Education

COAR and DuraSpace launch partnership

(6 June 2018) COAR (Confederation of Open Access Repositories) and DuraSpace are pleased to announce the launch of a collaborative partnership. Both organizations believe in a strong role for innovative open technologies to promote long-lasting and open access to digital data and information. In addition, we are jointly committed to supporting the adoption of repository […]

June 10, 2018 - 8:25 pm
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How to write a good scientific paper: A handy guidebook for early career researchers

(24 May 2018) Many authors consider lab work easier than writing a research paper. The main challenges they face while doing the latter include structuring the research paper and following the relevant style conventions. Apart from this, authors are often confused about the language to be used in scientific papers and look for guidebooks or […]

May 26, 2018 - 10:51 am
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Career and professional development coaching at WLIC 2018

(22 May 2018) The purpose of the present work in the CPDWL (Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning) section is to develop a robust and varied selection of continuing professional development opportunities to better prepare IFLA and the global library workforce to support 21st century users. During IFLA WLIC 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, CPDWL will […]

May 23, 2018 - 12:07 pm
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Winning combination for collaboration on plagiarism: SMU Libraries and Student Council of Discipline (SCD)

By Mei Tan* (17 April 2018) Plagiarism in higher education is a reality that will not go away any time soon.   In Singapore Management University (SMU) Libraries, we observed that there had been an increase in requests for plagiarism workshops in recent years.   We also realised from the onset that conducting library workshops on plagiarism […]

April 17, 2018 - 2:06 pm
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Asia Foundation announces YBM support to expand Let’s Read! in Asia

(19 December 2017) The Asia Foundation today announced a donation from one of Korea’s largest publishing and education companies, YBM, Inc., to expand the Foundation’s Let’s Read! digital libraries initiative. The regional platform brings open-sourced books in local languages to children in underserved communities in Asian countries, helping to improve access to books and literacy […]

December 21, 2017 - 11:41 am
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The next Negotiation Skills for Librarians online course

(18 December 2017) Aimed at library staff involved in negotiations with vendors for access to information resources, the course is pitched at an introductory-intermediary level. It begins 31 January 2018. More here.

December 18, 2017 - 1:47 pm
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Annual appeal by the Buddhist Digital Resource Center

(16 November 2017) For nearly two decades, BDRC has sought out and preserved Buddhist literature in its digital library, making over 13.5 million pages of texts freely available online. Now, BDRC is taking the next step in its mission to greatly expand access to the treasures of Buddhist cultural heritage—and you can help! BDRC is […]

November 18, 2017 - 11:03 am
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Call for Applications. ASIRA Online Course on Access to Scientific Information Resources in Agriculture

(6 October 2017) REGISTRATION is now OPEN (until October 15th) for the 4th edition of the online  Access to Scientific Information Resources in Agriculture (ASIRA) course. This course edition runs for 3 weeks between 30th October and 19th November 2017 The main goal of the course is to provide a platform to enhance the visibility, accessibility and usability of data and information in the agricultural domain, particularly in […]

October 6, 2017 - 11:02 am
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Negotiation skills for librarians

(20 September 2017) The next fully-facilitated Negotiation Skills for Librarians online course by Sarah Durrant will begin on October 25th 2017. This very practical and popular course has been designed for librarians, consortia staff and other information professionals to help them develop their negotiation knowledge, skills and confidence in a safe, friendly and encouraging environment. […]

September 20, 2017 - 5:23 pm
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Leadership Skills for the Future of Work

Coursera for Business is hosting a webinar, “Leadership Skills for the Future of Work“, on Thursday, September 7th at 10 am PST. (23 August 2017) The world of work is rapidly changing due to technology, globalization, and a new generation of workers. In this changing landscape, the ability to identify and develop capable leaders will […]

August 26, 2017 - 7:42 am
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ACS Publications announces free training resource for peer reviewers

(15 August 2017, Washington)   Reinforcing its commitment to publishing the best peer-reviewed scientific research, the Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) today announced the debut of ACS Reviewer Lab, an online course created to help educate researchers on the fundamentals of scholarly peer review. A collaborative effort by ACS Editors, leading chemistry researchers […]

August 21, 2017 - 4:51 pm
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Skillsoft’s 2017 APAC Perspectives Conference

(11 May 2017) Join Skillsoft, 1 June in Sydney for  Asia Pacific Perspectives.  Skillsoft will showcase its new content and new technology. Hear from industry experts, thought leaders and the Skillsoft and SumTotal Executive team. The website and  agenda for the 2017 Perspectives Conference is here.

May 12, 2017 - 10:44 am
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New product: Med Insight LT PALMs

(29 March 2017) PALMs, or Perceptual-Adaptive Learning Modules, from Med Insight LT are a revolutionary advanced learning technology using a patented combination of perceptual and adaptive sequencing based on both accuracy and speed of learners to improve learning and retention of information over regular didactic methods. PALMs will: Improve learning outcomes and long term retention of […]

April 4, 2017 - 7:54 am
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Time To Know introduces its insight-driven education solution at APAC Regional Sales Conference

(February 2017, Hong Kong) Time To Know, a leader in the global Ed-Tech industry launched its latest product line, ECHO at their regional Sales Conference held in Hong Kong from 21-22 February 2017. The company’s leading Ed-Tech partners came from seven countries throughout the Asia Pacific (APAC) region to participate in the unveiling of the […]

March 6, 2017 - 3:01 pm
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BoardVitals, a powerful board review tool for physicians

(28 February 2017) STAT!Ref has an online study tool for board certification called BoardVitals.  BoardVitals brings together content from major publishers, universities, and top healthcare professionals into a single platform, creating the largest training ecosystem in health and medicine. This powerful and affordable board review tool doesn’t just provide a question bank, it is a […]

March 1, 2017 - 3:18 pm
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