Tag Archives: Thailand

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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WRITEconference 2017 meets in Bangkok

Exploring how writing, research, and integrity are being shaped by technology for education (31 October 2016) Technology has created a learning environment which transcends the confines of the physical classroom and offers both educators and students a wealth of opportunities and challenges. At the core of this contemporary technological landscape academic writing remains a fundamental […]


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Internship at UN Library, Bangkok

(4 October 2016) This internship position is with the United Nations ESCAP Library, which is part  of the Strategic Communication, Publications and Advocacy team in the Office of the Executive Secretary. The internship is for two months with an opportunity  for  extension, if required by the division. The internship is UNPAID  and  full-time. Interns work […]


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24-hour Bangkok City Library to open in old town

(26 May 2016) Bangkok is preparing to launch a new kind of city library, a reading space that will stay open 24 hours a day and have reasonable membership costs. Located near Kok Wua Intersection on Rachadamnoen Road, the Bangkok City Library will provide both Thai and foreign books as well as a selection for readers […]


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Glimpses of early Siam and Burma

 (9 May 2016) The Royal Commonwealth Society Library has just created an electronic catalogue for one of its largest and most significant manuscript collections: the papers of the diplomat, colonial administrator and orientalist Henry Burney (1792-1845). Burney was born in Calcutta, the son of a Senior Master of the Calcutta Military School for Orphans. His […]


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UN librarian internship in Thailand

(6 May 2016) UNFPA’s Asia and the Pacific Regional Office (APRO) in Bangkok, Thailand, is offering an internship to enhance its existing library by cataloguing its physical and digital libraries (publications, gray literature), and developing digital reference tools and conducting research. The resources developed during the internship will be used to further develop communication and […]


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