Tag Archives: Malaysia

What do librarians wear? Video explores librarian fashion in Australia

(21 September 2018) Do you find yourself wondering what to wear in the morning? Dressed to the 746s: Australian Librarian Style is a short video that explores how librarians dress. It debuted at the IFLA World Library & Information Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia earlier this year. In the video creators Bonnie Wildie, Amy McKenzie […]


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Malaysia to import smart library system from Taiwan

IDSmart included facial recognition system and far-reaching automation (20 September 2018, Taipei)  Malaysia will import the IDSmart Library system from Taiwan in order to improve the efficiency of its library management as well as the convenience for their readers, reports said Thursday. The move is the result of a Taiwanese and a Malaysian company signing a […]


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Kuala Lumpur named World Book Capital 2020

(20 September 2018) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was named World Book Capital for the year 2020 by the Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, on the recommendation of the World Book Capital Advisory Committee. The city was selected because of the strong focus on inclusive education, the development of a knowledge-based society and accessible reading for all […]


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Going Global: IFLA live streams the highlights of the World Library and Information Congress 2018

(22 August 2018) Following a successful first ever live stream in 2017, IFLA’s World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) will be live streamed again in 2018. This time, you will be able to access nine of the biggest and most popular sessions and get the latest on IFLA’s key initiatives to build a stronger and […]


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From China to Malaysia: IGI Global will exhibit at annual BIBF and IFLA conferences

(22 August 2018) IGI Global will attend the 25th Beijing International Book Fair in Beijing, China, on August 22-26 at booth E1.L04. The international academic publisher looks forward to reconnecting with global partners to discuss their new 2019 initiatives. This is the ninth year IGI has attended BIBF. Dr. Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, President and CEO, Nick Newcomer, Marketing Manager, […]


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IFLA to live-stream selected WLIC sessions

(20 August 2018) IFLA, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, has announced that selected sessions of the 2018 World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) will be live-streamed. Librarianship.ca has all the details here.


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STL Sessions at IFLA WLIC in Kuala Lumpur

(15 August 2018) The Science & Technologies Libraries section is proud to announce its session line up for the upcoming IFLA World Library and Information Congress. Please join us for informatitive and exciting presentations on open access and data librarianship! Libraries as Drivers for Open Access Sunday, August 26th @ 9:30-11:30am 1. From green to gold […]


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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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