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Bil. 10

Oktober 2013

ISSN 1609-4271

ASEAN Summit, 9-10 Oct 2013, Brunei Darussalam Wishing Our Readers a Happy AidilAdha FORUM OF CHIEF LIBRARIANS (FOCAL) The forum initiated by BLA in cooperation with Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka Brunei Library was held on Saturday 12 Oct 2013 at Dewan Patih Berbai, DBP Brunei in Berakas. It was co-chaired by Pn Nellie, BLA President and Awg Hj Sahari, Chief Librarian, DBP Brunei and attended by the Chief Librarian of major libraries.

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From page 1 Issues discussed included updates on the progress of digital libraries development in Brunei Darussalam, the sharing of library statistics for country reports, library and information science education and the training of librarians, regional activities under CONSAL, AUNILO, LINAR, IFLA, reading culture, standardization of library job titles and library conferences. The forum agreed that FOCAL should be formalized and meetings be held regularly as the benefits to be gained are enormous as the platform will allow chief librarians to update each other on the development of their libraries and the deliberations will give more ideas and impetus to issues at hand. The issue on ‘connectivity’ was raised as libraries in Brunei Darussalam need to work together for the common benefit of our community.

WOMEN’S INSTITUTE GOLDEN JUBILEE A thanksgiving mass prayer to mark WI’s golden jubilee was held on 19 Sept 2013 at AlAmeerah Al -Hajah Maryam Mosque. Pn Nellie was among the invited guests. The Women’s Institute was formed in 1963 is a member of the Council of Women of Brunei Darussalam. It joined the Associated Country Women of the World in 1986 which has a 9 million members in 950 member societies in over 70 countries.

KEBERANGKATAN BERCEMAR DULI BERSAMA RAKYAT Pn Nellie, Dyg Nooralizah and Dyg Nurul Fajrina were at the junjung ziarah with Brunei Muara community to mark His Majesty’s 67 th birthday on 29 Sept 2013 at Taman SOAS in the capital.

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BENGKEL KE ARAH PENGURUSAN CEMERLANG By Dyg Masnunah Md Yassin and Dyg Roziah Ali

Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka Brunei Library organised the workshop which was attended by 40 librarians from the Tutong district and was held on 23-25 September 2013 at the Tutong District Library of the Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka Brunei.BLA was represented by Dyg Nur Nadzirah, Dyg Masnunah and Dyg Roziah. Pn Nellie, BLA President presented a talk on Leadership in Libraries

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LOCAL INFORMATION NETWORK ASEAN REGION (LINAR) Pn Nellie, BLA President was invited as a speaker at the 6th Meeting and International Forum on ‘digitisation of selected local cultural heritage materials” on 5-6 Sept 2013 at Mahasarahkham University, Isan Province, Thailand. LINAR is an information sharing project on local information/local wisdom/traditional knowledge/indigenous knowledge among ASEAN member states, Japan and India initiated by Mahasarakham University, Thailand since 2004. Brief history • In 2004, a first International Meeting was held to establish a Network Creation of Local Information Specialists in Southeast Asia: Aiming to provide a Forum for the Development of Strategies on Preserving and Sharing of Local Information and for Training Young Local Information Specialist Professionals in Southeast Asia. • In Aug 2005 a second International Meeting was held. • 2-4 Aug 2005 Local Information Management network in Southeast Asia portal was established • in 22-24 Sept 2006 a meeting on “Assessment of the Initial Efforts toward Greater Resource Sharing among Local Information Network Members in Southeast Asia” as a follow-up to the resolution of the second International Meeting was held • on 26-27 June 2006, a “Regional Workshop for Content Builders: Preserving and Sharing of Local Information Resources Among Southeast Asian Network Members” was held under the project “Network Creation of Local Information Specialists in Southeast Asia: Aiming to Provide a Forum for the Development of the Strategies on Preserving and Sharing of Local Information” and Training Young Local Information Specialist Professionals in Southeast Asia. • on 11-12 Sept 2008 an International Meeting on Local Information Network “ local wisdom as power to social and economic development” was held th • On 5-6 Sept 2013 a 6 Meeting and International Forum on ‘digitization of selected local cultural heritage materials” was held. A Keynote Address and numerous papers by local wisdom practitioners on topics such as traditional medicine, local history etc. In 2005, a portal www.localinfonet.msu.ac.th, was created and hosted by Mahasarakham University. ACTION PLAN. Members called to strengthen the portal: • to revise metadata format with additional:  Material type, location code, abstract, subject heading, language of document with parallel title • To have periodic updates in electronic/digital format for Portal • To introduce local information management as a subject in LIS schools

