Tag Archives: budgets

Rankings highlight risk of uni funding cuts

(6 September 2017) Australia’s strong global university rankings face growing competition from a rising Chinese university system powered by Government investment, highlighting the dangers of a proposed $2.8 billion cut to university funding. The rankings influence where international students choose to study – and our strong rankings in recent years have helped to generate a […]


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New study finds government cuts put libraries at risk

(31 May 2017) A new study has found that the federal government’s ‘wilful neglect’ of Australia’s national libraries, galleries and museums is putting the nation’s shared history and heritage at risk, particularly in regional areas, reports the Canberra Times. The report by Community and Public Sector Union researchers Kristin van Barneveld and Osmond Chiu, which […]


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Malaysia cuts education budget, while Indonesia and Philippines increase

(26 April 2017, Kuala Lumpur) An international expert in socio-economic development in Southeast Asia says Malaysia shouldn’t be cutting down on the budget for education, especially since neighbouring countries are pumping more resources into education. Speaking to FMT, Prof Patrick Ziegenhain, a visiting professor at Universiti Malaya’s (UM) Asia-Europe Institute, noted that Indonesia and Philippines […]


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Ruth’s Rankings 24: Malaysia Higher Education – “Soaring Upward” or Not?

By Ruth A. Pagell* (28 March 2017) Ruth’s Rankings 24 is based on Malaysian news articles that chronicle the changes in funding to Malaysia’s premier research universities following the release of the Ministry of Education’s Malaysia Education Blueprint 2015-2025 (Higher Education) – MEB – in 2015. In preparing the article, I read many news articles […]


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Institutional library budgets set to increase, global study concludes

(31 May 2016, Boston, MA) Institutional library budgets across the globe will increase by 1.4 per cent overall this year, reports the Annual Library Budget Survey, carried out by the Publishers Communication Group (PCG), Ingenta’s publishing consultancy arm. The worldwide study, which interviewed senior librarians in 686 institutional libraries across the globe about their budget […]


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400 crore for National Mission on Library

(28 December 2015) India’s Ministry of Culture has approved Rs. 400 crore [US$60 million] for the scheme “National Mission on Libraries – Upgradation of Libraries – Providing Services to the Public” for the 12th Plan period [2012-2017]. The components of the National Mission on Libraries (NML) are : (i)                Creation of National Virtual Library of India […]


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Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On: Periodicals Price Survey 2015

(23 April 2015) The annual Periodicals Price Survey has been published.  A lengthy summary with tables and figures is featured in the Library Journal.  


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ARL releases RLI 282 on library budgets, journal bundles, reference staffing

ARL has published Research Library Issues (RLI) no. 282, which features articles on ARL library budgets over the past two years, subscriptions to journal collections from large publishers, and the impact of the changing roles of librarians on reference staffing. A pre-publication version of the article about journal bundles was released earlier this year. Read […]


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