Tag Archives: Malaysia

Information literacy in the ASEAN region and beyond

(3 August 2018) Registration is open for the IFLA Information Literacy Section WLIC Satellite Meeting: Information Literacy in the ASEAN Region and Beyond which takes place at the Universiti Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 23 August 2018. It is free, but pre-registration is required and places are limited to 50. Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, Chair […]


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And the winner of the 3rd IFLA Green Library Award 2018 is…

(17 July 2018) The winner of the IFLA Green Library Award 2018 is Foshan Library for the project submission “Foshan Library’s Green Practice”, located in Foshan new city, which is a key area for the construction of a sponge city [cities designed to soak up floodwater] in the province of Guangdong, China. One reviewer found: “The Foshan Library is a culturally significant building in […]


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IFLAPARL Pre-Conference 2018 Agenda

(13 July 2018) The 2018 IFLAPARL pre-conference will be held in the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on 24th August 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  The theme will be ‘Transforming parliamentary libraries and research services to meet changing clients’ needs’. The provisional agenda for the pre-conference is now available on the Section’s Events pages. The announcement is here.


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Penang Digital Library to be expanded

(26 June 2018, George Town)  The Penang Digital Library (PDL), Malaysia’s first digital library which acts as a catalyst for the next phase of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) development, will be expanding says Chief Minister Incorporated (CMI) deputy general manager, S. Bharathi. She said following resounding response to the library, there was a […]


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Kuala Lumpur ‘living library’ bridges generation gap in ageing Asia

(25 June 2018, Kuala Lumpur) A “living library” project in Malaysia’s capital is lending out older people’s knowledge to the young, to improve the lives of pensioners and bridge Kuala Lumpur’s generation gap. It links groups of students with retirement homes so older people can discuss the challenges they face living in the city. The […]


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Public Library Program WLIC 2018

(22 June 2018) IFLA’s Public Libraries Section has partnered with a number of other professional units to bring you a rich program in Kuala Lumpur this August. Pop these in your diary! Sunday 26 August/ Session 094/ 9.30-11.30 What is Universal Design for Libraries? Library Services to People with Special Needs: Public Libraries and Library Services […]


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Ruth’s Rankings News Flash! 2018-3: Top News from THE and QS updates

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is THE’s best Young University; Malaysia adds four universities to the QS 2019 World Rankings (16 June 2018) During the past few weeks, Times Higher Education released updated rankings piecemeal, in preparation for its September to October release of its  2019 world rankings. At the same time, QS […]


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A free Workshop on Text Mining and the HathiTrust Research Center at the IFLA WLIC 2018 Kuala Lampur, Malaysia

(13 June 2018) Are you attending the IFLA 2018 World Library and Information Congress? JOIN US ON:  August 23, 2018, for a day-long text mining workshop for librarians hosted by the IFLA Social Science Libraries Satellite Meeting. Come and Learn more about digital humanities methods and text mining? Here are some of the exciting things you can expect to learn […]


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Ruth’s Rankings 35: Come together: May updates lead to an investigation of Collaboration

By Ruth Pagell* (11 June 2018) The following three international ranking updates were released in May. 2018 CWTS Leiden Rankings, where I will focus on the Collaborations module 2018 Times Higher Education, with its ever growing list of Emerging Economies 2018 U21 National Higher Education system rankings, drilling down in “Connectivity” In addition, Malaysia updated […]


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Career and professional development coaching at WLIC 2018

(22 May 2018) The purpose of the present work in the CPDWL (Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning) section is to develop a robust and varied selection of continuing professional development opportunities to better prepare IFLA and the global library workforce to support 21st century users. During IFLA WLIC 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, CPDWL will […]


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Participation grants for 40 Malaysia delegates in IFLA World Library and Information Congress

(14 March 2018) The IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2018 has made funds available from Persatuan Pustakawan Malaysia (PPM) & Access Dunia Sdn. Bhd. to provide support for 40 Malaysian delegates to attend the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. These grants are under the jurisdiction of the Malaysia National […]


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Invitation to attend IFLA 2018 Satellite meetings

(12 March 2018) The call is for participants to register and attend these Satellite meetings held 23rd Aug 2018. Videogames:  Winning strategies for libraries Audiovisual and Multimedia Section joint with the IT Section Planning digital preservation: in for the long run Preservation and Conservation Section joint with the IT Section Reinventing Reference with Technology Transformations Reference and Information […]


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Entries for IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year now open

(1 March 2018) Entries are now open for the IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year Award. First offered in 2014, the Award is a wonderful opportunity to showcase new public library buildings and associated programs, and consider their impact on the community. The award is presented to a library anywhere in the world that best […]


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RDA all-day conference on August 23, 2018, hosted by the National Library of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur

(2 March 2018) This event is organized by the RDA Board. It will be held at the National Library of Malaysia, 232 Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur. Join the conference for a full-day event focused on RDA, and looking particularly at the ways in which RDA is evolving to accommodate the needs of cataloguing communities […]


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Al-Tibb: healing traditions in Islamic medical manuscripts

(22 February 2018)  Medicine in Islam carries a history of enquiry, innovation and change. Through and through, the search for knowledge occupies an esteemed place in the Islamic worldview. Al-Tibb: Healing Traditions in Islamic Medical Manuscripts attempts to make manifest this journey of discovery and accomplishments. A selection of manuscripts, along with accompanying objects, seeks […]


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