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Bil. 11

Nov 2013

ISSN 1609-4271

Wishing our non-Muslim readers a Merry Christmas

COURTESY CALL ON DG NATIONAL LIBRARY MALAYSIA

Pn Nellie, BA President led a delegation on a study visit to libraries in Kuala Lumpur from 6-8 November 2013. The visit was coordinated by the Persatuan Pustakawan Malaysia. Libraries visited were the National Library Malaysia, the Inaternational Islamic University Malaysia Library, Faculty of Information Management of University Teknologi Malaysia, Selangor Public Library Corporation., Petroleum Resource Centre, Twin Towers and University Malaya Library, Our first stop was at the National Library Malaysia. We were welcomed by Dato Raslin Abu Bakar, Director General, PNM and Puan Chin Loy Jyoon of the Planning and corporate division. Go to page 3

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The Alumni Class of 64 and Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien College hosted the 7 Student Forum on Thursday 21 November 2013 at the college’s auditorium. This year’s theme was the role of ASEAN Youths in maintaining our culture heritage. Four colleges took part namely Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien College, Sufri Bolkiah Secondary School, Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah School and Jerudong International School.

MOE READING CAMPAIGN The Minister of Education Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Abu Bakar Hj Apong launched a national campaign launched a nationwide Reading Campaign to promote and develop a strong reading culture on 16 November 2013. Various activities were held in conjunction with the campaign held at a busy shopping centre in the capital. The two day campaign the first to be organised by the Ministry of Education was themed ‘Bisaitah Kitani Membaca’ and the slogan of ‘Masyarakat Membaca, Negara Maju Jaya’, which is loosely translated as a reading community will result in a successful country. During the launch, YB Pehin Dato Dr Hj Abu Bakar participated in a reading activity with young students, joined in a reading clinic and viewed a showcase of reading materials from international publishers, along with an exhibition and book fair from local and international companies. In the Temburong District, the Acting Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Hj Halbi Hj Mohd Yusof launched the reading campaign at the Bumiputera building in Bangar. The acting minister joined in some activities along with students from the district, and witnessed a group reading exercise before viewing an exhibition. Meanwhile, Deputy Minister of Education Dato Seri Setia Hj Yussof Hj Ismail launched the campaign at the Bukit Beruang II Primary School in Tutong District. In the Belait District, the Deputy Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Datin Paduka Hjh Adina Othman was the guest of honour where she later participated in a reading activity with preschool students. It was held at the Oil and Gas Discovery Centre.

KUALA LUMPUR STUDY VISIT This is a summary of our visit which was a fruitful one. We saw in all the libraries their digitisation initiatives and congratulate the many inspiring Malaysian librarians who had transformed their libraries to keep up with the times. We established new and renewed old contacts and there were a lot of exchange of ideas. Go to page 3

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NATIONAL LIBRARY MALAYSIA After the courtesy Call on Dato Raslin and an exchange of tokens at Menara PNM, we proceeded to the Hypermedia Centre at the Anjung Bestari and shown the U-Pustaka-a one stop information portal for book loans which is available through postal services; numerous subscribed electronic databases, periodicals, general reference, cyber zone, the exhibition area, the digitisation workroom and returned to Menara PNM to look at the Malay Manuscript Centre and given a sumptuous lunch.

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INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY MALAYSIA LIBRARY We were welcomed by Puan Noraini Ismail, Chief Librarian. The library is on 4 levels. There are the Mobile Catalogue, Muslim scholars collection, the Islamic Intellectual heritage, learning common areas and a rich digital collection of academic journals, unpublished thesis, past year examination papers, videos and manuscript covers multidisciplinary subjects range from Islam, law, social science and technology. Walking through the library one can see the innovative efforts of the Chief Librarian in making the library a learning haven.

