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SMU hiring Senior Research Librarian, Law / Research Librarian, Law

(13 August 2018) The SMU Libraries invites dynamic, creative and service-oriented individuals to apply for the position of Senior Research Librarian, Law/ Research Librarian, Law. You will be part of an innovative and collaborative team, delivering high quality services as the first line of contact to assist SMU faculty, staff and students in meeting their […]

August 13, 2018 - 4:41 pm

Mexican consortium implements RemoteXs

(13 August 2018) Mexico’s national consortium of scientific and technological information resources, CONRICyT, has recently implemented RemoteXs.  With more than 400 member institutions and 226,000 FTE, CONRICyt was challenged to provide 24×7 secure access both on and off campus to shared resources including subscription databases, eBooks and eJournals. To meet this goal, CONRICyT replaced EZproxy […]

August 13, 2018 - 1:16 pm

Take part in the Think Check Submit 2018 Survey

(10 August 2018) Think Check Submit helps researchers identify trusted journals for their research. Through a range of tools and practical resources, this international, cross-sector initiative aims to educate researchers, promote integrity, and build trust in credible research and publications. The team behind Think Check Submit wants to ensure that the initiative is as useful […]

August 12, 2018 - 12:35 pm

Queensland Museum hiring Coordinator, Research Resource Centre

(9 August 2018) You will deliver a broad range of high quality library information services via the Research Resource Centre to enrich learning and research for staff, internal and external clients across the Queensland Museum Network (QMN) to meet the diverse needs of the Museum and its audiences. Closing date is 23 August 2018. ALILA […]

August 12, 2018 - 12:32 pm

The Australian Film Television and Radio School is hiring Library Supervisor

(10 August 2018)  AFTRS is Australia’s Premiere Screen and Broadcast School, established to fuel and empower Australian creativity and storytelling.  AFTRS is consistently rated as one of the top film School’s in the world. Reporting to the Director of School Resources, you will be responsible for: Leading and supervising the AFTRS Library team to ensure […]

August 12, 2018 - 12:28 pm

OASIS® platform adds 5,000 SAGE knowledge ebooks

(9 August 2018, Ann Arbor, MI) Academic libraries can now search for and acquire SAGE Knowledge content directly through the OASIS® platform, ProQuest’s search, selection and ordering system for print and ebooks. SAGE Knowledge is a cross-media platform with high-quality ebook and e-reference content in 10 social science disciplines. Its expansive collection of more than 5,000 […]

August 11, 2018 - 7:45 am

Old Chinese airport terminal to become library

(10 August 2018) Part of Shanghai’s first airport will be converted into a public library along the Huangpu River in Xuhui District. The West Bund Library will be built in the terminal building of the old Longhua Airport, and become part of a ‘reading park’ planned for Xuhui’s riverfront, said Lu Xiaohui, director of the […]

August 11, 2018 - 7:39 am

Cochrane Library: an improved online platform to guide health decision-making across the world

(8 August 2018) Cochrane is a global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers, and people interested in health. Cochrane contributors and groups produce high-quality systematic reviews, which collate and summarize the best available evidence on the effects of interventions, to inform decisions about health. The new online platform, designed in collaboration with Cochrane’s publisher […]

August 11, 2018 - 7:35 am

Licensing as a solution to rights management? IFLA publishes extended collective licensing background paper

7 August 2018)  Libraries have a mission to maximize access to their collections, for culture, education and research. In doing so, they face challenges around clearing rights – i.e. how to make these books, articles, photos or other material available to the public without infringing copyright. Mass digitisation projects have brought this issue into focus, […]

August 9, 2018 - 2:36 pm

Myanmar Library Association and 4th Regional Workshop on School Libraries in Southeast Asia, 2018

(8 August 2018) Myat Sann Nyein writes that the Myanmar Library Association (MLA) is helping the country to promote reading, improve access to and use of new technology  in the area of information and ICT literacy development.  MLA pools their resources and make efforts to keep pace with new technology development and adopt suitable technologies […]

August 9, 2018 - 2:28 pm

2018 Chinese Library Annual Conference held in Langfang

(8 August 2018) The 2018 Annual Conference for the Library Society of China and Chinese Library Exhibition was held in Langfang, Hebei province on 31 May and 1 June. The annual conference was organized by the Library Society of China and the People’s Government of Langfang Municipal under the guidance of the Ministry of Culture […]

August 9, 2018 - 10:29 am

BioOne announces nonprofit platform partnership with SPIE

(8 August 2018, Washington, DC) BioOne (, the nonprofit publisher of more than 200 journals from 150 scientific societies and independent presses, today has announced the forthcoming launch of a new website for its content aggregation, BioOne Complete. The new website, to launch on January 1, 2019, will be powered by a nonprofit collaboration with […]

August 9, 2018 - 10:07 am

ALIA LAS and LIANZA communique

(3 August 2018) The Presidents, Board members and Executives of the Australian Library and Information Association, Library Association of Singapore and Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa met on Wednesday 1 August, during the Asia-Pacific Library and Information Conference, held at the Gold Coast Conference and Exhibition Centre, Queensland, Australia. Discussions included creating […]

August 8, 2018 - 5:23 pm

University of Melbourne hiring Manager, Scholarly Communications

(6 August 2018) This position manages the Open Access program and represents Scholarly Services interests regarding all aspects of open access within the University, locally, nationally and internationally. Specifically, the Manager Scholarly Communication plans, develops, delivers and evaluates an Open Access program for greater visibility and access to Research outputs of the university. ALIA has […]

August 7, 2018 - 2:03 pm

OCLC partners with National Library of New Zealand to implement WorldShare Interlibrary Loan services

Te Puna Interloan Migration Project supports ongoing commitment to OCLC metadata and resource sharing services (30 July 2018, Melbourne) OCLC has extended its partnership with the National Library of New Zealand with an agreement to provide more than 200 New Zealand libraries access to WorldShare Interlibrary Loan (ILL), which connects thousands of libraries around the […]

August 7, 2018 - 1:48 pm