Tag Archives: Sri Lanka

IFLA Palm-leaf Manuscript Preservation Workshop

(12 July 2017) IFLA hosted a two day workshop to discuss and scope the needs for metadata standards in palm leaf manuscript preservation. The workshop was held from 6-7 July 2017 at the IFLA PAC Centre, National Library and Documentation Board of Sri Lanka. Experts from Thailand, Laos, India, Indonesia, Germany and Sri Lanka participated […]


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16,000 books from India for the Jaffna library

(1 July 2017) The Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Taranjit Singh Sandhu handed over as many as 16,000 books to the iconic Jaffna Public Library on Thursday. The collection will be kept at the ‘India Corner’ in the library, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated during his maiden visit in 2015. “The titles cover […]


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Call for participation – New Trends in Library Space Design: Library Design with Low Cost or No Budget

(19 September 2016) National Institute of Library and Information Sciences (NILIS) – University of Colombo, in collaboration with Goethe-Institut – Colombo, is organizing a regional workshop on New Trends in Library Space Design: Library Design with Low Cost or No Budget from 21-22 November 2016. The objective of the workshop is to empower library professionals on planning […]


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Journals Online Management Meeting in Sri Lanka

(30 August 2016) INASP has announced the Second Journals Online Management Meeting 2016 will be held from 31 August to 2 September 2016 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The meeting will be officially opened by Prof. Sirimali Fernando, Chairperson and Dr Thamara Dias, Acting Director General of the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka. “The meeting […]


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NACLIS 2016 papers online

(9 July 2016) The 12th National Conference on Library & Information Studies (NACLIS) 2016 was held at Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, Colombo on 22nd June 2016 on the theme of Marching towards excellence: Contributions of LIS professionals in building a better society.  NACLIS is an annual event aiming at promoting professional and academic experiences among librarians […]


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China donates Rs. 1 million to Jaffna Library

(20 June 2016) On 15 June, Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Yi Xianliang visited the Jaffna Library and donated Rs.1 million (USD6,900) and a batch of books about China to the Chief Librarian Suganthi, which aid will support development of the Library. The DailyFT has the story and photograph.


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ICULA 2016

(4 May 2016) University Librarians’ Association of Sri Lanka held its international conference at the University of Jaffna, from 9 to 10 March 2016. Pictures here.


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Workshop on using Sri Lanka Journals Online for journal Editors

(10 March 2016) An INASP workshop on Using SLJOL for Journal Editors will be held from 10 to 11 March 2016 in collaboration with the National Science Foundation (NSF) of Sri Lanka in Colombo. “The workshop aims to train the journal staff to load their own content onto SLJOL and manage the peer-review process in an […]


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National Conference on Library and Information Studies (NACLIS) 2016: Call for Papers

(9 February 2016) The Sri Lanka Library Association National Conference is an annual event aiming at promoting professional and academic experiences among librarians and information professionals in Sri Lanka. The main theme of NACLIS will be Marching towards excellence: Contributions of LIS professionals in building a better society. Date and venue will be notified later. […]


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Vijita de Silva Research Award 2015/16

(20 January 2016) The Sri Lanka Library Association (SLLA) has announced the ‘Vijita de Silva Research Award’, the annual research award for the best completed research in Library and Information Science (LIS) field in Sri Lanka. The award comprises a cash grant of Rs 50,000.00 and a certificate. The announcement, brochure and application form are […]


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NILIS International Conference in Information Science (ICIS 2015)

(7 August 2015) The National Institute of Library and Information Sciences (NILIS) University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, is hosting the NILIS International Conference in Information Science (ICIS 2015), 12-14 November 2015. The theme of the meeting is  Access to information; methods and measures. Conference details are here. The first day is devoted to a MPhil/PhD […]


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New Preservation and Conservation (PAC) Centre for tropical climates and pest control

(6 August 2015) IFLA is pleased to announce the creation of a new Preservation and Conservation (PAC) Centre with expertise in tropical climates and pest management. The new PAC Centre is based at the National Library and Documentation Service Board of Sri Lanka. The agreement with IFLA was signed yesterday , 5 August during its 25th […]


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Research grants from the Endangered Archives Programme

(9 May 2015) The Endangered Archives Programme offers a number of grants every year to individual researchers world-wide to locate vulnerable archival collections, to arrange their transfer wherever possible to a suitable local archival home, and to deliver digital copies into the international research domain via the British Library. The specific focus of this Programme […]


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International Conference on Strengthening Cooperation Among National Libraries in South Asia

(1 April 2015) To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the National Library, the National Library and Documentation Services Board of Sri Lanka has planned an International Conference with the main objective of strengthening cooperation among national libraries in South and Southeast Asia. The conference will take place in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 5-6 August 2015. […]


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National Conference on Library and Information Science (NACLIS) 2015

(14 January 2015)  Sri Lanka’s National Conference on Library and Information Science                 NACLIS 2015, will be held in June 2015. The main theme this year is Challenges for Information Professionals and LIS services in the 21st century. The call for papers is here.


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