Tag Archives: Malaysia

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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Curtin Sarawak librarians conduct Information Literacy Skills workshops for secondary school students

(10 November 2016, Miri)  Training workshops on information literacy skills were conducted over two weeks for 34 secondary school students in Miri by staff of the references services section of The Library at Curtin University, Sarawak Malaysia (Curtin Sarawak) recently. The students were from SMK Riam Taman Tunku, SMK Lopeng and SM Sains Miri, and […]


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Library in a Box helps connect students with no internet connectivity in Sarawak

(5 November 2016) With internet connectivity being a problem in most rural areas, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) and Pustaka Negeri Sarawak (Pustaka) came up with a solution enabling users to access internet information offline. During an MoU signing ceremony between Unimas and Pustaka on November 4th, Unimas deputy vice chancellor (Research and Innovation) Professor Dr Kopli […]


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Pustaka Negeri Sarawak poster presentation @ IFLA 2016 : A slideshow of highlights from around the world

(1 November 2016) Pustaka Negeri Sarawak presented a poster titled Sarawak (Malaysia) Family Literacy Program Model: Community Strategies For Promoting Literacy,  at the IFLA WLIC 2016 which was held in the Greater Columbus Convention Centre (GCCC), Columbus, Ohio, USA from 13 to 16 August 2016.  About 3,200 people from 137 countries visited the Congress.  Pustaka […]


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Malaysian librarians seek cooperation with Brunei

(31 October 2016) The Law Librarians Group of Persatuan Pustakawan Malaysia (Librarians Association of Malaysia) have expressed interest to organise attachment training programmes for librarians with their Brunei counterparts. This was said by its head of delegation, Anna Kustyana Mukandar, who is also the head of the Law Library at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). “We […]


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IFLA WLIC 2018 to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

(18 August 2016) During the Closing Session of IFLA WLIC 2016, IFLA President Donna Scheeder officially announced the host location for the World Library and Information Congress 2018 is Malaysia. The conference is scheduled for 24-30 August 2018. 2018年国际图联世界图书馆与信息大会:马来西亚吉隆坡 A detailed press release is here.‎ The announcement is here. CMW has more.


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