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Traditional Knowledge in Bruneian Culture, Arts  Bandar Seri Begawan - Traditional Knowledge (TK) refers to longstanding traditions and practices of certain indigenous, regional and local communities. It is sometimes referred to as Indigenous Knowledge (IK), Traditional Environmental Knowledge (TEK) and Local Knowledge. Brunei Darussalam has been practising TK in the seven ethnic Malays. The arts, traditional medicine, culture, practice, cuisine, traditional motives, literature and other forms of TK were passed on through stories, legends, folklores, rituals, songs and customs. The role of the Adat and Pusaka is very vital in maintaining the TK of the Brunei Malays. The unwritten legislature where the codification and implementation of the Adat (Customary law) and its role as a Pusaka (heirlooms to the ancestors) takes place in all aspects of the society Such examples of TK include: Babarut, Bebadung and Bechakok - The art of healing abdominal pain in children through the use of betel leaves (Sirih), acreca palm (Pinang, Gambier (Gambir) and Kapur; and wrapping the child's abdomen with a piece of cloth. The preparation of Ambuyat - The delicate preparation of the Ambuyat was passed on through practical knowledge and stories from the elderly. Memburis Perahu - Long before modern technology in boat making and the era of fibre-glass was introduced, the traditional making of the boats in Kampong Ayer was left to master craftsmen using limited tools but yet, creatively done to produce boats of different shapes, sizes and uses. Mengangun - The preparation of the bride and groom before marriage includes different procedures in a structured system of the Adat. Only certain elderly with adequate knowledge and preparation can carry out the job of the Pengangun. As there is no proper documentation of the TK, the issue of protection of such knowledge has been of a great concern by states and governments and was discussed regionally and internationally. The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) outlined and compiled some examples of special laws and measures, which specifically protect traditional knowledge, sometimes referred to as sui generis laws; patent laws which provide protection of a sui generis nature for traditional knowledge; and laws and measures which establish regulatory frameworks for traditional knowledge that have an effect on, or relate to, intellectual property-type protection (www. wipoint). A range of sui generis laws that protect TK includes Constitutional Law, Special/Specific Laws and Legislative Measures, Patent Laws and Regulatory Framework for TK.Go to page 2.

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From page 1 In Brunei Darussalam, various government agencies and institutions have been working handin-hand to protect TK. The Ministry of Education through SPN21 has highlighted the importance of TK in the subjects of Melayu Islam Beraja (MIB); Social Studies; and Business, Art and Technology (BAT) in the curriculum. The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports through the Culture and the Arts Section is working on an inventory of arts, culture and TK, in line with the UNESCO's Conventions on the Protection of World Heritage, Cultural Heritage and Intangible Cultural Heritage. The Museums Department and the Brunei History Centre has been doing anthropological and archaeological studies on TK. So do Universiti Brunei Darussalam and other government agencies. The Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) has been actively involved in the protection of Intellectual Properties through Brunei Darussalam's Emergency (Copyright) Order, 1999. The Brunei Economic Development Board established the Patents Registry Office earlier this year. As much as the nation puts in place legislations, institutions and government agencies to protect TK, it is up to us, the pride of the nation and the people of this peaceful and prosperous country of Brunei Darussalam, to carry on protecting our TK through constant usage of this knowledge and include every aspect of TK in our lives through living culture. The Bruneian identity is defined as civilisation, values and personalities governed by the national ideology of the MIB. With TK being practised in our lives, we are sure that Brunei Darussalam will be coherent and the identity of us Bruneians will be sustained whatever the challenges of the global world may be. (Courtesy of Intellectual Property and Registry Division, Attorney General's Chambers). Source. Borneo Bulletin ,28 July 2012

CONSAL BIBLIOGRAPHY ON TRADITIONAL CULTURES Brunei Darussalam is leading a 2 year publication project on a Bibliography on Traditional Cultures. A meeting between BLA President and Mr Hj Abdul Talip Project Manager was held on 1 August 2012 to prepare the workplan. The project will be funded by Brunei Darussalam.

