Monthly Archives: May 2016

Keeping up the Pressure in Geneva – A report from WIPO

(24 May 2016) At 32nd session of the World Intellectual Property Organisation’s (WIPO) Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR), which met earlier this month in Geneva, libraries made many interventions. In particular, IFLA and others made the case for: Parallel Importation – allowing libraries and archives to purchase works from abroad when they are […]

May 25, 2016 1:30 pm

Cosmetic Town has announced an update of their medical articles

(23 May 2016, Los Angeles, PRWEB) Cosmetic Town, an online plastic surgery community dedicated to connecting doctors and patients to provide information about cosmetic procedures, began updating their library of over 300 encyclopedic medical articles. The Cosmetic Town team has now started to rewrite each of their published articles in order to feature the latest […]

May 24, 2016 4:51 pm

Law firm in Hong Kong hiring Senior Librarian

(23 May 2016) The librarian will supervise all library services within the firm, formulating library practices & polices, updating library related sections, conducting training on legal research, etc. The successful candidate must have at least 8 years of relevant experience, ideally with experience working in international law firms. Excellent command in both written and spoken […]

May 23, 2016 4:32 pm

The next phase of Microsoft Academic: intelligent bots at your service!

(20 May 2016) Dr Kuansan Wang, Managing Director for Microsoft Research Outreach, writes in his blog that new technologies are being applied to Microsoft Academic, which helps researchers connect with the papers, conferences, people, and ideas that are most relevant, using bots that read, understand, and deliver the scientific news and papers researchers need to […]

May 23, 2016 4:25 pm

The new face of Macao’s libraries

(20 May 2016) There are 16 public libraries in the city. Up until 2016, the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) under the name Macao Central Library managed nine, while the rest were under the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) umbrella. Since 1st of January, all libraries have been under the Cultural Affairs Bureau, with the […]

May 22, 2016 11:05 am

American University of Afghanistan hiring Library Director

(18 May 2016) The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) is a private, non-profit university offering an American-style liberal arts education.  It is a young, dynamic university with a student population of above 1,000 students. Construction has recently begun on a new 75 acre international campus. AUAF is seeking a qualified candidate for the position Director […]

May 19, 2016 4:45 pm

Ruth’s Rankings News Flash! Updated Rankings and Government Initiatives

(19 May 2016) The beginning of May has been a busy time for university rankings. 18 May saw the release of the 2016 Leiden rankings.  Times Higher Education (THE)’s World Reputation Rankings rolled out at the beginning of May.  India publicized its new initiatives to fund and evaluate its universities and Thomson-Reuters announced collaboration with […]

May 19, 2016 3:36 pm

Digital libraries facilitate reading for the visually impaired

(18 May 2016) Shandong province has set up China’s first public electronic reading libraries for the visually impaired, according to on May 11. The library, supported by the public welfare lottery, will appear in 59 public service centers across the whole province, including 17 special educational schools to enable more people to receive education […]

May 19, 2016 9:38 am

IFLA Green Library Award 2016 Winners announced

(18 May 2016) IFLA’s Environmental Sustainability and Libraries Special Interest Group (ENSULIB) is pleased to announce the winner of the IFLA Green Library Award 2016. The IFLA Green Library Award was established 2016 by ENSULIB (SIG) and generously sponsored by De Gruyter publishing. The award is 500 Euros for the first place winner. Objectives of […]

May 18, 2016 9:11 pm

JournalTOCs includes 28,000 scholarly journals

(17 May 2016) There are now more than 28,000 scholarly journals included in JournalTOCs the free current awareness alerting service for researchers, students, librarians and anyone looking for the latest scholarly articles.  Included are over 10,000 open access and 11,000 hybrid titles, from 2,750 different publishers. JournalTOCs is a current awareness service where you […]

May 18, 2016 9:04 pm

Elsevier acquires the Social Science Research Network (SSRN)

(17 May 2016, London) Elsevier has acquired the Social Science Research Network (SSRN). Founded in 1994, SSRN is a Rochester, NY-based scholarly research preprint repository and online community. SSRN will be further developed alongside Mendeley, a London-based free reference manager and scholarly collaboration network owned by Elsevier. SSRN members will benefit from the Mendeley technology […]

May 18, 2016 8:59 pm

550+ aerial photographs go online

(17 May 2016) These photographs are part of the State Aerial Survey that was produced by the Department of Crown Lands & Survey between 1945-1965. They cover mostly regional Victoria from Albury to Willaura. The majority are scaled at 1:15,840. They are mosaics, which means multiple photographs were joined together to form one large overall […]

May 17, 2016 4:30 pm

12th AUNILO Meeting in Brunei

(17 May 2016) Universiti Brunei Darussalam Library will be hosting the 12th AUNILO Meeting from 23 to 25 May 2016, which will be held at the Institute for Leadership, Innovation and Advancement (ILIA), UBD. The meeting is coordinated by the AUNILO Secretariat and the ASEAN University Network (AUN) Secretariat. The theme of the meeting is […]

May 17, 2016 3:42 pm

ICULA 2016

(4 May 2016) University Librarians’ Association of Sri Lanka held its international conference at the University of Jaffna, from 9 to 10 March 2016. Pictures here.

May 15, 2016 2:45 pm

The Perak Times: a rare Japanese-occupation newspaper from Malaya

(13 May 2016) The British Library holds what is probably the most important collection in the world of early printed works from Malaysia and Singapore, from the start of printing in the region in the early 19th century, right up until the independence of Malaya in 1957 and of Singapore in 1963. The British Library […]

May 14, 2016 3:52 pm