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

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

Registrations open for ICSTI 2019 Annual Conference in Shanghai

(24 May 2019)  The International Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI) has announced that its 2019 Annual Conference will take place in Shanghai on September 23-26. Themed ‘Open Science and Open Innovation’, the conference is part of a bigger event co-organised with the Shanghai Competitive Intelligence Forum (SCIF) and the Institute of Scientific and Technical Information […]

May 29, 2019 - 9:04 am

Frankfurt’s 2019 StoryDrive Asia in Beijing: AI and the Culture’s Future

(16 May 2019) Frankfurter Buchmesse’s seventh edition of StoryDrive Asia in Beijing will have its two-day run on May 31 and June 1. Since its inception in 2012, Frankfurt’s series of StoryDrive events have taken an evocative approach to the pressures of contemporary entertainment and an internationalized industry, prompting many in the industry to look beyond the […]

May 24, 2019 - 9:38 am

A Solid start: Asia-Pacific government representatives stress need for international action for libraries at Singapore workshop

(1 May 2019) The first of three WIPO regional workshops focusing on the copyright needs of libraries, as well as archives, museums, education and research, took place in Singapore on 29-30 April. The meeting saw broad consensus that business-as-usual was not an option, and international action was necessary. IFLA has the full story.  

May 3, 2019 - 8:39 am

Copyright in the Asia-Pacific Region: the right rules for libraries?

(27 Apr 2019)  The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) is organising three regional seminars to understand how far copyright rules meet the needs of libraries around the world. The first one starts on Monday in Singapore, looking at the Asia-Pacific. IFLA will be there. Copyright is crucial to the work of libraries, as it shapes the […]

April 29, 2019 - 8:53 am

Calling for papers to present at LAS Conference 2019

(17 Apr 2019)  The Library Association of Singapore (LAS) invites submissions for abstracts in two categories – paper presentations and posters. A paper presentation is a lecture-style presentation and should last 15 minutes (excluding Q&A). The presentation should be supplemented with visual, audio and/or other illustrations. A poster is a graphic and visual presentation of a […]

April 19, 2019 - 9:23 am

Open Science leads tech trends at STM US Annual 2019

(18 Apr 2019)  STM Tech Trends is created annually by STM’s Future Lab, a discussion forum of over 30 STM members. Based on the Delphi-method for technology forecasting, participants identify key trends that may impact scholarly and scientific publishing between now and 2023. More details and recording of the panel discussion at the STM US Conference in Washington, […]

April 19, 2019 - 8:55 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

Explore the evolving concept of ‘library’ and its impact on library design in Rome

(12 Apr 2019)  Join IFLA Satellite Meeting in Rome 21-22 August 2019 when we will explore The evolving concept of ‘library’ and its impact on library design! This topic will form the basis of our exciting and very practical program. We have adopted a multi-pronged approach with a combination of exciting keynote speakers, panel sessions that highlight the […]

April 15, 2019 - 9:25 am

2019 Scholarly Kitchen webinar: the future of independent and society publishing

(10 Apr 2019)  From Scholary Kitchen: On Wednesday, April 17 (11 AM EDT), we’ll be presenting a panel discussion on a topic that’s increasingly dominating the conversation in the scholarly communications community: The Future of Independent and Society Publishing. For details, see the original post here.  

April 11, 2019 - 10:29 am

SEALG Annual Meeting 2019

(9 Apr 2019)  From SEALG press release: This year’s  annual meeting of SEALG will take place in Leiden on 28-29 June in collaboration with the Asian Library Leiden. As in previous years, we aim to have the presentation of selected papers on library and archive related issues on Friday, followed by the Annual General Meeting (AGM) […]

April 11, 2019 - 8:58 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

London Book Fair’s Market Focus Indonesia: creative industries and a Spice Café

(8 Mar 2019)  As the London Book Fair’s Market Focus Indonesia program comes into view, the first thing you may notice is that it comprises not one but two stands at Olympia London—one on ground floor and one on the floor above. In talking with Laura Prinsloo, chair of the Indonesian National Book Committee, Publishers Perspectives have been […]

March 11, 2019 - 5:00 pm

Call for papers: LIS education in developing countries: challenges and trends

(20 February 2019)  IFLA LIS Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group invites you to submit a proposal for papers to be presented at its 2-hour open session at the 85th IFLA World Library and Information Congress to be held in Athens, Greece, 24-30 August 2019. The session theme is “LIS Education in Developing Countries: Challenges and Trends” […]

February 21, 2019 - 8:49 am