Tag Archives: Asia

Ruth’s Rankings News Flash! QS Asia puts NUS first

(16 September 2015) QS 2015-2016 World Rankings were released today, September 15, 2015.  While  I need more time to analyze all the changes,  here are the new rankings for the world and Asia within the world rankings, which are not that much different for the top 10 in 2014-2015. The breaking Asia news is that […]


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Head of Reference and Research Services/Subject Liaison for Islamic and South Asian Studies

(20 August 2015) Vanderbilt University in Nashville,Tennessee  is hiring a suitably qualified librarian to embrace, support, and contribute to the vision and goals of the strategic plan in the pursuit of excellence in learning and discovery by providing as subject liaison, professional research instruction and information consultation services for the interdisciplinary program  in Islamic Studies […]


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Ruth’s Rankings 11: U S News & World Report Goes Global

By Ruth A. Pagell* (20 May 2015) The 1983 appearance of the US News & World Report “Best Colleges in America,” which focused on inputs and was designed for student decision making, started the rankings frenzy in the U.S.  When university rankings went global, the magazine published its first “Rankings of World’s Best Colleges” (Morse, […]


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Ruth’s Rankings 10: Do-It-Yourself Rankings with InCites*

By Ruth A. Pagell1 (7 May 2015) There is a famous English poem called the Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner with a more famous line: ‘water, water everywhere nor any drop to drink’.   Similarly, we are drowning in rankings.  There are rankings, rankings everywhere nor any one that fits. In this series we have looked […]


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Directory of Asia Pacific Libraries 2015-16

 (January 2015) This edition of the Directory of Asia Pacific Libraries published by Research and Markets provide essential details on all libraries throughout the Asia Pacific region including universities, public and special libraries and including the libraries of institutes and research centres. This new edition provides the most up-to-date information available and, to ensure accuracy […]


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Ruth’s Rankings 6: Scholarly Rankings from the Asian Perspective

By Ruth A. Pagell* (26 December 2014)  I began researching the intersection of bibliometrics and university research rankings in preparation for a talk I presented at CONCERT, CONsortium on Core Electronic Resources in Taiwan in 2008.  At that time, there were only 74 articles in all of Web of Science (WOS) about bibliometrics or citations […]


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Feer and Sackler Galleries offer masterpieces of Asian art online

(15 December 2014) The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Smithsonian’s museums of Asian art, will release their entire collections online 1 January 2015, providing unprecedented access to one of the world’s most important holdings of Asian and American art. The vast majority of the 40,000 artworks have never before been […]


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Call for Papers – Repositioning Libraries in the Asia Pacific Region – Evolving Strategies, Innovative Services

(10 December 2014)  In keeping with IFLA WLIC 2015 overall theme, Dynamic Libraries: Access, Development and Transformation, the Asia and Oceania Open Session will focus on how libraries respond to opportunities for empowering citizens, enhancing learning, and adopting ICTs to name a few, and what this might mean for librarians in terms of their knowledge, […]


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2015 IFLA World Library and Information Congress call for papers

Theme: Repositioning Libraries in the Asia Pacific Region – Evolving Strategies, Innovative Services (12 November 2014)  The Conference, 15-21 August 2015 is in Cape Town, South Africa. In keeping with the conference’s overall theme, Dynamic Libraries: Access, Development and Transformation, the Asia and Oceania Open Session will focus on how libraries respond to opportunities for […]


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New academic collections from Alexander Street Press

(10 June 2014, Alexandria, VA)  Powerful new online academic collections are now available from Alexander Street Press in the fields of international business, human resource management, counseling and therapy, and Asian film. The two newest resources in the Business division—International Business Online and Human Resource Management Online—are available as stand-alone resources or as part of […]


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Transcending Borders: national, social and ethnic issues – Asia and Oceania

(6 December 2013) This session at IFLA WLIC 2014 in Lyon, France, focuses on how library services in Asia and Oceania are transcending many different types of borders to meet the highly varied needs of their clients throughout the Asia-Oceania region. In keeping with the overall theme of the conference – ‘Librarians, Citizens, Societies: Confluence […]


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Library History SIG sessions in Singapore

(13 August 2013) Join the Library History SIG at IFLA WLIC 2013 for papers and discussion of the development of libraries and librarianship in Asia, 21 August 2013, 09:30 – 11:30 am. The list of papers is here.


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IFLA Rare Books and Manuscripts Section & Asia and Oceania Section call for papers

IFLA Rare Books and Manuscripts Section and the Regional Standing Committee for Asia and Oceania want to promote awareness of special collections, not only as heritage of the past, but also as a foundation for the future. They ask how “new” special collections come into being, what defines a special collection and how can we […]


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New Digital Universe Study reveals big data gap: less than 1 percent of world’s data is analyzed; less than 20 percent is protected

(Hopkinton, Mass. , 11 December  2012.)  EMC® Corporation (NYSE:EMC) today announced results of the EMC-sponsored IDC Digital Universe study, “Big Data, Bigger Digital Shadows, and Biggest Growth in the Far East”— which found that despite the unprecedented expansion of the digital universe due to the massive amounts of data being generated daily by people and machines, […]


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CAS registers 70 millionth substance just 18 months after reaching 60 millionth milestone pic

Patents from Asian countries continue to be the leading source of chemistry disclosures Columbus, Ohio (6 December  2012) – Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), the world’s authority for chemical information, announced today a major milestone for the CAS REGISTRYSM, the largest collection of publicly disclosed chemical substance information. CAS scientists registered the 70 millionth substance from […]


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