpToDate Advanced to target unwarranted variations in care

Dynamic pathways aid physicians in delivering personalized, patient-specific care (27 February 2018) Wolters Kluwer Health announced today the launch of UpToDate® Advanced™, a guided clinical decision-making solution with dynamic and interactive algorithms as well as lab monographs designed to reduce unwarranted variations in care. Facing shrinking reimbursements and over $540 billion in avoidable costs in […]

March 2, 2018 - 4:08 pm

To Be Continued

Discovering serialised fiction in Trove’s digitised newspapers (28 February 2018) Literary historian Katherine Bode describes how she and bibliographer Carol Hetherington used Trove to create a database of over 21,000 novels, novellas and short stories published in early Australian newspapers. This database enables anyone to read, explore, correct, add and export the fiction early Australians […]

March 1, 2018 - 8:25 pm

Elsevier collaborates with Beijing University of Chinese Medicine to enable deeper research into traditional Chinese medicine

BUCM expertise will help enrich and enhance existing Elsevier content; opening new resources up to users as research and evidence about traditional Chinese medicine grows (26 February 2018) As global interest in traditional and alternative medicine grows, Elsevier, the global information analytics business specializing in science and health, today announced that it is working with […]

February 28, 2018 - 9:15 am

The NDL Online and its new services

(26 February 2018) The National Diet Library, Japan (NDL) is pleased to announce the launch on January 5, 2018, of a new system for online searches and requests. The National Diet Library Online Search and Request Service (NDL Online) has replaced the NDL-OPAC, which was in service for six years, from January 2012 to December […]

February 27, 2018 - 6:20 pm

CUHK hiring Assistant Librarian II (Faculty Liaison Librarian)

CUHK Library CUHK Reference Job Number:  180000BH Advertisement of Assistant Librarian II (carrying the job title of Faculty Liaison Librarian) Faculty Liaison and Learning Services at CUHK Library encompasses working with academic staff to support their teaching and research as well as providing digital/information literacy training and support services for undergraduates, postgraduates and other users […]

February 27, 2018 - 8:54 am

Canberra deluge causes extensive flood damage to books in ANU’s Chifley Library

(26 February 2018)  The Australian National University is still counting the cost of Sunday’s storm, listing damage to rare books, delays to the Union Court redevelopment and the writing off of up to 11 excavators as among major issues caused by the deluge. About 22,000 students and 4,500 staff were asked to stay away from […]

February 26, 2018 - 7:34 pm

Libraries need to evolve digitally, says new report

(26 February 2018) Nearly 90 percent of Australia’s library users think online library services are important, but only 61 percent are satisfied with the online experience they are receiving from libraries. That compares with 85 percent of the users who are happy with the physical experience of a library. The finding comes in a new […]

February 26, 2018 - 7:20 pm

Team Member, AFP National Library Services Canberra

(23 February 2018) Applications are sought for suitably qualified persons who wish to be considered for the role of Team Member, Australian Federal Police National Library Services. The AFP National Library Services team delivers a wide range of open source information products and services in support of national, international and community policing activities. The team […]

February 23, 2018 - 3:33 pm

Al-Tibb: healing traditions in Islamic medical manuscripts

(22 February 2018)  Medicine in Islam carries a history of enquiry, innovation and change. Through and through, the search for knowledge occupies an esteemed place in the Islamic worldview. Al-Tibb: Healing Traditions in Islamic Medical Manuscripts attempts to make manifest this journey of discovery and accomplishments. A selection of manuscripts, along with accompanying objects, seeks […]

February 23, 2018 - 9:12 am

Six more Myanmar universities join EIFL project

(20 February 2018) Six more universities have joined the EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project as part of an agreement between EIFL and the Myanmar Department of Higher Education to further develop university libraries and contribute to Myanmar’s national strategy for higher education reform. EIFL’s work in Myanmar is made possible by the Open Society Foundations Higher […]

February 23, 2018 - 9:03 am