Asia Pacific

University of Adelaide hiring Manager, Scholarly Information

(13 September 2018) In this new and exciting role, you will lead the University Library’s initiatives and services to support scholarly communication, digitisation and discovery. The Manager, Scholarly Information will drive innovation and change in the systems, tools and mechanisms by which the Library can support and facilitate access, description and discovery of scholarly information. […]

September 13, 2018 - 2:14 pm

The world’s best new library 2018

(12 September 2018)  School 7 public library in the city of Den Helder, Netherlands, wins the 2018 award for Public Library of the Year. This year’s recipient of the award was announced at the annual meeting of IFLA, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The winner was selected by an international panel of experts consisting of […]

September 13, 2018 - 11:32 am

The 36th International Map Collectors Society Symposium

(11 September 2018) Ayala Museum and Gallery of Prints, with the support of The International Map Collectors Society (IMCoS) and the Philippine Map Collectors Society (PHIMCOS), present The 36th International Map Collectors Society (IMCoS) Symposium. It will be held on October 15 to 17, 2018 at the Ayala Museum, Makati along with exclusive visits to […]

September 13, 2018 - 8:28 am

Digitizing the National Library of Mongolia

(11 September 2018) With support from Khyentse Foundation, the Asian Classics Input Project and the Buddhist Digital Resource Center have partnered to digitize, catalog, and make accessible all Tibetan manuscripts and xylographs held at the National Library of Mongolia in Ulaanbaatar. This project is one of the largest in the history of both organizations, with […]

September 12, 2018 - 9:11 am

SMU Libraries hiring Digital Innovation Manager

(11 September 2018) The Singapore Management Universiy Libraries invites dynamic, innovative and service-oriented individuals to apply for the position of Digital Innovation Manager. The primary responsibility of this position is to develop and enhance library services using innovative digital solutions. This position holder is expected to work with colleagues within and outside the Library to […]

September 11, 2018 - 8:54 pm

NTU hiring Director, Library and Information

10 September 2018 Key responsibilities: ◦Oversee and provide direction and leadership to the User Services, Spaces & Programming, Advisory and Consultation, Resources, Discovery and Access, Digital Portals, University Archives and online Publishing teams ◦Oversee the delivery of effective, relevant and timely information resources and services to the university community ◦Coordinate the establishment, formulation and review […]

September 10, 2018 - 8:47 pm

RMIT selects Ex Libris Rosetta for preserving and providing access to digital collections in the long term

The Rosetta preservation solution will support RMIT’s ongoing project to digitize the library’s resources (5 September 2018, Adelaide, Australia) Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that RMIT University has chosen the Ex Libris Rosetta™ digital asset management and preservation solution to handle RMIT’s digital resources more effectively. Approximately four years ago, the […]

September 6, 2018 - 1:49 pm

Kerala counts flood losses: Taxes hit, libraries destroyed

(4 September 2018) The Kerala state government is staring at a significant dip in tax collection, and local communities in different places are mourning the destruction of tens of thousands of books in local libraries. Libraries in various districts have also been badly hit by the floods. While students are attempting to dry their books […]

September 6, 2018 - 1:32 pm

Shenzhen’s unique library

(3 September 2018) A new pagoda-like library in China’s megacity of Shenzhen sweeps visitors above the tree canopy with an elevated walkway. Located in Xiangmi Park, a densely forested area originally used as an agricultural research center, the Xiangmi Park Science Library celebrates its verdant surroundings with a “treetop walk” and an abundance of glazing. […]

September 5, 2018 - 10:52 am

The Australian Library Design Awards and Conference returns in 2019 at the State Library of Queensland

(3 September 2018) The awards, organized by the Australian Library and Information Association in partnership with the Australian Public Library Alliance and the Council of Australian University Librarians, were created in 2017 to showcase contemporary library interiors and exteriors. The awards are split into four categories – school library, public library, academic library and special library. A […]

September 4, 2018 - 11:22 am

The Founding Ceremony of the Silk Road International Library Alliance and the “Reading, City, Culture” Academic Forum Held in Chengdu

(16 August 2018) The founding ceremony of the Silk Road International Library Alliance and the “Reading, City, Culture” Academic Forum was held in Sichuan Library on May 28 2018. The event was sponsored by the National Library of China, the Library Society of China and the Propaganda Department of CPC Sichuan Provincial Committee. IFLA has […]

September 3, 2018 - 4:11 pm

Barbarians at the library door

(2 September 2018) Libraries are being transformed or closed through government and private cost-cutting measures, driven by a contempt for learning and an emphasis on profit, writes Dr Evan Jones. Independent Australia has the full story.

September 3, 2018 - 3:47 pm

Indian Government aims to take down predatory journals

(29 August 2018) Universities in India had until August 30 to present a “white list” of recognized journals to the University Grants Commission, a government body that provides funding and maintains higher-education standards in the country. In previously submitted recommendations, universities have included predatory journals, publishers that charge high fees for low-quality or no peer […]

September 3, 2018 - 1:35 pm

CDNLAO Newsletter #92 published

ISSN: 1344-722X  Latest issue:   No.92, August 2018 Special topic: CDNLAO Meeting [Myanmar] 26th CDNLAO Meeting, 2 May 2018, Naypyitaw, Myanmar [China] Cultural Heritage Preservation and Conservation in the National Library of China [Japan] Participating in the 26th CDNLAO and the 17th CONSAL Information from the editorial office Special topic of the next issue · Special […]

August 31, 2018 - 7:24 pm

NTU Library hiring Librarian, Research Data Management and Senior Assistant Manager, Research Data Management

(30 August 2018) Nanyang Technological University Library, Singapore, invites applications for the role of Librarian, Research Data Management  to support the Research Data Management team. The successful candidate will be expected to provide research data management related services to the NTU community by assisting in the development and implementation of the research data management services, […]

August 31, 2018 - 3:57 pm