Monthly Archives: April 2014

British Library Newsroom officially opened

(28 April 2014) The British Library’s new Reading Room for newspapers, broadcast and digital news officially is open for researchers. It provides access to the UK’s national news collection – 750 million pages of newspapers and periodicals, 4.8 million archived websites and thousands of hours of broadcast news. It is the culmination of a GBP33 […]

April 30, 2014 9:04 am

Diet enacts bill to recognize eBook publishing

(25 April 2014) The Japan News is reporting that the Diet has enacted a bill to revise the copyright law to recognize publishing rights for electronic books. Reportedly, rights holders will be able to file suits to stop pirated digital books from being distributed on the Internet. The Japan News has the story.

April 30, 2014 8:56 am

Premier Li Keqiang and Science talk space exploration and the environment

2014年1月13日,中华人民共和国国务院总理李克强在北京会见了Science 《科学》杂志主编Marcia McNutt女士。在会见期间,双方谈及了一系列的科学技术问题,其中涉及太空探索,国际合作以及气候变化等。 李克强总理指出,中国面临的主要挑战之一是在保护自然环境、控制温室气体的同时为经济增长实现对资源的可持续性开发。李克强总理希望Science 《科学》杂志能够继续帮助推动中国科学与技术的进步,增强国际科学成果的交流。 详细内容请见美国科学促进会AAAS新闻,以及2014年4月11日发表的《科学》社论文章, 该《科学》社论文章的相应中文内容刊登于由中国科学院主管的媒体《中国科学报》上,请点击阅读中文文章。 13 January 2014, Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing, People’s Republic of China, met with Science magazine editor Ms. Marcia McNutt. During the meeting, the two sides talked about a series of scientific and technical issues including  space exploration, international cooperation and climate change. Premier Li Keqiang pointed out […]

April 29, 2014 1:41 pm

Australasian literature collection premieres at Alexander Street

(28 April 2014, Alexandria, VA) Alexander Street Press has debuted Australasian Literature Online, a web collection that celebrates the vibrancy of poetry and fiction from across Australasia. Australasian Literature Online is growing to include more than 120,000 pages of writings penned from the 1930s to the present day. This expansive online resource is designed for […]

April 29, 2014 10:32 am

Essential new guidelines for secondary school libraries

(28 April 2014) CILIP, (UK) through their publishing arm Facet Publishing, have announced the release of the third edition of The CILIP Guidelines for Secondary School Libraries. School libraries are an integral part of the educational process. CILIP champions the difference that school libraries and librarians make; improving children’s literacy, encouraging a love of reading […]

April 29, 2014 9:32 am

Lingnan Library2Go App for iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch

(28 April 2014)  The Lingnan University Library, Hong Kong, has developed a mobile Library App “Lingnan Library2Go” for iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch. It is now available for free download at the Apple App Store. In addition to Version 1, the Library2Go App provides: iOS 7 Layout: New layout for iOS 7. My Record: Check your Library record. PCs […]

April 29, 2014 9:01 am

Electronic Theses & Dissertations 2014

Electronic Theses & Dissertations (ETD) is the key international conference on developments and trends in electronic theses and dissertations initiatives. Registration for ETD2014 is now open at Venue is the University of Leicester, UK, 23 to 25 July 2014. Keynote speakers are Dr Peter Murray-Rust of the University of Cambridge on using electronic theses to […]

April 28, 2014 2:29 pm

Wenzhou-Kean University Library, Manager of Acquisitions and Collections

(29 March 2014) The Manager of Acquisitions and Collections provides supervision, leadership and coordination of collection management activities in the following areas: acquisitions, bibliographic control, collection analysis and assessment; collections budget development; and management for print and electronic collections for the Wenzhou-Kean University (WKU) Library. Reporting to the Library Director and as part of the […]

April 27, 2014 9:56 am

Director of Library Services, Palau Community College, Koror, Palau

(18 April 2014) Palau Community College, Tan Siu Lin Library, seeks an experienced librarian to manage and direct library services. PCC is located in the Republic of Palau in the Western Pacific region and is an accredited post-secondary vocational and academic institution serving all of Micronesia. The vacancy notice on the SLIS Jobs website is […]

April 27, 2014 9:49 am

The academic search tool expands in scope

(25 April 2014) The open access search tool has just completed a significant expansion, undertaken throughout March/April 2014. had  previously only indexed its core collection of over 4,000 arts and humanities eJournals, all open access or otherwise free. The new expansion has now added a large intake of business, science, biomedical and […]

April 27, 2014 9:24 am

COAR launches strategic initiative to align repository networks

(26 April 2014) At a meeting in March 2014, several major repository networks agreed to work together to further align their activities. The final report from this meeting is available on the COAR website. As research becomes increasingly global, it is critical to create infrastructure that can connect across geographic boundaries. At the meeting, convened […]

April 26, 2014 9:31 am

Books and Things: Collections for Pacific Studies

(23 April 2014) This exhibition at the Fisher Library, University of Sydney,  illustrates the wealth of the Library’s holdings related to Pacific Studies. It includes early printed books, maps and charts, works of natural history and fiction. The exhibition runs until 19 December 2014 and is open to the public. Read the announcement.

April 25, 2014 9:17 am

National Diet Library Newsletter published

The April 2014 issue of the newsletter has been published on the NDL website. Contents include: National Diet Library’s Efforts for the Preservation and Promotion of Culture National Diet Library’s Mission and Objectives 2012-2016 and collaboration with the Asian region: current status and challenges The 3rd China-Japan-Korea Digital Library Initiative (CJKDLI) meeting Read the newsletter […]

April 25, 2014 8:59 am

Why can’t libraries lend ebooks? European-wide petition calls for change

(23 April 2014) As World Book Night returns for its annual celebration of books and reading on 23 April, the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) and European counterparts EBLIDA have announced a European-wide petition calling for changes to copyright law so public libraries have the same right to lend eBooks as they […]

April 25, 2014 8:44 am

‘Award-winning Works of National Chinese Calligraphy Competition 2014′ Exhibition at NTU

(23 April 2104) The Chinese Library of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, is holding an exhibition on the ‘Award-winning Works of National Chinese Calligraphy Competition 2014’   from now to 16 May 2014. This exhibition is presented by NTU Chinese Society. It showcases more than 20 awarded works of  the National Chinese Calligraphy Competition 2014, an annual […]

April 23, 2014 5:19 pm