Tag Archives: funding

Annual appeal by the Buddhist Digital Resource Center

(16 November 2017) For nearly two decades, BDRC has sought out and preserved Buddhist literature in its digital library, making over 13.5 million pages of texts freely available online. Now, BDRC is taking the next step in its mission to greatly expand access to the treasures of Buddhist cultural heritage—and you can help! BDRC is […]


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International coalition to help sustain DOAJ and its further development in the coming years

(9 November 2017) SCOSS (The Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services) today announced that major organizations have recommended to their member institutions to support DOAJ with funding that will enable DOAJ to move towards a new crowdfunding effort and away from its incremental annual contribution system. Under the new model organisations will work towards sustaining DOAJ […]


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Knowledge Unlatched to open up its central platform for the funding of Open Access models

(5 October 2017, Berlin) Knowledge Unlatched (KU) is pleased to announce its transformation into a central Open Access (OA) platform. Through this platform, KU will support publishers and OA initiatives by managing the funding processes for their OA models. It will also provide libraries and funders all over the world with one central place where […]


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AAAS adopt Dimensions database to gather global funded research insights

(25 July 2017, London, UK and Washington, D.C.) Scientific publisher the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has licensed access to global funding database Dimensions, to gather insights that will help its teams find expert reviewers and support strategic decision making across the publishing division. Dimensions is powered by the scientific technology company […]


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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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CHOR continues international expansion with Australian partnership

By Sara Girard   Australian Research Council and La Trobe University Launch Pilot Program with CHOR to Improve Public Access to Government-Sponsored Research in Peer Reviewed Publications (2 March 2017, New York, NY)  CHOR, a developer of public access research management solutions, today announced its second international pilot program to assist government funding agencies in the […]


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cilip selects Top 6 library and information stories from September 2016

(27 September 2016) cilip has collected  some of the interesting, contentious and important library and information stories that were discussed around the world this September. They include  data and the role of librarians; and copyright and hyperlinks. Click here to see all six with comments and links.


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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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How does national scientific funding support emerging interdisciplinary research: a comparison study of big data research in the US and China

(7 June 2016) Authors : Ying Huang, Yi Zhang, Jan Youtie, Alan L. Porter, Xuefeng Wang How do funding agencies ramp-up their capabilities to support research in a rapidly emerging area? This paper addresses this question through a comparison of research proposals awarded by the US National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Natural Science […]


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National Library of Australia funding cuts to have ‘grave impact’ with 22 staff set to lose jobs

(22 February 2016) A leaked email from the National Library’s director-general projects 22 jobs will be axed next financial year, with more in the future, as a result of funding cuts. Earlier this month it was revealed a number of national cultural institutions were looking at reducing staff numbers as they face $20 million in […]


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Singaporean team with Chancellor George Yeo on a three day visit to Nalanda University

(30 January 2016) Towards the end of January, a group of donors, supporters and friends of Nalanda University from Singapore and Hongkong visited Nalanda from 24 to 26 January 2016. The group was accompanied by the Nalanda University Chancellor Mr George Yeo. It included donors who have contributed to the gift that will design, build and […]


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The Library Project hiring Viet Nam: Southeast Asia Fundraising Manager

(19 January 2016) The Library Project is looking for a fundraiser to contribute to the growth of a diverse and sustainable funding base for its programs in Southeast Asia (Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos) The Library Project donates books and libraries to under financed rural primary schools and orphanages in Asia. Excellent spoken and written English […]


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Australian collecting institutions receive support to tour collections

(6 July 2015) Today the Australian Government announced $1 million in funding for Australia’s nine national collecting institutions to develop and tour exhibitions across Australia, including to regional areas. The National Museum of Australia, National Gallery of Australia, National Archives of Australia, National Portrait Gallery, Australian National Maritime Museum, National Film and Sound Archive, National […]


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