Tag Archives: National Library Board

Japan’s NEC considers buying Civica for $1.2 billion

(14 July 2017) Japanese information technology company NEC Corp is looking at buying British software firm Civica for 900 million pounds and has hired advisors to work on an offer, Sky News reported. An auction for Civica, one of the UK’s biggest public sector software providers, began several weeks ago and has drawn initial offers […]


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National Library Board manager gets jail, fine, for accessing members’ data to help loan shark

(3 July 2017, Singapore) A project manager with the National Library Board (NLB) was jailed for three years and eight months, and fined $270,000 on Monday (July 3) after making use of a library database to help an illegal moneylender gather information on debtors. Ang Boon Sin, now 39, repeatedly abused the NLB Spydus database […]


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Singapore delegation welcomed at the ALIA National 2016 Conference

(29 August 2016,  Adelaide) The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) welcomes a delegation of senior Singapore librarians to the ALIA National 2016 Conference being held in Adelaide, with six representatives from the National Library Board. Sue McKerracher, Chief Executive Office of ALIA, said: We invited colleagues from the National Library of Singapore with the […]


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UniSIM signs Memorandum of Understanding with the National Library Board

(4 March 2016) On 25 February 2016, SIM University (UniSIM) and the National Library Board (NLB) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on educational activities that will benefit NLB staff, UniSIM students and staff, and the general public. The MOU was signed by Prof Tsui Kai Chong, Provost of UniSIM; and Ms Tay […]


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BHL adds the National Library Board, Singapore as a new member

(23 October 2014) The Biodiversity Heritage Library,BHL, has welcomed the National Library Board, Singapore as a new member in BHL Central and simultaneously as BHL-Singapore, the newest node in Global BHL. The 16th member of the BHL Central consortium, BHL Singapore will help identify and digitize historical science literature from its collections and add these […]


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Lee Kong Chian Research Fellowship

(8 July 2014)  The Lee Kong Chian (LKC) Research Fellowship aims to facilitate new research and publishing about Singapore and Southeast Asian culture, economy and heritage. This will enrich the Asia-centric collections and resources of the Lee Kong Chian Reference Library at the National Library of Singapore. The LKC Research Fellowship is open to both […]


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NLB uses analytics to forecast demand

(22 August 2013) Futuregov reports that The National Library Board (NLB) of Singapore used analytics to improve accuracy in forecasting patrons’ demand by 60 per cent, reducing waiting time for popular books and frequency of patrons not being able to find the book they want. The story is here.


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Yang Menulis: they who write

Yang Menulis examines the largely invisible and multiple role of the Malay scribes and the value of their work in disseminating and preserving Malay culture via handwritten texts. This joint project between the Malay Heritage Centre and Singapore’s National Library Board is travelling around Singapore 14 May to 11 August.     More here: http://edm.nlb.gov.sg/12all/index.php?action=message&l=4&c=983&m=549&s=66349174475d14a464a7793e56913e13


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Enhancing library services through ICT in Singapore

FutureGov Asia Pacific has a 10 minute video interview with Lee Kee Siang, CIO and Director, Technology & Innovation, National Library Board (NLB) Singapore, in which he discusses technology, lifestyles of library patrons and NLB’s plans in ICT for 2013. Watch the interview here.


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NLB to add 820,000 eBooks to collection

The National Library Board (NLB) will be adding 820,000 more eBooks to its collection by the end of this year, said Ms Sim Ann, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Communications and Information, on Friday. The announcement comes on the back of a steady increase in loans of eBooks over the years. According to NLB, the number […]


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NLB’s first community-supported library on Chinese arts and culture

(31 January 2013) NLB’s first community-supported library will open in the heart of Chinatown. The library is set up and operated with donations from Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple and CP1 Pte Ltd, owner of Chinatown Point Retail. It is also the first library in Singapore to experiment with a visitor self-service model run […]


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NLB partners SP to engage the public in designing the new library@orchard

(Singapore, 19 December 2012) For the first time, library goers will be involved in creating the new library experience at Singapore’s Orchard Road. The National Library Board (NLB) and Singapore Polytechnic (SP) are partnering to develop the new library@orchard with Design Thinking, a user-focused approach. The NLB-SP team has developed a range of prototypes on […]


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