Libraries

CUHK hiring Assistant Librarian I/II (carrying the job title of ‘Systems Librarian’) – (170000Q1)

(21 April 2017) The Chinese University of Hong Kong Library seeks a Systems Librarian to join its Library IT & Systems (LITS) team at an exciting time as it implements a cloud-based, next generation Integrated Library System (ILS) shared with the local higher education libraries consortium. The successful applicant is expected to provide the best possible […]

April 22, 2017 - 8:32 pm
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C. V. Starr East Asian Library acquires the largest Chinese film studies collection in North America

(21 April 2017) The C. V. Starr East Asian Library at UC Berkeley today announces its acquisition of the largest and most comprehensive Chinese film studies collection in North America. The over-70,000 periodicals, posters, photographs, and ephemera contained in the Paul Kendel Fonoroff collection document the development of the film and entertainment industry of greater […]

April 22, 2017 - 8:27 pm
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Extending EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project

(21 April 2017) EIFL Director Rima Kupryte will attend the signing ceremony of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Myanmar Department of Higher Education and EIFL for further development of university libraries in Myanmar. The MoU, which extends the EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project to reach more universities, contributes to Myanmar’s national strategy for reforming […]

April 22, 2017 - 8:19 pm
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EIFL Marrakesh guide launches in Nepali

(21 April 2017) EIFL’s popular library guide to the Marrakesh Treaty for persons with print disabilities is now available in Nepali, bringing to six the total number of languages for the guide. The Marrakesh Treaty, which entered into force in September 2016, gives organizations like libraries the right to reproduce printed works in accessible formats […]

April 22, 2017 - 8:15 pm
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Why Libraries Collaborate

Findings from the US Library Survey 2016 (19 April 2017) While academic libraries in the United States have actively collaborated with each other for more than 100 years, the digital turn has brought an explosion of interest in and pursuit of cross-institutional collaboration. These include large-scale digital access and preservation initiatives like HathiTrust, print preservation […]

April 20, 2017 - 4:25 pm
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JULAC shared ILS in Hong Kong

(19 April 2017) The Joint University Librarians Advisory Committee (JULAC) is implementing a new shared integrated library system (ILS) to manage the print and electronic collections of 8 individual university libraries, with increasing strategic emphasis on electronic resources and digital collections. The shared system will hold a conglomerate of over 18 million bibliographic records serving […]

April 20, 2017 - 3:56 pm
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2016 IFLA International Marketing Award winners announced

(19 April 2017) The IFLA Section on Management and Marketing in collaboration with BibLibre is pleased to announce the winners, finalists and top ten projects of the IFLA BibLibre International Marketing Award for 2016. The award honors organizations that have implemented creative, results-oriented marketing projects or campaigns that promote the library and information services industry. […]

April 20, 2017 - 3:39 pm
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Ten Songs about libraries and librarians

(18 April 2017) Philip Sutton writes that The New York Public Library recently published a blog post about favorite fictional librarians. Sutton is a librarian who plays music—and the drummer in his group is also a librarian—which got him thinking about songs about libraries and librarians. Here is his list of ten songs about libraries and librarians […]

April 20, 2017 - 3:24 pm
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What are Hongkongers reading? City’s most popular library books revealed

(13 April 2017)  What library books are Hongkongers reading the most? It turns out that inspirational fiction, chivalrous Chinese novels and travel guidebooks are among the most well-loved among public library users. HKFP has the lists for adults and children, fiction and non-fiction.

April 13, 2017 - 2:44 pm
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OCLC Research and Ithaka S+R join forces on new research project

(10 April 2017) OCLC Research and Ithaka S+R have studied and written extensively about the evolution of higher education and the implications of this evolution for the organizational structure and services of libraries. Today, we are announcing a new project, “University Futures; Library Futures”, in which OCLC Research and Ithaka S+R are joining forces to […]

April 12, 2017 - 5:16 pm
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IFLA worldwide review of the guidelines for library services to people experiencing homelessness

(10 April 2017) The LSN and working group on Guidelines for Library Services to People Experiencing Homelessness invites you to review the draft of the guidelines (PDF) (DOC). The draft text and more complete information will be found at the IFLA LSN webpage. Please send your comments to the co-chairs of the working group of […]

April 12, 2017 - 5:11 pm
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Deakin University hiring Manager Digital Literacy Programs

(12 April 2017) The Manager, Digital Literacy Programs provides leadership and vision for the design, development and implementation of the University Library’s instruction programs and initiatives. The position supports all components of the Library’s digital literacy deliverables, in the cloud and through engaging located learning experiences on campuses and with the Universities’ partner enterprises. The […]

April 12, 2017 - 5:00 pm
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Schmidt Hammer Lassen to lead $88 million renovation of Melbourne’s State Library of Victoria

(10 April 2017) The State Library of Victoria in Melbourne has tapped Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects with local partners Architectus and Andronas Conservation Architecture to lead in the design of a $88.1 million redevelopment plan, Vision 2020. The scheme will return 40% more space to public use, aiming to “unlock possibilities, create connections and act as a […]

April 12, 2017 - 7:36 am
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New Director of the National Library of the Philippines sworn in

(8 April 2017) Ceasar Gilbert Q. Adriano, the new Director IV of the National Library of the Philippines, was sworn into office last April 6, 2017 at the Silid Hudhud (NCCA Board Room) in a ceremony facilitated by NCCA and KWF Chairman and National Artist for Literature Virgilio Almario. Photographs of the occasion are here.

April 9, 2017 - 3:47 pm
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Setting up open access repositories at the University of Mandalay and the University of Yangon

(5 April 2017) As Myanmar opens up to the outside world after decades of isolation, universities across the country are embracing the concept of open access (OA). EIFL has been working with two leading universities, University of Mandalay and University of Yangon, to set up OA institutional repositories. There are 158 universities under the Myanmar […]

April 6, 2017 - 4:23 pm
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