Tag Archives: Singapore

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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Bukit Panjang – A Singapore Library

(11 July 2017) LIANZA reports on a recent trip to Singapore which included a few public libraries. The First is  Bukit Panjang a public library undergoing renovation, sited in a shopping mall. The library is split into two sections on the top floor of  the mall – a children’s library, and a library for teens and […]


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Yale-NUS College Library hiring Senior Executive/Executive

(6 July 2017)  Yale-NUS College, Singapore, seeks an energetic, service-oriented individual to manage and support the acquisitions of monograph materials for the Library. The Senior Executive/Executive, Library will play a role in supporting library access services, which includes interlibrary loan, document delivery, and course reserve items to support the teaching, learning, and research needs of the College. The […]


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National Library Board manager gets jail, fine, for accessing members’ data to help loan shark

(3 July 2017, Singapore) A project manager with the National Library Board (NLB) was jailed for three years and eight months, and fined $270,000 on Monday (July 3) after making use of a library database to help an illegal moneylender gather information on debtors. Ang Boon Sin, now 39, repeatedly abused the NLB Spydus database […]


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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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Springer Nature sponsors first Singapore Three Minute Thesis competition

(14 June 2017, Singapore) Twenty PhD candidates from Singapore will gather on 4 August 2017 at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) for the 2017 Singapore Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition. The competition challenges participants to explain their research thesis in a clear and engaging three-minute talk aimed at non-specialists. The main prize, which is sponsored […]


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SMU Libraries hiring Senior Manager, Library Technology and Innovation

(9 June 2017) This position is responsible for ensuring that library’s technology applications are robust, reliable and supports SMU Libraries’ vision for excellent customer service. The position holder is expected to manage and lead scoping, researching, trialing and advising new and emerging technologies to achieve SMU’s teaching, learning and research goals. The position reports to the […]


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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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Trends in Singapore’s academic libraries

(15 May 2017) Singapore has six universities, several polytechnics and a number of research institutes.  In this article, Gulcin Cribb, University Librarian of Singapore Management University,  highlights the collaborative and institutional activities and trends among Singapore’s academic libraries, including scholarly communication, space and architecture, information literacy and community engagement. The full article, Trends in Singapore,  is […]


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Ngee Ann Polytechnic (Singapore) hiring Librarian (Information Services)

(4 May 2017) As a Librarian (Information Services), you will be part of a dynamic and service-oriented team working to establish a transformational library with digital e-services, personalised services and innovative technology. Your responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following: Assist the Senior Manager to lead a team as well as manage […]


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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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Imagining libraries of the future

(27 March 2017, Singapore)  From the use of data analytics, to possibly even virtual reality in the future – public libraries in Singapore are undergoing a transformation in a bid to remain relevant in an increasingly digital world. Singapore’s public libraries are changing fast, keeping step with technology that helps libraries offer the modern services […]


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Bodleian First Folio on display in Singapore

(23 March 2017) The Bodleian Libraries have collaborated with the National Library of Singapore to display a copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio in Singapore. The display is open to the public until 23 April 2017 in the National Library Building, and also forms a part of this year’s University of Oxford’s Alumni Weekend in Asia, […]


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Official opening of the Kwa Geok Choo Law Library at Singapore Management University

(20 March 2017) On Wednesday March 15, 2017 SMU held the official opening ceremony for its new School of Law building and the Kwa Geok Choo Law Library.   It was opened by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, marking a milestone in SMU’s history and attended by over 800 guests including senior judges, donors, SMU faculty, […]


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De Gruyter and ISEAS enter partnership

(17 march 2017) The ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute in Singapore and De Gruyter have formed an editorial and commercial partnership for ISEAS’s publications in South East Asian Social Studies, Politics and Economics. ISEAS is the largest publisher in those fields. This includes a frontlist of titles and a backlist of approximately 950 titles from […]


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