Tag Archives: floods

Kerala counts flood losses: Taxes hit, libraries destroyed

(4 September 2018) The Kerala state government is staring at a significant dip in tax collection, and local communities in different places are mourning the destruction of tens of thousands of books in local libraries. Libraries in various districts have also been badly hit by the floods. While students are attempting to dry their books […]


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ANU’s Chifley Library uses freezers to preserve cold hard facts after flood

(5 March 2018) Librarians at the Australian National University are busy stacking freezers, not shelves, in the wake of the massive deluge to swamp Canberra last weekend. A pile of sodden rare books from the university’s Chifley Library are being stored in special freezers as librarians figure out the best way to preserve them. The […]


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Canberra deluge causes extensive flood damage to books in ANU’s Chifley Library

(26 February 2018)  The Australian National University is still counting the cost of Sunday’s storm, listing damage to rare books, delays to the Union Court redevelopment and the writing off of up to 11 excavators as among major issues caused by the deluge. About 22,000 students and 4,500 staff were asked to stay away from […]


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Leaking AC plant floods National Library, Kolkata

(12 July 2016) Thousands of priceless books, newspapers and periodicals had to be hastily evacuated from the language division of Bhawa Bhavan at the National Library on Tuesday morning after the room was inundated by water leaking from the airconditioning plant and rainwater pouring in through broken window panes. The damage is yet to be […]


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Dramatic flood at Yonsei University library sends students fleeing

(8 July 2016) Students were shocked when rain water poured into their library. In a matter of minutes the flood turned into a waterfall with water poring into the library from the ceiling. The Daily Mail has shocking footage of the flood the moment water burst into the Yonsei University library, South Korea, causing students to […]


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NDL trains Nepali librarians

(27 June 2016) Since 1989, the National Diet Library (NDL) has served as the International Federation of Library Associations Strategic Programme on Preservation and Conservation (IFLA PAC) Regional Centre for Asia, and has worked to promote cooperation in preserving library materials throughout Asia. As part of the cooperative activities of the Regional Centre, Mr. Yadab […]


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Two librarians at the centre of flood relief efforts in Myanmar

(28 August 2015) Myanmar is in the early stages of recovering from devastating floods that have displaced 384,900 households and affected more than 1.6 million people. While the government and relief organizations have organized a strong response to the floods, access to food, health services, and communications is still limited in many remote villages and […]


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