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

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

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

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

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 for details.

December 12, 2016 - 6:26 pm

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

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

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: […]

November 17, 2016 - 4:19 pm

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

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

The Experience Area of National Digital Library of China is exhibited in 2016 Chinese Library Annual Conference

(4 November 2016) Through virtual reality, human-machine interaction, video and so on, the Experience Area of the National Digital Library of China displayed the development achievements of the Digital Library Promotion Project, including network interconnection, unified user authentication, cooperative development and sharing of resources, and library big data application. It also provided interactive experiences for […]

November 12, 2016 - 4:07 pm

The ACS publications symposium Innovation on Molecular Sciences was held successfully

(3 November 2016) The American Chemical Society Publications Symposium Innovation in Molecular Science was successfully held at the Friendship Hotel in Beijing on 23-25 Octoober 2016. The conference was organized by the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Chemistry (ICCAS) , and co-organized by iGroup China. This symposium is […]

November 3, 2016 - 3:10 pm

Sustainability and libraries: the academic library perspective

(2 November 2016) In June 2016, the Academic Libraries 4 conference, held in Hong Kong, focussed on a theme of sustainability. The conference program held a wide range of presentations on the theme of sustainability, from green initiatives to web archiving, to how to ensure traditional reference and enquiry services can be scaleable and sustainable. […]

November 3, 2016 - 7:30 am

Pustaka Negeri Sarawak poster presentation @ IFLA 2016 : A slideshow of highlights from around the world

(1 November 2016) Pustaka Negeri Sarawak presented a poster titled Sarawak (Malaysia) Family Literacy Program Model: Community Strategies For Promoting Literacy,  at the IFLA WLIC 2016 which was held in the Greater Columbus Convention Centre (GCCC), Columbus, Ohio, USA from 13 to 16 August 2016.  About 3,200 people from 137 countries visited the Congress.  Pustaka […]

November 2, 2016 - 3:22 pm

WRITEconference 2017 meets in Bangkok

Exploring how writing, research, and integrity are being shaped by technology for education (31 October 2016) Technology has created a learning environment which transcends the confines of the physical classroom and offers both educators and students a wealth of opportunities and challenges. At the core of this contemporary technological landscape academic writing remains a fundamental […]

October 31, 2016 - 1:28 pm