Tag Archives: Singapore

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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SMU Libraries is hiring Head, Information Services

(17 Apr 2019)  SMU Libraries is hiring Head, Information Services  You will be part of a dynamic and cohesive team, leading a team of professionals to support SMU’s teaching, learning, research and community engagement initiatives. This is a leadership position to provide innovative vision to plan, develop, promote, implement and evaluate library services including: support […]


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CSA attempts to reach wider audience with Pop-up machine in Singapore public libraries

(14 March 2019) As part of CSA’s [Cyber Security Agency] efforts to reach a wider audience, the Cyber Savvy Machine Pop-Up is an interactive machine which aims to educate citizens on cyber hygiene. It has been stationed at various libraries, one library a month since November 2018 in order to reach a diverse group of […]


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Library Carpentry two-day workshop

(4 March 2019) On 11-12 June 2019, LAS and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Library are jointly hosting a Library Carpentry 2-day workshop. The Carpentries are a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives. They teach skills that are immediately useful for researchers, using lessons and datasets that allow researchers to apply what they’ve learned to their work […]


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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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An extremely rare book worth thousands is on display in Singapore

(15 February 2019) The Sejarah Melayu is currently on display at the National Library Building as part of an exhibition in honour of the Singapore bicentennial. The Sejarah Melayu, or Malay Annals, is one of the few surviving texts documenting Singapore’s early history, and is considered “one of the most important and finest literary works of the Malay world”, NLB […]


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Rankings uproar in Singapore

(13 February 2019) The big problem with Singapore’s approach to rankings is that it is too concerned with the QS rankings with their emphasis on reputation surveys and international orientation and the THE rankings which also have reputation and international indicators and three different measures of income. This has resulted in ranking successes that even […]


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Singapore prepares ban on piracy-configured media devices & software

(18 January 2019) New laws set to be tabled in Singapore this year will target the sale of piracy-configured media devices and software. The proposals also seek to prevent individuals from installing piracy software on devices for a fee, post-sale. Read the full story here.


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NTU Library hiring Senior Librarian, Digital Scholarship

(26 November 2018) Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, invites applications for the position of Senior Librarian/Manager in its  Digital Scholarship team in the Office of Information, Knowledge and Library Services (OIKLS). The successful candidate will be evaluating and implementing a range of text mining techniques, GIS tools and platforms such as Omeka. The candidate should possess […]


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Singapore High Court blocks access to ‘pirate’ set-top box apps

(23 November 2018) The Singapore High Court has handed down an injunction which requires several local Internet service providers to block access to popular ‘pirate’ apps. The order, which has not yet been made public, was issued following a complaint from local TV companies plus Fox International and the UK’s Premier League. Configurable set-top boxes […]


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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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Ex Libris hiring Technical Project Manager

(24 October 2018) Ex Libris is seeking a full-time Technical Project Manager to be based in Singapore. The Technical Project Manager is responsible and accountable for ensuring the success of a project delivery from planning, executing, and closing projects. You must have the right to live and work in Singapore to apply for this job. […]


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Rethink role of HE beyond rankings, says minister

(3 October 2018) The role of higher education is changing, and the existing research-led university model and the system of university ranking and evaluation need to evolve with the times, Singapore’s Education Minister Ong Ye Kung told an international higher education conference recently. “After all, every industry we know of is subject to disruption,” he […]


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