Tag Archives: Myanmar

33 Burmese manuscripts digitised at BL

(24 May 2017) The Burmese manuscript collection in the British Library consists of approximately 1,800 manuscripts. The majority are written on palm leaf, but there are also many paper folding books (parabaik), and texts written on diverse materials such as gold, silver, copper and ivory sheets in the shape of palm leaves. The collection is […]


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Two open access repositories launched in Myanmar

(12 May 2017) University of Mandalay and University of Yangon, this week launched institutional open access repositories, opening up their research to the world. The repositories, which were set up with support from EIFL through the EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project, include peer-reviewed journal articles, research papers, and papers from selected international conferences. At the time […]


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Launch of OA repositories in Myanmar

(8 May 2017) Two leading universities in Myanmar, University of Mandalay and University of Yangon, will launch open access (OA) institutional repositories on 8 May (in Mandalay) and on 11 May (in Yangon). The two repositories were set up with support from EIFL. Visit the University of Mandalay Open Access Repository. Visit the University of […]


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Extending EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project

(21 April 2017) EIFL Director Rima Kupryte will attend the signing ceremony of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Myanmar Department of Higher Education and EIFL for further development of university libraries in Myanmar. The MoU, which extends the EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project to reach more universities, contributes to Myanmar’s national strategy for reforming […]


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Setting up open access repositories at the University of Mandalay and the University of Yangon

(5 April 2017) As Myanmar opens up to the outside world after decades of isolation, universities across the country are embracing the concept of open access (OA). EIFL has been working with two leading universities, University of Mandalay and University of Yangon, to set up OA institutional repositories. There are 158 universities under the Myanmar […]


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EIFL supports libraries and copyright in Myanmar

(31 January 2017) The copyright law of Myanmar was enacted over a century ago in 1914, and is one of many laws that are being replaced. It is based on the 1911 Copyright Act of the United Kingdom and although the law is still on the statute books, in practice it is defunct. Foreign works […]


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How are tech-savvy girls in Myanmar closing the gender digital divide?

(18 January 2017) While the rapid expansion of technology and internet access in Myanmar offers unprecedented economic and educational opportunities, it also threatens to deepen the divide between those with and without access—a risk that disproportionately affects women and girls worldwide. A 2015 baseline study of IREX’s Beyond Access Myanmar project showed that 70% of […]


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Historic materials donated to National Library

(12 January 2017) Five antique recordings of the national anthem and a hand-drawn map of Southeast Asia dating back nearly 250 years have been donated to the Myanmar National Library in Nay Pyi Taw. The donation came from the Youth Force Group of Companies, which has already donated hundreds of historical artefacts to the museum. […]


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Website for Burmese law resources

(28 December 2016) Myanmar-law-library (MLL) is a website hosted in France and created by Rémi Nguyen, Ph.D Candidate in Law at CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research), for the access and knowledge of Burmese law. The website contains legislative texts (Constitutions, Burma Codes, statute law) since the independence of Burma (Myanmar), court decisions of […]


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The Myanmar Academic Library Consortium is born

(13 December 2016)  Nine leading academic libraries are beginning to work together in a consortium – the Myanmar Academic Library Consortium (MALC). EIFL first became involved in bringing access to knowledge to students and researchers in Myanmar in December 2013, through the eLibrary Myanmar project, which provides academic institutions with access to an impressive range […]


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Myanmar Institute of Strategic and International Studies joins eLibrary Myanmar project

(5 October 2016) The Myanmar Institute of Strategic and International Studies, which researches international relations and foreign policy issues, and whose foreign policy and strategy recommendations help guide Myanmar’s bilateral and multilateral relations, has joined the EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project. In addition to making important contributions to foreign policy formulation, the institute’s work aims to […]


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Japan Culture House opens in Myanmar

(5 September 2016) Most foreign culture centres around Yangon are found in villas or large houses, with security guards and guest to greet visitors. The Japan Culture House, which opened to the public on August 31, is in a small house in Bahan township, decorated with traditional Japanese tatami mats where guests can nap, recline, […]


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Transforming libraries in Myanmar: The e-Library Myanmar Project

(23 July 2016)  Myat Sann Nyein who has been a librarian in Myanmar since 1985 describes the challenges and success of the e-Library Myanmar Project implemented by EIFL. It began with the universities of Yangon and Mandalay and now stands at seven partner universities. 166,000 students and 4,000 academic staff at these seven now have […]


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Myanmar librarians’ study tour to Hong Kong

(1 June 2016) Ten librarians from EIFL’s partner universities in the EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project will travel to Hong Kong on a five-day study tour organized by EIFL in partnership with the University of Hong Kong Library. From 13 to 17 June 2016, the librarians will visit University of Hong Kong Library and Lingnan University Library. The […]


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Glimpses of early Siam and Burma

 (9 May 2016) The Royal Commonwealth Society Library has just created an electronic catalogue for one of its largest and most significant manuscript collections: the papers of the diplomat, colonial administrator and orientalist Henry Burney (1792-1845). Burney was born in Calcutta, the son of a Senior Master of the Calcutta Military School for Orphans. His […]


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