Tag Archives: digital libraries

UNESCO-NDL India International Workshop on Knowledge Engineering for Digital Library Design

(12 June 2018) This workshop takes place 25-27 October 2018 in New Delhi, India. Hosted by UNESCO and the National Digital Library of India, participation is by invitation only. Details are here.


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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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Let’s build a great digital library together…starting with a wishlist

(15 March 2018) The Internet Archive is looking for partners to help build a great physical collection of books to be preserved, digitized, and made available through the  Open Libraries project. Working with more than 500 library partners, the Internet Archive has already helped make more than 3 million public domain books available online for […]


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Libraries need to evolve digitally, says new report

(26 February 2018) Nearly 90 percent of Australia’s library users think online library services are important, but only 61 percent are satisfied with the online experience they are receiving from libraries. That compares with 85 percent of the users who are happy with the physical experience of a library. The finding comes in a new […]


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NLB launches new digital business library

(23 October 2017, Singapore)  Singapore residents with an account with the National Library Board (NLB) can now access business resources in a new digital business library. The new online portal was launched on Monday (October 23) by NLB, in conjunction with OverDrive, a mobile application that allows users to borrow eBooks and audiobooks. Users can […]


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The Experience Area of National Digital Library of China is exhibited in 2016 Chinese Library Annual Conference

(4 November 2016) Through virtual reality, human-machine interaction, video and so on, the Experience Area of the National Digital Library of China displayed the development achievements of the Digital Library Promotion Project, including network interconnection, unified user authentication, cooperative development and sharing of resources, and library big data application. It also provided interactive experiences for […]


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Are Language Barriers Holding Us Back?

(1 September 2016) A simple exchange of information becomes dramatically more complicated when occurring between people who speak different languages. Even with today’s advanced technologies, establishing a clear understanding between two parties unfamiliar with the other’s language is tedious and requires extensive research and preparation. One place in particular where information exchange should be as […]


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President’s message – Nepal Library Foundation after ten years

(9 June 2016) Nepal Library Foundation, Canada celebrated its tenth anniversary in March 2015. Its founding mission statement was to ‘support library development in Nepal and the establishment of a national library system’. To date NLF Canada has raised over $150,000. This has directly supported the establishment of over 40 libraries in Nepal. It has […]


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Photo blog: Building digital libraries in Mongolia

(10 February 2016) The Asia Foundation’s Books for Asia launched its Let’s Read! digital library pilot project in Ulaanbaatar this month. It addresses the shortage of age- appropriate books, in both Mongolian and English, and invigorates a culture of reading among children. This photo blog looks at the challenges many of the schools in Ulaanbaatar’s […]


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Out of the Stacks

(13 January 2016) If you take the books out of a library, is it still a library? That’s the question the Georgia Institute of Technology pondered — and eventually answered in the affirmative — when administrators, faculty members and librarians there in 2013 began to define their vision of what the institute’s library should look […]


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ICDL 2016 announced

(10 January 2016) The International Conference on Digital Libraries takes place 14-16 December 2016 in New Delhi, India at the India Habitat Centre. Organised by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) the theme of the conference is Smart Future: Knowledge Trends that will change the World. Besides discussing digital library perspectives, ICDL 2016 will also […]


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The 4th China-Japan-Korea Digital Library Initiative (CJKDLI) meeting

(April 2015) The fourth meeting of the China-Japan-Korea Digital Library Initiative (CJKDLI) was held on 9 to 10 December 2014, in Beijing, China. The CJKDLI is a collaborative project between the National Library of China (NLC), the National Diet Library (NDL) and the National Library of Korea (NLK), aiming at integrated search and use of […]


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The knowledge revolution

(22 August 2014)  People no longer use libraries shaped and curated by librarians, says Martin Cohen writing in University World News.  The difference between an eBook and a real one is that it is only the former anyone still reads. And that the difference between an eBook and a website is that the latter is […]


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