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FACULTY OF INFORMATION MANAGEMENT, UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MALAYSIA The Faculty is located at UiTM Puncak Perdana Campus, Jalan Pulau Angsa, Shah Alam. We were welcomed by Prof Madya Dr Mohd Shariff Mohd Saad, Dean Faculty of Information Management and his staff. The Faculty provides professional education to fulfil the manpower need of the country in three very important fields, namely: Information Management, Library Management, and Records Management. Courses offered: • •

Doctor of Philosophy in Information Management Master of Science in Information Management, Master of Science in Information Management (by research) Master in Library Science, Master of Science in Knowledge Management, Bachelor of Information Management, Bachelor of Knowledge Management for Malaysians only) diploma (long distance)

We later visited the Library and saw an interesting self- service automated book dispenser for books on demand which is located outside the library. The visit ended with a delicious lunch and an exchange of tokens.

RAJA TUN UDA LIBRARY SHAH ALAM : SELANGOR PUBLIC LIBRARY CORPORATION We were welcomed by En. Mohamed Fadzil Mohd Fauzi, Librarian and Head of Corporate. The Selangor State Library is located in section 13, Shah Alam is a new, hi-tech and well-equipped with modern facilities. The RM70mil library has the ‘library in a park’ concept which is close to the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Golf Club. This library is beautifully located in a luscious green sprawling grounds with a man made lake in view. It is a 6 level library with 203,600 sq.ft of floor space for 2,500 readers. It has over 195,000 books and a book wall, 1 auditorium for 200 persons, 1 multipurpose hall for 150 persons and various seminar rooms for 30-100 persons, a mini theatre for 30 persons, an XD theatre (3D@RM7, 6D@RM10) The library also offers free WiFi for visitors and they can use any of the 100 personal computers placed in the premises ,3 gymnasiums, a creative zone children’s library, surau and a cafe. The transformation and rebranding of the library ‘My Second Home’ is to assist the government in reducing social problems and crimes among the young. Go to page 5

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The resource centre is located on the 4 level of Tower 1 of Petroleum Twin Towers, KLCC. We were welcomed by En Ibrahim Hj Mohamed, Manager of Information and Reference. It is manned by 19 staff of which 9 are professionals. The library has plenty of new innovative elements in its design. PETRONAS library was renamed to PETROLEUM Resource Centre (PRC) in November 1998 to reflect its core business as a centre for information and knowledge on oil and gas business. PRC strives to provide all its users access to strategically vital research, journal articles, news and data pertinent to the corporate business needs. Go to page 6

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from page 5 The PRC has about 30,000 volumes of books, 350 titles of periodicals, 895 volumes of conference proceedings, 1465 audiovisuals titles and small collection of corporate reports and speeches. PRC is a special library, serving the information need of its organization, i.e. PETRONAS. As such, its collections are specialized in the areas of oil and gas and management.

As an acronym for PETROLEUM Resource Centre & Information Services; PRECISE is the name used for our Digital Library web-site (Library Portal). PRECISE web site provides the connection between reader and the information, learning and knowledge resources. It offers online access to the bibliographic information (OPAC) named PULSE. Its branches are the PETROLEUM Resource Centre at Bangi and the PETROLEUM Resource Centre (Legal Division) at PETROLEUM Twin Towers.

UNIVERSITY MALAYA LIBRARY We were welcomed by En Mahbob Yusof, Deputy Chief Librarian and Puan Zanaria Saupi Udin, Head of Information Systems. This is the central library. Other libraries include a Law, Zaaba, Dental and Medical. Go to Page 8.

