Monthly Archives: February 2017

University of Hong Kong hiring Research and Data Services Librarian

(27 February 2017) Applications are invited for appointment as Research and Data Services Librarian (at the rank of Assistant Librarian I) in the University Libraries, to commence as soon as possible, on a fixed-term basis of two years, with the possibility of renewal. The job description is here. Closes 18 March 2017.

February 28, 2017 4:06 pm

Maldives Library Association holds Annual General Assembly

(26 February 2017)  The first Annual General Assembly of MLA for 2017 was held on 7th February 2016 at the National Library, Training Institute. 24 people attended the meeting including members and non-members. The main purpose of the meeting: Sharing of the activities accomplished in 2016 Awarding appreciation letter for the people who contributed MLA in 2016 […]

February 28, 2017 3:36 pm

Wollongong City Council hiring Coordinator Library Services

(27 February 2017) Leading a vibrant, positive and energised team, you will combine your excellent communication and customer service skills to provide a quality library service. Developing and applying innovative strategies for the the provision of programs and activities for the community, collection maintenance and planning and providing training for staff and customers are key […]

February 28, 2017 3:26 pm

Recommended: Connecting researchers with the research that matters to them

(23 February 2017, London | Heidelberg) Recommended, a new service which connects the research community with the most relevant content, is launched by Springer Nature today.  The service has been developed in response to the extensive and rapid increase in published research which makes it difficult for researchers to keep up to date with developments […]

February 26, 2017 7:48 pm

UWCSEA hiring Teacher Librarian, Singapore

(24 February 2017) UWCSEA East Campus has a vacancy for August 2017 to June 2018 for an Interim Teacher Librarian in the Middle and High Schools (ages 11-18). The appointee will be an experienced Teacher-Librarian with successful classroom teaching experience. Considerable experience in running library facilities is a pre-requisite, as is a very good understanding […]

February 24, 2017 3:16 pm

Official launch of Hong Kong e-Legislation

(20 February 2017)  The Department of Justice (DoJ) will launch a new electronic legislation database known as Hong Kong e-Legislation (HKeL) at 7pm on February 24 to provide convenient and free public access to the Laws of Hong Kong. A DoJ spokesperson said today (February 20), “Access to law is a fundamental element of the rule […]

February 24, 2017 8:57 am

Thailand to host 19th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries (ICADL)

(23 February 2017) Conferences recently announced include RAILS 2017,  Adelaide, Australia, 28-30 November 2017; Connecting the Colonies: Empires and Networks in the History of the Book, Hobart, Australia, 22-24 November 2017;  PLAI Congress 2017 Bacolod City, Philippines, 21-24 November 2017; A-LIEP 2017, 13-15 November 2017, in Bangkok, Thailand; and ICADL 2017, Bangkok, Thailand, 13-15 November […]

February 23, 2017 2:20 pm

Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology and Yamaguchi University choose Clarivate Analytics Solutions for research platform

Platform aims to Boost Intellectual Property Education and Research in Malaysia (22 February 2017, Kuala Lumpur) In an effort to strengthen intellectual property (IP) education and research in Malaysia, Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT) and Yamaguchi University are collaborating to build a comprehensive research platform using global patent information and IP analysis tools from […]

February 23, 2017 7:33 am

Online piracy can boost comic book sales, research finds

(20 February 2017) A new academic study shows that piracy can have a positive effect on comic book sales under some conditions. The empirical research, which zooms in on Japanese Manga comics, suggests that sales of ongoing comics dip when pirated versions are more readily available, while those for completed series go up. TorrentFreak has […]

February 21, 2017 3:25 pm

Thai student scholarships awarded by Hong Kong

(20 February 2017) The Hong Kong Scholarship for “Belt & Road” Students (Thailand) will launch in the 2017-18 academic year to entice outstanding students to pursue undergraduate studies in Hong Kong. Secretary for Education Eddie Ng announced the scheme after meeting Thai Minister of Education Teerakiat Jareonsettasin in Bangkok today. Mr Ng said the scheme’s […]

February 21, 2017 3:18 pm

National Library of Korea launches archive with 192 million pre-1950s news articles

(17 February 2017) The National Library has launched a website containing a massive volume of Korean news articles published before 1950. The “Korea Newspaper Archive” has about 192 million articles from 70 newspapers. The site is based on a Linked on Data (LOD) system that allows articles from different sources to be categorized by keywords […]

February 19, 2017 7:53 am

New digital portal makes thousands of Hoover’s rare materials available online

(17 February 2017) The Hoover Institution Library & Archives is pleased to announce the launch of a new digital collections portal that contains more than 55,000 digitized posters, photographs, documents, sound recordings, and moving images from Hoover collections, with new items frequently added. The portal will allow remote users from around the globe to access […]

February 19, 2017 7:37 am

Launch of ALIA report: Relevance 2020, LIS Research in Australia

(15 February 2017, Canberra) The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), in partnership with Charles Sturt University, has issued a report which provides the results of six Library and Information Science (LIS) research events in Australian capitals in late 2016 that had the main purpose of connecting academics, researchers and practitioners in order to help align […]

February 17, 2017 3:54 pm

Thieves steal £2m of rare books by abseiling into warehouse

(12 February 2017) The Guardian reports that antiquarian books worth more than £2m have been stolen by a gang who avoided a security system by abseiling into a west London warehouse. The three thieves made off with more than 160 publications after raiding the storage facility near Heathrow in what has been labelled a Mission: […]

February 17, 2017 3:49 pm

Copyright Clearance Center announces enhancements to RightFind® XML for mining

(15 February 2017, Danvers, Mass.)  Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), creating global licensing and content solutions that make copyright work, announces enhancements to its cloud-based RightFind® XML for Mining software solution, which empowers organizations using text mining to glean important insights from vast amounts of scientific, technical, and medical (STM) content. RightFind XML for Mining […]

February 17, 2017 3:45 pm