Libraries

Philippine libraries march into the 21st Century

(3 April 2017) Four years ago, Beyond Access began working with the Philippine public library system. Like in many countries, libraries had been largely neglected by policy-makers, and in some municipalities, libraries were already closing due to lack of use. When the Philippine Digital Strategy was published in 2011, libraries were completely absent. Under the […]

April 5, 2017 - 3:15 pm
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NTU hiring Assistant Director – Scholarly Communication Group

(3 April 2017) Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Libraries invites applications for the position of Assistant Director,  Scholarly Communication Group. The successful candidate will provide leadership and guidance in the development, design and implementation of novel and sustainable research data management services for NTU researchers. These services shall facilitate NTU researchers throughout various stages of their […]

April 5, 2017 - 3:03 pm
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Ruth’s Rankings News Flash! Fourth edition of U-Multirank: Still not for me

(5 April 2017) The latest edition of U-Multirank includes 1,500 universities.  Bibliometric data come from CWTS (Centre for Science and Technology Studies), which provides the data for Leiden rankings.  Of the over 1,200 universities that have bibliometric data, only 400 have complete data on the other indicators. A handful of North American schools share data […]

April 5, 2017 - 11:16 am
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Research evaluation and data science for libraries

(4 April 2017) EIFL, EIFL’s partner library consortium, Electronic Information for Libraries in Thailand, and Mahidol University, will host a two-day workshop on research evaluation and data science for libraries, 16-17 May 2017. The topics will be addressed in two sessions, over the two days: Research evaluation for research administrators/managers and librarians, covering research evaluation […]

April 4, 2017 - 3:23 pm
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Sino-Foreign Joint Venture University Libraries 2017 Annual conference held at XJTLU

(4 April 2017) The Association of Sino-Foreign Joint Venture University Libraries held its annual conference at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University on 31 March. More than 80 attendees, including library directors, librarians and external observers from seven Sino-Foreign cooperation universities across China shared their experiences and ideas about new academic library operations while discussing current challenges and […]

April 4, 2017 - 2:32 pm
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ANU Library collaborates with Yangon University Library on digitisation capabilities

(4 April 2017) Professor Ni Win Zaw, Head of the Department of Library and Information Studies at University of Yangon, recently visited ANU Library to work on a digitisation research project with University Librarian Roxanne Missingham. The project aims to provide a framework for transforming library services and increase digital literacy skills through library and […]

April 4, 2017 - 2:03 pm
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Outcomes from Wikipedia’s #1Lib1Ref campaign 2017

(30 March 2017) What role does Wikipedia have in higher education, and how do research libraries contribute? Fiona Bradley, Deputy Executive Director, RLUK  has blogged that several RLUK member libraries participated in Wikimedia’s flagship #1lib1ref campaign from 15 January-3 February 2017 to increase the number of citations on its articles; and others have hosted Wikimedians-in-residence […]

April 4, 2017 - 7:47 am
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ProQuest helps libraries meet demand for Chinese-language resources

New selection of ebooks expands company’s rich selection of research materials (30 March 2017, Mountain View, CA) ProQuest is collaborating with Asian Studies scholars, librarians and Chinese-language publishers to offer a selection of Chinese-language ebooks, enabling libraries to provide resources demanded by researchers. The growing collection spans thousands of titles available on the Ebook Central®, ebrary® […]

March 31, 2017 - 3:01 pm
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Look inside Bangkok’s first 24-hour library opening soon

(30 March 2017, Bangkok) Located in a four-story art deco building with nearly 5,000 square meters, the Bangkok City Library will finally open to public on April 7. The library is expected to be home to more than 20,000 books in Thai and foreign languages, including a Braille section. Membership is 50 baht for adults […]

March 31, 2017 - 11:13 am
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Imagining libraries of the future

(27 March 2017, Singapore)  From the use of data analytics, to possibly even virtual reality in the future – public libraries in Singapore are undergoing a transformation in a bid to remain relevant in an increasingly digital world. Singapore’s public libraries are changing fast, keeping step with technology that helps libraries offer the modern services […]

March 30, 2017 - 1:05 pm
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New Sha Tin library to open in Hong Kong

(29 March 2017) The new library is in Yuen Chau Kok Complex on Ngan Shing Street, Sha Tin. At 2,900 sq m, it has a collection of 160,000 items, including Chinese and English books, compact discs, as well as local and overseas newspapers and periodicals. The complex comprises a multimedia library, a computer and information […]

March 29, 2017 - 4:13 pm
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The new English website of Peking University Library

(21 March 2017, Peking University)  On 20 March 2017 the English version of Peking University Library homepage (http://www.lib.pku.edu.cn/portal/en) was formally launched and ready to provide services for readers. Through carrying out extensive research on English portal sites of prestigious universities in non-English speaking countries, Peking University Library primarily targeted at ‘aesthetically pleasing design, comprehensive content, […]

March 28, 2017 - 11:35 am
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New Kindai University library aims to lure manga lovers to academic works

(26 March 2017, Osaka) A university in western Japan will open a library next month that has an unusually large proportion of manga in its collection, school officials say. The two-story Biblio Theater library at Kindai University in Osaka Prefecture is expected to have around 70,000 books, with about 22,000 manga sharing company with Japanese […]

March 28, 2017 - 11:27 am
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Modern public library prepared for East Jakarta

(25 March 2017) East Jakarta will soon have a modern public library with air-conditioned reading rooms, comfortable chairs and tables, sofas and pleasant outdoor scenery. East Jakarta Library and Archives Agency head Fadlan Zurhan said the municipality had renovated a building that used to be the Pondok Bambu subdistrict office in Duren Sawit into a café-style […]

March 27, 2017 - 8:29 am
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Bodleian First Folio on display in Singapore

(23 March 2017) The Bodleian Libraries have collaborated with the National Library of Singapore to display a copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio in Singapore. The display is open to the public until 23 April 2017 in the National Library Building, and also forms a part of this year’s University of Oxford’s Alumni Weekend in Asia, […]

March 25, 2017 - 3:02 pm
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