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MINISTER: STUDENTS’ LITERACY IMPROVED PROGRAMMES to improve the literacy level of students have shown improvements in their reading skills, said the Education Minister. Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Hj Abu Bakar Hj Apong said the Integrated Approach of Reading Acquisition (TIARA) and ’Kaedah Gabungan Bunyi Kata’ (KGBK) have seen some progress. For TIARA, the minister said the expectations have been promising following diagnostic tests conducted during February and June this year. During the launch of the ministry’s reading campaign, he said TIARA focuses on listening, speaking and reading and writing skills among pupils from pre-school to Year three. For Year one students, there has been a 10.5 per cent increase from March to June. For Year two students, test results have shown a jump from 33.6 per cent to 42.06 per cent, while Year 3 students improved from 47.08 percent to 54.6 per cent. For the KGBK, Year one students have also increased from 37.2 per cent in January to 65.4 per cent in May. KGBK involves a systematic reading programme in Malay for Year one pupils, where the programme has 12 skill levels. Students at Level Six learn reading skills, while at levels 11 and 12, they gain understanding. He said 75 per cent of students in Year one had achieved level six and above, while 60 per cent were already at level 11 and 12. Despite the positive improvements and the 90 per cent literacy rate in the country, the minister said we should not remain satisfied with such figures, as the numbers were not indicative of a strong reading culture. “It is not an accurate picture as other developed nations where reading is seen as a daily habit. It is with this national reading campaign that we hope we will be able to generate this culture of reading at all levels of society in this country,” said the minister. He said such a culture would only be possible if all parties are involved, and that there is no excuse for anyone to say it is difficult to obtain reading materials in this digital era. NABILAH HARIS The Brunei Times, Sunday 17 November 2013

HAPPENINGS 18 Oct 2013 26-30 Oct 2013 3 Nov 2013 5 Nov 2013 8 Nov 2013 8-10 Nov 2013 8-10 Nov 2013 10 Nov 2013 12 Nov 2013

Royal Brunei new DreamLiner flight to Singapore ASEAN Expo: towards building a sustainable trade community Panaga Triathlon Olympics 2013 st 1 Muharram 1435 Amateur Football Club Grassroots Football Festival, Belapan Track th His Majesty’s 67 Birthday International Amateur Open, RBA Golf Club Learning Ladders Charity Expo, Gadong Mall nd 2 Brunei Scorpion Urban warriors challenge Public Works Department awarded the ASEAN Excellent Engineering Achievement Award.

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UM Library digital collection include: UM Research Repository is an Open Access digital archive containing the details of published and unpublished research work produced by the UM researchers. UM Memory is one of the digital initiatives by the University of Malaya Library. This initiative is to preserve and provide access to valuable photos with historical heritage of the University of Malaya for research purpose and reference for the nation at large . UM in the news -coverage relating to University of Malaya, its staff, students and alumni that have appeared in the local, regional and national newspapers. It also provides newspaper reports and pictorial coverage of events, announcements and achievements of the University newspaper Clipping - Malaysian Arts are news relating to events, exhibitions, artists, developments in the arts arena as reported in the local newspaper. MyManuskrip or Digital Library of Malay Manuscript enables repositories within Malaysia and those outside to participate in building and offering manuscript content as well as outputs of manuscript research such as articles, reports, theses and links to relevant sites. Electronic Journal of University Malaya (EJUM) is an internet-based journal management system that provides scholarly journal management system for the university. Initiated by the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, EJUM is currently hosting 14 journals. UM Refereed Academic Journal (e-Journal@UM) was developed by PTM, e-Journal system is an integrated publication management system which aims to collect information on the academic output of University of Malaya. It functions as a platform for lecturers, authors, editors and reviewers to collaborate and publish articles. Dspace @UM Project has the objective of developing a system that will preserve and disseminate digital materials created by or associated with the University of Malaya. This service, being maintained by the Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology, increases the visibility of UM's research. Common Repository is an initiative by the library to preserve printed items digitally to increase accessibility, visibility as well as conserve old copies of items such as gazettes, magazines, journals and books. Students' Repository is an online archive for the written work of University of Malaya students such as academic exercises, dissertations and theses.

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HAPPENINGS 14 Nov 2013 15-17 Nov 2013 17 Nov 2013 20 Nov 2013 26-28 Nov 2013 1 Dec 2013-2 Feb 2014 7 Dec 2013

14 students left for Jakarta to participate in the World Robot Olympiad 2013 rd 23 CHOGM, Sri Lanka. Go Kart competition National Youth Day Pesta Kerja Industri automotif, logistik, & pembinaan. Brunei Salebration 2013 Civil Aviation Day

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, Hjh Pusparaini, Hjh Rosnani, Masnunah . Layout: Nooralizah Mohamad and Nurul Fajrina Kamaluddin

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