Asia Pacific

New Zealand: debates over National Library’s book-culling decision

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Australia: schools drop libraries in favour of digital hubs and e-learning

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Beijing publishing houses offer free digital content to public

Japan: NII work with COS to promote open science

MERAL portal training to be conducted for universities in Myanmar

Data

How a network of data curators can unlock the tremendous reuse value of research data

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More than 624 million citations now available on COCI

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Google’s Dataset Search is officially out of beta

New white paper examines changes to research data services in academic libraries in North America

Why scientists need to be better at data visualization

eBooks

Cengage announces plan to offer eTextbook option within Cengage Unlimited

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NLB has 4 million+ ebook checkouts in 2019, according to OverDrive

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Beyond Japan: Kinokuniya’s Hiroshi Sogo looks at global bookselling trends

Transitioning textbooks to open, lessons and insights

ALA launches national campaign against e-book embargo

China Literature and Singtel forge strategic partnership to promote online literature in Southeast Asia

Education

Australia: schools drop libraries in favour of digital hubs and e-learning

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Coronavirus outbreak: school opening postponed in several countries

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Decree 99 Provides Guidance on Higher Education in Vietnam

China releases list of recommended books for primary, secondary school libraries

Philippine government to corporate with RUB Germany to support academic and research activities on Philippine matters

Information Literacy

Taiwan: National Central Library to host carnival in Taipei to promote reading

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Melbourne school turns its results around by reviving its dying library

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Adobe, The New York Times Company and Twitter announce Content Authenticity Initiative to combat misinformation

Vietnamese embassy presents 500 books to Cambodian province

Cambodia: Librarians can lead our students into IR4.0

askST@NLB: 200 turn up for talk on fake news law

Open Access

ACM’s new open access agreements: a Q&A with Scott Delman

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Japan: NII work with COS to promote open science

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CMAJ drops paywall

ACM signs new open-access agreements with leading universities in US

Eight publishers to volunteer pricing info in pilot study for transition toward transparent OA

 
 

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