University of Sydney hiring Digital Curation Manager

(13 November 2018) The post provides specialist advice and expertise, including technical understanding, on the long-term management and curation of digital collections, including research data, and develop guidelines, procedures and training to ensure digital content created or curated by the Library is managed, described and formatted in ways that provides long term meaningful access for […]

November 13, 2018 - 7:44 pm

The NDL announces the launch of an English-language user interface to the WARP

(2 November 2018) The NDL has launched an English-language user interface to its Web Archiving Project (WARP) on November 2, 2018. The entire user interface—including the search interface, help page, and FAQ—is now available in English. WARP has been collecting and preserving websites since 2002. The entire archive of websites is available for viewing on […]

November 10, 2018 - 12:30 pm

ProQuest announces the development of Rialto

(6 November 2018, Ann Arbor, MI.) ProQuest is commencing the development of the Rialto service, a ground-breaking approach to unify selection and acquisition in academic libraries. Through benchmark analytics, recommendations, and a comprehensive marketplace with content of all types – books, ebooks, video and more — from many sources, libraries will have the tools to […]

November 7, 2018 - 8:24 pm

The University of New England in Armidale, Australia is hiring a Digital Experience librarian

(5 November 2018) The Digital Experience Librarian will provide leadership in actively identifying, evaluating and, as necessary, deploying new learning technologies and tools related to library services to improve and respond to user needs. This role creates and supports the development processes and innovations that lead to high-quality learning environments and ensures cross-platform navigation for […]

November 6, 2018 - 8:33 am

NLB archiving Singapore websites, digital materials

Move is part of effort to expand legal deposit collection of materials published in Singapore (4 November 2018)  The National Library Board (NLB) has taken on the enormous task of archiving 180,000 Singapore websites ending with the .sg domain, as well as digital materials published in Singapore. The annually updated National Day Parade website and […]

November 4, 2018 - 7:29 pm

Asian Universities Alliance (AUA) to form document delivery network

(1 November 2018) Gathering at Tsinghua University on November 1-2, 2018, 15 Library Directors of the Asian Universities Alliance (AUA) signed an agreement to form a document delivery network. The 15 founding members of AUA will provide a barrier-free document delivery and exchange service. Initiated by Tsinghua University in 2017, AUA is an Asia regional […]

November 2, 2018 - 7:19 am

Deal on eLending in the Netherlands: Interview with the Dutch Public Library Association

(31 October 2018) Following extensive discussions, libraries in the Netherlands have come to an agreement with publishers and others about eBook availability in the country. Published in the Official Journal on 24 October, the Covenant (available in Dutch) promises to ensure that more books are available for e-Lending by libraries, within a shorter period of […]

November 1, 2018 - 9:02 am

The Asia Foundation signs MOU to enhance school libraries with Cambodia’s Government

(26 October 2018, Phnom Penh) Today, The Asia Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Cambodia’s Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS), and Kampuchean Action for Primary Education (KAPE) to implement the Books for Cambodia program. Over the next five years, the program will distribute high-quality English storybooks and educational resource books to 1,000 […]

October 28, 2018 - 8:20 pm

Library of Congress launches a new transcription crowdsourcing tool

(26 October 2018) The Library of Congress launched this week a new crowdsourcing tool that enables the transcription of digitised documents from their historic collections. This tool will improve the services provided by the library and the usability of their data making the documents more readable and searchable. The application can be accessed at, […]

October 28, 2018 - 5:19 pm

ACRL releases Transforming Libraries to Serve Graduate Students

(25 October 2018, Chicago) The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of Transforming Libraries to Serve Graduate Students, edited by Crystal Renfro and Cheryl Stiles. The book is a practical atlas of how librarians around the world are serving the dynamic academics that are today’s graduate students. In four sections—One Size […]

October 28, 2018 - 5:13 pm

National Library of Indonesia seeks to rebrand itself to attract more visitors

(23 October 2018) The National Library of Indonesia, with its new building in Central Jakarta, is seeking to rebrand itself in an attempt to increase the number of visitors. The library’s services center and information head, Yoyo Yahyono, said on Monday that the rebranding of the library was important, as the library was currently not […]

October 25, 2018 - 1:49 pm

China Resources Land Archive Library, China

(23 October 2018) To the east of Shenzhen in Xiaojingwan, leaning against a mountain and facing the sea, sits the China Resources (CR) Land Archive Library, an exquisite new facility that houses archival storage, exhibition areas and office space, bringing a sense of culture and history to the surrounding coastal communities. Designed by New York-based […]

October 25, 2018 - 1:26 pm

ACT government ‘has no plans to close libraries’ despite inquiry

(20 October 2018) City Services Minister Chris Steel says a new inquiry into the future of ACT public libraries is not about cost-cutting or closing libraries. But some may be relocated. “The inquiry is about seeking the community’s views about what they want from their library service, improving community access to services and planning for […]

October 21, 2018 - 7:24 am

Launch of T10KL programme under the project “National Virtual Library of India”, funded by the Ministry of Culture

(17 October 2018, Mumbai)  The Ministry of Culture, Government of India set up the National Mission on Libraries in 2012 to ensure sustained attention to the development of Libraries and the Information Science Sector. The National Mission on Libraries has, as one of its activities, created the National Virtual Library of India (NVLI), a project […]

October 19, 2018 - 6:55 am

Books with all white spines or only first editions? Meet the professionals who curate the libraries of the super-rich

(17 October 2018) What makes a private library? For some it is a collection of well-thumbed books, while for Jay Gatsby it was all about the look. At Maison Assouline, a luxury publishing company, it is a 360-degree experience that starts with a beautiful book and grows to encompass the fabric of the sofa you’re […]

October 17, 2018 - 2:56 pm