Tag Archives: Thailand

Celebrating the national glass plate negatives registered as UNESCO Memory of the World

(13 July 2018) After UNESCO announced the registration of the National Glass Plate Negatives as UNESCO’s Memory of the World on the 30th of October 2017, the National Archives of Thailand, Sirivadhanabhakdi Foundation together with Thai Beverage PCL took the opportunity to organize the Celebrating the National Glass Plate Negatives Registered as UNESCO Memory of the World exhibition at the National Gallery on Chao Fa Road. The show […]


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Buddhist Digital Resource Center In Thailand

(28 June 2018) BDRC, with the generous support of the Khyentse Foundation, has been working with the Fragile Palm Leaves Foundation, Thailand, since 2016 to preserve their massive collection of palm leaf Buddhist manuscripts. These manuscripts are particularly important as primary sources for the scholarly study of Burmese and Theravāda Buddhism, Pali philology, history, and […]


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Dr. Hwa-Wei Lee, honored in Thailand

(17 June 2018) On April 27, 2018, Dr. Hwa-Wei Lee was awarded a Medal of Appreciation from Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand during the official opening ceremony of the modernized library of Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok, Thailand. Dr. Lee was the founding library director of AIT under the sponsorship […]


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Thailand opens 10th Blue Library

(16 March 2018) The initiative aims to provide well-equipped libraries in rural areas of Thailand in order to promote child literacy. On Valentine’s Day, Beiersdorf Thailand celebrated a handover ceremony of their 10th Blue Library to Wat Nuea School, located in Ratchaburi province to the west of Bangkok. This school was proposed by one of […]


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Thammasat University Library receives ISO 9001:2015 certification

(18 December 2017) Today, the Thammasat University (TU) Libraries hosted a ceremony to commemorate their reception of an ISO 9001:2015 certificate from SGS (Thailand) Limited. As library user behavior changes in line with technological progress, the TU Libraries are committed to applying advanced technology to support services and ubiquitous learning. Assistant Professor Akekarin Yolrabil, director […]


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Lets Read! digital library brings books to Northern Thailand

Asia Foundation Powers access to minority language children’s books (August 2017, Chiang Mai, Thailand)  In the mountainous regions of Northern Thailand, books are rare commodities, and children’s books in languages other than standard Thai are almost non-existent. For speakers of S’gaw Karen, a minority language spoken by nearly one million people primarily living in mostly […]


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13th AUNILO Meeting announced

(2 June 2017) The 13th AUNILO Meeting will be held from 7–9 August 2017 at Mahidol University, Thailand hosted by Mahidol University Library and Knowledge Center Mahidol University, Thailand. The theme for this meeting is ASEAN Digital Economy: Challenges and Opportunities for Academic Libraries. In the 13th AUNILO Meeting, library activities that support ASEAN’s digital economy […]


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Elsevier and Thai Academic Consortium collaborate to boost research capabilities and performance of 35 local universities ahead of Thailand 4.0

Three-year consortium license includes capacity-building initiatives and provides access to and indexing of Thai and other regional journals in Elsevier’s Scopus database (28 April 2017, Bangkok, Thailand) Elsevier today announced a three-year collaboration with the Thai-journal Citation Index (TCI) Centre and Thailand Research Fund (TRF) to generate exposure, improve impact and increase collaboration opportunities for […]


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Look inside Bangkok’s first 24-hour library opening soon

(30 March 2017, Bangkok) Located in a four-story art deco building with nearly 5,000 square meters, the Bangkok City Library will finally open to public on April 7. The library is expected to be home to more than 20,000 books in Thai and foreign languages, including a Braille section. Membership is 50 baht for adults […]


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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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Thai student scholarships awarded by Hong Kong

(20 February 2017) The Hong Kong Scholarship for “Belt & Road” Students (Thailand) will launch in the 2017-18 academic year to entice outstanding students to pursue undergraduate studies in Hong Kong. Secretary for Education Eddie Ng announced the scheme after meeting Thai Minister of Education Teerakiat Jareonsettasin in Bangkok today. Mr Ng said the scheme’s […]


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Ambitious library to carry Bangkok’s literary ambitions

(4 February 2017) Inspired by the late King  Bhumipol Adulyadej,  a grand Bangkok project aims to inspire a new generation of bookworms Work is being carried out quickly on the “Bangkok City Library” with the hope that the library can open in March 2017. Located at Kok Wua intersection at Ratchadamnoen Klang Avenue the four […]


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The Year of the Rooster, from a Thai perspective

(27 January 2017) According to the Chinese lunisolar calendar, the Year of the Rooster (or chicken) begins on the 28th January 2017. It falls on the day of the new moon halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox.  A variety of calendrical systems has traditionally been used in Thailand, one of them being […]


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Shrewsbury International School, Bangkok, hiring Librarian

(18 January 2017) Fully-qualified librarians who have energy, enthusiasm and full commitment to the profession are invited to submit completed application forms. The closing date for applications is Friday 27th January 2017 Shrewsbury International School is located in Bangkok, Thailand. Although it is an independent school, it is closely affiliated to Shrewsbury School in the […]


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Libraries at the Crossroads

(20 December 2016) Following on from the successful Institutes held since 2003, the University of Hong Kong Libraries is pleased to announce the 15th Annual Library Leadership Institute with the theme of Libraries at the Crossroads: Challenges for Leadership. This residential Institute will provide library directors and senior librarians from the Asia region with the […]


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