Beliefs and practices; Cuisines and Food culture; Costumes and accessories; Dances; Fine and decorative arts;  Architecture and vernacular architecture  Crafts and handicrafts;  Decorative arts  Weaponry and affiliations; Folk literature; Games and pastimes/recreation; Indigenous knowledge and writings; Industries and trade; Languages (minority and endangered languages and dialects) Martial arts; Medicines; Music; Performing arts; Science and technology; Social customs and life cycles

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NEW ITB LIBRARY BUILDING It is another four months before the completion of this ultra modern academic library at the Institut Teknologi Brunei Campus in Jalan Tungku Link.

HARI RAYA HAMPER DISTRIBUTION Puan Nellie joined the Brunei Darussalam Social Welfare Council President, members and volunteers in distributing Hari Raya hampers to selected elderly and under privileged families in the Brunei Muara and Tutong Districts on 12 August 2012 under the Sejambak Kasih Aidilfitri project. This is an annual project undertaken by the Council to bring Hari Raya cheer to the families.

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MY STORY By Nurul Rashydah Ab Durahman Assalamualaikum and Hello, I will start my story with Syukur to Allah Taala for blessing my study and achieve an important milestone, as a graduate of BSc Econ Hons Information and library studies 2009-2012.

At first, I never thought of entering the library field as my future career; since I believed that I should embark my ambition as a teacher. Alhamdulilah ,luck struck me with an excellent A level result and during that time, I can imagine my light for next academic adventure. My father, Ab Durahman bin Haji Ismail who inspired me to take the course and he believed this course will give me chance of great career opportunities in building Brunei Darussalam libraries and challenged me to seize the chance. I took the challenge and Alhamdulilah I got MOE scholarship, however, feeling of demotivated rose since I did not have library work experience. However, I felt blessed being surrounded by best friends in Brunei (Hazimah, Khairunissa, Laila) and in Aberystwyth especially my housemates who have library background Dk Hajah Masdiana and Dayang Ya Alenawati who motivated me to reach my academic dreams. Difference in ages and marital status did prevent us in becoming best friends until now, thus to conclude we survived living in Aberystwyth, an isolated town in the edge of Ceredigion, Wales. They persuaded me to take summer placements in two different libraries in Brunei, Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka Brunei and Universiti Brunei Darussalam library to gain basic library experiences and skills. I also received training in the manual and automated library processes especially the delivery of information in different formats and learning the working environment of a large public sector organization. Last April 2012, I conducted a survey as part of my dissertation on information literacy programs for undergraduates in Universiti of Brunei Darussalam.

While studying in Aberyswyth, I have acquired the attitudes and skills of a leader and the importance of team effort. Firstly, Brunei Darussalam Society of Wales (BDSSW) appointed me as Aberystwyth University’s sole representative to its society meetings, attending Salam Brunei and this helps to bring attention to at first, small community of Bruneian students from Aberystwyth. I also founded Brunei Student Aberystwyth with the other juniors in my second year during a time when there was a very small number of Bruneians studying there and due to my seniority I have been elected as its leader. In my third year, the society saw an increase in the number of Bruneians studying in Aberystwyth and consequently appointed me as their President for a second time. I was grateful to have juniors who helped organise activities and events such picnic, Hari Raya Aidiladha celebration and Quranic circle.

I also joined motivational camps held by the

Brunei Students Union that helped to instill a strong sense of pride, cooperation, and taught us the characteristics of an enigmatic and charismatic leader that should be in every future graduate. For almost three uears, it was a great experience to socialise and make friends with locals and international students. I made friends from all parts of the world like Poland, Trinidad and Tobago, Nigeria and there UK born students.

During the three years course, I learnt different modules from Information, Management, creating Database and Website to Marketing. The academic work of the course was dominated by doing reports, essays, and research for dissertation, projects and comprehensive examination papers. Alhamdulilah, I managed to survive doing and submitting all the assignments on time although sometimes the brightest ideas came overnight before the submission date. I found virtual electronic resources and references such as LISA, LISTA and JUSTEIS papers were useful for the Information Science students like me to earn the answers to my queries. However, I cannot ignore the importance of the physical university library resources and facilities where I spend ½ of each week doing research and getting ideas from referred journals and theses.