LINAR Meeting

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VISIT TO SIRINDHORN ISAN INFORMATION CENTRE, MSU

VISIT TO MAHASARAKHAM UNIVERSITY CAMPUS & THE MUSHROOM MUSEUM

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IN FRAMES OF THE ASEAN SUMMIT This was a cultural programme performed by young musicians of the Youth Orchestra ASEANRussia which was held on 12-18 Sept 2013 in Brunei Darussalam as part of the ASEAN Summit programme. It was organized by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and the Brunei Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports. The programme was prepared by the International Competition Centre Moscow with assistance of the Russian Federation Embassy in Brunei Darussalam. A total of 52 young musicians from all ASEAN member states and Russia have joined in a symphony orchestra. It was co-conducted by Awg Mohamad Abdoh Damit and Mr Valentin Uryupin. There were 2 songs composed by Awg Mohamad Abdoh and an ASEAN Melodie that comprised cultural heritage music of all the 10 ASEAN member states.

From page 3 The objective of the workshop was to develop the understanding, skill and capacity of librarians in the management, and administration towards planning, handling, collection, organization and dissemination of materials. There were 9 topics and 4 practical sessions. The workshop covered the following: a) management & administration b) work ethics in the public services c) services & consumer lending d) procedures use on general reference materials & Bruneiana e) leadership in library f) ICT in facilitating the work of the management & operation of the library g) indexing for newspaper & journals h) classification & cataloguing of library materials From this workshop we gained new knowledge in the areas of management, administration, cataloguing & planning which are useful in our daily work, and hopefully can help change the attitude and mind set of librarians. The practical sessions were very useful and could be used to train new staff. The three major factors that affect excellence in libraries areadministration, management & services. These three factors complement each other, so the librarians should take them into consideration when making big plans to improve the quality & effective services to satisfy the user needs.

CONGRATULATIONS NAME

Dyg.Nurul Fajrina Kamaluddin Dk Masdiana Pg Hj Damit

FROM

ACHIEVEMENT

NDILM 03 from Class of 64 Library DBP Brunei Library

Transferred to Librarian (Tape and Film) Radio Televisyen Brunei

Dyg Norliha Mohd Din Aw Mohd Hafidz Abu Hasrah Awg Muhd Syamim Hj Md Zamree Dyg Nurul Rashidah Ab Durahman Dyg Emi Suryaney

DBP Brunei Library

Dyg Norhansinah Moksin

DBP Brunei Library

NDILM08

graduated with BSc Econ Hons Information and Library Studies from Aberystwyth University pursuing their final year BSc Econ Hons Information and Library Studies at Aberystwyth University pursuing his BA Librarianship and Corporate Information Management at Curtin University, Perth graduated with MSc Digital Library Management from Sheffield University pursuing her MSc in Information and Library Studies at Strathclyde University pursuing her MA Librarianship at Sheffield University

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MEETING OF THE TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION COMMITTEE th

The 6 meeting was held on the night of 7 October 2013 to discuss final preparations for the Forum of Chief th Librarians. andthe 7 meeting on 1 November 2013 discussed the final preparations for the study visit to Kuala Lumpur. Both meetings were chaired by Pn Nellie and attended by Dyg Hjh Pusparaini and Dyg Hjh Rosnani.

HAPPENINGS 12 Sept 2013 12 Sept 2013 14 Sept 2013 14 Sept 2013 14 Sept 2013 14 Sept 2013 15 Sept 2013 17 Sept 2013 17 sept 2013 17 Sept 2013 17-23 Sept 2013 19 Sept 2013 19 Sept 2013 19 Sept 2013 19 Sept 2013 20 Sept 2013-10-08

21 Sept 2013 21 Sept -6 Oct 2013 25 Sept 2013 25 Sept 2013 28 Sept 2013 28-29 Sept 2013 29 Sept 2013 29 Sept 2013 Go to page 8

