Tag Archives: digital library

Penang Digital Library Phase 2 will be ready in 2018

(10 October 2017, George Town) The Penang Digital Library Phase 2 (PDL-P2) to be constructed in the state government quarters building here is expected to be fully operational by the end of Dec next year. “The existing PDL can only accommodate 100 to 120 users at any one time on weekdays and it can not […]


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Building a children’s digital library in Indonesia

(21 September 2017) Indonesia is made up of over 17,000 islands, with around 700 languages spoken across the archipelago. For all of its rich and diverse cultural history, Indonesia does not have a long and deeply embedded tradition of children’s literature. Access to quality children’s books is difficult, especially in remote and underserved areas. On September 16, […]


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Indian Government asks universities to digitise books on national digital library

(25 August 2017) The Central Government  has asked all universities to digitise books and other study material in their libraries and forward them to the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, for posting on the national digital library for students to access free of cost. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has also asked the vice […]


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Lets Read! digital library brings books to Northern Thailand

Asia Foundation Powers access to minority language children’s books (August 2017, Chiang Mai, Thailand)  In the mountainous regions of Northern Thailand, books are rare commodities, and children’s books in languages other than standard Thai are almost non-existent. For speakers of S’gaw Karen, a minority language spoken by nearly one million people primarily living in mostly […]


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More than 35,000 additional photojournalism images from Magnum Photos via ArtStor

(11 May 2017) Magnum Photos and Artstor are now sharing more than 35,000 additional images in the Digital Library, bringing the  total to approximately 116,000 of the world’s most recognized photographs. The new release spans the globe from Alaska to the Amazon and Oman to the Arctic Circle. Among the highlights are black and white […]


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New UK-wide service will transform library collaboration

(3 February 2017) As part of delivering on the vision of a UK national digital library, Jisc and OCLC announce a partnership to build a new shared service that will aggregate academic bibliographic data at scale, improving library collection management and resource discovery for students and researchers. Today Jisc announced that OCLC, the global library […]


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A study on Pakistan’s Digital Library

(9 January 2017) In Pakistan, the Digital Library Programme was introduced as a collaborative project of Pakistan’s Higher Education Commission (HEC) and INASP in 2003. Today, the Digital Library (DL) is a programme of the HEC and provides private and public sector institutions in Pakistan with access to international scholarly literature, such as academic journals […]


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China Cultural Center turns new page with digital library

(30 December 2016) A digital library of China Cultural Center was launched Thursday 29 December in Beijing to provide better information service to readers abroad and to better promote Chinese culture. The online library, a joint initiative of the Bureau for External Cultural Relations of the Ministry of Culture and the National Library, will be […]


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China’s top judicial authority launches digital legal library

(23 November 2016) China’s Supreme People’s Court officially launched its digital library on 22 November in an effort to improve judicial transparency. The digital library serves as the country’s biggest online platform for juristic writings and records, offering public access to case information. The digital library is divided into six sections, while eight databases and […]


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Indo-Bhutan e-Library project launched

(5 September 2016) The Ministry of Education launched the Indo-Bhutan e-Library Project at Motithang Higher Secondary School in Thimphu, Bhutan, today. The digital library will have study materials, newspapers and journals in the form of text, video, and audio images. Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, during his visit to Bhutan in 2014, had announced the […]


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Wenzhou-Kean University hiring Head of Digital Library and Collections

(3 July 2016) The Head of Digital Library & Collection Development provides supervision, leadership and coordination of the digital library and collection development activities, including the development and deployment of digital library assets, electronic and print collections, and collections budget administration. Reporting to the Library Director, this position strongly influences how effective the University Library […]


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Penang Digital Library announced

(3 June 2016) Penang is set to have its first digital library located at the former Puspanita building in the grounds of the Penang Free School by August this year. The RM2.5mil Penang Digital Library will provide users structured access to information and knowledge via over 3,000 specially curated e-books, e-magazines and reference journals. The […]


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National Digital Library of India in pilot stage

(25 May 2016) The National Digital Library (NDL) project initiated by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and being executed by IIT Kharagpur is up and running in its pilot form, the institute said in a statement on Wednesday. The NDL in 2016 will bring under its fold 100 institutes and roll out a […]


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Digital libraries facilitate reading for the visually impaired

(18 May 2016) Shandong province has set up China’s first public electronic reading libraries for the visually impaired, according to chinadaily.com.cn on May 11. The library, supported by the public welfare lottery, will appear in 59 public service centers across the whole province, including 17 special educational schools to enable more people to receive education […]


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SAE Digital Library relaunches as SAE MOBILUS™ the destination for mobility engineering resources

(12 April 2016, Warrendale, Pa.)  SAE International announces the relaunch of the SAE Digital Library to SAE MOBILUS™ in June of 2016. SAE MOBILUS™ will improve users’ discovery and application of SAE International’s mission-critical content. Designed for students, engineers and instructors worldwide, SAE MOBILUS™ will deliver more features and capabilities. Featuring more than 200,000 technical papers, […]


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