The below contribution comes from IFLA Regional Division Committee for Asia-Oceania member Togi Tunupopo (National University of Samoa and Library Association of Samoa, Apia).
In recent years, IFLA has focused strongly on how to develop library fields – the people, institutions, infrastructures and services that make it possible for communities to benefit from all that libraries can provide.
Access to information is often taken for granted, but represents a key condition for achieving innovation and positive change. At a seminar at the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia-Pacific in Bangkok, around 50 libraries explored opportunities for stronger engagement in development initiatives.
The September 2022 edition of the IFLA Asia and Oceania Regional Newsletter includes editorials from the Chair of the Asia-Oceania Regional Division Committee, the Manager of the Regional Office for Asia and Oceania, and news both from IFLA and the region and beyond. This covers work in Malaysia, Maldives, Indonesia, Tonga, New Zealand, and China.
Library and Archives of People’s Majlis hope to see more libraries and institutions take the initiative to restore and preserve their collections as the handwritten records in any institution are vital cultural heritage – not only to the institution which holds the collection, but to the country too.
Read the interview with the new President of Librarians Association of Malaysia.
It is our pleasure to present the September 2022 issue of the IFLA Asia & Oceania Regional Newsletter, which features some of the latest happenings within and beyond the region.
The National Library of Indonesia has deposited the bulk of its collection relating to Indonesian and Southeast Asian history and culture. The collections contain information of Indonesian hajj pilgrims in colonial and postcolonial period.
Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) Library was given the honour to receive thousands of books and other forms of collections and asked to maintain them. What are the next steps that the library followed?
Through this programme, the IFLA Regional Division Committee for Asia and Oceania aims to inspire and encourage colleagues within the region to advance their efforts to bring the UN SDGs to fruition.
We are proud to present the IFLA Asia & Oceania Regional Newsletter (May 2022). Download the PDF to dive right into the articles.
Dr Premila Gamage, Member of the Regional Division Committee for Asia-Oceania and Dr Basheerhamad Shadrach, Founder of Indian Public Library Movement and the South Asian Chapter of the INELI programme, represented IFLA and travelled to Bangkok in March 2022 to attend the 9th Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD).
A self-sustaining community library, Dawei Millennium Centre, was established in 2007 by five university graduates in the city of Dawei, the capital of Tanintharyi region, Myanmar. The library was founded in the region with the ultimate goal of transforming the community into a knowledgeable and digitally literate society.
Is Your Library & Information Science (LIS) School on the IFLA Map? Be Part of a Strong and Visible Network6 June 2022
Locating LIS schools worldwide is often challenging as there are no global databases currently in existence. The IFLA global database and map of LIS schools and programmes is an international collaborative project launched by the IFLA Building Strong Library and Information Science Education (IFLA-BSLISE) Working Group to address this gap. The global interactive database will be built using data gathered through an online questionnaire to be completed by LIS schools.
The Manuskrip Melayu project began during Malaysia’s Movement Control Order (MCO) when libraries closed and librarians had to work from home.
Established on 31 May 2021, the Thailand Nursing Library Network was based on the project ‘A study on Collaboration among Nursing Libraries in Thailand’ by Miss Surang Sirorojsakul,Librarian, Faculty of Nursing, Mahidol University and her team, with funding from the Faculty of Nursing, Mahidol University.
We are pleased to present SDG Stories from Asia and Oceania, a booklet which aims to showcase how libraries in the Asia-Oceania region are supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
We are proud to present the May 2022 issue of the IFLA Asia & Oceania Regional Newsletter, which features thoughtful articles from seven countries in the region.
We are proud to present the IFLA Asia & Oceania Regional Newsletter (Feb 2022). Download the PDF to dive right into the articles.
The Far North District Libraries in New Zealand have created different workstreams to maximise all staff abilities. The different workstreams are Capability, Digital, Partnerships, Collections, Programmes, Children and Youth Services, and Outreach.