National Digital Library announces second phase expansion

(25 October 2017, New Delhi, (IANS) The National Digital Library of India (NDLI), a consolidated digital library hosting millions of academic works, announced its second phase expansion here on Wednesday. The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry funded digital library which has been live for one year and hosts content from 148 institutes and organisations (about […]

October 26, 2017 - 3:21 pm

2017 PRRLA meeting presentations published

(26 October 2017)  Presentations from the 2017 Pacific Rim Research Libraries Alliance annual meeting, Challenges and Opportunities: PRRLA Libraries as Strategic Assets for Research, which took place in Zhejiang University, China, 17-20 October 2017, are now available. The announcement is here.

October 26, 2017 - 3:16 pm

Collective history of China’s libraries

(24 October 2017) After seven years’ preparation, the first comprehensive history of the nation’s libraries was published by the National Library of China earlier this month. The 2-million-character-long A History of Chinese Libraries travels back more than 3,000 years to discover the origins of Chinese book collections and follows the development of libraries throughout the […]

October 25, 2017 - 9:09 am

British Library hiring Digital Content Manager – China Project

(24 October 2017) As part of an ambitious programme of cultural exchange with partner institutions across China, the British Library has recently launched its first Chinese language website. Presented in traditional and simplified Chinese, the site introduces users to over 30 iconic works of English literature from the medieval period to the present day and […]

October 25, 2017 - 9:04 am

NLB launches new digital business library

(23 October 2017, Singapore)  Singapore residents with an account with the National Library Board (NLB) can now access business resources in a new digital business library. The new online portal was launched on Monday (October 23) by NLB, in conjunction with OverDrive, a mobile application that allows users to borrow eBooks and audiobooks. Users can […]

October 25, 2017 - 8:58 am

University of Hong Kong hiring Deputy Librarian/Fung Ping Shan Librarian in the University Libraries

(23 October 2017) Applications are invited for appointment to commence in March 2018, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal. Applicants should have a good university degree plus a recognised professional qualification in library and information science (MLS or equivalent), with at least 10 years’ appropriate post-qualification experience in academic libraries, of […]

October 24, 2017 - 11:20 am

Be a school librarian in Asia

(23 October 2017) International schools always need librarians. Currently, schools in Taiwan, China, Japan, Vietnam and Myanmar are hiring. TIE Online has the list of vacancies here.

October 24, 2017 - 9:41 am

World’s largest library on Indonesia opens in Europe

(23 October 2017) Queen Máxima of the Netherlands inaugurated in Leiden last week the Asian Library, which houses the world’s largest collection on Indonesia, including two United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) heritage documents. “Leiden University has created one of the foremost Asian libraries and a major international center for the study of Asia,” […]

October 24, 2017 - 7:24 am

CONSAL XVII website opens for visitors

(23 October 2017) The 17th Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians takes place 2-5 May 2018 in Naypyitaw, Myanmar.  Visit the Congress website.

October 23, 2017 - 3:59 pm

Hangzhou Library Urbanology Branch is established at Cangqian

(20 October 2017) Hangzhou Library Urbanology Branch is the first special library in China focusing on urbanology. With a collection of 130,000 books, it provides a series of services, including literature search, selection, collection, exhibition, borrowing and retrieval, for books with the theme of “city and urbanology”. has the story.

October 23, 2017 - 7:28 am

CUHK hiring Learning Services Manager

(21 October 2017) Learning Services at the Chinese University of Hong Kong Library encompasses the digital/information literacy training and support services for undergraduates and other users at CUHK. It is also responsible for the Learning Garden, a highly innovative space which provides facilities to support informal learning activities as well specific services such as 3D […]

October 23, 2017 - 7:23 am

Retirement wave to hit academic librarianship

(19 October 2017) Like other greying professions, demographic data for ARL libraries warn us of a breaking wave of retirements, but may paint an unrealistic picture of what the beach will look like after the surf has settled. Read the article by Phil Davis in The Scholarly Kitchen.

October 20, 2017 - 1:55 pm

Jisc content and digitisation

Digital archival collections – group purchasing pilot one – outcomes and next steps (20 October 2017) Between March and July 2017 Jisc ran the ‘Digital archival collections group purchasing pilot’ in collaboration with three publishers (Adam Matthew Digital, Brill and ProQuest) in order to make digital collections of primary source material more affordable for institutions to purchase, […]

October 20, 2017 - 1:43 pm

EIFL OA workshops in Myanmar

(19 October 2017) EIFL will host workshops for open access (OA) working groups and librarians from three Myanmar universities that are adopting OA policies and setting up OA institutional repositories. The three universities – Yangon University of Economics, Yadanabon University and Yezin Agricultural University – will use the opportunity to finalize OA policy documents, ensure […]

October 20, 2017 - 1:33 pm

eLibrary Myanmar Project

(18 October 2017) There are 158 universities in Myanmar under the Ministry of Education. After years of isolation, their libraries have very limited current print collections.  What’s more, until the start of the eLibrary Myanmar project in December 2013, no universities had access to online subscription resources.  As a result, research standards and output have been […]

October 18, 2017 - 9:06 am