Tag Archives: NLB

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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Library Consultative Panel supports move by NLB to remove controversial book series

(3 July 2017, Singapore)  Three weeks after the National Library Board (NLB) removed a controversial series of Malay language books for young people from its shelves, an independent panel tasked to review the eight titles said it supports the move as the series “has the potential of creating religious and racial tensions among readers and […]


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IFLA’s Global Vision discussion arrives at Asia Oceania

(30 June 2017) From 28 to 29 June, the fifth IFLA Global Vision Regional Workshop was held at the National Library of Singapore. 32 participants from 27 countries in Asia Oceania joined the voice of more than 300 librarians that have been gathered by IFLA so far, to explore together how a connected library field […]


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NLB withdraws Malay language books on religion that was deemed controversial

(9 June 2017, Singapore) The National Library Board (NLB) said it will review its vetting process for potentially sensitive materials, after it withdrew a series of Malay language books on religion that was deemed controversial. All titles under the series called Agama, Tamadun Dan Arkeologi (Religion, Civilisation and Archeology) have been withdrawn with immediate effect, […]


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2017 BHL Annual Meetings, hosted by the National Library Board, Singapore

(30 March 2017) During 14-17 March 2017, the Biodiversity Heritage Library held its Annual Meetings in Singapore, hosted by the National Library Board. The meetings were attended by 24 BHL partner representatives from nine countries. Four projects were presented. Members selected Los Angeles as the location of the 2018 BHL Annual Meeting. They also elected […]


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Revamping libraries to be vibrant places of learning

(7 March 2017) The Straits Times reports that four newly renovated public libraries will reopen this year in Sengkang, Bukit Panjang, Tampines and Bedok, Singapore, with facilities such as a workspace with 3D printers and a storytelling room for children. Adults will also be encouraged to read more as well as more widely, following a […]


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NLB scholarships for library development

(28 February 2017) The National Library Board offers scholarships to promising talents in Singapore to pursue full-time undergraduate and postgraduate studies in fields to advance library development and also to grow domain expertise in various knowledge fields e.g. history and early childhood development. As an NLB scholar, you will play a key role in fulfilling […]


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Japanese Occupation newspaper in library portal

21 January 2017) The Singapore National Library’s NewspaperSG portal has been given a “historical” boost. Since last month, six historical newspapers have been added, bringing the total number of digitised titles to 41 – up from just 14 when the portal was launched in 2010. The new publications include English-language newspaper Shonan Times, or Syonan […]


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NLB’s new app encourges ebook downloads to read on the go, including special book themed trains

(24 October 2016, Singapore)  Singapore’s National Library Board has a new mobile app offering downloads of popular titles including The Hobbit, The Life of Pi and the Lonely Planet series. The service encourages reading on the go. Working in partnership with the Land Transport Authority, NLB also launched two trains decorated in themes organised around […]


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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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NLB hiring Assistant Director (Singapore & SEA Collections)

(18 April 2016) The Assistant Director will lead the Singapore & Southeast Asian Collections unit to ensure the smooth running of the unit, including overseeing the capability development of the team. The AD will in addition: • Lead the team in the development and management of special collections and identify partnerships opportunities for acquiring special […]


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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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One million Singapore publications newly accessible

(19 November 2015) The National Library of Singapore is pleased to announce the launch of PublicationSG on 20 November 2015. An online catalogue of over one million materials published in Singapore and deposited with the National Library, its contents are now available to the public upon request. This collection includes printed and audio-visual publications such […]


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Singapore to aid development of Tianjin library

(13 October 2015) Singapore’s Business Times reports that partnerships have been signed between China and Singapore to further develop the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City. Among them is the development of the eco-city’s main library with the assistance of Cybrarian Ventures Pte Ltd. a subsidiary of the National Library Board. The story is here.


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