Monthly Archives: January 2017

New issue of SEALG Newsletter available online

(17 January 2017) The latest issue of the SEALG Newsletter has been published recently and can now be downloaded from the group’s homepage at Contents of the newsletter include: –SEALG Annual Meeting 2016, Copenhagen (report by Doris Jedamski and Holger Warnk) –Early newspapers in Burma (article by San San May) –Vietnamese manuscripts at the […]

January 21, 2017 6:04 pm

Gadget-hungry Asia tops global e-waste generation

(19 January 2017, Manila)  Rising incomes and high demand for electric and electronic equipment (EEE) in East and South-East Asian countries have resulted in e-waste generation increasing by two thirds during 2010—2015, says a new study published by the United Nations University (UNU). The average increase in e-waste across 12 countries analysed — Cambodia, China, […]

January 21, 2017 5:59 pm

Shrewsbury International School, Bangkok, hiring Librarian

(18 January 2017) Fully-qualified librarians who have energy, enthusiasm and full commitment to the profession are invited to submit completed application forms. The closing date for applications is Friday 27th January 2017 Shrewsbury International School is located in Bangkok, Thailand. Although it is an independent school, it is closely affiliated to Shrewsbury School in the […]

January 18, 2017 3:09 pm

Cambridge University Press embarks on project to improve discoverability of library resources

(16 January 2017, Cambridge, UK)  It’s no secret that library budgets have been slashed in recent years, and the burdens of trying to do more with less are growing for librarians and information professionals. But what is it that adds most stress to the lives of cataloguers and librarians? Quite possibly it is unhappy users; […]

January 17, 2017 4:15 pm

Vijita de Silva Research Award 2016/17 in Library & Information Science

(17 January 2017) The Sri Lanka Library Association (SLLA) is pleased to announce the Vijita de Silva Research Award, the annual research award for the best completed research in the Library and Information Science (LIS) field in Sri Lanka. The award comprises a cash grant of Rs 50,000.00 and a certificate. In the event the […]

January 17, 2017 4:06 pm

Historic materials donated to National Library

(12 January 2017) Five antique recordings of the national anthem and a hand-drawn map of Southeast Asia dating back nearly 250 years have been donated to the Myanmar National Library in Nay Pyi Taw. The donation came from the Youth Force Group of Companies, which has already donated hundreds of historical artefacts to the museum. […]

January 17, 2017 3:57 pm

Tsinghua University selects Ex Libris Alma library management service

(16 January 2017, Beijing, China)  Ex Libris, a ProQuest company has announced that Tsinghua University in Beijing has chosen the Ex Libris Alma® library management service to replace the university’s Innovative Millennium integrated library system. Tsinghua University was ranked as the top university in China by QS World University Rankings®. Tsinghua chose Alma to manage […]

January 17, 2017 3:52 pm

New teaching approach brings more students into Stanford’s archives

(6 January 2017) Stanford faculty and librarians are working together to modify the curriculum of large undergraduate courses to bring more students to the special collections and archives of the libraries on campus. A new partnership between Stanford faculty and librarians is giving more undergraduate students hands-on opportunities to work with historical documents and artifacts […]

January 15, 2017 4:24 pm

SMU Libraries hiring Library Specialist

(11 January 2017)  Applications are invited for appointment as Library Specialist at the SMU Libraries, Singapore Management University. SMU is seeking an enthusiastic, innovative and experienced professional to support the provision of library resources in all formats.  This position works with team members to ensure, through continuous improvement methods, that effective and efficient access to […]

January 15, 2017 4:14 pm

SEAM digitizes Philippine comic books

(12 January 2017) SEAM (Southeast Asia Materials Project) has digitized two Philippine comic book titles from the mid-20th century, Espesyal Komiks (Oct. 1952 – Mar. 1961) and Pilipino Komiks (Dec. 1949 – Dec. 1962). Many of the comics in these two Tagalog-language publications were produced by Francisco Coching (1919-1998). One of the most influential comic […]

January 15, 2017 4:06 pm

New Lending Rights Online portal open

(11 January 2017) The new Lending Rights Online (LRO) portal opened in Australia on 9 January, making it faster and easier to register, make and track claims online, including: auto filling book information when you submit a title claim, once the ISBN for the book is validated, and displaying processing or completed status of submitted […]

January 15, 2017 3:57 pm

Asia-Pacific Libraries Directory 2017-2018 – Research and Markets

(10 January 2017, DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Directory of Asia Pacific Libraries 2017-18” directory to their offering. This edition of the Directory of Asia Pacific Libraries provide essential details on all libraries throughout the Asia Pacific region including universities, public and special libraries and including the libraries of institutes […]

January 11, 2017 5:51 pm

World’s most beautiful libraries in India

Libraries are the most incredible invention of men. It is a single most beautiful tribute to knowledge and experience. There are a lot of libraries in India that stand as a part of most beautiful ones in the world. If you are visiting India, you ought to visit at least a few of these libraries. […]

January 11, 2017 5:28 pm

[Re-post] Job Opportunities at Hong Kong Baptist University Library: Associate Librarian (Technical & Collection Services) (PR090-2/16-17)

(11 January 2017) Hong Kong Baptist University Library invites applications for a creative, forward-thinking, energetic and collaborative Associate Librarian to lead, coordinate, and manage the Library’s Technical & Collection Services Division.  This person will lead the transformative efforts to enhance and streamline Technical & Collection Services processes and services to aim at developing practical solutions […]

January 11, 2017 5:06 pm

A study on Pakistan’s Digital Library

(9 January 2017) In Pakistan, the Digital Library Programme was introduced as a collaborative project of Pakistan’s Higher Education Commission (HEC) and INASP in 2003. Today, the Digital Library (DL) is a programme of the HEC and provides private and public sector institutions in Pakistan with access to international scholarly literature, such as academic journals […]

January 11, 2017 4:59 pm