Opening of the XJTLU Materials Library

(14 December 2017) The XJTLU Materials Library is now open at the Ground Floor of the Design Building, on the South Campus of Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University. The library is a collaborative project between the departments of Industrial Design and Architecture and is based on an initial concept by Professor Pierre-Alain Croset, Dr Ruggero Canova and […]

December 15, 2017 - 2:30 pm

Libraries Australia has a new website

(12 December 2017) The Libraries Australia website has had a refresh and revamp, making it easier to find the information you need. You can now: find all manuals, guidelines and hints and tips for Libraries Australia services in one place get the latest news, including sevice upgrades and outages, from the home page access a summary of what’s […]

December 13, 2017 - 1:30 pm

National Library of Australia embraces digital future

2017 marked the conclusion of one of the National Library of Australia’s most ambitious technology overhauls (12 December 2017) This year marked the conclusion of one of the largest technology projects ever undertaken by the National Library of Australia, with the organisation completing an overhaul of its core digital library systems. Rohan Pearce writes that […]

December 12, 2017 - 5:04 pm

UNSW hiring Director, Digital Library Services

(11 December 2017) The role of Director, Digital Library Services reports to the University Librarian. The position leads the Digital Library Services Department which comprises about 50 library staff. Closing date is 8 January 2018. ALIA has the full job description.

December 12, 2017 - 4:32 pm

Cambridge University Press and their Library Advisory Boards: an overview

(11 December 2017)  Linda Bennet writes that Cambridge University Press is very proud of its library advisory boards, and extremely grateful to the librarians who support them. The first board, the Global Library Advisory Board (at that time called the Librarian Panel), was set up in the spring of 2004, when a small group of […]

December 12, 2017 - 4:07 pm

Too many libraries?

Western Australia’s public library system will be modernised to meet the diverse and evolving needs of communities as part of a State Government overhaul. (11 December 2017) As part of the new governance proposals, a priority is to repeal the acts and regulations from 1951 and 1985 which ‘do not reflect contemporary public library services’. […]

December 12, 2017 - 4:02 pm

Spreading library values through global dialogue – IFLA’s World Library and Information Congress

(11 December 2017) IFLA exists in order to empower the library field. Within our community, it supports discussion and debate, and provides tools and guidance to help libraries and library associations. It also promotes the work of libraries to decision-makers, and advocates for the laws, values and funding frameworks that will enable its members to […]

December 12, 2017 - 3:57 pm

Special Collections and Exhibition Coordinator, UNSW

(10 December 2017) The Special Collections and Exhibitions Coordinator will collaborate with students, staff, researchers, authors and vendors to research, design and deliver a diverse program of library exhibitions, launch and community events. The position will help the library to further build its relationships with stakeholders to ensure the library is a scholarly and cultural […]

December 10, 2017 - 9:57 am

North American libraries struggle to meet demand for non-English language research materials

ProQuest survey finds that vetting materials and technology shortfalls are hurdles to addressing rising demand for non-English materials (7 December 2017, Mountain View, CA)  Academic libraries are struggling to meet a rising demand for non-English language content, according to new survey results published by ProQuest. Rising international student enrollments and the popularity of programs that […]

December 9, 2017 - 4:35 pm

New Library Advisory Board for South Asia

(6 December 2017) The Cambridge University Press has set up a new Library Advisory Board for South Asia. The South Asia Library Advisory Board (SALAB) includes academic librarian representatives from across India and aims to gather insights into needs and challenges faced by academic libraries. The Library Advisory Board will also help the Press understand […]

December 7, 2017 - 9:29 am

Latest Australian public libraries statistics

(6 December 2017) The annual Australian public libraries statistical report for 2015-16 is now available. Compiled by the State Library of Queensland’s Regional Access and Public Libraries division on behalf of NSLA, the report is an overview of the services, infrastructure, income and expenditure of each state and territory’s public libraries. The news in full […]

December 7, 2017 - 9:26 am

The Last Mile: IFLA launches work to help all libraries deliver on the Marrakesh Treaty

(4 December 2017) When they signed the Marrakesh Treaty in 2013, the Member States of the World Intellectual Property Organisation committed to removing legal barriers to access to books for people with print disabilities. They opened the way to dealing with a key cause of the book famine – the fact that barely 7% of […]

December 5, 2017 - 10:04 am

Asia-Pacific Marrakesh Treaty campaign

EIFL is supporting a major awareness-raising campaign to encourage ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty in the Asia-Pacific Region (30 November 2017) EIFL is supporting a major awareness-raising campaign that aims to encourage countries in the Asia-Pacific region to ratify the Marrakesh Treaty which increases access to knowledge for blind, visually impaired and otherwise print-disabled people. […]

December 2, 2017 - 8:25 am

Porn industry opposes effort to censor library computers

(27 November 2017) Reacting to reports of out-in-the-open porn viewing, public sex, drug use and theft at city libraries, a pair of City Council leaders is proposing to tighten the rules at these sanctuaries for children, the elderly and book nerds. “I know that taxpayers in the city do not intend for their money to […]

November 29, 2017 - 10:15 am

Call for nominations: IFLA 2018 Honours and Awards

(21 November 2017) Do you know someone who has made an outstanding contribution to IFLA or to international librarianship? IFLA’s Honours and Awards recognise those who have given significant service and made distinguished contributions to the profession. Bestowed annually by the IFLA Governing Board, IFLA Honours and Awards are a great opportunity to acknowledge a […]

November 23, 2017 - 12:40 pm