Tag Archives: earthquake

Christchurch central library opens

(15 October 2018) Mayor Lianne Dalziel, opening the new library, said that the $92 million five-level centre on the edge of Cathedral Square marks the return of Christchurch’s cultural and community heart following the 2011 earthquake. “Tūranga will create a new set of memories for a new generation in a way I would never have […]


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ALA Nepal Library Relief Fund donates $2,500 to community library in Himalayas

(3 January 2016, Chicago)   The American Library Association (ALA) has donated $2,500 from its Nepal Library Relief Fund to the READ Global (Rural Education and Development) Center in Tukche village in the Mustang district of Nepal. A community library and resource center, the READ Center is being rebuilt after sustaining significant damage during the 2015 […]


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Nepal’s damaged libraries need your support

27 August 2015) Help is still needed to restore Nepal’s libraries and community centres damaged by the April 2015 earthquake. In its August 2015 blogletter, READ Global reports on the support needed to rebuild them. Read more here. READ Global has also opened three new centres in Bhutan and India. In Yangthang village, Bhutan, the […]


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Quake-ravaged TU Central Library, Nepal, to take two years to manage

(1 July 2015, Kathmandu) The Tribhuvan University (TU) Central Library will take two years to manage the earthquake damage before normal services can recommence, library officials have said. The 25 April 2015 earthquake has caused NPR 1.5 million damage to the library which houses some 400,000 volumes of books, thousands of research journals and some […]


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Donate to the Nepal Library Relief Fund

(10 June 2015) The American Library Association is partnering with READ Global (Rural Education and Development) libraries, other NGOs and other government organizations in Nepal to collect monetary donations, which will be sent to continue leading the relief effort. The Nepal Library Relief Fund will help to rebuild libraries and archives in Nepal that were destroyed […]


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UN Depository Library in Nepal damaged in 25 April earthquake

(6 May 2015) Since 1946, the Dag Hammarskjöld Library of the United Nations Secretariat in New York has arranged for the distribution of United Nations documents and publications to users around the world through its depository library system. Tribhuvan University Central Library, at Kirtipur, Kathmandu, which serves as the only UN depository library in Nepal, […]


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READ Nepal Earthquake Fund accepting donations

(30 April 2015) READ Nepal establishes community library and resource centers (READ Centers) by partnering with rural communities where a majority of women are illiterate, and most families live below the poverty line. All of the 59 READ Centers are owned and operated by the local community. Each Center has a library, computer room, women’s […]


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Skype offers free calls to Nepal

(12 June 2015) Last 3 days of discounted Skype calls to mobiles and landlines in Nepal Skype will be ending discounted calls on 15 June, 2015 at 1200 GMT and reinstating  standard pricing to call mobiles and landlines. Skype to Skype voice and video calls will remain free to everyone. Skype hopes these discounted calls […]


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NLM and publishers grant free access to books and journals for healthcare professionals responding to earthquake in Nepal

(28 April 2015) The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and publisher Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) has been activated to support healthcare professionals working on the response to the earthquake in Nepal. The EAI is a collaborative partnership between NLM and participating publishers to provide free access to full-text from more than 650 biomedical journals and […]


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