I felt that the three years journey was a good experience, as I am extremely happy for able to take up the challenges and went to study at a far away university. The need to be flexible in embracing the challenges of being away from family in Brunei makes me believe in myself, focus and see myself in a bigger picture wearing a graduation gown. This will help me to pursue the impossible in my future education. My life as an Aberystwyth undergraduate was like a story of ordinary university student who got B grades for her papers and because of magical ideas through overnight studies made it through successfully. Now, I am ready and looking forward to pursue my study to postgraduate level in MSc Information Management in the University of Sheffield this year. Go to page 5

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I visited a few UK libraries on an educational trip and museums such as the National Library of Wales, Cardiff Central library, Aberystwyth Museum and the London Science Museum. I also travelled to Paris and Amsterdam as part of my Eurotrip and also visited a few major cities in United Kingdom such as Birmingham, Cardiff, Manchester and others.

I would like to express my sincere thanks to my beloved family, friends and Aberystwyth lecturers for their love, guidance, encouragement and continuous support through the three years course. I must thank all the Universiti Brunei Darussalam library and Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka Brunei staffs for their constant help on teaching and developing


understanding in library background and skills. I am especially indebted of appreciation and thank you to Puan Nellie for her advice and the Brunei Library Association for inviting me

to write my story in Wadah Perpustakaan newsletter.

I end my story with a quote that my father always tells me; “One of the most important abilities in life is to be able to take the pain and persevere, and for years this lesson had served me well. �

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IATUL INNOVATION MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP: “WHAT’NOW & WHAT’S NEXT” 8-9 November, 2012, Jamjuree Ballroom, Pathumwan Princess Hotel Background and Rationale Innovation means changing for the better. Change may be creating something new, revising something that already exists, or expanding it to meet the needs of changing times. Information technology must certainly be involved. Innovation is vital for each organization and professional to acquire domestic and international acceptance, especially in education. To meet the challenges of globalization and new organisms such as the ASEAN Community, ten countries must attract and impact superpowers and other global organizations.

In discussing about education, libraries play an essential supporting role to any studies. Libraries directly impact teaching and research success. In the past decade many innovations have occurred, making libraries as well as national education advance throughout the world. Any library lacking an innovative spirit cannot advance national education. International Association of Scientific and Technological University Libraries (IATUL) in cooperation with Thammasat University Libraries is fully cognizant of these important points. INNOVATION MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP : WHAT’S NOW AND WHAT’S NEXT is intended to make administrators more informed about innovation and innovation management in ASEAN libraries. Non-ASEAN countries which are progressive in library organization management will also be studied. Among key topics will be acquisition and management of different types of information resources, the library and information resources services, information technology and organizational development. Also user services, including library network building in order to learn and share library resources as widely as possible. The useful statement Learning and Sharing to Become One imagines one big library with perfectly organized resources. We hope that all participants, as administrators of academic libraries in Thailand, will learn greatly from the workshop, and be able to apply their knowledge to develop their libraries, in order to advance education in Thailand. Objectives 1. Administrators of academic libraries in Thailand will acquire knowledge about innovation and innovation management in ASEAN member countries. These include some countries which are highly advanced in library science. Another goal is to build international library network to learn and share resources as widely as possible. 2. Administrators of academic libraries in Thailand can apply things learned in this workshop to develop their own libraries and advance our nation’s educational system. 3. Participants can exchange knowledge and opinions about their library innovation management with each other and with speakers from different countries. Invited Speakers Thammasat University Libraries Director, Thailand PROF. DR. SOMKIT LERTPAITHOON, Thammasat University Rector, Thailand IATUL President AINSLIE DEWE, University Librarian, La Trobe University, Australia VILAS WUWONGSE, Thammasat University, Thailand U THAW KAUNG, the learned librarian of Myanmar, Myanmar ALENA PTAK-DANCHAK, Keeper of Scientific Books Radcliffe Science Library, University of Oxford, United Kingdom KOLAP MAO, Library Director, Pannasastra University of Cambodia, Cambodia CHANSY PHUANGSOUKETH, Director of Central Library, National University of Laos, President of Laos Library and Information Consortium (LALIC), Laos KAMARIA BINTI NOR MOHD. DESA, Perpustakaan Sultanah Zanariah,Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Malaysia IMOGEN GARNER, University Librarian, Curtin University Library, Australia CHOY FATT CHEONG, University Librarian, Nanyang Technological University Library, Singapore ELISHA CHIWARE, Director Cape Peninsula University of Technology Library, Bellville, South Africa NGUYEN HUY CHUONG, Director, Library and Information Center, Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam REINER KALLENBORN, Director, Technological University of Munich Library, Germany

