Monthly Archives: May 2018

Design for Taichung, Taiwan mega-library unveiled

Japanese architect Kazuyo Sejima releases design for landmark library-meets-art-museum structure in Taichung (7 May 2018, Taipei (Taiwan News) Globally renowned Japanese architect, Kazuyo Sejima of the SANAA architecture firm, publicly released the design plans for the Taichung library and art gallery on May 7. Bidding for the project will be open this June and July. […]

May 30, 2018 7:15 pm

Global MIL Week is coming! How can you get involved?

(30 May 2018) Global Media and Information Week 2018 will take place from 24 to 31 October 2018, and provides an opportunity to discuss – and celebrate – the importance of skills as both a response to the challenges of a digital world, and an opportunity for people of all ages. IFLA is playing an […]

May 30, 2018 6:57 pm

Alphabetical name ordering is discriminatory and harmful to collaborations

(29 May 2018) When multiple authors collaborate on an article, book, or report, the order in which they are listed is important. How this is done may vary by scientific discipline, with most determining the order according to the authors’ respective contributions. But some fields continue to follow the convention whereby authors are listed in […]

May 30, 2018 6:50 pm

Springer launches new textbook series in mathematics

Collaboration between Springer and two prestigious Russian institutes will allow an international audience to benefit from outstanding educational mathematics material  (29 May 2018) A new prestigious mathematics textbook series called Moscow Lectures will be published by Springer Nature starting in May 2018. The series builds on the outstanding mathematics research and education tradition in Moscow, […]

May 30, 2018 11:15 am

Clarivate Analytics partners with the Egyptian Knowledge Bank to power the first Arabic Citation Index

Initiative will support Egypt’s 2030 vision to achieve scientific excellence by creating a competitive, innovative and diversified economy (29 May 2018, Cairo) Clarivate Analytics has partnered with the Egyptian Knowledge Bank (EKB), the Egyptian government’s digital library and online knowledge hub to launch the first Arabic Citation Index (ARCI). This index will launch in 2020 […]

May 30, 2018 11:00 am

How to write a good scientific paper: A handy guidebook for early career researchers

(24 May 2018) Many authors consider lab work easier than writing a research paper. The main challenges they face while doing the latter include structuring the research paper and following the relevant style conventions. Apart from this, authors are often confused about the language to be used in scientific papers and look for guidebooks or […]

May 26, 2018 10:51 am

State Library of Queensland recruiting Digital Designer

(25 May 2018) As Digital Design Officer you will support the day to day marketing and promotion of SLQ and its programs through a range of activities. This role will also actively assist with exploring new communication channels, new audience bases and new ways to use more traditional forms of communication. Responsibilities expand across web, […]

May 26, 2018 10:43 am

State Library of NSW hiring Manager, Indigenous Engagement

(25 May 2018) With a focus on consultation, engagement and partnership, this role facilitates the Library’s connections with Indigenous communities to ensure that the collections, policies and services of the Library are relevant to community needs. Working with Indigenous communities this role helps the discovery, interpretation and management of cultural knowledge and history, as it […]

May 26, 2018 10:36 am

Career and professional development coaching at WLIC 2018

(22 May 2018) The purpose of the present work in the CPDWL (Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning) section is to develop a robust and varied selection of continuing professional development opportunities to better prepare IFLA and the global library workforce to support 21st century users. During IFLA WLIC 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, CPDWL will […]

May 23, 2018 12:07 pm

Open Science in Indonesia

(22 May 2018) Last month, the Institute for Globally Distributed Open Research and Education  (IGDORE) hosted their first Open Science Meetup in Ubud, Indonesia. Despite being a small group of participants, many different nationalities, disciplines, and professions were represented. During the 5-day event, open science projects like Conscience, Curate Science, and the Open Science MOOC were presented, […]

May 23, 2018 11:57 am

Macquarie University successfully provides Overleaf accounts to over 40,000 students and 3,000 staff

(22 May 2018, London, UK) Overleaf, an innovative provider of scholarly writing and publishing tools, and Macquarie University Library have successfully partnered to provide all Macquarie University’s students and staff with an Overleaf Pro+ account. The Macquarie University Library has provided this access via an Overleaf custom portal, allowing over 40,000 students and 3,000 staff […]

May 23, 2018 11:49 am

Internet Archive awarded grant from Arcadia Fund to digitize university press collections

(22 May 2018) Internet Archive has received a $1 million dollar grant from Arcadia – a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin – to digitize titles from university press collections to make them available via controlled digital lending.  The project, Unlocking University Press Books, will bring more than 15,000 titles online from university […]

May 22, 2018 4:54 pm

Use DOAJ as a search engine

(21 May 2018) Did you know about the search engine functionality in Chrome and other browsers? To get DOAJ search results while on any web page, you can set your browser’s search box to interface the DOAJ search engine and land on DOAJ’s search results page. This trick removes the need to first navigate to DOAJ […]

May 22, 2018 4:46 pm

NED is coming

(21 May 2018) National edeposit (NED) is an exciting collaboration between Australia’s NSLA member libraries, responding to the major challenge of capturing and preserving the digital documentary history of Australia for the future. Legal deposit legislation mandates national, state and territory libraries to collect the entire publications of individual jurisdictions. For many years NSLA libraries […]

May 22, 2018 4:42 pm

14th AUNILO Meeting website announced

(21 May 2018) The 14th AUNILO Meeting takes place 2-4 July 2018  followed by a training workshop on 5 July at the Learning Resource Center – Cantho University, Vietnam. The theme of this meeting is Digital Scholarship Trend in Academic Library. The meeting will discuss: – New awareness of libraries’ role in digital information age […]

May 22, 2018 10:33 am