Monthly Archives: September 2013

Digital Preservation Manager, National Library of New Zealand, job vacancy

The Manager will lead a team of 6 staff within the Preservation Research & Consultancy and will be responsible for the Library’s digital preservation programme. The job description is here.

September 28, 2013 9:58 am

Kindle Fire HDX – powerhouse tablets built for work and play

(Seattle–(Business Wire)- 25 September 2013)  Amazon today introduced the third generation of Kindle Fire—the all-new Kindle Fire HDX. The new Kindle Fire HDX tablets combine groundbreaking hardware, the latest version of Fire OS, and exclusive new features and services like X-Ray for Music, Second Screen, Prime Instant Video downloads, and the revolutionary new Mayday button. […]

September 27, 2013 4:39 pm

Very Short Introductions are now available online

(24 September 2013)  Oxford University Press has announced that the popular Very Short Introductions series is now available in an easily discoverable, fully cross-searchable, and highly accessible online platform, available via institutional subscription. Very Short Introductions are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly, providing an intelligent and serious introduction to […]

September 27, 2013 4:31 pm

New titles added to University Press Scholarship Online

(26 September 2013)  New titles have been added to University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO) with the September 2013 content update. This update has added over 500 titles to the platform across more than 20 subject areas including Classical Studies, Economics and Finance, History, and Religion. This new content has been brought to UPSO from 13 […]

September 27, 2013 4:25 pm

HIV/AIDS database update

(25 September 2013, United States Census Bureau)  This compilation of data from 219 countries and areas on the prevalence of HIV infection and AIDS cases and deaths is updated to include new data for more than 100 countries. Major updates include new data for China, Ghana, Ethiopia, India and Cameroon. The database focuses on HIV/AIDS […]

September 27, 2013 3:33 pm

The Maturing of the MOOC

(25 September 2013)  If you’re interested in or already working with MOOCs, a new report from the UK’s Department for Business Innovation & Skills demands your attention.  The Maturing of the MOOC is getting plenty of attention by professional blogs since it was published a few days ago. It’s a literature review which captures the […]

September 27, 2013 3:21 pm

Be a librarian in Hong Kong

Want a library job in Hong Kong?  The Hong Kong Library Association currently lists vacancies in Hang Seng Management College,  Hong Kong Baptist University, SCAD Hong Kong, Tung Wah College, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Change your career here:

September 27, 2013 1:46 pm

Malay Concordance Project

(25 September 2013)  The Southeast Asia Library Group reports that the Malay Concordance Project  aims to help scholars to share resources for the study of classical Malay literature. Its main feature is a growing corpus of classical Malay texts, now comprising 165 texts and 5.8 million words, including 140,000 verses. These texts can be searched […]

September 27, 2013 9:00 am

State of broadband access worldwide

(New York, 21 September 2013) Mobile broadband is the fastest growing technology in human history, according to the 2013 edition of the State of Broadband Report. Released in New York at the 8th meeting of the Broadband Commission for Digital Development, the report reveals that mobile broadband subscriptions, which allow users to access the web […]

September 27, 2013 8:54 am

Developing libraries at reasonable cost

(24 September 2013)  Every two years IFLA’s  Library Buildings organises a conference in conjunction with the annual IFLA WLIC Congress. This year the Congress was held in Singapore and theme dealt with how to develop high-quality libraries at a reasonable cost– Making Ends Meet: High Quality Design on a Low Budget. Lecturers came from Australia, […]

September 27, 2013 8:40 am

DPC scholarships for First Steps Towards Digital Preservation

(23 September 2013)  The Digital Preservation Coalition is offering two fully-funded scholarships to attend the First Steps Towards Digital Preservation at GESIS, Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Cologne, 23rd – 25th October 2013. The workshop – which is taught in English – is intended as a primer in digital preservation. It introduces central concepts […]

September 27, 2013 8:31 am

De Gruyter to partner with the Swiss Asia Society

(24 September 2013)  The Swiss Asia Society and De Gruyter have signed an extensive contract for cooperation in publishing. Beginning in 2014 the quarterly journal Asiatische Studien/Études Asiatiques will be published together with De Gruyter. Asiatische Studien/Études Asiatiques has appeared since 1947, and is read by academics internationally as well as a broad-based lay readership. […]

September 27, 2013 8:18 am

Bibliotheca announce exciting new self-service line-up

(12 September 2013)  Bibliotheca, the world’s leading supplier of RFID technology solutions to public and academic libraries, has announced the launch of an exciting new range of self-service products that will further expand the company’s product portfolio and offer customers state-of-the-art self-service library facilities. Completing the company’s new range of self-service kiosk solutions, which includes […]

September 23, 2013 6:48 pm

BMJ signs cooperation agreement with Saudi Arabian government to improve healthcare across the region

(19 September 2013)  BMJ, one of the world’s leading medical knowledge providers has a new partnership with the Saudi Arabian government to help improve consistency in healthcare across the region. The partnership will involve BMJ’s expert teams working closely with the Saudi government to address key healthcare challenges through joint research and knowledge sharing. The […]

September 21, 2013 3:46 pm

China patent collection added to WIPO PATENTSCOPE

(Geneva, 20 September 2013)  WIPO has added China’s national patent collection to the searchable PATENTSCOPE database, pushing the service past the 30 million record mark and increasing it to 34 national and regional patent collections, giving users an unrivalled geographical diversity of fully-searchable data. With the addition of about 3 million documents from China, WIPO’s […]

September 21, 2013 3:42 pm