Tag Archives: Bangladesh

Building a globalised research system – the case of Bangladesh

(1 May 2019) The internet has had a double impact on scholarly communication in the global south, making it easier for these countries to access research and also making research published in these countries more accessible. In this post Dr Haseeb Irfanullah discusses how Bangladesh has adapted to this new scholarly communication system and highlights […]


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Open Access Week celebrated at East West University Library, Bangladesh

(20 November 2016) EWU Library team celebrated International Open Access Week 2016 on 24 October 2016 at the EWU Library. The Library arranged an in-house program and discussion session with library personnel on Open Access for research community. This program was conducted by Dr. Dilara Begum, Librarian (In-charge) and Md. Mamun-Or-Rashid, Senior Assistant Librarian. As […]


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How libraries in Bangladesh are creating a culture of reading beyond the classroom

(5 April 2016) Bangladesh has made impressive progress over the past 15 years in improving the reach of its education system, enrolling more than 97% in primary school by 2015 – an increase of almost 40% since 1990. The new challenge is ensuring that those in school are learning the necessary skills; however, crowded schools are […]


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INASP survey of Bangladesh publishers provides learning points on practices, trends and challenges

(27 January 2016) A recent INASP survey of Bangladesh’s publishing sector provided key learning points that are informing current and future projects and activities in the region. The survey asked editors-in-chief, editorial board members, managers and other scholarly journal staff about trends and patterns in the publishing sector in Bangladesh. 86 responses provided key information […]


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Bangladesh libraries attract new audiences for reading

(23 December 2015) At Shromo Kallyan Public Library in Rangpur division in northwest Bangladesh, the librarian helps children learn Bangla language letters using a tablet app. As part of Beyond Access’s cooperation with Save the Children on the USAID-funded READ program in Bangladesh, 20 public libraries throughout the country have begun offering early-grade reading services to […]


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Workshop on Koha and DSpace

(20 May 2015) The East West University is organizing five day workshop on Integrated Library System: Koha and DSpace Institutional Repository Software from 7-11 June 2015 at East West University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. For a brochure and registration details click here.


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Family at the center of early grade literacy efforts in Bangladesh

(16 April 2015) Beyond Access is excited to announce a new partnership with Save the Children in Bangladesh to support their USAID-funded READ project, building community-based literacy efforts in public and community libraries in Bangladesh. Through the Family Literacy Connect project, Beyond Access and Save the Children will work with libraries in Bangladesh to promote […]


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Research methods course held in Bangladesh

(4 November 2014)  The  SAARC Documentation Centre (SDC) New Delhi, India in collaboration with East West University (EWU) arranged a ten day course on research methods at East West University’s campus in Aftabnagar, Dhaka. 25 participants from eight SAARC countries attended from 15-25 September 2014. The ILN Network has the report by Shaharima Parvin.


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Digital library initiatives at BRAC University: successes and challenges

(17 July 2014) Over seven years, BRAC University in Bangladesh carried out a number of projects focused on making significant improvements to university library. These improvements included: developing an institutional repository; an integrated library system and a library resource portal. Through these projects, the BRAC University library aimed to develop a 21st Century world-class knowledge […]


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Library movement takes root in Bangladesh

(7 July 2014, Dhaka, Bangladesh)  A non-profit platform in Bangladesh is aiding in the setup and sustenance of libraries in remote districts and villages of the country. The efforts of the Village Library Movement, initiated in 2006, have already benefited at least 3,000 readers through nearly 30 libraries. Al Jazeera has the story.


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Measuring the library movement in Bangladesh

(23 May 2014) There are around 130 government public libraries in Bangladesh and another several thousand in villages run by an assortment of NGOs and communities themselves. Can they contribute to early literacy efforts? Beyond Access has the story.


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BanglaJOL loads 100th journal

(4 February 2013)  INASP has announced that there are now 100 journals on the Bangladesh Journals Online. BanglaJOL features journals with research conducted in, and relevant to, Bangladesh. Since it launched in 2007, BanglaJOL has been growing steadily and now contains almost 10,000 articles across the 100 journals. Having been managed by INASP since it […]


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