IFLA Asia and Oceania Regional Newsletter (October 2023)
On August 29, 2023, the new Zhejiang Library officially opened its door to the public, unveiling a fresh chapter in the public library development of Zhejiang province.
The Annual Conference of Malaysia Libraries 2023 featured a diverse range of topics, speakers, and workshops, making it a valuable platform for knowledge sharing and networking. The conference attracted over 400 participants including librarians from various types of libraries, information experts, academics, industry players and companies providing services in the fields of libraries, information technology and digital services.
The Human Library Organisation held a programme with the hashtag #UnjudgeSomeone on January 14, 2023 at the Jakarta Cikini Library in Central Jarkata. The aim of the event was to provide an opportunity for everyone to hear stories from living collections based on their life experiences. Collections are people who have been stigmatized by society.
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The Libraries of the ASEAN University Network (AUNILO), a thematic network under the ASEAN University Network (AUN), serves as a platform for discussing strategies and sharing experiences in navigating the evolving landscape of education. The 18th AUNILO Meeting, which took place from 1 to 3 August 2023, gathered participation from a range of countries.
It is one of the primary tasks of the library management to show, acknowledge and announce to the world library community the state of the information and library sector in our country and the changes being implemented. Our membership in international librarianship institutions and organisations allows us to make many innovations in the library field. In addition, through IFLA, our employees participate in congresses, conferences, practical seminars and various studies, training and exchange of experience.
On behalf of the IFLA Regional Office, we congratulate all members of the incoming IFLA Regional Division Committee for Asia and Oceania. A special thanks goes out to all the outgoing members. We are humbled and privileged to work alongside with all of you.
With the recent conclusion of the 88th IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC), I hope all of you are invigorated and brimming with insights and ideas shared by information professionals all over the world which you could bring back to adapt and implement for your communities.
We are happy to announce that our Governing Board has agreed on the institutions that will host our Regional Offices in 2024-2026 for Asia-Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa.
We are back with another issue of the IFLA Asia & Oceania Regional Newsletter. Read on for news about the region!
What is augmented reality? Why is it popular and trending? How can AR be utilised in libraries? Find answers to your questions here.
Read about this short video project titled “The Very Collection in My Library”, where they showcased precious books preserved in their respective libraries. Through this project, we could trace the path of book evolution since ancient times.
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Read about this project, a proud winner of Nanyang Technological University’s SASD Service Innovator Award in March 2023. Its success frees up at least 275 hours of processing work, enabling staff to focus on higher value work and achieve greater operational efficiency.
Read about the National Library of the Republic of Kazakhstan that keeps more than 7 million documents in its collections, which serve as the historical memory of the Kazakh people.
Read about this prominent event in the ILIPS Series, initiated by the Society for Library Professionals in 2012 and held at the international level since 2016.
Read about a special discussion (Jasmerah Discussion) conducted on 9 March 2023 by the National Library of Indonesia regarding the Southeast Asian maritime world.
Read about the symposium, presented by State Library of Queensland, that boasted a stellar line-up drawing together online and in house, library practitioners, local councils, government, industry partners and other stakeholders from across Queensland and internationally.
Read about this nationwide reading promotion initiative in China, aimed at sparking the passion of reading among children aged 0 to 15 and improving their reading ability with new arrivals in the collection as well as a variety of reading activities.
Greetings from IFLA's Regional Division Committee for Asia and Oceania!