launch of Institute for Biodiversity th 25 UBD Convocation.952 graduates, 81 diplomas Four named Sultan Scholars Four awarded Petronas scholarships New Gadong-old airport link road opens Brunei Darussalam Uzbekistan Business Forum th Celebrations to mark His Majesty’s 67 birthday Baiduri Bank awarded the Strongest Bank Balance Sheet Brunei 2013 by the Asian Banker 177 joined national service JunjungziarahbersamarakyatTutong district th 34 General Assembly of ASEAN inter-parliamentary Assembly “The Role Of AIPA In Realising the ASEAN Community”, Bandar Seri Begawan th 5 Borneo Games Labuan. Brunei Darussalam won gold medals in top spinning, sepaktakraw and athletes 133 joined national service Mass farduMagrib and Isyak prayers to mark Women’s Institute golden jubilee st 1 batch of 71 Brunei Haj Pilgrims (38 males, 33 females and 6 medics)off to Mecca Doaselamat for revitalisation project of Jerudong Park and Country Club with additional new rides, a mini water park and a 21 hole mini golf course to be completed mid 2014 nd 2 batch of 249 Brunei Haj pilgrims off to Mecca (164 male, 156 female and 12 medics) rd 3 ASEAN Youth Professional Volunteer Corps Project in Manila rd 23 Teachers Day. SHOAS Education Award to POK Seri Lela DSS Aw Hj Abd Rahman 1,330 students awarded BPTV scholarship scheme to study at local private educational institutions Pride and prejudice theatrical drama by Paduka Seri Begawan Science College and Brunei Polytechnic ATHOS open fencing championship 2013 Junjungziarahbersamarakyat Brunei Muara district Zumbathon to raise funds for Children Cancer Foundation (YASKA)

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From page 7 30 Sept 2013 30 Sept 2013 30 Sept 2013 1 Oct 2013 1 Oct 2013 1 Oct 2013 1 Oct 2013 1 Oct 2013 1 Oct 2013 2 Oct 2013 2 Oct 2013 2 Oct 2013 3 Oct 2013 5 Oct 2013 7 Oct 2013 9-10 Oct 2013 10 Oct 2013 10 Oct 2013 11 Oct 2013 13 Oct 2013 13 Oct 2013 13 Oct 2013 13 Oct 2013 13-19 Oct 2013 14 Oct 2013 15 Oct 2013 18 Oct 2013 26-30 Oct 2013 2 Nov 2013 2-3 Nov 2013

Diplomats reception to mark His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan and th Yang Dipertuan Negara Brunei Darussalam 67 birthday International week of the Deaf 2013 YB Pehin Siraja Khatib DPSS Dr Ust Hj Awg Yahya Hj Ibrahim awarded a PhD in Akademi Pengajian Melayu by University Malaya new airport arrival hall opens Futsal Keputeraan 2013 championship SiKAP in operation Distribution of SiKAP booklets nationwide Launch of Occupational Safety and Health Specifications and Bill of Qualities Opening of Gloria Jean Coffees at Freshco Handing over of proceeds from UNISSA Charity English Read-a-thon th 6 TRI AGC launched the TRI AGC publication: a compilation of papers presented at st nd rd the 1 (2006), 2 (2007) and 3 (2008), Bandar Seri Begawan Launch of TRI AGC (Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia and Singapore) MOE Media in Service Centre launched st Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah 21 anniversary. Formed on 5 Oct 1992 Birthday of Her Majesty Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha RD 23 ASEAN Summit, Bandar Seri Begawan. th 16 ASEAN + 3 Summit, Bandar Seri Begawan th 8 East Asian Summit , Bandar Seri Begawan th the Officer Cadet School, Defense Academy and RBAF launched the 11 intake of 23 new cadet officer marking the start of a 42 week training st 1 anniversary of Bisaya Traditonal Culture and Art heritage of Kg Bebuluh st 1 River Cleaning by 250 volunteers by Istop Brunei Wildlife Club and Beach Bunch Silver Jubilee of Pesilat Pencak Silat Gerak Association Raw Food Lifestyle Public Lecture by Raw Food Asia Three Brunei cyclists joined Standard Chartered Bank 7 day Bike for Sight Challenge from Angkor Wat in Cambodia to Vientaine in Laos th Awg Hj Masri Hj Idris named the SEA Write Awardee at the 35 SEA Write th Ceremony in Bangkok. He is the 28 Brunei recipient of the award Aidil Adha st Royal Brunei launched 1 commercial flight with new Dreamliner Boeing 787 aircraft to Singapore ASEAN Expo 2013 “ Towards Building A Sustainable Trade Community” rd 3 UNISSA Hafl Al-Takharruj th 4 Brunei 7’s International Soccer Challenge 2013

16TH CONSAL CONFERENCE, ASEAN ASPIRATIONS:

LIBRARIES AS SUSTAINABLE ADVANCEMENT, 8-12 JUNE 2015, BANGKOK, THAILAND 17th CONSAL Conference 2018, Myanmar

All materials are copyrighted and any form of reproduction is not permitted without the permission of the publisher. WADAH PERPUSTAKAAN is published by © Brunei Darussalam Library Association, c/o Class 64 Library, SOASC, Jalan Tengah, Bandar Seri Begawan BS8411. email:pobox.bla@gmail.com. Editor: Nellie Dato Paduka Haji Sunny. Photo credits. Nellie, Nurul Fajrina. Layout: Nooralizah Mohamad and Nurul Fajrina Kamaluddin

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