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        Asia's Newspaper on Electronic Information Products and Services             99th issue - 1 March 2017 015


National Library of Korea launches archive with 192 million pre-1950s news articles

The Korea Newspaper Archive has about 192 million articles from 70 newspapers. The site is based on a Linked on Data (LOD) system that allows articles from different sources to be categorized by keywords such as people and chronology. The site also has been built to match automatically the size of the screen used.

Dragonfly and iGroup Australasia partner for sales in Australia and New Zealand

Dragonfly Sales and Marketing Consulting and iGroup Australasia, have announced a new agreement for sales representation for the Independent Scholarly Publishers Group (ISPG) and GeoScienceWorld (GSW), in Australia and New Zealand. ISPG is a collection of highly ranked journals in the health sciences, life, and environmental sciences disciplines. The ISPG Collection in Australia and New Zealand currently consists of 53 journals and 3 eBook series, representing 19 publishers. 


Official launch of Hong Kong e-Legislation

The Department of Justice has launched a new electronic legislation database known as Hong Kong e-Legislation (HKeL) to provide convenient and free public access to the Laws of Hong Kong. HKeL is available in English and Chinese versions and delivers a better user experience for members of the public, including more advanced viewing functions and accessibility on mobile devices.

Thailand to host 19th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries (ICADL)

Conferences recently announced include RAILS 2017,  Adelaide, Australia, 28-30 November 2017; Connecting the Colonies: Empires and Networks in the History of the Book, Hobart, Australia, 22-24 November 2017;  PLAI Congress 2017 Bacolod City, Philippines, 21-24 November 2017; A-LIEP 2017, 13-15 November 2017, in Bangkok, Thailand; and ICADL 2017, Bangkok, Thailand, 13-15 November 2017.

India's public libraries undergoing revolutionary change

Images of ill-maintained public libraries – laden with dust and poor-infrastructure - is undergoing a complete makeover thanks to the government’s ambitious National Mission on Libraries. More significantly, state-of-the-art facilities combining the latest internet technologies are being plugged in to attract the younger generation.


Launch of ALIA report: Relevance 2020, LIS Research in Australia

ALIA in partnership with Charles Sturt University has issued a report which provides the results of six Library and Information Science (LIS) research events in Australian capitals in late 2016 that had the main purpose of connecting academics, researchers and practitioners in order to help align future research projects and activities in the Australian LIS profession.


IOP and CAUL agree new and innovative consortium model

IOP Publishing and the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) have announced a new agreement, covering 31 universities in Australia and New Zealand. Whereas the previous agreement was based on historical spend on print version of journals, the new model is based on an institution’s science-category full time equivalent students, and weighted against levels of study and research.


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