Tag Archives: National Library Board

New Chairman and Chief Executive Officer to be appointed to the National Library Board

(15 Oct 2019) The Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) announced today two leadership changes – Mr Lee Seow Hiang’s appointment as Chairman of the National Library Board (NLB) with effect from 1 January 2020; and Mr Ng Cher Pong’s appointment as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the NLB effective 1 December 2019. Mr […]


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Mining text, linking entities – National Library Board of Singapore’s journey

(26 July 2019) Connecting collections across institutions and discovering hidden knowledge has always been our goal. Due to disparate data sources, differing levels of quality and granularity in the data sets and varying terminologies used for concepts and entities, this has proved to be a challenge. Barring standardisation across knowledge repositories, which is an insurmountable […]


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People in Singapore reading more: NLB study

(1 Jul 2019)  According to the 2018 National Reading Habits Study, people in Singapore are reading more books, magazines and newspapers – in both print and digital formats. The trend is in part attributable to the popularity of e-books. Read the full story from The Straits Times here.  


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Singapore libraries use augmented reality to attract more visitors

(6 June 2019) As reading habits change, Singapore’s National Library Board is also changing – powered by high tech. “We accept that the library is not just a place to come and borrow books. To attract more people, we need the library to be a place for experience, especially networking and community connection,” says Ramachandran […]


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How did NLB win the Business Excellence Awards last year

(2 May 2019)  The Business Excellence Awards recognise organisations with good leadership, corporate governance and social responsibility, and assess how they deal with both customers and their own employees, as well as how they leverage innovation. In 2018, the National Library Board (NLB) was the winner of the Singapore Quality Award with Special Commendation, the highest […]


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Borrowing limits at Singapore’s libraries to be permanently raised

(4 March 2019) National Library Board (NLB) members will be able to borrow up to 16 physical items from April this year. Senior Minister of State for Communications and Information Sim Ann said in her Committee of Supply debate speech on Monday (Mar 4) that for many years, NLB has doubled the loan quota of […]


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Conference of Directors of National Libraries in Asia and Oceania (CDNLAO) Meeting in Singapore, 21 February 2019

(Feburary 2019)  The National Library Board (NLB) is the host for the Conference of Directors of National Libraries in Asia and Oceania (CDNLAO) Annual Meeting. The meeting will be held at the National Library Building on 21 February 2019. This year, CDNLAO will commemorate its 40th Anniversary since it first convened in 1979. Over 20 countries across […]


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NLB archiving Singapore websites, digital materials

Move is part of effort to expand legal deposit collection of materials published in Singapore (4 November 2018)  The National Library Board (NLB) has taken on the enormous task of archiving 180,000 Singapore websites ending with the .sg domain, as well as digital materials published in Singapore. The annually updated National Day Parade website and […]


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National Library Board of Singapore receives digital innovation award

(19 September 2018, Cleveland, Ohio and Singapore) Rakuten OverDrive, the world’s leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools, presented the 2018 Digital Innovation Award to the National Library Board Singapore (NLB) at a ceremony in Singapore last month. This award was presented to recognize the numerous innovative features and services NLB has developed and […]


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Cybrarian Ventures hiring Business and Finance Executive / Manager

(17 August 2018) Cybrarian Ventures Pte Ltd (CVPL), incorporated in 2000, is a wholly owned company of the National Library Board (NLB) of Singapore.  It was created to be the sole distributor of products and services of NLB. The Company plans to reach out to the library industry to exert thought leadership in library innovations, […]


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NLB launches new digital business library

(23 October 2017, Singapore)  Singapore residents with an account with the National Library Board (NLB) can now access business resources in a new digital business library. The new online portal was launched on Monday (October 23) by NLB, in conjunction with OverDrive, a mobile application that allows users to borrow eBooks and audiobooks. Users can […]


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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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