Tag Archives: books

What are Hongkongers reading? City’s most popular library books revealed

(13 April 2017)  What library books are Hongkongers reading the most? It turns out that inspirational fiction, chivalrous Chinese novels and travel guidebooks are among the most well-loved among public library users. HKFP has the lists for adults and children, fiction and non-fiction.


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China Ancient Books Preservation and Conservation Association attends the launching ceremony of Chinese Ancient Books Preservation and Conservation Public-welfare Project held by Caitong Securities

(3 March 2017) On 26 February, China Ancient Books Preservation and Conservation Association attended the launching ceremony of Chinese Ancient Books Preservation and Conservation Public-welfare Project held by Caitong Securities Co., Ltd.  Liu Huiping, chairman of the Association, addressed a speech on behalf of the Association. Zhang Zhiqing, executive deputy chairman of the Association and […]


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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 […]


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LCQ18: Collections of Hong Kong Public Libraries

(8 February 2017)  Following is a question by the Hon Alvin Yeung and a written reply by the Secretary for Home Affairs, Mr Lau Kong-wah, in the Legislative Council today (February 8): Question: Recently, many members of the public have relayed to me that the collections of the Hong Kong Public Libraries (HKPL) contain a […]


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WORAL signs MoU with Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia

(7 February 2017, Doha, (Bernama) The World Organisation for Renaissance of Arabic Language (WORAL) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) to establish an Arabic language section at USIM’s library, Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported. The MoU aims to promote the use of Arabic in Malaysia and other Asian […]


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Publication of Quarterly Lists: Catalogues of Indian Books

(24 January 2017) The BL’s Two Centuries of Indian Print project is pleased to announce the online availability of some wonderful catalogues held by the British Library, generally known as the Quarterly Lists. They record books published quarterly and by province of British India between 1867 and 1947. Digitised for the first time, the Quarterly Lists can […]


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Readers borrow library books through WeChat in Hangzhou

(9 December 2016) In Hangzhou, southern China’s Zhejiang province, borrowing books from the library is now as simple and convenient as shopping online: click, pay and wait for delivery. The city’s public library recently launched a program on WeChat, a popular Chinese messaging software, enabling its readers to check out books online and get them […]


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People who read books live longer

(29 November 2016) Did you know that  if  you read books for more than three hours per week you will live longer?  Book worms are 17 percent less likely to die than those who did not read books, while those who read most were 23 percent less likely. Book readers averaged a two-year longer lifespan than […]


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Open access books poised to grow 30% a year through 2020

(11 November 2016, Rockville, Md.) While the movement to unlock the vaults of scientific, technical and medical (STM) research is revolutionizing academic journal publishing, scholarly and professional book publishers are experimenting with open models simply to keep the venerable monograph from extinction—this according to the most recent report from media and publishing intelligence firm Simba […]


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City of Palu kicks off Indonesian Literacy Fest

(16 October 2016, Jakarta) Hundreds of activists and members from Taman Bacaan Masyarakat gathered in Palu, the capital city of Central Sulawesi, for the kick off event of the Indonesian Literacy Festival on October 18-20. The event has been organized to commemorate the International Literacy Day, which is recognized by Unesco and falls annually on September 8. Formerly […]


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Taipei library expands services through convenience stores

(17 October 2016, Taipei) The Taipei Public Library, which curates more than 7 million volumes, increased its services to the national level Monday by allowing its members to collect and return borrowed books at nearly 10,000 convenience stores around Taiwan. The library said the new service is an expansion of a simple book-return program it […]


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National Library of China launches digital database of ancient books

(30 September 2016) The National Library of China recently launched two online services for readers - the Basic Database of the Registered Ancient Books Surveyed Around China and the Digital Library of Chinese Ancient Books. As an important academic achievement, the Basic Database allows readers from all over the world to check online the catalog of […]


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China donates hundreds of thousands of books to Al Azhar University in Jakarta

(28 September 2016, Jakarta (ANTARA News) China donated hundreds of thousands of books to and opened a library at Al Azhar University of Indonesia on Tuesday (September  27) as part of efforts to enhance cooperation between the two countries in the educational field. “The opening of the library is aimed at opening relations between the […]


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Bodleian Law Library receives generous book donation from Supreme Court Library of Korea

(3 August 2016) The Supreme Court Library of Korea has entered into a generous partnership with the Bodleian Law Library that will provide students and scholars at the University of Oxford with access to an extensive range of books about Korean law. On Monday 1 August, Judge Kee Jurng Kim, President of the Supreme Court […]


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Instant books? Singapore welcomes its first book vending machines

(3 June 2016, Singapore)  The independent bookstore on Friday (3 June) unveiled two book vending machines at the National Museum of Singapore (NMS) and at the Singapore Visitor Centre along Orchard Road. A third one is scheduled to be installed at the Goodman Arts Centre later this month. Just like your typical vending machine, books […]


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