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

Carnegie-Whitney awards up to $5,000 for guides to library resources

(10 Sep 2019) The American Library Association Publishing Committee provides a grant of up to $5,000 for the preparation of print or electronic reading lists, indexes or other guides to library resources that promote reading or the use of library resources at any type of library. Funded projects have ranged from “A Resource Guide about Disabilities, […]

September 11, 2019 - 9:10 am

Cost per use overvalues journal subscriptions

(5 Sep 2019)  From Scholarly Kitchen editors’ note: Digital delivery of scholarly publications has enabled far more robust tracking of usage, with the COUNTER Project providing and periodically updating the defining standard for usage measurement. As a result, usage has become a critical metric for establishing the value of a given journal or content bundle in many circumstances, […]

September 7, 2019 - 3:14 pm

Myanmar: Iconic library keeps relevance in the face of new technology

(31 Aug 2019) Whenever people talk about Yangon University, some of the first few things that come to mind are Adipati Road leading to the university, the Thit Pote Pin (Dalbergia) tree, Convocation Hall, and of course its students — the cream of the crop in Myanmar. The university library, once an honoured institution in […]

August 31, 2019 - 9:45 pm

HRD Ministry launches National Digital Library of India

(26 Aug 2019)  Human Resource Development Ministry under its National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology, NMEICT has launched the National Digital Library of India project to develop a framework of virtual repository of learning resources with a single-window search facility. More details can be found here.  

August 31, 2019 - 9:37 pm

New Zealand: Tilburg’s LocHal named one of the best libraries in the world

(28 Aug 2019)  The LocHal library in Tilburg is among the top four best libraries in the world. The IFLA Best Public Library of the World Award went to the Oodi library in Helsinki on Tuesday. The other two libraries in the top four are the Green Square Library and Plaza in Australia and the […]

August 31, 2019 - 9:31 pm

IFLA Global Vision Ideas Store now hosts thousands of ideas shared by librarians from all over the world

(26 Aug 2019)  The IFLA Global Vision Ideas Store now hosts thousands of ideas shared by librarians from all over the world. It is a dynamic resource for ideas and actions, the result of the contributions of library and information professionals worldwide. It provides a unique source of inspiration for the strategic and daily work of librarians […]

August 27, 2019 - 2:42 pm

New Taiwan landmark to blend museum and library

(25 Aug 2019) A new public project slated for groundbreaking on Sept. 16 will breathe new life into the cityscape of Taichung in central Taiwan. As its name suggests, the Taichung Green Museumbrary (台中綠美圖) will be a complex serving the purposes of both an art museum and library in a natural setting, said the Taichung City […]

August 26, 2019 - 7:36 am

Philippines: National Library holds 2nd librarian’s convention

(16 Aug 2019)  With over seventy participating librarians in attendance, the National Library of the Philippines (NLP) opens the 2nd Convention of Provincial Librarians in the Philippines and Leadership Training-Workshop held Wednesday (Aug. 14) at the NLP Building in Kalaw, Manila. Read the full report here.  

August 26, 2019 - 7:32 am

Rethinking the role of libraries

(15 Aug 2019) About a decade ago, libraries across the world faced a dilemma. They were being replaced by Amazon and e-books. To fight for their survival, said Ms Loida Garcia-Febo, president of the American Library Association, libraries tried to determine what other role they could play. See how libraries around the world are adapting themselves […]

August 26, 2019 - 7:28 am

Australian libraries join forces to build national digital collection

(13 Aug 2019)  The national, state and territory libraries of Australia joined forces to launch one giant national digital collection of Australian publications. It’s called National edeposit – or NED for short. Legal deposit legislation obliges publishers to deposit everything they publish with the National Library of Australia as well as with their own state […]

August 22, 2019 - 8:08 am

ARL, CNI, EDUCAUSE form strategic partnership to advance research libraries’ Impact in a world shaped by new technologies

(16 Aug 2019)  The Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), and EDUCAUSE are working together to better understand how research libraries, as collaborative partners in the research and learning enterprise, can best advance research and learning during these times of significant changes in the production, dissemination, and reuse of digital […]

August 21, 2019 - 2:07 pm

Pay revision: library workers wear black bands

(25 Jul 2019)  Library workers who maintain libraries by BBMP across Bengaluru, India are on a silent protest to fight for a better salary. Read more here.

August 15, 2019 - 9:19 am