State Library of Queensland to virtually revive early 20th century Greek cafes

(1 Nov 2019) With a series of workshops, exhibitions and events, the State Library of Queensland aims to revive the atmosphere of the old cafes, restaurants and small businesses that were owned by Greeks in the early 20th century. These iconic meeting places were among the most popular city destinations for thousands of Australians of the time. […]

November 14, 2019 - 8:40 am

Danish research libraries on the move: a new strategy

(5 Nov 2019)  A new strategy for the association of Danish subject specific libraries, academic libraries, research and education libraries was presented, discussed and finally adopted at an annual meeting of the association’s members in Copenhagen this year on September 19. The Danish association, the research library association in short, has existed since 1978 and […]

November 6, 2019 - 9:32 am

Celebrating 45 years of the Australian Institute of Criminology library

(28 Oct 2019) In 2019, the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) library is celebrating 45 years of being Australia’s national research and knowledge centre on crime and justice. It’s the library of choice for Home Affairs and other departments, academics and the general public, with its independent research being highly valued. Michael Phelan APM, Director […]

October 31, 2019 - 11:11 am

Grants now open to support Research4Life training activities

(23 Sep 2019)  About the grant:  The deadline to submit proposals is December 1, 2019. Individuals or organizations can apply. Find details and apply online. The Medical Library Association (MLA) has established the MLA Librarians without Borders® / Elsevier Foundation/ Research4Life Grants for 2016 to 2021. Funded by the Elsevier Foundation, up to five awards per year […]

October 18, 2019 - 9:58 am

Myanmar: British Council’s e-library launched

(7 Oct 2019) The British Council’s digital library was launched at the British Library building in Kannar Street, Yangon on October 1, 2019. The library is accessible from anywhere across Myanmar via mobile, computer, tablet and other devices with an internet connection. It includes over 7,000 magazines and newspapers, more than 3,000 fiction and non-fictione-books […]

October 14, 2019 - 10:07 am

Australia: State Library Victoria will soon reopen

(2 Oct 2019)  On December 5, the iconic State Library Victoria in Melbourne’s CBD will reopen its doors following the completion of a five-year redevelopment that cost $88.1 million. Soon you’ll be able to see details that have been hidden for more than 50 years. See what changes have been made here.  

October 14, 2019 - 9:59 am

University Librarian Elaine Westbrooks is on a mission to open Carolina’s research to all

(11 Oct 2019) “There’s really no other industry where the creator and the consumer are one and the same, but the final product is apart from the creator and the consumer,” said Elaine Westbrooks, University Librarian of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “That cycle has made publishers quite wealthy.” In an era of rising […]

October 14, 2019 - 9:06 am

How to decolonise the library

(4 Oct 2019) Decolonising knowledge is an important topic, but what does it mean for libraries? Will it result in throwing away books by Nietzsche and Kant and replacing them with books by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Binyavanga Wainaina? Jos Damen, Director of the Library of the African Studies Centre in Leiden, gives some practical […]

October 8, 2019 - 3:28 am

Malaysia: Tanjung Aru Library wins CIDB award

(4 Oct 2019)  The Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) bestowed the Best Project Award for 2019 to the Tanjung Aru Library building project. The award is in the medium category for contract value RM20 to RM100 million under the Malaysian Construction Industry Excellence Awards (MCIEA). It is organised by CIDB to recognise industry players on […]

October 8, 2019 - 3:24 am

S. Korea builds more libraries in Vietnam

(19 Sep 2019) The culture ministry of Korea said Thursday it has opened three additional libraries for Vietnamese students as an official development assistance (ODA) project, bringing the total number of such libraries to 14 in the Southeast Asian nation. More details can be found here.  

September 30, 2019 - 12:57 am

EIFL Public Library Innovation Award is open for application

(25 Sep 2019) A new EIFL Public Library Innovation Award, for public libraries that are teaching digital skills in innovative ways and that are bringing people online, is now open for applications. Digital skills are needed more and more, in work and in daily life. In an ever-changing technology environment, people need lifelong opportunities to learn […]

September 27, 2019 - 10:55 am

India gets its first transgender library in Tamil Nadu to raise awareness about ‘Ambisexuals’

(24 Sep 2019) In a bid to create awareness about ‘ambisexual’ people in the country, a transgender library has been opened as part of the transgender resource centre in Viswanathapuram, Madurai. “Programs for alternate-sex children should be announced in the National Children”s Policy and transgender subjects should be included in the school education system,” Priya […]

September 27, 2019 - 9:48 am

Christchurch’s $92.7m Turanga central library scoops a building technology award

(12 Sep 2019) Turanga, opened almost a year ago, won the over $50m project category in the first “Building Information Modelling” – known as BIM –  awards run by the Registered Master Builders Association. The new awards are designed to encourage the uptake of the technology which has been “a slow burn” in New Zealand […]

September 19, 2019 - 9:01 am

Case study: Research data management and the evolutions of scholarship: policy, infrastructure and data literacy at KU Leuven

(Published on 6 Sep 2019)  Abstract of the case study: This case study critically examines ongoing developments in contemporary scholarship through the lens of research data management support at KU Leuven, and KU Leuven Libraries in particular. By means of case-based examples, current initiatives for fostering sound scientific work and scholarship are considered in three […]

September 18, 2019 - 8:50 am

National Library creates Facebook time capsule to document New Zealand’s history

(5 Sep 2019)  In 100 years’ time, your Facebook profile could play a vital part in shaping New Zealand’s history. The National Library of New Zealand was calling for Kiwis to donate their Facebook data for inclusion in a digital time capsule available to researchers in the future. More can be found from Stuff here.  

September 12, 2019 - 8:50 am