Monthly Archives: November 2013

Find New Zealand Artists in one place

(26 November 2013)   Find New Zealand Artists ( is a new website that directs people to information sources on exhibiting New Zealand artists past and present. It enables everyone from hobbyists to professional researchers to easily locate the wealth of artist information held across New Zealand libraries, published sources and art society records. The Find […]

November 30, 2013 12:09 pm

Government orders modification of Korean history textbooks

(29 November 2013)    The Korean education ministry said Friday it ordered publishers of seven out of the eight government-approved Korean history textbooks to revise a total of 41 instances of what it calls obscure and imbalanced descriptions of history, reports The Korea Herald. Publication of the books will be suspended if the order is not […]

November 30, 2013 9:44 am

ILDS looking for a venue in 2015

(28 November 2013)  IFLA, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, invites bids from IFLA Members to host the 14th IFLA Interlending and Document Supply (ILDS) Conference to be held in September or October 2015. This conference typically runs 2 to 3 days in length, attracts between 200 and 250 delegates, and operates with […]

November 30, 2013 9:35 am

BSLA: Applications to participate in 2014 regional convening in Asia and Oceania now open

Asia and Oceania Convening: Jakarta, Indonesia, 4-7 March 2014 IFLA’s successful Building Strong Library Associations (BSLA) programme will be expanded through a series of convenings and projects at the regional level in Africa, Asia and Oceania, and Latin America and the Caribbean from 2014. (27 November 2013)  The National Library of Indonesia will host the Asia and Oceania […]

November 28, 2013 9:03 am

CDNLAO Newsletter published

The  Conference of Directors of National Libraries in Asia and Oceania has published its latest CDNLAO Newsletter, No. 78, November 2013. Contents include: Special topic: Historical Documents [China] The Historical Documents at the National Library of China [Myanmar] Rare Book Collection of National Literary, Myanmar [Singapore] “Roots”: An Exhibition for Family Histories and the Collections of […]

November 27, 2013 3:28 pm

Stanford Prize for Innovation in Research Libraries (SPIRL)

Stanford University Libraries offers a prize to recognize and celebrate innovation through programs, projects, and/or new or improved services that directly or indirectly benefit readers and users.  The goals of the prize are to single out for community attention and to celebrate functionally significant results of the innovative impulses in research libraries worldwide. The process […]

November 27, 2013 9:15 am

eBot Plant Sciences Collection free to use

(25 November 2013) If you are interested in the botany of Australia the University of Sydney is offering eBot, a free to use database of plant images contributed by staff and students. Orchids, pineapples, eucalyptus and hundreds more plants are featured, each with common and botanical names, descriptions and photographs. Read the  terms and conditions. The […]

November 26, 2013 9:51 am

The National Library of China launches countrywide promotion of reading

(14 November 2013)  On 30 July, the launching ceremony of a China-wide Digital Reading Promotion Activity themed “Enjoying Reading through Network, Accessible Digital Reading” was held in Tianjin,  jointly hosted by the National Library of China (NLC) and TEDA Library & Archives and others. After the event, the Experience Zone of the Digital Library Promotion […]

November 26, 2013 9:40 am

IHS Jane’s databases to be indexed in the Summon Service

(22 November 2013)  Serials Solutions, a ProQuest business, is working with IHS Inc. to expand IHS content indexed in the Summon® discovery service to include IHS Jane’s modules and databases. With the inclusion of metadata and full text from the following IHS Jane’s content sets in the Summon index, researchers will now be able to […]

November 26, 2013 9:32 am

New eBooks from LexisNexis support digital transformation in law schools

(21 November 2013,  New York)  LexisNexis® Legal & Professional today announced two new developments supporting the need for more access to legal eBooks for law students and professors: an agreement with Follett Higher Education Group, Inc. and launch of LexisNexis® Digital Library – Professor Review Copies. The story is here.  

November 23, 2013 9:21 am

Research Solutions to Searching Problems

Flinders Centre for Clinical Change & Health Care Research Flinders Filters is a research team at Flinders University, Australia, specialising in information retrieval. The team develops real world solutions including search filters and online search tools. Finding the existing evidence base is a prerequisite to implementing evidence. However, searching for this evidence is difficult. “Search […]

November 22, 2013 4:58 pm

International Symposium on the Great East Japan Earthquake Archive: Community memories for the future

The National Diet Library and International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University are pleased to announce a symposium on 11 January 2014 on the Great East Japan Earthquake Archive and how to apply the records of and lessons learned from the disaster to reconstruction of the affected area. The symposium will feature lectures on […]

November 22, 2013 2:45 pm

SLA 2014 Australia/New Zealand and Diane K. Foster International Student Travel Award

(21 November 2013) This award is sponsored by the Special Libraries Association Sci-Tech Division and the Australia New Zealand Chapter to award a current library or information sciences student, or recent graduate to attend the annual SLA Conference and experience first hand the huge gathering of librarians, exhibitors, keynote speakers and sessions in Vancouver BC […]

November 22, 2013 9:22 am

Alexander Street partners with music sales group to grow scores library

(21 November 2013,  Alexandria, Va)  Alexander Street Press has partnered with the Music Sales Group, including Chester Music, Novello & Company, and Edition Wilhelm Hansen, to develop a third volume of the critically acclaimed Classical Scores Library online database. Classical Scores Library: Volume III launches online with more than 140,000 pages of in-copyright scores, with […]

November 22, 2013 9:04 am

Asian libraries agree on resource sharing

(Kunming, 19 November 2013)  Xinhua reports that librarians from China and other Asian countries have agreed on strengthening collaboration and promoting resource sharing. More than 80 chief librarians and representatives from Asian countries and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions signed the Declaration of Kunming at the Asian Library Curator Forum, which kicked […]

November 21, 2013 10:39 am