Tag Archives: university libraries

Connecting Myanmar libraries to global academia

(23 June 2017) Roxanne Missingham writes that connections to the world through university libraries are an important feature of the rebirth of higher education. Libraries in Myanmar institutions have, together with the National Library, collected the memory of the nation, curated through many collections of palm leaf manuscripts and rare historic texts. The University libraries […]


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Extending EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project

(21 April 2017) EIFL Director Rima Kupryte will attend the signing ceremony of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Myanmar Department of Higher Education and EIFL for further development of university libraries in Myanmar. The MoU, which extends the EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project to reach more universities, contributes to Myanmar’s national strategy for reforming […]


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JULAC shared ILS in Hong Kong

(19 April 2017) The Joint University Librarians Advisory Committee (JULAC) is implementing a new shared integrated library system (ILS) to manage the print and electronic collections of 8 individual university libraries, with increasing strategic emphasis on electronic resources and digital collections. The shared system will hold a conglomerate of over 18 million bibliographic records serving […]


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Setting up open access repositories at the University of Mandalay and the University of Yangon

(5 April 2017) As Myanmar opens up to the outside world after decades of isolation, universities across the country are embracing the concept of open access (OA). EIFL has been working with two leading universities, University of Mandalay and University of Yangon, to set up OA institutional repositories. There are 158 universities under the Myanmar […]


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Sino-Foreign Joint Venture University Libraries 2017 Annual conference held at XJTLU

(4 April 2017) The Association of Sino-Foreign Joint Venture University Libraries held its annual conference at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University on 31 March. More than 80 attendees, including library directors, librarians and external observers from seven Sino-Foreign cooperation universities across China shared their experiences and ideas about new academic library operations while discussing current challenges and […]


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How should we organize the academic library? The View from the director’s chair

(18 August 2016)  Roger C. Schonfeld writes in the Ithaka blog that in a new research project, which is published today, he interviewed nearly 20 library leaders to understand the approaches being taken to organizational structure and related issues. They describe how they have re-defined leadership roles in their institutions and the ways in which […]


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Brill adopts two libraries in Indonesia

(19 August 2016) The international scholarly publisher Brill has adopted two libraries in Indonesia as part of its Adopt a Library Program. Last year Indonesia was Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair, celebrating the theme ‘Imagining 17,000 islands’ which lead to choosing West Kalimantan and South Sulawesi in Indonesia as two islands to […]


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Myanmar librarians’ study tour to Hong Kong

(1 June 2016) Ten librarians from EIFL’s partner universities in the EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project will travel to Hong Kong on a five-day study tour organized by EIFL in partnership with the University of Hong Kong Library. From 13 to 17 June 2016, the librarians will visit University of Hong Kong Library and Lingnan University Library. The […]


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Hard Evidence: how many people actually use libraries?

(14 March 2016)  There’s no doubt that people in the UK value libraries. They are seen as an asset to communities, offering a calm, quiet, neutral space, where anyone can access information for work or leisure. When libraries are threatened with closure, community groups and public figures spring into action to try to save them. […]


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IATUL Board of Directors – call for nominations

(10 March 2016) The International Association of University Libraries is calling for interested and qualified candidates to serve on its Board of Directors. IATUL is looking for candidates to represent Australia and New Zealand Europe on its Board of Directors, the executive body of IATUL responsible for the further development of the association. According to […]


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Fewer university students use libraries in Korea

(7 March 2016) The latest statistics from Korea show that an increasing number of university students rely more on the internet than university libraries to do research and access books. According to a report on students’ usage of libraries by the Korea Education & Research Information Service, students borrowed 7.4 books per person on average […]


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Participate in IGI Global’s Technology Innovation Survey

(7 October 2015) IGI Global and its librarian advisory board seek to understand how college and university libraries can support technological innovation. The aim of this survey is to determine the current and future role of libraries in supporting technological innovation in their own academic communities. Shared with librarians worldwide, the questions posed in this […]


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Library data and text mining resources

(10 January 2014) CAUL  has published a list of resources  describing  projects, publications and  websites on library data and text mining. Peruse it here. If the value and impact of  university libraries is more your thing, there’s a list for that too describing conferences, projects, publications, websites and websites. Click here to view.


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Towards a common approach to data licensing in Australian universities

On 13 September  2013 CAUL endorsed the AusGOAL framework for the licensing of research data. AusGOAL’s guidelines are expected to generate many benefits for Australian universities, national and international research communities and research funding bodies. AusGOAL is the Australian Governments’ Open Access and Licensing Framework. CAUL is the Council of Australian University Librarians. Read the […]


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The university library of the future

The Designing Libraries website spotlights a Canadian report which looks at the changing face of the university library – fewer books, more hi-tech learning spaces, and robotic delivery. More here. The Designing Libraries website is here.


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