Monthly Archives: December 2017

Call for papers: Librarian fashion: what does the way we dress say about us?

(30 December 2017) The topic of Librarian Fashion opens a myriad of questions: Should librarians wear a uniform? Can we wear tattoos? Should we dress with dignity – and what does dignity mean? What about piercings? Jewels? Religious or political symbols? Does it depend on a personal choice, on the country we live in, or […]

December 31, 2017 7:47 am

2017 Winners of Wiley Library Awards

India’s First And Only Library Awards – Announced (20 December 2017, New Delhi)  Wiley India, a wholly-owned subsidiary of John Wiley and Sons Inc. and a global leader in the publishing industry, today announced the winners of the second edition of the Wiley Library Awards 2017. The awards for Digitally Transformed Academic Library, Aspiring Young […]

December 28, 2017 4:51 pm

China’s first 24-hour hospital library opens in Beijing

(28 December 2017) China’s first 24-hour hospital library officially opened to the public at Beijing Children’s Hospital East Branch on 27 December 2017, becoming the eighth Chaoyang Urban Library. The library prepares 2,000 books for children and parents to read which can be  freely borrowed and returned to the library with a Beijing public library […]

December 28, 2017 4:24 pm

Pineapple Fund gifts $1m in Bitcoin to the Internet Archive

(27 December 2017) This year, Christmas came early to the Internet Archive. On Saturday, the generous philanthropist behind the Pineapple Fund gave $1 million dollars in Bitcoin to the Internet Archive. This anonymous crypto-philanthropist explains, “I saw the promise of decentralized money and decided to mine/buy/trade some magical internet tokens. …Donating most of it to […]

December 27, 2017 7:00 pm

Call for poster presentations: Another opportunity for Malaysian librarians to participate in IFLA WLIC 2018 Kuala Lumpur

(26 December 2017) Rashidah Begum Fazal Mohamed writes that IFLA WLIC 2018 is another opportunity for Malaysian librarians to excel in the poster sessions. At WLIC in Wroclaw the poster presentation The Buggy Ride @ Perpustakaan Raja Tun Uda Library, Shah Alam Selangor, Malaysia won the Best IFLA Poster 2017 award. Once again IFLA WLIC […]

December 27, 2017 6:50 pm

Access Dunia Online Conference 2017 : Shaping the Future Library Services Through People & Skills

(27 December 2017) Access Dunia Online Conference 2017 was held on 1st November 2017 in  Subang Jaya, Malaysia. Speakers included Dr Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, CEO & President, IGI Global, (recorded video speech), Mr Michael Qiu, Library Relations Manager, ACS Publications and,  Dr Wong Woei Fuh, Consultant, iGroup (Asia Pacific) Ltd. The event was attended by more […]

December 27, 2017 6:44 pm

Call for Papers: Knowledge Management Section joint with Academic and Research Libraries Section and Rare Books and Special Collections Section

Theme: “Digital scholarship and knowledge management: building confidence in the digital world” (13 December 2017) This session at IFLA WLIC 2018, Kuala Lumpur, will explore issues of trust in digital libraries, and the impact of those issues on digital scholarship.  Knowledge management plays a critical role for libraries and organizations seeking to establish trustworthy digital […]

December 26, 2017 9:39 am

2017 in review: round-up of top posts on metrics

(24 December 2017) The LSE Impact blog touches on Mendeley, Google Scholar, altmetrics, Microsoft Academic, THE methodology, ResearchGate Score, and more, here.

December 26, 2017 9:23 am

3,500 occult manuscripts will be digitized & made freely available online, thanks to Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown

(20 December 2017) Dan Brown has recently donated €300,000 to Amsterdam’s Ritman Library, also known as the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica House of Living Books. The generous gift will enable the Ritman to digitize thousands of “pre-1900 texts on alchemy, astrology, magic, and theosophy,” reports Thu-Huong Ha at Quartz, including the Corpus Hermeticum (1472), “the source […]

December 24, 2017 3:39 pm

Call for Papers: The IFLA’s Document Delivery and Resource Sharing Section is organizing an open session during the 2018 WLIC in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

(22 December 2017) The theme is Transform Resource Sharing-exceed expectations. IFLA invites papers of all sorts but are especially interested in hearing your experience from the field regarding a broader aspect of ‘sharing’ resources and ideas of users’ perspectives and expectations. The topics of interests include but are not limited to: Resource sharing activities of […]

December 24, 2017 3:35 pm

National Library of Vietnam celebrates 100th anniversary

(23 December 2017)   As the predecessor of the National Library of Vietnam, the Central Public Library of Indochina was founded on November 29, 1917. Over the past century, the library has played a role in Vietnam’s development by guaranteeing people’s access to knowledge and protecting important national archives. In the beginning, the National Library was modeled […]

December 24, 2017 3:26 pm

Ebook Central enhances accessibility for researchers

(1 November 2017, Mountain View, CA)  ProQuest® Ebook Central has significantly enhanced its accessibility support to make content, including scholarly ebooks, easier to read and navigate, ensuring all researchers have equal access to its interface and content regardless of challenges, such as visual impairment. Developed in collaboration with specialists and designed for AA conformance level […]

December 22, 2017 5:35 pm

One billion metadata facts now on Springer Nature SciGraph

(18 December 2017) SciGraph, the Linked Open Data (LOD) platform launched by Springer Nature in March 2017, now holds over one billion metadata statements about content published by Springer Nature and links to established external datasets. The LOD platform aggregates data sources from content published across Springer Nature covering an array of subjects and scientific […]

December 22, 2017 5:25 pm

RedLink and Dragonfly expand ISPG collaboration

(19 December 2017) RedLink, Inc., and Dragonfly Marketing and Consulting have announced an expansion of their agreement supporting the Independent Scholarly Publishers Group (ISPG), providing eligible publishers access to the usage analytics and data visualization tools provided by RedLink’s Publisher Dashboard and related products. As an independent data company, RedLink is able to provide all […]

December 22, 2017 5:18 pm

Approximately 300 sound recordings of the Historical Recordings Collection (Rekion) are newly available online

(21 December 2017) On December 21, the National Diet Library (NDL) made approximately 300 sound recordings of the Historical Recordings Collection (Rekion) available for streaming online. Examples of sound recordings: 『ジョスランの子守唄』…A recording of “Berceuse de Jocelyn” by the tenor Yoshie Fujiwara, who established The Fujiwara Opera, accompanied by the Milan Scala Orchestra 『ピアノ独奏: ラ・カムパネラ』…A recording […]

December 22, 2017 5:07 pm