Tag Archives: academic libraries

Trends in Singapore’s academic libraries

(15 May 2017) Singapore has six universities, several polytechnics and a number of research institutes.  In this article, Gulcin Cribb, University Librarian of Singapore Management University,  highlights the collaborative and institutional activities and trends among Singapore’s academic libraries, including scholarly communication, space and architecture, information literacy and community engagement. The full article, Trends in Singapore,  is […]


Read More...


ARL Annual Salary Survey 2015–2016 reports data on 13,827 staff in ARL libraries

(3 May 2017) The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has published the ARL Annual Salary Survey 2015–2016, which analyzes salary data for professional staff working in the 124 ARL member libraries during 2015–2016. Data are reported for 10,111 professional staff in the 114 university ARL libraries and for 3,716 professional staff in the 10 non-university […]


Read More...


Extending EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project

(21 April 2017) EIFL Director Rima Kupryte will attend the signing ceremony of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Myanmar Department of Higher Education and EIFL for further development of university libraries in Myanmar. The MoU, which extends the EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project to reach more universities, contributes to Myanmar’s national strategy for reforming […]


Read More...


Why Libraries Collaborate

Findings from the US Library Survey 2016 (19 April 2017) While academic libraries in the United States have actively collaborated with each other for more than 100 years, the digital turn has brought an explosion of interest in and pursuit of cross-institutional collaboration. These include large-scale digital access and preservation initiatives like HathiTrust, print preservation […]


Read More...


JULAC shared ILS in Hong Kong

(19 April 2017) The Joint University Librarians Advisory Committee (JULAC) is implementing a new shared integrated library system (ILS) to manage the print and electronic collections of 8 individual university libraries, with increasing strategic emphasis on electronic resources and digital collections. The shared system will hold a conglomerate of over 18 million bibliographic records serving […]


Read More...


ARL Statistics 2014–2015 and Updated Trends Graphs Published

(17 March 2017) The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has released the ARL Statistics 2014–2015 and updated its free series of graphs showing trends in the ARL Statistics data over time. These two publications present information describing the collections, staffing, expenditures, and service activities of the Association’s 124 member libraries in fiscal year 2014–2015. Of […]


Read More...


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 […]


Read More...


Sustainability and libraries: the academic library perspective

(2 November 2016) In June 2016, the Academic Libraries 4 conference, held in Hong Kong, focussed on a theme of sustainability. The conference program held a wide range of presentations on the theme of sustainability, from green initiatives to web archiving, to how to ensure traditional reference and enquiry services can be scaleable and sustainable. […]


Read More...


ProQuest releases results of its 2016 Space Reclamation Survey

(28 October 2016, Mountain View, CA) A newly released ProQuest survey of more than 600 libraries found that 82 percent of academic libraries consider space reclamation a priority or believe it will be in the near future. More than a third have prioritized repurposing space for more than five years. The survey revealed the innovative […]


Read More...


1science appoints iGroup (Asia Pacific) Ltd as its sales agent in Asia Pacific

Agreement expands representation of 1science’s Analytics and SaaS Solution for OA in universities and college libraries  (21 September 2016, Montreal) 1science today announces the appointment of the iGroup (Asia Pacific) Ltd. as its sales agent in the Southeast Asia, Far East and Australasia academic market. The iGroup will be responsible for the sales of the […]


Read More...


ACRL releases Bridging Worlds: Emerging Models and Practices of U.S. Academic Libraries Around the Globe

(12 September 2016, Chicago) The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of Bridging Worlds: Emerging Models and Practices of U.S. Academic Libraries Around the Globe. Edited by Raymond Pun, Scott Collard, and Justin Parrott, the book provides insight into international academic libraries and provides best practices and practical leadership strategies. Over […]


Read More...


How should we organize the academic library? The View from the director’s chair

(18 August 2016)  Roger C. Schonfeld writes in the Ithaka blog that in a new research project, which is published today, he interviewed nearly 20 library leaders to understand the approaches being taken to organizational structure and related issues. They describe how they have re-defined leadership roles in their institutions and the ways in which […]


Read More...


International Survey of Academic & Research Library Data Curation Practices, 2016-17 Edition

(11 May 2016) Primary Research Group surveyed college and university and other research libraries in the United Kingdom and United States to find out more about their approach to data curation. Ten libraries were surveyed in each country.  Two non-academic libraries with profiles similar to academic libraries were also included. The study presents a broad […]


Read More...


Hard Evidence: how many people actually use libraries?

(14 March 2016)  There’s no doubt that people in the UK value libraries. They are seen as an asset to communities, offering a calm, quiet, neutral space, where anyone can access information for work or leisure. When libraries are threatened with closure, community groups and public figures spring into action to try to save them. […]


Read More...


Imagining the future of the library by studying today’s researchers: Lessons from Cornell

(8 March 2016) Is the library of the future something that will come into view once we crest the next hill? Or will the library of the future be what we make it, based on the best evidence we can collect on current, emerging, and anticipated practices of researchers and the needs of the research […]


Read More...