Monthly Archives: August 2019

Myanmar: Iconic library keeps relevance in the face of new technology

(31 Aug 2019) Whenever people talk about Yangon University, some of the first few things that come to mind are Adipati Road leading to the university, the Thit Pote Pin (Dalbergia) tree, Convocation Hall, and of course its students — the cream of the crop in Myanmar. The university library, once an honoured institution in […]

August 31, 2019 9:45 pm

HRD Ministry launches National Digital Library of India

(26 Aug 2019)  Human Resource Development Ministry under its National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology, NMEICT has launched the National Digital Library of India project to develop a framework of virtual repository of learning resources with a single-window search facility. More details can be found here.  

August 31, 2019 9:37 pm

New Zealand: Tilburg’s LocHal named one of the best libraries in the world

(28 Aug 2019)  The LocHal library in Tilburg is among the top four best libraries in the world. The IFLA Best Public Library of the World Award went to the Oodi library in Helsinki on Tuesday. The other two libraries in the top four are the Green Square Library and Plaza in Australia and the […]

August 31, 2019 9:31 pm

Beijing International Book Fair cites 320,000 visitors, high tech interest

(27 Aug 2019)  Digital marketing supported by 5G and edu-tech in early-age English-language training were key interests at the 2019 Beijing book fair. In its 26th edition, the Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF) has drawn what organizers today (August 27) are reporting was more than 320,000 visitors. The public-facing fair topped 2,600 exhibitors, officials say, with […]

August 30, 2019 11:25 am

RSNA’s new global learning centers seek to improve radiology education around the world

(22 Aug 2019)  RSNA is accepting applications from eligible host countries for a new RSNA initiative — Global Learning Centers (GLC) — designed to expand radiology education opportunities around the world. RSNA is seeking to partner with established radiology departments based in low- or middle-income countries to create a GLC and improve its department through education. More details […]

August 28, 2019 9:41 pm

Access Innovations enhances search on McGraw-Hill’s AccessEngineering

(26 Aug 2019)  Access Innovations, Inc., provider of Data Harmony software solutions, is proud to announce a recently completed project with McGraw-Hill to create a series of robust taxonomies that will support the back end of AccessEngineering. These taxonomies will improve search functionality for those interested in AccessEngineering’s educational materials The full press release is here.  

August 28, 2019 8:33 am

U-Dictionary reaches strategic partnership agreement with Oxford University Press

(26 Aug 2019) U-Dictionary, a famous global English Learning application, on Monday announced a strategic partnership with Oxford University Press, the largest university press in the world, in an effort to offer Indian Users Free Globally Authoritative Dictionary. Find out more from the original post here.  

August 28, 2019 8:29 am

IFLA Global Vision Ideas Store now hosts thousands of ideas shared by librarians from all over the world

(26 Aug 2019)  The IFLA Global Vision Ideas Store now hosts thousands of ideas shared by librarians from all over the world. It is a dynamic resource for ideas and actions, the result of the contributions of library and information professionals worldwide. It provides a unique source of inspiration for the strategic and daily work of librarians […]

August 27, 2019 2:42 pm

University of Melbourne hiring Senior Archivist, Digital Systems

(26 Aug 2019) University of Melbourne is hiring Senior Archivist, Digital Systems. About the role The Senior Archivist, Digital Systems will be a specialist in archival systems and digital archiving, working under the broad direction of the Deputy University Archivist. You will have a strong understanding and knowledge of archival theory and practice as demonstrated through […]

August 27, 2019 2:35 pm

New Taiwan landmark to blend museum and library

(25 Aug 2019) A new public project slated for groundbreaking on Sept. 16 will breathe new life into the cityscape of Taichung in central Taiwan. As its name suggests, the Taichung Green Museumbrary (台中綠美圖) will be a complex serving the purposes of both an art museum and library in a natural setting, said the Taichung City […]

August 26, 2019 7:36 am

Philippines: National Library holds 2nd librarian’s convention

(16 Aug 2019)  With over seventy participating librarians in attendance, the National Library of the Philippines (NLP) opens the 2nd Convention of Provincial Librarians in the Philippines and Leadership Training-Workshop held Wednesday (Aug. 14) at the NLP Building in Kalaw, Manila. Read the full report here.  

August 26, 2019 7:32 am

Rethinking the role of libraries

(15 Aug 2019) About a decade ago, libraries across the world faced a dilemma. They were being replaced by Amazon and e-books. To fight for their survival, said Ms Loida Garcia-Febo, president of the American Library Association, libraries tried to determine what other role they could play. See how libraries around the world are adapting themselves […]

August 26, 2019 7:28 am

Publishing standards help fight bias against Chinese authors

(20 Aug 2019) A new set of standards to define publishing misconduct in China should make Chinese authors’ work more acceptable to international journals, according to the standards’ lead author. The agency in charge of China’s publishing sector, the National Press and Publication Administration (NPPA), released and adopted in July the Academic publishing specification—Definition of academic misconduct for […]

August 23, 2019 4:35 pm

Ruth’s Rankings News Update August 2019: new rankings and updates to old rankings

By Ruth A. Pagell* What is the significance of Ton Duc Thang University breaking into the ARWU ranks? What Asia-Pac city did students select as best? Does the university having the top THE World rank also rank tops in reputation? (19 August 2019) This new format replaces News Flashes. The annual updates to rankings include […]

August 23, 2019 2:47 pm

Hong Kong Baptist University Library is hiring Assistant Librarian

(23 Aug 2019) Job Title: Assistant Librarian (Special Collections & Archives Section) (PR0079/19-20) Hong Kong Baptist University Library is currently seeking a highly motivated and service-oriented professional for the position of Assistant Librarian in the Special Collections & Archives Section. Reporting to the University Librarian, the appointee will be responsible for managing and enhancing all aspects […]

August 23, 2019 12:59 pm