Tag Archives: Nepal

China launches “Panda Book Corner” library project in Nepali schools

(7 December 2018, Kathmandu, (Xinhua) A library project, the “Panda Book Corner,” has been launched by the Chinese government in Nepal to distribute books to schools. The project was launched on Thursday in five different schools of Kathmandu valley. It aims to promote the Chinese language among school students, to share knowledge and experience from […]


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Nepal’s Prime Minister inaugurates Nepal Academy library building built with Indian assistance

(11 July 2018) The Prime Minister of Nepal K.P.Sharma Oli on Tuesday inaugurated the Library building of Nepal Academy in Kathmandu. The library has been built with the Indian assistance of NRs. (Nepali Rupees) 43.94 million. PM Oli expressed gratitude to the Government of India for constructing the library. The newly built three-storey library will […]


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NDL trains Nepali librarians

(27 June 2016) Since 1989, the National Diet Library (NDL) has served as the International Federation of Library Associations Strategic Programme on Preservation and Conservation (IFLA PAC) Regional Centre for Asia, and has worked to promote cooperation in preserving library materials throughout Asia. As part of the cooperative activities of the Regional Centre, Mr. Yadab […]


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President’s message – Nepal Library Foundation after ten years

(9 June 2016) Nepal Library Foundation, Canada celebrated its tenth anniversary in March 2015. Its founding mission statement was to ‘support library development in Nepal and the establishment of a national library system’. To date NLF Canada has raised over $150,000. This has directly supported the establishment of over 40 libraries in Nepal. It has […]


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E-Pustakalaya and library training completed in Police Officers Training Center Chitwan, Nepal

(20 April 2016) The Nepal Library Foundation completed library management training, provided books and computers; and installed e-pustakalaya server in Middle Region Police Training Center of the Government of Nepal in April 2015. Mr. Ramesh Kharel, Senior Superintendent of Nepal Police and head of the Training Center requested NLF assistance in upgrading the existing library […]


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BL Endangered Archives Programme call for applications 2015

(22 September 2015) Applications are being accepted for the next round of funding. The deadline for the submission of preliminary application forms is 6 November 2015. Unless action is taken now, much of mankind’s documentary heritage may vanish – discarded as no longer of relevance or left to deteriorate beyond recovery. This website explains what […]


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A Right to Read campaign established in Nepal‎

(21 September 2015) On 3-4 September 2015, EIFL co-organized the first seminar in Nepal dedicated to library copyright issues, in cooperation with the Nepal Library and Information Consortium (NeLIC). The sub-regional seminar provided an introduction to copyright and the copyright system, as well as library provisions in the copyright law of Nepal and other countries. […]


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Nepal’s damaged libraries need your support

27 August 2015) Help is still needed to restore Nepal’s libraries and community centres damaged by the April 2015 earthquake. In its August 2015 blogletter, READ Global reports on the support needed to rebuild them. Read more here. READ Global has also opened three new centres in Bhutan and India. In Yangthang village, Bhutan, the […]


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Quake-ravaged TU Central Library, Nepal, to take two years to manage

(1 July 2015, Kathmandu) The Tribhuvan University (TU) Central Library will take two years to manage the earthquake damage before normal services can recommence, library officials have said. The 25 April 2015 earthquake has caused NPR 1.5 million damage to the library which houses some 400,000 volumes of books, thousands of research journals and some […]


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Donate to the Nepal Library Relief Fund

(10 June 2015) The American Library Association is partnering with READ Global (Rural Education and Development) libraries, other NGOs and other government organizations in Nepal to collect monetary donations, which will be sent to continue leading the relief effort. The Nepal Library Relief Fund will help to rebuild libraries and archives in Nepal that were destroyed […]


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Expanding access to research in Nepal

(29 May 2015)  EIFL has a new seven-month project ‘Open Access: Greater Reach for Research’ with Open Access Nepal – a student led initiative – that will advocate for open access in major universities and colleges in five regions of Nepal. In a few weeks universities will be opened again in Nepal (they have been […]


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Research grants from the Endangered Archives Programme

(9 May 2015) The Endangered Archives Programme offers a number of grants every year to individual researchers world-wide to locate vulnerable archival collections, to arrange their transfer wherever possible to a suitable local archival home, and to deliver digital copies into the international research domain via the British Library. The specific focus of this Programme […]


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UN Depository Library in Nepal damaged in 25 April earthquake

(6 May 2015) Since 1946, the Dag Hammarskjöld Library of the United Nations Secretariat in New York has arranged for the distribution of United Nations documents and publications to users around the world through its depository library system. Tribhuvan University Central Library, at Kirtipur, Kathmandu, which serves as the only UN depository library in Nepal, […]


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Skype offers free calls to Nepal

(12 June 2015) Last 3 days of discounted Skype calls to mobiles and landlines in Nepal Skype will be ending discounted calls on 15 June, 2015 at 1200 GMT and reinstating  standard pricing to call mobiles and landlines. Skype to Skype voice and video calls will remain free to everyone. Skype hopes these discounted calls […]


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NLM and publishers grant free access to books and journals for healthcare professionals responding to earthquake in Nepal

(28 April 2015) The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and publisher Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) has been activated to support healthcare professionals working on the response to the earthquake in Nepal. The EAI is a collaborative partnership between NLM and participating publishers to provide free access to full-text from more than 650 biomedical journals and […]


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