Monthly Archives: November 2016

Call for Papers – IFLA Satellite Meetings Genealogy and Local History Section joint with Asia & Oceania Section and with IT Section

(30 November 2016) The Genealogy and Local History Section joint with the Asia & Oceania and the IT Section invite you to submit a summary for the Satellite Meeting in Vilnius, Lithuania, August 15-17, 2017. The main session will focus on theme: “The Challenge of Multiple Identities. Multiethnicity in Genealogy, Local History and Regional Memory […]

November 30, 2016 9:33 pm

People who read books live longer

(29 November 2016) Did you know that  if  you read books for more than three hours per week you will live longer?  Book worms are 17 percent less likely to die than those who did not read books, while those who read most were 23 percent less likely. Book readers averaged a two-year longer lifespan than […]

November 29, 2016 2:46 pm

The push for Asian HE internationalisation indicators

(25 November 2016) UNESCO has begun work on drawing up a series of indicators on higher education internationalisation in Asia to help universities and education policy-makers in the region to develop an international outlook and promote international higher education links against a set of solid, accepted, quality benchmarks. In early November UNESCO’s Asia and Pacific […]

November 29, 2016 11:58 am

Wiley becomes first major publisher to require ORCID IDs for submitting authors

(28 November 2016, Hoboken, NJ) John Wiley & Sons Inc. announced today plans to require ORCID iDs as part of the manuscript submission process for a large number of journals. Beginning in winter 2016, more than 500 Wiley journals using ScholarOne Manuscripts will require the submitting author (only) to provide an ORCID identifier (iD) when […]

November 29, 2016 8:32 am

E-library for inmates at Kerala jail

(27 November 2016) Inmates of a central prison in Kerala will soon have eBooks in their hands, thanks to a digital library being set up in the jail premises, which is considered as the first such facility in southern India. Authorities of Poojappura Central Prison, one of the oldest recorded prisons in the state, are […]

November 28, 2016 3:44 pm

The NLC holds the China-South Asia Library Management and Service Seminar

(26 November 2016) From 12 November to 20 November, the National Library of China (NLC) held the China-South Asia Library Management and Service Seminar with Library New Development in the Internet Era as the theme. 14 attendees from home and abroad attended the seminar, including 3 Chinese attendees from Yunnan Province, Qinghai Province, and Xinjiang […]

November 26, 2016 5:20 pm

WDS and DSA announce Unified Requirements for Core Certification of Trustworthy Data Repositories

(24 November 2016) The ICSU World Data System (WDS) and the Data Seal of Approval (DSA) Board are pleased to announce the availability of their unified Requirements for Core Trustworthy Data Repository certification. A unified catalogue of requirements was developed through a DSA–WDS partnership Working Group within the Research Data Alliance (RDA). The group built […]

November 25, 2016 4:08 pm

Wellington hiring Leadership Team Member, Libraries & Community Spaces

(24 November 2016) Wellington City Council is seeking an experienced Team Leader for the Libraries and Community Spaces Leadership Team. Based at the Southeast Cluster, the successful candidate will be responsible for physical sites (four libraries and one community centre) as well as strategic portfolio areas of the Libraries and Community Spaces business. Applications close […]

November 25, 2016 3:49 pm

Global patent applications rose to 2.9 Million in 2015 on strong growth from China

(23 November 2016, Geneva) Innovators in China powered global patent applications to a new record in 2015, filing more than a million applications for the first time ever within a single year amid rising worldwide demand for intellectual property rights that undergird economic activity. In total, innovators around the world lodged some 2.9 million patent […]

November 24, 2016 4:24 pm

China’s top judicial authority launches digital legal library

(23 November 2016) China’s Supreme People’s Court officially launched its digital library on 22 November in an effort to improve judicial transparency. The digital library serves as the country’s biggest online platform for juristic writings and records, offering public access to case information. The digital library is divided into six sections, while eight databases and […]

November 24, 2016 4:11 pm

University library designates area for meditation and zazen

(24 November 2016)  A university library in China has set up a special space for students to meditate or practice zazen, according to Yangtze Evening News. The newly-designed information sharing space of the library at Nanjing University of Science and Technology has been divided into four zones, including a multimedia, interactive, seminar, and innovation space. […]

November 24, 2016 3:54 pm

Student survives nine hours without using mobile

(24 November 2016) A university in Southwest China’s Chongqing municipality set up a reading room as part of a campaign that barred students from taking their mobile phones with them in case the device distracted them from concentrating on their studies, reported. Reportedly a student named Hu Xiaopeng participating in the campaign studied 530 […]

November 24, 2016 3:46 pm

IOP Publishing partners with Altmetric to improve author services

(21 November 2016) IOP Publishing has announced a new partnership with Altmetric and Digital Science, to provide its authors and readers with a deeper understanding of how published research is being used and discussed. Authors and readers will be able to view the online attention surrounding each publication via the Altmetric badges embedded into article […]

November 23, 2016 10:09 am

NEJM Group expands to engage with medical community in China via new digital platform

NEJM 医学前沿 opens doors to help advance Chinese clinical practice and medical research through shared content and commentary (21 November 2016, Boston, MA)  NEJM Group, publisher of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), today took important steps to strengthen ties with the Chinese medical community through the introduction of NEJM 医学前沿 (Yi Xue Qian […]

November 23, 2016 8:29 am

Library a waste of space: Doctors

(22 November 2016, Kolkata) Doctors and students are asking whether it was necessary to devote 10,000 sq.ft. of valuable floorspace in the Ronald Ross building to a facility which is in the process of being digitized. Few students actually do library work offline since most books are available on the internet, they said. The authorities […]

November 22, 2016 4:09 pm