Tag Archives: National Library Board

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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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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