Tag Archives: Myanmar

Myanmar: British Council’s e-library launched

(7 Oct 2019) The British Council’s digital library was launched at the British Library building in Kannar Street, Yangon on October 1, 2019. The library is accessible from anywhere across Myanmar via mobile, computer, tablet and other devices with an internet connection. It includes over 7,000 magazines and newspapers, more than 3,000 fiction and non-fictione-books […]


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Myanmar: Iconic library keeps relevance in the face of new technology

(31 Aug 2019) Whenever people talk about Yangon University, some of the first few things that come to mind are Adipati Road leading to the university, the Thit Pote Pin (Dalbergia) tree, Convocation Hall, and of course its students — the cream of the crop in Myanmar. The university library, once an honoured institution in […]


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Legal e-resources training for Myanmar librarians

(22 Aug 2019)  Librarians at the universities of Dagon and East Yangon in Yangon, Myanmar, will take part in a two-day workshop to improve their capacity to make the best use of e-resources provided through the EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project to support law faculty to deliver newly-developed courses on human rights law.  In addition librarians will be trained […]


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Read for an hour, make K1000

(5 Jul 2019) In the commotion of the street filled with music and restaurants, one apartment strikes out as strangely calm. Over 20 people are quietly sitting down, reading books. It is not a library but a business company office. The catch? Every Wednesday it turns into a book club from 6 to 7pm – […]


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Gay librarian’s suicide in Myanmar outrages LGBT+ community

(27 June 2019)  A gay librarian who was bullied by his colleagues in Yangon posted a final message on Facebook before taking his own life. In his final words, Kyaw Zin Win pleaded not to be reborn in a land of oppressors. Read the full story here.  


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Myanmar Education Research and Learning Portal

(31 May 2019)  Free and open access to research in Myanmar will grow dramatically as a result of an exciting new project that will establish a national portal for journal articles, theses and dissertations, conference proceedings and other research output from Myanmar universities. The Myanmar Education Research and Learning Portal (MERAL) is a project of the […]


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Public Librarian Award ceremony given to teacher from the Lumbini Academy

(10 May 2019)  The Public Librarian Award ceremony is an addition to the end of a training program for librarians. The award was offered by the Lion Library support group, Save The Library, Future Dream Libraries and the 360ED visioneering education company. The prizes included medals, books, K100,000 and useful electronic devices for libraries. The full […]


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EIFL to host eLibrary Myanmar project workshop in July

(18 Apr 2019)  EIFL e-Library Myanmar project partner universities – University of Mandalay, Yadanabon University, Mandalay Technological University, University of Computer Studies, Mandalay, Yangon Technological University, and University of Computer Studies,Yangon – are to attend a three-day workshop on ‘Effective Training’. Each university will be represented by librarians who train faculty and students to navigate through licensed […]


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Myanmar Library Association and 4th Regional Workshop on School Libraries in Southeast Asia, 2018

(8 August 2018) Myat Sann Nyein writes that the Myanmar Library Association (MLA) is helping the country to promote reading, improve access to and use of new technology  in the area of information and ICT literacy development.  MLA pools their resources and make efforts to keep pace with new technology development and adopt suitable technologies […]


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Three OA repositories launched in Myanmar

(24 July 2018) Three more universities in Myanmar – Yadanabon University, Yangon University of Economics and Yezin Agricultural University – have launched institutional open access (OA) repositories, which will make their research more visible and freely available to scholars worldwide. The repositories have been set up with support from EIFL through the EIFL eLibrary Myanmar […]


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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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