Public Library Program WLIC 2018

(22 June 2018) IFLA’s Public Libraries Section has partnered with a number of other professional units to bring you a rich program in Kuala Lumpur this August. Pop these in your diary! Sunday 26 August/ Session 094/ 9.30-11.30 What is Universal Design for Libraries? Library Services to People with Special Needs: Public Libraries and Library Services […]

June 22, 2018 - 10:59 am

Three specialist libraries to close at University of Auckland, 45 jobs to go

(21 June 2018) The University of Auckland will close three specialist libraries, with the loss of around 45 fulltime-equivalent staff. The decision has been condemned by the Auckland University Student’s Association, which says the move will be bad for students and creative arts at the institution. The university said: “Among other decisions, the consolidation of […]

June 22, 2018 - 10:49 am

National Digital Library of India dedicated to the Nation

(19 June 2018) The Union Human Resource Development Minister, Shri Prakash Javadekar launched the new digital initiative of HRD Ministry. National Digital Library of India, on the occasion of National Reading Day in New Delhi today. This National Digital Library of India (NDLI) is a project of the Ministry of Human Resource Development under the […]

June 20, 2018 - 9:33 am

UNESCO-NDL India International Workshop on Knowledge Engineering for Digital Library Design

(12 June 2018) This workshop takes place 25-27 October 2018 in New Delhi, India. Hosted by UNESCO and the National Digital Library of India, participation is by invitation only. Details are here.

June 12, 2018 - 7:45 pm

ICoASL 2019 takes place in India

(12 June 2018) The Sixth International Conference of Asian Special Libraries (ICoASL 2019) on Libraries and Librarianship in Digital Plus Era takes place 14-16 February 2019 at the Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi, India. It is organised by the Special Libraries Association, Asian Chapter in collaboration with the Institute of Economic Growth, Ambedkar University Delhi, Society for Library […]

June 12, 2018 - 7:36 pm

Hang Seng Management College Hong Kong hiring Associate Librarian

(12 June 2018) The Associate Librarian will: provide leadership in the development of strategic planning and formulation of policies for the library user-centered services; develop and implement innovative approaches for effective scholarly communication, instruction activities, reference and access services; evaluate and develop library outreach and public services strategies; cultivate strong liaison relationships with faculty to design […]

June 12, 2018 - 2:22 pm

Charles Wallace India Trust Fellowship at the British Library

(11 June 2018) The British Library announces the call for applications to the Charles Wallace India Trust Fellowship 2018-19. Awarded by the Charles Wallace India Trust (CWIT), the fellowship will be offered to an early to mid-career India-based scholar to work at the British Library. This Fellowship opportunity will involve working with the British Library’s […]

June 12, 2018 - 10:03 am

MALA demands immediate implementation of Manipur Public Libraries Act 1988

(9 June 2018, Imphal) Demanding immediate implementation of Manipur Public Libraries Act 1988, a sit in protest was staged by Manipur Library Association (MALA) at Keishampat Leimajam Leikai community hall today. MALA vice president Dr Ch Ibohal, while speaking to media persons on the sideline of the protest, stated that the former President of India, […]

June 12, 2018 - 10:00 am

Be the next Director, Content Management, State Library of Queensland

(6 June 2018) As Director, Content Management you will be accountable for ensuring that SLQ manages our collection asset, enabling access for both current and future users. You will be leading the branch and will be responsible for over 30,000 physical items being added to the collection annually while increasing eresource subscriptions and born digital […]

June 10, 2018 - 8:17 pm

Task force to review library security in Hong Kong

(6 June 2018) Hong Kong’s Leisure & Cultural Services Department has formed a task force led by an assistant director to review security measures on the management of library users’ personal data. It made the announcement today after Police arrested a former outsourced library employee believed to have obtained the account information of some library […]

June 10, 2018 - 8:10 pm

Chinese library opens world to the blind with music, books and smartphone classes

(6 June 2018) In a small library in Kunming, the capital of China’s southwestern Yunnan province, you will find a group of people huddling over tables, running their fingers over Braille pages and discovering the world through their fingers. The library, opened by a private bookstore, is the first of its kind in the province […]

June 10, 2018 - 8:07 pm
Read More... has partnered with RemoteXs to further remove barriers to access

(7 June 2018) In addition to their existing partnership with Research4Life, has also now partnered with Remote Xs. All of the IP addresses that RemoteXs have supplied to libraries are now loaded in ready to be used by publishers*. This information will allow publishers to provide access to libraries in parts of the […]

June 10, 2018 - 8:03 pm

University of South Australia hiring Manager: Information Management Services

(7 June 2018) To be responsible for the development and delivery of effective and innovative services, providing access to resources across the university in support of teaching, learning and research, and external clients. Be responsible for the provision of the technology infrastructure, enabling exposure and searchability of information resources. Applications close 25 June 2018. ALIA […]

June 10, 2018 - 8:00 pm

Reading into the future in China

(8 June 2018) The National Library of China is building a new book repository to protect China’s ancient literary treasures – and its cultural heritage – for future generations. Wang Kaihao reports. China is preparing to build a “Noah’s Ark” for precious books and documents from ancient times, an official from the National Library of […]

June 10, 2018 - 7:57 pm

Design for Taichung, Taiwan mega-library unveiled

Japanese architect Kazuyo Sejima releases design for landmark library-meets-art-museum structure in Taichung (7 May 2018, Taipei (Taiwan News) Globally renowned Japanese architect, Kazuyo Sejima of the SANAA architecture firm, publicly released the design plans for the Taichung library and art gallery on May 7. Bidding for the project will be open this June and July. […]

May 30, 2018 - 7:15 pm