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).
For us in the library sector, it is more important than ever to defend the values we believe in, and which underlie our work to defend freedom of access to information, equitable access for all sectors in society without discrimination, and freedom of expression among the other human rights agreed many decades ago by the international community.
The IFLA Asia Oceania Regional Division Committee participated at the 9th Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development, which was organised by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) and took place in a hybrid mode - physically in Bangkok, Thailand from 28-31 March. The IFLA AO RDC sent a representation committee to physically attend the Forum, while also organised the webinar “Informed societies at the foundation of a better post-COVID world” as one of the Forum’s side events.
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.
Experimenting with New Methods, Unleashing Ideas, and Leveraging Design to Shape Culture. Design Thinking Fosters Innovation at the AHSF Public Library!3 March 2022
Emanating from the belief that culture is a necessity rather than a luxury, the Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation (AHSF) was established by Arab Bank in 1978 as a pioneering non-profit initiative to support cultural and social responsibility initiatives in the Arab World.
Currently, the preparation of Indonesia's national bibliography is followed by the development of technological innovation through the INLIS application based on the Resource Description & Access (RDA) standard and MARC metadata, and accessed through Beranda | BNI Perpustakaan Nasional RI
With a view of promoting the importance of the SDGs and how Malaysian libraries can support work towards the SDGs in Malaysia, PPM responded with a number of programmes on SDG-related matters.
The digitisation of the Xu Dishan collection and launch of the website has enabled scholars to access the resources from their desks and to contribute to further research into Chinese philosophy and society.
Leaders’ Conversations 2021 – Visualising Our Future: Masterplans of Libraries and Archives (an overview)3 March 2022
an overview of all 2021 Leaders’ Conversations webinar series
The Asia-Oceania committee has set up working groups which are now poised to begin work on the actions assigned to them – and it is important that we show some results, which hopefully we will be able to start reporting on at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in late July.
We are thrilled to share with you the February 2022 issue of the IFLA Asia & Oceania Regional Newsletter, which is the first issue of the year.
We are proud to present the latest IFLA Asia & Oceania Regional Newsletter (Nov 2021).
The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) International Relations Advisory Committee (IRAC) has published 10 stretch targets for the library and information sector in Australia, aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Who Reads Malay Manuscripts? The Impact of the Bollinger Digitisation Project at the British Library28 November 2021
Through the generous support of William and Judith Bollinger, over a two-year period from 2013 to 2015, the British Library was able to digitise its complete collection of Malay manuscripts in a collaborative project with the National Library Board of Singapore.
With the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), restrictions have been imposed on the operation of public libraries in Iran, although other new forms of service have emerged.
This year, the New Zealand Law Librarians Association conference went digital. In a time of uncertainty and cancelled events, the conference committee at the outset decided on hosting a virtual conference.
It is a great honour to have the opportunity to introduce myself in this newsletter.