Tag Archives: Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Unesco World Book Capital 2020

(19 Jul 2020) Sheikh Faisal Sheikh Mansor, KLWBC2020 Secretariat Honorary Secretary, Malaysia, shared what Kuala Lumpur has been doing to work toward this goal. “After the highly successful event, more virtual events are being held. Writing competitions, storytelling competitions and poetry writing and reciting competitions targeting children and adults managed to attract not just local […]


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Kuala Lumpur opens its World Book Capital year

(23 Apr 2020)  Following Wednesday’s (April 22) conclusion of the UNESCO World Book Capital year designated for the UAE emirate Sharjah, Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur today (April 23) has opened its year in the role. Traditionally, the handoff from one world city to the next is accomplished in physical ceremonies, something of course prevented this year […]


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Malaysia Open Science Platform has launched

(11 Dec 2019)  In its efforts to enhance national innovation ecosystem towards wealth creation and societal well-being, the Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC) and the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) will be implementing two flagship initiatives: Malaysian Collaborative Network Platform for Disruptive Innovation (I-CONNECT) and Malaysia Open Science Platform (MOSP). […]


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Malaysia: Miri IT library wins top national award for technological innovation

(15 Nov 2019) The Pustaka Negeri Sarawak Information Technology library branch in Miri, Malaysia, here has won a top national award from Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC) for technological innovation. Pustaka Miri IT Library was chosen as a 5-star award winner under the Augmented Reality Technology category at the MPC 2019 productivity and innovation conference held […]


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Malaysia’s Research Star Awards 2019 recognize the country’s most outstanding researchers

(6 Nov 2019)  Clarivate Analytics, a global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation, and Malaysia’s Ministry of Education (MOE) today unveiled the Malaysia’s Research Star Awards 2019 to recognize the country’s most outstanding researchers. This is the fifth time that the two parties have jointly presented this award to honor […]


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Malaysia: Tanjung Aru Library wins CIDB award

(4 Oct 2019)  The Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) bestowed the Best Project Award for 2019 to the Tanjung Aru Library building project. The award is in the medium category for contract value RM20 to RM100 million under the Malaysian Construction Industry Excellence Awards (MCIEA). It is organised by CIDB to recognise industry players on […]


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NCIA Malaysia to set up digital library in Alor Setar next year

(1 June 2019) Kedah will have a digital library built in Alor Setar next year, which will be modeled after the Penang Digital Library. Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said the Federal Government, through the Northern Corridor Implementation Authority (NCIA), would spend RM15 million to set up the digital library following the success of the […]


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Hundreds queue past midnight for lifetime memberships… to the new KK library

(2 April 2019, Kota Kinabalu) When did you last visit a library? Unless you are a student, the answer is probably “years ago” when you were an actual student yourself. Hundreds of Sabahans here, however, have shown that they not only like visiting libraries, they want to be members! After seven years of being temporarily […]


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What do librarians wear? Video explores librarian fashion in Australia

(21 September 2018) Do you find yourself wondering what to wear in the morning? Dressed to the 746s: Australian Librarian Style is a short video that explores how librarians dress. It debuted at the IFLA World Library & Information Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia earlier this year. In the video creators Bonnie Wildie, Amy McKenzie […]


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Malaysia to import smart library system from Taiwan

IDSmart included facial recognition system and far-reaching automation (20 September 2018, Taipei)  Malaysia will import the IDSmart Library system from Taiwan in order to improve the efficiency of its library management as well as the convenience for their readers, reports said Thursday. The move is the result of a Taiwanese and a Malaysian company signing a […]


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Kuala Lumpur named World Book Capital 2020

(20 September 2018) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was named World Book Capital for the year 2020 by the Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, on the recommendation of the World Book Capital Advisory Committee. The city was selected because of the strong focus on inclusive education, the development of a knowledge-based society and accessible reading for all […]


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Going Global: IFLA live streams the highlights of the World Library and Information Congress 2018

(22 August 2018) Following a successful first ever live stream in 2017, IFLA’s World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) will be live streamed again in 2018. This time, you will be able to access nine of the biggest and most popular sessions and get the latest on IFLA’s key initiatives to build a stronger and […]


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From China to Malaysia: IGI Global will exhibit at annual BIBF and IFLA conferences

(22 August 2018) IGI Global will attend the 25th Beijing International Book Fair in Beijing, China, on August 22-26 at booth E1.L04. The international academic publisher looks forward to reconnecting with global partners to discuss their new 2019 initiatives. This is the ninth year IGI has attended BIBF. Dr. Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, President and CEO, Nick Newcomer, Marketing Manager, […]


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IFLA to live-stream selected WLIC sessions

(20 August 2018) IFLA, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, has announced that selected sessions of the 2018 World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) will be live-streamed. Librarianship.ca has all the details here.


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STL Sessions at IFLA WLIC in Kuala Lumpur

(15 August 2018) The Science & Technologies Libraries section is proud to announce its session line up for the upcoming IFLA World Library and Information Congress. Please join us for informatitive and exciting presentations on open access and data librarianship! Libraries as Drivers for Open Access Sunday, August 26th @ 9:30-11:30am 1. From green to gold […]


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