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Carlo Ratti and BAF Win Taiwan National Library Competition

(20 September 2018)  Carlo Ratti Associatti and Bio-architecture Formosana (BAF) have won the international competition for the Southern branch of the Taiwan National Library and Repository in Tainan, Taiwan. With the concept of “Library as a Town”, the team created a proposal for a new public building that will accommodate a library, book museum and […]


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Competition: National Central Library Southern Branch, Taiwan

(17 July 2018) Taiwan’s National Central Library has launched an open international contest to design a £62 million southern branch near Tainan. The single-stage competition will select an ‘iconic’ design for a landmark 51,000m2 National Central Library and National Repository Library in Xinying District around 37km north of Tainan City. The ambitious project will transform […]


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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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Springer Nature sponsors first Singapore Three Minute Thesis competition

(14 June 2017, Singapore) Twenty PhD candidates from Singapore will gather on 4 August 2017 at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) for the 2017 Singapore Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition. The competition challenges participants to explain their research thesis in a clear and engaging three-minute talk aimed at non-specialists. The main prize, which is sponsored […]


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British Library launches OCR competition for rare Indian books

(22 March 2017) Calling all transcription enthusiasts! The British Library has launched a competition to find an accurate and automated transcription solution for its rare Indian books and printed catalogue records, currently being digitised through the Two Centuries of Indian Print project. The competition, in partnership with the University of Salford’s PRIMA Research Lab, is part of […]


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nArchitects wins Shanghai competition with home-inspired library

(28 July 2016) nARCHITECTS has won the 1st prize in the 2016 International Young Architects Design Competition for the 110,000m2 Shanghai Library East Hall. The competition, held by the Shanghai Pudong New Area People’s Government, attracted over 200 entries. nARCHITECTS’ winning entry, entitled “Library as Home”, envisions a library as a large house for all, with a rich […]


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Win € 1000 of video-making equipment! Apply for the 2016 AIB/IFLA international short film competition about libraries

(3 February 2016) The IFLA Section on Metropolitan Libraries and AIB (Associazione Italiana Biblioteche), in collaboration with Regione Umbria, Gallucci editore, MediaLibraryOnLine and Del Vecchio editore, has the pleasure to announce A Corto di Libri, AIB/IFLA International Short Film Competition about Libraries for 2016. “A Corto di Libri” honors short films which focus on libraries and the […]


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Tainan public library design competition

(9 November 2015) The Tainan City Government in Taiwan invites all domestic and international teams to take part in the Design Competition for Design and Construction Supervision Service of Tainan Public Library Project, which is going to be an important construction of Tainan’s cultural development. The library is expected to accommodate at least 600,000 collections […]


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BL Labs Competition and Awards Roadshow 2015

(17 March 2015) The 2015 BL Labs Competition has been launched for the third time. Researchers are invited to submit their ideas for projects that highlight the Library’s digital collections. Winners work in residence with the Labs team to make their ideas real. The competition is open to all. Previous finalists of the British Library […]


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GIF IT UP winners announced

(12 December 2014) The Digital Public Library of America has announced the winners of it GIF IT UP competition. The winner of the animals category was Lillie Le Dorre, from Wellington, New Zealand, with her precocious typing dog. Source material courtesy Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga. See her entry and other winners […]


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DPLA and DigitalNZ present GIF IT UP, an international GIF-making competition

(13 October 2014) It’s a public domain celebration! The Digital Public Library of America and DigitalNZ are very excited to announce the launch of GIF IT UP, an international competition over the next six weeks to find the best GIFs reusing public domain and openly licensed digital video, images, text, and other material available via our search portals. The winners […]


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Open Access Week competition now open

(16 July 2014) INASP has announced the 2014 Open Access Week competition, an annual INASP/UNESCO collaboration aimed at showcasing the Open Access activities of universities and research institutions within developing and emerging countries. Want to compete? Here has the details.


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eResource promotion competition

(9 April 2014)  Many libraries and consortia are regularly involved in marketing and promoting their eResources. This might include web pages, posters and displays. The Electronic Resource Promotion Competition enables these achievements to be shared and celebrated. This competition by INASP invites librarians and consortia to outline their marketing and promotion plans for the year […]


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Visualising Research: using data visualisation to explore how research is funded in the UK

Win a £2,000 cash prize Around £3 billion of Government funding is apportioned annually between the seven UK Research Councils. This investment creates a huge amount of information, which is held in the ‘Gateway to Research’ database and available for anyone to access online. But how can people make sense of this mass of complex […]


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Partnership for Open Data impact stories competition launched

The Open Data Institute wants to know how opening up data impacts those in developing countries. The Partnership for Open Data (POD) is a partnership of institutions to research and promote open data in the context of low and middle income countries. It invites stories about the impact of open data in developing countries be […]


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