Monthly Archives: October 2017

AUNILO: Libraries of ASEAN University Network

(31 October 2017) The AUNILO (ASEAN University Network Inter-Library Online) Working Committee was formed as a result of the Resolution of the Conference on ASEAN University Network Inter-Library Online held at De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines on 13 February 2002. The aim of the AUNILO Working Committee is to help members develop world-class library […]

October 31, 2017 4:23 pm

Call for volunteers for IFLA WLIC 2018 Kuala Lumpur

(30 October 2017)  The Malaysian National Committee of International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) 2018 ( is calling for Volunteers for the Congress, 24th through 30th August 2018 in Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur! Up to 300 positions are available. Volunteers must be 18 years of […]

October 31, 2017 7:55 am

Wiley announces launch of Wiley digital archives

(25 October 2017, Hoboken, NJ)  John Wiley and Sons Inc., has announced a new program of digital primary sources providing unprecedented access to historical records across the sciences and medicine. Launching in 2018, Wiley Digital Archives will enable institutional customers to purchase digital access to unique or rare historical primary sources, digitized from leading societies […]

October 28, 2017 7:45 pm

ORCID 2017 public data file now available

(27 October 2017)  As in previous years ORCID celebrates Open Access Week by making its annual public data file available to the community under a CC-0 license. The data file is a snapshot of all information on ORCID records as of early October 2017, that has a visibility setting of Everyone – one of three visibility options that ORCID record-holders can use […]

October 28, 2017 4:00 pm

Translating ORCID for your community

(26 October 2017) Are you a native speaker of any ORCID supported languages? Can you contribute new translations, review, or improve the Registry or outreach resources in your language? Join the ORCID team of translators and reviewers and help make ORCID work better for others in your community. Sign up for an account on Transifex and send a request to […]

October 27, 2017 10:16 am

Ruth’s Rankings News Flash! End of the 2017 cycle

National University of Singapore, NUS, and Nanyang Technological University, NTU, also in Singapore, top the U.S. News Global Asian rankings for the first time University of Tokyo continues its run as top in Asia in National Taiwan University (NTU) Ranking Tsinghua is number one in Engineering and Computer Science in U.S. News and NTU NTU […]

October 26, 2017 3:44 pm

National Digital Library announces second phase expansion

(25 October 2017, New Delhi, (IANS) The National Digital Library of India (NDLI), a consolidated digital library hosting millions of academic works, announced its second phase expansion here on Wednesday. The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry funded digital library which has been live for one year and hosts content from 148 institutes and organisations (about […]

October 26, 2017 3:21 pm

2017 PRRLA meeting presentations published

(26 October 2017)  Presentations from the 2017 Pacific Rim Research Libraries Alliance annual meeting, Challenges and Opportunities: PRRLA Libraries as Strategic Assets for Research, which took place in Zhejiang University, China, 17-20 October 2017, are now available. The announcement is here.

October 26, 2017 3:16 pm

Collective history of China’s libraries

(24 October 2017) After seven years’ preparation, the first comprehensive history of the nation’s libraries was published by the National Library of China earlier this month. The 2-million-character-long A History of Chinese Libraries travels back more than 3,000 years to discover the origins of Chinese book collections and follows the development of libraries throughout the […]

October 25, 2017 9:09 am

British Library hiring Digital Content Manager – China Project

(24 October 2017) As part of an ambitious programme of cultural exchange with partner institutions across China, the British Library has recently launched its first Chinese language website. Presented in traditional and simplified Chinese, the site introduces users to over 30 iconic works of English literature from the medieval period to the present day and […]

October 25, 2017 9:04 am

NLB launches new digital business library

(23 October 2017, Singapore)  Singapore residents with an account with the National Library Board (NLB) can now access business resources in a new digital business library. The new online portal was launched on Monday (October 23) by NLB, in conjunction with OverDrive, a mobile application that allows users to borrow eBooks and audiobooks. Users can […]

October 25, 2017 8:58 am

University of Hong Kong hiring Deputy Librarian/Fung Ping Shan Librarian in the University Libraries

(23 October 2017) Applications are invited for appointment to commence in March 2018, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal. Applicants should have a good university degree plus a recognised professional qualification in library and information science (MLS or equivalent), with at least 10 years’ appropriate post-qualification experience in academic libraries, of […]

October 24, 2017 11:20 am

Be a school librarian in Asia

(23 October 2017) International schools always need librarians. Currently, schools in Taiwan, China, Japan, Vietnam and Myanmar are hiring. TIE Online has the list of vacancies here.

October 24, 2017 9:41 am

World’s largest library on Indonesia opens in Europe

(23 October 2017) Queen Máxima of the Netherlands inaugurated in Leiden last week the Asian Library, which houses the world’s largest collection on Indonesia, including two United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) heritage documents. “Leiden University has created one of the foremost Asian libraries and a major international center for the study of Asia,” […]

October 24, 2017 7:24 am

CONSAL XVII website opens for visitors

(23 October 2017) The 17th Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians takes place 2-5 May 2018 in Naypyitaw, Myanmar.  Visit the Congress website.

October 23, 2017 3:59 pm