Asia Pacific

Nature Index 2018 reviews China’s scientific performance over the past five years

(13 December 2018, London) The Nature Index 2018 supplement on China reveals that China’s contribution to the Nature Index rose by 75% between 2012 and 2017, much more than a selection of leading countries in the Index, such as the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom and Japan. China’s share of global scientific output as […]

December 14, 2018 - 10:57 am

2018-2019 CALA Mentorship Program

(13 December 2018) We are pleased to announce that the 2018/2019 Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) Mentorship Program is now open for applications. CALA welcomes mentees and mentors from the Asia Pacific region. English is our working language. CALA is an affiliate of the American Library Association. It is the only professional organization in North America […]

December 13, 2018 - 7:34 pm

Call for Applications to DIPLIS Level I -2019

(11 December 2018) The Sri Lanka Library Association invites applications for the Diploma in Library and Information Science  Level I – 2019 Course. Closing date for applications: 8th January 2019. The announcement is here.

December 12, 2018 - 1:56 pm

School of The Arts Singapore hiring Senior Executive, Library Information & Services

(11 December 2018) Reporting to the Senior Manager (Library Information & Services), the Senior Executive will support the library team in developing the use of library resources, collection and facilities to support the curriculum and/or information needs of library users. The Senior Executive will also assist the Senior Manager (Library Information & Services) in some […]

December 12, 2018 - 1:49 pm

Japan to extend copyright period on works including novels and paintings to 70 years

(10 December 2018) The copyright period on works such as novels and paintings in Japan is set to be extended to 70 years after the authors’ deaths, from the current 50 years, effective 30 December when a revised copyright law goes into force. The copyright law was revised as part of legislation to approve the […]

December 12, 2018 - 1:47 pm

China launches “Panda Book Corner” library project in Nepali schools

(7 December 2018, Kathmandu, (Xinhua) A library project, the “Panda Book Corner,” has been launched by the Chinese government in Nepal to distribute books to schools. The project was launched on Thursday in five different schools of Kathmandu valley. It aims to promote the Chinese language among school students, to share knowledge and experience from […]

December 9, 2018 - 8:12 am

SAGE Publishing invests in Thusly to bring crowd annotation software to social scientists

(5 December 2018)  SAGE Publishing, a leading global academic publisher, today announces that it has made a major seed investment in Thusly Inc. – a technology start-up creating research tools for big data analysis of document archives. The investment is the first for SAGE as part of its SAGE Ocean initiative, and will support the […]

December 8, 2018 - 1:49 pm

University of Tasmania Library hiring Associate Director (Collections)

(6 December 2018) The University’s Cultural Collections and Gallery has recently been added to the Library’s portfolio within the University’s Academic Division. We are seeking an innovative, enthusiastic and collaborative Associate Director Collections to lead a team of Library, Cultural Collections custodians and Gallery staff, to provide an experience that highlights the value of these […]

December 8, 2018 - 1:43 pm

Vietnam to enhance digitalization of library

(6 December 2018) Speaking at the seminar “Developing and reforming library activities in the new era”, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam emphasized that digitalization of library nationwide will help people to access books easily. The seminar was held yesterday by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. According to the Ministry, library system has […]

December 6, 2018 - 3:05 pm

The Academic Market in China: An Overview

(3 December 2018) No one says selling into the Chinese market is simple, but is it unmanageable, given that there are nearly 1.4 billion people speaking a very different language and sharing a very different culture? The answer is: not necessarily, if you know the basics, and then zoom in on the details. As in […]

December 6, 2018 - 11:45 am

Applications and nominations are invited for University Librarian, City University of Hong Kong

(5 December 2018) Applications and nominations are invited for: University Librarian [Ref. B/239/09], City University of Hong Kong As a large administrative unit with over 100 staff members supporting the University’s academic enterprise, the Library endeavours to support and augment teaching, learning and research by providing a dynamic environment conducive to studying and offering seamless access to […]

December 5, 2018 - 1:52 pm

Chiba University launches open access resource “c-arc”

(4 December 2018) Chiba University launched a new academic resource collection named “Chiba University Academic Resource Collections (c-arc) ” which makes content published and provided by Chiba University Libraries widely available on the web. This website is a new infrastructure to realize “Digital Scholarship,” which promotes using digital content to research, education, and learning materials. […]

December 5, 2018 - 8:35 am

Ruth’s Ranking News Flash! 2018-7: Researchers, Subjects, and Regional Rankings

Who has the most Highly Cited (Top 1%) papers in the world? Which Asian university is in the top ten of a THE subject ranking? Which university that was top 10 in Asia last year is not even top 20 this year? (Answers in red below) (1 December 2018) This really is the last News […]

December 1, 2018 - 11:53 am

Report from the SEALG Annual Meeting 2018, Leiden

(30 November 2018) The Annual Meeting of the Southeast Asia Library Group 2018 took place on 5-7 July 2018 in the Vossius Conference Room at Leiden University Library (UBL) in Leiden, the Netherlands, and was organised by Doris Jedamski and Marije Plomp. Participants from France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom attended the […]

December 1, 2018 - 10:11 am

Collectively supporting faculty in New Zealand

(28 November 2018) In 2018, the majority (six out of eight) of New Zealand academic libraries undertook the Ithaka S+R faculty survey in order to explore and deepen understanding of scholars’ research and teaching practices and needs. The project was initiated by the Council of New Zealand University Librarians (CONZUL) with the Ithaka S+R instrument […]

December 1, 2018 - 10:06 am