UCSB Library digitizes works by renowned Chinese author Kenneth Pai

(14 January 2019) Original, handwritten manuscripts by an author who has been called a Nobel Prize contender and compared to Ernest Hemingway are now available for everyone around the world to see. Pai Hsien-yung (白先勇), also known as Kenneth Pai, was a professor of Chinese literature at UCSB from 1965 to 1994. “Kenneth Pai is probably […]

January 21, 2019 - 2:08 pm

Street libraries double in Canberra with plan for one in every suburb

(12 January 2019)  Despite problems with vandalism and theft, the number of street libraries in the Canberra area has doubled in the past year and organisers are hoping to see at least one in every suburb by the end of 2019. Early last year, Canberrans Shah Bahpyu and Roz Martiniello made it their mission to spread the […]

January 14, 2019 - 10:13 pm

Choice sharing curated extracts of the 2018 Outstanding Academic Titles list with non-subscribers

(8 January 2019)  In January of each year, Choice publishes its Outstanding Academic Titles (OAT) list. This prestigious list reflects the best in scholarly titles reviewed by Choice during the previous calendar year. This year’s complete list features 455 books and digital resources from 141 publishers. New this year, Choice editors will also present a […]

January 9, 2019 - 4:07 pm

‘World’s greatest wine library’ at UC Davis continues to grow

(7 January 2019) When Hugh Johnson, author of the ground-breaking World Atlas of Wine, decided to donate his archive of nearly 60 years of wine-book writing to the UC Davis Library in 2016, he explained that he had chosen UC Davis because, “It’s simply the greatest wine library in the world.” Over the past two years, Johnson’s gift and his […]

January 9, 2019 - 4:03 pm

Launching of Parliament Digital Library (PDL), India

Parliament Digital Library (PDL) provides various parliamentary documents. As of now the portal has 387,957 pdf files.  (27 December 2018) The Parliament Digital Library provides information about various parliamentary documents of Lok Sabha, the House of People. The debates of Lok Sabha, from the First Lok Sabha to the Sixteenth Lok Sabha are placed in […]

December 30, 2018 - 7:39 am

The National Diet Library releases a one-click search tool: The Best of National Diet Library’s Digital Library Collections

(26 December 2018) The National Diet Library has released The Best of National Diet Library’s Digital Library Collections (よりすぐり国立国会図書館). This web page provides patrons with a simple way to search through more than a hundred digital images of rare books, old materials, modern Japanese political history materials, and other examples of the best items available […]

December 26, 2018 - 2:16 pm

How digital age has forced Hong Kong’s libraries and librarians to change ways they get us to read

(21 December 2018) Various initiatives include increasing access and range of e-books, holding outdoor pop-up libraries around the city and loaning books to pre-schools; and use of printed books is down as surveys show e-books are read by only 12 per cent of internet users while just 36 per cent of primary school pupils ‘love […]

December 24, 2018 - 7:29 am

Popularity of Japanese libraries hitting publishers’ bottom line

(21 December 2018) Statistics on libraries in Japan released by the Japan Library Association show that the collections at public libraries in 2017 totaled 442.82 million books, and that there were 691.47 million loans of books over the course of the year. Although the 2010 to 2013 level of around 710 million loans has not […]

December 21, 2018 - 6:44 pm

Tasmania University hiring Associate Director (Collections)

(17 December 2018) As the successful applicant, you will have exceptional communication skills, political acumen and be a confident collaborator, in order to build relationships with a wide range of stakeholders throughout the University and community, working closely with donors and galleries, libraries, archives and museum organisations in Tasmania. You will have significant experience in […]

December 18, 2018 - 2:40 pm

State Library of Queensland hiring Marketing Officer

(17 December 2018) The Marketing and Communications branch is responsible for providing marketing, communication, design and audience development solutions for the State Library. It devises strategies that raise the awareness, patronage and the profile of State Library’s services, collections and public programs. Refer to the role description for duties and responsibilities. Closing date is 11 […]

December 18, 2018 - 2:38 pm

Monash University hiring Caulfield Library Manager

(17 December 2018) In this role you will collaborate with other senior staff to shape Caulfield Library’s contribution to the University’s education and research agenda in relation to the faculties present on Caulfield campus: Art, Design and Architecture, Arts, Business and Economics, Information Technology and Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. You will be a member […]

December 18, 2018 - 2:35 pm

Growing prevalence of mobile-based research signals new era for libraries according to latest findings

(18 December 2018)  Sponsored by OpenAthens, the research gathered information from more than 900 librarians working in different sectors across the globe in Spring 2018 and was designed to gain insight into current thinking on identity and access management. According to the new research growing numbers of students and researchers are working from home, on mobile […]

December 18, 2018 - 10:17 am

‘Library Planet’ is a crowdsourced travel guide to libraries around the world

(16 December 2018) A brand new blog called Library Planet launched at the beginning of December 2018, describes itself as “a crowdsourced Lonely Planet for libraries.” In other words, travellers can share descriptions and photos of the libraries they visit all around the world for other library lovers to read and add to their own […]

December 17, 2018 - 7:49 am

Hong Kong Sinfonietta Limited hiring Music Librarian

(15 December 2018) Would you like to work as an administrator for an orchestra ?  Hong Kong Sinfonietta is looking for a Music Librarian.  Prior experience is preferred. You will be in charge of the orchestra’s library including the acquisition of music for every performance of the orchestra.  You will have knowledge of classical music […]

December 15, 2018 - 3:27 pm

School of The Arts Singapore hiring Senior Executive, Library Information & Services

(11 December 2018) Reporting to the Senior Manager (Library Information & Services), the Senior Executive will support the library team in developing the use of library resources, collection and facilities to support the curriculum and/or information needs of library users. The Senior Executive will also assist the Senior Manager (Library Information & Services) in some […]

December 12, 2018 - 1:49 pm