Shanghai phone booths get new literary lease of life

(20 August 2017) If you want something to read and you’re in Shanghai, look for the red telephone booths. They’re like the original UK telephone boxes but with a Chinese twist. 263 public telephone booths in Shanghai Xuhui district are to be turned into mini-libraries, according to the city government. Before the popularity of smart […]

August 21, 2017 - 4:39 pm

NIE hiring Librarian / Senior Librarian

(18 August 2017)  The National Institute of Education, Singapore, invites suitable applications for the position of Librarian / Senior Librarian in the Library and Information Services Centre. NIE is seeking creative, innovative and service-oriented candidates who are able to work independently and collaboratively in transforming the library for the 21st century. This position provides subscription […]

August 20, 2017 - 8:46 am

University of South Australia hiring Manager: Collection Management and Copyright Services

(18 August 2017) In this diverse new role, you will provide leadership to the Collection Management and Copyright Services team, and have overarching responsibility for the development of collection management strategies, copyright education and compliance initiatives.  You will also be responsible for the management of the Library’s acquisitions budget and will be the primary point […]

August 20, 2017 - 8:43 am

CDNLAO Newsletter #89 published

ISSN: 1344-722X No.89, August 2017 Special topic: CDNLAO Meeting [China] Hosting the 25th Conference of Directors of National Libraries in Asia and Oceania [Japan] Participating in the 25th CDNLAO Meeting News [Australia] Introducing Dr Marie-Louise Ayres Information from the editorial office Special topic of the next issue Special topic of the next issue (No.90): Digitization      and digital services Article […]

August 17, 2017 - 8:22 pm

CONSAL XVII call for papers

CONSAL 17 takes place 2 to 5 May 2018 in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. Its theme is Next Generation Libraries: Collaborate and Connect. In keeping with the theme, the Organizing Committee of CONSAL XVII invites papers for the General Conference. Open Session will focus on how libraries across our region are dealing with challenges to their traditional […]

August 17, 2017 - 8:07 pm

Dash receives Sautter Award for Innovation in Information Tech

(17 August 2017) For the second year in a row, a California Digital Library service has captured a Larry L. Sautter Award for Innovation in Information Technology. This year the silver Sautter award went to the Dash team for its user-friendly platform for managing, archiving and sharing research data. Dash is an open source, community driven project that […]

August 17, 2017 - 3:58 pm

LibQUAL+ 2018 registration now open: Join the global assessment community

(15 August 2017) Countries of LibQUAL+The Association of Research Libraries invites libraries to join the global assessment community of LibQUAL+® by registering for the 2018 LibQUAL+ survey. LibQUAL+ is a tool that libraries use to solicit, track, understand, and act upon users’ opinions of service quality. The protocol is a rigorously tested web survey that […]

August 17, 2017 - 3:52 pm

Embracing digital change: Electronic deposit 18 months on at NLA

(1 August 2017) In February 2016 the National Library of Australia welcomed long-anticipated changes to the Copyright Act.  For the first time in its history, the Library could collect electronic publications under the legal deposit provisions of the Act. 18 months later what has the library collected? over 5,900 ebooks – an increase on the […]

August 13, 2017 - 7:33 am

Lets Read! digital library brings books to Northern Thailand

Asia Foundation Powers access to minority language children’s books (August 2017, Chiang Mai, Thailand)  In the mountainous regions of Northern Thailand, books are rare commodities, and children’s books in languages other than standard Thai are almost non-existent. For speakers of S’gaw Karen, a minority language spoken by nearly one million people primarily living in mostly […]

August 9, 2017 - 4:53 pm

Collections and Discovery Services Team Leader sought by Macquarie University

(8 August 2017) The Team Leader, Collections & Content Development (Science/Human Science) supervises and leads a team in the development and implementation of a range of services – including firm order resource acquisition, and the provision of document supply and course reserves – to support the learning, teaching and research objectives of the University, with […]

August 9, 2017 - 4:14 pm

Asia Foundation and National Library of Vietnam extend Books for Asia partnership

(4 August 2017, Hanoi)  The Asia Foundation and the National Library of Vietnam signed an agreement to extend their books donation partnership in support of Vietnamese libraries. Over the new five-year project period, which begins today, the Foundation will donate US$7 million worth of books, or 160,000 books, to the National Library and other libraries […]

August 6, 2017 - 4:51 pm

Donation Drive: Wiley donates books to Myanmar university libraries

(3 August 2017) Wiley has partnered with iGroup in donating and distributing 1,000 academic and professional development books to university libraries in Myanmar. The books, published by Wiley, span a wide range of subjects and will make their way to several universities across the country. They include the University of Yangon which will receive the […]

August 3, 2017 - 9:50 am

INSPIRE Library brings fresh air to students

(31 July 2017) Ton Duc Thang University in HCMC’s District 7 has put into operation a new international-standard library called INSPIRE Library with a total investment of up to VND129 billion (US$5.67 million), making it one of the most modern libraries in Vietnam. Covering an area of around 8,600 square meters, the new facility can […]

August 2, 2017 - 7:29 am

State Library of Western Australia hiring Manager Digital Preservation

(31 July 2017) The Manager Digital Preservation provides strategic leadership for the development of digitisation and digital preservation across the State Library by leading policy and research, developing partnerships of strategic importance and having oversight for the Library’s digitisation and digital preservation programs. As part of the Directorate’s management team, this position also participates in […]

August 1, 2017 - 7:17 am

BRICS alliance of libraries sign outcome documents

(30 July 2017) On 6 July 2017, during the Second Meeting of BRICS Ministers of Culture, Han Yongjin, Director of the National Library of China (NLC), Adam Jayme Muniz, Director General, Department of International Promotion, the Ministry of Culture of Brazil, Mikhail Afanasev, Director General, State Public Historical Library, Russia, Arun Kumar Chakraborty, Director General […]

July 30, 2017 - 3:26 pm