Conferences

Myanmar: Library law, development, challenges discussed

(28 Oct 2019)  Myanmar news: Officials from MoI and the literary sector organized a workshop to review the Public Library Law at UMFCCI, Yangon, yesterday (27 October 2019). The workshop discussed the three topics of (i) public library development and the role of the public library law, (ii) challenges faced by public libraries, and (iii) […]

November 11, 2019 - 8:59 am
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“International Symposium on Libraries • Keeping Pace with the Times” held by National Library China

(12 Sep 2019)  The International Symposium on Libraries • Keeping Pace with the Times was opened in the National Library of China (NLC) on 9-10 September, joined by experts from more than 10 countries as well as local librarians. Sessions for different themes were held, including “Memory and Inheritance: Open and Shared Document Resources Construction”, […]

September 16, 2019 - 9:20 am
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Toward a new kind of ‘Big Deal’

(30 Aug 2019)  University librarians and some academic publishers are optimistic about the possibility of reaching new agreements to make more academic articles fully open, but they acknowledge many challenges ahead. The University of California, which canceled its “big deal” with publisher Elsevier earlier this year after negotiations to establish a new agreement broke down, hosted a […]

September 7, 2019 - 3:29 pm
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IFLA- Regional Standing Committee for Asia and Oceania (RSCAO) SC Meeting 1 held on WLIC 2019 in Athens, Aug 25. 2019

(31 August 2019) IFLA- Regional Standing Committee for Asia and Oceania (RSCAO) SC Meeting 1 was held on WLIC 2019 in Athens, Aug 25. 2019 The Minutes of the mid-term meeting held in Manila, 6-9 Mar. 2019 was confirmed. The Election Results were confirmed. Ms Tina (Tao) Yang was confirmed as the RSCAO Chair and Ms Nor Edzan Che Nasir […]

September 3, 2019 - 12:54 pm
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Beijing International Book Fair cites 320,000 visitors, high tech interest

(27 Aug 2019)  Digital marketing supported by 5G and edu-tech in early-age English-language training were key interests at the 2019 Beijing book fair. In its 26th edition, the Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF) has drawn what organizers today (August 27) are reporting was more than 320,000 visitors. The public-facing fair topped 2,600 exhibitors, officials say, with […]

August 30, 2019 - 11:25 am
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Philippines: National Library holds 2nd librarian’s convention

(16 Aug 2019)  With over seventy participating librarians in attendance, the National Library of the Philippines (NLP) opens the 2nd Convention of Provincial Librarians in the Philippines and Leadership Training-Workshop held Wednesday (Aug. 14) at the NLP Building in Kalaw, Manila. Read the full report here.  

August 26, 2019 - 7:32 am
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SSP 41st annual meeting sessions available for streaming

(15 Aug 2019) Featured Sessions include: Scholarly Publishing in Africa: Impact Factor vs. Societal Impact Why Inclusion Matters to Technology and Technology Matters to Inclusion The Scholarly Kitchen Live! 2019 All session content can be accessed by visiting the SSP Library located in our Resources section. You can also search for a specific session by name […]

August 23, 2019 - 8:59 am
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IFLA live streams highlights of the World Library and Information Congress 2019

(20 Aug 2019)  This year’s IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) will again be live streamed. With an even larger offer than in previous years, you will be able to access 11 key sessions from our diverse and world-class programme. The WLIC 2019 live stream offer will include some of IFLA’s most popular sessions: […]

August 22, 2019 - 8:17 am
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First workshop of national digital library held in Mumbai

(10 July 2019) The National Digital Library of India (NDLI) recently organised its first workshop at Guru Nanak Institute of Management Studies (GNIMS) in Matunga to instruct 82 faculty members and librarians from across the city about the e-library. The library, whose app was launched in June last year, has over 3.19 million books. The […]

July 12, 2019 - 2:43 pm
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Research Data Alliance meet and greet Australia tour

(10 Jul 2019) Are you curious about the Research Data Alliance (RDA)? Interested in learning how you can engage with RDA initiatives? Do you know about Australia’s influence on global data solutionsthrough participation in RDA? Ahead of the first Australian RDA plenary in 2020, the RDA and the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) are collaborating to present […]

July 12, 2019 - 2:24 pm
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Open science essentials: towards a skill set and showcases at LIBER 2019

(11 Jul 2019) Open science skills for research librarians and researchers are at the heart of the evolution towards openness. LIBER’s Digital Skills for Library Staff & Researchers Working Group is supporting this transition in two ways: by building a digital skills list with a specific focus on Open Science and by highlighting Open Science training programmes relying […]

July 12, 2019 - 1:50 pm
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Beijing International Book Fair to emphasize children’s books again

(28 June 2019)  From the BIBF director, Liying Lin, “Again the fair is stressing younger readers’ content and, for a second year, will dedicate a separate exhibition area to what it’s branding as the Beijing International Children’s Book Fair by way of “demonstrating the continued strength of children’s publishing in China, with educational titles and […]

June 29, 2019 - 2:06 pm
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Supporting Sustainable Development globally: libraries at the UN regional forums

(18 June 2019) In preparation for global meetings on the SDGs in July and September, IFLA has been active at the regional level. The message: that at all levels, and across the 2030 Agenda, libraries and access to information are indispensable for progress. The process that leads to the High level Political Forum in July in […]

June 22, 2019 - 11:54 am
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3rd China-Arab states libraries’ meeting kicks off in Kuwait

(11 June 2019) The third China-Arab states libraries and information experts meeting kicked off on Tuesday at the National Library of Kuwait in Kuwait City. Kamel Al Abdul Jalil, director-general of the National Library of Kuwait, said that the one-day meeting will be held within the framework of the executive program of the China-Arab States […]

June 13, 2019 - 4:54 pm
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EUA addresses Sustainable Development Goals in Asia-Europe dialogue on higher education

(16 May 2019)  The 7th Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) Rectors’ Conference and Students’ Forum (ARC7) took place in Bucharest, Romania from 11 to 15 May. The Conference, entitled “Higher Education taking Action Towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Perspectives from Asia and Europe”, gathered approximately 150 participants to discuss the key responsibility of universities in tackling […]

May 30, 2019 - 2:15 pm
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