Tag Archives: Myanmar

Vice President U Myint Swe delivers speech at closing ceremony of CONSAL XVII

(5 May 2018) Vice President U Myint Swe delivered a speech at the closing ceremony of the 17th Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians (CONSAL XVII) at the Myanmar International Convention Centre-II (MICC-II) in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday afternoon. Vice President U Myint Swe said that by hosting the CONSAL XVII, Myanmar had successfully conducted works […]


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Can Myanmar’s libraries help combat human trafficking?

(28 March 2018) Since 2016, The Asia Foundation, in partnership with the Myanmar Library Association (MLA) and with support from the Chong-Moon Lee Foundation, has implemented a pilot project leveraging the country’s libraries to raise awareness about human trafficking. The main goal is to empower at-risk, vulnerable young people with a comprehensive package of knowledge […]


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New American Center opens in Yangon

(23 March 2018)  The new American Center opened on Wednesday at the corner of Inya Road and University Avenue in Yangon, the US Embassy announced. The new centre ‘represents the largest single financial commitment’ by the US government in an American Center anywhere in the world, the embassy statement said. The library is open to […]


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Six more Myanmar universities join EIFL project

(20 February 2018) Six more universities have joined the EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project as part of an agreement between EIFL and the Myanmar Department of Higher Education to further develop university libraries and contribute to Myanmar’s national strategy for higher education reform. EIFL’s work in Myanmar is made possible by the Open Society Foundations Higher […]


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Turkish aid agency provides mobile library to Myanmar

(10 November 2017, Ankara) Turkey’s state-run aid agency has provided a mobile library to a foundation in Myanmar in an effort to boost educational efforts in the country. In a written statement, the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) said Myanmar’s Daw Khin Kyi Foundation was given a mobile library equipped with steel shelfs and […]


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Be a school librarian in Asia

(23 October 2017) International schools always need librarians. Currently, schools in Taiwan, China, Japan, Vietnam and Myanmar are hiring. TIE Online has the list of vacancies here.


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CONSAL XVII website opens for visitors

(23 October 2017) The 17th Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians takes place 2-5 May 2018 in Naypyitaw, Myanmar.  Visit the Congress website.


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EIFL OA workshops in Myanmar

(19 October 2017) EIFL will host workshops for open access (OA) working groups and librarians from three Myanmar universities that are adopting OA policies and setting up OA institutional repositories. The three universities – Yangon University of Economics, Yadanabon University and Yezin Agricultural University – will use the opportunity to finalize OA policy documents, ensure […]


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eLibrary Myanmar Project

(18 October 2017) There are 158 universities in Myanmar under the Ministry of Education. After years of isolation, their libraries have very limited current print collections.  What’s more, until the start of the eLibrary Myanmar project in December 2013, no universities had access to online subscription resources.  As a result, research standards and output have been […]


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CONSAL XVII call for papers

CONSAL17 takes place 2 to 5 May 2018 in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. Its theme is Next Generation Libraries: Collaborate and Connect. In keeping with the theme, the Organizing Committee of CONSAL XVII invites papers for the General Conference. The CONSAL XVII website is here: http://consalxvii.org  


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Donation Drive: Wiley donates books to Myanmar university libraries

(3 August 2017) Wiley has partnered with iGroup in donating and distributing 1,000 academic and professional development books to university libraries in Myanmar. The books, published by Wiley, span a wide range of subjects and will make their way to several universities across the country. They include the University of Yangon which will receive the […]


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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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