Tag Archives: libraries

‘Library Planet’ is a crowdsourced travel guide to libraries around the world

(16 December 2018) A brand new blog called Library Planet launched at the beginning of December 2018, describes itself as “a crowdsourced Lonely Planet for libraries.” In other words, travellers can share descriptions and photos of the libraries they visit all around the world for other library lovers to read and add to their own […]


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Preparing for copyright term changes in 2019 in Australia

(25 July 2018) This discussion paper identifies the major library policies, systems and staff activities that will be affected by changes to the copyright duration provisions of the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), due to come into effect on 1 January 2019. It focuses on the changes to copyright term for literary, artistic, dramatic and musical […]


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Collective history of China’s libraries

(24 October 2017) After seven years’ preparation, the first comprehensive history of the nation’s libraries was published by the National Library of China earlier this month. The 2-million-character-long A History of Chinese Libraries travels back more than 3,000 years to discover the origins of Chinese book collections and follows the development of libraries throughout the […]


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Amendments to copyright a welcome step towards fair, affordable and open access to knowledge

(23  March 2017) The Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) is delighted to see that the Copyright Amendment (Disability Access and Other Measures) Bill 2017 have been in Parliament. CAUL is the national peak body representing university libraries in Australia and has been a persistent advocate for the Bill’s proposed amendments. The amendments arise from […]


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Copyright Issues in Libraries, Education and Open Access: A Joint Session by Singapore Management University Libraries (SMU Libraries) and The Library Association of Singapore (LAS)

By Nazimah Ram Nath* (16 March 2017) SMU Libraries, in partnership with the Library Association of Singapore, held a seminar on 25th January 2017 to promote an awareness on copyright issues and copyright obligations amongst librarians and professionals in the education industry in Singapore. The seminar was held at the Li Ka Shing Library, Singapore […]


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Asia-Pacific Libraries Directory 2017-2018 – Research and Markets

(10 January 2017, DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Directory of Asia Pacific Libraries 2017-18” directory to their offering. This edition of the Directory of Asia Pacific Libraries provide essential details on all libraries throughout the Asia Pacific region including universities, public and special libraries and including the libraries of institutes […]


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World’s most beautiful libraries in India

Libraries are the most incredible invention of men. It is a single most beautiful tribute to knowledge and experience. There are a lot of libraries in India that stand as a part of most beautiful ones in the world. If you are visiting India, you ought to visit at least a few of these libraries. […]


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Student survives nine hours without using mobile

(24 November 2016) A university in Southwest China’s Chongqing municipality set up a reading room as part of a campaign that barred students from taking their mobile phones with them in case the device distracted them from concentrating on their studies, cqcb.com reported. Reportedly a student named Hu Xiaopeng participating in the campaign studied 530 […]


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Woman’s inspiration library completed by Masayoshi Nakanishi in Japan

(15 October 2016) Architect Masayoshi Nakanishi has created a library with curving seating areas, which is aimed exclusively at women in Japan. The MASA Architects founder was tasked with creating a space that would inspire local women in Fukui – a city where, more so than anywhere else in Japan, most married women have full-time jobs. The client, Fukui Bank, wanted to […]


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An International Symposium: Trends in Open Science and the Role of Libraries

(3 October 2016) The National Diet Library will sponsor a symposium featuring Ms. Kristiina Hormia-Poutanen, president of the Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche, or Association of European Research Libraries (LIBER). LIBER actively promotes Open Science in Europe, and Ms. Hormia-Poutanen will speak about the efforts of European research libraries and national libraries to stay […]


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Turning the tables – how do copyright laws measure up for libraries?

(19 September 2016) The EIFL Core Library Exceptions Checklist – is a practical and fun way to help librarians to evaluate their domestic copyright law. What if library advocates had a handy way to measure the aspects of copyright law most important to them? Like the provisions that allow libraries to develop their collections, provide […]


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IFLA Green Library Award 2016 Winners announced

(18 May 2016) IFLA’s Environmental Sustainability and Libraries Special Interest Group (ENSULIB) is pleased to announce the winner of the IFLA Green Library Award 2016. The IFLA Green Library Award was established 2016 by ENSULIB (SIG) and generously sponsored by De Gruyter publishing. The award is 500 Euros for the first place winner. Objectives of […]


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What will libraries be like in 2100?

It’s not so far away By Jim O’Donnell (17 November 2015) This article is part of Future Tense, a collaboration among Arizona State University, New America, and Slate. On Nov. 12, Future Tense hosted an event in Washington, D.C., on the future of the library. You can watch a webcast of the event on the New America website. […]


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Social media in libraries

(26 August 2015) A recent paper by Taylor & Francis shows that over 70% of libraries surveyed are using social media tools, and 60% have had a social media account for three years or longer (with 30% of librarians posting at least daily), writes stephanielibrarystudies blog. The National Library of Australia is cited as a library that knows […]


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On the road: some user guides to libraries and archives

(30 July 2015) The British Library’s Asian and African Studies Blog has published a list of archives and libraries, often in out of the way places, of value to researchers. All have links to reviews published in the last couple of years of the 80 or so libraries. Most of the libraries are in Asia.  […]


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