Tag Archives: Singapore

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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askST@NLB: 200 turn up for talk on fake news law

(27 Sep 2019) About 200 people attended a talk at the Central Library on Friday evening (Sept 27) to learn more about Singapore’s fake news law and how it will affect them. The Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (Pofma) was passed in Parliament in May this year and has not come into effect. The 1 1/2-hour […]


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Singapore Institute of Technology is to have a new smart campus

This new campus, the first of its kind in South-east Asia, is visualised to be a ‘living lab’ which incorporates applied research and innovation for SIT and its partners. (11 Sep 2019) The Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) will be having a new campus which will employ technology and innovation methods for managing the energy needs […]


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NTU Singapore is hiring Assistant Director, Research Data Management Team

(5 Sep 2019)  Nanyang Technological University Singapore is hiring Assistant Director, Research Data Management Team. The successful candidate will: Work closely with the Team Lead, Research Data Management to design and implement strategies and plans that will help NTU researchers achieve maximum benefits of research data management and sharing while meeting funding agencies, publishers and […]


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European Patent Office looks to deepen IP cooperation with Singapore, Asia

(29 Aug 2019)  The European Patent Office (EPO) has seen a growing number of patent applications from Singapore and other parts of Asia, and is looking to bolster cooperation with the region. More details can be found from the original post here.  


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New exhibition commemorates century of Islamic literature in Singapore

(1 Aug 2019) The exhibition, Treasures Of Muslim Scholars: 100 Years Of Singapore Literary Heritage, was launched by President Halimah Yacob at the National Library Building on Thursday (Aug 1). Supported by the National Heritage Board (NHB), the exhibition is a sequel to Singapore Islamic Scholars and Religious Teachers Association’s (Pergas) first national-level exhibition held in […]


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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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Smart library to house 1.5m books

Robots and artificial intelligence help power joint China-Singapore library project (11 June 2019) A smart library joint venture between China and Singapore, using robots and artificial intelligence (AI), is drawing praise from round the world, some hailing it as a successful combination of technology and eco-lifestyle. The China-Singapore Tianjin Eco-city Library and Archives says it […]


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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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Tianjin to open maritime museum, Sino-Singapore library

(22 May 2019) The Tianjin Municipal People’s Government is set to officially open the National Maritime Museum and the China-Singapore Friendship Library located in New Binhai Area. The National Maritime Museum, which is positioned as the only national-level comprehensive marine museum in China, will be open to the public next month. It had its trial opening […]


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National Library Digital Fellowship

(13 May 2019) The National Library Digital Fellowship is a pilot programme to support research in the emerging field of digital humanities using the collections of the National Library, Singapore (NLS) and the National Archives of Singapore (NAS). The NLS is the custodian of Singapore’s documentary and published heritage. Our core collections offer a wealth […]


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A Solid start: Asia-Pacific government representatives stress need for international action for libraries at Singapore workshop

(1 May 2019) The first of three WIPO regional workshops focusing on the copyright needs of libraries, as well as archives, museums, education and research, took place in Singapore on 29-30 April. The meeting saw broad consensus that business-as-usual was not an option, and international action was necessary. IFLA has the full story.  


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Fears over Singapore’s ‘fake news’ proposal

(25 Apr 2019)  Academics fear global reach of new Singaporean legislation could result in censorship of international academic journals. New Singaporean legislation that is set to ban “false information” online hosted anywhere in the world poses a “severe threat” to academic freedom across the globe, scholars have warned. Earlier this month, the country’s government introduced a […]


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What are some of the most eye-catching donations to the National Library and the National Archives of Singapore in the past year?

(17 Apr 2019)  Donations received by the National Library and the National Archives of Singapore in the past year range from sketches and photos to research articles and business papers. Among the highlights were over 7,000 sketches, prints, photos and letters belonging to the late artist Liu Kang. Read more from the full story here.  


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