Tag Archives: Malaysia

A library built with love

(10 November 2017) During a visit to the Anning Children’s Home in Ipoh, Malaysia, about eight years ago, former SMJK Pei Yuan principal Mok Soon Sang was dismayed that its “mini library” was severely wanting. Mok, 75, noted that there were insufficient reading materials and it was also not well equipped. Wanting to encourage the […]


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Win € 2000 plus registration and travel to IFLA World Library and Information Congress 24-30 August 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

(7 November 2017) Win € 2000 plus registration and travel to IFLA World Library and Information Congress in 24–30 August 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Apply for the 2018 IFLA – BibLibre International Library Marketing Award. The IFLA Section on Management and Marketing in collaboration with BibLibre, Paris, France, has the pleasure to announce the IFLA – […]


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Call for volunteers for IFLA WLIC 2018 Kuala Lumpur

(30 October 2017)  The Malaysian National Committee of International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) 2018 (https://2018.ifla.org/) is calling for Volunteers for the Congress, 24th through 30th August 2018 in Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur! Up to 300 positions are available. Volunteers must be 18 years of […]


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84th IFLA General Conference Assembly, WLIC 2018, Malaysia

(11 October 2017) Registration for the 2018 IFLA World Library and Information Congress is now open. The 84th IFLA Conference will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 24-30 August 2018. Attendees can register via the Congress website. Please note that if you registered for one of the previous IFLA Congresses since 2012 via the […]


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Penang Digital Library Phase 2 will be ready in 2018

(10 October 2017, George Town) The Penang Digital Library Phase 2 (PDL-P2) to be constructed in the state government quarters building here is expected to be fully operational by the end of Dec next year. “The existing PDL can only accommodate 100 to 120 users at any one time on weekdays and it can not […]


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High-tech library services must be expanded nationwide – PNM DG

(13 September 2017, Kuala Lumpur,  (Bernama)  The high-technology library services must be expanded throughout the country, especially in remote areas to ensure all residents have access to the same information thus generating a knowledgeable and informed society, said National Library of Malaysia (PNM) Director-General Datuk Nafisah Ahmad. She said with today’s development in information technology […]


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IFLA WLIC 2018 key dates announced

(23 August 2017) The IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2018 has announced key dates on its website, https://2018.ifla.org/.  These include registration, accommodation and fees deadline. More key dates are here. IFLA WLIC 2018 will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 24-30 August 2018.


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US Ambassador launches UMS American Corner

(24 May 2017) The United States (US) Ambassador to Malaysia, Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir officiated at the launch of the American Corner Sabah at Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) library on May 24. According to Kamala, with the new opening, the people of Sabah would have additional opportunities to join programmes and participate in dialogues, focused on […]


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Malaysia cuts education budget, while Indonesia and Philippines increase

(26 April 2017, Kuala Lumpur) An international expert in socio-economic development in Southeast Asia says Malaysia shouldn’t be cutting down on the budget for education, especially since neighbouring countries are pumping more resources into education. Speaking to FMT, Prof Patrick Ziegenhain, a visiting professor at Universiti Malaya’s (UM) Asia-Europe Institute, noted that Indonesia and Philippines […]


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Ruth’s Rankings 24: Malaysia Higher Education – “Soaring Upward” or Not?

By Ruth A. Pagell* (28 March 2017) Ruth’s Rankings 24 is based on Malaysian news articles that chronicle the changes in funding to Malaysia’s premier research universities following the release of the Ministry of Education’s Malaysia Education Blueprint 2015-2025 (Higher Education) – MEB – in 2015. In preparing the article, I read many news articles […]


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Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology and Yamaguchi University choose Clarivate Analytics Solutions for research platform

Platform aims to Boost Intellectual Property Education and Research in Malaysia (22 February 2017, Kuala Lumpur) In an effort to strengthen intellectual property (IP) education and research in Malaysia, Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT) and Yamaguchi University are collaborating to build a comprehensive research platform using global patent information and IP analysis tools from […]


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WORAL signs MoU with Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia

(7 February 2017, Doha, (Bernama) The World Organisation for Renaissance of Arabic Language (WORAL) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) to establish an Arabic language section at USIM’s library, Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported. The MoU aims to promote the use of Arabic in Malaysia and other Asian […]


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Malaysia hosts 2018 World Library and Information Congress, event to spur RM44.4million in earnings

(14 December 2016, Kuala Lumpur) The country is expected to generate RM44.4 million ringgit  from the 84th International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) World Library and Information Congress (WLIC). The winning bid for the congress was led by the Librarians Association of Malaysia (PPM) and National Library of Malaysia (PNM) with support from […]


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How can we inculcate reading and bring back the library culture among Malaysians?

(17 November 2016)  The Malaysian Digest asks what lies ahead for libraries now that books can be compressed into small devices. Expert opinions were sought  about how Malaysian  libraries are coping with changes in reading habits. Libraries in and around Kuala Lumpur were visited and the views of librarians about what motivates their patrons to spend […]


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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia hosts Asia Open Access Summit 2016

(15 November 2016) On 14 and 15 November 2016, the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) (Community of Practice), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysian Research and Education Network (MYREN) and SIFULAN organized the Asia Open Access Summit 2016 at INTEKMA Resort & Convention Centre. Many participants were the Open Access practitioners and academicians. More details, URL: http://ahmadfaizar.blogspot.my/2016/11/asia-open-access-summit-2016.html […]


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