Yearly Archives: 2015

A treasure trove of knowledge in new private library

(30 December 2015)  It was opened in late November to the public. And it has a large collection of books and periodicals published before 1949 and after, comparable in number with or even larger than leading domestic public libraries. People interested in Chinese books and periodicals published in the late Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) and the […]

December 31, 2015 7:22 am

MIT Technology Review to relaunch digital operation in China with publishing partner Beijing Yan Yi Tech Inc.

(22 December 2015, Cambridge, MA) Today MIT Technology Review announced the relaunch of a Chinese-language digital operation with publishing partner Beijing Yan Yi Tech Inc. Within the next year, a series of new digital products will be released, exploring an all-new model based on the success of MIT Technology Review in the US. “We’re excited […]

December 30, 2015 7:36 am

Hang Seng Management College hiring Associate Librarian

(30 December 2015) The College invites applications for Associate Librarian – Library (Ref: AsoL (LIB) 2016-01-08).  Responsibilities:  provide vision and leadership in the formulation of library policies and strategic planning; participate in the overall management of the Library including managing budget, establishing job standards and supervising subordinates; prepare timely reports, financial and statistical analysis to […]

December 30, 2015 7:21 am

Core library expansion to boost mineral search

11 December 2015) The awarding of a $5.1 million building contract will support up to 70 jobs and kickstart a major expansion of the Perth Core Library, a vital resource in the search for new mineral, gas and oil discoveries across Western Australia. Announcing the successful tenderer, Firm Construction Pty Ltd, Mines and Petroleum Minister […]

December 29, 2015 3:33 pm

400 crore for National Mission on Library

(28 December 2015) India’s Ministry of Culture has approved Rs. 400 crore [US$60 million] for the scheme “National Mission on Libraries – Upgradation of Libraries – Providing Services to the Public” for the 12th Plan period [2012-2017]. The components of the National Mission on Libraries (NML) are : (i)                Creation of National Virtual Library of India […]

December 29, 2015 3:27 pm

Monash University Malaysia hiring Academic Librarian

(28 December 2015) Monash University Malaysia is seeking suitably qualified candidates for the position of Academic Librarian in the Johor Bahru Clinical School (JBCS). Academic Librarians are responsible for providing a comprehensive information service, developing library collections to meet the needs of the staff and students, and collaboratively designing and implementing integrated and embedded information […]

December 29, 2015 7:36 am

Academic Librarian 4 registration is now open

Academic Librarian 4, Sustainable Academic Libraries: Now and Beyond, 2-3 June 2016, Hong Kong, is open for registration. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) Library and the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Library will jointly host this two-day conference on 2-3 June 2016.  AL4 addresses the multi-dimensional issues of sustainability pertaining […]

December 28, 2015 3:25 pm

Korea’s first-ever multicultural library faces shutdown over budget shortfall

(24 December 2015) On the second floor of an old building in Dongdaemun-gu, eastern Seoul, children sit scattered around the floor of a small library, reading. Behind them are walls of bookshelves filled with colorful books. In the next room, others play board games, while in the third room a small group of children intently […]

December 24, 2015 3:56 pm

Hanwha E&C opens 50th library for the disabled

(24 December 2015) Hanwha Engineering and Construction opened its 50th Kkumegreen Library at the Seoul Eden Welfare Center for the Disabled on Wednesday, company officials said. The Kkumegreen Library project is a social welfare program by Hanwha held in collaboration with the Seoul Association of Welfare Institutes for the Disabled. The builder opened the first […]

December 24, 2015 3:53 pm

Bangladesh libraries attract new audiences for reading

(23 December 2015) At Shromo Kallyan Public Library in Rangpur division in northwest Bangladesh, the librarian helps children learn Bangla language letters using a tablet app. As part of Beyond Access’s cooperation with Save the Children on the USAID-funded READ program in Bangladesh, 20 public libraries throughout the country have begun offering early-grade reading services to […]

December 24, 2015 3:47 pm

New database of classic, contemporary, and international screenplays launched by Alexander Street

(23 December 2015, Alexandria, VA)  – Today Alexander Street announced the release of a new film scripts collection entitled Film Scripts Online, Volume II. It has been nearly 15 years since the organization first embarked on digitizing and publishing 1,000 of Hollywood’s previously unpublished feature film scripts with the first volume, American Film Scripts Online. The […]

December 24, 2015 7:49 am

CityU hiring Associate Librarian (Teaching and Learning Support)

(22 December 2015) Aspiring to be a valued learning partner in the 21st century, the Library of City University of Hong Kong is in the midst of an ambitious re-structuring. The Associate Librarian will implement strategic plans to create innovative service models for users and to enhance the user experience; collaborate with stakeholders in and outside […]

December 23, 2015 9:39 am

2017 Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program

(22 December 2015) This program provides early career development and continuing education for library and information science professionals from countries with developing economies. It is jointly sponsored by IFLA and the Online Computer Library Center, Inc (OCLC). Program overview Up to five individuals are selected each year for participation in this intensive four-week Fellowship Program […]

December 23, 2015 9:29 am

How to reach a wider audience for your research

(21 December 2015)  In recent years academics have shown a growing interest in non-traditional ways of evaluating their scholarly ‘impact’. These altmetrics allow researchers to gauge the impact and reach of their research in the social web beyond traditional citation counting. While much of the conversation around altmetrics has become about alternative measures for research […]

December 22, 2015 1:39 pm

Scholars discover 6th-century Ramayana in Kolkata library

(18 December 2015, Kolkata)  Scholars have discovered a 6th-century manuscript of the Hindu epic Ramayana by chance. The manuscript was found tucked inside a Purana at Kolkata-based Sanskrit library, Samskrita Sahitya Parishad, reported The Times of India on Friday. This version of Ramayana shows both Ram and Sita more as humans and largely deals with […]

December 20, 2015 5:21 pm