Monthly Archives: November 2017

First “five-star” library for children opens in Vietnam

(18 November 2017)  The first international-standard library for children in Vietnam opened at the National Library of Vietnam in Hanoi on November 16. Many photographs are here.

November 18, 2017 7:23 pm

The University of Tasmania is hiring the University Librarian

(17 November 2017) The University Librarian provides visionary leadership and management of the University’s Library Services and is responsible for: developing, implementing and articulating the Library’s vision and strategic plan; delivering high quality services that contribute to the achievement of the University’s strategic priorities; building visibility and communicating the Library’s impact and value; managing the […]

November 18, 2017 11:12 am

Annual appeal by the Buddhist Digital Resource Center

(16 November 2017) For nearly two decades, BDRC has sought out and preserved Buddhist literature in its digital library, making over 13.5 million pages of texts freely available online. Now, BDRC is taking the next step in its mission to greatly expand access to the treasures of Buddhist cultural heritage—and you can help! BDRC is […]

November 18, 2017 11:03 am

Kudos launches solution to illegal sharing of copyright content

(15 November 2017)  Kudos, the award-winning service for maximizing the reach and impact of research publications, has announced the launch of its shareable PDF solution, which helps publishers prevent copyright infringement and reclaim lost usage from sharing of research articles on scholarly collaboration networks (SCNs). Authors of articles published by the American Thoracic Society, Emerald […]

November 16, 2017 9:00 pm

Hong Kong University join COPE’s pilot initiative

(15 November 2017) Hong Kong University is now part of COPE’s pilot that will help form a membership package of support and advice for research institutions. Other institutions already part of the pilot are: Caltech, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and University of Ottawa, and Queensland University of Technology. The pilot follows requests from our current membership and from researchers, authors and […]

November 16, 2017 8:45 pm

Guidelines for Peer Reviewers Chinese version updated

(15 November 2017) COPE’s Chinese version of the Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers have now been updated. The update reflects invited input from the publication ethics community and institutions in the COPE membership pilot, and replaces the previous translation. The Chinese and English versions are here.

November 16, 2017 8:31 pm

The Book Stop pop-up library project

The Book Stop Project is a design concept offering a huge potential for community libraries to evolve from monolithic buildings to activated public spaces. (14 November 2017) The project is the vision of Philippines-based WTA Architecture + Design Studio and has already won several international awards. WTA says: ‘The Book Stop Project refocuses on the […]

November 15, 2017 9:49 am

Publishers push ResearchGate harder in copyright battle

(9 November 2017) ResearchGate has moved at least 1.7 million articles to make them less easily available, according to a publishers’ group that sent mass take-down notices against papers they said were in breach of copyright laws. James Milne, a spokesman for the Coalition for Responsible Sharing, said that the action was a “positive step” […]

November 14, 2017 8:25 am

Singapore International Foundation launches mobile library in Yogyakarta

(13 November 2017, Jakarta) Singapore’s Minister for Communications and Information, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, and Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X, the 10th ruler of Yogyakarta, on Monday (Nov 13) launched the Words on Wheels (WoW) mobile library programme in the Indonesian city. The initiative is a partnership between the Singapore International Foundation (SIF) and Yogyakarta’s Provincial Government Board […]

November 13, 2017 8:42 pm

Turkish aid agency provides mobile library to Myanmar

(10 November 2017, Ankara) Turkey’s state-run aid agency has provided a mobile library to a foundation in Myanmar in an effort to boost educational efforts in the country. In a written statement, the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) said Myanmar’s Daw Khin Kyi Foundation was given a mobile library equipped with steel shelfs and […]

November 12, 2017 7:47 pm

A library built with love

(10 November 2017) During a visit to the Anning Children’s Home in Ipoh, Malaysia, about eight years ago, former SMJK Pei Yuan principal Mok Soon Sang was dismayed that its “mini library” was severely wanting. Mok, 75, noted that there were insufficient reading materials and it was also not well equipped. Wanting to encourage the […]

November 10, 2017 5:05 pm

Hang Seng Management College hiring Associate Librarian

(10 November 2017) The Associate Librarian will: provide leadership in the development of strategic planning and formulation of policies for the library user-centered services; develop and implement innovative approaches for effective scholarly communication,      instruction activities, reference and access services; evaluate and develop library outreach and public services strategies; cultivate strong liaison relationships with faculty to […]

November 10, 2017 4:33 pm

International coalition to help sustain DOAJ and its further development in the coming years

(9 November 2017) SCOSS (The Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services) today announced that major organizations have recommended to their member institutions to support DOAJ with funding that will enable DOAJ to move towards a new crowdfunding effort and away from its incremental annual contribution system. Under the new model organisations will work towards sustaining DOAJ […]

November 10, 2017 9:58 am

Scholarly hub for scholars, not profit

(9 November 2017) A nonprofit scholarly networking and publishing platform is being planned as an alternative to for-profit platforms such as ResearchGate and The platform, called ScholarlyHub, will be member-run, but first its team must raise 500,000 euros ($579,705) to build it. The project is led by Guy Geltner, a professor of medieval history […]

November 10, 2017 9:48 am

SIM hiring Library Officers

(8 November 2017) Singapore Institute of Management is hiring a Library Officer, (Digital Initiatives & Services) and a  Library Officer, Library (Marketing and Outreach). The former will be part of the Digital Initiatives and Services (DIS) team and will assist manage the library’s information systems and processes to deliver quality and reliable library services to […]

November 9, 2017 5:46 pm