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LAS CONFERENCE 2012 ‘LIBRARIANS FOR TOMORROW’ 25 Sept 2012,Matrix Auditorium, Biopolis, OneNorth

Will librarians still make sense in the future? Will it make sense to still have librarians and will librarians still be making sense of content in tomorrow’s world? This year’s conference looks to explore the challenges experienced by Information Professionals and Libraries in the face of changes in technology and media landscape, and even more piquantly, how people now relate to each other socially and find their information. In this big gathering of local and regional Librarians, the conference aims to build stronger ties and relations that would prepare Librarians and propel the profession onwards to tackle the challenges of tomorrow and the years beyond. And being the open profession that we are, the conference will also invite other guests outside the profession to debate and discuss the issues facing us. Source:

ROOM TO READ Room to Read is an award-winning non-profit organization with its headquarters in San Francisco, California. Founded on the belief that World Change Starts With Educated Children, the organization focuses on improving literacy and gender equality in education in the developing world. Working in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments, Room to Read develops literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and supports girls to complete secondary school with the relevant life skills to succeed in school and beyond. Room to Read is currently serving communities in nine countries throughout Asia and Africa, with plans to expand into a tenth country, Tanzania, in 2011. History John Wood, founder and board co-chair, launched Room to Read in 1999 after a trek through Nepal where he visited several local schools. He was amazed by the warmth and enthusiasm of the students and teachers, but also saddened by the shocking lack of resources. Driven to help, John quit his senior executive position with Microsoft and built a global team to work with rural villages to build sustainable solutions to their educational challenges. In 2001, Room to Read Co-founder and CEO Erin Keown Ganju spearheaded Room to Read’s expansion into Vietnam. Since then, Room to Read's operations have expanded to include Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Laos, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Zambia. In 2010, Room to Read celebrated its "Year of Tens," marking its ten-year anniversary with the opening of its 10,000th library in Nepal, along with the construction of its 1,000th school and support of its 10,000th girl through the Girls' Education Program. Source Wikipedia.

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MISSION: The mission of LEAF-VN (The Library and Education Assistance Foundation for Vietnam) is to help the Vietnamese people achieve excellence in education by providing assistance in developments of the country's library systems and services. GOALS: The goals of LEAF-VN (The Library and Education Assistance Foundation for Vietnam) are: 

Providing assistance in the development of library infrastructure through the implementation of international standards of information organization, retrieval, and exchange; Providing assistance in the development of library collections to adequately support the learning, teaching and research functions of educational institutions which house these collections; Providing assistance in the development of library professionals capable of maintaining and continually developing international standards-complying library systems and services.

HAPPENINGS 24 Jul 2012 25 Jul 2012 27 Jul 2012 27 July 2012 1 Aug 2012 31 Aug-2 Sep 2012

267 students for 6th KUPU-SB intakes UBD 905 new students 2nd intake for 2012 8 Bruneians competed in Olympics 2012, London Launch of HSBC Indahnya Ramadan Initiative Laying foundation of 1st Green Petrol Station at a BND$2million by Lubok Pulau Cooperative Petrol Station 7th Pusat Ehsan Charity Bazaar

CONSAL XVI Conference, May 2015, Thailand

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