Monthly Archives: July 2017

CABI – SciDev.Net merger creates stronger organisation for sustainable development

(18 July 2017) CABI and SciDev.Net have agreed to merge, creating a stronger and more diverse combined organisation to help boost their shared mission to improve lives around the world. CABI is an intergovernmental, not-for-profit organisation that improves people’s lives worldwide by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment. […]

July 20, 2017 10:06 am

APA upgrades APA PsycNET® content delivery platform

(17 July 2017, Washington)  The American Psychological Association has upgraded APA PsycNET®, its content delivery platform, to strengthen overall search and to help researchers find the most relevant psychology-related content with greater ease and precision. The improvements include responsive web design, enhanced functionality and a powerful technology upgrade. In addition, related content links now appear […]

July 19, 2017 3:41 pm

Future of Libraries

(July 2017) Libraries are evolving to meet the changing needs of the cities they serve, in terms of the social infrastructure they provide and the services they offer. Future of Libraries examines the key trends that are influencing the transformation of libraries in terms of the social infrastructure they provide and the services they offer. […]

July 19, 2017 3:33 pm

UTS hiring Scholarly Information Librarian II

(17 July 2017) The University of Technology Sydney Library is recruiting a strategically focused Scholarly Information Librarian to join a high performing and collaborative department that is comprised of 3 teams: Collection Development & Evaluation, Finance & Vendor Relationships, Metadata & Discovery Services. The Scholarly Information Librarian is responsible for providing the UTS community with […]

July 18, 2017 3:57 pm

Japan’s NEC considers buying Civica for $1.2 billion

(14 July 2017) Japanese information technology company NEC Corp is looking at buying British software firm Civica for 900 million pounds and has hired advisors to work on an offer, Sky News reported. An auction for Civica, one of the UK’s biggest public sector software providers, began several weeks ago and has drawn initial offers […]

July 15, 2017 8:16 am

iGroup partners with Hindawi in Asia and Oceania

Hong Kong, 12 July 2017. iGroup is partnering with Hindawi Limited, one of the largest fully open access publishers. Effective immediately all of Asia and Oceania will be covered by iGroup. “iGroup aims to lead the change in open access publishing in the region,” says Mr. Pote Lee, the founder and CEO of iGroup. “We […]

July 15, 2017 8:12 am

Course packs for education ruled legal in India

Supreme Court ruling a huge triumph for access to educational materials in India ‎(12 July 2017) On 9 May 2017, a five year court battle between publishers and universities finally came to an end when the Supreme Court of India dismissed an appeal by the Indian Reprographic Rights Organization (IRRO) challenging an earlier judgment of […]

July 14, 2017 2:54 pm

12th AUNILO Meeting proceedings published online

(13 July 2017)  The Proceeding of the 12th AUNILO Meeting: Libraries of ASEAN Universities Network, Enhancing Electronic Resources Capacity in Libraries: Addressing Trends, Issues and Challenges, are online. The meeting was hosted by Universiti Brunei Darussalam Library in 2016. The announcement with links to the proceedings is here.

July 14, 2017 8:23 am

Growing support for the Initiative for Open Citations, I4OC

(11 July 2017) Launched back in April, the Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC) has a bold ambition: for 100% of citation data to be freely available for re-use. And so far this collaboration between publishers, researchers and other stakeholders is proving to be well on the way to achieving that goal. For users to be […]

July 13, 2017 3:00 pm

IFLA Palm-leaf Manuscript Preservation Workshop

(12 July 2017) IFLA hosted a two day workshop to discuss and scope the needs for metadata standards in palm leaf manuscript preservation. The workshop was held from 6-7 July 2017 at the IFLA PAC Centre, National Library and Documentation Board of Sri Lanka. Experts from Thailand, Laos, India, Indonesia, Germany and Sri Lanka participated […]

July 13, 2017 2:05 pm

Mao Zedong literary notes sold at auction

(11 July 2017) A collection of handwritten notes by Mao Zedong, the founder of modern China, has been sold at auction for 10 times its estimated price. The notes, written in 1975 to a professor who had been hired to read to Mao, were sold at Sotheby’s in London for £704,750 ($910,000). The auction house […]

July 13, 2017 8:25 am

Bukit Panjang – A Singapore Library

(11 July 2017) LIANZA reports on a recent trip to Singapore which included a few public libraries. The First is  Bukit Panjang a public library undergoing renovation, sited in a shopping mall. The library is split into two sections on the top floor of  the mall – a children’s library, and a library for teens and […]

July 12, 2017 7:19 pm

SkillsVision Forum for Librarians

Library Leadership from Resources to Strategies (12 July 2017) The Forum is an opportunity to learn from the library success stories of University of Melbourne, a top ranked university in Australia, in strategical support and leadership. This is a programme designed for library leadership roles supporting fast changing academic workflows ranging from research to innovation […]

July 12, 2017 4:09 pm

Asian Development Bank hiring Senior Information Resources and Services Officer

(10 July 2017) As an experienced officer, the Senior Information Resources and Services Officer is responsible for overseeing the technical and administrative requirements of the three teams under the Information Resources and Services Unit (OAIS-IR), namely Information and Research Coordinators, Library, and Records/Archives teams. The officer oversees the work activities of local staff teams and […]

July 11, 2017 9:27 pm

Ruth’s Rankings News Flash! New subject rankings from ARWU and Asia-Pacific Rankings from Times Higher Education

(10 July 2017) Two new rankings appeared in the past couple of weeks.  One is worth looking at while the other is just a rehash of existing data. ARWU Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2017 (GRAS) Wuhan University is ranked number one in Remote Sensing HK Polytechnic is number one in Hospitality & Tourism Management […]

July 10, 2017 3:50 pm