Tag Archives: Philippines

MSU’s university library: Marawi’s “happy place”

(29 May 2019)  It isn’t all bad news in Marawi, and certainly not in the Mindanao State University’s main campus, where the once drab and dreary and ill-equipped University Library has been transformed into the students’ — and yes, Marawi’s — “happy place.” See the story of how MSU’s library transformed here.  


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Maltese library project receives Filipino books

(3 May 2019)  Filipinos travelling to Malta, the European Union’s smallest member-state, may be delighted to visit that country’s central library where they can find Filipino books among its newest collections. This was made possible after the Philippine Embassy in Italy donated sets of Philippine books to the Multicultural Library Project of Malta Libraries in Floriana, […]


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Supreme Court of the Philippines to allow public access to e-library

(26 Mar 2019)  The Supreme Court (SC) announced that it will be allowing free public access soon to its electronic library (e-Library). The High Court, on the recommendation of Assistant Court Administrator and SC Public Information Office chief, lawyer Brian Keith F. Hosaka, opened the SC e-Library to the public upon proper registration and documentation “to […]


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China, UP open new book center in Philippines

(18 Mar 2019)  The Chinese Embassy and the University of the Philippines on Monday launched the first “China Book Center” at the UP Asian Center in Diliman, Quezon City. The newly-launched resource center in UP is the first of its kind solely dedicated to one Asian country, said Dr. Joefe Santarita, dean of the UP Asian Center […]


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24/7 Cebu City Public Library: the first year

(17 Mar 2019)  Cebu City Public Library, which struggled for its deteriorating condition of facilities and the availability of up-to-date books and research materials, was suggested to close down. However, the decision of 24-hour library hours with upgrades on air-conditioning units and additional security guards and library staff has made the number of visitors 5 times more […]


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MAHLAP 31st National Congress and Seminar-Workshop

MAHLAP 31st National Congress forms and conference details here.  


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The 36th International Map Collectors Society Symposium

(11 September 2018) Ayala Museum and Gallery of Prints, with the support of The International Map Collectors Society (IMCoS) and the Philippine Map Collectors Society (PHIMCOS), present The 36th International Map Collectors Society (IMCoS) Symposium. It will be held on October 15 to 17, 2018 at the Ayala Museum, Makati along with exclusive visits to […]


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Dissertations from Philippines university available globally

(2 February 2018)  For the first time, dissertations from the Philippines are now available to researchers around the world through the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global™ database (PQDT), the largest database of graduate research collected from the world’s greatest universities. As a member of the PQDT publishing program, Philippines Women’s University will contribute its graduate […]


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Public Library Day 2018 the Philippines

(30 January 2018) In line with Proclamation No. 563, “Designating March 9 of every year as Public Library Day”, the National Library of the Philippines, as the central node of public libraries in the country, will spearhead in celebrating the 59th Public Library Day on March 9, 2018 with the theme: Limang K para maging […]


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The Book Stop pop-up library project

The Book Stop Project is a design concept offering a huge potential for community libraries to evolve from monolithic buildings to activated public spaces. (14 November 2017) The project is the vision of Philippines-based WTA Architecture + Design Studio and has already won several international awards. WTA says: ‘The Book Stop Project refocuses on the […]


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2017 search for outstanding public libraries with special program on the protection and preservation of cultural heritage

(5 September 2017) In line with the Annual Celebration of the Library and Information Services (LIS) Month every November, the National Library of the Philippines (NLP) in cooperation with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) particularly the National Committee on Library and Information Services (NCLIS), and the Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. (PLAI) […]


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Asian Development Bank hiring Senior Information Resources and Services Officer

(10 July 2017) As an experienced officer, the Senior Information Resources and Services Officer is responsible for overseeing the technical and administrative requirements of the three teams under the Information Resources and Services Unit (OAIS-IR), namely Information and Research Coordinators, Library, and Records/Archives teams. The officer oversees the work activities of local staff teams and […]


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Malaysia cuts education budget, while Indonesia and Philippines increase

(26 April 2017, Kuala Lumpur) An international expert in socio-economic development in Southeast Asia says Malaysia shouldn’t be cutting down on the budget for education, especially since neighbouring countries are pumping more resources into education. Speaking to FMT, Prof Patrick Ziegenhain, a visiting professor at Universiti Malaya’s (UM) Asia-Europe Institute, noted that Indonesia and Philippines […]


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Philippine libraries march into the 21st Century

(3 April 2017) Four years ago, Beyond Access began working with the Philippine public library system. Like in many countries, libraries had been largely neglected by policy-makers, and in some municipalities, libraries were already closing due to lack of use. When the Philippine Digital Strategy was published in 2011, libraries were completely absent. Under the […]


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Thailand to host 19th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries (ICADL)

(23 February 2017) Conferences recently announced include RAILS 2017,  Adelaide, Australia, 28-30 November 2017; Connecting the Colonies: Empires and Networks in the History of the Book, Hobart, Australia, 22-24 November 2017;  PLAI Congress 2017 Bacolod City, Philippines, 21-24 November 2017; A-LIEP 2017, 13-15 November 2017, in Bangkok, Thailand; and ICADL 2017, Bangkok, Thailand, 13-15 November […]


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