National Library of Korea launches archive with 192 million pre-1950s news articles

(17 February 2017) The National Library has launched a website containing a massive volume of Korean news articles published before 1950. The “Korea Newspaper Archive” has about 192 million articles from 70 newspapers. The site is based on a Linked on Data (LOD) system that allows articles from different sources to be categorized by keywords […]

February 19, 2017 - 7:53 am

Launch of ALIA report: Relevance 2020, LIS Research in Australia

(15 February 2017, Canberra) The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), in partnership with Charles Sturt University, has issued a report which provides the results of six Library and Information Science (LIS) research events in Australian capitals in late 2016 that had the main purpose of connecting academics, researchers and practitioners in order to help align […]

February 17, 2017 - 3:54 pm

Monash University hiring Matheson Library Manager

(16 February 2017) Monash University Library seeks an accomplished, strategic and innovative leader for its Sir Louis Matheson Library, a flagship humanities and social sciences library located at the Clayton campus. Reporting to the Director Excellence and Engagement, the Matheson Library Manager leads strategic change programs for the staff within the Matheson complex, ensures effective […]

February 17, 2017 - 3:39 pm

Latest Australian public library statistics

(15 February 2017) The annual Australian public libraries statistical report for 2014-15 is now available. Compiled by the State Library of Queensland’s Regional Access and Public Libraries division on behalf of NSLA, the report is an overview of the services, infrastructure, income and expenditure of each state and territory’s public libraries. In 2014-15: Australia had […]

February 16, 2017 - 7:18 am

IOP and CAUL agree new and innovative consortium model

(13 February 2017) IOP Publishing and the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) have announced a new agreement, covering 31 universities in Australia and New Zealand. Whereas the previous agreement was based on historical spend on print version of journals, the new model is based on an institution’s science-category full time equivalent students, and weighted […]

February 15, 2017 - 11:22 am

India’s public libraries undergoing revolutionary change

(14 February 2017, New Delhi) Images of ill-maintained public libraries – laden with dust and poor-infrastructure, barely prompting a second visit – is undergoing a complete makeover thanks to the government’s ambitious National Mission on Libraries. More significantly, state-of-the-art facilities combining the latest internet technologies are being plugged in to attract the younger generation. “Some […]

February 15, 2017 - 11:18 am

IFLA Green Library Award 2017

Sponsored by de Gruyter Saur (14 February 2017) What is a Green Library? “The consideration of the role of humanity in climate change and the notion of sustainable development are core concerns of society, and consequently of libraries.” According to the Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science (ODLIS), Green Libraries are “designed to minimize […]

February 14, 2017 - 4:01 pm

E-book library portal on Uncle Ho made public

(10 February 2017) The Ho Chi Minh city Department of Information and Communications on February 9th made public the city e-book library portal themed “Studying and following President Ho Chi Minh’s ideology, ethics and lifestyle”. The portal will update works by Uncle Ho, reportages, news and stories on Uncle Ho; and examples of studying and […]

February 12, 2017 - 12:13 pm

Sugoi! Start of Leiden Asia Year

(7 February 2017) Throughout the coming year, all attention in Leiden University will be on Asia. This special year, featuring numerous Asian events, conferences, exhibitions and concerts, celebrates the new Asian Library at Leiden University. The Asian Library is a brand-new storey on top of the University Library. For centuries Leiden has been the international […]

February 10, 2017 - 8:35 am

ProQuest explores obstacles and opportunities in managing book collections

Whitepaper delves into complexities of balancing print and ebooks, highlighting opportunities for collaboration between librarians and content aggregators (8 February 2017, Mountain View, CA)  ProQuest’s latest whitepaper Obstacles and Opportunities: Ebooks, Print and the Impact of Choice on Libraries and the Users They Serve is now available for download. Focusing on the UK higher-education book […]

February 10, 2017 - 8:31 am

LCQ18: Collections of Hong Kong Public Libraries

(8 February 2017)  Following is a question by the Hon Alvin Yeung and a written reply by the Secretary for Home Affairs, Mr Lau Kong-wah, in the Legislative Council today (February 8): Question: Recently, many members of the public have relayed to me that the collections of the Hong Kong Public Libraries (HKPL) contain a […]

February 8, 2017 - 3:23 pm

WORAL signs MoU with Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia

(7 February 2017, Doha, (Bernama) The World Organisation for Renaissance of Arabic Language (WORAL) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) to establish an Arabic language section at USIM’s library, Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported. The MoU aims to promote the use of Arabic in Malaysia and other Asian […]

February 8, 2017 - 3:06 pm

Ambitious library to carry Bangkok’s literary ambitions

(4 February 2017) Inspired by the late King  Bhumipol Adulyadej,  a grand Bangkok project aims to inspire a new generation of bookworms Work is being carried out quickly on the “Bangkok City Library” with the hope that the library can open in March 2017. Located at Kok Wua intersection at Ratchadamnoen Klang Avenue the four […]

February 8, 2017 - 2:38 pm

Monash University hiring Information Resources Librarian

(6 February 2017) Monash University Library is seeking an enthusiastic librarian to join the information resources team to be involved in a variety of activities, including acquiring and enhancing discovery of the Library’s resources. The initial focus of the position will be on monograph and e-book acquisition workflows and reporting. The successful candidate will have an excellent […]

February 6, 2017 - 9:29 pm

State Library of Victoria chooses Ex Libris Rosetta for digital asset management, collection, and preservation

(2 February 2017, Adelaide, Australia)  Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that State Library Victoria has chosen the Ex Libris Rosetta digital preservation system to manage its digital resources and sustain them in perpetuity. Rosetta will be replacing the library’s DigiTool® digital asset management system. The announcement in full is here.

February 3, 2017 - 5:29 pm