Monthly Archives: December 2015

Shortlisted design teams for the State Library Victoria Vision 2020 project announced

(18 December 2015)  A shortlist of four architectural design teams have been invited to tender for the $83.1 million State Library Victoria Vision 2020 Redevelopment Project. The four shortlisted consortia feature local and international expertise and were selected from a strong field of expressions of interest. The redevelopment includes the restoration of the historic Queen’s Hall, […]

December 20, 2015 5:16 pm

Internship opportunities at Central Library, IIT Bombay, Mumbai

(17 December 2015) Under the Internship Programme six interns will be selected for a period of one year and  trained in the tools and techniques of information handling used in the Central Library, IIT Bombay. A monthly stipend of Rs. 12,000/- and Rs. 14,000/- will be paid to candidates having B.Lib.Science and M.Lib.Science qualifications respectively. […]

December 20, 2015 5:08 pm

Berlin 12 Conference focuses on proposal to flip subscription journals to open access

(18 December 2015) On December 8 and 9, 2015, representatives from several regions (Asia, Europe, and North America) met in Berlin, Germany, to discuss a proposal to flip subscription-based journals to open access models. The initiative is being led by the Max Planck Society, the organizer and host of the invitation-only Berlin 12 Open Access […]

December 20, 2015 5:02 pm

179 professors indicted in Korean research publishing scam

(17 December 2015) In an unprecedented crackdown on academic misconduct, as many as 179 university professors from some 110 universities in South Korea were indicted on Monday after an extensive criminal investigation into a huge copyright scam. The professors have been charged with republishing existing textbooks written by others under their own names by modifying […]

December 19, 2015 4:44 pm

CDNLAO Newsletter, No.84, December 2015

ISSN: 1344-722X                        Special topic: Reader Services [Australia] Reader Services at the National Library of Australia [China] The NLC Walks into the Subway Station [Japan] Reader Services at the NDL: Taking Tokyo Main Library as an example [Korea] Policy Information Service for Administrative Support [Laos] Library Services in the 21st Century [News Zealand] A new approach […]

December 19, 2015 4:38 pm

Through a Librarian’s Perspective – special lecture by Professor Darrell Dorrington

(14 December 2015) Professor Darrell Dorrington delivered a special lecture in “Nalanda Distinguished Lecture Series” on November 27, 2015 , at Nalanda University, Interim Campus Bihar, India on the topic Researching East Asia on a Budget: A Librarian Perspective. Prof. Dorrington was a former Head at Asia Pacific Cluster, Australia National University Library, Australia.  The objective of his lecture was […]

December 18, 2015 2:41 pm

The state of open data in Southeast Asia

(15 December 2015)  Hazwany Jamaluddin from the Sinar Project in Malaysia writes in the Open Knowledge blog that Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand, Lao PDR, Singapore, East Timor and Malaysia are falling behind in the global open data movement; while others – Indonesia and Philippines – are advancing as members of Open Government Partnership. So, how are […]

December 18, 2015 2:23 pm

Air pollution database takes off in Asia-Pacific

(14 December 2015) Called the Asia Pacific Aerosol Database (A-PAD), the project collected data samples over ten years that can now provide exact information in improving environmental policies, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the intergovernmental body which guided the project. Member states from the Asia-Pacific signed a regional cooperative agreement in 1996 […]

December 16, 2015 8:32 am

Call for Papers – ‘Access to Information for Sustainable Communities’ – Open Session of the Asia & Oceania Regional Section

(14 December 2015) In keeping with the IFLA WLIC 2016 conference’s overall theme, Connections, Collaboration, Community, the Asia and Oceania Open Session will focus on how libraries in the region are dealing with challenges to their traditional ways of working, and experimenting with new ways to continue serving the people of their diverse communities, whether […]

December 16, 2015 8:26 am

Alumni access given to ANU Library services

(15 December 2015) ANU’s 93,000 alumni have for the first time been granted access to some of the world-class scholarly resources and online library services to support their research interest and careers. The Australian National University Library has made more than 15 major international collections of scholarly books and journals, more than 650 ANU Press […]

December 16, 2015 8:20 am

Boopsie’s library-branded mobile apps awarded silver distinction in the 2016 Modern Library Awards

(11 December 2015, Sunnyvale, CA)  Boopsie, Inc. has something to celebrate: The leading mobile platform-as-a-service provider today announced that their library-branded mobile apps have received a silver distinction in the LibraryWorks’ second annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs). The MLAs were created as a way to objectively recognize the top products in the library industry. Each […]

December 15, 2015 6:25 pm

Alibaba’s price tag for South China Morning Post: US$266 million

(14 December 2015) E-commerce company Alibaba is buying Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post for 2.06 billion Hong Kong dollars ($266 million), it said Monday, in a deal that’s stirred concern the English-language paper’s reporting may be softened under new Chinese owners. The Chinese e-commerce giant is paying cash for the newspaper and the SCMP […]

December 15, 2015 6:22 pm

Witness Magna Carta at the Li Ka Shing Library, Singapore

(14 December 2015) Magna Carta is one of the most important documents in history. It is a foundation stone of the legal systems of the UK, Singapore and Common Law countries. It has inspired the development of parliamentary democracy, equality before the law and equal rights.  800 Years of Magna Carta Magna Carta was an […]

December 14, 2015 11:49 am

From Data to Art: the Internet of Cultural Things

(9 December 2015) The British Library has recently started an AHRC funded project in partnership with King’s College London and University of Southampton called Internet of Cultural Things: Creative Explorations of Data in Cultural Institutions. As the title suggests, the aim of the project is to explore new perspectives on the creation, use and understanding […]

December 14, 2015 8:43 am

Maris Stella College Virtual Library, India

(12 December 2015)  This UGC funded website in Andhra Pradesh, India has been developed to provide one stop access for the teaching and learning community to free resources such as e-journals, e-books, directories/gateways, thesis and other open access resources in pure sciences, social sciences and management. The project entitled Design and Development of Open Educational Resources […]

December 14, 2015 8:38 am