Asia Pacific

EIFL to host eLibrary Myanmar project workshop in July

(18 Apr 2019)  EIFL e-Library Myanmar project partner universities – University of Mandalay, Yadanabon University, Mandalay Technological University, University of Computer Studies, Mandalay, Yangon Technological University, and University of Computer Studies,Yangon – are to attend a three-day workshop on ‘Effective Training’. Each university will be represented by librarians who train faculty and students to navigate through licensed […]

April 19, 2019 - 9:18 am

SMU Libraries is hiring Head, Information Services

(17 Apr 2019)  SMU Libraries is hiring Head, Information Services  You will be part of a dynamic and cohesive team, leading a team of professionals to support SMU’s teaching, learning, research and community engagement initiatives. This is a leadership position to provide innovative vision to plan, develop, promote, implement and evaluate library services including: support […]

April 19, 2019 - 8:45 am

IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Auckland now to take place in 2022

(16 Apr 2019)  The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and the New Zealand National Committee announce that the IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) in Auckland will now take place in 13-19 August, 2022. This postponement will enable the WLIC to be held as planned in the New Zealand International Convention Centre (NZICC). […]

April 17, 2019 - 8:52 am

New journal showcases the finest in Thai literature, art for English readers

(5 Apr 2019)  Literary magazines around the world have long helped readers to discover exciting new writers and serve as channels to read new works by established authors. Now Thailand is getting on board with its own – The Bangkok Literary Review (BKKLIT). Read the full story here.   

April 15, 2019 - 10:02 am

Using libraries to help foreign learners

(11 Apr 2019)  With the revised Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Law having come into effect on April 1, libraries as local cultural bases for foreign residents are being promoted to encourage them to learn Japanese. As of January this year, Tokyo had about 550,000 foreign residents, or about 20 percent of all foreigners living in […]

April 15, 2019 - 9:55 am

Clarivate Analytics establishes Guangzhou office to accelerate growth in South China

(4 Apr 2019)  Clarivate Analytics, a global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation, has opened a new office in Guangzhou, China.  This is the fifth Clarivate office in Greater China and reflects the importance of China in the company’s global growth strategy. As an international trade center in South […]

April 12, 2019 - 8:59 am

Budget books $10m for National Library of Australia to put history online

(3 Apr 2019)  Revered cultural institution the National Library of Australia has scored a modest but essential $10 million seed funding in the Federal Budget to start digitising its $1.3 billion collection in earnest following the runaway success of its Trove website and database. Read the full story here.  

April 11, 2019 - 3:37 pm

National Diet Library releases Next Digital Library content-based retrieval system prototype

(9 Apr 2019)  On March 29, 2019, the NDL launched its “Next Digital Library” content-based retrieval system prototype that has advanced functions using artificial intelligence (AI). The NDL is developing this system so future digital library services will be more easily usable. To find out more, see the original announcement here.  

April 11, 2019 - 10:57 am

Noisy library and stroller music concert to embrace the cultural underprivileged in Korea

(8 Apr 2019)  Seoul and its autonomous districts are racing to present customized programs for the underprivileged, such as the disabled and the elderly. What is unique about two of the new programs is that they broke the existing norms of ‘being quiet in the library’ and ‘bringing babies to classical concerts’. According to the Seoul […]

April 11, 2019 - 8:50 am

Javanese manuscripts from Yogyakarta digitisation project completed

 (1 Apr 2019) Over 30,000 digital images of Javanese manuscripts from Yogyakarta, Indonesia, are now fully accessible online through the British Library’s Digitised Manuscripts website. The project, generously supported by Mr S P Lohia, has digitised 75 Javanese manuscripts held in the British Library from the collections of John Crawfurd and Colin Mackenzie, who both […]

April 8, 2019 - 4:31 pm

CQ University hiring Senior Librarian, Research Outputs and Repositories

(3 Apr 2019)  CQ University Australia is seeking – Senior Librarian – Research Outputs & Repositories – HEW 7 Continuing, Full Time CQUniversity Melbourne Total Remuneration $102,104 to $111,666 p.a. (inclusive of salary $86,280 to $94,360 plus 17% superannuation and leave loading) Vacancy Reference Number: 33046 Research is one of the key pillars for CQUniversity’s […]

April 8, 2019 - 4:10 pm

IFLA PressReader International Marketing Award Winners 2019

(2 Apr 2019)  The IFLA Section on Management and Marketing in collaboration with PressReader is pleased to announce the winners, finalists and top ten projects of the IFLA PressReader International Marketing Award for 2019! The award honors organizations that have implemented creative, results-oriented marketing projects or campaigns that promote the library and information services industry.  First […]

April 8, 2019 - 3:01 pm

Hundreds queue past midnight for lifetime memberships… to the new KK library

(2 April 2019, Kota Kinabalu) When did you last visit a library? Unless you are a student, the answer is probably “years ago” when you were an actual student yourself. Hundreds of Sabahans here, however, have shown that they not only like visiting libraries, they want to be members! After seven years of being temporarily […]

April 3, 2019 - 9:47 am

Australia releases first results of impact and engagement audit

(28 Mar 2019)  The first national assessment of Australian universities’ research impact and engagement activities has presented a mixed view of sector performance, and triggered further questions about the value of the exercise. The Engagement and Impact Assessment aimed to measure the impact that Australian university research had on everyday lives, industry and public services, […]

April 3, 2019 - 9:27 am

British and Chinese library leaders to share knowledge in Chengdu

UK-China Library Forum meets in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China, 27-28 March 2019 Leaders of ten UK public libraries, with the British Library, meet their counterparts from ten Chinese libraries to share knowledge, experience and best practice Latest stage of the three-year HM Treasury-funded British Library in China: Connecting Through Culture and Learning programme (26 March […]

March 28, 2019 - 9:28 am