11 May 2018

MESSAGE by Sanjay K Bihani Chair, IFLA - Regional Standing Committee for Asia and Oceania

By Sanjay K Bihani

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International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions     Regional Standing Committee for Asia and Oceania (IFLA-RSCAO)         Website :  https://www.ifla.org/asia-and-oceania                         

MESSAGE

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On behalf of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, Regional Standing Committee for Asia and Oceania (IFLA- RSCAO), and on my personal behalf, I would like to extend my warmest congratulations to Ms Lin Li Soh, Regional Manager and Ms Janice Ow Fung Yin of IFLA Regional Office for Asia and Oceania in the National Library Board, Singapore for taking the initiative to publish the  quarterly e-newsletter on activities, information and events from Asia and Oceania region from April 2018 onwards.

It is my great pleasure to associate with the e-newsletter and I sincerely hope that it will be a very good source of information for the larger library community in this region. I am sure that it will be a very successful initiative in the present digital and e-publishing era where we can share it on various web platforms, email groups and library networks as well as on various types of social media. We will all definitely benefit tremendously from the wide and diversified range of contents and information contained in the newsletter in the time to come.

I wish for the grand success for this e- newsletter.

Sincerely,

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Sanjay K Bihani

Chair, IFLA - Regional Standing Committee for Asia and Oceania

 

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IFLA-Regional Standing Committee for Asia and Oceania (RSCAO)

Sanjay Kumar Bihani (http://www.ifla.org/standing-committee/26)is the current Chair of IFLA-Regional Standing Committee for Asia and Oceania (RSCAO). He was elected for a 2-year term from 2017-2019 at WLIC/IFLA 2017 in Wroclaw, Poland. He is concurrently the Secretary of IFLA-Division V (Regions) for 2017-2019 and is a Member of Government Information and Official Publications Section for 2015-2019.

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He worked with the Ministry of External Affairs of Government of India during last 28 years and served at the Ministry in New Delhi HQ and has undertaken diplomatic assignments in the Indian Embassies in Bangladesh, Nepal and United Kingdom. 

Previously, he was Chair and Secretary of IFLA - Government Libraries Section during 2011-2015 and Member of Copyrights and Legal Matters Committee of IFLA during 2007-2011. He participated in IFLA-FAIFE International Workshop in Dubai during 2007.  He was a Member of IFLA Delegation at Internet Governance Forum during 2008 and Member of Working Group of IFLA Committee on Standards for developing Standards Manual during 2013-2015. He has also served as Editorial Committee Member of IFLA Journal for 5 years during 2008-2013.

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