Conferences

Sino-Foreign Joint Venture University Libraries 2017 Annual conference held at XJTLU

(4 April 2017) The Association of Sino-Foreign Joint Venture University Libraries held its annual conference at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University on 31 March. More than 80 attendees, including library directors, librarians and external observers from seven Sino-Foreign cooperation universities across China shared their experiences and ideas about new academic library operations while discussing current challenges and […]

April 4, 2017 - 2:32 pm
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2017 BHL Annual Meetings, hosted by the National Library Board, Singapore

(30 March 2017) During 14-17 March 2017, the Biodiversity Heritage Library held its Annual Meetings in Singapore, hosted by the National Library Board. The meetings were attended by 24 BHL partner representatives from nine countries. Four projects were presented. Members selected Los Angeles as the location of the 2018 BHL Annual Meeting. They also elected […]

April 4, 2017 - 7:41 am
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iPRES 2017 to be hosted by Kyoto University

(8 March 2017) Kyoto University has announced that the 14th International Conference on Digital Preservation (iPRES) will take place from 25 to 29 September 2017 in Kyoto, Japan. The iPRES 2017 hosted by Kyoto University will contribute to promotion of research and development of technologies and services of digital preservation. Like previous iPRES conferences, iPRES […]

March 9, 2017 - 12:19 pm
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Thailand to host 19th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries (ICADL)

(23 February 2017) Conferences recently announced include RAILS 2017,  Adelaide, Australia, 28-30 November 2017; Connecting the Colonies: Empires and Networks in the History of the Book, Hobart, Australia, 22-24 November 2017;  PLAI Congress 2017 Bacolod City, Philippines, 21-24 November 2017; A-LIEP 2017, 13-15 November 2017, in Bangkok, Thailand; and ICADL 2017, Bangkok, Thailand, 13-15 November […]

February 23, 2017 - 2:20 pm
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Host sought for the international Research Data Alliance community’s meeting in early 2018

(23 January 2017) The Research Data Alliance (RDA) Council is seeking proposals from organisations or countries interested in hosting the 11th RDA Plenary meeting in early 2018 (from late February to early April). The Research Data Alliance (RDA) brings together a diverse community of data scientists, librarians, computer scientists, and domain scientists coming from both […]

January 25, 2017 - 1:18 am
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Applications for IFLA Attendance Grants 2017 are now open

(10 January 2017) The Grants are available to an information professional from Africa, Latin America and Asia/Pacific. Each grant covers the early registration fee of Euro 490 which expires on 15 May 2017. The Attendance Grant will also provide support for travel and/or accommodation of up to Euro 700. Applicants must be able to attend […]

January 11, 2017 - 4:56 pm
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Symposium “Reframing the Archive: The Reuse of Film and Photographic Images in Postcolonial Southeast Asia”

(16 December 2016) This symposium on 1 July 2017 at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, will explore the ways in which colonial and postcolonial film and photographic archives have been rearticulated within a range of Southeast Asian political and aesthetic contexts. How have artists and filmmakers sought to subvert existing power relations […]

December 17, 2016 - 4:35 pm
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2016 PRRLA meeting presentations published

(16 December 2016)  All presentations for the 2016 PRRLA meeting, From Vision to Reality: PRRLA Libraries as Strategic Assets for Research, Teaching, and Learning, which took place in Melbourne, 5-7 December, are now available. This also includes a special report on the PRL project, an update from the PRL Collection Development Working Group, and the […]

December 17, 2016 - 4:27 pm
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Malaysia hosts 2018 World Library and Information Congress, event to spur RM44.4million in earnings

(14 December 2016, Kuala Lumpur) The country is expected to generate RM44.4 million ringgit  from the 84th International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) World Library and Information Congress (WLIC). The winning bid for the congress was led by the Librarians Association of Malaysia (PPM) and National Library of Malaysia (PNM) with support from […]

December 15, 2016 - 3:05 pm
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IFLA Satellite Meeting 2017: Digital Humanities deadline of call for papers extended

(12 December 2016) The IFLA Satellite Meeting 2017 on Digital Humanities will be held in Berlin on 15 – 17 August 2017. The deadline for submitting paper abstracts has now been extended to 15th of January 2017. Please refer to https://dh-libraries.sciencesconf.org/ for details.

December 12, 2016 - 6:26 pm
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Call for Papers – IFLA Satellite Meetings Genealogy and Local History Section joint with Asia & Oceania Section and with IT Section

(30 November 2016) The Genealogy and Local History Section joint with the Asia & Oceania and the IT Section invite you to submit a summary for the Satellite Meeting in Vilnius, Lithuania, August 15-17, 2017. The main session will focus on theme: “The Challenge of Multiple Identities. Multiethnicity in Genealogy, Local History and Regional Memory […]

November 30, 2016 - 9:33 pm
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The NLC holds the China-South Asia Library Management and Service Seminar

(26 November 2016) From 12 November to 20 November, the National Library of China (NLC) held the China-South Asia Library Management and Service Seminar with Library New Development in the Internet Era as the theme. 14 attendees from home and abroad attended the seminar, including 3 Chinese attendees from Yunnan Province, Qinghai Province, and Xinjiang […]

November 26, 2016 - 5:20 pm
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia hosts Asia Open Access Summit 2016

(15 November 2016) On 14 and 15 November 2016, the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) (Community of Practice), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysian Research and Education Network (MYREN) and SIFULAN organized the Asia Open Access Summit 2016 at INTEKMA Resort & Convention Centre. Many participants were the Open Access practitioners and academicians. More details, URL: http://ahmadfaizar.blogspot.my/2016/11/asia-open-access-summit-2016.html […]

November 17, 2016 - 4:19 pm
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Asia-Pacific Library and Information Conference 2018

(16 November 2016) ALIA, Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA), and the Library Association of Singapore (LAS) will be holding their first joint conference at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Queensland. The dates are 30 July to 2 August 2018. The 2018 conference will be the fourth in a series which began […]

November 17, 2016 - 9:46 am
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Promoting practice innovation, improving service level—2016 Chinese Library Annual Conference is held in Tongling, Anhui Province

(9 November 2016) From 26 October to 27 October, 2016 Chinese Library Annual Conference was held in Tongling, Anhui Province. Many leaders attended the opening ceremony, including Yu Qun, a member of the Ministerial CPC Committee of the Ministry of Culture, minister assistant of the Ministry of Culture, and director of Department of General Affairs. […]

November 12, 2016 - 4:13 pm
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