Monthly Archives: October 2015

UN Library internships

(24 October 2015)  the Dag Hammarskjöld Library, New York is offering Multiple internships  to graduate students in the Outreach Division of the Department of Public Information. When applying, your cover letter should specify that the “Area of Interest/Department” you prefer working in is the Dag Hammarskjöld Library. Current students in the following fields are encouraged […]

October 31, 2015 7:40 am

Call for bids to host the 15th IFLA Interlending and Document Supply Conference (ILDS) 2017

(29 October 2015) IFLA invites bids  to host the 15th IFLA Interlending and Document Supply (ILDS) Conference to be held in September or October 2017. This conference typically runs 2 to 3 days in length, attracts between 200 and 250 delegates, and operates with a budget of approximately EUR 100,000. Interlending and document supply is […]

October 31, 2015 7:34 am

The University of Hong Kong joins the ranks of CILIP accredited Learning Providers

(30 October 2015) CILIP has announced that two courses at the University of Hong Kong have received CILIP accreditation, recognising that they provide solid preparation for professional practice and a suitable base for anybody entering the library, information and knowledge management profession. The Master of Science in Library and Information Management (MSc LIM) and the […]

October 31, 2015 7:29 am

Director of Ukrainian library in Moscow detained for ‘extremism’

The 58-year-old library head faces jail for storing books written by a Ukrainian nationalist writer, in a case denounced as political persecution (29 October 2015) Authorities in Moscow have detained the 58-year-old director of a well-known Ukrainian library for “inciting hatred” after a raid allegedly turned up “anti-Russian propaganda”. Natalia Sharina, the director of the […]

October 30, 2015 8:41 am

University of Melbourne hiring Senior Librarian Chinese & Asian Studies

(29 October 2015). The Senior Librarian, Chinese and Asian Studies is an employee of the University of Melbourne, but will work across both the Parkville campus of Melbourne University and the Clayton campus of Monash University, usually 3 days and 2 days per week respectively. The Senior Librarian, Chinese and Asian Studies provides expert advice […]

October 30, 2015 7:42 am

Food Studies Online becomes a first-of-its-kind collection

(28 October 2015,  Alexandria, VA)  Alexander Street, a leading provider of digital content for libraries, announced the release of a new, first-of-its-kind collection, Food Studies Online. This new collection brings together 80,000 pages of primary archival materials, images, and secondary works, plus 200 hours of documentaries and series to provide resources to those teaching and […]

October 29, 2015 1:16 pm

Bodleian’s entire maps and music collection now searchable online

The Bodleian Libraries’ outstanding collection of 1.3 million maps and half a million printed music scores can now be discovered by searching SOLO, the Libraries’ online catalogue. (27 October 2015) The Libraries’ maps and music collections are among the largest and most important of their kind in the UK but, until now, records for the […]

October 29, 2015 9:26 am

Ruth’s Rankings 15: Analyzing 2015-2016 Updated Rankings and Introducing New Metrics

By Ruth A. Pagell* (26 October 2015) Mid-August to mid-October is a busy time for those of us trying to keep up with the updates in global rankings. Five of our primary sources for composite rankings posted new rankings during this time period. Waiting until mid-year gives the rankers time to incorporate 2014 data. THE […]

October 28, 2015 7:53 am

Indonesia to have more IT-based public libraries

(27 October 2015) Five hundred fifty public libraries in 99 regencies and 451 villages in Indonesia are set to receive information technology (IT) facilities, including computers, training programs, mentoring and assistance, following an additional investment of US$12 million from the program’s initiator. The targeted regencies are said to include Papua, Sulawesi, East Nusa Tenggara and […]

October 27, 2015 4:46 pm

ORCID launches Crossref and DataCite auto-update

(26 October 2015) ORCID, the non-profit organization that is working to address the name ambiguity problem in scholarly communications by providing a registry of persistent identifiers for researchers, today announced the launch of Auto-Update functionality, in collaboration with Crossref and DataCite. Now, ORCID registrants who use their unique ORCID identifier (iD) when submitting a manuscript […]

October 27, 2015 4:34 pm

Book cafes aren’t just about books in Korea

Library-style cafes rarely spur reading, but provide new cultural hub (23 October 2015)  The publishing industry might be struggling, but book cafes — library-like cafes that offer a collection of books for people to read and purchase — are thriving. Enter most book cafes in the Seoul area on a weekend afternoon, and you will […]

October 27, 2015 4:26 pm

City University Hong Kong hiring University Librarian

(24 October 2015) In a worldwide search for talent, applications and nominations are invited for University Librarian. As a large administrative unit with over 100 staff members supporting the University’s academic enterprise, the library provides a range of user-centred services to support the teaching, learning and research activities of the University community in a dynamic […]

October 25, 2015 8:40 am

New issue brief by Neil Rambo explores research data management

(23 October 2015) Neil Rambo, director of the Health Sciences Library at NYU Langone Medical Center, describes the development of data management services at his library for the Ithaka  issue brief series. Research Data Management: Roles for Libraries is his account of how NYU’s Health Sciences Library established this relatively new service and the challenges […]

October 24, 2015 11:05 am

Bureau of Meteorology hiring Chief Librarian

(23 October 2015) The Bureau of Meteorology is Australia’s national weather, climate and water agency. The  Chief Librarian will  oversee the National Meteorological Library network. The successful applicant will be responsible for the planning, direction and coordination of the National Meteorological Library to ensure the provision of high quality print and electronic library and information […]

October 24, 2015 10:43 am

10 years of open access at the Wellcome Trust in 10 numbers

(22 October 2015) In October 2005 the Wellcome Trust became the first research funder to introduce a mandatory Open Access policy – requiring that all research outputs which arise from its funding must be made open access as soon as possible and in any event within six months of publication. To celebrate 10 years of […]

October 23, 2015 11:33 am