Tag Archives: Australia

State Library of Queensland recruiting Digital Designer

(25 May 2018) As Digital Design Officer you will support the day to day marketing and promotion of SLQ and its programs through a range of activities. This role will also actively assist with exploring new communication channels, new audience bases and new ways to use more traditional forms of communication. Responsibilities expand across web, […]


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State Library of NSW hiring Manager, Indigenous Engagement

(25 May 2018) With a focus on consultation, engagement and partnership, this role facilitates the Library’s connections with Indigenous communities to ensure that the collections, policies and services of the Library are relevant to community needs. Working with Indigenous communities this role helps the discovery, interpretation and management of cultural knowledge and history, as it […]


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Macquarie University successfully provides Overleaf accounts to over 40,000 students and 3,000 staff

(22 May 2018, London, UK) Overleaf, an innovative provider of scholarly writing and publishing tools, and Macquarie University Library have successfully partnered to provide all Macquarie University’s students and staff with an Overleaf Pro+ account. The Macquarie University Library has provided this access via an Overleaf custom portal, allowing over 40,000 students and 3,000 staff […]


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NED is coming

(21 May 2018) National edeposit (NED) is an exciting collaboration between Australia’s NSLA member libraries, responding to the major challenge of capturing and preserving the digital documentary history of Australia for the future. Legal deposit legislation mandates national, state and territory libraries to collect the entire publications of individual jurisdictions. For many years NSLA libraries […]


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Design Minds wins 2018 Good Design Award

State Library’s Design Minds received a prestigious Good Design Award in the Digital Design category in recognition for outstanding design and innovation. (18 May 2018) The winners of Australia’s Good Design Awards, the highest honour for design innovation in Australia, were announced at the Sydney Opera House last night. The awards celebrate the best new products and […]


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The International Digital Curation Conference goes to Australia

(15 May 2018) The Digital Curation Centre (DCC) has teamed up with the University of Melbourne to take the 14th edition of the International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC) to Australia. IDCC brings together researchers, librarians, data curators, publishers and other stakeholders to discuss all aspects of managing, sharing and reusing data. It is an opportunity […]


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Macquarie University Library in Australia goes live with campusM mobile solution to expand accessibility to library services across campus

(15 May 2018, Adelaide, Australia) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that Macquarie University has joined an increasing number of institutions in Australia that have opted for the Ex Libris campusM mobile solution. Powered by the campusM platform, the Macquarie University Library’s libMQ app provides access to vital library information and services […]


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State Library Victoria named best specialty venue in Australia

(11 May 2018) State Library Victoria has been named one of Australia’s best venues by the events industry national peak body. The Library won the ‘best unique event venue without accommodation’ category at the Meetings and Events Australia (MEA) National Conference in Adelaide on Tuesday 8 May. The win followed the Library’s success in the […]


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Royal Institute for Deaf & Blind Children (Australia) hiring Manager, Library and Information Services

(20 April 2018) The successful candidate will have a commitment to the provision of exemplary specialist library services and a desire to make a major contribution to the quality of professional endeavour in the field of sensory disabilities. The key focus of this role will be to provide support to RIDBC’s research and postgraduate education, […]


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Deakin University hiring Manager Collections and Information Resources

(10 April 2018) The Manager, Collections and Information Resources will work closely with The Library Executive, Managers Faculty Library Services, in order to successfully fulfil the requirements of the role.  They will build and maintain effective client relationships across the University, particularly with the University Solicitor’s Office, the Disability Resources area, and Academic and Faculty […]


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University of Melbourne hiring Education Librarian

(7 April 2018) The Education Librarian provides leadership and direction to deliver library services that support the teaching, learning and research outcomes of the Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) and affiliated research centres. ALIA has the job description. Closing date is 19 April 2018.


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UNSW Sydney hiring Scholarly Communication Librarian

(23 March 2018) The Scholarly Communications Librarian provides high-level expertise and strategy to the University and individual researchers on the changing modes of scholarly publishing and communication, in order to help ensure wider visibility and impact of UNSW’s scholarship and knowledge assets. The role provides expert advice to inform the delivery of the Library’s scholarly communications […]


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A brief history of research impact: how has impact assessment evolved in the UK and Australia?

(19 March 2018) Over the last couple of decades there has been an international push around the assessment of the wider societal impact of research. Kate Williams and Jonathan Grant document the evolution of research impact assessment in the UK and Australia, and how policies in the two countries have been seemingly interdependent, a back-and-forth […]


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Deakin University hiring Director, Digital Libraries and Repositories

(16 March 2018) The position leads the Digital Library and Repositories group, a unit with approximately 17 FTE staff and a salary budget of over $1.5 million. The Director coordinates externally contracted services to the value of around $0.5 million annually, including externally funded eResearch projects, and operational funds for the maintenance of and upgrades […]


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The hidden costs of research assessment exercises: the curious case of Australia

(13 March 2018) Research assessment exercises provide the government and wider public with assurance of the quality of university research, with the guiding principles being accountability, transparency, and openness. But is there the same accountability and openness when it comes to the public cost of these large-scale exercises? Ksenia Sawczak examines the situation in Australia […]


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