Monthly Archives: August 2018

From China to Malaysia: IGI Global will exhibit at annual BIBF and IFLA conferences

(22 August 2018) IGI Global will attend the 25th Beijing International Book Fair in Beijing, China, on August 22-26 at booth E1.L04. The international academic publisher looks forward to reconnecting with global partners to discuss their new 2019 initiatives. This is the ninth year IGI has attended BIBF. Dr. Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, President and CEO, Nick Newcomer, Marketing Manager, […]

August 23, 2018 2:09 pm

IFLA to live-stream selected WLIC sessions

(20 August 2018) IFLA, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, has announced that selected sessions of the 2018 World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) will be live-streamed. has all the details here.

August 22, 2018 10:39 am

Easy citations from Artstor

(20 August 2018) Writing a paper? You can use Artstor to easily generate citations in APA, Chicago, or MLA styles. Here’s how to do it: 1.View the image you would like to cite. 2.Select the “Cite this item” button to the right of the image viewer. 3.Click “Copy to clipboard” located underneath the citation style […]

August 21, 2018 9:09 am

LibQUAL+ 2019 registration now open: Join the global assessment community

(20 August 2018) The Association of Research Libraries invites libraries to join the global assessment community of LibQUAL+® by registering for the 2019 LibQUAL+ survey. LibQUAL+ is a tool that libraries use to solicit, track, understand, and act upon users’ opinions of service quality. The protocol is a rigorously tested web survey that helps libraries […]

August 21, 2018 7:32 am

Technology hasn’t killed public libraries – it’s inspired them to transform and stay relevant

(20 August 2018) Libraries have become vital for the marginalised, such as the homeless, to access essential government services such as Centrelink, and to stay connected. They have become defacto providers of basic digital literacy training – such as how to use an iPad or access an eGov account. Others cater to tech-enthusiasts offering advanced […]

August 21, 2018 7:21 am

India lowers the tax on eBooks

(19 August 2018) India has just lowered the tax on eBooks from 18% to 5%, but it has a few caveats. In order to qualify for the discount the eBook also has to have a print edition, which means the vast majority of self-published titles will not see a reduced tax rate. GoodEreader has the […]

August 19, 2018 10:42 am

Cybrarian Ventures hiring Business and Finance Executive / Manager

(17 August 2018) Cybrarian Ventures Pte Ltd (CVPL), incorporated in 2000, is a wholly owned company of the National Library Board (NLB) of Singapore.  It was created to be the sole distributor of products and services of NLB. The Company plans to reach out to the library industry to exert thought leadership in library innovations, […]

August 19, 2018 10:37 am

Threshold Achievement Test for Information Literacy (TATIL)

17 August 2018) The Threshold Achievement Test for Information Literacy (TATIL) has been released. It has four “modules” (tests) that “can be completed in 50 minutes or less” using internet-connected computers. Each “module” is “inspired by one or more of the frames of the ACRL IL Framework.” The modules are Evaluating Process & Authority (“Information […]

August 19, 2018 10:30 am

High-tech robot couriers set efficiency in motion at the National Library of Australia

(17 August 2018) Libraries are shaking off their dusty reputations with the National Library of Australia (NLA) deploying a new fleet of high-tech robots to assist staff. Each automated guided vehicle (AGV) stands around 1.5 metres and features three shelves to cart books around the library’s sprawling basement. A large proportion of the NLA’s collection […]

August 19, 2018 10:22 am

SAGE Publishing acquires Talis Group Ltd

(16 August 2018) SAGE Publishing has acquired Talis, a technology company, and its enterprise teaching and learning platform, Talis Aspire. This acquisition marks an important step for SAGE as it moves SAGE’s product portfolio beyond content-led resources into technology solutions that support teaching, learning and research in the higher education institution. This new move is in response to the […]

August 17, 2018 8:01 pm

USAID signs participation agreement with CHORUS

(16 August 2018) CHORUS has announced an agreement with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to expand public access to the results of its funded research. USAID’s public access plan was released in in November 2016 and is designed to ensure effective access to and reliable preservation of both peer-reviewed scholarly publications and digital […]

August 17, 2018 7:56 pm

Locals in east China get new libraries from old buildings

(15 August 2018) The local government in Deqing County, east China’s Zhejiang province, has recently transformed several empty old buildings into village libraries. The centers are equipped with large collections and host a diverse range of activities, strongly fuelling cultural development in rural areas, according to a spokesperson. The news and photographs are here.

August 17, 2018 7:51 pm

National and State Libraries Australia Executive Officer

(16 August 2018) NSLA is the collaboration of the nine National, State and Territory libraries of Australia. The members are the Chief Executives of these libraries and the Chair is a member of NSLA appointed for a two-year term. NSLA is governed by a memorandum of understanding between the libraries; and priorities are set by […]

August 16, 2018 2:33 pm

NTU Library hiring Senior Assistant Manager / Manager, Technologies

(15 August 2018) NTU Library invites applications for the position of Senior Assistant Manager or Manager for its Technologies Team. The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for supporting and exploring effective use of current IT tools and technologies to support and enhance the NTU institutional repository. LAS has the full job description.

August 16, 2018 2:26 pm

New Online: Database expands access to North Korean serials

(15 August 2018) The Asian Division of the Library of Congress is home to one of the most prominent North Korean collections in the Western Hemisphere. While a growing number of scholars have been making use of this unique collection, a dearth of bibliographic resources for North Korean periodicals has made navigating them a time-intensive […]

August 16, 2018 2:15 pm